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National Championships Pile Up in April
General, Athletics

It’s been an eventful April for Lindenwood University Athletics, with five team national championships recorded since the beginning of the month, including shotgun sports, competitive cheerleading, the Lionettes dance team, synchronized swimming, and D3 roller hockey. Another, for Olympic weightlifting, was still awaiting verification as of Tuesday afternoon, April 11.

Belleville Archive

A five-person team of Bryce Lickfield, Haili Loftin, Shelby Basham, James Bost, and Katie Scoopmire came out on top among teams of Lindenwood students after a grueling, day-long battle in Lindenwood University-Belleville’s Fourth Annual Judge Annette Eckert Mock Trial Competition.

Belleville Archive

Fairview Heights Police Chief Nick Gailius, a Lindenwood University-Belleville graduate, has been named the Police Chief of the Year by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police. Gailius earned a master’s degree in business administration from Lindenwood Belleville in 2012 and said it’s been invaluable to helping him do his job.

General, Academics

Lindenwood University’s online bachelor’s and master’s in public administration were ranked 18th in the country as a best value in the Guide to Online Schools, which is assembled and distributed by the SR Education Group. The site indicates it identified…

NFL Bound? Harris Hopes to Join Desir as Second Lion Drafted
General, Alumni & Donors, Athletics

For the second time in four years, a Lindenwood football player is going down the path towards the National Football League. Connor Harris hopes to join Pierre Desir as the second Lion selected in the NFL’s annual draft late this April.

Belleville Archive

It’s not unusual for students to take part in the annual Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences conference, contributing research, working on basic data methodology, and helping to present the findings of their team to other criminal justice researchers. But, typically, graduate students are asked to participate, according Joe Zlatic, assistant professor and chairman of Lindenwood University-Belleville’s Criminal Justice Department. This year, Zlatic made an exception for an outstanding undergraduate student. And that’s likely to lead to more undergraduate students getting similar opportunities in the future.

General, Academics

Lindenwood University’s 2016-17 American Culture Speaker Series will conclude at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, in Harmon Hall’s Dunseth Auditorium with a presentation by author and professor Mark Boulton on the United States’ political responsibility to members of its armed forces.

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