SEU Connect

December 2008

Academic Roundup

Learning to Serve and Understand Others
Through Campus Ministry

Students at St. Edward’s University are encouraged to explore issues of social justice, diversity and spirituality — even if different from their own — through Campus Ministry’s CommUNITY program and other service opportunities such as Alternative Spring Break, International Immersions and S.E.R.V.E. Austin.

Getting Involved with CommUNITY

Comunity Services: Cleaning CommUNITY, new from Campus Ministry, gives students a chance to explore faith-based issues and engage in intellectual dialogue with peers. CommUNITY opens doorways into different communities and situations that students may not otherwise have access to. Programming ranges from Christian to non-Christian group events and activities, such as:

“The biggest thing we want parents and students to remember is that Campus Ministry is here to serve the entire student body,” says Assistant Director James Puglisi. “You don’t have to be Catholic to get involved.”

Learning to Serve

Comunity Services: FoodAt St. Edward’s, learning doesn’t just take place in the classroom. Campus Ministry encourages all students of the St. Edward’s community to participate in service projects locally, nationally and globally. Not only does it help students understand their place in the global landscape, but it also offers a chance for reflection and personal discovery.

Annual programs include Alternative Spring Break, which allows students to spend their spring break serving around the country in different mission-type programs, and International Immersions to impoverished areas in Peru and India.

Learn more about the service opportunities available to your student through Campus Ministry.