SIU News

SIUE/U of I Host Unique Research Experience for First Generation Undergraduates from Around the Nation

July 19 2017

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s expansive landscape, featuring archeological sites and close proximity to the Mississippi River, is offering a unique research experience for 10 undergraduates, many of whom are first generation students, from around the country.

This summer marked the start of a three-year program funded by a $287,690 National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) grant awarded to SIUE and the University of Illinois. The project ...

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Southwest Illinois Asthma Coalition Receives Donation to Help Further Asthma Education in the Metro East

July 18 2017

Because Metro East statistics for asthma are on the rise and one of the leading volunteers for asthma education has had her life altered by the chronic disease, Jaris Waide and the American Lung Association (ALA) have made it possible for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville to continue collaborating with the Southwest Illinois Asthma Coalition (SWIAC) in efforts to increase asthma education in the area. 

Waide, of Godfrey, along with the ALA, presented key members of the SWIAC, including R...

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SIUE Alumnus Celebrates Company Growth and Structure Ahead of Retirement

July 18 2017

SIUE School of Engineering alumnus Rollie Thouvenot is retiring in late 2017 after serving as president of Thouvenot, Wade & Moerchen Inc. (TWM) since 1987. He earned a bachelor’s in civil engineering in 1972 and was inducted into the SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame in 2011.

His retirement and TWM’s full transition to an employee stock ownership plan-owned structure were featured by AdvantageNEWS in an article posted Monday, July 17.

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SIUE Solar Car Team Races to Top 10 Finish at Formula Sun Grand Prix

July 18 2017

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering’s (SOE) Solar Car Team is celebrating its first top 10 finish in the Formula Sun Grand Prix (FSGP) held July 2-8 in Austin, Texas. After passing grueling “scrutineering,” or inspections, and completing racing on a 3.426 track, the team achieved its best placement yet at 10th among 18 teams from such institutions as University of California, Berkeley, Georgia Tech and Northwestern.

The team comprised 11 current ...

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Metro East SBDC at SIUE and Signature Virtual Assistance Collaborate for Workshop

July 18 2017

The Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is teaming with Signature Virtual Assistance (SVA) to explain how a virtual assistant can help small businesses run efficiently and grow. 

A 60-minute workshop will be held on Thursday, July 27 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Pinot’s Palette, 1063 S. State Route 157 in Edwardsville.

Workshop co-host Lorie Nelson has been running SVA since 2012 and specializes in working with small bu...

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SIUE Alumna Megan Banks Recognized Among STL Biz Journal’s 30 Under 30

July 17 2017

The St. Louis Business Journal has recognized Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumna Megan Banks as among the region’s next generation of high-level decision makers with a spot in its competitive 30 Under 30 Class of 2017. The acknowledgement also applauds her continuous commitment to the betterment of society.

Banks is an assistant project manager at S. M. Wilson & Co., a St. Louis-based commercial construction firm. A native of Florissant, Mo., she achieved a bachelor’s i...

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SIUE Athletics Announces 2017 Hall of Fame Inductees

July 14 2017

Seven individuals and three teams will be inducted into the SIUE Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2017 on Saturday, Oct. 14, at SIUE’s Meridian Ballroom located in the Morris University Center.

This year’s honorees include Ryan Cox (baseball), Alicia (DeShasier) McConnell (softball/women’s track and field), Laurie (Foederer) Rinderer (women’s tennis), John Meisel (Jean McDonald Service Award), Patty (Tiddy) McWhite Albert (women’s tennis), former Chancellor Dr. Vaugh...

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Former SIUE East St. Louis Center Student Kelsey Horace-Herron is Making an Investment in Herself

July 14 2017

At one time, Kelsey Horace-Herron, a former Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center Upward Bound student, had straight F’s on her high school report card. Now the college sophomore touts a 4.0 grade point average and other academic accomplishments at Jackson State University. 

“I’ve had to overcome some barriers,” said the Cahokia native. “In my sophomore year at Cahokia High School, I let some things get to me, and I had my first fight. I wa...

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SIUE Constructor’s Club Featured in National Industry Magazine

July 14 2017

The impact and value of the SIUE Constructor’s Club were highlighted in the July edition of Constructor Magazine. The Club was featured for earning third place in the 2016 Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Outstanding Student Chapter Contest.

The article, entitled “Students Pave the Way for a Bright Construction Future,” is available here.

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Metro East SBDC at SIUE and YCG Accounting to Conduct Budget Strategy Workshop on July 21

July 14 2017

The Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will partner with Susan Young of YCG Accounting to offer practical expertise on budget strategies for small business owners. The Budget Strategy Workshop is set for Friday, July 21 from 3:30-5 p.m. at Reliance Bank, 1254 University Drive in Edwardsville.

The workshop is a 90-minute seminar designed to help business owners financially map out their company’s 3-5 year growth plan.

Yo...

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SIUE Police and School of Pharmacy Partner to Take Back Prescription Drugs

July 14 2017

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Police Department and School of Pharmacy (SOP) are helping rid households of dangerous prescription drugs by hosting a drug takeback program for the community. The two are hosting a pharmaceutical drop off site during Edwardsville’s Goshen Market on various dates this summer. The takeback program will be available at the market on Saturday, Aug. 12.

Community members are encouraged to dispose of their prescription medications, over the counter ...

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Steak ‘n Shake coming to Student Center this fall

July 14 2017

A new dining option will soon be available at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Student Center.
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SIUE’s Griffin Inducted as AANP Fellow

July 13 2017

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing’s (SON) Valerie Griffin, DNP, assistant clinical professor and coordinator of the family nurse practitioner (FNP) program, was inducted into the Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) in late June during the AANP 2017 National Conference in Philadelphia. Griffin’s induction highlights her as a visionary in her field.

Griffin credits her sponsors for helping her reach this achievement, “I...

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SIU Trustees Approve Standard Contracts for SIUE

July 13 2017

The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees, at its regularly scheduled meeting on the Springfield campus today, approved annual contracts for food and food service products for Dining Services, electrical supplies and printing services.

The board approved a continuing contract with Gordon Food Service at an estimated cost of $3-million per year, but the actual cost will depend upon University usage. The contract is for a 12-month period beginning with the current fiscal year, and the Uni...

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SIU School of Dental Medicine Students Achieve Dean’s Scholarship

July 13 2017

Three outstanding year-four students have been honored with the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine’s (SIU SDM) Dean’s Scholarship. Recipients Austin LaMay, of Bethalto, Evelyn Nord, of Galesburg, and Kevin Wolf, of Springfield, have each been awarded $5,000 for the 2017-18 academic year.

“These students will surely make a significant impact on the field of dentistry and the communities they serve upon completion of their doctor of dental medicine degrees,”...

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Montemagno appointed chancellor of SIU Carbondale

July 13 2017

The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees, has appointed Carlo Montemagno, a professor of engineering who founded and currently leads the interdisciplinary Ingenuity Lab based at the University of Alberta in Canada, as the next chancellor of SIU Carbondale.
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Preschoolers Kindergarten Ready Thanks to SIUE East St. Louis Center Innovative Camp

July 12 2017

Preschoolers’ hands shoot up in the air when they want to answer a question. They grow quiet, sit down and form a line, all upon instruction. These are just a few responses and behaviors students learned this summer at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center (ESLC) Kindergarten Readiness Camp. 

The free, four-week summer camp, held at Gordon Bush Elementary School in East St. Louis, ended Tuesday, July 11. The program was designed for children who have little presch...

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Jeopardy!® Champion: SIUE’s Lasiter to Defend Title Today

July 12 2017

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Kelly Lasiter not only checked a long-held item off her bucket list, but did it in champion style when she won $22,800 on Jeopardy!® during her first appearance Tuesday, July 11.

Lasiter, an office support associate in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Social Work, will return to defend her title at 4:30 CST Wednesday, July 12. She will compete against contestants from Seattle and Toronto.

“I’ve wanted to be on Jeo...

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Former SIUE East St. Louis Center Student, William Foster, Prepares for Another Year of “A’s” at Jackson State

July 12 2017

This past academic year at Jackson State University was successful for William Foster, because the former Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center Upward Bound student said his study regime entails at least eight hours per day.

The Cahokia native closed out his freshman year at the historically black college with a 4.0 grade point average that landed him on the honor roll and President’s List, and resulted in other academic achievements.

“I stress a lot about m...

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SIUE Mourns the Loss of Professor Emeritus Dr. Jack Shaheen

July 11 2017

SIUE professor emeritus Jack Shaheen, PhD, a renowned expert on racial stereotyping of marginalized groups such as Arab and Muslim people, died Sunday, July 9, at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He was 81.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 15 at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church. Arrangements are being handled by The Island Funeral Home and Crematory.

A native of Clairton, Pa., Shaheen was an emeritus professor in the SIUE College of ...

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SIUE Hosts IACAC Camp College for Illinois Rising Seniors

July 11 2017

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s division of Enrollment Management and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions are hosting the Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling (IACAC) Camp College program today through Friday, July 14 on the SIUE campus. 

Camp College provides Illinois rising seniors with the unique opportunity to learn about the college search and application process firsthand from college admission professionals and high school counselors. Activities take ...

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SIU trustees to consider Montemagno as Carbondale chancellor

July 11 2017

The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees, which meets Thursday, July 13, in Springfield, will consider the appointment of Carlo Montemagno as the next chancellor of SIU Carbondale. The appointment is recommended by System President Randy Dunn and will be effective Aug. 15 pending the board’s approval.
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SIUE East St. Louis Center Upward Bound Students Get their Hands Dirty in Gardening Project

July 10 2017

The beginnings of a campus youth garden started this summer in the classroom of Jay Hubert, biology instructor for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center’s (ESLC) Upward Bound Program. 

“I believe in the importance of healthy eating and in connecting young people with quality food,” said Hubert, grant writer for the ESLC gardening project that received funding this year from the SIUE Meridian Society. 

“I am always excited to see new programming f...

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SIU offers new criminology and criminal justice online bachelor’s degree

July 10 2017

A new online bachelor’s degree option from the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice offers students the opportunity to earn a Southern Illinois University Carbondale degree from anywhere.
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Volunteers needed for student move-in

July 10 2017

In just a few weeks, students will start a new year at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and volunteers are needed Aug. 16 and 17 to welcome incoming Salukis and help them move into on-campus residences.
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Cuban agricultural biotechnology researcher visits SIU this week

July 10 2017

Mario Pablo Estrada Garcia, director of agricultural biotechnology research for the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in Havana, Cuba, is visiting Southern Illinois University Carbondale this week as part of an innovation and entrepreneurship program.
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SIU Carbondale joins accelerated architecture licensing initiative

July 05 2017

Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s architecture program is part of an initiative that will allow students to pursue their licenses while in school.
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SIU researchers talk soybean pathogens and weed management at IlSoy Advisor field days

July 05 2017

Soybean experts from Southern Illinois University Carbondale will be part of the annual IlSoy Advisor Field Days this month.
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SIU researchers appear in special feature issue of “Journal of Ecology”

June 28 2017

Plant biologist David Gibson wants to be part of the solution. The problem he has his eye on is the probability of an impending global food security crisis.
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Study looks at financial drivers behind copycat manufacturing and design

June 27 2017

Designers and manufacturers spend cash and time developing new products, only to find themselves competing very quickly with cheaper, copycat versions made by knock-off companies.
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SIU agreement helps Kaskaskia students

June 27 2017

An agreement between Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Kaskaskia College will streamline the path for Kaskaskia graduates to transfer into specific SIU programs.
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SIU psychologists test computer-based training interventions to combat anxiety, depression

June 23 2017

Researchers at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Anxiety, Behavior and Cognition Research Laboratory are looking for a few worried people.
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Two remain as finalists for SIU Chancellor

June 21 2017

Two finalists remain for the position of chancellor of Southern Illinois University Carbondale following the withdrawal of two other candidates for the position.
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Sturgis Public Service Winner is a “Serial Volunteer”

June 20 2017

William “Bill” Bruns isn’t one to just sit idly by and watch things happen. He’d much rather lend a hand, whether that means coaching a children’s sports team, advising a service organization, caring for children in crisis or filling in whatever the need may be.
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