Category: Human Interest

Strangers in a strange land

Strangers in a strange land

Thousands of miles away from home is not how any student wants to spend the holidays. Yet, across the nation, international students are often left in the United States. They usually cannot afford to travel home to see their families. Mehrdad Shadmehr, a graduate student in the chemistry program from Iran, originally felt […]

Mass Comm Major “Goes Pro”

Mass Comm Major “Goes Pro”

No job in the Mass Communications field is easy to get, but one of the most fiercely competitive career paths in the field is that of the broadcast sports journalist. Thousands of graduates across the nation will vie for a handful of jobs, most in very small markets for very little pay. Getting a resume […]

‘Style, politics, and black women at SIUE’ highlights Black fashion and culture

‘Style, politics, and black women at SIUE’ highlights Black fashion and culture

‘Style, politics, and black women at SIUE,’ a project initiated by SIUE’s Black Studies Program, hosted a “mixed media” exhibit Oct. 26-27 to address style issues and the politics of fashion as they relate to black women at SIUE.
Photo provided by Howard Rambsy.
The exhibit, which was displayed in the Eugene B. Redmond Reading Room at […]

SIUE ranks high for its diversity efforts

SIUE ranks high for its diversity efforts

Last month, during the 11th Annual Meeting of Minority Access, SIUE’s continued commitment to fostering a diverse campus was honored via an accolade from the organization.
(L-R) Paul W. Ferguson, provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs; Isaac Blankson, chair of the Department of Speech Communication and assistant to the dean for diversity and internationalization initiatives; […]

Expressionist Art Show in ‘Second Life’ ... surreal!

Expressionist Art Show in ‘Second Life’ … surreal!

Expressionistic art from SIUE students is on display, but not in this world. To see it, you must go into Second Life, more of a virtual universe than a game because there are no rules or objectives. There are just tools for 3D rendering that were turned over to the people who occupy the space with their avatars.
The […]

And the Emmy goes to... SIUE

And the Emmy goes to… SIUE

Three former SIUE students, Alex Trepka, Preston Gibson and Brent Roth, took home an Emmy Award at the 2010 Emmy Mid-America Awards in St. Louis on October 9.
The alumni, who were accompanied by Cory Byers, instructor of mass communication, received the Emmy in the category of Student Production-Non-News Program for their work “Academic Integrity.” The group, […]

World-class pianist wows music majors

World-class pianist wows music majors

Haochen Zhang works, hands-on, with SIUE student
“To see someone like that and know… our piano teacher could bring them here is pretty amazing,” said piano performance major Melissa Ray.
“I think our whole piano studio was here tonight,” said music education major, Linsey Boczek.
The two SIUE undergraduates were visibly excited after hearing pianist Haochen Zhang, the […]

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