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.
     
     
     

  • “Tourism and Contested Heritage: Case Studies from China and Jordan” by Dr. Carol Keller

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

    Dr. Keller will discuss her research on two Fulbright-Hays Summer Abroad programs to China and Jordan. Religious and heritage tourism in Jordan is essential to income diversity. However, Israel contests the legitimacy of Jordan River biblical sites and ethnic communities, like the Bedouin of Petra, resist relocation. In China, building the Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydroelectric dam in the world, has also come at a great price. Dr. Keller will discuss these transformations, as well as the development of these heritage tours.

  • Passover Seder

    Tuesday, April 7, 6:30pm-8:30pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom A

     Passover Seder
    The St. Edward's University campus community is invited to enjoy a traditional Passover Seder meal in remembrance of the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt.
     
    This annual Seder Meal is sponsored by the Hillel Toppers and Campus Ministry.  All are welcome to join our Jewish sisters and brothers in this importance observance and retelling of the Exodus story.
     

  • 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 https://mammoth-cometh.eventbrite.com
    “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
     

  • Faculty, join I.T. for the Tech Snack: Teach Critical Reading through Social Annotation

    Wednesday, April 8, 3:30pm-4:30pm at Fleck Hall, Room 314

    Join your colleagues and I.T. staff to discuss how you can use social annotation tools to help your students read better. Social annotation helps uncover student reading practices so you can see where they got it right or wrong. Join Jeremy Dean, Director of Education at Hypothes.is and past Education Czar at (Rap) Genius to hear about the open annotation vision and discuss how to get your students reading, annotating, and collaborating outside of the physical classroom.

  • SEC Dinner & Volunteering Opportunities

    Wednesday, April 8, 6:30pm-7:30pm at Mabee B

    Please come join the Student Entrepreneurs Club for a free dinner and learn about some volunteer opportunities. All students, campus wide, are welcome.

  • 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. 
     
    To RSVP for lunch and receive a 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 (RSVP by 4/1 to order a boxed lunch)

    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

     Come support student artists!

  • 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!

  • 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
     
     

  • The Big Event!! Community Service Project

    Saturday, April 11, 10:00am-12:30pm at UFCU Alumni Gym

     The BIG Event Service Project at SEU is this Saturday! Sign up and join us for a day of volunteering in the Austin community. Give a Thanks to our local neighbors and businesses.  Please sign up today!!!

    bit.ly/VolunteerBigEvent

  • The Big Event!! Community Service Project

    Saturday, April 11, 10:00am-12:30pm at UFCU Alumni Gym

     The BIG Event Service Project at SEU is this Saturday! Sign up and join us for a day of volunteering in the Austin community. Give a Thanks to our local neighbors and businesses.  Please sign up today!!!

    bit.ly/VolunteerBigEvent

  • Social Justice Film Series: To Be Takei—A Star’s Trek for Life, Liberty, and Love

    Sunday, April 12, 2:00pm-4:00pm at John Brooks Williams Natural Sciences Center-South Building, Room 186

    Please join us for our next film in the Social Justice Film Series, which is designed for students in American Experience and American Dilemmas but open to all.  Dr. Jennifer Jefferson will screen and lead a discussion of the documentary film To Be Takei—A Star’s Trek for Life, Liberty, and Love, about actor/activist George Takei, focusing on "the daily life of George and his husband/business partner Brad and chronicles George's fascinating personal journey from Japanese American internment camp to his iconic and groundbreaking role as Sulu on Star Trek" (imdb.com).
     

  • Beyond the Hilltop

    Monday, April 13, 8:00am-Saturday, May 9, 11:45pm at Moody Hall 134

     
    Beyond the Hilltop is an online graduate survey hosted by Career and Professional Development targeting graduating students for the Class of 2015. Graduating students will be emailed this survey on Monday, April 13, 2015. The Beyond the Hilltop campaign will conclude at 11:59 pm on Saturday, May 9, 2015.
     
    Graduating students who complete the online survey will receive a free professional padfolio embossed with St. Edward's University Alumni Association. Please stop by MH 134 to pick up your gift.
     
    Further information on Beyond the Hilltop can be found at http://bit.ly/BeyondTheHilltop.
     

  • PRSSA's Meet & Greet with PR, Advertising and Marketing Professionals

    Monday, April 13, 7:00pm-8:30pm at Fleck Hall, Room 305

    Learn more about these awesome professions from actual PR, Advertising and Marketing professionals! Engage in a short Q&A where you can ask any questions you may have and get advice for your future! Guest speakers will be from local agencies like Phillips & Company, Drumroll Advertising and Sparksight. 
    Come & Mingle!
     

  • 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.

  • The Red Bench - Topic: LEGACY

    Tuesday, April 14, 6:30pm-8:30pm at Main Building, Maloney 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.   
    Open to all Students, Staff and Faculty. 
    RSVP's are Encouraged for catering purposes.  Please indicate and food restrictions. 

  • 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. 

  • Earth Week 2015

    Thursday, April 16, 8:00am-Saturday, April 25, 8:00pm at

    Earth Week 2015 is here, and we invite you to join us in celebrating! All events are free and open to the public, but some do require advanced registration. We are updating the calendar daily, so events are subject to change. Keep checking the link below to ensure that you can make the most out of Earth Week 2015!
     

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

    Thursday, April 16, 4:30pm-5:30pm at Fleck Hall, Room 305

    Open to faculty, staff and students.

    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 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 https://catholic-social-teaching.eventbrite.com
     

  • Social Justice Film Series: Decoding Our Past Through DNA

    Thursday, April 16, 6:00pm-8:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    Please join us for another screening in the Spring 2015 Social Justice Film Series, which is designed for students in American Experience and American Dilemmas but is open to all. Dr. Todd Onderdonk will screen an episode from the television series Decoding Our Past Through DNA.  In this episode, Deval Patrick, the first African American Governor of Massachusetts, and Jessica Alba, a Mexican Ameriacn actress, are guided by host Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. as "cutting edge DNA analysis reveals that their family trees in fact contain a far more diverse range of cultures and races" (PBS).

  • 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

  • Earth Week Kick Off: Music and Stargazing at Wild Basin

    Thursday, April 16, 8:00pm-10:30pm at Wild Basin Creative Research Center: 805 N Capital of Texas Hwy Austin, TX 78746

    In celebration of St. Edward's University's Earth Week, Wild Basin is hosting a special evening of music and stargazing. The event will begin at 8pm with music by Kimberly Jean followed by an hour of stargazing with a presentation by the Austin Astronomical Society. At 9:30pm the music will continue with performances by The Nightblooms and Dana Falconberry.  Event is dependant on cooperative weather so please check our social media sites for updates. RSVP is required:  https://wildbasinstargazing.eventbrite.com 
    *If the event is full please email kimj@stedwards.edu to reserve a spot.
     

  • 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.

  • Fusion Discussion Group: Campus Sexual Assault and the Media (Open to the SEU Community)

    Friday, April 17, 12:00pm-1:00pm at Fleck Hall, Room 314

    Please join the next Center for Ethics and Leadership's Fusion Discussion Group--Campus Sexual Assault and the Media: Rolling Stone’s UVA Article and its Aftermath, where we will discuss media norms and sexual assault policies on college campuses. You can find the Rolling Stone’s on-line postmortem of their original UVA story at http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/a-rape-on-campus-what-went-wrong-20150405) and The College Rape Overcorrection by Emily Yoffe at (http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2014/12 /college_rape_campus_sexual_assault_is_a_serious_problem_but_the_efforts.html). 
    RSVP at http://bit.ly/16LawT4. 
     

  • Illustrated Talk by Department of Visual Studies Faculty Eduardo Munoz

    Friday, April 17, 6:00pm-8:00pm at 2815 San Gabriel Street, Austin, TX

    The Austin Chapter of the Fulbright Association will host an illustrated talk by Cuban-born artist Eduardo Muñoz on April 17 at 6pm at the IC2 Institute (2815 San Gabriel Street). Bring friends and meet other Fulbrighters in the Austin area. The title of the presentation is "Awaiting Dispatch: A Photographic Journey on Cuban Themes”.

     
    Eduardo Muñoz Ordoqui is a photography professor born in Havana, Cuba.  He has taught photography for more than nine years at St. Edward’s, where he is currently a Faculty Associate at the Department of Visual Studies.
     

  • 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
     

  • Wild Basin Stewardship Day

    Saturday, April 18, 10:00am-12:00pm at Wild Basin Creative Research Center 805 North Capital of Texas Highway Austin, TX 78746

    Join Wild Basin volunteers for trail maintenance, invasive plant removal, wildlife surveys, restoration, and other stewardship projects!  Please wear hiking boots or sturdy shoes and long pants, and bring a water bottle, gloves (if you have them), and a day pack to keep your hands free.  Dress for the weather, with hat and sunscreen for sun protection and a raincoat/light jacket if it's cool or raining lightly. We don't go out in thunderstorm conditions. We have volunteer opportunities during the week as well as monthly land management workdays (usually the third Saturday of every month).
     

  • Women's Retreat

    Saturday, April 18, 12:00pm-7:00pm at Wild Basin

    Connect with other women of faith and join us for a day of reflection and sharing designed to help us slow down and recognize God in our the everyday messiness of life.  Dinner included!

  • Men's Retreat

    Saturday, April 18, 12:00pm-7:00pm at Off-campus

    Get together with other men from St. Edward's for spiritual conversation and renewal.  Dinner included!

  • 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. 

  • Social Justice Film Series: Fruitvale Station

    Tuesday, April 21, 6:00pm-8:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Jones Auditorium

    Please join us for the final screening in the Spring 2015 Social Justice FIlm Series.  Dr. Melanie Haupt will be screening and leading a discussion of Fruitvale Stationa fictional account of "the true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident . . .[and] his final encounter of the day, with police officers at the Fruitvale BART station that would shake the Bay Area to its very core, and cause the entire nation to be witnesses to the story of Oscar Grant" (imdb.com).   Sign-in sheets will be provided.  Please encourage your students to attend!

  • Low Carbon Diet Day presented by Bon Appétit

    Wednesday, April 22, 11:00am-2:00pm at Ragsdale and Hunt Hall

    The Low Carbon Diet is Bon Appétit Management Company's program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their food service operations by 25% over five years, maintain lower emissions going forward, and to educate their staff and guests about how the food system contributes to climate change.
    In celebration of Earth Week, Bon Appétit will be having reusable clamshell containers for $4 instead of $6 on April 22nd. On the same day, Chef Tanner will be doing a live cheese-less pizza demo. He will be presenting a turkey pepperoni pizza. Bon Appétit will be handing out free cheese-less pizza at the Earth Day Fair as well!
     

  • Earth Day Fair

    Wednesday, April 22, 11:00am-2:00pm at Ragsdale Lobby and Mabee A

    On April 22nd, Earth Day itself, Students for Sustainability will host a fair in the Ragsdale Lobby and Mabee Ballroom A with a multitude of local groups and organizations ready to share sustainable ideas and practices with Earth Week attendees.
    Events are subject to change, so please check the link below for the most updated information!

  • Fulbright Scholar Program Faculty Workshop

    Wednesday, April 22, 1:00pm-4:00pm at Fleck Hall, Room 314

    Dr. Andy Riess, Assistant Director of Outreach for the Fulbright Scholar Program at the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), will offer a workshop on the Fulbright Program for Faculty and Professionals:  Learn about teaching and research opportunities in more than 125 countries.  Get advice on selecting countries for application and making contacts abroad.  Explore how your campus can host visiting foreign Fulbright scholars and get tips on how to prepare the Fulbright application.  To reserve a seat please contact Gloria White (gloriaw@sgedwards.edu, 512-492-3149) Space is limited.

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

    Wednesday, April 22, 5:00pm-6:00pm at Fleck Hall, Room 314

    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.  

  • WE REFUSE TO BE ENEMIES

    Wednesday, April 22, 5:00pm-6:30pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom C

     Wednesday, April 22 at 5pm  Daoud Nassar, a Christian Palestinian, who lives outside of Bethlehem on a 100-acre family farm, who has created a peace and education center with a mission to build bridges of understanding, reconciliation, and peace between people and the land. Entrance sign says, "We Refuse to be Enemies." 
    Sponsored by New College, CULF, MLA, CEL, and President Obama"s  Interfaith Challenge
     

  • Environmental Management and Sustainability (MSEM) Research Symposium

    Wednesday, April 22, 6:00pm-8:00pm at Carter Auditorium, John Brooks Williams Natural Sciences Center - South Building

    Come celebrate Earth Day and see what students in the MSEM program have been up to at their research symposium!

  • Religion and Culture Conversation: The Relationship Between the Poor and Creation

    Thursday, April 23, 12:00pm-1:00pm at Fleck Hall, Room 306

    Open to the SEU Community!  RSVP required for lunch (see Eventbrite link below)
    Conversation:  How does Pope Francis see the relationship between the poor and creation?
    The greatest threats facing humanity are those "that arise from global inequality and the destruction of the environment" (Cardinal Turkson).  Pope Francis is promoting an "integral ecology."  Our conversation will explore these ideas. 
    Please request a copy of the conversation text from Sherri Defesche at sherrid@stedwards.edu.

  • Faculty Talks: Raelynn Deaton - Biodiversity of Texas Sea Grass Beds: Who gives a fish?

    Thursday, April 23, 3:30pm-5:00pm at Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center, Mabee Ballroom B

    Humans are largely responsible for the sixth mass extinction. This global decline in biodiversity affects several vulnerable ecosystems, including tropical forests, coral reefs, and seagrass habitats. Seagrasses beds are important coastal habitats; they provide habitat and nursery grounds for many microbes, invertebrates, and fishes. Seagrasses also aid in nutrient cycling for marine ecosystems, an important component of ecosystem health. 
    In this talk, Rae Deaton will discuss her research along the Texas coast assessing fish biodiversity in relation to seagrasses. This research will aid efforts to understand and conserve Texas seagrass habitats and counter our sixth mass extinction.  Please RSVP below.

  • Student Night - End of the Year Bash

    Thursday, April 23, 7:00pm-9:00pm at El Gallo Patio, 2910 S. Congress

    It is the end of the semester and finals are almost here. Before you get too deep into finals preparation mode come hang out with your peers on the, newly renovated, El Gallo Patio (right across campus on Congress). Let loose and relax before we part ways for the summer and take advantage of exclusive specials, just for us, when you present your student ID. Open to all students so, share with your friends and spread the word. We hope to see you next Thursday.
    *Sponsored by a Senior Entrepreneurial Strategies group and the Student Entrepreneurs Club*

  • 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 the Year Party

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

     Food. Music. Shirts. Fun.

  • End of Year Party 2015

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

    yay!
     

  • 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

     

  • Citizen Science and Nature Apps Lecture with Dr. Amy Belaire

    Saturday, April 25, 10:00am-12:00pm at Wild Basin Creative Research Center 805 North Capital of Texas Highway Austin, TX 78746

    What better way to celebrate Earth Day than at Wild Basin Preserve and Creative Research Center? Come learn about citizen science, nature-related smartphone apps, and endangered species. We'll start with an introduction to citizen science and a look at innovative ways to use your smartphone to learn about local plans and animals, conservation effots, and scientific databases. Then we'll head outdoors and wrap up with a hike on Wild Basin's trails to listen for the song of the golden-cheeked warbler, an endangered songbird that nests only in Central Texas.
    The workshop is free and open to the public, but space is limited, so RSVP below!

  • Workshop On Writing--led by St. Edward's Writer-in-Residence, Carrie Fountain

    Saturday, April 25, 1:00pm-3:00pm at Fleck Hall, Room 305

    Poetry as Fuel for Living: A Workshop on Writing, led by St. Edward’s Writer-in-Residence Carrie Fountain
    Open to faculty, staff, alumni and members of the Austin community.  Space is limited.  Reserve your seat by contacting Sherri Defesche at sherrid@stedwards.edu or 512-464-8871.
    In this workshop, we’ll explore how the skills of the poet can help us to bring clarity and meaning to our everyday lives. We’ll begin with examples from our greatest contemporary poets, and then we’ll go on to make use of our own experiences.

     

  • "Unwind Before the Grind" Party

    Wednesday, April 29, 11:00am-2:00pm at Ragsdale Lawn
    • Zen Zoo Petting Zoo:  Release your end of semester stress by petting little, and not so little, furry animals.  Sponsored by the Alumni Association.
    • Dunk Tank:  It's always good to dunk a staff member!
    • Pizza Gazebo:  Drop by for free pizza, fruit, granola bars and drinks.
    • Biofeedback Demonstrations:   Learn how to reduce stress in a fun and unique way.
    • Ask a Wizard:  Sometimes you just have to Harry Potter it.

    This event is brought to you by the DSA Wellness Committee.

  • Wild Basin Star Party Rescheduled

    Wednesday, April 29, 8:00pm-10:30pm at Wild Basin Creative Research Center: 805 N Capital of Texas Hwy Austin, TX 78746

    Due to inclement weather the star party has been rescheduled to April 29th. Same line-up of music and same presentation by the Austin Astronomical Society. If you already signed up on the RSVP list, your reservation has automatically been changed. If you can't make it on this date please remove yourself from the list to allow room for someone else. If you didn't make it on the first list, sign up now for a waiting list spot (spots will surely open up because of the date change). 
    RSVP is required:  https://wildbasinstargazing.eventbrite.com   
     

  • Celebrate "Poem in Your Pocket Day" at Sorin Oak

    Thursday, April 30, 12:00pm-1:00pm at Sorin Oak Area

    Bring your sack lunch and a poem to the Sorin Oak, and St. Edward's University's Writer-in-Residence, Carrie Fountain, will lead the fun.
     
    Fountain's debut collection, Burn Lake, was selected by former Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey as a 2009 National Poetry Series winner and was published in 2010 by Penguin. Penguin published her socond collection of poems, Instant Winner, In 2014. She has received Swink Magazine's Award for Emerging Writers, the Marlboro Poetry Prize, and an Austin Library Foundation Award for Literary Excellence. Fountain has just finshed her first novel for young adults, titled Hey.

  • 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!