SIU News

2018 SIUE Homecoming Welcomes Alumni

September 21 2018

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s annual Homecoming celebration will take place Monday-Saturday, Sept. 24-29. The University will host a weeklong series of events for current students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members, beginning with the Homecoming Kickoff at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24. The week will feature Uber...
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International Trade Center at SIUE Recognizes “Immigrants in Our Midst”

September 21 2018

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s International Trade Center (ITC) and College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), TheBANK of Edwardsville, and additional partners will host a conference on Friday, Oct. 5: “Immigrants in Our Midst,” that focuses on how to better serve U.S. immigrants’ financial, legal and...
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Theater season opens with a post-apocalyptic retelling of the musical “Pippin”

September 20 2018

CARBONDALE, Ill. — What’s better: five minutes of fame, or a long and boring life?
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You are the jury in “The Defamation Experience”

September 20 2018

You can be a member of the jury as an intense, interactive courtroom drama plays out at Southern Illinois University Carbondale next week.
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Concerts, workshops and classes coming to 2018 Guitar Festival

September 20 2018

For the fifth consecutive year, music enthusiasts will be charmed and inspired by the unique Guitar Festival hosted by the music department at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
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Beet Box Mobile Farmers Market Makes Fresh Produce Accessible and Affordable

September 19 2018

Homegrown tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, red and green bell peppers, yellow summer squash and zucchini are among the fresh vegetables Southern Illinois University Edwardsville graduate student Shari Blakeslee has enjoyed eating this summer. She didn’t have to go far to access the delicious health foods for her family. The new Beet Box...
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Grants help fund research into improving coal power efficiency and reducing greenhouse gasses

September 19 2018

Solving tomorrow’s energy needs and challenges is the primary goal of seed grants awarded to several faculty at Southern Illinois University Carbondale by an energy research center on campus.
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International trade, political expert will discuss nation’s challenges

September 19 2018

An acclaimed author on the U.S. Senate and international trade policy expert who played a critical role in negotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement will discuss challenges facing the nation next week at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
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SIUE’s Howard Rambsy to Direct the Frederick Douglass and Literary Crossroads Summer Institute, Funded by an NEH Award

September 18 2018

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded Southern Illinois University Edwardsville $106,002 to coordinate a summer institute for school teachers concentrating on an 1845 autobiography by Frederick Douglass, an ex-slave who went on to become a significant advocate for justice and civil rights.  Howard Rambsy II, PhD,...
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Metro East SBDC Client Sly Hedgehog Productions Makes Home in Alton

September 18 2018

Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has been working with Sly Hedgehog Productions for over a year aiding in its growth and achievements in hosting interactive murder mysteries. Sly Hedgehog now has its own location in Alton in the Milton Schoolhouse. Owners Libby Sykes...
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After uncovering a legendary lost city, internationally recognized explorer is back to tell the story

September 18 2018

For generations, tales of a city lost in the Honduran jungle were whispered about by explorers, archaeologists, gold prospectors, drug smugglers and geologists. While some claimed discovery, no proof was ever given.
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SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School Student Jasmine Whitley Tells of Her Travels to Finland

September 17 2018

Smiling brightly from the screen is a photo of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS) senior Jasmine Whitley, surrounded by her host family in Karvia, Finland.  Whitley made history as the first student from the CHS to participate in a foreign study.  “It was my first time...
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SIUE Receives 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

September 17 2018

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has received the 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. SIUE joins a select group of 30 institutions that have earned the distinction for five consecutive years. As a...
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SIUE Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion Offers Support and Advocacy

September 17 2018

“The work of diversity and inclusion at its core is about making sure that every student enrolled at SIUE feels a sense of belonging, knowing that this is a place that’s safe for their growing, learning and development, and that’s our goal.” Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s new Center...
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Nelson Fernandes wins SIU’s first Energy Boost Scholarship

September 17 2018

Nelson Fernandes’ research, predominately involving energy, had already earned him numerous awards as a high school student when it came time to choose a college. He said he was drawn to Southern Illinois University Carbondale “because of the limitless resources the university has to offer for an education in energy.”
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SIUE Successful Communities Collaborative Teams with the City of Alton to Enhance Its Thriving Community

September 14 2018

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Successful Communities Collaborative (SSCC) is partnering with the City of Alton, for its inaugural year launch. The project is driven by the 15-year comprehensive plan of public improvements in Alton. The SSCC’s Alton project will run for a year, starting fall 2018 through spring 2019. SIUE and...
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Local man involved with Thailand cave rescue to give behind-the-scenes look at the daring mission

September 14 2018

While most of the world was held captive by the story of 12 boys and their coach trapped in a dark cave, a specialized team was working frantically to fix the problem. One member on the rescue mission was local restaurant owner Thanet Natisri. Now, Natisri is sharing the real story of the incredible rescue.
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Critically acclaimed “Churchill” play to be featured at SIU

September 14 2018

The yearly lecture hosted by the University Honors Program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale has been turned on its ear by bringing in a one-man live performance of the critically acclaimed play, “Churchill.”
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Daily Egyptian looks to earn second straight online collegiate award

September 14 2018

For a second consecutive year, the Daily Egyptian, Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s student-produced newspaper, is a finalist to receive one of the nation’s top online collegiate awards.
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Debate on Trump and Mueller investigation headlines Constitution Day events

September 14 2018

Is President Donald Trump wrong about his constitutional claims surrounding the ongoing investigation by special counsel Robert S. Mueller? That question will be explored during a student debate during Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Constitution Day activities.
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SIUE School of Engineering Announces $1.25 Million Donation for the Fowler Student Design Center

September 13 2018

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering has announced its receipt of the largest single cash investment in School history, a generous $1.25 million gift from the Fowler Family, which in combination with other contributions, will allow for the completion of its state-of-the-art Student Design Center. After receiving...
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SIU Trustees Approve Schoenecker as SIUE School of Business Dean, Huffstutler as CIO

September 13 2018

The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees today approved Tim Schoenecker, PhD, as dean of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business, and Steve Huffstutler as associate vice chancellor for information technology and chief information officer (CIO) for the SIUE campus, during its regularly scheduled meeting on the...
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SIU Trustees Approve SIUE Fowler Student Design Center Naming Rights

September 13 2018

The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees today approved naming rights for the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering’s Fowler Student Design Center. The board also approved contracts to complete the second floor build-out in the Fowler Student Design Center. First, the board recognized the Fowler...
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PBS’s NOVA Next Features the Research Expertise of SIUE’s DeGroot

September 13 2018

SIUE’s Jocelyn DeGroot, PhD, associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Applied Communication Studies, shared her expertise on “how technology impacts the grieving process” in a NOVA Next article posted Wednesday, Sept. 12 on...
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Six students chosen as 2018 SIU ‘Chancellor's Transfer Scholars’

September 13 2018

Outstanding efforts in the classroom, leadership and community service are among the qualities of the six students chosen as inaugural 2018 Chancellor’s Transfer Scholars at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
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Agriculture competitions, trainings and tailgate parties bring over 1200 high school students to SIU

September 13 2018

From horse judging contests, to FFA conferences and tailgate parties, an estimated 1200 prospective students are joining Southern Illinois University Carbondale and the College of Agricultural Sciences on campus for a September full of activity.
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SDM’s Garcia Appears at Opioid Briefing on Capitol Hill

September 12 2018

Nathalia Garcia, DDS, MS, associate professor and section head of periodontics in the Department of Applied Dental Medicine at the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine appeared at a congressional briefing on July 19 hosted by the American Dental Education Association. The session examined how Title VII funding of the Public...
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Veteran’s Small Business Road Show helps veterans start or expand a business

September 12 2018

If you’re a veteran, here’s your chance to find out how to start or grow a business.
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‘Saluki Sports View,’ ‘alt.news 26:46’ earn regional Emmy Award recognition

September 12 2018

The work of Radio, Television, and Digital Media students at Southern Illinois University Carbondale continues to excel and will be visible at a regional Emmy Award event next week in Kansas City, Missouri.
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Job fairs at SIU welcome students, alumni and businesses

September 12 2018

Businesses looking to hire top talent, and Southern Illinois University Carbondale students and alumni are welcome at two job fairs this fall.
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SIUE Science Building East Rededication Sept. 21

September 11 2018

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) will host a Science Showcase from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 as it celebrates the $70-million renovation of the Science Building East. The renovation focused on teaching and research facilities in the Departments of Physics, Mathematics and Statistics, and the Center...
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SIUE’s Arts & Issues and Xfest Present Deeply Rooted Dance Theater Sept. 14

September 11 2018

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Arts & Issues, in cooperation with SIUE Xfest, is opening its 2018-19 season with an explosive display of African American dance, storytelling and universal themes that merge the traditional and modern in performances by Chicago’s Deeply Rooted Dance Theater (DRDT). DRDT will be on stage at...
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Metro East SBDC at SIUE and IRS Offer Tax Symposium on Sept. 19

September 11 2018

The Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) is collaborating again this year with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to offer a Tax Symposium from 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19. The continuous education credit (CEU) opportunity is designed for certified public...
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U.S. News Rates SIUE a Top 15 Midwest Regional Public University

September 11 2018

U.S. News & World Report ranks Southern Illinois University Edwardsville among the best Regional Universities Midwest for the 15th consecutive year and among the top 15 public universities in that category. The listing is in the magazine’s “Best Colleges of 2019” issue that was released today. SIUE was featured...
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