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5 pm news

Intrigue at Rams Park: Kroenke meets with Nixon
2015-11-30 17:51:00
Source: Kroenke wanted to make sure he had a "complete understanding of things" related to St. Louis stadium proposal. Read Full Story ...

TV review: NBC sitcom with St. Louis setting is just silly
2015-11-30 17:10:00
"Superstore" get a preview tonight before Jan. 4 debut. Read Full Story ...

TV review: NBC's retail sitcom set in St. Louis is just silly
2015-11-30 17:10:00
"Superstore" gets a preview Monday night before its Jan. 4 debut. Read Full Story ...

4 pm news

Mizzou won't accept bowl invitation
2015-11-30 16:59:00
Despite 5-7 record, Tigers would have qualified for bowl based on academic progress rating. Read Full Story ...

Fire that killed Highland couple was accidental, but exact cause may remain undetermined
2015-11-30 16:15:00
Jack and Shirley Cygan had attended a grandson's wedding the night before. Firefighters found their bodies in their living room. Read Full Story ...

6-year-old boy at scene of suspected murder suicide in Valley Park home
2015-11-30 16:15:00
St. Louis County police are investigating deaths of a man and woman along the 100 block of Carnegie Court Read Full Story ...

Boy, 6, found unharmed at scene of suspected murder-suicide in Valley Park
2015-11-30 16:15:00
St. Louis County police are investigating deaths of a man and woman along the 100 block of Carnegie Court Read Full Story ...

U.S. Senate committee to set hearing on A-B InBev-SAB Miller merger

2015-11-30 16:01:00
Carlos Brito among those scheduled to testify Read Full Story ...

Judge temporarily blocks Missouri from pulling Planned Parenthood clinic's abortion license

2015-11-30 16:00:00
The Planned Parenthood chapter in Columbia faced a midnight deadline. Read Full Story ...

3 pm news

Two dead in suspected murder suicide in Valley Park home
2015-11-30 15:46:00
St. Louis County police are investigating deaths of a man and woman along the 100 block of Carnegie Court Read Full Story ...

Cardinals sign Pena to back up Molina
2015-11-30 15:35:00
Experienced catcher and switch-hitter has been in the majors for 11 years, last with Cincinnati. Signing seems to signal end of Cruz's tenure as backup. Read Full Story ...

2 pm news

SIUE Computer Science Program Proactively ?Sprinkles Security? into Studies

2015-11-30 14:47:00

Thoshitha Gamage, PhD, assistant professor of computer science.In a world full of computerized information and rapid advances in technology, the need for cybersecurity is paramount for both personal privacy and national security. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is taking an innovative approach in training future computer scientists to combat this pressing concern.

With support from the SIUE Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research, Education and Outreach, Thoshitha Gamage, assistant professor of computer science, is introducing cybersecurity concepts throughout the program’s core curriculum. In addition to his regular course load, Gamage is working as a faculty fellow through the STEM Center for the academic year.

“A central goal of the STEM Center is to support interdisciplinary teams of SIUE faculty to conduct innovative projects in STEM education,” said Sharon Locke, director of the SIUE STEM Center. “Dr. Gamage’s project addresses one of the grand challenges in engineering, as identified by the U.S. National Academy of Engineering – “Securing Cyberspace.”

“In this day and age, everything is digitalized,” said Gamage. “Our cellphones, cars, computers, tablets and more involve a cyber security component. There’s always a chance someone else can access that information.”

Gamage stresses that cybersecurity can no longer be considered a non-functional requirement as it historically has been. Instead, he says it needs to be infused as systems are built.

“I’m taking the opportunity to expose students to cybersecurity in a more unconventional way,” Gamage explained. “Instead of students waiting to take an upper-level course dedicated solely to cybersecurity, all of our core curriculum will have certain concepts “sprinkled” in. In addition, our introductory programming courses will include security minded labs appropriate for that audience.

“It goes back to the notion of making security a functional component of the design process,” he added. “Nothing is absolutely secure, but we can make sure that obvious loopholes are covered to prevent systems from being exploited.”

Gamage contends that his fellowship with the STEM Center has made this innovative course augmentation possible. His next immediate goal is to make the initiative sustainable.

“The STEM Center funds pilot studies, and we then collaborate with the fellows to prepare proposals to external funding agencies for additional research and institutionalization of effective STEM education practices,” Locke said.

“This project helps keep SIUE at the cutting edge of computer science education,” she continued. “In working with Dr. Gamage, the STEM Center plans to seek funding for scholarships to support SIUE students interested in studying cybersecurity.”

SIUE’s computer science program has experienced notable growth as global demand for computer scientists has increased. According the U.S. Dept. of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer and information research scientists is projected to soar 15 percent through 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.

Photo: Thoshitha Gamage, PhD, assistant professor of computer science.

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Charges upgraded in alleged drunken-driving crash that killed 6-year-old girl in Florissant
2015-11-30 14:45:00
Dezirae Thayer died Friday night. Read Full Story ...

C-SPAN Features SIUE History Lecture

2015-11-30 14:27:00

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Robert Paulett, PhD, associate professor of historical studies, shared his lecture, “Caribbean Sugar and the British Colonies,” with the world Saturday, Nov. 28 on C-SPAN3. The cable network featured the presentation on its series “Lectures in History” which airs lectures on topics ranging from the American Revolution to 9-11.

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SIUE?s Poirier Named to National Oncology Specialty Council

2015-11-30 14:25:00

Terri PoirierSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Terri Poirier, PharmD, has been appointed to the Oncology Specialty Council for 2016-2018 by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS).

A professor of pharmacy and Senior Scholar in the SIUE School of Pharmacy, Poirier accepted the national appointment’s three-year term. Oncology pharmacy specialists recommend, design, implement, monitor and modify pharmacotherapeutic plans to optimize outcomes in patients with malignant diseases.

“I am honored to be selected to this national board,” said Poirier. “I look forward to contributing to the deliberations of the Oncology Council to ensure that the standards for specialty recognition are appropriate.”

The Board of Pharmacy Specialties consists of eight specialty councils including oncology, critical care, pediatric, ambulatory care, nuclear, nutrition support, pharmacotherapy and psychiatric pharmacy. Each council consists of nine members, including three members who are non-specialists, to the council. Poirier was appointed as a non-specialist. Each council is responsible for exam construction and role delineation for the specific focused area.

“It is truly an honor for the SIUE School of Pharmacy to have Dr. Terri Poirier appointed to the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties Oncology Special Council,” said Dr. Gireesh Gupchup, SOP dean. “It is gratifying that the Board has recognized Dr. Poirier’s longstanding expertise in pharmacy education.”

A BPS Specialty Council serves the following purposes:

“The Board of Pharmacy Specialties is thrilled to have nationally recognized subject matter experts and pharmacy leaders serve a pivotal role in the board certification process,” said BPS Executive Director William Ellis. “The professionalism, knowledge and expertise of the council members enable each specialty to maintain a high standard of quality in their work towards recognizing BPS board certified pharmacists at the leading edge of patient care.”

The overriding concern of BPS is to ensure that the public receives the level of pharmacy services that will improve a patient’s quality of life

Photo: Terri Poirier, PharmD, SIUE School of Pharmacy.

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Herman agrees in principle to contract to stay at Houston

2015-11-30 14:18:00
University of Houston football coach Tom Herman said Monday he has agreed in principle to a new contract to stay with the Cougars, according to multiple news reports. Read Full Story ...

Planned Parenthood sues to keep Columbia, Mo., clinic's license to perform abortions

2015-11-30 14:15:00
The Planned Parenthood chapter has filed a federal lawsuit against the acting director of Missouri's health department Read Full Story ...

Proposed tax levy shows increase over 2014
2015-11-30 14:10:00
The city of Edwardsville is preparing for the final month before ringing in the new year with tax levy work. Read Full Story ...

TV review: ABC's 'Holiday Baking Show' is delicious
2015-11-30 14:00:00
Competition series nicely replicates the British original. Read Full Story ...

Candidates seek county board seat
2015-11-30 14:00:00
Small business owner Erica Conway Harriss has announced she is seeking a spot on the Madison County Board in Glen Carbon?s District 26. She is a Republican. Read Full Story ...

1 pm news

KMOX news director John Butler retiring Dec. 31
2015-11-30 13:30:00
Butler arrived in 1995, led news team to four Murrow Awards Read Full Story ...

Power transmission company ITC Holdings explores sales

2015-11-30 13:30:00
Company operates in six states, including Missouri Read Full Story ...

Terror in the Europe (Osama Hajjaj)
2015-11-30 13:13:01 CagleCartoons

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Math teachers stay on the same page
2015-11-30 13:05:00
Seventh grade students in one of Megan Mulcahy?s Lincoln Middle School pre-algebra classes were working on a CSI math activity last week.   Read Full Story ...

ESCAPE plans trip to the Fox Theatre
2015-11-30 13:00:00
The latest trip with the Edwardsville Parks Department ESCAPE group for citizens over 55 is a trip to St. Louis and the Fabulous Fox Theatre to see "Newsies." ESCAPE stands for Edwardsville Senior Cit Read Full Story ...

Hints have Huda returning soon to local TV
2015-11-30 13:00:00
Sources point to KTVI/KPLR; Huda and station execs not commenting Read Full Story ...

Police ID man found shot to death on St. Louis street
2015-11-30 13:00:00
He was found shot to death Wednesday morning. Read Full Story ...

12 pm news

Hochman: Rams' Gurley emotional about fired Georgia coach
2015-11-30 12:54:00
CINCINNATI ? It hurt to watch him hurt. Read Full Story ...

Mo. Republicans concerned about vetting of refugees
2015-11-30 12:40:00
JEFFERSON CITY ? Concerns raised by Republican lawmakers about Syrian refugees entering the state boil down to one thing: distrust in the federal government. Read Full Story ...

Trump's truth (Joe Heller)
2015-11-30 12:19:53 CagleCartoons

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Trump Has No Clothes (John Darkow)
2015-11-30 12:10:55 CagleCartoons

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Holiday concert scheduled at Hatheway Hall

2015-11-30 12:10:00
The Alton-Godfrey Rotary Club (AGRC) will help brighten the Christmas season in the River Bend with its 4th Annual Community Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 13 at 3:00 p.m. at the Ann Whitney Ol Read Full Story ...

There are no shortcuts to increasing enrollment

2015-11-30 12:05:00
Colleges and universities are more and more reliant on the number of students that they can enroll. Private ones, even the ones with large endowments, are heavily dependent on tuition money to survive Read Full Story ...

SIUE student makes marrow donation

2015-11-30 12:00:00
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville senior Greg Pavelka made a potentially life saving bone marrow donation on Tuesday, Nov. 17 for a person battling leukemia. The donation was coordinated throu Read Full Story ...

11 am news

Boy, 13, fatally shot in St. Louis while stealing from car, police say
2015-11-30 11:29:00
Martinez Smith-Payne, 13, was fatally shot when he and two other juveniles were caught trying to steal from a parked car in St. Louis, police say. Read Full Story ...

Pedestrian fatally struck by motorist in Pontoon Beach

2015-11-30 11:18:00
Police identified the victim as Chandler D. Terrell, 47. Read Full Story ...

Climate conference in Paris (Petar Pismestrovic)
2015-11-30 11:14:08 CagleCartoons

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Bagging the Last Leaf of Fall (RJ Matson)
2015-11-30 11:08:32 CagleCartoons

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7 shows for your radar this week (Nov. 30-Dec. 6)
2015-11-30 11:00:00
There's more to watch this week than Christmas specials. Read Full Story ...

Fromer graduate assistant at Mizzou accused of assaulting teenage relative over lack of hijab

2015-11-30 11:00:00
She was allegedly attacked because she wasn't wearing a traditional headscarf worn by some Muslim women. Read Full Story ...

Former graduate assistant at Mizzou accused of assaulting teenage relative over lack of hijab

2015-11-30 11:00:00
She was allegedly attacked because she wasn't wearing a traditional headscarf worn by some Muslim women. Read Full Story ...

10 am news

1st weekend of Illinois firearm deer hunt beats last year

2015-11-30 10:57:00
Randolph County reported the most deer taken; Lake County had the fewest.  Read Full Story ...

Cards' full postseason share is $34,223
2015-11-30 10:56:00
Champion Royals will get more than $370,000 per man.  Read Full Story ...

Climate change conference (Christo Komarnitski)
2015-11-30 10:53:04 CagleCartoons

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Why Cardinals are viewed as spenders this winter
2015-11-30 10:48:00
Whether it's from other teams or baseball writers, the Cardinals are increasingly viewed as a team that can afford -- and stomach -- a big, uncharacteristic move. Read Full Story ...

Cards viewed as big spenders this winter
2015-11-30 10:48:00
Whether it's from other teams or baseball writers, the Cardinals are increasingly viewed as a team that can afford ? and stomach ? a big, uncharacteristic move. Read Full Story ...

Police identify 6-year-old girl killed in Florissant drunken-driving crash
2015-11-30 10:45:00
Dezirae Thayer died  Read Full Story ...

Target website functioning again after Cyber Monday traffic caused a disruption

2015-11-30 10:43:00
Visitors to website were greeted by error message and apology Read Full Story ...

Teen girl found dead under overturned car in Kinloch after shots fired
2015-11-30 10:37:00
Torii Ivy, 17, of Velda Village Hills, was found dead at scene of crash Saturday night in Kinloch, police say. Read Full Story ...

Dunkin Donuts adding 14 restaurants in St. Louis
2015-11-30 10:34:00
The Dunkin Donuts franchisee group is led by former NFL players Kris Brown and Zach Wiegert.  Read Full Story ...

BenFred: 5 reasons 5-win Mizzou should decline bowl invite
2015-11-30 10:30:00
At least two five-win college football teams teams will play in bowl games this postseason. The Tigers shouldn't be one of them. Read Full Story ...

BenFred: 5 reasons Mizzou should decline a bowl invite
2015-11-30 10:30:00
Bowl-bound coaches say that the extra game is good for their program's exposure. But, is more exposure a good thing for Mizzou football? Read Full Story ...

Hofbräuhaus beer hall to open in mid 2016 in Belleville
2015-11-30 10:15:00
Hofbräuhaus will have seating for 1,000, including a beer garden.  Read Full Story ...

9 am news

2015-11-30 09:32:42 CagleCartoons

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Don't Bomb Syria (Brian Adcock)
2015-11-30 09:32:15 CagleCartoons

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Target website down on Cyber Monday due to heavy traffic

2015-11-30 09:31:00
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NY woman accused of killing baby after giving birth in store

2015-11-30 09:28:00
LIVINGSTON, N.Y.  ?  Authorities have charged a 20-year-old woman with killing her newborn after she gave birth in an upstate New York convenience store. Read Full Story ...

Deere lays off 220 employees, citing sales drop

2015-11-30 09:22:00
Company expects sales of its equipment to fall 7 percent in fiscal 2016 Read Full Story ...

8 am news

South Dakota ghost town up for sale, at reduced price

2015-11-30 08:09:00
Swett encompasses about 6 acres of land, an empty house and a closed bar.  Read Full Story ...

7 am news

2015-11-30 07:54:51 CagleCartoons

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After terror climate talks (Patrick Chappatte)
2015-11-30 07:51:33 CagleCartoons

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Protect yourself from online shopping scams during the holidays

2015-11-30 07:27:00
Be super-cautious if you stumble upon a website or get an email with an eye-popping sale Read Full Story ...

Donald Trump (Bob Englehart)
2015-11-30 07:17:17 CagleCartoons

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6 am news

Teen killed in Lincoln County crash

2015-11-30 06:17:00
Three people were injured. Read Full Story ...

Major Case Squad investigating death of woman in Ferguson
2015-11-30 06:15:00
The woman was in her mid 20s. Read Full Story ...

The hidden Cyber Monday deal you'll want to watch out for

2015-11-30 06:04:00
Airlines expected to offer online 'flash sales' on airfares today Read Full Story ...

5 am news

'12 Days of Christmas' items top $34K, up 0.6 percent

2015-11-30 05:15:00
Wage stagnation keeps cost of most goods down Read Full Story ...

Gordo: NFL owners remain torn on LA options
2015-11-30 05:05:00
When the owners meet again this week outside Dallas, the LA scenario will be the hottest topic. But an actual decision may not come for months. Read Full Story ...

Court appearance set for suspect in Colorado clinic shooting

2015-11-30 05:00:00
Speculation is focusing on the suspect's motive and how authorities may prosecute the case.  Read Full Story ...

4 am news

Climate Change Photo Bomber (Paul Zanetti)
2015-11-30 04:59:16 CagleCartoons

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Climate change denial (Emad Hajjaj)
2015-11-30 04:40:22 CagleCartoons

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Global Warming Microclimatic Trend (Andy Singer)
2015-11-30 04:06:30 CagleCartoons

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4Ds of Climate Change (Andy Singer)
2015-11-30 04:02:15 CagleCartoons

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2 am news

Climate change (Patrick Chappatte)
2015-11-30 02:31:50 CagleCartoons

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1 am news

Free the planet (Arcadio Esquivel)
2015-11-30 01:20:10 CagleCartoons

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Calentamiento Global (Arcadio Esquivel)
2015-11-30 01:12:21 CagleCartoons

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12 am news

Clear video of Chicago police killing may help provide lessons for cops everywhere
2015-11-30 00:15:00
With little doubt about what happened, energy can be focused on why. Read Full Story ...

Work begins soon to restore, expand and transform St. Louis Soldiers Memorial
2015-11-30 00:15:00
St. Louis has been searching for years for help in maintaining the memorial, which was built to honor the soldiers who died in World War I. Read Full Story ...

Both parties gearing up for contentious Missouri attorney general primaries
2015-11-30 00:15:00
Four candidates in all seeking state's top legal office. Read Full Story ...

Gauen: Clear video of Chicago police killing may help provide lessons for cops everywhere
2015-11-30 00:15:00
With little doubt about what happened, energy can be focused on why. Read Full Story ...

Rams' free-fall continues
2015-11-30 00:10:00
Lopsided loss drops Rams to 4-7 and makes Fisher's job security an issue. The strain on the head coach showed in his postgame remarks. Read Full Story ...

Grant's Farm could end up as subdivision, Busch siblings say
2015-11-30 00:00:00
Billy Busch says he doesn't intend to sell off 'one square foot' of the park. Read Full Story ...

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