Lindenwood University-Belleville on Sunday will hold its annual fall school kick-off event, the Lynx Decathlon.
The festivities start at 2 p.m. with new and returning students eligible to participate at the Belleville campus located at 2600 West Main Street.
Lindenwood Vice President Jerry Bladdick said the decathalon is designed to give students a chance to meet and greet each other and to bond.
Students will compete in 10 different challenges in the sunken garden and the school's newly renovated football stadium. As many as 600 students plus 50-60 volunteers are expected to participate.
College campuses are typically known for state-of-the-art technology and youngsters dressed in the latest trendy fashions.
But Southwestern Illinois College leaders hope people in the metro-east will think of obsolete computers and tattered old clothes... at least on select dates this fall.
SWIC will offer recycling stations at all three of its metro-east campuses that will take clothing, shoes, gloves, hats, linens, blankets or towels for donation. Items dropped in these bins are diverted from landfills to be reworn, reused or recycled.
SWIC will also pair up with WITS Inc. to hold a free electronic recycling drop-off from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month: Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11 and Dec. 9. The drop-off zone will be in parking lot M5.
Electronics including computers, video cassette recorders, televisions, washers, dryers and more will all be accepted at the recycling drop-off. For a complete list of what can all be recycled, visit WITSinc.org/stlouis. To help cover recycling costs, WITS, a nonprofit organization, welcomes donations.
The drop boxes are located the Belleville Campus, 2500 Carlyle Ave, parking lot M5; the Sam Wolf Granite City Campus, 4950 Maryville Road, north parking lot; and the Red Bud Campus, 500 W. South Fourth St., main parking lot.
Althoff Catholic High School in Belleville will hold its 25th annual fundraiser golf tournament Sept. 19.
The event will take place at Stonewolf Golf Club in Fairview Heights. It costs $175 per person -- of which $100 is tax-deductible -- or $875 for a team of five players.
The cost of admission includes lunch, dinner, beverages, snacks as well as the fee to play golf and the use of a golf cart.
Tournament organizers are also seeking sponsorships. It costs $400 to be a hole sponsor, $500 to be a lunch sponsor and $750 to be a dinner sponsor.
Registration is at 11 am. and the tournament starts at 12:30 p.m. with a shotgun start.
To be a sponsor or for more information, contact the school's Advancement Office at 235-1124 or email Lschumacher@althoff.net. To register, send a check to Althoff Catholic High School Golf Classic, 5401 W. Main Street, Belleville, IL, 62226.
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