SIU News

Carrollton Bank Donates Textbooks, Laptops to SIUE East St. Louis Center

April 24 2017

Carrollton Bank has donated textbooks and laptops to the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center (ESLC) to support finance education. The gift will enhance the curriculum at the ESLC Charter High School.

Carrollton Bank Chief Executive Officer Tom Hough and his wife, Suzanne, presented a check today valued at $8,700 to cover the purchase of consumer education/personal finance textbooks and 25 laptop computers designated for use by the personal finance students in the Eve...

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Campus Fire Station Ribbon Cutting

April 24 2017

The City of Edwardsville held a ribbon cutting Saturday, April 22, for its new fire station located on the SIUE campus on Northwest University Dr. Edwardsville Intelligencer reporter Cody King posted the story.

Vice Chancellor for Administration Rich Walker represented the SIUE administration and noted how the fire station was already making a difference since going into service last November.

The station serves both the SIUE campus and the warehouse district in Edwardsville. It includes two fi...

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WED degree program available to John A. Logan students

April 24 2017

Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Workforce Education and Development bachelor’s degree program will be available for off-campus students at John A. Logan College beginning with online classes this summer.
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CASA faculty members to present research ‘lightning’ talks

April 24 2017

An inaugural “flash talk” this week will highlight research by faculty in Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s College of Applied Sciences and Arts.
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Annual fashion show, student showcase is April 27

April 24 2017

Work produced by the students in Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Fashion Design & Merchandising program will be presented at the annual student showcase and fashion show, Thursday, April 27, in the Student Center ballrooms.
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Visiting Asst. Prof. Danielle Lee Works to Eliminate STEM Barriers for Students

April 23 2017

Danielle N. Lee is a visiting assistant professor in SIUE’s College of Arts & Sciences. She teaches mammalogy and biology, and is actively working to eliminate students’ barriers to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. She has become one of the leading voices on diversity in the sciences. Writer Neil Gladstone posted a Q&A with Lee on April 21 at verizon.com.

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SIUE Repeats as OVC Women’s Tennis Champs

April 23 2017

Mia Frogner closed out her third set victory Sunday with a backhand at the net, sealing the second straight Ohio Valley Conference Tournament title for SIUE women's tennis.

SIUE defeated Eastern Kentucky 4-1 in the OVC Championship match. The Cougars completed the regular season and the league tournament with a perfect 21-0 dual match record.

“I can't say enough about this team,” said SIUE Head Coach Nick Mueller. “We have persevered through a lot this season. I am extremely proud of this group...

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SIUE’s Residori and Tindle on NWCA All-Academic Team

April 23 2017

The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) tabbed SIUE’s Jake Residori, of Shorewood, and Jake Tindle, of Troy, as members of its 2017 All-Academic Team.

Both wrestlers advanced to the NCAA Championships in March at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis after winning their respective weight classes at the Southern Conference Championships. Residori placed eighth overall and was named an All-American. There were 35 All-Americans who also earned the NWCA All-Academic award.

The criteria for ea...

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TheOther40 Competition Showcases Students’ Innovative Business Ideas

April 21 2017

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students presented their business ideas during the 7th annual “TheOther40” competition on Friday, April 7. The event featured presentations by the creators of eight businesses in a Shark Tank-like fashion to a panel of enterprise professionals, with MBA student Celeste Hughes taking first place for GAINZ by the Dozen.

The SIUE School of Business and the Entrepreneurs’ Club of SIUE hosted the competition. Since statistics show that around 60 percent of s...

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NASA, other eclipse partners to visit SIU in May

April 21 2017

With the total solar eclipse only a few months away, the planning group at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is nailing down details on how the university and its partners will handle one of the highest-profile celestial events in the country in years.
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SIUE Tabbed a Top 10 Best Online College

April 20 2017

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is among the top 10 Best Online Colleges in Illinois, according to College Choice, a ranking and review online publication.

SIUE was tabbed ninth out of 23 universities in the state. Rankings were based predominantly on academic quality, as well as return on investment.

“This ranking is a wonderful acknowledgement of SIUE’s strong and innovative academic offerings,” said Scott Belobrajdic, associate vice chancellor for Enrollment Management. “We continu...

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Texas A&M law professor to discuss Cairo civil rights movement

April 20 2017

A law professor who was once involved in the civil rights movement in Cairo in the early 1970s while working as a substitute teacher there will discuss her experiences at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
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New Arts Jazztet spring concert is Sunday

April 20 2017

The New Arts Jazztet, a top-flight ensemble made up of Southern Illinois University Carbondale faculty musicians, presents its spring concert on Sunday, April 23.
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SIUE Celebrates Springfest 2017: “Cougars in the Outfield”

April 19 2017

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus community is demonstrating its school spirit this week by participating in Springfest 2017, under the theme “Cougars in the Outfield,” through Sunday, April 23. The annual event is the longest running tradition on campus and promotes student engagement.

“Springfest is meant to celebrate SIUE students, faculty and staff accomplishments during this past academic year with one last hurrah before finals,” said Casey Vaclavik, a graduate student i...

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Silent Protest Raises Sexual Assault Awareness

April 19 2017

A silent protest was held at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Tuesday, April 18 to start conversations about sexual violence and prevention. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

SIUE’s Counseling Services and Prevention Education and Advocacy Center (PEACe), in partnership with Call for Help, Inc., invited people to join together in holding signs featuring awareness messages to support survivors and end sexual assault.  

“The silent protest was about visibility,” said Samantha Dick...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy Students Win National Video Award

April 19 2017

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy (SIUE SOP) students won a most humorous video award for the second straight year at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) 2017 Annual Meeting and Exposition held late March in San Francisco. 

Scott Sexton, a fourth year from Waterloo, and Austin Lee, a third year from Festus, Mo., created a video, Batman the Pharmacist Part 2, for the annual national Pharmflix contest conducted by the APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-AS...

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Debater finishes in top 10 at national championship

April 19 2017

Arielle Stephenson, a senior at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, finished in the top 10 as a solo debater at the National Forensic Association National Championship Tournament Lincoln-Douglas Debate.
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SIUE Meridian Society Hosts Philanthropy Workshop, Invests in SIUE Community-based Projects

April 18 2017

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Meridian Society hosted the Women’s Philanthropy and Leadership Workshop on Thursday, April 6 in the Morris University Center. Nearly 120 attendees learned about engaged philanthropy and participated in roundtable discussions on philanthropic areas of focus such as education, poverty, sustainability and disaster relief.

Featured speakers at the event included Chad and Kathie Opel, founders of Edwardsville Neighbors in Need, Gloria Crowder, president...

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SIUE’s Prince Wells Named in St. Louis Civil Rights Exhibit because of Activism for Black Musicians

April 18 2017

It used to be the norm that in a town known for its black musical history, influence and legends, talented black musicians were hitting a sour note when it came to finding jobs in the St. Louis area. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Prince Wells III, associate professor in the Department of Music and past director of the Music Business Program and the Black Studies Program at SIUE, organized, strategized and chronicled the struggles and successes of black artists. His efforts are hon...

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SIUE’s Griffin to be Inducted as AANP Fellow

April 18 2017

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing’s Valerie Griffin, DNP, assistant clinical professor and coordinator of the family nurse practitioner program, will join the Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP). Griffin’s induction will honor her outstanding contributions to health care through her main focus areas of education and policy.

Griffin will be honored among 67 inductees on Thursday, June 22 during the AANP 2017 National Conference in Phil...

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Dedication to Emeritus Professor Enhances Picturesque SIU SDM Campus

April 18 2017

An emeritus professor of the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM), known for his significant contributions to teaching, professional development and leadership, and devoted support of campus beautification efforts, now has a scenic dedication settled in front of one of the unique campus’s historic buildings.

The family of Dr. David Jenkins, with the support of SIU SDM Dean Bruce Rotter, DMD, and Director of Development Stephen Schaus, surprised their father with an e...

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SIUE URCA Program Recognizes Outstanding Faculty Mentors and Students

April 17 2017

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s distinctive Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) program has recognized excellent mentorship and student work with the presentation of four awards.

The spring 2017 Vaughn Vandegrift URCA Research Mentor of the Semester Award has been presented to faculty mentors Jianwei Huang, PhD, PE, and Kevin Tucker, PhD. Huang is an assistant professor in the School of Engineering’s Department of Civil Engineering. Tucker is an assistant professor...

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SIUE Celebrates Earth Week, April 17-22

April 17 2017

Earth Week is a time when Southern Illinois University Edwardsville joins communities around the world in helping to make the planet a better, greener, more sustainable place to live. 

The Center for Spirituality and Sustainability (CSS), Student Organization for Sustainability (SOS), the SIUE Newman Catholic Community, and the Sociology Club will sponsor several events during the 2017 Earth Week, which begins today and runs through Earth Day, Saturday, April 22. 

Wednesday, April 19 – Connie ...
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SIUE School of Nursing Alumna Named to National Nursing Board

April 17 2017

SIUE School of Nursing alumna and lecturer in the nurse anethesia program Mary Zerlan, DNP, CRNA, has been selected to join the Nursing Board at the American Health Council.

Zerlan earned a bachelor’s in nursing in 1979 and a master’s in nursing anesthesia in 1996, both from SIUE. Her professional accomplishments were detailed in a news release posted Thursday, April 13 on MarketWatch.com.

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University to honor its authors on Thursday

April 17 2017

Southern Illinois University Carbondale will celebrate the accomplishments of faculty and staff who have recently seen their works through to book publication.
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Summer camps appeal to wide array of interests

April 17 2017

What do dinosaurs, bowling, Legos, airplanes, baseball and broadcasting have in common?
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Seven to receive Faculty-Staff Excellence Awards

April 17 2017

Southern Illinois University Carbondale will honor seven members of the faculty and staff for superior scholarship, teaching and service.
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NASA eclipse webinars available to area educators

April 14 2017

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, a prime viewing location and site of NASA’s global webcast of the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse (eclipse.siu.edu), is inviting educators from around the region to participate in a NASA webinar series focusing on eclipse instruction.
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Mine rescue team shows off its skills in competition

April 14 2017

The fledgling mine rescue team at Southern Illinois University Carbondale got the chance to show off its skills earlier this month during a competition at the University of Kentucky.
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University Housing plans special theme meals

April 14 2017

Southern Soul Food is coming to Southern Illinois University Carbondale as University Housing sponsors two theme meals featuring food from the deep south.
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SIU to host chemistry symposium on April 22

April 14 2017

Earth Day will bring a day of chemistry and support for science to Southern Illinois University Carbondale and the community.
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Impact of leadership program felt in Brazil

April 12 2017

When a group of Brazilian college students found their way into an engineering leadership program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Bruce DeRuntz could not have anticipated the impact the program and the students would have on that country.
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Inaugural ‘Salukis United in Diversity Conference’ set

April 12 2017

Television commentator and best-selling author Keith Boykin will speak at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in April, one of the highlights of the inaugural four-day Salukis United in Diversity Conference.
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Law student picked for ABA’s Judicial Clerkship Program

April 12 2017

A law student at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is just one of nine students from law schools across the country selected for the American Bar Association's Judicial Clerkship Program.
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