Lindenwood University will host the Midwest Association for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (MAMEIS) Annual Conference on Friday, April 9. The conference will be held in a virtual format and brings together talented scholars from the region.
On March 24 from 3-4 PM, Lindenwood University will host alumnus Josh Burns for a presentation about the Diplomatic Security Service branch of the U.S. Department of State. Burns currently serves as a Watch Officer at the Diplomatic Security Command Center in Rosslyn, Virginia. He graduated from Lindenwood in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations with an emphasis in Security Studies.
Lindenwood graduate Jessica Moon has recently been offered and has since accepted a fully funded research assistantship at the University of Central Florida. Moon graduated in 2018 from Lindenwood with her Bachelor’s in Exercise Science and again from Lindenwood in 2020 with her Master’s in Health Sciences with an emphasis in Sports Science and Performance. She holds such a passion for health and wellness that she knew that this was the right path for her to help her discover new techniques and strategies for the promotion of nutrition and health through research.
The DECA, or Distributive Education Clubs of America , state competition was recently won by Lindenwood’s own Sydney Schader and Emma Rogers. The goal and purpose of the competition is to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges. Throughout the competition process, the participants not only get to engage in good hearted competition but learn through experience as well.
If there is one thing that Lindenwood University must be recognized for, it is their international students’ efforts in coping with COVID-19. It is a well-known fact that Lindenwood has a considerable amount of international students on their campus. Lindenwood has the highest international student body population (13%) in comparison to two other universities in the state of Missouri: University of Missouri – Columbia and St. Louis University, both with an international student body of approximately 6%.
For the past three years, the accounting majors and professors at Lindenwood have provided the community with Volunteer Income Tax Assistance for free. The clinic was originally started by former faculty member Lisa Bushur and is now overseen by Professor James Bosnick, who teaches Accounting courses and acts as the site coordinator for the clinic.
Lindenwood University athletic training students achieved a 100% pass rate for the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)’s Board of Certifications examination in the 2020 testing cycle.
Lindenwood University has been named to the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s Transfer Honor Roll for 2021. PTK recognizes the institutional commitment and resources available at Lindenwood to support transfer students.
On Wednesday March 3, Lindenwood University hosted the first ever Day of Dialogue. Although this event was held virtually this year, it was still a huge success according to Myron Burr, who is one of the co-chairs for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force along with Dr. Amanda Harrod. The discussion of the Task Force circulated around bringing folks into the conversation around equity and inclusion who would not normally participate. With help and trust from those involved, Burr started to plan this monumental day.
As a nation, our supply of qualified teachers is dwindling. The education industry suffers from high attrition rates and low enrollment in teacher preparation programs: teacher education enrollment dropped by 35% between 2009 and 2014, and the number of people studying to become teachers continues to diminish. Now more than ever, it is important to have qualified, passionate professionals entering the field.