Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)


Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)


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BELLEVILLE > Lindenwood to open satellite site in Collinsville * Lindenwood University-Belleville is set to open a new satellite campus in nearby Collinsville this fall to accommodate evening and graduate students.

The expansion comes at a time when larger universities around the country are abandoning their satellite campuses, in favor of beefing up their online course offerings.

Scheduled to open in October, the Collinsville campus will be housed in a 15,000-square-foot building at 1101 Eastport Plaza Drive that can seat roughly 400 students per week, President Jerry Bladdick said.

He called it a chance for the liberal arts university to expand beyond a Belleville campus that the school is outgrowing. Collinsville is about a 15-minute drive from Belleville.

The five-year property lease for the Collinsville location is a continuation of the steady march the university has been on since it opened as a satellite campus in the old Belleville West High School building roughly 10 years ago. The Belleville campus transitioned into a full college in 2011.

Its parent school, Lindenwood University in St. Charles, operates 11 extension centers.

Bladdick said the Collinsville location will offer full degree programs, meaning students won't ever have to visit the Belleville campus.

Course offerings include degrees in business, criminal justice, human resources, information technology, counseling, health care management, education and communications, he said. (Koran Addo)

CARBONDALE, ILL. > Board OKs student fee for newspaper * The Southern Illinois University Carbondale's Board of Trustees unanimously approved a $9 student fee Tuesday to help fund the university's student newspaper, the Daily Egyptian.

The newspaper relies on print advertising revenue, but that is no longer sufficient to continue production.

The trustees tabled the measure this spring, which launched a Twitter campaign, alerting alumni that their alma mater's newspaper needed help. …

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