The Lindenwood University–Belleville Theatre Department will hold auditions for its spring musical, Little Shop of Horrors, on Wednesday, January 9, from 7-9 p.m. at the Lindenwood Auditorium, 2600 W. Main Street in Belleville, Ill. Auditions will be open to students and non-students. The performances will be on April 26, 27, and 28.
The Belleville campus of the Lindenwood University School of Business and Entrepreneurship was notified November 19 that it had received accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), the premier global accrediting association for business schools and programs with a focus on teaching excellence. Lindenwood University’s main campus in St. Charles, Mo., achieved initial accreditation in 2010.
Dr. Rahim Karimpour, professor of mathematics and division chair of natural sciences and mathematics at Lindenwood University-Belleville, has been invited to present his research findings at the joint meeting of the Mathematical Association of America and the American Mathematical Society. The conference will be held Jan. 9-12, 2013, in San Diego, Calif.
As Lindenwood University-Belleville’s first full-time history professor, Dr. Amy Gangloff will draw on her rich research background and teaching experience to lead an engaging series of courses this fall. Gangloff is a graduate of Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, N.Y., earning her master’s and doctorate, as well as a graduate certificate in women’s studies, from the institution.
Jeffrey Barudin joins the Lindenwood University-Belleville faculty this year to initiate the creation of a pep band on campus. He will also continue his work on the St. Charles campus teaching percussion students in concert and marching settings.
On August 28, Lindenwood University-Belleville will unveil its newest art exhibit, Olympic Retrospective: The Games, The Contests, and The Spirit on August 28. The exhibit will be open to the public from 1-5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 10 a.m.- noon on Saturdays.
Specializing in literature of the Middle Ages, Dr. Erin Mann comes to Lindenwood University-Belleville from the University of Iowa. Mann earned both her master’s and doctorate in English from the University of Iowa and last year served as a visiting assistant professor there. Her teaching interests include sexuality and gender studies, Shakespeare, and Biblical and religious literature and art, to name a few.
Dr. Amani Ismail comes to Lindenwood - Belleville’s Communications Department from the American University in Cairo, Egypt, where she has served as assistant professor of journalism and mass communications since 2009. Ismail was previously an assistant professor of journalism at California State University, Northridge and an instructor at the University of Iowa, where she earned her PhD.
Ashley Pollock, adjunct professor of history, guest lectured at Harvard University on July 10 in Cambridge, Mass., for the world history course From Cold War to Global Terror: World History from 1945 to the present.
Professor Brendan Leahy is a new member of the Lindenwood University-Belleville Communications Department, and he comes to campus with a passion for teaching and an excitement about working in the new, state-of-the-art Communication Center on campus.