$10.3 MILLION LIBERAL ART BUILDING DEDICATED AT SWIC
Representatives from the Capitol Development Board recently joined Southwestern Illinois College officials to dedicate the new Liberal Arts Building, on the Belleville Campus. The $10.3 million building included $7.7 million from the state's Opportunity Returns economic program.
According to CDB Administrator Ron Wright, the new Liberal Arts Center will help SWIC continue its mission in providing training for in-demand, well paying jobs. The 46,000 square-foot building will serve 4,500 students and includes 248 class sections and 16 new classrooms, an expanded bookstore, 16 faculty offices and an expanded parking lot.
Southwestern Illinois College serves over 26,000 students annually at the Belleville, Granite City and Red Bud campuses.
LOCAL HOSPITAL DEEMED SELF-SUFFICIENT
The Central Illinois Community Blood Center recently recognized Greenville Regional Hospital as a self-sufficient hospital. CICBC uses this term to describe hospitals that receive as many donations as they distribute blood transfusions. This is the third time, in three years, that Greenville Regional Hospital has earned this recognition. Jim Hayes, president and CEO of Greenville Regional Hospital, is grateful for the community’s support, that includes sponsoring blood drives and donating blood to CICBC.
Iif your community organization is interested in sponsoring a blood drive call 530-0687.
SPECIAL MEETING FOR MULBERRY GROVE VILLAGE BOARD
The Mulberry Grove Village Board has scheduled a special meeting for Wednesday, January 23rd, at 7:00 PM, at the Village Hall. The principle topic, on the agenda, will be review, discussion, and possible adoption of a liquor ordinance, for the village.