Grant Program Paves New Roads for Small Farmers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                 

CONTACT PAMELA DONNER (COOPERATIVE EXTENSION AND RESEARCH)

(573) 681-5554

July 10, 2014

 

GRANT PROGRAM PAVES NEW ROADS FOR SMALL FARMERS

 

Jefferson City, MO-A federal grant project led by Lincoln University Cooperative Extension (LUCE) will provide new opportunities for small farmers in southeast Missouri. Representatives from the Missouri Agricultural Products Cooperative (MAPC), located in Sikeston, Missouri, will pick up a refrigerated truck from the Lincoln University campus on Monday, July 14.  The truck, which was purchased with funds from a USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant, will allow small farmers to travel greater distances to deliver fresh produce to major markets.  

 

As part of research that dates back to 2000, Project Investigator Dr. Emmanuel I.S. Ajuzie found that with five acres of land to farm, fruit and vegetable producers have the potential to earn higher profits than a row crop producer with 125 acres.  Ajuzie, the State Extension Specialist for the Agricultural Economics and Marketing Program contends for this to happen, producers must have access to defined larger markets, which are traditionally only open to corporate operations, such as Walmart and Schnucks.  The MAPC truck will allow producers to travel to the larger markets to sell their goods in bulk, creating the opportunity for a consistent profit. 

 

The MAPC was incorporated in 2010 by Lincoln University. The purpose of the cooperative is to address the greatest needs of those in agriculture in the rural communities, which are to find economic empowerment and to maintain their family farms. 

For more information, please visit http://www.lincolnu.edu/web/programs-and-projects/agricultural-economics-and-marketing or contact Dr. Emmanuel I.S. Ajuzie at ajuziee@lincolnu.edu or phone 573-681-5635. 

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PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: The pickup time is approximately 9:30 a.m. behind Lorenzo Greene Hall, 900 Leslie Boulevard. 

 

Announcement: Board of Curators Conference Call

The Lincoln University Board of Curators will have a Conference Call on MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014 at 11:30 a.m., in the Board Room, 201 Young Hall, on the Lincoln University Campus.


OPEN SESSION AGENDA


1.      Call to Order
        A.  Roll Call


2.      Ellucian – Technology Management Services Agreement


3.      Other Business 


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.”

Holiday Closing Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         

CONTACT MISTY YOUNG

(573) 681-6032

June 30, 2014

 

                LINCOLN UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES HOLIDAY CLOSING

 

Jefferson City, MO- The Lincoln University campus will be closed Thursday, July 3 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.  The university is currently operating under summer hours, which are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and closed on Friday.  The Blue Tiger Den, a one-stop student services center which is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays in the summer, will also be closed. 

 

 

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Board Actions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         

CONTACT MISTY YOUNG

(573) 681-6032

June 12, 2014

 

                                       BOARD OF CURATORS’ ACTIONS

 

Jefferson City, MO- During its meeting on June 12, 2014 the Lincoln University Board of Curators approved the following:

 

1.         A $14,214 Addendum to the $40,000 Resolution for the Rural Business Enterprise Grant.  (For additional information, contact Dr. Ruthi Sturdevant, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost)

 

2.         A proposed Change to the Requirements for Participation at Commencement.  “Commencement will be held once each year in May for students who complete all degree requirements in the previous December or in May.  Students who will complete all requirements during the summer semester will be allowed to participate providing they file for graduation, pay the graduation fee, enroll in all courses needed for graduation, and sign an agreement acknowledging that they understand that their degree will not be conferred until after the end of the summer session.”  (For additional information, contact Dr. Ruthi Sturdevant, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost)

 

3.         A New Master’s Degree Program: The Master of Science in Integrated Agricultural Systems.  (For additional information, contact Dr. Ruthi Sturdevant, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost)

 

4.         The attached Non-Academic Holiday Schedule for Fiscal Year 2014-2015.

 

5.         A change in the last day to drop 16-week courses to coincide with the last date to drop a 2nd 8-week course and/or to withdraw from the University beginning with the Fall 2014 semester.  (For additional information, contact Dr. Ruthi Sturdevant, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost)

 

6.         The Fiscal Year 2015 General Operating Budget totaling $35,073,833 (assuming an increase in state appropriations of $792,963) and the Auxiliary Budget totaling $5,647,947.  (For additional information, contact Mr. Jerome Offord, Chief of Staff to the President)

 

7.         The Guidance Policy on Implementation of the Affordability Care Act.  (For additional information, Mr. Jerome Offord, Chief of Staff to the President)

 

8.         The Capital Improvement Budget Request for Fiscal Years 2016-2021.  (For additional information, contact Mr. Jerome Offord, Chief of Staff to the President)

 

9.         A recommendation to award Professor Emeritus status to Dr. Connie Hamacher upon her retirement effective July 31, 2014.

 

10.       Tenure for Dr. Said L. Sewell, III - Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost/Professor effective August 15, 2014.  In addition to his $130,000 annual salary, he will receive a housing allowance of $800 per month for one year.

 

The next meeting of the Lincoln University Board of Curators will be held on Thursday, September 11, 2014

 

 

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Board of Curators to Meet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         

CONTACT MISTY YOUNG

(573) 681-6032

June 5, 2014

 

                                        BOARD OF CURATORS TO MEET

 

Jefferson City, MO- The next meeting of the Lincoln University Board of Curators will be held on Thursday, JUNE 12, 2014 in Memorial Hall on the Lincoln University campus.

 

     8:30 a.m.     Open Session

Immediately Following   Closed Session

Immediately Following   Open Session

Immediately Following   Closed Session (if needed)

 

OPEN SESSION AGENDA

 

1.   Call to Order

     A.   Roll Call

2.   Motion for Closed Session

 

CLOSED SESSION AGENDA

610.021 (1) “Legal actions, causes of action or litigation involving a public governmental body…”

610.021 (2) “Leasing, purchase or sale of real estate by a public governmental body…”

610.021 (3) “Hiring, firing, disciplining or promoting of particular employees…”

610.021 (12) “Sealed bids and related documents, until the bids are opened; and sealed proposals and related documents or any documents related to a negotiated contract until a contract is executed, or all proposals are rejected.”

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.”

 

YOUR ATTENDANCE IS WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED

AT THE COMMITTEE MEETINGS AND THE OPEN SESSION


OPEN SESSION AGENDA – JUNE 12, 2014

 

1.   Call to Order

     A.   Roll Call

2.   Approval of the Open Session Agenda (Action)

3.   Approval of the Open Session Minutes (Action)

     A.   April 17, 2014

     B.   May 21, 2014 – Conference Call

4.   Report from the Board President – Curator Winston Rutledge

     A.  Progress Report from the Student Representative to the

          Board of Curators – Mr. Traron Shivers

 

5.   Reports from the President, the Director of Athletics and the Chief Information Officer – Dr. Kevin Rome, President

A.  Progress Report from the Faculty Senate – Dr. Amy

          Gossett, Chair (Information)

6.   ACTION ITEMS

Academic/Student Affairs Committee

A.   Resolution – Rural Business Enterprise Grant

B.   Proposed Change to Requirements for Participation

      in Commencement

C.   Proposed Degree: Master of Science in Integrated

      Agricultural Systems

D.   Non-Academic Holiday Schedule FY 14-15

E.   Proposal for Change in Drop Date

      

     Budget and Finance Committee

      F.   FY15 General and Auxiliary Budgets

G.   Guidance Policy on Implementation of the

 Affordability Care Act

      H.   Sodexo Food Service Contract

    

Buildings and Grounds Committee

I.   Capital Improvement Budget Request FY 2016-2021

 

7.   INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

A.   Progress Report from the Area of Academic Affairs

B.   Progress Report from the Area of Student Affairs         

C.   Progress Report from the Chief of Staff

D.   Progress Report from the Comptroller’s Office  

E.   Progress Report from the Office of Design and

    Construction

F.   Progress Report from the Area of Fundraising

 

8.   Other Business

9.   Motion for Closed Session

 

CLOSED SESSION AGENDA

610.021 (1) “Legal actions, causes of action or litigation involving a public governmental body…”

610.021 (2) “Leasing, purchase or sale of real estate by a public governmental body…” 

610.021 (3) “Hiring, firing, disciplining or promoting of particular employees…”

610.021 (12) “Sealed bids and related documents, until the bids are opened; and sealed proposals and related documents or any documents related to a negotiated contract until a contract is executed, or all proposals are rejected.”

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”

 

YOUR ATTENDANCE IS WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED

AT THE COMMITTEE MEETINGS AND THE OPEN SESSION

  

 

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National Alumni Association Announces Annual Honorees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         

CONTACT MISTY YOUNG

(573) 681-6032

June 2, 2014

 

NATIONAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES ANNUAL HONOREES

 

Jefferson City, MO- Lincoln University (MO) and the Lincoln University Alumni Association are pleased to announce the selection of six alumni to receive the association’s highest awards.  Mr. Robert G. Flowers Jr. (’58) of Ft. Washington, MD and Dr. Leo W. Pickett (’59) of Forestville, MD, were selected to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award.  Individuals who receive this award have demonstrated loyalty and commitment to Lincoln University, the National Alumni Association and their local alumni chapters.  Their extra mile efforts are reflected through the continuous and generous giving of time, talent, resources and monetary support. 

 

Mr. Joseph S. McDuffie (’47) of St. Louis, MO, Mr. James E. Jones (‘50) of Madison, WI, Mr. Stanley S. Scott (’59) of Dobbs Ferry, NY, Dr. Frankie Hurt Cooper (‘62) of Indianapolis, IN, the Honorable Iris Ferguson (’66) of St. Louis, MO and Col. Ishmon Burks (’67) of Louisville, KY, and have been selected for induction into the Lincoln University Alumni Hall of Fame. Both Mr. McDuffie and Mr. Scott will be honored posthumously. The Hall of Fame recognizes alumni, both living and deceased, who have distinguished themselves through their pioneering efforts, innovation, accomplishments, trailblazing spirit and uniqueness. Their contributions have impacted their chosen fields locally, regionally, nationally or internationally. Plaques honoring Hall of Fame inductees are hung in the Hall of Fame Room in Memorial Hall on the campus of Lincoln University.

Distinguished Alumni Awards and the Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place at the Lincoln University National Alumni Association’s 74th Annual Convention, to be held in Washington, DC from July 9 through 13.  Family, friends, colleagues and fellow alumni may place a congratulatory ad in the commemorative souvenir program.  Space is available for full page, half page, quarter page or business card advertisements.  The deadline for advertisements is June 5.  For information, contact bcarnwine7@gmail.com.

All convention information and registration forms are also available online at www.lincolnu.edu or through the Office of Alumni Affairs at 573-681-5570.

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Summer Road Work to Affect Campus Entry Points

Beginning Monday, June 2, the intersection of Lafayette and Dunklin Streets will be closed for improvement as a precursor to the planned Highway 50 Interchange project to begin this fall. Sewer replacement work will require the closure of Lafayette Street from the Dunklin intersection to south of Jason Hall (near the Physical Plant), which will make the entrance of Dawson Drive unavailable.  Both areas will remain closed through August.

As part of the planned detours Chestnut Street will be two-way between Atchison and Dunklin Streets (in front of Scruggs University Center).  Pedestrians and motorists should be aware of increased traffic and use extreme caution when traveling on this main campus thoroughfare.

DETOUR INFORMATION:

 

·                  Travelers on Stadium will be directed from the roundabout to Leslie Boulevard and north (left) on Chestnut.

·                  Those traveling east on Dunklin will be directed north (left) on Jackson to McCarty Street and south (right) on Chestnut Street.

·                  Those traveling west on Dunklin will be directed south (left) on Chestnut Street.

·                  Drivers should use Taylor Drive (in front of Perry Hall) for access to Dickinson Drive or the eastern portion of Dawson Drive.

Your patience and caution during the work time is greatly appreciated as the City of Jefferson and Missouri Department of Transportation work to improve the roadways around Lincoln University and the community.

Retool Your School Results

Thanks to the voting efforts of Lincolnites near and far, Lincoln University has been named a winner of a $10,000 Tier II grant as part of the Home Depot Retool Your School program.  The funding will be used for beautification efforts around the residence halls.  Your assistance will be needed again in the near future to put the grant money to use.  Stay tuned for updates on how you can continue to help Retool Our School. 

 

Great job Blue Tigers! 

 

Office of University Relations

303 Young Hall

573-681-5580

ur@lincolnu.edu

www.lincolnu.edu

Board Actions-May 21, 2014

During its conference call held on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, the Lincoln University Board of Curators took the following actions:

 

1) Approved a contract with Wisch and Vaughan Construction Company (WAVCO) in the amount of $677,600 for renovation of the cafeteria dining area and lounge in Scruggs University Center. (For additional information contact Mr. Jerome Offord, Chief of Staff to the President.)

 

2) Approved a contract with American Pride Hauling, Inc. in the amount of $166,625 for demolition of houses located on Atchison Court, Atchison Street, Locust Street and Lafayette Street. (For additional information contact Mr. Jerome Offord, Chief of Staff to the President.)

 

 

The next meeting of the Lincoln University Board of Curators will be held Thursday, June 12, 2014.

Board of Curators Schedule Conference Call

The Lincoln University Board of Curators will have a Conference Call on WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2014 at 10:30 a.m., in the Board Room, 201 Young Hall, on the Lincoln University Campus.

 OPEN SESSION AGENDA

 

 1.   Call to Order

     A.  Roll Call

 2.   Scruggs Cafeteria Dining and Lounge Renovation bids

 3.   House Demolition bids

 4.   Other Business

 5.   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.”

Senator Mike Kehoe to Deliver Commencement Address

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         

CONTACT MISTY YOUNG

(573) 681-6032

May 2, 2014

 

                                                                       

SENATOR MIKE KEHOE TO DELIVER COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS

Jefferson City, MO- Missouri Senator Mike Kehoe will serve as the keynote speaker for the 2014 Commencement exercises at Lincoln University on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 10 a.m. in Dwight T. Reed Stadium. Kehoe, who represents the Sixth Senatorial District, is Chairman of the Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and Vice Chair of the Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment Committee, as well as a member of the Administration, Appropriations and Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight Committees.  He was elected to the Senate in 2010, and has served as the Assistant Majority Floor Leader since November 2012. 

 

Kehoe, a native of St. Louis, was owner of Osage Industries, before purchasing the Ford, Lincoln-Mercury automotive sales franchises in 1992.  He earned national recognition from the Small Business Association, Ford Motor Company and the Automotive Hall of Fame.  He sold the franchises in 2011.  Sen. Kehoe and his wife, Claudia, are the parents of four children. 

 

The university will honor the senator with the Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters during the Commencement ceremony.  

 

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Biochar Demonstration

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         

CONTACT PAMELA DONNER (COOPERATIVE EXTENSION AND RESEARCH)

(573) 681-5554

April 9, 2014

 

            Biochar demonstration AT LINCOLN UNIVERSITY

 

Jefferson City, MO- Lincoln University Cooperative Research (LUCR) invites you to attend a biochar demonstration on Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Dickinson Research Center located at 1219 Chestnut Street on the campus of Lincoln University. Biochar is a soil amendment generated from grassy and woody residues. It is used to enhance soil fertility.

 

Dr. Raimund Bayan, Environmental Geochemist and Soil Scientist, is conducting this demonstration based on a request from the NEEED (Nutrition, Energy, Environment and Economic Development) Project. The event is free and open to the public.The NEEED Project is a charitable and educational organization established to mitigate hunger, address environmental issues and enhance economic growth.

 

For more information, please contact Dr. Raimund Bayan, (BayanR@LincolnU.edu) or call (573) 681-5592.

 

http://www.lincolnu.edu/web/cooperative-research/environmental-science

Board of Curators to Meet

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                 

CONTACT MISTY YOUNG

(573) 681-6032

April 9, 2014

 

BOARD OF CURATORS TO MEET

 

Jefferson City, MO- The next meeting of the Lincoln University Board of Curators will be held on Thursday, APRIL 17, 2014 in Memorial Hall on the Lincoln University campus.

 

     8:30 a.m.                                         Open Session

Immediately Following  Closed Session

Immediately Following  Open Session

Immediately Following  Closed Session (if needed)

 

*The Board will recess at 10:45 to attend Honors Convocation.

 

OPEN SESSION AGENDA

 

1.            Call to Order

                A.            Roll Call

2.            Motion for Closed Session

 

CLOSED SESSION AGENDA

 

610.021 (1) “Legal actions, causes of action or litigation involving a public governmental body…”

 

610.021 (2) “Leasing, purchase or sale of real estate by a public governmental body…”

 

610.021 (3) “Hiring, firing, disciplining or promoting of particular employees…”

 

610.021 (6) “Scholastic probation, expulsion, or graduation of identifiable individuals…”

 

610.021 (12) “Sealed bids and related documents, until the bids are opened; and sealed proposals and related documents or any documents related to a negotiated contract until a contract is executed, or all proposals are rejected.”

 

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.”

 

YOUR ATTENDANCE IS WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED

AT THE COMMITTEE MEETINGS AND THE OPEN SESSION


OPEN SESSION AGENDA – April 17, 2014

 

 

1.            Call to Order

                A.            Roll Call

 

2.            Approval of the Open Session Agenda (Action)

 

3.            Approval of the February 6, 2014 Open Session Minutes

 (Action)

 

4.            Report from the Board President – Curator Winston Rutledge

                A.            Progress Report from the Student Representative to the

                                Board of Curators – Mr. Traron Shivers

 

5.            Reports from the President, the Director of Athletics and the Chief Information Officer – Dr. Kevin Rome, President

A.            Progress Report from the Faculty Senate – Dr. Amy Gossett, Chair (Information)

                B.            Progress Report from the Staff Council – Ms. Misty Young, Chair (Information)

               

6.            ACTION ITEMS

Academic/Student Affairs Committee

A.            Resolution – Rural Business Enterprise Grant

B.            Deregistration Policy

C.            Drug and Alcohol Policy and Sexual Assault, Domestic

                Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Policy

                Budget and Finance Committee

                D.            Tuition and Fee Increases

                E.            Student Wellness Fee

                F.            Disposing of University Property

 

Buildings and Grounds Committee

 

7.            INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

A.            Progress Report from the Area of Academic Affairs

B.            Progress Report from the Area of Student Affairs         

C.            Progress Report from the Chief of Staff

D.            Progress Report from the Comptroller’s Office  

E.            Progress Report from the Office of Design and

        Construction

F.            Progress Report from the Area of Fundraising

 

8.            Other Business

               

9.            Motion for Closed Session

 

 

CLOSED SESSION AGENDA

 

 

610.021 (1) “Legal actions, causes of action or litigation involving a public governmental body…”

 

610.021 (2) “Leasing, purchase or sale of real estate by a public governmental body…” 

 

610.021 (3) “Hiring, firing, disciplining or promoting of particular employees…”

 

610.021 (6) “Scholastic probation, expulsion, or graduation of identifiable individuals…”

 

610.021 (12) “Sealed bids and related documents, until the bids are opened; and sealed proposals and related documents or any documents related to a negotiated contract until a contract is executed, or all proposals are rejected.”

 

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”

 

YOUR ATTENDANCE IS WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED

AT THE COMMITTEE MEETINGS AND THE OPEN SESSION

 

 

 

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Lincoln University to Host Leadership Development Institute

DATE CHANGE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                 

CONTACT MISTY YOUNG

(573) 681-6032

UPDATED: April 9, 2014 

 

                                                                                               

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY TO HOST LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE

 

Jefferson City, MO- High school students will learn the tools of leadership as part of a three-day conference scheduled for this summer on the campus of Lincoln University.  The Beta Zeta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will host the Midwest Region Leadership Development Institute (LDI) June 20 through 22

 

The Leadership Development Institute is a component of the national Leadership Development/Citizen Education Initiative of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.  Held in five geographic regions of the country, the purpose of the LDI is to equip male high school students, particularly those in their sophomore through senior years, with the necessary skill set needed for leadership in the 21st century.  Over the three days, participants are offered insight from professionals, usually members of Alpha Phi Alpha, in various areas including public speaking, conflict resolution, community and civic engagement and educational enhancement. 

 

LDI organizers found Lincoln University to be a good fit to host the conference. “Lincoln University plays a key role in the development of future leaders and this partnership will strengthen the commitments of both the university and Alpha Phi Alpha in continuing that practice,” says Jerome Offord, Jr, President of the Beta Zeta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity, Inc.  Offord adds the fraternity’s decision to hold the event on the Lincoln University campus is part of an ongoing collaboration with the institution.  “The LDI continues our commitment to serve and support Lincoln University, just as we do with our annual fundraiser for the President’s Residence Restoration project.” 

 

Lincoln University President Dr. Kevin Rome says the institute will provide a great opportunity for the participants and the university.  “The unique opportunity will allow Lincoln University to not only share its heritage and history with these young men, but will also showcase the Jefferson City community as a wonderful destination to pursue higher education.” 

 

Those interested in registering for the Midwest Region Leadership Development Institute hosted by the Beta Zeta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. should contact Jerome Offord, Jr. at jeromeoffordjr@gmail.com for a registration packet.  Early bird registration runs through April 12, with regular registration ending on May 23. 

 

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Blue Tiger CUBS Program Provides Community Outreach

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                        

CONTACT MISTY YOUNG

(573) 681-6032

March 7, 2014

 

     BLUE TIGER CUBS PROGRAM PROVIDES COMMUNITY OUTREACH

 

Jefferson City, MO- Community service will now be part of the regular work week for Lincoln University employees.  Lincoln University President Dr. Kevin D. Rome, Sr.  announced the implementation of the Blue Tiger CUBS (Community United by Service) program in a memo to staff earlier today. 

 

Beginning April 1, staff members will be allowed two hours of release time per week to volunteer at local organizations. Rome says community involvement works in many ways.  “Outreach from those who work within the university is key to creating and maintaining lasting relationships that are beneficial for all parties involved.”

 

Employees are encouraged to devote their time to one of the many worthwhile organizations in the community. Stephanie Johnson, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of the Capital City looks forward to welcoming Lincoln University employees to her agency.  “We will find a suitable volunteer job to match their interests,” says Johnson. “I would like to express my gratitude to Dr. Rome and the faculty and staff of Lincoln University for this commitment to service to the Boys and Girls Club and our community.” 

 

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Inclement Weather Message-Campus Closed (March 2)

Due to the inclement weather and hazardous travel conditions, the Lincoln University campus will be closed for the remainder of Sunday, March 2.  Dinner service will be offered as usual in Scruggs University Center.  That building will close at 6 p.m.  

As there are no scheduled activities this evening, the Lincoln University family is asked not to visit the campus for the remainder of Sunday, March 2.  Any additional information will be sent via campus email and posted on the university website.  

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

Inclement Weather Message-Page Library Closed

Due to today's inclement weather, Page Library will be closed on Sunday, March 2.  

Inclement Weather Message-FAFSA Frenzy Rescheduled

The FAFSA Frenzy event scheduled for Sunday, March 2, has been rescheduled due to today's inclement weather. The makeup date is Sunday, March 16,  from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Rooms 119-120 Page Library. 
 
For more information on FAFSA Frenzy, please visit https://bluetigerportal.lincolnu.edu/web/news/current/-/blogs/fafsa-frenzy-scheduled-for-march-2?_33_redirect=%2Fweb%2Fnews%2Fcurrent

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

FAFSA Frenzy-Inclement Weather Plan

From the Department of Student Financial Aid:  In the event of inclement weather on Sunday, March 2, the FAFSA Frenzy event will be cancelled prior to 12 noon.  Please monitor your campus email (if applicable), the Lincoln University website and social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter), as well as local media for an official announcement.  In the event of a cancellation, the makeup date will be Sunday, March 16, 2014, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Rooms 119-120 Page Library. 

For more information on FAFSA Frenzy, please visit https://bluetigerportal.lincolnu.edu/web/news/current/-/blogs/fafsa-frenzy-scheduled-for-march-2?_33_redirect=%2Fweb%2Fnews%2Fcurrent

Lincoln University Offers New Equivalency Exam

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         

CONTACT MISTY YOUNG

(573) 681-6032

February 20, 2014

 

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY OFFERS NEW EQUIVALENCY EXAM

HiSET™ replaces GED®

 

Jefferson City, MO- Lincoln University serves as a testing facility for a new high school equivalency exam.  The university now offers the HiSET™ program, which was adopted by the state of Missouri in January 2014.  The HiSET will replace the GED®. 

The HiSET was developed by Educational Testing Service (ETS).  The exam offers more accessibility and affordability to test takers, which includes free test prep and two free retests within a 12 month period.  There are five subtests of the HiSET: Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. 

Missouri is currently one of ten states to offer the HiSET.  Those wishing to test in Missouri should meet the following requirements: must be a Missouri resident; must be at least 16 years old and have completed at least 16 units toward high school graduation; and must present proper identification on test day such as a valid driver license, U.S. passport or U.S. military ID. Requirements for test takers may vary slightly by state.

To schedule an appointment to take the HiSET exam, log on to http://hiset.ets.org/test_takers and click on the Find Test Centers and Schedule an Exam box. 

 

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