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Documentary on skateboarding park receives widespread recognition

Documentary on skateboarding park receives widespread recognition

Skateboarders under Kingshighway Bridge in St. Louis were filmed by mass communications senior Ashley Seering and instructor Cory Byers for a documentary that made the Broadcast Education Association's award list. The award ceremony will be held April in Las Vegas. Photo courtesy of Seering
A skatepark documentary filmed by a mass communications instructor and student has […]

Physics professor sheds light on LASERS to high school students

Physics professor sheds light on LASERS to high school students

Cahokia High School students edged closer to catch a glimpse of the multiple laser beams emitted back and forth between two mirrors which shone through the smoke.
Prfofessor Glassman looks on as Cahokia High School students engage in a demonstration that reveals an aspect of LASERS using a lamp light and magnifying glass. Photo by Theresa […]

University Museum displays Art of Africa pieces at the Edwardsville Arts Center

University Museum displays Art of Africa pieces at the Edwardsville Arts Center

Art of Africa exhibit at the Edwardsville Arts Center will feature interactive activities for visitors Poster courtesy of Noelle Norris
The University Museum will exhibit Art of Africa pieces at the Edwardsville Arts Center (EAC) featuring new interactive aspects.
University Museum curators and graduate assistants Noelle Norris and Carrie Smith have taken on the yearlong task due […]

Wheel of Fortune features former Meridian Scholar, biology alumna

Wheel of Fortune features former Meridian Scholar, biology alumna

Biology alumna and former Meridian Scholar Kaydi Legate has always wanted to be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune, and her dream come true will be broadcast March 17.
School of Dental Medicine student Kaydi Legate will be featured on the March 17 episode of Wheel of Fortune. Photo courtesy of Legate
“Whenever I was little I […]

SIUE hosts hundreds of high school students in mathematics contest

SIUE hosts hundreds of high school students in mathematics contest

Roughly 400 high school students competed in the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics Contest at SIUE.
Four hundred high school students gathered at SIUE on February 22 to compete in algebra, geometry and pre-calculus events at the annual Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics Contest.
The university hosted the event, which was run by approximately 75 […]

Temple Grandin returns for second Arts and Issues appearance

Temple Grandin returns for second Arts and Issues appearance

When Temple Grandin last visited SIUE, she spoke to a sold-out, standing-room only crowd of more than 800 students, staff, faculty and community members. Upon her return Thursday, she could do more of the same, according to Arts and Issues director Grant Andree.
Temple Grandin returns to SIUE Feb. 27 for the second time as part […]

Emeritus professor draws in crowds for exhibition, reflects upon 50-year painting career

Emeritus professor draws in crowds for exhibition, reflects upon 50-year painting career

Emeritus professor Joe Weber paints primarily abstract, expressionist works of art and opening night of his exhibition drew in crowds Thursday. The display lasts until March 7 at the Gallery in Morris University Center. Photo by Theresa San Luis

Emeritus professor Joe Weber was honored for his artistry and commitment to art education through the “50 Years of Painting” […]

Criminal justice professor’s collaborative research on human trafficking lands publication contract

Criminal justice professor’s collaborative research on human trafficking lands publication contract

Criminal justice professor Erin Heil's collaborative research with Andrea Nichols, Washington University Sociology and Criminal Justice professor, covers human trafficking locally. It will be published by Carolina Academic Press as a supplemental book to sociology college curriculum textbooks. Photo by Theresa San Luis
Sex trafficking can sometimes be confused with or overlap with prostitution. Labor trafficking […]

St. Louis Symphony brass quintet to perform outreach concert on campus

St. Louis Symphony brass quintet to perform outreach concert on campus

 
Five members of St. Louis Symphony Brass section will perform Monday, February 24, for the "Symphony at Your College" outreach program. Photo courtesy of professor John Korak
Preceding last October’s World Series between the Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Symphony (SLSO) and Boston Symphony brass members competed in a BRASS-OFF competition. The SLSO […]

Illustrator to discuss race, gender issues in animation for Black History Month

Illustrator to discuss race, gender issues in animation for Black History Month

Samir Barrett, freelance illustrator, will discuss gender and race roles in animation this week for Black History month photo courtesy of Wells
Cartoons that influence children should cater to more than one type of child.
At least, according to Samir Barrett, a freelance illustrator who will present two days this week about these issues and other topics […]

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