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Dr. Alicia Alexander Honored by Governor JB Pritzker

Dr. Alicia Alexander Honored by Governor JB Pritzker

“Support the Girls helps give women their dignity.”–Dr. Alicia Alexander
Governor JB Pritzker recently hosted a Women’s History Month celebration at the Capitol. The celebration honored the work of women leaders across the state. Among the state’s important leaders, Pritzker honored Dr. Alicia Alexander, professor in the Department of Applied Communication Studies at Southern Illinois University […]

Fulbright Specialist Mark Hildebrandt & Air Quality Monitoring

Fulbright Specialist Mark Hildebrandt & Air Quality Monitoring

“I want students to be able to look at data in real time to address ways in which to interact with each other–to do analyses so that they can begin to address climate change together.”–Dr. Mark Hildebrandt
Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Dr. Mark Hildebrandt, was recently hosted by […]

Confronting Black Terror with Dr. Tisha M. Brooks

Confronting Black Terror with Dr. Tisha M. Brooks

“To travel is to confront terror.”–Dr. Tisha M. Brooks
Assistant Professor of English, Dr. Tisha M. Brooks, recently gave a lecture as part of the Black Studies Lecture Series. The topic of her lecture was black mobility and terror in Jordan Peele’s film “Get Out.” An American satirical horror released in 2017, the film is about […]

Global Music Awards Winner, Marta Simidtchieva

Global Music Awards Winner, Marta Simidtchieva

“I am trying to establish a new curriculum that can incorporate something interesting while maintaining all of the features that students classically learn from.”–Dr. Marta Simidtchieva

Professor of Cello at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Dr. Marta Simidtchieva recently released a collection of Bulgarian compositions, winning a silver medal through the well-known international music competition, Global Music […]

Dr. Mark A. Poepsel's New Course on Communicating Science

Dr. Mark A. Poepsel’s New Course on Communicating Science

“A big part of our job as Mass Communications faculty at SIUE is to prepare students to communicate with one part of the public on behalf of another part, and in this case, it’s about science. The question is how do we better prepare students to do this?”—Dr. Mark A. Poepsel

Assistant Professor in the Department […]

Groundbreaking Findings from Dr. Petruccelli's Study on Alcohol

Groundbreaking Findings from Dr. Petruccelli’s Study on Alcohol

“Our findings in flies help mammalian researchers understand how it may be a driving mechanism that underlies alcohol, and possibly other forms of addiction.”—Dr. Emily Petruccelli
Brain of Drosophila. Green areas show cells where Notch has been activated. Photo credit: Dr. Petruccelli.
As we approach winter break and begin to participate in the festivities of the holiday […]

Dr. Patricia “Gussie” Klorer Makes a Generous Gift of $25,000

Dr. Patricia “Gussie” Klorer Makes a Generous Gift of $25,000

“My mission is to make the program accessible to those that would not otherwise have the opportunity.”–Dr. Patricia “Gussie” Klorer
P. Gussie Klorer, PhD, HLM, ATR-BC, LCSW, LCPC
A generous gift was made by Dr. Patricia “Gussie” Klorer who retired last year from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Art Therapy Department. Klorer was the first director of the […]

Where Art & Science Meet: The AISLE Project

Where Art & Science Meet: The AISLE Project

Brigham Dimick. Arboreal Anatomy. Charcoal & Conte. 52” x 42″. 2004.
Outside of teaching courses in biology, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville professor Dr. David Jennings has spent a considerable amount of time developing and launching the AISLE Project. An acronym for “Active Integrative Synergistic Learning Environments,” the project began as a way to promote an exchange […]

Dr. Faith Liebl Receives $422,064 Award

Dr. Faith Liebl Receives $422,064 Award

“The brain is fascinating in how this collection of cells can give rise to thought.”–Dr. Faith Liebl
A neuromuscular junction synapse in Drosophila. Photo Credit: Dr. Faith Liebl
Dr. Faith Liebl has a big question in her lab at Southern Illinois University Edwardville—“How do we learn and remember information?” More specifically, she wants to understand how genes in […]

Sociology's Weissinger Named SIUE Teaching Excellence Award Winner

Sociology’s Weissinger Named SIUE Teaching Excellence Award Winner

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Office of the Provost announced that Sandra Weissinger, PhD, is the recipient of the annual Teaching Excellence Award for tenure-track faculty. It is the most prestigious teaching award for an SIUE faculty member. Three additional faculty members were saluted for their teaching skills and accomplishments with Teaching Distinction Awards, and […]

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