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Encyclopedia > Lincoln University (Missouri)

Lincoln University Of Missouri

Motto Laborare et studere
(To labor and study)
Established 1866
President Carolyn R. Mahoney, PhD
Location Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
Colors Navy Blue and White
Mascot Blue Tiger
Website http://www.lincolnu.edu/

Lincoln University of Missouri is located in Jefferson City. It was founded in 1866 by members of the 62nd and 65th United States Colored Infantry under the name "Lincoln Institute" for the purpose of providing an education to African Americans through the combining of academics and labor. In 1921, it was officially designated a university by the state of Missouri and changed its name to "Lincoln University of Missouri." In 1954, it opened its doors to applicants of all races, and it currently provides both undergraduate and graduate courses. A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Location Government Country  State   County United States  Missouri   Cole   Callaway Mayor John Landwehr Geographical characteristics Area  - City    - Land    - Water 73. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... A mascot, originally a fetish-like term for any person, animal, or thing supposed to bring luck, is now something—typically an animal or human character—used to represent a group with a common public identity, such as a school, professional sports team (the name often corresponds with the mascot... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, images, videos and other digital assets and hosted on a particular domain or subdomain on the World Wide Web. ... Lincoln Universitys official tiger logo File links The following pages link to this file: Lincoln University (Missouri) ... Location Government Country  State   County United States  Missouri   Cole   Callaway Mayor John Landwehr Geographical characteristics Area  - City    - Land    - Water 73. ... 1866 (MDCCCLXVI) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... The United States Colored Troops (USCT) were those regiments of the United States Army during the American Civil War which were made up of African-American soldiers. ... African Americans, also known as Afro-Americans or black Americans, are an ethnic group in the United States of America whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Sub-Saharan and West Africa. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for full calendar). ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The school became the first land-grant university under the Morrill Act of 1890. Land-grant universities (also called land-grant colleges or land grant institutions) are institutions of higher education in the United States which have been designated by Congress to receive the benefits of the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890. ... The Morrill Land-Grant Acts are pieces of US legislation which allowed for the creation of land-grant colleges, which would be funded by the grant of federally-controlled land to each of the states which had stayed with the United States during the American Civil War. ...

It is a founding member of the NCAA Division II Heartland Conference. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The Heartland Conference is an NCAA Division II college athletic conference founded in 1999. ...

In 2004, according to U.S. News and World Report, Lincoln University was ranked #5 for diversity in Graduates and #7 for having the most international students. Lincoln's local impact on the economy of Cole County in Missouri exceeds $198 million dollars annually. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Campus Events

Founder's Day, traditionally held on the first Saturday of February, pays tribute to the Founders of Lincoln University.

Homecoming, usually held in October, is a celebratory time where family and friends of Lincoln University convene to participate in gala activities.

Springfest, usually held in late April, is a time to celebrate the arrival of Spring with games and other fun activities throughout the week.

LU Media

  • The Clarion(University Paper)
  • KJLU (Radio Station)
  • JCTV (Public Access TV)

Notable Staff

Althea Gibson (August 25, 1927 – September 28, 2003) was an American sportswoman who, on August 22, 1950, became the first African-American woman to be a competitor on the world tennis tour. ... // Recovering from World War II and its aftermath, the economic miracle emerged in West Germany and Italy. ... Dr. Lorenzo Greene taught history at Lincoln_University_(Missouri) from 1933 - 1972. ... Lemar Parrish(Born in 1947) is a former professional American Football player who played defensive back for the Cincinnati Bengals(1970-1977), Washington Redskins(1978-1982), and the Buffalo Bills(1982). ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Defensive back (DB) is a player in American football whose role is primarily pass coverage; that is, the defensive back will stay near a receiver and try to deflect or intercept any passes thrown to him. ... Robert Nathaniel Dett (October 11, 1882 – October 2, 1943), often known as R. Nathaniel Dett, was a composer in the United States and Canada. ...

Notable Alumni

Category: College_football Leo Lewis was a famed American College_football player (Running_Back) for Lincoln_University_(Missouri) in the 1950s (1951-54), and later played for Winnipeg Canadian_Football League (1955-1966). ... // Recovering from World War II and its aftermath, the economic miracle emerged in West Germany and Italy. ... Zeke Moore (Born in 1943) is a former professional American Football player who played defensive back for the Houston Oilers (1967-1977). ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... The Harlem Globetrotters are an exhibition basketball team that combines athleticism and comedy to create one of the best-known sports entertainment franchises in the world. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Maida Coleman (July 1, 1954 - present) is a Missouri politician. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A senate is a deliberative body, often the upper house or chamber of a legislature. ... California State Assemblyman Mervyn Dymally Mervyn Malcolm Dymally, Ph. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Cleveland redirects here. ...

See also

Student Association of Missouri logo The Student Association of Missouri (S.A.M. or SAM) is a non-profit student association formed in 2001 by a convention of delegates from 12 Missouri college student governments in Jefferson City, Missouri. ... African American History or Black American History, a history of American blacks or Black Americans in the United States from their arrival in the Americas in the 16th century until the present day. ... In the United States, Historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) are colleges or universities that were established before 1964 with the intention of serving the African American community. ...

External links

  • Lincoln University Website
  • Lincoln University's History Page
  • Black Missourians in the Civil War
  • Some Outstanding Black Personalities
  • Colleges & Universities that Support Diversity

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