Saluki Pride: Artist and professor Jiyong Lee uplifts his students to excel in life after college

Saluki Pride: Artist and professor Jiyong Lee uplifts his students to excel in life after college

Artist and professor Jiyong Lee spends his days in the School of Art and Design assisting students with glass sculptures. While teaching at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, he has been asked to be a visiting artist at several institutions across the world where he taught workshops, including the University of South Australia, Domaine de Boisbuchet in France, Fire Station Artists’ Studios in Ireland, and more.

SIU dental hygiene graduates earn state’s only bachelor’s degrees, rare community health certifications

SIU dental hygiene graduates earn state’s only bachelor’s degrees, rare community health certifications

Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s 21 spring 2022 dental hygiene graduates not only have the rare accomplishment of earning a diploma from the only baccalaureate dental hygiene program in the state, approved by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, but they are also one of just two groups in the state to complete the online community dental health coordinator (CDHC) certification.

Saluki Pride: Cinzia Padovani embraces life at SIU as an international professor

Saluki Pride: Cinzia Padovani embraces life at SIU as an international professor

As an international faculty member, Cinzia Padovani, an associate professor in radio, television and digital media, said it can be a challenge to adapt to life in a new place, but she loves the beauty of the Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus and working with students and her colleagues. She hopes her experience will be helpful for future junior colleagues from overseas.

SIU fashion design student to showcase sustainability-inspired creations in runway show

SIU fashion design student to showcase sustainability-inspired creations in runway show

Leslee Lunden Lofton is making the most of an opportunity she saw in her own closet. Inspired by her own old clothes, garments at local thrift stores and an effort toward sustainability, Lofton, a senior in Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s fashion design program, is repurposing apparel as she prepares to unveil her line at the Student Showcase and Runway Fashion Show, Thursday, April 21, in Student Center Ballroom D.

Saluki Pride: Arash Komaee works to unlock next generation of surgical robotic tools

Saluki Pride: Arash Komaee works to unlock next generation of surgical robotic tools

Ensconced in a laboratory packed with high-tech equipment, SIU Carbondale’s Arash Komaee is working on technology that might result in a new generation of surgical instruments. His efforts may someday lead, for example, to physicians using magnetize tools that can safely be operated inside a patient’s body using sufficiently strong magnets outside the body.

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