SIU News

SIUE’s Harris Named Interim Assistant Provost

January 18 2018

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Denise Cobb, PhD, has named Jessica Harris, PhD, as interim assistant provost, effective January 1, 2018.  She will serve in the role through next year or until the successful completion of a search to fill the position permanently. A full search...
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SIU earns top rank for financial aid opportunities

January 18 2018

Southern Illinois University Carbondale has claimed the No. 1 rank on Online Colleges’ “10 Online Colleges with the Best Financial Aid Opportunities in 2017.”
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SIUE’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Emphasizes Education and Character

January 17 2018

“Education is a blueprint for success” was the motivating and reverberating message of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration on Wednesday, Jan. 17 in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom.  “Education saved my life, because it...
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SIUE Releases Diversity and Strategic Plan Goals

January 17 2018

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Associate Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion Venessa Brown, PhD, today introduced the University’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan Goals for 2018-25 at the Morris University Center Conference Center. “I am enthusiastic about and encouraged by the Diversity and Inclusion...
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12th Annual Free Diabetes Education Program at SIUE

January 17 2018

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy, in collaboration with Alton Memorial Hospital, BJC HealthCare, is hosting the 12th annual Free Diabetes Education Program at SIUE’s Morris University Center from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10. The annual free program provides information and features topics related to...
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SIU’s 2018 Science in the South Conference highlights interesting ways to teach science

January 17 2018

The 22nd annual Science in the South Conference at Southern Illinois University Carbondale on Jan. 19 will focus on new and interesting ways to teach science.
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SIU Women’s Club is accepting scholarship applications

January 17 2018

The SIU Women’s Club is accepting applications for two scholarships awarded annually by the organization.
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SIUE’s Dr. Jessica Harris Named Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Faculty Humanitarian Award Winner

January 16 2018

In recent years, some of the more thoughtful, inspiring and progressive developments at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville have the fingerprints of Jessica Harris, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Historical Studies, all over it. That is according to Howard Rambsy, PhD, professor in the Department of English Language and...
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SIUE Student-Athletes Extend 3.0 GPA Streak to 23 Semesters

January 16 2018

SIUE student-athletes finished the 2017 fall semester with a combined grade point average of 3.309. That marks the 23rd consecutive semester that SIUE student-athletes have exceeded a 3.0 GPA. “Just when I think it can’t get any better,” said Director of Athletics Brad Hewitt, PhD, “Our student-athletes and...
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SIUE East St. Louis Center’s Desiree Tyus Wins Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Humanitarian Award

January 16 2018

Desiree Tyus not only knows the importance of connecting the dots in community service, but the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center (ESLC) new staff member uses her expertise and collaborates with others to provide assistance to the most vulnerable.  Tyus, director of Youth Programs at the ESLC, will receive...
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SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School’s Roundtree Selected for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award

January 16 2018

Shawn Roundtree, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS) social worker and athletic director, was chosen to be the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. University staff humanitarian winner.  Roundtree will receive his award at the University’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday...
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Two SIU alums among Big Muddy Film Festival jurors

January 16 2018

Two award-winning filmmakers and graduates of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s cinema and photography program return to campus next month as jurors for the 40th annual Big Muddy Film Festival.
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SIU works toward sustainability while inviting Green Fund applications

January 16 2018

Southern Illinois University Carbondale just keeps getting greener.
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Civil Rights Legend Frankie Muse Freeman Passes Away

January 15 2018

Civil Rights legend Frankie Muse Freeman, who received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from SIUE during its May 2017 commencement exercise, passed away Friday, Jan. 12, in St. Louis. She was 101. Freeman spent her lengthy career advocating for civil rights issues that have had a lasting impact at the local, regional and national levels. Her...
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Slenczynska Dazzles Crowds, Classes at SIUE

January 12 2018

Internationally renowned concert pianist and former Southern Illinois University Edwardsville faculty member Ruth Slenczynska performed brilliantly before a crowd of 350 in sold-out Dunham Hall Tuesday night Jan. 9, and instructed eight students in master’s classes with an attentive audience of approximately 100 the next afternoon on the...
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New SIUE Action Group Looks to a More Sustainable New Year

January 12 2018

This spring semester, the newly restructured Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Sustainability Action Group (SAG), will begin dialogues across campus to discover interests and identify collaborations that will unify and energize the University community to reach more sustainability goals.   “The...
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SIUE Introduces Bias Incident Response Protocol

January 12 2018

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Jeffrey Waple, PhD, is introducing the Bias Incident Response Protocol beginning this semester. The program outlines an organized response to bias incidents that occur within the SIUE community involving students, faculty and staff, and introduces the Bias Incident...
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SIU offers free family fun swim program

January 12 2018

Chase away the winter blahs by enjoying a free swim at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Student Recreation Center, located at 300 E. Grand Ave.
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New SIUE Police Officers Sworn In

January 11 2018

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Police Department has added three officers to its squad, bringing the total number of sworn officers to 43. The officers were indcuted Wednesday, Jan. 10 by Chancellor Randy Pembrook, with Vice Chancellor for Administration Rich Walker and Police Chief Kevin Schmoll also participating in the...
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The Telegraph Features SIUE Alumnus for New Book

January 11 2018

SIUE alumnus Jack Klobnak has published a book entitled “Mr. and Mrs. Medal of Honor.” Klobnak earned a bachelor’s in mass communications from the College of Arts and Sciences in 1973. His new book and ties to the Edwardsville community were detailed in anarticle posted Wednesday, Jan. 10 in The...
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Trenton Education Center Hosts SBDC Day for the Metro East on Jan. 31

January 11 2018

The Trenton Education Center, Kaskaskia College invites local and regional business owners and entrepreneurs to meet the staff of the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville to participate in one-on-one counseling sessions. The event runs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday,...
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Todd Bryson appointed as SIU’s interim associate chancellor for diversity

January 11 2018

Southern Illinois University Carbondale Chancellor Carlo Montemagno announced today (Jan. 11) the appointment of Todd S. Bryson as the interim associate chancellor for diversity.
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Dorsey to Head SIUE Disability Support Services

January 10 2018

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Jeffrey Waple, PhD, has announced Dominic Dorsey as director of Disability Support Services. Dorsey will assume his new responsibilities on Monday, Jan. 29. Dorsey arrives at SIUE after serving as associate director of adaptive and educational services at Indiana...
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SIUE’s Patterson to Keynote Community Dr. Martin Luther King Day Program

January 09 2018

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Dr. Earleen Patterson, director of the Student Opportunities for Academic Results (SOAR) Center, will keynote the 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Day Program for the Edwardsville community beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15. The program will take place at Mt. Joy Missionary Baptist Church, 327...
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SIUE Kicks Off Spring Semester with Warm Treat and Support for Students

January 08 2018

With a projected high of 40 degrees, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s spring semester got off to a chilly start on Monday, Jan. 8. But, thanks to the Office of Student Affairs and campus community members, students were guided to their buildings efficiently and offered a hot chocolate treat for warmth. Volunteers were spread...
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LIS Publishes New Digital Collection: The Edwardsville Library of 1819

January 08 2018

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Library & Information Services (LIS) has published a new digital collection, The Edwardsville Library of 1819, that sheds light on the intellectual and cultural history of Edwardsville and its early citizens. John C. Abbott, the founding director of SIUE’s Lovejoy Library, loved...
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SIUE’s Onal Studies Effectiveness of Active Learning Pedagogies in Manufacturing Curriculum through Industry Partnerships

January 08 2018

Seeing, hearing and reading how to do something is, of course, imperative for generating new knowledge, but research has shown that working hands-on through active learning techniques is especially effective for the retention of information. Knowing this, and to ensure innovative leadership in teaching and learning, Sinan Onal, PhD, assistant...
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Portions of Lincoln Drive near Student Center will close Friday morning

January 08 2018

Motorists driving through Southern Illinois University Carbondale on Lincoln Drive near the Student Center are encouraged to seek alternate routes between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. Jan. 12.
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Community Day will showcase SIU Student Recreation Center’s facilities and services

January 05 2018

Explore Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s 214,000-square-foot Student Recreation Center and check out the numerous recreational facilities and opportunities it offers at no cost during Recreational Sports and Services’ inaugural Community Day, set for 1-7 p.m. on Jan. 14, 2018.
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Explore SIU classes through Community Listener’s Program

January 03 2018

If you’ve ever wanted to expand your knowledge but weren’t necessarily up for the challenge of taking a college class for credit, Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Community Listener’s Program may be just the thing for you.
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Retired Land of Lincoln executive director to keynote ‘Women in Leadership’ dinner

January 02 2018

Lois Wood, the recently retired executive director of the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc., is the keynote speaker at the SIU School of Law Women in Leadership Networking Dinner at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
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Teaching Mathematics Conference set for Feb. 15

January 02 2018

Math teachers looking to update their teaching methods and network with others in the field should attend the 33rd annual Conference on Teaching Mathematics.
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SIU Carbondale aviation/CCBC program taking off

December 19 2017

These students didn’t have to trek to Southern Illinois University Carbondale to become a Saluki and earn a bachelor’s degree in aviation management from one of the nation’s premier aviation programs. They became the first group from the Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) in Monaca, Pa., to complete classes in SIU Carbondale’s nationally recognized aviation program while pursuing their flying requirements and core study credits at CCBC.
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Stettler named vice chancellor for student affairs

December 18 2017

Lori Stettler was named Southern Illinois University Carbondale vice chancellor for student affairs by the SIU Board of Trustees on Dec. 14.
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