Lindenwood University’s Board of Directors approved on Friday, Nov. 9, 2013 the construction of a second new residence hall and the addition of four new sports at the Belleville campus. The new dormitory will be the second to be constructed in less than a year as the Lindenwood University continues to experience record enrollment.
Lindenwood University’s 2013-14 Speaker Series will continue with branding and marketing expert, author, Shark Tank investor, and FUBU Clothing CEO Daymond John at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, at Lindenwood’s Bezemes Family Theatre. Tickets are required and available for free at the J. Scheidegger Center Box office.
Lindenwood University has purchased a new online learning platform known as Blackboard Collaborate, which will soon make it easier to for students and staff to engage in a state-of-the-art virtual learning environment. It will allow educators and learners in different locations to communicate with one another as if both parties were in the same classroom.
Lindenwood University will be recognized for job creation—particularly as it is related to its new School of Nursing and Allied Health-- at the 26th Annual Excellence in Community Awards Banquet hosted by civic group Progress 64 West, at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, at the Doubletree Hotel by Hilton in Chesterfield.
The degree allows current registered nurses to complete a bachelor’s degree in nursing in about two years. Increasingly, hospitals are requiring four-year degrees from nursing candidates, according to industry sources. The new degree program is available immediately.
Lindenwood University will host the Greater St. Louis Marching Band Championships on Saturday, Nov. 2. Fifteen groups from around the state will participate in the inaugural event, which will take place in Hunter Stadium.
The Lindenwood University School of Business and Entrepreneurship will present its inaugural Entrepreneurship Week Nov. 11-16 on the university’s St. Charles campus. Events, which are intended to provide information and encouragement from a variety of perspectives for current and future entrepreneurs, will include speeches from Cardinal Manager Mike Matheny, FUBU Clothing CEO Daymond John (who is featured on ABC television’s Shark Tank), baseball executive Mike Veeck, and several others.
Lindenwood University’s Nonprofit Administration Program has launched Serve U, a fun and impactful service simulation program designed to engage high school students and those who work with them in assessing and responding to community needs. The free workshops are reserved through individual bookings and take place in the facilities of requesting organizations.
Lindenwood University-Belleville is pleased to announce that, effective November 1, 2013, Reeta Piirala-Skoglund will assume the role of Dean of Admissions for the campus.
Lindenwood University’s Duree Center for Entrepreneurship has received a $15,000 grant from the Coleman Foundation to fund its 2013-14 Symposia Series.