Events

October 2012

  • 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.

  • New College Information Session

    Tuesday, October 2, 6:00pm-8:00pm at Main Building, Maloney Room

    Learn how you can earn your undergraduate degree through St. Edward's University New College program!
    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.
     

  • Film: "Dead Man Walking"

    Tuesday, October 2, 7:00pm-8:45pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    Campus Ministry and the Center for Ethics and Leadership are showing the film Dead Man Walking. This is a powerful true story of one nun's encounter with the American death penalty beginning when she honors a deceptively simple request becoming a pen pal to a death row inmate.
    Please join us the following week on Friday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m., for an interfaith gathering and presentation by Sr. Helen Prejean, whose experience is depicted in Dead Man Walking. Look for more information about her visit in your e-news.
     

  • Faith, Hope, and Lunch

    Wednesday, October 3, 12:30pm-1:30pm at Mang House

    At this speaker series, enjoy a free lunch while engaging in conversation with our speakers who share their own experiences of living out their faith as adults beyond college.
    Joining us for lunch this week will be Sister Keri Burke, a Marianite Sister of Holy Cross from New Orleans, Lousiana. She is currently studying at St. Edward's in order to gain a Masters degree in Counseling. Sr. Keri will be discussing the blessings and challenges of an adult faith especially when your spiritual path takes a different direction than your parents might expect.
    To R.S.V.P., contact Jenny Eakin at jeakin@stedwards.edu

  • St. Francis of Assisi Feast Day Events: Blessing of Animals/Pets

    Thursday, October 4, 5:30pm-6:30pm at Mang House Back-yard

    Through his example, St. Francis reminds us that we are called to bring about justice and peace in our world, to end violence and war, poverty and oppression and to protect our fragile planet.
    Pet owners everywhere celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi on October 4 by having their pets blessed in the spirit of this patron saint of animals and ecology.  Campus Ministry and the Rev. Jennifer Veninga will be hosting a time for your pet to be Blessed.  Please make sure that your pet is controlled and dogs must be leashed. 
     

  • Graduate Business Information Session

    Thursday, October 4, 6:00pm-8:00pm at North Campus, 9420 Research Blvd, Echelon III (1st floor)

    Come learn more about the St. Edward's graduate business programs!
    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

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

  • Sun Come Up - Film Screening

    Thursday, October 4, 7:00pm-9:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    Sun Come Up - A film of the world's first "Climate Refugees"
    Join in a viewing of the Academy Award-nominated film  which depicts some of the world’s first “climate refugees,” inhabitants of the Carteret Islands just north of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea.
    This film is being offered by The Catholic Coalition on Climate Change in commemoration of the Feast Day of St. Francis and is sponsored by Campus Ministry.

  • Freshmen Escape Retreat

    Friday, October 5, 3:00pm-Sunday, October 7, 4:00pm at T Bar M Ranch in New Braunfels, TX

    Freshmen Escape is a chance to build relationships with other freshmen and reflect on your experiences during a weekend getaway led by upperclassmen.  Meet new friends, discuss issues of college life, and explore your faith in this relaxed atmosphere away from the pressures of your daily routine.  
     
    Register online by Sept. 28. 

  • Freshmen Escape

    Friday, October 5, 3:30pm-Sunday, October 7, 4:00pm at T Bar M, New Braunfels

    After several weeks of college, you might be ready to get away and recharge.  FRESHMEN ESCAPE is a chance to take a time out and reflect on your experiences during a weekend getaway led by upperclassmen.  You'll have the opportunity to meet new friends, discuss issues of college life, explore your faith, hang out and relax.  The event begins at 3:30 p.m on Oct. 5 and ends at 2 p.m. on Oct. 7.  Registration Deadline: Sept 28  

  • Art & Design Faculty Exhibit: Opening Reception

    Friday, October 5, 6:00pm-8:00pm at Fine Arts Gallery

    The exhibition contains a diverse body of works created by full-time and part-time faculty from the departments of Art and Graphic Design at St. Edward’s University.

    Artists: Walle Conoly, Ryan Cronk, Natalie Davis, Kim Garza, Hollis Hammonds, Donal Haughey, Lorena Howard-Sheridan, Stan Irvin, Michael Massey, Sonya Berg Menges, George Morrow, Tuan Phan, Alexandra Robinson, Carin Rodenborn

    Opening Reception: Friday, Oct. 5, 6-8 p.m., Fine Arts Gallery
    The exhibit runs Oct. 5-19
    Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Fine Arts Gallery
     

  • Founders Day Masses & Reception

    Sunday, October 7, 10:30am-9:00pm at Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel

    Founders Week begins  with masses at 10:30 am and 9 pm.  Reception in Mang House  follows both masses.
     

  • Exorcizing Shame, Exercising Masculinity: from Lu Xun to Bruce Lee

    Monday, October 8, 7:00pm-8:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    Dr. Aaron Magnan-Park, Assistant Professor of Film, Television, and Theatre at the University of Notre Dame will explore 19th century caricatures that reduced China to “the sick man of Asia” preoccupied with “meaningless spiritual victories.” He will discuss how Bruce Lee’s films transformed China's image to the "strong man of Asia” and in the process created a “new template of Chinese masculinity” that resulted in international emulation.
    Light refreshments will be served. Event is free and open to the public. Funded by the Communication Speakers Series with support from the School of Humanities and the Communication department.
     

  • Brothers' Challenge

    Tuesday, October 9, 11:00am-1:00pm at Ragsdale Lawn

    Founders Week.   The Brothers of Holy Cross challenge students to activities on the Ragadale lawn.    Refreshments available

  • Internships: Designing & Evaluating Students’ Learning & Performance Off the Hilltop

    Tuesday, October 9, 2:00pm-3:15pm at Fleck Hall, Room 314

    The Center for Teaching Excellence invites you to join us for a panel discussion about internships. In this panel discussion, you will learn how a variety of programs on campus structure and evaluate student internships.   Panelists from Behavioral & Social Sciences, Humanities, Management & Business, Natural Sciences, and Freshman Studies will share their models and discuss strategies for making this form of learning successful.   We will conclude with Q&A and discussion, so we invite you to bring your own experiences and questions to share.  Please RSVP at more information online below.

  • Thinking Globally, Learning Locally: Why Studying Diverse Religious Traditions Is Important

    Tuesday, October 9, 7:00pm-8:00pm at Main Building, Maloney Room

    Three scholars discuss the significance of learning about diverse faith traditions in today’s complex world as part of the Nostra Aetate program. Sharing their perspectives from three different academic contexts, the panelists will address the important role of studying these traditions at a Christian institution, and consider specific implications for St. Edward’s University.

    • Dr. Richard Bautch, St. Edward’s University
    • Dr. Whitney Bodman, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
    • Dr. Sarah Tobin, Wheaton College, Massachusetts

    The Nostra Aetate program 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.
    Reception to follow the event.
     

  • Spring 2013 Study Abroad Application Deadline

    Wednesday, October 10, 8:00am-5:00pm at Moody Hall 102

    Planning to study abroad during the spring semester of 2013? Please remember that the application deadline for all Spring 2013 programs is Wednesday, October 10th, 2012. Applications must be submitted to the Office of International Education (OIE) in Moody Hall 102 on October 10th.  If you have any questions or if you're ready to get started on the application, please contact the OIE by phone at 512-428-1051, e-mail at oie@stedwards.edu, or in person in Moody Hall 102.

  • Healthcare and You: What Healthcare Reform Means for Texans

    Wednesday, October 10, 4:00pm-5:30pm at Main Building, Maloney Room

    One in four Texans has no health insurance. Without insurance, access to care and good health maintenance are near impossible. This talk will go over the basics of healthcare reform (Obamacare) and how it will impact the lives of Texans. Finally, the talk will cover what we still need to be fighting for as we head into the 2013 legislative session.
    The talk will be given by Mimi Garcia, MA/MPP, Director of Healthcare Organizing, Engage Texas/Texas Well and Healthy. Event is sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Leadership.
     

  • Rosary at the Grotto

    Wednesday, October 10, 7:00pm-8:00pm at Our Lady of Fatima Grotto

    Join the Brothers of Holy Cross at the weekly rosary at Our lady of Fatima Grotto to remember and celebrate our founders.

  • Bienvenido Mr. Marshall!

    Wednesday, October 10, 7:00pm-9:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    This film screening of Bienvenido Mr. Marshall is hosted by the Kozmetsky Center for Excellence in Global Finance and Cine Las Americas. This event is free and open to the public. All films are subtitled in English.

  • Common Theme Speaker: Author Max Brooks

    Wednesday, October 10, 7:00pm-9:00pm at Recreation and Convocation Center Gym Floor

     
    Max Brooks, New York Times best-selling author of The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, has been called "the Studs Terkel of zombie journalism." World War Z was chosen as this year's common text that all incoming St. Edward's students read. Come hear Brooks talk about surviving a zombie apocalypse and how a zombie story gives people a fictional lens to discuss the real problems of the world.
     
    A book signing will follow.
     
     

  • Faithful Considerations: A Discussion with Sr. Helen Prejean and Austin Faith Leaders

    Friday, October 12, 7:00pm-8:30pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom

     
    Sr. Helen Prejean (of "Dead Man Walking" fame) will be joined by Austin Faith Leaders to discuss the challenges of moving Texas away from a culture of vengeance toward a culture of accountability that does not rely on the death penalty; addressing the issue of the death penalty from the pulpit; and how faith leaders and people of faith can take a more proactive role in educating their congregations about the death penalty. 
     
    To reserve your FREE tickets, please visit the link http://tcadp.org/sr-helen-prejean-conversation/
     

  • Second Saturday Guided Hike

    Saturday, October 13, 10:30am-12:30pm at Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve

    Join us for a guided hike with our seasoned trail guide, John Barr. To reserve a spot please call or email Kim Johnson at: 327-7622, kimj@stedwards.edu

  • MA in Counseling Information Session

    Tuesday, October 16, 6:00pm-8:00pm at Main Building, Maloney Room

    Come learn about the St. Edward's Master of Arts in Counseling program!
    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,
    www.stedwards.edu/admission/graduate/infosession. We will send you a confirmation along with parking information.

  • Fusion Discussion & Lunch

    Wednesday, October 17, 12:00pm-1:00pm at Fleck Hall, Room 314

    All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to join us for lunch and a discussion of “Jonathan Haidt Decodes the Tribal Psychology of Politics” by Marc Perry. It appeared in the January 29, 2012 edition of The Chronicle of Higher Ed. Fusion is open to faculty, staff, and students in order to discuss their diverse and distinct perspectives on important and relevant issues. Lunch is provided. Please RSVP.

  • Zombies in Afro-Caribbean Culture by Dr. Christopher Micklethwait

    Thursday, October 18, 6:00pm-7:00pm at Fleck Hall, Room 305

    This talk expands on the origins of the Hollywood zombie by tracing it back to the crucial period of the U.S. occupation of Haiti (1915-1934). During this period, Haitian writers belonging to the Indigènes and Griots movements developed ideas about their local folk culture and the voodoo religion as the basis of a program of cultural resistance and national modernization. Micklethwait will connect these writers’ ideas about Haitian culture to the transmission of the zombie into American popular culture and discuss the implications of slavery and colonialism bound up in these images of the undead.

  • Economics Club presents: the controversy over the Fed

    Thursday, October 18, 6:30pm-7:30pm at Mabee B

    The Economics Club will host an open discussion of the Federal Reserve system and potential changes, including libertarian proposals.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

    Thursday, October 18, 7:00pm-9:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    Do you love lamp? Then grab your friends and see University Programming Board’s presentation of Anchorman! Come for free food, ridiculous prizes, and a good laugh.

  • Visiting Writers Series: Mary Helen Specht

    Thursday, October 18, 7:30pm-9:00pm at Main Building, Maloney Room

    A Fulbright Scholar and Dobie-Paisano Fellow, Mary Helen Specht’s work has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes. She has appeared in numerous publications, including The Texas Observer and The New York Times. She teaches creative writing at St. Edward’s University.
    The event is free and open to the public. Light reception to follow.

  • Lucian Symposium - Global Health and Infectious Disease Symposium

    Friday, October 19, 9:00am-3:45pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    Students, Faculty, and Staff are invited to attend The Lucian Symposium on Global Health and Infectious Disease.
    The Symposium will begin with a Science session followed by presentations on global health concluding with a panel discussion on global health and human rights that will link the societal aspect with the science.
    Science and global institutions can align in many ways to improve the health of developed and developing countries.
     
    "Global Health and Infectious Disease" Lucian Symposium, co-sponsored by the School of Natural Sciences and the Kozmetsky Center, St. Edward's University.

  • Founder's Day Service Project

    Saturday, October 20, 8:00am-1:00pm

    Come celebrate the founding of our university by serving our local community.  In the spirit of our Holy Cross founders we celebrate Founders Day every October by serving with various nonprofit organizationsin Austin. 
    Registration information coming soon.

  • Learn about Fulbright Scholar Programs

    Monday, October 22, 1:00pm-2:30pm at Fleck Hall, Room 305

    Michael Worley, Fulbright Scholar Program, will be presenting.   Fulbright Scholar Programs offer U.S. faculty, administrators, and professionals grants to teach, conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields, or to participate in seminars.  They include both long-term and short-term opportunities.  Please RSVP at the more information tab below.

  • Mariachi Alas de Oro Fall Concert

    Monday, October 22, 7:30pm-8:30pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    Come celebrate Mexico's rich musical heritage with an evening of traditional and contemporary mariachi music performed by SEU's Mariachi Alas de Oro!

  • Hesburgh Lecturer Mary Ann McDowell: Global Health

    Tuesday, October 23, 7:00pm-8:30pm at Main Building, Maloney Room

     
    Mary Ann McDowell is an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame. McDowell’s lecture will discuss how infectious diseases contribute substantially to slow economic and social progress in these countries and how the Eck Institute for Global Health at Notre Dame is taking a university-wide enterprise that recognizes health as a fundamental human right.
     

  • Battle of the Saints: Women's and Men's Soccer

    Thursday, October 25, 1:00pm-5:00pm at SEU Soccer Field

    For the past two years, St. Edward's has taken the Battle of the Saints Trophy. Be a part of winning it for the 3rd year in a row by joining UPB and Hilltop Mentors in cheering on Hilltopper Soccer. Bring your voices, signs, all your blue and gold, and we will provide the newly designed Battle of the Saints shirts.

  • Eid Mubarak Celebration

    Thursday, October 25, 6:30pm-8:30pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom

    Muslims throughout the world celebrate Eid-Al-Adha. 
    Join your  St. Edward’s University Muslim community in a feast honoring Abraham and his extraordinary obedience to God.
     
    Sponsored by the Muslim Student Association & Campus Ministry
     
    RSVP to Medina Bills at medinas@stedwards.edu
     

  • Volleyball Madness

    Thursday, October 25, 7:00pm-9:00pm at Recreation and Convocation Center Gym Floor

    Come support our Hilltoppers as they take on the McMurry Warhawks! Students who come out will have the chance to participate in time-out challenges for prizes as well as receive free food, T-shirts, and gift cards. Awards will be given for Best Banner or Sign, Most Topper Spirit, and Most Verbal Support of SEU.

  • Le Point Vierge – Mary & the Catholic Imagination

    Friday, October 26, 9:00am-Friday, November 2, 5:00pm at Fine Arts Gallery

    This photographic exhibit features work by Dorothy Tuma with interpretation by Wendy M. Wright, PhD. It explores the nature of the Catholic imagination as viewed through the lens of the many faces of the Virgin Mary as she is discovered in the “minority majority” Catholic archdiocese of Los Angeles. The product of a seven-year pilgrimage through this region, which is a microcosm of global Catholicism, these images reveal the rich textures of Catholic Marian experience and allow a glimpse into the exquisite tenderness and remarkable vigor with which she is embraced. The exhibit runs October 26- November 2.
    Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Fine Arts Gallery
    Public Lecture: Wendy M. Wright, PhD, will talk as part of The Most Reverend John McCarthy Lecture Series on the Catholic Church in the 21st Century on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 5 p.m., Mabee Ballroom.

     

  • Land Management Work Day

    Saturday, October 27, 8:30am-12:30pm at Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve

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

  • Miles for a Mission: ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE

    Sunday, October 28, 8:30am-10:00am at Campus

    Miles for a Mission is a non-competitive run/walk that supports outreach programs providing students with opportunities to enrich their education and improve communities.
    SEU will be overrun with zombies to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Miles for a Mission and the university's Common Theme of How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse: Dystopia and Sustainability.
     
    Participants will navigate a series of challenging obstacles throughout the 5K course in an attempt to reach the finish line-all while trying to avoid the undead. There will be a series of obstacles that will be physically challenging, but not impossible. 

  • Dia de los Muertos Altar Construction

    Monday, October 29, 1:00pm-3:00pm at Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel

    The College Assistance Migrant Program invites you to participate in our annual Day of the Dead Celebration by helping in constructing an altar in honor of family, friends or famous persons who have died.  The colorful and unique event keeps growing every year.  Dia de los Muertos is an indigenous Mexican holiday that celebrates the life cycle through the building of temporary altars to commemorate loved ones who have passed.  Altars contain pictures, flowers, food, and mementos from the lives of those we honor.
    Altar Construction:  Monday, Oct. 29 from 1-3 p.m.
    Altar Location:  Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel
    The Dia de los Muertos Altar will remain up for viewing through Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012

  • GASLAND: Documentary and Q&A with Filmmaker Josh Fox

    Monday, October 29, 6:30pm-8:30pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom C

    A finalist for an Academy Award for Best Documentary, GASLAND is a gripping and timely film about current hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," which has become the largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history. Conceived of, directed, narrated, and filmed by Josh Fox, GASLAND premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and won six major awards.
    Event will feature a showing of the documentary followed by Q&A with filmmaker Josh Fox. Event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Leadership with support from an NIFA HSI Education Grant.

  • Nostra Aetate Lecture: Contemporary Issues in Christian-Muslim Relations

    Monday, October 29, 7:00pm-8:30pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom A

    The Nostra Aetate lecture will feature Rita George Tvrtković, PhD, Assistant Professor of Theology, Benedictine College. She will discuss "Contemporary Issues in Christian-Muslim Relations."  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.
    Recption to follow the lecture. Event is free and open to the public.
     

  • Faith, Hope, and Lunch

    Wednesday, October 31, 12:30pm-1:30pm at Mang House

    At this speaker series, enjoy a free lunch while engaging in conversation with our speakers who share their own experiences of living out their faith as adults beyond college.
    Joining us for lunch this week will be Roy Pequeno, Residence Director of Hunt, Le Mans, and Johnson Halls and SEU alum. He will be engaging us in a discussion about how his experiences working in service and social justice have influenced his spirituality.

    R.S.V.P. at http://bit.ly/FHLrsvp or by emailing Jenny Eakin at jeakin@stedwards.edu
     

  • Lab Band Halloween Concert

    Wednesday, October 31, 7:30pm-8:30pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    The SEU Lab Band will perform big band jazz in costumes on Halloween night. Come celebrate this holiday with an evening of spooky jazz performed by some of SEU's most promising young jazz students.