Alumni eDition
2010 SIUE Alumni Day at the Fox Theater
SIUE Alumni Event Ambassadors
The Alumni Association is proud to announce a new volunteer opportunity for SIUE alumni - Alumni Event Ambassadors.  Through the Ambassadors program, alumni can join the members of the SIUE Alumni Association Board of Directors in networking with other alumni attendees during upcoming events.  As an Event Ambassador volunteer, you would: commit to attending your selected event; personally invite and/or bring alumni guests to the event; greet attendees, help distribute door prizes and fulfill any additional volunteer needs at the event.  All Ambassadors will be featured on the event webpage and will be introduced during the welcome announcements.  If you are interested in volunteering as an Event Ambassador, please send an e-mail to  Click here to view the list of our upcoming events.

SIUE Alumni Networking Breakfasts
Join the SIUE Alumni Association for our upcoming SIUE Alumni Networking Breakfasts:
  • Tuesday, July 27 - Granite City, IL - Jonathan Ferry is a 2005 and 2008 graduate from the School of Business.  He is currently the Economic Development Director for the City of Granite City. 
  • Wednesday, August 25 - Highland, IL - Alberto Friedmann is a 2003 graduate from the School of Education. He is the coach of the U.S. Martial Arts Team.  
To register to attend, please visit the Alumni Networking Breakfast webpage.

Whitaker Music Festival
Join the Alumni Association for the live performance of Peter Mayer during the 2010 Whitaker Music Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden. The free concert of "Beyond Abbey Road," a collection of classic Beatles tunes, starts at 7:30pm on Wednesday, July 21. Attendees will enjoy complimentary cheese and crackers and a glass of wine. Click here for more information and to register to attend.

ESL Charter High School Partnership
Frances Karanovich, an assistant professor of educational leadership at SIUE, has assumed responsibilities as director of SIUE’s East St. Louis Charter High School. Reporting to SIUE School of Education Dean Bette Bergeron, Karanovich’s initial goals will include oversight of the charter school’s use of instructional technologies to enhance learning, developing and implementing a curriculum that will prepare students to be college and career ready, and strengthening instruction in literacy. Click here to read more.

Upcoming Events
Mark your calendar for our upcoming events:
  • SIUE Alumni Happy Hour at Big Daddy's - Belleville - July 15
  • SIUE Alumni Day at Busch Stadium - August 15 - Tickets still available!
  • SIUE Alumni Happy Hour at Laurie's Place - August 19
Visit the Upcoming Events section for more information!

STAT Visits Kansas City
The student officers and board members of STAT - Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow - are traveling to a conference in Kansas City, Mo. in August and the Alumni Association is hosting a dinner for Kansas City area alumni on Thursday, August 5 at Jack Stack's BBQ.  Click here for more information.  

Dremuk-Watts Fellowship in Special Education
The Dremuk-Watts Fellowship in Special Education, aimed at prospective international students at SIUE, has been established through the generosity of Richard Dremuk, retired assistant vice chancellor for Enrollment Management, and his wife, Patricia.  The fellowship will help an international student seeking a master of science in education with an emphasis in special education.  Click here to learn more.

SIUE Wicked Trip
SIUE alumni, faculty, staff and friends enjoyed the Sunday matinee performance of Wicked at the Fabulous Fox Theater on June 27. The event included a pre-performance lunch at the Jazz at the Bistro. Click here to view the photo gallery.

SIUE Yearbook Online
The SIUE yearbook, Muse, was first published in 1961, continuing annually through 1971.  Original copies of the yearbook have been maintained in the Louisa H. Bowen University Archives and Special Collections at SIUE’s Lovejoy Memorial Library for many years. The Muse is now available online through the Lovejoy Library digital collection.