Lindenwood University, often referred to as Lindenwood or LU, is a private, coeducational, liberal arts university located in Saint Charles, Missouri, United States. Founded in 1827 by George Champlin Sibley and Mary Easton Sibley as The Lindenwood School for Girls, it is the second oldest higher-education institution west of the Mississippi River and since 1990 the fastest growing university in the Midwest.Lindenwood offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees through nine colleges and schools. Lindenwood has an annual enrollment of more than 12,000 students in all programs, including 5,662 undergraduate day students at its main campus in St. Charles. The 500-acre main academic and residential campus is located 24 miles northwest of St. Louis, Missouri in St. Charles, the Daniel Boone historic site in Defiance, Missouri 26 miles southwest of the St. Charles campus. In addition to numerous satellite campuses, Lindenwood also has an independently accredited sister college in Belleville, Illinois known as LU–Belleville.The university offers a number of extracurricular activities to its students, including athletics, honor societies, clubs and student organizations, as well as fraternities and sororities. Alumni and former students have gone on to prominent careers in government, business, science, medicine, education, sports, and entertainment. Wikipedia.
News Article | May 25, 2017
High School Competition begins Friday, June 2nd through Sunday, June 4th at Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia Over three dozen of the nation’s top boys and girls high school and club rugby 7s teams will be competing in the National High School Rugby Championship during the 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, which returns to Philadelphia and Talen Energy Stadium for the seventh consecutive year, on Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th, bringing national and International attention to the Philadelphia region through the live broadcasts on the networks of NBC Sports. The two-day rugby festival is one of the largest gatherings of collegiate and high school rugby teams in the world, with over 30,000 fans anticipated to be in attendance. Penn Mutual is in the third year of a title sponsorship for the event, and NBC Sports once again returns as both broadcaster and event partner. In addition to the top men’s and women’s college rugby 7s teams in the United States, the cream of the crop of boys’ and girls’ rugby 7s high school and club teams have been invited to Philadelphia this June. Those teams represent 10 states, including California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin. The 16-team field competing in the Boys Open Division includes: Bethesda Roosters (MD); Blackthorn (PA); Burrell (PA); Doylestown (PA); Downingtown (PA); Eagle Mountain (TX); Kiski Valley (PA); LaSalle Prep (PA); Malvern Prep (PA); Narberth (PA); North Bay (MD); Salesianum (DE); Bishop Shanahan (PA); Union Mudturtles (NJ); and Unionville (PA). The 12-team field competing in the Boys Elite Division includes: DMV United (MD); Greenwich (CT); Media (PA); New Jersey Blaze; Rhino Rugby Academy (CA); St. Augustine Prep (NJ). Utah Cannibals; West Chester Turks Head (PA); and West Shore (PA). The 12-team field competing in the Girls Open Division includes: Divine Savior-Holy Angels High School (Milwaukee, WI); Downingtown (PA); Doylestown (PA); Kiski Valley (PA); New Jersey Blaze; Summit (CO); Union Mudturtles (NJ); Unionville (PA); Utah Cannibals; and West Shore (PA). Pool play in this June’s High School Rugby Championship will be on Friday, June 2nd from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the boys’ teams competing at Neumann University, and the girls’ teams competing at Drexel University. Knock-out rounds are Saturday, June 3rd at Talen Energy Stadium and its Academy Fields adjacent to the stadium, with the semi-finals and finals on Sunday, June 4th at Talen Energy Stadium and its Academy Fields as well. The featured event at the 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship is the 24-team field of the nation’s top men’s collegiate Rugby 7s squads competing for the national championship title and the Pete Dawkins Trophy. The trophy is named after the All-American football standout at West Point who won the Heisman Trophy in 1958. Dawkins was a Rhodes Scholar and attended Oxford, where he used his outstanding football skills to make him a star on the Oxford Varsity rugby team, revolutionizing the game in the process. At the top of that field is four-time defending champion University of California, returning to the pitch on which they have won the Pete Dawkins Trophy in an unprecedented show of dominance. Men’s collegiate rugby 7s squads from American International, Arizona, Arkansas State, Army, Boston College, Clemson, Dartmouth, Delaware, Indiana University, Kutztown, Life University, Lindenwood, Navy, Notre Dame, Penn State, Saint Joseph’s, South Carolina, St. Mary’s College (Moraga, California), Temple, Tennessee, UCLA, Virginia Tech and Wisconsin have all earned a spot in the 2017 championship field. The 16-team field in the women’s competition is led by defending women’s champion Life University, which captured the crown last June with a 19-10 victory over Lindenwood University. Lindenwood also returns for the 2017 competition, along with three-time champion and Philadelphia-area favorite Penn State, which won the title in 2013, 2014 and 2015. They are joined by the women’s Rugby 7s teams from Bloomsburg, Clemson, Dartmouth, Delaware, Drexel, Indiana, Kutztown, Navy, Notre Dame, North Carolina, UNC-Wilmington, Temple and the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Selects squad, an all-star team chosen from the best of the NSCRO’s sevens teams. Two-time defending champion New Mexico Highlands University leads the eight-team field in the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) National Championship. The Vatos, out of Las Vegas, New Mexico, won the 2016 NSCRO National Championship in men’s rugby sevens last summer with a 31-7 victory over St. Mary’s College of Maryland (St. Mary’s City, MD). New Mexico Highlands and St. Mary’s return to the pitch this June 3rd and 4th, along with the men’s sevens squads from Babson College (Wellesley, MA), Colby College (Waterville, ME), Christendom College (Front Royal, VA), Duke University (Durham, NC), Solano Community College (Fairfield, CA), and the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. The NSCRO National Championship field of eight was determined through eight qualifier tournaments conducted around the country this spring. Previous NSCRO National Champions include Occidental College (2013) and New England College (2014). Six up-and-coming collegiate men’s rugby 7s squads will compete in the College Challenge bracket. Represented in the six-team bracket are Philadelphia-region favorites Villanova University, West Chester University, Drexel University and Rowan University, along with Mount St. Mary’s (Emmitsburg, MD) and Fordham University (Bronx, NY). The six-team competition gives burgeoning men’s college Rugby Sevens programs the opportunity to qualify for the main men’s Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship field in the following year. At the 2016 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, the University of Delaware Blue Hens defeated Mount St. Mary’s, 36-10, to earn a place in this year’s 24-team Penn Mutual Collegiate Championship bracket. Media credential requests for the upcoming 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, the world’s largest collegiate rugby festival, are now being accepted online at https://www.usasevenscrc.com/2017-media-inquiry/. Qualified members of the news media should submit their application in advance of this year’s competition. Applications will be reviewed before approval is granted, and notification of that approval will be sent via email to each qualified media applicant. Credentials will be available for pick-up beginning Thursday, June 1st at the tournament’s headquarters at The Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, and will be available for pick up at Talen Energy Stadium on Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th. Live national television coverage of the quest for the Pete Dawkins Trophy, as well as selected additional games, will be carried on the networks of NBC Sports, including NBC Sports Network and NBC, on Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th. Outside Talen Energy Stadium, there will be a full Rugby Festival featuring local food and beverage specialties, shops, and activities for fans and families, as well as two full days of a music festival featuring bands from Philadelphia’s Let There Be Rock School. There will also be sports activities and demonstrations including the Civilian Military Combine. Related activities during the week of the 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship include an official “Welcome to Philadelphia” party for all the men’s college teams at the Reading Terminal Market on Wednesday, May 31st at 6:30 p.m., and a VIP reception at The Down Town Club (600 Chestnut Street) on Thursday, June 1st, at 6 p.m. The Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship has partnered with HBC Event Services to offer special hotel services, including booking of rooms, for those attending this year’s event. Alumni, family and fans of the competing college men’s and women’s rugby 7s programs, as well as family and friends of the competing boys and girls high school teams and alumni of the competing schools, can book hotel accommodations and ground transportation at http://www.pennmutualcrchotels.com. Reserved and Field Level tickets are available online at https://www.usasevenscrc.com. -Single-day reserved tickets are $80 and field level tickets are $56, and full weekend reserved tickets are $117 and field level tickets are $70. United World Sports (UWS) is the largest commercial rugby entity in the United States, and the owner and operator of a growing portfolio of dynamic sports, media and apparel brands including, the USA Sevens Rugby international tournament, the largest professional rugby event in North America; the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, the premier college 7s rugby championship; and the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Championship, the 15s-national rugby championship. Through its apparel division, UWS owns the exclusive North and South American license for Rhino Rugby, one of the world's leading rugby apparel and equipment brands. UWS also owns and operates RugbyToday.com, the largest and most widely read media destination dedicated to American rugby. For more information about UWS and its properties, visit: http://www.unitedworldsports.com. Since its founding in 1847, Penn Mutual has been driven by its purpose to empower people to live life with confidence. At the heart of this purpose is the belief that purchasing life insurance is the most protective, responsible and rewarding action a person can take, and is central to a sound financial plan. The company is committed to helping individuals, families and small businesses unlock life's possibilities through life insurance and annuity solutions. This is accomplished through a national network of more than 5,000 financial professionals, who help clients make great things possible. Penn Mutual supports its field representatives with brokerage services through Hornor, Townsend & Kent, Inc. Registered Investment Advisor and wholly owned subsidiary. Member FINRA/SIPC. Visit Penn Mutual on the Internet at http://www.pennmutual.com. When the Comcast-NBCUniversal transaction was completed in January 2011, the sports assets of the two companies combined to form NBC Sports Group, which serves sports fans 24/7 with premier live events, insightful studio shows, and compelling original programming. The sports media company consists of a unique array of broadcast television, cable television, radio and digital sports assets, including NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, NBCSN (NBC Sports Network), Golf Channel, 11 NBC Sports Regional Networks, NBC Sports Radio and NBC Sports Digital.
News Article | April 17, 2017
The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has compiled its list of Missouri’s best online colleges and universities for 2017. Of the 31 four-year schools that made the list, Webster University, University of Missouri Columbia, University of Central Missouri, Missouri State University Springfield and Lindenwood University scored the highest. Of the 8 two-year colleges that also made the list, Crowder College, Jefferson College, Mineral Area College and State Fair Community College were top scoring schools. “Online certificates and degrees are increasingly popular option, especially for students who are unable to complete their education in a traditional classroom environment because of scheduling or location,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “These Missouri schools have distinguished themselves by offering the best online college programs in the state, maintaining high quality and accreditation standards and providing flexibility with a variety of degrees online.” To earn a spot on the “Best Online Schools in Missouri” list, colleges and universities must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also judged based on additional data points such as the availability of financial aid opportunities, school counseling services, student/teacher ratios and graduation rates. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: Missouri’s Best Online Four-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Avila University Baptist Bible College Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary Columbia College Cox College Culver-Stockton College Drury University Evangel University Fontbonne University Hannibal-LaGrange University Lincoln University Lindenwood University Maryville University of Saint Louis Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Missouri Baptist University Missouri Southern State University Missouri State University-Springfield Missouri University of Science and Technology Missouri Valley College Missouri Western State University Northwest Missouri State University Park University Saint Louis University Southeast Missouri State University Southwest Baptist University Stephens College University of Central Missouri University of Missouri-Columbia University of Missouri-Kansas City Webster University William Woods University Missouri’s Best Online Two-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Crowder College Jefferson College Mineral Area College Moberly Area Community College North Central Missouri College Ozarks Technical Community College State Fair Community College Three Rivers Community College ### About Us: AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.
News Article | April 17, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has analyzed more than a dozen metrics to rank Missouri’s best universities and colleges for 2017. Of the 40 four-year schools on the list, Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis University, Maryville University of Saint Louis, William Jewell College and Rockhurst University were the top five. 14 two-year schools also made the list, and State Fair Community College, Crowder College, Jefferson College, East Central College and State Technical College of Missouri were ranked as the best five. A full list of the winning schools is included below. “The schools on our list have created high-quality learning experiences for students in Missouri, with career outcomes in mind,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.Org. “They’ve shown this through the certificates and degrees that they offer, paired with excellent employment services and a record of strong post-college earnings for grads.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in Missouri” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also appraised on additional data that includes annual alumni salaries 10 years after entering college, employment services, student/teacher ratio, graduation rate and the availability of financial aid. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Missouri” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in Missouri for 2017 include: Avila University Baptist Bible College Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences College of the Ozarks Columbia College Culver-Stockton College Drury University Evangel University Fontbonne University Hannibal-LaGrange University Harris-Stowe State University Kansas City Art Institute Lincoln University Lindenwood University Maryville University of Saint Louis Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Missouri Baptist University Missouri Southern State University Missouri State University-Springfield Missouri University of Science and Technology Missouri Valley College Missouri Western State University Northwest Missouri State University Park University Rockhurst University Saint Louis University Southeast Missouri State University Southwest Baptist University Stephens College Truman State University University of Central Missouri University of Missouri-Columbia University of Missouri-Kansas City University of Missouri-St Louis Washington University in St Louis Webster University Westminster College William Jewell College William Woods University Missouri’s Best Two-Year Colleges for 2017 include: Crowder College East Central College Jefferson College Lake Career and Technical Center Mineral Area College Missouri State University - West Plains Moberly Area Community College North Central Missouri College Ozarks Technical Community College St. Charles Community College State Fair Community College State Technical College of Missouri Texas County Technical College Three Rivers Community College About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.