SIU News

SIU’s Master of Accountancy program joins elite group with STEM certification

November 20 2020

Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.) program has officially received the STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT) certification from the Department of Homeland Security, becoming just the second university in the state and one of a limited number in the nation to hold the designation and be fully accredited by the AACSB International, the leading accreditation body.
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Three SIUE Nursing Faculty Named March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Winners

November 19 2020

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing (SON) is celebrating three faculty honored as March of Dimes (MOD) Nurse of the Year Award winners. Of the SON’s seven deserving nominees, three came out on top in the categories of advance practice, pediatrics, and case management, public health and community health during...
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SIUE Speech and Debate Team Competes Virtually

November 19 2020

The expanded virtual world normalized by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is presenting new opportunities for participation in otherwise hard to access events. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Speech and Debate Team is among the organizations adapting to conditions and engaging in synchronous and asynchronous tournaments...
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SBDC Client Elure Beauty Supply Perseveres and Expands Amid Pandemic

November 19 2020

The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is celebrating Elure Beauty Supply’s growth. Owner and Chief Operating Officer Samantha Carter has worked with the SBDC and Director Jo Ann DiMaggio May to successfully overcome the difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic...
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DREAM Collective’s Next Podcast, “Big Momma Knows. You Don’t.”

November 18 2020

The DREAM (Dismantling Racism through Education, Advocacy and Mobilization) Collective at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will air its next episode of the podcast, “Blacktivism in the Academy,” on Thursday, Nov. 19.  Episode 10, “Big Momma Knows. You Don’t.” will...
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SIU SDM Launches Endodontics Graduate Program

November 18 2020

The Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) has launched a clinical endodontic training graduate program. The new program expands on the School’s post graduate offerings with an advanced educational curriculum and a clinical residency regimen focused on endodontics, including a full-time patient treatment...
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Legendary Pianist Slenczynska 10-CD Set to be Available at SIUE Lovejoy Library

November 18 2020

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Library and Information Services (LIS) will soon be home to the 10-CD set, Ruth Slenczynska: Complete American Decca Recordings. On Friday, Nov. 13, Eloquence released the CD set featuring the internationally renowned concert pianist and former SIUE faculty member. SIUE will receive two sets...
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SIUE’s Depew Hasn’t Let the Pandemic Keep her from Serving Veterans

November 18 2020

“In a perfect world, what would you like to do?” It’s a question, after having served and sacrificed, to get veterans to better envision a world of opportunities for themselves.  Asking the question is Amanda Depew, Air Force veteran and social work graduate assistant with Southern Illinois University...
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SIU professor researches how to perfect pumpkins

November 18 2020

On a greenhouse shelf near Alan Walters’ vegetable laboratory sits a pile of pumpkins that exhibits a variety of orange hues, textures and sizes that have been cataloged, not carved or made into pies. Walters, a professor of vegetable science and breeding at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, will tell you these days pumpkins are a lot more than a doorstep ornament to celebrate Halloween.
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Small Business Week of Southwestern Illinois Promotes Small Businesses in November

November 17 2020

The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is part of a professional committee supporting local restaurants and retailers for Small Business Saturday. This group, known as the Small Business Week of Southwestern Illinois (SBWSWIL), reached out to area chambers to create a...
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SIUE Alumnus Frazier Named 2020 Diverse Business Leader

November 17 2020

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumnus and MindsEye President and CEO Jason Frazier has been named a 2020 Diverse Business Leader by the St. Louis Business Journal for his work with MindsEye, an organization that offers a variety of services to those with visual disabilities throughout the St. Louis...
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The Gardens at SIUE Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Virtual Fundraising Campaign

November 17 2020

For the last 30 years, beauty, recreation, tranquility and nature have been intertwined, displayed and open to the public as The Gardens at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. This living laboratory is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a virtual campaign that runs through Saturday, Dec. 5.  “The Gardens at SIUE...
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SIU’s Morris Library honors Carus family with new endowment

November 17 2020

Morris Library at Southern Illinois University Carbondale will honor a benevolent family by establishing the new Alwin C. Carus Endowment. The library’s leadership recently worked with the SIU Foundation to transfer $1 million from the Carus Mineral Trust to create the endowment. It will support archival work and a future endowed chair, the Alwin C. Carus Archivist and Professor of Philosophy, all fully funded by the revenue from the trust.
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SIU SDM Provides Record $50K in Free Care at 3rd Annual Veteran’s Care Day

November 16 2020

Nearly 90 veterans received free dental care during the annual Veteran’s Care Day event hosted by the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM). On Thursday, Nov. 12, the SIU SDM provided more than $50,000 worth of free dental treatment to veterans in need. “Veteran’s Care Day was a huge...
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SIUE School of Pharmacy Provides Compassionate Telehealth Care Amid Pandemic

November 16 2020

Healthcare professionals worldwide continue to adapt to challenges posed by COVID-19 by implementing such services as telehealth to provide patient care. Among those ensuring access to comprehensive pharmaceutical care via virtual technologies are faculty and students from the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy...
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Anti-Oppression Student Group Organizes at SIUE

November 16 2020

A foundation for the difficult but rewarding, volatile but freeing and defensive but uplifting work of fighting oppression through the creation of a new student group is being laid by a handful of graduate students at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and their faculty advisor.  Cougars for Changing Campus Culture is the...
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SIUE’s URCA Program Honors Faculty Mentors and Student Researchers

November 13 2020

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) program encourages, supports and enables undergraduate students of all disciplines to participate in research and creative activities under faculty mentorship. Each semester, the URCA program recognizes outstanding faculty mentors and...
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Ready for takeoff: SIU Aviation adds five new planes

November 13 2020

As enrollment in Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s nationally recognized aviation program continues to climb, the number of airplanes to train students is also growing.
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SIUE Adds Reinhardt as Coordinator of Military and Veteran Services

November 12 2020

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has selected Telisha Reinhardt as coordinator of military and veteran services. Reinhardt will focus on supporting the SIUE military-connected population with accessing education and supporting those students through graduation. SIUE Military and Veteran Services has more than 800 enrolled...
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Get to know SIU through Southern Illinois Family Information Night

November 12 2020

Prospective students of Southern Illinois University Carbondale and their families are invited to Southern Illinois Family Information Night at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 via Zoom.
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Aspiring physician Maryam Makhdoom is SIU’s 2020 Lincoln Academy Student Laureate

November 12 2020

Maryam Makhdoom is the 2020 Lincoln Academy of Illinois Student Laureate for Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
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DREAM Collective’s Next Podcast, “Legibility for What?”

November 11 2020

The DREAM (Dismantling Racism through Education, Advocacy and Mobilization) Collective at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will air its next episode of the podcast, “Blacktivism in the Academy,” on Thursday, Nov. 12.  Episode nine, “Legibility for What?” will feature guests...
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Rolland Spotlights SIUE for Sustainability

November 11 2020

Rolland, Inc., recently featured SIUE Creative Director Heather Kniffel of University Marketing and Communications in its  “Conversations with Green Champions” about SIUE’s campus and community sustainability. The discussion covered the campus’ old-growth forest, environmental jobs for graduates,...
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SIUE BIPOC Women Revel in the Victory of Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris

November 11 2020

Exhilarated, buoyant, empowered, valued, regarded and visible are some adjectives that rushed to mind when several Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) women reflected on the historic news of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris being the first Black and Indian-American woman in line to hold the...
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SIUE Adds Online Master’s of Public Administration Degree

November 11 2020

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Graduate School has added a fully online option for a Master’s of Public Administration (MPA) degree starting fall 2021. This existing program will continue to offer a hybrid option along with the new fully online option. The Department of Public Administration and Policy...
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SIUE Army ROTC Cadet Kerkemeyer Earns Prestigious Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement

November 11 2020

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Army ROTC Cadet Kevin Kerkemeyer has been awarded the esteemed Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement, a highly competitive national award that honors exceptional achievement in areas of scholarship, physical fitness, leadership and citizenship/volunteerism. Nominees from all branches of military...
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SIU among nine educator programs in nation recognized for leadership in continuous improvement

November 10 2020

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is one of just nine institutions across the country to receive national recognition this year for leadership and commitment to continuous improvement in preparing people for careers as educators.
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SIU to hold traditional Veterans Day vigil, with safety precautions

November 09 2020

Southern Illinois University Carbondale this week will again remember those who have served the country with a time-honored tradition on Veterans Day, while also taking necessary COVID-19 safety precautions.
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State Rep. Theresa Mah to discuss career, fall veto session and impact of pandemic

November 09 2020

State Rep. Theresa Mah will discuss the Illinois General Assembly’s fall veto session and her political career during a virtual conversation hosted by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute on Thursday, Nov. 12. Mah’s conversation is at 10 a.m. with John T. Shaw, Simon Institute director. The virtual discussion is part of the Simon Institute’s “Understanding Our New World” series via Zoom.
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New director of SIU’s Advanced Coal and Energy Research Center envisions cleaner, more plentiful energy

November 06 2020

Of all the traits that make us human, our ability to harness one of the natural forces of the universe – energy – is among the most distinctive. Finding better, cleaner and more sustainable ways to continue that practice is the goal of the new director of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Advanced Coal and Energy Research Center.
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SIU’s popular Holiday Craft Sale goes virtual in 2020

November 05 2020

A popular holiday tradition will still take place at Southern Illinois University Carbondale albeit in a new and different way in 2020. The Student Center’s 42nd annual Holiday Craft Sale will be virtual and expanded to a three-week event.
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Former U.N. World Food Programme director to discuss pandemic’s impact on food supplies

November 05 2020

Ertharin Cousin, former director of the United Nations’ World Food Programme, will discuss the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on global food and agriculture during a conversation next week hosted by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.
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University Museum hosts SIU alum’s political, editorial work in retrospective exhibition

November 04 2020

A retrospective exhibition of political cartoons and paintings by Southern Illinois University Carbondale alumnus Tim Atseff will begin today, Nov. 4, in University Museum.
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SIU recognizing November as Native American Heritage Month with special virtual activities

October 29 2020

With a variety of special virtual events, Southern Illinois University Carbondale is recognizing November as Native American Heritage Month. SIU is partnering with SIU Edwardsville to sponsor conversations, presentations and other activities to celebrate the nation’s Indigenous people and enhance understanding of who they really are.
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