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February 23, 2021
Dean's List - Fall 2020


February 10, 2021
Register now for SIU’s Give Kids a Smile on March 12 - Christi Mathis
Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Dental Hygiene Program will once again be hosting it's popular annual “Give Kids a Smile Day” on March 12 for children. However, this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a limited number of appointments will be available, so call early to reserve a spot. The event is set for 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the SIU Carbondale Community Dental Center, located west of the Banterra Center.


February 09, 2021
Accomplishments at SIU
Stacey McKinney, Jennifer McKinnies, and Sandra Collins, School of Health Sciences, will be presenting their research “Cost Effectiveness in Providing Preventative Dentistry for Children in the United States” at the annual Western Economic Association International Conference this summer in Honolulu.


February 05, 2021
Nursing applications on the rise at SIU Carbondale - Joe Rehana
Applying to nursing school is getting a little more competitive as schools are seeing a jump in applications. Southern Illinois University in Carbondale joins a growing-national trend, even as its new nursing program is still "under construction".


February 03, 2021
SIU dental hygiene students are assisting in COVID-19 vaccinations - Pete Rosenbery
Seniors in Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s dental hygiene program are assisting the Jackson County Health Department as it administers COVID-19 vaccinations at the Banterra Center. The 30 students are helping as part of their training to receive their certificates as Community Dental Health Coordinators, said Dr. Amy Wyatt, a dentist who is a clinical assistant professor with the School of Health Sciences’ dental hygiene program.


January 26, 2021
SIU recreation administration student wins statewide recognition - Christi Mathis
Constantine Charalab, a master’s student in recreation administration at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, is the Illinois Park and Recreation Association’s Sponsored Student of the Year, chosen from hundreds across the state.


January 21, 2021
SIU nutrition and diet expert shares tips for healthy eating, even during a pandemic - Christi Mathis
One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight. Compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing and other stresses of 2020, people are dealing with a lot, resulting in a common complaint of packing on a few extra pounds.


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