Events

February 2015

  • Faculty Talks: Amy Root Clements - Alfred A. Knopf and the Launch of a Publishing Powerhouse

    Monday, February 2, 3:30pm-5:00pm at Fleck Hall, Room 314

    Faculty Talks feature SEU faculty discussing their scholarly or creative work and its influence on their teaching.  In June 1915, recent Columbia University graduate Alfred Knopf and his fiancée, Blanche Wolf, founded a publishing firm that would become regarded by many as the pinnacle of America’s book trade. How did two twentysomethings overcome outsider status to forge a reputation for excellence that has endured well past their lifetimes? From the acquisitions process to graphic design and marketing, Amy Clements explores the cornerstones of this unique literary legacy—and the implications for our entrepreneurial students.  RSVP below at:  More Information Online.

  • Nostra Aetate Lecture: Experiencing Empathy in Our Time--Reflections on Nostra Aetate from the Classroom and on the Ground

    Tuesday, February 3, 7:00pm-8:30pm at Carter Auditorium

    In this talk, Dr. Angela Kim Harkins will give some reflections on Nostra Aetate, the watershed document from Vatican II, whose Golden Jubilee will be celebrated this October 2015. Her talk will discuss how Jewish-Christian-Relations after the Holocaust is experienced now in the 21st century, both in the classroom at Fairfield University, a Jesuit University in Fairfield Connecticut, and on the ground, during her residency in the Land of Israel during the summer of 2013 when she was a Christian Leaders Initiative Fellow of the American Jewish Committee and the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem.

  • Nostra Aetate Lecture: Experiencing Empathy in Our Time--Reflections on Nostra Aetate from the Classroom and on the Ground

    Tuesday, February 3, 7:00pm-8:30pm at John Brooks Williams Natural Sciences Center-South Building, Room 186

     
     Dr. Angela Kim Harkins will give reflections on Nostra Aetate, the watershed document from Vatican II, whose Golden Jubilee will be celebrated this October. Her talk will discuss how Jewish-Christian-Relations after the Holocaust is experienced now in the 21st century, both in the classroom at Fairfield University, a Jesuit University in Fairfield Connecticut, and on the ground, during her residency in Israel during the summer of 2013 when she was a Christian Leaders Initiative Fellow of the American Jewish Committee and the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem.  Reception to follow.

     
     

  • Movie in Jones Auditorium

    Tuesday, February 3, 8:00pm-10:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    A movie will be shown in Jones Auditorium. Movie to be announced!

  • Learning Management System Demos -- Canvas

    Wednesday, February 4, 9:30am-11:00am at LIbrary - Room 141

    As part of St. Edward's Learning Management System (LMS) Evaluation, the task force has invited two learning management system vendors--Blackboard and Canvas by Instructure-- to campus to demonstrate their products.  We urge all faculty to attend the demos and provide feedback as part of our evaluation process.  Both vendors will demonstrate their products twice during their campus visit to reach as many faculty as possible.  
    Canvas Demos will be held in Library 141
    9:30-11:00  Open Faculty Session-Demo and Q and A
     
    1:00-2:30    Open Faculty Session-Demo and Q and A

  • Fusion Discussion Group: The Disruption Machine--What the Gospel of Innovation Gets Wrong

    Wednesday, February 4, 12:00pm-1:00pm at Fleck Hall, Room 305

    Join the next Fusion Discussion Group where students, staff and faculty openly explore the theory of disruptive innovation, which sometimes leads to offering a low-quality product that results in unfavorable profits and which may devour an entire industry.  This growing trend to "disrupt or be disrupted" spans the industry spectrum from computers and healthcare to hydraulic lifts and higher education. Is this the path we wish to travel? Let's discuss it! Read the article here: http://bit.ly/disruptionmachine.  Seating is limited.  Lunch will be provided.

  • The Red Bench: Interfaith Dialogues That Matter - Topic is "Justice"

    Wednesday, February 4, 6:30pm-8:30pm at Brothers of Holy Cross Community Room - New Chapel Building

     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.
    RSVP's encouraged (reldiv@stedwards.edu)
     
     
    Dinner provided.
     
     
    The Red Bench series is a collaboration between Campus Ministry and Interfaith Action of Central Texas (iACT) and a part of the President's Interfaith Service Challenge.
     

  • Theatre Production Preview and Luncheon: MISALLIANCE

    Friday, February 6, 12:00pm-1:00pm at Mary Moody Northen Theatre

    Staff and faculty members are invited to Mary Moody Northen Theatre on Friday, February 6 from 12-1:00 p.m. to enjoy a luncheon and preview of the theatre's production of Misalliance, written by George Bernard Shaw and directed by Robert Tolaro.  Lunch is limited to 50 people, but anyone is welcome to attend without a lunch.  RSVP to Sherri Defesche at sherrid@stedwards.edu.

  • Indie Meme Film Festival

    Saturday, February 7, 11:00am-Sunday, February 8, 8:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    University Studies is sponsoring the Indie Meme Film Festival on campus. Indie Meme distributes independent Indian films, both documentary and fictional. This showcase will present 10 South Asian films covering the diverse subcontinent including National Award winning films, award-winning performances, and beautiful & haunting music. Live Skype Q&A with many of the filmmakers following the films.
    FREE for St. Edwards Students/Faculty/Staff with ID. For non-SEU community a 2-day film pass is $25, $15 for Indie Meme Members.
     

  • TaizĂ© Prayer Service

    Monday, February 9, 7:00pm-7:45pm at Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel

     All are invited to participate in our next Taizé prayer service in Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel from 7-7:45 pm. These services are based on the values and worship style of the ecumenical 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: February 9 and 23; March 9 and 23; April 13.
     
     

  • Getting to Year 2

    Friday, February 13, 2:00pm-6:30pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom

    This is a conference designed for first year students to help make their transition into their second year on the hilltop a smooth and successful one. 

  • Senior Retreat

    Friday, February 13, 3:00pm-Saturday, February 14, 9:00pm at Canyon Lake, TX

    Attention Seniors! Take a short break to reflect on your time at St. Ed's, envision your future after graduation and stop to enjoy these last moments with other Seniors. This overnight retreat led by staff and alumni provides an opportunity to share memories and pray together for God's blessing as you prepare to move beyond the Hilltop. The Retreat is open to all seniors graduating in December 2014, May, August or December 2015.
     
    Register online by Monday, February 9, at http://bit.ly/STEDSsenior

  • Mardi Gras Masked Ball

    Friday, February 13, 7:00pm-9:30pm at Main Building, Maloney Room

    Organized by the French section of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
    Cajun food, dance lessons and information about the Carnival in French-speaking countries. 
    Recommended attire: masks and costumes. 

  • Mardi Gras Masked Ball

    Friday, February 13, 7:00pm-10:00pm at Main Building, Maloney Room

    Mardi Gras Masked Ball (Open to everyone!)
    The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures invites you to a Mardi Gras Masked Ball.  There will be Cajun food, dance lessons and information about Carnival in French-speaking countries and regions.   Masks and costumes are encouraged, but not required.

  • Scholar Visit Day

    Monday, February 16, 8:30am-4:00pm at Ragsdale Center, Ballroom, Third Floor

    Visit Day for Admission Scholarship Recipients
    High school seniors who have received a merit scholarship from the Office of Admission are invited to spend the day at St. Edward's University to learn about options for academically-accomplished students.  Take a campus tour, learn about fellowship opportunities (including the Fulbright),  take an ethics class, meet faculty and tour the residential Living Learning Communities with current scholars.
    This program is free of charge and by invitation only.   Register at http://ennect.com/e2505.

  • A Faculty Reading

    Tuesday, February 17, 5:00pm-7:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    Please join us for an evening of readings from St. Edward’s faculty.  Mary Helen Specht will read from Migratory Animals, her debut novel published this spring by Harper Perennial.  There will also be readings of poetry and creative nonfiction from Dr. Alan Altimont, Tomas Morin, and others with recently published creative work.
     
    Tuesday, February 17th, 5:00 p.m. | Jones Auditorium (RAGS 101)

  • Seniors Staying Connected- February

    Tuesday, February 17, 6:30pm-8:30pm at Fleck Hall, Room 314

    A selected group of senior student leaders are invited to meet with top administrators each month at events hosted by the Office of Student Life. The conversations between students and administrators will serve as opportunities for students to learn valuable information about such topics as university strategic plans, history, goals, and how they can be influential in the future.

  • Lunar New Year: The Year of the Hilltopper!

    Tuesday, February 17, 6:30pm-8:30pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom

    It's finally here!  The Year of the Goat is upon us!  Join the Multicultural Leadership Board as we usher in the Lunar New Year with traditional dances, delicious snacks, and other festivities to bring justice to the YEAR OF THE HILLTOPPER! 

  • Open Mic Night

    Wednesday, February 18, 7:00pm-9:00pm at Meadow's Coffeehouse

     Come to Jo's and show your chops!

  • Open Mic Night

    Wednesday, February 18, 7:00pm-9:00pm at Meadow's Coffeehouse

    Show off your talents at Jo's Coffeehouse from 7-9pm. No sign-ups; first come, first serve. Please limit selections to 5 mins.  

  • K1 Speed Austin Excursion

    Friday, February 20, 3:30pm-7:00pm at K1 Speed Austin

    Join UPB in this go kart excursion! We will be going to K1 Speed Austin. The $15 fee covers transportation and two races (two races are usually $49!). So sign up soon! Spots are limited! Sign up here: https://stedwards.collegiatelink.net/form/start/59639

  • Student Homecoming Week

    Saturday, February 21, 7:30am-Sunday, March 1, 4:00pm at

     
    Sat., Feb. 21

    Service Project
    7:30 a.m. | RCC bit.ly/serve1day
     
    Sun., Feb. 22
    Topper Cup Kick-off
    1:30 p.m. | RCC
    Cardboard Regatta
    2 p.m. | Pool
     
    Mon., Feb. 23
    Board Painting
    7 p.m. | Garage

     
    Tues., Feb. 24
    Great Topper Race
    7 p.m. | Alumni Gym

    Wed., Feb. 25
    Dodgeball and Connect 4
    7 p.m. | RCC
     
    Thurs., Feb. 26
    Food Drive Weigh-In
    5 p.m. | RCC Lot
     
    Fri., Feb. 27
    Casino
    7-11 p.m. | Austin Sports Center

     
    Sat., Feb. 28
    Tailgate and Concert
    11 a.m.-9 p.m. | Alumni Gym Lot

     

  • Homecoming: Topper Cup Kick-off

    Sunday, February 22, 1:30pm-2:00pm at Recreation and Convocation Center Gym Floor

    Join us for the official Topper Cup Kick-off as we gather all Homecoming Teams to size up the competition and show their spirit.  Teams are highly encouraged to chant, cheer, and introduce the campus to their awesome team!
     
    Homecoming Court will also be officially announced!

  • Homecoming: Cardboard Regatta

    Sunday, February 22, 2:00pm-4:00pm at Recreation and Convocation Center, Pool

    Strategy. Teamwork. VICTORY! It’s not just about the boat, but how you float!
    Starting with the judging of the creative aspect, teams will race in the pool to see whose boat is the most seaworthy.

  • Homecoming: Board Painting

    Monday, February 23, 7:00pm-8:00pm at Parking Garage, 3rd Floor

    Help make a spirited scene on campus! Paints and brushes are provided, so bring your team and your ideas, you only have one hour!
     
    Judging takes place later in the week.

  • Homecoming: The Great Topper Race

    Tuesday, February 24, 7:00pm-9:00pm at UFCU Alumni Gym

    Teams will test their SEU knowledge, physical endurance, and wit in this team race all over the Hilltop!

  • Homecoming: Connect 4 Tournament

    Wednesday, February 25, 7:00pm-9:00pm at Recreation and Convocation Center, Lobby

    The oversized Connect 4 boards bring back an old Homecoming tradition with this partner’s tournament guaranteed to transport you to your childhood!

  • Homecoming: Dodgeball Tournament

    Wednesday, February 25, 7:00pm-11:00pm at Recreation and Convocation Center Gym Floor

    DODGE, DUCK, DIP, DIVE, DODGE! Whether you’re an average Joe, or a real pro, this tournament will offer a wealth of energetic fun and excitement!

  • Homecoming: Food Drive Weigh-In

    Thursday, February 26, 5:00pm-5:30pm at RCC Parking Lot

    See how teams stack-up with a final weigh-in of food collected throughout the week. Heaviest pile wins!

  • Homecoming and Parents Weekend GOLF Tournament

    Friday, February 27, 11:30am-5:30pm at Roy Kizer Golf Course

    We cordially invite you to join Campus Recreation for the 2015 Homecoming and Parents Weekend Golf Tournament. We are excited to bring this new tradition to the alumni, parents, friends, and current St. Edward's University community for the first time in 2015.  Registration is limited, so get signed up EARLY!  Green fees, cart, range balls, prizes and lunch will be provided.
    Tournament Format: 4 Person Scramble ($80 per play / $320 per team)
    Registration deadline: MONDAY FEB 16, 2015
    Visit http://bit.ly1uXL8yf to sign up today.   

  • Casino Night 2015

    Friday, February 27, 7:00pm-11:00pm at Austin Sports Center

     you know what it is.

  • Casino Night

    Friday, February 27, 8:00pm-11:00pm at Austin Sports Center

     Get fancy and get ready to dance.

  • Homecoming Topper Tailgate

    Saturday, February 28, 11:00am-9:00pm at Faculty Parking Lot

    Connect with alumni, grill out with friends, and celebrate how great it is to be a Topper!  The tailgate is free to attend and open to all!  The tailgate will include a presentation of the Topper Cup and introductions of the Homecoming Court!  A cash bar will be available from 12pm-8:30pm for 21 and over.  Visit www.stedwards.edu/homecoming for more information.