Category: Human Interest

Stitching Together A Century of American Handwork with Erin Vigneau-Dimick

Stitching Together A Century of American Handwork with Erin Vigneau-Dimick

“The domestic arts are a very different way of art making, and I think it is important to bring this kind of artwork forward and into the gallery and museum setting.”–Erin Vigneau-Dimick
University Museum Executive Curator, Erin Vigneau-Dimick, and artist and staff member, Mandy Pedigo have been busy stitching together an exhibit spanning a century of […]

A Day in the Life of a Student: Tyler Mackey

A Day in the Life of a Student: Tyler Mackey

“I want to teach young minds about free thinking…the importance of learning for yourself.”–Tyler Mackey
Between working, studying, and volunteering, Tyler Mackey, a Junior at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, easily puts in twelve hours each and every day. Mackey works 30-40 hours per week at a body shop cleaning bays, crushing parts, and working on trucks–all […]

URCA Associate, Paige Niepoetter's Diet Study Findings

URCA Associate, Paige Niepoetter’s Diet Study Findings

“Though it may not be the case for everyone, fasting seems as though it would be a viable diet for some.”–Paige Niepoetter
Keto, paleo, fasting, Whole30…these days it is easy to get caught up in some sort of dieting trend, but what about having actual data to back a particular dietary shift? Undergraduate Research and Creative […]

Senior Mollie Thompson Launches Empowering Campaign

Senior Mollie Thompson Launches Empowering Campaign

“I want this to be an empowering movement.”–Mollie Thompson
As can be seen through online platforms, hashtag campaigns can be powerful and serve as a serious driving force for increasing awareness for particular topics. Senior Mass Communications major and Delta Phi Epsilon Vice President of Public Relations, Mollie Thompson, created her own campaign called #ThisIsMe. The […]

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 […]

Tiana Clark's Essay on Black Burnout goes Viral

Tiana Clark’s Essay on Black Burnout goes Viral

“…always work, do not complain, and never stop, but my body was very loudly telling me to slow down.”—Tiana Clark

Black burnout is the topic of Tiana Clark’s essay that recently went viral on Buzzfeed. Earlier this year, an article by Anne Helen Petersen was released that brought attention to a very big problem affecting all […]

Stories for Sustainability with Dr. Sasi Balasundaram

Stories for Sustainability with Dr. Sasi Balasundaram

“Climate change is overwhelming and students need to understand that they can make a difference—I want them to feel empowered and give them hope.”—Dr. Sasi Balasundaram
Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology Dr. Sasi Balasundaram, has been spinning in many circles as of late. With a life-long-interest in environmental and social justice issues, Balasundaram has […]

Grief & Our Digital Afterlives

Grief & Our Digital Afterlives

“They say you actually have two deaths–the first, when you physically die and the second, when you socially die.”–Dr. Jocelyn DeGroot
DeGroot’s model of Transcorporeal Communication.
How do we experience grief in the advent of the digital age? Associate Professor and Assistant Chair in the Department of Applied Communication Studies, Dr. Jocelyn DeGroot, studies grief and how […]

Lovejoy Library to Provide Meditation Room

Lovejoy Library to Provide Meditation Room

“We would like to see people make the space their own.”–Juliet Kerico Gray
Lovejoy Library. Photo Credit: E. Dustman
Meditation, mindfulness, and contemplation are set to make their way to the Lovejoy Library. With a great interest in addressing the needs of the 21st. century student, the library plans to open a meditation room. Earlier this year, […]

ACS’ Seniors' “Grow the Gardens” Leaves Lasting Legacy at SIUE

ACS’ Seniors’ “Grow the Gardens” Leaves Lasting Legacy at SIUE

A team of four SIUE Applied Communication Studies undergraduates pursuing their senior assignment project in public relations helped coordinate the Grow the Gardens event. The students are Alyssa Almasalmeh, of Creve Coeur, Mo., Luke Jansen, of Effingham, Ethan Massey, of Marine, and Matthew Zahn, of Belleville. The team was coordinated by Sorin Nastasia, PhD, associate […]

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