On Friday, May 17, Lindenwood University’s Board of Directors voted to name Dr. Jerry Bladdick, formerly vice president and chief administrative officer for Lindenwood University-Belleville, the campus’ first president.
Lindenwood University-Belleville will host a special celebration in honor of U.S. Military service men and women and their families at noon on Saturday, May 25.
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.
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.