SIU News

Happy Independence Day

July 02 2020

Wishing you and yours a very Happy 4th of July from SIUE! The offices of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2020 in observance of the Independence Day Holiday. Offices will re-open Monday, July 6,...
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SIUE Administrators' Personal Deliveries Give Students Unique Collegiate Finale

July 02 2020

Despite people’s best efforts, sometimes mistakes happen. Unfortunately, that was the case when the names of approximately 70 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville graduates were inadvertently left out of the May 2020 Virtual Commencement ceremony. Understanding the disappointment those students felt, SIUE administrators took it...
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Free webinars set to help businesses address human resource concerns

July 02 2020

Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Small Business Development Center is hosting two virtual workshops this month to help companies with human resource concerns as their businesses adapt and start to reopen.
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SIUE and Madison CUSD 12 Partner to Prepare Teacher Mentors and Elevate Student Outcomes

July 01 2020

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Madison ​Community Unit School District 12 have announced a new partnership beginning this summer. SIUE is providing a series of graduate courses aimed at preparing district teachers to engage in reflective practices improving their effectiveness and helping...
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2020 Metro East Start-Up Challenge Offers $20,000 in Prizes

June 30 2020

Entrepreneurs and new business startups are invited to compete in the 2020 Metro East Start-Up Challenge (MESC), Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s 7th annual regional business plan competition. The MESC is organized by the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at SIUE. The...
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Centerpiece statue now in place at Saluki Alumni Plaza

June 30 2020

The centerpiece sculpture of a private fundraising project initiated by the SIU Alumni Association is now in place on the Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus.
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Mahony Recommends SIUE's Gupchup as SIU System VP

June 28 2020

After a successful national search, President Dan Mahony is recommending the SIU Board of Trustees approve Dr. Gireesh Gupchup as the new Vice President for Academic Innovation, Planning, and Partnerships for the Southern Illinois University System. Gupchup is currently Professor of Pharmacy and Director of University-Community Initiatives at SIU...
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SIUE Alumna Edna Patterson-Petty Gives “Monty, The Turtle” a Makeover

June 26 2020

After a horrifying ordeal for “Monty, The Turtle,” his creator has begun the loving and painstaking job of restoring him, where he resides at the East St. Louis Higher Education Campus.  Edna Patterson-Petty, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 2009 Alumni Hall of Famer and celebrated artist, began repairing the...
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SIUE Upward Bound Math and Science Students Talk with STEM Experts

June 26 2020

What do a surgeon, a registered nurse, a software developer and an engineering professor all have in common? They were all guests at a STEM Career Day, hosted by the SIUE East St. Louis Center Collinsville’s Upward Bound’s Math and Science (UBMS) program.  UBMS held its annual STEM Career Day. This year, due to...
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SIUE Advancement Bolsters Fundraising Staff

June 26 2020

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Vice Chancellor for Advancement Rachel Stack has added seven development staff members during a time when development strategies have never been more important for higher education institutions contending with the economic implications from the COVID-19 pandemic. Through national searches, Stack named...
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SIU researchers find individual motivations determine group success

June 26 2020

Group projects. Some people love them. Some people hate them. Do people get more or less accomplished working with others and why?
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SIUE Alumni Hall of Famer Joannou Credits the Net for Helping America Survive During the Coronavirus

June 25 2020

SIUE alumnus Dion Joannou, CEO of Accedian – a private company specializing in data analytics and service assurance that secures networks for 2 billion users worldwide – provided his insights on how the network kept the country afloat during the height of the Coronavirus crisis.  Joannou earned a bachelor’s...
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Leon Panetta to discuss U.S. foreign policy, upcoming election

June 25 2020

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Leon Panetta will discuss the nation’s foreign policy and the upcoming presidential election as part of a virtual discussion next week hosted by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.
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Metro East SBDC Client Millpond Brewing & Incubator Pivots to Survive the Pandemic

June 24 2020

Millpond Brewing & Incubator owner Bryan Schubert, client of the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, has spent the past few months adapting his business amid the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic by transitioning from a brewery with a taproom and large outdoor...
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Into the Unknown: SIUE Early Childhood Center Prepares for Future

June 24 2020

With the inundation of new data and mandated safety protocols, the world is trying to mirror Elsa’s proven strength as we all move forward “Into the Unknown.” Perhaps among those knowing the lyrics to the “Frozen” song best are children, many of whom will experience a different way of activity...
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DREAM Collective to Host Webinar on Free Speech and Anti-Blackness in U.S. Higher Education

June 23 2020

The DREAM (Dismantling Racism through Education, Advocacy and Mobilization) Collective at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will host a webinar featuring LaWanda Ward, JD, PhD, at 2 p.m. CDT Friday, June 26. Ward, an assistant professor of education and research associate in the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the Penn State...
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SIUE East St. Louis Learning Resource Center Makes It Fun to Honor Dad

June 23 2020

Creativity, ingenuity and fun merged to make some unique Father’s Day cards during a virtual Crafty Friday hosted by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center Learning Resource Center (LRC).  “LRC’s Crafty Friday’s are highly anticipated and popular with our...
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Virtual Study Abroad Keeps SIUE International Studies Students on Path Toward Global Future

June 23 2020

If you can’t go there, we will bring it to you. A temporary virtual study abroad option is among the many ways Southern Illinois University Edwardsville faculty and staff have gotten creative to ensure meaningful international learning opportunities for students amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “There are some students who...
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SIU is offering online advertising and graphics camps next month

June 23 2020

Perhaps now more than ever, it’s advantageous to know how to create engaging online content, so Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s School of Journalism is offering a series of virtual AdLab camps and workshops for high school and college students and community members.
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SIUE Student Engineers Place Third at IISE/Rockwell Simulation Competition

June 22 2020

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering industrial engineering seniors Brittany Booten, Stephen Holdenried and Jacob Muenchau finished third in the virtual global finals of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)/Rockwell Undergraduate Student Simulation Competition.  Booten, of St. Louis,...
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SIUE Healthcare Diversity Summer Camp Continues to Draw Students

June 22 2020

High school students from Illinois and Missouri received valuable information that answered questions and solidified desires to pursue healthcare career choices during Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s annual collaborative Healthcare Diversity Summer Camp, held virtually from Monday, June 15-Friday, June 19.  The camp...
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SIUE School of Pharmacy Grad Among Nationally-Selected Walmart Scholars

June 22 2020

Having just completed a doctorate in pharmacy and serving as Class of 2020 student speaker for the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy (SOP) May commencement ceremony, Austin Dillon, PharmD, of Dixon, has added another feather to his cap as a 2020 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Walmart Scholar. The...
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SIUE Faculty Activists Launch Collective Aimed at Dismantling Racism through Education, Advocacy and Mobilization

June 19 2020

Faculty activists from the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB) are building on decades of scholarship to conduct the important work of dismantling racism through the newly formed Dismantling Racism through Education, Advocacy and Mobilization (DREAM) Collective. DREAM Collective members...
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SIUE Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Team Members Gather More Insight

June 19 2020

Listening, learning and planning how to undo racial power structures and replace them with equitable systems has been the focus this week for several Southern Illinois University Edwardsville faculty, staff and community partners.  SIUE members of the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) team participated in the...
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SIUE Black Faculty and Staff Association Draws Attention to Juneteenth

June 19 2020

In a time where there are race-related protests, scrutiny of culturally sanctioned racism and a resurgence in cries for black equality, the observance of Juneteenth (June 19) in America is getting a wider audience than ever before. Multiple companies, including Nike and Target, have announced that they will either honor or recognize Friday, June...
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SIU online summer course examines coronavirus pandemic impact, response

June 17 2020

With continuing and sometimes conflicting information about the coronavirus pandemic over the past several months, Kimberly Wyatt was looking for a way to better understand the data.
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Virtual discussion to examine journalism, media literacy in a 24/7 news cycle

June 17 2020

An interactive online panel discussion featuring Southern Illinois University Carbondale faculty and alumni next week will look at fake news, media literacy and journalism in a 24/7 news cycle.
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Registration is open for SIU’s Innova-ship online program

June 16 2020

Great business ideas and innovative thinking are intrinsic to Southern Illinois University Carbondale and the surrounding region, and SIU wants to help people take their creative concepts to the next level.
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SIU School of Law Legal Clinic earns ISBA Legal Education Award

June 12 2020

The Illinois State Bar Association is recognizing the valuable work of the SIU School of Law Legal Clinic at SIU Carbondale.
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William J. Burns to discuss renewed American statesmanship, public service

June 12 2020

William J. Burns, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, will discuss the need to renew American statesmanship and revive public service in the United States as part of a virtual discussion on Thursday, June 18, hosted by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.
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Xiaoqing Liu selected to become dean of SIU’s College of Engineering

June 09 2020

Xiaoqing “Frank” Liu will become the dean of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s College of Engineering next month pending approval by the SIU Board of Trustees.
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State Rep. Welch will discuss economic, social and political issues facing Illinois

June 09 2020

Illinois State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch will discuss the political and social unrest in Illinois and the country as part of a virtual discussion Thursday hosted by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.
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Mahony Receives Award Recognizing Commitment to Diversity

June 08 2020

SIU System President Dan Mahony is the 2020 recipient of the Charles Whitcomb Service Award given by the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA), which acknowledges individuals who foster diversity and inclusion within the intercollegiate athletics community. Mahony is the fourth recipient of the annual award.
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SIU makes final COVID-19 test component delivery to state after successful effort

June 05 2020

Southern Illinois University Carbondale today will ship its final batch of a crucial COVID-19 test element to state of Illinois health officials, bringing the team’s final production tally to 115,000 vials of Viral Transport Medium.
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