SIU News

A step ahead: Shoe designer Theo Hassim earns 2021 Rickert-Ziebold Trust Award

April 14 2021

As with many aspiring athletes, Theo Hassim’s interest in footwear and sneakers began in grade school by following what top athletes were wearing. That initial interest sparked a passion, ultimately guiding Hassim, a senior industrial design major from St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, to the 2021 Rickert-Ziebold Trust Award presented by the Southern Illinois University Carbondale School of Art and Design.
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SIUE Upward Bound Scholars Academy Students Take Virtual Excursions to New York City and Tennessee

April 13 2021

Visits to the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, National September 11 Memorial and Museum, National Civil Rights Museum and Slave Haven Museum were educational, exciting and all virtual for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center Collinsville’s Upward Bound Scholars Academy (UBSA) program...
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DREAM Collective’s “Blacktivism in the Academy” Begins Second Season, April 22

April 13 2021

The DREAM (Dismantling Racism through Education, Advocacy and Mobilization) Collective at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville continues to raise its voice against white supremacy in its second season of the “Blacktivism in the Academy” podcast. The first episode will feature “The Great Eight,”...
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Susan G. Komen® Missouri Grants $20K to SIUE’s WE CARE Clinic

April 13 2021

Breast Cancer awareness will be heightened and access to services increased for underserved populations thanks to a $20,000 grant from Komen Missouri to the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing’s WE CARE Clinic, located in East St. Louis. “Susan G. Komen is not only dedicated to finding the cures for...
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SIUE SOP Graduates Board Pass Rate Ranks in Top 25 in U.S.

April 13 2021

Graduates of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s School of Pharmacy (SOP) Class of 2020 have exceeded both state and national averages, boasting a first-attempt board pass rate of 94.87% on the North American Pharmacist Licensure Exam® (NAPLEX). These results place SIUE in the Top 25 of the 139 pharmacy programs in the...
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SIU forestry student tracks mule deer routes to protect habitats

April 13 2021

A graduate student at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is working with a western Native American tribe to unlock secrets of the mule deer migration to identify key habitat and arrest the species decline.
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Sign up now for SIU’s inaugural King Tut Strut Triathlon on June 5

April 13 2021

Registration is underway for the inaugural King Tut Strut Triathlon, a sprint distance triathlon, coming to Southern Illinois University Carbondale on June 5.
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SIUE’s Newman Sells Art to Benefit School of Pharmacy

April 12 2021

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy (SOP) Clinical Associate Professor Kate Newman, PharmD, has donated $5,000 to the SOP as a result of selling 52 of her paintings. Newman sold the paintings on Facebook as a fundraiser for SOP scholarships. All of her paintings and an additional 11 custom house portrait...
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SIU’s new Voyageur camp at Touch of Nature helps teens develop as outdoor leaders

April 12 2021

The Voyageur Leadership Program, a unique new outdoor leadership skills development program for teens, is coming to Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center this summer. Participants, ages 13-16, will develop outdoor skills, expand their comfort zones and enhance their leadership abilities as they enjoy a wide variety of adventures during a series of weekly programs.
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SIU students will present MFA thesis exhibitions this month

April 12 2021

The SIU Carbondale School of Art and Design will present the culminating work of seven artists who will graduate in May earning the Master of Fine Arts degree through the presentation of their thesis exhibitions.
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Department of Political Science asks has SIUE Arrived at Destination Anti-Racism?

April 08 2021

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville College of Art and Sciences’ (CAS) Department of Political Science, encouraged by a campus-wide anti-racism initiative, started on the road to affect positive change with a series of conversations about race and racism.  A year later, the department presented its final discussion...
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SIU doctoral student studies endangered pallid sturgeon DNA to save it

April 08 2021

A doctoral student at Southern Illinois University Carbondale recently helped federal scientists manipulate the DNA of an endangered fish in order to improve conservation tactics to save it.
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Join SIU’s “Rec Your Quarantine” challenge

April 08 2021

Here’s your chance to “Rec Your Quarantine” courtesy of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Recreational Sports and Services.
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SIUE Students in National Guard Continue to Assist in Vaccination Efforts

April 08 2021

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the National Guard and Reserves have courageously served as essential workers to assist relief efforts. Units across Illinois are continuously working to assist in vaccinating the public as safely and efficiently as possible. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Audrey Stark, of...
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SIUE School of Engineering Virtually Hosts 3rd Energy Symposium

April 07 2021

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering (SOE) is hosting its third ‪‪SIUE Energy Symposium at noon Wednesday, April 21. This year’s theme is Sustainable Campuses. “We have focused on creating an annual event to become the top-of-mind institution when people talk about energy,...
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‘Velocity’ touches down at SIU’s Transportation Education Center

April 07 2021

The latest addition near the north entrance of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Transportation Education Center fits perfectly with the mission inside the building – training students in the automotive and aviation industries.
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SIUE Marketing and Communications Wins 10 Collegiate Advertising Awards

April 07 2021

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Marketing and Communications Department received 10 awards in the 2020 Collegiate Advertising Awards (CAA) competition. The CAA program is an elite national program created to honor today’s most talented marketing professionals for outstanding excellence in all forms of advertising,...
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SIUE and Joliet Junior College Combine for Accelerated Bachelor of Nursing

April 07 2021

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing (SON) and Joliet Junior College (JJC) have agreed to offer an accelerated path to a bachelor’s in nursing (BSN). The partnership would allow students to complete their general education courses at JJC, earning an associate in nursing, then complete their baccalaureate...
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SIUE Counseling Services Available to Assist Black LGBTQI+ Students Struggling with Pandemics of Racism and COVID-19

April 07 2021

Consider the day-to-day ways of diminishment and disregard. Add to that covert and overt discrimination because of sexual preferences and identity. Then mix in a tumultuous racial state of affairs, all while masking up to stave off lethal health threats.  For those who identify as Black and LGBTQI+, when dealing with the dual pandemics...
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SIU’s Camp Little Giant resumes in 2021 on limited basis

April 07 2021

Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Camp Little Giant, the first university-affiliated camp for children and adults with differing abilities, is back this summer. SIU’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center had to cancel its acclaimed residential camps in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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SIUE’s URCA Program Honors Exceptional Faculty Mentors and Student Researchers

April 06 2021

Each semester, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) program recognizes outstanding faculty mentors and student researchers through four awards. The URCA program encourages, supports and enables undergraduate students of all disciplines to participate in research and creative...
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SIUE Construction Leadership Institute Announces 2021 Graduates

April 06 2021

The Construction Leadership Institute (CLI) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville celebrated 23 graduates on Friday, April 2 as a part of the CLI Graduation celebration. Catherine Taylor Yank, chief executive officer of Taylor Roofing Company, received the Alumni Leadership Award. Developed by the SIUE Schools of Business and Engineering,...
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SIUE Teacher Prep Program to Pilot Illinois’ New Culturally Responsive Teaching and Leading Standards

April 05 2021

To better prepare future educators in fostering inclusive classroom environments, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) passed the Culturally Responsive Teaching and Leading (CRTL) Standards in February. The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB) has played a pivotal role in the...
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Officials from Ndejje (Uganda) University Visit SIUE to Expand Collaboration

April 02 2021

For the anecdotical purposes of writing the next chapter in the exciting, ongoing partnership between Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Ndejje University (NDE) in Kampala Uganda, two African delegates visited SIUE on Wednesday, March 31.  Saidah Mbooge Najjuma, PhD, dean of social sciences at NDE, and Mbooge Isa, government...
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SIUE Hosts Successful Virtual Admitted Minority Student Visit Day

April 02 2021

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Office of Admissions hosted almost 100 admitted minority students during a virtual visit day on Monday, March 29. Students from as far away as California interacted with current students and representatives from SOAR (Student Opportunities for Academic Results), the Office of Academic Advising, CORE...
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SISO to feature works by Glière, Martinu and Strauss

April 02 2021

Chamber ensembles featuring the 20th century works of three celebrated composers will close out the Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra season on Thursday, April 8, at Shryock Auditorium.
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SIU will celebrate diversity during International Festival 2021

April 01 2021

Southern Illinois University Carbondale will celebrate the diversity and inclusiveness that is intrinsic to the campus and represented throughout the region during International Festival 2021 next week.
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Virtual Little Grassy Literary Festival 2021 features readings, discussions

April 01 2021

The venerable Little Grassy Literary Festival at Southern Illinois University Carbondale will take on a different twist this year while still featuring a variety of renowned literary authors.
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SIUE Professor Releases First Skeptical Book for Kids on April Fool’s Day

April 01 2021

If there’s ever a day to be skeptical, it’s April Fool’s Day. To help promote skeptical thinking, Stephen Hupp, PhD, professor of psychology at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, is releasing a fun book for kids called Dr. Huckleberry’s TRUE or MALARKEY? Superhuman Abilities. The game book offers 50...
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SIUE STEM Center Hosts Guest Speaker Dr. Ebony McGee, April 16

April 01 2021

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Center for STEM Research, Education and Outreach is thrilled to present guest speaker Dr. Ebony McGee for an important conversation on what it means to be racially marginalized, while minoritized in the context of learning and achieving in STEM higher education and in STEM professions. The...
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St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank CEO will discuss U.S. economy and monetary policy

April 01 2021

Noted economist and scholar James “Jim” Bullard, the president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, will discuss the nation’s economy during a virtual discussion April 8 hosted by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.
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SIUE Student Nurse Association Invites Participation at Trivia Night

March 31 2021

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville nursing students are rallying around their former classmate Moneer Damra to raise funds that will help keep his legacy alive. Damra was tragically killed in January during a random act of gun violence off campus. The standout student and ROTC Cadet left an indelible mark on all with whom he...
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SIUE Police Department Recognizes Distracted Driving Awareness Month

March 31 2021

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month across the nation, and the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Police Department is urging drivers to drop their phones and focus on the road with a not-so-subtle reminder: “Phone in One Hand. Ticket in the Other.” “It has become all too common to see people driving...
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SIU to honor nine Excellence Award recipients

March 31 2021

Southern Illinois University Carbondale will recognize nine faculty and staff members this spring for superior scholarship and creative endeavors, teaching, and service with the 2021 Excellence Awards.
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