A memorial service for Michael Castro will be held Sunday, Jan. 20 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Central Reform Congregation, 5020 Waterman in St. Louis. The memorial is open to family, friends, and admirers.
Lindenwood University will host the first Gateway Writing Centers Association Conference on February 9, 2019, themed “A Gateway to Collaboration.” The conference is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Library and Academic Resources Center on the university’s St. Charles campus. Conference admission is $20 and includes lunch and snacks.
Lindenwood University celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a series of free events Jan. 22-24.
Three current and former Lindenwood students, along with a faculty member, have published an article titled Nutritional and Supplementation Strategies to Prevent and Attenuate Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage: a Brief Review in the peer-reviewed journal, Sports Medicine-Open.
Lindenwood University alumnus and diver Derik Scott is among the first crop of contestants on the new NBC show The Titan Games, which airs at 7 p.m. on NBC.
The Springfield region of the Missouri Association of Elementary Principals has nominated Angela Valchev, principal at Bowerman Elementary with Springfield Public Schools, as Exemplary New Principal. Valchev received her master’s degree in school counseling from Lindenwood University in 2005.
A public archaeology event planned at Lindenwood University in St. Charles Saturday, Jan. 12, has been cancelled due to predicted heavy snowfall in the St. Louis area. Lindenwood was hosting the event as part of its sponsorship of the annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology Jan. 9-12 in St. Charles.
For the second straight year, Lindenwood University hosted the regional kick-off event for the FIRST Robotics competition season. More than 1,000 students, parents, and teachers representing 44 area teams gathered on Saturday morning, Jan. 5, at the J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts for a livestream of the video announcing this year’s challenge, which has a space exploration theme. Students also received a kit of parts, with which they will build industrial grade 170-pound robots to complete the assigned challenge. Students also had the opportunity to interact with the challenge in virtual reality in the Scheidegger Center’s Emerson Black Box Theater.
Lindenwood graduate and football standout Pierre Desir, now with the Indianapolis Colts, was the subject of a Jan. 3 feature story in the Indianapolis Star in advance of the team’s upcoming playoff game against the Houston Texans on Saturday.
OnlineMasters.com has named the Lindenwood University online Master of Fine Arts in writing degree the number-2 online creative writing program in the United States while naming it “Most Innovative” of the ranked programs.