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.
A 10-year-long passion project for Lindenwood University-Belleville Assistant Professor of History Jennifer Welsh has finally been completed in the form of her first published book. Now that The Cult of St. Anne in Medieval and Early Modern Europe has been released, Welsh said she hopes to get to work on a second book. She just hopes the next literary work she’s planning doesn’t take nearly as long to finish.
A paper co-authored by Lindenwood University-Belleville Assistant Professor Lindy Rossow has shined a spotlight on the subject of sexism in scientific research. The article, titled “Let’s Talk about Sex; Where are the Young Females in Blood Flow Restriction Research,” appeared in Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging magazine in September.
More than 800 students from high schools and middle schools across the state will meet March 11 at Lindenwood University-Belleville to compete in the Southern Illinois Regional Science Olympiad.
Lindenwood University-Belleville senior De’Marcus Terry on Friday became the first student to receive a university scholarship from Belleville’s Community Kindness charitable organization. Terry, a sprinter on the Lindenwood University-Belleville track team from Clewiston, Fla., will receive $1,000 to go towards his tuition plus additional money for his books to help him complete his education.
Kevin Turco, a coach with more than two decades of experience on the gridiron, has been hired to lead the Lynx football program at Lindenwood University—Belleville. “I’m honored and humbled to be named the next head football coach at Lindenwood University-Belleville,” said Turco. “Although nothing earned is easy, we’re going to build this program one day at a time, holding true to our core values.”
Senior Devon Williams said he was surprised and honored to be named as the first recipient of Lindenwood University-Belleville's new Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award. Williams learned of the honor Monday during the school’s inaugural prayer breakfast in honor of the slain civil rights leader.
Lindenwood University-Belleville will hold its Spring 2017 Internship and Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, March 31, in the main gymnasium on campus. Lindenwood Belleville students and alumni are encouraged to attend, and registration is open now for businesses and other employers who wish to participate.
Last year, Lindenwood University-Belleville’s Criminal Justice Department was able to place its first intern with Scott Air Force Base’s 375th Airlift Command’s Security Forces Squadron. To say it was successful would be an understatement, according to Criminal Justice Department instructor Judge (Ret.) Annette Eckert. It went over so well, she said that this spring three Lindenwood Belleville students have been invited to participate in internships with the organization.
Tom Calhoun, director of radio operations at Lindenwood University–Belleville, spends his days teaching students the finer points of becoming a professional broadcaster. He’s racked up some pretty significant accomplishments at his night job, too.