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Lindenwood Alumna Helps Unearth the Trail of Tears
The Linden Gold, Alumni & Donors, General

As Missouri celebrates its bicentennial this year, people across the state are working on projects to celebrate its history and heritage. One alumna, Erin Whitson ‘08, is currently working on a project with the Missouri Humanities Council. It focuses on the Trail of Tears and its path through the state. Her passion for her work can be traced back to her coursework at Lindenwood.

Successful Homecoming in St. Charles
General, Alumni & Donors, Student Life

Lindenwood University hosted homecoming the week of October 4-9, 2021. Two years in the making, the celebratory weekend was reimagined in 2020 due to the pandemic, which gave the planning committee an opportunity to dream big.

Lindenwood Homecoming Week 2021
General, Athletics, Campus Events, Alumni & Donors, Student Life

Homecoming is an opportunity for students, alumni, community members, friends, and parents to celebrate Lindenwood and enjoy events on campus and in the greater St. Charles city.

Lindenwood Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi Project, “Celebrating the Educators in Our Lives,” Selected as 2020-2021 Silver Winner
The Linden Gold, Academics, General

Despite the challenges of the past year, the Lindenwood chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) displayed excellence in their work. KDP is an International Honor Society in Education founded in 1911 to support and promote fellowship among educators. Their effort to celebrate teachers and teaching earned the Tau Phi chapter a 2020-2021 silver award from KDP International for their project, “Celebrating the Educators in Our Lives.” The chapter received both the 2020-2021 Community Service Chapter Program Award and the 2020-2021 Chapter Program Award for their Literacy Alive! program.

SBA Announces $5.4 Million in Prizes to Support Inclusive Entrepreneurship in the Innovation Ecosystem - Lindenwood University and ITEN Named Winner
ITEN, Plaster College of Business and Entrepreneurship, General

The 2021 competition featured 84 winners for the Growth Accelerator Fund Competition (GAFC) and eight winners for the SBIR Catalyst competition, a new component aimed at spurring investment in underrepresented communities within the innovation economy at scale, receiving a combined total of $5.4 million in awards. Innovation-focused entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs) with programs to speed the launch, growth, and scale of deep-tech small businesses across the country.

Mercy Invests in Nursing at Lindenwood
General, Academics

Mercy has partnered with Lindenwood University to support the newly proposed nursing program at Lindenwood by committing an initial gift of $250,000. In early September, Lindenwood University’s President Dr. John Porter announced that the University intends to seek approvals for a nursing program beginning in Fall 2024.

Dr. Bethany Alden-Rivers Named Provost
General, Academics

Lindenwood President Dr. John Porter announced the appointment of Dr. Bethany Alden-Rivers to the role of University Provost on August 25.

Lindenwood Pursues Nursing Program Approval
General, Academics, College of Science, Technology, and Health

Lindenwood University President Dr. John Porter announced that the University intends to seek approvals to begin a nursing program in Fall 2024. The program is pending approval from the state, specialized accrediting agencies, Board of Nursing, and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The proposed program has received approval and endorsement from internal faculty committees and the University’s Board of Trustees.