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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

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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

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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.

Lincoln University
Kristina D.C. Hoeppner

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
Lincoln University
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.  

Today Paul Pepper and DIANA MOXON talk about "Feast," a show that opens today at the Columbia Art League. Plus, Diana invites everyone to celebrate Columbia Art League Day (as proclaimed by Mayor McDavid) this Saturday in The District! At [4:06] YVONNE MATTHEWS tells us about this Thursday's Wellness Walk and Festival, which helps celebrate Lincoln University's 125th anniversary! Registration costs $18.90. April 21, 2015

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Founded after the Civil War by black veterans, Lincoln University has - for now over 140 years - served students of all races and backgrounds from across the globe. On this week's Thinking Out Loud, KBIA's Trevor Harris visits with members of the Lincoln University community about the school's present strengths and future aspirations. 

Paul Pepper: Yvonne Matthews, "Kwanzaa"

Dec 26, 2014

Today Paul Pepper and Lincoln University's YVONNE MATTHEWS talk about the symbols and meanings surrounding Kwanzaa, which starts today! December 26, 2014

Lincoln University
Kristina D.C. Hoeppner

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is asking the Legislature for $10 million to renovate a hospital for classes at Lincoln University.

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Several officials at Lincoln University are losing their jobs in reorganization by the public university in Jefferson City.

The Jefferson City News Tribune reports the building and grounds director, a tutor and the vice presidents for administration, academic affairs and university advancement will be losing their jobs.

The vice president for student affairs will become the dean of students with reduced responsibilities and a nearly 22 percent pay cut.

Jefferson City Council approves 2014 city budget

Sep 5, 2013
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The Jefferson City Council officially approved the 2014 city budget at its meeting on Tuesday. 

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A new partnership between Lincoln University, Linn State Technical College, and several Jefferson City businesses will allow students to earn credit that could go toward either school.

Lincoln University's next president talks about goals

Feb 7, 2013
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The administrator recently named as Lincoln University’s new president says more funding and national recognition are two key goals he has for the university.

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An administrator at a college in North Carolina will become the new president of Lincoln University in Jefferson City. Lincoln University curators announced Friday that Kevin D. Rome will be the school's 19th president, beginning June 1.

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Lincoln University and Linn State Technical College have signed a contract to purchase the campus that will soon be vacated by Jefferson City High School.

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Kristina D.C. Hoeppner

Two Missouri schools are among several historically black colleges and universities nationwide receiving grants from the U.S. Department of Education.

Newscast for June 12, 2012

Jun 12, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Lincoln University sued over access to records
  • Cole County to install 15 new tornado sirens
  • Columbia 'Downtown District Board' to vote on 'Tiger Town' street closures
  • Report: Callaway County leads state in teen alcohol, drug abuse

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A national education organization has filed a lawsuit against Lincoln University in Jefferson City over access to records.

Lincoln University cuts December commencement for now

May 31, 2012
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December graduates at Lincoln University are going to have to wait another five months before they can walk across the stage. Lincoln is suspending December commencement activities until further notice.

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In a brief press release Tuesday, the Lincoln University Board of Curators announced that Dr. Carolyn R. Mahoney intends to retire from her position as President of the University on August 15th.

The press release says a search committee for her replacement will be appointed immediately.

According to the University's website, Mahoney has been President since February 2005. She's also a current Commissioner on the Midwestern Higher Education Compact.