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Police believe man stabbed wife before killing himself in Fenton

2016-12-08 16:56:00 STLToday.com
Mike and Denise Oppermann were found dead Monday in their home. Read Full Story ...

Missouri Supreme Court: state law barring bail for undocumented immigrants is unconstitutional

2016-12-08 16:41:00 STLToday.com
In a 6-0 decision Thursday, the Court said lawmakers can't exempt those who may be in the country unlawfully. Read Full Story ...

Missouri candidates receive millions in contributions before voter-approved limits take effect

2016-12-08 16:20:00 STLToday.com
Wednesday was last day for unlimited campaign contributions in Missouri after voters approved change in the Constitution. Read Full Story ...

Paralyzed Hazelwood officer will get help from actor's charity to modify home

2016-12-08 16:00:00 STLToday.com
The Gary Sinise Foundation will modify Craig Tudor's home in Wentzville. Read Full Story ...

Candidates receive millions in contributions before voter-approved limits take effect

2016-12-08 16:00:00 STLToday.com
Wednesday was last day for unlimited campaign contributions in Missouri after voters approved change in the Constitution. Read Full Story ...

3 pm news



Attempted rapes minutes apart in St. Louis may be linked, police say

2016-12-08 15:45:00 STLToday.com
One on the Hill, and the other in the Northhampton neighborhood. Read Full Story ...

Registered sex offender pleads guilty to downloading child pornography in Madison County

2016-12-08 15:18:00 STLToday.com
Jeremy T. Blair, 41, faces between 10 and 20 years in prison. Read Full Story ...

Messenger: What Missouri's blind pension can teach us about the homeless

2016-12-08 15:00:00 STLToday.com
Lately, the crescendo to do something about the downtown homeless has been building. Read Full Story ...

Nixon praises Missouri's system for picking judges, but lawmakers may consider changing it

2016-12-08 15:00:00 STLToday.com
His successor, Governor-elect Eric Greitens, has called for a change, and a bill has already been filed that would alter the process. Read Full Story ...

2 pm news



SIUE Strengthens Global Partnership with South Korea?s Tongmyong University

2016-12-08 14:50:00 SIUE.edu

SIUE hosted a delegation from Tongmyong University (TU), of Busan, South Korea, Monday-Wednesday, Dec. 5-7, during which the administrators from the two institutions discussed expanding their strong academic collaborations.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville hosted a delegation from Tongmyong University (TU), of Busan, South Korea, Monday-Wednesday, Dec. 5-7, during which administrators from the two institutions discussed expanding their strong academic collaborations.

A partnership between the institutions started in 2014 when a formal agreement was made to offer a 2+2 dual diploma program between TU and the SIUE School of Engineering.

“The wealth of experiential learning opportunities provided in both engineering schools present a good match between the two institutions,” said Cem Karacal, PhD, dean of the SIUE School of Engineering. “This joint degree program is a mutually beneficial collaboration. It is an excellent way of not only sharing engineering knowledge and know-how between nations, but also presents a tremendous opportunity for students to learn about each other’s cultures, values and languages.”

According to Mary Weishaar, PhD, executive director of International Affairs at SIUE, discussions during the visit included a consideration of how TU, SIUE and ESLi (English as a Second Language International) can provide short-term programming for TU students, the feasibility of expanding the existing 2+2 program to include the School of Business, and possibilities of other program collaborations, such as a 1+3 where students would attend TU for one year and SIUE for three years.

“When initiating international collaborations, what is most important is to get to know partner institutions in detail,” said Soondo Kweon, PhD, assistant professor in the School of Engineering. “These face-to-face meetings between leaders are critical in guiding directions for future collaboration.”

TU student Jongmin Kim presents a portion of his team’s senior design project.During their visit, TU’s Board Director Eui-Tack Suh, Vice President Tae-Jung Lho and Professor Kyung-Sung Kim, also had the opportunity to observe TU students presenting their senior design course projects. These included the design and fabrication of a mechanical apparatus that melts 3D printed parts, and injects them into wire to be reused as a raw material for 3D printing and an air-conditioning system that automatically turns on or off by detecting human presence in the room.

“We value effective international partnerships such as this,” Karacal said. “These collaborations improve the diversity in our school and invoke interest among our domestic students about other cultures and how engineering knowledge can be applied in other parts of the world to solve problems.

“Korea is a nation known for engineering innovations and technology companies. We are happy to have this partnership with TU.”

Since the Memorandum of Understanding between SIUE and TU was signed, several faculty members have engaged in exchanges for teaching and research. In June 2017, SIUE students and an engineering faculty member will visit TU for 10 days to take a study abroad course where they will work on joint design projects with TU students.

“When SIUE students visit TU they get to learn not only technical contents, but also are exposed to international cultures, which will be highly beneficial when they are involved with international projects in the future,” Kweon said.

Photos: (L-R) Dr. Cem Karacal, dean of the SIUE School of Engineering (SOE), Dr. Soondo Kweon, assistant professor in the SIUE SOE, Dr. Kyung-Sung Kim, assistant professor in the TU School of Engineering, Dr. Mary Weishaar, executive director of International Affairs at SIUE, TU Board Director Mr. Eui-Tack Suh, SIUE Chancellor Dr. Randy Pembrook, TU Vice President Dr. Tae-Jung Lho, SIUE Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Dr. Denise Cobb, and Dr. Ryan Hall and Ms. Sarah Van Alebeek, ESLi administrators.

TU student Jongmin Kim presents a portion of his team’s senior design project.

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Construction coming to Forest Park likely to affect zoo, art museum visitors

2016-12-08 14:45:00 STLToday.com
Portions of Government and Wells drives, and Skinker/Wells entrance, to close until June Read Full Story ...

New Missouri governor meets with Trump transition aide

2016-12-08 14:38:00 STLToday.com
Nick Ayers' consulting firm was paid $17 million by Republican Eric Greitens campaign in 2016 Read Full Story ...

Man charged in September killing of cab driver in the Central West End

2016-12-08 14:35:00 STLToday.com
The cab driver, Timothy Grice, was killed near Forest Park on Sept. 14. Read Full Story ...

Former astronaut, senator John Glenn dies at 95

2016-12-08 14:30:00 STLToday.com
He was the last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts. Read Full Story ...

John Glenn, first American astronaut to orbit the earth, dies at 95

2016-12-08 14:22:00 STLToday.com
COLUMBUS, Ohio ? Astronaut, senator and aviation legend John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth in 1962 and returned to space in 1998 at age 77, died Thursday. He was 95. Read Full Story ...

SIUE?s Sweatt and Terziovski Win Get to Know Metro East Scholarships

2016-12-08 14:15:00 SIUE.edu

sweatt-allieSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville students Allie Sweatt and Katie Terziovski are among six $2,000 scholarship winners in the “Get to know m.e.” campaign.

Each candidate submitted an essay highlighting why they love living in the Metro East. All contestants were required to be a Metro East resident at the time of application, enrolled as a full-time student at one of the host sponsor universities and be in good academic standing with their respective university.

Edwardsville native Sweatt is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences. Granite City’s Terziovski is a junior in the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior. Read their essays at get2knowthemetroeast.com.

“The purpose of this campaign is to positively impact our community,” said Carol Bartle, campaign project manager. “These scholarships are a great opportunity for us to help continue to improve the educational experience for students throughout the Metro East.”

terziovski-katieThe other recipients are Emily Donovan and Kaitlyn Dixon of Lindenwood University, and Allison Loehr and Kelsey Sutherland of McKendree University.

 “Get to know m.e.” was created to bring Metro East communities together, embracing the people who live and work here, and the many attractions that are shared and enjoyed. It also showcases the many attractions and lifestyle the Metro East has to offer for those who live outside of the area.

Photo: SIUE juniors and Metro East natives Allie Sweatt (upper right) and Katie Terziovski.

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Two admit St. Louis armored truck robbery

2016-12-08 14:00:00 STLToday.com
Lawyer for one defendant says prosecutors told him the loot was about $2 million. Read Full Story ...

1 pm news



Attorney: Dylann Roof's mom had heart attack during trial

2016-12-08 13:39:00 STLToday.com
Roof's attorney mentioned the heart attack in court documents asking for a mistrial; the judge denied the request. Read Full Story ...

Fire at Missouri S&T spews black smoke over campus in Rolla

2016-12-08 13:21:00 STLToday.com
The university said the blaze had been contained to an air conditioning unit on to the top of a building. Read Full Story ...

Gordo: Cardinals need better risk management

2016-12-08 13:20:00 STLToday.com
Maybe the Cardinals will get Allen Cordoba back. Maybe losing him in the Rule 5 Draft was just temporary or no big deal. But it shouldn't have happened in the first place. Read Full Story ...

Fire said to be contained at Missouri S&T in Rolla

2016-12-08 13:11:00 STLToday.com
The blaze it at Emerson Hall and the electrical engineering building was first reporter on the university's Twitter account just before 1 p.m. Thursday. Read Full Story ...

12 pm news



Hasty push for soccer stadium financing raises red flags

2016-12-08 12:56:00 STLToday.com
New Major League Soccer stadium near Union Station in St. Louis would seat 20,000 and cost $405 million. Read Full Story ...

Hasty push for St. Louis soccer stadium financing raises red flags

2016-12-08 12:56:00 STLToday.com
New Major League Soccer stadium near Union Station in St. Louis would seat 20,000 and cost $205 million. Read Full Story ...

SIU Trustees Approve Campus Water System Improvement for SIUE

2016-12-08 12:45:00 SIUE.edu

The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees, at its regularly scheduled meeting on the Carbondale campus today, approved the project budget for the first phase of replacing valves and fire hydrants on the Edwardsville campus. The board also approved planning to replace sidewalks and the natural turf at the outdoor recreation complex on the SIUE campus.

Because much of the SIUE exterior water distribution system dates to the campus’ origin, valves used to control the system and fire hydrants have been failing. The replacement of more than 300 valves and hydrants is envisioned over multiple phases of the project. Phase I addresses the highest priority valves at an estimated cost of $600,000 with funding from both utility maintenance and deferred maintenance funds. The entire replacement cost is estimated at $3.7 million, and additional phase approvals will require further board consideration. Award of contracts will also require further board consideration.

Safety and accessibility are the primary cause for the necessary sidewalk replacement. Plans will estimate the cost for replacing deteriorated pedestrian walks during several fiscal years to match available funding. The most serious problems will be addressed first to keep building accessible at all times. Project design work will be funded through deferred maintenance funds. Planning options will review the sources of funds for the replacement work once a cost estimated is established. A quality based selection process selected Juneau Associates, Inc., of Edwardsville, to determine both the extent and cost of the work.

Replacing the natural grass at the outdoor recreation complex is needed to extend the playing seasons for club sports teams and intramural use along with providing a surface that is more durable and rain tolerant. The project cost will be finalized once a comprehensive estimated is determined. A quality based selection process selected Oates Associates, Inc., of Collinsville, to determine both the extent and cost of the work. The project is defined as a non-instructional capital improvement financed with local funds. As a result, Illinois Board of Higher Education approval will be required prior to the funding commitment.

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Blues recall defenseman Hunt from minors

2016-12-08 12:01:00 STLToday.com
He leads the American Hockey League with 29 points Read Full Story ...

11 am news



Trump expected to nominate former St. Louis lawyer Puzder as labor secretary

2016-12-08 11:45:00 STLToday.com
Nomination could spark pushback from unions, Obamacare defenders Read Full Story ...

Mumps booster urged amid University of Missouri outbreak

2016-12-08 11:25:00 STLToday.com
COLUMBIA, Mo. ? The University of Missouri is urging students to obtain a booster mumps shot to protect against an outbreak that has grown to 193 confirmed and probable cases. Read Full Story ...

Solving the mystery of 'Van Gogh's Ear'

2016-12-08 11:00:00 STLToday.com
Author Bernadette Murphy spent seven years investigating the case. Read Full Story ...

Police identify pedestrian fatally struck in St. Louis

2016-12-08 11:00:00 STLToday.com
Jordan Dickerson, 24, died at the scene. Read Full Story ...

10 am news



Teen was on Facebook Live during Pennsylvania crash that killed her, pal

2016-12-08 10:43:00 STLToday.com
The crash killed the driver, an 18-year-old woman, and her 19-year-old passenger. Read Full Story ...

Cardinals' gamble on Rule 5 and lose prospect Cordoba

2016-12-08 10:15:00 STLToday.com
In minor-league phase, Cardinals take former draft pick Austin Wilson. Read Full Story ...

Cardinals gamble on Rule 5, lose infield prospect Cordoba

2016-12-08 10:15:00 STLToday.com
In minor-league phase, Cardinals take former draft pick Austin Wilson. Read Full Story ...

Cardinals lose infield prospect Cordoba in Rule 5 draft

2016-12-08 10:15:00 STLToday.com
In minor-league phase, Cardinals take former draft pick Austin Wilson. Read Full Story ...

Rolling Stone's Mick Jagger celebrates birth of 8th child

2016-12-08 10:00:00 STLToday.com
The newborn boy joins siblings who range in age from 40s to teenagers. Read Full Story ...

9 am news



Jury foreman: 5 jurors were undecided on Slager verdict

2016-12-08 09:03:00 STLToday.com
State prosecutors have said they plan to try Slager again. He has also been charged with civil rights violations in federal court Read Full Story ...

Raasch: For Greitens and Trump, the parallels persist in transition

2016-12-08 09:00:00 STLToday.com
Both men are Republican outsiders elected with broad-stroke pronouncements to change the status quo. Read Full Story ...

8 am news



St. Louis metro temps plunge into the freezer

2016-12-08 08:45:00 STLToday.com
The normal high for Dec. 8 in the St. Louis metro area is 44 degrees. The normal low is 29. Read Full Story ...

Illinois firearm deer harvest down 8.5 percent this year

2016-12-08 08:30:00 STLToday.com
Upcoming deer hunts in Illinois include the muzzleloader-only season this coming weekend and the anterless-only season later this month. Archery deer season continues through Jan. 15. Read Full Story ...

Boy, 14, killed trying to jump from NYC train to platform

2016-12-08 08:04:00 STLToday.com
The boy's death comes just days after a 31-year-old Bronx man was decapitated while subway surfing in Greenwich Village. Read Full Story ...

Christmas tree farmer in New Jersey returns wedding band lost 15 years ago

2016-12-08 08:00:00 STLToday.com
The man's wife died in September and he said getting the ring back feels like getting a part of her back. Read Full Story ...

7 am news



BenFred: Five things we learned from the winter meetings

2016-12-08 07:45:00 STLToday.com
The Cardinals kept fans waiting for a move, but that doesn't mean the landscape didn't change. Read Full Story ...

Missouri man stabbed 20 times and left for dead, but regains consciousness and drives for help

2016-12-08 07:45:00 STLToday.com
Police are looking for his wife and another man. Read Full Story ...

BenFred: 5 things we learned from the Winter Meetings

2016-12-08 07:45:00 STLToday.com
The Cardinals kept fans waiting for a move, but that doesn't mean the landscape didn't change. Read Full Story ...

Tipsheet: Desmond deal baffles experts, ups OF ante

2016-12-08 07:12:00 STLToday.com
Sometimes the baseball free agent marketplace produces a big surprise that alters play values. Such was the case with Ian Desmond signing in Colorado. Read Full Story ...

6 am news



Grammys get it right in country nominations, recognizing plenty of women

2016-12-08 06:45:00 STLToday.com
While the country industry awards still seem dominated by men, women like Miranda Lambert, Brandy Clark and Maren Morris made the biggest mark in the Grammy nominations. Read Full Story ...

Suspended novels return to school shelves in Virginia county

2016-12-08 06:45:00 STLToday.com
The novels "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" had been removed after a parent complaint. Read Full Story ...

5 am news



Investigation of Missouri Corrections Department sought as harassment claims soar

2016-12-08 05:30:00 STLToday.com
State paid more than $7.5 million in settlements and judgments in just four years. Read Full Story ...

4 am news



Career Development Center holds clothing drive

kmartin@alestlelive.com(KMartin)
2016-12-08 04:30:00 alestlelive.com
The Career Development Center is holding a professional clothing drive Thursday, Dec. 15, through Thursday, Dec. 22, and Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 through Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. It is preparing for the s Read Full Story ...

USC Ph.D. student accused of fatally stabbing professor on campus

2016-12-08 04:30:00 alestlelive.com
A University of Southern California psychology professor was stabbed to death inside a campus building Friday by a 28-year-old student who was taken into custody, Los Angeles police said. Read Full Story ...

Unisex bathroom coming to Vadalabene Center Spring 2017

mlintzenich@alestlelive.com(mlintzenich)
2016-12-08 04:30:00 alestlelive.com
After nearly two years of planning, Facilities Management began the construction of a unisex bathroom located in the Vadalabene Center Nov. 25, according to Director of Campus Recreation Keith Bechere Read Full Story ...

Student Government proposes council to address diversity issues

mlintzenich@alestlelive.com(mlintzenich)
2016-12-08 04:30:00 alestlelive.com
Student Government senators discussed a student diversity community proposal that will propose a new executive board member and diversity council, and voted in a new senator at their meeting Dec. 5. Read Full Story ...

Recent drug bust reveals hidden habits of some

tstuart@alestlelive.com(TStuart)
2016-12-08 04:30:00 alestlelive.com
The arrest of a former SIUE baseball player uncovers the ugly truth that a drug problem on campus may be closer to students than they realize.  Read Full Story ...

Alumna accepts national honor in D.C.

kmartin@alestlelive.com(KMartin)
2016-12-08 04:30:00 alestlelive.com
SIUE alumna Priscilla Brock accepted the 2016 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program on Nov. 15. The award was presented to Brock by the First Lady, Michelle Obama, at the White House in Washingto Read Full Story ...

Sciences to honor Charles Darwin through lecture

kmartin@alestlelive.com(KMartin)
2016-12-08 04:30:00 alestlelive.com
The departments of biological sciences, psychology and anthropology as well as the student Biology Club will host a Darwin Day lecture at 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, in the Meridian Ballroom, for s Read Full Story ...

1 am news



Cards would have to step out of comfort zone to land Fowler or Blackmon

2016-12-08 01:20:00 STLToday.com
Meanwhile, list of available outfielders is shrinking. Read Full Story ...

Cards would have to leave comfort zone to land Fowler or Blackmon

2016-12-08 01:20:00 STLToday.com
Meanwhile, list of available outfielders is shrinking. Read Full Story ...

Cards would have to leave comfort zone to land outfielder they desire

2016-12-08 01:20:00 STLToday.com
Meanwhile, list of available outfielders is shrinking. Read Full Story ...

12 am news



Chapman to Yanks for $86 million; Nats trade 3 young arms for CF Eaton

2016-12-08 00:10:00 STLToday.com
OXON HILL, Md. ? The champion Chicago Cubs filled their only real need, getting All-Star reliever Wade Davis. He'll take the spot of closer Aroldis Chapman, who locked down a spot by returning to the New York Yankees with a? Read Full Story ...

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