Diwali is the Hindu Festival of Lights, which is celebrated each fall, and on Fri., Nov. 2, 19 students from Lindenwood University-Belleville's First Generation Student Mentor Program were treated to dinner and a show in order to take part in the celebration, along with two of their mentors Coordinator of Academic Services Christine Fredericksen and Supervisor of Science Laboratories Paul Lega.
Originally from Tampere, Finland, Evi Sipola intended to study at Lindenwood University-Belleville for only a year before returning home to finish college. However, after arriving at the university and falling in love with the community, Sipola decided to stay all four years to complete her undergraduate education. As a 2017 alumna, Sipola will continue her educational journey, but this time at the University of Southern California’s dental school (USC), where she is pursuing a Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS).
Lindenwood University-Belleville will celebrate World Kindness Day on Tues., Nov. 13, with a variety of events and activities geared toward bringing kindness to campus. This observance is a university system-wide initiative.
The Department of Theatre at Lindenwood University-Belleville will present the ancient Greek tragedy Medea, a play that centers on a wife’s desire for revenge against her unfaithful husband. The show will be performed Nov. 15-18 in the Lindenwood Auditorium, 2600 W. Main St., Belleville, Ill.
The 2018 fall season has proven to be extremely successful for the Lindenwood University-Belleville rugby team. The Lynx, with an impressive 7-2 record, are getting noticed on a national level, rising up to No. 15 in Division I College Rankings by Rugby Today, which sets a new program high in the Division I poll.
Five Lindenwood University students have been selected to participate in the Regional Business Council’s (RBC) Mentor Network Program, three of which hail from the Belleville campus.
Lindenwood University-Belleville Associate Professor of Education Leadership Dr. Stephanie Yearian was recently honored with the 2018 Jerry Johns Reading Educator of the Year Award by the Illinois Reading Council at its annual conference in Peoria, Ill.
The Lindenwood University–Belleville Athletics Department hosted the 2018 American Midwest Conference (AMC) Champions of Character Summit recently with various student-athletes from the AMC conference participating.
Lindenwood University-Belleville’s adjunct instructor of criminology and criminal justice and executive director of St. Clair County Teen Court, Judge (Ret.) Annette Eckert, has co-authored Implementing Teen Courts: A Restorative Justice Peer Jury Guide and Manual, 2nd Edition, 2018 alongside Zabelle Norsigian Vartanian, administrator for St. Clair County Teen Court.
Illinois native Clayton Zilz knew he wanted to be a police officer from a young age. Now, as a Lindenwood University-Belleville alumnus, he won’t have to travel very far to start his new career in law enforcement.