SWIC students to study marine biology in the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico

  Students can earn college credit for swimming with manatees, snorkeling in a coral reef and hiking the Everglades in the Southwestern Illinois College Introduction to Marine Biology lab course. BIOL 110 Introduction to Marine Biology – Increment II-Lab: Field Experience offers you the unique opportunity to travel to the Atlantic Ocean, Florida Keys and…

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Bot to the future: SIUE/SLU research project aims to make people more socially connected through teleoperated robots

  Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Saint Louis University innovators are forging new territory in the function of telerobotic platforms by creating gesture capabilities that propel them from passive, limited interfaces to social, tangible human-robot interactionists. Through a $471,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, the innovative research is being conducted by principal investigators Jerry…

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Western Specialty Contractors hires national account manager

ST. LOUIS — Western Specialty Contractors has hired Crystal Moyer of Eureka, Mo., as a national account manager. In this position, Moyer will assist in achieving annual sales objectives by providing marketing, sales and business development leadership. Additionally, she will develop corporate marketing tracking, coordinate seminars and presentations, improve sales growth of national accounts, implement…

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Lewis and Clark College to host Nursing Open House

  GODFREY – Potential students and curious parents are invited to Lewis and Clark Community College’s Nursing Open House from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in the Templin Nursing Building, located on LCCC’s Godfrey campus. “Attendees will learn about Lewis and Clark’s nursing program requirements and explore our nursing labs,” said LCCC Nursing…

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Local brews to be highlighted in upcoming Alton Craft Beer Week

  ALTON – The city’s first Craft Beer Week isn’t exactly a week. It’s 10 days, but we doubt brew lovers are going to be counting. The event is Nov. 4 – 13. Ten Alton restaurants have come on board to participate with featured events and “Keep the Glass Specials”. Participating restaurant and bars include…

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Illinois State Police lieutenant receives NAACP public servant award

  COLLINSVILLE — The Illinois State Police District 11 interim commander, Lt. Timothy Tyler, received the Public Servant Award from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on Sunday, Oct. 9. Tyler was unanimously selected by the East St. Louis Branch of the NAACP to receive the award for his contributions to the…

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Alton Memorial Hospital announces Dr. Matt Johnson as new urologist

ALTON — Dr. Matt Johnson, a urologist, is joining the medical staff at Alton Memorial Hospital and Urology Consultants Ltd. Johnson has advanced training in urologic oncology, kidney and prostate surgery, minimally invasive urology, kidney stone disease, urinary incontinence and general urology. A graduate of the University of Iowa’s Carver College of Medicine, Johnson completed…

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Chad Doyle voted 2016 Certified Residential Specialist of the Year for Illinois

  SHILOH — Chad Doyle, CRS, received the honor of being named Illinois CRS Chapter’s Certified Residential Specialist of the Year for 2016. Doyle (left), a resident of Collinsville, was recognized for his dedication and service to his community, the Realtors Association of Southwestern Illinois and the Illinois CRS Chapter. His involvement in real estate…

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SIUE STEM Resource Center plans Nov. 9 open house

STEM Resource Center Manager Colin Wilson looks on as Valerie Becker and Emily Chappel examine a high-resolution image of the surface of Mars during last year’s open house. The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics invites the public to its Resource Center Open House from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.…

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Illinois American Water contributing up to $245 million a year to state economy, study shows

Illinois American Water contributes many millions of dollars to the state economy, according to a partner study conducted with the University of Illinois’ Regional Economic Applications Laboratory. The study, completed earlier this year, determined American Water’s overall economic impact at $232 million to $245 million per year, for a total economic impact in Illinois of…

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