Fall 2016 Hilltop Happenings
16 Reasons We're Excited to be Back in School
The 2016–2017 school year is shaping up to be our best yet. In honor of 2016, here are 16 of our top picks (in no particular order).
Where Am I Eating? Good question — and good book. Professors across campus are ready to use this year’s freshman common text by Kelsey Timmerman to prompt conversations about the international ramifications of what we eat.
Every year, the Kozmetsky Center brings experts from around the world to educate our local community on pressing global issues. This semester, they’ll look at policy responses to climate change, the role of religion in international affairs, the upcoming U.S. presidential election and U.S.–Ukrainian relations.
The university’s Wild Basin Creative Research Center hosts faculty-led research on both the undergraduate and graduate levels. This fall’s research topics include mosquito species diversity, water quality in Bee Creek and methods to remove invasive species.
Kick off the new year with Hillfest and the Medallion Ceremony, fun (and profound) traditions that are both part of our annual back-to-school Welcome Days.
Students from St. Edward’s have designed the art installation for the Butterfly Project, which celebrates the tenacity of children affected by the Holocaust, on display at the Bullock Museum in Austin this fall.
The fall season for Hilltopper Athletics is underway with soccer, volleyball and cross country.
Freshmen aren’t the only new faces on campus. We’re also welcoming 15 full-time faculty members to the hilltop.
Make a difference in the local community with one of Campus Ministry’s semester-long service programs — St. Edward’s Reflect, Volunteer, Engage (S.E.R.V.E.) Austin. We also celebrate our Holy Cross heritage with community-wide service on Founders Day in October.
This year, nearly 350 international students — from Angola to Zimbabwe — are calling St. Edward's home. An impressive 84 of them hail from Saudi Arabia; Mexico and France are the next most common countries of origin.
Study hard. Play harder. Sign-ups for Campus Rec are now open! Check out what Campus Rec has to offer, including two new videos to get you motivated.
Welcome, Class of 2020! A whopping number of new freshmen are joining the hilltop this fall. They’re bloggers, athletes, thinkers and dreamers from all over the world. (Meet a few of them in these quick and quirky videos.)
Students can choose from new minors this year: Social Welfare, Physics and Digital Marketing.
Austin is never dull. Just a few events happening this fall: Austin City Limits, the Pecan Street Festival and (for those on a budget) Free Museum Day.
This semester, our students are studying abroad in 17 countries all over the world. The most popular destination is Taipei, Taiwan, where graduate and undergraduate students are traveling as part of a faculty-led program in The Bill Munday School of Business.
Break a leg! The Mary Moody Northen Theatre 2016–2017 season starts off with the cautionary tale The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui and includes beloved favorites like Pride and Prejudice and Cabaret.