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  • SIU University Guidelines - Section 5 Appendix B
    losses to real and personal property owned by the Board or in the actual or constructive custody of the Board and for loss of income from such real and personal property The Board shall have power to defend hold harmless and indemnify in whole or in part all persons as to whom any such insurance is provided Pursuant to its power to insure the Board may establish and accumulate reserves for payment of such claims damages losses expenses and civil suit awards or obtain insurance affording coverage for such matters Reserves established by the Board for the foregoing purpose shall be subject to the following conditions The amount of such reserves shall not exceed the amount necessary and proper based on past experience or independent actuarial determinations All earnings derived from such reserves shall be considered part of the reserves and may be used only for the same purposes for which the reserves may be used Reserves may be used only for the purposes of making payments for civil suits claims damages losses and expenses including attorneys fees claims investigation costs and actuarial studies associated with liabilities arising out of statements acts or omissions of individuals in the discharge of their duties which statements acts or omissions do not involve intentional or willful and wanton misconduct on the part of such individuals for payment of insurance premiums and for the purposes of making payments for losses resulting from any insured peril All funds collected for the purposes specified in paragraph c or earmarked for such purposes must be placed in the reserves Whenever the reserves have a balance in excess of what is necessary and proper then contributions charges assessments or other forms of funding for the reserves shall be appropriately decreased As to all claims damages losses expenses and

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  • SIU University Guidelines - Section 6
    Participates in the establishment and maintenance of effective communications with the General Assembly members of the Governor s Cabinet Congressional members staff constitutional officers and the Illinois Board of Higher Education including involvement in the planning and scheduling of special events designed to promote interaction with legislators and public officers and the organization and use of communication networks which permit an assessment of political attitudes on short notice Participates in responding to the policy and operational questions of the university as viewed in the Office of the President in connection with the political and legislative implications of such questions and in developing strategies for dealing with those implications In order for these activities to be conducted properly the Executive Director of Government Relations must be guided by a philosophy compatible with the aims of higher education and realistically related to the scene in Springfield and Washington D C 6 4 Government Relations Conducting Government Relations Government relations involves more than simply working with the legislature or Congress Success in dealing with state government means being political not only with legislators or congressional members but with members of the Governor s Office the Bureau of the Budget the Board of Higher Education the Capital Development Board and numerous individual state and federal officials SIU s government relations efforts are conducted consistent with the following guidelines Priorities Establishing priorities is necessary since it is unrealistic for the University to push in any given legislative session for all of its needs For this reason with the Board s assistance priorities are established and communicated to all concerned Priorities as determined by the Board of Trustees are implemented by the President s Office after both constituent institutions have had ample opportunity to indicate their local concerns These priorities become the basis of the University

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  • SIU University Guidelines - Section 7
    with an employee or State agency under the jurisdiction of the OEIG Anyone who files a complaint should have a reasonable belief that the allegation being reported is true In addition anyone filing a complaint must provide sufficient detail concerning the allegation in order for an investigation to be initiated Examples of allegations of violations by State employees that may be investigated by the OEIG include but are not limited to fraud abuse of authority corruption theft of State property improper use of State time property or other resources for prohibited political purposes bid rigging improper time reporting and other forms of misuse of State property equipment or other assets The OEIG will not investigate complaints that are unrelated to its jurisdiction such as those generally related to city municipal county or federal government employees and officials or federal or State court judges and legislators The OEIG may also decline to investigate complaints that are more appropriately dealt with as a State agency management issue such as a complaint from a State employee who is simply dissatisfied without legal recourse with a supervisor work assignment or performance rating By law the OEIG cannot initiate or accept a complaint regarding an alleged violation which occurred more than a year ago unless there was an attempt to conceal the underlying facts during that time Effective with amendment to the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act in August 2009 the OEIG may accept anonymous complaints and may initiate investigations of its own initiative OEIG Contact Information Complaints may be filed either orally or preferably in writing Forms for this purpose are available at the OEIG website http www2 illinois gov oeig Pages FileaComplaint aspx To report a violation you may do one of the following Call the OEIG s toll free hotline at 866 814 1113 Contact the Office via telecommunications device for the disabled TTY at 888 261 2734 Mail a completed complaint form to Office of Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor Attention Complaint Division 32 West Randolph Suite 1900 Chicago Illinois 60601 Fax a completed Complaint Form to 312 814 5479 Visit the OEIG s Springfield or Chicago offices to obtain complete and submit a complaint form Brenda Martin University Ethics Officer Contact Information Call 618 536 3464 Email bjmartin siu edu Mail a complaint to the University Ethics Office in writing to Southern Illinois University Ethics Office 910 S Elizabeth MC 6810 Carbondale IL 62901 Fax 618 536 3456 7 5 Duty to Cooperate with Investigation All affected offices and or employees have the responsibility to cooperate fully and provide assistance to the OEIG in the performance of any investigation Employees should feel free to report misconduct and participate in investigations without fear of retribution Any officer employee or appointee who violates this provision shall be subject to disciplinary action up to and including discharge All University resources are open to inspection including equipment books records or papers in the possession of the University If

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  • SIU University Guidelines - Section 8
    later audit or review Ultimately each candidate s status in the selection process awarded rejected or not eligible should be clear Information on all candidates even if not eligible selected is retained in each awarding area Examples of information to be retained by the awarding unit minimum eligibility criteria to be considered for the award of the waiver a list of all candidates who meet minimum eligibility and how these candidates were identified a description of the selection criteria and selection process used for each waiver program copies of written evaluation instruments and decision documents a list of the selected recipients a record of who was responsible for final approval of the waiver X Notification and Acceptance Requirements A Notification Process The awarding area office shall notify the recipient in writing of his her selection requirements for receiving the award e g minimum enrollment academic requirements value of the award time period covered by the award renewal requirements for multi year awards and the University s legal authority to release information see below B Acceptance Process The waiver recipient in most instances shall sign and return an acceptance form to confirm that he she desires the award and accepts the conditions of the award An acceptance form agreement or contract is required when services are contracted C Release of Information The University has the legal authority to release a waiver recipient s name and address name of former high school or college name of the waiver award and the award amount Waiver recipients shall be notified on applications and or on notification materials e g an acceptance form of the University s legal authority to release this information as a condition for receiving the award Per the advice of University counsel the following statement will appear on waiver applications and or on notification materials As an applicant for or the recipient of a tuition or fee waiver award from Southern Illinois University I understand that the University has the legal authority to release my name and address the name of my former high school or college the name of my award and the award amount This release is valid for the period of time the tuition waiver is in effect D Selective Service Male waiver recipients of the appropriate age must be registered for Selective Service The awarding area office is required to confirm Selective Service registration for appropriate recipients E Renewal The current criteria process and deadlines for renewing awards shall be clearly communicated to recipients F Award Disbursement Monitoring A current description of the disbursement process eligibility requirements and deadlines shall be on file in each awarding area Data entry shall follow generally accepted practices and standards including authorization controls edits supervisory reviews and audits The Provost or his her designate monitors over all compliance with State of Illinois IBHE and SIU requirements The Financial Aid Office monitors allocations of discretionary waivers subject to the IBHE limit through the student information system Payments to students in excess of allocated budgets are not allowed by the system Reports of recipients and amounts of waivers granted and or expended shall be generated at reasonable intervals by the Financial Aid Office for the review of the Provost or his her designate and the awarding areas G Deadlines Timelines Deadlines timelines for submitting applications accepting awards disbursing awards and renewing awards should be communicated to applicants recipients XI Overall Monitoring of Waivers SIU utilizes its student information system to account for waivers The normal tuition fee assessment for a student s registration is charged to the student s university account and is treated as revenue Each waiver is credited for the applicable tuition and or fee amounts and is then treated as expenditure The Chancellor for each campus or his her designate s determines the allocations of discretionary waiver amounts subject to the IBHE limit to various areas of his her campus For each waiver program the campus financial aid office establishes a payment subcode with disbursement rules in the financial aid management component of the student information system Each subcode is assigned the applicable allocated budget for each waiver program Awards cannot be granted or expended in excess of the budget for each subcode At reasonable intervals the campus financial aid office produces and distributes reports to the awarding areas allocated discretionary waiver amounts detailing information on recipients amounts offered accepted and paid and totals by area The awarding areas review these reports monitor waiver utilization correct errors and notify the campus financial aid office of any problems to solve As appropriate the campus financial aid office shares information with the campus budget office regarding waivers budgeted granted and expended for the fiscal year XII Record Keeping and Audits A Record Keeping The department or unit awarding the waiver is required to keep appropriate records in keeping with IBHE guidelines The Budget Office on each campus is responsible for external reporting The Financial Aid Office on each campus collects and or updates information from every academic department and administrative unit sponsoring tuition and fee waivers regarding the relationship between university and individual program goals eligibility criteria and selection and record keeping processes Ultimately this information will be maintained on a University web site The original or copies of essential documents such as those listed below will be retained in each awarding area documents used in the application and selection process for waivers listings of candidates considered selected and rejected letters or memoranda authorizing the award or disbursement of a waiver notification letters acceptance forms agreements or contracts and information required in later audits B Archives Policy Documents are kept on file as required by the State of Illinois Records Commission Archives Policy and IBHE Tuition and Fee Guidelines which require maintenance of records for a minimum of five years provided all audits have been completed and no litigation is pending C Audits The University participates in all external audits conducted by the Auditor General s Office and will conduct internal audits of tuition and fee waivers periodically APPENDIX A IBHE Standard Tuition and Fee Waiver Chart of Accounts Institutions will report waivers using only the following waiver categories listed in the Standard Tuition and Fee Waiver Chart of Accounts The Board of Higher Education must approve all university requests for additional waiver reporting categories not specifically listed in the Standard Tuition and Fee Waiver Chart of Accounts 1 0 Mandatory Waivers Tuition and fee waivers authorized by legislation that requires universities to grant to eligible students 1 1 Teachers Scholarships Special Education Grants 110 ILCS 947 65 15 Provides tuition and necessary fee awards to encourage current teachers and academically talented students to pursue careers in any area of special education as a public or private elementary or secondary school teacher in Illinois Recipients are exempt from paying tuition and fees at an eligible institution for up to four years Purpose To provide financial incentives to pursue special education teacher training Goals To increase the number of certified special education teachers Eligibility and Criteria Participants must be a United State citizen or an eligible non citizen an Illinois resident agree to take courses to prepare for the teaching of handicapped children or children with learning disabilities be an Illinois high school graduate and rank in the upper half of the graduating class or hold a valid teaching certificate that is not in the discipline of special education and not have received a waiver under this program in the past Participants are required to contract with the Illinois State Scholarship Commission and teach special education for two years within the 5 year period following graduation 1 2 General Assembly Scholarships 105 ILCS 5 30 9 Each member of the General Assembly may grant annually two four year scholarships one for the University of Illinois and the other for any state supported university to persons from his her district The scholarships exempt the holder from paying tuition or fees with the exception of fees for book rental service laboratory supply union building hospital and medical insurance and any fees pledged for the payment of interest and principal on bonds for the operation and maintenance of buildings Purpose To extend opportunities for attending the University of Illinois or other state supported universities Goals To promote scholarship and provide incentives for students living in a legislator s district Eligibility and Criteria Students must live in the nominating legislator s district and are required to sign a waiver of confidentiality concerning scholarship information 1 3 Reserve Officers Training Corps ROTC Scholarships 105 ILCS 5 30 16 Scholarships are offered to residents of Illinois whose scholastic standing enables them to enroll in ROTC programs The scholarships exempt the holder from paying tuition or fees with the exception of fees for book rental service laboratory supply union building hospital and medical insurance and any fees pledged for the payment of interest and principal on bonds for the operation and maintenance of buildings Purpose The General Assembly declared that it is essential for the national defense and for the defense of the state of Illinois that among those residents of this State receiving higher education provisions should be made for Reserve Officer s Training Corps training In order to provide officers for the several Armed Forces of the United States of America scholarships should be furnished to eligible residents in order to encourage their participation in the Reserve Officer s Training Corps programs Goals To increase the participation of students in the Reserve Officer s Training Corps programs Eligibility and Criteria Residents of the State of Illinois whose scholastic standing will enable them to enroll in the Reserve Officer s Training Corp programs available at universities supported by the state of Illinois Applicants are required to take an examination each year according to rules prescribed by the presidents or designees of participating institutions Scholarships are awarded on a merit basis to those eligible recipients receiving the highest grades with evidence of leadership ability Applicants also must submit to the institution Selective Service registration compliance documentation Waivers shall be awarded at each university on the basis of the equivalent of 10 scholarships per class per branch of service each academic year to eligible recipients 1 4 Department of Children and Family Services DCFS Scholarships and Fee Waiver 20 ILCS 505 8 DCFS annually selects 48 children at least four of whom are children of veterans for scholarship and fee waivers for four consecutive years at any university or college maintained by the state of Illinois Selection is based on scholastic record aptitude and general interest in higher education Purpose To give financial assistance for college expenses to selected children under the care of the Department Goals To provide educational incentives to children under the care of the Department with an interest and aptitude for higher education Eligibility and Criteria The Department may select 48 students under their care at least four of whom must be children of veterans on the basis of scholastic record aptitude and interest in higher education and who have completed four years of high school 1 5 Partial Tuition Waivers for Children of University Employees 110 ILCS 305 7f 660 5 90 665 10 91 670 15 90 675 20 91 680 25 91 685 30 90 and 690 35 90 Public university governing boards must offer fifty percent tuition waivers for undergraduate education to the children of employees who have been employed by the granting university and or any public university in Illinois for an aggregate of at least seven years Participants must be under the age of 25 and qualify for admission to the university Purpose To grant partial tuition waivers to the children of employees to attend the university Goals To provide financial incentives for the children of employees to attend the university and to provide an employee benefit for the faculty and staff of state supported universities Eligibility and Criteria The parent or guardian of the waiver recipient must have been employed by any public university for at least seven years Children receiving the waivers must be undergraduates under age 25 at the commencement of the academic year the waiver takes effect must qualify for admission and can only receive a maximum of four years of partial tuition waiver benefits 1 6 Senior Citizen Courses Act 110 ILCS 990 Permits senior citizens over the age of 65 to enroll in regularly scheduled credit courses at public institutions of higher education without payment of tuition Does not include payment of fees Limited to persons whose annual income is less than the threshold amount in the Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Property Tax Relief and Pharmaceutical Assistance Act Purpose To provide tuition free credit courses for senior citizens that attend public institutions of higher education in Illinois Goals To provide opportunities for financially disadvantaged senior citizens to enroll in courses in higher education Eligibility and Criteria Must be age 65 or older with an annual household income below the threshold amount of the Senior Citizens and Disabled Persons Property Tax Relief and Pharmaceutical Assistance Act 1 7 Honorary Scholarships 110 ILCS 305 9 Each county is entitled annually to one four year honorary scholarship at the University of Illinois for children of persons who served in the armed forces of the United States during the periods of hostility specified in statute Preference is given to children of such persons deceased or disabled Does not include payment of fees Purpose To provide four year scholarships to the children of veterans of the armed forces who served during a period of hostility Goals To provide an educational benefit for the children of veterans Eligibility and Criteria Each Illinois county is entitled to award one scholarship to the University of Illinois Preference is given to the children of deceased or disabled veterans Recipients must have attained proficiency in the courses usually taught in secondary schools be of good moral character be older than 15 years of age and qualify for admission to the university 2 0 Discretionary Waivers Tuition and fee waivers determined by legislation or university policy that may be awarded at the discretion of the institution 2 1 Faculty Staff Waivers Tuition and fee waivers awarded to university faculty staff or other employees or their dependents Includes tuition and fee waivers given to other university employees or agencies as a condition of employment or through reciprocal agreements Purpose To provide educational benefits to the employees of the university their dependents and employees of other institutions or agencies with reciprocal agreements Goals To reward employee service and increase employee retention through free or reduced cost educational benefits Eligibility and Criteria Must be a member of the university faculty or administrative staff or an employee covered by the State Universities Civil Service System 2 1 1 Faculty Administrators Waivers granted to faculty and administrative staff of the university Does not include civil service employees under the State Universities Civil Service System 2 1 2 Civil Service Staff Tuition waivers recommended by the University Civil Service Merit Board and adopted by public university governing boards for tuition charges for their own university employees covered under the State Universities Civil Service System These waivers are excluded from the Board of Higher Education s tuition waiver limitation 2 1 3 Interinstitutional Related Agencies Tuition waivers granted at the discretion of the University or through reciprocal agreements for employees of other institutions or agencies whose positions are considered equivalent to positions of the university and who are under the University Civil Service System 2 1 4 Retired University Employees Waivers granted at the discretion of the University to retired university employees 2 1 5 Children of Deceased Employees Waivers granted at the discretion of the University to dependents of deceased university employees 2 1 6 Children of Employees Waivers granted to dependents of employees of the university other universities or related agencies other than those waivers authorized by state statute as partial tuition waivers for dependents of university employees May include waivers granted to children of employees who have been employed by the university system for less than seven years or waiver amounts that exceed 50 percent of the tuition rate This category is being phased out and no waivers will be allowed in this category after fiscal year 2005 2 2 Student Talent Merit Waivers Tuition and fee waivers awarded to students based on student talent in a particular field academic merit or special status such as minority students foreign exchange students out of state students or academically disadvantaged students Purpose To provide financial assistance to students with academic talent or special status Goals To attract academically talented students to the institution and to increase student diversity by encouraging students with special talents or standing to attend the institution Eligibility and Criteria Based on academic record other academic talent or special status 2 2 1 Academic Other Talent Waivers granted to students based on their enrollment and abilities in a particular academic program or activity or students belonging to underrepresented groups This includes waivers granted to student government leaders student members of debate teams music or theater groups or minority students 2 2 2 Athletic Waivers Waivers granted to students who are part of an institution s intercollegiate athletic program including athletes trainers and assistants This category would include full or partial waivers for the non resident portion of tuition for out of state recipients but does not include waivers issued to achieve gender equity in intercollegiate athletics pursuant to 110 ILCS 205 9 24 2 2 3 Gender Equity in Intercollegiate Athletics 110 ILCS 205 9 24 Public university governing boards may grant tuition waivers in an amount not to exceed one percent of all tuition income for the purpose of attaining gender equity in intercollegiate athletics Waivers may be granted only for those sports sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association or the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics These waivers are excluded from the Board of Higher Education

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  • SIU President's Communiqué (5-31-2013)
    of two full four year scholarships to SIUC Brandon Molina 18 of Chicago who is graduating from Chicago Bulls College Prep in June and David Torres 20 of Maywood a freshman in exercise science at SIUC are the scholarship recipients The University established the two scholarships last year They cover in state tuition fees room board and books once financial aid is applied to the students account The scholarship is renewable each semester of the recipients four year undergraduate program provided the student remains in good academic standing Youth of the Year winners from Midwest Region Boys Girls Clubs will remain eligible for the scholarships until they turn 19 as long as they remain active in their clubs Return to Index 8 SIUE Faculty Staff Presenting at Michigan STEM Conference in June Advancing the STEM Agenda a conference sponsored by the American Society for Quality ASQ that will focus on science technology engineering and mathematics in education will take place June 3 4 at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids Mich SIUE Chancellor Julie Furst Bowe who has expressed her unwavering commitment to STEM initiatives is a member of the conference planning committee A number of SIUE faculty and staff members will take part in the program from the schools of Education and Engineering the College of Arts and Sciences and the SIUE Center for STEM Research Education and Outreach One of the STEM Center presentations was made possible thanks in part to funding provided by The Boeing Co Return to Index 9 SIUC Students Book on 2012 Tornado Earns Recognition A book by SIUC students that chronicles the aftermath of a 2012 tornado that hit Harrisburg and Ridgway continues to earn accolades In late April the School of Journalism earned first place in the Best Student Magazine category for 4 56 a m The Story of the Feb 29 2012 Tornado from the regional conference for the Society of Professional Journalists in St Louis Mo Photojournalism and journalism students covered the Leap Day tornado and worked on the book that was finished last year Steve Matzker also earned a first place Mark of Excellence Award for breaking news photograph from a large publication for a photo that ran on the front page of the Daily Egyptian newspaper the next day of a little girl standing in front of the wreckage of her Harrisburg home after the tornado The photograph also ran on the front page of the Chicago Tribune Return to Index 10 SIUE Engineering Students Win Third Place in National Design Contest Two former SIUE engineering students won the third place award in a national structural design competition earlier this month in Pittsburgh Winning the award were Luke Potthast and Ryan Holdener for their project Dalian Office Building Potthast and Holdener were one of three teams selected to compete in the final round of competition at the 2013 Student Structural Design Competition of the American Society of Civil Engineers ASCE Structural Engineering Institutes SEI Structures Congress Return

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  • SIU President's Communiqué (5-17-2013)
    J McCall as its first Alumni Leadership Award recipient McCall is vice president of BSI Constructors and a CLI Class of 2004 graduate The award was presented in March at the 10th anniversary celebration of the CLI program at SIUE in the School of Engineering atrium The CLI Alumni Leadership Award recognizes an outstanding graduate of the CLI program honoring exceptional contributions to the building community through leadership character and hard work Return to Index 6 SIUE Women Engineers Earn Awards The Society of Women Engineers SWE at SIUE received two awards May 4 from the St Louis SWE The SWE at SIUE earned the Collegiate Award for its Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day program which was held February 23 The event encourages middle school girls to pursue engineering careers The event also earned SIUE s Kimmel Leadership Center s Outstanding Program of the Year award The SIUE SWE received the SWE Crease Award for Collegiates for the highest growth for a collegiate section adding 22 new members during the 2012 13 academic year Return to Index 7 SIUC s Flying Salukis Continue National Prominence For a third consecutive year the SIUC Flying Salukis are among the top three collegiate precision flight teams in the nation And for a second straight year Courtney L Copping earned top scoring female competitor honors while Taylor B Breum captured the simulator ground trainer event to pace the team to a third place finish Saturday May 11 at the 2013 National Intercollegiate Flying Association championships at The Ohio State University Airport in Columbus Ohio The Flying Salukis finished with 293 points and earned the flight events championship with 220 points Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott captured a second straight national title with 359 points edging out University of North Dakota with 355 points Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona was fourth with 226 points and Western Michigan University was fifth with 167 points Twenty nine teams competed May 6 11 In addition to the individual and team honors a former Flying Saluki Michael A LeFevre a part time staff flight instructor earned NIFA Coach of the Year honors Return to Index 8 FLIGHT Scheduled for Take off May 29 on SIUE Stage Acrobatics an airplane and the advancement of the women s movement will come together on one stage during the theatrical performance of FLIGHT at SIUE Technology history and art will converge in a unique and stunning way at 7 30 p m Wednesday May 29 in the Dunham Hall Theater The production is set in 1913 Paris and deals with the pioneering women fliers of the time The theatrical piece will revolve around the assembly of a three quarter sized Bleriot XI monoplane on stage Return to Index 9 35th Annual Sunset Concert Series Begins June 13 at SIUC A popular summer tradition makes its 35th annual appearance in Carbondale beginning June 13 as the Sunset Concert Series opens its 2013 season There will be free concerts every Thursday thereafter in June

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  • SIU President's Communiqué (5-3-2013)
    s inaugural Saluki App Competition showed the unique and diverse ideas students have for enhancing life on campus and in the region using special software applications they created The contest drew numerous ideas for mobile device software applications with several students winning cash awards for their ingenuity The winners chosen by a panel of judges and through online voting earned 600 in cash prizes The purpose of the contest was to recognize and cultivate the entrepreneurial spirit among University students and their associates Although the competition is over the entrepreneurship it inspired is ongoing Several of the contestants are moving forward to further develop implement and market their apps Return to Index 7 Reed Named Professor of the Year by SIUE Business Students SIUE s Brad Reed Ph D is the School of Business Professor of the Year The accolade came Friday April 25 from student organization Emerging Leaders Improving Through Experience ELITE ELITE is a group of School of Business student leaders who serve as a liaison between students faculty alumni and others affiliated with the School A total of 44 professors were nominated Reed was selected with overwhelming student support Return to Index 8 Autism Research at SIUC Seeks To Improve Communication An SIUC faculty member is part of an international group to receive recent grant funding for a research project to improve the communication skills of children with autism Ruth Anne Rehfeldt a professor in the Behavior Analysis and Therapy Program at SIUC teamed with Simon Dymond psychology department reader at Swansea University in the United Kingdom and Rob Whelan post doctoral fellow at the University of Vermont to secure 116 090 in Autism Speaks funding It is for a project at London s prestigious TreeHouse School for children with autism The research will explore methods of producing untaught communication skills in nonverbal people with autism and intellectual disabilities The use of computer based communication methods will particularly be important in the research The project is important to SIUC for a number of reasons It involves the University with a project funded by Autism Speaks a premier advocacy organization supporting scientific research related to autism treatment In addition it creates a collaboration and information exchange between Rehfeldt and SIUC graduate students with the TreeHouse School and opens the door for potential travel to the school by SIU students and faculty Return to Index 9 SIUE Alumni Speaker Series Will Focus on Time Management The SIUE Alumni Association speaker series will focus on time management with the next event scheduled for Monday May 20 at 12 30 p m at Birger Hall on the SIUE campus For a preview see the video at http www youtube com watch v KuS 2tcy Ok Featured speakers are Dr Zach Schaefer assistant professor of speech communication in the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences and Brian Henry 95 mass communications senior director of public affairs for Express Scripts They will provide research based tips and advice on how to best manage

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  • SIU President's Communiqué (4-26-2013)
    defeating terrorist groups according to the organization The program will be at Tel Aviv University for 10 days in mid June The fellowship will include lectures by academics military and intelligence officials and diplomats from Israel Jordan India and the U S There will also be visits to police customs and immigration facilities military bases and border zones to learn the practical side of deterring and defeating terrorists according to the organization Return to Index 7 SIUE Meridian Society Honors Members at Second Derby Day Event A sea of 130 colorful hats swirled throughout the Top of the Turf clubhouse Tuesday April 23 as members of the SIUE Meridian Society and their guests celebrated Kentucky Derby style at Fairmount Park Race Track The Best Hat award for the day went to graduate school alumna Gloria Parker 76 of Alton The Biggest Hat award went to Sharon Schlaefer who was the guest of Meridian Society member and SIUE Police Chief Gina Hays The Meridian Society is a women s philanthropic group that gives 100 percent of the money it raises back to the area through joint University and community projects It has awarded more than 207 000 through 84 awards over its 10 year history Return to Index 8 SIUC Radio TV Students Earn Broadcasting Awards Students in SIUC s Department of Radio Television and Digital Media earned several awards in the 2013 Illinois News Broadcasters Association SINBA competition Students earned a first second and third place in individual awards and two firsts and a second place awards for group efforts The River Region Evening Edition News earned first place for Outstanding TV Newscast and Saluki Sportsview earned first place for Outstanding TV Sports Program Sunrise Sports earned second place honors for Radio Sports Program In addition WSIU FM also earned Best Radio Newscast Downstate from the Associated Press for its May 2 2012 newscast The win by River Region Evening Edition News follows the program s first place honors in the 2012 Illinois Broadcasters Association Student Silver Dome Awards Students produce more than two hours of television newscasts that air on WSIU TV channel 8 16 Newscasts air at 5 p m Monday through Thursday when school is in session during the fall and spring semesters Return to Index 9 SIUE s Student Marketing Organization Receives Several Awards SIUE s School of Business announced the American Marketing Association AMA student chapter as the recipient of the Enterprise Rent A Car Student Organization of the Year Award Given out at the end of each academic year the award goes to the student organization that puts forth the most effort to support the organization s mission The AMA chapter first received validation of its efforts while attending the 35th Annual International Collegiate Conference ICC in March SIUE s AMA chapter earned three awards Exemplary Collegiate Chapter Performance for Outstanding Membership Exemplary Collegiate Chapter Performance for Outstanding Fundraising and 3rd place in the AMA Exhibit Competition for Best Use of Conference Theme Return

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