December 2013

  • Stories of Creation, Destruction, and Deliberation, works by Joe Meiser

    Friday, November 15, 8:00am-Friday, December 6, 5:00pm at Fine Arts Gallery

    This exhibition examines existential questions related to consciousness, artificial intelligence, and the nature of human belief.  Looking at how contemporary technologies have changed the way we think about death, and the conflicting narratives about mortality offered by science and religion.  Appropriate to this group of topics, Meiser used a CAD program for the design and fabrication of many of the works in this exhibition, creating an interesting dynamic between the origin and content of the projects, and highlighting Meiser's assertion that the human condition is steeped in paradox.

  • Performance Recital Class

    Sunday, December 1, 4:00pm-5:30pm at Main Building, Maloney Room

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

  • The Well: An All-Christian Worship Service

    Sunday, December 1, 5:00pm-6:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    Join us at the "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.
    The final fall 2013 service will meet in Jones Auditorium from 5-6 pm on December 1.

  • Cultural Foundations Middle East Film Series: 5 Broken Cameras (Dir. Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi, Israel and Palestine 2011)

    Monday, December 2, 6:00pm-8:00pm at JBWS 266

    Shot mostly by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who received his first camera in 2005 to film protests in his village as his youngest son was born, the footage was tuned into a galvanizing cinematic experience by Israeli supporter and filmmaker Guy Davidi and Burnat. Structured around the violent destruction of Burnat’s video cameras, the filmmakers’ collaboration follows one family’s evolution over five years of village turmoil. 90 minutes.
    Faculty-led discussion to follow. Admission is free and open to the St. Edward’s community, students in the CULF sequence are especially encouraged to attend. 

  • Ecology and Environment Fair

    Wednesday, December 4, 12:00pm-2:00pm at Ragsdale Lawn

    The freshman students in the Ecology and Environment class have spent this semester learning about sustainability and the impact we have on the world around us. As final projects for the attached Rhetoric & Composition sections, they have developed visual arguments on the areas studied, including water conservation, alternative energy, and the dangerous consequences of reckless development on biodiversity and the environment.
    Join the class on the Ragsdale Lawn December 4th to see the results of the students' research and get a better glimpse into some of the environmental issues that are of critical concern in today's world.

  • Coffee & Conversation Series: Faculty Led (France)

    Wednesday, December 4, 2:00pm-3:00pm at Moody Hall Atrium

     Interested in the 2014 Faculty Led programs?
    Meet with the professors and the OIE Faculty Led advisor to discuss the program details. You will also have a chance meet with other interested study abroad students and share your plans and ideas.
    Free coffee, tea, and snacks!

  • Coffee & Conversation Series: A Christmas Special

    Wednesday, December 4, 2:00pm-3:00pm at Moody Hall Atrium

     Join the OIE in celebrating the holiday season by decorating holiday cookies to take home or eat on the spot. OIE will provide the supplies just bring your creativity. Coffee, tea, and hot chocolate will add to the holiday spirit.

  • Open Mic Night

    Wednesday, December 4, 6:00pm-8:00pm at Meadow's Coffeehouse

    Sign up to play a few of your favorite songs or recite some literature at Jo's Coffee Shop in Ragsdale. Or just come listen to some of St. Edwards talented students.

  • Music Celebration Concert

    Thursday, December 5, 7:30pm-9:00pm at Main Building, Maloney Room

    Featuring the applied students of the SEU Music Department presenting a wide variety of solo performances.
    Admission is free.
    Open to the public.

  • Festival of Lights

    Friday, December 6, 6:30pm-9:00pm at Main Building Lawn

    Join the St. Edward's community as we celebrate and reflect upon the Advent Season through prayer, readings and song under the brilliant illumination of the Main Building.  Free hot chocolate will be served on the lawn.
    The Holiday Concert will follow the steps program. Due to limited seating, the annual Holiday Concert will require a ticket for entry (tickets are free).

    The eventbrite site will be open beginning Wednesday, December 4th at 5:00pm.
    Tickets should be picked up prior to the event on Thursday, December 5th and December 6th during normal business hours in Andre Hall Room 107. 
    A printed copy of your receipt must be provided to receive your tickets (ignore the prompt on the receipt to bring the ticket to the event itself).

  • Free coffee or cocoa from car2go Austin!

    Monday, December 9, 11:00am-Wednesday, December 11, 3:00pm at Meadow's Coffeehouse

    Join car2go Austin at the Meadows Coffee House in the Ragsdale Center for free coffee or cocoa! Representatives will be handing out coupons for a free coffee or cocoa while supplies last. Also, enjoy free car2go memberships that include 30 minutes of drivetime by using promo code college0030 at Thanks to car2go, Christmas comes early this year!

  • TaizĂ© Prayer Service

    Monday, December 9, 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.
    This is our final prayer service for the fall semester. Services will resume in January, 2014.

  • Holiday Luncheon

    Thursday, December 12, 11:00am-Friday, December 13, 2:00pm at South Congress Market

    Please enjoy a special Holiday Lunch prepared by Bon Appétit Management Company.  The meals will be served in South Congress Market between 11am and 2pm on Thursday, December 12th and Friday, December 13th.  For questions and to make reservations please contact Vonita Edens at x1017.
    Thursday, December 12th, 2013
    Roasted Rosemary Turkey w/ Pan Gravy or Herb Crusted Rainbow Trout
    Vegetarian Option-- Mushroom, Spinach and Cheese Manicotti
    Honey Glazed Sweet Potatoes
    Sourdough & Sage Stuffing
    Sautéed Rainbow Chard & Shallots
    Green Bean Almandine
    Seasonal Desserts
    Dessert & Drink included
    Friday, December 13th, 2013
    Prime Rib with Au Jus & Horseradish Sauce or Pan Seared Artic Char
    Vegetarian Option --  Creamy Fruitful Hill Farm Neck Pumpkin Risotto
    Roasted Garlic Whipped Potatoes
    Wild Rice & Cherry Pilaf
    Southern Style Braised Kale
    Creamed Corn
    Seasonal Desserts
    Dessert & Drink Included

  • Wild Basin Second Saturday Guided Hike

    Saturday, December 14, 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,
    If you would like to attend but the registration is full please contact Kim Johnson at,    

  • CARS / EdWeb Downtime

    Saturday, December 21, 8:00am-1:00pm at

     CARS, EdWeb, and the admin server will be unavailable while Office of IT staff relocate hardware on campus.

  • Mail, Blackboard, EdWeb & Other Networked Service Downtime

    Sunday, December 22, 8:00am-1:00pm at

    All networked services, including Blackboard, email, EdWeb, EduBlogs/ and others, will be intermittently unavailable for users off-campus while Office of IT staff complete work on university firewalls. Access to services outside of campus will be intermittently unavailable for users on-campus.