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URCA student researches, creates campus display for largest elm tree in Illinois

URCA student researches, creates campus display for largest elm tree in Illinois

One biology student has worked throughout the spring semester to give a long-gone elm tree new life.
Senior biological sciences and German major Emma Kuester researched the history and myth behind the largest elm tree on record in Illinois. Kuester created a photo illustration display for the tree, which located on campus property. The display can […]

STELLAR Student profile: Mariah Huelsmann

STELLAR Student profile: Mariah Huelsmann

From ceramic pigs and nutcrackers to antique China dolls, freshman anthropology major Mariah Huelsmann has always been interested in collecting objects, which she considers a logical beginning for her interest in anthropology.
Freshman anthropology major Mariah Huelsmann was one of 10 students selected to receive the College of Arts and Science's STELLAR Student award. The award […]

Temple Grandin returns for second Arts and Issues appearance

Temple Grandin returns for second Arts and Issues appearance

When Temple Grandin last visited SIUE, she spoke to a sold-out, standing-room only crowd of more than 800 students, staff, faculty and community members. Upon her return Thursday, she could do more of the same, according to Arts and Issues director Grant Andree.
Temple Grandin returns to SIUE Feb. 27 for the second time as part […]

University Museum director Eric Barnett retires after nearly 20 years

University Museum director Eric Barnett retires after nearly 20 years

Eric Barnett, who has served as the University Museum’s director for nearly 20 years, is set to retire at the end of this month.
Throughout his time at the museum, Barnett said he has most enjoyed “playing with the toys.”
Eric Barnett, director of the University Museum, examines some of the new collection donated by the SMART […]

Newest CAS advisors bring communications backgrounds

Newest CAS advisors bring communications backgrounds

The College of Arts and Sciences’ newest fine arts and humanities academic advisors will apply their communication backgrounds to better relate to their students.
Nancy Wilson, left, and Christine Linn are the newest College of Arts and Sciences academic advisors. Both have backgrounds in communications. Photos by Kari Williams
Christine Linn and Nancy Wilson earned undergraduate degrees […]

Honors Scholars explore monsters, philosophy in freshman seminar course

Honors Scholars explore monsters, philosophy in freshman seminar course

Honors Program freshmen spent their first semester learning about monsters and philosophers in a class that culminated with the production of horror flicks combining the two.
Honors Program freshmen discuss their film, "A Walk in the Woods," Saturday as part of the Honors Program Freshman Seminar course on monsters.
Interim Honors Director Eric Ruckh teaches the Honors […]

Diversity attracted Garrison to CAS advising

Diversity attracted Garrison to CAS advising

SIUE’s diversity was one of the most attractive reasons for academic advisor Carol Garrison to bring her talents to the university.
“Certainly, there’s more transfer students,” Garrison said. “That’s really been quite a difference from the other place[s] I’ve been. People come from Illinois, but not all over the place. So, some are coming from very […]

Two student organizations raise $1,600 for conservation efforts

Two student organizations raise $1,600 for conservation efforts

Two SIUE organizations, the Trap and Skeet Club and the Student Wildlife and Conservation Club, raised roughly $1,600 at a recent fundraising banquet for conservation efforts.
Photo courtesy of Jamay Michael
Colton Nelson, president of the SIUE Trap and Skeet Club, said the “immediate” significance of raising funds is that habitat is “disappearing statewide.”
“The diminishing funds being […]

SIUE welcomes Al-Hardan to speak on Palestinian refugees, Syrian war

SIUE welcomes Al-Hardan to speak on Palestinian refugees, Syrian war

Palestinian scholar Anaheed Al-Hardan visited SIUE last week to discuss the impact the war in Syria has had on Palestinians.
Anaheed Al-Hardan speaks to students and faculty Thursday afternoon at her lecture, "The Palestinians in Syria and the Syrian War." Photo by Kari Williams
Al-Hardan, a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry in Berlin, Germany, […]

Eighth annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference begins Thursday

Eighth annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference begins Thursday

The philosophy department’s eighth annual student-led Undergraduate Philosophy Conference begins this week.
Senior philosophy major Robert Budron, also president of the philosophy undergraduate honor society Phi Sigma Tau, spearheaded organization of the event that takes place Thursday and Friday in the Morris University Center. Budron said he attended the conference as a sophomore and “liked the […]

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