Artist, business owner, and Lindenwood University alumnus Zach Smithey (’06, ’09) is back in the local spotlight thanks to his most recent groundbreaking endeavor, the construction of a one-of-a-kind shipping container home in his hometown of St. Charles, Mo. Smithey and his wife, Brie, are building their 3,100-square-foot dream home from eight cargo-worthy shipping containers and a plethora of other alternative building materials.
Last year, Lindenwood University-Belleville’s Criminal Justice Department was able to place its first intern with Scott Air Force Base’s 375th Airlift Command’s Security Forces Squadron. To say it was successful would be an understatement, according to Criminal Justice Department instructor Judge (Ret.) Annette Eckert. It went over so well, she said that this spring three Lindenwood Belleville students have been invited to participate in internships with the organization.
Tom Calhoun, director of radio operations at Lindenwood University–Belleville, spends his days teaching students the finer points of becoming a professional broadcaster. He’s racked up some pretty significant accomplishments at his night job, too.
The Little Rock Touchdown Club and Wright, Lindsey, Jennings LLP announced today that Lindenwood football player Connor Harris is the 2016 recipient of the Cliff Harris Award as the nation’s top defensive player among NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, and NAIA programs.
LaShell Eikerenkoetter, a graduate communications student in Lindenwood’s School of Accelerated Degree Programs, was recently listed by Delux Magazine among St. Louis’ 100 most inspiring and influential African-American professionals.
Katherine Schack (’03, ’07) has achieved many impressive accomplishments during her 12 years as an educator in the Wentzville School District. Her receipt of a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is, arguably, one of her most notable.
Lindenwood University and St. Charles Community College have agreed to terms on the sale of the university’s former Nursing and Allied Health Sciences Center in Dardenne Prairie, Mo., to the community college.
A pair of Lindenwood University-Belleville students have been named winners of Get to Know M.E. scholarships. The students, Emily Donovan and Kaitlyn Dixon, were selected to receive the $2,000 scholarships based on essays they wrote about what living in the metro-east means to them. Get to know M.E. is a promotional campaign designed to get the word out about all the things the Metro East, specifically Madison and St. Clair counties, has to offer.
Lindenwood University’s Center for Economics and the Environment (CEE) was recently ranked among the top 10 percent of all economics research departments in the world. The center is part of the Hammond Institute for Free Enterprise, which is housed in the university’s Robert W. Plaster School of Business & Entrepreneurship.
Last month, Lindenwood University was named a Military Friendly School by Victory Media for the eighth consecutive year, and on Dec. 9, the university was designated a Gold Award winner for being among the top institutions to receive the Military Friendly designation.