Category: Music

Morrison Combo; upbeat at the Abbott

Morrison Combo; upbeat at the Abbott

Music students attend a weekly convocation to hone their skills in front of an audience. The convocation is held most Fridays at 2 p.m. in the John C. Abbott Auditorium, on the lower level of Lovejoy Library. The mini-concerts are free and open to the public. Below are three selections from The Marty Morrison Combo.
‘All […]

The 2010 chancellor's report to the university

The 2010 chancellor’s report to the university

On Oct. 28 Chancellor Vaughn Vandegrift made his report to the University, “Achieving National Recognition During the National Recession.”
He said that in the ongoing pursuit of national recognition by 2016, SIUE has increased the size of its incoming freshman class by 18 percent since 2005, making it the sixth largest of 12 institutions of higher […]

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; […]

The Swags impress at the weekly convocation

The Swags impress at the weekly convocation

Music students attend a weekly convocation to hone their skills in front of an audience. The convocation is held most Fridays at 2 p.m. in Abbott Auditorium ojn the lower level of Lovejoy Library. The mini-concerts are free and open to the public. Below are three selections from the Jason Swagler Combo, or “The Swags.”
Honeysuckle […]

International faculty at SIUE

International faculty at SIUE

Broad range exposure to the world is the wish of every institution of higher education. When one looks around the College of Arts and Sciences at SIUE, one may not see how diverse the faculty is. The office of the dean of the College hopes to change  this.
Flags of the international faculty represented in SIUE's […]

Disabilities Awareness Month—an Adventure!

Disabilities Awareness Month—an Adventure!

“Every college, including the College of Arts and Sciences, has students with disabilities,” said Director of Disability Services Phillip Pownall. “It’s a diversity issue that CAS is addressing through their diversity initiative.”
Pownall and students at an experiential learning center.
As part of Disabilities Awareness Month, students across the campus are encouraged to participate in experiential […]

John Q. Walker Inducted into SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame

John Q. Walker Inducted into SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame

John Q. Walker was inducted into the SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame in early October. Walker received a bachelor of science in math studies at SIUE in 1976, then went on to get his baccalaureate in music and an master of science in computer science.
Inventor and entrepreneur, Walker co-founded Zenph Sound Innovations as well […]

Artist-In-Residence Returns for Concert

Artist-In-Residence Returns for Concert

Once celebrated as “the most remarkable child prodigy since Mozart” and “the first lady of the keyboard,” pianist Ruth Slenczynska was recognized by President Ronald Reagan as the first American woman to celebrate 50 years on the concert stage, according to SIUE Music Professor Allan B. Ho.
Ruth Slenczynska and the piano dedicated to her late […]

Hands On Day... for the Undeclared

Hands On Day… for the Undeclared

Undergraduate students who have not declared their major used to wander the University with little exposure to the vast majority of educational disciplines available to them at SIUE. The answer to this problem is Hands On Day, where the College of Arts and Sciences shows off its stuff.

Pre-med major Casey Moser and "bananna man"
“We’re extracting […]

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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