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Students Explore Diwali with First Generation Student Mentor Program

Diwali is the Hindu Festival of Lights, which is celebrated each fall, and on Fri., Nov. 2, 19 students from Lindenwood University-Belleville's First Generation Student Mentor Program were treated to dinner and a show in order to take part in the celebration, along with two of their mentors Coordinator of Academic Services Christine Fredericksen and Supervisor of Science Laboratories Paul Lega.

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General, Division of Education & Counseling, Academics, Student Life

Lindenwood University-Belleville senior McKenna Rafferty was recently selected as the 2018 Steve Suess Student of Character by the BASIC (Belleville Achieves Strength in Character) Initiative, a community-wide endeavor recognizing residents who strive to make a positive difference in the community and enhance the quality of life in Belleville.

General, Employee Spotlight

Torrin Suedmeyer, early alert coordinator, was named Lindenwood University-Belleville’s Employee of the Quarter in November. Suedmeyer joined the Lindenwood staff in July 2016 and quickly became an active part of the Lindenwood community.

General, Academics, Student Life

Diwali is the Hindu Festival of Lights, which is celebrated each fall, and on Fri., Nov. 2, 19 students from Lindenwood University-Belleville's First Generation Student Mentor Program were treated to dinner and a show in order to take part in the celebration, along with two of their mentors Coordinator of Academic Services Christine Fredericksen and Supervisor of Science Laboratories Paul Lega.

Division of Sciences, Academics, Alumni & Donors, General

Originally from Tampere, Finland, Evi Sipola intended to study at Lindenwood University-Belleville for only a year before returning home to finish college. However, after arriving at the university and falling in love with the community, Sipola decided to stay all four years to complete her undergraduate education. As a 2017 alumna, Sipola will continue her educational journey, but this time at the University of Southern California’s dental school (USC), where she is pursuing a Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS).

General, Division of Humanities

The Department of Theatre at Lindenwood University-Belleville will present the ancient Greek tragedy Medea, a play that centers on a wife’s desire for revenge against her unfaithful husband. The show will be performed Nov. 15-18 in the Lindenwood Auditorium, 2600 W. Main St., Belleville, Ill.

Athletics, General

The 2018 fall season has proven to be extremely successful for the Lindenwood University-Belleville rugby team. The Lynx, with an impressive 7-2 record, are getting noticed on a national level, rising up to No. 15 in Division I College Rankings by Rugby Today, which sets a new program high in the Division I poll.

General, Academics, Employee Spotlight, Division of Education & Counseling

Lindenwood University-Belleville Associate Professor of Education Leadership Dr. Stephanie Yearian was recently honored with the 2018 Jerry Johns Reading Educator of the Year Award by the Illinois Reading Council at its annual conference in Peoria, Ill.

General, Athletics

The Lindenwood University–Belleville Athletics Department hosted the 2018 American Midwest Conference (AMC) Champions of Character Summit recently with various student-athletes from the AMC conference participating.

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