Lindenwood University is among a select group of higher education institutions in the United States and United Kingdom to participate in Panamá Bilingüe, a flagship project of recently elected President of the Republic of Panama Juan Carlos Varela and his administration. The legislative initiative will cost nearly $135 million and will send about 500 Panamanian public school teachers to study in the United States over the next five years. The goal of the program is to increase English competency among Panamanian teachers and, therefore, improve English education programs within the county.
The Liberty and Ethics Center at Lindenwood University has announced two grant awards to support its spring conference, “Capitalism, Crony Capitalism, and the Common Good.” A $10,000 grant award was received from the Charles Koch Foundation, and a $12,000 grant was received from the Earhart Foundation.
Lindenwood University has named the 34-year-old ACT INC its resident summer repertory company, which simultaneously announced its 2015 season. The ACT INC 2015 will include Play it Again, Sam, by Woody Allen, and Love from a Stranger, by Agatha Christie. Both will be performed in the Emerson Black Box Theater at Lindenwood’s J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts on the St. Charles, Mo., campus.
Lindenwood University’s School of Business & Entrepreneurship has become a member of the prestigious Association to Advance College Schools of Business (AACSB).
Lindenwood University has partnered with the greatest female athlete of the 20th century, Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee and the R. Whittington Foundation to offer two full scholarships to students from Missouri and the St. Louis metropolitan area. Scholarship applications are due March 2.
After nearly six years of service at Lindenwood University-Belleville, Dr. Jerry Bladdick has announced that he will be stepping down from his position of campus president in December 2015.
The Lindenwood University School of Education has met every Department of Elementary and Secondary Education standard in Missouri’s required Annual Performance Report for Education Preparation Programs, paving the way for continuous state accreditation.
Lindenwood University’s online criminal justice degree has been ranked 8th nationally by Affordable Colleges Online in its 2015 ranking of Best Online Criminal Justice Degrees.
For the second straight year, Lindenwood University’s online bachelor’s degree programs have been ranked among the best in the nation for 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
Dr. Michael Castro, Lindenwood University professor emeritus, has been named St. Louis’ first poet laureate. Castro, who taught at Lindenwood for 32 years, retiring in 2012, was chosen from a field of 65 nominees by an outside task force; the selection was ratified by St. Louis’ Board of Aldermen.