SIU News

SIUE’s Global Ambassador Program Offers Comfort and Connections

May 08 2017

SIUE’s Global Ambassador Program was highlighted in an article posted Friday, May 5 in the Belleville News-Democrat. The program is successfully connecting international and American students to create a warm and welcome environment for all.

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SIUE School of Pharmacy Establishes Public Health Experiential Rotation in Haiti

May 08 2017

Submerging one’s self into another culture and providing medical and pharmacy care in an environment with few resources is a life changing opportunity for student learners, and the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy (SOP) is adding another such opportunity to its international learning experiences. The SOP has established a public health experiential rotation in Haiti that will begin Spring 2018.

Kelly Gable, PharmD, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Pr...

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SIU Foundation launches $75 million campaign for students

May 08 2017

A three-year, $75 million fundraising campaign will provide scholarships and other support for the students of Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
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Graduate will be 14th in family to earn degree from SIU

May 08 2017

Courtney Kabat is a firm believer in the adage “Once a Saluki, Always a Saluki.”
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Student earns international reporting fellowship

May 08 2017

A Southern Illinois University Carbondale student whose interest in photography began in middle school will spend time in Mexico later this year documenting the lives of migrant workers who travel to and from Southern Illinois.
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SIUE Spring Commencement Celebrates Class of 2017

May 06 2017

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville celebrated its 2017 Spring Commencement exercises for 1,957 graduates Friday and Saturday in the Vadalabene Center on campus. All the ceremonies are available on siue.edu/tv.

After Chancellor Randy Pembrook addressed the Graduate School, School of Business and School of Nursing students Friday night, he bestowed degrees upon the Graduate School and School of Education, Health and Human Behavior graduates Saturday morning, the College of Arts and Scienc...

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SIUE’s Yoon Featured in Healthline for Head Lice Research

May 05 2017

The pioneering research of SIUE’s Kyong Yoon, PhD, assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Biological Sciences, has been featured by Heathline in an article posted April 27, entitled “Head Lice Developing Resistance to Common Treatments.”

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Therapy Dogs Comfort SIU SDM and SIUE Students During Finals

May 05 2017

Newman, Kylie, Elsa and Wrigley were a comforting site for students at the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) on Thursday, May 4. The four are therapy dogs with CHAMP Assistance Dogs, whose relaxed temperament offered students a bit of lightness amidst the stress of finals.

“I’ve always been a dog lover,” said Michael Hawk, a second year dental student, while petting Elsa. “They are all incredibly calm and willing to let us pet them.”

Approximately 300 students at ...

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SIUE Alumnus Honored with Governor’s Volunteer Service Award

May 05 2017

SIUE alumnus Jonathan H. N. Long, of Glen Carbon, has been recognized with the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award for the tremendous impact he has made on the local community through volunteerism and service.

Long earned a bachelor’s in sociology in 2011 and a master’s in sociology in 2014, both from the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences.

The Edwardsville Intelligencer detailed Long’s receipt of the award, along with his history of volunteerism and community involvement in an article posted Thu...

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Graduating senior described as ‘change agent’

May 05 2017

By any standard, Naomi Tolbert is a successful student.
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Symposium will explore the future of U.S. health care

May 05 2017

A symposium in Springfield will examine the rapidly evolving proposals to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act and the impact on medicine and quality of patient care both nationally and in Illinois.
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SIUE’s Rick Lallish Wins IWEA Kenneth Meredith Award

May 04 2017

Rick Lallish, program director of Water Pollution Control at the Environmental Resources Training Center (ERTC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, has received the Illinois Water Environment Association’s (IWEA) Kenneth Meredith Award.

The award acknowledges an individual who has performed duties above and beyond the usual employment requirements, so as to elevate the status of the wastewater plant operator and promote operator professionalism within the state.

“This award reflects t...

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Team Led by SIUE’s Poirier Receives AACP Award for Excellence in Assessment

May 04 2017

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Terri Poirier, PharmD, senior scholar and professor of pharmacy practice in the School of Pharmacy (SOP), is the lead author on a proposal that has received the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Award for Excellence in PharmD Program-Level Assessment.

The award recognizes outstanding doctor of pharmacy assessment programs for their progress in developing and applying evidence of outcomes as part of the on-going evaluation and improve...

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University Housing LED Lighting Project Increases Efficiency and Effectiveness

May 04 2017

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s University Housing is contributing to utility savings and achieving greater safety and security through an LED lighting project. University Housing Facilities Management (UHFM) was awarded a $21,000 grant through the Department of Commerce that was used to update the exterior lighting at Cougar Village Apartments.

LED lighting is one of the easiest ways to reduce your carbon footprint, and boasts both cost efficiency and effectiveness. The new, bright...

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SIUE Engineering Graduate Perseveres, Gives Back

May 04 2017

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering’s Weston Hock, of Millstadt, will earn a bachelor’s in construction management during the spring commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 6. After struggling with dyslexia as a child, Hock has persevered, and will celebrate his achievement with family and friends.

“I always knew I would go into the construction field,” Hock said. “I’m excited to now use the academic knowledge and hands-on training I’ve received from the SIUE Scho...

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SIUE Student-Athletes Lauded for Academic Performance

May 03 2017

Three Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Athletics programs were honored by the NCAA Wednesday, May 3 by earning multi-year Academic Progress Rates (APR) in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport.

SIUE men’s cross country, men’s golf and women’s tennis were listed among the nation’s best for their high marks academically.

“We are pleased these teams have been honored by the NCAA,” said SIUE Director of Athletics Dr. Brad Hewitt. “We continue to be extremely proud of our student-a...

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Upward Bound Students Get Excited About Engaging Summer Programming

May 03 2017

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center (ESLC) Upward Bound Program showcased its engaging summer programming during a demonstration event held Thursday, April 20. Program instructors and participants shared the results of their year’s work in robotics and entrepreneurship in an effort to inspire more students to get involved.

A video of the inspiring demonstrations is available here.

“At SIUE’s Upward Bound Program, we’ve been doing a lot of project-based work,” sai...

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SIUE Engineering Students Win eHacks Competition

May 03 2017

After working nearly nonstop from 7 p.m. Friday, March 24 until 11 a.m. Sunday, March 26, a team of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering (SOE) students took first place in the second annual eHacks competition held at the T-REX Innovation Center in downtown St. Louis.

The winning team comprised Thomas Lynch and Eli Ball, both of Rockford, and Glen Carbon native Daniel Harding. They created “Photo Code,” which is a system of educational tools used to teach core programm...

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SIUE Draws Vanderbilt In NCAA Women’s Tennis Tourney

May 03 2017

SIUE women’s tennis advanced to the NCAA Division I Championships for the second consecutive season and will face Vanderbilt in the opening round in Nashville.

The Cougars will challenge the Commodores Friday, May 12 with a 4 p.m. dual at the Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Tennis Center. For the second straight season, SIUE faces Vandy in the opening round.

SIUE earned an automatic bid after winning its second straight Ohio Valley Conference Tournament title. The Cougars finished the regular season and...

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SBDC Seeking Innovative Products/Services for InnovateHER Challenge

May 03 2017

The Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is inviting competitors with viable products and services that impact and empower the lives of women and families to compete in the national InnovateHER Business Challenge.

InnovateHER is the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) national business competition sponsored by the Sarah Blakely Foundation. The SBA will choose 10 competitors from across the nation for ...

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Commencement ceremonies set for May 12-13

May 03 2017

Southern Illinois University Carbondale commencement ceremonies are set for May 12-13.
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U.S. district judge to deliver law school commencement keynote

May 03 2017

U.S. District Judge Staci M. Yandle will deliver the keynote address during commencement ceremonies for the SIU School of Law on Friday, May 12.
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Appointments available for ‘Give Adults a Smile Day’

May 03 2017

Openings are available for the seventh annual “Give Adults a Smile Day” held at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Dental Hygiene Clinic.
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Cardboard Boat Regatta set for Saturday

May 03 2017

The 44th annual Great Cardboard Boat Regatta, rescheduled due to inclement weather, is now set for Saturday, May 6, at Evergreen Park’s Carbondale Reservoir boat launch.
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Institute ranks SIU 76th in nation for technology transfer

May 03 2017

A national organization promoting economic opportunity has ranked Southern Illinois University Carbondale among its top 100 in the country for technology transfer.
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SIUE Celebrates 50-year Graduates with Inaugural Golden Reunion

May 02 2017

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will host its first Golden Graduation Reunion during commencement weekend, Friday and Saturday, May 5-6. Approximately 20 graduates from the class of 1967, donning gold regalia, will walk during the 5 p.m. Saturday ceremony at the Vadalabene Center. Each will be honored with a commemorative medallion as they cross the stage.

“SIUE is thrilled to welcome this distinguished group of alumni back to campus for this milestone anniversary,” said Chancellor Ra...

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Rolla Regional Robotics Repeats at 2017 Regional Botball Tournament at SIUE

May 02 2017

The Rolla Regional Robotics team from St. James, Mo., took its second consecutive win at the 2017 annual Greater St. Louis Botball Tournament on Saturday, April 8 at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Fifteen teams competed in the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom before a crowd of more than 200 throughout the day. Basler Electric, of Highland, helped sponsor the regional event.

This year’s theme was agriculture. Students’ robots worked to assist Agrobot with collecting seeds...

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Students Enjoy Delicious Late Night Breakfast to Kick Off Finals Week

May 02 2017

Approximately 660 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students were treated to a hearty breakfast Sunday night, served by SIUE administrators, faculty and staff.

SIUE Chancellor Randy Pembrook, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Jeffrey Waple, and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Denise Cobb, joined approximately 30 faculty and staff members to dish out a wide spread of food, and wish students well as the semester comes to an end. The menu included French toast sticks, sc...

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SIUE School of Nursing Partners with BJC HealthCare

May 02 2017

Thanks to a new partnership with the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing (SIUE SON), BJC HealthCare nurses can obtain a baccalaureate degree in nursing in as little as one year from the comfort of their own homes and on a schedule that fits their lives.

“We are excited to work with BJC to offer our online, accelerated RN to BS in nursing degree,” said Dr. Roberta Harrison, assistant dean for undergraduate programs at the SIUE School of Nursing. “This is a great opportuni...

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SIUE’s “Digital East St. Louis” Spotlighted in National STEM Learning and Research Center Blog

May 01 2017

SIUE’s “Digital East St. Louis” project was featured in the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded STEM Learning and Research Center blog, STELAR, on Friday, April 14. Read more here.

The three-year project is using digital humanities to generate interest in computing and information technologies among minority middle school-aged students. It is supported by an $846,000 Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) grant awarded to SIUE from the NSF.

The multidisciplinar...

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Aviation Technologies signs agreement with Chinese university

May 01 2017

Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Aviation Technologies program and Shenyang Aerospace University (SAU) in China will begin an articulation agreement in fall 2018.
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New grant-funded program creates opportunities for teachers

May 01 2017

Opportunity knocked. Southern Illinois University Carbondale opened the door and is inviting the community along as well.
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Poll explores public’s awareness of human trafficking

May 01 2017

Illinois ranks eighth in the nation in the number of cases of human trafficking, which includes many child victims. Yet, an overwhelming majority of Illinois citizens are uninformed about this important human rights issue, according to the results of the latest poll from Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.
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Graduate student wins Fulbright scholarship

April 28 2017

Southern Illinois University Carbondale graduate student Justin D’Agostino is the recipient of a J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship award to study the origins of language flexibility by investigating how globalization impacts primate vocalizations.
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