SIU News

SIUE School of Engineering Receives Robotic Arm Donation from Amsted Rail

September 30 2022

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s School of Engineering students are the foremost beneficiaries of a new state-of-the-art robotic arm that will amplify their applied learning experiences, thanks to the generosity of Amsted Rail. “The recent donation of an industrial robot arm from Amsted Rail is a testament...
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Racial justice champion Elizabeth Hinton to give SIU’s Morton-Kenney lecture

September 30 2022

Elizabeth Hinton, a renowned professor of law and African American studies at Yale University, will deliver the Morton-Kenney Public Affairs Lecture at Southern Illinois University Carbondale on Thursday, Oct. 6.
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SIUE STEM Resource Center Provides Convenient Access to Materials and Experts Supporting STEM Education

September 29 2022

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research, Education and Outreach offers a variety of services through its STEM Resource Center.   “This space is open to those who would like resources to help support and further STEM...
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SIUE Alumnus Leads Launch of Regional Apprenticeship Programs Hub

September 29 2022

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business two-time alumnus Tony Fuhrmann, director of the Madison County Employment and Training Department (MCETD), will lead the development of the Gateway Registered Apprenticeship Programs Hub (Gateway Hub) supported by a $5.8 million award from the U.S. Department of Labor Apprenticeship...
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Explore the Possibilities at SIUE Graduate School’s October Open House Events

September 29 2022

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Graduate School will host a series of virtual Open House events throughout October for individuals interested in continuing their education at SIUE. “The virtual Open House events offer prospective students a great opportunity to learn about what SIUE’s Graduate School has...
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SIU hosts annual high school band competition on Saturday

September 29 2022

Southern Illinois University Carbondale will host the annual “Music and Motion” high school marching band competition in Saluki Stadium, Saturday, Oct. 1.
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SIU recognizing LGBTQ+ History Month in October

September 29 2022

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is recognizing October as LGBTQ+ History Month with a wide variety of special events and activities.
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SIUE Mass Comm. Dept. Give East St. Louis Charter High School Students Media Lessons

September 28 2022

Two hands raised in answer to the question of how many students were interested in careers in media and mass communications. At the conclusion of the visit to the television station, radio station and student newspaper at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, eight of the 12 students’ hands shot up when the question was asked...
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SIUE Mass Comm. Dept. Gives East St. Louis Charter High School Students Media Lessons

September 28 2022

Two hands raised in answer to the question of how many students were interested in careers in media and mass communications. At the conclusion of the visit to the television station, radio station and student newspaper at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, eight of the 12 students’ hands shot up when the question was asked...
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SIUE Inducts 10 into Alumni Hall of Fame During “A Night Among the Stars”

September 28 2022

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville honored 10 remarkable graduates at the 2022 SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame ceremony, “A Night Among the Stars,” held Friday, Sept. 23, in the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom. The impressive alumni have made exceptional contributions in their chosen fields, in their...
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SIU’s Paul Simon Institute to host Foreign Affairs editor in virtual discussion

September 28 2022

Daniel Kurtz-Phelan, an author, former U.S. Department of State speechwriter, and editor of the journal Foreign Affairs, will join the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute for a virtual conversation at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7.
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SIU’s inaugural Little Grassy Get Down Festival Oct. 7-9 promises fun for all

September 28 2022

Little Grassy Get Down, a family friendly festival, is making its debut at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Outdoor Education Center Oct. 7-9. The event is filled with music, activities and fun for all ages.
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SIUE Graduate and International Enrollment Reach Record Highs

September 27 2022

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has set new enrollment records for fall 2022, with graduate numbers rising 4% to a 44-year high of 3,494 and international enrollment growing 67% (898 total students) over fall 2021, which represents an all-time high.  The student body for fall 2022 includes 12,519 individuals with...
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Free Computers Available at SIUE’s East St. Louis Learning Resource Center

September 27 2022

Free personal computers for those who qualify will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Learning Resource Center, located at 601 James R. Thompson Blvd.  The LRC is partnering with PCs for People to bring affordable technology to the community, according to...
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Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra 2022-23 season features varied works for all to enjoy

September 27 2022

An exciting lineup is ahead as the Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra’s 2022-23 season gets underway this fall.
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SIU workshop to address economic prospects beyond coal

September 27 2022

Representatives from federal agencies, along with state officials, will visit Southern Illinois University Carbondale on Thursday to announce a program and hold a free, daylong workshop, both aimed at finding economic opportunity amidst the decline of coal-related industries in the region.
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Alumna Travels from Denmark to Participate in SIUE Homecoming

September 26 2022

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students, alumni and friends traveled from near and far to participate in the seventh annual Cougars Unleashed Homecoming Run held on Saturday, Sept. 24. One dedicated runner and proud SIUE alumna even crossed the seas to be part of this year’s event. “The last two years I participated...
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Illinois House Speaker Welch headlines SIU’s Simon Institute’s Renewing Illinois Summit

September 26 2022

Illinois House Speaker Chris Welch will kick off the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute’s Renewing Illinois Summit at Southern Illinois University Carbondale on Thursday, Sept. 29.
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SIU researchers pioneer use of psychology to optimize student pilots’ success

September 26 2022

Researchers at Southern Illinois University Carbondale are examining whether sports psychology skills and techniques can help student pilots get in a good mindset and optimize their performances.
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SIUE Welcomes Alumni, Families and Friends at 2022 Homecoming

September 25 2022

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville continued its Homecoming festivities welcoming alumni and friends to campus from Sept. 21-25. “Homecoming is about remembering the past, celebrating the present, and staying in touch in the future,” said Cathy Taylor, senior director of constituent relations and special projects....
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SIUE Achieves 9th Consecutive Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

September 23 2022

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has achieved INSIGHT Into Diversity’s Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for the 9th consecutive year. The HEED Award is the only national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion across their campus....
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SIUE Homecoming Helps Cougar Spirit Shine

September 23 2022

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has kicked off its 2022 Homecoming, an annual celebration of the University’s past, present and future.“There have been many fun homecoming activities so far,” said Maddie Schurman, graduate assistant for Campus Activities Board, who is responsible for planning many of the...
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SIU honors three Families of the Year for 2022

September 23 2022

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is honoring three families as the 2022 Saluki Family of the Year winners during this weekend’s Family Weekend celebration (Sept. 22-24).
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SIU honors the inaugural Women of Action award winners

September 23 2022

Southern Illinois University Carbondale recently presented the inaugural Women of Action awards to recognize “everyday heroes” from diverse backgrounds who lead, inspire and serve at SIU and in the community. Organized by the Women’s Resource Center, the awards recognize women who overcome adversity in their workplaces and communities to prevail and advocate for anti-racism, diversity, equity and inclusion.
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Valerian Materials, National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center and Scientific Bioprocessing Partner to Advance Novel Biobased Products

September 22 2022

Through funding provided by BioMADE, the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center (NCERC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Valerian Materials, the University of Minnesota, and Scientific Bioprocessing Inc. (SBI) have partnered to perform research and development on novel sustainable materials solutions.Launched in 2021, BioMADE is the...
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SIUE School of Pharmacy and Safe Zone Part of Inaugural Alton Pride Festival

September 22 2022

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s School of Pharmacy and SIUE Safe Zone joined together to be part of the inaugural Alton Pride Fest on Saturday, Sept. 10.  “It is important for the LBGTQ+ community to feel supported by SIUE and for the public to receive unbiased and accurate information on drug...
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SIUE’s Mishra Wins, Presents AEJMC Top Faculty Paper in Cultural and Critical Studies Division

September 22 2022

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Suman Mishra, PhD, attended the 2022 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) conference in Detroit in August to present a scholarly paper, entitled “Smart Assistants for Smart Living: Ideology and Mythology in AI-powered Smart Speaker.” The...
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Veteran higher ed professional to become SIU’s next vice chancellor for administration and finance

September 22 2022

Susan L. Simmers, who has extensive experience in higher education finance and administration, will become Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s next vice chancellor for administration and finance, pending approval by the SIU Board of Trustees.
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Southern Illinois Piano Festival returns to SIU next month

September 22 2022

After a lapsed year due to COVID-19 restrictions, Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Southern Illinois Piano Festival returns for a third run next month. The biennial classical music festival once again features the artistry and works of renowned pianists, master classes and clinics open to the community.
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Brian Croft is the new director of SIU’s Touch of Nature

September 22 2022

Brian Croft, a double alumnus of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, has been selected as the new director of SIU’s Touch of Nature Outdoor Education Center.
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SIUE’s Arts & Issues Hosts Lecture, “How the Legacy of Rudolf Dreikurs, MD, Has Enriched Our Lives”

September 21 2022

As part of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Arts & Issues series, Len Sperry, MD, PhD, will present a lecture, entitled “How the Legacy of Rudolf Dreikurs, MD, Has Enriched Our Lives” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, in the Meridian Ballroom on the Edwardsville campus. A reception will be held prior to...
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2022 Project Management Symposium Registration Now Open!

September 21 2022

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s School of Business has opened registration for its 2022 Project Management Symposium. The event will take place from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, November 18 at the Morris University Center on SIUE’s Edwardsville campus. The annual one-day event focuses on cultivating the art and science of...
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WSIE Makes a Big Splash at Music at the Intersection

September 21 2022

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s WSIE 88.7 The Sound received high praise as one of seven official media partners at the Music at the Intersection festival held on Sept. 10-11.  Music at the Intersection (MATI) is a two-day event produced by the Kranzberg Arts Foundation, with support from the...
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SIUE’s Manuel Awarded Fulbright Position in Canada to Research Energy Transitions, Deindustrialization

September 21 2022

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Jeffrey Manuel, PhD, professor in the College of Arts and Sciences’ (CAS) Department of History, has been awarded a prestigious position as a Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Energy Transitions and Deindustrialization. He will spend spring 2023 at the University of Calgary in...
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