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Horseradish Festival seeks crafters

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***Submitted Content*** The International Horseradish Festival is known for its horseradish root-related contests and live music, but there is another side to the fest — crafts. “Each year, the festival committee works to create a diverse craft village for visitors to enjoy,” said festival spokesperson Elizabeth Davis. “This year, we’re hoping to focus on local […]

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SIUE drops NJIT

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Micah Jones / Photo by SIUE Sports Information

Micah Jones scored a game-high 18 points, including 14 in the second half, as SIUE women’s basketball won its final nonconference matchup of the season with a 59-54 victory over NJIT Monday night at the Vadalabene Center. Jones shot 6 of 11 from the field and hit 6 of 8 free throws. The Cougar freshman grabbed […]

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Applications being accepted for Jessica Uhl Memorial Scholarship at SIUE

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Jessica and Kelli Uhl / Photo courtesy of the Jessica and Kelli Uhl Memorial Foundation

Applications are now being accepted for the Jessica Uhl Memorial Scholarship at SIUE. Applicants must meet the following criteria: Incoming freshman at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville Graduate of Collinsville High School Overall grade point average of B or higher Primarily interested in pursuing a major in the College of Arts and Sciences in Speech […]

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Illinois State Board of Education seeks sponsors/sites for summer food programs

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Programs ensure low-income students are well-fed when school is out

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Hill Harper to speak at SIUE

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***Submitted Content*** Actor and author Hill Harper will deliver a self-empowerment message Feb. 19 at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Harper, who portrays “Dr. Sheldon Hawkes” in the hit CBS drama series CSI: NY, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19 in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The […]

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Junior Service Club trivia night, March 15

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The Collinsville Junior Service Club is hosting a trivia night Saturday, March 15 at 7 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. Up to 10 people can be at each table. There will be cash prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Bring your own snacks and cooler. Call JoAnne at 618-288-2886 to reserve a table. Held in […]

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SIUE’s IHP seeks donations for international students

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Photo by Roger Starkey

The International Hospitality Program (IHP) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is seeking donations of gently used and new items for international students new to campus. Mattresses, box springs and bed frames are areas of particular need for the international students, IHP representative Susan Jernigan said. “They can use just the box springs and the mattresses […]

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Curtain’s Up Theater Company to conduct auditions For “Willy Wonka”

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***Submitted Content*** Curtain’s Up Theater Company will conduct auditions for a stage version of  Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka.” The play will run May 1-4, 2014 at SIU Edwardsville’s Dunham Hall Theater. Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of Charlie […]

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January Edward Jones’ Unit 10 Teacher of the Month announced

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DIS 5th grade teacher Jason Watts (left), the Edward Jones Unit 10 Teacher of the Month. Rick Kincheloe, of Edward Jones, presented the award / Photo by Roger Starkey

Jason Watts, 5th grade teacher at Dorris Intermediate School is the Edward Jones Unit 10 Teacher of the Month for January. In addition to his classroom duties, Watts does a great job as a volunteer with the schools science, technology and engineering and mathematics program, DIS Principal Matt Noyes said. “For a 5th and 6th […]

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