In its first year in the American Midwest Conference, the Lindenwood Belleville softball team has captured the regular season championship, earning an automatic bid to the NAIA National Championship opening round. With a Park University loss on April 24, the Lady Lynx also clinched the top seed in the conference tournament next week. The Lady Lynx are the first female team in school history to win a conference championship.
The Lindenwood Belleville Lynx (14-21, 9-9) ended a three-game losing streak in historic fashion, beating NCAA Division I Murray State 8-2. This was the first time in Lindenwood Belleville history, in any sport, that a team has beaten a Division I opponent. The Lynx did so behind starting pitcher Dylan Skinner, who threw a complete game in his first career start, allowing only five hits, two walks, and two runs. The Lynx offense had 14 hits, including four for extra bases.
The Board of Directors at Lindenwood University today announced the hiring of Michael D. Shonrock, PhD, as Lindenwood’s 22nd president.
Olympic athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee and the R. Whittington Foundation presented O’Fallon Township High School senior Taylor Harris with a scholarship to attend Lindenwood University-Belleville at a ceremony on campus April 1. Harris, of O’Fallon, Ill., will be a freshman at Lindenwood Belleville in fall 2015.
Stephen R. Wigginton, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, will serve as the commencement speaker for Lindenwood University-Belleville’s graduation ceremony on Monday, May 18, at 7 p.m. at the Gateway Center in Collinsville, Ill.
Singer and composer Erin Bode will give an 80-minute performance and discuss the path that led to her vocal career at the Lindenwood University-Belleville Speaker Series on April 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.
The Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois has named Lindenwood University-Belleville among the co-recipients of the 2015 Salute to Southwestern Illinois Award to be presented on April 2 at the Four Points by Sheraton in Fairview Heights, Ill.
Lindenwood University’s Board of Directors has approved a 2.9 percent increase in the undergraduate tuition rate for the 2015-2016 academic year. The total expense for residential undergraduates, including tuition, fees, room, and board, will go up by 2.1 percent.
The City of Belleville and Belleville Christkindlmarkt awarded Lindenwood University-Belleville a certificate of appreciation for community spirit and sponsorship of the inaugural Belleville Christkindlmarkt and the 2014 Belleville Bicentennial.
Lindenwood University has partnered with the greatest female athlete of the 20th century, Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee and the R. Whittington Foundation to offer two full scholarships to students from Missouri and the St. Louis metropolitan area.