SIU News

National Excursions Inspire SIUE Geoscholars, Highlight Summer

July 20 2021

What has been the highlight of your summer? For seven Southern Illinois University Edwardsville scholars it was a 3,500-mile trek across parts of the U.S. to chase storms and visit interesting natural features. The scholars are part of the collaborative GEOPATHS program, funded by the National Science Foundation. The program engages...
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SIU establishing new doctoral fellowship program for equity and social justice in education

July 20 2021

This fall, Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s School of Education is launching a new doctoral fellowship program with an emphasis in educational equity and social justice.
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SIUE to Induct Nine to Alumni Hall of Fame during “A Night Among the Stars”

July 19 2021

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will honor nine remarkable graduates at the 2021 SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame ceremony, A Night Among the Stars, on Thursday, Sept. 23. The impressive alumni have made exceptional contributions in their chosen fields, in their communities and at SIUE through their leadership, character and hard...
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SIU law school adds holistic bar exam prep program to assist students

July 19 2021

Starting this fall, Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s School of Law students will have an affordable advantage of working with a holistic bar exam preparatory program while in law school and after graduation as they prepare to become licensed attorneys.
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SIUE’s OBrien Receives 2021 American Chemical Society St. Louis Award

July 16 2021

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Professor of Chemistry Leah O’Brien, PhD, has won the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) St. Louis Section 2021 Saint Louis Award. She will accept the award Friday, October 1 at a banquet following a spectroscopy-focused research symposium to be held on the SIUE campus. The Saint Louis...
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SIUE’s Ying Talks Car Insurance in Illinois on Wallethub

July 16 2021

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Jie Ying, PhD, assistant professor of finance in the School of Business, earlier this week provided expert commentary on “Cheap Car Insurance in Illinois” on wallethub.com. Ying gives advice to consumers regarding COVID-19’s impact on demand for car insurance, the...
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SIU’s Saluki Summer Bridge program helps new students transition to college successfully

July 16 2021

Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Saluki Summer Bridge is a unique, free two-week program that gives first-year students a head start toward college success as they participate in enrichment courses, leadership activities, check out the learning platforms utilized on campus and get acquainted with all SIU has to offer. They also connect with faculty, staff and administrators and meet other first-year students.
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McCormick Foundation CEO to speak in Paul Simon Institute event

July 16 2021

Tim Knight, president and CEO of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, will join Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute for a virtual conversation at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 21.
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SIUE Tennis Earns ITA All-Academic Team Honors

July 15 2021

The SIUE women’s tennis program has been awarded 2021 All-Academic Team honors from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). Five Cougar student-athletes were also individually recognized as ITA Scholar-Athletes. The Cougars accumulated a 3.567 grade point average (GPA) during the fall 2020 semester and improved on that...
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SIU Trustees Approve Photocopying and Digital Media Services for SIUE

July 15 2021

The Southern Illinois University (SIU) Board of Trustees, at its regularly scheduled meeting held virtually today, approved contracts for photocopying services and digital media buying services for the Edwardsville campus, along with re-electing three community directors to the SIUE University Park Board of Directors.  The board approved...
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SIUE Secures $1.8M HRSA Grant to Launch Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program

July 15 2021

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has been awarded $1.8 million from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to boost the number of qualified mental health providers, especially in rural communities. The Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program (BHWET) is a cross-disciplinary effort led by principal...
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SIU to hold in-person open house for prospective students

July 15 2021

Southern Illinois University Carbondale will hold its first in-person open house for prospective students since November 2019 on July 23. The free, daylong event is for students who will be college freshmen in fall 2022 or later and their families.
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DREAM Collective’s Next Podcast Looks at the Remarkable Careers of Three Educators

July 14 2021

The DREAM (Dismantling Racism through Education, Advocacy and Mobilization) Collective at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s “Blacktivism in the Academy” podcast will spotlight the prestigious and incredible careers of three Black women educators.  “Six Degrees of Mary...
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WalletHub Features SIUE’s Rose for Insights on Credit Card Promotions

July 14 2021

SIUE’s Paul Rose, PhD, associate dean and professor of psychology in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, is a featured expert in the WalletHub article, entitled “Best Credit Card Promotions.” Read more...
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SIUE’s Jia Featured in WalletHub Article on Quick Loans

July 13 2021

SIUE’s Jingyi Jia, PhD, associate professor in the SIUE School of Business Department of Economics and Finance, shared her expertise related to quick loans in a WalletHub article, entitled “Best Quick Loans in 2021.” Read her insights...
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SIUE Mourns Loss of Alumna and Benefactor Bev George

July 12 2021

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville community is mourning the loss of Beverly ‘Bev’ K. George, who passed away Saturday, July 10 at her home. She was 68. As a first-generation college graduate, George attended SIUE and earned a bachelor’s in 1975 and a master’s in education in ’79. From...
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SIUE Alumna Huang Inspires Women in Aviation by Piloting the Air Race Classic

July 12 2021

According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s Aeronautical Center, women aviators make up only 7% of the total pilot population. To bring awareness to women in aviation and inspire young female pilots, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumna Anni Huang participated in the 2021 Women’s Air Race...
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SIUE’s Dr. Earleen Patterson Named Assoc. Vice Chancellor for Student Opportunities, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

July 09 2021

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Jessica Harris, PhD, has appointed Earleen Patterson, PhD, as associate vice chancellor for Student Opportunities, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. This position forms a critical part of a developing divisional...
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SIU student wildlife biologist researches how coyotes’ and bobcats’ travels impact ecosystem

July 08 2021

You’d probably be surprised just how far a coyote or bobcat will go for a steady supply of good food and habitat, says a graduate researcher at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
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Simon Institute to host Murphysboro mayor in virtual event

July 08 2021

Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute will host a virtual discussion with Murphysboro Mayor Will Stephens at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 13.
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Madison County Historical Society Speaker Series Features SIUE’s Zimmermann

July 07 2021

SIUE’s Julie Zimmermann, PhD, professor and chair of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Anthropology, shared her archeological expertise as a featured guest of the Madison County Historical Society’s Online Speaker Series. Zimmermann’s presentation, “In Our Own Backyard: SIUE...
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SIUE’s Barnes Receives NASP’s Student Leader Champion Award

July 07 2021

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville graduate student Zoe Barnes has received the National Association of School Psychologist’s (NASP) 2021 Student Leader Champion Award for her work to advance social justice for students, families and schools within the local and broader community. “After a careful review of nominations,...
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SIU students, community filmmakers among PBS Short Film Festival entries

July 07 2021

The creative works of Southern Illinois University Carbondale students and the local community will be on national display next week as part of the 2021 PBS Short Film Festival, July 12-23.
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Businesses can sign up now for SIU’s Saluki Student Job Fair

July 06 2021

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is inviting businesses to register now for the fall 2021 Saluki Student Job Fair.
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SIUE Alumnus Officer Cavanaugh Retires from the Air National Guard After 27 Years

July 02 2021

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumnus Officer John Cavanaugh is retiring from the Air National Guard on August 7. A retirement flag will be flown in his honor at Korte Stadium. Cavanaugh earned his bachelor’s in music education in 1998. He was a band teacher for five years before joining SIUE’s Police Department....
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SIUE Alumna Grbac Receives STL Bizjournal Pride Award

July 02 2021

The St. Louis Business Journal selected Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business alumna Kim Grbac as a recipient of its 2021 Business of Pride Awards Outstanding Ally honor, which celebrates people who work to make the region a more inclusive place for the LGBTQIA+ community. A St. Louis native, Grbac earned a...
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Two SIU aviation teams place in top 10 in 2021 Air Race Classic

July 02 2021

Two teams representing Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s School of Aviation finished in the top 10 in the 2021 Air Race Classic, the only women’s air race in the nation.
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Paul Simon Institute to host bestselling author, biographer

July 02 2021

Biographer and New York Times bestselling author Candice Millard will join Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute for a virtual conversation at 2 p.m. July 9.
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H.E.R.O.E.S. Care to Provides Suits for Veterans at SIUE East St. Louis Center

July 01 2021

H.E.R.O.E.S. Care will be providing 250 suits during a Veterans and Active Duty Resource Fair on Monday, July 26 at the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Higher Education campus. The event will run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Building D Multipurpose Center.   Veterans Upward Program Director Bound James Robbins noted...
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SIU earns national recognition for support of military personnel

July 01 2021

Southern Illinois University Carbondale has once again gained the national spotlight for its commitment to serving veterans and active duty military personnel and their families.
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SIUE’s Choi Provides Startup Advice for Student Entrepreneurs on Advisorsmith

June 30 2021

AdvisorSmith tapped upon the expertise of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Yohan Choi, PhD, when it needed insight on startup funding for students. Advisorsmith is an online publication focused on small businesses and entrepreneurs. Choi is an assistant professor of entrepreneurship and strategy in...
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Racial, economic justice are topics of talk with Shriver Center CEO

June 29 2021

Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute will host a virtual conversation with Audra Wilson, president and CEO of the Shriver Center on Poverty Law, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 7.
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Veteran SIU Student Health Services psychologist and administrator will now serve as its director

June 24 2021

Jaime Clark has already devoted 16 years of her career to Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Student Health Services, and beginning July 1, she will become the permanent director.
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SIU researchers study ways to prevent nurses’ burnout

June 24 2021

A cross-disciplinary group of researchers from Southern Illinois University Carbondale set out to examine what takes the joy out of the workplace for nurses and how to keep that from happening.
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