KASKASKIA COLLEGE PARTNERS WITH SIUE
The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees met Thursday, January 15. The college expanded its articulation agreements with Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville for a Pre-Engineering Program, allowing students to begin coursework at KC and complete a BS of Science program in Engineering at SIUE.
According to Director of Adult Education Lisa Atkins, the Kaskaskia College Adult Education and Literacy Department is one of 13 recipients of an Adult Education Bridge Grant from the Illinois Community College Board.
The board approved the re-establishment and implementation of the student loan program. They rejected bids for the purchase of recycling containers and approved the vendors to provide computer lab furniture and audio-visual presentation carts and wide-screen flat panel LCD HGTV's. The board also approved the disposal of surplus equipment and set February 5 as a special board meeting to approve bids for the construction of the new fitness center.
HOUSING GRANT AND NATIONAL ROAD RECOGNITION FOR GREENVILLE
There was good news on two fronts at the most recent Greenville City Council meeting. Greenville will once again receive a housing rehabilitation grant form the Illinois Housing Development Authority. The grant is in the amount of 168,000 dollars, and can be used anywhere in the city limits. It was said that the city will make an announcement at a later date to let interested individuals know when they can complete an application to be considered for the funding. The formal grant award will happen later this month.
But that was not the only good news. Buildings, statues, monuments and homes in Greenville and Bond County are being recognized by the National Road Association. The association is compiling an Art and Architecture driving tour of the 100 most interesting and significant sites on the National Road. Executive Director John Goldsmith said that Greenville has the most sites of any single town included on the National Road in Illinois. Goldsmith also said the National Road Kiosk program may start putting up the kiosks this summer.