Southwestern Illinois College http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Local Community College Leaders Respond To State Of The Union, Prepare Students For Workforce http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/local-community-college-leaders-respond-state-union-prepare-students-workforce <p>During the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2014/01/28/267939585/inside-the-state-of-the-union-what-the-president-proposed">State of the Union address</a> last week, President Barack Obama called on community colleges to build stronger partnerships with local businesses.&nbsp; And according to St. Louis-area community college leaders, many of those initiatives are already in place on their campuses.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 23:27:42 +0000 Camille Phillips 33440 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Local Community College Leaders Respond To State Of The Union, Prepare Students For Workforce SWIC in Belleville evacuated after bomb threat http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/swic-belleville-evacuated-after-bomb-threat <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="350" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="https://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&amp;q=southwestern+illinois+college&amp;fb=1&amp;gl=us&amp;hq=southwestern+illinois+college&amp;hnear=0x87df35f54d237135:0xab917e2aef7aa4b0,Normandy,+MO&amp;cid=0,0,11048603324578464269&amp;t=m&amp;ll=38.559173,-89.915199&amp;spn=0.093963,0.145912&amp;z=12&amp;iwloc=A&amp;output=embed" width="425"></iframe><br /><small><a href="https://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&amp;q=southwestern+illinois+college&amp;fb=1&amp;gl=us&amp;hq=southwestern+illinois+college&amp;hnear=0x87df35f54d237135:0xab917e2aef7aa4b0,Normandy,+MO&amp;cid=0,0,11048603324578464269&amp;t=m&amp;ll=38.559173,-89.915199&amp;spn=0.093963,0.145912&amp;z=12&amp;iwloc=A&amp;source=embed" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left">View Larger Map</a></small></p><p>Classes have been called off at a southwestern Illinois college after a bomb threat forced the evacuation of the campus.</p><p>The<a href="http://bit.ly/Q7Jgoq"> Belleville News-Democrat reports</a> that officials ordered Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville cleared out Thursday morning after a student found a threatening hand-written note in a men&#39;s bathroom of the main building.</p><p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 15:58:50 +0000 The Associated Press 4143 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org