On Nov. 2, 2012, the Missouri Department of Transportation closed the westbound span of the Blanchette Memorial Bridge at the Interstate 70 crossing of the Missouri River. Traffic in both directions will use the current eastbound span of the bridge while a year-long renovation project for the westbound span is in progress.
Lindenwood University is pleased to announce it has received a scholarship grant through the Missouri Colleges Fund (MCF), which recently received a $20,000 donation from Edward Jones. As an MCF member school, the university will receive a portion of those funds to award a scholarship to one qualified candidate majoring in business-related studies.
For the third year in a row, students from the Lindenwood University School of Business and Entrepreneurship have been named the winners of an annual marketing competition sponsored by the St. Louis Chevrolet Dealers Association. A team of undergraduate students from the university worked throughout the fall semester to create a marketing segment for Chevy’s new Spark mini car, and the group’s entry was selected as the top prize winner from among several other St. Louis area universities.
At the culmination of a four-year application and review process, Lindenwood University’s accelerated business programs have received accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), the premier accrediting association for business schools and programs with a focus on teaching excellence.
Lindenwood University hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 15 to mark the launch of its new Veterans Affairs Center. The event took place inside the facility, which is located on the lower level of the Spellmann Center on the university’s St. Charles campus.
Lindenwood University football player Sterling Thomas, 18, of Broken Arrow, Okla., was transferred Nov. 12 to Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Ga. Thomas sustained a spinal cord injury during a Lindenwood home game in St. Charles on Saturday, Oct. 27.
Lindenwood University’s Spellmann Center will house an exhibit by the Missouri State Archives commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, starting with an opening ceremony at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4.
Lindenwood University has announced the launch of Lindenwood Mobile, a free mobile application that offers users essential campus services through their smartphones and mobile devices. Developed by Blackboard Mobile, a division of the education technology company Blackboard Inc., the application is expected to be popular among prospective and current students, parents, alumni, and family and friends of the university.
Lindenwood University’s Film Series will usher in Halloween with a showing of the classic silent vampire film Nosferatu, including accompaniment with original music performed live by the university’s Symphonic Orchestra and Concert Choir. The screening will be at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts’ Bezemes Family Theater on campus. Admission is free of charge, but tickets are required. They can be obtained at the Lindenwood Box Office, 636-949-4433.
Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo., has announced the hiring of Dr. Peggy Ellis as the dean of its planned Nursing and Allied Health Sciences Program, which is slated to launch in fall 2013 at the former site of Barat Academy in Dardenne Prairie, which was purchased by the university last month.