More than 1,500 students took part in Lindenwood University graduate and undergraduate commencement exercises Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18. The total included 561 students at Friday’s Baccalaureate and Graduate Commencement and 972 at Saturday’s Undergraduate Commencement. Lindenwood conferred 1,531 bachelor’s degrees, 1,271 master’s degrees, 98 Educational Specialist degrees and 35 Doctor of Education degrees.
Lindenwood University will host a Youth Empowerment and Small Business Conference from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 25, in Harmon Hall on its St. Charles campus. The two-hour conference is in preparation for the upcoming first annual Lemonade Day in St. Charles County, a fun-filled event through which the community will join with 40 other cities across North America to promote small business and empower today’s youth to become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs.
Lindenwood University’s 2012-2013 Nonprofit Professional Development Series will close in May with a grant writing seminar hosted by Julie Turner, PhD, associate professor and chair of the school’s Nonprofit Administration Department. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, and Wednesday, May 22, in the Memorial Arts Building’s Latzer Hall.
Lindenwood University has announced that General Crosbie Saint (ret.), former commander in chief of the U.S. Army in Europe, will deliver the keynote address at Undergraduate Commencement on Saturday, May 18. He is joined by Douglas Greenlaw, communications industry executive, who will speak at Baccalaureate and Graduate Commencement the night before.
Lindenwood University students will travel to Blackhurst Elementary School in St. Charles, Mo., on Friday, April 26, for Family Science Day. They will host science experiment stations that will be explored by the elementary students from 1 to 3 p.m.
Lindenwood University’s 2012-13 Speaker Series will conclude with this year’s student choice speaker, actress, neuroscientist, and author Mayim Bialik, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, at the university’s Hyland Arena.
Lindenwood University will host a Student Research Symposium and Exposition from 3-7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, in the Spellmann Campus Center’s Anheuser-Busch Leadership Room on the St. Charles campus. Faculty members will judge student projects, ranging from posters to presentations and then award cash prizes to the winning undergraduate and graduate entrants.
The Lindenwood University Theatre Department will present Oscar Wilde’s timeless comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest, at 7:30 p.m. on April 18 and 19 and at 2 p.m. on April 20 in the university’s Bezemes Family Theater.
Grammy award-winning artist Nelly will present two scholarships to local high school students at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 12, at the Lindenwood House on the school’s St. Charles campus. This marks the fifth year for the event, which is sponsored by the university’s Black Student Union, Plaza Motors, and Nelly’s record label, Derrty Ent.
Lindenwood University will host an Educator Resource Fair from 3 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, in the Anheuser-Busch Leadership Room of the Spellmann Campus Center, located on the St. Charles campus at 209 South Kingshighway, St. Charles, Mo., 63301. The free event will showcase a variety of local organizations and the supplemental resources they offer to local educators.