Lindenwood University has seen a huge jump in the number of students seeking MBA degrees at the institution.
The school’s MBA program is offered at 12 of Lindenwood’s campuses including the one in Belleville.
It has seen its enrollment increase 138 percent in the last year, school leaders said.
“We’re creating value through an affordable MBA program that’s providing a seamless pathway to the business sector with a high level of employ-ability for our graduates,” said Joseph Parisi, vice president for enrollment management at Lindenwood.
Gary Shaw, senior vice president and financial adviser at Morgan Stanley, posted an endorsement of the program on Lindenwood’s website.
“Businesses have ever-increasing needs for well-educated students with an entrepreneurial edge — and that’s what Lindenwood’s School of Business and Entrepreneurship is promoting,” Shaw wrote.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will open its Summer Showbiz series Friday with a production of Red Hot and Cole.
“Red Hot and Cole’s narrative adds an extra dimension — the production imagines all these Broadway and Hollywood parties to be played out before the audience in a cabaret style presentation of song and dance,” said Katherine Slovinski, production director.
Brian Frederking, professor of political science at McKendree University in Lebanon, has a book coming out this summer.
It is an edited volume of articles called “The Politics of Global Governance: International Organizations in an Interdependent World.”
According to Frederking, the book is a reader used in upper level undergraduate courses on international organizations. The book’s co-editor is Paul Diehl of the University of Illinois, who is the current president of the International Studies Association.
Richelle Rennegarbe and Kelli Whittington, both faculty members at McKendree University, will represent Illinois nurses at a conference on the health care needs of rural communities in Denver June 29 through July 1.
The women will discuss education transformation through academic progression as a key solution strategy to meet long-term rural health goals including expanding access, moving to outcome-based reimbursement and developing new care models for rural communities.
Only three individuals from each state are invited to present at the conference. Joining the two McKendree faculty members will be Sharon Rangal, executive director of the Illinois Organization of Nurse Leaders.
The Southwestern Illinois College Astronomy Club wants to explore the solar system with you this summer.
The club will host a session about space from 4 to 5 p.m. June 16 at the SWIC Belleville Campus, 2500 Carlyle Ave., in Main Complex room 1040.
A viewing session will be held after the event, weather permitting.
A “New Horizon Coming Over Pluto: A Mission to a Dwarf Planet“ will be presented by adjunct instructors Kyle Stumbaugh and Kari Wojtkowski.
Discover why Pluto lost its planetary status in 2006 when the New Horizons mission launched and find out what information New Horizons is expected to bring back when it arrives at Pluto July 14, 2015. The spacecraft is equipped with numerous instruments and will study the composition, temperature and geology of Pluto and its current five moons. In addition, learn about New Horizons’ mission beyond Pluto to the objects out in the Kuiper Belt.