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Xfest to feature artist workshops, talk back sessions and world premiere in theater and dance

Xfest to feature artist workshops, talk back sessions and world premiere in theater and dance

Nuns in Seattle during the 1960s. Cinema puppets interacting with humans. Antarctica adventures fused with an insurance company. And a world premiere by a dance and theater company.

These comprise productions coming to SIUE this week for Xfest: an Alternative Theater and Dance Festival.
Theater professor, Chuck Harper, also Xfest artistic director, said the weeklong festival features […]

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 […]

A big pile of money

CAS Exceeds Capital Campaign Goals

In 2009 SIUE rolled out it’s strategies for fund raising over the following five years. As the, “Defining Excellence,” campaign comes to a close the College of Arts and Sciences takes stock of their success and plans for the future.
“We have achieved our goal of 5.5 million,” CAS development director Craig Steiner shared, “we exceeded […]

Afghanistan senior civilian cultural ambassador visits SIUE for Global Awareness Week

Afghanistan senior civilian cultural ambassador visits SIUE for Global Awareness Week

The people of Afghanistan “just want peace,” according to Matin Royeen, a senior civilian cultural ambassador for the country.
Matin Royeen, Afghanistan senior civilian cultural ambassador, spoke at SIUE last week as part of Global Awareness Week.
Royeen discussed challenges and opportunities in Afghanistan last week as part of SIUE’s Global Awareness Week.
The Afghan government, “unfortunately,” according […]

Ann Boyle, Lynn Curry, Julie Furst-Bowe, Gonz Jobe, and Aldemaro Romero Cutting the ribbon at the new art and design building expansion.

Art and Design West Wing Now Open

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the new West wing of the art and design building was held last Thursday in the new building’s gallery space. Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe, Dean Aldemaro Romero, returning alumni Gonz Jove, and current Art and Design MFA student Lynn Curry spoke at the ceremony.
The ribbon cutting was accompanied by the showcasing […]

Denese Degarmo and Howard Rambsy

Black Heritage Month Committee recognizes DeGarmo, Rambsy

The Black Heritage Month Committee recently honored two faculty members for their contributions to SIUE.
Black studies department chair Howard Rambsy and political science department chair Denise DeGarmo received the committee’s Black Heritage Month Committee Salute to the Stars Award.
The award is given to faculty and staff who have encouraged students to pursue educational and career […]

Karla Bonoff continues tradition of performing at colleges

Karla Bonoff continues tradition of performing at colleges

Singer-songwriting Karla Bonoff took the stage last week in the Meridian Ballroom as part of SIUE’s Arts and Issues series, but playing at colleges is nothing new for the southern California native.
“Ever since we [began] back in the ’70s we’ve always played colleges. One of the first big tours I did with Jackson Browne was […]

Rita Levi-Montalcini

SIUE Honors Rita Levi-Montalcini for International Women’s Day

Last Saturday SIUE faculty and students gathered for a special celebration of the life of Rita Levi-Montalcini. Originally Montalcini was scheduled to give a special guest presentation on the date, however she passed away last December at the age of 103.
A noted neural scientist, Montalcini won the Nobel prize for medicine in 1986 with Stanley […]

Dr. Mayra Heydrich on the quad at SIUE

Dr. Mayra Heydrich Visits SIUE

Mayra Heydrich, coordinator of semester programs at the University of Havana, paid a visit to SIUE the week before break. During her time on campus Heydrich toured the facilities, attended lectures, and met with administrators and faculty.
“This is a great opportunity for me to come and see your facilities,” Heydrich explained, “in the near future […]

Segue logo

Segue’s 100th Episode

On February 2, 2013, the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences’ radio program Segue aired it’s hundredth episode. Airing on WSIE, the weekly program features the work of SIUE faculty, staff, alumni, students, and visiting scholars.
Segue began broadcasting on March 6, 2011, and has aired an original program every week since it’s first broadcast. Over […]

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