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Former astronaut, previous chancellor join list of SIUC commencement speakers

By Evan Jones and Anna Spoerre, Daily Egyptian

May 10, 2016

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Joan Higginbotham will speak at the 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. commencement ceremonies Friday.Higginbotham, a 1987 SIU graduate from Chicago, is the third African-American woman to take a shuttle into space. "My career plan origina...

Honorary degree recipient reflects on time at SIU

By Cory Ray, @coryray_DE

February 7, 2016

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When Donald Beggs came to SIU as a student, he never imagined he would lead the university as interim chancellor from the same building his mother lived in when she was a student.And at the May commencement, Beggs, who served...

Largest college focuses on enrollment and retention

By Cory Ray, @coryray_DE

October 14, 2015

Filed under Campus, Latest News

With recent budget cuts, the College of Liberal Arts must learn to be less liberal with spending money.The college, which is the largest on campus, was given a total budget cut of $673,000, or 2.5 percent, for this fiscal yea...

Semester contracts create uncertainty concerning spring graduate assistantships

By Cory Ray, @coryray_DE

October 4, 2015

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The introduction of semester-long graduate contracts may spell trouble for SIUC graduate students.John Flowers, president of GAUnited, said most graduate assistant contracts typically were offered for one academic year in the past,...

New interim dean fills shoes at School of Education

By Chase Myers, @chasemyers_DE

June 30, 2015

Filed under Latest News

Lyle J. White, professor and counselor education coordinator in the College of Education and Human Services, has been named interim dean for the school effective July 1. White will serve from six months to a year depending on...

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