As a nation, our supply of qualified teachers is dwindling. The education industry suffers from high attrition rates and low enrollment in teacher preparation programs: teacher education enrollment dropped by 35% between 2009 and 2014, and the number of people studying to become teachers continues to diminish. Now more than ever, it is important to have qualified, passionate professionals entering the field.
On February 25, 2021, two advertising campaigns made by Lindenwood students won silver at the American Advertising Awards, formally known as ADDYS. These awards are offered by the American Advertising Federation (AAF). The AAF has 5,000 college chapters across the country and allows students to compete against professionals in the ADDYS. Just in St. Louis, there were 342 entries for the ADDYS advertising campaign, and Lindenwood students, including Mia Tebbe and Kris McKay, won silver with their campaign.
In 2017, the National MS Society funded a study that focused on documenting how many people in the United States were affected by Multiple Sclerosis, as the last study had not been conducted since 1975. The result provided a staggering number, one that doubled the amount the leading experts had initially estimated: nearly 1 million people in the United States of America were living with MS. Based on the intense prevalence of this disease, and the disastrous impact it has made on families—emotionally, physically, and economically—it is clear that now, more than ever, new ideas are necessary in order to make an impact in the MS landscape and bring greater relief to the affected community.
The journey of Academic Success is a challenging road. Though it may be difficult, it is possible through the support of students and staff alike. Lindenwood University is a school founded on the basis of Real Experience and Real Success. That is why it was no surprise when Dr. Robyn Elder and Dr. Lynda Leavitt developed the Cap It! podcast. The goal of the podcast is to establish communication with doctoral students about updates within Ed.D. program, as well as tips for success with their dissertations.
Lindenwood University is consistently making great strides in providing opportunities that prepare students for success, including having a dedicated team in The Career Services Office. Career Services operates out of the Library and Academic Resources Center (LARC) and provides support for students as they learn how to transition the knowledge they have gained here at LU into a successful, enjoyable career.
Lindenwood University is pleased to announce an update to the May 2021 Commencement ceremonies.
Lindenwood’s community outreach endeavor, LindenGiving, partnered with Five Acres Animal Shelter for the February initiative. Led by Beverly Porter, LindenGiving strives to give back to the local St. Charles community in immediate and impactful ways.
Lindenwood student Nadia Maddex was selected as this year's St. Louis Symphony In Unison Scholar. This program is open for undergraduate students who are participating in the arts such as musicians, composers and music educators. Maddex is a vocalist and sings 1st soprano. According to Maddex, this is a great honor and it not only comes with a scholarship. “In that program, I am provided with mentoring from St. Louis Symphony staff, as well as given special performance, conference, workshop and leadership opportunities.”
Lindenwood University is dedicated to actively supporting ROTC cadets and veterans throughout their college journeys; the school offers important resources like generous scholarships, access to the Student Veteran Organization, and the first-class Veterans’ Affairs Center located in the Library and Academic Resources Center. As a direct result of these support efforts, the university was named a 2021-2022 Military Friendly School.
One of the key elements to ensuring Academic Success is by being a life-long learner. Dr. Agata Freedle is one of the best examples of what it looks like to be a lifelong learner. Dr. Freedle is currently an Assistant Professor in the school of Education’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program here at Lindenwood.