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.
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.
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.”
Lindenwood University-Belleville will hold an open house for potential transfer students Thursday, April 6.
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.