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Division of Social & Behavioral Sciences, General, Academics

A five-person team of Bryce Lickfield, Haili Loftin, Shelby Basham, James Bost, and Katie Scoopmire came out on top among teams of Lindenwood students after a grueling, day-long battle in Lindenwood University-Belleville’s Fourth Annual Judge Annette Eckert Mock Trial Competition.

Alumni & Donors, General, Academics

Fairview Heights Police Chief Nick Gailius, a Lindenwood University-Belleville graduate, has been named the Police Chief of the Year by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police. Gailius earned a master’s degree in business administration from Lindenwood Belleville in 2012 and said it’s been invaluable to helping him do his job.

It’s not unusual for students to take part in the annual Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences conference, contributing research, working on basic data methodology, and helping to present the findings of their team to other criminal justice researchers. But, typically, graduate students are asked to participate, according Joe Zlatic, assistant professor and chairman of Lindenwood University-Belleville’s Criminal Justice Department. This year, Zlatic made an exception for an outstanding undergraduate student. And that’s likely to lead to more undergraduate students getting similar opportunities in the future.

General, Academics, Division of Education & Counseling

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Southwestern Illinois is partnering with Lindenwood University-Belleville to host “Tuning Out Stigma, An Artist’s Endeavor,” presented by award-winning composer Theresa San Luis.

General, Athletics

Lindenwood University alumna Racheal Beard, who founded Lindenwood Belleville’s cheerleading program five years ago, has returned to lead the Lynx cheer squad. “When I left the first time, I really didn’t want to leave, and I never fully went away,” explained Beard, who stepped down to focus on a new job as a nursing professor at another university. “I’m so glad to have the opportunity to come back and pick up where I left off.”

General

The future of Southern Illinois transportation passed last week through Lindenwood University-Belleville. The university on Feb. 6 hosted the Southwestern Illinois Leadership Council’s regional transportation discussion panel. During the event, state and private transportation leaders pondered the future of multi-modal priorities, America’s Central Port, Mid-America Airport, and transportation funding in Illinois.

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