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SIUE Homecoming 2010
SIUE Homecoming 2010
SIUE students, alumni, parents, staff and friends enjoyed SIUE Homecoming 2010 October 8-9.  The weekend activities included the SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame banquet during which the 15 members of the Class of 2010 were inducted.  Saturday started with the Cougar 5K Run/Walk hosted by the School of Pharmacy and STAT followed by the Club Football team's victory against Ohio State University's club team.  The Cougar Fest featured live music, vendor booths and games.  The 9th Annual Chili Cook-Off had a great turn out and 3,350 people watched the men's soccer defeat Bradley University in overtime.  Click here to view photos from the weekend.  To help us plan for Homecoming 2011, please click here to take a brief online survey about the program.  

Class of 2010 Pass Rates
NAPLEX (North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination) Passing Rate
National - 92.39%
SIUE Pharmacy Students – 95.77%

MPJE (Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination) Passing Rate
National = 94.83%
SIUE Pharmacy Students – 99.07%

Alumni Association Meeting
The School of Pharmacy Alumni Association members will hold their first official meeting on Thursday, November 18 from 9 to 10:45 a.m. The annual “Thanksgiving Potluck” for all students takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on that day. Alumni are invited to join students, faculty and staff for the potluck.
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Talent Show
The 2nd Annual School of Pharmacy Talent Show will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 5 at the Collinsville VFW. Contact Colleen Sheehan (P3) at for tickets, questions or if you would like to perform your talent.

ASHP SOP Dean's Dinner
If you are attending the ASHP Mid-Year Conference in Annaheim, the Dean’s Dinner, with Acting Dean Gupchup, is scheduled for Sunday, December 5 at 7 p.m. We are still figuring out where we will be dining, but it will be close to the convention center. All alumni and their guests are invited. Stay tuned for more info…

2nd Annual Alumni Trivia Night
Tables are still available for the 2nd Annual SIUE Alumni Trivia Night Saturday, November 6!  Join the Alumni Association and test your knowledge in pop culture, sports, SIUE history and more!  Click here to reserve your spot.

Class Notes
Let us know what’s going on so we can include notes in the monthly email newsletters, and the SIUE e-Connection Alumni Magazine. New job? Promotion? Marriage? Babies? Houses? Awards? Other big news? Keep us in the loop by emailing your news to Terri Andrews, Director of Development & External Affairs (
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Join the SIUE Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the Alumni Association as we travel with the Cougar Men’s basketball team when they take on the Illinois State Redbirds on Sunday, November 14th! Local alumni can take the fan bus up for the game.  Bloomington-area alumni are invited to join us for the pre-game reception at Firehouse Pizza and Pub starting at 12pm.  Click here for details.

SIUE Alumni Holiday Reception
The Alumni Association and SIUE Chancellor Vaughn Vandegrift cordially invite you to attend the 3rd Annual SIUE Alumni Holiday Reception at the Illinois Governor's Mansion on Saturday, December 4. Join us as we celebrate the season and our shared memories as SIUE Cougars.  Click here for ticket information.

SIUE Alumni Night at Dance in Concert
Join the Alumni Association and FOTAD for a pre-performance reception for Dance in Concert 2010 on Friday, November 12. Enjoy complimentary wine and desserts in the Dunham Hall lobby before the 7:30pm performance.  Click here for details.  

Dining for a Cause at Neruda
If you live in the Metro-Illinois/St. Louis area, please consider dining at Neruda from 5-9 p.m. on Wednesday, November 10. 15% of the dinner bill will be split between the SIUE SOP Class of 2011 and the Glen Ed Pantry. Neruda’s address is #4 Club Centre Court in Edwardsville, near the intersection of Rt. 157 and Meridian Rd. Reservations are recommended (618-659-6866).

SIUE Ski Trip
Last call for registrations!  Don't miss your chance to join Campus Recreation and the Alumni Association for the Annual Ski Trip to Colorado. All SIUE students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to Winter Park for 5 nights of lodging and 4 days of skiing. Click here for more information.  

Chancellor's Annual Address
SIUE Chancellor Vaughn Vandegrift delivered his annual address on October 28, highlighting the important role SIUE is playing in enhancing the economy, attracting students and increasing the diversity of its student body. Vandegrift's address, Achieving National Recognition During the National Recession, was presented in SIUE's Meridian Ballroom.  Click here for the complete story and to view a video of the address.