School of Education graduate's "Higher Education Marathon" Chronicled in BND.com
After years of struggles, determination and faith, Crystal Nesbit graduated from SIUE with two degrees. Her most recent one, this month, was a master's in curriculum and instruction from the SIUE School of Education. Her scholastic journey, which was suspended at times because of illness, family ties and child rearing, is recounted in The Belleville News-Democrat online magazine.
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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 >>