Old Dutch Classic Bats is Metro East Startup Challenge Winner
A vintage baseball bat manufacturer and a grain-to-glass distiller captured first and second place in the Metro East Startup Challenge, the first regional business plan competition conducted for entrepreneurs in Southwestern Illinois.
Plucked from a diverse array of Metro East startups, sole proprietor Todd "Dutch" Eschman, founder of Old Dutch Classic Bats in Swansea, nabbed the $10,000 first prize. Adam Stumpf, president and CEO of Stumpy's Spirits Co., secured second place and $5,000. The SIUE Metro East Start-Up Challenge is designed to recognize and reward excellence in entrepreneurship.
School of Business Student Named SIUE Student Government Senator of the Year
Madeline McCune, a sophomore in the School of Business, is the 2014 recipient of Senator of the Year Award. The award is presented annually to a student senator who demonstrates excellence, goes above and beyond their duties, and serves as a strong advocate and role model for students.
McCune was selected for the award by Nasir Almasri, 2013-14 student body vice president and 2014-15 president-elect. She is majoring in business administration and considering a minor in mass communications.
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Great Teacher Award
Applications for the 2014 Great Teacher Award are now being accepted. The Great Teacher Award was established in 1970 by the SIUE Alumni Association. Each year, an SIUE faculty member is recognized for their continuous excellence in teaching. Each recipient receives a $1,000 award and a commemorative plaque. In addition, each recipient's name is engraved on the Great Teacher Award plaque displayed at Birger Hall. The award is presented during the December commencement. Learn more and access nomination forms >>
What are your kids doing this summer?
SIUE offers a variety of summer camps full of learning and fun for kids. Campers can choose from academic camps in science, Spanish, theater and dance, writing, or sports camps in men's and women's soccer, softball, volleyball, men's and women's basketball, and strength and conditioning. Campers are grouped by age and experience. Find out more about SIUE summer camps >>