SGA election results

Jordan Smith is the new president of the LU Student Government Association. (Photo by the Clarion News)

By Clarion News

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY – The official 2019-2020 SGA election results released by the LU Office of Communications and Marketing are as follows:

President: Jordan Smith with 64% of the vote.

Vice President: Nicholas Hunt – 51%

Treasurer: Peyton McClellan – 38%

Secretary: Corriana Cox – 40%

Representative at Large (2): Destan Anderson with 37% and De’Mon Fox with 32%.

Campus Activity Board: Nakayla Murff – 54%

Miss Lincoln U is Keianna Hunter with 32% and Mr. Lincoln U is Michael Parks with 57%.

Senior Miss is JeNaye Love-Perkins with 28% and Senior Mister is Kendal Barber with 50%.

Junior Miss is Kenadee Brown with 55.56% and Junior Mister is Malachi Brewer with 20%.

Sophomore Miss is Mya Howard with 43% and Sophomore Mister is Brandon Morris with 98%.

Congratulations to all!

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LU takes first at William Jewell

Dan Carr/LU Sports Information

LIBERTY, Mo. – The Lincoln men’s outdoor track & field team won seven events and scored 119 points to take first place at the Darrel Gourley Open, hosted by William Jewell College on Saturday (April 13).

Mohamed Kouyate won the 400m with a time of 48.41, and joined with Tyrese Halls, Raymone Campbell and Coy Spence to take the 4x400m relay in 3:16.46. Halls placed third in the 400m, timing in at 48.84, and Ouekie Wright (50.77) and Yardley Pierre-Louis (51.29) respectively finished sixth and seventh.

Kizan David won the triple jump with a mark of 14.69m, and Ryan Brown was the victor in the long jump with a leap of 7.46m. In the latter event, David placed third at 7.13m.

Javan Gray (10.40), Campbell (10.44) and David (10.64) swept the top-three in the 100m, and Spence won the 400m hurdles after clocking in at 53.91. Damaine Dixon finished second in that event with a time of 54.25, and Gawayne Porter (59.01) placed sixth while Abubakar Mohammed (59.46) came in seventh.

Lincoln also had success in the 110m hurdles, with Brown winning the preliminary race in 14.57, followed by Spence in third at 14.85. In the finals, Souleyman Seck claimed fourth after timing in at 15.32, and Mohammed checked in at fifth with a time of 15.52.

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May commencement returns to Dwight T. Reed Stadium

Clarion News

LU faculty at Dwight T. Reed Stadium during the May commencement exercises, May 2016. (Photo by Will Sites/Clarion News)

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY – President Woolfolk announced on Friday that commencement exercises for the May 2019 graduates will take place at Dwight T. Reed Stadium, returning to a tradition that was replaced in 2017 when graduation was moved to the LINC. Students have been advocating for the switch.

May graduation will take place at 10 a.m. on May 11, 2019. More information coming soon in the Clarion News.

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LU Blue Tiger football spotlight: Hasan Muhammad-Rogers

By Amani Grant-Pate

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY – The Lincoln University football team is back to the grind! Before practice began, I interviewed Hasan Muhammad-Rogers, a junior free safety from Chicago, about the upcoming season. “This spring we have been focusing on playing mistake-free football and competing at a high level to put together a good season,” said Rogers.

Here’s my video interview with Hasan.

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Ag Club brings fur and feathers to quad

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY – Students enjoyed a beautiful Wednesday on the quad enjoying the annual Ag Club Petting Zoo. Katahdin sheep, shorthorn cattle, and royal palm turkeys were among the four-legged and feathered animals on display. Visitors were encouraged to touch and interact with the non-human participants, many of which are important to Missouri agriculture.

Students enjoying the Ag Club petting zoo on the LU quad. April 10, 2019. (Drone photo by Shawna Scott)
Roy Shurn, an LU sociology major, looks at a Katahdin sheep during the Ag Club petting zoo held April 10, 2019 on the quad. (Photo by Amani Grant-Pate)
Kim Wilbers, a junior ag/animal science major, with royal palm turkeys on display at the Ag Club petting zoo on the quad. April 10, 2019. (Photo by Amani Grant-Pate)
Daniele Ochoa, a sophomore political science major, with a shorthorn calf at the Ag Club petting zoo held Wednesday on the quad. (Photo by Amani Grant-Pate).
Drone aerial of the Ag Club’s petting zoo on the LU quad. April 10, 2019. (Clarion News photo)
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Sell your books May 7-8

Sell your books! (graphic supplied by LU Office of Communication & Marketing)

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY – According to the LU Office of Communication and Marketing, students can sell their non-rental textbooks from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on May 7-8, 2019 at Scruggs Student Center.

Make sure to remove all papers, notes, and other material from the books before bringing to Scruggs. The buy-back applies only to non-rental textbooks.

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MDC Holds Event at Capitol

By Cameron M. Gerber


JEFFERSON CITY- The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) held its annual event Wednesday in the Capitol rotunda. The goal was to advocate for legislation aiding the department’s current and future preservation plans.

A live bald eagle was a popular part of MDC Day at the Capitol. (Photo by Cameron Gerber)


The day’s event included several displays on the third floor rotunda showcasing the MDC’s efforts throughout the state. Department professionals answered questions on topics such as wild bird rehabilitation and other issues relevant to the public enjoyment of wildlife and the outdoors. A bald eagle was part of a live demonstration of Missouri’s wide array of wildlife.


Conservation bills being considered in the legislature this session cover the department’s budget, taxes, land grants, and rules on animals born in captivity.

MDC Day at the Capitol. (Photo by Cameron Gerber)
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