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November 01, 2016
Flying Salukis again earn ticket to nationals
The Southern Illinois University Carbondale Flying Salukis utilized depth to turn in another dominating performance for the team’s sixth straight National Intercollegiate Flying Association Region VIII title Saturday, Oct. 29.

October 31, 2016
Varied paths lead student to SIU to pursue career as funeral director
Krawczyk, who is from Chicago, will graduate in May 2017 with a degree in mortuary science and funeral service. Deeply spiritual, Krawczyk prayed for guidance throughout her life. She was a financial planner in Chicago when she decided to change career paths. She moved to Carbondale in 2015, selecting SIU due to its academic requirements of a bachelor’s degree for the program.

October 24, 2016
3rd Annual MAI Aviation Technician Skills Competition
The Aviation Technologies Detail Dawgs competed in the 3rd Annual MAI Aviation Technician Skills competition in Ottumwa Iowa on Friday. SIU students took all three top spots coming in first, second, and third in the overall competition.

October 24, 2016
Dental Hygiene is Seeing Pink
Dental Hygiene wore pink and painted pumpkins pink to show support for the campus-wide "Start Seeing Pink" initiative.

October 17, 2016
Balloons over Mt. Vernon
Women in Aviation (WIA), went to Balloons Over Mt. Vernon to teach local children about flight simulators and sectional maps.

October 17, 2016
Third Annual ASA Multidisciplinary Research Symposium
The third annual ASA Multidisciplinary Research Symposium took place last Friday and Saturday in the Transportation Education Center. Over 20 parallel research presentations and 18 student posters about “Emerging Technologies” were presented with authors from SIUC and other regional institutions. Top student poster awards were given to three of SIUC's Architecture students: Jacob Petty, Zoey Koester, and Adam Tregoning.

October 12, 2016
Women in SIU automotive technology steer toward industry equality - Marnie Leonard
This disparity is something the university is actively working to fix through raising awareness of the issue and broadening recruitment efforts to include more women, said Jessica Suda, the first and only female instructor in the history of SIU’s automotive program. In the spring, Suda started a group called Women in Automotive Transportation Technology. This group, which is soon to become a registered student organization, involves men and women in raising awareness about different opportunities within the program.

October 10, 2016
Research symposium focuses on emerging technologies, innovation - Pete Rosenbery
This year’s event, “Emerging Technologies: Innovation in the Applied Sciences and Arts,” will take place at the Transportation Education Center on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14-15.

September 24, 2016
Plane pull fundraiser for Special Olympics - Rachel Duenshing
Teams of eight people had to work together to try and pull a 737 aircraft - twelve feet. Fifteen teams from all over southern Illinois and the metro-east participated. This is the first time a plane pull has been held in our region, but organizers describe it as the perfect place for one.

September 23, 2016
You can now earn an SIU aviation degree in Pennsylvania - Katherine Schaeffer | Beaver County Times, Pa.
Through a new partnership between the Community College of Beaver County in Pennsylvania and SIU, the college’s aviation program graduates can earn a bachelor’s degree in aviation management without leaving the county.

September 09, 2016
Students Earn Cybersecurity Scholarship - Pete Rosenbery
Nine students are receiving $1,000 scholarships from the Southern Illinois Collegiate Cyber Co-op, which includes SIU’s School of Information Systems and Applied Technologies and seven regional community colleges. Tom Imboden, associate professor in the School of Information Systems and Applied Technologies, said the program creates an incentive for students to study cybersecurity and pursue that as a career field.

September 08, 2016
CASA Diversity Scholarship Recipients
Congratulations go out to six CASA students who earned scholarships from Office of Associate Chancellor for Institutional Diversity.

September 02, 2016
Pact creates career path for Aviation students - Pete Rosenbery
An agreement with a St. Louis-based regional airline will provide a career path for Southern Illinois University Carbondale aviation students interested in becoming professional pilots. The university will sign an agreement to participate in Trans States Airlines’ “Aviators Program.” The agreement will offer a career path for students after they graduate from SIU Carbondale.

August 29, 2016
CASA Student Handbook
The CASA Student Handbook 2016 - 2017 has been updated and published. Download a copy here.

May 06, 2016
Three generations of Smiths pursuing dreams at SIU - Christi Mathis
Three generations of the Smith family are simultaneously attending SIU; Marian Smith of Mounds, Arianne Smith of Carbondale and Cierra Smith of St. Louis. All three are full-time students, each with a different major and each taking a different path to complete her education. Cierra, 18 and a 2015 graduate of Mehlville High School in St. Louis, resides on campus where she is active in various organizations and activities as she pursues her degree in Radiologic Sciences.

May 05, 2016
Faculty earn promotion, tenure
The SIU Board of Trustees approved promotions in academic rank and tenure for 57 faculty members effective with the 2016-17 academic year. They include CASA faculty Bryan Harrison, Seung-Hee Lee and Andrey Soares!

May 05, 2016
Sturgis award presented to Davey, Thompson - Pete Rosenbery
SIU’s 2016 Lindell W. Sturgis Award recipients have a strong commitment to public and professional service. The SIU Board of Trustees presented the awards to Jon D. Davey and Jan Thompson. Davey, a professor in architectural studies and interior design, received the Sturgis Memorial Public Service Award.

May 04, 2016
Commencement ceremonies set for May 13-14 - Pete Rosenbery
The fourth “Forever SIU: A Commencement Celebration” on Friday, May 13, will celebrate the members of the Class of 2016 and their families. Festivities are from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Student Center. Interim Chancellor Brad Colwell and other university officials and faculty will welcome graduates and their families. The festivities will include live band karaoke, bowling, billiards, graduation craft projects to document memories, and the movie, “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.”

April 27, 2016
CASA Listening Session
CASA Listening Session for College administrators to listen to concerns from students. Please join us!

April 23, 2016
ISAT hosted more than 100 attendees at SIU Cyber Security Day 2016. Tom Harness, a local business owner, discussed social media security, and Curt Wilson, a security researcher who discussed the cyber threat landscape.

April 09, 2016
This year’s Honors Day ceremonies were held on Saturday, April 9, 2016. The University event started at 2:00pm in the SIU Student Center Ballrooms with remarks by Chancellor Colwell and Dr. Christina Linda Lyons, which was followed by the College ceremony at 3:30pm in the TEC. More than 100 students were recognized by Chairs, Directors, faculty, staff, families and friends.

March 30, 2016
SIU Cyber Security Day
SIU will host SIU Cyber Security Day 2016 on Saturday, April 23rd, at the School of Information Systems and Applied Technologies (ISAT) on the SIU Carbondale campus. Guest speakers include Tom Harness, discussing social media security, and Curt Wilson, a security researcher who will discuss the cyber threat landscape.

March 28, 2016
Broomfield Receives Administrative Professional Excellence Award
Mr. Robert Broomfield, Academic Advisor for Radiologic Sciences, Dental Hygiene, and Mortuary Science and Funeral Service, is the recipient of the 2016 University-Level Administrative Professional Excellence Award. Congratulations to Robert on this achievement as this award can only be received once during a person’s career at SIUC!

March 28, 2016
Twenty-eight CASA students completed the SIU Externship program over Spring Break (March 14 – 18, 2016) and will be recognized for their achievements on Tuesday, March 29th (5:00 – 7:30pm) in the SIU Student Center. CASA will host a special ceremony from 5:00 – 6:00pm in the Mississippi Room for our Externs, interested faculty, and local sponsors who supported these efforts.

March 22, 2016
Congratulations to School of Allied Health - Health Care Management (HCM) student, Ms. Avona Greene on her nomination to be recognized by the Mid-America Health Care Executives Forum (MAHCEF) this year. Ms. Greene was nominated for this recognition by the HCM program Faculty based on her academic performance, leadership acumen, and volunteer community service.

February 29, 2016
Richard Goins, Chief Operating Officer at Massac Memorial Hospital and the newest member of the School of Allied Health - Healthcare Management Executive Advisory Board (EAB), has been named as a featured alumni for the Healthcare Managment program. Read about his experience since graduating from the SIU Healthcare Management Program in 2001.

February 22, 2016
Build Your Own Android App Day Camp for Middle School Girls
The “Build Your Own Android App Day Camp” took place at Morris Library on Saturday, February 20, 2016. The camp was designed to help girls get hands-on experience creating and using mobile applications. All participants received an Android phone and learned Android programming. Around twenty Middle school-age girls learned how to create their own mobile applications for Android phones during a free camp at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Dr. Nancy Martin, IST Associate Professor, and Dr. Andrey Soares, IST Assistant Professor, taught the Android programming.

February 22, 2016
Approximately 45 HCM students traveled independently to Carle Clinic in Urbana, Illinois for a Population Health conference hosted by the Mid-America Health Care Executives Forum (a chapter of the American Health Care Executives.) Sessions included Patient Centered Medical Homes, CEO Roundtable Discussion, and Population Health Management. They received a round of applause from the CEOs for their excellent attendance and initiative!

February 19, 2016
Give Kids a Smile Day
Around 160 kids received free dental care Friday, February 19, 2016, during Give Kids a Smile Day. For many years the School of Allied Health's Dental Hygiene program has been participating in this event and Give Adults a Smile Day events partnering with the Southern Illinois Dental Society and the Southern Illinois Dental Hygiene Society. About 90 SIU students took part in Friday's event.

February 12, 2016
Wolverton: Self-driving cars promise a 'revolution,' but not necessarily a positive one
With self-driving car technology rapidly advancing and such vehicles already driving on city streets, the time is ripe to start talking about how they might change more than just how we get around. "It's not going to be all positive," said Shannon Sanders McDonald, a professor of architecture at Southern Illinois University who has studied the potential impacts of self-driving cars. "If we understand (the drawbacks), we can design for them so their impact is not so negative."

February 08, 2016
2016 Chancellors Scholarship Weekend
Last Friday and Saturday, February 5 and 6, more than 400 high-achieving high school seniors and their family members came on campus for the Chancellor’s and University Excellence Scholarship Interview Weekend.

January 30, 2016
First Robotic Competition
This past Saturday, CASA hosted the Southern Qualifier of the First Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics competition. 23 teams of junior high and high school students from three states, along with their parents, coaches, mentors, and numerous volunteers filled the SIU Transportation Education Center for the daylong event.

January 25, 2016
Four Fashion Design Students to Participate in "Fashion Week Adventure"
Four of our FDM (Fashion Design and Merchandising) students have all been selected, out of 20 openings, to participate in the first ever, Banson NYC "Fashion Week Adventure," Friday, February 12 - Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

January 25, 2016
Major Navistar Donation to SIU Automotive
Navistar, manufacturer of International trucks, has committed to increasing its partnership and support of the SIU Automotive Technology Department. This fall, Navistar donated equipment valued at over $60,000.

January 19, 2016
Five CASA students receive Textbook Scholarship Awards
Five College of Applied Sciences and Arts students received the Textbook Scholarship Awards for the 2016 spring semester sponsored by the SIU Alumni Association.

2015 News

December 16, 2015
'Everyone's grandma' excited to earn degree - Christi Mathis
Previously, “I could barely turn the computer on,” she said with a chuckle. But, she wondered if computers could hold the key to a new career for her. She is earning her bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Technologies this weekend.

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