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Agreed to Senate (09/24/2007)


110th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. RES. 329


Congratulating Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as it celebrates its 50th anniversary.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 24, 2007

Mr. Durbin (for himself and Mr. Obama) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to


RESOLUTION

Congratulating Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as it celebrates its 50th anniversary.

    Whereas Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a year-long celebration, beginning September 24, 2007;

    Whereas SIUE has grown from 1,776 students to nearly 13,500 students from 101 Illinois counties, 43 other States, and 46 Nations;

    Whereas SIUE has conferred more than 90,000 degrees in its history and has more than 75,000 alumni;

    Whereas the SIUE School of Dental Medicine is rated among the top dental schools in the Nation and provides more than $50,000 in free oral health care to children annually through Give Kids a Smile Day;

    Whereas the SIUE East St. Louis Center is dedicated to improving the lives of families and individuals in East St. Louis and surrounding urban communities;

    Whereas the University finished 4th nationally in the United States Sports Academy Directors' Cup among National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II schools in 2006;

    Whereas SIUE contributes roughly $356,000,000 to the regional economy, and more than 37,000 alumni live in the region and contribute to the economy;

    Whereas SIUE is the home of University Park, an applied research and technology park located on the SIUE campus that is home to the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center and the Biotechnology Laboratory Incubator: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Senate congratulates Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) on its 50th anniversary, and wishes SIUE success in its continued service to the Nation as a center of educational advancement in Southern Illinois.


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