SIU News

Mindfulness for Helping Professionals: SIUE Course Cultivates Peace and Joy

February 05 2021

Why is it so challenging to find lasting happiness? How can we develop practices that help create greater peace and joy? The answers to those questions and more are being shared in a new Southern Illinois University Edwardsville online course entitled Mindfulness for Helping Professionals. The course launched this spring and will be offered again...
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Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra to feature works by Dvořák, Strauss

February 05 2021

Shaking off the winter doldrums and inactivity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra (SISO) continues its season with a pair of performances later this month. The serenades will feature romantic works for wind ensembles written by composers Antonin Dvořák and Richard Strauss.
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SIU’s Recreational Sports and Services offering free online workout videos and more

February 05 2021

Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Recreational Sports and Services is now offering a brand-new series of high-quality workout videos available for free online viewing, complete with warm-ups and cool-downs.
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SIUE’s Kylea Perkins’ URCA Project, A Lesson in Race Relations

February 04 2021

Reaching back to an ugly time in history and melding it with a current musical and cultural theme to present art which illustrates the intertwined, complex and oppressive nature of U.S. race relations, Kylea Perkins is stretching her creative limits as much as the copper and silver material with which she so diligently and lovingly...
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SIUE’s Ninth Annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day Goes Virtual Feb. 27

February 04 2021

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is hosting its ninth annual “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” for the first time in a free, virtual format on Saturday, Feb. 27.  “With this year’s virtual event, we are taking what makes the normal, in-person...
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SIUE Offers Safe, Self-Guided Tours during Pandemic

February 04 2021

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Office of Admissions is offering new self-guided tours as an option for prospective students and their families to safely visit campus during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The self-guided tour allows visitors to see campus at their own pace and time,” said Kelley...
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SIUE Celebrates High School Counselors Week

February 03 2021

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Office of Admissions is celebrating School Counselor Week Feb. 1-5 by sending posters to a variety of regional schools and their counselors. The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) annually sponsors the event each February.  “SIUE recognizes the important role that school...
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Diverse Issues In Higher Education Celebrates SIUE’s Brown During Women’s History Month

February 03 2021

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Associate Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer Venessa A. Brown, PhD, has been recognized by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education magazine as one of 25 women who have a made a difference in higher education. In honor of Women’s History Month, Diverse will publish its 10th annual special report...
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SIUE Mourns the Loss of Johnetta Randolph Haley

February 02 2021

First and foremost, Johnetta Randolph Haley was an ardent educator with an impressive character, drive and strength that left no question as to her capabilities, which were vast, and her intentions which were honest and helpful. Haley, whose service at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville spanned nearly 48 years, passed away Sunday night,...
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Black Heritage Month Opens, “Still We Rise: Black Resilience in the Midst of Dual Pandemics”

February 02 2021

Remembrance and reflection were part of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Black Heritage Month’s (BHM) Opening Session on Monday, Feb. 1 that highlighted a past full of struggle and strength. Jessica Harris, PhD, assistant provost for academic equity and inclusive excellence in the SIUE Office of the Provost, was the...
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SIUE Difference Maker: Renteria-Poepsel Supports International Students

February 02 2021

Difference makers can be described in many ways: proactive, improves the lives of others, service driven and more. Amid the ongoing pandemic, difference makers are all around, helping individuals overcome challenges, coordinating support mechanisms, creatively adapting activities and offering light through darkness. Southern Illinois University...
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SIU committed to serving first-generation students

February 02 2021

Succeeding in college isn’t a given, and it’s even more difficult for first-generation students, those who are the first in their families to earn a bachelor’s degree. Southern Illinois University Carbondale and its First Saluki Center are determined provide all of the tools and support first-generation students need to thrive — and those efforts have earned national recognition.
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SIUE Honors those Demonstrating Values of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

February 01 2021

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville celebrated a faculty member, a staff member and a student with awards during part two of its 38th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, held virtually on Friday, Jan. 29 and hosted by SIUE’s Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion (CSDI). The theme for the two-part celebration was one...
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SIUE’s Martinez Honored with Hoppe Research Professor Award

February 01 2021

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Graduate School has presented its 2021-23 Hoppe Research Professor Award to Adriana E. Martinez, PhD, associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences’ (CAS) Department of Geography and Geographic Information Sciences and Department of Environmental Sciences. The Hoppe Research...
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SIU’s Research Park is surveying businesses anew about pandemic impact to craft tailored response

February 01 2021

The Southern Illinois University Carbondale Research Park, in partnership with the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at SIU, invites area businesses to participate in an online survey, available Feb. 1-14. As they did previously, they will use the survey results to formulate short-term and long-term plans to assist the businesses’ specific needs.
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Noted civil rights attorney John Brittain to present Lesar Distinguished Lecture

February 01 2021

Noted civil rights attorney and law professor John C. Brittain will share his more than five decades of legal work next month when he presents the 2021 Hiram H. Lesar Distinguished Lecture hosted by the Southern Illinois University Carbondale School of Law.
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SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School Gives New Chromebooks to Students

January 29 2021

It was out with the old and in with the new – Chromebooks that is – when students showed up for the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School’s (CHS) January school supply pickup.  New Chromebooks with Wi-Fi hot spots embedded into the device were given to CHS students on...
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SIUE Alumna Jackson Earns Competitive National Award from Anthropology Honor Society

January 29 2021

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumna Sacha Jackson of, Edwardsville, who earned a bachelor’s in anthropology, French and psychology in May 2020, achieved third place in the Lambda Alpha Senior Scholarship Award competition of the Lambda Alpha National Anthropology Honor Society – a first for a student in the College...
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SIUE’s Black Heritage Month Opens Feb. 1

January 29 2021

“Still We Rise: Black Resilience in the Midst of Dual Pandemics” is the theme for the 2021 Black Heritage Month (BHM) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  “The SIUE Black Heritage Month committee and the SIUE Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion (CSDI) are proud to present presentations,...
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Actress Sophia Stephens Speaks at SIUE East St. Louis Center’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture

January 29 2021

Figuratively speaking, there appeared to be a global “timeout” during the year of 2020, and in America there seemed to be constant angst because of political and social unrest, according to St. Louis native actress, writer and director Sophia Stephens, who has starred in such television shows as “Fuller...
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U.S. News Ranks SIUE School of Nursing Online Grad Program Among Top 50

January 28 2021

U.S. News & World Report ranked Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s School of Nursing (SON) among the top 50 in its 2021 Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs list released Tuesday, Jan. 26. The School is ranked 49th among 194 schools nationally and among the top four in Illinois. The School of Nursing’s online...
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SIUE’s Giddens Teams with Baylor Mentor to Combat Human Trafficking

January 27 2021

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Laurie Giddens, PhD, has combined with Baylor University’s Stacie Petter, PhD, to earn a $249,998 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to fight human trafficking. An assistant professor of computer management and information systems in SIUE’s School of Business, Giddens...
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SIUE Mourns Loss of Nursing Student Moneer Damra

January 27 2021

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville community is mourning the loss of junior nursing student Moneer Damra, of Chicago, who passed away Wednesday morning, Jan. 27 at Barnes Jewish Medical Center in St. Louis. The 27-year-old suffered injuries in a random act of gun violence off-campus on Jan. 14. A member of the SIUE ROTC program,...
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SIU celebrates Black History Month with numerous special events in February

January 27 2021

Southern Illinois University is recognizing Black History Month with an eclectic blend of special events with a purpose in February.
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Simon Institute at SIU to host Pulitzer Prize-winning author, historian Edward Larson

January 27 2021

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and law professor Edward J. Larson will discuss his academic and writing career and the nation’s “uneasy relationship with science” during a virtual discussion next week hosted by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.
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SIUE’s DeGroot Discusses Mourning in a Pandemic on NPR Illinois

January 26 2021

SIUE’s Jocelyn DeGroot, PhD, professor in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Applied Communication Studies, was a featured guest on Illinois Public Media’s The 21st show. DeGroot shared her scholarly expertise during a segment entitled “Mourning in a Pandemic” that aired Tuesday, Jan....
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CSDI Welcomes SIUE Students to Spring Semester During its Virtual Open House

January 26 2021

The work being done in the areas of equity, diversity and inclusion, and the many student opportunities to connect, participate and develop were presented on Monday, Jan. 25 during a Virtual Open House and New Student Welcome Reception hosted by the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion...
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SIU’s University Museum to present several exhibitions this spring

January 22 2021

Southern Illinois University alumnus and local artist William H. Thielen and artist and educator Craig M. Cully will be featured at SIU Carbondale’s University Museum this spring.
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Brookings Institution’s president will discuss nation’s foreign policy challenges

January 20 2021

Retired diplomat and four-star U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, president of the Brookings Institution, will discuss foreign policy challenges facing the United States during a virtual discussion next week hosted by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.
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Businesses can sign up now for SIU’s Virtual Job and Internship Fair

January 20 2021

Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Virtual Job and Internship Fair on Feb. 16 will connect Salukis with career opportunities and internships. Businesses can sign up now to participate.
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International Criminal Court work highlighted in upcoming virtual lecture

January 15 2021

An international law professor will discuss the impact of sanctions imposed by the Trump Administration against the International Criminal Court during a Jan. 24 virtual presentation co-sponsored by the SIU School of Law.
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SIU students will commemorate MLK Day with community service

January 15 2021

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is recognizing Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a Day of Service. Student volunteers will be going out into the community to help local organizations on Jan. 23.
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SIU’s Conference and Scheduling Services offers virtual educational options and event support

January 14 2021

Want to expand your horizons or your knowledge? Experience something new? Or do you need help making a virtual event come to life? Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Conference and Scheduling Services is offering a wide variety of opportunities for virtual continuing education and professional and personal development along with workshops, programs and even support to enable people to host a virtual event.
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SIU research discovers new, dominant variant of U.S. COVID-19 virus

January 14 2021

A team led by a researcher at Southern Illinois University Carbondale has discovered a new variant of the COVID-19 virus that is specific to and dominant in the United States, adding to the growing list of mutations such as those discovered in the United Kingdom and South Africa. It might be more easily transmissible than other variants, and its impact on vaccines is uncertain.
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