SIUE STEM Center video gains program national exposure

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Research, Education and Outreach was recently invited to present a documentary video highlighting their work at the National Science Teachers Association annual conference in Boston April 3-6. The five-minute video features interviews with SIUE administration, faculty, staff and students involved in the interdisciplinary…

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Durbin blasts FDA for not going far enough on e-cig marketing

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., on Wednesday criticized a government proposal to restrict marketing on e-cigarettes, saying it does far too little to address the issue.   Durbin, the author of a recent investigative report that found a dramatic recent increase in the marketing of electronic cigarettes, responded to regulations proposed by the Food and…

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SIUE nursing anesthesia program director gets national award

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing’s Dr. Andrew Griffin was honored with the 2014 Daniel D. Vigness Federal Political Director Award by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. Griffin was recognized Monday, April 7, during the organization’s Mid-Year Assembly in Washington, D.C. He is the director of the SIUE Nurse Anesthesia Program. Established in…

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COCA class to examine trenching hazards

COCA, the Council of Owners and Construction Associates based in Maryville, is sponsoring a Trenching and Shoring Competent Person Training Class on Saturday, May 3. The one-day course is being held at the AmerenIP Service Yard, 1050 West Boulevard, Belleville. Open trenches continue to be one of the most hazardous jobs in construction, the organization…

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GOP moves to limit terms in Illinois’ executive branch

SPRINGFIELD – Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno, R-Lemont, has introduced a Constitutional Amendment with the support of House Republican Leader Jim Durkin that would give Illinois voters the chance impose a two-term limit on the state’s Executive Branch officers. “I’ve been slow to embrace term limits because voters do have the power to reject candidates…

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Lawyer receives appointment to attorney-assistance program board

The Illinois Supreme Court has appointed Edwardsville attorney Edward T. McCarthy to the Lawyers’ Assistance Program board of directors. The Lawyers’ Assistance Program provides confidential assistance for lawyers, judges, law students and their families in addressing alcohol abuse, drug dependency or mental health problems. Third Circuit Chief Judge David Hylla noted, “Ed McCarthy’s appointment is…

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WellSpring Resources joins Mental Health Centers of America

ALTON – WellSpring Resources has announced its recent acceptance to join Mental Health Centers of America, a national alliance of select organizations that provide behavioral health and/or related services. MHCA is designed to strengthen members’ competitive position, enhance their leadership capabilities and facilitate their strategic networking opportunities. Wellspring Resources is among just a dozen behavioral…

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Wildey concert to benefit Wound Warriors Project

EDWARDSVILLE – A concert for Wounded Warriors, featuring several local bands, will take place this Sunday, April 27, at the Wildey Theatre. The band schedule: 1 to 2:30 p.m. The Robert Perry Band 2:45 to 3:30 p.m. Butch Moore and Alan White 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. The Jack Twesten Skylark Bros. Big Band 5 to…

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SIU board OKs contracts for road improvements, baseball turf replacement

The Southern Illinois University board of trustees has approved contracts worth more than $1.5 million to complete two separate projects on the Edwardsville campus. They are: – Road resurfacing that would include Hairpin Drive, a portion of North University Drive and access to the university cross country running course – Replacement of the Simmons Law…

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What the governor made – and how much he paid in taxes

CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn today released his 2013 federal and state income tax returns. In addition to his salary of $161,962.98, Quinn reported a taxable refund of $1,508. Quinn paid $29,407.59 in federal income tax and $7,782 in state income tax in 2013. He also paid $3,229 in property taxes on his home on…

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