SIU News

“The Fierce Urgency of Now: SIUE Shaping a Changing World” Virtual Conference, Oct. 14-15

September 30 2020

Amid the public and economic health crisis of COVID-19 and harsh realities of racial inequities occurring across the nation, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville continues to work toward and promote change that unites people and underscores human value, according to Venessa A. Brown, PhD, associate chancellor and chief diversity...
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SIUE Selects Garner as Financial Aid Director

September 30 2020

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has selected Mesha Garner, MA, as director of student financial aid through a national search chaired by Kevin Wathen, SIUE director of military and veteran services. Garner assumes her duties on campus Thursday, Oct. 1. Scott Belobrajdic, EdD, associate vice chancellor for enrollment management said...
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SIUE Upward Bound Program Find Ways to Keep Students Engaged

September 30 2020

Getting needed after-school academic instruction and help for high school students during the COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging, but Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center’s Upward Bound (UB) EC/BEM program has approached the task with a multi-faceted approach.  “Virtual learning has been...
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Weissberg Foundation’s Hanh Le to discuss philanthropy’s role in social change

September 30 2020

A virtual discussion next week hosted by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute will center on the importance of philanthropy in promoting economic, social and racial justice in the United States.
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SIU’s 2020 ‘New Faces’ performances will have a new twist

September 30 2020

Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Department of Theater on Saturday will introduce audiences to this year’s new theater majors through a bit of a twist – virtual performances.
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Fortune Magazine Uses the Grief Authoritative Voice of SIUE’s DeGroot

September 29 2020

Fortune Magazine published two articles as a result of interviewing Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Jocelyn DeGroot, PhD, associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Applied Communication Studies.  DeGroot, an expert in communicative issues of death and dying, provided background...
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SIUE’s Stacy to Take Part in NEH Grant Honoring Walt Whitman

September 29 2020

“I am large, I contain multitudes,” wrote Walt Whitman in Song of Myself, one of the many poems found in his renowned Leaves of Grass. Whitman’s multitudes have been studied for generations by scholars nationwide, including Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Jason Stacy, PhD. In his most recent...
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SIUE Names Harris Lee CORE TEAM Director

September 29 2020

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has selected MaKesha Harris Lee, EdD, as its first director of the new SIUE CORE TEAM (College Readiness: Transition, Engage, Achieve and Mentor) office in enrollment management. As assistant director for the SIUE Precollegiate Programs two years, Harris Lee led the implementation of precollegiate...
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SIU is celebrating Saluki Family Appreciation Week Oct. 5-10

September 29 2020

Saluki Family Weekend is becoming Saluki Family Appreciation Week at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2020. The weeklong celebration of SIU students and their families begins Monday, Oct. 5.
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SIU Carbondale awards 25 Transfer Achievement Scholarships for 2020-21

September 29 2020

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is awarding 25 academically high-achieving students who also demonstrate leadership skills with Transfer Achievement Scholarships for 2020-2021.
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SIUE’s School of Business Offers New Cybersecurity Specialization

September 28 2020

There is a global shortage of cybersecurity professionals, according to the 2019 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Workforce Demand Report, including more than 25,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs in Illinois and Missouri alone. To meet this critical demand, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s School of...
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SIUE East St. Louis Charter High School Students Pick Up Grades and Goods Without Leaving their Vehicle

September 28 2020

At least a dozen vehicles lined up near the roundabout on the East St. Louis Higher Education Campus awaiting the beginning of a giveaway on Thursday, Sept. 24 that included school supplies, food items, cleaning materials and midterm progress report cards.  Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Charter High School...
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SIU will recognize October as LGBTQ History Month

September 28 2020

“Be courageous. Be kind. Be you.” That’s the theme of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s 2020 LGBTQ History Month celebration in October. A variety of special activities, many virtual or livestreamed, will mark the occasion.
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School of Journalism virtual event to honor PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff

September 28 2020

Acclaimed broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award next month as the Gateway Journalism Review/St. Louis Journalism Review celebrates its 50th anniversary with a virtual event hosted by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s School of Journalism.
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SIUE SOP Alumnus Sandusky Assumes IPhA Presidency

September 27 2020

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy (SOP) alumnus Cody Sandusky, PharmD, was sworn in as president of the Illinois Pharmacists Association (IPhA) Saturday, Sept. 26 during a virtual conference. A Carrier Mills native, Sandusky has worked in the pharmacy industry for eight years with experience as a community pharmacist,...
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SIUE Head Start/Early Head Start Opens with an Abundance of Caution

September 25 2020

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Head Start/Early Head Start students and families began the school year on Tuesday, Sept. 8 with the same mission to provide quality preschool education, and its staff with an intense commitment to provide programming in various platforms and approaches during the COVID-19...
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Danforth to discuss diplomacy, politics and role of religion in public affairs

September 25 2020

John C. Danforth, a former U.S. senator and ambassador to the United Nations, will discuss his career in politics, diplomacy, and the role of religion in public affairs during a virtual conversation next week hosted by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.
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SIU faculty have record year winning outside funding

September 24 2020

The complex-looking machinery in Arash Komaee’s engineering laboratory at Southern Illinois University Carbondale may someday lead to, among other things, equipment that uses natural magnets to manipulate medical devices inside a patient’s body in a non-invasive manner.
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SIU’s virtual Innova-ship program begins in October

September 24 2020

It’s a six-week commitment of less than two hours a week and it could change your life, according to organizers.
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SIUE’s Celik Featured Speaker at ZeroBuild International Forum

September 23 2020

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Serdar Celik, PhD, will present “Designing HVAC Systems with Surrounding Environmental Challenges and Opportunities in Mind” on Sunday, Sept. 27 during the ZeroBuild Virtual Forum ’20. Celik, professor in the SIUE School of Engineering’s Department of...
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DREAM Collective’s Next Podcast Deals with Critical Race Theory

September 23 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, Sept. 24.  Episode three, “CRiT Walkin,” will feature DREAM Collective...
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SBDC for Metro East at SIUE Providing Commercial Real Estate Advice During Tough Times

September 23 2020

In these most difficult times, BARBERMURPHY Broker Associate Mike Pierceall continues providing real estate advice to start-ups and existing businesses in his voluntary capacity as a trusted affiliate partner for the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. BARBERMURPHY is...
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SIU Carbondale awards nine Provost Scholarships for 2020-2021

September 23 2020

Outstanding efforts in the classroom, leadership and community service are among the qualities of the nine students chosen as 2020-21 Provost Scholars at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
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SIU’s Green Roof marks 10-year anniversary with plans for an upgrade

September 23 2020

As Southern Illinois University Carbondale marks the 10th anniversary of its innovative Agriculture Building Green Roof sustainability project, a virtual event on Friday will highlight a new chapter in its life.
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SIU Carbondale awards 26 Chancellor Scholarships for 2020-2021

September 22 2020

Exceptional efforts in the classroom and in their communities helped this year’s Chancellor’s Scholars at Southern Illinois University Carbondale stand out from their peers.
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DREAM Collective Launches “Blacktivism in the Academy” Podcast

September 21 2020

The DREAM (Dismantling Racism through Education, Advocacy and Mobilization) Collective at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has launched the podcast, “Blacktivism in the Academy.”  The podcast is one by scholar-activists for scholar-activists. Episode 2: Student Activism. PERIOD. discusses...
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SIUE’s KDP Education Majors Offer Free Virtual Tutoring Sessions

September 21 2020

While Zoom fatigue is real for some during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is one digital connection that is eagerly awaited by students and families in the Metro East. The hosts are with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) student organization, which is offering free online tutoring for grades K-12 in all...
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SIU students, families invited to enter 2020 Saluki Family of the Year contest

September 21 2020

Southern Illinois University Carbondale will be honoring not one, but two Saluki families this year. This year, Saluki Family Weekend is becoming Saluki Family Appreciation Week, with a host of virtual activities Oct. 5-10.
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Virtual panel to discuss diverse career opportunities in agriculture

September 21 2020

A virtual panel discussion this week hosted by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s College of Agricultural, Life and Physical Sciences will explore the diverse career opportunities available within the farming industry for women.
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SIUE Alumnus White Promotes Mental Health and Wellness Among the Air National Guard and their Families

September 20 2020

SIUE Alumnus William White wants to makes sure that Air National Guard Airmen are mentally and emotionally prepared to serve.  White is a licensed clinical social worker and director of psychological health in the 116th Air Control Wing at Robins Air Force Base in Georgia. He has developed a program that addresses mental health...
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SIUE Names Edwards as Dir. of Retention and Student Success

September 18 2020

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has hired Geoffrey Edwards, EdD, as its new director of retention and student success after a national search chaired by Jessica Harris, PhD, assistant provost for academic equity and inclusive excellence and associate professor of history. The search committee identified Edwards from a group of more than...
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2020 SIUE Virtual Project Management Symposium Registration Now Open

September 18 2020

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s School of Business has opened registration for its 2020 SIUE Virtual Project Management Symposium. The two-day event is 8 a.m.-noon Friday, Nov. 13 and 20. The annual event focuses on cultivating the art and science of project management.  SIUE’s Project Management Symposium...
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Off-Campus Fire Impacts Students, SIUE Foundation General Student Emergency Assistance Fund Offers Support

September 18 2020

In life, circumstances can change in a moment, and all too often those unexpected changes lead to financial challenges. A recent fire at an off-campus apartment complex in Edwardsville has impacted Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students, including the loss of most of their belongings. The SIUE General Student Emergency Assistance Fund...
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Saluki AdLab students gain experience with Census project

September 18 2020

As the deadline approaches, a student-run, full-service advertising agency at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is working with a Chicago-based non-profit health center organization to promote completing the 2020 Census to Hispanic markets.
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