SIU News

SIUE Fastest Growing Illinois Public Institution in 20 Year Period

November 17 2017

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is the fastest growing public institution in Illinois over the past 20 years. In statistics from the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), SIUE has demonstrated a 26.8 percent growth in total enrollment from 1996-2016. “SIUE’s consistent and steady growth over the past 20 years...
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The White Witch takes over McLeod Theatre During a Daring Adventure to Narnia

November 17 2017

“But it’s always cold in Narnia, Mr. Beaver.” That’s because the evil White Witch has taken control of the land and cast a frozen spell over Narnia. Now, only the bravest and noblest of heroes can stop her.
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Michalesko earns top honor in collegiate photo competition

November 17 2017

While he admittedly likes to talk, Ryan Michalesko is also comfortable letting his photographs speak for themselves.
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HackSI winners display ingenuity at SIU

November 17 2017

Imagine being able to access an online power grid where you could purchase or sell solar energy.
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SIUE Engineering Students 2017 IEEE Black Box Competition Champions

November 16 2017

Students from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville proudly represented the School of Engineering, achieving two first place finishes and a runner-up award, during the 2017 Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Saint Louis Section Black Box competition held Saturday, Nov. 4 at Missouri Science & Technology (S&T),...
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SIUE Alumni Assoc. Selects Glassman for 2017 Great Teacher Award

November 16 2017

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni Association has selected Jack Glassman, PhD, as its 2017 Great Teacher Award recipient. The New York City native is a physics professor in the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). Glassman is the 47th SIUE faculty member to receive the honor since its inception in 1970. Glassman will...
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SIUE Baja Team Finishes 7th at Backwoods Baja Competition

November 16 2017

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering Baja team finished seventh at the Backwoods Baja competition held by the University of Wisconsin-Stout in late October.  SIUE competed against 20 other vehicles in the competition at Menomonie that included a timed lap event, as well as a four-hour endurance...
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SIUE Receives Ninth Straight Military Friendly Designation

November 16 2017

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has been designated a 2018 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds. SIUE attained the designation for the ninth-consecutive year. The premier Military Friendly® Schools designation provides service members and...
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SIUE School of Pharmacy Celebrates Diversity of Thanksgiving Traditions

November 15 2017

Taking advantage of the season and using the opportunity to promote diversity, the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy (SOP) celebrated various cultural traditions at its annual SOP Thanksgiving Potluck on Tuesday, Nov. 14. The event was hosted by the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) and the SOP...
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SIUE Offers Two Online Master of Science Nursing Degrees for SSM Health

November 15 2017

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing and SSM Health today announced a new arrangement to offer two online Master of Science nursing degrees to SSM Health nurses, beginning in January. Under the agreement, online Master of Science-Nurse Educator and Master of Science-Health Care and Nursing Administration cohort programs...
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Madison Family’s Gift Helps The Gardens at SIUE Thrive

November 15 2017

A heartfelt gift to The Gardens at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will allow visitors places to relax, visit and take in the natural beauty of the sprawling 36-acre landscape. This fall, Curt, Paul and Roger Madison presented a $25,000 gift to The Gardens in remembrance of their late parents and sister, Eldon Harold Madison, Grace...
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Reception and exhibit highlight the region’s historic steamboats

November 15 2017

Waterways were once the lifeblood of the United States and the steamboats that traversed the nation’s rivers have long fascinated people.
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Tilford receives Jeanne Hurley Simon Memorial Scholarship

November 14 2017

Kelli Tilford of Normal, a senior in political science and pre-law at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, is the 2017 recipient of the Jeanne Hurley Simon Memorial Scholarship. The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute awards the scholarship to assist undergraduate women seeking careers in public service.
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SIUE East St. Louis Center Upward Bound Grants Increase to More than $10 Million over the Next Five Years

November 10 2017

With the addition of three new federally funded Upward Bound grants totaling more than $10 million over the next five years, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center (ESLC) has expanded its programs and services for low-income, first-generational college-bound students.  According to ESLC Executive Director Jesse...
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SIU students, professional journalists to discuss crisis reporting

November 10 2017

Past and current students from the SIU School of Journalism and experts in the field of crisis reporting and multimedia journalism will present their work at a symposium Nov. 15 in the Communications Building at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
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Phonics are ‘Shaking it at Shryock’

November 10 2017

The Phonics will guest star as the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Student Center and the Carbondale Park District partner for “Shaking it at Shryock,” an evening of rhythm and blues, Motown, soul and funk.
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NSF Funds SIUE Acquisition of Cutting-Edge Motion Capture and Analysis System

November 09 2017

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will soon house the first comprehensive motion capture and analysis system (MCAS) to serve the Southwestern Illinois and Eastern Missouri area, through a $185,358 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation (NSF MRI) program. The innovative technology system will...
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SIUE Graduate School Announces Outstanding Teaching Assistant and Thesis Award Recipients

November 09 2017

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Graduate School has selected Belleville native Allison Newton as the University’s 2017 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant. A current master’s student in biological sciences, Newton earned a bachelor’s in biology with a genetics and cell biology specialization from...
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Psychology Student Jalela Mitchell Leads Pantry Efforts to Help SIUE Students Facing Food Insecurity

November 09 2017

While it is commonly known that college students can experience many challenges in their academic and personal lives, it is not so obvious that many of them face food shortages. For this reason, the Southern Illinois University Sociology Club, led by senior Jalela Mitchell, hosted a Cougar Thanksgiving Drive to feed students in need. Donations...
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SIUE Ice Hockey Club to Auction Jerseys for Military Appreciation Day Game

November 09 2017

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Ice Hockey Club team will host its fourth annual Military Appreciation Day game against the Saint Louis University Billikens at 4:15 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, at the East Alton Ice Arena. SIUE will wear special camouflage jerseys during the game, and individuals will be able to acquire the jerseys...
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Cherished WWII Collection Donated to SIUE

November 09 2017

Twenty-three leather-bound scrapbooks featuring a historical record of World War II have been donated to SIUE. The well-preserved materials comprise the D.W. Wilton WWII Collection. The St. Cloud Times detailed how the materials were collected and by whom in an article posted Wednesday, Nov. 8....
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SBDC Commends One Legacy Nomination for the 2018 RootsTech Family History Innovative Product of the Year

November 09 2017

Mike Stith, owner of One LegacyⓇ, has been nominated for the 2018 RootsTech Family History Innovative Product of the Year for his Legacy Sharing program. One LegacyⓇ collects and shares real stories from everyday people through Legacy Sharing, a guided story-sharing program for groups of all ages. Stith is humbled by the...
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Robotics team dominates for second-straight year

November 09 2017

The robotics team at Southern Illinois University Carbondale continued its dominance at a national engineering competition, winning top honors in three out of four categories and wining the overall competition.
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Starkweather named Lincoln Academy student laureate

November 09 2017

Kara Starkweather of Rochester is the 2017 Lincoln Academy of Illinois student laureate for Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
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Secret Service Agent Clint Hill Tells of the Fateful Trip to Dallas and the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy at SIUE’s Arts & Issues Presentation

November 08 2017

More than 800 people packed Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Meridian Ballroom on Wednesday, Nov. 7 to hear the riveting Arts & Issues presentation of former Secret Service Agent Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin.  “Five Days in November: A Multimedia Presentation with Clint Hill,” based on the...
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SIUE Athletics Remains Tops in Academics

November 08 2017

SIUE continues to be Illinois’ top public institution in graduating student-athletes and among the top 20 public schools nationally, according to a report released Wednesday by the NCAA. Four SIUE programs earned a perfect score of 100 percent in the latest Graduation Success Rate (GSR) figures. Women’s basketball,...
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SIUE’s Lotter Earns Competitive Statewide Public Health Scholarship

November 08 2017

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Amanda Lotter, of Edwardsville, has achieved a $1,000 scholarship from the Illinois chapter of the Society for Public Health Education (ISOPHE). The competitive award is granted annually to three public health students from across the state. A first-generation college student, Lotter has...
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Southern Illinois Dance Company to showcase many styles

November 08 2017

A blend of distinct elements to form a beautiful conjunction of style – that’s Synergy: Southern Illinois Dance Company in Concert.
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Stallman named Delta Leadership Institute Fellow

November 08 2017

A Southern Illinois University Carbondale staff member is among five people from Southern Illinois selected as a Delta Regional Authority 2017-18 Delta Leadership Institute Fellow.
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SIUE’s Washington Named Among Esteemed Lincoln Academy Student Laureates

November 07 2017

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Keelah Washington, a senior English major with a concentration in secondary English language arts, is being honored by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois for her leadership, service and overall excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities. Washington, a Chicago native, will receive the...
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SIUE SheCode Event to Inspire Female Computer Scientists

November 06 2017

The field of computer science is a rapidly growing field with a projected employment growth rate of 19 percent by 2026, but males greatly outnumber females in the industry. The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering (SIUE SOE) aims to inspire more females to pursue computer science by sparking the interest of middle and...
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Daily Egyptian earns top online collegiate award

November 06 2017

The Daily Egyptian, Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s student-produced newspaper, earned the online Pacemaker award at the National College Media Convention in Dallas.
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American Airlines’ safety risk analyst, alumnus to keynote aviation banquet

November 06 2017

A two-degree alumnus from Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s nationally recognized aviation program is the featured speaker at the annual aviation banquet at 7 p.m. Nov. 10.
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Vigil, ceremony highlight annual Veterans Day event

November 03 2017

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, VFW Post 2605, and the city of Carbondale will host a joint Veterans Day ceremony on Friday, Nov. 10 at the Veterans Memorial Plaza in Carbondale.
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