SIU News

Explore the Possibilities at Graduate Admissions Open House and Become Inspired at Graduate School Research Symposium, April 1

March 19 2019

Prospective students and the general public are invited to learn more about graduate studies at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s joint Graduate Admissions Open House and Graduate School Research Symposium on Monday, April 1. The Graduate Admissions Open House will be held from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Pre-Function Room, adjacent...
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SIU battlebot ‘Absaluki’ brings home first place in Robobrawl competition

March 19 2019

Student robotics engineers from Southern Illinois University Carbondale made an impressive showing at the “Robobrawl” and another robot design competition held March 9 at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
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Area educators to focus on STEM learning through SIU program

March 19 2019

Southern Illinois University Carbondale has selected a group of STEM-focused junior high and high school teachers from throughout the area for participation in an ongoing National Science Foundation-funded training grant.
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SIUE East St. Louis Center’s Project Success Students’ Hands Now a Work of Art

March 18 2019

Because hands can wield pain and destruction but can also bring comfort and love, celebrated fabric artist Edna Patterson-Petty led Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center’s (ESLC) Project Success students in developing a work of art made out of decorated hands.  The Pulitzer Arts Foundation of St. Louis...
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SIUE’s Onal Receives Hoppe Research Professor Award

March 18 2019

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Graduate School has presented its 2020-22 Hoppe Research Professor Award to the School of Engineering’s Sinan Onal, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. The Hoppe Research Professor Award recognizes and supports faculty members whose...
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Fun, Learning and Pie Marked SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School’s First Pi Day

March 15 2019

The room was full of excitement and energy of the learning kind, as groups of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS) students gathered around tables with activities centered around pi.  The William Graebe Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Lab at the CHS held its first Pi...
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SIUE Alumna Norton Named President of New Jersey American Water

March 15 2019

American Water has named SIUE alumna Cheryl Norton as president of New Jersey American Water and senior vice president of its Eastern Division effective March 25. Norton replaces Deborah Degillio, who has been named chief customer officer of American Water. Norton earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and a...
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SIUE Alumna Renz Named CFO at Missouri Historical Society

March 15 2019

The Missouri Historical Society named SIUE alumna Christina Renz as its chief financial officer. She succeeds Benjamin Washington, who left the organization in July. Renz holds bachelor's and master's degrees in accountancy from the SIUE School of Business, where she serves on the Accounting Advisory...
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SIUE Pharmacy Student Earns National APhA Scholarship

March 15 2019

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy (SOP) second-year student Brett Norvell, of Moro, has received the Pharmacists Mutual Community Pharmacy Scholarship from the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation. The scholarship honors student pharmacists who have demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to...
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SIUE’s Arts & Issues Presents Dr. John Walker and his Discussion on “Solving Alzheimer’s”

March 15 2019

Can Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia be determined early? Can they be cured with a “multivariable” approach? Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumnus John Q. Walker, PhD, examines these things and more during the Arts & Issues’ presentation of “Solving...
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Big book sale coming to SIU’s Morris Library April 12-13

March 15 2019

Everyone is welcome at the big book sale planned at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Morris Library on April 12 and 13.
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SIU Carbondale will host student summit aimed at helping revive, rebuild Illinois

March 15 2019

University students from around the state will come to Southern Illinois University Carbondale later this month with the goal of developing strategies to revive and rebuild Illinois.
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SIU’s 67th annual All Ag Banquet recognizes students, alumni and faculty

March 15 2019

In keeping with their long-time tradition, the College of Agricultural Sciences at Southern Illinois University Carbondale recently recognized alumni, students and faculty members for their service to the college and the community.
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Parker & Co. Boutique Expands to West County Mall with the Support of the IL SBDC Metro East

March 14 2019

The Parker & Co. Boutique women’s apparel e-commerce business is expanding by selling clothing at Kindred in West County Mall. Parker & Co. owner Sara Duguay has worked with the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville since late 2018. She has consulted...
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Drury Development Corp.’s Warner Named 2019 Distinguished CLI Alumni

March 14 2019

Robert Warner, vice president of construction at Drury Development Corp., is the recipient of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s 2019 Construction Leadership Institute (CLI) Alumni Leadership Award. The ceremony was Friday, March 8 as a part of the CLI Alumni Day and Graduation celebration. The CLI Alumni Leadership Award...
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SIUE Hosts Novelist Vu Tran and Poet TJ Jarrett at Literary Event

March 14 2019

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s new Master in Fine Arts (MFA) in creative writing program will host award-winning novelist Vu Tran and poet TJ Jarrett Friday and Saturday, April 5-6. Both authors will read in The Cougar Store at the Morris University Center (MUC) followed by lively question-and-answer...
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Greenwood Receives SIUE’s Vaughnie Lindsay New Investigator Award

March 14 2019

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Andrew Greenwood, PhD, has been recognized with the Graduate School’s 2019-20 Vaughnie Lindsay New Investigator Award for his significant research contributions to his field, the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), and the University as a whole. Greenwood is an assistant professor of...
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SIUE Spring Events Boost Enrollment Optimism

March 14 2019

Attendance at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Spring Previews for prospective students have administrators and admissions personnel optimistically looking at fall 2019 as a stabilizing impact upon overall enrollment. Since the all-time enrollment of 14,265 in fall 2015, SIUE has dropped 984 students during the course of the...
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SIUE Hosts Higher Education Diverse Business Fair

March 14 2019

Marvin Woods and Viola Pancratz, co-owners of Project Controls Group, Inc. in St. Louis, were encouraged by the contacts they made at the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Higher Education Diverse Business Fair on Wednesday, March 13.  Woods and Pancratz were among the more than 60 vendors from Missouri and Illinois who attended...
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SIU earns Tree Campus USA designation for fourth consecutive year

March 14 2019

Southern Illinois University Carbondale has earned the Tree Campus USA designation for a fourth consecutive year.
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Mt. Joy’s Rev. Jackson to Receive CSS Leadership Award

March 13 2019

The Center for Spirituality and Sustainability at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is hosting its 16th annual Leadership Awards Dinner at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 30 in the LeClaire Room on the N. O. Nelson Campus of Lewis and Clark Community College in Edwardsville. Each year the Center bestows two awards, one for Spirituality...
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NCERC Grad Assistant Receives Scholarships from Renewable Fuels Association and National Corn Growers Association

March 13 2019

For the second year in a row, an NCERC at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville student staff member was honored with scholarships from the agriculture and ethanol industries. NCERC Graduate Assistant Krista Russell was recognized twice in February, receiving the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) National Ethanol Conference scholarship, as...
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SIUE Construction Leadership Institute Announces 2019 Graduates

March 13 2019

The Construction Leadership Institute (CLI) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville celebrated 35 graduates on Friday, March 8 as a part of the CLI Alumni Day and Graduation celebration. Developed by the SIUE Schools of Business and Engineering, the CLI provides the knowledge, skills and strategies that individuals and companies need in...
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Creative Game Projects Highlight SIUE’s 4th Annual eHacks Competition

March 12 2019

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering Department of Computer Science hosted its 4th annual eHacks competition March 8-9 at the T-REX Innovation Center in downtown St. Louis. Nineteen projects, completed by approximately 80 participants, were created and judged. This year’s competition featured numerous game...
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SIUE Campus Recreation Connects with Local Community

March 12 2019

When Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Department of Campus Recreation installed artificial turf fields on campus at the recreation complex, it planned on heightening engagement with the community and scheduling more events at the site. That vision is coming to fruition as external groups are signing up to utilize the...
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A Season for the Child Presents Myth, Mystique & Magic, March 23

March 12 2019

A Season for the Child (SfC), the family-oriented live theater season sponsored by the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Friends of Theater and Dance (FOTAD), will present its second production of the season: Myth, Mystique & Magic. Myth, Mystique & Magic will be performed by StagePlay Learning at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23 in...
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‘Triumph and Tragedy in History’ is focus of upcoming SIU regional history fair

March 12 2019

More than 200 local middle school and high school students are gearing up to address “Triumph and Tragedy in History” at the 2019 Southern Illinois Regional History Fair at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
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Southern Illinois Law and Leadership Conference set for March 27

March 12 2019

The Southern Illinois Law and Leadership Conference, set for March 27 at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, offers the region’s education professionals and others the chance to strengthen leadership networks and school partnerships.
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SIU Carbondale Day of Giving totals exceed $889,000

March 11 2019

The totals are nearly in, and Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s March 6 Day of Giving raised more than $889,000 for scholarships, programs and other SIU priorities. Gifts are still being counted.
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Explore SIU’s 150 years of growth, accomplishments and challenges through new book

March 11 2019

Since it began in 1869 as a small teachers college, Southern Illinois University Carbondale has evolved into an internationally known research university, with countless notable alumni, innovations and accomplishments.
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Outside the Box to bring internationally known musicians and composers to campus

March 11 2019

For the 13th year, the Outside The Box new music festival will live up to its name with an assortment of concerts, seminars and virtual reality experiences.
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Former U.S. Ambassador to discuss the need for more civility

March 11 2019

Former U.S. Ambassador Harriet Elam-Thomas, whose highly respected career as a diplomat spanned more than four decades, will visit Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute this month and make the case for more civility in public life.
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Photojournalist to present his work on Shawnee National Forest logging protests

March 08 2019

Award-winning photojournalist and environmental activist Orin Langelle will share his images from Shawnee National Forest protests of more than two decades ago as part of a presentation this month at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
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Bioethicist lecture examines use of artificial intelligence in patient diagnosis, treatment

March 07 2019

The importance of ensuring public trust in using artificial intelligence for patient diagnosis and treatment is the focus of the 2019 John and Marsha Ryan Bioethicist in Residence lecture this month at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
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