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SIUE received a $1.8 million grant to launch the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program, which is a partnership between social work and nursing, intended to boost the number of mental health professionals in rural and underserved areas. 

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SPRINGFIELD – The state will have new COVID-19 guidance on face coverings after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance Tuesday to reflect that even individuals vaccinated against COVID-19 should wear masks while indoors in areas of the country where the viru…

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Peter Cocuzza, former chair of the Department of Theater and Dance, has retired after 26 years at SIUE. In that time, he was involved in creating several projects, such as Xfest.

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Carlos Dulcamara, a senior mass communications major from Mascoutah, Illinois, earned an honorable mention in the Mid-America Emmys. His video, “Honey Bunches of Oats Commercial,” was entered in the Craft Editor category.

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Plastic and paper bags used at checkouts in Edwardsville will cost 10 cents each starting July 12. The fee applies only to stores larger than 7,000 square feet and does not apply to bags used inside stores, such as for produce or flowers, or pharmacy prescriptions or newspapers. Stores may a…

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Women veterans are more likely to experience unique challenges such as infertility and military sexual trauma, but often have difficulty finding resources specifically for them. 

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The BazaArt and Chalk It Up to Art event is coming to downtown O’Fallon at 212 E. 1st St. Artists from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. on June 26 on will be participating in a chalk art contest as well as selling some of their art on a day filled with numerous activities adding to the bazaar feel.

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Intended to break the cycle of institutionalization, Illinois House Bill 0449 will provide housing to individuals with mental illness and substance abuse disorders, with the requirement that they meet with a mental health professional, if signed. 

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This year, the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior awarded $26,000 in scholarships to over 70 students, marking a drastic increase from the previous year.

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The College Student Personnel Administration degree program is relatively new, but Assistant Professor J.T. Snipes and Instructor Candace Hall are looking to continue progressing with new additions.

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SPRINGFIELD – The leader of one of the state’s largest anti-abortion groups told a legislative committee Tuesday that the group intends to file a legal challenge against the state’s new “culturally responsive teaching and leading standards.”

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Following an update to CDC guidelines in May, SIUE released an updated mask policy regarding when students should wear masks depending on their vaccination status. 

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Restaurants throughout the Metro East and the nation are experiencing a labor shortage, causing some locally-owned restaurants to rethink their business hours while larger-owned franchises and corporate stores are floating, or sending outside help to struggling stores.

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Energy-efficient lighting and interactive display boards are just two of many changes coming to the Dunham Hall TV studio. While the refurbishment project has been delayed by the pandemic, it may be done as soon as this fall. 

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As of April 27, the gender-inclusive restroom in the Engineering Building is still labeled as 'shower.' The Peck Hall restroom has one of the updated signs.