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Lincoln University (Missouri)

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Lincoln University in 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.

The school became the first land-grant university under the Morrill Act of 1890.

It is a founding member of the NCAA Division II Heartland Conference.

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. It has the only accredited teacher education program in mid-Missouri. Lincoln's local impact on the economy of Cole County in Missouri exceeds $198 million dollars annually!


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Lincoln University's Mascot

University Motto

"LABORARE ET STUDERE"—To labor and study

University Mascot

Blue Tiger

University Colors

Navy Blue and White

Celebratory Traditions

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 (http://www.luclarion.com/)(University Paper)
  • KJLU (Radio Station)
  • JCTV (http://members.aol.com/jctv3/index.htm) (Public Access TV)

Notables

  • Althea Gibson was an athletics instructor for the university in the early 1950s.
  • Leo Lewis was a famous football player for LU in the 1950s.
  • Dr. Lorenzo Greene, a famous black historian, taught at Lincoln University (1933-1972).
  • Lloyd L. Gaines attended Lincoln University during the 1930s.
  • Yvonne Wilson, Maida Coleman and Rita Days are graduates of Lincoln University and currently serving (2005) in the Missouri Senate.
  • Mervyn_Dymally is a politician (2005) in California and was educated at Lincoln University.
  • Josephine_Silone_Yates taught at Lincoln University back when it was originally called Lincoln Institute.
  • Robert_Nathaniel_Dett, a composer, taught at Lincoln University.

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