Tuesday, November 30

Campus Administration

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Staffing, financial issues likely to dominate Board of Trustees meeting

Issues involving staff and faculty contracts may highlight Friday’s Board of Trustee’s meeting. The meeting, which will be held in the International Cultural Center from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., comes only days after the university publically announced its plans to cut the hours of clerical staff, and outsource much of the work performed by the Physical Plant. As reported in the Daily Local News, President Robert Jennings enacted the cuts to make up for losses caused by the “struggling economy and our enrollment.” Projected enrollment declined by 75 to 100 students, Jennings said. The report in the Daily Local News also said the state rescinded $558,000 in support. Faculty may also face challenges as a result of the cuts. In a copy of the same letter used for the Daily Local News report obt...
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Carl Walton delivers annual MLK address

By Lorel Durant Carl Walton, Vice President for Student Affairs, delivered lessons from the legacy of Martin Luther King in his address "Your Dream...Unchained," in honor of the late leader at Thursday’s convocation in the International Cultural Center. Walton encouraged students to prepare for their destiny through pursuing their education, finding a support group, and adopting a no fear attitude as Dr. King had done. "You don't have to have parents with degrees or Ph.D to get opportunities," Walton said. Brandon Harris, presiding President Pro temp, Student Government Association began the convocation with some brief announcements. He was followed by Rev. Frederick Faison with the invocation. The university's gospel choir sang their rendition of I am What You See arranged by Bishop ...
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Friday Feature: VP for Institutional Advancement Anita Lynn

By Ericka Blackwell Lincoln University welcomes Anita Lynn as the new Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement. Lynn grew up in Paducah, Ky. She attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. for undergraduate and graduate schooling, where she studied British History.  Upon graduation, Lynn lived in Australia for three and a half years. She worked as the Editorial Assistant for University Press, and was the book review columnist in one of the national newspapers. “I was glad I had a passport and could come home. It was a maturing experience,” said Lynn. Lynn went on to explain that “you learn to appreciate what you have in culture and not just how you live.” After returning from Australia Lynn lived in Portland for eight years. There is where she made her niche’ in fund...
Campus Administration, Campus News, Views from the U

Friday Feature: Interim PR Director- Eric Webb

By Ivana Whitfield Multitasking between a phone call, sending an email and searching for dates, the new Interim Director of Public Relations and Communications has been busy since his start with the university on Sept. 10. Eric Christopher Webb, a 1991 Lincoln University alumnus, is the new Interim Director of Public Relations and Communications.“As the President says, I am the voice of Lincoln University,” Webb clarified with a smile. His job is to ensure that Lincoln is represented correctly in the media and in the public eye.Webb explained that recent changes seen in the Public Relations field make his job more complicated than it may sound. “Social media has had a major impact on how modern day PR communications offices work,” Webb said. "Today, "new" is “instantaneous” in a sense,...
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Lincoln University Welcomes New Public Relations Professional

 By Cerella Ferebee Lincoln welcomes Scott Miller as the new Director of Communications and Public Relations. According to CubstoLions.com, Miller has experience with working with media relations and was the manager at Ottawa University in Ottawa Kansas.   From 2004 to 2007 Miller was the community relations manager and Sports Information Director at Norwich University in Vermont.  Picked out by a search committee of faculty, staff and one student representative, Miller now is excited about his new position at Lincoln. “Well, the things that I enjoy at Lincoln are that it’s a rich unique institution. They want to move forward, and be progressive. But, I enjoy the people,” said Miller Miller also said he looks forward to working with President Jennings in beginning of his term. In Sa...
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New Zero Tolerance Policy Affects Students

By: Alston Johnson Student enrollment has taken a significant decrease as students were asked to pay their outstanding debts to the university this past week following an announcement of a zero tolerance policy made by new Lincoln University president, Robert Jennings. Meetings with students were held on two separate days males met with him on Wednesday January 18th and females on the 19th in the International Cultural Center. During the meetings Jennings addressed several changes that the university and its students will soon face. Among those changes was a zero tolerance policy for students set to be enforced August 2012. The policy would require that students have a balance of zero dollars in order to register for classes, which conflicts with the current policy of stude...
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Pennsylvania Education Department sued for Withholding of Funds

By Ubong Ikpe (Delaware County, PA) - What happens when a school district does not receive the adequate means from the state to facilitate its functioning for the duration of the school year? In elucidating what is considered “adequate means” the government’s translation is meant to reflect the lowest possible minimum in expenditures allocated to a given unit to exercise, at a peak performance, its functions. This veto power is usually arbitrarily reflective of what the state deems fit and necessary in its budget process. Where the state doesn’t see fit, it will, at its discretion, eliminate specific programs from the budget allocation. As a resulting of the conundrum-bearing relationship between state and local government, it has fared difficult to make school funding more equitable...
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New Provost Celebrates the Legacy of Dr. King

By: Cerella Ferebee Yesterday, students and faculty gathered in the Mary Dod Memorial Chapel to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. The keynote speaker was new Provost Dr. Thelma B. Thompson whose address emphasized the need for people of this nation to honor the legacy of Dr. King by serving the community. “His family would have wanted his birthday to be a day on instead of a day off,” Thompson said during the address. Thompson did mention the importance of our people as it pertains to African Americans should ensure that our community is continuing to thrive. Thompson quoted King when he said that the black community must build dykes in order to protect our communities. “Today we must learn to build levees in order to protect the youth and our families. We must hav...
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Board of Trustees Meeting Addresses Campus Concerns

 By Khendall Beale    This past Saturday, 20 trustee members and a group of over 20 students, alumni, and faculty members packed the state-of-the-art board room in the International Cultural Center, to discuss contemporaneous campus issues.    Some among the topics that were discussed at the meeting were middle states accreditation, Langston Hughes Memorial Library, and the budget.   President Ivory V. Nelson, PhD., explained the different measures that the university has taken to ensure that the standards of assessment are above average for the middle states commissioners. However, regardless of the outcome, accreditation for the university will not be threatened.   Nelson stated that the final copy of this report “has to be a product of what has come off of the campus.”        In re...