Events

March 2014

  • Graphic Design Senior Exhibition
    Friday, February 14, 8:00am-Friday, March 7, 5:00pm at Fine Arts Gallery

    Celebrate the accomplishments of St. Edward's University graduating graphic design seniors as they present final examples of their creative research in this exhibit.

  • Learn More About the Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program at St. Edward's
    Monday, March 3, 6:00pm-8:00pm at North Austin campus, 9420 Research Blvd, Echelon III, Austin, TX 78759

    Ready to finish your bachelor’s degree? New College at St. Edward’s offers you the support of a well-known university with a distinguished history of providing high-quality education to adult students.
    Attend a St. Edward's University information session and learn about our degree completion programs.  Refreshments will be provided.
    RSVP for the Monday, March 3 event at http://www.stedwards.edu/admission/adultlearners/infosession.

  • Learn More About the MA in Counseling at St. Edward's
    Monday, March 3, 6:00pm-8:00pm at Main Building, Maloney Room

    These small group sessions are typically held in the evening, and serve as an introduction to St. Edward’s, our MA in Counseling program design, the practicum and licensure process, as well as strategies to put your best foot forward in the application process.
    RSVP for the Monday, March 3 event at http://www.stedwards.edu/admission/graduate/infosession.

  • Drunk Driving Simulator
    Tuesday, March 4, 11:00am-2:00pm 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 Tuesday, March 4 from 11 am - 2 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!

  • Leadership Learning Project Session 1
    Tuesday, March 4, 6:00pm-9:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom C

    A 6 week program for the upcoming leaders of a recognized organization . This program is designed to develop sustainable leaders who will not only have a positive impact on their organization but also contribute to the greater community.

  • Tech Snack - Social Annotation with Rap Genius
    Wednesday, March 5, 3:30pm-4:30pm at FRC - Premont 110

    How can you encourage peer-to-peer learning and close reading of text at the same time? The social annotation site Rap Genius allows users to do line-by-line annotation of texts while including multimedia in their marginalia. The site also tracks user points to make grading easy.  Join Catherine Bacon, Assistant Professor of University Programs, and Jeremy Dean, Chief of Education, Rap Genius for a discussion of how to get your students reading, annotating, and collaborating outside of the classroom.

  • Battle of the Bands
    Wednesday, March 5, 6:00pm-8:00pm at Holy Cross Hall Lawn

    University Programming Events Battle of the Bands 2014! Join us on March 5th on Holy Cross Lawn as we showcase the talented musicians of St. Edward's as they face-off and share their talent in the climactic competition of Battle of the Bands!

  • Learn More About the School of Management and Business Graduate Programs at St. Edward's
    Thursday, March 6, 6:00pm-8:00pm at North Austin campus, 9420 Research Blvd, Echelon III, Austin, TX 78759

    Learn about our flexible course schedules, and the career skills and credentials you’ll gain in each program. Find out how a graduate degree is a smart investment. See if our nationally ranked university is the right fit for your goals.
    Meet faculty members, and see how these challenging and rewarding programs can enhance your professional success and personal fulfillment.
    You’ll get details on the following degree options:

    • Master of Accounting
    • Master of Arts in Organization Development
    • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    • Master of Science in Computer Information Systems
    • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Ethics

    RSVP for the Thursday, March 6 event at http://www.stedwards.edu/admission/graduate/infosession.

  • A Global Conversation on Entrepreneurship Education during SXSW Interactive
    Sunday, March 9, 2:00pm-6:00pm at Munday Library

    St. Edward’s University’s School of Management and Business invites you to the beautiful south Austin campus for an open house in the new, state-of-the-art Munday Library. Join us for showcases from of university programming, and receive tours of the new facility.
    The event will be highlighted by a roundtable discussion titled “A Global Conversation on Entrepreneurship Education.”
    Moderated by Austin American-Statesman finance and economy reporter, Dan Zehr, the roundtable discussion will feature a distinguished panel of leaders in entrepreneurship research and entrepreneurial education including: 
     

    • Bill Aulet, Director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship at MIT
    • Connie Bourassa-Shaw, Director, University of Washington Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship
    • Bruce Barringer, Department Head, N. Malone Mitchell, Jr. Chair School of Entrepreneurship at Oklahoma St. University
    • Tom Byers, Professorship endowed chair in the School of Engineering at Stanford University
    • Robert Peterson, Director IC2 Institute Director/Associate Vice President for Research
    • Kam Fai Wong, Associate Dean of Engineering School, Chinese University of Hong Kong
    • Bernard Suen, Project Director, Center for Entrepreneurship, Chinese University of Hong Kong
    • Bril Flint, Chairman, Central Texas Angels Network 

    Time:
     
    2 – 3 p.m. Registration, mixer, food and refreshments
    3 – 4:30 p.m. Panel presentation
    4:30 – 6 p.m. Networking & Showcase of St. Edward's University Programs
     
    Register here http://bit.ly/1dYwuOh  
     

  • Spring Break Showcase
    Monday, March 10, 8:00am-Friday, March 14, 4:00pm at Main Building, Room 111

     
    The Admission Office at St. Edward's University is open during Spring Break (March 10-14).
    You can take a campus tour that includes viewing a residence hall room and also attend an information session. There are sessions for accepted students designed to answer pertinent questions about enrollment and sessions for prospective students who are just beginning the college search process.
     

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

    The CFR Academic Conference Call, "Overdoing or Underdoing: Why Can't American Foreign Policy Do Better?,” presented by Stephen Sestanovich, George F. Kennan Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies, will be held March 12. These interesting and hour-long conference calls feature renowned experts on contemporary topics. Space is limited. RSVP is required. meris@stedwards.edu or 233-1678.
    These calls are sponsored by the Kozmetsky Center.

  • Leadership Learning Project Session 2
    Tuesday, March 18, 6:00pm-9:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom C

    A 6 week program for the upcoming leaders of a recognized organization . This program is designed to develop sustainable leaders who will not only have a positive impact on their organization but also contribute to the greater community.

  • Dinner with Six Strangers
    Tuesday, March 18, 6:30pm-Wednesday, March 26, 8:30pm at Main Building, Maloney Room

    Please join us for the Multicultural Leadership Boards upcoming "Dinner with 6 Strangers"
    The event will take place Wednesday, March 26th @ 6:30pm in Maloney
    This semester's theme...Where do you place your roots, and why?
    • What factors have contributed to forming the person you are today?
    • What makes your heritage unique?
    • How has your family and childhood influenced your personal, social and, professional relationships?
    • How has your culture, religion, and ethnicity impacted your life experiences?
    Included will be...
    • Dinner, dessert, and refreshments
    • Intimate conversation
    • Music
    • Interactive activities
    Attendees will be able to...share their stories of what life events formed the person they are today, interact with new and familiar faces while participating in meaningful dialogue and activities, and learning of differing cultures, heritages, and paradigms.
     

  • Arcadia University Study Abroad on Campus
    Wednesday, March 19, 11:00am-2:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Main Lobby

     A representative from Arcadia University's study abroad programs will be on campus to talk to student about their options to study abroad through Arcadia.

  • Rescheduled! Mind of Pope Francis: Evangelii Guadium Discussion and Reflection Group
    Wednesday, March 19, 12:00pm-1:00pm at Fleck Hall, Room 305

    The Center for Religion and Culture is sponsoring a three-part series exploring Pope Francis’ first Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (Joy of the Gospel).  It is a document that will have a deep impact on the Church for several generations because it explores the pope’s thinking at length. Each session stands alone.  The first session will provide an overview and explore the Introduction and Chapter One (The Church’s Missionary Transformation).  Please email Casey for the document.  Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP.

  • Dr. Rondo Keele Presents: "Mind the Gap: Orientalism, Secularism and the History of Philosophy"
    Wednesday, March 19, 5:00pm-6:00pm at Fleck Hall, Room 305

    Professional philosophers and historians of ideas face a double gap in their education on the history of philosophy: in their knowledge of philosophy in the Latin Christian West, and in their knowledge of the Islamic philosophical tradition in the same period. For most Anglo-American researchers and teachers, Islamic philosophy from 900-1200 is terra incognita. This talk shows, through two accessible examples (al-Ghazali and Ibn Sina), how these gaps cripple our accounts of central philosophical concepts, and even prevent correctly analyzing important philosophical arguments of modern interest.

    Sponsored by Center for Ethics and Leadership. Light reception to follow.

  • Movie on the Lawn: Catching Fire
    Wednesday, March 19, 8:00pm-10:00pm at Holy Cross Hall Lawn

    Come out to the lawn and watch The Hunger Games: Catching Fire with UPB! FREE! Drinks and snacks provided! Bring a blanket in case it's chilly! 

  • Experiential Learning at Wild Basin
    Thursday, March 20, 11:00am-12:00pm at FRC (Faculty Resource Center, Premont 110)

    How can you encourage student learning outside the classroom? How do you break down research tasks to make them accessible for students? How can you involve students in collaborative research projects? Join John Abbott, Director, Wild Basin Creative Research Center, for a discussion of how they are using the mobile app iNaturalist to involve students and the public in the documenting the flora and fauna at Wild Basin. Share your own ideas for crowdsourcing, collaborative student research projects, mobile learning, and place-based learning.

  • GradFest 2014
    Thursday, March 20, 11:00am-7:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom

    Attention Graduates!  If you like convenience, then you'll love GradFest!  GradFest will be held on Thursday, March 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Mabee Ballroom.
    GradFest offers one-stop shopping for all your graduation needs - caps, gowns, announcements, class rings and more.  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 graduation photo taken with the Main Building in the background - regalia provided at the event
    • Learn more about the Hilltop Send-off:  A Celebration for Graduates
  • Fusion Discussion Group: The Siege of Academe (Co-Sponsored by CTE)
    Friday, March 21, 12:00pm-1:00pm at Fleck Hall, Room 314

    Students, staff and faculty are invited to join us for lunch as we discuss "the Siege of Academe." For years, Silicon Valley has failed to breach the walls of higher education with disruptive technology. But the tide of the battle is changing. A report from the front lines, by Kevin Carey in Washington Monthly. Read the article here: http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/septemberoctober_2012/features/_its_three_oclock_in039373.php?page=all.
    Please RSVP to Casey Burkhart as lunch will be provided.

  • EdWeb & myHilltop Transition Downtime
    Friday, March 21, 5:00pm-Saturday, March 22, 8:00pm

    This weekend we'll be migrating data as part of our transition to new administrative software in preparation for Summer/Fall registration. To accommodate this final push, the following systems will be unavailable from 5 PM Friday, March 21 - 8 PM Saturday, March 22:

    • myHilltop (incl. access to StarRez and the Billing Center)
    • Banner INB
    • Banner SSB
    • Argos
    • CARS / JENZABAR
    • EdWeb

    Please note: Login access to myHilltop will be completely disabled during this time.
     
    We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience. Should you encounter an error message, please try again in a few hours.
     

  • Opening Reception: Photocommunications Senior Exhibition
    Friday, March 21, 6:00pm-8:00pm at Fine Arts Gallery

    Celebrate the accomplishments of St. Edward's University graduating photocommunication seniors as they present final examples of their creative research in this exhibit.

  • Stargazing Event at Wild Basin
    Friday, March 21, 7:30pm-9:30pm at Wild Basin Creative Research Center

    Austin Astronomical Society members and Wild Basin volunteers conduct special astronomy tours at Wild Basin, weather permitting. Members of the Austin Astronomical Society volunteer telescopes for viewing at the overlook and in the parking lot.
    Advance reservations are highly recommended. To make a reservation, email kimj@stedwards.edu or call (512) 327-7622.  
    It is recommended that you bring drinking water, a small flashlight, binoculars (if you have them), and good walking shoes. 

  • CEL Speaker Series: Elizabeth Ann Musselman "Legal Regulation of Domestic Violence in Native American Communities"
    Monday, March 24, 2:00pm-3:15pm at Fleck Hall, Room 305

    Join us as Ms. Musselman discusses the legal regulation of domestic violence in Native American communities. This talk is sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Leadership. A light reception will follow.

  • Is Justice on the Menu?
    Monday, March 24, 6:00pm-7:30pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom C

    In honor of National Farmworker Awareness Week, Bon Appétit and the CAMP Program at St. Edward's are co-hosting a screening and discussion of keynote talks from the 2011 TedxFruitvale: Harvesting Change Conference.
    Learn about the labor conditions on farms in the United States from St. Edward's students, how Bon Appétit is partnering with farmworkers to make change, and how students can get involved.  Below is a flyer with more information. 

  • The Story Behind the Food
    Tuesday, March 25, 6:00pm-7:30pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom

     Bon Appetit fellow Alyse Festenstein will be leading a conversation on food and sustainability next Tuesday, March 25th, at 6:00 PM in the Mabee Ballroom located on the third floor of the Ragsdale Center.   RSVP at bit.ly/StoryBehindtheFood.

  • Leadership Learning Project Session 3
    Tuesday, March 25, 6:00pm-9:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom C

    A 6 week program for the upcoming leaders of a recognized organization . This program is designed to develop sustainable leaders who will not only have a positive impact on their organization but also contribute to the greater community

  • Women, Global Security, Conflict & Peace
    Wednesday, March 26, 1:00pm-2:30pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom A

    The Kozmetsky Center will be hosting a lecture on Women, Global Security, Conflict & Peace given by Mari Skaare, NATO Secretary General's Special Representative for Women, Peace & Security.

  • The Most Reverend John McCarthy Lecture Series on the Catholic Church in the 21st Century: "Swords into Plowshares: Catholic Teaching and America's Role in the World" with Most Rev. Robert W. McElroy
    Wednesday, March 26, 5:00pm-6:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    Join us for a presentation from Most Reverend Robert W. McElroy, auxiliary bishop, archdiocese of San Francisco. Bishop McElroy will present "Swords into Plowshares: Catholic Teaching and America's Role in the World." Valet parking will be available. A reception will follow the lecture in Jones lobby. This event is free and open to the public. 

  • GlobeMed presents “They Call It Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain”
    Wednesday, March 26, 6:00pm-9:00pm at John Brooks Williams Natural Sciences Center-South Building, Room 186

    Shot clandestinely over a 2-year period by Robert Lieberman, this film provides a look at the second-most isolated country on the planet. It lifts the curtain to expose the everyday life in a country that has been held in the iron grip of a brutal military regime for 48years.
     
    A faculty-led discussion will follow. Raffle and donation proceeds benefit the Burmese Women’s Union, an organization in Thailand that provides education and support for women refugees from Myanmar.
     
    GlobeMed at SEU is a student chapter of a nationwide organization.  Join us on Wednesday to learn more!

  • Who Grew Your Food?
    Wednesday, March 26, 9:15pm-11:30pm at Tecolote Farm

     Bon Appetit fellow Alyse Festenstein will be leading a visit to nearby Tecolote Farms on Wednesday, March 26th, from 9:15 AM - 11:30 AM.  Participants will meet with the owner, Katie Kraemer Pitre, and learn of the farms many growing practices.  Tecolote Farms is a farm to fork partner with Bon Appetit.  Please RSVP by March 21st at bit.ly/tecolotefarmvisit.

  • Council on Foreign Relations Academic Conference Call
    Thursday, March 27, 11:00am-12:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Lucas Room (Room 301)

     The CFR Academic Conference Call, "Update on the Congo,” presented by Jason Stearns, will be held March 27. These interesting and hour-long conference calls feature renowned experts on contemporary topics. Space is limited. RSVP is required. meris@stedwards.edu or 233-1678.
    These calls are sponsored by the Kozmetsky Center.

  • Job & Internship Fair-March 27
    Thursday, March 27, 1:00pm-4:00pm at Recreation and Convocation Center Gym Floor

    Attend St. Edward's annual Job & Internship Fair on March 27, 1-4pm in the RCC (Recreation & Convocation Center).

    • Bring copies of resume
    • Wear business attire (no caps or torn jeans)
    • Bring your Hilltopper ID for admission
    • Follow event on Twitter: #seujobfair2014
    • For more information visit the Career Services website.  Click on Student link for a handout on how to prepare for the job fair. 
    • Fill out evaluation form when you leave and be eligible for $50 Visa gift card drawings
  • The Red Bench: Interfaith Conversations that Matter
    Thursday, March 27, 6:30pm-8:30pm at Main Building, Maloney Room

    Red Bench Topic: HOME
    The Red Bench is a dialogue program, inspired by Dr. Betty Sue Flowers at UT, centered on moderated small group discussions that are respectful and safe.  No one is expected to be an expert on the topics, but all are invited to share from their personal experiences and listen with their hearts.
    This event is open to Students, Staff and Faculty.
    A modest meal is provided beginning at 6:30pm.
    RSVP's are requested for catering (reldiv@stedwards.edu).  Indicate any dietary restrictions and needs.
    Sponsored by Campus Ministry and Interfaith Action of Central Texas (iACT)
     

  • Brown Bag Lunch: Merrily We Roll Along
    Friday, March 28, 12:00pm-1:00pm at Mary Moody Northen Theatre

    Staff and faculty members are invited to Mary Moody Northen Theatre from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, March 28, to attend a lunch and preview of the theatre's production of Merrily We Roll Along, written by George Fruth and directed by Ev Lunning, Jr. Seating is limited. RSVP to Casey Burkhart for lunch. Please mention special dietary restrictions.

  • Pre-Departure Orientation for Summer/Fall 2014
    Friday, March 28, 2:00pm-5:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom C

     Pre-Departure Orientation for study abroad students in the Summer and Fall of 2014. 

  • The Salt Lick Experience
    Friday, March 28, 2:30pm-6:00pm at The Salt Lick

    Join UPB on a trip out to the famous BBQ restaurant, The Salt Lick!
    A $5 reservation fee gets pays for your transportation and all you can eat, family style BBQ and sides at The Salt Lick. (A $25 value)
    Sign ups start March 17th! (Limited seating)
     

  • National Holy Cross Day of Service
    Saturday, March 29, 7:30am-3:00pm

    National Holy Cross Day of Service is the largest service project from the Office of Community Engagement this year. Students at various Holy Cross schools across the nation use this day to give back to their respective communities. Join us as we serve the Dove Springs/Onion Creek and East Holly neighborhoods, as well as the Wild Basin Preserve, and celebrate our Holy Cross heritage! Don’t miss on this amazing opportunity to serve!

  • Admission Office Open House
    Saturday, March 29, 8:30am-2:00pm at Main Building, Room 111

    Prefer to visit St. Edward's on a weekend?
     

    Join us Saturday, March 29 for an up-close, personal look at St. Edward’s University. Stop by the Admission Office Open House, and let us show you why U.S. News and World Report recognized St. Edward's University as one of "America's Best Colleges."
     
    Campus tours and admission information sessions will be available throughout the day. Pick and choose the activities and times that work best for your schedule. 
     

  • Learn More About the MA in Counseling at St. Edward’s
    Saturday, March 29, 10:30am-1:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom

    Interested in a graduate degree in counseling? Join us for an upcoming preview day and learn about our Master of Arts in Counseling program design, the practicum and licensure process, as well as strategies to put your best foot forward in the application process. You’ll hear how our challenging and rewarding programs can enhance your professional success and personal fulfillment.
     
    RSVP for the Saturday, March 29 event at https://ennect.com/e2383.

  • Holy Cross Institute Convocation 2014
    Sunday, March 30, 8:00am-Monday, March 31, 10:00pm

    The Holy Cross Institute invites the St. Edward's comunity to join us at Convocation 2014.
    Event theme: "Trends in Private Catholic Education, to 2020 and Beyond"
    Keynote Speaker: Father Joseph M. O'Keefe, S.J., Interim Director, Center for Ignatian Spirituality, Boston College

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