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St. Edward’s Garners National Recognition

Lloyd Axworthy & Madeleine Albright Visit Campus

Ed Begley Jr. Co-Directs César & Ruben
Austin Premiere at St. Edward’s

Fall Workshops Help Students Explore Careers

Student Spotlight: Linus Akanoh Jr., ’06

Résumé Builders

Introducing Parent and Guest Access

Hilltop Tips: Spring Break Alternatives

Parents: Save these Dates




December 2005 | Volume 1 | Issue 1

Get Ready for Spring

Parents: Save these Dates

Here’s a look at what’s happening on campus this spring — perhaps you can plan your next visit around these exciting events.

  • Fall Graduation — Dec. 17

    Is your student graduating this fall? Kick off the celebration by attending the Fall Graduation Party hosted by Alumni & Parent Programs on Dec. 15 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in Meadows Coffeehouse. Commencement exercises for undergraduates are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Dec. 17 in the Recreation and Convocation Center on campus. Alumnus Bob Wilems, ’63, will give the keynote address. Read more about Bob on page 12 of the Fall 2005 issue of St. Edward’s University Magazine.


  • Spring Welcome Days — Jan. 8–13

    Help your student settle into campus and make sure he or she knows about Spring Welcome Days. Your student can attend Sunday evening Mass on Jan. 8 and then fill up on waffles and ice cream at Waffle-oppolis on Sunday night. Celebrate the first day of class with music, food, T-shirts, prizes and games at the Welcome Back Bash on Jan. 9; cheer on the Hilltopper basketball teams; and enjoy free movies sponsored by University Programming Board. Also plan to join the St. Edward’s community for Austin’s annual MLK march on Jan. 16. For more on Spring Welcome Days, e-mail the Dean of Students Office.


  • Homecoming and Parents Weekend — Feb. 10–12

    Homecoming 2006Spend valuable time with your son or daughter. Get to know your student’s favorite professors. Tour the new buildings on campus. How? Attend Parents Weekend during Homecoming 2006 on Feb. 10–12. The fun-packed weekend features a welcome by President George E. Martin, Hilltopper basketball and a tailgate party, Casino Night, receptions with faculty, Sunday Mass, and campus tours that include the new Jacques Dujarié Hall and the John Brooks Williams Natural Sciences Center construction site. It’s the perfect opportunity to share in your student’s academic and campus experiences and to meet fellow parents and faculty and staff.


  • Black Heritage Month — February

    The Black Heritage Events Committee, in collaboration with the Students of African Heritage Association and the University Programming Board, will celebrate Black Heritage Month in February by sponsoring a variety of educational and social events. The 2006 schedule includes a showing of the movie Crash followed by a panel discussion, a “Mardi Gras Meets Carnival” party, a Bob Marley birthday celebration, an African jewelry sale, Black AIDS Day events, and “God’s Trombone,” an evening of music, poetry and song paying tribute to African-American poet James Weldon Johnson.


  • Online Housing Fair — March 6–10

    The sign-up for on-campus housing for the 2006–2007 academic year is around the corner. And the process is fast and easy, thanks to Residence Life's online housing fair. Students can choose their own rooms online, just like registering for classes. Rooms are available in five residence halls or two on-campus apartment complexes, depending on students’ class years and living preferences. Space is limited, so remind your student about the upcoming sign-up dates. In the meantime, learn about the benefits of living on campus. Take a virtual tour of Teresa and Basil Moreau halls and the on-campus apartments.

See University Event Calendars.


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