Lincoln University to Honor Founders

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January 27, 2014

 

                          LINCOLN UNIVERSITY TO HONOR FOUNDERS

 Jefferson City, MO- Lincoln University will commemorate 148 years in education during Founders Day activities on Thursday, February 6, at 11 a.m. in Richardson Fine Arts Center-Robert and Charlene Mitchell Auditorium.  Dr. Kevin Rome, President of Lincoln University, will serve as the program’s speaker. 

The annual Founders Day program is also used to honor those who have dedicated 25 years of service to the university.  There are seven current employees who have reached this milestone.  In addition, 13 retirees from within the past year will be recognized.  The program will also include recognition of the Family of the Year. 

Lincoln Institute was founded in 1866 by the men of the 62nd and 65th Colored Infantries.  The first building on the present-day campus was built in 1871. College level work was added to the curriculum in 1887 and in 1921, the name was changed to Lincoln University. For a more complete history, please visit http://www.lincolnu.edu/web/about-lincoln/our-history. 

 

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Governor Nixon Announces Plan for Nursing Program

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January 22, 2014

 

         GOVERNOR NIXON ANNOUNCES PLAN FOR NURSING PROGAM

Additional space would bring increased academic offerings

 

Jefferson City, MO- A plan by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon could mean an expansion of the Lincoln University Nursing Program. Under the plan, announced Monday, January 20, Gov. Nixon will ask the legislature for funding to purchase the current St. Mary’s Hospital.  The $10 million request will also cover the cost of renovating the facilities. 

 

Lincoln University President Dr. Kevin Rome says the impact of the plan brings new opportunities for students. “The simulation labs we have on campus are incredible, but we will be able to expand that even further,” says Rome.  “There is no better laboratory than a hospital setting in which our nursing students can perfect their skills.”

 

The Lincoln University Nursing Program currently offers a two-year associate degree in nursing.  Beginning in Fall 2014, a four-year Bachelor of Nursing Science will be offered and the final associate degree class will matriculate in Fall 2015  http://www.lincolnu.edu/web/news/current/-/blogs/lincoln-university-to-offer-four-year-nursing-degree?_33_redirect=%2Fweb%2Fnews%2F2 .  In addition to the main campus offerings, the university will continue the associate degree completion program at Fort Leonard Wood. 

 

The additional space will also allow the university to expand its academic offerings to include a culinary arts program. 

 

 

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Deadlines Extended

 The deadline for registration for the Spring 2014 semester has been extended to Tuesday, January 14.  In addition, the deadline to pay tuition and fees and/or make payment arrangements has been extended to Friday, January 17, 2014.  

Dawson Hall Heating Issues-Temporary Relocation

Residents of Dawson Hall will be temporarily relocated due to a heating issue in the building. Students who have not yet arrived for the Spring 2014 semester who are assigned to Dawson Hall are asked to schedule their arrival ON or AFTER Thursday, January 9, 2014. Please continue to monitor your campus email for further updates.  

For further information, please contact the Dawson Hall Front Desk at 573-681-5708 or the Lincoln University Police Department at 573-681-5555.  

Office of University Relations
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www.lincolnu.edu

INCLEMENT WEATHER MESSAGE-ABBREVIATED STAFFING/ORIENTATION POSTPONED

Much of the Lincoln University campus will remain closed on Tuesday, but some units will open with abbreviated staffing, beginning at 10 a.m.  The following offices will have staff available to assist students in anticipation of the upcoming semester.

Financial Aid
Student Accounts
Housing
Records
Admissions
Center for Academic Advising
Student Health Center
Student Activities
Dining Services 
Buildings and Grounds
OIT
Design & Construction
Graduate Studies
Switchboard


While these offices will be open, in consideration of the safety of those students who have been unable to travel due to the ongoing weather hazards, New Student Orientation for Spring 2014 has been postponed to Thursday, January 9.

As a reminder, please keep your personal safety in mind traveling to and about campus.  The grounds crews have worked diligently to clear driveways, parking lots and walkways, but caution is still advised.  Anyone entering buildings should use the main entrances.  Also, please dress warmly as traveling to and from your vehicle may take longer than usual due to limited entryways.

INCLEMENT WEATHER MESSAGE-CAMPUS CLOSED

 Due to the ongoing dangerous weather situation this evening and the forecast for the next 24 hours, the Lincoln University campus will be closed Monday, January 6.  The closure includes Inman E. Page Library.  Food service (brunch and dinner) will be provided in Scruggs University Center for those residential students who are currently on campus.  

As a reminder, all members of the Lincoln University family are asked to stay off campus through Monday, January 6, unless your work is deemed an essential service. 

Office of University Relations
573-681-5580
www.lincolnu.edu

INCLEMENT WEATHER MESSAGE-RESIDENCE HALLS

 Due to the inclement weather, the residence halls will not open today.  If residential students are already en route, they will be allowed to check in, but all other students are asked to remain off the roadways due to the dangerous weather situation.  

As a reminder, all members of the Lincoln University family are asked to refrain from traveling to campus on Sunday, January 5, unless your work is deemed an essential service.  Inman E. Page Library will remain closed today.  A decision regarding operations for Monday, January 6,  will be announced by 6 a.m. on that date.  Please monitor your campus email, the Lincoln University website (www.lincolnu.edu) and local media outlets for this information.

Office of University Relations
573-681-5580
www.lincolnu.edu

INCLEMENT WEATHER MESSAGE

 Due to the inclement weather, members of the Lincoln University family are asked to refrain from traveling to the campus on Sunday, January 5, unless your work is deemed an essential service.  Inman E. Page Library will remain closed today.  A decision regarding operations for Monday, January 6,  will be announced by 6 a.m. on that date.  Please monitor your campus email, the Lincoln University website (www.lincolnu.edu) and local media outlets for this information.  

Office of University Relations
573-681-5580
www.lincolnu.edu

Holiday Closing Announcement

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December 12, 2013

 

HOLIDAY CLOSING ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Jefferson City, MO- Most Lincoln University employees will spend a full two weeks away from campus this holiday season.  The university will be closed from Monday, December 23, 2013 through Friday, January 3, 2014. The university will resume normal business operations on Monday, January 6, 2014. 

The Lincoln University Police Department and KJLU Radio will maintain their regular hours. Inman E. Page Library will be closed from Saturday, December 21 through Sunday, January 5. The residence halls will open for the spring semester on Sunday, January 5.   

 

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ROTC and Nursing Programs Hold End of Semester Ceremonies

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December 11, 2013

 

    ROTC AND NURSING PROGRAMS HOLD END OF SEMESTER CEREMONIES

Jefferson City, MO- Students completing coursework in the Lincoln University ROTC and nursing programs will commemorate the end of this stage of their education on Friday, December 13.  Two cadets will be commissioned as 2nd Lieutenants in the U.S. Army at 10 a.m. in Martin Luther King Hall-Pawley Theater.  Missouri National Guard Chief of the Joint Staff Brigadier General David W. Newman will serve as the keynote speaker. 

That evening, graduates of the nursing program will receive their pins at 7 p.m. in Richardson Fine Arts Center-Robert and Charlene Mitchell Auditorium.  The evening’s speaker is Dr. Connie Hamacher, Chair of the Department of Nursing Science. 

 

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Curators Schedule Conference Call

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December 10, 2013

 

                            CURATORS SCHEDULE CONFERENCE CALL

 

Jefferson City, MO- The Lincoln University Board of Curators will have a Conference Call on WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., in the Board Room, 201 Young Hall, on the Lincoln University Campus.

 

OPEN SESSION AGENDA

 

1.         Call to Order

            A.  Roll Call

 

2.         Other Business

 

3.         Adjournment

 

4.         Motion for Closed Session

 

CLOSED SESSION AGENDA

 

610.021 (1) “Legal actions, causes of action or litigation involving a public governmental body and any confidential or privileged communications between a public governmental body or its representatives and its attorneys…”

 

610.021 (3) “Hiring, firing, disciplining or promoting of particular employees by a public governmental body when personal information about the employee is discussed or recorded….”

610.021 (13) “Individually identifiable personnel records, performance ratings or records pertaining to employees or applicants for employment….”

 

610.021 (14) “Records which are protected from disclosure by law.”

 

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Lincoln University to Offer Four-Year Nursing Degree

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December 4, 2013

 

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY TO OFFER FOUR-YEAR NURSING DEGREE

 

Jefferson City, MO- After several months of curriculum redesign, Lincoln University has received initial approval from the Missouri State Board of Nursing to establish a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program.  As a recipient of a Nursing Education Incentive Program grant in 2012, the university’s move is part of a statewide goal to increase the physical and educational capacity of nursing education programs in Missouri. 

 

Lincoln University has approval from the Missouri State Board of Nursing to admit 30 students per semester to begin their first clinical nursing course.  Admission to the four-year BSN program will be based on GPA in prerequisite courses, ACT score, completed application and letters of reference.  Application for admission to the four-year BSN program will be accepted every spring and fall semester.  Please send inquiries to bsnadmissions@lincolnu.edu or call 573-681-5421

 

The first cohort of four-year BSN students will be enrolled in their first clinical nursing courses starting Fall 2014 semester. The last class of AAS nursing students will be enrolled in the Spring 2014 semester. As these students progress through the remaining AAS courses, those courses will be eliminated as a new BSN cohort is admitted.  The final AAS nursing class will graduate in Fall 2015 and the first BSN class will graduate in Fall 2016. 

 

The newly established four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing  program will replace the AAS nursing program on the main campus, but the university will continue to offer the AAS nursing program at Fort Leonard Wood.  The university will also continue to offer the online BSN completion program for registered nurses. The AAS nursing program and the online BSN completion program are currently accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The university will seek national accreditation for the new four-year BSN program also.

 

The initiative to establish a four-year BSN program is based on a local needs assessment in conjunction with the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report on the Future of Nursing released in 2010.  The report states nurses must achieve higher levels of education to meet the increasing demands of society.  It also recommends increasing the number of baccalaureate prepared nurses in the United States from 50% to 80% by 2020.  In a historic twist, the Lincoln University Nursing Program opened 43 years ago based upon a similar assessment, which found a shortage of nurses in the Jefferson City hospitals at that time. 

 

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is leading the charge to have all nurses BSN prepared, noting their superior critical thinking, health promotion skills, patient advocacy and leadership abilities.  The AACN concurred that for every 10% increase in the proportion of baccalaureate nurses on staff, there was a 4% decrease in risk of death and found baccalaureate nurse education to be an independent factor in contributing to improved patient outcomes.

 

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Blue Tiger Spirit of Giving

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November 25, 2013

 

BLUE TIGER SPIRIT OF GIVING

 Jefferson City, MO-Lincoln University will officially begin the holiday season on Friday, December 6.  Lincoln University President Dr. Kevin D. Rome, Sr. will light the campus tree at 4:30 p.m. in front of Richardson Fine Arts Center.  That evening, the Lincoln University Choirs will hold the Annual Winter Concert, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Richardson Fine Arts Center-Robert and Charlene Mitchell Auditorium.  Both events are free and open to the public. 

The campus is also involved in activities to provide better holidays to the less fortunate in the community.  As in years past, members of the Lincoln University family are participating in the Salvation Army Angel Tree program.  Gifts will be collected through December 12.  In addition, the Office of Student Activities will hold a coat drive from December 3 through December 5.  New and gently used coats will be donated to the Salvation Army. 

The Lincoln University Police Department will participate in the Annual Operation Toys Program on Saturday, December 14.  The program provides breakfast and a shopping experience for children around the community that might not otherwise have the means.  The children will be partnered with officers from area law enforcement agencies and will be provided gift cards to use on items of their choosing during a shopping spree at Walmart. 

 

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Alumnus Memorialized with Highway Renaming

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November 22, 2013

 

       ALUMNUS AND FALLEN OFFICER MEMORIALIZED WITH HIGHWAY RENAMING

 Jefferson City, MO- An alumnus of Lincoln University has been posthumously honored by the state of Missouri.  A section of Interstate 70 in St. Louis City has been renamed the Police Officer Daryl Hall Memorial Highway.  Hall, a 2002 graduate of Lincoln University, was a St. Louis Metropolitan Police Officer who was killed off-duty while investigating shots fired outside of a nightclub. 

A dedication and unveiling of the Police Officer Daryl Hall Memorial Highway sign is scheduled for Monday, November 25, at 11 a.m. at the St. Louis Dream Center, 4324 Margaretta.  The location of the memorial stretch of highway runs east between Union and Kingshighway Boulevards. 

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Rome to Serve as Breakfast Speaker

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November 21, 2013

 

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT TO SERVE AS BREAKFAST SPEAKER

Jefferson City, MO- Lincoln University President Dr. Kevin D. Rome, Sr. will serve as the keynote speaker for the 34th Annual Prayer Breakfast, hosted by the Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce.  The breakfast is scheduled for Wednesday, November 27, at 7 a.m. at the Missouri Farm Bureau, 701 S. Country Club Drive. 

Rome, the 19th President of Lincoln University, is a new resident of the community, since taking office on June 1 of this year.  While he is still getting acclimated, after just six months he already feels at home. “I have had the pleasure of already meeting so many wonderful people here who have made me feel welcome right from the start.”  He adds that the invitation to speak is just a testament to the spirit of Jefferson City.  “The Annual Prayer Breakfast dates back more than three decades.  As a newcomer to this community, it is indeed an honor to be invited with open arms to play any role in what is a pre-Thanksgiving tradition in our community.” 

The breakfast is sponsored by Missouri State Senator Mike Kehoe. Tickets are $15 and are available by emailing Ashley at ashleydeagle@jcchamber.org or by calling 573-638-3590. 

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Thanksgiving Holiday Closing

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November 19, 2013

 

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY CLOSING

Jefferson City, MO- Lincoln University will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 28 through Friday, November 29. Normal business hours and classes will resume on Monday, December 2.    

Inman E. Page Library will be open regular hours of 7:30 a.m. to midnight on Monday, November 25.  Library hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday.  The library will be closed from Thursday, November 28 through Saturday, November 30 and will reopen 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Sunday, December 1, with the extended hours for the final exams period.   

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Lincoln University Recognized for Retention Efforts

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November 14, 2013

 

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY RECOGNIZED FOR RETENTION EFFORTS

Jefferson City, MO- Lincoln University has been recognized for efforts to ensure students complete their college career in Jefferson City, Missouri.  The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) recently honored Lincoln with the 1890 Retention Award.  The award is presented to the university with the greatest improvement in retention rates from freshman to sophomore status over the last academic year.  Lincoln University saw a 16-percentage point increase from first-time freshman to sophomore students between 2012 and 2013. 

 

Dr. Kevin D. Rome, President of Lincoln University, applauds the efforts of the entire university when it comes to retention. “Each and every person our students encounter plays a key role in whether or not those students re-enroll year after year.  We are happy to see this progress and to have it recognized,” says Rome.  “Our goal has and always will be to welcome them as new students and in four or more years congratulate them as alumni.” 

 

This is the inaugural year of the 1890 Land-grant Universities Teaching, Research and Innovation Awards, which was held during the 126th APLU Annual Meeting. 

 

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Game Time Adjustment-Saturday, November 16

Kickoff for Lincoln University vs Southwest Baptist on Saturday, November 16, has been changed to 1 p.m. (CT).  The game will be also be Senior Day, with a special ceremony planned to honor 17 Blue Tigers competing in their final home game at Dwight T. Reed Stadium.  

Court of Appeals at Lincoln University

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November 8, 2013

 

COURT OF APPEALS TO CONVENE ON LINCOLN UNIVERSITY CAMPUS

 

Jefferson City, MO- The Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, will convene on the Lincoln University campus on Wednesday, November 13, 2013.  The panel, consisting of three judges, will listen to arguments in three cases up for appeal, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the Scruggs University Center Ballroom.  The public is invited to attend. 

 

Western District Judges Mark Pfeiffer, Joseph Ellis and Victor Howard will hear arguments from trial attorneys regarding three cases from their district currently being appealed.  The gallery will have an opportunity to ask questions about the state court system, particularly the appellate courts, between cases. 

 

 

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Memorial Flags Become Annual Tradition

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November 7, 2013

 

                      MEMORIAL FLAGS BECOME ANNUAL TRADITION

 

Jefferson City, MO- For the second year, Lincoln University will commemorate Veterans Day by displaying miniature flags on the campus leading up to and through the holiday.  Cadets from Lincoln University Army ROTC Blue Tiger Battalion will distribute 753 flags on the Soldiers’ Memorial Plaza on Thursday, November 7, at 3 p.m.  The flags honor the 753 commissioned officers who have matriculated through the ROTC program since its inception in 1950. 

 

The Lincoln University Blue Tiger Battalion started the flag display in November 2012, after 25 years of hosting the Veterans Day breakfast.  The breakfast, which included veterans from around the community, saw a decline in attendance in recent years.  ROTC cadets will participate in community Veterans Day activities on Monday, November 11, at St. Joseph’s Bluffs Senior Center and the Freedom Corner Dedication Ceremony at the intersection of High and McCarty Streets. 

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