SIUE assistant prof awarded prestigious National Science Foundation grant

Promising alternative to antibiotics may emerge from university led research Susanne DiSalvo, a PhD assistant professor in the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Biological Sciences, has received the highly competitive National Science Foundation CAREER Award totaling $463,557. The award supports her research entitled, “Population and evolutionary dynamics of bacteriophage-symbiont-host…

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Edwardsville professor earns Paul Simon Outstanding Teacher-Scholar Award 

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Jason Stacy, PhD, professor in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of History, has been named the 2021 Paul Simon Outstanding Teacher-Scholar Award recipient. The highly competitive award is annually presented by the SIUE Graduate School to a faculty member who has a proven record of combining scholarship and teaching.…

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Livingston Pipe & Tube expands with building purchase in Staunton

Long-standing, national steel distributor Livingston Pipe & Tube Inc. has expanded its operations in Southern Illinois by acquiring a neighboring warehouse facility in Staunton. The 24-acre industrial site was built in 1965 and features 132,000 square feet. LPT’s main location in Staunton is just across Illinois Route 4 from the new plant, allowing LPT to…

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More time given to get Real ID, but process can be slow

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is reminding the public that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has extended the federal Real ID deadline to May 3, 2023. With the extended federal deadline of Real ID, current Illinois driver’s licenses and ID cards will continue to be accepted at airports until May 3, 2023. “I…

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Alton-based attorney certified in field of mediation

The law firm of MillerKing announced that its attorney, Patrick G. King, has become a certified/approved mediator by Illinois State Bar Association. King is approved to serve as a mediator in lawsuits and civil cases. Mediation is non-binding alternative dispute resolution process to settle and resolve cases and legal issues. A mediator serves as a…

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Comptroller suggests Illinois due for credit upgrade

Says state will work with Treasury for permission to spend federal aid to repay COVID borrowing By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza is asking the nation’s three major credit rating agencies to reconsider the state’s credit rating with an eye toward a possible upgrade. In an April 28…

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Global supply chain disruptions felt across the Midwest

Delays and higher shipping costs impact consumers coast-to-coast and underscore the need for new shipping alternatives that the St. Louis region could deliver Striking images of dozens of container ships berthed outside of already congested West Coast ports, plus photos and video showing a 1,300-foot-long container ship stuck in the Suez Canal, have landed supply…

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Madison County Transit free Summer Youth Pass returns

The annual free ride passes for Madison County youth are now available Effective Tuesday, June 1, Madison County students (ages 18 and under) will have the opportunity to ride Madison County Transit buses for free until Labor Day, with the 2021 MCT Summer Youth Pass. The MCT Summer Youth Pass program, which offers free rides…

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Luer appointed SIUE School of Nursing interim dean

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Denise Cobb has appointed School of Pharmacy Dean Mark Luer as interim dean of the School of Nursing effective June 1 after School of Nursing Dean Laura Bernaix retires. Luer will also continue his duties as SOP dean. “I am thrilled that Dr. Luer…

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