Lindenwood Magazine - Fall / Winter 2019

INDENWOOD UNIVERSITY IS NOW ENROLLED AS A DESIGNATED CHARITY IN AMAZONSMILE, a section of the Amazon online shopping website that allows shoppers to route a portion of the money from their purchases to the charities of their choice. AmazonSmile lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5 percent of the purchase price from eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the shopper’s charity. Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. Eligible products are marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. To participate, visit and select Lindenwood as your charity. From there, any purchases made on AmazonSmile will benefit Lindenwood University, and shoppers can see on the website a running tally of how much their purchases have benefited Lindenwood. n L SUPPORT LINDENWOOD While You Shop Online Dr. Brett Barger has left Lindenwood University to explore new opportunities. We would like to thank him for his many years of service. Dr. Barger has been at the university since the mid-’90s, and for the past three years Dr. Barger has served as the campus president at Lindenwood University Belleville. Dr. Barger is proud to have earned his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate at Lindenwood University. We wish Dr. Barger and his family the best. n DR. BRETT BARGER You shop. Amazon gives. HE SECOND ANNUAL LINDENWOOD GIVING WEEK TOOK PLACE FROM SEPT. 30 THROUGH OCT. 4. Donors had the option of giving to areas including the Annual Fund, Lions’ Reserve, academic schools, athletic teams, scholarships, etc... Lindenwood alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends made a huge difference in a short amount of time. More than 200 gifts were made to the university in support of Lindenwood Giving Week, raising over $60,000 and surpassing the goal of $50,000. “The Office of Advancement and Communications thanks you for supporting the university and helping Lindenwood move forward,” said Kassie Linzmeier, associate development officer. n T GIVING WEEK Pulls in More than $60,000 Campus NEWS LU 6 | FALL/WINTER 2019-20 FALL/WINTER 2019-20 | 7 N RECENT MONTHS, LINDENWOOD UNIVERSITY WELCOMED SOME NEW FACES, as well as some familiar faces to new roles in the ranks of the deans and the cabinet. Dr. Kathi Vosevich, Dean of Humanities Following a nationwide search, Dr. Kathi A. Vosevich was named dean of its School of Humanities. Previously associate provost and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Shorter University in Rome, Ga., Vosevich started the position on July 1. “Dr. Vosevich brings not only outstanding academic credentials to the position; her professional experience outside of academia provides students, current and prospective, with an outstanding example of the value of a humanities degree,” said Meredith Marsh, associate professor of geography and Faculty Council representative. Dr. Bethany Alden-Rivers, Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness Dr. Bethany Alden-Rivers assumed the role of associate vice president for institutional effectiveness on July 1, replacing Dr. David Wilson, who retired at the end of June. Alden-Rivers was previously associate provost for academic effectiveness and student success at Southeast Missouri State University. Alden-Rivers earned a Ph.D. in student learning, assessment, and performance from the Institute of Educational Technology at The Open University in the U.K. She has lead assessment, teaching and learning, and accreditation efforts at universities in the U.S. and the U.K. Dr. Jason Dude Lively, Dean of Arts, Media, and Communications Dr. Jason Dude Lively was named dean of Lindenwood University’s School of Arts, Media, and Communications in July. He has been in a leadership position in the school for three years as assistant dean and associate dean. Lively has been at Lindenwood University since 2007, initially as a professor and program chair for the Interactive Media & Web Design program in the School of Communications. He earned a Ph.D. in computing technology in education from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Dr. Joe Alsobrook, Dean of Online Programs Dr. Joe Alsobrook, former dean of the School of Arts, Media, and Communications, was named dean of online programs in July. Alsobrook has been with Lindenwood since 2004 and has served as dean of the schools of Fine and Performing Arts and Arts, Media, and Communications. Alsobrook has received multiple awards for mentorship, scholarship, and impact on student success and is certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. n I NEW CABINET and Dean Announcements Dr. Joe Alsobrook Dr. Jason Dude Lively Dr. Bethany Alden-Rivers Dr. Kathi Vosevich This summer Lindenwood University launched a new division, Enrollment Management and Student Engagement, designed to bring about a new level of student experience from recruitment through graduation. The division is led by Terry Whittum, formerly vice president for enrollment management, as senior vice president for enrollment management and student engagement. In partnership with key offices across campus, the division will imagine, design, expand, enhance, and implement strategic initiatives to deliver an exceptional student experience. The division includes Enrollment Management, Student Financial Services, the Business Office, Student Involvement, Housing, Student Academic Support Services, and the Health and Wellness Center. Intramurals and the Evans Commons Recreation Center will move under the umbrella of the renamed Division of Intercollegiate Athletics and Campus Recreation. “We now have in place all nonacademic student service areas under one division, giving us the capability to provide seamless, integrated, and inclusive high-impact experiences for our students,” Whittum said. The move is connected to the university’s Q2 initiative, aimed at building acomprehensive culture of outstanding customer service. n NEW DIVISION AIMED AT OPTIMIZING STUDENT EXPERIENCE