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Shawnee Community College plans to host 14 summer camps for young people starting June 5. A variety of camps are planned. Here’s a look at the schedule: Soccer Camp: June 5-7, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the college’s main campus near Ullin. Ages 7-12. The fee is $30.  Renewable Energy Camp: June 5-...
Century Unit School District No. 100 superintendent Leslie Varble was honored as a Superintendent of Distinction from the Shawnee Region of the IASA luncheon in Springfield on April 24. From left are Varble and state superintendent Dr. Tony Smith. Photo provided.
Leslie Varble, superintendent of Century School District No. 100 at Ullin, has been named as a 2017 Superintendent of Distinction by her colleagues in the Shawnee Region of the Illinois Association of School Administrators, IASA. Varble was honored at an awards luncheon which was held April 24 in...
Gary Funk, standing, the director of the Rural Schools Collaborative, gave a presentation about the future of Illinois rural public schools at Egyptian High School in Tamms on Tuesday evening, April 25. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Illinois Humanities, in partnership with the Association of Illinois Rural and Small Schools, presented a free public program called The Future of Rural Public Schools at Egyptian High School in Tamms on Tuesday, April 25. Egyptian seniors Daneesha Carthell, Tyra Huff and Kacia Houston,...
Junior high students in teacher Heather Coffman’s science classes at Lick Creek School recently hosted engineers from the Illinois Department of Transportation. The engineers brought items with them for a hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) presentation. One group worked...
Illinois State Board of Education state superintendent Dr. Tony Smith visited Century School on Monday, Oct. 31. STEM and FFA students prepared a lunch for him and had a roundtable discussion. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Illinois State Board of Education, ISBE, state superintendent Dr. Tony Smith visited Southern Illinois on Monday, Oct. 31.  Smith began his visit to the region at Vienna High School, where student council members gave him a tour of the school. He then visited Vienna Grade School, where junior high...
Spots were still open as of last week for an upcoming event planned at Southern Illinois University Carbondale that is designed to help young women explore careers in science and mathematics. The annual Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics conference is set for Saturday, Nov. 19, at...
Southern Illinois University Carbondale has selected the inaugural group of students who will benefit from a grant aimed at helping transfer students prepare for careers in the energy sector. The National Science Foundation awarded the $1 million grant from its Division of Undergraduate Education...
An event planned this fall at Southern Illinois University Carbondale will help young women explore careers in science and mathematics. The annual Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics conference is set for Saturday, Nov. 19, at the SIU Student Center.  The 26th annual event provides...

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