Campus events to look forward to: April edition

Sofiya Melnychuk, Culture Editor

Every semester, Lindenwood makes sure that students have many opportunities to stay involved, have fun, and attend events where they can meet new people and enjoy college life to the fullest.

Starting on March 21, Lindenwood University moved to the third phase of lifting COVID-19 protocols and making masks optional in most campus settings. These include classrooms, labs, studios, and events. Now students are not required to wear a face covering during on-campus events.

This month’s events include Siblings Day, LU Stress Less Fest, Spring Dance Concert, and RENT play.

Here are some of the events to look forward to in April:

Watching for the Moon: Preparing for Ramadan

Date: Friday, April 1, 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Location: Spellmann Leadership Room

Hosted by Chaplain’s Office, this event is welcoming everyone who is interested. Students will be able to enjoy a halal meal and trade their stories about Ramadan. Dinner will begin at 5 p.m.

Siblings Day

Date: Saturday, April 2, 12 – 5 p.m.

Location: Evans Commons

Siblings Day is hosted by Student Affairs and Community Equity and Inclusion. Students and their siblings can enjoy activities such as Stuff a Plush, Yard Games, Sweet Treats, and more.

Genders and Sexualities Alliance Game Day

Date: Saturday, April 2, 1 – 3 p.m.

Location: Spellmann AB Leadership Room

GSA Game Day is an opportunity for students to relax at the end of the week. Hosted by GSA, attendees will be able to play games, puzzles, and color pages while meeting and socializing with other Lindenwood people.

Yoga Night

Date: Monday, April 4, 7 – 9 p.m.

Location: Spellmann – AB Leadership Room

Hosted by Self-Care Club, this event is a perfect opportunity to start the week right. Students will be able to relax both physically and mentally while doing yoga and meditating. Everyone from beginners to skilled is welcome.

Better Yourself Week: CAB Phone Home

Date: Tuesday, April 5, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Location: LARC Lobby – The Grove

Lindenwood has hundreds of students that are from different cities, states, or even countries. Living far from home can be tough and lonely at times, that is why CAB has events like this. During this event, students will be able to make decorations for their dorms, take some essentials for their dorm, and meet new people.

RENT – theatre play

Date: April 7-9, 7:30 p.m.

Location: The Lindenwood Theater

“RENT” is a Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning rock musical based on Puccini’s La Boheme. The story follows a life of young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York under the shadow of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Better Yourself Week: Paws and Play at the Pavilion with CAB

Date: Friday, April 8, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Location: The Pavilion

Students will be able to spend their time outside and play with puppies from Five Acres Animal Shelter.

LU Stress Less Fest

Date: Sunday, April 10, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Location: Evans Lawn

Hosted by Public Health Student Association, this event is community-wide mental health and COVID vaccine awareness event. Activities such as Love on a Leash pet therapy dogs, Complete Harmony Yoga for Youth, tie-dying t-shirts, and more will be available for those who attend. Everyone is welcomed at the event, including Lindenwood students, staff, faculty, and the St. Charles community.

Spring Dance Concert

Date: April 21-23, 7:30 p.m.

Location: J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts

The final dance concert of the season will be featuring work by faculty, students, guest artists, and the Lindenwood University Dance Ensemble. Tickets can be purchased here.

Spring 2022 Fashion Show

Date: Saturday, April 30, 7 p.m.

Location: The Lindenwood Theater

Hosted by Lindenwood’s Fashion and Design program, the 2022 Spring Fashion Show will display the art and intricacy of fashion design in a New York-styled runway. The show will be featuring senior students, local designers, and boutique owners.