June 2014
SIU School of Dental Medicine Dean's Scholarship Gala
& 40th Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, October 4, 2014
The Westin, St. Louis
6 p.m.
Entertainment: Funky Butt Brass Band

Please join us in celebrating 40 years of excellence in dental education. All proceeds will benefit student scholarship assistance efforts at the SIU School of Dental Medicine. The evening will begin with a cocktail hour and a gourmet-plated dinner will follow.


School of Dental Medicine News
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, 2015

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.

Learn more >>

Senior Farewell Evening Recognizes SIU SDM Class of 2014

SIU SDM dental students were recognized for demonstrating exemplary proficiency in specific areas of the dental school curriculum on May 23 at the annual Senior Farewell Evening and Awards Program.

View a list of award recipients >>

SIU SDM Golf Tournament Proceeds Reaches a Milestone

The 2014 SIU SDM/Mac McKenzie Prophy Cup Challenge Golf Tournament enjoyed a field of many familiar faces and past tournament champions; participants enjoyed additional contests during the tournament; and the cause of the day - faculty recruitment and retention at SIU SDM - passed another milestone.

"We are excited to announce that proceeds from the Prophy Cup Challenge in recent years have allowed us to grow an endowment fund that now totals nearly a quarter of a million dollars," said Dr. Rotter.

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SIU Dental Medicine Student Earns Award

Nicholas Varney, a second year student from Springfield, earned the Irwin Robinson Research Award worth $500 from the Odontographic Society of Chicago Research and Education Foundation. The award celebrates the work of a student investigator in a scientific project related to dentistry and other health sciences.

Varney's research presentation is, "Expression of Mas-Related Gene (MRG) Receptors in Human Dental Pulp." He has been working on a research project for two years in the lab of Dr. Medha Gautam, associate professor of pharmacology. He has been performing experiments to determine the identity and distribution of a new class of pain modulating receptors in dental pulp.

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Five New Members Inducted into OKU

Five new members were inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), Nu Xi Chapter at the SIU SDM on April 30. The induction of the Class of 2014 Alumni Members included Ryan Beelman, Eric Castle, Lindsey Mason, Leah Rippy, and Maggie Schaefer.

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Upcoming Events
June 7, 2014
10 a.m.
Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom
Speaker: Dr. Paul F. Kattner

SIU SDM PItches in with Special Olympics at SIUE's Korte Stadium

Farrow Enters ITA Men's Collegiate Hall of Fame

SIUE School of Pharmacy Named ASHP Foundation's 2014 Pain and Palliative Care Training Site

SIUE, Rend Lake College Partner on Engineering 2+2 Program

SIUE School of Nursing Students Offer Triage Services to Needy

SIU President Dunn Makes First Commencement Remarks at SIUE

SIUE CosmoQuest Crowd Funding Effort Raises $24,000 for Science

Zipcar Comes to SIUE during Fall Semester

Therapy Dogs Give SIUE Students a Break from Final Exam Stress

SIUE Engineering Students Nab 3rd at International HPV Challenge

SIUE Kimmel Leadership Awards Celebrate Excellence in Scholarship and Service

Spring Commencement Features 2,200 Graduates

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

SIUE Cougars

Show your Cougar pride! Exclusive monthly specials on SIUE Cougars merchandise are available for alumni.

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!



Do you know a student who may be interested in SIUE? Recommend him or her to the Office of Admissions!

SIUE Alumni Association News
Alumni Association Annual Meeting is Tomorrow!

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 host bar will be available.

Please RSVP:

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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!

Homecoming 2014

Show your Cougar pride during the SIUE Men's Soccer tailgate and game on Saturday, Oct. 4.

The SIUE Alumni Association will host a hospitality tent for our returning alumni and friends during the tailgate and game.

Watch for event details at siue.edu/homecoming.

The SIUE MBA Program Now Offers Online and Hybrid Course Formats

To learn more, contact mba@siue.edu or MBA Program Director Dr. Janice Joplin: jjoplin@siue.edu.

St. Louis PrideFest 2014: You're Invited

SIUE Safe Zone invites SIUE alumni and families to volunteer at the Safe Zone booth and walk with Safe Zone in the parade during PrideFest 2014.

For more information, contact Safe Zone co-chairs Rex Jackson at rjackso@siue.edu or Dayna Henry at dayhenr@siue.edu.

To volunteer to walk in the parade or staff the SIUE Safe Zone booth, sign up online.

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 >>


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