Friday, December 18, 2009

CESL congratulates

all Fall 2009 graduates, but especially those who once passed through CESL:

Ceren Temizkan, Master of Arts, Economics
Shih-Peng Cheng, Master of Arts, Manufacturing Systems
Pei-Shan Yu, Master of Arts, Professional Media and Media Management Studies
Ying-Hsuan Pei, Master of Arts, Workforce Education and Development

Awni Saeed Najim, Bachelor of Science, College of Engineering
Ammro Salem Alkurashi, Bachelor of Science, College of Engineering
Omar Ibrahim Alsaleem, Bachelor of Science, College of Engineering
Hiroyuki Oba, Bachelor of Science, College of Business
Eriko Ami, Bachelor of Arts, College of Mass Communication and Media Arts
Minho Park, Bachelor of Arts, College of Mass Communication and Media Arts

and those who once taught at CESL:

Kimberly Elizabeth Berger, Master of Arts, Applied Linguistics
Andrea Burnett-Deas, Master of Arts, Applied Linguistics

forget anyone or misrepresent them? Let us know!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

CESL goes to the pumpkin patch- tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Welcome to CESL, 096 students!

Friday, October 09, 2009

Zinadin Zidan by Ismail
My favorite athlete is Zinadin Zidan.First, I like Zinadin Zidan because he has world cup champion, european champion, and serie A champio. Second, Zinadin Zidan he has much skill and invention. he has nice performance. He has could score from anywhere. Third, the culmination of his,France organized public celebration in the streets. Many people chant ''Zidane the President''. In conclusion, from my point view Zinadin Zidan considered one of the greatest players of all time.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Art show, Student Center

Soony Seo, former CESL student, now has her art on the second floor of the Student Center. Go down the hallway from Old Main and around the corner near the piano; it's right there. Be sure to read the description of the show (called "The Little Life" and leave her a note. It's highly recommended! It will be there until October 10; a reception is advertised as being Oct. 9, 5:00-7:00.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Go Salukis!

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Congratulations graduates!

CESL congratulates all of the following former CESL students and teachers who have graduated this August.

Chia-ling Lee, Master of Business Administration
Motref Almotref, Master of Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Gin Yuan Sheh, Master of Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Hyung Sun Yang, Bachelor of Arts, College of Liberal Arts
Batil Alonazi, Bachelor of Science, College of Applied Sciences and Arts

These teachers, former teachers and CESL workers have also graduated:

Tamara Michele Poss, Master of Arts, TESOL
Tamara Manushka Constant, Master of Arts, Applied Linguistics and Speech Communication
Tugiyanto, Master of Arts, TESOL
Kevan Self, Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Arts

apologies in advance, if we missed or misrepresented anyone: please tell us!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Boatdock picnic - Fri. 2-4, all invited!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Joy is featured in the Saluki Times


Ten Questions with Joy Carter

Joy Carter

(picture by Andrea Hahn, Saluki Times)

CESL says goodbye to Julie Bird!

We wish you well in your next place!


Friday, July 10, 2009

congratulations, 2009 grads!

I was looking through the 2009 Graduation Guide to see all the CESL students and teachers who graduated, in early May, when a huge storm came through Carbondale, destroyed a few dozen houses, left us out of power for about a week, and thoroughly disrupted everyone's lives. However, I did not forget the 2009 graduates. Here they are.....CONGRATULATIONS!

These former CESL students have now graduated from SIUC:

Yasmeen Ali Abdulwahab, Master of Arts, TESOL
Andre Negrao, Master of Business Administration
Ya-Ting Wen, Master of Business Administration
Su-Chuan Yang, Master of Business Administration
Maya Saito, Master of Science, Behavior Analysis and Therapy

Hattan Yousef Alghamdi, Bachelor of Science, College of Engineering
Khaled Battal Alotaibi, Bachelor of Science, College of Engineering
Yoko Ono, Bachelor of Arts, College of Science, Bachelor of Arts, College of Liberal Arts
Sujung Lee, Bachelor of Science, College of Science
Raed Ibrahim Alhamad, Bachelor of Science, cum laude, College of Applied Sciences and Arts
Young Sik Uhm, Bachelor of Arts, College of Mass Communication and Media Arts
Abdullah Adnan Al Attas, Bachelor of Fine Arts, College of Liberal Arts

These former CESL teachers have now graduated from SIUC:

Christopher Paul Baughman, Master of arts, TESOL
Sarah Elizabeth Chang, Master of Arts, TESOL
Michael Stewart Gilmore, Master of Arts, TESOL
Wakako Kinoshita, Master of Arts, TESOL
Seth Joseph Weiner, Master of Arts, Applied Linguistics
Anna Marie Lightcap, Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, College of Liberal Arts

Monday, July 06, 2009

We'll miss you, Anna!

Anna has moved to Japan, but her wonderful work on CESL Today remains.
Each class has a tribute. We won't forget you, Anna!

Friday, May 22, 2009

new web sites

SIUC has now switched the entire cesl webpage system. Instead of, we are now Old webpages like are now redirected automatically to

There are a number of results of this, and things to remember. First, the weblogs aren't affected. They are on Blogger (Google territory); they didn't change. CESL has about 40 weblogs (all have blogspot in the URL) but over 300 webpages. The webpages all changed.

First, you should change all your bookmarks. SIUC has said they will redirect indefinitely, and probably they will. But the new URL is the real one; the old one is gone, really. Try to use the new one. And remember- it's SIUC, not SIU!

Second, business cards? Brochures? Messages? Links? One at a time, we have to change them all. It's not so bad if we do it a little at a time.

Finally, help CESL keep an eye out for broken links, etc. This huge number of pages is in constant need of upgrading and repair in general. Any way anyone can help, please do! We'd love to link to you and your country, just on general principle, anyway!

-Tom Leverett, CESL webmaster

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Carbondale's storm

By now most of us know a little more about Carbondale's storm, which hit on Fri. May 8, and caused big damage all over town. It happened on graduation day; this was difficult for graduates and visitors, but by now cleanup crews have begun to remove and saw trees; Carbondale is busy at work to repair the damage. Meanwhile a new term has started...welcome to 093!

Saturday, May 09, 2009

inland hurricane

Carbondale was hit with an "inland hurricane" on Friday. There were tornados in the area, but what we saw was just intense winds. It knocked over trees, which ruined houses, buildings, cars, etc.; in general the area is a mess, and there's no power. For updates on places that are open, where you can get supplies, try these sites:

wsil live blog
WSIL news story

Thursday, May 07, 2009

The Dangers of Playing Violent Video Game

We all actually know how harmful violent video games are. violent video games are realy dangerous and they have negative effects. Many murderers and killers were violent video players. The government must make selling violent video games prohibited. That will actually help us to protect out children specifically and raise them in a real way. However, we should encourage them to do other activities such as sport games. Also, all teachers and parents must teach children not to hurt any one with any kind of weapon. Finally, our children are our responsibility; we should take care of them because they are society's future.

Mohannad Bamigdad

Monday, May 04, 2009

Computer Pain


Pope-Gajic. O,(2001, Oct. 1) Computer Pain. retrieved on April. 10, 2009 from :


According to the author, she states that if you use computer a long time, you must feel tired and get some physical problems such as low back pain, horrible pain, and so on. Ergonomic problems, which include Carpal tunnel syndrome and aching back, have been increasingly common in modern society; however, nobody has noticed what the causes are.
First, in general we don't think that we have any physical problems in our bodies, but routine position and routine life undermine our bodies, especially computer work. On the other hand, we have solutions to ease this pain.
According to the article, treatment is very simple. The author suggests we should do proper exercise, take some medicine and keep god posture.
In addition, sometimes we need physical therapy, which can provide stretching, evaluation and correct exercises for our problems. If we do this constantly, we will be fine.
In conclusion, money is important, but you can't do anything without your health.


In present-day life, computer is one of the necessities of life. Moreover, we can do anything through internet. On the other hand, computer often causes some physical disease. It is clear current research reports many articles about computer pain. I'm interested in these diseases, because physical therapists have been active in this field recently. That is why I chose this article. I think physical therapy deeply relates to problems, which are caused by modern society.
Next, I want to talk about computer pain as well. In my opinion, approximately most people have the problem of computer pain in their life, because computer has been widespread all over the world. Computer pain is a serious problem, but nobody is aware of it.
I think it is a more serious problem than computer pain itself. I want to say something as a physical therapist. If people can become aware of this problem, they can treat it by themselves. Then, they must remove the pain finally. Proper exercise gives us a good body and reduces stress, but if you don't pay close attention to your body, your computer pain will never recover I think. It will be chronic pain. I have to protect people from these diseases of modern society as a physical therapist.

Friday, April 10, 2009

welcome to spring term!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Welcome back, CESL students!