Category: Biological Sciences

The 2010 chancellor's report to the university

The 2010 chancellor’s report to the university

On Oct. 28 Chancellor Vaughn Vandegrift made his report to the University, “Achieving National Recognition During the National Recession.”
He said that in the ongoing pursuit of national recognition by 2016, SIUE has increased the size of its incoming freshman class by 18 percent since 2005, making it the sixth largest of 12 institutions of higher […]

SIUE ranks high for its diversity efforts

SIUE ranks high for its diversity efforts

Last month, during the 11th Annual Meeting of Minority Access, SIUE’s continued commitment to fostering a diverse campus was honored via an accolade from the organization.
(L-R) Paul W. Ferguson, provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs; Isaac Blankson, chair of the Department of Speech Communication and assistant to the dean for diversity and internationalization initiatives; […]

International faculty at SIUE

International faculty at SIUE

Broad range exposure to the world is the wish of every institution of higher education. When one looks around the College of Arts and Sciences at SIUE, one may not see how diverse the faculty is. The office of the dean of the College hopes to change  this.
Flags of the international faculty represented in SIUE's […]

Disabilities Awareness Month—an Adventure!

Disabilities Awareness Month—an Adventure!

“Every college, including the College of Arts and Sciences, has students with disabilities,” said Director of Disability Services Phillip Pownall. “It’s a diversity issue that CAS is addressing through their diversity initiative.”
Pownall and students at an experiential learning center.
As part of Disabilities Awareness Month, students across the campus are encouraged to participate in experiential […]

Dean Romero Donates Life's Work

Dean Romero Donates Life’s Work

Aldemaro Romero Jr., dean of the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences, donated his collected works to the University. A visual representation of his works is on display in the middle of the first floor of Lovejoy Library, near the reference desk.
A student browses a display of the Romero Collection
The Aldemaro Romero Jr. collection consists […]

Faculty provides opportunity that led to student internship

Faculty provides opportunity that led to student internship

There is no way that I will ever get to work with a world class researcher at SIUE. This is one thought that SIUE students may have on a regular basis.
Faith Liebl, assistant professor of biological sciences, and Christina Palka, junior biological sciences major, have proved this thought to be false. Liebl, a fairly fresh […]

Hands On Day... for the Undeclared

Hands On Day… for the Undeclared

Undergraduate students who have not declared their major used to wander the University with little exposure to the vast majority of educational disciplines available to them at SIUE. The answer to this problem is Hands On Day, where the College of Arts and Sciences shows off its stuff.

Pre-med major Casey Moser and "bananna man"
“We’re extracting […]

Jumping frogs hard landings

Jumping frogs hard landings

Frogs belly flopping and face planting is not just funny to watch. It is interesting science with major implications. Just ask the world of biology. Right now, the buzz is all about these belly flopping and face planting frogs.
Talk escalated when Dr. Rick Essner, from SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences Department of Biological Sciences, […]

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