Lincoln University set to host President’s Gala April 2

March 30, 2011

masquerade(Jefferson City, MO) - The Lincoln University Foundation, Inc. will host the 9th Annual President’s Award Recognition Gala and Auction on Saturday, April 2, at Capitol Plaza Hotel.
This year’s theme is Masquerade.
The black tie optional event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a silent auction. The awards program will follow at 7 p.m. Masks will be provided for all those in attendance. This year the Foundation will honor five individuals and business for their contributions to the community, their professions and Lincoln University.
The 2011 Gala Honorees are: Ms. Mary Harris, Professor Emerita; Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Wilson, Special Recognition; Senator Yvonne Wilson, Trailblazer-Public Sector; Mrs. Darla Porter, Trailblazer-Business Sector; and Unilever/Mr. Dennis Myers, Corporate Award.
Tickets for the evening are still available at a price of $100 per person or $1,000 per table. Please cal1 573-681-5096 to reserve your seats today.

Lincoln University to host HBCU Leadership Conference and Competition - Feb. 27

February 25, 2010


(Jefferson City, MO) -  Campus kings from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) from around the country will gather at Lincoln University this week for the 6th Annual Mr. HBCU Kings’ Leadership Conference and Competition. 
Young men from ten schools will compete for the title of Mr. HBCU on Saturday, February 27 starting at 8 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium.  The competition is free and open to the public. 
Kings from Bowie State University, Central State University, Delaware State University, Harris- Stowe University, Lincoln University (PA), North Carolina A&T State University, Talladega College, Tennessee State University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Winston-Salem State University have registered for the competition. 
A three-day conference will be held prior to Saturday’s competition.  Kings will arrive Wednesday, February 24 and will attend leadership and personal growth sessions. 
The session speakers include Mr. Fonzworth Bentley, best known as the personal assistant to rapper and actor Sean “Diddy” Combs, and Dale Williams, the founder of Leadership for Queens, a leadership conference for HBCU Queens.  Bentley’s session is open to the public on Thursday, February 25, at 11 a.m. in Scruggs University Center Ballroom.    
The Mr. HBCU Leadership Conference and Competition was founded in 2005 by Benecia Spencer Williams, Vice President for University Advancement at Lincoln University.  The conference is held annually during Black History Month to celebrate the African American male in our HBCUs and across the globe.  The 6th Annual Mr. HBCU Leadership Conference and Competition continues the tradition of celebrating the importance and power of African American males joining together for positive causes. 

Pathway to Greatness Rolls into Jefferson City - June 18

June 17, 2009

Lincoln University(Jefferson City, MO) -Lincoln University Foundation President Victor Pasley will finish a 1400-mile fundraising bicycle tour in Jefferson City on Thursday, June 18.  Pasley, who began the Pathway to Greatness 1866-2009 tour on April 25 in Rochester, New York, is scheduled to arrive at the North Jefferson City Pavilion at 10 a.m.  Local cyclists are welcome to join Pasley as he rides the final miles to the Lincoln University campus.  Pasley is expected to reach the finish line at the entrance to Lincoln University along Lafayette Street at approximately 10:30 a.m.  A celebration, including music, presentations and refreshments will begin at 11 a.m. at Scruggs University Center (819 Chestnut Street).  Informational booths will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  
A cycling enthusiast, Pasley decided the tour would be an exciting way to raise $1 million to fund scholarships for Lincoln University students.  The 1968 graduate of Lincoln University says he and his wife Pamela have been longtime supporters of their alma mater, but were looking for something to make a bigger impact.  

 Since leaving Rochester, Pasley has been hosted by alumni in cities along the tour route.  His first stop was May 2 in Cleveland.  From there he traveled to Detroit (May 16); Chicago (May 30); Indianapolis (June 6) and St. Louis (June 13). 

Events in those cities included cycling and spinning events, as well as health fairs.  

Critically Acclaimed Poet to Offer Reading at Lincoln University - April 17

April 12, 2009

spokenword.jpg(Jefferson City, MO) - A critically acclaimed poet will visit the Lincoln University campus as part of National Poetry Month.  Tyehimba Jess will offer a reading from his collection of poems on Friday, April 17, at 5:30 p.m. in Scruggs University Center.  Jess will read from “leadbelly,” which won the 2004 National Poetry Series, before being published in 2005.  The reading is free and open to the public.  

Prior to the reading, Lincoln University students will compete in a poetry slam, where they will be judged on their poetry, as well as the performance during the reading.  A maximum of eight students will be selected to participate for their chance at three cash prizes.   The Tyehimba Jess reading and poetry slam event is sponsored by the Lincoln University Student Government Association; the Office of Student Activities; the Department of English, Foreign Languages and Journalism; and the Campus Activity Board.  This is the final event this semester for the university’s Falling Rock Reading Series, which also brought poets Alicia Casey and Chris Hayes to campus, as well as fiction author Alex Taylor. 

Lincoln University Foundation to host Seventh annual President’s Gala - April 18

March 19, 2009

lincolnuni.jpg(Jefferson City, MO) - The Lincoln University Foundation, Inc. has set Saturday, April 18, 2009, as the date for the 7th Annual President’s Awards and Recognition Gala and Auction.  The event starts at 5:30 p.m. with a reception at Capitol Plaza Hotel. The dinner and awards program begins at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is “LU and JC Jazzing Together: Celebrating our Success in Education and Community Development”.
            This year’s gala honorees are:  Mr. Cecil Blue-Professor Emeritus (posthumously); Mr. Paul Ferguson-Special Recognition; Mrs. Helen Reynolds-Special Recognition; Mrs. Donna Cavitte-Trailblazer Award, Public Sector; Naught-Naught Agency-Trailblazer Award, Business Sector; and Walmart (Jefferson City)-Corporate Award.  
            The Lincoln University Foundation, Inc. hosts the gala, which is a fundraising event for Lincoln University.  Tickets for the evening are $100/person or $1,000/table and are available in Lincoln University’s Memorial Hall.  For ticket information, please call 573-681-5573.   

Lincoln University to Host Annual Science Fair - March 20

March 18, 2009

science fair science fairscience fair(Jefferson City, MO) - Future medical professionals, researchers and leaders in the science world will showcase their talents in Lincoln University’s Jason Gymnasium on Friday, March 20, 2009, during the 27th Annual Lincoln University Regional Science Fair.  One hundred students from area middle and high schools are expected to participate. Their projects will be judged between 10 a.m. and noon.  Public viewing will be open from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
            Awards will be given in several categories during Friday’s event.  The top two high school finalists will move on to the International Science and Engineering Fair, which will be held in Reno, Nevada in May, where they will compete against students from across the United States and more than 50 countries.  Only 1/3 of those entrants will be recognized for their projects.  For the past 15 years, finalists from the Lincoln University Regional Science Fair have earned recognition during the International Science Fair. 

Lincoln University marching band to perform during NFL game

November 24, 2008

Lincoln University(Jefferson City, MO) -  The Lincoln University Marching Musical Storm will perform during halftime of the St. Louis Rams versus the Chicago Bears football game on Sunday, November 23, 2008, at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.The Lincoln University Drum Line will perform during the pre-game activities.  Game time is at 12 noon. The game will be televised on Fox.

The Lincoln University Marching Musical Storm is made up of 100 musicians, flag line and dance team members and is under the direction of Rhonda Harper, a graduate of Lincoln University.

$2.2 Million Department of Defense funding awarded to Lincoln University researchers

November 7, 2008

 Lincoln University has been awarded approximately $2.2 million in Department of Defense (DoD) research grants/contracts over the past three months. A formal announcement of these awards, along with an overview of the scope of the work involved, will take place during a media briefing on Tuesday, November 11, at 8:30 a.m., in Lincoln University’s Memorial Hall.  Lincoln University President Dr. Carolyn R. Mahoney will extend greetings.  Dr. James Rooney, DoD Collaborations Coordinator, will briefly discuss the awards made to Lincoln University.  The principal investigators receiving the awards will also be available to discuss their work. The briefing is expected to last no longer than 45 minutes. This media briefing will occur immediately following the annual ROTC Veterans Day Breakfast scheduled for 7 a.m. in Scruggs University Center.   The Veterans Day Breakfast will feature Congressman Ike Skelton as the guest speaker.