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A Message from the Dean

A Message from the Dean

Welcome to the May 2019 issue of This Month in CAS!  Finals are here and commencement is right around the corner.  It’s a time for celebrations of accomplishment, and the faculty, staff, and students of CAS have much to celebrate, indeed.
Congratulations to Dr. Alicia Alexander, professor in the Department of Applied Communication Studies.  Governor JB […]

Dr. Alicia Alexander Honored by Governor JB Pritzker

Dr. Alicia Alexander Honored by Governor JB Pritzker

“Support the Girls helps give women their dignity.”–Dr. Alicia Alexander
Governor JB Pritzker recently hosted a Women’s History Month celebration at the Capitol. The celebration honored the work of women leaders across the state. Among the state’s important leaders, Pritzker honored Dr. Alicia Alexander, professor in the Department of Applied Communication Studies at Southern Illinois University […]

Graduate Student Alex Bailey Awarded $25,000 Commission

Graduate Student Alex Bailey Awarded $25,000 Commission

“It is important to me that people are able to engage with the work firsthand and experience it as a community.”–Alex Bailey
Photo Credit: LaVerne Jones
Alex Bailey, a graduate student at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, will complete her Master of Fine Arts in ceramics this May. Before completion of her degree, she was offered a two-month residency […]

Stitching Together A Century of American Handwork with Erin Vigneau-Dimick

Stitching Together A Century of American Handwork with Erin Vigneau-Dimick

“The domestic arts are a very different way of art making, and I think it is important to bring this kind of artwork forward and into the gallery and museum setting.”–Erin Vigneau-Dimick
University Museum Executive Curator, Erin Vigneau-Dimick, and artist and staff member, Mandy Pedigo have been busy stitching together an exhibit spanning a century of […]

Dr. Erik Alexander receives Teaching Excellence Award

Dr. Erik Alexander receives Teaching Excellence Award

“Teaching informs our scholarship in a lot of unexpected ways.”–Dr. Erik Alexander
Recipients of the Teaching Excellence Award for the 2018-2019 year were recently chosen with Dr. Erik Alexander, professor in the Department of Historical Studies, being awarded the Teaching Distinction Award. The award recognizes faculty for their excellence in teaching throughout the year and recipients […]

A Day in the Life of a Student: Dylynn Otte

A Day in the Life of a Student: Dylynn Otte

“I know I am not just a number here and that is important to me.”–Dylynn Otte
Dylynn Otte, pictured third from the left, coaching.
Dylynn Otte, a junior at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, provides a busy snapshot of what life is like for her as a student, tutor, and player on the NCAA Division Women’s volleyball team. […]

Solomon Creek Farm: An Illinois Natural Area for Experiential Learning

Solomon Creek Farm: An Illinois Natural Area for Experiential Learning

This spring, a farm located in Illinois became available for students of Southern Illinois University (SIUE) as an experiential learning location. The natural area, known as Solomon Creek Farm, has been preserved since 1999 by landowners Trish and Rip, making it a unique place to experience an array of habitat types from wetlands to old […]

A Message from the Dean

A Message from the Dean

Welcome to the April 2019 issue of This Month in CAS!  The trees are blooming, the perennials are emerging, and Spring is finally here.   Let’s hope any temperature swings back to cold are short-lived!
The faculty in CAS continue to produce cutting edge scholarship.   Congratulations to Dr. Bryan Jack, associate professor in Historical Studies, who recently […]

Fulbright Specialist Mark Hildebrandt & Air Quality Monitoring

Fulbright Specialist Mark Hildebrandt & Air Quality Monitoring

“I want students to be able to look at data in real time to address ways in which to interact with each other–to do analyses so that they can begin to address climate change together.”–Dr. Mark Hildebrandt
Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Dr. Mark Hildebrandt, was recently hosted by […]

A Day in the Life of a Student: Tyler Mackey

A Day in the Life of a Student: Tyler Mackey

“I want to teach young minds about free thinking…the importance of learning for yourself.”–Tyler Mackey
Between working, studying, and volunteering, Tyler Mackey, a Junior at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, easily puts in twelve hours each and every day. Mackey works 30-40 hours per week at a body shop cleaning bays, crushing parts, and working on trucks–all […]

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