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.
A pair of Lindenwood University-Belleville students have been named winners of Get to Know M.E. scholarships. The students, Emily Donovan and Kaitlyn Dixon, were selected to receive the $2,000 scholarships based on essays they wrote about what living in the metro-east means to them. Get to know M.E. is a promotional campaign designed to get the word out about all the things the Metro East, specifically Madison and St. Clair counties, has to offer.
Lindenwood University-Belleville Communications Department students recently took time away from their own studies to share the skills they’ve learned with area Girl Scouts who set out to earn a new merit badge.
Lindenwood University-Belleville will hold the first winter commencement ceremony in school history Sunday, Dec. 11. Commencement for graduate and undergraduate students will take place at the Gateway Center in Collinsville, Ill. Education Specialist, master’s, and bachelor’s degrees will be conferred. Students will line up and march with their division.