SIU News

SIUE’s Online Healthcare Informatics Program Ranked #6 Nationally

June 27 2017

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville online master’s in healthcare informatics has been ranked sixth in the nation by affordablecolleges.com.  

Healthcare informatics professionals integrate the worlds of medicine and technology by combining their expertise in data management, patient care and information technology systems. The master’s in healthcare informatics emphasizes the application of state-of-the-art computing technologies to healthcare.

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SBDC at SIUE and WBDC Offer Woman Owned Business Certification Workshop on July 18

June 27 2017

The Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is collaborating with the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) to offer practical expertise to female small business owners looking to sell to corporations and the government. “Is Certification Right for You?” is a one-hour seminar designed to help business owners determine if the Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) and Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) certif...

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New SIUE Camp Inspires Kids to Take Action and Care for the Community

June 27 2017

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Taking Action and Caring for the Community summer camp isn’t just teaching children what to think, it’s teaching them how to think for themselves and make the world a better place by tackling real-world problems through hands-on activities.

Students from grades 3-8 are participating in the new camp, running June 26-30. It is offered by the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB), and the Office of Educational Outre...

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SIUE Alumnus Named Highland’s Citizen of the Year

June 27 2017

The Highland Chamber of Commerce presented SIUE alumnus Joe Michaelis with the Bill Hardy Citizen of the Year award during its annual Membership Dinner and Awards Night held Tuesday, June 20.

Michaelis is the mayor of Highland. He earned a bachelor’s in physical education from the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior in 1974.

The Belleville News-Democrat detailed the award ceremony in an article posted Friday, June 23.

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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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SIUE Safe Zone Shows its Pride at St. Louis

June 26 2017

For the fourth consecutive year, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Safe Zone helped add to the color, exuberance and delight of St. Louis’ annual PrideFest Grand Parade. 

More than 35 SIUE faculty, staff, students and alumni contributed to St. Louis’ 38th annual PrideFest activities, supporting and celebrating the LGBTQIA community. 

“This year the theme of the St. Louis PrideFest parade was ‘Community Proud 2017,’” said Shelley Price-Williams, PhD, SI...

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SIUE Upward Bound Students Take to the Streets – to Clean Up

June 26 2017

With her braids pulled back, working gloves on and a large black trash bag in hand, Lundyn Roberson joined her fellow Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center Upward Bound classmates on Friday, June 23 in picking up garbage along St. Clair Ave. in East St. Louis. 

“Picking up trash is good for the community,” said Roberson, 17-year-old SIUE Upward Bound BEM senior. “I don’t like streets or neighborhoods that are full of trash, and I don’t litt...

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SIUE Healthcare Diversity Summer Camp Empowers High School Students to Pursue Careers in the Health Sciences

June 26 2017

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s 8th annual Healthcare Diversity Summer Camp, held June 19-23, opened high school students’ eyes to the many career paths within pharmacy, nursing and dental medicine.

The camp is a collaborative effort, organized by the Schools of Pharmacy (SOP) and Nursing (SON) and the SIU School of Dental Medicine (SDM). It focuses on exposure, experience and enrichment as students gain an understanding of the ample opportunities that exist within each f...

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SIUE School of Business Graduate Program Ranked 7th Nationally

June 26 2017

The economics and finance graduate program within the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business is ranked 7th in The Financial Engineer’s 2017 Financial Economics Rankings.

“It is always rewarding to have our program included among the prestigious schools on this list, and it is an honor to be recognized,” said Riza Demirer, PhD, and director of SIUE’s master’s in economics and finance program. “This is a direct reflection of the hard work a...

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SIUE Alumna Lori Blade Named National Coach of the Year

June 23 2017

The National High School Athletics Coaches Association has named SIUE alumna Lori Blade National Coach of the Year in girls basketball. She earned a bachelor’s and master’s in physical education from SIUE in 1988 and 1994, respectively.

AdvantageNEWS detailed her national recognition in an article posted Thursday, June 22.

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SIUE’s NBA Math Hoops Camp Combines Learning and Basketball

June 23 2017

Students from across Madison and St. Clair Counties spent June 19-23 at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville shooting hoops and practicing math and physics skills during the We Got Game: NBA Math Hoops camp.

The camp was offered through the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB) and the Office of Educational Outreach. During the interactive camp, 14 students, grades 5-8, engaged in learning both on and off the basketball court.

“We were excited to introduce this n...

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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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SIUE Alumnus Named CEO of Greater Gateway Association of Realtors

June 20 2017

SIUE alumnus Kyle Anderson has been named chief executive officer of the Greater Gateway Association of Realtors. Anderson earned a bachelor’s in political science from the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences in 2000.

The Illinois Business Journal detailed Anderson’s leadership responsibilities in an article posted Tuesday, June 20.  

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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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Automotive Technology students take on Street Machines

June 20 2017

Students in Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s automotive technology program will be busy once again at this week’s General Tire Street Machine Nationals in Du Quoin.
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SIUE’s DeGroot Featured in Prevention Magazine

June 19 2017

SIUE’s Jocelyn DeGroot, PhD, associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Applied Communication Studies, shared her expertise on coping with grief via social media in an article posted Thursday, June 1 on Prevention.com.

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Shrek the Musical, JR on Stage Today at SIUE

June 16 2017

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Cougar Theater Camp will present the production of Shrek the Musical, JR at 7 p.m. today on stage at Katherine Dunham Hall. 

Additional performances of the musical will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 17, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 18. 

General admission is $10 for adults and $7 for children under the age of 16. SIUE students with valid identification get in free. 

Shrek is a DreamWorks Animation motion picture based on the book by William Steig. 

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SIUE Alumna Named Senior Director for Strategic Operations at Penn State

June 16 2017

Penn State has named SIUE alumna Jennifer Stedelin senior director for strategic operations in the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology.

Stedelin earned a bachelor’s in economics and an MBA from the SIUE School of Business in 1994 and 2000, respectively. She served as associate vice chancellor for information technology at SIUE from 2008 to 2015.

Penn State detailed Stedelin’s new role in an announcement posted Monday, June 12.

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SIUE East St. Louis Center Kindergarten Readiness Camp Reports High Marks for Inaugural Year

June 16 2017

Increased positive social behaviors, improved developmental skills among toddlers and favorable parental support are positive outcomes reported in the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center (ESLC) Kindergarten Readiness Camp analysis. 

The ESLC released a report June 5 detailing the results of its 2016 pilot Kindergarten Readiness Camp, prior to offering the summer program for a second year. 

The free summer camp is currently in session. It runs from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. weekda...

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SIU SDM’s Garcia to be ADEA Scholar in Residence

June 16 2017

Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine’s (SIU SDM) Dr. Nathalia Garcia will participate in the American Dental Education Association’s (ADEA) Enid A. Neidle Scholar-in-Residence program. The award was announced at the March 2017 ADEA Annual Session in Long Beach, Calif.

To obtain the award, Garcia had to propose a research project related to women issues in a dental academic career. She is studying “Gender and Faculty Research Productivity in Academic Dentistry....

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SIUE School of Pharmacy Students Named to National Advisory Group

June 15 2017

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy (SIUE SOP) students Kaylee Poole and James Reimer have been appointed to serve on the Pharmacy Student Advisory Groups with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

“Serving on these Student Advisory Groups provides our students the opportunities to voice their opinions and guide the ASHP student forum to better serve the next generation of pharmacists,” said Jingyang Fan, PharmD, clinical associate profess...

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SIUE Engineering Camp Teaches Societal Impact through Interactive Activities

June 15 2017

Sixty high school students attending Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Engineering Camp are learning how engineering impacts society. They’re participating in a variety of interactive experiments, design projects and field trips.

Click here to view a video of the engaging camp!

“The things I like most about engineering are the hands-on part and the drawing part,” said Christopher Robinson, of St. Louis.

“You can be creative, and you can solve problems,”...

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Jackie Joyner-Kersee Congratulates SIUE Head Start/Early Head Start Parents for Completing Financial Literacy Class

June 14 2017

Olympic legend and gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee presented a check and accolades on Wednesday, June 14 to the parents and grandparents who successfully completed a 10-week financial literacy course. In part the class was made possible by the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Head Start/Early Head Start Program. 

“Financial literacy is extremely important,” said Joyner-Kersee. “In our community, many people don’t use banks, but go to grocery stores and check c...

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SIUE STEM Center and Community Partners Boost STEM Interest Among Young Females

June 14 2017

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research, Education and Outreach, the Madison County Housing Authority (MCHA), and the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation (MJCHF) have partnered to educate and inspire young females through STEM-related lessons.

“Take a piece of foil, put it in the baking soda, and then we’re going to keep this the same test each time,” said Colin Wilson, STEM Center...

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Nano eraser developed at SIU could fix microchip errors

June 14 2017

Watching his young daughter’s painstaking efforts to master the ability to write letters got Punit Kohli to thinking in the way that only scientists tend to think.
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SIU Press author to speak in Springfield about Abraham Lincoln’s father

June 14 2017

The author of a book in the Southern Illinois University Press series the “Concise Lincoln Library” will visit the capital of “the Land of Lincoln” to talk about Abraham Lincoln’s boyhood in Indiana.
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Bluegrass band, silent auction featured at Morris Library fundraising event

June 13 2017

The 2017 Morris Library fundraiser promises to be bigger and better than ever with music by the award-winning bluegrass band, The Bankesters, along with a buffet dinner, a silent auction and more.
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Analytics will help student pilots make better decisions

June 09 2017

Instructors in Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s aviation program are using analytics to track student pilot errors on approaches and landings, research they also hope can become another tool pilots use in determining whether it is safe to land.
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McIntyre to lead Association of Teacher Educators in 2019-2020

June 07 2017

Christie McIntyre, a Southern Illinois University Carbondale faculty member, has been elected to the executive committee of a national organization devoted to the improvement of teacher education.
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Rehabilitation service program earns accreditation

June 07 2017

The Evaluation and Developmental Center (EDC), a comprehensive rehabilitation service program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, has earned three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
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Sunset Concerts begin June 15

June 06 2017

The 39th season of the ever-popular Sunset Concert Series kicks off on June 15 with the Boston-based, high-energy soul rock band Barrence Whitfield and the Savages.
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Special Collections center helps solve century-old mystery

June 06 2017

The Special Collections Research Center at Southern Illinois University Carbondale has played a key role in solving a century-old mystery.
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