Events

September 2012

  • Hilltop Leaders Information Session
    Tuesday, September 4, 12:30pm-1:30pm at Fleck Hall, Room 306

    Hilltop Leaders is a yearlong program facilitated by the Student Leadership Team (SLT). It is available to freshmen and sophomores who are interested in learning about who they are as leaders and exploring the many ways that leadership manifests itself in different settings. Students participate in interactive weekly sessions, attend a weekend retreat, create and implement a group service project, and take part in a five-day trip to Washington, D.C.
    In order to apply for the program you must attend at least one of the information sessions.
     

  • S.E.R.V.E. Austin Info Session
    Tuesday, September 4, 7:00pm-8:00pm at Fleck Hall, Room 108

    Come learn more about how you can get involved in community service here in Austin! St. Edward's Reflect, Volunteer, Engage (S.E.R.V.E.) Austin program gives you the opportunity to collaborate with local non-profits, experience on-going service, build community within your school and your city, and learn about local social justice issues. Hope to see you there!

  • S.E.R.V.E. Austin Info Session
    Tuesday, September 4, 7:00pm-8:00pm at Fleck Hall, Room 108

    Transform your mind and your city….S.E.R.V.E. Austin! St. Edward's Reflect Volunteer and Engage (S.E.R.V.E) Austin partners with area nonprofits to create on-going service opportunities. Students examine critical social issues and build lasting friendships while working side by side to improve their community. Come to an info session to learn more about the sites where we S.E.R.V.E. Austin! Visit our website to apply.

  • Involvement Fair
    Wednesday, September 5, 11:00am-2:00pm at Ragsdale Lawn

    Find out what St. Edward’s has to offer outside the classroom. From student organizations to intramural sports, leadership programs to spiritual exploration, social opportunities to service projects, you’ll discover how to get involved and make your impact on campus.

  • SGA Poster Sale
    Wednesday, September 5, 11:00am-Friday, September 7, 5:00pm at Fondren Hall Lawn

    Need some art for those blank walls? Check out all the possibilities, and you can purchase using cash, check or topper tender.

  • Hilltop Leaders Information Session
    Thursday, September 6, 5:00pm-6:00pm at Fleck Hall, Room 315

    Hilltop Leaders is a yearlong program facilitated by the Student Leadership Team (SLT). It is available to freshmen and sophomores who are interested in learning about who they are as leaders and exploring the many ways that leadership manifests itself in different settings. Students participate in interactive weekly sessions, attend a weekend retreat, create and implement a group service project, and take part in a five-day trip to Washington, D.C.
    In order to apply for the program you must attend at least one of the information sessions.

  • Armagarden An Art Installation by Jeff Schmuki
    Friday, September 7, 9:00am-Thursday, September 27, 5:00pm at Fine Arts Gallery

    September 7-27
    Armagardden 

    An installation by Jeff Schmuki
    Including collaborative works by Wendy Deschene
    Artist Lecture: Friday, Sept. 7, 5 p.m., ARTS 113
    Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 7, 6-8 p.m.
    For additional information, please visit: http://think.stedwards.edu/fineartsgallery/20112012exhibitionseason

  • Hilltop Leaders Information Session
    Friday, September 7, 2:00pm-3:00pm at Fleck Hall, Room 314

    Hilltop Leaders is a yearlong program facilitated by the Student Leadership Team (SLT). It is available to freshmen and sophomores who are interested in learning about who they are as leaders and exploring the many ways that leadership manifests itself in different settings. Students participate in interactive weekly sessions, attend a weekend retreat, create and implement a group service project, and take part in a five-day trip to Washington, D.C.
    In order to apply for the program students must attend at least one of the information sessions.

  • Armagardden: An Installation by Jeff Schmuki
    Friday, September 7, 5:00pm-8:00pm at ARTS 113 and Fine Arts Gallery

    Sustainability, the marginalization of nature in city life, and the confrontations between architecture and natural systems within the built environment must be addressed. Jeff Schmuki is interested in using existing spaces and creating disruptions by placing horticulture in unexpected locations. These indoor/outdoor works create temporary green spaces that require care and supervision from the community. Such works demonstrate that nature can take on a new role in affording the community an opportunity to engage in a constructive solution to sustainability, one that leads to consensus building and empowerment.
    Artist Lecture: Friday, Sept. 7, 5 p.m., Arts 113
    Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 7, 6-8 p.m., Fine Arts Gallery
    The exhibit runs Sept. 7-27. Gallery hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
     

  • The Eleventh Annual Hillfest
    Friday, September 7, 6:00pm-9:00pm at Holy Cross Hall Lawn

    The University Programming Board presents the most anticipated event of the year- the eleventh annual Hillfest! Help us celebrate another great year on the Hilltop, September 7th, from 6-9pm. Free food, drinks, rides, giveaways, and entertainment.  See you there!

  • Hillfest
    Friday, September 7, 6:00pm-9:00pm at Holy Cross Hall Lawn

    University programming board invites you to the 11th annual Hillfest. Come out to enjoy live music, carnival attractions, and great prizes! Admission, food, and unique takeaways are free to students with a valid St. Edward's ID.

  • St. Edward's Successful Alumni
    Friday, September 7, 7:00pm-9:00pm at Jones Auditorium

    Being a student of St. Edward’s has many perks, including the pride the school holds due to the amount of successful alumni we have. Join the University Programming Board as we welcome some of these former Hilltoppers on August 29th from 7-9 p.m.
    yes"> Hear their stories and how they got to where they are now. This is a great opportunity to ask about internships, get information on different careers, and learn about what may lie ahead beyond college.
     

  • Study Abroad Fair
    Monday, September 10, 11:00am-2:00pm at Moody Hall Atrium

    Please stop by the new International Lounge (Moody Hall Atrium) for the Study Abroad Fair on Monday, September 10th, between 11:00am and 2:00pm to learn more about the different programs available to you! You will have the opportunity to meet representatives from study abroad companies and professors from SEU faculty-led programs, as well as to learn how to begin the study abroad process. We hope to see you there!

  • MA in Counseling Information Session
    Tuesday, September 11, 6:00pm-8:00pm at Main Building, Maloney Room

    An Information Session is where you'll meet admission coordinators who can answer your questions. You'll hear a brief presentation about the Master of Arts in Counseling program and mingle with St. Edward's University faculty and staff over light refreshments. There is no cost to attend and guests are welcome.
    To register, call our office at 512-448-8600 or register online,
    http://www.stedwards.edu/admission/graduate/infosession. We will send you a confirmation along with parking information.
     

  • Flesh - The Movie
    Tuesday, September 11, 7:00pm-8:45pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom C

    Flesh the Movie is a powerful  documentary about Sex Trafficking in the U.S. that calls into question our definitions of slavery, human trafficking, and prostitution in the United States.
    This is a story told by girls who have escaped and by those still enslaved. It is told by former and current pimps. It is told by the abolitionists of today, including numerous directors of non-profit organizations, a former U.S. Ambassador, LAPD vice and the L.A. City Task Force on Human Trafficking.
    FLESH goes beyond presenting trafficking, but delves into its causes.
     

  • Flesh-the Movie
    Tuesday, September 11, 7:00pm-9:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom C

    This documentary about human trafficking of American citizens tells the stories of girls who have escaped and who remain enslaved, looking at demand for ‘new’ flesh and the rotation of girls to different states.
    Cameras reveal the reality of "The Game" and girls talk of their terrible experiences of enslavement, both physically and psychologically. Interviews give voices to those in the business of prostitution and to those seeking to end it.
    Come learn more about the type of issues we confront in the U.S., Texas and Austin.
     
     
     

  • Council on Foreign Relations Academic Conference Call
    Wednesday, September 12, 11:00am-12:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Lucas Room (Room 301)

     
    The first CFR Academic Conference Call, “Iran: The Nuclear Challenge,” presented by Robert Blackwill, Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, will be held September 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.
     

  • Subversive Spirituality Retreat Series
    Wednesday, September 12, 12:00pm-1:00pm at Fleck Hall, Room 306

    The Subversive Spirituality Retreats are beginning again.  Each installment will offer two identical sessions to accommodate those who have scheduling conflicts.
    "Remembering Our Vocation as Holy Cross Educators" will be the topic of the first installment.

    Wednesday, September 12, 12-1 p.m. (Fleck 306)
    Thursday,  September 13, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (Ragsdale, Lucas Room)
    Light refreshments will be served at each session.
    Please RSVP so that we might plan accordingly for catering.

  • Kozmetsky Center Public Lecture with Dr. Diana Kruger -
    Wednesday, September 12, 7:00pm-8:30pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    Dr. Diana Kruger, Professor of Economics at Adolfo Ibañez School of Business, Viña del Mar, Chile will discuss her research focused on education and labor issues in developing countries, such as the trade-off between work and schooling outcomes among teens and other recent findings related to international economics and labor markets.
    Dr. Kruger has held various consultant positions with international development organizations such as the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the United Nations Development Program.
    Dr. Kruger's talk is part of the Kozmetsky Center's 2012-2013 theme: Building Bridges. This talk is free and open to the public. 

  • Education, Poverty and Inequality in Latin America
    Wednesday, September 12, 7:00pm-8:30pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    Dr. Diana Kruger, Professor of Economics at Adolfo Ibañez School of Business, Viña del Mar, Chile, will discuss her research focused on education and labor issues in developing countries, such as the trade-off between work and schooling outcomes among teens and other recent findings related to international economics and labor markets. Dr. Kruger has held various consultant positions with international development organizations such as the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank and the United Nations Development Program.
     

  • Subversive Spirituality Retreat Series
    Thursday, September 13, 3:30pm-4:30pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Lucas Room (Room 301)

     The Subversive Spirituality Retreats are beginning again.  Each installment will offer two identical sessions to accommodate those who have scheduling conflicts.
    "Remembering Our Vocation as Holy Cross Educators"will be the topic of the first installment.
     
     
    Wednesday September 12, 12-1 pm (Fleck 306)
    Thursday September 13, 3:30-4:30 pm (Ragsdale, Lucas Room)
     
    Light refreshments will be served at each session.
     
    Please RSVP so that we might plan accordingly for catering.
     

  • Graduate Business Information Session
    Thursday, September 13, 6:00pm-8:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom A

    Our graduate business information session is where you'll meet admission coordinators who can answer your questions. You'll hear a brief presentation about the master's degree that you're interested in and mingle with St. Edward's University faculty and staff over light refreshments. There is no cost to attend and guests are welcome.
    The following programs will be covered in the session:

    • Master of Accounting
    • Master of Arts in Organization Development
    • Master of Business Administration
    • Master of Science in Computer Information Systems
    • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Ethics
    • Master of Science in Project Management

    To register, call our office at 512-448-8600 or register online,
    http://www.stedwards.edu/admission/graduate/infosession. We will send you a confirmation along with parking information.

  • Qi-Gong Workshop at Wild Basin
    Sunday, September 16, 10:30am-12:00pm at Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve, 805 N. Capital of Texas Hwy. Austin, TX 78746

    Please join us this Sunday for a free Qi-Gong workshop. This 1.5 hours experience of detoxifying Qi-Gong (Chinese yoga)  will gently help your spirit and body connect to the beauty of nature with movements and breath work.
    Participants will experience a deep release of stress and learn how to integrate movements into the daily life to maintain a peaceful connection to nature, and improved health.  We will also explore how your energy impacts nature and vice versa.
    This class requires no prior experience. Wear loose clothing, sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle. To reserve a spot please RSVP by emailing, kimj@stedwards.edu or call 512-327-7622
    Kay Hutchinson, CAMT, CAMQ is an advanced medical Qi-Gong instructor who trained at the Longevity Institute and Clinic in  San Jose, CA under the guidance of Dr. Arnold Tayam (D.M.Q. China), head instructor of Qi-Gong for programs under the Stanford Integrative Medicine Department.  http://www.aikihealing.com | 512.468.6588|  info@aikihealing.com 

  • Diez y Seis
    Monday, September 17, 11:00am-1:00pm at Ragsdale Lawn

    Experience and learn about the significance of Mexican Independence Day. Join the Multicultural Leadership Board Monday, Sept. 17 on Ragsdale Lawn from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. There will be music, dancing, food, and performances by Mariachi Estrella.  Don't miss out. For more information contact Lilia Fernandez at mlb@stedwards.edu

  • New College Information Session
    Tuesday, September 18, 6:00pm-8:00pm at Main Building, Maloney Room

    An Information Session is where you'll learn more about your options to earn or transfer credits before you apply. You'll hear a brief presentation about New College, the undergraduate degree completion program for adult learners, and meet your personal admission coordinator. There is no cost to attend and guests are welcome. We look forward to meeting you.
    To register, call our office at 512-448-8717 or to register online visit, www.stedwards.edu/admission/adultlearners/infosession. We will send you a confirmation along with parking information.
     

  • Human Trafficking and Migration Panel
    Tuesday, September 18, 6:30pm-8:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom A

    Panelists in the field of advocacy, law enforcement, and the legal community will share their expertise in eradicating this form of modern slavery.
    This program is in conjunction with:
    Free Austin 2012, a campaign of Allies Against Slavery
    The President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge
     
    Sponsored by the School of Behavioral & Social Sciences
    and Campus Ministry.

  • Nonprofit and Volunteer Fair
    Wednesday, September 19, 9:45am-1:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom

    The Nonprofit and Volunteer Fair is an opportunity to visit with local nonprofits, student organizations that serve the community, and learn about domestic and international post-graduate volunteer opportunities.  Come learn about volunteer, internship and career opportunities with these great organizations.

  • la maleta mexicana (The Mexican Suitcase)
    Wednesday, September 19, 7:00pm-9:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    Photojournalists Robert Capa, David Seymour, and Gerda Taro met in Paris in 1936 and traveled to Spain to document the Civil War. Seventy years later in 2007, a suitcase containing some of their original negatives, originally thought to have been lost and never before published, was found in the back of a closet in Mexico City. La maleta mexicana is about the power and fragility of memory, about the historical ties between Mexico and Spain, and about the search for the truth. Along with other renowned collaborators, John Sayles served as an advisor on this ambitious and thoughtful film, which has screened at festivals including San Sebastián and Morelia International. Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at the Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, 2012.

  • Land Management Work Day
    Saturday, September 22, 8:30am-12:30pm at Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve, 805 N. Capital of Texas Hwy. Austin, TX 78746

    Come be a part of our volunteer team to assist with trail maintenance and invasive species removal. Volunteers should be prepaired to work outdoors with sun protection, water, gloves and closed toe shoes. To sign up or for questions contact Mitch at mitchelr@stedwards.edu, 327-7622. 

  • Yoga Retreat
    Saturday, September 22, 10:00am-3:00pm at Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve

    Treat yourself to a day of reflection!  Explore yoga as a powerful tool to help you stay healthier, happier and more connected. This workshop is open to faculty, staff and students, and is held indoors at Wild Basin. Beginners welcome!  
    Register online or contact Monica Frazier for more info.

  • BSS WELCOME BASH Tues, Sept. 25, 2-5 p.m.
    Tuesday, September 25, 2:00pm-5:00pm at Doyle Hall

    For all 2nd year & new Transfer Students needing their BSS advisor:
    It's REALLY here! ... the ONLY chance to get your advisor assignment at our yearly meet and greet for new BSS advisees & our faculty!
    ***If you miss it, you will NOT find out the name of your new advisor***

    • Tues, Sept. 25 
    • DOYLE COURTYARD 2-5 P.M., OPEN HOUSE STYLE

    ** bring unused toiletries for a donation drive for Austin Resource Center for the Homeless [ARCH]
    -- get your advising assignment ... only place to do it!
    -- find out great info: internships, volunteering, clubs/organizations
    -- get some snacks, win some prizes!

  • Fall President's Meeting
    Tuesday, September 25, 3:30pm-5:00pm at To Be Annouced

    Mark your calendars to attend the Fall 2012 President's Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 25 to hear President George E. Martin give the state of the campus update. A reception will be held immediately following the meeting.                
    Date: Tuesday, Sept. 25 
    Location: Mabee Ballroom
    Time: 3:30 p.m.* 
     
    *Reception to immediately follow.

  • Lost and Found Auction
    Wednesday, September 26, 9:00am-12:00pm at Ragsdale Lawn

    The Lost and Found Silent Auction will be held Sept. 26, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on the Ragsdale lawn. It will be moved inside Ragsdale if it rains. The Auction features bikes, electronics, jackets, coats, cell phones, jewelry, sunglasses, and miscellaneous. A list of auction items is on display at the UPD Switchboard Center on the first floor in Holy Cross. The Auction ends at 12:00 p.m. and all items must be picked up by 12:30 p.m. or the item will go to the next highest bidder. Proceeds go to Campus Ministries.

  • Beauty and the Beast: Women vs. the Media
    Thursday, September 27, 6:00pm-9:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    Join the Multicultural Leadership Board as we exam how the media effects women's body image.  Explore the difference between reality and expectation through a series of activities and guest speakers.  Come, play, and learn with other members of the SEU community as we explore society's role on the perception of the female body.

  • Economics Club presents: Why is health care so expensive?
    Thursday, September 27, 6:30pm-7:30pm at Fleck Hall, Room 305

     The Economics Club will host an open discussion of the economics of the U.S. health care industry.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  This will not be a meeting as such, but it will be an opportunity for members and potential members to confer about future club activities.  More events to follow!  See the link below. 

  • Mary Moody Northen Theatre present UNDER CONSTRUCTION by Charles L. Mee
    Thursday, September 27, 7:30pm-Sunday, October 7, 9:30pm at Mary Moody Northen Theatre

    From the brilliant mind of Charles Mee comes a play embracing the impossibly broad and messy nature of life in these United States. Inspired by the work of artists Norman Rockwell and Jason Rhoads, this theatrical collage juxtaposes 1950s Thanksgiving dinner with the contemporary blogosphere, merges fanatical dancing with barbershop quartets and shines a light on our struggle to define the American experience. Directed by David Long and featuring the talents of guest artists Amy Downing and Greg Holt.
    Bold. Fun. Poignant.
    Performances are Thursday - Saturday evenings at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm. Tickets at 448-8484.  For Mature Audiences.

  • Wild Basin's Stargazing
    Friday, September 28, 7:15pm-10:00pm at Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve, 805 N. Capital of Texas Hwy. Austin, TX 78746

    Hosted by the Astronomical Society. $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and children ages. Call 327-7622 or email kimj@stedwards.edu to reserve tickets in advance to secure seating and telescopes. Telescopes will be set up in the parking lot and constellation observation will take place at the overlook. It is advised to wear closed toe shoes and bring a flashlight. 

  • Wild Basin's Stargazing
    Friday, September 28, 7:15pm-10:00pm at Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve, 805 N. Capital of Texas Hwy. Austin, TX 78746

    Hosted by the Astronomical Society. $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and children ages. Call 327-7622 or email kimj@stedwards.edu to reserve tickets in advance to secure seating and telescopes. Telescopes will be set up in the parking lot and constellation observation will take place at the overlook. It is advised to wear closed toe shoes and bring a flashlight. 

  • First Year Service Project
    Saturday, September 29, 8:00am-1:00pm

    Start the school year off right by getting off campus, meeting new people and doing some good! The First Year Service Project is the first project of our S.E.R.V.E. 1 Days. 

  • Graduate Information Session
    Saturday, September 29, 10:00am-12:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    Our graduate information session is where you'll meet admission coordinators who can answer your questions. You'll hear a brief presentation about the master's degree that you're interested in and mingle with St. Edward's University faculty and staff over light refreshments. There is no cost to attend and guests are welcome.
    The following programs will be covered in the session:

    • Master of Arts in College Student Development
    • Master of Arts in Teaching
    • Master of Liberal Arts

    To register, call our office at 512-448-8600 or register online,
    http://www.stedwards.edu/admission/graduate/infosession. We will send you a confirmation along with parking information.

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