May 2014
SIU SDM 40th Anniversary Celebration Rhine River Cruise

Join friends and colleagues from the SIU School of Dental Medicine on this eight-day voyage of discovery along the Rhine River to the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland. This continuing education cruise gives you the opportunity to break away from your work environment, travel to different destinations, learn new skills and come back to work energized.

July 19-26, 2014

Stops include the German cities of Cologne, Koblenz, Mainz and Rudesheim. Sites along the cruise include the Rhine Gorge, Gutenberg Museum, Heidelberg Castle, Strasbourg Cathedral, the Black Forest and more.

School of Dental Medicine News
Thank you!

The 19th Annual SIU SDM/Mac McKenzie Prophy Cup Challenge Golf Tournament was a success. Thank you to all participants and sponsors. Details from the event will be shared in the June eDition.

Fritzgerald Wins Second Consecutive Title at SIU SDM Research Day

For the first time in recent history, Adam Fritzgerald, a year-3 dental student, earned the top prize at the 2014 SIU SDM Research Day for two consecutive years.

He was named the overall winner of the SDM Student Table Clinic Competition for his poster presentation entitled, "Use of Spatial Analysis to Inform Community Outreach Activities." The SIU School of Dental Medicine event was hosted on April 7-8.

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Three SIU Dental Medicine Students Grab Research Awards

SIU's School of Dental Medicine is once again in the national spotlight as three students have captured national research awards.

  • Casey Ritchhart, first-year student, received an American Association for Dental Research student research fellowship.
  • Alex Hawkins, third-year student, was awarded third place in the Dentsply Caulk research competition at the 43rd annual meeting and exposition of the American Association for Dental Research.
  • Patrick Farrow, third-year student, received an award for his presentation at a recent dental conference.

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SIU School of Dental Medicine Students Capture Academic Awards

Two pre-doctoral students at the School of Dental Medicine have been awarded honors for academic excellence.

  • Adam Fritzgerald, a third-year dental student, is the American Association of Public Health Dentistry's third-place winner in its annual Pre-doctoral Dental Student Merit Award for Outstanding Achievement in Community Health Dentistry.
  • Fourth-year student Eric Castle is a recipient of the Illinois Section of the American College of Dentists' Outstanding Leadership Award.

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Campus News

SIUE Interprofessional Education Seminar Shapes Health Care Professionals

SIUE Nursing's Griffin named AANA's Federal Political Director of the Year

SIUE Pharmacy Student 1 of 12 in U.S. to Receive Leadership Award

SIUE's Search for Toto Lands on St. Louis Public Radio

SIUE Track and Field Celebrates Generous Gift

Montgomery Posts 900th Career Softball Victory

April Showers to Bring a Bounty Harvest to SIUE Student Gardens

SIUE Science Building West Attains LEED Silver Certification

SIUE Adds Master's in College Student Personnel Administration

SIUE Engineering Students Claim 4th Place in International Competition

There is always something happening at SIUE! Read the latest from SIUE News >>

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Save the Date

Mark your calendars to join us back on campus.

Homecoming 2014
October 3-5, 2014

The complete schedule of events is still being finalized. Stay tuned for more details!



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SIUE Alumni Association News
Alumni Association Annual Meeting

All SIUE Alumni Association members are invited to attend the annual meeting.

Thursday, June 5
5:30 p.m.
Fixins Restaurant (located on the second floor of the MUC)

The agenda includes:

  • Presentation of 2014-2015 scholarships
  • Welcoming of new board members and officers
  • Approval of the FY15 budget

Appetizers will be served, and a cash bar will be available.

Please RSVP:

SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame

Nominations are being sought for the 2014 Class of the SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame recognizes alumni who:

  • Have achieved outstanding success in their chosen field
  • Have demonstrated a commitment to their community and our alma mater
  • Reflect positively on SIUE alumni and our University

We will induct the Class of 2014 on Friday, Oct. 3, as part of Homecoming Weekend.

Alumni Happy Hours

Mark your calendars now to join us for our Summer Happy Hour Series. Alumni and friends are invited to join the SIUE Alumni Association for drinks and summer fun after a day in the office!

Attention Basic Alumni Association Members!

Did you know that ALL SIUE graduates are now members of the Alumni Association? All alumni receive a FREE membership and basic benefits! Membership cards were mailed out in 2013 to all graduates and are now issued to new graduates as they leave the University.

If you have misplaced or did not receive your membership card, please contact alumni affairs at 618-650-2762 or

SIUE Offers In-State Tuition for SIUE Alumni Family Members

If you are the: Parent Grandparent Sibling Step-parent Legal guardian of a soon-to-be freshman or transfer undergraduate student, your family member qualifies for in-state tuition. For more information, contact the office of financial aid at 618-650-3880 or

Cougars on the Move

SIUE Cougars from across the United States recently gathered together for a weekend in Washington, D.C. We enjoyed the beautiful sights of the National Cherry Blossom Festival and participated in a welcome reception, capitol tour, fireworks and dinner cruise, and a deliciously elegant brunch at Old Ebbitt Grill.

View photos from the trip.


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