St. Edward’s in the News
St. Edward’s has been noted in the media for a range of achievements, from innovative programs and lectures to achievements associated with efforts to become one of the best small universities in the country. Here are some recent highlights.
Innovative Programs Garner Attention
Events linked to the university’s Freshman Studies theme, The
Many Faces of Islam, received a range of
media coverage, particularly Kneeling Down at Noon, a play by local playwright
Steve Moore that was commissioned by St. Edward’s for a
Mary Moody Northen Theatre production.
- The Austin Chronicle featured the production on its Nov. 10 cover and Arts Critic Robert Faires wrote about the play’s development.
- Austin American-Statesman Arts Critic Jeanne Claire van Ryzin chronicled Moore’s experience writing about Muslims in her
Nov. 9 piece, “St. Edward's production explores contemporary Muslim experience.”
University Achievements Land on Front Page
St. Edward's University was featured on the front page of the Austin American-Statesman on Nov. 27 in “St. Ed's aims for best in the West.” As Ralph K.M. Haurwitz writes:
The intellectual stew is getting more interesting, too. Average SAT scores for freshmen are up 85 points, to 1129, in the past seven years. Also in that period, the number of faculty members — full-time professors as well as part-time adjuncts — shot from 289 to 505.