Events

April 2015

  • 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. 

  • Graduating Students Loan Exit Workshop

    Wednesday, April 1, 12:00pm-1:00pm at Trustee Hall, Room 205

     Graduating students who used student loans are required to complete Loan Exit Counseling.
    Financial Aid staff will be available to help students get this step out of the way before graduation.
    It should only take 20 minutes and you'll be relieved to have it done!
    We can also help you figure out your loan balance and repayment options.

  • Graduating Students Loan Exit Workshop

    Thursday, April 2, 5:00pm-6:00pm at Trustee Hall, Room 205

    Graduating students who used student loans are required to complete Loan Exit Counseling.
    Financial Aid staff will be available to help students get this step out of the way before graduation.
    It should only take 20 minutes and you'll be relieved to have it done!
    We can also help you figure out your loan balance and repayment options.
     
     
     

  • Movie on the Lawn

    Tuesday, April 7, 8:00pm-10:00pm at Holy Cross Hall Lawn

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

  • International Cafe: Mexico

    Wednesday, April 8, 11:00am-1:30pm at Ragsdale Lawn

    Join the Office of International Education and Ballet Folklorico in the final International Cafe of the year. For this cafe we will be learning and celebrating the country of Mexico through food, song, dance, games, and other cultural activities. This is your chance to learn more about this extremely vibrant people!
     

  • Fusion Discussion Group: The Mammoth Cometh--Is Bringing Extinct Animals Back to Life a Good Idea?

    Wednesday, April 8, 12:00pm-1:00pm at Fleck Hall, Room 305

    Open to all students, faculty and staff.  RSVP for the free luncheon discussion at http://bit.ly/1FfauSv. 
    “The Mammoth Cometh,” by Nathaniel Rich for The New York Times. Bringing extinct animals back to life is really happening – and it’s going to be very, very cool. Unless it ends up being very, very bad. Read the full article here: http://bit.ly/mammothnyt
     

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

    Thursday, April 9, 12:00pm-1:00pm at Fleck Hall, Room 315

    (Rescheduled after March 5th cancellation)
     
    "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
     
    For copy of A Common Word, contact Sherri Defesche at sherrid@stedwards.edu

  • 9th Annual Brother Dunstan Bowles Persuasive Speaking Contest

    Thursday, April 9, 6:00pm-8:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    Registration deadline is March 26! 
    All students are eligible to participate in the annual Brother Dunstan Bowles Persuasive Speaking Contest.  Cash prizes include $100 for first place, $50 for second and $25 for third.  Each contestant must present an original 7-8 minute persuasive speech with identifiying quoted material on a current social problem and advocate for change before a panel of judges and live audience.  Find contest details and the registration page at:  https://sites.stedwards.edu/bowlesspeakingcontest/.  Refreshments served.
     

  • Scholar Visit Day

    Friday, April 10, 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.
     

  • Theatre Brown Bag Lunch: THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM

    Friday, April 10, 12:00pm-1:00pm at Mary Moody Northen Theatre

     

    The Mary Moody Northen Theatre concludes its 2014-15 season with The Robber Bridegroom, based on the novella by Eudora Welty.  In this bluegrass fairy tale, rascally robber Jamie Lockhart courts Rosamund, the only daughter of the richest planter in the country, and the proceedings go awry thanks to a case of double-mistaken identity.
    Staff and faculty members are invited to enjoy a production preview and lunch on Friday, April 10 from 12-1pm.  RSVPs are limited to the first 50 people who make a reservation by April 1, but anyone is welcome to attend the preview without lunch. 
     

  • Battle of the Bands

    Friday, April 10, 6:00pm-8:00pm at Holy Cross Hall Lawn

     University Programming Events Battle of the Bands 2015! Join us on April 10th 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!

  • Battle of the Bands

    Friday, April 10, 6:00pm-8:00pm at Holy Cross Hall Lawn

     Come support student artists!

  • Open House -- Office of Admission

    Saturday, April 11, 9:15am-2:30pm at Main Building, Maloney Room

     
    Admission Office Open House
     
    The Office of Admission is hosting an open house for prospective students and their families. They will be taking a campus tour, seeing the residence halls and attending an information session. If you happen to see visitors on campus, feel free to say hello; and, if they are lost, direct them to the Admission Office (Main Building, Room 111).  If you would like to learn more about the open house, please visit:  http://ennect.com/e2494
     
     

  • Seniors Staying Connected- April

    Tuesday, April 14, 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, April 15, 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. 

  • Center for Ethics and Leadership Speakers Series: Gerry Dube "Catholic Teachings on Social Justice--Why They Still Matter"

    Thursday, April 16, 12:00pm-1:00pm at Fleck Hall, Room 305

     

    Open to faculty, staff and students.  Lunch included.  RSVP required.
     

    Join the Center for Ethics and Leadership  for a discussion of modern Catholicism's reawakening, through Pope Francis, of its social justice mission to care for the poor and disenfranchised. From homelessness to healthcare, Pope Francis is very clear that no matter our role, integrating Christian charity and mercy into our lives and work is critical.
    Mr. Dube's career includes thirty years of service for non-profit healthcare organizations and state government. He is a graduate of the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.
     
    RSVP at http://bit.ly/1Orz0CE

  • Mary Moody Northen Theatre Presents: The Robber Bridegroom

    Thursday, April 16, 7:30pm-Sunday, April 26, 10:00pm at Mary Moody Northen Theatre

    The Mary Moody Northen Theatre concludes its 2014-2015 season with The Robber Bridegroom, based on the novella by Eudora Welty.
    In this bluegrass fairy tale, rascally robber Jamie Lockhart courts Rosamund, the only daughter of the richest planter in the country. The proceedings go awry thanks to a case of double-mistaken identity. Add an evil stepmother intent on Rosamund's demise, a pea-brained henchman and a hostile talking head-in-a-trunk (really!), and you have quite an adventure on your hands.

    Tickets:  Box Office, 512-448-8484


     
     

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  • Xtreme Paintball Excursion

    Friday, April 17, 11:00am-2:00pm at Xtreme Paintball Austin

     UPB will take students to the Xtreme Paintball course for a fun afternoon of paintball.

  • Open House -- Office of Admission

    Saturday, April 18, 9:15am-2:30pm at Main Building, Maloney Room

     
    Admission Office Open House
     
    Would you like to visit the beautiful and historic hilltop campus of St. Edward's University and learn about the admission process, take a campus tour and see the residence halls?  Prospective students and their families are warmly invited to attend the Admission Office Open House.  The morning session is scheduled from 9:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m., and the afternoon session is scheduled from 12:15-2:30 p.m. The event is free of charge, but reservations are required.  Register at:  http://ennect.com/e2494
     

  • Perspectives on Countering Violent Extremism for the Transatlantic Community and Beyond

    Monday, April 20, 9:00am-Tuesday, April 21, 3:00pm at John Brooks Williams Natural Sciences Center-South Building, Room 186

    Join the Kozmetsky Center for a two day conference to be held on April 20-21 on the topic of Countering Violent Extremism for the Transatlantic Community and Beyond. This conference will explore U.S., European, and Eurasian national perspectives on sources of violent extremism, and it will assess the success of methods employed to delegitimize extremist narratives and recruitment.
    Speakers will focus analysis on the evolution of Al Qaeda and its affiliates and attempt to identify the emerging unique challenges presented by ISIS in Syria, Iraq and beyond for security of the United States, Europe, and Eurasia. Case studies of various types of violent extremist ideology (i.e., religious, political) gaining influence in Europe and Eurasia will also be included for comparative purposes.
    Please see our website for information on the conference. Each lecture is scheduled for one hour (Mon: 9am, 10am, 11am, 2pm; Tues: 10am, 11am, 1pm), and the full schedule and speaker bios will be published on our website in the coming days. The event is free and open to the public. 

  • Honors Thesis Symposium

    Friday, April 24, 2:00pm-4:30pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom

    The St. Edward's University community is invited to attend the Spring Honors Thesis Symposium on Friday, April 24, 2015, 2:00 to 4:30pm, in the Mabee Ballrooms located in the Ragsdale Center. 

  • MATH 4157 Second-Semester Student Research Talks

    Friday, April 24, 3:00pm-4:30pm at John Brooks Williams Natural Sciences Center-South Building, Room 363

    MATH 4157 second-semester student research talks to be held April 24th at 3pm in JBWS 363.

  • End of Year Party 2015

    Friday, April 24, 5:00pm-7:00pm at Holy Cross Hall Lawn

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  • End of the Year Party

    Friday, April 24, 5:00pm-7:00pm at Holy Cross Hall Lawn

     Food. Music. Shirts. Fun.

  • Open House -- Office of Admission

    Saturday, April 25, 9:15am-2:30pm at Office of Admission, Main Building, Room 111

     
    Admission Office Open House

    The Office of Admission is hosting an open house for prospective students and their families. They will be taking a campus tour, seeing the residence halls and attending an information session. If you happen to see visitors on campus, feel free to say hello; and, if they are lost, direct them to the Admission Office (Main Building, Room 111).  If you would like to learn more about the open house, please visit:  http://ennect.com/e2494

     

  • Faculty Recognition Gathering

    Thursday, April 30, 4:00pm-6:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom

    For this final Faculty Gathering of the year, we will have plenty of food, wine, and other drinks, as well as live music.  We will briefly announce the winners and finalists for a variety of awards, fellowships, and grants, including the Distinguished Teaching Awards and Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award; the Distinguished Teaching Career Award; the Hudspeth Award for Innovative Instruction; the Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty Advisor Award; the 2014-15 Innovation Fellowships and Global Innovation Fellowships; and those who have applied for grants, both external and internal.  
    Please join us in celebrating your colleagues’ accomplishments!