Lindenwood University and the city of Wentzville, Mo., announce the sale of the Lindenwood Ice Arena by the university to the city. The purchase was approved by the Wentzville Board of Aldermen at its meeting on June 12. The sale price of $2 million will be paid in annual increments of $100,000 over the next 20 years.
During the 2018-19 academic year, 50 Lindenwood University sport management students took internships and practica with organizations like the PGA, the St. Louis Cardinals, the St. Louis Sports Commission, the Kansas City Chiefs, and many others. Five of those students had internships at the St. Louis Blues and had a rare perspective on a team in the midst of a historic playoff run.
Nearly 4,500 soccer fans came to Lindenwood University’s Harlen Hunter Stadium for a professional soccer match between Saint Louis FC and the MLS’ Chicago Fire. Lindenwood stepped in when the original venue became unavailable due to minor flooding. Saint Louis FC won in an upset by a score of 2-1.
Lindenwood theatre student Anthony Elliott, who did the sound design for the Theatre Department’s recent production of Our Town, was at the center of a May 22 article in a national trade publication, Stage Directions, for the work he did for the production. It’s a great example of how Lindenwood programs provide real experience for students.
Lindenwood University’s Harlen Hunter Stadium on its St. Charles campus will host the U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round soccer match between the Saint Louis FC and Major League Soccer’s (MLS) Chicago Fire at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, due to minor flooding at World Wide Technology Soccer Park.
STLToday.com ran an article on June 6 by Lindenwood history professor Steve Gietschier to correspond with the anniversary of the 1944 allied D-Day invasion of Normandy in World War II. The article focuses on baseball Hall of Famer and St. Louis native Yogi Berra, who was involved in the invasion as a member of the U.S. Navy.
Danielle Laramore, classes of 2017 and 2018, came to Lindenwood University-Belleville after transferring as an undergraduate student to complete her bachelor’s degree, and she credits the relationships she built at Lindenwood Belleville as the reason she is now poised to start law school at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in August 2019.
Christian Rodriguez, who plays rugby for the Lions, was featured in the U.S. edition of The Guardian. Lindenwood’s rugby teams are playing this weekend (June 1 and 2) in the Collegiate Rugby Championships in Philadelphia. Lindenwood is the defending champion at the event, portions of which will be televised on ESPN’s network of channels.
Lindenwood University was recently included in a ranking by OnlineSchoolsReport.com for the Best Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Entrepreneurship.
Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo., has named John R. Porter its 23rd president. Porter has worked for 33 years for IBM, including the last 15 in senior management, and has also served as a board member in higher education and as an adjunct instructor and visiting professor.