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 Main Building, Maloney Room

    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.

  • 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

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • Open Mic Night

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

     Come to Jo's and show your chops!

  • Alamo Drafthouse Excursion

    Friday, February 20, 4:00pm-6:00pm at Alamo Drafthouse Theatre

     UPB will take students to the Alamo Drafthouse to enjoy a movie.

  • 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 for more information.