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School of Education to Join the Consortium for Research-Based and Equitable Assessments
College of Education and Human Services, Academics, General

One of the most important parts to success is collaboration. Working together to achieve a goal is one of the best ways to reach a goal and develop opportunities. Not only does this idea apply to individuals, but institutions as well. That is why Lindenwood’s School of Education, in partnership with DESE (the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education), has applied to, and been accepted for, the Consortium for Research-Based and Equitable Assessments (CREA).

Dr. Melissa Elmes Publishes Edited Collection of Essays with Routledge Publishing
College of Arts and Humanities, General

On April 7, 2021, Dr. Melissa Elmes published a collection of essays titled Food and Feast in Premodern Outlaw Tales, alongside co-editor Kristen Bovaird-Abbo. The collection was published by Routledge, a global publisher of academic works founded in 1836. It is a longstanding publication that focuses on works in Humanities and Social Sciences and has published pieces by historical icons, like Albert Einstein and Theodor Adorno.

Lindenwood’s Student Investment Fund Thrives
Plaster College of Business and Entrepreneurship, Academics, General

In 2018, the finance department at Lindenwood University created the Student Investment Fund as an opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience analyzing stocks and managing a real portfolio. The portfolio is currently beating the benchmark, and finance students have managed to generate $30,000 in profits since the fund’s inception.

Fashion Students Donate Masks to YWCA
Academics, General, College of Arts and Humanities

Lindenwood University fashion business and design students enrolled in the apparel design course made 75 face masks for a community donation. The class donated the masks to the YWCA St. Louis in support of their campaign, Start by Believing. The campaign “is a global campaign to transform the way we respond to sexual assault” and runs through April.

Giving Week 2021 Raises More Than $33,000
Alumni & Donors, General

Lindenwood University held its annual Giving Week campaign, a virtual fundraising effort across areas of the University from March 29-April 2. The campaign, now in its fourth year, raised $33,372 from 179 donors for key University initiatives.

Students Gain Research Experience Participating in Student Assessment Scholars Program
Student Life, General

The Student Assessment Scholars Program is an internship course offered to Lindenwood University students. This course gives students the opportunity to participate in research in a way that gives them real-world experience. Kaitlyn Maxwell is the coordinator for the Student Assessment Scholars Program. She has students who truly recognize the value of what they learn in the program. She has stated that many students who participate are thankful for what this experience brings to their resume.

College of Arts and Humanities, Academics, General

Senior Malachi Cecil is a shining example of the bright young students on Lindenwood’s campus. This May, he will graduate with a triple-major in International Relations, Political Science, and Spanish with minors in French and Chinese Studies. During his time at Lindenwood, Cecil has explored his interests in languages, cultures, and international affairs in his ambitious interdisciplinary curriculum, and he will leave Lindenwood with the multicultural know-how and global awareness so vital in our modern world.

Dr. Julie Turner Wins Women’s Leadership Award
Plaster College of Business and Entrepreneurship, General

Dr. Julie Turner, a Professor and Department Chair in the Non-profit Administration program, recently received the Women’s Leadership Award from the Athena Leadership Foundation. This Saint Charles-based foundation was founded in 1987 and “exists to support the development of women in leadership roles.”


It is no secret that the PRIDE fund (President’s Research, Innovation, and Development towards Excellence fund), given out by president Porter, is a very esteemed award given to projects that aim to create pathways to innovation, develop new partnerships and experiences, and to help develop community partnerships for regional issues. One of the most recent projects funded by the PRIDE grant is called the DIY Family Planner Android & iPhone App Research Project.

Lindenwood Graduate Has His Documentary on The Hill Neighborhood Featured on PBS
Alumni & Donors, General, College of Arts and Humanities

Joseph Puleo, Lindenwood graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Cinema, recently had his first feature-length documentary featured on PBS, a public broadcasting and television program distributor. The film was co-produced with another Lindenwood graduate, Steve Cakouros. America’s Last Little Italy: The Hill describes the iconic St. Louis neighborhood, The Hill, in an entertaining way. With footage of several families of Italian immigrants talking about their past and how they made it to America, viewers can develop a connection to the neighborhood and immerse themselves in the Italian culture of St. Louis.