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.
Three students from Lindenwood University’s Delta Epsilon Chi (DECA) chapter placed in the top portion of their respective categories during the business organization’s state competition in February in Jefferson City, Mo. DECA is a not-for-profit extracurricular organization designed to prepare students for careers in marketing, management, and entrepreneurship with more than 215,000 members in the United States and around the world.
The Lindenwood University Shotgun Sports Team has received a $21,879 grant from the MidwayUSA Foundation, Inc. through the Foundation’s Team Endowment Account Program.
Members of the Lindenwood University women’s basketball team will trade jerseys for designer fashions as part of the upcoming Hoops ‘N’ Heels fashion show. The inaugural fundraising event benefiting the team will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, in the auditorium of the Lindenwood University Cultural Center, 400 North Kingshighway, St. Charles, Mo., 63301.