Lindenwood University received a significant seven-figure foundational gift to name the Robert W. Plaster School of Business and Entrepreneurship and to serve as a lead gift in the construction of a new $21 million Library and Academic Resources Center on its St. Charles Campus.
One of two teams from Lindenwood University placed fourth in a field of 36 teams in the 2015 Missouri Collegiate Mathematics Competition, held recently at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Mo.
Lindenwood University administrators, Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee, and representatives from the R. Whittington Foundation presented local high school student Jessica Wright with a full four-year scholarship on April 7 at the Lindenwood House on the St. Charles campus. The collaboration is part of Lindenwood’s ongoing effort to make a four-year college education accessible and affordable for St. Louis-area students.
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.
Lindenwood University has received from Sigma-Aldrich Corporation $576,000 worth of equipment and consumable supplies that will be used by its School of Sciences, primarily in biological sciences and chemistry.
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.
Lindenwood University’s Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center has announced a significant grant from the Robert J. Trulaske, Jr. Family Foundation. This gift will support the preservation of several buildings on the Boone Home site in Defiance, Mo. The preservation projects includes roofing, painting, and building repair and restoration. In addition, the grant will support the installation of wayside exhibitions (educational outdoor signs) throughout the site.
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 Grammy Award-winning St. Louis Symphony will make its debut performance at the J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 12, with Music Director David Robertson leading a program of familiar classical favorites.
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.