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Sibley Day 2014 - February 19

Sibley Day is a celebration of the University’s unique educational experiences and founder Mary Sibley. Students can choose from dozens of presentations and hands-on experiences throughout the day. Come out and join in the experience!  

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Career Fair: This will be a great opportunity to meet potential employers and get to know more about their organization and opportunities. It’s never too early to start preparing for your future career! The Career Development Office is hosting a Career Fair in the Evans Commons gymnasium from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. On that day, there will be a wide variety of school districts and companies offering opportunities for internships, part-time, and full-time jobs. This event is open only to LU students and alumni. Professional dress required.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Parts Party: Students invite parts of themselves to a party – parts they like, dislike, and ones that perform an important service. These can be physical, mental, or emotional parts. Title is borrowed from the famous family therapist, Virginia Satir.

Her Heart - Every Beat Counts: Presenter from SSM Heart Institute will present the unique heart disease risks that women face.  Participants will hear from and ask questions from a heart expert, get screened for risk factors, and learn how to lower their risk.

Studying Abroad: There will be a poster session outside of the cafeteria in Evans Commons. The Study-Abroad Committee will present opportunities for students to share their study-abroad experiences.

Leave Your Mark – Embracing a Core Value System: This presentation will review how business mission/ethic statements can be utilized to enhance personal success.

Migrant stories/Migrant art: A multimedia presentation involving interviews conducted by Lindenwood University students of Spanish with people from the Spanish-speaking Americas who are now living in the United States. The purpose of the interviews was to help students understand the life journeys of these migrants, and then to craft stories that do justice to each person’s path. In this presentation, as students relate their narratives, clips from Yolanda Cruz’s 2009 documentary film 2501 Migrants: A Journey are woven into the fabric of students‟ texts, to bring out some of the many ways in which migrant trajectories can also “leave their mark” on the communities that remain behind.

Bully: There will be a presentation for the movie Bully followed by a group discussion about the problem of bullying in schools.

My Experiences in the Negro Leagues: Once again, George Altman will be visiting us relating his stories about his career in baseball. Mr. Altman will be interviewed by Joseph Cernik with students and faculty members in the audience.

Rescue, Restore and Reconcile Outreach Coalition - Human Trafficking: Sr. Ruth kertz, Joan Allenback and Sr. Esther Hogan are members of the St. Charles Rescue, Restore and Reconcile Outreach Coalition will provide us with not only resources, information, networking but suggested training to provide systemic solutions toward addressing human trafficking here in the St. Charles area. They are dedicated to promoting and raising awareness, as well as present a global understanding of this issue. They strive to facilitate and provide programs that will help institutions of learning to coordinate and initiate action in dealing with human trafficking at the local as well as the global level. Sr. Ruth Kertz and Sr. Esther Hogan are Religious Sisters and members of the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood of O’Fallon, MO. Joan Allenbach is a member of the United Church of Christ in St. Charles, MO. They are also members of a not-for-profit and faith-based organizations with affiliation in the American Association of University Women. They are dedicated to making a difference in the many social justice issues, but presently have focused on the issue of Human trafficking.Presented by the School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences. Harmon Hall, Room 131, from 10:30 a.m to 12:00 p.m.

Communication Challenge: Three Skills to Increasing Your Ability to Have Difficult Conversations: This session will address three skills to use when having difficult conversations. The skills can be used for personal or professional application. Participants will have a chance to practice these skills during the session.

How to Win at the Horse track – A Brief Look at Behavioral Finance and Economics: Two or more participant surveys plus some interesting examples from behavioral finance and economics such as how to succeed at betting on the horses based on behavioral economics are included.  Presentation will appeal to psychology students, economics students, and possibly other business students; and to all students interested in their future and investing.

A History of Chinese Students in American Universities and Colleges (including Lindenwood): Focusing on the students who came to Lindenwood University in the early twentieth century, this presentation should give our current students a perspective on how long ago there were international students at Lindenwood University and what it was like for those early arrivals.

Undergraduate History Conference: This is an opportunity for undergraduate students to present their research to colleagues, faculty, and members of the Lindenwood University community. The format will be typical of most academic conferences in that sessions will normally be composed of three presenters with a moderator and, in some cases, a commentator. Papers will be no longer than twenty minutes: a question-and-answer period will follow the papers.

Faculty Reads Series: This event will highlight projects of four members of the English faculty, and their book recommendations, in hopes that students will become just as passionate about their work as the faculty members are. The goal is to build student/faculty relationships, as well as inspire.

School of Sciences Research Conference: This annual all-day event provides a great opportunity for undergraduate students to present their research to colleagues, faculty, and members of the Lindenwood University community. The conference will officially open with a welcoming speech by Dean Ricardo Delgado at 9:30 a.m. Poster presentations (9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.) as well as oral presentations (1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.) on empirical research, research proposals, literature reviews, theoretical work, and experiential learning from all disciplines within the School of Sciences will follow. Psychology Professor Cindy Fadler will give an address entitled, “How to Learn More

While Studying Less” between 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Attendees are welcome to stay for the entire event or come and go as they please.

Into the Woods: The Brothers Grimm hit Broadway with an epic fairytale where worlds collide. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and a rare modern classic. The story follows a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later. Presented by Lindenwood’s talented Department of Theatre, Into The Woods, one of Sondheim’s most popular works, is a musical you won’t want to miss!

Voice Only Concert

Debora Grandison – Speak-From-The-Heart: I would like to bring some materials to share from WOMENHEART, The National Coalition for Women Living with Heart Disease. I will of course include in my presentation my affiliation with The American Diabetes Association and The American Heart Association. Debora Grandison: writer, poet, inspirational speaker and volunteer women's health advocate. She is presently working on her first inspirational book.

N.A.S.A. ―Connection Reception: The goal of the Connection Reception is to help all Lindenwood students go beyond their textbooks and “leave a mark” within their respective professional fields. This includes learning the essentials of networking and distinction.

Legislative Advocacy Workshop (1.5 hours): Ever want to know how (and why) to advocate with the state legislature? This workshop will explore this method of leaving your mark… Hear from two social work professors about the ethical and professional rationale for advocacy as an expected practice behavior, and from a Missouri Association for Social Welfare (Jefferson City-based social concern advocacy group) representative about the “how-tos” of preparing for and meeting with legislators. Review a few key select bills in front of the Missouri Legislature this spring session, and the proposed MASW advocacy angles, and consider joining a student “Policy in Action” field trip scheduled in April! The presenters are: Professors Denise King and Dana Klar, and Christine Woody of MASW.

Fashion Around the World: “Leave Your Mark” and “Make a Fashion Statement!” Don’t miss this opportunity to become an “Internationally Known Fashion Designer!” During this two part session, you will travel the world exploring traditional dress worn by LU‟s international faculty and students. Gather inspiration from the multicultural costume exhibit, grab a pair of scissors and start designing your very own Paper Doll Fashions from Around the World! Presented by; The Art & Design Department, Fashion Design Program, and Foreign Language Lab.

3-D Printing: Professors Andrew Allen Smith & Jason Lively present a thought-provoking community discussion on 3-D printing, which some say is poised to become one of the most impacting new technologies in our digital era. The ability to quickly and easily duplicate physical objects will compromise manufacturing and copyright while also pushing the boundaries of creative expression. During this engaging discussion; we’ll examine possible ramifications of this technology and also cite significant milestones in its brief history, such as the Wikiweapons movement and websites like

LU's First Mock Federal Trial: US v. Dominique Stephens: In a case of marriage, misfortune, and murder, Dominique Stephens is being charged by the state, with the First Degree Murder of her husband, Donovan. As it is with any crime, there are two sides to the story, and it is the job of our country's criminal justice system to uncover and prove the whole truth. That's exactly what the members of the Lindenwood University Trial Team are going to do. Following complete courtroom procedures, the prosecution and the defense will attempt to prove or disprove the charges though openings, direct and cross examinations of witnesses, the bringing of evidence, and closing statements. A random and impartial jury will hear the entire case and return a verdict based on the evidence and testimony of the case. This trial is the cumulative work of the Trial Team, and will serve as an educational window, for all spectators, into the real workings of the trial and advocacy side of criminal justice. All are welcome to come watch the proceedings, and be a part of the first ever, official, mock federal trial at Lindenwood University.

First Amendment Free Food Festival: This will be held at the Pavilion/Quad from 11:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. Students symbolically sign away their First Amendment rights in exchange for a free lunch. While they wait their food, a “goon squad” bans all talking in line (because there’s no freedom of speech). Once students get their food, they can’t sit together (no right to peaceably assemble). And if they don’t like their food, goons point them to an empty complaint table (no right to petition for the redress of grievances). All the while, the goon squad is rousting student prayer circles (no freedom of religion) and even reporters trying to cover the event (no freedom of the press).

What is your digital mark?: We will be opening one of our digital labs for a “What is your digital mark?” workshop. This workshop will allow students and faculty to come in and learn what our brand consists of for a company or for an individual. They will also see working brands across multiple online sites, and be given the opportunity to have their own brand evaluated for job interviews, portfolios, or a conglomerate by IMWD students. We will then be able to guide them toward fixing their own brand, or give them resources and contacts for help.

How to Learn More While Studying Less: Recent advances in cognitive psychology can be used to make learning more efficient. In this talk, we will talk about some of the best and worst strategies students and educators can use to maximize learning and minimize study time as well as the research demonstrating their effectiveness.

Adaptive Recreational Sports: Three mini-tournaments of adaptive sports including wheelchair basketball, sit volleyball, and goalball. Open to all students of all fitness levels. Students can participate in the games or assist with the activities. Come watch your friends in a friendly competition!

Fight the Good Fight: Euro Maidan and the Current Fight for Ukrainian Democracy: In the last two months, the people of Ukraine have come-out to Independence Square (recently rechristened the Euro Maidan) in Kyiv in numbers as high as 500,000 to peacefully protest the unexpected reneging of the Ukrainian government to sign a trade treaty with the European Union. Vitali Klitschko, until a few days ago, heavyweight boxing champion of the world, is a leader of the protests. George Clooney and Senator McCain have voiced strong support for the Ukrainian people in their protest. The highly corrupt Ukrainian government has acted in bad faith in negotiations to end the protests including severe beating of several journalists. On Black Thursday, January 16, the rubber-stamp Ukrainian Parliament voted to introduce many repressive laws that de facto turned Ukraine from a democratic nation to a dictatorship. On the weekend following Black Thursday, some protesters turned to violent action and peaceful Euro Maidan leaders were kidnapped and are presumed dead. Several protesters have been reported as blinded by the police. This program will present events and, at least, one viewpoint on the on-going, real-time fight for democracy in Ukraine. One presenter will also briefly share his on-site observations of the 2004-2005 Ukrainian Orange Revolution.

Discussion about self-care with respect to resources for sexually active college students: This event will be a short talk followed by a dialogue led by faculty from the School of Nursing and a small panel of Lindenwood students about resources and issues of concern for students with respect to sex education. Focus will be on college aged individuals.

The Sibley Day Cosplay Cafe will be a cafe held to teach people about Asian foods and culture! Guests will enter the Cafe and enjoy an Asian food and drink, while the club members will be dressed in cosplay to show off one of their favorite Asian-inspired activities.

Black Student Union’s Talk Show: BSU will host a talk show, with a panel of Lindenwood's PhD Professors, discussing racial issues.

Leave Your Mark Dodgeball: Join Delta Tau Delta in leaving your mark on Sibley Day at 5:00 p.m. on Evans Commons Multipurpose Court! Teams of 6 are recommended to leave your mark on someone else. Teams will be put into a bracket upon arrival. Immediately following will be the Awards/Prize Ceremony for attendance on Sibley Day in the Evans cafe. So get some exercise after listening to speakers all day! DODGEBALL!

Amnesty International: Providing a Voice to Those Who Have Been Silenced: Amnesty International is an internationally known human-rights group that depends on individual activists to appeal on the behalf of prisoners of conscience. An introduction to Amnesty International including the organization’s history, its actions, and a number of situations in which it is currently active will be presented. The session will conclude with information about current appeals, and a chance to participate in letter-writing to support prisoners of conscience. Students interested in forming a chapter at Lindenwood are encouraged to attend but the session is open to anyone interested in learning more about Amnesty International or interested in human rights.

American Music Recital: Phi Mu Alpha is holding our Annual American Music Recital. We will be performing Music all from America from classical voice to Modern Jazz. We would love for all to join us in our celebration on American music!!!

Out with the Old, and In with the New: Certification Changes for Teacher: In this session, all of the new teacher certification requirements will be reviewed, including the Missouri General Education Assessment, the Missouri Preservice Teacher Assessment, and the Missouri Educator Profile. Students intending to pursue teacher certification and any faculty from majors with teacher certification are invited to attend.

An Unbroken Thread: The Music of Boone's Kaintuck - from then till now: From fiddle tunes to ballad singing, music was as much a part of Daniel Boone's world as it is for us today. This program will explore how the musical elements that were part of his "soundtrack" have survived and thrived, even though (to an extent) they outlived their original social and cultural context. These tunes and songs, some of which were already old when Kentucky was being settled, migrated westward, crossing the great rivers and became part of the cultural tapestry of this region. These echoes from the past still exist if one knows where to look.

Hot Chocolate: Lindenwood University Student Ambassadors are hosting an event on Sibley Day. We will be handing out hot chocolate right outside the main entrance of Spellmann, so come on out and treat yourself for a great start of the semester! See you there!

Aim and Dye (Tie-Dye T=Shirts): First-Generation Collegians Sibley Day - Aim and Dye Participants are able to tie-dye t-shirts with the use of water guns. Located at the Gazebo in the quad. From 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. or until supplies last.

NO MORE! Make Your Statement!: Participants will fill out their NO MORE statement card and pose for a picture while holding up their card. All photos and statement cards will then be put on a cork board and displayed in the CJ hallway of MAB. The goal of this event is to promote awareness on the topic of domestic violence/sexual assault.

Sibley Day Tatoos: Delta Zeta and Sigma Sigma Sigma are combining events to offer temporary and henna tattoos.

Giant Water Pong: Come out and play Giant Water Pong with Phi Lambda Phi!

Lindenwood Ghost Hunt: A fun, scary evening of history and ghost stories, hosted by LSGA.

From Cause to a Movement: Still Standing—Survivors of Sexual Assault: Sexual assault victims are still standing. Despite being a victim, Aeriel Niccum is a survivor, engaging other survivors in making sense of their experience. Beginning with a collection of anonymous storyboards of LU students who experienced sexual assault to Facebook and now a strong online presence reaching survivors in 84 countries, she has made her mark and seeks to do more. At this presentation, Niccum will share how she has taken her experience and made it a movement of hope and survival.

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