Lindenwood University has appointed Dr. Deb Ayres to the position of vice president for human resources. Ayres will replace Dr. Rick Boyle, who is retiring from the post at the end of August.
On Wednesday, June 5, Dr. James D. Evans, PhD, received a contingent from the Francis Howell School District, which came to his office to thank the university for hosting commencement ceremonies the prior Sunday. The ceremonies for all three Francis Howell High Schools had been scheduled for Saturday, June 1, at the St. Charles County Family Arena but were cancelled less than 24 hours before when the arena was damaged by severe weather on Friday, May 31.
The Lindenwood University Criminal Justice Department will host its fourth annual criminal justice institute from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 3-5. The three-day camp will take place on the St. Charles campus and will present participants ages 14-18 with a wide range of activities and presentations offered by criminal justice professionals.
Lindenwood University has published an updated version of its mobile application that offers users essential campus services through their smartphones and mobile devices. Added features include new admissions and course modules, as well as quick access links to the university’s online student portal and Lionmail web pages.
The Lindenwood University Ice Arena in Wentzville, Mo., has closed for the summer season so that repairs can be made to both ice rinks housed within the building.
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.
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.