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Parents Weekend 2006

Homecoming 2006

Brother Lucian Symposium Highlights Biodiversity

Basketball Completes Record-Breaking Season

Career Fair Draws Employers and Employees-to-Be

MA in Teaching Leads New Academic Offerings for Fall

Student Spotlight: Miranda Oropeza, ’06

Résumé Builders

Spring Graduation Party

Fall Welcome Days Events



April 2006

Headlines from the Hilltop

Parents Weekend 2006

More than 500 people returned to the hilltop for Parents Weekend 2006 in February. If you didn’t get a chance to make it, here’s a sample of some of the activities from the fun-filled weekend.


Parents Reception

An opening reception at the Fine Arts Gallery attended by more than 70 parents kicked off the weekend on Friday night, Feb. 10. Attendees also viewed a Photocommunications Faculty Art Exhibition that included work by St. Edward’s University Photocommunications faculty members Bill Kennedy, Sybil Miller, Anne Patera and Joe Vitone.


Faculty Presentations & Networking Receptions

On Saturday, Feb. 11, alumni, parents and students saw faculty presentations on various topics. Neal Wise, professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, spoke on “The American Presidency;” William Zanardi, professor of Philosophy, on “Learning to Think;” Eamonn Healy, professor of Chemistry, on “Technology and Society;” and Scholar-in-Residence Hamilton Beazley and Les Carter, associate professor of Finance, on “The TXEntre Project: Minority and Women Entrepreneurs.”


A reception with representatives from the university’s five different schools followed the presentation.


Tailgate Party & Basketball Doubleheader

The Homecoming tent filled with 750 alumni, parents and students tailgating in support of the Hilltopper basketball teams. Revelers shared barbecue, conversation and pre-game entertainment by the Eggmen, a Beatles cover band. Later that night, both the women’s and men’s basketball teams squared off against Montana State–Billings. The women knocked off Montana State 73-72 in overtime, while the men narrowly lost 82-79.


Sunday Mass, Brunch & Farewell

On Sunday, everyone gathered together for a Homecoming Mass, followed by brunch. Plans are already underway for next year’s Parents Weekend, so mark your calendars now for Feb. 9–11, 2007. Hope to see you there!

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