Philadelphia Police captain and alumna donates $50,000 to establish endowed scholarship

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. – A Philadelphia Police captain and alumna Jacqueline Bailey-Pittman, M.Ed. ’00 donated $50,000 on Tuesday to establish the Jacqueline L. Bailey-Pittman Endowed Scholarship for Philadelphia students majoring in criminal justice at Lincoln University. Continue reading

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Students showcase businesses at Entrepreneurship Expo

Students explore minor in entrepreneurship, compete in business plan competition

Student exhibits her cosmetology business at the 2015 Entrepreneurship Expo.

Student Trejha Whitfield exhibits her hair styling business at the 2015 Entrepreneurship Expo.

Lincoln University, PA – Student-run businesses in cosmetology, fashion, photography, culinary arts, graphic design, health and wellness, and audio communication were on display at the 2015 Entrepreneurship Expo yesterday at the Student Union Building.

View photos from the event.

Students who attended the expo learned the steps to starting a business. Student networked with like-minded entrepreneurs.

Business plan competition
Five students from the Fall 2015 entrepreneurship class presented their business ideas. Each student’s business plan was judged by professional representatives.

Winners along with their year and majors of the business plan competition were: first place, Christopher Daches , junor, management; second place, Breahya Overton, senior, management; third place, Nichole Preston, junior, accounting; fourth place, Dante’ Wade, junior, management; and fifth place,  Chauntel Seymour, junior, management.

Chris Daches, winner of the business plan competition and recipient of the $150 prize.
Chris Daches, winner of the business plan competition and recipient of the $150 prize.

Each student’s business plan was judged by professional representatives. The judges were: Dr. Oswald Richards of Lincoln’s business department, Mr. Rodney Carroll from Business Interface, LLC, Mr. Daniel Krause from Chester County SCORE, and Mr. John Daniel from Chester County SCORE. Dr. Emmanuel Ihejirika was the judging official.

This was a first-time event hosted by the Department of Business & Entrepreneurial Studies, according to  event organizer Dr. Hara Wright-Smith, assistant professor of entrepreneurship.

A student speaks with two judges about her business.

A student speaks with two judges about her business.

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Nursing program receives national accreditation

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. – Lincoln University’s new undergraduate degree program in nursing recently received its accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) after its board met, Oct. 19- 22. CCNE is listed by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.  Continue reading

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Parent and Family Resources

Parents and FamilyLincoln in the Fall
We would like to welcome you to the family! Sending your student to college is a major life event for all families. Lincoln University is here to assist you and your student make this transition easier by providing the latest information about campus life, important dates, and events. Through information on this site and our Residence Life Newsletter, The ResLife Reader, we will help you stay connected to campus. We thank you for your continued support, and we welcome your ideas and feedback during your student’s LU experience.

REMINDER: Final exams are coming. This is a high-stress time for students. So please check on your son or daughter during this time. A nice stress reliever would be a goody box from home. Suggestions for the goody-box include energy drink, popcorn, candy, etc.

Campus Safety
SAFETY IS EVERYONE’S BUSINESS. GET INVOLVED!
Lincoln University’s Public Safety Department places the safety of the university community as its highest priority. If you have an emergency please contact 484-365-7211 or 484-365-8139

Our anonymous tip line is 484-365-7799.

Public Safety

http://www.lincoln.edu/security/index.html

Important Dates

  • Nov. 20 Residence Halls Close @ 8:00pm
  • Nov. 20-29 Thanksgiving Break
  • Nov. 29 Residence Halls open @ 10:00am
  • Dec., 1 Room Selection Information Session @ 7:00pm SUB
  • Dec. 4 Last Day of Class
  • Dec. 5- 7 Reading Days
  • Dec. 8-11 Final Exams
  • Jan. 10-12 New Student Orientation
  • Jan. 10  Check In @ 10:00am
  • Jan. 13 Classes Begin
  • Jan. 22  Last Day to Add and Drop Classes

Upcoming at LincolnThe U

  • Feb 8-March 25   Room Deposit
  • April 12 Room Selection

Parent and Family Weekend

  • March 20, 2016

Student Handbook

The Student Handbook is on the left sidebar on the Division of Student Affairs link below

http://www.lincoln.edu/studentaffairs/index.html

Resources

  •  Health Services – 484-365-7338
  • Counseling Center – 484-365-7233
  • Women’s Center – 484-365-7807
  • Title IX Coordinator -484-746-0000
  • Student Life & Development – 484-365-7705
  • Residence Life – 484-365-7226
  • FERPA | The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.  FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children’s education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are “eligible students.”
    For more information, go to http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html
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Lincoln International student Igbiriki selected for Apple HBCU Scholars Program

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. – Lincoln University’s Richard Imorobebh Igbiriki has been selected as one of 30 scholars in the Apple HBCU Scholars Program. Continue reading

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Statement from Lincoln University Regarding Campus Shooting

(Lincoln University, PA – Nov. 17, 2015) There was a shooting that occurred on the Lincoln University main campus Saturday morning Nov. 14 at approximately 5:40 a.m. where five shots were fired toward a dormitory on campus. No one was hurt and the residents of the dormitory are safe and secure.

University police responded immediately to the scene to assess the situation and locate the person responsible for the shooting. It is believed the suspect fled the campus immediately following the incident.

The Pennsylvania State Police Crime Scene Unit and an investigator responded to the  campus to assist Lincoln University Police in the investigation. Further assistance will be provided by the Chester County District Attorney’s Office.

Once University Police assessed the situation, the alert system was dispatched. The alert system was dispatched at approximately 6:20 a.m. and informed recipients of the situation, and to cooperate with local and state law enforcement officers.

In the wake of the shooting, beginning Nov. 16, safety protocols and procedures were implemented to ensure that all Lincoln University students, staff and faculty are safe and exercise safety measures while on campus.

Until further notice, the number of entrance/exit gates to the main campus will be limited to one (1) gate with a staffed officer. That gate is located on Baltimore Pike and directly facing Manuel Rivero Gymnasium. As there are many entrances and visitors to campus on a daily bases, this safety measure is being implemented to ensure that anyone entering campus has checked in with Public Safety. Students, staff and faculty with a parking permit should have it visible to officers upon entry. Identification may be requested.

Staff and faculty with previously scheduled appointments should provide a list of the visitor(s) name(s) to Public Safety at publicsafety@lincoln.edu in advance of the scheduled appointment. Visitors will need to check in at the above listed entrance gate, present their identification and receive a visitor’s pass in order to park on campus. Please inform your visitors of visitor protocols for entry onto campus.

All student visitors must check in with public safety at the gate and follow the existing protocol for a visitor’s pass.

Students, staff and faculty will be required to carry their Lincoln University identification card on their person at all times, which Public Safety may ask to view.

Special protocols may be in effect for athletic and other special events. Visitors should stop at the gate for the appropriate information.

Anyone with information pertaining to the shooting is asked to contact Lincoln University Public Safety at 484-365-7211 or 484-365-8139.

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Student-run businesses invited to participate in Entrepreneurship Expo

Students will learn about running a business, minoring in entrepreneurship

Students who operate a business are invited to sign up for a display at the 2015 Entrepreneurship Expo on Thursday, December 3 from 1-3 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Student Union Building.

The event will feature LU student-run business displays. Student-run business might include cosmetology, baked goods, disc jockeys, health & wellness and more.

Students who attend the expo will learn the steps to starting a business. Those interested in minoring in entrepreneurship are encouraged to attend to learn more about the minor and to network with like-minded entrepreneurs.

Business plan competition
Five students from the Fall 2015 entrepreneurship class will be selected to deliver presentations of their business idea and detail how they conceived of a new product or service and turned it into an entrepreneurial enterprise. Each student’s business plan will be judged by professional representatives.

How to get involved

Students who have a student-run business are invited to attend the entrepreneurship class on Thursday, November 19 from 1-2 p.m. at the Wellness Center, Room 135, to learn more about participation in the expo, benefits and opportunities.

This first-time event is open to the public and hosted by the Department of Business & Entrepreneurial Studies.

For more information download the expo flyer or contact Dr. Hara Wright-Smith, assistant professor of entrepreneurship, at hwrightsmith@lincoln.edu or 484-365-7378.

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Orange Crush Marching Band To Perform At 2016 HBOB

Lincoln University, Pa. — A seemingly normal band practice quickly turned into a praise session when the Orange Crush Roaring Lion Marching Band learned they received enough votes to be one of eight bands invited to compete in the 2016 Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB). The competition takes place January 30 in Atlanta, Georgia.

According to Roland Green, the bands director and percussion coordinator, this achievement has been years in the making.

“This is an exciting opportunity to elevate us in the band world and will give our current and new students a renewed enthusiasm for performing.”

The selection comes with a $20,000 cash gift courtesy of Honda Corporation, for the band to use for enhancements such as equipment or uniform upgrades. For Teri McMillon, the band’s drum major and trumpet player, upgrades are great but being chosen to perform is beyond her wildest dreams.

“I’ve never done anything like this in my life,” says the percussion player from Charlotte, North Carolina, who’s been playing in marching bands since age 13.

“I’m honored and grateful that others have seen in us what we have seen in ourselves. We have a lot to share once we get to Atlanta.”

Orange Crush is one of the younger bands in the world of HBCU marching bands, beginning at Lincoln just eight years ago in 2007. For several years it’s been nominated to participate, and even received a commendation. This year, however, they were determined to make the competition. They organized, chose a band member to spearhead a voting campaign, and did everything imaginable to bring awareness to HBOB including voting events in the student cafeteria to daily email and social media blasts. And after six years of being on the list, they prevailed in being among the best HBCU bands invited to perform.

“This just shows that anything is possible with hard work and determination,” said DeJanee Jones, a band member majoring in human services and music as a minor.

“We put forth the effort tLAB_6936o get to chance to perform,” stated Kendria Waltower, a dancer who is from Washington, D.C. “We did it!”

While attending this event will be a first-ever for Orange Crush collectively, one member — a senior majoring in computer science — has been viewing this event for many years.
“Ever since middle school I’ve marched with the local high school band. A highlight from that time was going to watch HBOB,” said Kenneth Hearing-Bowen, a native of Columbia S.C. “I always imagined being on the field, and now I will be.”

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Enrollment at Lincoln increases four percent since previous year

New undergraduate enrollment highest since 2009

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa – Student enrollment at Lincoln University increased four percent since the previous year highlighting increased recruitment and outreach efforts at the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College & University (HBCU), university officials report. Continue reading

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Lincoln’s graduate educational leadership program ranked in top 50 for ‘best value’

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. – The Master’s in Educational Leadership program at Lincoln University was ranked among Top Masters in Education’s 2015-2016 best value ranking of the top 50 list of residential Master’s in Educational Leadership programs in the United States this week. Continue reading

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