SIU News

SIUE College of Arts and Sciences Partners with the East St. Louis Center

March 24 2017

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) has begun a relationship with the SIUE East St. Louis Center (ESLC) that it expects to be ongoing, rewarding and mutually beneficial. 

The ESLC is the recipient of grant money that will fund six projects through CAS’ Targeted Funding Initiative (TFI). CAS received $200,000 from the 2017 winter session revenues and earmarked it for TFI. CAS Dean Greg Budzban, PhD, first created TFI grants in 2016. 

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SIU SDM’s Martin Land Receives Moulton Award for Fixed Prosthodontics

March 24 2017

Dr. Martin F. Land, professor of fixed prosthodontics at the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM), was awarded the George M. Moulton Award for outstanding achievement in the Art and Science of Fixed Prosthodontics at the 66th Annual Scientific Session of the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics in Chicago.   

The prestigious award is the highest honor bestowed by the Academy and recognizes members who have made a significant impact and contributions to the art an...

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Rocky Ledges 5K Trail Run set for April 15

March 24 2017

Registration is underway for the fifth annual Rocky Ledges 5K Trail Run on April 15 at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center.
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High school students to learn how to create theater

March 24 2017

Fast, fun and loud – that’s the description of Drama Daze at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
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Poll: Half of Illinois voters want to keep Obamacare

March 24 2017

A poll by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute shows Illinois voters are divided on whether to repeal and replace the existing federal health care law.
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‘Da Vinci Days’ highlights research, creative activity

March 24 2017

Southern Illinois University Carbondale will honor the spirit of research and creativity next month when Da Vinci Days arrive again on campus.
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SIUE School of Business Recognizes Record Donor Support for Scholarships

March 23 2017

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business celebrated 100 scholarship recipients at the 13th Annual School of Business Scholarships and Awards Program held Wednesday, March 22 in the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom.

The School recognized record donor support with scholarships worth approximately $175,000 for its best and brightest students pursuing degrees in accounting, business administration, computer management and information systems, economics and financ...

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Decades Dash and Birthday Celebration Highlight SIUE MUC Anniversary

March 23 2017

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Morris University Center (MUC) is celebrating 50 years as the hub of student life and community engagement on campus.

March 20-24, SIUE students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members enjoyed special offers and participated in a slew of engaging events held in celebration of the MUC’s rich social, recreational, cultural, educational and developmental impact.

More than 150 participants traveled through time during the Decades Dash on Wednesday...

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SIUE Student Marketers Send Four to International Conference

March 23 2017

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s collegiate chapter of the American Marketing Association attended the 39th Annual American Marketing Association’s International Intercollegiate Conference (AMAICC) in New Orleans, March 16-18 to participate in professional marketing activities and presentations.

SIUE sent four juniors, Cassie Greenlea, chapter president-elect from Crystal Lake, Carly Becker, chapter vice president-elect from Macomb, Ashton Nobbe, of Waterloo, and Chloe Beckemeyer, fr...

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SIUE is Not Keeping its Phenomenal Women a Secret

March 23 2017

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion recognized remarkable and gifted women who, among other things, have helped improve the lives of others and overcome obstacles to obtain success, at its third annual Phenomenal Women’s Luncheon on Wednesday, March 22. 

SIUE Chancellor Randy Pembrook congratulated SIUE’s 18 Phenomenal Women for their contributions to the University and the community. Mary Jo Pembrook, PhD, volunteer piano teacher at the S...

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Xin Wang Honored with SIUE’s Vaughnie Lindsay New Investigator Award

March 23 2017

Xin Wang, PhD, assistant professor in the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been recognized with the 2017-18 Vaughnie Lindsay New Investigator Award. Chancellor Randy Pembrook presented the award during a special reception held Tuesday, March 21 in the Morris University Center.

The award honors tenure-track faculty members whose research and creative activities have the promise of making significant contribut...

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SIU to close Schneider Hall to prepare for demolition

March 23 2017

To prepare for the construction of new residence halls, Southern Illinois University Carbondale will close Schneider Hall, one of three halls commonly referred to as “the towers,” following the Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse.
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SIUE’s Hildebrandt Named 2017 Paul Simon Outstanding Teacher-Scholar

March 22 2017

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Kristine Hildebrandt, PhD, professor in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of English Language and Literature, was presented the 2017 Paul Simon Outstanding Teacher-Scholar Award at the Paul Simon luncheon held Tuesday, March 21, during the 21st Annual Graduate School Spring Research Symposium.

The award demonstrates the belief that to be a good teacher, one must also be a good scholar. Named in honor of famed Illinois politician Paul Simon,...

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SIUE Senior Tabbed National Award Winner in Public Health

March 22 2017

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville senior Megan Kaiser has been named Outstanding Undergraduate Major of the Year through the University’s public health program. The award is co-sponsored by Eta Sigma Gamma (ESG), the national health education honorary society, and the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC).

Kaiser, of Normal, will graduate from SIUE in May with a bachelor’s in public health, including a minor in business administration. Her achievement mark...

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SIUE Graduate Admissions Hosts Open House for Prospective Students

March 22 2017

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Office of Graduate Admissions will host an open house from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 12 in the Morris University Center Oak and Redbud Rooms.

Prospective graduate students will receive information on SIUE’s more than 70 master’s programs, post-baccalaureate certificates, specialist degrees, doctoral degrees and cooperative doctoral programs. Information will also be available on graduate admission requirements and financial support.

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Student group, high school partner on backpack drive

March 22 2017

Circle K International, a registered student organization at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, along with faculty and staff at Carbondale Community High School, have organized a backpack drive for the 2017-18 academic year. The “Backpacks for Success” effort is under way.
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SIU, ISBE collaborate on student assessment

March 22 2017

The Illinois State Board of Education has partnered with Southern Illinois University Carbondale on a groundbreaking new process for scoring a large-scale student academic performance assessment.
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Annual Edible Book Festival set for April 4

March 22 2017

Good books are made by the creative use of words, but an event coming to Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Morris Library in April takes the challenge up a notch as people are invited to depict their favorite piece of literature in an edible form.
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Memorial recital will honor SIU’s David Lyons

March 22 2017

David Lyons was a collaborative pianist at Southern Illinois University Carbondale for nearly a decade. He was also a composer. A memorial recital in his honor will feature his music exclusively as performed by SIU faculty and students.
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SIU to host annual Math Field Day

March 22 2017

Young mathematicians from throughout the area soon will once again travel to Southern Illinois University Carbondale for day of competitions, comradery and achievement.
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East St. Louis Center Upward Bound Math and Science Students Place at SIUE’s Science and Engineering Research Challenge

March 21 2017

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center Upward Bound Math and Science students received special awards and recognition at the regional University’s Science and Engineering Research Challenge (SERC) hosted on campus Saturday, March 18 by the SIUE STEM Center. 

The Cahokia High School sophomores’ “How to Make Saltwater Drinkable” exhibit received an outstanding ribbon, the American Meteorological Society Certificate of Outstanding Achievement and the Stockholm Junior Water...

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Pembrook Recommends Extended Term for Walker as VC Administration

March 21 2017

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Randy Pembrook has recommended an extended term for Rich Walker as vice chancellor for administration (VCA). The appointment is contingent upon SIU Board of Trustees approval.

Walker stepped into the role of interim vice chancellor for administration when former VCA Kenn Neher retired in May 2016. Prior to serving as interim VCA, Walker had served as the assistant vice chancellor for administration for planning and budgeting since 2001.

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Budding Scientists Demonstrate Abilities at SIUE During Science and Engineering Research Challenge

March 21 2017

Approximately 250 budding scientists filled the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Meridian Ballroom on Saturday, March 18 for the regional Science and Engineering Research Challenge (SERC), coordinated by the SIUE STEM Center. View a video of the event here.

“My project is electromagnetism,” said Logan Jesse, a seventh grade student from Zion Lutheran School in Belleville.

“I love environmental science,” added Abril Hunter, a high school sophomore at Belleville’s Governor French Academy...

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SIUE’s Retzlaff Honored as Distinguished Research Professor

March 21 2017

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Bill Retzlaff, PhD, professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, has joined a prestigious group of tenured faculty members, earning the University’s highest academic rank of Distinguished Research Professor.

The distinction is awarded in recognition of significant contributions to research and creative activities. Retzlaff is an active and committed teacher-scholar. He has made outstanding ...

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SIU to host ‘Soldiers Who Salsa,’ Latin Dance Party

March 21 2017

Salsa is a lifelong passion for Southern Illinois University Carbondale alumnus Julio Barrenzuela and this week, he returns to his alma mater for a pair of special events focusing on the popular social dance form.
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Regional history fair is Saturday

March 21 2017

Hundreds of high school and junior high school students from across the region will visit Southern Illinois University Carbondale to explain what “Taking a Stand in History” means to them.
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‘Security Dawgs’ finish second in Midwest competition

March 21 2017

The Southern Illinois University Carbondale “Security Dawgs” finished second this past weekend in the Midwest Regional College Cyber Defense Competition.
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Marion duo wins FBLA Hospitality Business Challenge

March 21 2017

The Hospitality and Tourism Administration Program, in partnership with the College of Business at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, issued a challenge to Southern Illinois high school members of the Future Business Leaders of America: How would you market to the generation of consumers known as Millennials?
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‘The Big Event: A Saluki Day of Service’ set for April 1

March 21 2017

Nearly 1,000 Salukis will say “thanks” to the community for its ongoing support by participating in the biggest one-day service project in the history of Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
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SIUE Distinguished Service Award to Johnetta Randolph Haley

March 20 2017

Alton native Johnetta Randolph Haley, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville emeritus professor and former administrator, is being honored with the University’s Distinguished Service Award. SIUE will present the award to the musician, educator and community leader at the University’s Spring 2017 Commencement on May 6.

“Johnetta Haley was a mentor of mine as a music educator four decades ago and remains so to this day,” said SIUE Chancellor Randy Pembrook. “Her work in furthering the East St....

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Tickets on sale for ‘Farm to Fork Dinner’

March 20 2017

A special opportunity to enjoy professionally prepared cuisine featuring locally grown or produced food awaits those attending Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Farm to Fork Dinner this spring.
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Museum will host walking tour, ‘Pokémon Go’ event

March 20 2017

The University Museum and sculpture garden will be prime Pokémon Go hunting ground later this week at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
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Record Number of Prospective Students Attend Preview SIUE

March 17 2017

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville welcomed approximately 700 guests, including an all-time high of nearly 300 prospective students, to campus Friday, March 17 for Preview SIUE. This program, combined with the February Preview SIUE program, welcomed nearly 600 prospective students and more than 1,500 guests.

The day-long program provided opportunities for high school and transfer students to learn more about the University’s array of academic programming, student life opportunities and a...

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NASA Astronaut Dr. Mae C. Jemison Speaks to Sold Out Crowd at SIUE

March 17 2017

NASA Astronaut Dr. Mae C. Jemison spoke to an audience of more than 900 people Thursday night, March 16 at the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom. 

Jemison talked about “Exploring the Frontiers of Science and Human Potential.” SIUE’s Arts & Issues and the SIUE Departments of Chemistry and Physics presented her visit. Sponsors of the show were the following SIUE schools and departments: Graduate School, College of Arts and Sciences, Office of t...

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