Tuesday, January 18

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Convocation honors Lincoln’s brightest students
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Convocation honors Lincoln’s brightest students

By Briana McKellery The Lincolnian Students who achieved the Dean’s List were honored at this week’s convocation in the International Cultural Center. The Board of Trustees, deans and department chairs attended in full academic regalia. “These are the future world-changers,” said Dr. F. Carl Walton, vice president of student affairs. Dean’s List students are those who earn a GPA of 3.3 or higher. They were seated on the lower level of the ICC in front of the stage, along with their families and friends. Other Lincoln students sat above on the upper level of the auditorium. Walton opened the convocation by welcoming families of students and the members of the Board of Trustees, then introduced Pastor Frederick Faison. Pastor Faison offered a moving and motivational pray...
Universities play critical role in preserving art, speaker says
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Universities play critical role in preserving art, speaker says

By Chanel Watson The Lincolnian Historically black universities have had a critical role in developing African American art over the past century, this week's convocation speaker told students Thursday. Dr. Jacquelyn Serwer, chief curator of the Smithsonian’s National Museum for African American History and Culture, spoke on The Role of Universities as Stewards of Art and Material Culture--Telling the Story of the Social History of African Americans. Her talk was the Fall 2013 Lincoln-Barnes Lecture. “We see our visual arts collections as a salute to these institutions,” Serwer said. At the convocation, Serwer showed several pieces of art, including Henry Ossawa Tanner’s The Banjo Player and Aaron Douglas’s The Creation. They will be included in the new Smithsonian museu...
Study-abroad students share amazing stories
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Study-abroad students share amazing stories

By Federico Ghelli For The Lincolnian   Lincoln University students who've studied in another country say the experience opened their eyes to the broader world and helped them hone their foreign language skills. “It was a tough experience at first, but fantastic at the end," said Sarah Danaher, a senior French major, who spent the Fall 2012 semester in France. "I would never trade study abroad for the world,” she said. Danaher was one of three students who talked about their study-abroad experiences recently to other students interested in the program. Last academic year, 60 students studied abroad, either for a semester, for the summer or for a full year. “You can make study abroad happen for you,” said Constance Lundy, Lincoln’s director of International Pro...
LRC extends tutoring hours to help more students
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LRC extends tutoring hours to help more students

By Chanel Watson The Lincolnian The Learning Resource Center has expanded peer-tutoring services this year to help students with a full range of subjects. Peer tutors are now available throughout the day, instead of just in the morning, said LRC Director Patricia Fullmer. The service is offered 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. “The students like the personal contact of having someone come and help you with your paper," Fullmer said. "They show care and concern about you learning your math and reading.” Professional tutors in reading and math are still available in the evenings, she said. Also, the LRC offers Smart Thinking, a service available 24 hours a day that features instructors who chat online with students about their specific problems. The LRC's service...
Summer Classes to be held in Philly
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Summer Classes to be held in Philly

By: Rickiea Cohen Information regarding summer undergraduate and grad courses was recently sent to students through the Office of the Registrar to allow students to choose if they will enroll in these courses that will be at Lincoln University and/or in Philadelphia at the Graduate center. Summer courses will begin on Monday, May 20 with the last day to withdraw which will be Fri, May 24. Harren Holmes, Junior will be taking summer undergraduate courses this year and stated “ I currently live in Jersey city which is not too far from Philadelphia, It will save me a lot of money just to stay home and commute to the summer courses, so that is way better for me.” Catherine Rutledge the University Registrar and Interim director of Institutional research recently informed student...
NABA hosts Diversity Forum
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NABA hosts Diversity Forum

By: Lorel Durant The National Association of Black Accountants Lincoln University chapter held its final panel discussion and awards ceremony last Thursday. The panel discussion focused on trends in the workworld and how diversity in coperate America. "Having a job as an employee is different from interviews. Just make sure you fit in," said Yemisi Ibidapo, Lincoln University graduate. The panelist also went in depth on difficulties thet faced before geting their desired positions. "You must lern how to sell yourself on an interview. That was tough for me, but don't quit on yourself," said Eva Ovadje, professional from Peat Marwick International and Klynveld Main Goerdeler also known as KPMG U.S. tax audit and advisory service. N.A.B.A. has a strong tradition of success a...
Plan Classes Before Advising Appointment
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Plan Classes Before Advising Appointment

By: Alex Oates Lincoln University’s registration period for classes began one week ago Monday. Students are urged to step up and fill out their own suggested schedules before meeting with appointed academic advisers. Students are recommended to the Lincoln.edu webpage under the registrar tab to fill out guidance forms to be able to find out the best scheduling methods for upcoming semesters and set up appointments with their advisors. To be able to register for upcoming semesters, students that must have a zero dollar balance as well as the advisor hold lifted off their web advisor. New holds that have gone into effect  state that students with 60 or more credits must declare a major to register for classes. Health blocks and judicial blocks may too prevent proper registration. Re...
Solar Energy Focus of Last Weeks Convocation
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Solar Energy Focus of Last Weeks Convocation

By: Timothy Alston Last week’s convocation took a new direction from the humanities and focused on mathematics with a presentation on Solar Energy. Guest speaker Michael Mackay, who teaches at the University of Delaware, came to enlighten students, and staff, on energy and how much of a factor it is in our daily lives. In his book that he is currently working on, he discusses all the various areas in which energy is the most used. Mackay says that each person gives off about 100 watts of energy a day, which equivalent to a light bulb. “So if you ever wonder why it gets so hot in a room full of people, this is why,” Mackay jokes. He also stressed how things we normally take for granted, use a lot more energy than we think they may do. Computers were one of these items ...
Humanities Day Honors
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Humanities Day Honors

A. Nicole Williams Tuesday in the Mary Dod Brown Memorial Chapel, students were awarded by the School of Humanities for a number of contests that demonstrated their talents. Professor Mahpiua Deas hosted this event as she kindly introduced each department chair for their distribution of the awards. Melvin Leaman, Associate Professor of Religion announced the winners of the essay contest; Christina Limb, Department Chair and Professor of Music awarded the winners of the performing arts contests; For the foreign language poetry contest, Maribel Charle Poza, Department Chair and Associate Professor of Spanish gave out the awards to the winning students; Finally, David Amadeo, former English professor at Lincoln awarded the winners of the Melvin B. Tolson Poet Laureate Contest. Eac...
‘Islamaphobia’- Are you afraid of Islam?
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‘Islamaphobia’- Are you afraid of Islam?

By: Ashley Reding Lincoln University’s department of Philosophy and Religion hosted the forum titled, “Islam and ‘Islamaphobia’” this past Monday in Grim hall auditorium. Melvin Leaman, a professor of the religion department introduced the guest speaker and students were looking forward to gaining a better understanding of the Islamic culture. The forum featured Rugiatu Conteh, the Outreach and Communications Director of Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). Not only were Islamic beliefs and practices up for discussion, but the term “Islamaphobia” was discussed as well. Based on Conteh’s definition, ‘Islamaphobia’ is closed-minded prejudice against or hatred of Islam or Muslims. “Islamaphobia is an outdated term,” said Conteh “using the term Anti-Muslim bigotry, ...