May 2013

  • American Experience Film Series Continues

    Tuesday, April 2, 6:00pm-Wednesday, May 1, 8:00pm at Jones Auditorium, Fleck 314, Mabee A

    The American Experience Film Series continues with films that highlight our American experiences. On April 2, Dr. Laura Hernández-Ehrisman will present, Hill Country, by Dr. Tony Cherian in Jones Auditorium. On April 3, Dr. Amy Nathan Wright will present Spike Lee’s, Do The Right Thing, in Fleck 314. On April 17, Dr. Catherine Bacon will present, After Stonewall, in Fleck 314. On May 1, Dr. Todd Onderdonk will present, Angels in America, in Mabee A. All films begin at 6:00pm.  For more information, or special accommodations, please contact Jennifer Mata at

  • Faith, Hope, and Lunch

    Wednesday, May 1, 12:00pm-1:00pm at Mang House

    Don’t miss the final speaker in our free lunch series!  Joining us this week is Roger Temme, Director of Volunteer Recruitment for The Care Communities and former Director of Campus Ministry at St. Ed's. He will be sharing about his ministry to individuals who are alone and confronting serious illness, such as HIV/AIDS or cancer, by forming groups of volunteers to provide practical and emotional support. For more information on The Care Communities,  

    R.S.V.P.: or by e-mailing Jenny Eakin at

  • Coffee and Conversation: End of the Year/ Early Cinco de Mayo Celebration

    Wednesday, May 1, 2:00pm-3:00pm at Moody Hall Atrium

     Join the Office of International Education in the Moody Hall  International Lounge on Wednesday, May 1 from 2 pm to 3 pm for some coffee, tea, tres leches cake, and conversation with your Study Abroad Advisors!
    We will be celebrating an end to the school year and and Cinco de Mayo. Come ready to talk and ask any last minute questions.

  • Faculty Gathering

    Wednesday, May 1, 4:00pm-6:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom A

    All faculty are encouraged to attend the Faculty Gatherings, a great opportunity to visit with old friends and meet new colleagues. These gatherings are usually held twice a semester and hosted by various schools and offices.

  • Graduate Business Programs Information Session

    Wednesday, May 1, 6:00pm-8:00pm at North Campus, 9420 Research Boulevard, Echelon III, 78759

    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 512-428-1050 or register online, We will send you a confirmation along with parking information.

  • Obelisk 227- Photocommunications Exhibit

    Thursday, May 2, 6:00pm-8:00pm at Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve, 805 N. Capital of Texas Hwy. Austin, TX 78746

    This semester, 10 students from the Photocommunications department at St. Edward's University along with the help of two teaching assistants and their professor, have been working on original projects of their own devising. 
    We invite you to join us for a reception on Thursday, May 2nd, at the Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve to celebrate the work and accomplishments of this class over the past semester. Come check out some great original photography and enjoy some hors d'oeuvres!

  • Omni Spring Show

    Thursday, May 2, 7:30pm-9:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    Details will be forthcoming.

  • Eucharistic Adoration

    Thursday, May 2, 9:00pm-10:00pm at Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel

    Join us to spend time in prayer, worship, and reflection before the Blessed Sacrament. Feel free to stop in for five minutes or stay through the entire hour. This will be the final Eucharistic Adoration for this academic year. We will resume again along with classes in the Fall semester. 

  • Faculty Retirement Celebration

    Friday, May 3, 4:00pm-6:00pm at Main Building, Maloney Room

    Retiring faculty members Les Carter, associate professor of Finance since 2000, Barbara Frandsen, associate professor of Education, 1978-1984, and since 1987, Marianne Hopper, former dean of University Programs and the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences, and professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology since 1977, David Horton, professor of criminal justice since 1984, Brother Gerald Muller, CSC, assistant professor of music since 1985, and Allan Pevoto, associate professor of management since 1978 will be honored at a reception Friday, May 3rd in the Maloney Room beginning at 4 p.m.   If you would like to attend, RSVP by calling 416-5803.

  • Nature-Based Therapy Retreat

    Saturday, May 4, 10:00am-12:00pm at Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve, 805 N. Capital of Texas Hwy. Austin, TX 78746

    Join Kate Gose, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate at Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve for an experiential workshop on the benefits of Green Therapy, also knows as Nature-Based Therapy. Discount for students and the SEU community.
    To register please visit,

  • Insect Safari

    Sunday, May 5, 10:30am-12:30pm at Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve, 805 N. Capital of Texas Hwy. Austin, TX 78746

    There are insects and spiders all around us, but they might as well be invisible if we don't know a little about them. Join us for a casually-paced, detail-oriented bug hunt in the varied terrain of Wild Basin.  Valerie Bugh, an experienced local entomologist, will give pointers on finding, identifying, and understanding these little creatures that rule the world.  Family friendly activity. Suitable for children accompanied by adults. 
    Registration is through

  • Hilltop Sendoff

    Friday, May 10, 6:30pm-10:00pm at Recreation and Convocation Center Gym Floor

     On the eve of graduation, St. Edward’s University invites all December 2012 and May and August 2013 graduates, and their families and friends to participate in the Hilltop Send-Off. This special event held on campus recognizes the achievements of our graduating seniors and welcomes them as new alumni. 
    For more information and timeline of events visit


  • 2013 Commencement

    Saturday, May 11, 10:00am-2:00pm at Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River Street, Austin, TX 78701

     The St. Edward's University community is invited to attend the 2013 Commencement on Saturday, May 11, at the Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River, Austin, TX 78701 at 10 a.m.
    The presence of faculty and staff members means a great deal to the graduates and their families. These are celebrations of our mission as a university in which you are strongly encouraged to participate. Please join us in supporting the St. Edward's University Graduating Class of 2013. 

  • Another Noon-time Chamber Concert (resched.)

    Monday, May 13, 12:00pm-1:00pm at Main Building, Maloney Room

    Your friends and colleagues present their favorites from among the intimate classics.
    Anne Westdyke, mezzo soprano
    Melissa Ruof, violin
    Robert Radmer, viola
    Ev Lunning, cello
    Peter Austin, piano
    Selections from Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven, and Brahms
    Informal atmosphere, snacks and drinks provided
    Monday, May 13, from 12:10 to 12:50 in the Maloney Room on the third floor of Main Building

  • John Slatin Access U 2013

    Tuesday, May 14, 8:00am-Thursday, May 16, 5:30pm at Ragsdale Center and Trustee Hall

    AccessU provides courses and workshops from the world’s best instructors in the technologies, techniques and issues focused on inclusive, beautiful Web and document design and development.  Come and join in for a great experience that will leave you with new learning, inspiration and passion for building the Web – the way the Web was meant to be!  
    Access U is cosponsored by Knowbility and the Office of Information Technology at St. Edward's University.

  • Stargazing

    Sunday, May 19, 7:30pm-9:30pm 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 to reserve tickets in advance to secure seating and telescopes.  

  • Special Council on Foreign Relations Academic Conference Call

    Wednesday, May 22, 10:45am-11:45am at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Lucas Room (Room 301)

    The Kozmetsky Center will sponsor a final CFR Academic Conference Call for the semester.  Note the special time of 10:45 am. 
    CFR President Richard N. Haass will discuss his new book, "Foreign Policy Begins at Home: The Case for Putting America's House in Order."
    Dr. Haass has been president of CFR since 2003. From January 2001 to June 2003, he was director of policy planning for the U.S. Department of State, where he was a principal adviser to Secretary of State Colin Powell on a broad range of foreign policy concerns.