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SIUE Salutes the Nation?s Servicemen and Women and Celebrates Student Veterans2015-05-22 14:02:00 SIUE.edu
This Memorial Day, as the nation remembers those who have sacrificed their lives to protect our freedoms, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville also joins in celebrating all veterans who have given their time and talents for that same purpose.
More than 650 veterans were enrolled at SIUE in academic year 2014-15. With them came a multitude of life experiences that have enhanced the diverse student body at SIUE.
“We are, indeed, most proud of our student veterans contributions, not only to our Nation, but also to our SIUE community,” said Narbeth Emmanuel, vice chancellor for student affairs at SIUE. “In addition to being involved in many of our student organizations, they also add diversity, and enrich the campus experience.”
The University’s Student Veteran’s Association (SVA) connected retired United States Army Staff Sergeant Richard Copple, 39, of Centralia, Ill., and former United States Air Force Airman Shannon Helmig, 36, of Jacksonville, Ill. Both are now senior English majors at SIUE with their own storied histories.
“I served 13 years in the Army,” Copple said. “It was always something I wanted to do. It was sort of tradition for the men in my family.”
After serving all over the world, Copple suffered a gunshot wound during his deployment in Iraq in 2007.
“I was the squad leader,” Copple recalled. “I was putting soldiers on a rooftop for security in a compound, and I made a rookie mistake. I stood up too long, pointing with my hands and arms giving instructions, and was shot in the knee.”
Copple underwent reconstructive surgery in Germany before returning to Fort Carson in Colorado. He says the Army offered him other opportunities, but the staff sergeant was not interested in spending the rest of his life working behind a desk.
After retiring in 2008, he returned to his hometown and later enrolled at SIUE to pursue higher education.
“I decided to take advantage of the benefits the Army offers and go back to school,” Copple said. “Just to let those thousands of dollars not be put to use seemed like a waste. It was daunting to come to campus since I had never attended a university, but it has been an overall positive experience.”
Instead of leading soldiers, Copple now leads other students as the president of the SIUE SVA.
“Veteran’s have a responsibility in their community,” he explained. “As students we have a responsibility to take the lead and take charge whenever we can.
“As a non-commissioned officer you have two priorities: the mission and the men - in that order. With that comes a lot of things, like discipline. You can translate that to anything in the world, whether you’re a student, or cutting grass, or the CEO of a billion dollar corporation. You have to do your job and accomplish your mission.”
Copple advocates for the organization and continuously supports other students and veterans.
Helping with the SVA’s mission of support and service is Helmig. As the group’s secretary, she is also a student veteran and leader on campus.
In her former life, Helmig spent time stationed in Guam, building 750-pound bombs for B-52 Bombers. During her six years of service, she completed some of her general education requirements through the Air Force’s community college.
“I learned to think on the fly, make decisions and follow orders,” Helmig said. “I enjoyed my time of service and was honored to do so. I have seen a healthy amount of respect at SIUE for those us who have served our country, and then decided to come to school.”
She now finds a sense of camaraderie through her involvement in the SVA. The group is working to form an orientation program and a mentorship program for student veterans.
“There’s an understanding of another veteran’s background, and what they mean when they say things,” she explained. “The goal of our organization is to support student veterans and their families, keep them informed and help them find any answers they need, and offer socialization.”
Copple and Helmig are just two examples of the thousands of men and women who have served and sacrificed for the United States, who are now pursuing higher education. They can be considered educators themselves as they lead by example.
“Military service is something that not a lot of people do,” said Helmig. “It’s important to remember, especially on Memorial Day, those service members who have given their lives to give us freedom. If not for them, our world would be a completely different place.”
Both Copple and Helmig are slated to graduate from SIUE in spring 2016.
Photos: (Top) Richard Copple, retired U.S. Army staff sergeant (Bottom) Shannon Helmig, former U.S. Air Force airmanRead Full Story ...
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Kick-Off Event Educates Those Impacted by Asthma2015-05-22 12:01:00 SIUE.edu
Families with children who suffer from asthma attended the East St. Louis Asthma Kick-Off event hosted by educators from the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy, in partnership with Harmony Health Plan of Illinois and the City of East St. Louis on Thursday. Celebrated Olympic athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee spoke at the event held in the East St. Louis City Hall Rotunda.
The event served to engage and empower those impacted by asthma. The chronic lung disease is the number one reason children are hospitalized in the St. Louis Metro region.
Rhonda Comrie, associate dean of the SIUE School of Nursing and founder of the Southwestern Illinois Asthma Coalition, says helping children manage asthma is important, especially in East St. Louis. She adds that St. Clair County has the highest hospitalization rate in the entire state.
The kickoff is a precursor to the unified group’s asthma camp, scheduled for Saturday, June 27, at the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center.
Photos: (Top L-R) Chosia Winters, age 11; Chansalee Winters, age 5; Lajayia Winters, teacher at Avant Elementary School in East St. Louis; Redir Barwari, third-year pharmacy student at SIUE; Kimberly Shubert, second-year pharmacy student at SIUE; and Sarah Lance, second-year pharmacy student at SIUE
(Bottom L-R) Miranda Kolenich, SIUE School of Nursing student; Jeremiah Park, age 10; and Christyanna Carter, age 10, both students at Gordon Bush ElementaryRead Full Story ...
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SIUE?s Summer Showbiz 2015 Opens May 29 with Red Hot and Cole2015-05-22 09:16:00 SIUE.edu
The production of Red Hot and Cole is a scintillating mixture of biography and song, celebrating the great American songwriter, Cole Porter. The musical opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 29 at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
Cole Porter brought style, elegance and sophistication to the stages and soundstages of Broadway and Hollywood, delighting the world with his devilishly clever rhymes, fresh and unexpected melodies, and sassy, sexy sensibility. Red Hot and Cole is a musical champagne tribute to a glittering age gone by, and the man and talent who was Cole Porter.
“Red Hot and Cole’s narrative adds an extra dimension – the production imagines all these Broadway and Hollywood parties to be played out before the audience in a cabaret style presentation of song and dance,” said Katherine Slovinski, production director.
While the music and lyrics are Cole Porter’s, the musical itself sprung from the mind of Randy Strawderman, aided by James Bianchi and Muriel McAuley, with the musical concepts and arrangements by Dougee Zeno.
“Musical revue lives in a world of its own. It’s not quite a musical—it’s not quite vaudeville—it’s not quite melodrama,” said Roger Speidel, scenic designer. “It’s something set apart and unique.”
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Summer ticket prices are $15 and $12 with SIUE students receiving free admission with a valid I.D. To purchase, visit the SIUE Fine Arts Box Office located inside Katherine Dunham Hall on the SIUE campus or charge by phone by calling 618-650-2774. For more information call the box office or visit the website at SIUE Department of Theater.Read Full Story ...
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SIUE Alum Named Economic Development and Market Brand Director of Godfrey2015-05-22 09:06:00 SIUE.edu
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alum William Catalano will lead the growth and development efforts in Godfrey. Catalano will serve as the economic development and market brand director, a newly created position.
Catalano earned a bachelor’s in economics and political science from SIUE in 2006. He achieved his master’s in economics and finance from the University’s School of Business in 2010.
An article detailing Catalano’s new role is posted on riverbender.com.Read Full Story ...
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SIUE?s Lubsch Appointed President-Elect of Pharmacy Advocacy Group2015-05-22 08:46:00 SIUE.edu
Lisa Lubsch, clinical associate professor in the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy, has been appointed president-elect of the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG).
PPAG’s membership spans 50 states and 20 foreign countries, and is the primary resource for pediatric medication therapy in children. PPAG develops educational programs for practitioners and families to influence the safe and effective use of medications in children.
"I'm excited and honored," Lubsch said. "This is an incredibly passionate group of major players in pediatric pharmacy. To be among them in this capacity is truly humbling."
Lubsch has been an active PPAG member for more than 10 years serving on the advocacy and education committees and board of directors. She will now hold the position of president-elect until being appointed president in spring 2016.
Of her work with the organization, she is most proud of establishing the PPAG-University, which houses the Pediatric PharmPrep Advanced Guide, an online resource for Board Certification in Pediatric Pharmacy.
"I love pediatric pharmacy," Lubsch said. "Not a week goes by where I don’t feel I have made a difference in a child’s life, improved the path of a pharmacy student, or gotten a chance to connect with colleagues from all over the country. The PPAG is one reason all of these rewarding pieces of my job are possible.”
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SIUE Sports Information Director Honored with 25-Year Award2015-05-22 08:43:00 SIUE.edu
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Sports Information Director Eric Hess has been saluted by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) for his long-time commitment to SIUE. The organization presented Hess with a 25-Year Award.Hess’ career achievements were further detailed in an article posted Thursday on CoSIDA.com. Read Full Story ...
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