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ACS’ Seniors' “Grow the Gardens” Leaves Lasting Legacy at SIUE

ACS’ Seniors’ “Grow the Gardens” Leaves Lasting Legacy at SIUE

A team of four SIUE Applied Communication Studies undergraduates pursuing their senior assignment project in public relations helped coordinate the Grow the Gardens event. The students are Alyssa Almasalmeh, of Creve Coeur, Mo., Luke Jansen, of Effingham, Ethan Massey, of Marine, and Matthew Zahn, of Belleville. The team was coordinated by Sorin Nastasia, PhD, associate […]

CAS Strategic Planning - Update April 2018

CAS Strategic Planning – Update April 2018

The CAS Strategic Planning Committee has worked diligently over the last month to process the wonderful input from faculty, staff, students, and alumni.   The committee developed summary statements of the survey feedback and highlighted five key goals that captured much of the feedback.
The committee is developing action steps within each goal area that will move […]

CAS Strategic Planning March 2018

CAS Strategic Planning March 2018

“The CAS Strategic Planning Committee extends its thanks to the many faculty, staff, students, and alumni who participated in the recent surveys.  The committee received a lot of thoughtful and sincere feedback, and is continuing work on collating and analyzing responses.    The next step for the committee is to incorporate the data into actionable […]

A Message from the Dean

A Message from the Dean

Welcome to the February edition of This Month in CAS (TMIC). While the weather has been as variable as I can ever remember, the outstanding quality of the faculty, staff, and students of CAS remains constant through it all!
One of the true highlights of the month is our inaugural Lincoln Memorial Lecture. The Department of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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