SIU News

SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School Hosts its First College Fair

November 20 2018

A fair that covers the ABC’s of college is a valuable tool and Monday, Nov. 19 was the first time the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School (CHS), in partnership with the Greater East St. Louis Community Fund (GESLCF), offered the opportunity for its students.  More than 100 CHS students,...
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SIUE’s Tuttle is Lincoln Academy Student Laureate

November 20 2018

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville senior Austin Tuttle, of Sherman, was recognized during the Lincoln Academy of Illinois’ 43rd Annual Student Laureate Convocation on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Old State Capitol in Springfield. The annual event honors one senior from each of the state’s four-year, degree-granting colleges...
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Belleville Woman Realizes a Professional Goal, Thanks to SIUE East St. Louis Center’s Workforce Development Program

November 20 2018

Kei’lah Brown-McGee, of Belleville, has wanted to help, love and educate young children for some time, and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center’s (ESLC) Workforce Development Program has helped place her in the front of the class.  “The ESLC’s Childcare Training Program...
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SIUE School of Engineering Donates Solar Car to Berea College

November 20 2018

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering’s (SOE) Solar Car Team has donated one of its cars to Berea College (BC) in Kentucky. “The American Solar Challenge has a rule that you can use the main chassis of the solar car three times, which means competing in three different annual events,”...
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SIU’s new premier multi-use trail system expects to draw users from far and wide

November 20 2018

Could Southern Illinois University Carbondale soon boast one of the Midwest’s premier mountain biking parks?
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SIU Debate team to compete at World Championships in South Africa

November 20 2018

Four students from SIU are set to compete at the World University Debating Championships over winter break. With over 800 debaters representing 90 countries, the tournament is the largest debate competition in the world and represents the most impressive stage for college debating.
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SIU’s 2018 Holiday Craft Sale offers décor and more from over 75 vendors

November 20 2018

Finding just the right gift for a special someone or for yourself is easy at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s annual Holiday Craft Sale, set for Nov. 29-Dec. 1.
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Two SIUE Faculty Claim March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards

November 16 2018

Two Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing (SIUE SON) faculty and one student were honored at the March of Dimes’ seventh annual Nurse of the Year Awards Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel. The March of Dimes presented awards across 20 disciplines to nurses who exemplify an extraordinary...
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SIUE MUC Marketing Team Earns Three ACUI Graphics Awards

November 16 2018

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Morris University Center (MUC) marketing team won three first place graphics awards at the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Region V annual conference held Nov. 8-11 at the University of Illinois-Chicago. The ACUI Region V conference brought approximately 250 professionals, graduate...
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SIU SDM Provides Nearly $22,000 in Free Dental Care During Veteran’s Care Day

November 16 2018

Faculty, staff and students at the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) demonstrated their appreciation for the sacrifice and service of the nation’s veterans by providing free dental care at the inaugural Veteran’s Care Day on Thursday, Nov. 15. “I jumped on this opportunity,”...
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SIUE’s URCA Program Recognizes Outstanding Faculty Mentors and Student Researchers

November 16 2018

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) program is recognizing the excellent work of faculty mentors and students through four awards. The URCA program encourages, supports and enables students to participate in research and creative activities at the undergraduate level. URCA...
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Learn to handle wilderness medical emergencies at SIU’s Touch of Nature

November 16 2018

Learn how to handle medical emergencies wherever you are, including places where calling 911 can’t get a quick and easy response, at a pair of intensive wilderness medical training workshops hosted by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center.
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Suhaimee is RSS Student Employee of the Month

November 16 2018

Daniel Suhaimee is the newest recipient of the Student Employee of the Month award from Recreational Sports and Services at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Suhaimee, of Carbondale and formerly of Malaysia, is facility manager for RSS, a position he’s held for over a year.
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Students capture communities’ spirit through photographs

November 16 2018

A photo exhibit months in the making introduced Southern Illinois University Carbondale photography students to local communities. Their work goes on display later this month.
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Metro Transit Names SIUE Alumna Mefford-Miller as Executive Director

November 15 2018

SIUE alumna Jessica Mefford-Miller has been named executive director of Metro Transit. In this role, she will oversee all Metro Transit operations, including MetroLink, MetroBus and Metro Call-A-Ride. Mefford-Miller earned a bachelor’s in geography, with a minor in art, from the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences in 2002. Details on her...
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Original Composition of SIUE Alumna, Famed Accordionist, Played in Lithuania

November 15 2018

Original music composed by SIUE alumna Amy Jo Sawyer, of O’Fallon, was performed at a World Accordion Event in Kaunas, Lithuania in September. Sawyer earned a bachelor’s in music theory and composition with a minor in jazz performances from the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences in 1988. She completed a master’s in...
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SIUE Among Nation’s Best in Graduating Student-Athletes

November 15 2018

SIUE Athletics is Illinois’ top public institution in graduating student-athletes and tied for 11th nationally, according to a report released Wednesday by the NCAA. Five SIUE programs earned a perfect score of 100 percent in the latest Graduation Success Rate (GSR) figures. The men’s golf and women’s basketball,...
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‘In the Shadow of His Language’ examines academic life, sacrifice and success

November 15 2018

What are you willing to give up for success? Get ready for a theatrical roller coaster ride as a first generation college student wrestles through life’s big questions and discovers what is really worth the sacrifice.
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R. Buckminster Fuller’s Remarkable Works Admired and Explored During “Bucky Weekend”

November 14 2018

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus and surrounding community members and honored guests celebrated R. Buckminster Fuller’s remarkable legacy in the region on Friday-Saturday, Nov. 9-10 during “Bucky Weekend.” Two generations of the visionary inventor’s family attended an opening reception for...
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A Season for the Child Opens at SIUE with “Clara’s Journey”

November 14 2018

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), opens its 29th season with “Clara’s Journey” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 in the Dunham Hall Theater.  “Clara’s...
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IEPA Renews $1.23M Grant with SIUE ERTC

November 14 2018

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) has renewed its $1.23 million grant with the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Environmental Resources Training Center (ERTC). The continued funding will support ERTC operational costs, drinking water and wastewater operator certification exam programs, and other ERTC...
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SIUE School of Engineering Hosts Energy Day

November 14 2018

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering is hosting its first ‪‪SIUE Energy Day at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27 in the Morris University Center’s Mississippi-Illinois Room. The day will focus upon energy topics, and awareness of alternative and clean energy sources. “Our goal...
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Illinois SBDC for Metro East Supports PinMe Organics’ Gourmet Mushrooms

November 13 2018

PinMe Organics owner Maracus Scott started his PinMe Organics mushroom business as a hobby just a few short months ago. It grew rapidly and now has a promising future with help from the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville. Scott works at SIUE in Information...
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SIU faculty diversity excellence honored

November 13 2018

Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion is once again apparent as three faculty members recently earned special recognition.
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SIUE’s Carstens-Wickham Attends 2018 Notre Dame Berlin Seminar

November 12 2018

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Belinda Carstens-Wickham, PhD, professor of German in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, attended the 2018 Notre Dame Berlin Seminar. The nine-day seminar was held in July at the Berlin Literature House, one of Germany’s most...
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Esports Growing at SIUE

November 12 2018

The international phenomenon that is Esports has found a home at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Department of Campus Recreation and growth on campus is a certainty. According to a report from Newzoo, a market analytics company, 380 million people worldwide will watch Esports this year, including 165 million Esports...
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SIUE Arts & Issues Presents “The Other Mozart”

November 12 2018

Maria Anna Nannerl Mozart was a musical genius equal to her younger brother, Amadeus Mozart, but her name has remained virtually unknown. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Arts & Issues series will bring her story center stage when it presents “The Other Mozart” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 at Dunham...
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SIUE Undergrad Earns Competitive Research Award at National Art Therapy Conference

November 12 2018

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville sophomore Macey Brown, of Pekin, has achieved an honor not many undergraduates can boast. Brown earned Best Undergraduate Research Poster Award from the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) during their Nov. 3-4 national conference in Miami. Brown is double majoring in art and psychology. Thanks to...
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Upcoming choir concert to feature Mozart’s famed 'Coronation Mass'

November 12 2018

The Choral Union at SIU is bringing a fresh perspective to a traditional Mozart piece at their upcoming fall concert. The performance features university and community members, along with four professional soloists who will spotlight the rich history of Mozart’s Coronation Mass.
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Storey honored as Lincoln Academy student laureate

November 08 2018

According to her professors, Andrea Storey does not have an off button. Her unquenchable drive and passion are the key things that landed her a spot as winner of the 2018 Lincoln Academy of Illinois student laureate award for Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
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Thanks “Giving Back” Food Drive Wednesday to benefit SIU students in need

November 08 2018

The Thanks “Giving Back” Food Drive on Wednesday at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is a chance to help Salukis in need.
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Vigil, ceremony highlight annual Veterans Day event on Nov. 11

November 02 2018

Southern Illinois University Carbondale and the city of Carbondale will host a joint Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11 at the Veterans Memorial Plaza in Carbondale.
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Jazz concerts are coming to Southern Illinois venues

November 02 2018

With two performances scheduled for local, iconic venues, the School of Music at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is preparing for a month full of jazz.
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Expert to discuss U.N. climate report at next Saluki Energy Forum

November 01 2018

An expert in climate variability and change will give a keynote presentation at the next Saluki Energy Forum early next week.
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