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Mo. state Sen. Paul LeVota fires chief of staff in wake of email@example.com
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Man shot in head near New Halls Ferry and Parker roads near Florissantvhahn@post-dispatch.com
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California woman killed, two others seriously hurt on Interstate 44 crash in St. Louis Countyvhahn@post-dispatch.com
Votto, Reds blank Cardinals 3-02015-07-28 21:35:00 STLToday.com
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Reds take 3-0 lead on Votto home run2015-07-28 20:35:00 STLToday.com
Authorities probe Amish drinking party in Livingston County2015-07-28 20:30:00 STLToday.com
Two mothers of St. Louis hit-and-run victims hold vigil calling for safer firstname.lastname@example.org
Republican presidential campaign rhetoricJimmyMargulies@cagleblog.com (Jimmy Margulies)
Cards, Reds scoreless through five innings2015-07-28 20:20:00 STLToday.com
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7 pm news
Cards, Reds hitless through three innings2015-07-28 19:50:00 STLToday.com
Trump drags down GOPJeffDarcy@cagleblog.com (Jeff Darcy)
Tired of butts everywhere, St. Louis launches cigarette-recycling firstname.lastname@example.org
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Dirty mayor or dirty politics? Federal authorities investigating gift of topsoil in Collinsvillephampel@post-dispatch.com
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Police arrest man following crime spree in south St. Louis Countycbyers@post-dispatch.com
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No new charges against St. Louis County father in 20-year-old child abuse email@example.com
No new charges against St. Louis County father in son's death 21 years after firstname.lastname@example.org
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Services set for P-D film critic Joe Williamsjholleman@post-dispatch.com
Filming on low-budget movie wraps Tuesday in Fentonjholleman@post-dispatch.com
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Bernie: Best fit for Cards ? Lind or Davisfirstname.lastname@example.org
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Ameristar and River City to hold job fair2015-07-28 15:52:00 STLToday.com
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Rapper 50 Cent presents check in Fergusonjholleman@post-dispatch.com
Molina back, Grichuk out of Cards' lineup vs. Reds2015-07-28 15:30:00 STLToday.com
Molina back; Grichuk out of Cards' lineup2015-07-28 15:30:00 STLToday.com
Illinois taxesEricAllie@cagleblog.com (Eric Allie)
Diehl's replacement in Missouri House to be chosen in Novemberkmcdermott@post-dispatch.com
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1 pm news
SIUE Students Build Advanced Water Treatment System2015-07-28 13:45:00 SIUE.edu
Students in the water treatment technology program at the Environmental Resources Training Center of the School of Engineering at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville recently installed an advanced wastewater treatment process at their training center.
Under the guidance of their instructors Rick Lallish and Kurt Neuhaus, the students converted a 35-year old obsolete treatment system into an advanced Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR), also referred to as an MBBR.
“By utilizing the existing tank and piping, it was economically feasible to introduce the ERTC students to a new treatment process,” explained Rick Lallish, program director for Water Reclamation. “The students were as excited as I was to work on this unique training and research opportunity.”
An MBBR uses hundreds of one-inch diameter bio-discs (that look like a plastic version of Honeycomb cereal) to be the medium for the growth of a biological film layer. “The discs act like little apartment buildings where bacteria and other micro-organisms can live.” said ERTC Director Paul Shetley. “Professionals in the water industry refer to the micro-organisms that help clean the wastewater as bugs.”
According to Shetley, once the bugs move into their little homes, they begin eating the organic matter and cleaning up the water. The bio-discs are circulated throughout the water column using air bubbles pumped into the bottom of the tank. As the air bubbles rise, they provide oxygen for the bugs and, at the same time, the bubbles cause the water and the bio-discs to circulate.
The students who worked on the installation of the MBBR are in the one-year Water Quality Control Operations Program at ERTC. The Training Center provides vocational-technical educational opportunities for people interested in a career in the field of water treatment technology.
Their hands-on training consists of the operation of the training-scale treatment plant housed at the Center. ERTC provides the students with the opportunity to operate five separate water treatment processes while attending the one-year program. There are three drinking water plants: a surface water, a groundwater and a membrane filter plant along with two wastewater treatment systems: an activated sludge plant and the MBBR. The Center also houses two water quality teaching laboratories.
The Training Center offers a one-year certificate of completion in the Water Quality Control Operations Program. In conjunction with Lewis and Clark Community College, students may also earn an associate’s in applied science. Graduates from ERTC are eligible to take the state exams to become certified water treatment operators in Illinois and Missouri.
“Our graduates have the opportunity to hold five professional certifications in water treatment,” said Shetley. “There is no other training center in the nation that provides that opportunity.”
For more information about ERTC, call 618-650-2030 or visit siue.edu/ertc.
The newly installed Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor is being looked over by students in the one-year Water Quality Control Operations Program at the Environmental Resources Training Center at SIUE. Pictured from left to right: Jim Hoffmann of Highland, Nate Bailey of Hardin, Justin Whitney of Smithton, Rick Lallish (program director), Branson Keehner of Jacksonville, Austen Zimmer of Highland, Paula Ledoux of Belleville, and Adam Mathews of St. Louis.
Inset: On display is a close-up view of a plastic bio-disc.Read Full Story ...
Wal-Mart bringing two smaller-format stores to St. Peterslbrown@post-dispatch.com
SIUE Sponsors World IT Project During August in St. Louis2015-07-28 13:35:00 SIUE.edu
The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Business is bringing the World IT Project to St. Louis during August.
The World IT Project is a research initiative focused on learning about the impact of culture on information technology professionals around the world, including attitudes towards work, job satisfaction, techno-stress and job turnover.
The project began in 2013 and includes hundreds of global organizations representing more than 30 countries. The data collection effort for the St. Louis metro area will begin in August 2015.
Tim Jacks, PhD and assistant professor of computer management information systems in SIUE’s School of Business, is part of the six-person core research team responsible for coordinating the efforts of investigators from across the globe. St. Louis-area businesses with large IT departments will be invited to participate in this important research.
“This is a chance for St. Louis businesses to partner with academia on research that will have a high impact on better understanding the IT workforce,” Jacks said. “Differences in national culture, organizational culture and occupational culture all have an impact on how work gets done.
“Understanding the challenges of managing cultural differences at every level will be key to firms being successful in the future.”
The research team includes: Kallol Bagchi, The University of Texas at El Paso; Jaideep Ghosh, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India; Paul Licker, Oakland (Mich.) University; Prashant Palvia, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; and Aykut Hamit Turan, Sakarya University, Turkey.
SIUE sponsored the 2015 Global IT Management Association conference in St. Louis during June as World IT Project investigators met to discuss their progress and share best practices in managing a large-scale global research project.
More information is available at worlditproject.com.
Photo: Tim Jacks, assistant professor of computer management information systems in SIUE’s School of Business.Read Full Story ...
Julian Johnson leaving KMOV; fifth to go in recent firstname.lastname@example.org
Julian Johnson leaving KMOV; fifth to leave station in recent email@example.com
Companies are giving their workers benefits instead of raises2015-07-28 13:18:00 STLToday.com
Former LMS teacher repeats as firstname.lastname@example.org(carnett)
Belleville man dies in motorcycle email@example.com
County looks to spur economic firstname.lastname@example.org(shorrell)
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Appeals Court restores man's lawsuit over Ferguson jail email@example.com
Cops: Man stabs neighbor after asking him to lower TV volume2015-07-28 12:35:00 STLToday.com
Missouri patrol says accidents, drownings increased2015-07-28 12:30:00 STLToday.com
Missouri patrol says accidents, drownings have increased2015-07-28 12:30:00 STLToday.com
Huckabee's Oven DoorJohnDarkow@cagleblog.com (John Darkow)
Health officials monitoring undisclosed number of people after Mizzou mumps firstname.lastname@example.org
There are various types of trusts available2015-07-28 12:10:00 theintelligencer.com
Emails reveal firing of Sen. LeVota's chief of email@example.com
SIUE researcher gathers stories in Nepal2015-07-28 12:00:00 theintelligencer.com
St. Louis medical examiner rules Ferguson woman's death a firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Louis medical examiner rules Ferguson woman's death in April a email@example.com
11 am news
Goold: Why a Tulowitzki deal didn't happen for Cardsdgoold@post-dispatch.com
Two mothers of St. Louis hit-and-run victims to hold vigil calling for safer firstname.lastname@example.org
Bernie: Division dominance is Cardinals' key to email@example.com
Federal highway aid payments to states could expire Friday; local effect firstname.lastname@example.org
Goold: Tulowitzki deal that didn't happen for Cardinalsdgoold@post-dispatch.com
10 am news
ArsenalMikeKeefe@cagleblog.com (Mike Keefe)
Peabody Energy reports $1B quarterly loss, suspends dividend2015-07-28 10:50:00 STLToday.com
Netflix sets premiere date for 'Longmireemail@example.com
Irene Hannon joins Romance Writers' hall of firstname.lastname@example.org
Ann Rule RIPMiltPriggee@cagleblog.com (Milt Priggee)
9 am news
St. Louis taxi commission meeting on Uber moved to larger email@example.com
war gameJoepBertrams@cagleblog.com (Joep Bertrams)
8 am news
British sex scandalsArendVanDam@cagleblog.com (Arend Van Dam)
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SC man's pit bull attacks his wife; part of her arm amputated2015-07-28 08:30:00 STLToday.com
Turkey fights ISISPareshNath@cagleblog.com (Paresh Nath)
New Economic orderPareshNath@cagleblog.com (Paresh Nath)
EU Structural flawsPareshNath@cagleblog.com (Paresh Nath)
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ISIS recruitment poster For HimTaylorJones@cagleblog.com (Taylor Jones)
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ISIS recruitment poster For HerTaylorJones@cagleblog.com (Taylor Jones)
NC man's pit bull attacks his wife; part of her arm amputated2015-07-28 08:02:00 STLToday.com
7 am news
Erdogan's warRainerHachfeld@cagleblog.com (Rainer Hachfeld)
U.S. Senate has spent more time at work in 20152015-07-28 07:30:00 STLToday.com
6 am news
ATM workers forget bag of cash in New Jersey; man drives off with $150K2015-07-28 06:32:00 STLToday.com
2,700 without power in west St. Louis County after storms2015-07-28 06:00:00 STLToday.com
2,100 without power in west St. Louis County after storms2015-07-28 06:00:00 STLToday.com
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Committee formed to investigate Nixon's Ferguson actions hasn't met in firstname.lastname@example.org
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