It’s going to be a big week for music at area universities.
Lindenwood to present Jake Miller concert
Lindenwood University-Belleville will host Florida-based pop music singer and songwriter Jake Miller at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
The show is on the Shumacher parking lot on campus, which is at 2600 W. Main St.
“We’re very excited to host this event as a way to get both students and community members involved in all the great things we’re doing on the Belleville campus,” said Corey Ellzey, director of Student Life and Leadership.
Tickets are available at JakeMillerLUB.brownpapertickets.com.
Israeli group Baladino to play McKendree’s Hett Center
Baladino, a Mediterranean musical group from Israel, will bring its unique sound to McKendree University’s Hettenhausen Center for the Arts for daily performances through Friday.
The Hett will be the group’s only Illinois performance on its 10-state Arts Midwest World Fest tour.
With members hailing from Berlin and Tel Aviv, Baladino’s world music blends everything from Egyptian darbuka to Armenian duduk, from Hebrew classics to rarely heard, centuries-old melodies brought to Israel from Spain, eastern Europe, Turkey and Arabic countries.
During the week, the band will visit the O’Fallon Rotary Club, Covenant House senior center and KDHX radio in St. Louis, and middle schools in Cahokia and Highland. The group will conclude its visit with a free public concert at the Hett at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Baladino is the second Arts Midwest World Fest group to visit the Hett this season. World Fest presents international musical ensembles in week-long residencies to promote understanding of and appreciation for cultural diversity.
“The kind of cultural exchange that World Fest creates is an important part of the Hett’s mission,” said Peter Palermo, director of the Hettenhausen Center. “We’re bringing talented musicians and educators from the other side of the world and putting them in touch with members of our community both young and old.”
SIUE honors education, health and human behavior students
The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Education, Health and Human Behavior spotlighted student achievement and recognized its donors at its honors celebration at the Morris University Center Conference Center.
About 200 students, parents, donors, sponsors, faculty and staff attended the festivities as more than $15,000 in awards and scholarships were presented.
“I always look forward to this day, because it really is a fun event,” said Curt Lox, dean of the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior. “We honor a number of truly outstanding young men and women for their academic accomplishments, and the students have the opportunity to celebrate with friends and family. These students have worked hard and dedicated their lives for several years to completing their degrees and Honor’s Day recognizes this commitment.”
Students from each of the school’s departments, including applied health, educational leadership, teaching and learning, and psychology, were recognized.
“We are grateful for the generous support of our donors,” Lox said. “The named scholarships and awards are a highlight. Many of the donors attend the ceremony each year, which is particularly meaningful to me and to the students. In fact, some of the student recipients would not be here without the assistance provided by our dedicated sponsors.”
SWIC to host job fair in Red Bud
Southwestern Illinois College is having a spring job fair from 9 a.m. until noon May 5 at the SWIC Red Bud Campus, 500 W. South Fourth St.
All job seekers are welcome and should arrive dressed to impress with plenty of copies of their resumes.