The Lindenwood University School of Education will be celebrating its centennial on Nov. 7-8 with a series of events and the theme “Honoring Our Legacy, Building Our Future.”
On Nov. 7, the School of Education welcomes a special guest speaker at the J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts’ Lindenwood Theater from 10:30 a.m. to noon. A diversity panel, focusing on the next 100 years at the School of Education, will be held in Dunseth Auditorium in Harmon Hall from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Alumni and friends will gather Nov. 8 at 3:45 p.m. for a barbecue at the Lindenwood Pavilion and Courtyard.
Other events in the courtyard include a ceremonial planting of the “Promise Tree” and the burying of a time capsule. The capsule contains photos of School of Education faculty and staff, predictions from local elementary schools on what they expect schools and the world to be like in 100 years, and Lindenwood clothing and merchandise. Guests can also take a tour of Roemer Hall, which includes a look into the “Future-Ready Classroom” and the unveiling of the “Centennial Wall.”
“The School of Education has historically been a leader in the preparation of classroom educators, K-12 administrators, and more recently in addressing a growing need for highly qualified counselors, social workers, and applied behavior analysts,” said Dr. Anthony Scheffler, dean of the School of Education. “Thanks to its faculty and stakeholders, both in tradition and contemporary application, the Lindenwood School of Education is widely recognized for its commitment to program access and quality. This celebration connects past, present, and future students, as well as community members and stakeholders associated with the school.”