Events

November 2012

  • 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.

     

  • Munday Library Groundbreaking, Thursday, Nov. 1
    Thursday, November 1, 2:00pm-4:00pm

     
    We invite you to share in the ceremonial groundbreaking for Munday Library on Thursday, Nov. 1 from 2-4 p.m. 
    The new space will feature:

    • Global digital classrooms with video conferencing
    • Spacious reading, study and meeting spaces
    • Writing Center and Media Center for integrated student services
    • Expanded digital collections 

    Event will be held outside of the gated construction area. We hope to see you there.  

     
     

  • Women’s Studies Fall Get-Together
    Thursday, November 1, 5:00pm-6:00pm at Trustee Hall, Room 104

    Find out what's new in Women’s Studies for 2012-2013. Come meet other Women’s Studies students as well as faculty. Learn more about  WMST Spring 2013 Courses. There will be refreshments and fun conversations!

     
     

  • Prayer of Remembrance
    Thursday, November 1, 5:15pm-6:15pm at Sorin Oak Area

    Join in this interfaith service of remembrance as we come together as a St. Edward's community to remember and lift in prayer those who have died.

  • Pa negre (Black Bread)
    Thursday, November 1, 7:00pm-9:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    This film screening of Pa negre (Black Bread) 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.

  • Center for Teaching Excellence: Teaching Sustainability Across the Curriculum
    Friday, November 2, 12:00pm-1:30pm at Fleck Hall, Room 305

     Sustainability is increasingly seen as a key component of education in the 21st century by both students and university administrators.  This presentation will discuss the significance of sustainability education and explore methods of integrating sustainability throughout the curriculum at St. Edward's.   By viewing sustainability as a three legged stool, including environmental, economic and social sustainability, faculty members from different schools will discuss methods they use to incorporate sustainability into their courses.  Following the presentations, there will be an open discussion in which all participants will brainstorm potential applications in their courses and disciplines.   Lunch served at 11:45, please RSVP below.

  • Steady Fall Concert
    Monday, November 5, 7:30pm-8:30pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    Come enjoy an evening of big band music performed by the university's finest jazz musicians.

  • The Most Reverend John McCarthy Lecture Series on the Catholic Church in the 21st Century
    Tuesday, November 6, 5:00pm-7:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom

    The McCarthy Lecture Series will feature Wendy M. Wright, Professor of Theology and John C. Kenefick Faculty Chair in the Humanities at Creighton University. She will be speaking about "Mary and the Catholic Imagination." The series honors the Most Reverend John McCarthy, who led the Diocese of Austin from 1985 to 2001, and to underscore the university's commitment to its Catholic roots and Holy Cross heritage. Event is open to the public. Reception to follow. Complimentary valet parking provided.
    In addition to the lecture, St. Edward's will show a 25-piece exhibit that 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 photographic exhibit runs Oct. 26 - Nov. 2, 2012, in the St. Edward's Fine Arts Gallery. The Fine Arts Gallery is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Subversive Spirituality Retreat: Creativity, Imagination and Education
    Wednesday, November 7, 12:00pm-1:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Lucas Room (Room 301)

    Faculty and staff are invited to a mini-retreat to restore our creative selves and reflect on the role of imagination in our teaching and learning. We will explore the connection between the spiritual life and creativity, and participate in a short creative exercise to inspire and sustain us.
     
    Facilitated by Dr. Kelley Coblentz-Bautch; Br. Joel Giallanza, CSC; Dr. James Puglisi; and Dr. Jenny Veninga.

    The program will be offered twice: Wednesday November 7, 12-1 pm and Thursday November 8, 3:30-4:30 pm (Lucas Room).
     
    Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by November 5.

  • Faculty Gathering
    Wednesday, November 7, 4:30pm-6:30pm at Doyle Courtyard

    Hosted by School of Behavioral and Social Sciences

  • And Also with You by Pato Hebert - Opening Reception
    Wednesday, November 7, 7:00pm-8:00pm at Fine Arts Gallery

    Pato Hebert is an artist, educator and cultural worker based in Los Angeles and New York. His work explores the aesthetics, ethics and poetics of interconnectedness. This exhibition features photographs from the International AIDS Conference, text works exploring synonyms and spirituality, sculpture, and a participatory artwork. Hebert is currently a visiting associate professor of Art at New York University. This event is sponsored in part by the Kozmetsky Center of Excellence in Global Finance. The exhibit runs Nov. 9-30. 
    Public Lecture: Wednesday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., Jones Auditorium
    Artist Lecture: Friday, Nov. 9, 5 p.m., ARTS 113
    Opening Reception: Friday, Nov. 9, 6-8 p.m., Fine Arts Gallery
    Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Fine Arts Gallery

  • Subversive Spirituality Retreat: Creativity, Imagination and Education
    Thursday, November 8, 3:30pm-4:30pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Lucas Room (Room 301)

     
    Faculty and staff are invited to a mini-retreat to restore our creative selves and reflect on the role of imagination in our teaching and learning. We will explore the connection between the spiritual life and creativity, and participate in a short creative exercise to inspire and sustain us.
     
     
    Facilitated by Dr. Kelley Coblentz-Bautch; Br. Joel Giallanza, CSC; Dr. James Puglisi; and Dr. Jenny Veninga.
     

    The program will be offered twice: Wednesday, Nov. 7, Noon-1 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 8, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (Lucas Room).
     
    Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by Nov. 5.
     

  • The economics of space travel!
    Thursday, November 8, 6:30pm-7:30pm at Fleck Hall, Room 305

     The Economics Club hosts an open discussion of the costs and benefits of space exploration, and the extent to which these activities should be public or private.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • BUS STOP by William Inge at the Mary Moody Northen Theatre
    Thursday, November 8, 7:30pm-Sunday, November 18, 9:15pm at Mary Moody Northen Theatre

    Join MMNT for this 1955 romantic comedy touted as "a feel-good slice of 1950's Americana."
    A blizzard detains five weary travelers overnight at a small Midwestern diner where they explore their hopes and dreams over coffee, donuts and Shakespeare. A big-hearted celebration of love and transformation, Inge's delightful play harkens to an earlier era. Directed by Christina J. Moore and featuring Equity guests Sarah Gay, David Jones and David Stahl.
    Thursday - Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Added performance on November 14.
    Special student discount night on November 9. 

  • Austin Duck Tour Excursion
    Friday, November 9, 2:00pm-6:00pm at Downtown Austin/Town Lake

    Be a tourist for the afternoon with University Programming Board and explore Austin by land and sea (well lake) on an Austin Duck Tour. Enjoy free food, goody bags, and many laughs. Spots are limited so be sure to sign up in Ragsdale on October 22 and 24 from Noon-2 pm.

  • Grounded Retreat
    Friday, November 9, 3:30pm-Sunday, November 11, 4:00pm at Rocky River Ranch, Wimberley

    Get grounded with this fun and laid-back weekend away from the pressures of school and life. The Grounded Retreat gives Hilltoppers the chance to reflect, pray and build a support network to help you stay grounded in your faith.  The weekend is led by fellow students and specifically geared for Sophomores and Juniors.   Register by Nov. 2. 

  • Grounded Retreat
    Friday, November 9, 3:30pm-Sunday, November 11, 4:00pm at Rocky River Ranch in Wimberley

     
    Get unplugged and take a break from the pressures of school and life. 
    The Grounded Retreat gives Hilltoppers the chance to reflect, pray and build a support network to help you stay grounded in your faith. The weekend is led by fellow students and specifically geared for Sophomores and Juniors (open to Seniors as well). 
     
    Register by Monday, Nov 5th 
     

  • Second Saturday Guided Hike
    Saturday, November 10, 10:30am-12:30pm at Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve, 805 N. Capital of Texas Hwy. Austin, TX 78746

    Join us for a guided hike with our seasoned trail guide, John Barr. Sign-in begins 30 minutes before hike. Limited to first 15 people that sign-up. 

  • Battle of the Saints: Volleyball
    Saturday, November 10, 12:00pm-1:30pm at Recreation and Convocation Center Gym Floor

    Join University Programming Board as we cheer on and watch Hilltopper Volleyball take down St. Mary's in another Battle of the Saints game! Be loud! Wear blue and gold! Be a part of the tradition! Free t-shirts and good times!

  • Astronomy Program- Stargazing
    Sunday, November 11, 5:45pm-8:45pm 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 5-12. Call 327-7622 or email kimj@stedwards.edu to reserve tickets in advance to secure seating and telescopes. 

  • Tech Snack for Faculty: Creating engaging mobile learning with ARIS
    Monday, November 12, 12:00pm-1:00pm at Faculty Resource Center - Premont 110

     ARIS is a web-based application that has been used to create everything from mobile games to interactive walking tours for iOS devices. We'll share how ARIS was used to design an interactive tour of the East Cesar Chavez neighborhood for a Graphic Design course. You'll hear about what it took to design the experience as well as what the students were able to do. Learn how to use ARIS to create immersive, experiential mobile learning projects. 

    • When: Monday, Nov. 12 from Noon - 1:00 pm
    • Where: Faculty Resource Center, Premont 110 
  • Words from Taizé: A Conversation with Brother Emmanuel from Taizé, France
    Monday, November 12, 12:30pm-1:30pm at Mang House

    Please join us for a special time with Brother Emmanuel from Taizé. The author of Love, Imperfectly Known: Beyond Spontaneous Representations of God, he has been a member of this ecumenical monastic community for over twenty years. Self-described as a "parable of community," the residents of Taizé view their contemplative worship and work as a sign of reconciliation between Christians. Light lunch provided.
    Brother Emmanuel will also be joining us for our Taizé prayer service that evening at 7 pm in Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel.
     

  • Taizé Prayer Service with Brother Emmanuel
    Monday, November 12, 7:00pm-7:45pm at Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel

    Join us for an inclusive prayer service on Monday, November 12 at 7 p.m. The service is based on the values and worship style of the monastic community in Taize, France, which views its work as a sign of reconciliation between Christians. Our services are simple and contemplative, seeking to provide quiet moments of prayer and reflection in the midst of our busy lives. We will have a special visitor at this service, Brother Emmanuel, who is visiting from Taizé. All are welcome.   
    Remaining Fall Services on Mondays Nov. 26 and Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. 
     
     

  • Jazz Improvisation Combo Fall Concert
    Monday, November 12, 7:30pm-8:30pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    The SEU Music Department's new Jazz Improvisation Combo will perform small-group jazz in the style of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter and others. Come check out some of SEU's most talented and creative jazz improvisers as they perform traditional combo jazz from the hardbop era as well as new and original compositions.

  • New College Information Session
    Tuesday, November 13, 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.
     

  • Graduate Business Information Session
    Tuesday, November 13, 6:00pm-8:00pm at Main Building, Room 106

     
    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.

     

  • Film: Juan of the Dead
    Tuesday, November 13, 7:00pm-9:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    Juan is a slacker with no direction until a zombie invasion takes over Havana and an unexpected opportunity presents itself. Joined by a ragtag group of survivors, Juan begins a hilarious, action-packed zombie-killing quest, exterminating the undead (for the right price). Juan has finally found something he’s good at. Part zombie film, part political satire, Juan of the Dead is the first horror film to come out of Cuba. From the studio that brought you Shaun of the Dead.
     

  • 5th Annual Noche Folklorica
    Tuesday, November 13, 7:00pm-8:30pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom

    Join the Ballet Folklórico at St. Edward's University for its "Fifth Annual Noche Folklórica 2012." 
    Audience members will be taken on a tour of Mexico via its traditional folkloric dances and songs. 
    Ticket prices are $8 general admission and $6 student admission with valid student ID. Children eight and under are free.
    Doors open at 6:30 pm. All proceeds will benefit the Ballet Folklorico at St. Edward's University.
     

  • Faith, Hope, and Lunch
    Wednesday, November 14, 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 Fr. Peter Walsh, CSC, Director of Campus Ministry leading us in a discussion about finding hope in the challenging opportunities of dealing with times of transition.  
    To R.S.V.P.,http://bit.ly/FHLrsvp or by e-mailing Jenny Eakin at jeakin@stedwards.edu

  • Celebration of Study Abroad Event
    Wednesday, November 14, 5:00pm-7:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom C

    Have you studied abroad before? Are you interested in studying abroad while at St. Edward's? Are you studying at SEU as an international student? If so, we'd love for you to join us at the Celebration of Study Abroad event! This is a wonderful opportunity to meet people who have lived in or traveled to other parts of the world as well as find out more about study abroad opportunities available to you. There will be food, beverages, and raffle prizes! We hope to see you there!

  • Lecture: Environmental Racism by Susana Almanza
    Wednesday, November 14, 7:00pm-8:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom B

    Susana Almanza, the founding member and Director of PODER (People Organized in Defense of Earth and her Resources), will speak about Environmental Racism, the disproportionate impact of environmental hazards on communities of color. Hazardous industrial facilities are overwhelmingly located in communities of color in Austin and across the nation. Additionally, communities of color face unique challenges with regard to climate change and sustainability. An internationally recognized leader in the environmental justice movement, Almanza has been involved in social, racial, and environmental justice efforts in Austin for four decades.

  • Fusion Discussion & Lunch
    Thursday, November 15, 12:00pm-1:00pm at Fleck Hall, Room 305

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    All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to join us for lunch and a discussion of “The Indoctrination Myth,” or does college make you more liberal and less religious? by Neil Gross.  It appeared in the March 3 2012 edition of
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    . 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.

  • Four Years of Research on the SEU Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
    Thursday, November 15, 3:30pm-5:30pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom B

     Dr. Steve Fletcher -- project director, SEU Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program -- will share the results of the last four years of research into the recruitment and support of the SEU Noyce Scholars. This program was designed to recruit, prepare and support beginning math and science teachers and includes a partnership with Austin Community College. Dr. Fletcher will begin with a brief overview of the program, share some highlights of working with the math and science scholars and discuss results from research studies. He will also discuss the challenges and benefits of running an NSF grant. Please RSVP at more information online.

  • Visa al paraiso (Visa to Paradise)
    Thursday, November 15, 7:00pm-9:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    This film screening of Visa al paraiso (Visa to Paradise) 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.

  • Eucharistic Adoration
    Thursday, November 15, 9:00pm-10:00pm at Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel

    This week, we will begin with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and conclude with Benediction at 10:00. Stay for the entire hour or come and go as you please to spend this time in worship, prayer, and reflection.

  • Fall Honors Thesis Symposium
    Friday, November 16, 2:00pm-3:30pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom

    The St. Edward's University community is invited to attend the Fall Honors Thesis Symposium on Fri., Nov 16, 2012, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Mabee A & C (Ragsdale Center).  Light Refreshments will be provided. 

  • HHAW Service Project
    Saturday, November 17, 8:00am-1:00pm

    During the HHAW Service Project, we will be working at the Homeless Resource Fair.  The fair is a collaborative effort of many social service agencies in Austin to provide much needed support and resources to the homeless population.
    Registration information coming soon. Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week has a variety of events occurring the week of November 10-17. 

  • Land Management Work Day
    Saturday, November 17, 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 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. 

  • Jukebox: Omni Sings the Hit Songs of Broadway
    Sunday, November 18, 7:30pm-Monday, November 19, 8:45pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    Join the SEU Omni Singers and the newly formed Omni Jazz as we  salute the jukebox musicals!  Selections from Grease, Million Dollar Quartet, Hair, Jersey Boys, and many others will be performed by these talented students! Singing, dancing, and accompanied by a four piece band, you won't want to miss this!

  • MA in Counseling Information Session
    Monday, November 19, 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,
    www.stedwards.edu/admission/graduate/infosession. We will send you a confirmation along with parking information.
     

  • Women's Basketball Home Opener
    Tuesday, November 20, 6:00pm-7:30pm at Recreation and Convocation Center Gym Floor

    Join University Programming Board as we watch your Lady Toppers kick off the season at their home opener against Concordia University. Show these ladies some love with your loud voices and blue and gold gear!
     
     

  • Native Plant Society of Texas Chapter Meeting
    Tuesday, November 20, 7:00pm-9:00pm at Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve, 805 N. Capital of Texas Hwy. Austin, TX 78746

    The topic for the November meeting is Nature Watch Austin: Guide to the Seasons in an Urban Wildland.  In their first book, Nature Watch Austin avid amateur naturalists Lynne and Jim Weber provide an introduction and guide to some of the natural events defining the annual seasons within the City of Austin and its surrounding areas.  Learning the annual rhythms of our "urban wildland" encourages everyone to be in tune with nature and welcome the opportunities to enjoy it, year after year.
     
    Doors open at 6:30 pm for socializing, munching and general good fun! Nonmembers welcome.
     
     

  • Taizé Prayer Service
    Monday, November 26, 7:00pm-7:45pm at Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel

    Join us for an inclusive prayer service on Monday, November 26 at 7 p.m. The service is based on the values and worship style of the monastic community in Taizé, France, which views its work as a sign of reconciliation between Christians. Like worship in Taizé, our services are simple and contemplative, seeking to provide quiet moments of prayer and reflection in the midst of our busy lives. All are welcome.   
    Our final fall service will take place Monday Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. Services will resume in January.

  • Appreciating the Diversity of our Middle Eastern Students
    Tuesday, November 27, 11:00am-12:30pm at Fleck Hall, Room 305

    The Center for Teaching Excellence invites you to join us for a faculty and staff discussion meant to help us better understand and respond to our growing group of students from Middle Eastern countries.  The discussion will be led by St. Edward’s and University of Texas faculty who have experience living in, studying in, and/or teaching students from this large and diverse region.  We hope you will come with questions from your classroom or office experiences.  Coffee and snacks will be provided.  Please RSVP at the more information link below.

  • Faith, Hope, and Lunch
    Wednesday, November 28, 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 experiences of living out their faith as adults beyond college.
    Joining us this week will be Lisa Kirkpatrick, our Dean of Students.  She will be sharing how her faith guides her approach to providing hospitality on campus and how we are each called to do the same.
    R.S.V.P.: http://bit.ly/FHLrsvp or by e-mailing Jenny Eakin at jeakin@stedwards.edu

  • Open Mic Night
    Thursday, November 29, 6:00pm-8:00pm at Meadow's Coffeehouse

    Have a hidden talent? Or maybe one that you like to show off? Come share your flair at UPB's Open Mic Night! From poetry readings, to comedy, to musical performances, all acts are welcome!

  • The economics of space travel! RESCHEDULED
    Thursday, November 29, 6:30pm-7:30pm at Fleck Hall, Room 305

     The Economics Club will host an open discussion of the costs and benefits of space exploration, and the extent to which these activities should be public or private.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Since this is the last event of the fall semester, we will also talk about club leadership moving forward.
    Rescheduled from Nov 8.

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