Five reasons to leave your dorm this week


Photo by Carly Fristoe

This file photo shows members of Delta Zeta put it all out on the line during the 2016 Lip Sync. This year’s Lip Sync takes place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12, at Hyland Arena.
Photo by Carly Fristoe


1. Learn more about free speech.

Tuesday, Oct. 10

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Dunseth Auditorium, Harmon Hall

The DEI task force and the Office of Student Life and Diversity are kicking off the “Diversity Dialogues” series with an open forum on the freedom of speech. The forum will be moderated by Lindenwood associate professor of criminal justice Pernell Witherspoon. It will include panelists Kelly Moyich, Title IX coordinator; Don Heidenreich, professor of history; and Andrew Smith, assistant professor of communications.


2. Catch a movie on campus.

Tuesday, Oct. 10

9 p.m.

Evans Commons Lawn

Kick off the Homecoming week with a movie night under the stars. Head over to Evans Commons Lawn to watch “Jumanji” with your fellow Lions.


3. Put your skills to the test in the Escape Room.

Wednesday, Oct. 11

4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Evans Commons Rec Center

Take your pick of two escape rooms in the Evans Commons Rec Center Group Exercise Rooms. Students can choose between the apocalyptic Patient Zero room and The School of Wizardry room. 


4. Show your Lindenwood spirit at the Homecoming Pep Rally and Lip Sync.

Thursday, Oct. 12

7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Hyland Arena

Watch your fellow Lions duke it out in the annual Homecoming Lip Sync battle and Pep Rally. Performers will include some fall sports teams, as well as the Golden Lion Marching Band and Spirit Squad.


5. Catch some candy at the Homecoming Parade.

Saturday, Oct. 14

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Lindenwood Campus

Head out on campus to celebrate Homecoming with alumni and students alike. The parade will include floats featuring the “Welcome to the Jungle” theme.