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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 […]

SSWA named Kimmel Leadership Center's Student Organization of the Year

SSWA named Kimmel Leadership Center’s Student Organization of the Year

They handed out blankets to the homeless. They raised money for suicide prevention. And they collected donations for the Glen Carbon Food Pantry and the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center.
For these reasons (and others), the Student Social Work Association (SSWA) was selected as the Kimmel Leadership Center’s 2013 Student Organization of the Year.
Catherine Dye, Master in Social […]

Speech communication major wins Miss Amazing Pageant's 'miss division'

Speech communication major wins Miss Amazing Pageant’s ‘miss division’

Senior speech communication major Tiffany Eickhoff is amazing – Miss Amazing, to be exact.
Senior speech communication major Tiffany Eickhoff recently won the 'miss division' of the first national Miss Amazing Pageant. Photo courtesy of Tiffany Eickhoff
Eickhoff, who has cerebral palsy, recently won the “miss division” of the first national Miss Amazing Beauty Pageant – a […]

Bentley, Cairo receive International Education Faculty Achievement Award

Bentley, Cairo receive International Education Faculty Achievement Award

The SIUE professors responsible for a collaboration between departments that began with a workshop and culminated in a study abroad program were awarded the 2013 International Education Faculty Achievement Award last week by Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe.
Anthropology professor Aminata Cairo and theater and dance professor Kathryn Bentley created the interdisciplinary program and its study abroad component, […]

Sedycias’ research unearths depth of Spanish playwright, earns Vanderbilt publication

Sedycias’ research unearths depth of Spanish playwright, earns Vanderbilt publication

The “Shakespeare of Spain,” Lope de Vega, deserves more recognition than he has received as an unsophisticated, popular playwright of his times, according to Prof. Joao Sedycias, chair of the SIUE Foreign Languages Department.
Professor Joao Sedycias, Chair of the SIUE Foreign Languages Department
In  fact, Sedycias has helped unearth the complex psychological dimension of this 17th […]

Lee Mun Wah speaks to SIUE community about diversity

Lee Mun Wah speaks to SIUE community about diversity

Lee Mun Wah, a Chinese American diversity trainer, will spread his knowledge across the SIUE and Edwardsville community during a two-day event that begins Aug. 27.
Diversity trainer Lee Mun Wah will visit SIUE Aug. 27 – 28 to discuss diversity with SIUE students, staff and faculty.
He will speak on campus to the public, as well […]

New Science Building opens for fall semester

New Science Building opens for fall semester

More than three years after the initial ground breaking for SIUE’s new, $52 million Science Building – equipped with upgraded labs, additional space and energy efficient components – the building is complete and ready for student, staff and faculty use.
SIUE students Katie Bennett and Dallas Wright conduct experiments at chemistry professor Chin-Chuan Wei's research lab, […]

CAS adviser found 'calling' in academic advising

CAS adviser found ‘calling’ in academic advising

Academic adviser Danette Griffith originally expected to have a career working with children, but found advising to be her calling.
“[In the beginning of my advising career] I was actually able to work with the adviser who advised me…,” Griffith said. “I’ve really enjoyed it because I think I can really relate to it.”
Griffith, who has […]

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