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“Fast and Loose” streamlined with ethical complexities, relatable emotions

“Fast and Loose” streamlined with ethical complexities, relatable emotions

"Fast and Loose" actors onstage Photo credit: Valerie Goldston
“Fast and Loose” is a whirlwind of emotions that probes into the complex nature of the human heart.
Theater professor Kathryn Bentley, also director of “Fast and Loose,” said issues dealing with ethics are complex.
“Nobody is exempt from dealing with issues that will make you question yourself and […]

Springer’s unprecedented translations of Latin poet published by the Society of Biblical Literature

Springer’s unprecedented translations of Latin poet published by the Society of Biblical Literature

Professor Carl Springer reads from his book, “Sedulius, The Paschal Song and Hymns.”
According to English professor Carl Springer, the poetry of Sedulius, a fifth-century author who turned biblical stories into Latin verse “has never been translated into English before in its entirety.”
Springer’s book, “Sedulius, The Paschal Song and Hymns,” includes not only a translation of […]

Carr reaches out to international delegates in Russia in hopes of building tomorrow’s leaders

Carr reaches out to international delegates in Russia in hopes of building tomorrow’s leaders

Public administration and public policy professor T.R. Carr was selected to mentor and teach delegates from more than 120 countries in Russia at the International Youth Forum last summer.
Carr said it was really an impressive event with a high level of motivation and professionalism among those who attended.
“There was a wealth of knowledge about international […]

Mather shares discoveries of the universe as NASA’s lead scientist and a Nobel Prize recipient

Mather shares discoveries of the universe as NASA’s lead scientist and a Nobel Prize recipient

Nobel Laureate John Mather lectured to an audience of approximately 600 people on the universe last Thursday. Photo Credit: NASA/GSFC/Pat Izzo
Learning astronomy was appealing as a child, according to Nobel Laureate John Mather, because he could take a piece of cardboard and lens and build a telescope.

Today, Mather is the lead scientist for NASA’s new […]

Undergraduate credit-hour requirements for graduation decreased

Undergraduate credit-hour requirements for graduation decreased

Undergraduates throughout SIUE now have a smaller number of credit hours to complete on their path to graduation.
Credit hours required for undergraduate students to graduate have decreased from 124 credit hours to 120 credit hours, according to Brian Hinterscher, College of Arts and Sciences advising coordinator.
The policy was approved June 4 and went into effect […]

STELLAR Student profile: Dawn Embry

STELLAR Student profile: Dawn Embry

Senior speech communication major Dawn Embry always wanted to enlist in the U.S. Air Force and hopes to work with congressional members after graduation, but she never imagined receiving SIUE’s STELLAR Student Award.
Photo courtesy of Dawn Embry
Embry said she was shocked to find out she was offered the award, which honors and develops “some of […]

 Native American poet to read from his book addressing politics, science and nature infused in “A Large Dent in the Moon”

Native American poet to read from his book addressing politics, science and nature infused in “A Large Dent in the Moon”

Monty Campbell, Jr., will recite from his book of poems for a Night of Poetry on Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. at the University Bookstore.
“Ink-stained existence.” “Buzzing appliances.” “Humble grass.”– These phrases of description penetrate the pages of Monty Campbell, Jr’s, book of poetry titled, “A Large Dent in the Moon.”
Campbell will read from his […]

Nobel Prize recipient will discuss discoveries of the universe through NASA telescope mission

Nobel Prize recipient will discuss discoveries of the universe through NASA telescope mission

Nobel Prize Winner Dr. John Mather is the 15th William C. Shaw Memorial Lecturer Photo Credit: NASA/GSFC/Pat Izzo
John Mather, co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2006 and current senior astrophysicist for NASA, will present the William C. Shaw Lecture.  His talk on Thursday, Sept. 26 will be titled “History of the Universe […]

Coffee with Cool Women features local principal emphasizing the importance of nurture in education

Coffee with Cool Women features local principal emphasizing the importance of nurture in education

Edwardsville Principal Tanya Patton shared perpsectives from her career during Coffee with Cool Women discussion
Tanya Patton said she takes the time to learn the names of all 315 students–as a kindergarten through second grade school principal in Edwardsville.
“It is important to the environment that I want to create- that I know who my students are. […]

Students gain teaching experience through SIUE Foreign Languages program, collaboration with Edwardsville YMCA and elementary schools

Students gain teaching experience through SIUE Foreign Languages program, collaboration with Edwardsville YMCA and elementary schools

Tyler Yurish, an SIUE student who taught foreign languages classes last year, anticipated the end of year school presentation.
While some children spend their time playing, others remain in the classroom learning new languages – and SIUE students were the instructors.
Foreign languages professor Debbie Mann coordinates the program in cooperation with Natasha Howard, arts and humanities […]

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