Events

March 2015

  • New Literati Bi-weekly Meeting

    Thursday, February 12, 6:30pm-Sunday, March 15, 7:30pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Libbie Wessendorff Rice Room (Room 319)

    Interested in joining the Saint Edward's online literary journal?  New Literati welcomes you to join us at our bi-weekly meetings to discuss upcoming events!  Photographer? Web Designer? Writer? Artist?  Bring your skills and talent and help us create our 2015 Spring Release!  
    Get published!  We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting submissions for the Spring 2015 issue. We accept all manner of creative works, whether written or not — fiction, non-fiction, poetry, traditional and digital art, photography, sound, video, and any combination thereof. Send your submissions to: submit.new.literati@gmail.com. 
     
     

  • Photo Exhibition in Andre Hall Humanities Gallery

    Tuesday, February 17, 8:00am-Monday, August 31, 5:00pm at Andre Hall

    An exhibition of photographs from last summer's Documentary Photography and Global Studies in Thailand program will be on view at the Andre Hall Humanities Gallery from February 17 through Summer 2015. 
    Photographers were asked to find particular aspects of culture, place, and time that they felt would add to a larger project descriptive of the small communities and people encountered in Southern Thailand.  Students were tasked with keeping in mind how visual and paired written descriptions illustrating their chosen subjects could lead viewers to consider Thailand's position in the larger global community. 

  • 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 Mass

    Sunday, March 1, 10:30am-11:30am at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom

    Celebrate Homecoming with this special Mass for the whole St. Edward's community! Alumni, families, students, faculty, and staff are welcome and encouraged to attend.

  • Ring Ceremony

    Sunday, March 1, 7:00pm-9:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom

    Celebrate all that St. Edward's University means to you and your fellow classmates by participating in the Ring Ceremony and coming together as a community filled with love, joy and respect for the Hilltop.

  • KEEPIN' THE FAITH -A Homecoming Dessert Cabaret - Omni Sings Billy Joel

    Sunday, March 1, 7:30pm-8:30pm at Main Building, Maloney Room

     The St. Ed's Performing Arts and Music Departments present:
    KEEPIN' THE FAITH -A Homecoming Dessert Cabaret
    Omni singers, Omni Vocal Jazz & Omni Alumni sing the music of Billy Joel
    One night only!
    Sunday, March 1st at 7:30 pm
    Maloney Room, Main Building, St. Edward's University
    Tickets:
     SEU/Seniors $5 General admission - $8 
    (sold at the door & on campus-Topper tender accepted)
     
    Tickets include performance, desserts and beverages.
    for info:
    Courtney Wissinger
    courtw@stedwards.edu

  • Legislative & Advocacy Workshop: "Tracking Legislation & Tools for Advocacy."

    Monday, March 2, 5:00pm-6:00pm at Fleck Hall, Room 305

    Dr. David Thomason, a political scientist teaching American Dilemmas who runs his own lobbying consulting business, will lead a workshop on "Tracking Legislation & Tools for Advocacy."  These workshops are designed for American Dilemmas students, but they are open to all.  These are particularly useful for students working on Texas policy topics, whether they be for American Dilemmas, Capstone, or another policy-focused course. Faculty and staff are also welcome to attend.  There will be additional workshops on related topics later in the semester.  

  • LinkedIn for Advanced Users Workshop

    Tuesday, March 3, 4:00pm-5:00pm at Moody Hall Atrium

    This intensive, hands-on workshop is designed for students and alumni that want to quickly master their professional development and networking potential through LinkedIn. You will need electronic access to your resume.

  • Donate Your Hair at #TopperShave

    Tuesday, March 3, 6:00pm-8:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom C

    Want to donate your hair to a great cause? Join Colleges Against Cancer for #TopperShave at 6:00 pm on March 3rd in Mabee Ballroom C. This event benefits the American Cancer Society and Pantene Beautiful Lengths, a program that creates wigs for women with cancer. Professor Amy Clements will speak about the impact of receiving a wig. Food provided by Chuy's.
    Entrance fee is $5 or 8" of hair. Stylists will be available to assist you with your donation. Also accepting donations/registrations for the April 17th Relay for Life event. More info http://bit.ly/1D0DCGY

  • Movie on the Lawn

    Tuesday, March 3, 8:00pm-10:00pm at Holy Cross Hall Lawn

    A movie will be shown on Holy Cross Hall Lawn. Movie to be announced!

  • LinkedIn for Beginners Workshop

    Wednesday, March 4, 4:00pm-5:00pm at Moody Hall, Room 309

    Linkedin is the #1 online networking tool for Austin as well as nationally and a critical tool for any job search.    In this workshop we will cover the LinkedIn.com basics such as the online invitation process, how to make your online profile more attractive to recruiters, how to build your contacts,  find recruiters, and see who is working where in Austin, appropriate (an inappropriate) LinkedIn etiquette and much more! You will need electronic access to your resume.

  • Peace Corps Information Session

    Wednesday, March 4, 5:00pm-6:00pm at John Brooks Williams Natural Sciences Center-South Building, Room 180

    The Peace Corps will host an information session for seniors to learn more about service abroad opportunities.

  • Developing a Successful Resume Workshop

    Wednesday, March 4, 5:00pm-6:00pm at Moody Hall Atrium

    This workshop will assist you in developing a resume from scratch or polishing the one you currently have. This workshop is strongly recommended for ALL students as they begin the job search process.

  • GSD&M Summer Internship Information Session

    Wednesday, March 4, 6:00pm-7:00pm at John Brooks Williams Natural Sciences Center-South Building, Room 180

    GSD&M is seeking Hilltoppers as Interns for this summer for a variety of internships. Bring your resume, dress professionally and get ready to impress your way to a summer a internship!

  • Visiting Writer's Series: Terrance Hayes

    Wednesday, March 4, 7:30pm-8:30pm at John Brooks Williams Natural Sciences Center-South Building, Room 186

    The Marcia Kinsey Visiting Writer's Series presents a reading by Terrance Hayes from his book How To Be Drawn.  Hayes is the author of Lighthead and winner of The National Book Award.  For more information visit: http://think.stedwards.edu/humanities/academics/undergraduate/englishwriting/visitingwritersseries.
     

  • Marcia Kinsey Visiting Writers Series featuring Terrance Hayes

    Wednesday, March 4, 7:30pm-8:30pm at John Brooks Williams Natural Sciences Center-South Building, Room 186

    Terrance Hayes is author of Lighthead, which won the 2010 National Book Award for poetry; Muscular Music, winner of Kate Tufts Discovery Award; Hip Logic, winner of the 2001 National Poetry Series, and Wind in a Box. His latest collection, How to Be Drawn, is forthcoming in 2015. He is a professor at University of Pittsburgh. Hayes’ other honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a profile on the PBS Newshour with Jim Leher, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.
    Join us for a reading and Q&A with Terrance Hayes, followed by refreshments. 

  • How to Be Drawn - Terrance Hayes

    Wednesday, March 4, 7:30pm-8:30pm at John Brooks Williams Natural Sciences Center-South Building, Room 186

    Terrance Hayes is the author of Lighthead, which won the 2010 National Book Award for poetry; Muscular Music, which won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award; Hip Logic, winner of the 2001 National Poetry Series, and Wind in a Box. His latest collection, How to Be Drawn, is forthcoming in 2015. He is a professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh, in Pennsylvania. Hayes’ other honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a profile on the PBS Newshour with Jim Leher, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.
    Wednesday, March 4, 7:30 p.m. | Carter Auditorium (JBWS 186)
     

  • Religion and Culture Conversation: A Common Word Between Us and You

    Thursday, March 5, 12:00pm-1:00pm at Fleck Hall, Room 306

     
    "Muslims and Christians together make up well over half of the world's population.  Without peace and justice between these two religious communities, there can be no meaningful peace in the world." (A Common Word. . .)
    This conversation will explore the document, A Common Word, which was prepared by Muslim leaders responding to Pope Benedict's remarks referencing Islam and violence.  It is an important document in light of ongoing Muslim/Catholic dialogue. 
    Lunch provided.  RSVP at http://bit.ly/1acWE6j
    Request a copy of A Common Word from Sherri Defesche at sherrid@stedwards.edu.

     

  • Developing a Successful Resume Workshop

    Thursday, March 5, 4:00pm-5:00pm at Moody Hall Atrium

    This workshop will assist you in developing a resume from scratch or polishing the one you currently have. This workshop is strongly recommended for ALL students as they begin the job search process.

  • Center for Ethics and Leadership Speakers Series: Karen Rader--Making Sense of Illness Narratives

    Thursday, March 5, 4:30pm-5:30pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom A

    Karen Rader “Making Sense of Illness Narratives: What is the Value of Storytelling in Medicine?”

    Narrative medicine, as a scholarly field, dates from anthropologist Arthur Kleinman’s 1988 book arguing for the more pro-active use of patient storytelling in healthcare. In the subsequent decades, divergent views of the value of so called “illness narratives” have emerged, challenging and calling for further research and reflection on how humanities perspectives might best inform medicine. This talk will consider those divergent views, from the perspective of undergraduate teaching in Medical Humanities.

  • Jump Start Your Internship Search Workshop

    Thursday, March 5, 5:00pm-6:00pm at Moody Hall Atrium

    This workshop is designed to explain what internships are, help answer your questions, discuss the required steps to get involved, and assist you in filling out the appropriate paperwork. Come to find out what we can do to help you land an internship as well as to learn more about finding or developing an internship on your own.

  • The Red Bench: Interfaith Conversations that Matter - Topic: Sacrifice

    Thursday, March 5, 6:30pm-8:30pm at Chapel - Brothers of Holy Cross Community Room

    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.  
    Thursday, March 5 
    6:30-8:30pm in the Brothers of Holy Cross Community Room (new Chapel Building)
    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).

  • The Red Bench: Interfaith Conversations that Matter - Topic: Sacrifice

    Thursday, March 5, 6:30pm-8:30pm at Chapel - Brothers of Holy Cross Community Room

    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.  
    Thursday, March 5 
    6:30-8:30pm in the Brothers of Holy Cross Community Room (new Chapel Building)
    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).

  • Stations of the Cross

    Friday, March 6, 2:00pm-2:30pm at Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel

    Join us as we pray the Stations of the Cross during the Lenten season.

  • Getting to Real Life: Job Fair Prep Party

    Friday, March 6, 2:00pm-5:00pm at Moody Hall Atrium

    Student Life in collaboration with Career and Professional Development will be hosting a Job Fair Prep Party with a variety of stations to help students prepare for the upcoming Job & Internship Fair on Wednesday, March 25th.
    Students will be able to:
    • Practice their networking techniques with employers
    • Have their resumes critiqued
    • Find out what to wear and what not to wear to a job fair
    • AND have their professional LinkedIn picture taken by a photographer!
    For more information, please contact Career and Professional Development at 512.448.8530.

  • MacLead

    Friday, March 6, 3:00pm-8:00pm at Third floor of Ragsdale

     For more information, contact the Student Life Office at (512)-448-8422. 

  • Mystery of Faith Retreat

    Friday, March 6, 3:00pm-Sunday, March 8, 3:30pm at Crossroads Retreat Center in Caldwell, TX

    This student-led weekend retreat is based on the life, death and resurrection of Jesus as the core mystery of Christian faith. Each person brings their own lens to this saving mystery and how it relates to our own lives. By bringing each person’s perspective into the conversation we can dig deeper into Christ’s role in our lives and explore our faith as its own an unfolding mystery. Open to all class years – freshmen through seniors.
     
    Register online by Monday, March 2.

  • Holi - The Festival of Colors

    Friday, March 6, 4:30pm-6:00pm at Teresa Rec Field

     In Hinduism, Holi celebrates the victory of good over evil & the arrival of spring. Celebrate Spring with a burst of color!
    Throw colored powders with friends! Enjoy the music & festivities! Wear old clothing & closed-­toed shoes.

  • International Women's Day

    Monday, March 9, 7:00pm-9:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom

    International Women's Day (IWD) celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. Show your support and join us! 

  • Final Four: Passion & Civility Debate Tournament

    Tuesday, March 10, 5:00pm-7:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom A

    Come hear Delfina Barbiero, Kaitlin Burke, David Gutierrez and Jana Soares debate contemporary social issues in a friendly but intense final debate of the Passion & Civility Debate Tournament.   See who takes home the $300 grand prize! Refreshments will be served.  (Event co-hosted by Campus Ministry and the Center for Ethics and Leadership)

  • Fusion Discussion Group: Should a Chimp Be Able to Sue Its Owner? (open to faculty, students and staff)

    Wednesday, March 11, 12:00pm-1:00pm at Main Building, Maloney Room

    Should a Chimp Be Able to Sue Its Owner?  "Like humans…they suffer the pain of not being able to fulfill their needs or move around as they wish; [and] they suffer the pain of anticipating never-ending confinement."  Join the discussion regarding the implications of the first nonhuman primate to ever sue a human captor in an attempt to gain his own freedom. Read the full article here: http://bit.ly/chimpnyt.  Lunch is provided.  RSVP at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fusion-discussion-shoule-a-chimp-be-able-to-sue-its-owner-tickets-15518892425
     

  • OIE on the Road

    Wednesday, March 11, 2:00pm-4:00pm at Meadow's Coffeehouse

     Meet with the advisors in the Office of International Education at Jo's Coffee Shop to talk to you about any study abroad or international student questions. NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED! So grab a cup of coffee from Jo's and talk to an OIE advisor. 
    We'd love to see you!

  • Social Justice Film Series: Iron Jawed Angels

    Wednesday, March 11, 6:00pm-8:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    Please join us for the third film in the Spring 2015 Social Justice Film Series, which is designed for students in American Experience and American Dilemmas, but is open to all.  Professor Susan Loughran will be screening and leading a discussion of the movie Iron Jawed Angels, starring Hillary Swank.  The film depicts the struggles of suffragists like Swank's character Alice Paul, during the early 20th Century who fought to get women the right to vote.

  • Spring Break Showcase

    Thursday, March 12, 9:30am-Tuesday, March 24, 2:30pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom

    Visit St. Edward's University During Spring Break
    We have daily morning and afternoon campus tours, residence hall tours and information sessions.  There are sessions for accepted students to learn about all the next steps to enrollment and sessions designed for prospective students to let you know what St. Edward’s has to offer.
    Program Dates:  March 12 and 13; March 16-20; and March 23 and 24
    Spring Break Showcase is free of charge, but reservations are required.  Register on our website at http://www.stedwards.edu/admission/visit-campus/undergraduate
     
     

  • Stations of the Cross

    Friday, March 13, 2:00pm-2:30pm at Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel

    Join us as we pray the Stations of the Cross during the Lenten season.

  • MATH 4157 Fourth-Semester Student Senior Seminar Practice Talks

    Friday, March 13, 2:00pm-3:30pm at John Brooks Williams Natural Sciences Center-South Building, Room 363

    MATH 4157 fourth-semester student Senior Seminar practice talks will be held at 2pm in JBWS 363 and 366.

  • Labor Rights, Gender Equality and Worker Safety: A Conversation on the Garment Industry in Bangladesh

    Tuesday, March 24, 6:00pm-7:30pm at John Brooks Williams Natural Sciences Center-South Building, Room 186

     
    Please join University Studies for a symposium in collaboration with UT-Austin’s South Asia Institute on Labor Rights, Gender Equality and Worker Safety: A Conversation on the Garment Industry in Bangladesh.
    Speakers will include:
    Dr. Hasanat Alamgir, Associate Professor of Occupational Health, UT-Austin’s School of Public Health
    Dr. Sanchita Saxena, Executive Director of the Institute for South Asia Studies (ISAS), University of California at Berkeley;
    Director of the Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies under the ISAS
    Discussant:
    Dr. Jason Cons, Research Assistant Professor at UT-Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs
     

  • Seniors Staying Connected- March

    Tuesday, March 24, 6:30pm-8:30pm at Fleck Hall, Room 305

    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.

  • Open Mic Night

    Wednesday, March 25, 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, March 25, 7:00pm-9:00pm at Meadow's Coffeehouse

     Come to Jo's and show off your chops!

  • Francophone Film Screening

    Wednesday, March 25, 7:00pm-10:15pm at John Brooks Williams Natural Sciences Center-South Building, Room 186

     The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures is pleased to invite you to the screening of two Francophone films: La cour de Babel  (2014) and Aya de Yopougon (2013). The purpose of this event is to celebrate the International Month of the Francophonie. Both movies will be screened with subtitles in English.

  • GradFest 2015

    Thursday, March 26, 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 26 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 
  • Center for Teaching Excellence | Student-Teacher Relationship in the Age of Social Media

    Thursday, March 26, 2:00pm-3:15pm at Fleck Hall, Room 305

     

    Most faculty members who are active on social media have logged into Facebook only to find a friend request from a current or former student. Does the language of "friending" or "following" compromise healthy boundaries between students and faculty? How do our social media personas blur the line between professional and personal personas? Do we have a social media policy in place to guide our decision-making with regards to these questions? This session will examine these issues and try to provide ideas on how to find the right balance. Refreshments served; please RSVP below.

  • Adventure Leadership Excursion

    Friday, March 27, 11:00am-2:00pm at

     UPB will take students on an excursion focused on developing leadership skills.

  • Lenten Fish Fry

    Friday, March 27, 11:30am-1:30pm at Ragsdale Lawn

     Campus Ministry and Bon Appetit will sponsor a Lenten Fish Fry. 
     
     
    Location: Ragsdale Lawn (Kresge Dining Room in the case of rain)
     
     
     
    Fish Fry's have been popular throughout many of the ethnic Catholic communities where people abstained from eating meat during Lent.
     
     
     
    Meal Cost:  $8.95 (topper tender, cash, credit/debit accepted)
     
     
     
    The meal will include a choice of broiled or fried fish and two sides (cole slaw and potato salad) along with hush puppies.  
     
     
     
    Partake in this traditional activity of Lent.
     

  • Stations of the Cross

    Friday, March 27, 2:00pm-2:30pm at Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel

    Join us as we pray the Stations of the Cross during the Lenten season.

  • Pre-Departure Orientation for Summer/Fall 2015 Participants

    Friday, March 27, 2:00pm-4:00pm at John Brooks Williams Natural Sciences Center-South Building, Room 186

     Mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation for students studying abroad in the Summer or Fall of 2015.

  • Scholar Visit Day

    Saturday, March 28, 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.

  • The Most Reverend John McCarthy Lecture Series on the Catholic Church in the 21st Century

    Monday, March 30, 5:00pm-6:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    Please join us as we welcome Daniel G. Groody, CSC, for his presentation Migration and Mission:  A Holy Cross Vision.  Father Groody is a Catholic priest, a Holy Cross religious, a scholar, teacher, and an award-winning author and film producer.  He is currently an associate professor of Theology and director of Immigration Initiatives at the Institute for Latin Studies at the University of Notre Dame.  The lecture series was created in 2004 to honor Bishop John McCarthy, who led the Diocese of Austin from 1985 to 2001, and to underscore the university's commitment to its Catholic roots and Holy Cross Heritage.  

  • The Most Reverend John McCarthy Lecture Series on the Catholic Church in the 21st Century

    Monday, March 30, 5:00pm-6:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    Please join us as we welcome Daniel G. Groody, CSC, for his presentation Migration and Mission:  A Holy Cross Vision.  Father Groody is a Catholic priest, a Holy Cross religious, a scholar, teacher, and an award-winning author and film producer.  He is currently an associate professor of Theology and director of Immigration Initiatives at the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame.  The lecture series was created in 2004 to honor Bishop John McCarthy, who led the Diocese of Austin from 1985 to 2001, and to underscore the university's commitment to its Catholic roots and Holy Cross Heritage.  

  • Cesar Chavez Birthday Pachanga

    Tuesday, March 31, 11:30am-1:00pm at Ragsdale Lawn

    Join all of campus for our annual Cesar Chavez Birthday Pachanga! Fun and festivities await during this celebration of a life well lived.
     
    “Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot un-educate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore."
    -Cesar Chavez, Address to the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, Nov. 9, 1984 ”