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Gardens director grows community, campus involvement

Gardens director grows community, campus involvement

Jane Drake, director of The Gardens, left SIUE March 7 to relocate to Billings, Mont., with her family.
Drake said it has been “such a privilege to steward the development of our beautiful gardens at SIUE.
“Our gardens represent such a unique opportunity, not just for our institution, but for our broader Metro East community,” Drake said. “I’d [...]

Gordon Lewis, of the University of Connecticut at Storrs, lectured to roughly 60 students and faculty about black existential philosophy. Photo by Kari Williams

University of Connecticut professor addresses black existential philosophy

Luke Skywalker and Frederick Douglass have one commonality – fighting for freedom.
Lewis Gordon, of the University of Connecticut at Storrs, lectured to roughly 60 students and faculty about black existential philosophy. Photo by Kari Williams
Freedom is a condition “through which you can have human flourishing,” according to Lewis Gordon, philosophy and African-American studies professor at [...]

Sophia Wilson, the newest political science professor, gave a lecture on Friday offering a different perspective of the revolution in Ukraine. Photo by Kari Williams

Ukrainian professor offers non-Western perspective on Ukrainian revolution

Political science professor Sophia Wilson, who is originally from Ukraine, said now is a “time of troubles” for her home country. She presented an alternative to the Western media’s coverage of the Ukrainian revolution in a presentation to roughly 20 students last week.
November 24-29
Sophia Wilson, the newest political science professor, gave a lecture on Friday [...]

Wheel of Fortune features former Meridian Scholar, biology alumna

Wheel of Fortune features former Meridian Scholar, biology alumna

Biology alumna and former Meridian Scholar Kaydi Legate has always wanted to be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune, and her dream come true will be broadcast March 17.
School of Dental Medicine student Kaydi Legate will be featured on the March 17 episode of Wheel of Fortune. Photo courtesy of Legate
“Whenever I was little I [...]

Temple Grandin returns to SIUE Feb. 27 for the second time as part of the Arts and Issues series. Photo courtesy of Grant Andree

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 [...]

Alan Shiller, 62, died in December, and former co-workers from the speech communication department planned a memorial service in his memory. Photo courtesy of Isaac Blankson

Speech communication department hosts memorial service for Shiller

Alan Shiller was a teacher in and out of the classroom – to students, to colleagues and even to his wife.
Shiller, 62, died in December and the speech communication department will host a memorial service from 12-1:30 p.m., Feb. 28, at the Center for Spirituality and Sustainability to remember his life.
Alan Shiller, 62, died in [...]

Inaugural Darwin Day event explores evolution, intelligent design

Inaugural Darwin Day event explores evolution, intelligent design

SIUE’s first Darwin Day event – a celebration of the life and discoveries of scientist Charles Darwin – brought more than 100 students, staff and faculty together to discuss evolution and intelligent design.
Professors from various departments came together for a panel discussion about evolution v. intelligent design for SIUE's first Darwin Day event, at which [...]

STAA names mass communications alumnus on ‘Top 30 Sportscasters Under 30′ list

STAA names mass communications alumnus on ‘Top 30 Sportscasters Under 30′ list

Mass communications alumnus Adam Young was the sole Metro East sportscaster named as one of the top 30 sportscasters under 30 years old by the Sportscaster Talent Agency of America (STAA).
Young, a 2010 graduate, was nominated by his peers for the national recognition and said he learned of the honor while meeting with Tom Dehner, [...]

2013 William and Margaret Professorship Award recipient, Prof. Ann Dirks-Linhorst

Dirks-Linhorst to present Going Lecture

Article courtesy of the College of Arts & Sciences
Sociology and criminal justice professor Ann Dirks-Linhorst will present the Going Lecture for the College of Arts and Sciences Feb. 19. She will be joined by two panelists to present “Mentally Ill Offenders and the Criminal Justice System: What Do We Know, and How Do We Help?”
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