More than 130 people were in attendance as Cynthia Bice, EdD, Dean of the Lindenwood University School of Education, accepted the Educator of the Year Award from the St. Louis Association of Secondary School Principals (SLASSP) on April 3 during an awards ceremony at Syberg’s in Maryland Heights, Mo. She is the only higher education professional to ever receive the award.
Lindenwood University will host an Educator Resource Fair from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, in the Anheuser-Busch Leadership Room of the Spellmann Campus Center on the St. Charles campus. The free event is sponsored by the university’s Kappa Delta Pi Educator Honor Society and will showcase a variety of local organizations and the resources they offer to local educators.
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 is launching a new Doctor of Instructional Leadership program in cooperation with Ozarks Community College in Springfield, Mo. The new program, which has an emphasis in higher education administration, will be offered on the Ozarks Technical Community College campus and on the main Lindenwood University campus.
Dr. Chris Nicastro, Missouri’s commissioner of education, will speak at Lindenwood University at 7 p.m. on June 28 to close out the Lindenwood School of Education’s 2009-10 Speaker Series. The speech, which is free and open to the public, will be in the Bezemes Family Theater, located in the university’s J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts.
The Lindenwood University School of Education has formed a new Reading Advisory Council designed to promote effective literary practices among schools in the region. Members exchanged ideas and discussed the group’s mission during the council’s inaugural meeting on Jan. 21 in the Spellmann Campus Center.
Lindenwood University’s Social Work Program has achieved a key accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education as the culmination of a process that spanned more than four years.
The Missouri State Board of Education voted to approve the extension of accreditation Lindenwood University’s teacher education programs for the next seven years. The approval was recommended by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education following an extensive review process that included a five-day visit from an evaluation team in March.
Lindenwood University has received approval to offer its first doctoral program ever—a Doctor of Education degree. The program will launch in the spring 2007 semester, and classes are being scheduled now.
Lindenwood University has announced that Dr. Tom Stephens, assistant dean of education, has been appointed to direct the Professional and School Counseling Program.