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Princeton Review tabs SIUE School of Business among nation’s best

By   /  October 10, 2014  /  News, Region, SIUE  /  No Comments

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Submitted Content The Princeton Review named Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s School of Business one of the best in the country for the ninth-consecutive year. The education services company features the school in the 2015 edition of its book, “The Best 296 Business Schools.” “It is an honor to be a part of this prestigious list […]

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SIUE garners national rankings from two magazines

By   /  September 9, 2014  /  News, Region, SIUE  /  No Comments

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Submitted Content Washington Monthly ranks SIUE tops among master’s universities in Illinois For the first time, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has climbed into Washington Monthly’s Top 40 for master’s universities in the nation. SIUE is first among all master’s institutions in Illinois on the national magazine’s list. Unlike conventional college rankings, Washington Monthly evaluates an […]

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SIUE enrollment at all-time high

By   /  September 3, 2014  /  Education, News, SIUE  /  No Comments

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Submitted Content Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has the largest freshman class and the most full-time students in the university’s 57-year history. After a one-year hiatus, the fall 2014 freshman class of 2,126 students set another record for the university. The freshman class is 8 percent larger than a year ago. The fall 2012 freshman class […]

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SIUE to attempt record for simultaneous opening of soda cans. Yes, that’s a thing

By   /  August 15, 2014  /  SIUE  /  No Comments

SIUE Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe on the precipice of participating in the world record for most soda cans opened simultaneously (1.134) / Image from an SIUE video

Friday night, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will attempt to break its own record for the number of people opening a soda can at the same time, cementing the school’s legacy in soda world-record lore alongside such accomplishments as the most cans of Fanta attached to a wall using duct tape (eight). Last fall, 1,134 people […]

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The Metro Independent celebrates one year

By   /  August 14, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Fairmont City, Illinois, Maryville, News, SIUE  /  1 Comment

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The first story posted on metroindependent.com was at 9:55 p.m. on Aug 14, 2013. Twelve months later, more than 1,200 stories have appeared. The support The Metro Independent has received in the past year has been staggering. From the first day, community leaders, police and fire departments, elected officials, school officials, coaches, players, parents, business […]

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Two students charged in SIUE kidnapping and robbery case

By   /  April 9, 2014  /  Collinsville, Maryville, News, SIUE  /  No Comments

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Two Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students face four felony counts each in relation to a kidnapping and armed robber on the campus April 2. Shantel R. Rogers, 20, of Decatur and Jabreel Watson, 18, of Chicago, were charged Tuesday with two Class X felony counts of aggravated kidnapping, one Class X felony count of armed […]

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Metro East Start-Up Challenge deadline extended

By   /  February 16, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Fairmont City, Illinois, Maryville, News, Region, SIUE  /  No Comments

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***Submitted Content*** Entrepreneurs and new business start-ups are invited to compete in the Metro East Start-Up Challenge, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s first regional business plan competition. The Start-Up Challenge is sponsored by University Park at SIUE and the Metro East Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The Challenge seeks to identify, reward and support entrepreneurs across the SBDC’s nine-county service […]

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SIUE to induct Six into Alumni Hall of Fame

By   /  October 3, 2013  /  News, SIUE  /  No Comments

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By Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Southern Illinois University Edwardsville announced that six graduates will be inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame during a ceremony Friday. “Those selected for the Alumni Hall of Fame represent the best who have received an SIUE education,” Steve Jankowski, director of Alumni Affairs, said in a statement from the university. […]

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SIUE police chief to retire

By   /  August 15, 2013  /  News, SIUE  /  4 Comments

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Police Chief Gina Hays, the first woman to hold that position, will step down as soon as a replacement is identified. An internal memo distributed on June 5 by Vice Chancellor for Administration Kenn Neher said Hays will assist the university with “a number of safety and security compliance issues, including […]

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