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April 12, 2021
Accomplishments at SIU
“Sustainable Community Transportation,” a paper written by Shannon Sanders McDonald, associate professor, School of Architecture, will be included in the 2021 American Society of Civil Engineers’ International Conference on Transportation and Development, June 8-10.


April 12, 2021
‘Velocity’ touches down at SIU’s Transportation Education Center - Pete Rosenbery
The latest addition near the north entrance of the Transportation Education Center, a 22-foot tall fabricated steel sculpture by SIU alumnus John Medwedeff, fits perfectly with the mission inside the building – training students in the automotive and aviation industries.


April 08, 2021
Accomplishments at SIU
Seung-Hee Lee, professor, fashion design and merchandising, will receive the 2021 International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Service Excellence Award during a virtual conference in November. The ITAA is considered one of the most prestigious, significant and influential worldwide associations in fashion and textiles since 1944.


April 02, 2021
How high profile police cases affect local police and community relationships
Tammy Rinehart Kochel, professor, criminology and criminal justice, discusses how the case of a former Minneapolis police officer could improve the relationship between police and the community and the impact of smartphones on policing.


April 01, 2021
Accomplishments at SIU
Lisabeth DiLalla, professor, psychology and SIU School of Medicine Department of Family and Community Medicine, recently provided “Insight From Experts on Teaching Your Children About Money” for moneygeek.com.


April 01, 2021
Scholar Excellence Award winner Kroner’s research is changing correctional field - Pete Rosenbery
In nominating Daryl Kroner for Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s 2021 Scholar Excellence Award, colleagues note his research has “changed the way the field of correctional psychology thinks about offenders with mental illness” and may “dramatically improve the lives of several hundred thousand people who are suffering from mental illness while incarcerated or under community supervision.”


April 01, 2021
SIU Fashion Design program gets creative for senior project - Maya Skinner
For SIU fashion school graduates, the April Student Showcase and Runway Fashion Show is the time to present collections they've worked on all year. But due to Covid-19, they've had to navigate through some changes. From sewing to sketching, SIU's Fashion Design and Merchandising program is no stranger to Covid-19's impact. Program Director Laura Kidd says she started with changing the amount of required garments


April 01, 2021
Points of Pride: Master of Science in Medical Dosimetry
For the fourth straight year and 10 out of 15 years since its inception, graduates in the School of Health Sciences’ Master of Science in Medical Dosimetry program earned a 100% first attempt pass rate on the Medical Dosimetry Certification Board exam. The 26 students who took the test upped the five-year average of first-attempt passing rate to 97.1%.


March 15, 2021
COVID-19 relief bill makes Affordable Care Act more affordable
Jessica Cataldo, School of Health Sciences, discusses the impact of the stimulus package to the Affordable Care Act.


March 15, 2021
Debra Pender counsels frontline health care workers during pandemic
Debra Pender, associate professor in counseling and rehabilitation education in the School of Health Sciences and a licensed clinical professional counselor, is helping frontline health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic by volunteering her time to provide free crisis intervention counseling through the national Emotional PPE Project.


March 01, 2021
Accomplishments at SIU
Faith Miller, associate professor, dental hygiene, was a panelist on the Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging – Transforming Words into Action virtual panel at the American Dental Hygienists’ Association Dental Hygiene Leadership Summit in January.


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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