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Prospective grad students invited to SIUE research symposium

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will host its 21st Annual Graduate School Spring Research Symposium 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, in SIUE’s Morris University Center.

fields gregThis year, the Graduate School is offering prospective graduate students an opportunity to participate by registering at

“The annual Graduate School Spring Symposium celebrates and showcases the variety of research and creative activities taking place at SIUE,” said Jerry Weinberg, PhD, associate provost for research and dean of the SIUE Graduate School. “All are welcome, and we are particularly excited this year to invite prospective graduate students. Attending the symposium will give them the opportunity to talk to current graduate students about their projects and experiences at SIUE as well as meet with faculty and admissions staff.”

At 9:30 a.m. in the MUC’s Hickory/Hackberry room, Gregory Fields, PhD (left), professor in the Department of Philosophy, will deliver the keynote address: “Recent Work in Native Heritage Studies, and Thoughts on Research in These Challenging Times for Higher Education.”

From 10 a.m. to noon in the MUC’s Meridian Ballroom, graduate students will present posters and creative exhibits displaying their scholarly activities. Awards for best exhibit and poster presentations are sponsored by the Graduate School and by Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

From 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the MUC’s Mississippi/Illinois room, researchers will share their topics on population health, development and wellness research in a session of 3-minute elevator speeches with other researchers sharing similar interests. Studies done both on campus and regionally will be illuminated in order to facilitate collaborations.

At 11 a.m. in the Meridian Ballroom, the Graduate Student Scholarly Activity SLAM will feature graduate and professional students, who were selected by their schools/college, presenting their scholarly activities in a fast-paced format geared to a general audience.

The Paul Simon Outstanding Teacher-Scholar Award Luncheon will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Meridian Ballroom. Kristine Hildebrandt, PhD, professor in the Department of English Language and Literature in the College of Arts and Sciences, will be honored with the 2017 Paul Simon Outstanding Teacher-Scholar Award. RSVP at

The Paul Simon Outstanding Teacher-Scholar Award is highly competitive and is given annually to a faculty member who has a proven record of combining research, scholarship and teaching. It emphasizes that SIUE is committed to the concept that faculty members must be good scholars in order to be good teachers.

      From the Illinois Business Journal

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