Category: Theater & Dance

SIUE using ADVANCE IT-Catalyst award to begin efforts for institutional transformation

SIUE using ADVANCE IT-Catalyst award to begin efforts for institutional transformation

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) is a 2010 recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE IT-Catalyst award. Catalyst awards are designed to “support … efforts to conduct institutional self-assessment activities, …in order to identify specific issues in the recruitment, retention and promotion of women faculty in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) academics within an […]

Department of Theater and Dance brings an entertaining and eclectic season

Department of Theater and Dance brings an entertaining and eclectic season

Beginning the academic year with a production of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the 2010-2011 Department of Theater and Dance production season has featured a diverse yet equally entertaining set of performances. This semester, the department continues its mission to deliver consistently outstanding displays of talent from SIUE’s students and faculty.
A Midsummer Night's Dream, a […]

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 […]

"Miss Julie" visits the Metcalf Theater

“Miss Julie” visits the Metcalf Theater

SIUE’s Department of Theater and Dance put on its third production of the year, “Miss Julie,” for a near packed house in the James F. Metcalf Theater on December 3.
Alexander Kowalchik (Jean) and Aiyanna Wade (Julie) star in SIUE's production of "Miss Julie."
Miss Julie,  which runs from December 1-5 and 10-12, was written by Swedish […]

Dance in Concert 2010 Wows Audience

Dance in Concert 2010 Wows Audience

“Dancing is something that everyone should enjoy,” said Theater Education sophomore Joshua David. “Like Aristotle says about friendship being one soul in two bodies, we dancers are this one soul in a ton of bodies. It’s what I want to teach.”
David was one of the performers in Dance in Concert 2010, a […]

Best-Kinscherff revives the University Dance Company

Best-Kinscherff revives the University Dance Company

The University Dance Company was revived after a 13-year hiatus through the efforts of Kristin Best-Kinscherff, instructor of dance.
Blake Ammann and Erin Taul of the University Dance Company.
Best-Kinscherff, who has been an instructor at SIUE for almost two years, saw a need for SIUE”s University Dance Company to be reestablished soon after she joined the […]

Dean Romero donates personal collection of 50,000 documents

Dean Romero donates personal collection of 50,000 documents

Aldemaro Romero, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at SIUE, donated his personal collection to Lovejoy Library at SIUE on Friday.
Kyle Moore, director of development at Lovejoy Library, gave an introduction. Moore gave a short biography of Romero’s academic career. Moore also gave a synopsis of the collection that Romero had donated.
“Throughout his career, […]

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; […]

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 […]

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