Archive for March, 2013

Trash Bash Volounteers from The SIUE Geography Club

Geography Club Lends A Hand At Confluence Trash Bash

Saturday March 23 the SIUE Geography Club lent a hand with the Fifth Annual Confluence Trash Bash. This one day event is part of an effort from local communities to clean up river waste. The event includes lunch and prizes for best trash.
“One of the things I’m really passionate about is community service,” club faculty […]

General Ervin Rokke speaking at SIUE

International Speaker Series Features: Dr. Ervin Rokke

General Ervin Rokke gave a talk last Thursday as part of the SIUE International Speaker Series. Rokke is currently the Senior Scholar in Residence at the USAF Academy Center for Character and Leadership Development. He served in U.S. Intelligence through the cold war and has helped train the next generation of military intelligence.
“The warfare we […]

Philosophy student presents research at regional conference

Philosophy student presents research at regional conference

Senior philosophy major Erik Zimmerman was one of 16 students selected to present research at a recent philosophy conference.
Senior philosophy major Erik Zimmerman presents research at the Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration Luncheon in February. Photo courtesy of Erik Zimmerman
Zimmerman applied to speak at the Midsouth Undergraduate Philosophy Conference along with about 60 other students […]

Ann Boyle, Lynn Curry, Julie Furst-Bowe, Gonz Jobe, and Aldemaro Romero Cutting the ribbon at the new art and design building expansion.

Art and Design West Wing Now Open

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the new West wing of the art and design building was held last Thursday in the new building’s gallery space. Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe, Dean Aldemaro Romero, returning alumni Gonz Jove, and current Art and Design MFA student Lynn Curry spoke at the ceremony.
The ribbon cutting was accompanied by the showcasing […]

36th Fritz Marti lecture features Vanderbilt University professor

36th Fritz Marti lecture features Vanderbilt University professor

Vanderbilt University professor David Wood explored multiple “aporetic sites” or “problematic spaces of thinking” during his lecture at SIUE last week.
Wood’s discussion, “Thinking Out of the Box (After Heidegger),” was the 36th Fritz Marti lecture. Wood first looked at mortal existence, which he said philosopher Martin Heidegger puts “front and center to the question of […]

Safe Connections representative emphasizes healthy sexual behaviors

Safe Connections representative emphasizes healthy sexual behaviors

Consensual. Intimate. Safe.
Those were just a few words thrown out by students to describe good sex during a healthy sexual behaviors presentation last week.
Lauren Keefer of Safe Connections, an organization that provides counseling and services to victims of sexual and domestic violence, spoke to roughly 35 students, focusing on consent and communication.
In regard to consent, […]

Denese Degarmo and Howard Rambsy

Black Heritage Month Committee recognizes DeGarmo, Rambsy

The Black Heritage Month Committee recently honored two faculty members for their contributions to SIUE.
Black studies department chair Howard Rambsy and political science department chair Denise DeGarmo received the committee’s Black Heritage Month Committee Salute to the Stars Award.
The award is given to faculty and staff who have encouraged students to pursue educational and career […]

Karla Bonoff continues tradition of performing at colleges

Karla Bonoff continues tradition of performing at colleges

Singer-songwriting Karla Bonoff took the stage last week in the Meridian Ballroom as part of SIUE’s Arts and Issues series, but playing at colleges is nothing new for the southern California native.
“Ever since we [began] back in the ’70s we’ve always played colleges. One of the first big tours I did with Jackson Browne was […]

Awards from the 2013 SIUE Social work gala

The Department of Social Work Presents: The Seventh Annual Scholarship Gala

Saturday March 16, 2013 the SIUE Department of Social Work hosted their seventh annual scholarship gala. The evening included dinner, dancing, a silent auction, and a celebration of the hard working faculty, students, and alums from the social work department.
The annual gala raises funds for in-house scholarships for current SIUE social work students. The idea […]

Christopher Cummins

Christopher Cummins Delivers Probst Lecture

Monday March 11, 2013, Christopher Cummins delivered the annual Probst lecture for the department of Chemistry.
Specilizing in inorganic chemistry Cummins is currently a professor at MIT. He is the author of over 150 research articles and serves on the boards of many of the most important inorganic chemistry journals. Cummins has been re recipient of […]

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