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SIUE Alum Tyler is Among St. Louis Magazine’s Best Dressed

8 November 2019, 3:00 PM

St. Louis Magazine has tapped SIUE School of Business alumnus Darryl Tyler among its 2019 Best Dressed St. Louisans. Read more at stlmag.com.

A vice president/commercial banking officer with Carrollton Bank, the 40-year-old Tyler earned a bachelor’s in business administration with a marketing concentration in 2003. He has served on the School’s Advisory Board for the past four years. To satisfy his taste for style, he also owns Tailored Gents Custom Clothiers in Clayton, Mo.

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IL SBDC for Metro East at SIUE Celebrates House of Ninjas Grand Opening

6 November 2019, 9:35 AM

Nicky and John WilmasHouse of Ninjas, LLC, a family-owned ninja warrior obstacle course training facility for youth and adults, will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 1334 Central Park Drive in O’Fallon.

Owner John Wilmas and his wife, Nicky, have worked with the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Director Jo Ann DiMaggio May to achieve their dream of opening a ninja warrior gym.

Their interest in American N...

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CoverMe is 2019 SIUE SBDC Metro East Start-Up Challenge Winner

1 November 2019, 12:55 PM

2019 MESC WinnersCover Me, of Edwardsville, is the winner of the Illinois SBDC for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s 6th annual Metro East Start-Up Challenge (MESC) business plan competition. CoverMe emerged from eight Southwestern Illinois-based entrepreneurs to claim the $10,000 first prize.

Tech entrepreneur Jeremy Packer has created CoverMe, an E-Gaming Platform that connects players and sponsors.

Representing House of Ninjas LLC, of O’Fallon, owner John Wilmas recei...

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Metro East SBDC at SIUE Celebrates Millpond Brewing and Incubator Opening

31 October 2019, 11:10 AM

Bryan SchubertBryan Schubert has opened Millpond Brewing and Incubator at 308 E. Washington St. in Millstadt. Schubert has worked with the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Business Specialist Marti Wieland since April 2018 to successfully plan his microbrewery.

Schubert has been homebrewing for nearly 10 years and decided a few years ago to pursue opening his own brewery. Everything happened to align perfectly, and he has no...

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IL SBDC for the Metro East at SIUE Celebrates JewelRide Launch

18 October 2019, 9:45 AM

JewelRide Owners Tapiwa and Rutendo Mupereki JewelRide, a forward-looking transportation company serving the Metro East with a primary focus on non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT), has opened in Edwardsville.

Owner Tapiwa Mupereki has worked with the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Director Jo Ann DiMaggio May since August, receiving assistance to successfully plan and start the business.

 “Each year, more than 3.6 million people miss...

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Finalists Chosen in SIUE SBDC Metro East Start-Up Challenge

17 October 2019, 8:10 AM

2019 MESC LogoEight Southwestern Illinois-based entrepreneurs and their innovative business concepts have been selected to move on to the final round of the Illinois SBDC for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s 6th annual Metro East Start-Up Challenge (MESC) business plan competition.

A total of 16 semifinalists completed and submitted their full business plans with the support of the SBDC and professional business mentors. First prize is worth $10,000, second prize is $6,000 ...

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SIUE Hosts Illinois Regional College Fair, Oct. 22

16 October 2019, 10:10 AM

Illinois Regional College Fair 2018Prospective college students are invited to learn about available higher education opportunities as Southern Illinois University Edwardsville hosts the Illinois Regional College Fair (IRCF) Fair from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 in the Morris University Center.

The event is sponsored by the Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling (IACAC), in conjunction with SIUE. High school students, transfer students and parents in attendance will have the opportunity to meet with college repre...

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SIUE Annual Diversity Day Highlights Social Justice Advocate Howard Ross

15 October 2019, 5:07 PM

Howard RossWell-meaning people can unintentionally create isolation, inequities and even harm to those who are different from themselves, according to Howard Ross, leading social justice advocate and influential expert on identifying and addressing unconscious bias. 

Ross, founder of Cook Ross and best-selling author, was the keynote speaker on Tuesday, Oct. 15 during Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s second annual Diversity Day. The two-day event, under the theme “From Awarenes...

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SIUE International Student Gives Back and Fosters Success through HAITI-ED

8 October 2019, 9:20 AM

HAITI-ED Students“Do not let circumstances dictate your future.” Southern Illinois University Edwardsville international graduate student Westenior Valmera hasn’t just taken that phrase to heart, he’s using it to inspire and support Haitian children through a non-profit and scholarship program he created.

Valmera launched HAITI-ED: Haitians for Advancing and Improving the Impact of Educational Development in 2017, and has grown the non-profit into a successful endeavor that provides scho...

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SIUE Winter Session Registration Opens Oct. 28

7 October 2019, 9:45 AM

Winter Session MarkAccelerate toward degree completion by enrolling in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s convenient winter session. More than 70 three-week courses will be taught entirely online to provide high-quality learning opportunities in an accessible format.

 Registration begins Monday, Oct. 28. This special session runs Dec. 16, 2019-Jan. 5, 2020. More information is available at siue.edu/winter-session.

 “Winter session supports SIUE’s student-centered mission...

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Transfer Visit Day Helps Prospective Students Discover the Possibilities

30 September 2019, 4:25 PM

Prospective students were inspired by the possibilities and encouraged to make an informed decision about enrolling at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville during Transfer Visit Day held Friday, Sept. 20.

 The event offered 37 students a tour of SIUE’s beautiful, sprawling campus, shared current students’ perspectives, and provided information such as navigating transfer credit, financial aid and how to ease the transition to becoming a transfer student.

“We want to...

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SIUE Inducts Eight to Alumni Hall of Fame

27 September 2019, 9:00 PM

Alumni Hall of Fame 2019 Group PhotoSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville honored eight remarkable graduates at the 2019 SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame ceremony, “A Night Among the Stars,” on Friday, Sept. 27 in the Morris University Center (MUC). These impressive alumni have made exceptional contributions in their chosen fields, in their communities and at SIUE through their leadership, character and hard work.

 “The SIUE Hall of Fame honorees have made a lasting impact beyond their time at SIUE,” said...

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Explore the Possibilities at SIUE Graduate School Open House, Oct. 16

25 September 2019, 8:20 AM

SIUE Grad School Open HouseSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s nationally-recognized Graduate School will host its annual Open House on Wednesday, Oct 16. The event will consist of two identical sessions: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom. Register now at siue.edu/graduate-visit!

Prospective graduate students will receive information on SIUE’s more than 140 master’s programs, post-baccalaureate certificates, specialist degrees, doctoral d...

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SIUE Welcomes Diverse Class of Meridian Scholars

24 September 2019, 8:25 AM

SIUE’s 2019 Meridian Scholars Southern Illinois University Edwardsville welcomes the newest recipients of the University’s Meridian Scholarship to campus. This year’s incoming class of 20 Scholars is among the University’s most diverse, including students from Illinois and Missouri, as well as Tennessee, Oregon, Kentucky and Nigeria.

The Meridian Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship given to incoming first-year students. Each year, more than 600 students submit an application essay and resu...

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SIUE Receives 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

18 September 2019, 8:55 AM

Venessa BrownSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville has received the 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. SIUE joins a select group of 35 institutions that have earned the distinction for six consecutive years.

As a recipient of the annual HEED Award, a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inc...

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From Awareness to Action: SIUE Diversity Day to Celebrate Cultural Responsiveness and Inclusion

12 September 2019, 10:20 AM

SIUE Diversity Day 2019. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s second annual Diversity Day celebration, under the theme “From Awareness to Action, SIUE Shaping a Changing World,” will be held Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 14-15 with educational and active engagement sessions at the Edwardsville, East St. Louis and Alton campuses.

“We are extremely excited for the powerful messages and action items that will be conveyed throughout our 2019 Diversity Day programming,” said Venessa Brown, PhD, a...

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ACCESS at SIUE Features Expanded Space and Enhanced Accommodations

10 September 2019, 8:50 AM

The days of using disability as a label for specific support services are gone at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Refreshed in name, space and accommodations is the University’s Accessible Campus Community and Equitable Student Support (ACCESS) office.

“We always tell students, ‘If you think we can’t help, come talk to us anyway, because chances are there’s something we can do to assist,’” said ACCESS Director Dominic Dorsey.

“We ope...

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SBDC for Metro East at SIUE Offers Minimum Wage Workshop

9 September 2019, 1:10 PM

The Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville           is collaborating with accounting firm CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP (CLA) and the Troy/Maryville/St. Jacob/Marine Chamber of Commerce to bring a special “Minimum Wage Updates for Employers” Workshop to Collinsville from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18. The session unites local CPA Kalee Werle with other business resou...

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IL SBDC for the Metro East at SIUE Celebrates Pawfect PupPort Grand Opening

30 August 2019, 2:05 PM

Pawfect PupPort owner Khiara MillsPawfect PupPort, LLC, a premier source for pet transportation, is now offering its services to select cities in Madison County. Owner Khiara Mills has worked with the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Business Specialist Marti Wieland to help bring her joint passion for pets and driving to life.

The Pawfect PupPort mission is to save you time, while accommodating your pet transportation needs. The idea came...

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Illinois SBDC for Metro East at SIUE and Illinois WBDC Offer National WBE Certification Workshop

28 August 2019, 9:25 AM

The Illinois Metro East Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is collaborating with the Illinois Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) to bring a specialized “Is WBE Certification Right for You” workshop to Edwardsville from 3-5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12 at Town & Country Bank in Edwardsville. This session brings together local WBDC Associate Director Jacinta Witherspoon and SBDC business advisors to support women small busi...

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SIUE Debuts Among Washington Monthly’s Top National Universities

27 August 2019, 11:45 AM

SIUE CampusAfter being classified as a master’s-large institution for most of its history, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville was reclassified in January 2019 by The Carnegie Commission on Higher Education to the newly created doctoral/professional universities category. The classification upgrade is significant as Washington Monthly has ranked SIUE 115th in its 2019 National University Rankings of 395 doctoral institutions.

SIUE was fourth among Illinois public institutions, behind the Unive...

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Semifinalists Chosen in SIUE Metro East Start-Up Challenge

22 August 2019, 3:20 PM

SIUE Metro East Start-Up Challenge 2019Sixteen Southwestern Illinois-based entrepreneurs and their innovative business concepts have been selected to move into the second round of the Metro East’s 6th annual business plan competition, the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Metro East Start-Up Challenge.

More than 50 entrepreneurs expressed interest in the regional competition this year, according to Jo Ann Di Maggio May, director of the Metro East SBDC and Challenge coordinator. About half of these individuals completed...

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SIUE Cougar Welcome Offers Invigorating Engagement Opportunities

21 August 2019, 4:30 PM

A Wild, Wild Cougar Welcome is underway at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. During the first week of the semester, engagement activities are all around as students explore how they can become connected with campus life and the local community.

“I think it’s going to be a great year,” said senior Tyrone Johnson. “My plan is definitely to meet new people and continue to find ways to get involved. Doing so makes you feel more a part of the community. Involvement...

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SIUE Marketing & Communications Earns Design Awards

20 August 2019, 11:50 AM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Marketing and Communications (UMC) graphic design team has received four University & College Designers Association (UCDA) awards.

The UCDA Design Competition recognizes the best of the exceptional design work by communication professionals to promote educational institutions (secondary, vocational or higher education), and supports the exchange of ideas and information relating to the unique role of these designers. For more information, visit...

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SIUE Students Enjoy Warm Greetings and Cool Treats as Fall 2019 Classes Begin

19 August 2019, 2:25 PM

Volunteers with Ask Me! signs spread throughout Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s campus on Monday, Aug. 19, as the fall 2019 academic year began. The faculty, staff and administrators greeted students and offered guidance to ensure a smooth start to the semester.

“Lovejoy Library is right over there,” said SIUE Admissions Counselor Ramón DeShazer as he pointed a student toward the building. “Have a great first day!”

“Everyone seems really w...

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SIUE Convocation and Cougar Parade Offer Students a Grand Welcome

16 August 2019, 3:35 PM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus was abuzz with energy as administrators, faculty, staff, alumni and community members motivated and celebrated the Class of 2023 with an inspiring academic Convocation ceremony and a vibrant Cougar Parade on Friday, Aug. 16.

“My first couple days at SIUE have been fun,” said freshman Dylan Kinell, of Marion. “I’ve met a lot of new people and made some good friends already. I’m excited to start the semester.&#82...

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Move-in Day Brings Active Excitement to Campus, Launches SIUE Experience

15 August 2019, 2:50 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville welcomed approximately 1,100 freshmen on Thursday, Aug. 15 for Move-in Day. The annual event has the campus bustling with activity and excitement for the Class of 2023’s academic journey. Those moving to campus are among the nearly 1,700 first-time freshmen attending SIUE.

Approximately 440 student volunteers, called Movers and Shakers, along with nearly 80 administrators, faculty and staff helped streamline the move-in process, so the new stude...

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SBDC for the Metro East Celebrates Freda’s Fabulous Creations Ribbon Cutting

9 August 2019, 9:35 AM

Freda's Fabulous CreationsFreda’s Fabulous Creations, LLC, which specializes in taking your imagination and turning it into a beautiful creation through decoration, celebrates its ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15 at the O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce. Owner Alfreda Banks has worked with the Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Director Jo Ann DiMaggio May to help bring Banks’ passion for decorating to life...

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SIUE Alumnus Named Principal of Scheffel Boyle CPAs

6 August 2019, 8:40 AM

SIUE alumnus and certified public accountant (CPA) Josh Andres has been promoted to principal of Scheffel Boyle CPAs.

Andres earned a bachelor’s in accountancy in 2006 and a master’s in business administration in 2008, both from the SIUE School of Business. He achieved his CPA designation in 2010.

Details on his specialization within the company and his professional growth are available on AdvantageNEWS.com.

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SBDC for the Metro East Celebrates Expansion of Client Sweet Katie Bees

30 July 2019, 10:10 AM

Sweet Katie Bee’s owners Kate Hendrix (left) and her daughter Beth.The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the Metro East at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville celebrates Sweet Katie Bees’ July expansion to a new location at 131 E. First St. in O’Fallon.

Owners Kate Hendrix and her daughter, Beth, are delighted to take their business to new heights by offering customers inclusive options for treats and coffee, as well as breakfast and lunch.

“We are enthusiastic about this move, and we are optimistic for the future,&...

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Prospective Students Invited to Explore Campus at Preview SIUE

24 October 2018, 8:35 AM

Preview SIUEThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Office of Admissions invites prospective students to register for Preview SIUE and experience the University’s array of academic programming, student life opportunities and available support services.

High school and transfer students are encouraged to take advantage of one of two remaining sessions of the University’s most popular visit program being held Saturday, Nov. 3 and Monday, Nov. 12.  Registration is available at siue.edu/...

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