Southern Illinois University

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Southern Illinois University
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Established 1869
President Randy Dunn
Location Carbondale, Edwardsville, Springfield, Illinois, United States
Website http://southernillinois.edu/

Southern Illinois University is a state university system based in Carbondale, Illinois, United States, in the southern region of the state, with multiple campuses. Randy Dunn is President of Southern Illinois University.

Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees[edit]

The university is governed by the nine member SIU Board of Trustees. Seven members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the state senate. Two members are elected by the student bodies of the Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses.[1]

Southern Illinois University Carbondale[edit]

Founded in Carbondale in 1869 as Southern Illinois Normal College, Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC, usually referred to as SIU) is the flagship campus of the Southern Illinois University system and is the fourth oldest of Illinois's thirteen state universities.

SIUC includes eight colleges and three schools: the Graduate School and the School of Law in Carbondale, and the School of Medicine in Carbondale and Springfield (see below). Considered to be a "National Research University", SIUC offers Associate, Baccalaureate, Post-Baccalaureate, Masters, and Doctoral degrees in 222 academic programs.

In the fall of 2013, SIUC had 13,306 undergraduates, 4,613 graduate students, and was the alma mater of over 216,500 living alumni.[2]

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville[edit]

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) is the St. Louis Metro East campus of the SIU system. The main campus in Edwardsville is situated on 2,660 acres (1,080 ha) of scenic woodland and lakes with bicycle and walking paths throughout. SIUE also operates the School of Dental Medicine campus in Alton, the East St. Louis Center, and School of Nursing's satellite campus in Springfield. Begun as residential centers of SIUC in 1957, SIUE celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2007. Once known as a "commuter school", SIUE has in recent years transformed itself into a residential university.

SIUE includes the College of Arts and Sciences and seven schools, including the Graduate School and the new but highly regarded School of Pharmacy on the Edwardsville campus and the School of Dental Medicine in Alton.

The SIUE center in East St. Louis provides clinical and practicum experiences for SIUE students and a broad range of assistance to the community in the arts, education, health, and social services.

Considered to be a "Comprehensive Regional Masters' University", SIUE offers Baccalaureate, Post-Baccalaureate, Masters, and Doctoral degrees in 135 academic programs. SIUE is especially known and respected (highly rated in USNEWS) for its Senior Assessment Program.

In the fall of 2013, SIUE had 11,229 undergraduates, 2,621 graduate students, and 91,353 living alumni.[3]

Satellite schools[edit]

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine[edit]

The Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (SIU-SOM) is a part of SIUC that operates its first-year program in Carbondale and the final three years in Springfield. The SIU-SOM also offers a wide range of medical residency programs including; Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Medicine/Psychiatry, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Otolaryngology, Pediatrics, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Psychiatry, Radiology, and Urology.[4]

Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine[edit]

The Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU-SDM or SDM) is a part of SIUE and operates in Alton on the campus of the former Shurtleff College. The school opened in 1972 and enrolls about 200 dental students.[5]

Southern Illinois Edwardsville School of Nursing[edit]

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing not only has academic programs on the Edwardsville campus, but it operates a cooperative program with SIUC in Carbondale, and it has a small campus in Springfield which offers graduate level courses nearby the SIU School of Medicine.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SIU Board of Trustees". Bot.siu.edu. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  2. ^ http://www.irs.siu.edu/quickfacts/
  3. ^ http://www.siue.edu/factbook/pdf/FbCurrent.pdf
  4. ^ "SIU Residency Affairs". Siumed.edu. 2011-12-20. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  5. ^ "SIU School of Dental Medicine - Home". Siue.edu. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  6. ^ "SIUE School of Nursing - Home Page". Siue.edu. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 

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