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CAS says bon voyage to business manager Shavonda Mitchom

CAS says bon voyage to business manager Shavonda Mitchom

Shavonda Mitchom, who has been the business manager at the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) for the past three years, has accepted a position at the East Saint Louis Center and will be the associate director.
In her new role, Mitchom will assist with strategic planning in economic matters of the East St. Louis Center. […]

A message from the Dean

A message from the Dean

Welcome to another edition of This Month in CAS! As usual, there are many initiatives that are ongoing in the College, and this month’s edition details some of them.
 
Diversity and Inclusion are ideas that must be central to who we are as an institution.  The Office of the Provost is directing a number of initiatives […]

SIUE Grad student receives GA position from TREX

SIUE Grad student receives GA position from TREX

Applied Communication student Jessica Herman has received a graduate assistantship (GA) from St. Louis incubator for startup companies called Technology @ Railways Exchange (T-REX). The name itself was inspired by its original location for Technology at Railway Exchange before moving onto the thriving Washington Ave.
Herman, a first semester graduate student, is working for T-REX, as a […]

Philosophy professor Dr Cataldi examines trust through ‘Shutter Island’

Philosophy professor Dr Cataldi examines trust through ‘Shutter Island’

Philosophy professor Dr. Sue Cataldi has examined trust through by analyzing both the book and film Shutter Island. In the philosophy colloquium presented on Oct. 14, 2016, Dr. Cataldi delivered a presentation titled “Trust in Cinema through the Lens of Shutter Island.”
Though the film was her main scope of interest, Dr. Cataldi cross referenced the […]

Dido and Aeneas staged at Abbott Auditorium

Dido and Aeneas staged at Abbott Auditorium

The SIUE Opera Theatre has performed Dido and Aeneas at the Abbott Auditorium, housed in the Lovejoy Library. The performance was staged Oct. 14-15. Dr. Marc Schapman of the Department of Music, who is also the co-director of the SIUE Opera Theatre, directed the production.
Dido and Aeneas is a 17th century opera written by Henry […]

SIUE student wins Anthropology award

SIUE student wins Anthropology award

Graduate student Susannah Oettle has won an award for her contribution to Illinois anthropological studies.
Oettle, a graduate student in the Geography department, won an award for research conducted during her undergraduate studies. While in undergrad, Oettle was a double major in Anthropology and Geography. Though now solely in the Geography department, the research was conducted […]

SIUE students help Holiday Shores Fire Dept in traumatic exercise

SIUE students help Holiday Shores Fire Dept in traumatic exercise

SIUE students from the Department of Theater and Dance have aided the Holiday Shores Fire Department in an exercise pertaining to trauma survivors in the form of a bus crash.
Holiday Shores Fire Department Assistant Chief Steve Cooper reached out to the SIUE Theater and Dance department for assistance with makeup for a field exercise on […]

Historical figures showcased in historical comparison

Historical figures showcased in historical comparison

Comparing two of the more famous western European explorers from different time periods required some innovative thinking by SIUE graduate student Samantha Thompson.
Historical Studies graduate student Samantha Thompson speaks during her presentation at Peck Hall April 8. (Photo by Joseph Lacdan)
Thompson compared the two explorers during her Brown Bag series presentation titled “Motivations for Explorers: […]

Biology Research project awarded NSF grant

Biology Research project awarded NSF grant

The National Science Foundation approved a $150,000 collaborative research grant in December for the Biological Science department to continue a research project that will study hybridization among two species of topminnow fish.
SIUE Biological Sciences Professor David Duvernell. (Courtesy photo)
Research for the project will continue this summer with experimentation and analysis split at labs in SIUE’s Science […]

Paulett reveals larger contexts of history through presentation of colonial cartographer

Paulett reveals larger contexts of history through presentation of colonial cartographer

On April 24, during a brown bag event, history professor Robert Paulett presented his research on William De Brahm, a German-born mapmaker and military engineer who emigrated to the British colonies in the 1750s.
History Professor makes connections with his research of German mapmaker De Brahm's life and American historical developments. Photo courtesy of Paulett.
Paulett published […]

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