The Lindenwood Belleville Lynx (14-21, 9-9) ended a three-game losing streak in historic fashion, beating NCAA Division I Murray State 8-2. This was the first time in Lindenwood Belleville history, in any sport, that a team has beaten a Division I opponent. The Lynx did so behind starting pitcher Dylan Skinner, who threw a complete game in his first career start, allowing only five hits, two walks, and two runs. The Lynx offense had 14 hits, including four for extra bases.
Olympic athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee and the R. Whittington Foundation presented O’Fallon Township High School senior Taylor Harris with a scholarship to attend Lindenwood University-Belleville at a ceremony on campus April 1. Harris, of O’Fallon, Ill., will be a freshman at Lindenwood Belleville in fall 2015.
Stephen R. Wigginton, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, will serve as the commencement speaker for Lindenwood University-Belleville’s graduation ceremony on Monday, May 18, at 7 p.m. at the Gateway Center in Collinsville, Ill.
Singer and composer Erin Bode will give an 80-minute performance and discuss the path that led to her vocal career at the Lindenwood University-Belleville Speaker Series on April 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.
The Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois has named Lindenwood University-Belleville among the co-recipients of the 2015 Salute to Southwestern Illinois Award to be presented on April 2 at the Four Points by Sheraton in Fairview Heights, Ill.
The City of Belleville and Belleville Christkindlmarkt awarded Lindenwood University-Belleville a certificate of appreciation for community spirit and sponsorship of the inaugural Belleville Christkindlmarkt and the 2014 Belleville Bicentennial.
Military Advanced Education (MAE) has awarded Lindenwood University-Belleville the designation of a Top School in its 2015 MAE Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education. The guide will be released in the December issue of MAE, and will be available online at www.mae-kmi.com.
The Center for Racial Harmony honored Lindenwood University-Belleville on Oct. 19 with the ELITE Award for making significant contributions to the community.
Lindenwood University held an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Collinsville extension center on Oct. 13.
Percussionist, composer, and improviser Ron Coulter is the first presenter in Lindenwood University-Belleville's 2014-2015 Speaker Series Wednesday, Oct. 1. Start time is 6:30 p.m. in the Dixon Student Center band room.