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SIUE Health and Fitness Clinic Helps People Discover Their Potential

4 February 2016, 2:31 PM

“Enjoy life to the fullest,” “live a healthier lifestyle” and “lose weight” are the top three New Year’s resolutions made in the year 2016, according to a survey by Time Magazine.

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Health and Fitness Clinic, housed in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, is helping people along their journey to conquer all three of those goals by offering affordable, comprehensive body composition, aerobic fitn...

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SIUE Departmental Name Changes Reflect Program Depth and Diversity

2 February 2016, 4:36 PM

Curt Lox, PhD, dean of the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human BehaviorSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s School of Education, Health and Human Behavior is emphasizing the breadth of its academic offerings with the reorganization of two departmental units. The units are now classified with more comprehensive titles: the Department of Applied Health, and the Department of Teaching and Learning.

“Departmental names are important features of the cultural identity for faculty, staff and students,” said Denise Cobb, PhD, provost and vice chan...

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SIUE Alumni Honored by RiverBend Growth Association

2 February 2016, 11:11 AM

Three SIUE alumni were recognized for their impact on the region at the RiverBend Growth Associational Annual Awards Dinner held Thursday, Jan. 28.

Pat Schwarte was named Ambassador of the Year for the second straight year. Schwarte earned a bachelor’s in business administration at SIUE in 1988.

School of Business alum Steve Thompson received a Chairman’s Award. Thompson achieved a bachelor’s in accountancy at SIUE in 1993.

SIUE alumna Karen Wilson was also recognized as she...

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SIUE Kicks Off Black Heritage Month

1 February 2016, 5:05 PM

Black Heritage KickoffThe SIUE Campus Activities Board and the Black Heritage Month committee hosted opening ceremonies for students, faculty and staff at the Morris University Center’s Goshen Lounge
 Monday afternoon, Feb. 1.

Among the speakers were Interim Chancellor Steve Hansen, Venessa Brown, associate chancellor in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, junior Ricky Rush, president of the Collegiate 100, and senior studio art major Kiarya Glover, whose work was on display. Free Black Heritage Month...

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SIUE Congress Forwards Action Items to Chancellor

29 January 2016, 2:40 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Interim Chancellor Stephen Hansen addressed the final session of three meetings of the SIUE congress Friday morning, Jan. 29, in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom.

Hansen opened the session by urging the faculty, staff and student attendees to remember what SIUE is – “a master’s comprehensive university.”

Considering the budget crisis in Illinois, Hansen established the congress in November. He believed that the Uni...

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SIUE’s Koester and McClellan Receive Hammonds Scholarship from Mathews-Dickey

29 January 2016, 2:20 PM

koester-mcclellanSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville seniors Emily Koester and Kimberly McClellan have received the Dr. Cleveland Hammonds Jr. Memorial Scholarship for 2015-2016. On Thursday, Jan. 28, the students met with Mrs. Yvonne Hammonds, widow of Dr. Hammonds, at the Mathews-Dickey Boys’ and Girls’ Club of St. Louis.

Koester and McClellan each received $1,000 in memory of Hammonds, a former SIUE instructor and past superintendent of the St. Louis Public Schools. They are in the Teacher ...

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SIUE Spring Enrollment Hits All-Time High

27 January 2016, 8:30 AM

SIUEClass2019Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s spring enrollment of 13,346 students is the largest spring enrollment in the University’s history. Traditional undergraduate enrollment is up 281 students or 2.6 percent over last spring. The University has never enrolled more full-time students (10,214) for a spring semester.

 “Considering the highly competitive higher education marketplace, I’m proud of the tireless effort by the enrollment, advising and marketing staffs...

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SIUE Alumna Recognized as “Pinnacle Professional”

25 January 2016, 2:44 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumna Marilyn Margiotta is being celebrated by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of mental health. Margiotta earned a master’s in clinical psychology from SIUE in 1982.

Margiotta’s professional background and accomplishments were highlighted by MarketWatch on Friday, Jan. 22.

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Information Session: Advance your Career with a Master’s in College Student Personnel Administration

22 January 2016, 11:00 AM

SIUE Graduate School Open HouseFind out how a master’s in College Student Personnel Administration from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville can help you advance your career in higher education at an upcoming information session.

Register here and learn more about this high-quality program from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 in the Maple-Dogwood Room on the second floor of the Morris University Center at SIUE.

Housed in the Department of Educational Leadership, the College Student Personnel Administration ...

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SIUE Teacher Education Unit Receives National Reaccreditation

7 January 2016, 11:14 AM

Curt Lox, PhD, dean of the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human BehaviorThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior (SEHHB) has achieved accreditation through 2022 under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards.

Twenty teacher, administrator and school personnel preparation programs within the SEHHB and the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences were nationally recognized by their specialized professional associations. NCATE’s performance-based accreditation system for teacher pr...

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SIUE’s Healthcare Informatics Program in Keeping With its Pioneer Pace Will Soon Offer Degree Online

4 January 2016, 1:14 PM

Frank Lyerla, PhD, RN, director of SIUE's Master's of Healthcare InformaticsBecause the demand for healthcare professionals to be adept in information technology is increasing in scope and complexity, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will offer its established Master of Science in Healthcare Informatics program online in August 2016.

“As healthcare facilities work to meet government mandates concerning the use of electronic health records and other information technologies, the need for healthcare professionals with advanced education in informatics is a...

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SIUE Fall Commencement Features More Than 1,100 Graduates

19 December 2015, 9:25 AM

Hansen CommencementVideo9 am Ceremony, 1 pm Ceremony

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Interim Chancellor Stephen Hansen oversaw the 2015 Fall Commencement exercises today. Two ceremonies for the 1,101 eligible graduates began in the morning and concluded this afternoon in the Vadalabene Center on campus.

Hansen focused on the value of an education by quoting Benjamin Franklin, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” He also told the graduates that their “investmen...

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SIUE Mourns Passing of CAS Student James Hudson

17 December 2015, 4:15 PM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Community today is mourning the death of James R. Hudson, who passed away Tuesday, Dec. 15. The 20-year-old Granite City native was a freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences.

”Our hearts and minds are with the Hudson family,” said SIUE Interim Chancellor Steve Hansen. “We know that James will be missed by everyone with whom he interacted on campus. Our entire SIUE community sends its condolences to James’ family and frie...

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Philanthropic SIUE Alumni Honored at Legacy Awards Ceremony

15 December 2015, 8:08 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumni who have made an extraordinary impact on the Edwardsville and Glen Carbon communities were honored at the First Annual Legacy Awards by the Edwardsville Community Foundation.

Charles Al Wentz received the Philanthropist of the Year Legacy Award. Wentz earned his MBA from SIUE in 1984.

Edwardsville Neighbors in Need, founded by SIUE alums Chad and Kathie Opel, was also recognized for its generous contributions to the community. Chad earned his ba...

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SIUE’s Hospice Volunteer Initiative Celebrates and Comforts

24 November 2015, 9:06 AM

The Hospice Volunteer Initiative, a student organization at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, is demonstrating heartwarming volunteerism by helping hospice providers celebrate and comfort clients. The group began in 2013 as a class project, but has expanded into a campuswide organization. Now its mission is spreading to other college campuses.

The Edwardsville Intelligencer highlighted the group's compassionate efforts in an article posted Monday.

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SIUE Attention and Behavior Clinic Offers Clarity and Guidance

23 November 2015, 11:46 AM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Attention and Behavior Clinic is dedicated to meeting the needs of children in the community by providing “best practice” psychological services at an affordable rate.

Licensed clinical psychologists and SIUE graduate students in the Clinical Child and School Psychology program conduct comprehensive assessments for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

“We primarily provide services to...

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SIUE Student Honored to “Be The Match”

18 November 2015, 12:03 PM

Greg Pavelka donated bone marrowSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville senior Greg Pavelka made a potentially life saving bone marrow donation on Tuesday, Nov. 17 for a person battling leukemia. The donation was coordinated through the Be The Match organization. When he was notified that his bone marrow was a perfect match for someone in dire need, Pavelka did not hesitate to help.

“I was shocked to hear the news, and excited to help,” Pavelka said. “There is no downside in my mind. A few days out of my l...

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H.S. Students Command Attention at Madison County Youth Forum

6 November 2015, 2:17 PM

A pair of students present to the panelists during the Madison County Youth Forum.Nearly 200 community members gathered in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Meridian Ballroom on Monday, Nov. 2 to discuss ways to combat substance abuse in Madison County high schools and communities. The Madison County Youth Forum offered an opportunity for high school students to share possible solutions to the dangerous use of alcohol, marijuana, tobacco, prescription drugs and heroin.

Student representatives from nine of the county’s 10 public schools previously discus...

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SIUE Featured on KSDK’s Show Me St. Louis

29 October 2015, 3:50 PM

campus-autumnSIUE Interim Chancellor Steve Hansen and Cougars men’s basketball Head Coach Jon Harris were featured in a piece aired during KSDK-TV’s Thursday (Oct. 29) edition of Show Me St. Louis. View it here.

SIUE is a participating sponsor in the Get to Know Metro East campaign, which was launched earlier this year to help everyone in the Metro East get to know their community better, embrace the people who live and work here, and promote the many attractions.

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Public Call-to-Action: Madison County Youth Forum to Identify and Offer Solutions to Substance Abuse

29 October 2015, 1:05 PM

Members of SIUE’s Eta Sigma Gamma National Health Education Honor Society pose with faculty advisor Jennifer Caumiant. Alcohol, marijuana, tobacco, prescription drugs and heroin – dangerous, deadly drugs that students from nearly every high school in Madison County say are accessible in their school or community. In an effort to identify the usage and influences contributing to substance abuse, the 16th annual Madison County Youth Forum will be held Monday, Nov. 2 from 6-8 p.m. in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Meridian Ballroom.

The “Hugs not Drugs” public forum is coordina...

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Enthusiastic Students Snack on Kettle Corn at First Midterm Check-In

22 October 2015, 1:45 PM

Midterm CheckinA variety of University administrators were on the Stratton Quad Thursday, Oct. 22 during mid-day to assist the Office of Student Affairs as they provided free kettle corn to students and hosted a midterm “check-in” with those students. Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Jeffrey Waple introduced the event as a new tradition.

Photo (L-R): Freshman School of Nursing students Riley Sinclair, of Monticello, and Autumn Kerner, of Mackinaw, visit with Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs ...

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SIUE Speech Language Hearing Center Opens Lines of Communication, Impacts Lives

20 October 2015, 11:46 AM

The ability to communicate effectively is often taken for granted. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Speech, Language, and Hearing Center is dedicated to those struggling with varying degrees of speech-language impairments.

SIUE students in the Speech-Language Pathology program provide diagnostic and speech-language therapy services to individuals of all ages as part of the student education program. The Center is unique to the Metro East, as it offers activities and treatment o...

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Annual SIUE Day Draws Community Leaders

15 October 2015, 10:30 AM

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Nearly 200 community leaders and business people attended the 10th annual SIUE Day community event Thursday, Oct. 15, at Dunham Hall on the SIUE campus.

The Illinois Business Journal sponsored the breakfast affair. IBJ Editor and Partner Dennis Grubaugh, and President and Publisher Al Ortbals represented the publication, which has been a sponsor since the event’s inception. Grubaugh served as chair of this year’s event. Grubaugh and his three children are a...

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Interim Chancellor Hansen Introduces 9% Budget Realignment Plan

13 October 2015, 1:15 PM

Steve Hansen

SIUE Interim Chancellor Stephen Hansen today introduced a nine percent realignment spending plan for the remainder of fiscal 2016 during the annual chancellor’s address Tuesday, Oct. 13, in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom.

Approximately 500 faculty, staff, students and community representatives heard Hansen deliver a proactive approach to the budget issues hanging over the University system as the state of Illinois government remains in a budget stalemate.

“We cann...

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SIUE to Participate in AAC&U’s LEAP Challenge

9 October 2015, 10:15 AM

Parviz AnsariSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville will join the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) LEAP Challenge case study project.

The LEAP (Liberal Education and America’s Promise) challenge is about preparing students to advance their learning by solving complex problems through high-impact practices such as research, collaborative projects and experiential learning. Participating institutions will work with the AAC&U to develop a set of case studies underscoring how t...

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SIUE Career Fair Connects Students with Nearly 150 Regional Businesses

7 October 2015, 3:06 PM

2015 SIUE October Career FairSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville students have the opportunity to network with area employers during the University’s annual October Career Fair being held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today and Thursday, Oct. 8, in the Meridian Ballroom of the Morris University Center. Representatives from nearly 150 regional businesses are in attendance.

Today’s career fair catered to students within the School of Business, College of Arts and Sciences, as well as all non-teaching majors. Thursday...

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New SIUE Program Helps Students Battle the “Freshman 15” with Healthy Habits

6 October 2015, 11:10 AM

Randi Stark, of Worden; Instructor Emily Buelow, Margaret Popke, of East Peoria; Hannah Greenwalt, of Hoffman Estates; and Ryan Gueldener, of Moro.The new Fit into College program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is targeting the dreaded “Freshman 15” by educating first-year students on the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

For many freshmen students, college brings new responsibilities such as transitioning away from regular exercise through sports, making food choices independently and learning to balance new schedules, all of which can lead to a fluctuation in weight and the creation of unhealthy habits.

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SIUE Students Travel to See Pope Francis in Philadelphia

5 October 2015, 9:10 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Catholic Campus Minister Samantha Kennedy and seven SIUE students joined a contingent of Eastern Illinois University students in a pilgrimage to see Pope Pope FrancisFrancis during his visit to Philadelphia the weekend of Sept. 26-27.

The SIUE group joined 49 EIU students Friday, Sept. 25, for a 12-hour bus ride from Charleston to Philadelphia. Kennedy said the EIU connection came from being in the same Diocese of Springfield and having worked closely with them in ...

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2015 SIUE Homecoming Welcomes Alumni

28 September 2015, 8:30 AM

HomecomingSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville is celebrating 2015 Homecoming with a weeklong series of events targeting current students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members. This year’s events begin Monday, Sept. 28, running through Sunday, Oct. 4 on the SIUE campus.

This year’s student theme is “Turn Up the E.” The schedule of events will include: a comedy show featuring Mind Reader Eric Dittleman; a hot wing eating contest; a golf cart parade; a talent show; a ca...

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SIUE Graduate School Open House Set for Oct. 14

22 September 2015, 10:15 AM

Jerry WeinbergThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Graduate School will host its annual Open House on Wednesday, Oct. 14. The event will consist of two identical sessions: 11 a.m. -1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. in the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom.

Prospective graduate students will receive information about SIUE’s various graduate programs, graduate admission requirements, graduate student services and financing a graduate education, including graduate assistantships and competitiv...

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SIUE Cougar Literacy Clinic Benefits Area Students and Education Specialists

18 September 2015, 3:51 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is home to the only certified Literacy Education Program in the region. The program offers teachers an opportunity to enhance their teaching abilities and achieve a specialized literacy certification.

Children in the community also benefit from the program through the University’s Cougar Literacy Clinic. Graduate students in the program help enhance the literacy skills of area students, K-12, by providing tutoring at the SIUE Cougar Literacy Cli...

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SIUE’s Bayless is Runner-up at ACUI 9-Ball Nationals

11 September 2015, 11:50 AM

Allie Bayless, a junior in the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior, placed second in the Association for College Unions International (ACUI) national 9-ball tournament held during late June at the University of Akron (Ohio). 

Eight women qualified for the finals after advancing from sectional tournament play.  A Paris, Ill. native, Bayless won three elimination matches to reach the finals against Briana Miller, a multiple junior national champion from Lindenwood Univer...

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Community Health Educators Demonstrate Versatility as Job Demand Soars

8 September 2015, 8:18 AM

Brianna Bland, BS’15 is the first Community Health Education program graduate to be accepted into the Peace Corps.Demand is increasing rapidly for graduates of a Southern Illinois University Edwardsville degree program that revolves around prevention education. Alumni of the Community Health Education program in the SIUE School of Education, Health and Human Behavior can be found in all corners of the world sharing their unique knowledge and skill sets.

The program has formed such culturally competent individuals as Jacksonville native Brianna Bland, BS’15. As the first SIUE program graduate to be ac...

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