Lindenwood University – Belleville’s annual faculty awards were recently announced, the culmination of a process in which nominations are made by members of the faculty and award winners are selected by the faculty council.
Traditionally, Lindenwood University holds its Honors Convocation toward the end of April to announce and celebrate the winners of its awards for academics. Although the Covid-19 pandemic prohibits the in-person event, Lindenwood is pleased to announce this year’s award winners at Lindenwood University-Belleville.
Due to ongoing developments with the COVID-19 pandemic, no on-ground classes will be held on campus at Lindenwood during the summer 2020 terms, including summer semester, MBA (five-term), and trimester. An email announcing the decision was distributed Tuesday afternoon, April 7, from Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Marilyn Abbott to students, faculty, staff, and parents.
As this week draws to a close, I think it is helpful to reflect on what has transpired. It is sometimes hard to believe that in a little under three weeks, we have gone from planning for the return of our students from Spring Break to this complete shift in the way we work, teach, and learn.
As of Monday, March 23, all Lindenwood University faculty and staff will be working from home and all on-campus offices will be closed to the public and university employees. Lindenwood personnel and offices will be available for business by telephone and email to provide continuity in university operations and student support services.
Lindenwood University announced March 16 that it will offer classes solely in a virtual format through the duration of the spring semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The move was announced in an email to students, faculty, staff, and parents from Lindenwood President John Porter.
In light of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, Lindenwood University has determined it will switch entirely to virtual classes from March 13 to 29 for all class sessions at all locations. Residential students, who are on spring break through March 15, are strongly encouraged not to return to campus if possible.
John R. Porter’s life, education, and career have taken him from Chicago, Ill., to Pittsburgh/Altoona, Penn.; Atlanta, Ga.; Springfield, Mo.; South Africa; and Dubai. In July, he added St. Charles, Mo., to that trajectory as he assumed the role of Lindenwood University’s 23rd president.
On July 1, John R. Porter took office as Lindenwood University’s 23rd president. Prior to this, on June 27, Porter spoke to the university’s faculty and staff at the J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts’ Lindenwood Theater. Porter was introduced by Art Johnson, who has served as acting president since February, and gave an informal address.
Danielle Laramore, classes of 2017 and 2018, came to Lindenwood University-Belleville after transferring as an undergraduate student to complete her bachelor’s degree, and she credits the relationships she built at Lindenwood Belleville as the reason she is now poised to start law school at Southern Illinois University Carbondale in August 2019.