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13th Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

13th Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

“We need to go back to tradition, philosophy should be spoken out loud, not just written–having this kind of dialogue and exchange is very important.”–Nicholas Hayley
Photo Credit: The Department of Philosophy
The Department of Philosophy and the Lyceum Club at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will host the 13th Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference October 12-13. Nine schools […]

SIUE's First Course on Mindfulness

SIUE’s First Course on Mindfulness

“I hope this class can help people reevaluate what they find meaningful in their life.”–Dr. Linda Markowitz
A great place for mindfulness: The Gardens at SIUE. Photo Credit: E. Dustman
A brand new course was introduced to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s course catalog this fall—Mindfulness as the Center of Human Experience: Mind, Body, & Society (IS-399). As […]

Philosophy’ Fields Dubbed Distinguished Research Professor

Philosophy’ Fields Dubbed Distinguished Research Professor

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Gregory Fields, PhD, professor in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Philosophy, has joined a prestigious group of tenured faculty members, achieving the University’s highest academic rank of Distinguished Research Professor.

The distinction is awarded in recognition of significant contributions to research and creative activities. Fields is an active teacher-scholar whose […]

English' DeSpain achieves coveted CAS “Going Award”

English’ DeSpain achieves coveted CAS “Going Award”

While her scholarly interests have evolved through her academic career, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Jessica DeSpain’s commitment to work rooted in service and storytelling has not. DeSpain, PhD, is a respected teacher, colleague and community member who learns by doing and ignites in others a desire to get involved and make a difference.
IRIS center Jessica […]

CAS Strategic Planning Spring 2018 Semester

CAS Strategic Planning Spring 2018 Semester

 In the Fall semester, Dean Budzban convened a committee to help CAS develop a new strategic plan.  He asked Jen Rehg, incoming Associate Dean, to chair the committee.  The committee has a good mix of disciplines, faculty, staff, and alumni.
The committee members are:
Cristina DeMeo, Chemistry
Richard Fry, Philosophy
Brandon Guthrie, CAS Advising
Andy Magee, alum
Jen Rehg, committee chair […]

Tiana Clark Joins SIUE faculty for MFA in Creative Writing

Tiana Clark Joins SIUE faculty for MFA in Creative Writing

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has added poet Tiana Clark to its faculty as it introduces a master’s of fine arts in creative writing beginning Fall 2018. The MFA in creative writing is offered by the Department of English Language and Literature in SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences.
Clark is currently the 2017-2018 Jay C. and […]

The Department of English awarded NEH Access Grant

The Department of English awarded NEH Access Grant

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded Southern Illinois University Edwardsville a two-year $100,000 Humanities Access Grant for the creation of an interdisciplinary curriculum focused on digital storytelling. By building digital narratives about what it means to be a child, a teenager, and an adult, the project will create a conversation about how […]

SIUE alumni select Glassman for 2017 Great Teacher Award

SIUE alumni select Glassman for 2017 Great Teacher Award

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni Association has selected Jack Glassman, PhD, as its 2017 Great Teacher Award recipient.

The New York City native is a physics professor in the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). Glassman is the 47th SIUE faculty member to receive the honor since its inception in 1970.
Glassman will receive a […]

Historical Studies’ Stacy receives Going Award for research on “Spoon River”

Historical Studies’ Stacy receives Going Award for research on “Spoon River”

Research on the history of the myth of Main Street America has earned Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Jason Stacy, PhD, the University’s 2017 William and Margaret Going Endowed Professorship Award.
Masters’ book of poems paints a picture of small town America that is both nostalgic and ambivalent. It was greeted with such enthusiasm that it sold 80,000 […]

12th annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference features; “The Human Project”.

12th annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference features; “The Human Project”.

The Department of Philosophy and in conjunction with the Lyceum (the Student Philosophy Club), host a colloquium for undergraduate students to share in philosophical dialogue at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. A general call for papers is circulated inviting students to submit papers they have written on any topic of philosophical interest for presentation. In conjunction […]

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