Category: Human Interest

Support the Girls – Edwardsville comes to SIUE

Support the Girls – Edwardsville comes to SIUE

Support the Girls was created when, Dana Marlowe, a working mom, decided to find a new home for dozens of bras in her drawer. When she discovered that no formal means existed for collecting and distributing gently-used bras to needy women and girls in her community in Maryland, a spark ignited into what is quickly […]

SIUE Anthropology showcases Katherine Dunham: A Life of Dance, Activism, and Anthropology

SIUE Anthropology showcases Katherine Dunham: A Life of Dance, Activism, and Anthropology

2017 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Performing Arts Training Center (PATC), a unit of SIUE that was founded and directed by the internationally famous Katherine Dunham. In 1936, Dunham received her Bachelor of Philosophy in anthropology after winning a grant and conducting fieldwork in the Caribbean. This began her lifelong unique combination of ethnographic […]

SIUE Physics Dept. shines bright in the 2017 Solar Eclipse

SIUE Physics Dept. shines bright in the 2017 Solar Eclipse

SIUE welcomed over 14,000 students back to campus on its first day, with a rare solar eclipse viewing on campus. At SIUE, the solar eclipse reached 99.5 totality at 1:18pm, offering one of the best viewing locations in the Metro East area.
“Everybody was excited and ready with their glasses,” said Marcus Powell, a junior in […]

English professor Jeff Skoblow examines concept of failure in Honors 120 course

English professor Jeff Skoblow examines concept of failure in Honors 120 course

Skoblow, Jeffrey head shot 11-5-13
‘The status quo is the epitome of success, the institutionalization of the fear of failure.’
English professor Dr. Jeff Skoblow has opened up a course on a much feared, often experienced topic: failure.
The course is being offered through the Honors program and is being tackled in various lights through poetry, fiction, and […]

Middle Eastern day connects students with culture, shatters stereotypes

Middle Eastern day connects students with culture, shatters stereotypes

Words and phrases used by western media to describe Arabs and Muslims do not exist among natives of the Middle East.
SIUE students participate in Dabke, a traditional group dance that varies by country in the Middle East. (Photo by Joseph Lacdan)
Members of the SIUE Arabic club and Saudi Student Association hand out brochures about Arabic […]

New CAS student senators hope to connect with classmates this fall

New CAS student senators hope to connect with classmates this fall

SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences student senators believe changes in the student government structure will give better representation to CAS students next fall.
Cody Osborne
Landon Montgomery
Haley Schlecht
Students were elected by direct vote from students enrolled in each college on candidates who were also enrolled in their respective colleges. This year’s CAS representatives are sophomore Cody […]

In remembrance: SIUE grad and local artist dedicates life’s work to Holocaust survival

In remembrance: SIUE grad and local artist dedicates life’s work to Holocaust survival

Agnes Pal’s love of art was born of curiosity and fondness for beautiful shapes nearly a lifetime ago.  She said she loved art since she was a child living in the Hungarian town of Mako, dreaming of artistic designs in her steel bed painted with the Seven Dwarves.
SIUE alum Agnes Pal, left, has created dozens […]

SIUE professor compares famous writer’s early work to internet bloggers

SIUE professor compares famous writer’s early work to internet bloggers

Americans may have been blogging, perhaps a century before the invention of the internet.
SIUE History professor Jason Stacy made a presentation on Walt Whitman in December. Stacy said Whitman's writing as a journalist is similar to the writing style of today's bloggers. (File photo)
According to SIUE history professor Jason Stacy, journalists of small daily and weekly […]

SIUE professor says female entrepreneurs played pivotal roles in Japanese culture

SIUE professor says female entrepreneurs played pivotal roles in Japanese culture

More than 20 years ago, SIUE professor Christienne Hinz sat in a café in Fukuoka, Japan, studying and observing how an elderly Japanese woman interacted with her customers.
SIUE history professor Christienne Hinz is studying the cultural impact of the social roles of working class Japanese women. (Photo courtesy of Hinz)
“Grandmother,” as the woman was known […]

SIUE Faculty Member Donates $100,000 To Biology Department

SIUE Faculty Member Donates $100,000 To Biology Department

On December 11, 2012 SIUE Faculty gathered to receive a generous donation from long time SIUE biology professor Ralph Axtell. The one hundred thousand dollar donation will be used to set up an endowment fund for the Department of Biological Sciences and help support research efforts in the Ecology and Organismal Biology Teaching Laboratory.
Axtell holds […]

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