Bicentennial Events

The activities and events that follow have been developed to recognize and celebrate Saint Louis University’s 200th anniversary. Additions to this list will be included as more initiatives are planned and scheduled. Details for many events are still being developed. For more information, contact the individual or group identified as the sponsor.

When event details and registration materials are available, a link will be provided to access that information.

Fall 2017

October 26, 2017

Legends and Lore Part I

Sponsor: Pius XII Memorial Library
Location: Pius XII Memorial Library, Second Floor Gallery

November 2

Mission and Identity Bicentennial Lecture Series: Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion

Presenter: Greg Boyle, S.J.
Sponsor: Christopher Collins, S.J., Mission and Identity
Location: Center for Global Citizenship

November 13

William S. Sly Lecture: Experiences in Research at Merck and Their Impact on World Health

Presenter: Roy Vagelos, M.D., former CEO of Merck
Sponsor: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and School of Medicine
Location: Auditorium of the Health Sciences Education Union 

November 14

Unveiling of Bicentennial Clock

Location: Corner of Grand and Lindell

November 16, 2017

Legends and Lore Part II

Sponsor: Pius XII Memorial Library
Location: Pius XII Memorial Library, Second Floor Gallery

Spring 2018

February 26

Mission and Identity Lecture Series: Discerning Our Role in Creating a Society of Justice and Love

Presenter: Mark Thibodeaux, S.J.
Sponsor: Christopher Collins, S.J., Mission and Identity
Location: Saint Francis Xavier College Church

March 22-23

Conference: Intercultural Origins of Saint Louis and the Trans-Mississippi West, 1800-1840

Sponsor: Michal Rozbicki, Ph.D., Center for Intercultural Studies
Location: DuBourg Hall

April 15

Bicentennial 5K Fun Run

Sponsor: Staff Advisory Council
Location: Bicentennial Plaza

April 16

Mission and Identity Lecture Series: Lessons from Pope Francis on American Politics and Civic Life

Presenter: Matt Malone, S.J.
Sponsor: Christopher Collins, S.J., Mission and Identity
Location: St. Francis Xavier College Church

April 22, 23 and 24

Saint Louis Climate Summit

Sponsor: Jack Fishman, Ph.D., Center for Environmental Studies, and Peter Raven, Ph.D.
Location: Various campus locations

Fall 2018

September 13-15

Health and Social Justice Bicentennial Conference

Sponsor: Jeffrey Bishop, Ph.D., Center for Health Care Ethics
Location: SLU campus venue to be determined

September 24

Mission and Identity Lecture Series: Reimagining Health Care – Ignatian Insights for Achieving the Greater Good

Presenter: Michael Rozier, S.J.
Sponsor: Christopher Collins, S.J., Mission and Identity
Location: St. Francis Xavier College Church

September 28-29

Rooms in Bloom Tour

Sponsor: Bradley Bailey, Ph.D.
Location: Grand Center and multiple campus locations

October 9

Pope Pius XII Symposium: The Catholic Church and Nazi Germany

Sponsor: Pius XII Memorial Library
Location: Pius XII Memorial Library

November 5

Mission and Identity Lecture Series: Jesuit Education – Do We Need a New Paradigm?

Presenter: Michael Garanzini, S.J.
Sponsor: Christopher Collins, S.J., Mission and Identity
Location: Saint Francis Xavier College Church

November 15

Bicentennial Culminating Event Featuring Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and Multi-Media Program

Sponsor: Saint Louis University
Location: Chaifetz Arena

Ongoing Exhibition Opening February 2018

Saint Louis University Museum of Art Exhibition

Sponsor: Saint Louis University Museum of Art
Location: Saint Louis University Museum of Art

Ongoing Display Starting February 2018

A Retrospective of Learning Space at Saint Louis University

Sponsor: The Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning
Location: Pius XII Memorial Library, Second Floor Gallery

Past Events

September 19

Saint Louis Literary Award Celebration

Recipient: Margaret Atwood
Sponsor: Saint Louis University Library Associates
Location: Sheldon Concert Hall

September 20-22

A Distinctive Vision? Catholic Education 50 Years After Land O’Lakes

Sponsor: Christopher Collins, S.J., Mission and Identity
Location: Various campus locations

September 22

Parks College: Celebrating 90 Years, 1927-2017

Sponsor: Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology
Location: Hangar 8 at St. Louis Downtown Airport, Cahokia, Illinois. 

September 23

Bicentennial Launch Event: Bicentennial Mass

Sponsor: Saint Louis University, Bicentennial Committee, Mission and Identity
Location: Gateway Arch

Capturing Time: Dedication of Bicentennial Plaza

Sponsor: Housing and Residence Life
Location: Bicentennial Plaza

September 24

Occupational Therapy Department’s 25th Anniversary Celebration

Sponsor: Doisy College, Department of Occupational Therapy
Location: Allied Health Professions Building