SIU News

Adult learners finish their degrees thanks to flexible new program from SIU and JALC

August 14 2018

Her work as a police telecommunicator keeps Beth Ann Roberts-Jacquot plenty busy. Throw in family and other personal obligations and the thought of completing a college degree after being out of school for many years was more than a little intimidating.
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Library of Living Philosophers receives grant for new publication

August 14 2018

On the cusp of its 36th publication, the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Library of Living Philosophers, housed in the philosophy department, will receive funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities in support of a new and unique collaborative research project.
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SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School Students Have a Red Carpet First Day

August 13 2018

With the looks of surprise, bewilderment, shyness and pleasure, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS) students walked down a red carpet on their first day of school, Monday, Aug. 13, to the cheers and high fives of CHS and SIUE administrators, faculty and staff.  “It’s an...
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SIUE East St. Louis Center’s Veterans Upward Bound Career Fair Offers Many Opportunities

August 13 2018

U.S. Army veteran Patricia Jackson came to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Veterans Upward Bound VetMATCH College and Career Fair on Thursday, Aug. 9, with the hopes of finishing what she started years ago. “I came to find out about re-enrolling at SIUE to complete my bachelor’s in psychology,”...
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SIUE Alumnus Travis Liebig Leads Purchase of St. Louis Bank

August 13 2018

Fourteen investors, led by SIUE alumnus Travis Liebig, have purchased St. Louis Bank for $30 million. Liebig will be St. Louis Bank’s chief executive officer. He earned a bachelor’s in business in 2002 and an MBA in 2008, both from SIUE. The St. Louis Business Journal detailed the purchase in an article posted Thursday, Aug....
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SIU’s Solar Fest and Dawg Fest to feature free outdoor concerts this fall

August 13 2018

The Summer Sunset Concerts series is a popular regional attraction throughout the warm summer months, and while it has ended for 2018, you can experience the same kind of outdoor musical enjoyment at two Southern Illinois University Carbondale Festivals this fall.
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Open auditions start August 19 for SIU music and theater performances

August 13 2018

With a new semester comes a fresh wave of fun and exciting performances. Both the music and theater departments at Southern Illinois University Carbondale invite the community to audition for multiple spots in upcoming productions and musical ensembles.
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SIUE Alumna Eickhoff’s “Taking the ‘Dis’ out of Disability” Video Goes Viral

August 10 2018

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumna Tiffany Eickhoff, who has cerebral palsy, works out in her CrossFit class with a car tire strapped to her back.  Eickhoff, who said her goal is to take the “dis” out of disability, posted her physical achievement on social media.  Read more about...
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SIUE Solar Car has Best Finish at American Solar Challenge

August 10 2018

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering’s Solar Car Team had its best showing yet in the 2018 Formula Sun Grand Prix (FSGP) and American Solar Challenge (ASC) this summer. Twenty-four teams participated in the annual FSGP beginning July 6, and then the qualifying teams raced in the biannual ASC from Omaha,...
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Simon Institute research shows state funding disparities benefit downstate

August 10 2018

Longstanding political dialogue in Illinois is that downstate Illinois does not receive its fair share when it comes to a return on state funding and resources.
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Leadership program students to help company streamline manufacturing process

August 10 2018

Students in Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Leadership Development Program don’t learn leadership out of a book; they learn it in the real world.
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Military personnel, veterans and families invited to enjoy free Warrior Welcome Weekend

August 10 2018

Good, old-fashioned fun and camaraderie are in store for veterans, active duty service personnel and their families at the Veteran Adventures Warrior Welcome Weekend, Aug. 25-26, at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center. This two-day event is free to all members of any veteran, military, ROTC and National Guard members and their families.
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SIUE Senior Corinthia Jordan’s Self-Published Book of Poetry Aims to Heal Young Women

August 09 2018

What began as therapeutic self-reflection and expression has transpired into a beautiful compilation of poetry that now fills Corinthia Jordan’s self-published book entitled “Bloom.” The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville senior is pursuing a bachelor’s in mass communications and works for the...
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SIUE’s Allena Brazier Named Fall 2018 Katherine Dunham Fellow

August 09 2018

SIUE senior art major Allena Brazier, of East St. Louis, is the recipient of the fall 2018 Katherine Dunham Fellowship. According to the Arts and Education Council, the program “promotes diversity in arts leadership by giving African-American students an opportunity to explore, gain experience and be mentored in arts...
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Metro East SBDC at SIUE, City of Fairview Heights, AARP and SBA Offer Encore Entrepreneur Roundtable on Aug. 30

August 09 2018

The Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is collaborating with the City of Fairview Heights for its inaugural Encore Entrepreneur Roundtable.  This complimentary event includes AARP and the Small Business Administration (SBA) along with other resources to support the...
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SIU SDM’s Dr. Keith Dickey Honored with IU Distinguished Alumni Award

August 09 2018

Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) Director for Continuing Education and Alumni Services Keith W. Dickey, DDS, MBA, has been presented the Indiana University (IU) School of Dental Medicine 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award. Dickey accepted the award in May during the Indiana Dental Association/IU School of Dentistry...
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SIU welcoming students in a big way

August 09 2018

As a new school year begins, Southern Illinois University Carbondale will roll out the welcome mat in grand Saluki style for new and returning students. A wide variety of special activities are planned during Saluki Startup and Weeks of Welcome.
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SIU SDM Kicks Off its Fall Semester with Entertaining Resource Fair

August 08 2018

Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) students received a warm, upbeat welcome to campus for the fall semester during the School’s inaugural Resource Fair held Tuesday, Aug. 7. SIU SDM students, faculty, staff and administrators were treated to free pizza, live DJ entertainment and massages. They also had...
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Delta Dental Donates $1-Million to SIU School of Dental Medicine

August 07 2018

The Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation has given $1 million to the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) to annually serve hundreds of additional southern Illinois children. “Delta Dental of Illinois and Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation believe every Illinois child deserves a healthy smile and good oral...
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SIUE’s Sustainability Conference on Aug. 15 to Offer Regional Educators New Ways of Thinking

August 07 2018

Innovative ways to envision, practice and teach sustainability will be a few things that workshop participants will learn at The Mississippi Project Workshop VIII on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at the Center for Spirituality and Sustainability on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. “The Value of the Humanities in Teaching...
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SIUE Workshop Helps Teachers Understand History Through a STEM Lens

August 06 2018

Using the personal notes of some of the greatest scientific minds in history, the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research, Education and Outreach has collaborated once again with the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Resources program at SIUE to offer a unique...
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Tickets available for concert and dinner to benefit Morris Library

August 06 2018

The annual Friends of Morris Library at Southern Illinois University Carbondale fundraising effort to support the library’s mission will be Sept. 22.
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REU Symposium Showcases Student Research at SIUE

August 03 2018

After eight weeks of archaeological field and laboratory research and fish-monitoring in the Mississippi and Illinois rivers, 10 undergraduates from around the United States shared their research findings during the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Symposium held Thursday, July 26, on...
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NCERC at SIUE’s Diversity Feedstock Showcase is One of a Kind

August 03 2018

Passersby can’t help but notice the 12-foot tall corn growing in front of The NCERC at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s University Park. SIUE students are working the “Feedstock Diversity Showcase” that features not only corn, but also grain sorghum and sweet sorghum. These three feedstocks...
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SIUE East St. Louis Center’s Veterans Upward Bound to Offer Career Fair for Veterans

August 03 2018

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center’s Veterans Upward Bound Program will host a fair for career and training opportunities for veterans in the region.  VetMATCH Career Fair will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9 at the SIUE East St. Louis Center (ESLC), 601 James R. Thompson Blvd.,...
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Using supercomputers to monitor the global food supply

August 03 2018

With 250-350 gigabytes of storage, the average computer is fairly capable of solving basic problems. But when those numbers jump up to the 48,000 gigabytes of storage found on the supercomputer at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, a researcher can quickly run complex calculations on topics such as genetic sequencing and atmospheric science. Or create a geospatial model to support the global food economy.
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SIUE East St. Louis Center Upward Bound Alumni Give Back to Recent Program Graduates

August 02 2018

For six Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center Upward Bound (UB) East St. Louis and Cahokia (EC) program alumni, their means of “paying it forward” involves cashing in on past opportunities afforded to them.  Donating a scholarship of $500 each to Kalay Lucas and Edgar Williams were...
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SIUE East St. Louis Center Performing Arts Summer Concert Delivers another Talent-Packed Show

August 02 2018

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center (ESLC) for the Performing Arts Program made their audience feel as if they were at a Broadway show instead of sitting in the East St. Louis Senior High School’s Performing Arts Auditorium.  Performing Arts concluded its summer program with “Salute to...
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Volunteers welcomed as SIU students begin a new year

August 02 2018

Southern Illinois University Carbondale will soon be buzzing with activity as students return and numerous special events are planned. Campus and community volunteers will help ensure a great experience for students, beginning with move-in, and additional volunteers are welcome.
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The future of agriculture: using drones to fight crop diseases

August 01 2018

With the demand for food higher than ever, farmers don’t have time to struggle with plant diseases and crop failures. New solutions often pop up to improve these problems, but more progress is still necessary. That’s why Lindsey Mckinzie is hard at work using drones to find new solutions.
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Managing water and protecting the environment: Professor provides local farmers with another tool to assist in water quality

July 31 2018

By 2050, an estimated 9 billion people will be dependent on the earth’s farms to feed them. But as the need increases, so do environmental challenges. That’s why researcher and professor, Jon Schoonover, is diligently working to provide local farmers with sustainable water quality practices.
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Female cheetahs detect suitable mates from males’ urine, study by SIU researcher shows

July 27 2018

It turns out, female cheetahs are quite picky about their mates. And when they’re allowed to choose them, the chances of healthy offspring improve.
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Professor builds internship model that improves language fluency at remarkable rate

July 25 2018

For most American students, foreign language is an educational requirement. But while years might be spent studying grammar in the classroom, Shu-Ling Wu, assistant professor of Chinese at SIU, discovered there had been little research conducted about how foreign language education can better prepare learners to function in a real work setting.
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SIU automotive student learns about international auto industry

July 24 2018

Taking advantage of an academic exchange agreement involving Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s nationally recognized automotive program, Madeleine Meyer spent the last six weeks in Japan, gaining insight into the international auto industry.
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