SIU students and employees are reminded to return to campus and are required to complete a COVID-19 test after Jan. 4 within 48 hours of visiting any of the three SIUE campuses.
Provost Denise Cobb announced on Friday a new grading modification that will take place for undergraduate and graduate students for the Fall 2020 semester.
During a town hall meeting today, SIUE provided additional details on their decision to require students to test negative before returning to campus next semester.
When returning to campus for the spring semester, SIUE students will be required to test negative for COVID-19, as the university expands its testing capabilities and switches to a saliva-based test.
COVID-19 testing will be more widely available on SIUE’s campuses during the Spring 2021 semester, as the SIU Board of Trustees approved a $1,463,020, one-year contract for testing services at its meeting today.
As the Vadalabene Center will not be filled with proud former students in caps and gowns at the end of this semester, graduates and administrators are left to celebrate behind computer screens.
SIUE recently welcomed Telisha Reinhardt as the new Coordinator of Military and Veteran Services. Not only does Reinhardt have a background in higher education, she has also personally experienced the trials and triumphs of being a veteran.
During a typical year, international students face a difficult decision when deciding whether to return to their home countries over Winter Break. For some of these students, COVID-19 is complicating it even more.
Given SIUE’s decision to move almost all previously in-person courses online after Fall Break, some students are deciding to finish their Fall 2020 semester at home instead of in university housing.
After months of the Anti-Racism Task Force meeting, Chancellor Randy Pembrook recently announced they have chosen to implement eight of the most essential recommendations from the group.
Unlike SIUC, SIUE is not planning to offer a pass/no credit grading option due to concerns regarding timing and possible long-term effects.
Following a recent article from KSDK (Channel 5) that claimed SIUE was experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak, university leadership say appropriate safety measures are in place and students should not be concerned about an increase in campus cases ahead of Thanksgiving Break.
Come Fall 2021, community college transfer students majoring in education will have another scholarship opportunity: the Poshard Scholarship Endowment.
A new scholarship was recently created at SIUE called the Racial and Social Justice Scholarship, which the university plans to begin offering in Fall 2021.
The pumpkins, chairs, games and lights that popped up on The Quad one day have a purpose behind them: Student Affairs set up the fall decorations in hopes of boosting campus morale and allowing students to forge connections during the era of social distancing.
SIUE’s organizational structure includes several positions dedicated to diversity and inclusion efforts. With the addition of a Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, these positions and their responsibilities may be restructured, Chancellor Randy Pembrook said in a recent pres…
Previous plans to implement a mandatory COVID-19 testing program in the spring have been derailed, as the test SIUE planned to use is still seeking FDA approval.
With the process of renaming Ninian Edwards Plaza officially underway, Our Edwardsville has made it clear their work is nowhere near done. This weekend, they showed this in a new way: they hosted their first protest.
SIUE’s university leadership team will be growing with the addition of a Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
SIUE Esports and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions have teamed up for the upcoming Esports Exhibition, where incoming college freshmen interested in SIUE can watch exhibition matches and ask questions about esports and SIUE.
Police are searching for a man they believe shot a woman at The Reserve, an off-campus Edwardsville apartment complex, on Halloween afternoon.
The endorsement of a candidate by a political group might seem like a simple, easy choice, but there’s actually a lot involved in the process of an endorsement.
The Alestle, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s student newspaper, recently won four national awards during the 99th annual Associated Collegiate Press/College Media Association National College Media Convention.
Some political science students will learn from a former congressman next semester, as U.S. Rep. John Shimkus (R-Collinsville) returns to SIUE, where he earned his MBA in 1997.
With Election Day a week away, some voters are looking for polling places. SIUE is serving as a voting location for students, faculty, staff and other members of the community.
Nonresidents are currently not allowed to enter residence halls per COVID-19 precautionary measures, posing a new challenge for students trying to promote their organizations.
Students, faculty and staff in SIUE’s School of Pharmacy may forget to maintain their physical and mental health due to the demanding nature of their field. Kelly Gable, the School of Pharmacy’s recently named Director of Well-Being and Resilience, is taking a number of steps to help those i…
Instead of spending his days golfing or honing new projects like other retirees, Rep. John Shimkus (R-Collinsville) will be returning to his love of educating, this time as part of SIUE’s Department of Political Science.
SIUE reported their most diverse student body ever this semester, but in recent years three historically Black fraternities and one multicultural fraternity have left campus. SIUE is trying to bring them back, as well as invite new ones to campus.
SIUE has announced it will not hold a traditional graduation ceremony at the end of the fall semester. This follows the cancellation of Spring 2020 commencement ceremonies due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Representatives Mike Bost and Rodney Davis visited SIUE’s campus last Tuesday to reveal a new grant. Three days later, Bost announced he had tested positive for COVID-19.
Starting this fall, the SIUE School of Business is offering a new cybersecurity specialization. Through all-new curriculum and partnerships, this program aims to fill large cybersecurity job vacancies in Illinois and around the country.
While fewer people on campus means fewer crisis intervention calls to SIUE police, students may be less likely to seek mental health services in an online format, raising concerns.
Cougar Cupboard, SIUE’s on-campus food pantry, is currently calling for donations to create holiday boxes in time for Thanksgiving.
Retention and Student Success started an initiative in 2017 called The Pre-Collegiate Program. Now, it’s a fully independent office, and is called College Readiness: Transition Engage Achieve Mentor— CORE TEAM for short.
After seeing a lack of collections pertaining to anti-racism at SIUE, the new diversity and engagement librarian is taking matters into her own hands.
With the pandemic impacting every aspect of campus life, those on campus this semester are noticing many changes, including having classes in unorthodox spaces.
The pandemic continues to change certain aspects of Dining Services. Most recently, Skywalk Cafe closed, joining Auntie Anne’s as a quick option no longer available to students.
This year, there has been a push — both local and international — to remove statues of historical figures with controversial pasts. The Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Center held a discussion on the matter, titled “Monuments in the Age of BLM: The View from St. Louis.”
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic posing concerns regarding college enrollment across the country, SIUE is seeing growth in diversity. The School of Nursing is also seeing enrollment increases for the second year in a row.
A new series of workshops based on the teachings of author Ibram X. Kendi has been introduced to the SIUE community, entitled “So You Want To Be An Anti-Racist?”
With SIUE planning on utilizing the University of Illinois’ SHIELD test system for COVID-19, many questions and discussions are being held regarding these tests.
University Housing has adopted several policies to limit the spread of COVID-19 within residence halls. While the number of disciplinary hearings due to violations is low, residents may be subjected to a variety of other sanctions depending on the circumstances.
Health Service has been offering COVID-19 screening tests to members of the SIUE community, but many available appointment slots have gone unused. To increase testing on campus, mobile screening sites will now be in residential communities over the next few weeks.
Campus is a whole lot quieter this semester for a number of reasons surrounding the pandemic. Returning SIUE students may have noticed the absence of “the Quad preacher” and those protesting his speech.
A new committee has been formed to discuss the future of the campus faculty and staff discussion listserv, which was shut down over the summer following a heated exchange between participants.