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Billikens LEAD: The Servant Leadership Experience at Saint Louis University

Through the guiding pillars of the Billikens LEAD framework, students will explore the following competencies by participating in Billikens LEAD events:

Learn:

Empower: 

Act:

Discern: 

Research, Reflection and Application

Collaboration and Mentoring

Social Responsibility and Goal Setting

Change Creation  and Personal Reflection 

 

Billikens LEAD Speaker Series

Most Mondays beginning October 1st, there will be a program based around one or more of the Billikens LEAD competencies.  Join us in the Sinquefield State Room, DuBourg 406, for as many weeks as you can!  This semester will feature workshops and lectures by SLU’s faculty, staff and students, as well as two keynote speakers coming to campus!

Date Speaker
Monday, Oct.1, 6 p.m. Student Leadership Honoraria Recipients
Learn everything you need to know about Billikens LEAD!
Monday, Oct. 8, 6 p.m. TBD
 Stay tuned to find out who we'll be hosting!
Monday, Oct. 15, 6 p.m. Dr. Rob Boyle
 Goal setting
Monday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m.

Keynote speaker:
Natasha T. Miller

 Natasha T. Miller is a performance poet, author, activist and film producer, and three-time Women of the World Poetry Slam top five finalist. In 2012, Natasha was selected to become a Detroit Kresge artist fellow and 25k grant recipient. She has been a part of many national slam teams, starred in a Sprite commercial, and in 2011 started her own publishing company. Since then she’s published two books, including "Coming out of Nowhere", a social networking memoir about homosexuality and cyber bullying. Her recent film production “Treasure” has just been accepted into the LA film fest. Natasha believes her purpose is to be an agent for change and forgiveness, and to spread the message of acceptance through her art.
Monday, Nov. 5., 6 p.m. Student Leadership Honoraria Recipients
Come hear about your peers’ experiences as leaders on campus and how it has impacted them.
Monday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m. Keynote speaker:
Drew Dudley
 Drew Dudley’s TEDx talk “Everyday Leadership” has been viewed close to five million times and praised by Time, Business Insider, and Inc. magazines. Dudley is the founder of Day One Leadership, where he works with individuals and organizations around the world to unlock their leadership potential. Everyone who attends this lecture will also receive a copy of Drew’s book, “Everyday Leadership.”
Monday, Nov. 26, 6 p.m. Student Leader Round Table: all are welcome
 This is a time set aside to build community and talk about experiences as a student leader with peers.

If you have questions about Billikens LEAD or want to get involved, contact Michelle Peltier.


2018-2019 Student Leadership Honoraria

The Student Leadership Honoraria strives to recognize students for their efforts as student leaders. Recipients will learn to articulate their impact on the SLU community, as well as their goals for their organization during their leadership term. Honoraria recipients receive $3,000 toward their SLU expenses. If you have questions about the Billikens LEAD Honoraria, contact Brieanna Criscione.

Expectations for Honoraria Recipients

  1. Maintain a mentor relationship with your existing organization advisor. Required to meet a minimum of three times prior to the completion of the Impact Project, utilizing guided activities such as an Examen, goal setting and reflection.
  2. Participate in the Billikens LEAD competency TedxTalk series. This includes attending educational sessions followed by Student Leadership Honoraria cohort peer presentations. Each Honoraria will be required to give their own five to seven minute presentation on a chosen Billikens LEAD competency for their peers and invited guests. The TedxTalk series will follow an eight-week program schedule:
    Date Competency Attendance
     
    January 14, 2019 Learn (Ed Session) Honoraria Cohort ONLY
    January 28, 2019 Learn (TedxTalk) Open to public
    February 4, 2019 Engage (Ed Session) Honoraria Cohort ONLY
    February 11, 2019 Engage (TedxTalk) Open to public
    February 18, 2019 Act (Ed Session) Honoraria Cohort ONLY
    February 25, 2019 Act (TedxTalk) Open to public
    March 18, 2019 Discern (Ed Session) Honoraria Cohort ONLY
    March 25, 2019 Discern (TedxTalk) Open to public
  3. The Student Leadership Honoraria experience will culminate in a year-end Impact Project Fair directly before the 2019 Leadership and Service Awards (April 8, 2019). The Impact Project is an opportunity to reflect on your leadership role in the 2018-2019 year and an opportunity to demonstrate and/or articulate how you have developed in your leadership roles through this experience.

Leadership and Service Awards

The annual Saint Louis University Leadership and Service Awards Ceremony recognizes students, staff and faculty who exemplify the qualities and excellence of service, leadership and the Jesuit philosophy of men and women for others.

Established in the spring of 1992, the Leadership and Service Awards celebrate the significant achievements of students, student organizations, faculty and staff for their contributions of leadership and service to Saint Louis University and the surrounding community. Individuals are encouraged to nominate a person or organization they believe exemplifies the above qualities. There are more than 15 award categories to choose from. Nominations are reviewed by a committee of faculty and staff who select the award recipients. The awards ceremony will be held Monday, April 8th. 

Individual Awards

Graduating Students

Father Mario Ross, O.F.M. conv., Leadership and Service Award

This award, named after Father Mario Ross, O.F.M. conv., former director of campus ministry, is given to recognize a graduating student who has achieved a well-rounded record of experience in co-curricular involvements and who has made outstanding contributions to leadership and service during his/her years at Saint Louis University. This is one of Saint Louis University's top honors for student involvement.

Father Paul Reinert, S.J., Service Award

This award, named after Father Paul Reinert, S.J., former University president and chancellor emeritus, recognizes a graduating student who has achieved a well-rounded record of experience and made outstanding contributions to community service and involvements during his/her year(s) at Saint Louis University. This is one of Saint Louis University's top honors for student involvement.

Student Hall of Fame Award

This recognition honors graduating students who have exemplified dedication and faithfulness to the mission and ideals of Saint Louis University through exceptional personal or professional accomplishment throughout their career at Saint Louis University. 

Current Saint Louis University Students

Mev Puleo Social Justice Award

This award is named in honor of Mev Puleo, a 1985 graduate of Saint Louis University, who went on to become a successful photojournalist. Before her death in 1996, Mev’s work focused on the lives of the poor people around the world. This award recognizes a student who has succeeded in bringing an awareness of social justice issues to others and has personally challenged him or herself to experience other cultures and lifestyles.

Social Action Award

The Social Action Leadership Award recognizes a student who has demonstrated strong leadership through the cultivation of awareness of social issues or injustices that have the potential to directly impact student life and/or campus culture at SLU. This student must be an advocate who seeks change in the community and is devoted to spreading awareness of these social issues campus-wide.

Spirit of the Billiken Award

This award is presented to senior or graduate student leaders who have established a long-term record of service and leadership in student organizations and campus activities. Recipients must display a strong sense of SLU’s mission, school pride and spirit, serve as role models for other student leaders, have significantly impacted co-curricular life at SLU, maintain good academic standards and have overall outstanding leadership history throughout their careers at SLU.

Unsung Hero Award

The Unsung Hero Award is established to recognize and acknowledge a particular student who has made significant contributions above and beyond their position in an organization or on campus. The recipient may not have been otherwise recognized for their accomplishments and achievements. All members of recognized student organizations are eligible to be nominated and receive this award. The committee will consider the nomination based upon the following criteria: contributions and impact upon the College and community and level of involvement in activities or organizations. 

Billiken Rising Star Award

This award is presented to an emerging freshman or sophomore for exhibiting exceptional leadership ability, contributions to campus life, university pride, and showing potential for other leadership roles.

Fraternity and Sorority Member of the Year

The Greek Man and Woman of the Year recognition awards seek to highlight the outstanding contributions of one man and one woman in the SLU community. These students exemplify the mission, values and purpose of their own organization and have made a significant impact in the fraternity and sorority community overall.

Student Assistants / Student Employment Award 

This award honors outstanding student employees who work in an on-campus department.

SGA Awards
Joseph F. Hodes Student of the Year Award

This award is presented annually by the Student Government Association in recognition of one student who has made a lasting impact on the Saint Louis University community and has exemplified the ideals of servant leadership and has demonstrated an outstanding committee to student life in the spirit of the Jesuit mission.

Mary A. Brummer Award

This award is presented annually by the Student Government Association in recognition of one member of the faculty, staff or administration that has made a lasting impact on the Saint Louis University community and has exemplified a dedication to advancing the student experience.

George D. Wendel Civic Leadership Award

The Student Government Association established the George D. Wendel Civic Leadership Award in honor of the late professor in the Department of Public Policy Studies to recognized an individual whose actions have proven to further the advancement of the City of St. Louis and Saint Louis University, embodying the ideals of the Jesuit call to be "men and women for others."

Organization Awards
The Bill Nordmann Community Service Award

This award is named after Bill Nordmann, a 1988 graduate of Saint Louis University, who lost his life in a 1991 plane crash. During his years at SLU, Nordmann was very involved in student organizations, particularly those associated with community service and campus ministry. After graduating he joined the Peace Corps in order to extend his commitment to helping and learning about others. This award is named in his honor in recognition of his spirit and the significant impact he had upon student service initiatives at SLU. This award is given to the student organization or student committee which has had the most impact on the sites or agencies to which the members have contributed volunteer service.
(Note: This award does not apply if students receive credit, certificates or payment for their service.)

Multicultural Award

This award is presented to a registered student organization which conceived, planned and implemented a program which promotes the celebration and understanding of multiculturalism and diversity.

Outstanding Co-Sponsored Program

This award is presented to the registered student organizations that planned and provided the most outstanding cosponsored program that positively impacted students on campus and demonstrated collaboration and teamwork among organizations.

Faculty / Staff Awards
The Phil Lyons Outstanding Staff Advisor Award

The Phil Lyons Outstanding Staff Adviser Award is given to the student organization staff adviser who has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to the organization through investments of time and energy, who has impacted the student members in a significant way and who has been a role model as members grow in their involvement in the organization.

The Avis E. Meyer Outstanding Faculty Adviser Award

The Avis E. Meyer Outstanding Faculty Adviser Award is given to the student organization faculty adviser who has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to the organization through investments of time and energy, who has impacted the student members in a significant way and who has been a role model as members grow in their involvement in the organization.