The St. Louis Business Journal recently listed the largest 23 colleges and universities in Missouri and Southern Illinois according to student-to-faculty ratio, number of faculty with Ph.D.s, and total enrollment. Lindenwood ranked seventh in student-to-faculty ratio (18:1), fifth in number of faculty members with Ph.D.s (521), and eighth for total fall enrollment (9,479, 8,082 FTE).
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.
Lindenwood University-Belleville senior McKenna Rafferty was recently selected as the 2018 Steve Suess Student of Character by the BASIC (Belleville Achieves Strength in Character) Initiative, a community-wide endeavor recognizing residents who strive to make a positive difference in the community and enhance the quality of life in Belleville.
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.
Torrin Suedmeyer, early alert coordinator, was named Lindenwood University-Belleville’s Employee of the Quarter in November. Suedmeyer joined the Lindenwood staff in July 2016 and quickly became an active part of the Lindenwood community.