On April 7, 2021, Dr. Melissa Elmes published a collection of essays titled Food and Feast in Premodern Outlaw Tales, alongside co-editor Kristen Bovaird-Abbo. The collection was published by Routledge, a global publisher of academic works founded in 1836. It is a longstanding publication that focuses on works in Humanities and Social Sciences and has published pieces by historical icons, like Albert Einstein and Theodor Adorno.
In 2018, the finance department at Lindenwood University created the Student Investment Fund as an opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience analyzing stocks and managing a real portfolio. The portfolio is currently beating the benchmark, and finance students have managed to generate $30,000 in profits since the fund’s inception.
Lindenwood University fashion business and design students enrolled in the apparel design course made 75 face masks for a community donation. The class donated the masks to the YWCA St. Louis in support of their campaign, Start by Believing. The campaign “is a global campaign to transform the way we respond to sexual assault” and runs through April.
Lindenwood University held its annual Giving Week campaign, a virtual fundraising effort across areas of the University from March 29-April 2. The campaign, now in its fourth year, raised $33,372 from 179 donors for key University initiatives.
The Student Assessment Scholars Program is an internship course offered to Lindenwood University students. This course gives students the opportunity to participate in research in a way that gives them real-world experience. Kaitlyn Maxwell is the coordinator for the Student Assessment Scholars Program. She has students who truly recognize the value of what they learn in the program. She has stated that many students who participate are thankful for what this experience brings to their resume.
Senior Malachi Cecil is a shining example of the bright young students on Lindenwood’s campus. This May, he will graduate with a triple-major in International Relations, Political Science, and Spanish with minors in French and Chinese Studies. During his time at Lindenwood, Cecil has explored his interests in languages, cultures, and international affairs in his ambitious interdisciplinary curriculum, and he will leave Lindenwood with the multicultural know-how and global awareness so vital in our modern world.
Dr. Julie Turner, a Professor and Department Chair in the Non-profit Administration program, recently received the Women’s Leadership Award from the Athena Leadership Foundation. This Saint Charles-based foundation was founded in 1987 and “exists to support the development of women in leadership roles.”
It is no secret that the PRIDE fund (President’s Research, Innovation, and Development towards Excellence fund), given out by president Porter, is a very esteemed award given to projects that aim to create pathways to innovation, develop new partnerships and experiences, and to help develop community partnerships for regional issues. One of the most recent projects funded by the PRIDE grant is called the DIY Family Planner Android & iPhone App Research Project.
Joseph Puleo, Lindenwood graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Cinema, recently had his first feature-length documentary featured on PBS, a public broadcasting and television program distributor. The film was co-produced with another Lindenwood graduate, Steve Cakouros. America’s Last Little Italy: The Hill describes the iconic St. Louis neighborhood, The Hill, in an entertaining way. With footage of several families of Italian immigrants talking about their past and how they made it to America, viewers can develop a connection to the neighborhood and immerse themselves in the Italian culture of St. Louis.
Lindenwood University has always encouraged students to think outside the box when it comes to schoolwork and other academic projects. While taking an Arthurian Legends class, Lauren Paulin was given the choice of a creative project and ran with it. For her project, she created a doll of Bertilak, the Green Knight from the story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.