Lindenwood University’s 2011-12 Speaker Series will continue with author, journalist, and satirist P.J. O’Rourke at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Lindenwood’s Bezemes Family Theatre. Admission is free and open to the public.
Author, journalist, and public speaker Robert Bryce will appear at Lindenwood University from 3-4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, as part of an ongoing lecture series sponsored by the school’s Institute for the Study of Economics and the Environment.
Lindenwood President James D. Evans, Ph.D., on Friday formally presented a full Lindenwood scholarship to Bobby Zwilling, 12, whose mother, stepfather, and two siblings died from injuries sustained in a fire in their St. Charles home on Aug. 16, 2011. Bobby was the only survivor of the fire.
The Lindenwood University School of Business and Entrepreneurship will host a Sport Management Career Symposium on Thursday, Sept. 29, in Harmon Hall’s Dunseth Auditorium on the St. Charles campus. The event will provide networking and professional development opportunities to students wishing to pursue careers in the sport industry.
Lindenwood University is hosting the 30th Annual Midwest Research-to-Practice Conference in Adult, Continuing, Community and Extension Education. The conference, which will be from Sept. 21 to 23 at Ameristar Casino in St. Charles, Mo., provides a forum each year for practitioners and researchers to discuss practices, concepts, evaluation, and research studies to improve practices in the education of adults. This year over 40 papers were accepted for presentation from across the nation and even the world.
The Lindenwood University Theatre Department will present the comedy “The Folks Next Door” at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 29 and 30 and Oct. 1 in the university’s Emerson Black Box Theater.
Former St. Louis Cardinal and National Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Brock will host the 19th Annual Lou Brock Golf Classic on Monday, Sept. 26, at Bogey Hills Country Club in St. Charles, Mo. All proceeds from the event will benefit Lindenwood University athletics and the Lou Brock Scholarship Fund.
Beginning this fall, Lindenwood University-Belleville will increase its undergraduate degree programs by nearly twofold. New to the list of approved academic programs are bachelor of arts degrees in English, accounting, marketing, finance, and sports management, as well as a bachelor of fine arts in acting.
Lindenwood University’s 11th extension campus, in South O’Fallon, was officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 11, 2011. Lindenwood officials and various individuals with the O’Fallon municipal government and the Chamber of Commerce were on hand to open the new center, which is located at 4701 Highway K, a short distance from Interstate 64.
On Friday, August 5, Lindenwood University-Belleville held a dedication ceremony to officially open the Senator Alan J. Dixon Student Center, honoring the man Lindenwood President Jim Evans referred to as a “hometown hero.” The Dixon Center, part of a continuing capital campaign on the Belleville campus, includes a library, computer lab, snack bar, dining hall, and lounge area with billiards and table tennis.