Events

April 2012

  • MLA Final Project: Facebook Webpage - Research

    Friday, March 23, 3:00pm-Friday, April 20, 5:00pm at Scarborough-Phillips Library: Computer Lab (Rm. 203)

    There will be a focus group for my Final Project coming up on Friday, March 23, April 6, and April 20. This is for research purposes, and it will be based on my Facebook page – "Welcome to America: There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This Crap." It will also require that participants have a Facebook account and "Like" my webpage. It is important that people post thoughtful messages on the topics, leave insightful comments or provide suggestions about the current state of the U.S. economy. There will be a gift card drawing.

  • American Experience Film Series: Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965

    Monday, April 2, 5:00pm-7:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom C

     This is the fifth film and discussion in an American Experience Film Series designed for students in American Experience sections. All are welcome! The audience will enjoy selections from the award-winning PBS series Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965.  "Eyes on the Prize is an award-winning 14-hour television series produced by Blackside and narrated by Julian Bond. Through contemporary interviews and historical footage, the series covers all of the major events of the civil rights movement from 1954-1985." PBS

  • A Reading by Andrea Palpant Dilley: "Faith and Other Flat Tires: Searching for God on the Rough Road of Doubt"

    Tuesday, April 3, 5:00pm-6:15pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom A

    NOTE: Room location change to Mabee Ballroom A.
    In her deeply personal memoir, Andrea navigates the doubts that plague believers and skeptics alike: Why does God allow suffering? Why is go so silent, distant, and uninvolved? And why does church seem so dysfunctional?
    Yet amid her skepticism, she begins to ask new questions: Could doubting be a form of faith? Might our doubts be a longing for God that leads to a faith we can ultimately live with?
    Andrea grew up in Kenya as the daughter of Quaker missionaries. She studied English literature and writing at Whitworth University. Her work as a writer has appeared in Rock and Sling, Geez, and Utne Reader, as well as the anthology Jesus Girls: True Tales of Growing Up Female and Evangelical.
    Faith and Other Flat Tires is on sale at the bookstore and will be available for purchase at the event.
     

  • American Experience Film Series: Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1965-1985

    Tuesday, April 3, 5:00pm-7:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

      This is the sixth film and discussion in an American Experience Film Series designed for students in American Experience sections. All are welcome!  Dr. Amy Nathan Wright will screen selections of less well-known elements of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements of the late 1960s and 1970s.  "Eyes on the Prize is an award-winning 14-hour television series produced by Blackside and narrated by Julian Bond. Through contemporary interviews and historical footage, the series covers all of the major events of the civil rights movement from 1954-1985." PBS

  • Faculty Talks: Lisa Goering and Bill Quinn on Biology Research with Students

    Tuesday, April 10, 12:30pm-1:45pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom C

    Bill Quinn and Lisa Goering will discuss projects supported through grants from the USDA Hispanic Serving Institution Education Grant program.  The two projects utilize different forms of student experiential learning to encourage the exploration of potential careers in research science, wildlife biology and natural resource management, through collaborations with other universities and USDA partner agencies.  These projects represent a unique way to engage students and give them valuable hands on experience in fields in which they may choose to pursue graduate study and future careers. Registering is not required, but appreciated.  You may RSVP at the more information tab below.

  • Nostra Aetate Forum Presents "The Mormon Tradition and Public Dialogue: Building Bridges among Religious Communities"

    Tuesday, April 10, 7:00pm-8:30pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    Two experts discuss the religious contours of Mormonism and the ways in which Mormons see themselves contributing to American public life:

    • Sheila Taylor, PhD, Systematic Theology, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley
    • Quinn Warnick, PhD, English Writing and Rhetoric, St. Edward’s University

    The Nostra Aetate Lecture explores the interreligious values reflected in the groundbreaking Vatican II (1965) document of the same name, which expressed a commitment to dialogue and understanding among diverse faith traditions.
    The event is free and open to the public. A light reception will follow the lecture.

  • Respect Life Fair

    Wednesday, April 11, 11:00am-1:00pm at Ragsdale Lawn

    Learn about the many ways to respect life in your campus community and beyond at the Respect Life Fair, April 11, 11am-1pm on Ragsdale Lawn. 
     
    Catholic Social Teaching states that “human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society.” Organizations at this fair will represent numerous political and religious backgrounds but each call people to a common purpose: respect one another. They work with issues including but not limited to abortion, death penalty, child slavery and human trafficking, discrimination, and human dignity.
     
    For more  information, contact Emily Blasdell at eblasde@stedwards.edu

  • "Writ Writer: One Man's Journey for Justice": Documentary and Q&A with Filmmaker Susanne Mason

    Wednesday, April 11, 5:00pm-6:30pm at Fleck Hall, Room 305

    Writ Writer tells the inspiring story of Fred Arispe Cruz's efforts to improve Texas prisons by writing his own writs of habeas corpus from behind bars. This is a story about a "self-taught jailhouse lawyer...who challenged the constitutionality of prison conditions in Texas in the 1960s, and launched the state’s prisoners’ rights movement. The film uses narration adapted from prison diaries, letters, legal pleadings, and courtroom testimony" to show how Cruz suffered numerous trips to solitary confinement simply for writing habeas writs that required the government provide valid reasons to deprive people of their liberty by putting them in prison.
    Sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Leadership. Free and open to the public.

  • From Calm to Dynamic Korea: A Lecture on Korean Culture

    Wednesday, April 11, 7:00pm-9:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    St. Edward's is proud to host Kyungja Kim, PhD, Dean in the Office of International Affairs at The Catholic University of Korea, St. Edward's newest partner University. Kim will share insights into Korean culture, and will discuss the country's geography, economy, pop culture and daily life. 
     
     

  • Council on Foreign Relations Academic Conference Call

    Thursday, April 12, 11:00am-12:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Lucas Room (Room 301)

    Robert Pearl Ragsdale center, Lucas Room, 301 The fifth CFR Academic Call "Saudi Arabia in the New Middle East" presented by F. Gregory Gause III, Professor and chair of the Political Science Department, University of Vermont, and Author of the council Special Report "Saudi Arabia in the New Middle East." will be held on April 12. These interesting and hour-long conference calls feature renowned experts on contemporary topics. Space is limited. RSVP is required. meris@stedwards.edu or 233-1678
     
    These calls are sponsored by the Kozmetsky Center.

  • Take Back The Night

    Thursday, April 12, 7:00pm-9:00pm at Fleck Hall, Room 305

    “Women ages 16 to 24 experience rape at rates four times higher than the assault rate of all women.”
    April is Sexual Assault Awareness month.  Show your support by joining the Muliticultural Leadership Board for the second annual Take Back the Night. Participants will gather outside of Hunt Hall and walk in solidarity, remembering all victims of sexual assault, to Fleck 305. A speaker from Safeplace will speak to participants about the issue of sexual assault. There will be an opportunity for sharing and support. Refreshments will be provided.
    For more information contact Liz Pearson at mlb@stedwards.edu.

  • "Beyond Beliefs" Documentary Screening

    Thursday, April 12, 7:00pm-9:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    In March 2007, Australian voters took over Old Parliament House in Canberra for three days to consider how Muslims and non-Muslims live in Australia and how they might live in the future. "Beyond Beliefs" follows four people through this journey as they question what it means to be Australian.
    This screening includes an introduction and Q&A by Dr. Pamela Ryan, Chari and Co-Founder of Psychology Beyond Borders.
    This event is part of the Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project and President Obama's Interfaith Challenge.
     

  • Visiting Writers Series: A Reading by Marie Howe

    Thursday, April 12, 7:30pm-9:00pm at Main Building, Maloney Room

    Marie Howe’s debut volume, The Good Thief, won the National Poetry Series Award in 1987. She’s since published two more collections, What the Living Do and The Kingdom of Ordinary Time. Her awards include a fellowship at the Bunting Institute, a Guggenheim, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College, New York University, and Columbia University.
    The event is free and open to the public. A light reception will follow.

  • Passover Seder

    Thursday, April 12, 7:30pm-10:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom C

    Everyone is invited to enjoy a traditional Passover Seder meal. Free and open to the university community.
    RSVP's are requested as seating is limited. 
    Please RSVP to medinas@stedwards.edu or phone Campus Ministry at 448-8499 by April 10th
    “And the Lord brought us forth out of Egypt” — Deuteronomy 26:8
    Campus Ministry In partnership with Hillel Toppers
     

  • Faculty/Staff vs. Student Softball Game

    Friday, April 13, 3:00pm-6:00pm at Diane Daniels Softball Field

    Bring your best game to the annual Student v. Faculty/Staff Softball game this Friday, April 13th! The University Programming Board encourages you to sign up and show what you got!
    Don't want to play but still want to be involved? Come out and cheer on your favorite faculty, staff and students to victory and while also enjoying food, fun, and T-shirts!
    Interested in signing up? Sign-ups are currently located on Collegiate Link under the University Programming Board page, under the Faculty/Staff vs. Student Softball Game event page!
     

  • MLA Final Project: Facebook Webpage - Research

    Friday, April 13, 3:00pm-Friday, April 20, 5:00pm at Scarborough-Phillips Library: Computer Lab (Rm. 203)

    There will be a focus group for my Final Project coming up on Friday, April 13th, and April 20th. This is for research purposes, and it will be based on my Facebook page – "Welcome to America: There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This Crap." It will also require that participants have a Facebook account and "Like" my webpage. It is important that people post thoughtful messages on the topics, leave insightful comments or provide suggestions about the current state of the U.S. economy. There will be a gift card drawing as well.
     

  • April 14-20, 2012 Earth Week

    Saturday, April 14, 9:00am-Friday, April 20, 9:00pm at Please see program for different locations and times

    Please join St. Edward's community in celebrating Earth Day in a week-long campus-wide program, which was developed to increase awareness of sustainability initiatives on campus and a more sustainable life style for all of us. Students, faculty and staff are welcome to participate in the 2012 Earth Week events.
    This is a collaborative effort carried out by the Environmental Stewardship Committee; the Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve; Students for Sustainability; faculty, staff, and many other individuals.

  • Christian Diversity Panel - Christian Unity Week

    Monday, April 16, 7:00pm-8:15pm at Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel

    Austin Area Pastors will discuss the diverse and shared dynamics of the Christian tradition through the lens of their own traditions.
    Christian Unity Week is a series of events that builds awareness, understanding and appreciation of the diversity within the Christian community, drawing us closer to Jesus’ prayer to the Father “that they may be one, even as we are one” (John 17:11).

     

  • American Experience Film Series: Precious Knowledge

    Tuesday, April 17, 5:00pm-7:00pm at Main Building, Maloney Room

    For the seventh film in the American Experience FIlm Series, Dr. Laura Hernandez-Ehrisman will be screening and leading a discussion of Precious Knowledge.
     

    "When a highly successful Mexican American Studies program at a high school in Tucson comes under fire for teaching ethnic chauvinism, teachers and students fight back. This modern civil rights struggle is happening at the epicenter of the immigration debate in the age of identity politics." -PBS
     
    The film series is designed for students in sections of American Experience, but all are welcome!

     
     
     
     

  • Annual Master of LIberal Arts/Master of Arts in Teaching Symposium April 18

    Wednesday, April 18, 4:45pm-9:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom A

    The annual MLA/MAT Symposium features a selection of MLA Special Projects and MAT Action Research Projects. Presentations begin at 12:45 p.m. and continue until 5:15 p.m. In the evening, Angelique Montgomery Goodnough will receive the 2012 MLA Alumn Award, and Vera Cruz will receive the annual MAT Alumni Award. The award winning novelist, Joe O'Connell, will read from EVACUATION PLAN, winner of the North Texas Book Award. The novel has also been a finalist for the Violet Crown Book Award and an official selection of the 400-chapter Pulpwood Queen's Book Club
     

  • All Christain Worship Service

    Wednesday, April 18, 7:00pm-8:30pm at Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel

    Join in this time of prayer and worship.

    Christian Unity Week is a series of events that builds awareness, understanding and appreciation of the diversity within the Christian community, drawing us closer to Jesus' prayer to the Father "that they may be one, even as we are one" (John 17:11).

  • Interfaith Wedding

    Thursday, April 19, 6:00pm-8:00pm at Ragsdale Lawn

    The Muliticultural Leadership Board presents an Interfaith Wedding.   Join us for a celebration of the diverse manifestations of love and commitment, from a multitude of religions, cultures, and communities. This is an event highlighting our global community, encouraging St. Edward's students, faculty and staff to learn more about their neighbors in an environment of merriment and festivity.

  • "Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law 10 Years after 9/11" Public Talk by David Cole

    Thursday, April 19, 7:00pm-9:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    This public lecture will discuss the exploration of the ways that the war on terror has or has not transformed the rule of law in the United States, with special attention to the role of the Obama administration, the courts, and civil society.
    Co-sponsored by the Kozmetsky Center of Excellence in Global Finance and the Center for Ethics and Leadership.
    This event is part of the Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project and President Obama's Interfaith Challenge.

  • Mary Moody Northen Theatre presents THE SPITFIRE GRILL

    Thursday, April 19, 7:30pm-Wednesday, May 2, 10:00pm at Mary Moody Northen Theatre

    MMNT presents The Spitfire Grill, a delightful musical of hope and redemption with music and book by James Valcq, lyrics and book by Fred Alley, based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff. The production runs April 19 - 29, Thursday - Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Added SEU night performance on  Wednesday, April 25 at 7:30 -  student, faculty and staff  tickets only $7 that evening! Directed by Ev Lunning, Jr. and featuring Equity guests Amparo Garcia-Crow and Jarret Mallon, this production is sure to warm your heart. Tickets: 448-8484

  • Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE)

    Friday, April 20, 9:00am-3:00pm at Mabee Ballroom and Jones Auditorium

    The 11th annual Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE) will take place on Friday, April 20, in the Ragsdale Center.
    This annual symposium features the best research and creative contributions of St. Edward's students. Chosen to present by the SOURCE committee, students will discuss their work in both oral and poster sessions. All St. Edward's students, faculty, staff, and the greater Austin community are invited to experience a full day of intellectual and cultural stimulation.
    A program, including presentation times and titles, can be found at the SOURCE website.
     

  • Symbols of the Christian Tradition

    Friday, April 20, 12:00pm-1:00pm at Fleck Hall, Room 306

    Confused by the different types of crosses or wondering why eggs have become a Christian symbols? Join in this presentation of the many symbols used to express the Christian faith.
    This is a brown bag lunch gathering.
    Christian Unity Week is a series of events that builds awareness understanding and appreciation of the diversity within the Christian community, drawing us closer to Jesus’ prayer to the Father “that they may be one, even as we are one” (John 17:11).
     

  • Leadership Speaker Series presents Ambassador Sichan Siv

    Monday, April 23, 7:00pm-9:00pm at Fleck Hall, Room 305

    In 1976, Sichan Siv began planning his escape from Khmer Rouge-controlled Cambodia. He escaped to Thailand after having been in forced labor camps for one year, during which he was twice marked
    for death. Later resettled in Wallingford, Conneticut as a refugee, Siv held various positions as a high school teacher, flight attendant, and a Manhattan taxi driver. Overcoming adversity, he later served the Bush administration as Deputy Assistant to the President for Public Liaison and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs, from 1989- 1993.
    April 23, 2012
    Fleck 305

    7:00P – 9:00P

     

  • Year in Review

    Tuesday, April 24, 11:00am-1:00pm at Main Building Plaza

    Did you like the events hosted by the Multicultural Leadership Board? Is there something that you would like to see put on next year? Join us as we reflect on our past events and plan for the future. A small outdoor gallery of all our graphic designs for this year will be displayed. Light snack and drinks will be provided.
    For more information contact Jason Chau at mlb@stedwards.edu

  • Council on Foreign Relations Academic Conference Call

    Wednesday, April 25, 11:00am-12:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Lucas Room (Room 301)

    Robert Pearl Ragsdale center, Lucas Room, 301 The sixth CFR Academic Call "Energy Dependency" presented by Blake Clayton, Fellow for Energy and National Security, CFR will be held on April 25. These interesting and hour-long conference calls feature renowned experts on contemporary topics. Space is limited. RSVP is required. meris@stedwards.edu or 233-1678
    These calls are sponsored by the Kozmetsky Center.

  • 15th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival screenings at St. Edward's University

    Wednesday, April 25, 7:00pm-Thursday, April 26, 10:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    In partnership with Cine Las Americas Film Festival:
    Wednesday, April 25: All She Can A high school senior in small-town Texas earns a ticket out with admission to the University of Texas at Austin…but can’t afford to go. Her one shot is a scholarship for winning the State Powerlifting Championship.
     
    Thursday, April 26: Con Mi Corazon en Yambo A powerful documentary by a sister about the disappearance of her two brothers, who were kidnapped, tortured and murdered by Ecuadorian police, but never found. It “emphasizes the power memory has in keeping us alive.”
     

  • University Programming Board presents: End of the Year Lawn Party

    Thursday, April 26, 5:00pm-8:00pm at Holy Cross Hall Lawn

    Join the University Programming Board as we say goodbye to a great year! Come relax while you enjoy free food and beverages from local vendors, and watch musical performances by The Calm Blue Sea, The Rocketboys, and Emily Wolfe. There will also be free lawn games, a smilebooth and a chance to win raffle prizes, such as a Nocturnal Fest ticket! So, come out and kick your summer off right!
     

  • St. Edward’s University Athletics presents: Global Sports Day

    Saturday, April 28, 11:30am-1:00pm at

    Join St. Edward’s University Athletics in celebrating the sports and cultures of Brazil and Mexico. And experience the universal fabric of good sportsmanship across cultures. 
    Geared toward grade-school students, festival activities include samba, Zumba, futvolley, sand soccer, volleyball, arts and crafts, and kids’ Formula 1 racing. Each child who participates in the festival will receive a free hotdog and drink at the baseball game. 
     

  • The Dance Team's 2nd Annual Spring Showcase

    Saturday, April 28, 7:00pm-9:00pm at Recreation and Convocation Center Gym Floor

     The Dance Team is putting on its 2nd Annual Spring Showcase "For The Love Of Dance" on Saturday, April 28th at 7pm in the RCC. There will be a variety of dance styles from hip hop to contemporary. Come out and support your Dance Team while enjoying a night of dance!

    Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door.
    We will be Topper Tender will be accepted. 
    Contact dance@stedwards.edu for more information.
     
    See you there! 

  • Undergraduate Honors Night

    Monday, April 30, 7:00pm-8:30pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom

    The Undergraduate Honors Night for 2011 - 2012 is on Monday, April 30, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom. 
    Honors Night celebrates our outstanding undergraduates and faculty for the 2011-2012 academic year.  Awards will be presented to individuals, and newly inducted members of the honor societies will also be recognized.  The evening culminates with the presentation of the Presidential Awards by Dr. George Martin. 
     
    All are welcome to attend.  Light refreshments will be served at the end of the evening.

     

  • Mariachi Alas de Oro Concert

    Monday, April 30, 7:30pm-8:30pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

     Come hear the St. Edward's University Mariachi Alas de Oro perform their Spring Concert in Jones Auditorium. Admission $5