Nearly 670 students took part in Lindenwood University’s first-ever December commencement ceremony on Friday, Dec. 13, at the Hyland Arena on the St. Charles campus. The total included approximately 370 undergraduate and 300 graduate students. Approximately 3,500 attended the ceremony—some watching on television from overflow seating in the Evans Commons.
The Liberty and Ethics Center at Lindenwood University has received a $7,500 grant from the Earhart Foundation to fund its 2013-2014 Inaugural Lecture Series.
Lindenwood University-Belleville has been recognized as the United Way’s Top New Campaign in the 2013 Illinois Division. With more than 100 employees, the campus pledged $2,193 in its first local United Way campaign.
Alyssa Rispoli, a Lindenwood University business marketing major slated to graduate in December 2014, has already accomplished something most people never do. Her book, The Young Entrepreneur, was published Nov. 21 by Motivational Press and is currently available on Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble’s website, and www.TheYoungEntrepreneur.com.
Lindenwood University has established a new political science award to honor former Illinois State Senator and GOP Minority Leader Frank Watson. The Frank Watson Political Science Award will be presented to a student from Lindenwood University-Belleville annually at the university’s Honors Convocation.
More than 200 athletes from Lindenwood University were among the army of volunteers working at this year’s Mo’ Cowbell Marathon last month in historic St. Charles. The work of volunteers resulted in a donation of $10,000 to the St. Charles City-County Library Foundation.
The Lindenwood University Theatre Department will present its annual production of the holiday favorite A Christmas Carol at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 5-7 in the university’s Bezemes Family Theater.
The Lindenwood athletic training program is the only one of its kind in the St. Louis area and does an incredible job preparing its students to enter a growing field. Lindenwood’s faculty are among the best qualified in the nation. Our top students work with professional sports teams, including the NFL St. Louis Rams. Applications for admissions into the program are being accepted now. Call program coordinator Dan Brennan at (636) 949-4365 or the Day Admissions Office at (636) 949-4949 for details.
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.