The School of Social Work in the College for Public Health and Social Justice will hold the inaugural Dr. Norman A. White Lecture in honor of Social Work and Criminology and Criminal Justice Months on Monday, March 26. The lecture will begin at 6 p.m. in the Busch Student Center.
Judge Jimmie Edwards, director of public safety for the City of St. Louis, as will be the inaugural speaker.
The evening will also feature awards for outstanding adjunct faculty members of social work, criminology and criminal justice and applied behavior analysis. The night’s awards will also include a Young Alumni Award, for those alumni who graduated from a program in the past 10 years, and a Distinguished Alumni Award, for those who graduated more than 10 years ago.
The lecture will be followed by a reception with Judge Edwards. Parking is available in the Laclede Garage.
A beloved faculty member in Saint Louis University's Criminology and Criminal Justice Programs, Norman A. White, Ph.D., or “Norm,” as he preferred to be called, began teaching at SLU in 2004. He worked with students, faculty, staff and the community to improve the lives of young people. He died on Dec. 6, 2017, from a heart attack. The Dr. Norman A. White Lecture will seek to honor Norm’s life and legacy by presenting speakers who embody the spirit of and commitment to social justice that Norm so boldly and consistently did.