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October 19, 2021
SIU Carbondale, School of Education Research Symposium Series Presents: Embracing Veterans in Higher Education

October 18, 2021
SIU Carbondale, School of Education Research Symposium Series Presents: Funding Your Dream

October 18, 2021
SIU’s Haunted Hollow promises fun for all ages - Christi Mathis
Witch and snake CARBONDALE, Ill. — Haunted Hollow, a popular fall tradition and family friendly event packed with fun for all ages returns bigger and better than ever to Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center on Oct. 24.

October 14, 2021
Talented faculty, staff chosen for university’s L.E.A.D initiative - Pete Rosenbery
CARBONDALE, Ill. — Eighteen talented faculty and staff from throughout campus are participating in the inaugural cohort of the L.E.A.D. SIU Carbondale Initiative.

October 14, 2021
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and the Office of Information Technology (OIT) is reminding faculty, staff and students that they hold many of the essential keys to lock criminals out of individual and SIU systems and accounts.

October 11, 2021
University plans for two in-person commencement ceremonies in December - Pete Rosenbery
SIU Diplomas Commencement ceremonies for fall 2021 graduates at SIU Carbondale are set to return to Banterra Center on Dec. 11. In an effort to keep graduates and their guests safe, two separate ceremonies – broken down by colleges and schools – are planned.

October 07, 2021
SIU Carbondale, School of Education Research Symposium Series Presents Harvey Henson, Ph.D. Shaking Up Illinois

October 06, 2021
‘SIU Is All That’ Homecoming 2021 festivities start Monday - Christi Mathis
CARBONDALE, Ill. — Olympian and Southern Illinois University Carbondale alumna DeAnna Price, comedian Chico Bean and exciting football featuring the nationally ranked Salukis once again show that “SIU Is All That” as the university celebrates Homecoming 2021 next week.

October 04, 2021
SIU commemorates Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October - Christi Mathis
CARBONDALE, Ill. — “#Every1KnowsSome1” is the theme for Southern Illinois University Carbondale's commemoration of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October.

October 04, 2021
SIU recognizes LGBTQ+ History Month in October with special events - Christi Mathis
CARBONDALE, Ill. — A variety of special activities are on tap in October and early November as Southern Illinois University Carbondale recognizes LGBTQ+ History Month and Solidarity Week.

September 27, 2021
New SIU Carbondale program puts 4-year degree closer to home for Illinois community college students
CARBONDALE, Ill. — A new agreement between Southern Illinois University Carbondale and the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) is bringing the education of a 4-year research university to place-bound students in community colleges throughout Illinois.

September 17, 2021
SIU’s Family Weekend will offer fun for all ages - Christi Mathis
CARBONDALE, Ill. — Saluki Family Weekend 2021 is coming to Southern Illinois University Carbondale Sept. 24-26, offering a variety of special memory-making events and activities for students, their families and the community.

September 13, 2021
SIU’s Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month celebration begins Wednesday - Christi Mathis
CARBONDALE, Ill. — Southern Illinois University Carbondale is commemorating Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month Sept. 15-Oct. 15 with a variety of special events and presentations, including the premiere of a documentary created by an SIU student and a special art exhibit by an SIU alumna.

September 09, 2021
Carbondale, SIU to host Patriot Day ceremony on Saturday
The city of Carbondale and the university are hosting a Patriot Day ceremony to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks and honor the nation’s first responders. The brief ceremony is set for 9 a.m. at the flagpole in front of Altgeld Hall.

September 01, 2021
SIU Carbondale stops downward spiral and enrolls largest freshman class in five years - Kim Rendfeld
CARBONDALE, Ill. — With its largest class of new freshmen in five years, Southern Illinois University Carbondale has stopped a downward spiral in enrollment. This fall, 1,422 Salukis are starting their college career, an increase of 4.5% over their predecessors.

August 27, 2021
SIU’s Diversity Week events look toward a more inclusive future - Christi Mathis
CARBONDALE, Ill. — Southern Illinois University Carbondale will celebrate its rich history of diversity and inclusion while also looking toward a more diverse, equitable and inclusive future during Diversity Week 2021. The activities start Monday, Aug. 30, and run through Sept. 3.

August 27, 2021
SIU Day at the Du Quoin State Fair is Sept. 6
Salukis will be highly visible during the 2021 Du Quoin State Fair as SIU Carbondale has several activities set, starting Friday, Aug. 27.

August 20, 2021
Moment of silence to honor COVID-19 victims

August 20, 2021
SIU’s Craft Shop offers an array of arts and crafts opportunities this fall
The university’s Craft Shop offers an array of workshops for both the university community and public this fall.

August 06, 2021
Jamie Newton, a Marketplace ELED majors and senior at SIUC, is the recipient of the Lida Lisenby Taylor Future Educator Scholarship - Rebecca Renshaw
Jamie Newton Jamie is an outstanding SIU student who has well represented SIU and the School of Education in her clinical experience at Spring Garden School in Mt. Vernon and the Marketplace ELED program.

July 22, 2021
SIU’s School of Education dean chosen for elite national fellowship - Christi Mathis
CARBONDALE, Ill. — M Cecil Smith, dean of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s School of Education, has been selected as an Impact Academy fellow for the coming year by Deans for Impact ( He is one of just 24 educational leaders chosen from around the country to collaborate on ways to positively transform teacher preparation programs.

July 21, 2021
SIU establishing new doctoral fellowship program for equity and social justice in education - Christi Mathis
CARBONDALE, Ill. — This fall, Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s School of Education is launching a new doctoral fellowship program with an emphasis in educational equity and social justice.

July 16, 2021
Saluki Pride: Susan Wills is a skilled business manager for the School of Education
Susan Wills is an outstanding business manager for the School of Education, an excellent role model and mentor for staff members and student workers, and widely respected among peers, said M Cecil Smith, dean of the school.

July 01, 2021
SIU earns national recognition for support of military personnel - Christi Mathis
CARBONDALE, Ill. — Southern Illinois University Carbondale has once again gained the national spotlight for its commitment to serving veterans and active duty military personnel and their families.

June 18, 2021
Celebrating the lives of two Education faculty members

June 17, 2021
Saluki Pride: Senetta Bancroft works to assure all have equal access to quality STEM instruction
Science education professor Senetta Bancroft is determined to make STEM opportunities accessible to everyone. Her efforts have drawn accolades from her colleagues and the 2021 Shining Star Award from the School of Education.

June 16, 2021
‘Bike Like an Egyptian’ program surprises 3rd and 4th grade students

June 11, 2021
The School of Education now has an official newsletter!

May 26, 2021
SIU helps alleviate teacher shortage by paving the ways to careers for teens - Christi Mathis
Who will teach the children? That’s a question many school districts throughout Illinois are struggling to answer as they search for teachers to fill vacancies.

May 24, 2021
SIU professor receives Fulbright Scholar award to compare Taiwanese and U.S. math teaching methods - Christi Mathis
CARBONDALE, Ill. — Cheng-Yao Lin is passionate about math. But for the mathematics education professor at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, it’s not just about learning and teaching math, it’s about helping people really “get” what math is and why it matters.

May 18, 2021
Chelesea Lewellen Receives The 2021 Outstanding Staff Award From TRIO Student Support Services

May 13, 2021
We are pleased to announce Dr. Senetta Bancroft as winner of the 2021 Shining Star Award in the School of Education!

May 06, 2021
SIU to honor May 2021 graduates, all 2020 graduates May 7-9 - Pete Rosenbery
CARBONDALE, Ill. — The academic achievements of about 2,000 Southern Illinois University Carbondale graduates will be celebrated in person during outdoor commencement ceremonies at Saluki Stadium, Friday through Sunday, May 7-9.

April 28, 2021
Reginald Ziedzor, a candidate for the PhD in Education with a concentration in Quantitative Methods, will be an intern with Educational Testing Service (ETS) this summer

April 20, 2021
SIU’s Gary Kelly wins national educators distinguished service award - Christi Mathis
CARBONDALE, Ill. — Gary Kelly’s career began in the classroom some 36 years ago, and after serving as a teacher, coach and administrator at various levels, the man who is currently a member of the Southern Illinois University Carbondale faculty has earned a national award for a lifetime of contributions to the field of education.

April 14, 2021
SIU and SOE Honors Day celebrations are available for viewing online

April 12, 2021
John Warner's presentation at the SOE Education and Research Practice Symposium is now available online

March 30, 2021
SIU celebrating April as Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month - Christi Mathis
CARBONDALE, Ill. — Southern Illinois University Carbondale is celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in April with a variety of special events and exhibits, including a guest speaker and a candlelight vigil. All activities are free and open to the community.

March 24, 2021
Abdulsamad Humaidan selected for the TESOL Leadership Mentoring Program

March 24, 2021
Updated Information! SOE will present an Education and Research Practice Symposium, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 9:30AM CDT on Zoom

March 17, 2021
SIU Carbondale to hold in-person commencement ceremonies in May
CARBONDALE, Ill. — Southern Illinois University Carbondale plans to hold in-person commencement ceremonies at Saluki Stadium to celebrate graduation, May 7-9.

March 01, 2021
School of Education now offers a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) for Licensure degree program!
In response to the increased demand for teachers in Illinois and nationwide, the School of Education now offers a highly marketable graduate degree program that can be completed in as little as 15 months and lead to teacher licensure in the areas of secondary English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science-Biology, Science-Chemistry, or Social Science-History.

February 25, 2021
SIU is celebrating Women’s History Month with guest speakers and special events - Christi Mathis
CARBONDALE, Ill. — Southern Illinois University Carbondale is commemorating Women’s History Month in March with an eclectic selection of special events, including acclaimed guest speakers. The theme is “Refusing to be Silenced.”

February 19, 2021
Dr. Samaneh Jafari, our recent Ph.D. graduate in C & I, will serve as instructional lead for an NSA grant for teachers of Persian and Arabic languages at Webster University

February 01, 2021
"Measuring Egyptian Women’s Vulnerability to Sexual Harassment Threat: Reliability and Validity Evidence" Study Published

January 28, 2021
SIU celebrates Black History Month with numerous special events in February - Christi Mathis
CARBONDALE, Ill. — Southern Illinois University is recognizing Black History Month with an eclectic blend of special events with a purpose in February.

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