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FIRST Robotics Kick-off Event brings 1,000 to Campus

For the second straight year, Lindenwood University hosted the regional kick-off event for the FIRST Robotics competition season. More than 1,000 students, parents, and teachers representing 44 area teams gathered on Saturday morning, Jan. 5, at the J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts for a livestream of the video announcing this year’s challenge, which has a space exploration theme. Students also received a kit of parts, with which they will build industrial grade 170-pound robots to complete the assigned challenge. Students also had the opportunity to interact with the challenge in virtual reality in the Scheidegger Center’s Emerson Black Box Theater.

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Lindenwood in the News, General, Athletics

Chris Bini, an 11-year-old undergoing chemotherapy, recently signed with Lindenwood University’s wrestling program through Team IMPACT, an organization that brings children with life-threatening or chronic illnesses together with college sports programs.

Lindenwood in the News

Dr. Rik Hafer, professor of Economics, was quoted in an article written by David Nicklaus of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Tues., January 15. The article, Proposal for 70 percent tax rate idea veers from long-held consensus, appeared on Page 1 of the Business section.

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Lindenwood University will host the first Gateway Writing Centers Association Conference on February 9, 2019, themed “A Gateway to Collaboration.” The conference is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Library and Academic Resources Center on the university’s St. Charles campus. Conference admission is $20 and includes lunch and snacks.

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Three current and former Lindenwood students, along with a faculty member, have published an article titled Nutritional and Supplementation Strategies to Prevent and Attenuate Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage: a Brief Review in the peer-reviewed journal, Sports Medicine-Open.

General, Alumni & Donors, School of Education

The Springfield region of the Missouri Association of Elementary Principals has nominated Angela Valchev, principal at Bowerman Elementary with Springfield Public Schools, as Exemplary New Principal. Valchev received her master’s degree in school counseling from Lindenwood University in 2005.

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A public archaeology event planned at Lindenwood University in St. Charles Saturday, Jan. 12, has been cancelled due to predicted heavy snowfall in the St. Louis area. Lindenwood was hosting the event as part of its sponsorship of the annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology Jan. 9-12 in St. Charles.

Lindenwood in the News, General, Academics

For the second straight year, Lindenwood University hosted the regional kick-off event for the FIRST Robotics competition season. More than 1,000 students, parents, and teachers representing 44 area teams gathered on Saturday morning, Jan. 5, at the J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts for a livestream of the video announcing this year’s challenge, which has a space exploration theme. Students also received a kit of parts, with which they will build industrial grade 170-pound robots to complete the assigned challenge. Students also had the opportunity to interact with the challenge in virtual reality in the Scheidegger Center’s Emerson Black Box Theater.

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