Five reasons to leave your dorm this week


Martin Luther King Jr. addressing the crowd at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. following his famous “I Have A Dream Speech on Aug. 28, 1963. Lindenwood University is celebrating his work during “MLK Week of Celebration” Jan. 16-18.
Photo from Wikimedia Commons.

MICHELLE SPROAT | Video Content Manager

Here are five things to do this week on Lindenwood’s campus and around St. Charles. 

1. Celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. 

The Chaplain’s Office, the DEI Task Force and the Office of Student Life and Diversity is sponsoring the “MLK Week of Celebration” on Lindenwood’s campus. Classes will not be held on Monday, Jan. 15, to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Below is a list of the activities going on throughout the week:  

  • Tuesday, Jan. 16 – Diversity Dialogue: Social Justice, Social Order and Civil Rights
    • 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • Dunseth Auditorium
  • Wednesday, Jan. 17 – MLK Remembrance Service
    • 4 p.m.
    • Sibley Chapel
  • Thursday, Jan. 18 – Diversity Dialogue: The Student Perspective — Diversity at Lindenwood University
    • 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • Dunseth Auditorium

2. See what Lindenwood organizations have to offer at the Spring 2018 Student Organization Fair. 
Wednesday, Jan. 17
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Evans Commons Atrium

Head to the Evans Commons Atrium on Wednesday evening to meet representatives from Lindenwood’s 65 student organizations. This event is hosted by Lindenwood Student Government and Student Involvement. 

3. Participate in a free group exercise class.
Monday-Friday starting Jan. 16
Evans Commons Rec Center

A variety of group exercise classes are being offered for free at the Evans Commons Rec Center. Sessions begin on Jan. 16 and continue throughout the semester. Class choices include zumba, yoga, x-fit, spinning, turbo kick, boot camp and kettle ball. A full schedule for Spring 2018 can be found here.

4. Blow off some steam with the Nerf Alliance.  
Thursday, Jan. 18
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Evans Commons Multipurpose Court

Join Lindenwood’s Nerf Alliance for their Nerf War on Thursday night. Extra Nerf blasters will be available to borrow for the event. More information on this event can be found on the Nerf Alliance’s Involve U page.

5. Get off campus for a night of comedy at the Foundry Art Centre.
Friday, Jan. 19
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Foundry Art Centre
520 N. Main Center, St. Charles, MO

Comedian David Graham, voted America’s No. 1 clean comedian, has headlined for well-known comics such as Chris Rock and Adam Sandler. On Friday, Graham will be headlining the show with his “clean” act that doesn’t use profanity. Tickets to the show are $20. Click here for more information about this event.