The Lindenwood University School of Humanities recently was awarded a $2,500 grant from the Missouri Humanities Council (MHC) to support an American Culture Speaker Series organized around the question “Why study American culture now?” The MHC is the only state-wide agency in Missouri devoted exclusively to humanities education for citizens of all ages. It has served as a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities since 1971.
The Hammond Institute’s Liberty & Ethics Center at Lindenwood University will present on Nov. 2 a forum aimed at reforming Missouri’s criminal justice system. Fittingly titled Left, Right, & Center, the forum will include local and state government office holders from both sides of the political spectrum, police officials, and representatives from organizations like the ACLU, the NAACP, and the Charles Koch Foundation.
The Lindenwood University Department of Dance will present its annual fall production on the main stage of the Lindenwood Theater in the J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts on Nov. 5-7 at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $10.
The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) will hold its Midwest Regional Conference at Lindenwood University Nov. 13-14. T.C. Cummings, a motivational speaker and former Navy SEAL, will be the keynote speaker on Saturday, Nov. 14, and will speak about participants’ “mental game.” Don Melrose, PhD and CSCS, will host the conference at the Spellmann Campus Center.
The Natalie Cole Concert, Holiday & Hits, scheduled for Dec. 12, has been cancelled due to a medical procedure and subsequent hospital stay by Cole. Starting Oct. 19, the J. Scheidegger Center’s box office staff will begin contacting ticket holders to arrange for refunds or exchanges as requested.
Lindenwood University’s Theatre Department will present a production of Legally Blonde: The Musical at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 29-31 in the Broadway-style Lindenwood Theater.
Lindenwood University System President Michael D. Shonrock removed the interim title Wednesday from Dr. Brett Barger and appointed Barger president of the Lindenwood University-Belleville campus. Barger had been serving as interim president since August 1.
The Dark Carnival – a Lindenwood University Resident Director Association (LURDA)-led, Halloween-themed party – will return for its sixth year on campus Oct. 28 from 7-11 p.m. The event is free to University students and members of the St. Charles community.
Fall 2015 marked a season of new beginnings for Lindenwood Belleville as a Lindenwood alumnus, Dr. Brett Barger (’93, ’98, and ’14), became the second president in campus history.
Peter Carlos, professor of digital cinema arts, will soon join the prestigious ranks of Lindenwood University’s Fulbright scholars: Ray Scupin, Michael Castro, Sue Tretter, and Ryan Guffey.