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  • SIU President's Communiqué (11-16-2012)
    Year is presented to an entry level professional who has had four or fewer years of full time employment in the housing profession Matthews began working at SIUE in July 2010 as Woodland Hall s community director The award recognizes an individual s excellent job performance including displaying initiative and creativity Additionally the recipient demonstrates contributions to the housing profession and promotes experiences that foster inclusiveness and student development University Housing at SIUE received GLACUHO s Presidential Outstanding Service Award for a Large School The honor goes to a member institution that has provided exceptional support to the association Receiving the Presidential Service Award demonstrates that SIUE is recognized by its colleagues as a leading Housing department Return to Index 5 Planning Under Way for SIUC s Science in the South The 17th Annual Regional Science in the South Conference will bring K 12 educators from across Illinois to SIUC in early 2013 The conference is set for 7 30 a m to 1 30 p m on Jan 25 at the Student Center and features a variety of workshops offering valuable ideas and information for everyone veteran instructors and first year teachers alike All presentations will have a science focus and most will have a hands on activity oriented approach The conference schedule includes several presentations exhibits a continental breakfast lunch and door prizes from exhibitors Organizers are also accepting exhibitor registrations The exhibitor registration deadline is Jan 11 For more information or to sign up to participate present or exhibit contact Continuing Education and Outreach at 618 536 7751 Return to Index 6 Jazz Ensemble to Come to SIUC s Altgeld Hall A popular music ensemble is making its way to SIUC for a free concert later this month North Carolina based Like Mind Trio will perform at Altgeld Hall room 112 at 8 p m Nov 28 The trio comprised of Matthew Richmond Mike Holstein and Justin Watt will showcase their style that blends jazz with elements of chamber music and rock According to their webpage biography the group presents opportunities for each member to introduce musical ideas and compositions that change over time and constantly evolve The group aesthetic is intelligent yet accessible and always exciting Ron Coulter who is hosting the event said the unique group works well with the audience The band will present an educational clinic from noon to 1 50 p m also in Altgeld Hall room 112 Return to Index 7 SIUE School of Nursing Senior Presented on Spiritual Awareness SIUE School of Nursing Senior Tyler Rueter hosted a Spiritual Awareness in Health Care event Wednesday Nov 14 in SIUE s Science Building The free event was open to the public The Spiritual Awareness in Health Care event is part of Rueter s senior assignment SRA and was the result of months of planning and research During the event the Centralia native explained how to be involved in spiritual assessment diagnosis intervention and evaluation in a health care setting In his

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  • SIU President's Communiqué (11-9-2012)
    Hiram H Lesar Building courtroom The lecture is free and the public is welcome to attend McMullen served as an ambassador to the State of Eritrea located in the Horn of Africa adjacent to Ethiopia from 2007 to 2010 He will speak on The Future of America s International Relations The Growing Importance of Science Technology and the United Nations to the Achievement of American Objectives in an Increasingly Interconnected World McMullen earned his doctorate in political science at the University of Iowa where he is currently a visiting professor in the political science department He has more than 30 years of diplomatic experience and lived traveled or worked in 91 countries Return to Index 6 SIUC Vigil Ceremony to Mark Veterans Day Retired U S Navy Capt Ed Phillips will present the keynote address at a Veterans Day ceremony on Sunday Nov 11 at SIUC The ceremony begins at 11 a m at the main entrance to Shryock Auditorium The SIUC Air Force and Army Reserve Officer Training Corps hold the annual joint military ceremony Cadets will also perform a 21 gun salute and provide color guard Admission is free In the event of inclement weather the ceremony will move inside Shryock Auditorium The ceremony honors veterans of all American wars conflicts and military operations For 24 hours preceding the ceremony a combined operation of SIU Carbondale s Army and Air Force ROTC will conduct a time honored tradition honoring those who have served Cadets will stand a silent vigil beginning at 11 a m Saturday Nov 10 at the Old Main Flagpole in remembrance of the nation s prisoners of war and those who remain missing in action The guard changes every 15 minutes during the 24 hour period that runs until Sunday s ceremony Return to Index 7 SIUE s International Speaker Series Hosted Digital Media Expert William J Moner an educator designer and researcher of digital web and social media recently spoke on The Evolving Role of Social Media in Globalization at SIUE As part of the University s International Speaker Series Moner discussed his research which investigates characteristics of distributed network technologies as they become established in global societies A doctoral student in media studies and an assistant instructor of Digital Media at the University of Texas at Austin Moner discussed how these technologies challenge existing structures of power and how they are used to circumvent political and legal systems of control He is a lecturer at Texas State University San Marcos in the Communication Design department Previously Moner has served as a faculty member in the Web Design and Interactive Media Department at the Art Institute of Austin and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Most recently he contributed to the Connected Viewing Initiative as a research assistant to Dr Sharon Strover through work on the Immersive TV Project which investigates the shifting methods of audience content engagement within the entertainment industry Return to Index 8 Robbins Kicks Off SIUC s Inclusive Excellence Center Event

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  • SIU President's Communiqué (11-2-2012)
    Association s Walk to End Alzheimer s where they raised more than 6 000 Five Speech Communication Department students attended the conference Natalie Pitzer Laynie Richardson Sarah Rohner Jeni Ross and Heidi Wickenhauser They are all senior public relations majors Rohner one of the executive members of the SIUE chapter was recognized with the prestigious Lawrence G Foster Award for Excellence in Public Relations that includes a 1 500 prize According to PRSSA officials the field for the Foster Award was the most competitive in its history Foster Award applicants were required to demonstrate an understanding and commitment to achieving excellence as a public relations professional Rohner had to submit a wide ranging essay that defined excellence in public relations and her plan to achieve it She also described the ethical and work standards that are required of public relations professionals and her plan to excel in those areas Additionally she identified the most important public relations leadership qualities essential to success Rohner also was runner up for the John D Graham Scholarship which carried a 1 000 prize Graham applicants submitted a formal application which also included an essay component Applicants were judged on the following criteria exemplary writing skills serving as the primary criterion academic achievement in public relations and overall studies demonstrated leadership practical experience such as internships and commitment to public relations The PRSSA conference was held in conjunction with the PRSA s 2012 International Conference in October A major function of attending the conference involved networking opportunities with public relations professionals Return to Index 9 SIUC s Tippy to Be Honored for Her Rural Health Care Work A longtime physician and SIUC faculty member will receive a statewide award for her work in rural health care Dr Penny K Tippy the Carbondale division chair in Family and Community Medicine with Southern Illinois University School of Medicine will receive the 2012 Rural Physician of Excellence Award from the Illinois Rural Health Association The presentation is at 12 15 p m Nov 15 at Southern Illinois Family Medicine Professional Building Suite 200 305 W Jackson St Carbondale A reception is from 11 30 a m to 1 p m The public is welcome to attend The award recognizes Tippy for her impact on improving the quality of and access to health care in rural medically underserved parts of the state SIUC s Center for Rural Health and Social Service Development nominated Tippy for the award Tippy has served on the CRHSSD Advisory Board since 2004 providing her expertise and assistance with critical rural medical projects that continue today according to Kim Sanders CRHSSD director Return to Index 10 SIUE Student Athletes Ahead of the Curve SIUE student athletes continue to graduate at a higher rate than their peers around the nation as well as their peers on campus The NCAA announced the latest data about student athlete success in the classroom on October 25 SIUE student athletes earned high marks The SIUE graduation rate for freshmen who entered SIUE during the 2005 2006 school year is 70 percent compared to the rest of the SIUE student body which stands at 52 percent Further the Student Athlete Academic Success rate for SIUE is 82 percent The graduation rate for all student athletes nationally is 65 percent SIUE Director of Athletics Dr Brad Hewitt said the University has made a considerable investment in ensuring that student athletes have the resources needed to graduate on time SIUE which is in its first year as a full fledged NCAA Division I member is part of the NCAA s Graduation Success Rate GSR report for men s soccer and softball Those sports were fast tracked two years in advance of the rest of SIUE s sports The data from men s soccer and softball also shows that SIUE student athletes are ahead of the curve For men s soccer the GSR nationally is 79 percent while SIUE s rate is 85 percent the second best among Missouri Valley Conference schools For softball the GSR nationally is 86 percent while SIUE s rate is strong at 94 percent the fourth best in the Ohio Valley Conference The GSR assesses student success of Division I student athletes who graduate within a six year period of first attending an institution Adjustments are made for transfer students non scholarship students mid year enrollees and those who have left an institution before exhausting initial eligibility The NCAA developed the GSR nearly a decade ago as part of its academic reform initiative to assess student athlete academic success Complete GSR data will be available for all 16 of SIUE s sports in next year s NCAA report Return to Index 11 Simon Scholarship Will Honor SIUC Debate Team SIUC s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute and the Department of Speech Communication have established a scholarship program to honor the University s championship debate team The Paul Simon Debater annual scholarship will come from the Institute s privately raised funds in honor of the late U S Sen and Institute founder Paul Simon s commitment to debate and civil discourse Benjamin W Campbell a senior in political science from Springfield Mo is the first recipient of the 5 000 scholarship The SIU debate team has a long history of successful debate Saluki debaters have won national championships in each of the previous three decades Their most recent national championship was at the 2008 National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence They ve also had a team in the final four each of the past five national championships a record no other university has ever accomplished All debate team members will be eligible The award recipient will be from a selection committee that includes the debate coach speech communication department chair and the Institute director or their designees Return to Index 12 SIUE School of Pharmacy Garners Awards at Annual IPhA Meeting The SIUE School of Pharmacy picked up three awards at the annual Illinois Pharmacists Association IPhA Awards presentation in late

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  • SIU President's Communiqué (10-26-2012)
    first edition of the iconic collection of poetry and clear scanned images of the original manuscript pages While the Archive has a vast amount of Whitman s works one element that the site does not have is Whitman s journalism before he became a poet Before Leaves of Grass was published in 1855 Whitman was a journalist and a writer of fiction for approximately 15 years Stacy was awarded the grant to locate and add some of Whitman s newspaper articles to the site He will be working with the creators and co editors of the site Ed Folsom and Kenneth M Price Adding the journalistic works will expand the archive However the grant does not come with the expectation to locate and scan every article Whitman wrote in 15 years Stacy will only post journalistic works that lead to the Whitman voice established in Leaves of Grass Working under the grant Stacy will travel to various places in the Northeast to gather Whitman s original newspaper articles Some organizations that have collections of Whitman s works are the Paterson Free Public Library in New Jersey the New York Historical Society the Brooklyn Historical Society and the Library of Congress Return to Index 6 SIUC Panel to Discuss Portrayal of Women in Media A documentary and panel discussion at SIUC will examine the portrayal of women in the media and political campaigns The event will include screening a portion of the 2011 documentary Miss Representation a film that looks at how the mainstream media s portrayal of women contributes to challenges women face in gaining leadership and influence in society The screening and panel discussion is from 5 6 30 p m Tuesday Oct 23 in Morris Library s John C Guyon Auditorium The event is free and the public is welcome to attend but Institute officials encourage registration to help ensure food orders To register contact Emily Burke Institute program coordinator at 618 453 4004 by email at eburke siu edu or on the Institute s Facebook page Panelists will include SIU Chancellor Rita Cheng Lisa Brooten associate professor in the Department of Radio Television Melinda Yeomans coordinator University Women s Professional Advancement and David Yepsen Institute director Janet Fuller director of the Women Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at SIU Carbondale will serve as moderator Return to Index 7 SIUE s Sumner Wins MABDA Innovation in Business Education Award The MidAmerica Business Deans Association MABDA presented SIUE Professor Mary Sumner Ph D with a runner up award for Innovation in Business Education At its October meeting in Chicago the MABDA recognized Master in Health Informatics An Interdisciplinary Program for Healthcare Professionals which is a collaborative project with BJC Healthcare The MABDA sponsors an annual competition to highlight innovative practices in business education The program seeks to encourage innovations in the pursuit of excellence in business education by recognizing creative unique strategies or programs that advance the quality of education and the management of resources in business schools with MABDA The award is a 750 cash prize to Sumner and a matching amount to the SIUE School of Business Sumner is currently a professor in the computer management and information systems CMIS department She was formerly the associate dean of Executive Education for the School of Business when the collaboration began In spring 2010 the BJC Healthcare System asked the SIUE School of Business to develop a certificate program in health and clinical informatics to meet the professional development needs of its clinicians and healthcare professionals Given SIUE s commitment to outreach and professional education a team consisting of School of Business faculty and BJC Healthcare professionals worked to develop a 15 week certificate program The first certificate program was launched in spring 2009 A total of 83 BJC Healthcare professionals have completed the certificate program Planning has been completed for a 2013 program The 15 week certificate program used current CMIS faculty as the teaching team along with several BJC Healthcare professionals BJC initiated discussions to develop a Master s Program in Health Informatics in fall 2010 as a result of their satisfaction with the program and their desire to offer more in depth informatics education Return to Index 8 Kammler to Deliver SIUC s Emeritus Faculty Lecture A look at proposed changes to the state s pension system and its possible impact on retirees is the focus of a presentation at SIUC David W Kammler emeritus professor and distinguished teacher in the Department of Mathematics will present the 2012 Emeritus Faculty Lecture at 7 p m Tuesday Oct 30 in the SIU School of Law Hiram H Lesar Building room 102 Kammler will discuss SURS Exponentials and All That The event is free and the public is welcome to attend The discussion will focus on elementary mathematical ideas that underlie stable retirement systems and help people attending understand implications of some of the proposed changes to the State University Retirement Systems SURS Kammler taught at SIU Carbondale from 1971 to 2008 earning a dozen federal grants to support his teaching and research in mathematics Prior to coming to SIU Carbondale Kammler worked for Texas Instruments from 1964 to 1968 and also held a National Science Foundation Fellowship at the University of Michigan Return to Index 9 SIUE Professor s Journal Wins International Acclaim The publication Postmedieval a journal of medieval cultural studies co edited by an SIUE professor recently won the 2012 Award for Best New Journal in all categories from the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers ALPSP Dr Eileen Joy associate professor of English language and literature and originator of the idea for the journal said the award and recognition is no small feat considering the publication s topic and the all around best category had more than 100 entries Joy and her co editor Myra Seaman associate professor of English at the College of Charleston in South Carolina thought it necessary to publish a cross disciplinary peer reviewed journal in medieval studies that

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  • SIU President's Communiqué (10-19-2012)
    year pharmacy students Schober assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences and an expert in cancer cell motility leads the first section of the class His focus lies in the mechanics of the drug and the physiology of the disease as a whole Hecht clinical associate professor of pharmacy and expert in oncology pharmacy practice leads the second section of the class He features the clinical and practical knowledge of chemotherapy and therapeutic drugs In addition to co classroom teaching Schober and Hecht conduct research individually with an ultimate goal of limiting the number of people that cancer affects By combining research and clinical knowledge the School of Pharmacy provides an extremely valuable tool to help students improve medication use in society and advance patient care Return to Index 6 SIUC Debate Team Grabs Big Tournament Win The SIUC Debate Team came home from the University of California Berkeley site of the second debate of the season with its second win of the season earlier this month The SIU Carbondale duo of Mike Selck a senior from Blue Springs Mo majoring in speech communication and Josh Rivera a sophomore from Chicago majoring in political science won the Berkeley tournament by a unanimous decision This is the second year in a row for an SIU Carbondale team to win the tournament It s the second tournament title for Rivera who was part of the winning duo last year SIUC has finished in the top four at the National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence the debate equivalent of the national championships four times in the past five years Because of Selck and Rivera s strong showing at the first debate of the season several weeks ago the duo is already qualified to compete in the year end invitation only tournament The duo of Campbell and Rehg also qualified for the nationals as well Return to Index 7 SIU Medical School Announces Templeton Scholarship Maddelynn Hawkins a first year medical student has received a monetary award from the J S Templeton M D Memorial Scholarship at the SIU School of Medicine The award is given annually to an SIU medical student from Perry County Hawkins is a graduate of Pinckneyville High School and St Louis University where she earned her degree in biology The Templeton Scholarship was established in 1993 by Harriss Malan of Carbondale and Jane Templeton Minton of Du Quoin in memory of their uncle and father Dr James Scott Templeton Templeton was a general practitioner who practiced in the Pickneyville area for more than sixty years He also was a founder of Pinckneyville Community Hospital Gifts received by the Southern Illinois University Foundation support the growth of the School of Medicine Individuals interested in making a donation can contact the SIU Foundation office at 217 545 2955 weekdays Return to Index 8 SIUE Chemistry Professor Chair Awarded 80K Renewal NSF Grant When hearing the word NO known in chemistry as nitric oxide people often have a negative impression But SIUE Professor of Chemistry

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  • SIU President's Communiqué (10-12-2012)
    to Index 5 SIU Recognized For Academics Diversity Research Maintaining a spot in U S News World Report s top 100 public universities rankings is just the latest in a series of accolades for SIUC The magazine s Best Colleges 2013 edition released in September again lists SIU Carbondale in Tier One of National Universities The University s Graduate School is among the top 90 in the nation according to U S News SIUC also was a Top 100 public university in the 2012 rankings The University also earned recognition as one of the Midwest s best from the Princeton Review in its 2013 Best Colleges Region by Region Annual rankings compiled by the magazine Diverse Issues in Higher Education list SIUC as second for the number of bachelor s degrees in education awarded to African American students and sixth for education degrees awarded to all minority students In its comparison of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Traditionally White Institutions Diverse ranked SIU Carbondale 56th among its Top 100 degree producers for bachelor s degrees awarded in all disciplines to African American students The University recently won U S Department of Education approval of a five year continuation of its McNair Scholars program which prepares underrepresented students to pursue graduate degrees This is the third round of funding the University has received since 2003 and it will allow the program to increase the number of undergraduate student participants from 26 to 28 Return to Index 6 IUR Co Sponsors Regional Neighborhoods Conference St Louis native and New York City Alderman Brad Lander is the keynote speaker at the St Louis Regional Neighborhoods Conference on Saturday Oct 27 at the Harris Stowe State University HSSU Givens Campus The St Louis Association of Community Organizations SLACO sponsors the conference where local community leaders share information and address issues to advance the region The principal co sponsors are HSSU the University of Missouri St Louis and the Institute for Urban Research IUR at SIUE This year s theme Great Neighborhoods for a Greater Community highlights key neighborhood issues impacting the St Louis metropolitan area The goal is to offer practical how to information on programs designed to renew neighborhoods and encourage collaboration and partnership among neighborhood organizations including civic and political leaders Lander s keynote address is From the Ground Up Building Great Communities through Public Participation and Public Policy A New York City Council member who represents Brooklyn s 39th District he is co chair of the Council s Progressive Caucus which fights for good jobs equitable development and investments in public schools and transportation He is well known as a leader on issues of affordable housing livable communities the environment and public education The Nation magazine named Lander one of Today s Social Justice Heroes Also addressing the conference are City of St Louis Mayor Francis Slay St Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley East St Louis Mayor Alvin Parks retiring St Louis Police Chief Daniel Isom and Reverend Starsky Wilson president and chief executive officer of the Deaconess Foundation The conference features over 20 workshops Registration begins at 8 a m with the program starting at 8 30 Individual registration is 20 To pre register and learn more about SLACO and the conference call 314 516 6590 Return to Index 7 SIUC Design Students Earn Top Honors Design students at SIUC retained bragging rights and a traveling trophy recently at the Industrial Designers Society of America s second annual IDSA Fusion Best in the Midwest Student Bragging Rights Design Competition Held Sept 29 the contest provides an environment for collegiate design students to collaborate on an innovative design following an assigned theme and then present their design in a professional environment This year s theme required teams to Design a Game changing Innovation in the Area of Personal Hygiene Senior art students Joy Christensen and Lonnie Mann with the assistance of Glen Shaw a doctoral student in biochemistry created the winning design an HCV test During their presentation Christensen and Mann explained that their test is simpler than current tests less prone to contamination and capable of providing a quicker diagnosis Return to Index 8 Tooth Fairies and Teeth Sparkle at Annual Give Kids a Smile Day A total of 188 children recently received nearly 75 000 in free dental care during the Annual Give Kids a Smile Day hosted at the SIUE School of Dental Medicine campus in Alton The day of activities included fun and educational opportunities such as constructing balloon animals coloring in an informative booklet about dental hygiene face painting and visits with the Tooth Fairy Preventative maintenance and treatment X rays cleanings fluoride treatments fillings and extractions also were provided Nearly 500 professionals from the SIU School of Dental Medicine faculty and students members of the Madison District Dental Society and the St Clair District Dental Society and Lewis and Clark Community College dental assisting and dental hygiene faculty and students volunteered their time Previously the event had been held in February but cold icy conditions limited the number of children who turned up to participate in the event The event is a national initiative to expose traditionally underserved children to dental care The SIU School of Dental Medicine expanded its efforts to include not just dental care but education about the connection between healthy teeth and gums and a healthy body and mind More effort than ever was expended to spread the word about this year s event Members of the school s faculty and student body personally visited area schools and churches dropped off fliers and emailed and called area organizations Return to Index 9 SIU Medical School Students Working With Local Physicians Family physicians in eight Illinois communities are hosting students from the SIU School of Medicine October 5 November 2 2012 The students are participating in the School s Family Medicine Preceptorship Program The experience provides an opportunity for students to use their medical knowledge in an office setting under the

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  • SIU President's Communiqué (10-5-2012)
    will have opportunities to network and share ideas with peers from around the region as well as discover ways to do better with less in a time of tight budgets The free conference is open to the public but registration is required and requested before Friday Oct 5 Registration is available online For more information contact Emily Burke Institute program coordinator at 618 453 4004 or by email at eburke siu edu Return to Index 6 SIUE s WSIE Named RFT s Best Radio Station in the Metro Area The St Louis publication Riverfront Times RFT recently named SIUE s radio station WSIE FM 88 7 the Best Radio Station in St Louis The designation came in the newspaper s annual Best of St Louis edition The RFT designation stated This year marks the re birth of the Cool In 2009 financial hardship reduced WSIE 88 7 FM since the 1980s the only all jazz station in St Louis to running syndicated content 24 7 But its parent institution SIUE was committed to revitalizing the beloved station and in 2012 WSIE has hit its stride offering a full spectrum of jazz programming along with university news and sports Serving the Greater St Louis Area and Southwestern Illinois WSIE FM provides quality modern American jazz news SIUE sports and student programming for a widely diverse listenership while broadening the visibility of the University and enhancing its image as an essential regional resource Within a framework of creativity and freedom of artistic expression the station s staff members encourage high academic standards and development of professional responsibility As a 50 000 watt NPR affiliate WSIE FM first went on the air in 1970 with an eclectic mix of music programmed by SIUE students as well as news sports and other informational programming In the mid 1980s the station began a modern jazz music format along with news and built a solid reputation as The Jazz Station for the Greater St Louis Area Today WSIE FM continues its dedication to serious jazz music and news programming with the added feature of SIUE Intercollegiate Athletics now an NCAA Division I program as well as student programming and complete and accurate news sports and weather through daily newscasts and updates WSIE FM is owned and operated by the SIU Board of Trustees It is a committed partner in education providing opportunities for students in jazz and broadcasting Students have the opportunity to learn at WSIE through on and off air work in the newsroom board operating for athletics events and even hosting shows Return to Index 7 SIU School of Medicine to Hold Classes for Cancer Patients A free six week class designed to help cancer patients and survivors understand the mind body connection as they go through treatment or enter survivorship is being offered by Simmons Cancer Institute at the SIU School of Medicine Coping with Cancer A Mind Body Approach will meet from 9 to 10 30 a m on six Tuesdays October 16 23 and 30 and November 6 13 and 20 All sessions will be held at SCI 315 W Carpenter St Springfield Participants will learn a variety of mind body practices over the six week course This will include how thoughts affect the physical body and ways to work with both their mind and body to promote health Sessions will include mindfulness practices breath work relaxation visualization and a loving kindness practice Registration is available by calling 217 545 7493 weekdays Class size is limited to 15 participants Return to Index 8 SIUE to Participate in Cuban Academic Exchange SIUE Chancellor Julie Furst Bowe College of Arts and Sciences Dean Aldemaro Romero and Mass Communications Instructor Cory Byers recently returned from a week long visit to Cuba They participated in the finalization of an academic exchange agreement which already had been signed by SIU President Glenn Poshard between the SIU Board of Trustees and the University of Havana SIU Carbondale Chancellor Rita Cheng and SIU Vice President for Academic Affairs Paul Sarvela also were on the trip to complete documentation Romero is the director of SIUE s Cuban Caribbean Center and has been vigorously working on the project since 2009 to define the cooperative relationship among the universities They departed Sunday Sept 23 and returned Saturday Sept 29 The SIUE Cuban Caribbean Center will be working on establishing more exchange courses across a variety of fields including political science historical studies mass communications foreign languages and biological sciences One of the activities planned is an interdisciplinary studies class offered to SIUE students Additionally they will be providing more opportunities for Cuban scholars to visit SIUE as guest scholars Romero believes the alliance between the universities will give students a broader world perspective in an ever growing global economy The University of Havana sent a delegation to SIUE at the end of May 2012 that included three professors Sociologist Jorge Hernandez Martinez Historian Raul Rodriguez and Economist Luis René Fernandez Tabío They gave lectures and toured the campus The initiative between the Cuban government and SIUE is only the second in the nation among higher education institutions the first being with Harvard University Financial restrictions by both nations require the entire project to be privately funded There are strict laws about using federal funds in Cuba Return to Index 9 SIUC Architecture Faculty Students Assist YouthBuild Faculty and students in SIUC s School of Architecture will help youths in Alexander and Pulaski counties gain construction and historic preservation experience The effort is part of a program that stems from a recent U S Department of Labor grant under the agency s YouthBuild program to the Cairo based Delta Center Inc for at risk youths between 16 and 24 years old The 728 000 grant for three years will enable students to earn General Educational Development GED degrees and improve their skills to potentially earn jobs in the construction field Students and faculty from the School of Architecture will provide construction documents

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  • SIU President's Communiqué (9-28-2012)
    is set for 9 11 a m at SWIC s Belleville campus in the first floor lounge stage and hallway area of the main complex The program runs again from 1 3 p m in the lobby of the main entrance at SWIC s Red Bud campus Students will be able to meet with representatives from undergraduate admissions financial aid and housing Students can learn about Capstone and other transfer student specific programs and opportunities and also meet with representatives of the University s various academic departments and colleges To pre register contact the SIUC Service Center at SWIC during office hours or by calling 618 713 4725 On site registration is also available Return to Index 6 SIUE School of Nursing Faculty Partners with World Pediatric Project Ozzie Hunter an instructor with the SIUE School of Nursing took part in an inspirational experience in the Dominican Republic During the month of July Hunter partnered with the World Pediatric Project WPP and 24 other nurses to enhance nursing education in Latin America with the ultimate goal to provide better care to kids being served in children s hospitals With its headquarters split between Philadelphia and St Louis the World Pediatric Project offered employees of Cardinal Glennon Children s Hospital in St Louis the opportunity to apply for the international project Hunter a part time flight nurse for Cardinal Glennon and a 23 year veteran of pediatric work applied for the project and was selected from a pool of more than 100 nurses to participate The WPP nurse participants were in the Dominican Republic hospital from 8 a m to 4 p m assisting nurses there The participating nurses had three days of theory and lecture before working collaboratively in clinical settings The participants of the WPP taught the Dominican Republic nurses at the children s hospital how illnesses are assessed in the United States and how they could implement some of our tactics using the resources they have readily available Hunter who is fluent in Spanish was not given a medical translator during his time with the WPP Because he could overcome the language barrier he helped to make the nurses more accepting of the information that the WPP participants were trying to relay Hunter said the learning experience was a two way street Not only did the WPP nurses share important information with the nurses from the Dominican Republic those nurses taught the WPP participants about common Dominican Republic illnesses that are rare in the United States Return to Index 7 SIUC s University Housing Centennial Celebration Begins One hundred years ago Anthony Hall opened as SIUC s first residence hall and its first boarders were all women Now University Housing is celebrating 100 years of serving as the home away from home for thousands of students with a number of special events The schedule includes A Family Weekend Tailgate co sponsored by New Student Programs and Undergraduate Admissions Sept 29 3 6 p m Saluki Row Homecoming Tailgate

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