Category: Happenings

Graduate Student Alex Bailey Awarded $25,000 Commission

Graduate Student Alex Bailey Awarded $25,000 Commission

“It is important to me that people are able to engage with the work firsthand and experience it as a community.”–Alex Bailey
Photo Credit: LaVerne Jones
Alex Bailey, a graduate student at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, will complete her Master of Fine Arts in ceramics this May. Before completion of her degree, she was offered a two-month residency […]

Dr. Kevin D. Cannon's Travel Scholarship Fund

Dr. Kevin D. Cannon’s Travel Scholarship Fund

“It is important to me to give students who are from an economic background that does not necessarily allow for travel the opportunity to have that kind of valuable learning experience.”
–Dr. Kevin D. Cannon 
Photo credit: University Marketing & Communications
A new scholarship fund at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will enable travel opportunities for students in […]

43rd Annual Probst Lecturer, Dr. Jennifer Doudna

43rd Annual Probst Lecturer, Dr. Jennifer Doudna

“CRISPR is a surgical tool for changing the code of life. Our goal is to deploy this enabling technology to have a positive impact on the human condition.”–Dr. Jennifer Doudna
The Department of Chemistry will host the 2019 Jean Dreyfus and 43rd Annual Probst Lecture series on Mar. 26 with Dr. Jennifer Doudna as the guest […]

Actor & Activist Mike Farrell to star in Dr. Keeling’s Curve

Actor & Activist Mike Farrell to star in Dr. Keeling’s Curve

“What had not been clear to me until I got more involved with this play and with the research involved is how profoundly the climate is being affected, how quickly, and how disastrous it will be if serious steps aren’t taken.”–Mike Farrell 
Most well-known for his role as Captain B.J. Hunnicutt on the hit series M*A*S*H, noted […]

St. Louis Ranked as Having Worst Drivers in Snowy Conditions

St. Louis Ranked as Having Worst Drivers in Snowy Conditions

“Of all cities studied, when it snows, St. Louis experiences the greatest increase in crash rates.”—Dr. Alan W. Black

If you tuned into KMOX recently, you might have heard that when it comes to snowy conditions, St. Louis has been ranked as having the worst drivers. Dr. Alan W. Black, assistant professor in the Department of Geography, […]

Q&A: Students Talk about Finals & Semester's End

Q&A: Students Talk about Finals & Semester’s End

Squirrels, an example of the many forms of wildlife that can be spotted around campus. Photo credit: E. Dustman
As grade point averages seem to hover suspended in space during the last week of the semester, students at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville are hunkering down with notes, snacks, and caffeinated beverages in preparation for final exams. A […]

Reception to Celebrate "Bucky" & Opening of Fuller Dome Gallery

Reception to Celebrate “Bucky” & Opening of Fuller Dome Gallery

“The precise center of the Edwardsville miniature Earth is only four thousand miles distant from the real Earth’s center.”
–R. Buckminster Fuller, Geoview
An art-print by R. Buckminster Fuller
While known for many ideas and inventions, R. Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller is most widely revered for his geodesic dome constructions around the world. Fuller was more than an architect […]

Science East Rededication

Science East Rededication

“This building is a part of the story here at SIUE…to become a landmark in this state, the region, and the nation.”–Dean Gregory Budzban
Nearing September’s end, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) hosted a “Science Showcase,” an event celebrating the $32-million renovation of Science Building East. The building, 166,000 square feet […]

Sustainability at SIUE

Sustainability at SIUE

If we’re going to become a more sustainable world, we’re going to have to collaborate in our efforts.–Connie Frey Spurlock
New ideas surrounding sustainability at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville have started to germinate. Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Connie Frey Spurlock, recognized a need for restructuring the University’s Sustainability Advisory Group into more of […]

Ninth Year for SIUE Xfest

Ninth Year for SIUE Xfest

“Xfest provides the opportunity for our students to work with artists of international stature—an important component of their study within the department.”–Dr. Chuck Harper
Deeply Rooted Productions. Photo Credit: Ken Carl
September 10-14 marked the ninth year of SIUE Xfest: a festival of alternative theatre and dance. For one week out the year, the Department of Theater […]

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