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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville


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Table of contents A Message from the Chancellor...............................3 About SIUE....................................................................6 Academic Success......................................................12 Student Success......................................................... 34 Campus Improvements............................................ 40 Enhancing the Region.............................................. 44

The Gardens at SIUE is a 35-acre public botanical garden on campus.


“The purpose of higher education lies in the fulfillment of human potential.� - Vaughn Vandegrift, Ph.D., SIUE Chancellor


M e s s a ge f ro m th e C h a n c e l l o r


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A Message from the Chancellor With so many of today’s headlines featuring tales of woe and hardship, particularly in the education sector, and despite the economic challenges we are facing at SIUE, it is important to also focus attention on advances being made in higher education. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is proud to contribute a number of good news items stemming from its pursuit of academic excellence: e U.S.News & World Report has, for the second consecutive year, designated SIUE as one of 68 “up and coming schools” in the nation for “making the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty and student life.” For the sixth straight year, the University has also been recognized for its outstanding Senior Assignment capstone experience program and, at seven years running, is among the top 20 public Midwestern master’s universities. e SIUE has been ranked by Washington Monthly, a national political magazine, among the Top 50 master’s granting private and public colleges and universities in the nation; SIUE is 14th among public institutions on that list. Ratings are based on institutions’ commitment to the public good in three broad categories: Social Mobility, Research and Service. e The Daily Beast, an American news and opinion website, has listed SIUE as the 21st safest residential campus, with enrollment of over 6,000 students, out of more than 458 nationwide. The designation is based on information from the three most recent years of campus security and crime data compiled by a number of leading governmental agencies.


e SIUE ranks among the top 10 percent of its IBHE peers for federal funding of research grants and contracts. During the 2009-10 academic year, the University’s faculty and staff were awarded nearly $29 million in external support for conducting a wide range of scholarly inquiry. e Enrollment at SIUE has reached an all time high for Fall 2010. Total enrollment climbed to 14,133 and record undergraduate enrollment was supported by a record freshman class of 2,032. This marks the third year of overall enrollment growth at SIUE. It is the sixth consecutive year of growth in the size of the freshman class which has increased by 18 percent since Fall 2004. Now more than ever, the higher education community must share its successes with the public to maintain the support that will be needed going forward. Recognition for our work with students comes from doing the right things and doing them well. SIUE is firmly focused on maintaining and enhancing our mission and fulfilling our vision to be nationally recognized for the excellence of our programs and development of professional and community leaders. Go Cougars!

Vaughn Vandegrift, Ph.D. SIUE Chancellor


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SIUE Leadership Team

(from left to right)

Kenneth R. Neher, Vice Chancellor for Administration Narbeth R. Emmanuel, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Vaughn Vandegrift, Chancellor Paul W. Ferguson, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Patrick D. Hundley, Vice Chancellor for University Relations


About SIUE Emphasizing teaching, research and public service programs, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is a premier Metropolitan University with more than 14,000 students enrolled. Founded in 1957, SIUE is a fully accredited public institution—beautifully situated in Edwardsville on 2,660 acres just 25 miles from St. Louis. The University awards degrees in 44 undergraduate and 68 graduate programs encompassing the arts and sciences, nursing, education, business and engineering. The Schools of Dental Medicine and Pharmacy award a professional degree in dental medicine (D.M.D.) and in pharmacy (Pharm.D.). SIUE is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference, as well as the Missouri Valley Conference in men’s soccer. The main campus includes University Park, a research park established to support economic development. The Edwardsville campus is supplemented by campuses in East St. Louis and Alton.

Operating Budget (fiscal year 2010) Appropriated & income funds........................................ $ 140,225,400 Non-appropriated grants & contracts.......................... $ 30,086,084 Indirect cost recovery....................................................... $    2,015,970 Revenue bond operations................................................ $  42,175,703 Self-supporting activities.................................................. $   30,022,543 Benefits (Estimated 2010)................................................ $   50,305,498 Total $ 294,831,198


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SIUE Community at a Glance Total Students 13,940 n Undergraduate (Fall 2009).............. 11,144 n Graduate.................................... 2,285 n First Professional...............................511

Student Gender n Female.............................. 7,710 55% n Male................................6,230 45% Average Age.......................... 24

Total Employees (Fall 2009) 2,451 n Civil Service.................................... 968 n Faculty Rank.................................... 960 n Admin. & Professional....................... 523 Graduate Assistants/Dental Residents..... 523 Student Workers............................... 1,535 Geographic origin of students 102 Illinois counties 44 other states 48 nations

ACT Scores SIUE Freshmen (Fall 2009)..................... 22.8 National Average............................... 21.1 Illinois Average.................................. 20.8

Total Alumni...................... 85,000 +

Degrees Granted 2009........................... 2,967


M i s s i o n , V is i o n , Va l u e s Mission Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is a public comprehensive university dedicated to the communication, expansion and integration of knowledge through excellent undergraduate education as its first priority and complementary excellent graduate and professional academic programs; through the scholarly, creative and research activity of its faculty, staff and students; and through public service and cultural and arts programming in its region.

Vision Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, as a premier Metropolitan University, will be recognized nationally for the excellence of its programs and development of professional and community leaders.

Values Recognizing public education as the cornerstone of a democracy, SIUE carries out its mission based on certain fundamental, shared values.

We value: Citizenship Social, civic and political responsibility, globally, nationally, locally, and within the University  Active partnerships and a climate of collaboration and cooperation among faculty, staff, students and the larger community Environmental stewardship 

Excellence High quality student learning  Continuous improvement and innovation Outstanding scholarship and public service Standards consonant with the premier status to which we aspire 

Integrity Accountability to those we serve and from whom we receive support Honesty in our communications and in our actions

Openness

Inclusion of the rich diversity of humankind in all aspects of university life Respect for individual differences Intellectual freedom and diversity of thought Access for all who can benefit from our programs

Wisdom Creation, preservation, and sharing of knowledge Application of knowledge in a manner that promotes the common good Life-long learning


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Points of Pride Washington Monthly, a national magazine, ranks SIUE 14th among the Top 50 master’s granting colleges and universities in the nation. The rankings are based on the university’s contribution to the public good in three broad categories: e Social Mobility e Research e Service A total of 2,152 SIUE students engaged in 23,019 hours of community service through volunteer efforts during 2009. The students’ commitment earned them a spot on the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. U.S.News & World Report recognizes SIUE for numerous achievements e For the second consecutive year, SIUE has been cited by its peers and reported in U.S. News as an “up and coming school.” The University is listed as one of 68 national universities and one of only three

Midwestern regional universities for recently making “innovative changes in the areas of faculty, student life, campus life and facilities.”

e For the sixth consecutive year, SIUE is listed in the capstone experience category, among 15 universities – including Brown, Princeton and Stanford – for its comprehensive program measuring the competency of graduating seniors. e SIUE is among the top 20 public universities in the best Regional Universities Midwest (master’s granting) category for the seventh consecutive year. The overall scores are based on the academic preparedness of students, graduation rates, faculty characteristics and the reputation of SIUE in higher education. In Fall 2010, SIUE has reached the largest overall enrollment in the history of the university at 14,133 students. The new freshman class of 2,032 is up from 1,940 last year, representing the largest group of new freshmen ever.


Po i n ts o f P r i d e


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The nationally recognized online news magazine, The Daily Beast, ranks SIUE 21st in the nation among its Top 50 Safest Colleges. GI Jobs Magazine, a comprehensive guide for people transitioning out of the U.S. military, named SIUE a Military Friendly School for 2010. This honor places SIUE in the top 15 percent of all schools nationwide. SIUE finished second overall as an institution among Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) schools in the 2009-10 Institutional Academic Achievement Awards. The SIUE Athletics Department has completed year two of reclassification to NCAA Division I status. SIUE is an active member of the OVC, as well as the Missouri Valley Conference in men’s soccer. Offering comprehensive programs, services and training to more than 6,000 people annually, the SIUE East St. Louis Center is dedicated to improving the lives of families and individuals in East St. Louis and surrounding urban communities.

SIUE faculty members achieve national recognition and distinction as evidenced by their scholarly pursuits and accomplishments. In fiscal year 2010, SIUE faculty and staff received more than $28.7 million in grants and contracts for research, teaching and service initiatives. The School of Dental Medicine students manage approximately 35,000 patient visits each year at patient clinics in Alton and East St. Louis. In addition, students offer oral health treatment, screenings and education to more than 10,000 people annually through a wide variety of off-campus community outreach events. University Park SIUE Inc., a 330-acre technology park located on the SIUE campus, provides a unique opportunity for private sector emerging industries and businesses to enhance their competitive positions through beneficial relationship with the University.


Ac a d e m i c E xc e l l e n c e

SIUE boasts a unique academic portfolio consisting of a strong suite of professional programs with a solid foundation in the liberal arts and sciences. The University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the arts and sciences, nursing, education, business and engineering, and professional doctoral degrees in dental medicine and pharmacy.


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Committed to Student Learning At SIUE, strong faculty support leads to extraordinary student success. SIUE students are enormously successful in national competitions in areas such as robotics, pharmacy clinical skills and international business strategy. Pass rates on national certification and licensure exams are consistently at or above national averages.

The Senior Assignment is the culminating undergraduate experience at SIUE. The program measures the competency of seniors—their degree of general education as well as knowledge within their disciplines—prior to graduation. U.S.News & World Report has heralded the program for six consecutive years. Examples of the depth and variety of past senior project’s include:

“Our faculty are committed to each of our students in the pursuit of academic excellence,” said SIUE Provost Paul Ferguson. “Their commitment is a defining characteristic of the University.”

e Creating a Wii game that teaches children how to effectively brush their teeth, Department of Computer Science

SIUE’s Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities program allows students to enrich their undergraduate academic experience and career through research collaborations with faculty. Students design, conduct and assist with scholarly projects in virtually every field of study. They present their research at local, regional and national refereed conferences.

e Completing a photo documentary depicting the cosmopolitanism and traditional culture of Istanbul, Turkey, Department of Historical Studies

e Developing post traumatic stress disorder information and resources for veterans attending college, School of Nursing

e Identifying medication discrepancies among older adults discharged from an acute care setting, School of Pharmacy

Academic Excellence


Co l l e ge o f A r ts a n d S c i e n c e s

Offering 44 degree programs within the arts, humanities, social and natural sciences, the College of Arts and Sciences accounts for nearly 70 percent of SIUE’s current undergraduate enrollment.


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Faculty Excellence At the core of the College of Arts and Sciences are dedicated faculty who strive for excellence in research, creative activities and instruction. The 2009-10 academic year saw numerous achievements:

Department of Biological Sciences Richard L. Essner, assistant professor, was published in the German science journal Naturwissenschaften for a study on the evolution of the jumping behavior of frogs. The work was featured in a segment by the BBC and an article in U.S.News & World Report.

Department of Mathematics and Statistics SIUE hosted the Sixth Conference on Functional Spaces with the participation of nearly 100 mathematicians from around the globe.

Department of Political Science Associate Professor Andrew Theising contributed to the Emmy Awardwinning documentary from PBS about unemployment, a segment of which dealt with the current economic conditions in East St. Louis.

Department of English Language and Literature Postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies, edited by Associate Professor Eileen Joy, was featured in Pageview, the Chronicle of Higher Education’s blog about scholarly publishing, and The New York Times in an article about electronic publishing in academia. Joy served as a keynote speaker for the inaugural global event “Breaking Down Barriers – Blackwell Compass Interdisciplinary Virtual Conference.” Mixology, published by Associate Professor Adrian Matejka, was nominated for an NAACP Image Award and received an Illinois Arts Council Literary Award. 

Department of Music Assistant Professor Marc Schapman made his debut at Carnegie Hall in February, singing the tenor solo in a world-premiere of Edwin Penhorwood’s An American Requiem. Assistant Professor Kim Archer was chosen as an ASCAPLUS award recipient by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

Aldemaro Romero, Dean


Sch o o l o f B u s i n e s s

The School of Business is committed to providing students with opportunities for learning that extend beyond the classroom. Participation in student organizations and community service projects allows students to develop and enhance their leadership and communication skills.


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Exceeding Expectations SIUE accounting graduates consistently rank in the top three among Illinois public universities for CPA exam pass rates. The School of Business takes a unique approach to accounting curriculum—there is no CPA review course offered to students. “Our objective is to prepare accountants for success in their careers and not just for success on a specific exam,” said Michael Costigan, professor of accounting and chair of that department. “The expectation is that students prepared this way will do well on the exam and in their profession.” Accounting graduates meet, and exceed, that expectation. “The accounting department consistently produces outstanding alumni,” said Gary Giamartino, dean of the School of Business. “Not only are they securing jobs at a time when it’s difficult to find employment, they are becoming respected business professionals and dedicated alumni.”

The SIUE School of Business is among an elite 10 percent of business schools worldwide that have earned the prestigious seal of approval from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. The AACSB International has continually accredited the SIUE School of Business for more than 30 years. The accounting program is also accredited through the AACSB International. Less than 33 percent of AACSB accredited business schools—only 173 worldwide—hold the accounting accreditation. For the fourth consecutive year, The Princeton Review ranks the SIUE School of Business a “Best Business School” in the United States. This distinction is based on data submitted by the School and the results of surveys administered to current students.

Gary A. Giamartino, Dean


Sch o o l o f D e n ta l M e d i c i n e

“The School of Dental Medicine is committed to making good oral health a priority for all children in Illinois.” – Dr. Ann M. Boyle, Dean, School of Dental Medicine


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Giving Kids a Smile The School of Dental Medicine hosted another successful Give Kids a Smile Day, the national event sponsored by the American Dental Association to provide free dental treatment for children in need. In addition to offering free care, the event is organized to promote community awareness of the need for dental services among the medically underserved. This year, School of Dental Medicine faculty, students and volunteers, along with members of the Madison District Dental Society and St. Clair District Dental Society, provided free dental care, including examinations, X-rays, cleanings, fluoride treatments, fillings and extractions for nearly 70 children. The comprehensive care provided to these children was valued at more than $28,000.

“Without the sincere dedication of students, faculty, staff, alumni and volunteers, it would be impossible for us to render much needed dental services to these children every year,� said Dr. Poonam Jain, director of community and preventive dentistry and the chair of the event. School of Dental Medicine students manage 35,000 patient visits each year and offer oral health treatment, screenings and education to more than 10,000 people annually through community outreach. As the only dental school in Illinois outside Cook County, and the only dental school within 250 miles of the St. Louis metropolitan area, the School is a vital oral health care provider for the region. With outreach projects like Give Kids a Smile day, the School is having a profound and lasting effect on the health and wellbeing of Southern Illinois residents.

Ann M. Boyle, Dean


Sch o o l o f E d u c a ti o n

The SIUE School of Education is distinctive in its combination of undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare individuals for a wide range of careers. The School offers degree options in psychology, speech pathology/audiology, exercise/wellness and a wide range of teacher preparation areas.


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Innovative Youth Outreach The School of Education is dedicated to preparing tomorrow’s educational leaders and is also committed to advancing research and innovative practices across a broad spectrum of professions and community organizations. During his work with the Madison County (Illinois) Juvenile Detention Center, Jeremy Jewell, associate professor of psychology, saw the need for a therapeutic anger management program tailored to detention centers and developed the Relaxation Skills Violence Prevention (RSVP) program. The program teaches youth to identify stress and stressors in their lives and how to use relaxation techniques as an alternative to violence. The relaxation skills help adolescents become less anxious and angry while they are in detention and after they are released.

The key to RSVP’s success is that it is a five-session program developed specifically to fit within the average stay at the detention center. “I’m not aware of any other program in existence made just for detention centers,” said Jewell. “Traditional relaxation programs can last up to 16 sessions, and most detention centers don’t keep juveniles that long. It is critical that the adolescents complete the entire program.” Each week, Jewell’s undergraduate psychology students teach a new group of adolescents how to cope when they get upset—in the detention center and when they leave. The experiential learning prepares students well for future academic and career endeavors. “Students definitely learn from this experience,” said Jewell. “They have taken these skills with them to criminal justice master’s programs, internships with the FBI behavioral sciences unit and even positions in forensic psychology.”

Bette S. Bergeron, Dean


Sch o o l o f E n g i n e e r i n g

The SIUE School of Engineering is one of the most comprehensive engineering schools in the region, offering a broad collection of professionally accredited engineering programs: Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Management, Electrical Engineering, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.


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Confirming Quality Increasingly high enrollment in the School of Engineering, the rising academic qualifications of applicants and a nearly 100 percent placement of graduates in the engineering industry are clear testimonies to the quality of engineering education at SIUE. The recent reaccreditation of all bachelor degree programs in the School is further evidence of quality. Reaccreditation for engineering programs and computer science programs was awarded by ABET Inc., the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and technology. The construction management program was accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). Accreditation is a voluntary, peer-review process that requires programs to undergo comprehensive periodic evaluations. One of the key elements of ABET and ACCE accreditation is the requirement that programs continuously improve the quality of education provided.

“Accreditation reflects our commitment to continuous improvement and to providing our students with a quality education and employers with wellprepared graduates,” said School of Engineering Dean Hasan Sevim. Student organizations and design teams allow students to apply their classroom learning in a team environment, provide much needed community service, and gain valuable communication and leadership skills—all while bringing national and international recognition to the School. Since 1982, the SIUE School of Engineering has prepared students to meet the growing need for engineers, computer scientists and construction managers in our region and nationwide. Fueling the prosperity of our region, the School has graduated more than 4,500 engineering professionals. More than 60 percent of SIUE engineering graduates work in the St. Louis Metro area.

Hasan Sevim, Dean


Sch o o l o f Nu r s i n g

The SIUE School of Nursing’s Anesthesia Nursing Specialization has been accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) for a 10-year period, the highest term available. According to the COA, very few programs achieve the maximum accreditation of 10 years.


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Teaching Excellence Consistent with the University’s forward momentum, the School of Nursing is experiencing tremendous enrollment growth and program success. Undergraduate enrollment has grown 148 percent since Fall 2003 and graduate enrollment has grown 53 percent during that same time period. The School’s success is due, in part, to the high-quality faculty who are dedicated to their profession and the success of their students. Valerie Yancey, associate professor of primary care and health systems nursing, was recently recognized for her dedication with the SIUE 2010 Teaching Excellence Award. The nominating committee, which consists of faculty members and students, described Yancey as “a very knowledgeable educator who encourages students to see themselves as ‘transformed thinkers.’”

Yancey believes that creating meaningful learning environments flows from three sources: Substance – Educators have an obligation to introduce learners to the best thinking and research available in their disciplines. Synergy – A good educator helps learners discover the ways in which knowledge and contextual wisdom intersect with life and learning in dynamic and interesting ways. Soul – Students learn from the “character” of their teachers. “School of Nursing faculty members are aware of the vital role they play in shaping the next generation of competent, compassionate and creative caregivers,” Yancey said. “I try to appreciate each student, create a climate of civility and respect, and share myself with those in a learning community. My teaching is, then, who I am.”

Marcia Maurer, Dean


Sch o o l o f P h a r m a c y

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Raising the Bar of all medications. The exam also tests knowledge of health care information and proficiency in promoting public health.

The 2009 inaugural graduating class of the School of Pharmacy achieved a 97.26 percent passing rate on the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX)—nearly two percentage points above the national average. The NAPLEX examination is necessary to determine that a candidate for pharmacy licensing has the knowledge and skills required to safely and effectively practice pharmacy. The exam is required by all 50 state boards of pharmacy and is continually reviewed and revised by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy to ensure the exam remains current with best pharmacy practices. Those taking the NAPLEX exam must demonstrate their ability to assure safe and effective pharmacotherapy, optimize therapeutic outcomes and assure the safe and accurate preparation/dispensing

“The School of Pharmacy is prepared to meet the expectations and academic needs of our students,” said Gireesh V. Gupchup, acting dean and professor in the School. “Our students, faculty and staff have distinguished themselves at state and national levels as leaders in education, patient care and research.” The School of Pharmacy, which received full accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education in 2009, has graduated 160 highly trained pharmacists. The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy frequently cite the School as a model for new pharmacy education programs.

Gireesh Gupchup, Interim Dean


Gra d u a te S ch o o l

SIUE ranks highest among its current Illinois Board of Higher Education peers in total research and development expenditures as reported in the most recent data by the National Science Foundation.


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Gaining National Recognition SIUE faculty members have achieved national recognition and distinction as evidenced by their scholarly accomplishments and receipt of external research grants and contracts support. Over the past five years, SIUE has

experienced a remarkable growth in grants productivity. In fiscal year 2010, SIUE faculty and staff received more than $28.7 million in grants and contracts from external federal and private agencies. Some highlights include:

e “Acquisition of Raman and Infrared Microscopes for Interdisciplinary Research” National Science Foundation, Major Research Instrumentation Program: $572,417 Julie Holt, Associate Professor of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences

e “Targeting the Relief of Chronic Pain with Orally Active Peroxynitrite Decomposition” National Institutes of Health, multi-year Challenge Grant: $974,024 William Neumann, Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, School of Pharmacy

e “The National Children’s Study” National Institutes of Health: multi-year grant, $1,490,409 Laura Bernaix, Professor of Primary Care and Health Systems, School of Nursing

e “Using an Auditory Programming Environment and Studio-Based Learning to Broaden Participation of the Blind Population in Computing” National Science Foundation: multi-year grant, $409,056 Andreas Stefik, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, School of Engineering

e “Abraham Lincoln and the Forging of Modern America” National Endowment for the Humanities, Landmarks of American History Project: $152,328 Caroline Pryor, Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, School of Education

e “Exercise Dose and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease” National Institutes of Health, Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01): multi-year grant, $466,165 Erik Kirk, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Health Education, School of Education

Jerry Weinberg, Interim Dean


Lib ra r y a n d I n fo r m a ti o n S e r v i c e s

Lovejoy Library: A look inside 800,000 volumes 22,000 electronic journal subscriptions 1.6 million microforms

540,000 U.S. documents 150,000 maps and aerial photographs 34,000 sound recordings


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Opening Doors to Learning Elijah P. Lovejoy Memorial Library literally opened doors to learning with the reopening of the north entrance, which had been closed for more than 40 years. The newly opened entrance allows for more student, faculty and staff traffic from the north side of campus, and features a patio with wireless internet access and tables with umbrellas for library users to enjoy during the warm weather months. The north doors of the Library were originally used as the main entrance; however, due to concerns about the security of library materials, the doors were permanently closed shortly after the library’s opening, and the south entrance became the main point of access to the building.

Architect Gyo Obata, of Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabum, collaborated with thenSIUE President Delyte Morris to design and build the library that was to become Lovejoy, and it has been at the center of SIUE campus life since it opened in 1965. “Lovejoy Library is the academic heart of our University,” said Regina McBride, dean of SIUE’s Library and Information Services. “It connects our users to outstanding resources, while teaching information literacy skills and promoting lifelong learning.” With a visitor count of nearly 400,000 per year, the number of people entering Lovejoy Library continues to increase. Library and Information Services is committed to fully serving those visitors by creating and sustaining a nurturing environment of learning, scholarship and accessibility.

Regina McBride, Dean


Ea s t St. L o u i s C e n te r

The SIUE East St. Louis Center serves as a national model for how universities can empower people and strengthen communities.


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Empowering People, Strengthening Communities With a focus on empowering people and strengthening communities, the SIUE East St. Louis Center is dedicated to improving the lives of families and individuals— from pre-school through adult—in the Metro East area. Through research and community outreach, the East St. Louis Center identifies urban community needs and opportunities, playing a wide role in SIUE’s baccalaureate, professional and master’s programs by supporting clinical and practicum experience. The Center assigns first priority to supporting and improving the educational success of the residents of East St. Louis and surrounding urban communities by providing 11 comprehensive programs and training in the areas of education, health, social services and the arts. These programs, along with a charter high

school and a performing arts center, offer community members renewed hope and an opportunity to reach educational and life goals. The SIUE Head Start/Early Head Start Program provides children of low-income families with comprehensive services to meet their educational, social-emotional and health needs. Sybifelita Cox, an SIUE Head Start teacher for 32 years, was the National Head Start Association Teacher of the Year Award recipient for 2010. Cox says her work as a preschool instructor is one of the most important things she will ever do. “A child’s first teacher away from home can make a critical and lasting impression. I want to arm these children with the best possible start to education.”

Sandra Fields, Acting Executive Director


In te rc o l l e g i a te Ath l et i c s

Student-Athlete Academic Success 2009-10 Student-athletes carried an average 3.120 GPA Spring 2010 marked the eighth consecutive semester with an average GPA above 3.0

12 of 16 athletics teams had a team GPA higher than 3.0 60 percent of student-athletes had a cumulative GPA above 3.0


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Continued Academic Success SIUE has completed two years of operating under NCAA Division I rules and has solidified active membership in the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC), as well as the Missouri Valley Conference in men’s soccer. All SIUE team sports will begin regular season competition in the OVC during the 2011-12 academic year. The SIUE softball and men’s soccer programs are now active Division I sports, competing for both regular season and conference tournament competition, and are eligible for their respective NCAA championships this academic year. The two programs were identified as fast-tracked sports, making them active at the Division I level prior to other SIUE sports. NCAA Division I competition levels have not hindered performance and, in some areas, have had a positive impact on SIUE Athletics and the University. e For the eighth consecutive semester, SIUE student-athletes have recorded a

combined grade point average (GPA) above 3.0. The SIUE men’s basketball team earned a 2009-10 Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) Team Academic Achievement Award. e SIUE finished second overall as an institution among OVC schools in the 2009-10 Institutional Academic Achievement Awards. The awards recognize member institutions with the greatest percentage of student-athletes named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. e Student-athletes logged more than 10,000 hours of community service last year, benefiting organizations such as Special Olympics, Metro East Human Society, Big Brother/Big Sister Program and Habitat for Humanity. “We are committed to creating an environment where our student-athletes can compete on a high academic and athletic level,” said SIUE Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Brad Hewitt.

Student Success


Co m m u n i ty S e r v i c e

SIUE educates the whole student—in and out of the classroom. The University is committed to helping students achieve their academic goals, while continually developing a variety of opportunities that complement their college experience.


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Developing Community Leaders A total of 2,152 SIUE students engaged in 23,019 hours of community service through volunteer efforts during 2009, a fact that recently earned them national recognition. The students’ commitment through the Student Leadership Development Program and Volunteer Services earned them a spot on the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is the awarding agency that recently named SIUE to its 2009 list. The universities and colleges included on the list demonstrated a commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. Many of the service projects and volunteerism opportunities afforded students at SIUE are coordinated through the SIUE Kimmel Student Leadership Center, offering a variety of student activities and leadership opportunities to assist in the personal and professional development of all students.

These experiences, which take place on and off campus, are an important part of an SIUE student’s education and help with academic and professional development. The Kimmel Center, under the purview of the SIUE Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, offers co-curricular experiences that promote personal growth, develop self-confidence and leadership abilities, and prepare students for life-long learning. “This national recognition is, indeed, an honor that reflects our commitment to creating a vibrant campus life, which includes civic engagement, service learning and community involvement,” said SIUE Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Narbeth Emmanuel. “While it is further testament to our pledge to achieve excellence, it more importantly recognizes the invaluable contributions of our students serving their communities.”

Student Success


Sc i e n c e B u i l d i n g

Projected health care workforce shortages are in the hundreds of thousands for the coming decade. The new Science Building and renovations will allow SIUE to more readily meet national needs.


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Building for the Future Illinois Gov. Patrick Quinn, SIU administrators, lawmakers and developers turned dirt during a December 2009 ground breaking ceremony, ushering in the building phase of the new Science Building Complex on the SIUE campus. The projected movein date for Science Building occupants is November 2011. “This project means a tremendous amount for the growth of SIUE, the economic development of Southwestern Illinois, and the training and education of a highly qualified workforce for Southern Illinois,” said Kenn Neher, SIUE vice chancellor for administration. The current Science Building, the third structure completed on SIUE’s core campus, opened in September 1966. The building houses the departments of biological sciences, chemistry, mathematics and statistics, and physics as well as the environmental sciences program. During the past few years, enrollment growth has

put space in the building at a premium. Not only are labs overcrowded and equipment outdated, faculty members are teaching laboratory classes seven days per week to accommodate student demand. The renovation will bring many positive benefits for his program, said Abdullatif Hamad, associate professor of physics and chair of that department. “Every physics faculty member will have a research lab,” he said. “This will impact scholarly productivity considerably. We will be able to acquire more equipment and involve more students in our research, since space and scheduling will no longer be issues.” “The lack of a new science building has been the single most important factor limiting the future growth of SIUE,” said SIUE Chancellor Vaughn Vandegrift. “The Science Building complex is a much-needed facility that will allow us to meet the academic demands of our current students.”

Campus Improvements


Su s ta i n a b i l i ty I n i ti a ti ve s

“The starting point for a better world is the belief that it is possible.” – Norman Cousins, author


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Enhancing the Environment Sustainability and living green are important at SIUE. “As a University, we continue to look for ways to provide our students with a healthy and sustainable campus life and learning opportunities that prepare them for citizenship in an environmentally focused world,” said Vice Chancellor for Administration Kenn Neher.

SIUE offers more than 40 sustainability related courses in fields as diverse as biology, business, anthropology, engineering, philosophy and environmental science. These courses examine the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability, including it as a course component or module.

SIUE unveiled its latest sustainability initiative at an on-campus celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, 2010. The newly implemented bike share program, which was created through the SIUE Sustainability Advisory Group, offers students, faculty and staff the opportunity to explore the numerous nature and biking trails available on or adjacent to SIUE’s 2,660-acre campus, while ultimately developing an increased reliance on noncarbon modes of transportation.

Working with the Department of Biological Sciences and The Gardens at SIUE, the University’s facilities management staff has planted 3,000 plants and trees to rejuvenate the campus landscape and expand forested areas with native species. Their efforts have enhanced the beauty of the campus and established low-maintenance landscaping. The University has received several excellent and complimentary reports from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for the condition of Cougar Lake. The lake hosts thriving populations of bass, bluegill and several other species.

Campus Improvements


Re c o g n i z i n g S u c c e s s

During fiscal year 2010, the SIUE Foundation received more than $9 million in gifts, the largest annual amount received by the SIUE Foundation in its history.


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A Lasting Legacy The SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame recognizes and honors SIUE alumni who, through leadership, character and dedication, have made exceptional service contributions to their profession, community or alma mater.

2009 SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame School of Business

School of Education

Fernando Aguirre - 1980 BS in Business Admin/Marketing - President & CEO, Chiquita Brands, Cincinnati, Ohio Ms. Karyn Molnar - 1974 BS in Business Retired, Government Services Audit Partner, KPMG LLP, St. Louis, Mo.

Dr. Ann Beatty - 1978 MA in Psychology President, Psychological Associates, St. Louis, Mo. Mr. Alberto Friedmann - 2003 MSED in Kinesiology - Coach, U.S. Martial Arts Team

College of Arts & Sciences

Ms. Mary Kay Guse - 1988 BSE in Industrial Engineering - Director, EO&T Policies, Procedures and Processes, The Boeing Company, St. Louis, Mo. Mr. James Heinz - 1983 BS in Construction - Executive Vice President of WPCS International, Incorporated, St. Louis, Mo.

Mr. Gordon Bush - 1970 BA, 1971 MS in Geography - Assessor, St. Clair County Ms. Edna Patterson-Petty - 1984 BFA in Art & Design, 1988 MFA in Art Therapy - Artist Mr. William (Bill) Plaschke - 1980 BS in Mass Communications - Sports Columnist, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, Calif. Dr. Rance Thomas - 1973 MA in Sociology Professor Emeritus

School of Dental Medicine Dr. Larry Osborne - 1982 DMD - Dentist, Decatur, Ill.

School of Engineering

School of Nursing Ms. Michele Brown - 1990 MS in MedicalSurgical Nursing - Retired, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, St. Louis, Mo. Mr. Edgar Curtis - 1975 BS in Nursing President & CEO, Memorial Health Systems, Springfield, Ill.

Enhancing the Region


Cu l tu ra l E n r i ch m e n t

Arts & Issues Through the Years Savion Glover William F. Buckley Doris Kearns Goodwin Dave Brubeck John Kenneth Galbraith Arlo Guthrie Dr. Henry Heimlich Dizzy Gillespie

Hal Holbrook Norman Mailer Malashock Dance Co. Momix

T.S. Monk Joyce Carol Oates Ted Sorensen UMO Ensemble


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Celebrating the Arts World politicians...pioneers in science and technology...writers of lasting works of literature...influential artists who have defined generations...vibrant costumes, traditions, song, dance and stories of cultures from around the globe. These are the sights and sounds of SIUE’s Arts & Issues series, which celebrated its 25th anniversary during the 2009-10 season. Arts & Issues has a long-standing tradition of bringing world-class performers and noted speakers to Southwestern Illinois. Appearances by Maya Angelou, the Count Basie Orchestra and Poco were highlights of this past season. Those high standards of programming are essential, said Arts & Issues Director Grant Andree, and have become synonymous with the series. “The Arts & Issues series clearly has a reputation for excellence. It’s exciting to be a part of this

series when you think about the great artists and speakers who have appeared here over the years. We’ve had legends on the SIUE campus like Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Brubeck, Norman Mailer, John Kenneth Galbraith, William F. Buckley and Joyce Carol Oates.” Arts & Issues is tied to the academic mission of SIUE and links higher education with real-world experiences. Over the past two years, students have had a chance to meet with Doris Kearns Goodwin, Ted Sorensen, Savion Glover and T.S. Monk and had master classes in dance and theater with the Malashock Dance Company and the UMO Ensemble. “These extraordinary educational experiences could only happen with a series like Arts & Issues,” said Andree.

Enhancing the Region


Ec o n o m i c D eve l o p m e n t

A 330-acre technology park located on the SIUE campus, University Park provides private-sector emerging industries and businesses the opportunity to enhance their competitiveness, while forging partnerships with SIUE.


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Enhancing the Region SIUE plays a leading role in several economic development initiatives. e Chancellor Vaughn Vandegrift is a member of the CityArchRiver 2015 Foundation, the sponsoring organization for “Framing a Modern Masterpiece: The City+The Arch+The River” international design competition. The competition seeks to revitalize the park and areas surrounding the Gateway Arch, including the Missouri and Illinois banks of the Mississippi River. The project will be completed on Oct. 28, 2015, the 50th anniversary of the completion of the Arch. e Chancellor Vandegrift serves as chair of the Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois. The Council collaborates with regional leaders to attract and retain jobs, stimulate capital investment and promote the economic development of the region. e Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Regional Economic Development Jim Pennekamp served as president of the Southwestern Illinois Flood Prevention

District Council. The group has made significant progress toward improving the five Illinois levees protecting 150,000 residents and 4,000 businesses in the Metro East. e The USDA signed a five-year contract with the National Corn-To-Ethanol Research Center, located in SIUE’s University Park, to test various methods of biofuel refining developed by USDA scientists. e SIUE supports faculty research and its potential for commercialization. The Southern Illinois University system presented the Technology and Innovation Expo on the SIUE campus. Faculty inventors in the fields of biochemistry, engineering, medicine and pharmacy from SIU Carbondale, SIU Edwardsville and the SIU School of Medicine in Springfield showcased the latest research under way on the three campuses. The Expo provided a networking opportunity for potential partners to help make this cutting-edge research a commercial reality.

Enhancing the Region


“SIUE is achieving national recognition for doing the right things and doing them well.� - Vaughn Vandegrift, Ph.D., SIUE Chancellor


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