Events

October 2013

  • Mary Moody Northen Theatre presents Museum, a comedy by Tina Howe
    Thursday, September 26, 7:30pm-Sunday, October 6, 8:45pm at Mary Moody Northen Theatre

    Obie award winner Tina Howe sets her effervescent comedy on closing day of a contemporary art exhibition called “The Broken Silence.” All makes and models of people weave in and out of the exhibit, offering us a hilarious and heartfelt glimpse at the intersection of life and art. Inspired and insightful, Museum will entertain anyone who has visited a mind-bending art exhibit, created contemporary artwork, or tried to find meaning in abstraction. Featuring Equity guests Babs George, Jarrett King and David Stahl. Directed by David Long. Performances are Thursday - Saturday at 7:30, Sunday at 2. 

  • Sol Education Abroad on Campus
    Tuesday, October 1, 10:00am-2:00pm at Moody Hall, Second Floor Top of Ramp

     A representative from Sol Education Abroad will be on campus on Tuesday, October 1st from 10 am to 2 pm on the 2nd Floor landing in Moody Hall

  • International Studies Abroad (ISA) on Campus!
    Tuesday, October 1, 10:00am-2:00pm at Moody Hall, Second Floor Top of Ramp

    Talk to a representative from one of St. Edward's approved program providers, Lauren Jennings. She will be available to give you more information about each of their programs located ALL over the world. 

  • Eco-Lead 2014 "Day on the Lawn"
    Tuesday, October 1, 11:00am-2:00pm at Ragsdale Lawn

    What is Eco-Lead interested in?

    • Environmentalism
    • Leadership
    • Community
    • Growth

    And YOU should be too!
     So come to "Day on the Lawn" and learn about the Eco-Lead 2014 program, which focuses on global leadership and Costa Rica, while you listen to music and grab some FREE traditional food!!

     

  • Study Abroad Alumni Tabling for ISA program
    Wednesday, October 2, 11:00am-3:00pm at Moody Hall, Second Floor Top of Ramp

    St. Ed's study abroad alumni will be tabling in Moody Hall TWICE next week. Get the chance to ask these ISA alumni about their experiences abroad and how they liked ISA.

    • Monday, September 30, 11 am to 3 pm (2nd Floor Moody Hall)
    • Wednesday, October 2, 11 am to 3 pm (2nd Floor Moody Hall)
  • Study Abroad Resume Workshop
    Wednesday, October 2, 2:00pm-3:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jim Ikard Room (Room 322)

     Have you had an international experience (study abroad, international internship, etc) while at St. Edward's?
    Come to this resume workshop hosted by the OIE and Career Services to learn how to effectively integrate this experience into your cover letter and/or resume. 

  • Hip Hop on the Hilltop
    Wednesday, October 2, 7:00pm-9:00pm at Holy Cross Hall Lawn

    The mesmerizing beats, quick tempos and powerful lyrics are just a few things that make Hip-Hop great. Celebrate with and support the Multicultural Leadership Board and the University Programming Board in the keeping the spirit and culture of Hip Hop alive on the Hilltop on Wed., Oct. 2, from 7-9 pm.
    This year’s Hip-Hop on the Hilltop will feature an up-and-coming musical and poetry slam artists. As well as FREE food and desserts! 

  • "Sun Come Up" - Film Screening
    Wednesday, October 2, 7:00pm-8:30pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom C

     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.

  • SAI Study Abroad on Campus
    Thursday, October 3, 10:00am-2:00pm at Moody Hall, Second Floor Top of Ramp

     Molly Cain, from SAI Study Abroad, will be on campus to talk about your study abroad options with this approved provider. Come by and talk to her about going abroad!

  • Peace Corps Information Session
    Thursday, October 3, 1:00pm-2:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom C

    The recruiter from the Peace Corps will be on-campus Thursday, October 3, 2013. If you want to learn more about applying for the Peace Corps, please make sure you connect with recruiter at her information table or at the information session:
    Information Table
    10:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
    Lobby of the Ragsdale Center

    Information Session

    1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
    Mabee Ballroom C, 3rd floor of the Ragsdale Center
     
    Sponsored by Career Services

  • Meet the Ad Agencies Night
    Thursday, October 3, 5:30pm-7:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom

    Representatives from advertising agencies will participate in a panel discussion about starting a career in advertising and how to apply for internship opportunities.  Following the panel, students will have the opportunity to break into small groups and network one-on-one with each firm.  Confirmed agencies:
    GSD&M
    MOSKAK Advertising & Insights
    T3
    Tocquigny
    Students are encouraged to dress professionally & have copies of their resume.

  • St. Francis Blessing of the Animals
    Thursday, October 3, 5:30pm-6:30pm at Mang House Backyard

    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 this week by having their pets blessed. Campus Ministry and the Rev. Jenny Veninga will be hosting a time for your pet to receive a blessing. Dogs must be leashed. You are also welcome to bring a photo of a pet to be blessed.

  • Mexican Visions in Clay, The Sacred, Secular and Fantastical in Figurative Art
    Thursday, October 3, 6:00pm-8:00pm at Fine Arts Gallery

    The exhibition seeks to demonstrate through a number of figurative objects, the means by which Mexican ceramic folk artists express their lives and what it means to be a Mexican. A significant number of items in the exhibition come from the late Jean Mikeska to Austin Friends of Folk Art and this exhibition was organized to celebrate her memory. The items are grouped according to three facets of Mexican life: the sacred, the secular and the fantastical.

  • Opening Reception: Mexican Visions in Clay, The Sacred, Secular and Fantastical in Figurative Art
    Thursday, October 3, 6:00pm-8:00pm at Fine Arts Gallery

    The exhibition seeks to demonstrate through a number of figurative objects, the means by which Mexican ceramic folk artists express their lives and what it means to be a Mexican. A significant number of items in the exhibition come from the late Jean Mikeska to Austin Friends of Folk Art and this exhibition was organized to celebrate her memory. The items are grouped according to three facets of Mexican life: the sacred, the secular and the fantastical.

  • Activist Jackson Katz lecture on Taking It Personally: Why Gender Violence is an Issue for Men
    Thursday, October 3, 7:00pm-8:30pm at Recreation and Convocation Center Gym Floor

    Jackson Katz is one of America’s leading anti-sexist activists and his groundbreaking work in the field of gender violence prevention education has impacted the way people around the world view violence against women. Katz is an educator, author, cultural theorist and the award-winning creator behind such films as Tough Guise and Wrestling with Manhood, and this internationally acclaimed lecturer is coming to St. Edwards! Don’t miss your chance to hear his lecture Taking It Personally: Why Gender Violence is an Issue for Men and learn about how gender violence is a Human Rights issue.

  • Mexican Visions in Clay, The Sacred, Secular and Fantastical in Figurative Art
    Friday, October 4, 8:00am-Friday, October 18, 5:00pm at Fine Arts Gallery

    The exhibition seeks to demonstrate through a number of figurative objects, the means by which Mexican ceramic folk artists express their lives and what it means to be a Mexican. A significant number of items in the exhibition come from the late Jean Mikeska to Austin Friends of Folk Art and this exhibition was organized to celebrate her memory. The items are grouped according to three facets of Mexican life: the sacred, the secular and the fantastical.

  • Friday in Focus with ACL
    Friday, October 4, 9:30am-3:30pm at Fleck Hall, Room 305

    Friday in Focus is an opportunity for prospective students and their parents to visit St. Edward's. If you are coming to town to enjoy the Austin City Limits Festival, take a campus tour on the hilltop before you head to Zilker Park. Campus tours depart at 9:30 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Information sessions are held in Carter Auditorium at 11 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. The event is free, but reservations are required.

  • Sorin Centennial Party
    Friday, October 4, 1:00pm-3:00pm at Sorin Hall

    Anyone who has walked past Sorin Hall has probably noticed that it was built in 1913. That makes this year Sorin's 100th birthday! The residents of Sorin Hall invite faculty and staff to attend the Sorin Centennial Party, where a Father Sorin lookalike contest and live re-enactments will be held. And what's a birthday party without cake? 
    Festivities will take place on the Sorin Hall porch and lawn from 1pm-3pm.

  • Leadershape Information Session
    Friday, October 4, 3:00pm-5:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    The LeaderShape Institute is an interactive, energizing and unique experience for 60 selected students of St. Edward’s and specifically focuses on leadership development and personal discovery. Participants will leave LeaderShape with a clarified view of their role as a leader in society and at St. Edward's. Learn more about The LeaderShape Institute and how you’ll cultivate exceptional leadership skills.

  • Freshmen Escape
    Friday, October 4, 3:00pm-Sunday, October 6, 5:00pm at T Bar M Ranch, New Braunfels

    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. 27.  

  • Performance Recital Class
    Friday, October 4, 4:00pm-5:30pm at Main Building, Maloney Room

     Applied Voice Students perform for the Combined Voice Faculty. Free Admission. Open to the Public.

  • Frontline Faith Project
    Saturday, October 5, 9:00am-11:00am at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom

     
    Join the Frontline Faith Project as we listen to a story of a true hero who turned to his faith to help save 33 Chilean miners; a story of an ordinary man with an extraordinary experience. Greg Hall, owner of Drillers Supply International and a Texas A&M graduate, did what no man has done before or since. His unique and desperate account reinforces that miracles truly do happen.
    The Frontline Faith Project invites your support for our annual fundraising event on October 5, 2013.
    Register at: www.frontlinefaithproject.org
     St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX Saturday, October 5, 2013 9AM – 11AM | Breakfast Pebble Creek Country Club, College Station, TX Saturday, October 5, 2013 6PM – 10PM | Dinner/Live & Silent Auction
    Tickets: $100 for guests $150 for guests sponsoring a student
     

  • Climate-Com "Climate Communications from the Media"
    Sunday, October 6, 3:30pm-7:00pm at Scholz Biergarten - 1607 San Jacinto Blvd.

    Climate Change Now is a panel featuring:

    • Jim Spencer, Chief Meteorologist at KXAN-TV
    • Kris Wilson, PhD, UT-Austin School of Journalism
    • Andy Dessler, PhD, Atmospheric Science Professor, TAMU
    • Brad Johnson, Campaign Manager, Forecast the Facts
    • Speaker Alyssa Burgin, The Texas Drought Project

    Admission is $10/adults, $5/students, free for 16 & under, or FREE ADMISSION if you calculate your carbon emissions via an online calculator and provide it in person at the event.
     
     

  • The Well: An All-Christian Worship Service
    Sunday, October 6, 5:00pm-6:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

     Join us at "The Well," a new all-Christian worship service on campus. Students, staff and faculty of all backgrounds are invited to these ecumenical gatherings for a time of spiritual renewal and fellowship. Together we will worship through music, word and the sharing of Holy Communion.
    During fall, 2013, the Well will meet in Jones Auditorium from 5-6 pm on these 1st and 3rd Sundays: October 6 and 20; November 3 and 17; December 1.

  • Graduate & Professional School Fair
    Monday, October 7, 10:30am-1:30pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom

    You are invited to participate in the St. Edward's University Graduate and Professional School Fair on Monday, Oct. 7, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Ragsdale Center Mabee Ballrooms.  You'll meet representatives from graduate and professional programs, including:

    • Master's level programs
    • Doctoral level programs
    • Dental School
    • Law School
    • Medical School

    See the link below to view a list of participating programs.

  • IES Study Abroad on Campus
    Monday, October 7, 11:00am-2:00pm at Recreation and Convocation Center, Lobby

     IES, an approved study abroad provider, will be on campus to discuss all of you study abroad options on their programs all over the world.

  • Beat DBU: Men's Soccer
    Monday, October 7, 12:00pm-2:00pm at SEU Soccer Field

     Come support you Topper soccer team as they take on Dallas Baptist University at 12pm on the SEU soccer field.

  • Fill the Hill
    Monday, October 7, 12:00pm-2:30pm at SEU Soccer Field

    Come support you Hilltoper men's soccer team as they taake on Dallas Baptist University. This game is part of the Blue and Gold series so bring out your punch cards for chances at receiving free prizes. Chick-fil-a and Amy's ice cream will be served for free at the event. Go Toppers!

  • Founders Week mass at Grotto
    Monday, October 7, 7:00pm-8:00pm at Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto

     
    Monday Oct. 7
     Special Founders Week Mass at Grotto. Fr. Peter Walsh, C.S.C.  Presider    Open to ALL!!
     

  • Fusion Discussion Group: Views on Guns and Immigration
    Tuesday, October 8, 12:00pm-1:00pm at Fleck Hall, Room 305

    Join us for lunch and a discussion of In a Fight Over Life, a New Call by Catholics, Laurie Goodstein. The selection appeared in New York Times: http://nyti.ms/16xDmD0
    http://bit.ly/1goAQ3m
    http://bit.ly/14aHHep

    Please RSVP to Casey Burkhart.

  • Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program Recruiter On-Campus
    Tuesday, October 8, 12:00pm-2:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Main Lobby

    Meet the Recruiter from the Japan Exchange & Teaching Program anytime between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 8 at his table in the lobby of the Ragsdale Center. To learn more about the JET Program, visit their webstite at http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/JET/

  • ¡Adios Mang House Fiesta!
    Tuesday, October 8, 4:30pm-5:30pm at Mang House

    It's time to say our official goodbye to the Mang House. Be there at 4:30 to leave your mark on the walls during an informal open house.  
    At 4:50 Dr. Neal Wise, a former resident of the house, give the official "eulogy" of the building and speak on the new home and meditation garden, growing from the history of the old.  A procession with song will lead us to a reception and open house in Campus Ministry's new home in Doyle Hall. 
     

  • Coffee & Conversation Series: Study Abroad Spring Deadline Celebration
    Wednesday, October 9, 8:00am-4:00pm at Moody Hall Atrium

    Study Abroad Spring Deadline: Wednesday, October 9
    Stop by the office to ask us any last minute questions or celebrate the completion of your study abroad application. The study abroad advisors will have walk-ins all from 9 am to 4 pm. 

  • Study Abroad Spring 2014 Application Deadline
    Wednesday, October 9, 8:00am-5:00pm

    Attention All students interested in studying abroad in the Spring of 2014!
    Deadline for Spring 2014 applications is Wednesday, October 9 by 5 pm. 
    If you are interested in studying abroad in the Spring of 2014 and you have not spoken to an SEU study abroad advisor, please make an appointment to meet ASAP.
     

  • Brothers' Challenge
    Wednesday, October 9, 11:00am-1:00pm at Ragsdale Lawn

     
    Brothers challenge!  The Holy Cross Brothers challenge students in fitness!     Ragsdale lawn   Various physical fitness activities for students to compete in.  Those who complete the challenge will hve their name entered for a raffle of "fabulous" prizes.

    Co-sponsored by Campus Recreation, Campus Ministry and Brothers of Holy Cross
     

  • Careers in Accounting Alumni Panel
    Wednesday, October 9, 5:00pm-6:30pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom

    This panel & networking night is designed to help students explore career opportunities in accounting involving public accounting firms, companies and government agencies. We encourage students to inquire about career opportunities, especially internships, with the panelists during the roundtable networking portion of the event. 
    Panelists:
    Linus Akanoh, Jr. '06
    Audit and Enterprise Risk Services at Deloitte & Touche LLP
    Jamie Kelly, MBA '09 
    Auditor at Defense Contract Audit Agency
    Stephen Martinez, MACT '13
    Associate at BDO 
    Jonn Gagnon, '13
    IT Audit Associate at Holtzman Partners
    Students are encouraged to dress professionally and have copies of their resume. 

  • Film Screening
    Wednesday, October 9, 7:00pm-9:30pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    7:00   Film: “Machuca”   followed by refreshments     Jones Auditorium        Sponsored by Campus Ministry and Brothers of Holy Cross
     
     
     
     
    Machuca Set in 1973 Santiago during Salvador Allende's socialist government and shortly before General Augusto Pinochet's military coup in 1973, the film tells the story of two friends, one of them the very poor Pedro Machuca who is integrated into the elite school of his friend Gonzalo Infante. The film is dedicated to Father Gerardo Whelan, C.S.C. who from 1969 to 1973 was the director of Colegio Saint George (Saint George's College), the Holy Cross school in Santiago. 
     

  • Arcadia University Study Abroad on Campus
    Thursday, October 10, 11:00am-2:00pm at Moody Hall, Second Floor Top of Ramp

     Meet the representative from Arcadia University (a Pre-Approved St. Edward's Study Abroad Program), Jane Thiele. Talk to her about all of the study abroad opportunities available to you through this study abroad program.
    Study abroad options available ALL OVER THE WORLD!

  • Wild Basin Second Saturday Guided Hike
    Saturday, October 12, 10:00am-12:00pm at Wild Basin Creative Research Center, 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 
      

  • Columbus Day Open House
    Monday, October 14, 9:30am-3:30pm at Main Building, Maloney Room

    Prospective students and their parents are welcome to visit campus Monday, October 14. On this day, you can choose the activities and times that work best for you. Campus tours depart at 9:30 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Information sessions are held in Carter Auditorium at 11 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Residence Hall tours will depart at noon. The event is free, but reservations are required.

  • Taizé Prayer Service
    Monday, October 14, 7:00pm-7:45pm at Brothers' Chapel, St. Joseph Hall

    All are invited to participate in an inclusive prayer service in the Brothers' Chapel in St. Joseph Hall from 7-7:45 pm. 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. Our services are simple and contemplative, seeking to provide quiet moments of prayer and reflection in our busy lives.
    Services will take place on these 2nd and 4th Mondays this fall: October 14 and 28; November 11 and 25; December 9

  • Health and Lifestyle Expo for Staff and Faculty
    Tuesday, October 15, 8:00am-1:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom

    A Health and Lifestyle Expo for staff and faculty will take place on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.  The expo will be held in the Mabee Ballroom in the Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center.
    All St. Edward’s University employees are invited to come enjoy the fun, food and festivities! Enter to win a free mountain bike or other prizes.  Many other services and information will be available

  • Eid-al-Adha Dinner
    Tuesday, October 15, 6:00pm-9:30pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom

     The Muslim Student Association and Campus Ministry invite you to join in the celebraion of Eid-al-Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice.  This festival commemorates Ibrahim’s (Abraham) willingness to sacrifice his son to God. This festival also marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.  
    All members of the Hilltopper community are invited to join in this time of fellowship, celebration and learning.
    RSVP's are requested for the ordering of food.  
    Please RSVP to Medina Bills: medinas@stedwards.edu

  • National Day on Writing Events
    Wednesday, October 16, 10:00am-Friday, October 25, 9:00pm at Munday Library

    To celebrate National Day on Writing 2013 the entire St. Edward’s community is invited to Write to Connect through collaborative writing projects throughout the week. 
    On campus: Help take over the chalkboards in the Munday Library with six collaborative pieces of writing instigated by provocative quotes and first lines of famous texts.
    10:00am Mon., 10/21, through Fri., 10/25 (or while writing space lasts)
    Online: Contribute to a collaborative essay and letter to Conrgess at MixedInk: http://www.mixedink.com/#/JonelleOWL
     Wed., 10/16 through Fri., 10/25

  • University Programs Social Justice Film Series-Which Way Home
    Wednesday, October 16, 6:00pm-8:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    University Programs presents the Social Justice Film Series. Join us as we screen films that highlight various social justice issues that affect our lives. The next film is, Which Way Home, an eye-awakening documentary that follows unaccompanied child immigrants as they journey through Mexico and other Latin American countries to reach their parents in the United States. These “invisible” children face dangerous situations as they are caught in the intersections of being non-citizens, poor, and exploited. For more information, or special accommodations, contact Jennifer Mata at jennrm@stewards.edu or Catherine Bacon at cathb@stedwards.edu.
     

  • Fusion Discussion Group: The Death of Mary Margaret Vojtko, Adjunct Professor
    Friday, October 18, 12:00pm-1:00pm at Fleck Hall, Room 305

    A newly added Fusion Discussion Group, this week we will discuss the adjunct professor in higher education. We will discuss the following articles: 
    http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/opinion/perspectives/death-of-an-adjunct-703773/,
    http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/09/19/newspaper-column-death-adjunct-prompts-debate
    and
    http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/education/duquesne-disputes-claims-over-death-of-adjunct-professor-704143/.

    Please RSVP to Casey Burkhart as seating will be limited.
     

  • Founder's Day Service Project
    Saturday, October 19, 8:00am-2:00pm

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    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 organizations in Austin.  It’s a great way to interact with other students and serve the community at the same time! Space is limited, so sign-up early. Breakfast, lunch and transportation are provided!
     

  • Creating Abundance in Endangered Species Habitat Hike and Lecture
    Saturday, October 19, 9:00am-12:00pm at Wild Basin Creative Research Center, 805 N. Capital of Texas Hwy Austin, TX 78746

    Join biologist Jim O’Donnell as he explains Balcones Canyonland Preserve research on the Vireo Preserve, which is adjacent to Wild Basin. We will begin with a slide show lecture documenting the history of the project and then hike to see firsthand the habitat and landscape changes.
    Participants are encouraged to wear closed-toe hiking-appropriate shoes for protection. Sun protection such as sunscreen and hats are strongly recommended. Participants must bring drinking water. No drinking water will be provided. 
     
    Registration is through meet-up, http://www.meetup.com/bcpfriends/events/136809172/

  • Wild Basin Land Management Workday
    Sunday, October 20, 8:30am-12:30pm at Wild Basin Creative Research Center, 805 N. Capital of Texas Hwy Austin, TX 78746

    Like to get dirty, work hard, and have fun? Then join Wild Basin volunteers for trail maintenance, invasive plant removal, revegetation, erosion control, and other land management projects.  Note:  Wear hiking boots or sturdy shoes and long pants with a long-sleeved shirt.  Bring bottled water and gloves, plus a day pack to carry personal items. You need your hands free! Dress for the weather: hat & sunscreen for solar protection and a raincoat/light jacket if it's chilly or raining lightly. We don't go out in thunderstorm conditions. 
    To sign-up contact: kendraa@stedwards.edu

  • Half the Sky Screening, Featuring Guest Speaker Edna Adan
    Sunday, October 20, 12:00pm-2:00pm at John Brooks Williams Natural Sciences Center-South Building, Room 186

     
    Edna Adan is an activist and pioneer in the struggle for the abolition of female circumcision, she is also the president of the Organization for Victims of Torture. In 2002 she opened the Edna Hospital in Hargeisa, Somaliland. Adan’s hospital currently has a mortality rate one quarter of the national average and she is working to bring medical care to all of Somaliland.
     
    A 40-minute version of the PBS documentary Half the Sky will be presented along with a discussion with Adan after the documentary. Seating is limited.
     
    Sponsors: Lucky Penny, ConnectHer & St. Edward's University
     

  • The Well: An All-Christian Worship Service
    Sunday, October 20, 5:00pm-6:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    Join us at "The Well," a new all-Christian worship service on campus. Students, staff and faculty of all backgrounds are invited to these ecumenical gatherings for a time of spiritual renewal and fellowship. Together we will worship through music, word and the sharing of Holy Communion.
    During fall, 2013, the Well will meet in Jones Auditorium from 5-6 pm on these 1st and 3rd Sundays: October 20; November 3 and 17; December 1.

  • Madrigal Chamber Singers and University Chorale Fall Concert
    Sunday, October 20, 7:30pm-9:00pm at Main Building, Maloney Room

    Come hear the finest in traditional Choral Music featuring works from the Renaissance to Contemporary composers. Conducted by Dr. H. Morris Stevens, Jr. Admission is free. Public is invited.

  • Leadershape Applications
    Monday, October 21, 9:00am-Friday, November 8, 12:00am

    The LeaderShape Institute is an interactive, energizing and unique experience for 60 selected students of St. Edward’s and specifically focuses on leadership development and personal discovery. Participants will leave LeaderShape with a clarified view of their role as a leader in society and at St. Edward's. Learn more about The LeaderShape Institute and how you’ll cultivate exceptional leadership skills.

  • Marcia Kinsey Visiting Writer's Series featuring BEN FOUNTAIN
    Monday, October 21, 7:30pm-8:30pm at John Brooks Williams Natural Sciences Center-South Building, Room 186

    On October 21, the Series will welcome author Ben Fountain. Fountain’s 2012 novel, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, was selected as a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award. He is also the author of Brief Encounters With Che Guevara, a collection of short stories. He has won numerous awards, including the Texas Institute of Letters Short Story Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, and a Whiting Award. Light refreshments to follow.

  • Mariachi Alas de Oro
    Monday, October 21, 7:30pm-9:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    Come enjoy one of the oldest Musical Ensembles on SEU campus present traditional Mariachi favorites in their Fall Concert. Directed by Joey Colarusso. Admission $5.00 at the door.

  • The Most Reverend John McCarthy Lecture Series in the 21st Century: "The Spirit of Life and the Wisdom of the Cross: Does God Will Suffering?" with Dr. M. Catherine Hilkert
    Tuesday, October 22, 5:00pm-6:30pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    Join us for a presentation from Dr. Mary Catherine Hilkert, a Dominican Sister of Peace, Professor of Theology from University of Notre Dame. Dr. Hilkert specializes in contemporary systematic theology with particular interest in theological anthropology, fundamental theology, and feminist theology and spirituality. She will present "The Spirit of Life and the Wisdom of the Cross: Does God Will Suffering?"
    A reception will follow the lecture in Jones lobby.
     

  • Cultural Foundations Middle East Film Series: The Open Door (Dir. Henry Barakat, Egypt, 1963)
    Tuesday, October 22, 6:00pm-8:30pm at JBWS 266

    Tradition and modernity clash during Egypt’s 1952 Free Officers Revolution as a young woman defies her conservative father in favor of political activism. 105 minutes
    Faculty-led discussion to follow.
     
    Admission is free and open to the St. Edward’s community, and students in the CULF sequence are especially encouraged to attend. All films are subtitled in English.

  • SGA Public Forum
    Tuesday, October 22, 7:00pm-8:30pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom C

    Come hear representatives speak about issues on campus! Students will have a chance to ask questions as well.
    Tuesday October 22
    7:00-8:30 in Mabee Ballroom C
    Our guest speakers include:
    Captain Dan from UPD
    Michael Stone from Auxillary Services
    Michael Peterson from Facilities
    Topics covered are:
    Parking rules
    Campus Master Plan
    Meal Plan and Prices
    Pizza will be provided

  • Coffee & Conversation Series: Halloween Celebration
    Wednesday, October 23, 2:00pm-3:00pm at Moody Hall Atrium

     Come and celebrate Halloween with the Office of International Education by eating some candy and painting mini pumpkins to display. 

  • Internship Mixer 2013
    Wednesday, October 23, 5:30pm-7:30pm at Main Building, Maloney Room

    Career Services will be hosting a mixer for company and government agency representatives to meet more than 100 St. Edward's University students interested in applying for business and communication focused internships.
     

  • The Palestinians in Syria & the Syrian War
    Wednesday, October 23, 6:00pm-9:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom A

    This lecture examines the historical realities of the Palestinian refugees in Syria, and assesses the nature of the community's tragic embroilment in the war.
    Dr. Anaheed Al-Hardan is a sociologist and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry in Berlin, where she is completing a book on memories of the 1948 Nakba in the Palestinian refugee community in Syria.
     
    Light reception to follow! 
    Co-Sponsored by: President Obama's Interfaith Challenge, Center for Ethics and Leadership, New College

  • The Cantinera "Cantina Girl" - A Documentary Screening
    Wednesday, October 23, 7:00pm-9:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    Please join us for a film screening and discussion following the film with filmmaker Ruth Villatoro and respected expert on human trafficking Dottie Laster, of Laster Global Consulting.
    Part of the St. Edward's University Fall 2013 focus on Human Trafficking and the Expansion of Human Rights.
    One of many events taking part during Free Austin, October 17-27 - Building a Slave Free City

  • Center for Teaching Excellence: Creating a Welcoming Classroom - Understanding Student Diversity
    Thursday, October 24, 12:00pm-1:30pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom A

    This hands-on workshop will address some of the challenges of serving students from increasingly diverse educational backgrounds and levels of English-language proficiency.  The first part of the workshop will examine our syllabi and assignments for cultural assumptions that our non-US students may not understand.  Please bring a syllabus or assignment to examine.  Then we will troubleshoot and identify individuals and offices on campus who can work with students, both international and US, struggling in our courses. Presenters:  Mity Myhr and Erin Ray, joined by Mary Culkin and Mike Merrill.  Lunch served at 11:45, please RSVP below.

  • 12th Annual McPhee Lecture: "Heartwork: Being a Spirit in the World" with Mark Nepo
    Thursday, October 24, 7:00pm-8:30pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    Since wakefulness is not a destination but a song the human heart keeps singing, the integrity of our heartwork depends on integrating who we are with what we do. In this keynote lecture, Mark will explore the dynamic paradox of being a spirit in the world and the heartwork required to inhabit our lives fully and to lead by example in our ongoing relationships to self, other, work, community and Source.
    Register online at www.setoncove.net or call 512.451.0272.

  • Battle of the Saints: Volleyball
    Thursday, October 24, 7:00pm-9:00pm at Recreation and Convocation Center Gym Floor

     Come support you Topper Volleyball team as they take on Saint Mary's in another Battle of the Saints game. Each win is important to win the ever covetted Battle of the Saints cup.

  • Revealing Place: Photographs from Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Texas
    Friday, October 25, 8:00am-Friday, November 8, 5:00pm at Fine Arts Gallery

    Students from Carnegie Mellon University, University of Missouri, and SEU were asked to use the camera to engage and explore themes that are cultural barometers of their respective communities. Seeking out groups, penomena, and locations, they document  widely varying subject matter. The photographers uncover for us the surprise of the unknown and at times offbeat. Project locations were selected to give a look at a range of American places. For more information, please visit the website.

  • 12th Annual McPhee Workshop: "Finding Inner Courage" with Mark Nepo
    Friday, October 25, 8:30am-3:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom

    This workshop is an exploration into how to find our way to our core, and to then sustain the practice of living from our core - to live out our courage. It will be an invitation to be in relationship with deep and live-giving material. Themes will include: 
    -The wisdom of a broken heart
    -The call to endure and endear
    -The courage to listen to your own life
    -The life skill of working with what we're given
    No experience is required, just a Beginner's Mind and Heart. Bring a journal.
     

  • Fusion Discussion Group: Is American Nonviolence Possible?
    Friday, October 25, 12:00pm-1:00pm at Fleck Hall, Room 305

    Martin Luther King, Jr. said "the choice is not between nonviolence and violence, but between nonviolence and nonexistence." Join us for lunch and discussion of whether American nonviolence is possible. The article was written by Todd May and can be found at http://opinionator.blog.nytimes.com/2013/04/21/is-american-nonviolence-p....
    RSVP to Casey Burkhart.

  • Adventure Leadership
    Friday, October 25, 2:30pm-7:00pm at Off-Campus

    SLT and UPB come together to bring back Adventure Leadership. This awesomely fun event will help you develope leadership skills and create some great friendhsips in the process. Sign-up for this years Adventure Leadership and you wont regret it.

  • Instr. Performance Recital Class
    Friday, October 25, 3:30pm-5:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

     Applied Instrumental Students perform for the Combined Voice Faculty. Free Admission. Open to the Public.

  • Opening Reception: Revealing Place: Photographs from Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Texas
    Friday, October 25, 6:00pm-8:00pm at Fine Arts Gallery

     
    Students from Carnegie Mellon University, University of Missouri, and SEU were asked to use the camera to engage and explore themes that are cultural barometers of their respective communities. Seeking out groups, penomena, and locations, they document  widely varying subject matter. The photographers uncover for us the surprise of the unknown and at times offbeat. Project locations were selected to give a look at a range of American places. For more information, please visit the website.
     

  • Chamber Music Concert
    Saturday, October 26, 7:30pm-9:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

     Come and enjoy the Fall concert of our St. Edward's Chamber Music ensemble. Admission is free. Public is invited. 

  • SEU Orchestra
    Sunday, October 27, 7:30pm-9:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom

    Come and hear the wonderful St. Edward's full Orchestra conducted by Dr. Robert Radmer present their Fall Concert. $5.00 general admission; $3.00 students, seniors, and children under 13. 

  • Dia de los Muertos Altar
    Monday, October 28, 10:00am-Sunday, November 3, 10:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Main Lobby

    The College Assistance Migrant Program invites you to participate in our annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration by helping construct an altar in honor of family, friends or famous persons who have died.  Dia de los Muertos is an indigenous Mexican holiday celebrating the life cycle through the building of temporary altars commemorating loved ones who have passed.  Altars contain picutures, flowers, food, and mementos from the lives of those we honor.
    Altar Construction:  Monday, Oct. 28th from 1:30-3 pm
    Altar Location:  Ragsdale Center Lobby
    Visit our table for information, interactive activites, and to create a memento honoring a loved one.
    Tuesday - Friday, 11 am - 2 pm
     Altar will remain up for viewing through Sunday, Nov. 3rd

  • China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections.
    Monday, October 28, 6:00pm-8:00pm at Munday Library

    Secretary Madeleine Albright, national speaker, will be speaking (via webcast) on Issues in the U.S. and China relations, she will then respond to questions received from audience members around the country. All of this will be followed by commentary from Dr. Paul Bolt, Professor at the United States Air Force Academy and Dr. Sharyl Cross, Distinguished Professor and Director of the Kozmetsky Center at St. Edward's University.
    SPACE IS LIMITED: Please RSVP to the Kozmetsky Center, kozmetskycenter@stedwards.edu or 512-233-1678.

  • Taizé Prayer Service
    Monday, October 28, 7:00pm-7:45pm at Brothers' Chapel, St. Joseph Hall

    All are invited to participate in an inclusive prayer service in the Brothers' Chapel in St. Joseph Hall from 7-7:45 pm. 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. Our services are simple and contemplative, seeking to provide quiet moments of prayer and reflection in our busy lives.
    Services will take place on these 2nd and 4th Mondays this fall: October 28; November 11 and 25; December 9

  • Lab Band Concert
    Monday, October 28, 7:30pm-9:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    Come see the University's up and coming young musicians perform traditional and modern jazz. Admission $5.00 at the door.
     

  • Managing Your Online Presence
    Tuesday, October 29, 5:30pm-6:30pm at Fleck Hall, Room 305

    Become more than just an Instagram photo or Facebook post. Join the professional world of social media and brand identity. Career services will teach you this and more in Managing our Online Presence 101.

    • How do employers view you online?
    • Do you have a LinkedIn profile?
    • Do recruiters search social media?
    • Do you have a professional photo?
    • Do you have a consistent online presence? 

    Event for undergraduate, graduate and new college students. RSVP to seu.careerplan@stedwards.edu
     

  • Public Lecture with Bobbie Gottschalk, Executive Vice President, Seeds of Peace
    Tuesday, October 29, 7:00pm-8:30pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    Seeds of Peace is an organization that brings together young people from Israel, Palestine, and other troubled areas for experience in living together peacefully. The organization has a summer camp in the United States and a Center for Coexistence in Jerusalem. More than 2,000 participants have graduated from the camp in Maine and then returned to their regions for regular meetings and coexistence programs. Barbara Gottschalk also has directed social service agencies responsible for treatment of people with mental and physical disabilities.

  • USAC Study Abroad Representative on Campus
    Wednesday, October 30, 10:00am-2:00pm at Moody Hall, Second Floor Top of Ramp

    Meet with the representative from USAC, Johanna Bailey, to discuss their plethora of study abroad programs in locations all over the world. 

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