SIU News

STL BizJournal Features SIUE Alumna Chapple Among 30 Under 30 Leaders

June 21 2018

The St. Louis Business Journal has recognized Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumna Cynthia Chapple among its coveted 30 Under 30 Class of 2018. The annual list features the region’s next generation of high-level decision makers and societal influencers. Chapple, a Chicago native, is a research and development chemist at...
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SIU Trustees Approve Purchase Agreements and Contracts for Founders Hall Renovation

June 21 2018

The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees today approved contracts for the renovation of SIUE’s Founders Hall. It also approved purchasing agreements with JP Morgan Chase and Mailing Methods, Inc. The Founders Hall Renovation is part of the University’s 21st Century Buildings Plan, a program that will renovate six...
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SIUE Hires Thumith as Director of Human Resources

June 21 2018

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has named Robert “Bob” Thumith as its new director of Human Resources. Thumith will assume his responsibilities on Friday, July 6. Thumith brings more than three decades of professional, managerial and leadership experience in the field of human resource management. His experience...
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SIUE Office of the Provost Initiative will Broaden Student Learning and Success through High Impact Practices

June 21 2018

In an effort to reach more students and secure ways to make intense and accelerated learning experiences more equitable, the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Office of the Provost sent an interdisciplinary, cross-divisional team to the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) 2018 Institute on High-Impact Practices...
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Wanting to give back, anthropology student spends summer at a chimpanzee sanctuary

June 21 2018

Nurturing chimpanzees might not be how most students spend their summer, but for anthropology senior Cree Glanz, it is the perfect way to give back.
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SIUE’s Dorsey Awarded for Supporting Social Justice and LGBTQ Rights

June 20 2018

An award for doing the right thing? This response, in part, came from Dominic Dorsey II, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville director of Disability Support Services, after receiving the Champions of Community Engagement Award.  The award was presented by Empower Indy Inc. and Powerhouse Church of Deliverance in...
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Schoenecker Named SIUE School of Business Dean

June 20 2018

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Denise Cobb, PhD, has named Tim Schoenecker, PhD, as dean of the School of Business. Schoenecker has served as interim dean since May 2016. The appointment is subject to SIU Board of Trustees approval. Schoenecker has provided significant service to the...
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SIU’s equine department hosting “bring your horse to college” days

June 20 2018

While it is relatively common to take a dog or cat along for an afternoon adventure, horses are usually left at home. But now, there is a place on the Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus for even your biggest pet.
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SIUE Alumna Tanzyus Named Head Start Board Chair

June 19 2018

SIUE alumna Kristin Tanzyus has been named chair of the Riverbend Head Start and Family Services Board of Directors. Tanzyus earned a master’s in business administration from SIUE in 1995. AdvantageNEWS detailed Tanzyus’ history with the board and her new appointment in an article posted Monday, June...
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SIU Carbondale earns international award for eclipse events

June 19 2018

In 2014, when Southern Illinois University Carbondale began preparing for the August 21, 2017, total solar eclipse, there was no blueprint to guide its planning.
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Sexual harassment, #MeToo and “9 to 5”: Pre-show lecture to explore themes associated with MSP’s latest production

June 15 2018

Sexual harassment in the workplace is all over the news and the topic draws strong emotional reactions. Join a discussion on the issue, and how it relates to McLeod Summer Playhouse’s latest production, on June 24.
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SIU and Rend Lake College agree on joint criminal justice program

June 15 2018

Local students who are interested in a criminal justice degree now have more options, thanks to a new articulation agreement between Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Rend Lake College.
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Four agriculture students accepted into GROWMARK internship

June 15 2018

Summer internships are often a key way for young people to launch into specific careers after graduation. And for the students in Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s College of Agricultural Sciences, these opportunities just keep coming.
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2018 Metro East Start-Up Challenge Offers $20,000 in Prizes

June 14 2018

Entrepreneurs and new business startups are invited to compete in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s fifth annual regional business plan competition – the 2018 Metro East Start-Up Challenge (MESC). The MESC is organized by the Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at SIUE and...
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SIUE Engineering Camp Inspires Future Problem Solvers, Innovators

June 14 2018

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering’s (SOE) state-of-the-art Student Design Center was buzzing with drone activity on Wednesday, June 13, as students from across the nation engaged in hands-on learning during the School’s 2018 Engineering Camp. The dynamic camp, sponsored by Phillips 66 Wood...
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SIUE Alumna New Exec. Director of Eden Village Retirement Center

June 14 2018

SIUE alumna Sara McMahan has been named executive director of Eden Village Retirement Center, Inc. in Glen Carbon. McMahan earned a bachelor’s in nursing from SIUE in 1997. Details on her new position were posted Wednesday, June 13 on...
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SIUE Alumnus Harbison Named President at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Centralia

June 14 2018

SIUE alumnus Damon Harbison has been named president of SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Centralia. He has served as interim president since February. Harbison earned a master’s in business administration from SIUE in 2004. Details on his leadership role were posted Sunday, June 10 on...
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Endowment Created in the Name of the Late SIUE Professor Lisa Colbert to Benefit Black Theatre Workshop Students

June 14 2018

Professor Lisa Colbert was the first to bring an African American play – Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun – to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Dunham Hall Theater. Before this, Colbert was the creative force and originator of SIUE’s Black Theatre Workshop (BTW). Now, 20 years...
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Roccia Named SIUE Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

June 14 2018

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Jeffrey Waple, PhD, has named Miriam Roccia as associate vice chancellor for Student Affairs. Roccia will assume her new role on Monday, July 2. Roccia brings more than 18 years of professional experience in higher education to SIUE. Since 2012, she has been serving as...
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SIUE ERTC’s Atwood Receives Sylvanus Jackson Memorial Scholarship Award

June 14 2018

Sara Atwood, a student at the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Environmental Resources Training Center (ERTC), received the Sylvanus Jackson Memorial Scholarship Award at the Illinois Water Environment Association (IWEA) Awards banquet in Springfield in mid-April. The scholarship was established to assist professionals in...
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Jenell Wright Named SIUE Foundation Director of Financial Affairs

June 14 2018

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Vice Chancellor for Advancement and CEO of the SIUE Foundation Rachel Stack has named Jenell Wright, CPA, as director of financial affairs in the SIUE Foundation. Wright will assume her new role on Monday, June 18. Wright, of Edwardsville, has previously served as vice president of accounting at Jones...
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Wrongly jailed for almost seven years, professor works to reform Filipino prisons

June 14 2018

Every day, hundreds of Filipino prisoners sit in over-crowded and under-funded jails awaiting trial. Many have been there for months, and even years, and are yet to be convicted of any crime. But as a former inmate himself, Southern Illinois University assistant professor Raymund Narag is out to reform these challenging situations.
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All past and present military and families invited to Fourth of July Celebration at SIU’s Touch of Nature

June 14 2018

Calling all military service personnel – past and present – along with their families. You are invited to a special Veteran Adventures Independence Day Celebration at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center.
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Students hit the road at this weekend’s Street Machine Nationals

June 14 2018

High performance street machines, hot rods and trucks will be on display at the General Tire Street Machine Nationals, and students with Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s nationally recognized automotive technology program will be there to get a hands-on experience and immerse themselves in the atmosphere.
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Al Holliday and East Side Rhythm Band Highlight SIUE Lovejoy Library “Night in the Stacks” Fundraiser

June 13 2018

Al Holliday and the East Side Rhythm Band is the featured artist for Lovejoy Library’s “Night in the Stacks” annual fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday, August 11 at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Lovejoy Library. The event is on the main level of the library and free parking is available in Lot...
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SIUE Staff Senate Awards Summer Scholarships

June 13 2018

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Staff Senate has awarded its annual University Staff Senate Summer Scholarship to three students pursuing summer coursework to advance their academic career. Each of the students have a parent who works at the University. Sophomore psychology major Maggie Haas, of Roxana, was awarded $1,000. Mascoutah...
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Funding for innovative research and development to be focus of SIU workshop

June 13 2018

Do you have a great idea for something that would enhance agriculture, rural health care, rural communities or the environment?
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SIUE Police Join the Statewide Race to Help Special Olympics

June 12 2018

Sweating from the heat, stimulated from the run and exhilarated about the cause, eight Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Police personnel ended their three-mile run Monday, June 11 at the University’s Cougar statue on campus, marking their annual Law Enforcement Torch Run® to benefit Special Olympics...
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SIUE/STL Art Hives Initiative Inspires Artistic Expression

June 12 2018

Everyone is an artist and all are welcomed with radical hospitality in Art Hives. Now, the community art studios are popping up in the St. Louis metropolitan area thanks to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and community partners. “With SIUE/STL Art Hives, we are empowering people to come up with their own way of expressing...
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SIUE Teacher Candidates Support East St. Louis Reading and Writing Project

June 12 2018

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville teacher candidates are gaining hands-on experience while boosting reading fluency and comprehension in East. St. Louis elementary school students in kindergarten, first and second grades through the Everybody Reads and Writes Project at Gordon Bush Elementary School. Spring and summer 2018 mark the first...
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Student wins award for invention of first portable prosthetic device for musicians

June 12 2018

Participating in a marching band requires a certain level of musical skill, along with the ability to effectively move with the instrument. But what about musicians with disabilities?
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Children’s summer camps at SIU filling up fast, sign up now

June 12 2018

While several of the 2018 children’s summer camps at Southern Illinois University Carbondale are booked to capacity, there’s still time to register for numerous other academic, outdoor, artistic, music and athletic camps.
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SIU gets $2.2 million to continue STEM teacher development program

June 08 2018

Building on its past success, Southern Illinois University Carbondale will receive another round of funding for a program that helps highly qualified teachers teach STEM subjects to junior high and high school students throughout the region.
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Computer science student wins international award for ‘DecisionDroid’ anti-pirate app

June 08 2018

You might say Southern Illinois University Carbondale student Ayush Kohli hunts modern day pirates, and his field of battle is cyberspace.
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