Archive for October 8th, 2018

A Message from the Dean

A Message from the Dean

Welcome to the October 2018 issue of This Month in CAS!
September was a month with some great events for CAS, including the rededication and ribbon-cutting of Science East.  You can read all about “Science Showcase”, the event celebrating that $32-million renovation of Science East.  Now, as we enter into the heart of the fall semester, […]

Where Art & Science Meet: The AISLE Project

Where Art & Science Meet: The AISLE Project

Brigham Dimick. Arboreal Anatomy. Charcoal & Conte. 52” x 42″. 2004.
Outside of teaching courses in biology, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville professor Dr. David Jennings has spent a considerable amount of time developing and launching the AISLE Project. An acronym for “Active Integrative Synergistic Learning Environments,” the project began as a way to promote an exchange […]

Science East Rededication

Science East Rededication

“This building is a part of the story here at SIUE…to become a landmark in this state, the region, and the nation.”–Dean Gregory Budzban
Nearing September’s end, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) hosted a “Science Showcase,” an event celebrating the $32-million renovation of Science Building East. The building, 166,000 square feet […]

The History of a County Digitized

The History of a County Digitized

“Our concentration is on the county’s history and the idea behind the site is to learn, use, and contribute material.”–Jason Stacy
Left to Right: Lesley Thompson, Research Assistant and Ph.D student; Brendon  Floyd, Research Assistant and Master’s Student; Suze Gibson, social studies teacher.
Over the past three years, the historical branches of Madison County have been growing […]

Sustainability at SIUE

Sustainability at SIUE

If we’re going to become a more sustainable world, we’re going to have to collaborate in our efforts.–Connie Frey Spurlock
After a period of dormancy following the closure of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Sustainability Office, new ideas surrounding sustainability at the University have started to germinate. Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Connie Frey Spurlock, […]

Grief & Our Digital Afterlives

Grief & Our Digital Afterlives

“They say you actually have two deaths–the first, when you physically die and the second, when you socially die.”–Jocelyn DeGroot
DeGroot’s model of Transcorporeal Communication.
How do we experience grief in the advent of the digital age? Associate Professor and Assistant Chair in the Department of Applied Communication Studies, Jocelyn DeGroot, studies grief and how technologies impact […]

Allena Brazier Named Fall 2018 Katherine Dunham Fellow

Allena Brazier Named Fall 2018 Katherine Dunham Fellow

“Dreams are not just dreams–they are something you are destined to do.”–Allena Brazier
Allena Brazier
SIUE Senior & Art Major
Allena Brazier never imagined an internet search for employment in the arts would lead her to applying for and being named the recipient of an arts fellowship, but months later, she is still beaming with joy from the […]

13th Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

13th Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

“We need to go back to tradition, philosophy should be spoken out loud, not just written–having this kind of dialogue and exchange is very important.”–Nicholas Hayley
Photo Credit: The Department of Philosophy
The Department of Philosophy and the Lyceum Club at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will host the 13th Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference October 12-13. Nine schools […]

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