Events

March 2013

  • Battle of the Saints Baseball
    Friday, March 1, 12:00pm-3:00pm at Lucian-Hamilton Baseball Field

    Come support your Hilltoppers as they take on St. Mary's in another heated battle of the saints showdown. Enjoy free ice cream at the ball park in your own Topper baseball helmet bowl!

  • Dance Team Spring Clinic
    Saturday, March 2, 10:00am-2:00pm at Alumni Gym

     The Dance Team will be inviting local elementary aged students (grades K-5) to participate in our 2nd annual Dance Clinic. The students will learn a dance routine and then have the opportunity to perform it with the Dance Team members at the women's basketball half time show. 
     
    We ask that you RSVP by Monday, February 25th to dance@stedwards.edu. 
     
    There is a $10 registration fee per dancer, which includes a T-shirt!

  • Stargazing
    Sunday, March 3, 5:30pm-8:30pm at Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve, 805 N. Capital of Texas Hwy. Austin, TX 78746

    Hosted by the Austin Astronomical Society. Free for the St. Edward's University community. Call 327-7622 or email kimj@stedwards.edu to reserve tickets in advance to secure seating and telescopes. 
     
     

  • The Texas Premiere of Beatitude Mass (For the Homeless) by Henry Mollicone
    Sunday, March 3, 7:30pm-9:30pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom

    The St. Edward's Masterworks Singers, University Chorale, and Madrigal Chamber Singers combine to sing the beautiful Beatitude Mass (For the Homeless) by American composer Henry Mollicone. Soprano soloist will be Cara Johnston. Baritone soloist will be Kelan Latimer. 
    The performance also features the full St.Edward's University Orchestra, Dr. Robert Radmer conductor.
    Admission is $10 for adults and proceeds will benefit Austin Mobile Loaves and Fishes.

  • Subversive Spirituality Retreat: The Dark Night of the Soul
    Tuesday, March 5, 3:30pm-4:30pm at Fleck Hall, Room 314

    This mini-retreat for faculty and staff will focus on Lenten themes in relationship to education. We will discuss those times when teaching feels difficult and we feel like we are experiencing the “dark night of the soul” described by Christian mystics. Together we will talk about how to find hope in these moments. Identical sessions on March 5 and 6. Sponsors include Holy Cross Institute, School of Humanities and Campus Ministry. Facilitating: Dr. Kelley Coblentz-Bautch, Br. Joel Giallanza, CSC, Dr. James Puglisi, and Dr. Jenny Veninga.
     
    To RSVP, please email Laura Sanders at laurads@stedwards.edu

  • Passion & Civility Debate Finals
    Tuesday, March 5, 5:00pm-9:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom A

    The four remaining participants are ready to square off in the final round. Who will win the $300 grand prize? Come hear the four student finalists discuss contemporary social issues in friendly but intense debates. Everyone is welcome to attend. Food and refreshments provided. The 6th Annual Passion & Civility Debate is a single-elimination debate tournament which promotes debate topics that are passionately argued but with civility and respect for one's opponent. The tournament is sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Center for Ethics and Leadership.

  • Passion & Civility Debate Finals
    Tuesday, March 5, 5:00pm-7:15pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom A

    Since January, 32 students have participated in the Passion & Civility Debates for a grand prize of $300. On Tuesday, March 5, the four finalists will compete in a single-round elimination. Our Final Four are Ryan Mitchell, English Writing & Rhetoric, Jeffrey Lancaster, Philosophy, Jordan Villemaire, Biology, and Noah Barshop, Global Studies & English Writing and Rhetoric. All are welcome to cheer on the finalists in this friendly competition.

  • The Laceys @ Soup & Substance
    Wednesday, March 6, 12:00pm-1:00pm at Mang House

     "God Created Them Male & Female" 
     
    One of SEU's cutest couples, Marisa & Phillip Lacey, will share their experience of preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage from different faith backgrounds and inviting God into their relationship. 
     
    Soup & Substance is a Lenten lunch series providing a short reflection and simple meal each Wednesday of the season.  All are welcome! 

  • Subversive Spirituality Retreat: The Dark Night of the Soul
    Wednesday, March 6, 12:00pm-1:00pm at Fleck Hall, Room 314

    This mini-retreat for faculty and staff will focus on Lenten themes in relationship to education. We will discuss those times when teaching feels difficult and we feel like we are experiencing the "dark night of the soul" described by Christian mystics. Together we will talk about how to find hope in these moments. Identical sessions on March 5 and 6. Sponsors include Holy Cross Institute, School of Humanities and Campus Ministry. Facilitating: Dr. Kelley Coblentz-Bautch, Br. Joel Giallanza, CSC, Dr. James Puglisi, and Dr. Jenny Veninga.
     
    To RSVP, please email Laura Sanders at laurads@stedwards.edu

  • Fusion Discussion Group & Lunch
    Wednesday, March 6, 12:30pm-1:30pm at Fleck Hall, Room 306

    All faculty, staff and students are welcome to join us for lunch and a discussion of Sam Harris' "The Riddle of the Gun" and Jeffrey Goldberg's "The Case for More Guns (and More Gun Control)." Fusion welcomes diverse perspectives on these important and relevant issues. Lunch will be provided, please include dietary restrictions with RSVP.

  • OIE Coffee and Conversation Series: "What's the scoop?"
    Wednesday, March 6, 2:00pm-3:00pm at International Lounge, Moody Hall

    Come by the International Lounge in Moody Hall on Wednesday, March 6th at 2 pm for some FREE ice cream and great conversation with the staff from the Office of International Education AND Health and Counseling Center. We'll do the scooping, if you have the questions!
     

  • American Experience Film Series
    Wednesday, March 6, 6:00pm-9:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom B

    The American Experience Film series will present various films throughout the semester that highlight different events of our American Experiences.  On Wednesday, March 6, Dr. James Puglisi will screen, The Molly Maguires.  This film set in the late 19th century in Northeastern Pennsylvania highlights Irish American workers as they combat oppressive working conditions. Film will be followed by discussion.  For a comprehensive list of the films, or more information, or special accommodations, please contact Dr. Jennifer Mata at jennrm@stewards.edu.    

  • Battle of the Bands
    Wednesday, March 6, 6:30pm-9:00pm at Holy Cross Hall Lawn

    St. Edward’s is filled with talented musicians, and it’s time for them to battle it out to see you will hold the 2013 Battle of the Bands title. You don’t want to miss this showdown! Free music, snacks, and drinks for all!

  • Drunk Driving Simulator
    Thursday, March 7, 1:00pm-4:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Main Lobby

    Come out and experience for yourself the dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.  Test your skills and learn firsthand about the risks of drinking and driving by taking your turn in our drunk driving video game simulator.
     
    Please join Health & Counseling Center staff on Thursday, March 7 from 2 - 4 pm in the Ragsdale lobby for a fun and informative opportunity to get the real facts about driving while intoxicated.  We'll also have plenty of useful information about how to make sure to have a safe, healthy, and enjoyable spring break, see you there!

  • Author David McCabe's Book Discussion
    Thursday, March 7, 6:30pm-8:30pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    David McCabe, author of "Without Sin," will be on campus: Thursday, March 7th, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Jones Auditorium.  
    McCabe is a professor of education, but also does research work on undocumented students, "Dreamers," and human trafficking--all of which is featured in his fiction writing.
    "Without Sin" is a work of fiction inspired by actual events about border violence, the Iraq war and human trafficking.
     

  • Beatitude Mass
    Thursday, March 7, 7:30pm-9:00pm at St. Theresa Catholic Church

    SEU Masterworks, University Chorale, Madrigal Chamber Singers and SEU Orchestra premiere performance of Beatitude Mass by Henry Mollicone.

  • The Texas Premiere of Beatitude Mass (For the Homeless) by Henry Mollicone
    Thursday, March 7, 7:30pm-9:30pm at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 4311 Small Drive, Austin, Texas 78731

    The St. Edward's Masterworks Singers, University Chorale, and Madrigal Chamber Singers combine to sing the beautiful Beatitude Mass (For the Homeless) by American composer Henry Mollicone. Soprano soloist will be Cara Johnston. Baritone soloist will be Kelan Latimer.  The performance also features the full St.Edward's University Orchestra, Dr. Robert Radmer conductor. A free will offering will be collected. Proceeds benefit Austin Mobile Loaves and Fishes.

  • Second Saturday Guided Hike
    Saturday, March 9, 10:00am-12:00pm at Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve, 805 N. Capital of Texas Hwy. Austin, TX 78746

    Wild Basin's guided hike is a great way to learn about the native Texas Hill Country. Join us for a 2 hour guided hike with our seasoned trail guide and naturalist, John Barr. Guided hike begins on the deck of the Wild Basin Creative Research Center. Registration is through meet-up.com,  http://www.meetup.com/bcpfriends
    If you would like to attend but the registration is full please contact Kim Johnson at, kimj@stedwards.edu
     

  • R25 / 25Live Downtime
    Monday, March 11, 8:00am-Tuesday, March 12, 5:00pm

    R25 and 25Live will be unavailable on Monday, March 11 and Tuesday, March 12 while we transition this room scheduling service to a hosted solution.
    User interface will not change for end users and all links to the service will be redirected. Any community members with bookmarks to the 25Live system may want to update their bookmarks after this transition, but all previously working links to the service will direct to the new version of 25Live pending the completion of this maintenance.
    Please contact Claire Dunn with any questions or concerns. 

  • Giving Feedback for Managers Webinar
    Wednesday, March 13, 3:00pm-4:00pm at Online Webinar hosted by Alliance Work Partners

    Alliance Work Partners Trainer Travis Fowler will be presenting a free webinar on Giving Feedback for Managers on Wednesday, March 13th from 3-4pm. Space is limited to 80 participants.
    When providing critical feedback, the manner in which it's delivered will affect the entire process. The most positive results come from thoughtful and well-delivered criticism that focuses on performance or behavior that needs to improve.
    Topics of this webinar include:

    • Establishing a receptive work environment
    • Identifying/addressing specific behaviors
    • Anticipating emotional responses
    • Traps to avoid

    Reservation Link Below.

  • EdWeb, CARS, Online App/Inquiries, and ulist Downtime
    Saturday, March 16, 8:00am-Sunday, March 17, 8:00pm

     In order to install new hardware and implement multiple enhancements to EdWeb, including a new log in page, log out button, 30 minute inactivity timeout, and improved performance during periods of heavy use, the following services will be unavailable beginning March 16 at 8:00 am until approximately 8:00 pm on March 17:

    • EdWeb
    • Jenzabar CX (CARS)
    • Online applications
    • Inquiry forms
    • Mail sent to ulist aliases

    We will provide an update via OIT social media once the work has been completed. Visit the link below for more information and a preview of these new enhancements.

  • Guest lecture by visiting Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Fadwa Gad from Egypt
    Tuesday, March 19, 7:00pm-8:30pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    Dr. Fadwa Gad, guest of the Kozmetsky Center, will give a talk "Fling  Mud at the Cracking Wall: The People, the Arts and the Revolution in Egypt."
    Dr. Fadwa Gad explores how far the Egyptian revolutionary act is entwined with an artistic temperament - with works of art that reflect the very particular Egyptian identity.  As an Egyptian, a woman, a scholar and a writer, she shares what it means to be witness to the Egyptian revolution.
    Dr. Gad is Fulbright scholar-in-residence at St. Edward's and is also an associate professor of English and Comparative Literature at Helwan University in Cairo, Egypt.
     
     
     
     
     

  • Essential Questions: Estate Planning Lunch for Faculty and Staff
    Wednesday, March 20, 11:30am-1:00pm at Main Building, Maloney Room

    Thoughtful, current estate planning is essential for your loved ones and the causes you care about most. Two experts from the university's Gift Planning Advisory Council will lead a brief estate planning presentation and a question and answer session on March 20 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Maloney Room. 
    Presenters:
    - Cass Grange, CFP, Senior Advisor Associate at Lucien Stirling and Gray who serves on the gift planning committees for the Austin Diocese and St. Stephen’s Episcopal School.
    - Don Carnes, partner at Hill Culoux Carnes & de la Garza. Don is Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
     
    Space is limited -- reserve your spot early! RSVP to Tony Weber, x.1401 or anthonyw@stedwards.edu.

  • Coffee and Conversation Series: Easter Egg Decorating with Japanese students and Japan Faculty Led
    Wednesday, March 20, 1:00pm-3:00pm at Moody Hall Atrium

     CELEBRATE YOUR EASTER A LITTLE EARLY!!!
    Join us on Wednesday, March 20 from 2 pm to 3 pm in the Moody Hall International Lounge to socialize with the visiting Japanese sudents from APU. Help us get them in the Easter spirit by decorating some Easter Eggs for the season!
    You will also have the opportunity to meet with the Professors leading the summer faculty led program to Japan and Southeast Asia. You can talk to them to learn more about the classes (CULF 3331, RELS 2342). You can also talk to the Japanese students about life in Japan.
     

  • Movie on the Lawn: Zoolander
    Wednesday, March 20, 7:00pm-9:00pm at Holy Cross Hall Lawn

    Ever wonder what extremely extremely good looking people do on a Wednesday night? They watch Zoolander on Holy Cross Lawn for a free night of ridiculously good looking people, walk-offs, and food.

  • GradFest
    Thursday, March 21, 11:00am-7:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom

     Attention Spring 2013 Graduates:
    If you like convenience, then you'll love GradFest on March 21, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00p.m. in Mabee Ballroom.
    GradFest offers one-stop shopping for all your graduation needs -- caps, gowns, announcements, class rings and more. Plus, there are great prizes and giveaways you won't want to miss. At GradFest, you can:

    • Confirm how your name will appear on your diploma
    • Clear any financial holds on your account
    • Discover alumni networking and career planning to help with your job search
    • Learn about graduate programs
    • Have your commencement photo taken with the Main Building in the background - graduation regalia provided at event
    • Learn about the Hilltop Send-off
  • Center for Counselor Training Grand Opening Ceremony
    Thursday, March 21, 4:00pm-7:00pm at East Hall - The Center for Counselor Training is located on the Southeast side of the building

    St. Edward’s University invites you to share in the ceremonial grand opening of the Center for Counselor Training within the Master of Arts in Counseling Program.
    The new space features:

    • State-of-the-art computer technology and software with individual student computer monitors and large flat television for viewing and recording counseling sessions
    • Four counseling rooms, designed and decorated as counseling offices, including a family therapy room, play therapy room, group room and individual session room
    • The newest technology in microphones and cameras for student observation of any or all counseling rooms within the classroom 

     

  • Libertarian Tax Policy with Ben Leff
    Thursday, March 21, 4:00pm-5:00pm at Fleck Hall, Room 305

    Presented by the Center for Ethics and Leadership, Ben Leff of American University Washington College of Law will talk about the Libertarian Tax Policies by re-examining property rights and tax laws.
     
    Ben Leff is an assistant professor of law at the American University’s Washington College of Law in D.C. He teaches courses on U.S. federal tax law and the law of charitable and non-profit organizations. For more information, see his American University web page at https://www.wcl.american.edu/faculty/bleff/.

  • APA Flash Seminars for Grad Students
    Thursday, March 21, 5:45pm-Thursday, April 11, 6:15pm at Fleck Hall, Room 315

    The Online Writing Lab announces APA Flash Seminars just for grad students! Come any or all seminars in the series below. 

    March-April Series, 5:45–6:15 pm in Fleck 315

    • Thurs., March 21, Topic 1: Document Format
    • Wed., March 27, Topic 2: Writing Style
    • Thurs., April 4, Topic 3: Citing in the Text
    • Thurs., April 11, Topic 4: References List
  • Performance Recital Class
    Friday, March 22, 4:00pm-6:00pm at Main Building, Maloney Room

    Details will be forthcoming.

  • Lenten Fish Fry
    Friday, March 22, 5:00pm-7:00pm at The Huddle

    The plate special includes a fish sandwich, chips and cole slaw for $7.25. Sponsored by Campus Ministry and Bon Appetit.

  • S.E.R.V.E. 1 Day-National Holy Cross Day of Service
    Saturday, March 23, 8:00am-1:00pm

     
    National Holy Cross Day of Service is an exciting annual opportunity to bring Holy Cross high schools and colleges across the United States together around teh common theme of service. Students at the various schools will serve their respective communities, working with and learning from those they serve and bringing our Holy Cross mission to life.

  • Land Management Work Day
    Saturday, March 23, 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.  

  • Moderator Workshop--EVENT FULL
    Saturday, March 23, 9:00am-1:00pm at Fleck Hall, Room 305

    Small group moderators in deliberative forums help groups deepen discussion and move forward using a discussion guide on a specific topic. Moderators help facilitate deeper and more productive discussion.  This workshop provides you with skills to help other people have a productive deliberative dialogue. Participation in the moderator workshop neither implies an obligation to take part nor guarantees a spot. This workshop is open to St. Edward's faculty, staff and students. Registration is limited to 20 participants. Lunch is provided. Please RSVP to Casey Burkhart.
    Unfortunately, this event is now full and no longer accepting RSVPs.

  • Cesar Chavez Blood Drive & Fit for Life Expo
    Monday, March 25, 11:00am-2:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom

    Please join us for the Cesar Chavez Blood Drive & Fit for Life Expo on March 25th 2013. In addition to the Blood Drive there will be: great exhibitors, music, food sampling, giveaways, diabetic education, glucose screenings, posture screenings, nutrition educations, green living information and much, much more!

  • TaizĂ© Prayer Service
    Monday, March 25, 7:00pm-7:45pm at Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel

    Join us for a spring Taizé prayer service in Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel. Our gatherings are based on the values 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 candle-lit prayer and reflection within our busy lives. All are welcome.   

    Services fall on these second and fourth Mondays at 7 p.m.: Mar. 25; Apr. 8 and 22.

  • Journey to Justice: A Lenten Stations of the Cross
    Monday, March 25, 7:30pm-8:30pm at Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel

    Meet outside of Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel in order to walk throughout campus while meditating on the Way of the Cross in relation to issues of social justice in our world.  

  • Sierra Club Moonlight Hike
    Tuesday, March 26, 7:30pm-9:30pm at Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve, 805 N. Capital of Texas Hwy. Austin, TX 78746

     The Sierra Club moonlight hike is hosted at Wild Basin. Registration is through the Sierra Club's meetup.com page. Details about the hike and all inquiries can be directed towards their meetup page, http://www.meetup.com/Austin-Sierra-Club-Outings

  • World Cafe Conversation "Intercultural Identities in Global Context: How Can They Create A Sense of Community?"
    Wednesday, March 27, 5:00pm-6:30pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom B

    Join us for small, moderated conversation exploring questions related to cultural identity and community. The purpose of these dialogues is to encourage community among diverse portions of our campus while exploring issues that matter. Open to all SEU undergraduate, New College, and graduate students, with a special invitation to international students.
    Hosted by the Global Initiatives Office in collaboration with the Kettering Initiative at St. Edward's University.
    Sign up at talkingtogether.eventbrite.com.
     

  • Council on Foreign Relations Academic Conference Call: U.S. - Mexico Relations
    Thursday, March 28, 11:00am-12:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Lucas Room (Room 301)

    The next Council on Foreign Relations Academic Conference Call - U.S. - Mexico Relations, will take place Thursday March 28.  It will be presented by Shannon K. O'Neil, CFR's senior fellow for Latin American Studies.  Dr. O'Neil is the author of "Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead" (Oxford University Press, 2013).
    This conference call series is sponsored by the Kozmetsky Center.
    Dr. O'Neil's blog can be found at: http://blogs.cfr.org/oneil/category/mexico/?cid=emc-ACC_Spring13_BCK-O'Neil_Blog-032813
                         

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