Category: General CAS Stories

Hansen to serve as the Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Hansen to serve as the Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Former Dean of Graduate Studies and Research and history professor Stephen Hansen will serve as Interim Dean until Aug. 2015 when a faculty search committee reviews and identifies applicants for the dean’s position on a continuing basis.
Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Stephen Hansen. Photo courtesy of Howard Ash
Hansen came to SIUE […]

STELLAR Student profile: Alexandra Taitt

STELLAR Student profile: Alexandra Taitt

When Alexandra Taitt began her college career at SIUE, she knew she wanted to major in anthropology.
Alexandra Taitt was named to the STELLAR Student award list for 2014. Photo courtesy of Taitt
She was named to the 2014 STELLAR Student award list, and said she felt honored.
Taitt said she would not be where she is today […]

Friends, students and lovers of Jazz gather at Lovejoy Library, hear Crenshaw discuss his photography

Friends, students and lovers of Jazz gather at Lovejoy Library, hear Crenshaw discuss his photography

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of The National Ragtime and Jazz Archive at SIUE, photographer Roscoe Crenshaw presented at Lovejoy Library. Photo courtesy of Wells.
Nestled in the corner of Lovejoy Library were jazz lovers, students and experts in the craft engaging in discussion with photographer, Roscoe Crenshaw.
Crenshaw, a St. Louis photographer of jazz musicians, was invited by […]

   STELLAR Student profile: Ryan Jouett

STELLAR Student profile: Ryan Jouett

Senior Ryan Jouett hopes to help people better their lives as a probation officer someday. Photo courtesy of Jouett,
Senior sociology and criminal justice major, Ryan Jouett, said he believes most or many people who commit crimes deserve a second chance.
He attests that to being one of the reasons he is pursuing a career as a […]

Huber recognized for passion to mobilize education through Lincoln perspective

Huber recognized for passion to mobilize education through Lincoln perspective

Applied communication studies and philosophy double major senior Corey Huber has been awarded as a student laureate of The Lincoln Academy of Illinois.
Applied communication and philosophy major senior Corey Huber and Associate Dean Larry Lafond. Photo courtesy of Larry LaFond
The award honors excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities, and is given to one outstanding […]

STELLAR Student profile: Jessica Stanley-Asselmeier

STELLAR Student profile: Jessica Stanley-Asselmeier

Senior anthropology major Jessica Stanley-Asselmeier
A high school mission trip to Mexico City spurred Jessica Stanley-Asselmeier to pursue a career in anthropology.
“It was an amazing experience to be immersed into another culture that was so different from my own,” Stanley-Asselmeier said.  “From then on, it has always been a passion of mine to learn about other […]

DeSpain and Hildebrandt host IRIS Center Open House, showcase projects

DeSpain and Hildebrandt host IRIS Center Open House, showcase projects

According to English professor Jessica DeSpain, William Pannapacker, writer for the “The Chronicle for Higher Education” called digital humanities not only the next big thing, but the future of all research.
English professors DeSpain and Hildebrandt co-founded SIUE's IRIS Center in 2009. Photo courtesy of Theresa San Luis.
“We need that on campus,” DeSpain said. “We need […]

CAS Hands-On Day encourages students to explore majors

CAS Hands-On Day encourages students to explore majors

Students trying to play the cello, African talking drums (Gangan) sounding in the background and moral problems with real life applications to be solved were just a few of the many activities that Hands-On Day & Majors Fair 2014 presented to students last Tuesday in the Goshen Lounge.
Jennifer Regh, professor and chair of the Anthropology […]

SIUE schools, center receive $1 million NSF Grant

SIUE schools, center receive $1 million NSF Grant

A $1 million grant awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) will be used to enhance the educational experiences of aspiring math teachers at SIUE.
The NSF grant funds a second Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program for the university, this time in mathematics. A previous grant by the agency funds SIUE students in their path to […]

Arts & Issues continues 30-year tradition with 'eclectic series'

Arts & Issues continues 30-year tradition with ‘eclectic series’

Arts & Issues celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and the season’s roster includes Grammy artists, best-selling authors and a Pulitzer Prize winner.
Arts & Issues director Grant Andree said he is excited about this year’s events.
“We’ve got a great season coming in,” Andree said. “This [season] kind of lays out the foundation of what it’s […]

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