Dr. Michael Castro, Lindenwood University professor emeritus, has been named St. Louis’ first poet laureate. Castro, who taught at Lindenwood for 32 years, retiring in 2012, was chosen from a field of 65 nominees by an outside task force; the selection was ratified by St. Louis’ Board of Aldermen.
For the second straight year, Lindenwood University’s MBA program was recognized in a recent edition of the St. Louis Business Journal as the largest in the St. Louis area. The ranking was based on current enrollment in area schools’ MBA programs.
The Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center at Lindenwood University has received a $5,000 grant from Maritz. Grant funding will support educational programming at the Boone Home, which includes individual tours, hands-on activities for school and homeschool groups, educational presentations, educational events, summer camps, and youth opportunities.
Lindenwood University’s John W. Hammond Institute for Free Enterprise has launched a social media campaign encouraging people to support local businesses in Ferguson, Mo. Using the hashtag #FergusonFavorites, the institute is challenging people to post photographs of themselves on Facebook and Twitter as they dine and shop at Ferguson establishments.
Two students from Lindenwood University’s School of Communications were among just 50 in the U.S. selected for the 2015 Most Promising Multicultural Students program sponsored by the American Advertising Federation.
Military Advanced Education (MAE) has awarded Lindenwood University-Belleville the designation of a Top School in its 2015 MAE Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education. The guide will be released in the December issue of MAE, and will be available online at www.mae-kmi.com.
Educate to Career has ranked Lindenwood University as a top value in its recent college ratings index. With a score of 85.8, Lindenwood was ranked 234th out of 1,224 four-year colleges in the U.S., or the top 20 percent, giving it the second highest ranking in the St. Louis area.
Republican Rep. Timothy Jones, District 110, has been named the senior policy fellow for the John W. Hammond Institute For Free Enterprise at Lindenwood University. Jones was elected to office in 2006 and is the Speaker of the House. Because of the state’s eight-year term limit, Jones will leave office at the end of December.
The NCAA recently announced that Lindenwood men's golfer Greg MacAulay was a recipient of a NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
The Center for Racial Harmony honored Lindenwood University-Belleville on Oct. 19 with the ELITE Award for making significant contributions to the community.