Category: English Language & Lit

STEP grants support research and creativity

STEP grants support research and creativity

SIUE offers several internal, competitive grants to support research and creativity amongst faculty and staff at the institution. Seed Grants for Transitional and Exploratory Projects (STEP) is a grant program offered, on a competitive basis, to “support research and creative activities … intended to encourage faculty to initiate new research directions or new research projects,” […]

SIUE using ADVANCE IT-Catalyst award to begin efforts for institutional transformation

SIUE using ADVANCE IT-Catalyst award to begin efforts for institutional transformation

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) is a 2010 recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE IT-Catalyst award. Catalyst awards are designed to “support … efforts to conduct institutional self-assessment activities, …in order to identify specific issues in the recruitment, retention and promotion of women faculty in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) academics within an […]

Strangers in a strange land

Strangers in a strange land

Thousands of miles away from home is not how any student wants to spend the holidays. Yet, across the nation, international students are often left in the United States. They usually cannot afford to travel home to see their families. Mehrdad Shadmehr, a graduate student in the chemistry program from Iran, originally felt […]

Poetry mashup draws crowd

Poetry mashup draws crowd

Two SIUE College of Arts and Sciences faculty drew a crowd on Tuesday, November 9 when they mashed two centuries of poetry. Eric Ruckh, historical studies associate professor, and Jeffrey Skoblow, english language and literature professor brought together the two centuries on a crisp fall day.
Reading over a constant breeze and a lawn mower, the readers […]

Dean Romero donates personal collection of 50,000 documents

Dean Romero donates personal collection of 50,000 documents

Aldemaro Romero, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at SIUE, donated his personal collection to Lovejoy Library at SIUE on Friday.
Kyle Moore, director of development at Lovejoy Library, gave an introduction. Moore gave a short biography of Romero’s academic career. Moore also gave a synopsis of the collection that Romero had donated.
“Throughout his career, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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