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December 12, 2016
New program focuses on adolescents, adults with autism - Christi Mathis
A unique new program for high-functioning adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders is coming to the region courtesy of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Club 57, established by the College of Education and Human Services’ Rehabilitation Institute, is free, open to all who fit the criteria, and accepting registrations now.

December 09, 2016
Children, adults benefit from equine therapy program - Christi Mathis
Would Alex, Katie or Jacob be the first to ride a horse across the arena and throw a couple of balls into the assigned brightly colored buckets? It was an intense but fun competition. Jacob smiled and pumped his fist in jubilation as he won the first round. Undeterred, Alex and Katie tried ever harder to assure their victories in subsequent rounds. Students from Southern Illinois University Carbondale offered encouragement and help.

December 02, 2016
Education college plans showcase of faculty work - Christi Mathis
Research, community service, education and much more take place each day in Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s College of Education and Human Services, and the public can get a quick snapshot of these activities during a special event. EHS/Talks, a showcase of the faculty and activities of the college, is set for 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, at Carbondale Community Arts, 304 W. Walnut St.

November 16, 2016
Clinic helps children find their voices - Christi Mathis
Drake Hazel didn’t respond to his name, even though multiple tests revealed nothing was amiss with his hearing. He didn’t appear to be interested in talking, either, and often seemed to be in his own little world, according to his mother, Sara. At 20 months, the family learned the little tot from Marion is autistic. They discovered Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Language and Cognitive Development Clinic (LCDC) last January and these days, Sara is excited to say they are seeing a different Drake.

November 03, 2016
Seven days to reach Strong Survivors fundraiser goal
There are 7 days left and about halfway to the goal of the Strong Survivors Program fundraiser to purchase safe, comfortable, and state of the art treadmills for Cancer Survivors and Caregivers.

October 26, 2016
Saluki Spirt
Saluki Spirit effort sweeps over southern Illinois a Channel 3 TV video featuring the movement of highlighting the positives of being a Saluki. It's called the Saluki Spirit Effort and is made up of students, staff, alumni and members of the community.

October 07, 2016
Grant aims to change culture on college campus, in community for suicide prevention - Rachael Krause, WPSD Channel 6 News
Every 13 minutes, someone in the U.S. commits suicide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports there were 41,149 suicides in 2015, making it the 10th highest cause of death in the country. Associate professor, program director for social work and principal investigator of the suicide grant Dhrubodhi Mukherjee says SIU needs to change the campus’ culture regarding suicide. With the grant money awarded to his proposal, he’s working to build a program that makes suicide a topic anyone can talk about.

October 07, 2016
Taylor presents retention of first generation college students
Taylor presents, Access and Completion: Supporting and Retaining First Generation College Students at an Advisement Conference.

September 30, 2016
Saluki Spirit Week of September 26th thru 29th - APRIL TESKE
Saluki Spirit Announcements are designed to reflect Saluki Spirit and Pride in COEHS and all aspects of SIU's campus and community.

September 19, 2016
RSC's Year of Good Work!
The Board of Directors of the Rural Schools Collaborative (RSC) (a partnership of the College of Education and Human Services) says thanks everyone who played a role in what was a very successful first full year of operations. Generous donors, volunteer contributors, and innovative rural schoolteachers came together in a way that exceeded our most optimistic expectations.

September 19, 2016
Renzaglia, founder of Two Illinois Industries recognited - Carl Flowers and Micheal Mooney
Guy A. Renzaglia has been unanimously voted to receive the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Professionals-Illinois Chapter. The award, to the former Director and Professor of the Rehabilitation Institute of Southern Illinois University (1955-1978) is in recognition of his many contributions made to the field of human services.

September 09, 2016
Donahoo, 2016 NASPA Region IV-East Award Winner
Saran Donahoo is awarded the 2016 National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) for Outstanding Contribution to Student Affairs through Teaching.

August 23, 2016
Curriculum & Instruction's newest faculty receives Presidential Teaching Honor
COEHS' Curriculum and Instruction department recently hired a UCLC Elementary Education Cohort who has received the Presidential Teaching Honor. James O'Malley was named by President Obama as a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

August 16, 2016
SIU's Strong Survivors featured in newspaper article--Fighting health risks
SIU's Strong Survivors featured in the first in a four-part series on the Community Health Needs Assessment completed by SIH.

August 12, 2016
"College Connection" event welcomes back students
Let’s start the academic year off with a celebration…join us during SIU’s Weeks of Welcome to the College of Education and Human Services College Connection on August 24, 4:00-6:00 pm.

August 10, 2016
Channel 6 TV Back 2 School interview
Back to School: Illinois schools fight teacher shortage.

August 01, 2016
Students benefit from new exercise science technology - by Christi Mathis
Two new sophisticated pieces of equipment acquired by one of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s fastest-growing programs will benefit students and members of the community.

July 01, 2016
Matthew Keefer begins as new education dean
July 1st ushers in a new fiscal year and a new dean for COEHS. We welcome Dr. Matthew Keefer as our new dean.

June 24, 2016
New equipment, great news for Kinesiology's students - Jeanette Johnson
Kinesiology has two new key pieces of equipment– a Cardiac Science Stress Testing System and a ParvoMedics Metabolic Cart. Great news for Kinesiology's students

June 06, 2016
Headrick recognized by Marquis Who's Who for Excellence in Higher Education
Dr. Todd Christopher Headrick has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

May 11, 2016
Beggs, former chancellor speaks at SIUC commencement - Evan Jones and Anna Spoerre | Daily Egyptian
Don Beggs will speak at the 1:30 p.m. commencement ceremony on Saturday. Beggs returns to campus as a former SIUC chancellor and dean of the College of Education.

May 06, 2016
Three generations of Smiths pursuing dreams at SIU - Christi Mathis
Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s student body includes more than 150 Smiths, but three of them are particularly well acquainted. That’s because Marian, Arianne and Cierra Smith represent three generations of the same family.

May 04, 2016
May 2016 Edition of Journeys - Zach Martin
It is our pleasure to share our May 2016 edition of Journeys Magazine, produced by the hard work of students, faculty and staff of COEHS. This semester's topic was "You," focusing on everything the members of this college do, say and think that makes them the most important resource we possess. Read, share, and enjoy! [PDF view of Journeys magazine]

April 20, 2016
Steele Named Distinguished Alumni
Robert (Bob) Steele, graduate of COEHS and former SIU swim coach, was named the 2016 SIU Distinguished Alumni Award winner for Career Achievement.

April 08, 2016
Recognizing rehabilitation students - Jeanette Johnson
Numerous outstanding masters level graduate students were recognized for they achievements in Rehabilitation at the Guy A. Renzaglia Lecture and Rehabilitation Institute Awards Ceremony on April 5, 2016.

March 30, 2016
Eight COEHS members present at AERA in Washington, D.C. - Zach Martin
Eight esteemed students and faculty from the College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) at SIU will present at the 2016 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting April 8-12 in Washington, D.C.

March 22, 2016
Former Dean Beggs to Receive Honorary Degree - Zach Martin
Donald Beggs, former dean of COEHS and former interim chancellor of SIU, will receive an honorary doctoral degree in Education Leadership as part of May's commencement festivities.

February 26, 2016
CWD Presents at Dept. of Ed - Zach Martin
Jeanne Kitchens, associate director of the Center for Workforce Development, presented her work on the ISLE Open Educational Resources project to the U.S. Department of Education at an invitation-only event Friday as part of the department's #GoOpen initiative, "a campaign to encourage states, school districts and educators to use openly licensed educational materials."

February 08, 2016
Sabens Honored at White House - Zach Martin
COEHS graduate Franciene Sabens, 2014 Illinois High School Counselor of the Year and school counselor at Chester High School, was honored Jan. 28 by First Lady, Michelle Obama in the East Room of the White House.

February 03, 2016
Wilson Speaks To New York Times on A.D.H.D. - Zach Martin
Dr. Keith B. Wilson of the Rehabilitation Institute was recently approached by the New York Times to provide his take on A.D.H.D. diagnoses.

January 20, 2016
Yang Appointed American Therapeutic Recreation Association Program Committee Co-Chair - Zach Martin
Professor Heewon Yang, chair of the Health Education and Recreation Department in the College of Education and Human Services, was appointed as co-chair for the program committee of the 2016 American Therapeutic Recreation Association's annual conference to be held this fall. SIU Interim Provost Susan M. Ford called Yang's appointment "a major accomplishment and testament to [Yang's] hard work and dedication." The ATRA Annual Conference will be held in Chicago from September 10-13.

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