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6 pm news
Will teachers in Highland, Ill. go on strike?2014-09-02 18:06:45 kmov.com
Sam to meet Wednesday with the Dallas Cowboys2014-09-02 18:00:00 STLToday.com
5 pm news
Kirk: US must take hard line against Islamic State2014-09-02 17:55:00 BND.com
Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says the United States should take a hard line against the Islamic State group.Read Full Story ...
United Way campaign kicks off with goal set at $72.5 million2014-09-02 17:45:00 STLToday.com
News 4 to host Stand Up to Cancer party at Ballpark Village2014-09-02 17:08:58 kmov.com
SIUE Attracts Record Freshman Class2014-09-02 17:08:16 SIUE.edu
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville?s Fall 2014 semester features a record freshman class of 2,126 students. Those first-year students contributed to a record full-time student body of 10,979 students or 220 (two percent) more full-time students than one year ago. Overall enrollment grew to 13,972 or one percent (122 students) more than last fall.
The freshman class is eight percent larger (160 students) than a year ago. This is also the best-prepared group up of freshmen as their 23.5 mean ACT score is 0.5 greater than last year?s record score. The mean ACT for the class has increased more than one full point since Fall 2011 when the class averaged 22.4 on the ACT.
?We are extremely pleased with enrollment as it is indicative of our admissions staff?s ability to grow and adapt to be successful in a highly competitive educational environment,? said SIUE Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe. ?As the awareness of SIUE?s academic programs and services continues to grow, we will seek to expand the SIUE brand and capitalize on new opportunities.?
SIUE also has 1,316 new transfer students, which is a five percent increase (65 students) from 2013 and the the second largest fall transfer class in SIUE?s history, falling just 22 students short of the record set in 2006.
SIUE saw a 27 percent increase (89 students) in total international enrollment from 2013. The international enrollment reached 420 students, the first time in 10 years that international enrollment surpassed 400.
Another part of the enrollment growth story is a 3.5 percent increase in first-year retention rate. Among the Fall 2013 freshman class, 73.2 percent of those students returned for their sophomore year.
New graduate enrollment is up 10 percent (51 students) from a year ago, while total (new and returning) graduate school credit hour production is 0.5 percent more than 2013.
The School of Engineering?s undergraduate enrollment climbed 13.2 percent (161 students) since last fall. Dean Hasan Sevim has overseen steady growth from 1,054 total students in 2008 to the current 1,673 total students.
Scott Belobrajdic, associate vice chancellor for enrollment management said, ?With our Schools of Nursing, Pharmacy and Dental Medicine at capacity, the interest in our professional schools reflects that prospective students are making decisions based upon career aspirations.? He pointed to online programs bolstering nursing.
?Our new direct entry options in business, engineering, nursing and pharmacy attracted 170 first time freshmen entering the University, which had a direct impact on the average ACT,? Belobrajdic said. ?Their mean ACT is 28. Direct entry allows us to compete for high achieving students who were opting for direct admit options with private and public competitors in previous years.?
?An increase in transfer students is a trend that we expect to see continue as families consider financing a college education,? Belobrajdic said. ?The debt accrued to attend college is a highly visible issue, and families are analyzing options to minimize their cost.
?So, attending a community college to obtain transferable credits and then transferring into a four-year university is a viable option. SIUE?s positive relationships with local and area community colleges benefit all parties in those situations.?
SIUE Fall 2014 Enrollment Facts & Figures
Photo: SIUE Class of 2018.Read Full Story ...
4 pm news
New MoDOT data provides information on high traffic roads2014-09-02 16:48:47 kmov.com
Wacha to start Thursday for Cards2014-09-02 16:45:00 STLToday.com
Metro-East assistant police chief suspended for misconduct, specifics unknown2014-09-02 16:44:47 kmov.com
EPA approves FutureGen plan for carbon dioxide storage2014-09-02 16:26:00 STLToday.com
EPA OKs FutureGen plan for CO2 storage2014-09-02 16:25:00 BND.com
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved permits for the FutureGen clean coal project to store carbon dioxide underground.Read Full Story ...
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School bus, several vehicles involved in accident in Eureka2014-09-02 16:23:31 kmov.com
Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers2014-09-02 16:06:00 BND.com
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Bethalto bank employee admits embezzlement, fraud2014-09-02 16:03:00 STLToday.com
Teen driver dies after Corvette crashes, rolls near Highland2014-09-02 16:00:00 STLToday.com
3 pm news
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In a campaign about nothing, a $100k wine club membership makes a splash2014-09-02 15:25:00 STLToday.com
Gubernatorial candidates discuss jobs, veterans2014-09-02 15:11:00 BND.com
Illinois gubernatorial candidates are making post-Labor Day appearances with Gov. Pat Quinn publicizing efforts to spend only a minimum wage salary and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner (ROW-nur) hammering the Chicago…Read Full Story ...
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Double mastectomy doesn't boost survival for most2014-09-02 15:05:00 BND.com
Removing both breasts to treat cancer affecting only one side doesn't boost survival chances for most women, compared with surgery that removes just the tumor, a large study suggests. The…Read Full Story ...
2 pm news
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Suburban Chicago man sentenced for killing infant2014-09-02 14:45:00 BND.com
A judge has sentenced a suburban Chicago man to 30 years in prison for killing his then-girlfriend's 5-month-old son and dumping the body into a trash container.Read Full Story ...
3 fatally shot in south Kansas City2014-09-02 14:36:00 BND.com
Police in Kansas City say three people have been shot to death in the southern part of the city.Read Full Story ...
Bird Bytes: It's a grumpy time for Holliday haters2014-09-02 14:30:00 STLToday.com
Bird Bytes: It's a quiet time for Holliday haters2014-09-02 14:30:00 STLToday.com
Rauner criticizes Quinn on veterans2014-09-02 14:11:00 BND.com
Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner (ROW-nur) is going after Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's record on veterans.Read Full Story ...
Flight diverted in Florida, woman removed over seat dispute2014-09-02 14:07:00 STLToday.com
Noranda laying off employees, suspending expansion2014-09-02 14:06:00 BND.com
Noranda Aluminum is laying off employees and suspending an expansion project after Missouri regulators rejected its request for lower electricity rates.Read Full Story ...
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1 pm news
Nixon: New revelations about travel perks are `relevant' to questions surrounding lottery2014-09-02 13:58:00 STLToday.com
Nixon: New revelations about travel are `relevant' to questions surrounding lottery2014-09-02 13:58:00 STLToday.com
Respiratory illness hits hundreds of KC-area kids2014-09-02 13:41:00 BND.com
A Kansas City pediatric hospital has treated hundreds of young children for a respiratory illness that has symptoms similar to a common cold that more typically is seen during winter…Read Full Story ...
Charitable group raises 400K for St. Louis police2014-09-02 13:35:00 BND.com
A charitable group dedicated to raising money for the St. Louis Police Department says it expects to collect another $400,000 from its annual fall luncheon.Read Full Story ...
Home Depot investigates possible credit-card data breach2014-09-02 13:24:00 STLToday.com
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12 pm news
Video purports to show ISIS beheading US journalist2014-09-02 12:30:00 STLToday.com
We Don't Have A StrategyJohnDarkow@cagleblog.com (John Darkow)
Poker Paddle planned on the Mississippi2014-09-02 12:05:00 theintelligencer.com
Understanding attempted crimes, overt acts2014-09-02 12:00:00 theintelligencer.com
11 am news
Former CEO of Mamtek pleads guilty to fraud, theft in failed factory case2014-09-02 11:53:00 STLToday.com
Cheney and ISISJohnCole@cagleblog.com (John Cole)
Climatologist says August warmed up in Illinois2014-09-02 11:45:00 BND.com
The Illinois state climatologist says that after a cooler-than-usual July the summer finally turned warmer in August. And the season has been one of the wettest on record.Read Full Story ...
Centene adding up to 200 jobs in Ferguson2014-09-02 11:41:35 kmov.com
Teen sues South Carolina DMV after being told to remove makeup2014-09-02 11:41:00 STLToday.com
Quinn: Eating crackers on minimum wage challenge2014-09-02 11:35:00 BND.com
Gov. Pat Quinn says his experience trying to live on the minimum wage for a week has meant graham crackers for dinner.Read Full Story ...
Fundraisers for Darren Wilson halted while awaiting legal advice2014-09-02 11:30:00 STLToday.com
Burwell video: What does Sam's future hold?2014-09-02 11:15:00 STLToday.com
After Arizona shooting, girl said Uzi was too much fo rher2014-09-02 11:10:00 STLToday.com
After Arizona shooting, girl said Uzi was too much for her2014-09-02 11:10:00 STLToday.com
10 am news
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MoDOT to close eastbound I-64 in city this weekend2014-09-02 10:33:38 kmov.com
NATO wake up callTomJanssen@cagleblog.com (Tom Janssen)
15-year-old boy drowns in Kankakee River2014-09-02 10:11:00 BND.com
The Kankakee County coroner say a 15-year-old has drowned in the Kankakee River.Read Full Story ...
9 am news
Mo. air pollution fees move forward2014-09-02 09:42:00 STLToday.com
Missouri regulators approve change in air pollution fees2014-09-02 09:42:00 STLToday.com
Humanoid robots named 'Pepper' will be on sale next year in the U.S.2014-09-02 09:34:00 STLToday.com
Illinois prisons struggle with backup power issues2014-09-02 09:19:00 STLToday.com
8 am news
Long delays in Missouri's Medicaid program2014-09-02 08:35:00 BND.com
Missourians trying to use a call center to sign up for the state's Medicaid program are running into long delays, prompting nearly half of them to hang up before they…Read Full Story ...
Metro East interstate crash kills two2014-09-02 08:15:00 STLToday.com
Valley Park schools closed due to power outage2014-09-02 08:01:00 STLToday.com
7 am news
32 teens escape Nashville detention center2014-09-02 07:47:00 STLToday.com
We're not talking about it so much now, but yes, America is still in debt2014-09-02 07:30:00 STLToday.com
After SARAA Alert, missing Ferguson baby found safe in St. Louis2014-09-02 07:30:00 STLToday.com
After SARAA Alert, baby missing from Ferguson found safe in St. Louis2014-09-02 07:30:00 STLToday.com
Infamous Florida speed trap town investigated over tickets2014-09-02 07:23:00 STLToday.com
Burwell: Fear of distraction might slow Sam's search for a team2014-09-02 07:05:00 STLToday.com
After SARAA Alert, missing 8-month-old boy found safe in St. Louis2014-09-02 07:05:00 STLToday.com
Broadfield is Featured Speaker at SIUE School of Nursing?s Legislative Night2014-09-02 07:00:55 SIUE.edu
The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing will be offering Legislative Night 2014 Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 6-9 p.m. at the N.O. Nelson Building in Edwardsville. The event will examine current and upcoming legislative issues in the Illinois General Assembly related to nursing and health care.
The featured speaker is Debbie Broadfield of Capitol Edge Consulting, representative of ANA-Illinois, Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing and Illinois Association of Colleges of Nursing. She will discuss legislative outcomes of 2014 and legislative plans for 2015.
On-site registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Networking and light appetizers and refreshments catered by Bella Milano continue until 6:20 p.m.
Dr. Karen Kelly, RN, NEA-BC, director of Continuing Education and associate professor in the SIUE School of Nursing, will provide the opening remarks with an overview of political action and nursing. She is also the past/founding president of ANA-Illinois and is a member of the Illinois Healthcare Action Coalition coordinating committee.
After Broadfield?s 6:30 p.m. presentation, Susan Swart of the Illinois Healthcare Action Coalition will focus on nursing?s future in Illinois at 7:30 p.m. Swart, MSN, RN, CAE, is executive director of ANA-Illinois, a member of Illinois Nurses Foundation and Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nurses, and sits on the executive council of the Illinois Healthcare Action Coalition.
The final speaker at 7:40 p.m. is Donna Meyer who will address the RWJF/AARP Campaign for Nursing. Meyer, MSN, RN, is dean of Health Sciences at Lewis & Clark Community College. She is also president of the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing and a member of the RWJF Academic Progression in Nursing advisory committee.
The evening will close with an introduction of members of the Illinois General Assembly and a networking session with legislators and professional colleagues
The registration fee is $12 for undergraduate, pre-licensure students and $25 for RNs and other attendees. Students must provide proof of current enrollment at on-site registration unless they have been registered through their nursing program/instructor. The registration fee includes all handouts and refreshments. Free parking is available adjacent to the building.
All participants will receive 1.5 continuing education contact hours through the SIUE School of Nursing. For additional program information, contact Dr. Karen Kelly at 618-650-3908 or email@example.com.
Legislative Night 2014 is sponsored by SIUE School of Nursing, Lewis & Clark Community College School of Nursing and ANA-Illinois.
The SIUE School of Nursing (OH-348, 6/1/2016) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91) which is an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center?s Commission on Accreditation.Read Full Story ...
6 am news
Centene to bring new claims center to Ferguson2014-09-02 06:40:00 BND.com
Centene Corp. plans to build a claims processing center in Ferguson, the site of protests in the three weeks since the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.Read Full Story ...
Accident causes traffic back-up on I-270 at Manchester2014-09-02 06:34:44 kmov.com
Fargo is site for national ag research center2014-09-02 06:30:00 BND.com
The National Corn Growers Association has selected Fargo as the site for a national research center.Read Full Story ...
Illinois woman rescued after day stuck in mud2014-09-02 06:28:00 STLToday.com
Coroner: 1 person dies in Illinois house explosion2014-09-02 06:26:00 BND.com
LaSalle County authorities say at least one person has died after a house explosion in north-central Illinois.Read Full Story ...
Powerful storms roll through Midwest overnight2014-09-02 06:21:56 kmov.com
McGraw Live: Building Ferguson & David Stokes2014-09-02 06:15:00 STLToday.com
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Police: Missouri teenager threatened officer, fled2014-09-02 06:09:12 kmov.com
Ferguson police issue SARAA Alert for missing 8-month-old boy2014-09-02 06:00:00 STLToday.com
5 am news
Lightning strike causes Webster Groves house fire2014-09-02 05:56:13 kmov.com
SARAA Alert issued for missing 8-month-old boy in Ferguson2014-09-02 05:38:25 kmov.com
St. Louis County Library named state 'Library of the Year'2014-09-02 05:30:00 STLToday.com
Missouri firefighter injured battling house fire2014-09-02 05:20:00 BND.com
Missouri authorities say a St. Louis-area firefighter has been hospitalized for heat exhaustion after a house fire.Read Full Story ...
4 am news
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Electric bills increasing for KCP&L customers2014-09-02 04:05:00 BND.com
Customers of Kansas City Power & Light Co. will be paying a little more each month for their electricity.Read Full Story ...
KC Chamber updates 'Big 5' ideas for growth2014-09-02 04:05:00 BND.com
The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce says it's making strides toward meeting its top goals for the region.Read Full Story ...
Missouri seeks to get more local food into schools2014-09-02 04:05:00 BND.com
Missouri is offering grants to help get more locally produced food into school meals and snacks.Read Full Story ...
3 am news
Coroner: 62-year-old Illinois woman dies in crash2014-09-02 03:20:00 BND.com
Winnebago County authorities say a 62-year-old DeKalb woman has died in a car crash with a semitrailer.Read Full Story ...
Leaders in Illinois agriculture honored2014-09-02 03:06:00 BND.com
A journalist, the first female director of Illinois' Department of Agriculture and two others are being honored by the Alumni Association of the Illinois Agricultural Leadership Foundation.Read Full Story ...
NIU to honor Brigham through athletes' uniforms2014-09-02 03:06:00 BND.com
Northern Illinois University says its student athletes are honoring a former athletic director by wearing his initials throughout the school year.Read Full Story ...
State starts accepting medical marijuana requests2014-09-02 03:06:00 BND.com
Thousands of patients in Illinois will be able to start requesting permission to use marijuana under a new state law.Read Full Story ...
Chicago activist back in court in immigration case2014-09-02 03:05:00 BND.com
A Chicago-area woman accused of covering up her conviction in a bombing in Israel when she entered the U.S. is returning to court for the first time since a new…Read Full Story ...
Illinois agency promoting disaster preparedness2014-09-02 03:05:00 BND.com
The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is encouraging people to be more prepared for disasters.Read Full Story ...
2 am news
Trooper: Missouri man killed driving wrong way2014-09-02 02:41:00 BND.com
Missouri authorities say an elderly man has died in a two-car crash after driving the wrong way on the interstate.Read Full Story ...
Illinois trooper SUV crashes with car, rolls over2014-09-02 02:26:00 BND.com
An Illinois State Police trooper has been taken to a hospital after a car crashed into his SUV and caused it to roll over.Read Full Story ...
Illinois school honors Marine killed in jet crash2014-09-02 02:25:00 BND.com
A central Illinois high school has opened a memorial garden for one of its graduates who was killed in a fighter jet crash during a U.S. Navy training exercise.Read Full Story ...
Archaeologists excavate historic Illinois home2014-09-02 02:20:00 BND.com
Illinois archaeologists are excavating the remains of an 1851 home owned by a former slave in an effort to get the village of Brooklyn listed on the National Register of…Read Full Story ...
1 am news
More storms roll through Midwest with hail, winds2014-09-02 01:45:00 BND.com
More strong storms rumbled through the Midwest, with a tornado reported in Kansas and other places seeing heavy rains, large hail and strong winds.Read Full Story ...
Police: Chicago man throws infant from vehicle2014-09-02 01:30:00 BND.com
Chicago police have arrested a man who they say threw an infant out of a moving vehicle after beating his girlfriend and her son.Read Full Story ...
12 am news
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Missouri ballot features teacher evaluation change2014-09-02 00:15:00 STLToday.com
School to begin in Chicago with more safety guards2014-09-02 00:15:00 BND.com
Chicago children will walk past even more guards on their first day of school than last year, when concerns about safety prompted the city to line the streets with 1,200…Read Full Story ...
Centene to build new claims center in Ferguson, add up to 200 jobs2014-09-02 00:09:00 STLToday.com
Spotlight on Missouri Lottery reveals far-flung travel by employees2014-09-02 00:05:00 STLToday.com
EXCHANGE: Women improve fitness with self defense2014-09-02 00:05:00 BND.com
Before DeKalb resident Kim Rodr-Luzzi began taking a kickboxing class in DeKalb, she used to walk with her keys tucked between her knuckles.Read Full Story ...
Colleges respond to Michael Brown killing2014-09-02 00:00:00 STLToday.com
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