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Higher Education In Southwestern Illinois

Lindenwood exercise science program preps students for success

    The exercise science program at Lindenwood University-Belleville is beginning its fifth year, but even in its infancy, the program provides undergraduate students hands-on opportunities, where they get to experience real-world applications of the theory they study.     “One thing I think we really focus on as faculty members of this program is to ensure…

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Cost value, quality of education driving interest in SIUE

By ALAN J. ORTBALS    If you were born 18 years ago, your timing was good, according to Scott Belobrajdic, associate vice chancellor for enrollment at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Through a combination of federal, state and local grants, qualified students can get the cost of tuition and fees fully covered.    “Students who are eligible for…

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McKendree University gathers student creativity around theHub

By DENNIS GRUBAUGH    McKendree University, which last year breathed life into an Active Learning Center for its students, has gone a step further with a new, bigger space to expand the collaborative concept.     Called “theHub,” the technology-centric space is in the lower level of Pearsons Hall. The space was transformed from a former commons…

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