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December 21, 2015
Social work becoming larger part of Carbondale Public Library's mission - Matthew Nordin | Channel 3 WSIL
The public library here may be the smallest in the country to have its own social worker, according to the research conducted by its director.

December 15, 2015
Headrick Elected to Chairship - Zach Martin
Associate Dean Todd Christopher Headrick elected program chair for 2016 AERA meeting.

December 14, 2015
Jurkowski, Balkansky named assessment fellows
Jurkowski, Balkansky will serve as fellows in a university program designed to improve student achievement. Elaine Jurkowski, professor with the School of Social Work, and Andrew Balkansky, professor with the Department of Anthropology, will serve in the Assessment Fellows Program next semester.

November 05, 2015
Rehabilitation Counseling Program wins grant - Christi Mathis
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Rehabilitation Counseling Program in Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Rehabilitation Institute is the recipient of a new $1 million grant to train new counselors in an effort to address a national shortage.

October 23, 2015
Tamms school wins place-based grant - SARAH HALASZ GRAHAM, The Southern Illinoisan
TAMMS — With $3,000 in grant money, Amy Sitton is hoping to send her students’ selfconfidence sky high. Sitton, an English teacher at Egyptian Senior High School in Tamms, is the recipient of one of 35 Grants in Place awards from the Rural Schools Collaborative, a Wisconsin-based nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting rural education.

October 21, 2015
Class of 2015 100% graduation rate in CDS
Rehabilitation Institute's Communication Disorders and Sciences (CDS) class of 2015 had a 100% graduation rate within two years of beginning of their program. Congratulations Class of 2015!

October 16, 2015
Rankings reflect SIU’s commitment to diversity - Christi Mathis
Recently released national rankings prove Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion remains strong.

October 09, 2015
SIU Receives Geriatric Education Program Grant - Kate Astor
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded a Geriatric Education Program grant, to which SIU will receive funding as a partner agency.

October 09, 2015
Kitchens presents at White House workshop - Christi Mathis
Southern Illinois University Carbondale staff member Jeanne Kitchens was selected to make a presentation recently at a White House Inter-Agency Open Policy Workshop in Washington, D.C., due to her extensive experience with open education resources.

September 11, 2015
Project offers help to parents of children with trisomy
Work by COEHS faculty member Deborah Bruns and her student staff with the Tracking Rare Incidence Syndromes (TRIS) project, help trisomy parents learn more about who their children are, what the future holds, and how they can better advocate for their children.

September 10, 2015
Brad Colwell to return to SIU Carbondale as interim chancellor
College of Education and Human Services welcomes back Brad Colwell where he served as associate dean for academic and student affairs for the college from 2008 to 2010. He was chair of the Department of Educational Administration and Higher education from 2004 to 2008 and served as the department’s director of graduate studies from 2001 to 2004.

August 17, 2015
2015 Saluki Startup
Join us for 2015 Saluki Startup beginning August 20 and continuing through to the annual Watermelon Fest on August 23.

August 14, 2015
COEHS College Connect
Join us. Play Games, Win Prizes, FREE FOOD, Live DJ, Photo Booth with props, and Line Dancing. Make new friends, catch up with old ones! Meet our fantastic faculty! Chat with Student Organization Reps!

August 06, 2015
Illinois' Ardrey to Lead RSC Board of Directors - Gary Funk of Rural Schools Collaborative (RSC)
Cambridge, WI, August 7, 2015--David Ardrey has been elected to serve as chairman of the board for the recently launched Rural Schools Collaborative, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting local schools and small communities. David is currently the Executive Director of the Association of Illinois Rural and Small Schools (AIRSS). He also serves as a member of the not-for-profit group, Rural Schools and Community Initiative, which serves the southern region of Illinois.

July 24, 2015
Kitchens presents at White House workshop - Christi Mathis
Southern Illinois University Carbondale staff member Jeanne Kitchens was selected to make a presentation recently at a White House Inter-Agency Open Policy Workshop in Washington, D.C., due to her extensive experience with open education resources.

July 08, 2015
SIU Carbondale part of national credentialing initiative
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Center for Workforce Development is part of a national initiative to build and test a first-of-its kind “credentialing registry.” SIU is one of three partner organizations that will participate in the project funded through a $2.25 million Lumina Foundation grant to George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Workcred, an affiliate of the American National Standards Institute, is the third partner.

June 26, 2015
White named interim dean of education college - by Christi Mathis
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Lyle J. White, most recently professor and coordinator of counselor education in Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s College of Education and Human Services’ Department of Counseling, Quantitative Methods and Special Education, has been named interim dean of the college. White’s appointment, effective July 1, is subject to approval by the SIU Board of Trustees.

May 26, 2015
Anton a positive impact on community
Southern Business Journal names ten Leaders Among Us in 2015. Dr. Phil Anton highlighted as one of the ten Southern Illinoisans who have made a positive impact on their communities.

May 14, 2015
Anton, Jackson receive Sturgis awards - Pete Rosenbery
Southern Illinois University’s 2015 Lindell W. Sturgis Award recipients are Phil Anton and John Jackson. The SIU Board of Trustees presented the awards to Phil Anton and John Jackson during its regular meeting. Anton, an associate professor in exercise physiology in the Department of Kinesiology, received the Sturgis Memorial Public Service Award; Jackson, a visiting professor with the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, received the Sturgis award for professional achievement.

April 14, 2015
2015 COEHS Excellence Awards Recipients
Seven members of the College of Education and Human Services received a 2015 COEHS Excellence Award.

April 02, 2015
World Autism Awareness Day - WSIL
WSIL television reports about April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day. People around the world will be celebrating their differences and educating others about the disorder.

March 25, 2015
Jones earns Fulbright Scholar Award
Dr. Sosanya Jones is selected as a J. William Foreign Fulbright Scholar.

March 25, 2015
Graduate programs earn national recognition - Christi Mathis
Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s graduate programs earned national recognition in U.S. News & World Report’s “2016 Best Graduate Schools” guide, released today (March 10).

March 13, 2015
Ranked 4th in the nation - Eden Thorne
The Rehabilitation Counselor program ranked 4th in the nation based on the U.S. News & World Report’s “2015 Best Graduate Schools” guide.

March 09, 2015
“Ice REC-ers” Plunge into Campus Lake for Special Olympics - Alexandra Walch
On Saturday, February 28, 2015, the high temperature in Carbondale was 32 degrees, the water in Campus Lake was still covered in a thick layer of ice, and nine students from SIU’s Recreation program decided to go for a swim. Well sort of.

January 26, 2015
Imam Delegation visit with College of Education and Human Services
Delegates from the kingdom of Saudi Arabia from the of College of Social Sciences in the Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University visit SIU and meet with the College of Education and Human Services to deepen scientific and cultural cooperation through an international link between the Universities.

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