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Historical Studies’ Tab Pulitzer Prize Finalist’ Ayers for Inaugural Abraham Lincoln Memorial Lecture

Historical Studies’ Tab Pulitzer Prize Finalist’ Ayers for Inaugural Abraham Lincoln Memorial Lecture

The Department of Historical Studies is pleased to welcome Dr. Edward L. Ayers, President Emeritus and Tucker-Boatwright Professor of the Humanities at the University of Richmond. Professor Ayers is a renowned Civil War historian and the author or editor of 10 books. He has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book award, was the […]

Social Works’ Aspholm examines local gang violence

Social Works’ Aspholm examines local gang violence

Robert Aspholm, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Social Work, has been awarded a STEP grant to research street gangs and violence in the St. Louis Area. Specifically, he is a co-PI on a federal grant with a community group to do violence prevention in East St. Louis beginning this spring.
Street gangs and violence […]

Mass Communications’ Williams heads Campus Black Heritage Month

Mass Communications’ Williams heads Campus Black Heritage Month

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville senior mass communications major Marissa Williams has a knack for public speaking. It’s a talent she identified in high school, and one that has been fostered through her studies and student involvement activities.

Williams, a Chicago native, is the chair of the SIUE Campus Activities Board’s Black Heritage Month tradition, which will […]

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 […]

Musics’ Fournie receives ‘Encouragement Award’ at Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions

Musics’ Fournie receives ‘Encouragement Award’ at Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions

David Fournie, a performance student in the SIUE Department of Music, was the recipient of an Encouragement Award in the Metropolitan Opera National Council St. Louis District Auditions. The competition took place at Ladue Chapel in Clayton, Missouri.
The MET Opera National Council is the most prestigious competition in the United States for young singers. David was […]

SIUE Theater & Dance Alum is Missouri Thespians Educator of the Year

SIUE Theater & Dance Alum is Missouri Thespians Educator of the Year

In January, SIUE Theater and Dance alum Alex C. Moore was awarded the 2018 Judith Rethwisch Outstanding Theatre Educator Award. The award is presented to a deserving teacher who exemplifies the best qualities of a teacher within their building, district, and community. Students nominated Moore with support from Mehlville High School and District Administration. The Committee considered […]

A Message from the Dean

A Message from the Dean

Welcome to the start of the Spring semester with the January edition of This Month in CAS (TMIC). We continue providing you with information on the great faculty, students, and programs in the College of Arts and Sciences
We start with our students. This Saturday, January 27th, Lyceum, the student led philosophy group, and the Department […]

Anthropology’s Balasundaram connects local food system to sustainability

Anthropology’s Balasundaram connects local food system to sustainability

Sasikumar Balasundaram, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology is researching sustainability in society.  Balasundaram is an applied cultural anthropologist, formerly conducting field work in India and working the U.N. and is now looking into food systems intersecting with sustainability.
Sasikumar Balasundaram
“For me, sustainable food system involves challenging the growth-oriented capitalist project that undermines the […]

ACS’ Vanslette pens chapter in “Communication in the Classroom”

ACS’ Vanslette pens chapter in “Communication in the Classroom”

Sarah Vanslette, PhD, Associate Professor in Applied Communications Studies (ACS) has authored a chapter in the new book, “Communication in the Classroom: A Collection of G.I.F.T.S.” (Macmillan Learning, 2018).
“Communication in the Classroom” is a compilation of teaching activities for communication professors. Dr. VanSlette’s chapter discusses the activity involves having the students identify each step of […]

Philosophy to host 4th annual Ethics Bowl in January

Philosophy to host 4th annual Ethics Bowl in January

The Department of Philosophy and the student led philosophy group; the “Lyceum” will be home to the 4th annual Regional Ethics Bowl on January 27th, 2018.

High schools from around the area will be invited to participate in our Regional Ethics Bowl here at SIUE. Teams will compete to develop arguments in response to ethical dilemmas […]

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