Lindenwood University-Belleville will partner with the Art on the Square art fair next year to co-sponsor the Lindenwood-Art on the Square Artist’s Choice Awards for local high school art students. The university will offer $250,000 in total scholarship funds to the winners and participants in the competition.
Lindenwood University’s Black Student Union will present “The Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” at 3 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 16, in the Emerson Black Box Theater of the University’s J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts. The event is free and open to the public.
Director of Student Life Sports Tim Canavan has announced the hiring of Mark Wilson as head coach for the new Lindenwood University billiards program, which will begin competition during the fall semester. Wilson has been a billiards instructor and coach for over 35 years and as a professional player, has been ranked in the top 25 in the world.
Lindenwood University has been named the recipient of a $114,000 joint grant from the William T. Kemper Foundation and Commerce Bancshares Foundation. The money will be used to equip a classroom in the School of Business and Entrepreneurship on the university’s St. Charles campus with distance learning technologies.
Jann Weitzel, Lindenwood’s Vice President for Academic Affairs, was recently notified that Jeff Smith, Chair of the History department, was selected for a 2011 Missouri Humanities Award for Lindenwood’s regional studies journal The Confluence, which Smith edits.
Lindenwood University Press announces the release of a second, more comprehensive edition of St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann’s acclaimed book, Crossroads: A History of St. Charles County. At nearly twice the length of the first edition, published in 2004, the new edition is more comprehensive and corresponds with the 2012 bicentennial of St. Charles County.
Lindenwood University President James D. Evans is calling for support of a renewed state-wide campaign launched by the Independent Colleges and Universities of Missouri association to save Access Missouri funding. The state’s primary need-based college tuition assistance program was slashed by more than $50 million in 2010 and is in danger of being cut further by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon as he finalizes the budget for the coming fiscal year.
Jeff Fisher has been named Head Football Coach at Lindenwood University – Belleville. Fisher joins the Lynx from McKendree University, where he served as the Bearcat’s Offensive Coordinator. He helped establish the football program at McKendree back in 1996 and has spent the past 15 years as a member of the McKendree University football coaching staff.
Lindenwood University will host the Lewis and Clark Fife and Drum Corps Freezer Jam concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, in the Hyland Arena. The event will feature more than 10 corps from the Midwest who will perform historical American military music and gather together for a mass band finale.
Lindenwood University alumnus Bruce Kintz, EdD, president and chief executive officer of Concordia Publishing House (CPH), recently announced that the company has been named a recipient of the 2011 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The St. Louis-based company is one of only four organizations in the country to receive the nation’s highest presidential honor for top performance through innovation, improvement, and visionary leadership.