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.
The groundbreaking ceremony for Lindenwood University-Belleville’s $4 million residence hall is scheduled to take place on May 31. Lindenwood University’s Board of Directors voted in February to begin construction on the new dormitory as soon as possible.
Recently elected Illinois Congressman Bill Enyart has been selected as the commencement speaker for Lindenwood University-Belleville’s first graduation ceremony in campus history. The inaugural commencement will take place on Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m. in the Lynx Arena with the university expecting approximately 500 graduates.
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.