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December Graduation
Family Weekend 2012
Donors Make History
$1-Million Deadline
Globally Linked Classrooms
Hilltopper Family Spotlight
Mark Your Calendar
December 2011

Mark Your Calendar

Academic Reminders

Dec. 17: December Graduation Ceremony
Jan. 17: Spring 2012 classes begin
Jan. 23: Last day to change sections or add classes
Feb. 27: May graduation certifications due in the Office of the Registrar
March 12–17: Spring Break
April 2: Last day to withdraw from any class
April 5–7: Easter Break
May 19: End of semester
May 12: Graduation
Download the graduation checklist (PDF) »

See the complete academic calendar »

Upcoming Events

Homecoming and Family Weekend 2012
Homecoming court Mark your calendar now for Homecoming and Family Weekend 2012 at St. Edward’s. It’s a great time to visit your student, meet faculty and staff members, hear about our latest campus developments and get to know other Hilltopper families. Join us and discover what makes the St. Edward’s experience so extraordinary.
Register Now!
Time: For specific event times, see the Homecoming and Family Weekend 2012 schedule.
View Homecoming schedule (PDF) »
Location: St. Edward’s University campus

Kozmetsky Center Events and Speakers
Get insights on political, economic and social trends in hot spots across the globe and their implications for the world community. Events and speakers are scheduled for the 2011–2012 academic year. All events are held on campus and are free and open to the public.
Jan. 15–Feb. 15: Americans Who Tell the Truth
Portraits by artist Robert Shetterly of great Americans who exemplify the freedom of speech.
Location: Displayed in the Scarborough-Phillips Library
Jan. 25: Art and the Future of Democracy
Robert Shetterly, painter, illustrator, activist
Time: 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Jones Auditorium, Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center
Feb. 29: Social Entrepreneurship in Technology
This half-day conference presents experts and social innovators whose technologies offer fresh, effective approaches to advancing global social change.
Time: 9 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Location: Mabee Ballrooms, Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center
April 12: Beyond Beliefs
Documentary screening. A group of Australians debate how Muslims and non-Muslims live in Australia, and how they might live in the future.
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Jones Auditorium, Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center
April 19: Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law 10 Years After 9/11: Has Everything Changed?
David Cole, John Carroll Research Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, legal scholar, author, correspondent for The Nation, commentator on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered”
Time: 7–8:30 p.m.
Location: Jones Auditorium, Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center
Learn more about Kozmetsky Center programs »

March 29: Job & Internship Fair
With another record attendance of 100+ companies anticipated, Career Services will host its annual Job & Internship Fair. 10% of employers who attended the event last year represented Fortune 500 companies. Top 5 industries represented: Nonprofit, Education, Advertising/Marketing, Government and Financial Services.
Time: 1–4 p.m.
Location: Recreation and Convocation Center, St. Edward’s University

March 17: New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March with the St. Edward’s community in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York City.
For details, contact Kristina Weaner ’07.

Spring 2012 Presidential Receptions
March 27: Laredo Presidential Reception
March 29: Dallas Presidential Reception
For more information, contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Programs.

Mary Moody Northen Theatre 2012 Season
Feb. 16–26: THE CRUCIBLE
By Arthur Miller, Directed by Michelle Polgar
Morality and reason take a back seat to hysteria and public violence in 17th century Salem, Massachusetts. Accusations of witchcraft place every man, woman and child in peril. Against this backdrop, John Proctor must wrestle his own demons, knowing that his life and that of the woman he loves hang in the balance.
Book and Music by James Valcq
Lyric and Book by Fred Alley

Based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff
Directed by Ev Lunning Jr.

After five years in prison, Percy Talbot is ready for a fresh start. When she lands a job in a small-town diner, Percy takes the first step to redemption for herself and reawakening for her community. This heartwarming tale with its folksy score celebrates fortitude, community and the strength of one person to make a difference.
Learn more about these exciting productions »

Hilltopper Athletics Spring 2012 Season
Cheer on the Hilltopper teams in basketball, baseball, softball, tennis and golf.
Check out the game schedules »


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