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Native plant specialist NADIA NAVARRETE-TINDALL is enjoying the fall harvest! Persimmons; flowers such as aster, dittany, rosinweed and blue lobelia - if you're lucky enough like Nadia to have these in your yard, just let them grow! October 13, 2020

Lincoln University's 'teaching greenhouse' is home to a number of native plants, like paw paw fruit, persimmon trees, coneflowers and many more. Native plant specialist NADIA NAVARRETE-TINDALL says they're hoping to open this "demonstration area" to the public this fall! September 1, 2020

You don't need a pond or a lake to enjoy native wetland plants in your own backyard! Lincoln University's native plant specialist, NADIA NAVARRETE-TINDALL, tells us how it can be done and what plants will work best - some of which are edible! July 14, 2020

It's been at least 10 years since Lincoln University employed a nutritionist, and now that they have one, they're not wasting any time in building an innovative program that focuses on all aspects of public health and nutrition. Guest: SARAH EBER, RD, LD | Also, it's go week! The True/False Film Festival kicks off this Thursday, and STACIE POTTINGER wants you to be in the know about the Q. (5:20) March 2, 2020

When it comes to providing accessible, affordable housing to those who need it, RANDY COLE says "there's no silver bullet." There's a lot to look at, a lot to discuss; and that's why he invites everyone to the Affordable Housing Summit next month in Columbia! Also, ADRIAN HENDRICKS tells us how his youth development program at Lincoln University in Jefferson City benefits the whole state. (4:25) January 28, 2020

Lincoln University to Rebuild Research Center

Sep 16, 2019
Stack of books.
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The Board of Curators at Lincoln University has approved a contract to rebuild a university research center that was destroyed by fire four years ago.

The board on Thursday approved a contract to build a 7,185-square foot building to replace the Dickinson Research Center on the south side of the Jefferson City campus.

A grand jury indicted a 19-year-old Jefferson City man in the shooting death of Lincoln University student body president.

Michael Bouchee is charged with second-degree murder, unlawful use of a weapon and armed criminal action in the December death of 23-year-old D'Angelo Bratton-Bland, of Chicago.

A second man, 29-year-old DeAngelo Frazier Jr., of Jefferson City, was indicted by the grand jury in May for second-degree murder, unlawful use of a weapon and armed criminal action.

The president of Lincoln University in Jefferson City rode out a tornado in the basement of his official residence, which was severely damaged by the storm.

The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports President Jerald Woolfolk was not injured in the tornado overnight Wednesday.

Lincoln University spokeswoman Misty Young said the home appears to be uninhabitable. It was built in 1916 and bought by the university in 1965.

20th President of Lincoln University Jerald Jones Woolfolk addresses the crowd at her inauguration ceremony on Oct. 5, 2018
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Lincoln University in Jefferson City has inaugurated its 20th president, Jerald Jones Woolfolk. On Friday, Oct. 5, hundreds of students, faculty, alumni, family and friends packed into the Fine Arts Center auditorium to honor Woolfolk's investiture. When she took her post over the summer, she became part of the 5 percent of college and university presidents who are women of color.

Get ready, because Hot Summer Nights begins its 2018 run next Thursday! JANE WHITESIDES guides us through all 20 concerts in four short minutes. Also, YVONNE MATTHEWS invites everyone to help raise money for the Paula J. Carter Center on Minority Health and Aging at Lincoln University by attending the Little Purple Dress and Black Tie Gala later this month! (5:08) June 1, 2018

Every year, St. Louis NAACP President Adolphus Pruitt lobbies to boost funding to Missouri’s historically black colleges and universities, and every year, he said, it’s more of the same: Missouri’s HBCU’s will come out at the end of the budget process underfunded again. Though higher education has seen across the board cuts in the last few years, this problem has always afflicted HBCU’s, said Pruitt.

Jerald Woolfolk will be the next president of Lincoln University, according to a press release yesterday.

The board of curators at the land-grant university selected Woolfolk to succeed Kevin Rome, who left in June of last year.

Today Paul Pepper and YVONNE MATTHEWS, Associate Administrator, Lincoln University Cooperative Extension, talk about the traditions of Kwanzaa. She says that Kwanzaa is a series of seven: seven days; seven candles; seven principles; and seven symbols. Also, find about a planned year-long Kwanzaa celebration at The Joshua House Church in Jefferson City! January 4, 2018

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  Lincoln University in Jefferson City is struggling to respond to a budget gap created by cuts in state and federal appropriations and a history of being mostly forgotten by government officials.

The university is one of two historically black colleges in Missouri. It says it will lose $3.8 million in state and federal funds for the 2017-2018 academic year. In response, Lincoln is cutting 48 positions and reducing employee pay by 0.5 percent. It's also increasing tuition by 2 percent.

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Lincoln University in Jefferson City plans to cut 48 jobs and reduce salaries as it tries to respond to a budget deficit.

The school, which is facing a $3.8 million deficit in its fiscal 2018 budget, announced Monday that 32.5 staff and 15.5 faculty positions will be cut.

KRCG reports a statement from the school said the jobs services it provides to students will continue knowing that the workforce is already stretched too thin.

Today Paul Pepper visits with NADIA NAVARRETE-TINDALL about edible plants here in Missouri. The Lincoln University Native Plants program is hosting a free food tasting event this week featuring recipes that include (edible) native plants. Watch for details! At [4:25] MAKENZIE MABRY and JESS KANSMAN invite everyone to the next Science on Tap CoMo event tomorrow night at Craft Beer Cellar in downtown Columbia! Jess is one of two featured speakers; she'll be talking about how plants defend themselves against insect attacks. (Did you know that plants can call for help?!) May 23, 2017

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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Central Missouri's Lincoln University is searching for a new president after the campus' top administrator resigned for a similar position at another historically black college.

Kevin Rome resigned from the Jefferson City university to become the president of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. Rome's resignation takes effect June 30.

Rome had been Lincoln University's president since mid-2013. The university's curators say that a search committee and transition team meant to find Rome's successor will be seated as soon as possible.

Paul Pepper: Yvonne Matthews, Kwanzaa 2016

Dec 26, 2016

Today Paul Pepper and YVONNE MATTHEWS, Associate Administrator, Lincoln University Cooperative Extension, talk about Kwanzaa, which starts today! Unfamiliar with the traditions? Yvonne tells that Kwanzaa is a series of seven: seven days; seven candles; seven principles; and seven symbols. Plus, find about a city-wide celebration this Friday in Jefferson City! December 26, 2016

Lincoln University in Jefferson City says several faculty members will be out of jobs by the end of the school year.

University president Kevin Rome tells the Jefferson City News-Tribune that the layoffs are a part of program eliminations. It is unclear how many teachers are being laid off.

Lincoln University officials decided in July to decertify the school's history degree and cancel two music degrees as well as a two-year early education degree.

Today Paul Pepper visits with JANE WHITESIDES, Executive Director, Missouri Symphony Society, about next month's "Piano Student Showcase"; plus, there's a new program for 3rd graders enrolled in Columbia Public Schools to see music up close - watch for details! At [4:00] NADIA NAVARRETE-TINDALL returns with information about the 3rd annual "Dining Wild" benefit dinner. There are just a few seats left to experience an entire meal featuring tastes from a variety of native plants - don't miss out! October 27, 2016

Exam - Lincoln University Celebrates 150th Anniversary

Oct 10, 2016
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Lincoln University celebrated its 150th anniversary last weekend, and current students and alumni from across the country came together to commemorate the milestone. The homecoming week included the annual coronation of Mister and Miss Lincoln University, the National Panhellenic Step Show, the Homecoming Parade and the LU 150th Birthday Extravaganza.



The theme for this historic homecoming week was #NeverForget1866, which denotes the founding year of the historically black university in Jefferson City. Shortly after the end of the Civil War, members of the 62nd United States Colored Infantry decided to establish an educational institution known today as Lincoln University.

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A Jefferson City man has been placed on unsupervised probation after he pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a 2014 lockdown at Lincoln University.

Lincoln University Receives USDA Grants

Nov 18, 2015
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Lincoln University in Jefferson City is receiving two grants totaling over $500, 000 from the United States Department of Agriculture.

Jefferson City Council Votes to Close a Major Street

Oct 6, 2015
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Kristina D.C. Hoeppner

The Jefferson City council voted last night to close a busy thoroughfare to vehicle traffic at the Lincoln University campus. 

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Gov. Nixon announced Thursday that he is appointing Dr. Anne Heyen to the Missouri State Board of Nursing, pending approval from the senate.

Today Paul Pepper visits with NADIA NAVARRETE-TINDALL about "In Touch with Nature." Lincoln University's upcoming 'field day' aims to promote, educate and introduce everyone to native plants you can grow and eat. Tours, food samples, a petting zoo and more! At [4:48] LIZ SCHMIDT, League of Women Voters, invites everyone to the Boone County Government Center TONIGHT for a conversation about amending the Constitution. The University of Missouri's Dr. Justin Dyer will be there to talk both pros and cons. Don't miss it! September 16, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with SUE BARTELETTE about "Dining Wild," which is hosted by the Native Plants Program at Lincoln University Cooperative Extension. Join them for a tours, exhibits and a dinner featuring locally grown native edible plants! At [5:14] actors LAURA KITCHEL and NEIL CATHRO tell us about "Into the Woods," the latest production from Capital City Players! Thursday is opening night! August 3, 2015

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Lincoln University in Jefferson City has entered into a partnership with the program Project SEARCH, which secures competitive employment for people with disabilities by partnering with several Missouri-based organizations to provide real-world opportunities for high school students. Throughout the school year, students work three internships that place them in various departments on campus.

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Lincoln University in Jefferson City has entered a partnership with Project SEARCH which gives high school students with disabilities job training. KBIA’s Brady Finn takes you inside the school to figure out what jobs these students are working and what impact the program is making.