Lindenwood alumna Reem Abdalazem was recently named assistant head coach for the US synchronized swimming team, as reported in Swimming World. Abdalazem was a national champion with Lindenwood’s team and later served as head coach of the program. She is also a two-time Olympian and World Championship and international competitor.
The 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now open for all students to complete. The FAFSA is a free and easy application that provides governmental assistance for college students. All students that apply for FAFSA before Feb. 1, 2019, are eligible for all forms of financial assistance, including the Missouri Access Grant.
Associate Professor of Exercise Science Dr. Chad Kerksick delivered two presentations to the Brazilian Congress of Sport in Brasilia, Brazil, Thanksgiving weekend. Kerksick, who is also the director of the Exercise and Performance Nutrition Laboratory at Lindenwood, joined 25 other speakers from around the world.
Lindenwood alumnus Wesley Bell was elected to the office of Prosecutor for St. Louis County in the midterm elections held Nov. 6, 2018. Bell is the county’s first African-American prosecutor.
On Nov. 11, 2018, 11 alumnae of Lindenwood University’s School of Education received the Emerson Electric Excellence in Teaching Award. The 109 award winners from St. Louis-area schools were recognized at a ceremony at the Ritz Carlton in St. Louis.
Author and Lindenwood alumna Martha Ackmann (class of 1973) will see her book, Curveball, come to life in the Off-Broadway play Toni Stone this spring and summer. The play will be produced by the Roundabout Theatre Company at the Harold and Mirian Steinberg Center’s Laura Pels Theater in New York City.
The Lindenwood School of Education celebrated its centennial with a series of events on Nov. 7-8. The events included the planting of a new Lindenwood tree, the burial of a time capsule on campus, and the unveiling of the Centennial Wall and the “Future-Ready Classroom,” both located in Roemer Hall.
Lindenwood University President Michael D. Shonrock accepted an Above and Beyond Award from the Department of Defense on Friday, Nov. 9, prior to the university’s second annual Veterans Day Lunch in the Spellmann Center’s Anheuser-Busch Leadership Room.
The Lindenwood University system will take part in World Kindness Day on Nov. 13, 2018. This internationally recognized day was established by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation in an effort spread the message of kindness and make kindness the norm.
WalletHub.com has ranked Lindenwood University in its list of the Best Colleges and Universities in 2019. Lindenwood ranked 317th in the United States, 83rd in the Midwest, and 12th in Missouri.