Monday, December 15, 2008

Congratulations graduates of Dec. 2008!


The following former CESL students have graduated and deserve our made it!

Yeo Sim Yoon, Master of Business Administration
Mohamad AlWheeb, Bachelor of Arts, College of Liberal Arts
Maya Saito, Bachelor of Science, College of Agricultural Science
RiNa Park, Bachelor of Science, College of Applied Sciences and Art
Hee Won Yoon, Bachelor of Science, College of Applied Sciences and Art
Saidath Alabi, Bachelor of Science, College of Business

and these former teachers deserve our congratulations also!

Kamden Summers, Master of Arts, Applied Linguistics and English
Steve Barringer, Master of Arts, TESOL

Good luck in your future! Please contact me if I have omitted you or made a mistake.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Go Salukis!

SIU's basketball Salukis won a big game last week against the University of Massachusetts, and now gets to play Duke University in Madison Square Garden, New York City, on Thursday night on national television.

This is a huge game for us; we have a young but lively team, and we could win! Go Salukis!

Monday, October 20, 2008

welcome back CESL students!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

new CESL movie!

This one is a commercial...enjoy!

EAP2 Movie

Monday, August 25, 2008

welcome 085 CESL students!

Friday, August 01, 2008


CESL congratulates the following former CESL students who have made it to another milestone:

Tao Wang, Master of Accountancy
Chamaporn Paiboonvorachat, Master of Science, Geography and Environmental Resources
Seung Hun Na, BS, College of Applied Science and Arts
Abdullah Adnan Al Attas, BFA, College of Liberal Arts
Sandra Matenda, BS, College of Mass Communication and Media Arts

And congratulations to these CESL teachers, and former teachers, who have also graduated:

Cheryl Ernst, PhD., Education/Curriculum and Instruction
Aysegul Erdemir, MA TESOL
Elizabeth Farrar, MA TESOL
Max Stinnett, MA TESOL


We wish you the best of luck!

Monday, July 28, 2008

goodbye, Chungwoon students!

See more pictures at the Chungwoon students' weblog.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Welcome, 084 CESL students!

friendship sculpture, Carbondale

Friday, June 20, 2008

Floyd Olive retires

Good luck, Floyd! More pictures here.

Monday, June 09, 2008

welcome Orlando!

CESL welcomes baby Orlando, born to Tiffany Player & family recently....

Friday, May 23, 2008

Welcome to CESL, 083 students!

Boat ride on the Mississippi

Union Station for lunch
St. Louis Zoo

Saturday, May 31

see the activity calendar for details!

Friday, May 09, 2008


First, congratulations to all present CESL students who have entered the university, and are on their way to getting their undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Then, congratulations to these former CESL students, who have now made it and graduate this weekend at SIUC:

Ju Me Lee, Bachelor of Music, College of Liberal Arts
Abdullah Adnan Al Attas, Bachelor of Fine Arts, College of Liberal Arts
Chun-Hsiung Chuang, Bachelor of Science, College of Engineering

Congratulations to these former CESL students with graduate degrees:

Abdulaziz Abumilha, Master of Arts, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Sami Alabdulwahab, Doctor of Philosophy, Economics

Congratulations to these CESL teachers and former CESL teachers, who now have Masters of Arts in Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages:

Amanda (Lou) Coyne
Linka Crosby
Laura Phillips-Zee
Kevan Self
Toby Traub

Finally, congratulations to Betsy Caldwell, daughter of Catherine Caldwell, raised in the warm glow of CESL and its parties; she has a Bachelor of Science in the College of Education.

Friday, May 02, 2008

CESL's own Aki- fashion model

Aki Arakawa (EAP2B) recently appeared as a fashion model for an SIU designer, Rachel, in the Chinese traditional-modern category. Congratulations!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Welcome, Santiago Ulysses!

Colin Robinson and his wife Lourdes are the lucky parents...Santiago also has a brother Alex, a sister Claudia, and a sister Blanca who he is likely to notice soon.


Friday, March 21, 2008

Go Salukis!

Welcome 082 CESL Students!

Friday, February 29, 2008

Saluki way

Survey results

This survey is about how Carbondale community likes Saluki way. During the survey, some people were wondering what is saluki way. A little explanation is necessary before the results. In September the 14th 2005 Daily Egyptian it is about “a plan to re-center the campus around new academic buildings, a new football stadium and a revamped indoor-sports arena.” The chancellor Wendler launched this plan. He said that “The changes will give SIUC a fresh, updated "front door," that will welcome the campus community and visitors to a central location the University can be proud of and will replace athletic facilities, some of which are crumbling and outdated.” (Chancellor Wendler unveils "Saluki Way", Retrieved February 28, 2008 from Since then, fund has been rose for saluki way and recently a half percent tax increase has been decided to provide more funds.

The survey has concerned 25 people formed with 15 male persons and 10 female persons. It was amazing to see that women like football more than men: 60% of the former versus 46.67% of the latter. It appears that more than half percent of the questioned persons like saluki football and go to Saluki game at least 10 times a year. A quarter of the survey participants really go to saluki game four times a month. However 60% of persons think that building saluki way is not necessary and more than half percent clearly mean that they prefer the funds to be used to advertise good educational system and focus on benefits of education instead of using them on football stadium building. Most of them (64%) disagree with the tax increase and almost all of the participants (88%) think that tax increase is too much. In conclusion People think that they need sports in the campus but not insomuch to spend money on it.

I did this survey in the Students Center at SIUC. I can say that people are very cooperative in participating to a survey. For some of them it was an occasion to tell their opinion about Saluki Way, because it has been a popular issue these days. People's opinion is logical. It is rational to focus on what the school purpose is, actually always to enhance the education given. What I retain is how the project can keep going when apparently lots of people disagree. As a foreigner, I feel that I need to learn more about how decisions are taken in this community and how people participate.

Roxane Kompaore

Thursday, February 28, 2008

from the Career Services

Many international students studying in the United States find the search for jobs and internships to be challenging. SIUC Career Services is pleased to announce that our international students now have the opportunity to connect with interested employers through a virtual career fair just for international students.

Sponsored by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the NACE International Students Virtual Career Fair is FREE and open to international students at schools that hold NACE membership who:

· wish to return to their home country for full-time or internship/co-op opportunities.
· are currently pursuing one-year Optional Practical Training (OPT) and/or long-term opportunities in the United States.
· are currently pursuing summer Curricular Practical Training (CPT) internships in the United States.

The fair opens to students on February 18 and runs through May 16. Through the fair, you’ll have access to interested employers and their full-time, internship, and co-op opportunities.

Go to and click on the “NACE International Student Virtual Career Fair” button. Then, select “Candidate Registration” and follow instructions!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Please come back again!

Our Feng Chia students are going back to Taiwan this weekend...we wish you a safe trip! We've enjoyed your stay.

Come visit the new Feng Chia visits CESL weblog!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

ice storm

CESL students I'm sure have noticed a thick layer of ice on everything, especially the roads and sidewalks. Be careful! Radio and television reports say: Don't go anywhere unless it's absolutely necessary! CESL teachers will understand if you had trouble getting to school. Salt and sand will be applied to roads and sidewalks as soon as possible; walk carefully; watch television and study the news reports until you feel you can get where you're going safely!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Welcome back, CESL students!


Wednesday, January 02, 2008


Congratulations to the following former CESL students who persevered and received the following degrees at SIUC this winter. Stay in touch! If you received a degree and are not on this list, let us know!

Pilun Lawanont, Master of Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Yi-Cheng Pan, Master of Business Administration
Supranee Chongchaoenpanich, Master of Science in Education, Workforce Education and Development

Andrew Sungwon Kang, Bachelor of Science, College of Applied Sciences and Arts
Saidath Ayanfounke Alabi, Bachelor of Science, College of Business Administration
Chun-Hsiung Chiang, Bachelor of Science, College of Engineering
Youjin Lee, Bachelor of Fine Arts, College of Liberal Arts

In addition, congratulations to Amanda Millan, CESL teacher, who has also graduated!