Weather Alert: Campus Closed

Due to hazardous weather conditions, the Lincoln University campus will be closed on Monday, February 16. 

Partnership with Korean University to Enhance International Research and Learning

Lincoln University to Commemorate Founders
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CONTACT MISTY YOUNG 
573-681-6032
February 4, 2015 
 
 
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY TO COMMEMORATE FOUNDING
Retirees, longtime employees and graduates to receive honors
 
Jefferson City, MO- Lincoln University will celebrate 149 years of education during the Founders Day Convocation on Thursday, February 5.  The convocation is scheduled for 11 a.m. in Robert and Charlene Mitchell Auditorium in Richardson Fine Arts Center.  
 
The featured speaker for the 2015 Founders Day Convocation is Dr. Maisha Handy, Associate Vice President of Academic Services/Associate Provost and Associate Professor of Religious Education at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) in Atlanta, Georgia. Handy is a 1989 graduate of Lincoln University.  She also holds a Master of Divinity degree Candler School of Theology, Emory University (1994) and a Ph.D. degree in Religion (Theology & Personality Theory) from Emory University (2002).  
 
James Poore, who holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics, is one of two recipients of the Presidential Award of Distinction.  Poore is the owner/operator of four McDonald’s restaurants in Indianapolis, Indiana.  
 
The second Presidential Award of Distinction honoree is Dr. Winston Rutledge.  A retired educator, who earned the Bachelor of Science in Education and the Master of Education degrees from Lincoln University, was appointed to the Lincoln University Board of Curators in 2012. He served as the President of the Board in 2014.  
 
Employees who have devoted 25 years to Lincoln University will also be recognized for their service, as will those who retired in 2014.  
 
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Campus Kings to Sharpen Leadership Skills at Lincoln University

Campus Kings to Sharpen Leadership Skills at Lincoln University

ALERT: Phone Service Down

CenturyLink has reported a cable providing phone service to campus has been cut.  As a result, no external calls can be made or received at this time.  

Comedian and Civil Rights Activist to Headline Lecture Series and Martin Luther King Celebration

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UPDATE: Fundraising Scam

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Action Items-Board of Curators (12/18/14)

Lincoln University to Offer New Graduate Degree in Agriculture

Agenda-Board of Curators' Conference Call

ROTC and Nursing Graduates Mark Rites of Passage
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CONTACT MISTY YOUNG
(573) 681-6032
December 11, 2014 
 
ROTC AND NURSING GRADUATES MARK RITES OF PASSAGE 
 
Jefferson City, MO- Nineteen students who have completed their degrees at Lincoln University in the Fall 2014 semester will mark their accomplishments during two traditional rites of passage. The ROTC Commissioning Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, December 12, at 11 a.m. in Pawley Theatre-Martin Luther King Hall.  The Nurse Pinning Ceremony will be held that same evening, at 7 p.m. in Mitchell Auditorium-Richardson Fine Arts Center.  
 
Three students will be commissioned as second lieutenants in the United States Army during the Fall Commissioning.  The guest speaker will be Brigadier General J. Marty Robinson, Assistant Adjutant General with the Missouri National Guard. Sixteen students have completed the requirements for nursing degrees.  Dr. Ann McSwain, Interim Head of the Department of Nursing Science, will lead the pinning ceremony.  
 
 
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Statement on Petition to Rename Lafayette Street
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CONTACT MISTY YOUNG
(573) 681-6032
December 10, 2014 
 
STATEMENT ON PETITION TO RENAME LAFAYETTE STREET
 
Jefferson City, MO- For the last 148 years, the African American history of Jefferson City cannot be written without Lincoln University being included, and vice versa.  Through the years, the university has drawn countless students, faculty and staff to this community who have taken root here and whose families are now part of the tapestry of not only the area directly around the university, but throughout Central Missouri.  
 
A community begins as soon as one steps from your front lawn to that of your neighbors.  A sense of community begins when one considers our neighbors when taking action. In respect of the latter, Lincoln University is withdrawing the petition to change the name from the 600 through 1200 blocks of Lafayette Street to University Avenue.  We have heard the concerns of the community in terms of the historical and fiscal effects of such a change, so at this time the university will revisit other ways to brand this area as the university corridor, while still maintaining the historical integrity of this vital part of Jefferson City.  
 
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Board of Curators-Nominating Committee Conference Call

AIDS Exhibit on Display at Lincoln University
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CONTACT MISTY YOUNG
(573) 681-6032
December 8, 2014  
 
AIDS EXHIBIT ON DISPLAY AT LINCOLN UNIVERSITY 
 
Jefferson City, MO- The National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibit Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, POLITICS, and CULTURE will be on display in Lincoln University’s Inman E. Page Library, 712 Lee Drive, now through Thursday, December 18.  A reception will be held on Wednesday, December 10, from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Room 100 Page Library in honor of the exhibit and the social cause.  
 
The six-banner traveling exhibit utilizes a variety of historic photographs, as well as images of pamphlets and other publications.  The photos serve as illustrations of how people have responded to HIV/AIDS.  The title of the exhibition is from the 1987 book by the same name, written by and for people with AIDS with the message that people can live with AIDS, rather than just die from it.  
 
Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics and Culture tells the story of those who have lived and are living with AIDS, as well as other involved in the national crisis.  Exhibition Curator Jennifer Brier says, “Centering the experience of people with AIDS in the exhibition allows us to see how critical they were, and continue to be, in the political and medical fight against HIV/AIDS.”  
 
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Screening Showcases the Power of Educating Girls
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CONTACT MISTY YOUNG

(573) 681-6032

November 14, 2014

 

SCREENING SHOWCASES THE POWER OF EDUCATING GIRLS

 

Jefferson City, MO- Lincoln University, in cooperation with the United Way of Central Missouri, will screen a film which promotes the power of educating young girls.  “Girl Rising”, is the story of nine girls from various parts of the world who are able to change their lives and the lives of others through education.  The screening is scheduled for Monday, November 17, at 6:30 p.m. in Lincoln University’s Scruggs University Center Ballroom.  Admission is free with a valid student ID, $5 for non-students.  Doors to the ballroom will open at 6 p.m. 

According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), some 66 million girls are not receiving education around the globe.  Instead of classrooms, many of these girls will be found in arranged marriages, domestic slavery and/or sex trafficking. The 10x10 Campaign works to bring awareness to the issue, while empowering girls, through screenings of “Girl Rising” and other events. 

The Lincoln University Offices of the President and Student Affairs, partnered with the United Way of Central Missouri to bring this important film to the campus and the community.  Organizers say while much of the audience takes access to education for granted, the global problem is very real. 

“While getting into an institution of higher education may seem like a tough road to travel, this is a choice which the young women here at Lincoln University and those in our surrounding community are afforded,” says Tammy Nobles, Director of Student Activities. “In this space in time, it seems unfathomable that there are parts of the world where education doesn’t reach girls, but it is a reality-a reality we must understand and work to change.” 

A panel discussion will follow the screening. 

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Ebola Awareness Event and Fundraiser Planned
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CONTACT MISTY YOUNG
(573) 681-6032
November 13, 2014
 
EBOLA AWARENESS EVENT AND FUNDRAISER PLANNED
 
Jefferson City, MO- The Lincoln University International Student Association will hold an Ebola Awareness Kickoff Event on Friday, November 14.  The event, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Martin Luther King Hall Thomas D. Pawley Theatre, will feature a panel discussion about the disease, which has killed approximately 5, 000 people in West Africa since March 2014.  
 
Panelists for the event will be Dr. Donald Miller, Infectious Disease Specialist with JCMG; Ian Saxton, Cole County Health Department Environmental Public Health Specialist; Jerome Offord, Lincoln University Chief of Staff and Head of the Lincoln University Emergency Preparedness Committee; Pastor Alain Tanoh, Missionary Field Representative to West Africa and native of Ivory Coast; and Sue Ellen Cooker, Lincoln University’s Miss International, a native of Liberia.  The panel will be moderated by Gerald Bascoe, President of the Lincoln University International Student Association.  
 
Fundraising to purchase supplies for those areas of Africa hardest hit by the Ebola crisis will also begin on Friday evening and run through February 2015.  Donations will be collected to meet a campus goal of $2,000.  ChildFund International has agreed to ship the supplies free of charge.  
 
 
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Droppin' Knowledge Lecture Series: Tim Wise
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CONTACT MISTY YOUNG
(573) 681-6032
November 12, 2014 
 
 LECTURE SERIES: TIM WISE 
 
Jefferson City, MO- The November installment of the Droppin'€™ Knowledge Lecture Series will feature Tim Wise, an anti-racist essayist, author and educator.  The event is scheduled for Tuesday, November 18, at 6:30 p.m. in Martin Luther King Hall-Thomas D. Pawley Theatre.  Admission to the event is free and open to the public.  
 
Wise, who began his career as Youth Coordinator and Associate Director of the Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism, now tours the country speaking to students on over 1,000 college and high school campuses.  He also speaks to professional institutions on ways to remove racism from within their ranks.  Wise'€™s memoir White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son, is widely regarded for its depiction of how racism creates privilege for Whites, while negatively impacting persons of color.  His five other works, including Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority, have also earned critical acclaimed.  His seventh work Culture of Cruelty: How America'€™s Elite Demonize the Poor, Valorize the Rich and Jeopardize the Future, is scheduled for release in early 2015.  
 
The Droppin' Knowledge Lecture Series was developed to bring engaging speakers to the campus and community.  The next installment in the series will be offered in January 2015.  
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SECURITY ALERT-LOCKDOWN LIFTED

The campus lockdown has been lifted.  The class schedule will resume as normal.  The two subjects in question, Jarell Craig and Marquel Lewis remain at large.  These two are considered persons of interest.  Please do not try to apprehend these individuals on your own.   Anyone with information on their whereabouts, is urged to call LUPD at 573-681-5555. 

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