As this week draws to a close, I think it is helpful to reflect on what has transpired. It is sometimes hard to believe that in a little under three weeks, we have gone from planning for the return of our students from Spring Break to this complete shift in the way we work, teach, and learn.
Lindenwood University alumnus Pierre Desir is again in the news for his philanthropic efforts. The NFL defensive back recently donated 20,000 meals to area food banks for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
As of Monday, March 23, all Lindenwood University faculty and staff will be working from home and all on-campus offices will be closed to the public and university employees. Lindenwood personnel and offices will be available for business by telephone and email to provide continuity in university operations and student support services.
Lindenwood University announced March 16 that it will offer classes solely in a virtual format through the duration of the spring semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The move was announced in an email to students, faculty, staff, and parents from Lindenwood President John Porter.
In light of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, Lindenwood University has determined it will switch entirely to virtual classes from March 13 to 29 for all class sessions at all locations. Residential students, who are on spring break through March 15, are strongly encouraged not to return to campus if possible.
The Alpha Chi national honor society inducted 48 new members from Lindenwood University March 3 in the Piers Stewart Lounge in McCluer Hall.
Lindenwood University’s Public Safety and Security is providing training to respond to mental health crises and situations to its personnel.
Lindenwood University special education major Brittney Huck will receive the Missouri Council for Exceptional Children Dabney Award on March 5 in Columbia, Mo. Huck is the eighth Lindenwood recipient of the award in the past 20 years.
Lindenwood University was recently featured as one of the Best Supply Chain Management Schools in the country for 2020 by Study.com.
An article in Yahoo Finance indicates Lindenwood University's MBA was ranked by OnlineCollegePlan eighth best in the country for small business. Of the 30 schools ranked, Lindenwood is the only one from Missouri.