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Hometown Diplomat’s Impressive Career
The Linden Gold, College of Arts and Humanities, Alumni & Donors, General

On March 24 from 3-4 PM, Lindenwood University will host alumnus Josh Burns for a presentation about the Diplomatic Security Service branch of the U.S. Department of State. Burns currently serves as a Watch Officer at the Diplomatic Security Command Center in Rosslyn, Virginia. He graduated from Lindenwood in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations with an emphasis in Security Studies.

Lindenwood Alumna Accepts Research Assistantship At University of Central Florida
The Linden Gold, Alumni & Donors, General

Lindenwood graduate Jessica Moon has recently been offered and has since accepted a fully funded research assistantship at the University of Central Florida. Moon graduated in 2018 from Lindenwood with her Bachelor’s in Exercise Science and again from Lindenwood in 2020 with her Master’s in Health Sciences with an emphasis in Sports Science and Performance. She holds such a passion for health and wellness that she knew that this was the right path for her to help her discover new techniques and strategies for the promotion of nutrition and health through research.

Lindenwood University Students Win First Place in the DECA Competition
The Linden Gold, Plaster College of Business and Entrepreneurship, Academics, General

The DECA, or Distributive Education Clubs of America , state competition was recently won by Lindenwood’s own Sydney Schader and Emma Rogers. The goal and purpose of the competition is to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges. Throughout the competition process,  the participants not only get to engage in good hearted competition but learn through experience as well.

Recognizing International Student’s Efforts in Coping With COVID-19
The Linden Gold, Student Life, General

If there is one thing that Lindenwood University must be recognized for, it is their international students’ efforts in coping with COVID-19. It is a well-known fact that Lindenwood has a considerable amount of international students on their campus. Lindenwood has the highest international student body population (13%) in comparison to two other universities in the state of Missouri: University of Missouri – Columbia and St. Louis University, both with an international student body of approximately 6%.

The Lindenwood VITA Tax Clinic Benefits the Community and Lindenwood Students
The Linden Gold, Plaster College of Business and Entrepreneurship, General

For the past three years, the accounting majors and professors at Lindenwood have provided the community with Volunteer Income Tax Assistance for free. The clinic was originally started by former faculty member Lisa Bushur and is now overseen by Professor James Bosnick, who teaches Accounting courses and acts as the site coordinator for the clinic.

Athletic Training Achieves 100% Pass Rate for Certification
Athletics, Academics, General

Lindenwood University athletic training students achieved a 100% pass rate for the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)’s Board of Certifications examination in the 2020 testing cycle.

Phi Theta Kappa Recognizes Lindenwood Transfer Pathways
Academics, Admissions, General

Lindenwood University has been named to the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s Transfer Honor Roll for 2021. PTK recognizes the institutional commitment and resources available at Lindenwood to support transfer students.

Lindenwood University Hosts First Ever Day of Dialogue
The Linden Gold, Campus Events, Academics, General

On Wednesday March 3, Lindenwood University hosted the first ever Day of Dialogue. Although this event was held virtually this year, it was still a huge success according to Myron Burr, who is one of the co-chairs for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force along with Dr. Amanda Harrod. The discussion of the Task Force circulated around bringing folks into the conversation around equity and inclusion who would not normally participate. With help and trust from those involved, Burr started to plan this monumental day.

The Linden Gold, Academics, General

As a nation, our supply of qualified teachers is dwindling. The education industry suffers from high attrition rates and low enrollment in teacher preparation programs: teacher education enrollment dropped by 35% between 2009 and 2014, and the number of people studying to become teachers continues to diminish. Now more than ever, it is important to have qualified, passionate professionals entering the field.