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Education

  • Tools for School dates, times set


    Tools for School, a program that provides free school supplies for Fayette County students in need, will be in operation at First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia on the following dates and times:
    • Wednesday, Aug. 10 – 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
    •Thursday, Aug. 11 – 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
    • Friday, Aug. 12 – 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Saturday, Aug. 13 – 9 a.m.-noon.
    The program is open to all students in need in grades K-12.

  • Dean's List

    McKendree University
    Chelsy Durbin of St. Elmo was named to the dean's list for the spring 2011 semester at McKendree University in Lebanon.


    Durbin is the daughter of Charlie and Nancy Durbin of St. Elmo and is a 2008 graduate of St. Elmo High School.
    To earn dean's list honors, McKendree students must have a grade-point average of at least 3.6 on a 4 scale.

  • Rebbe among LLC students honored

    Several Lake Land College Honors Program students were recognized recently at the annual honors luncheon.

  • College Graduate

    SIUE
    Tina Ashdown of Vandalia, second from right, graduated summa cum laude from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2010.

  • KC Respiratory Therapy Graduates

    Kaskaskia College recently held its respiratory therapy pinning ceremony in the Lifelong Learning Center. Pictured above are the graduates.

  • Kaskaskia College

    Student orientation
    Kaskaskia College invites its new students to attend a new student orientation.
    The free program is designed to introduce students to information and contacts important for a successful start of their college experience.  Information about services and activities and classroom success strategies will be included.
    Students who attend this program traditionally perform better in college than those who do not.
    A session will be held Wednesday, Aug. 10, from 9-11 a.m. at the KC Crisp Technology Center.

  • Local teacher participates in writing project

    More than 3,000 kindergarten through college teachers across the country will dedicate four weeks of their summer break to learning new strategies to improve their students’ writing skills.
    These teachers will study the latest research and effective classroom practices in summer institutes at more than 200 National Writing Project (NWP) sites on college campuses in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

  • KC Radiologic Technology Graduates

    The 2011 graduates of the Kaskaskia College’s radiologic technology program are pictured.

  • KC offers financial aid assistance

    Kaskaskia College students are reminded that it is not too late to apply for financial aid.
    Fall classes begin Aug. 22, and students still have time to meet enrollment deadlines.
    Students are encouraged to attend the FAFSA Friday workshop on Aug. 5 hosted by the Kaskaskia College Financial Aid Office, from 1-3 p.m. in room L-102 on the KC main campus.
    The purpose of this event is to help college-bound students who need to complete and submit the 2011-12 free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

  • Dean's Lists

    Marian University
    Joseph Maher, a resident of Vandalia and a Catholic studies major, was among 390 students who qualified for the Marian University dean’s list during the spring 2011 semester.
    A student whose grade-point average is 3.5 or above, who was enrolled in at least 12 semester hours and has not earned any incompletes in the semester is eligible to be named to the dean’s list.