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December 15, 2017
International Social Work Course Human Rights and Social Work
This course examines human rights within a social work framework from a European perspective. The European focus is on Germany although discussion about Europe generally is also an important part of the course.

November 03, 2017
Global Seminar on Human Rights & Social Work in Germany

November 03, 2017
Mt. Vernon native, SIU graduate named Illinois teacher of the year

July 24, 2017
SIU to offer workforce development degree at John A. Logan - Christi Mathis
For the first time ever, people in the Southern Illinois region will be able to complete a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale at John A. Logan College in Carterville.

July 12, 2017
Dixon, an expert in behavioral addictions, appears in Bill Nye Saves the World - Jeanette Johnson
As Bill Nye, a.k.a. the Science Guy prepares to launch a fact-filled show into a fact-challenged world, he is looking on the bright side with a little help from Professor Mark R. Dixon, BCBA-D, Behavioral Psychology and Coordinator, Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BAT) program in the College of Education and Human Services at SIU.

July 06, 2017
SIU professor out to help hitters train their brains - Todd Hefferman | The Southern
Dr. Peter Fadde, a professor at SIU that is the director of the learning systems design and technology graduate program, has helped develop a computer program that can help advanced players hit something they see for less than the blink of an eye. According to Fadde, the average hitter has 200 milliseconds or less to decide if he's going to swing against a 90-mile-an-hour fastball.

June 05, 2017
Sims appointed COEHS' Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs
Aligned with the recommendation of the Associate Dean Search Committee, Dean Keefer announces the appointment of Dr. Cynthia Sims as the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs. "Dr. Sims has served in this important position as Interim for the past academic year and it has been my pleasure and privilege to work together with her," Keefer says.

June 02, 2017
Rehabilitation service program earns accreditation - Christi Mathis
The Evaluation and Developmental Center (EDC), a comprehensive rehabilitation service program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, has earned three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

June 02, 2017
Study explores practice in a virtual environment - Christi Mathis
Practice makes perfect, so the old adage goes. But, does it matter what kind of practice you get?

May 25, 2017
McIntyre, elected as Second Vice President of Association of Teacher Educators - Christi Mathis
Dr. Christie McIntyre Christie McIntyre, a Southern Illinois University Carbondale faculty member, has been elected to the executive committee of a national organization devoted to the improvement of teacher education.

May 17, 2017
Grad earns first joint law/higher education degree - Stephanie Esters of the Southern
After earning his undergraduate degree in political science and journalism from the University of Arkansas, Cameron Woods knew that he also wanted to earn a law degree and an advanced degree in higher education.

May 16, 2017
Lin elected to Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics board of directors
Cheng-Yao Lin, Curriculum and Instruction, was recently elected to the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics board of directors.

May 09, 2017
COEHS' Excellence Awards winners for 2017 - Jeanette Johnson
College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) Excellence Awards winners for 2017!

May 04, 2017
John Allen Student Symposium 2017 - Jeanette Johnson
Interim Chancellor, Dean of College, Interim Chair, program faculty, alumni and students gathered together at Touch of Nature on April 13, 2017 for the annual 2017 John Allen Student Symposium. A musically choreographed photomontage summarizes the success of this popular event is viewable on YouTube at https://youtu.be/4t7YPF3cCYI.

April 27, 2017
Southern Illinois TEACHERS go for more - Jeanette Johnson
ELL/Bilingual Endorsement or Dual Credit Certification poster Southern Illinois TEACHERS holding an Illinois Professional Educators License can earn an ESL/Bilingual Endorsement or Dual Credit Certification during Summer 2017 through Spring 2018 semesters. Thanks to a grant by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) tuition for qualified courses and graduate school application fees are paid for Summer 2017 (only). ENROLL NOW-Intersession Classes begin 5/15 (must be enrolled by 5/8) and Summer Classes begin 6/12 (must be enrolled by 6/5)

April 27, 2017
Journeys  e Newsletter Inaugural Edition - Jeanette Johnson
It is our pleasure to share with you our Journeys  eNewsletter Spring 2017 Inaugural Edition. We invite you to read this issue to understand the activities and achievements of our remarkable faculty, students, and alumni who call this college home. Enjoy!

March 31, 2017
Earthquake Kiosk brings reality to life
Are you ready for an earthquake? Find out if you're prepared by visiting the Midwest's first-ever earthquake interactive Kiosk that brings the reality of an earthquake to life. Located in the Carbondale Mall in Carbondale, IL the earthquake Kiosk offers multimedia and a NewSpin360 program with a virtual environment that allows users to “spin” through a home. This application gives the earthquake Kiosk an added level of user interactivity that helps increase public awareness and encourages earthquake preparedness.

March 20, 2017
Education college climbs to No. 72 in U.S. News rankings - Christi Mathis
The university moved up 27 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings for best schools of education in the graduate school rankings released last week.

March 16, 2017
SIU Day a BIG DAY of Giving
The results are in on the SIU Day of Giving, Open the door to opportunity fundraiser.

March 15, 2017
The BIG Event
When hundreds of Salukis come together for a cause? BIG things happen! Students sign up to volunteer. We want to show our new and long-standing community partners how much we appreciate their support of our university.

March 15, 2017
Rising in the Ranks
SIU recognized as one of the Best Grad Schools by U.S. News & World Report.

March 15, 2017
Nichols, 2017 Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity Awardee - University Women’s Professional Advancement (UWPA)
Dr. Jane Nichols is the recipient of the 2017 Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity Award. Dr. Nichols will be honored at the 21st Annual Celebrate Women Reception and Award Ceremony on March 30, 2017 on campus in the Morris Library.

March 10, 2017
Rehabilitation and Disability Research featured in Saluki Stories - Unknown
Rehabilitation and Disability Research director is featured in the Diversity, Academic Excellence And Internationalization section of the SIU's Graduate School's, Saluki Stories, Spring 2017 publication. Carl Flowers, Director and professor of Rehabilitation Institute comments about the Rehabilitation Institute and its founder of the program Dr. Guy Renzaglia.

March 06, 2017
Awarded Cutting Edge Award in Human Resource Development - Jeanette Johnson
The 2017 annual Academy for Human Resource Development conference awarded Cynthia Sims, Interim Associate Dean and Associate Professor in the Department of Workforce Education and Development and her HRD students the Cutting Edge Award for outstanding contribution to the field of Human Resource Development at this year's conference held in San Antonio, Texas on March 2-4, 2017.

March 03, 2017
A Festschrift honors Melvin C. Terrell
A book titled Advancing Equity and Diversity in Student Affairs is a Festschrift in honor of Melvin C. Terrell.

February 17, 2017
SIUDAY is March 1. Together, we can open the door to opportunity at SIU-even in one day!

February 16, 2017
Rehfeldt presents at SIU Assessment Day Conference
Dr. Ruth Anne Rehfeldt, Department of Rehabilitation Institute presents at SIU Assessment Day Conference in Morris Library on February 23, 2017. She will provide an Overview of Higher Learning Commission Accreditation and the important role assessment plays in the accreditation process.

January 19, 2017
Carbondale Spotlight: Matthew Keefer
Dean Matthew Keefer featured in Explore Carbondale, Illinois video.

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