Graduate Blog

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April 27, 2016

TWM, the 10th largest engineering firm in the St. Louis area, has a new opening for a civil engineering graduate, with a specialty in structural engineering and 0 to 5 years of experience.  More details are available at the link below.  If you know of any qualified candidates, please direct them to our web site to submit an application:

As a voluntary EEO/AA employer, TWM seeks a diverse pool of qualified candidates.

We are submitting the position to the university career center job boards, but find that sometimes a referral from a professor or advisor is even more beneficial to both the individual and to TWM.  Thank you again for your assistance.


Jennifer M. Wolkiewicz

Human Resources Manager

4940 Old Collinsville Road, Swansea, Illinois  62226

Tel. No.: 618.624.4488



April 27, 2016

Date: Friday, April 29

Time: 3:00-4:15 pm with reception to follow (food from Blackdog)

Location: NCSA Auditorium

Join us for a candid discussion on the broader effects, unforeseen consequences, and unintended misuses of new technologies. We will consider the possible responsibilities which these introduce for developers, engineers, and researchers. 

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Colleen Murphy, Associate Professor in College of Law and Department of Philosophy;
William Sanders, ECE Department Head;
Rashid Bashir, Bioengineering Department Head;
Amy LaViers, Assistant Professor in Department of MechSE.

April 25, 2016

May 5 Reading Day Deadlines

Do you have an Incomplete from Fall 2015? May 5 is the last day for a faculty member to submit a grade to change an I grade or DFR grade in a non-thesis course from Fall 2015 to prevent an F by rule on your academic record. The F may affect Academic Standing which is calculated at the end of the semester.

May 5 is the deadline to drop a Spring 2016 semester course with a W recorded. To drop a course, you will need to complete a Late Course Change form with the approval of your academic program. A W will be recorded on your academic record for the course.

May 5 is the deadline to withdraw from ALL semester courses. To withdraw from all Spring 2016 semester courses, you will need to complete a Withdrawal/Cancellation form and obtain a signature from your academic program. If you are an international student, you will need to get a signature from International Student Scholar Services. W’s will be recorded on your academic record.

May 5 is the deadline to add a Spring 2016 semester course. You will need to complete a Late Course Change form and obtain the approval of the course instructor and your academic program. If the course is from a department other than your academic program, you will also need to obtain the approval of the enrolling department.

Late Course Change forms and Withdrawal/Cancellation forms need to be delivered to the Graduate College, 204 Coble Hall, before 5:00 p.m. on Reading Day, Thursday, May 5.