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A Message from the Dean

A Message from the Dean

Welcome to the December 2018 issue of This Month in CAS!  As we bring the Fall 2018 semester to a close, it’s a perfect time to reflect back and look forward in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Our Student Spotlight falls on Haley Gouchenour. As a senior majoring in Integrative Biology with a minor in […]

Alumni Tyler Davis Named Executive Pastry Chef

Alumni Tyler Davis Named Executive Pastry Chef

“My time at SIUE helped me to become the very creative individual that I am today.”–Tyler Davis
Tyler Davis, ‘07
Executive Pastry Chef, The Chocolate Pig
Left: Tyler Davis making ice cream. Photo Credit: E. Dustman
Tyler Davis was recently named executive pastry chef for The Chocolate Pig, which opened November 8 in Cortex Innovation Hall. As a concept restaurant, The […]

Bridging the Art & Science Divide with Senior Haley Gouchenour

Bridging the Art & Science Divide with Senior Haley Gouchenour

“It seems like there is a divide, but neither side can see how much they both need each other in order to exist.”—Haley Gouchenour
One of Gouchenour’s final pieces from her metalsmithing course, each metal representing a tooth layer. Nickel for enamel; brass for the yellow under layer; ruby inlay for the nerve layer.
If you are […]

Groundbreaking Findings from Dr. Petruccelli's Study on Alcohol

Groundbreaking Findings from Dr. Petruccelli’s Study on Alcohol

“Our findings in flies help mammalian researchers understand how it may be a driving mechanism that underlies alcohol, and possibly other forms of addiction.”—Dr. Emily Petruccelli
Brain of Drosophila. Green areas show cells where Notch has been activated. Photo credit: Dr. Petruccelli.
As we approach winter break and begin to participate in the festivities of the holiday […]

Q&A: Students Talk about Finals & Semester's End

Q&A: Students Talk about Finals & Semester’s End

Squirrels, an example of the many forms of wildlife that can be spotted around campus. Photo credit: E. Dustman
As grade point averages seem to hover suspended in space during the last week of the semester, students at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville are hunkering down with notes, snacks, and caffeinated beverages in preparation for final exams. A […]

Stories for Sustainability with Dr. Sasi Balasundaram

Stories for Sustainability with Dr. Sasi Balasundaram

“Climate change is overwhelming and students need to understand that they can make a difference—I want them to feel empowered and give them hope.”—Dr. Sasi Balasundaram
Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology Dr. Sasi Balasundaram, has been spinning in many circles as of late. With a life-long-interest in environmental and social justice issues, Balasundaram has […]

Flying into the Future: Dr. Martinez’s GIS Course Set for Spring

Flying into the Future: Dr. Martinez’s GIS Course Set for Spring

“We are bringing the latest geospatial technology to students, faculty, and the SIUE campus to inform our cutting edge research and curriculum.”—Dr. Adriana E. Martinez
Dr. Adriana E. Martinez’s class. Photo taken by a drone.
As investment in drone technology soars, applications for this type of technology are beginning to rise as well. Though typically associated with […]

Over 20 Faculty to Receive Funding through CAS Targeted Funding Initiative (TFI)

Over 20 Faculty to Receive Funding through CAS Targeted Funding Initiative (TFI)

Dean Gregory Budzban
Despite shorter days and colder temperatures, the mood among faculty at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville is warm with over twenty project proposals to receive funding through the College Arts and Sciences (CAS) Targeted Funding Initiative (TFI).
Each fall, the TFI funds faculty and staff proposals with a revenue sharing model using income from Winter Session […]

A Message from the Dean

A Message from the Dean

Welcome to the November 2018 issue of This Month in CAS!

Much of the spotlight this month falls on our outstanding students, both current and former.
The College of Arts and Sciences is extremely proud that two of the top Graduate School honors have been awarded to our students. Jacob Miller, a graduate student in microbiology, recently […]

Reception to Celebrate "Bucky" & Opening of Fuller Dome Gallery

Reception to Celebrate “Bucky” & Opening of Fuller Dome Gallery

“The precise center of the Edwardsville miniature Earth is only four thousand miles distant from the real Earth’s center.”
–R. Buckminster Fuller, Geoview
An art-print by R. Buckminster Fuller
While known for many ideas and inventions, R. Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller is most widely revered for his geodesic dome constructions around the world. Fuller was more than an architect […]

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