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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 […]

5th annual Darwin Day set for Feb. 12

5th annual Darwin Day set for Feb. 12

Each year, SIUE’s Department of Biological Sciences celebrates Darwin Day by hosting a speaker in its Ralph W. Axtell Lecture Series. The event takes place around the birthday of Charles Darwin and celebrates his enormous contribution to science, particularly the theory of evolution by natural selection (published jointly with Alfred Russel Wallace) that underpins all […]

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 […]

Criminal Justice adds Online Master’s in Policy for Fall 2018

Criminal Justice adds Online Master’s in Policy for Fall 2018

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will offer a new online master’s in criminal justice policy beginning fall 2018. The program will provide advanced study in the core areas of criminal justice operations for practicing professionals and those planning a career in criminal justice.

The program combines a strong foundation in theory and methods with relevant courses in […]

A Message from the Dean

A Message from the Dean

As we mark the end of the Fall 2017 semester, this edition of This Month in CAS (TMIC) provides some great information concerning our faculty and students
Our students are at the forefront of TMIC for December. SIUE Political Science student Westenior Valmera embodies the spirit of transformative community engagement through her founding of HAITI-ED, a […]

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 […]

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