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e.advisor - April 2017

The 2017-18 Schedule is Available!
The 2017-2018 class schedule is now available. Registration opens on Monday, April 3rd in Banner Self-Service to all SPS students.

Please be sure to review the schedule. Your academic advisor will be available to help you plan your schedule. You are welcome to schedule a meeting to come in the office to meet in-person, via phone or by email.

Course and Schedule Information:

  • IS: Independent Study
  • L0 - Summer, L1 - Fall 1, L2 - Fall 2, L3 - Spring 1 and L4 - Spring 2
  • J: (partnership students only)
  • AA or ORLD: Graduate-level courses

Attention Graduates: The Grad Fair is This Week!
Graduation Fair is the primary time that caps, gowns and tassels are distributed. The Graduation Fair for the spring Commencement has been set as follows:

  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 6
  • 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 7

In addition, representatives are available to assist students with announcements, rings, frames and other graduation-related merchandise. If you are unable to attend the Graduation Fair, please call 314-531-7925 or email Keep in mind, each graduate is required to wear a cap and gown to participate in Pre-Commencement and Commencement.

Troy Turnipseed Named Associate Dean of Enrollment Services at SPS
Troy Turnipseed has been named the Associate Dean of Enrollment Management and Partnerships in the School for Professional Studies where he will oversee admissions, advising, marketing and partnerships as well as summer programs for the University.

Troy has nearly 15 years of experience working in higher education, with past roles at Saint Louis University including Director of Summer Studies in the Division of Enrollment Management, Director of the Career Resources Center and Associate Director of Graduate Business Programs in the John Cook School of Business, and Academic Advisor, Admissions Counselor and St. Louis Site Coordinator in the School for Professional Studies.

Throughout his career at Saint Louis University, Troy has been known as the face and voice of the MBA Program and has had the pleasure of representing the business school in Hong Kong and with Warren Buffet on multiple occasions. In addition, he has been the President of the SLU Staff Advisory Committee (twice) and President of the Graduate Business Student Services Association, an organization serving the needs of graduate student services professionals from universities and colleges across the country. He has also been recognized as a SLUStar by the University for his commitment to students.

A proud SPS alum, Troy earned his Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Studies and Master of Business Administration degrees from Saint Louis University. He currently serves as Membership Chair and North Central Assistant Regional Vice President for the North American Association of Summer Sessions (NAASS). Additionally, he facilitates the New Administrator's Workshop at the Annual NAASS Conference - an all-day workshop to help on-board new administrators to summer sessions in a University-setting.

Troy is thrilled to be working with SPS students, faculty, staff and alumni again, and excited about the future of the school!

Are you registered for Hospitality SLUnited?
This unique event features an industry panel discussion as well as the opportunity for hospitality professionals, association members, and students representing all sectors of the industry to network with each other in an environment that encourages interdisciplinary, strategic collaboration. 

If you are interested in volunteering for the event please contact Katie Devany ( by April 7.  

Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 7:30p.m.
Location: Busch Student Center, Wool Ballroom

Register for the event by clicking here. Project Management offered at SLU!  
The School for Professional Studies is proud to announce the launch of its newest Bachelor's degree, this time in Project Management. 

Project management is a large and important part of every industry, making it one of the most versatile and sought-after skills in the workplace today.  The program includes the most forward looking coursework ever offered in undergraduate project management and utilizes PM simulators to enhance learning and provide an interactive medium that gives you the opportunity to develop and practice PM skills.  In another ground breaking approach, in addition to the degree, you will also earn industry certifications that enhance your job search and give you the competitive advantage in your next position. 

If this sounds like you, and you're ready for your Bachelor of Science degree, contact our SPS Admissions Staff now to ensure your spot in this exciting new degree program.  

Note:  In addition to the B.S. in PM, Minor degrees or certificates will continue to be offered in Project Management and Contract Management.  Also ask about scholarships and other financing options.  

Develop Your Microsoft Skills at SLU‘s Workforce Center
SLU ‘s Workforce Center offers a variety of Microsoft courses including both technical training and Office applications training. Whether you are looking to develop a new set of skills or build existing skills, our courses are designed to take our students to the next level! To see more of our Microsoft courses, check out our Day and Night schedules.

Technical Classes:

Office Application Classes:

Additional Information
For more information on certifications, certificate programs, private group training or training courses, please visit or contact us at 314-977-3226 or

Vote for SPS Faculty of the Year!
Each year at the May Commencement the students honor a School for Professional Studies faculty member with the Faculty of the Year Award.

The Faculty of the Year Award recipient demonstrates excellence in teaching, student mentoring and the advancement of the mission of the School and University.

To cast your vote for this year’s Faculty of the Year Award by following this link.

Faculty Spotlight
Director of Strategic Research, Dr. Matthew Grawitch wrote a blog post for the American Psychological Association (APA) on a hot new industry intitiative that some companies are implementing - using psychics to make business decisions! Read this interesting article here.

Financial Aid Corner
Financial aid awards have been posted for 2017-2018. 

To Access and Confirm Your Award: 

  1. Log into mySLU portal using your SLUNet ID and password.
  2. Click on the Student tab at the top.
  3. Select Financial Aid Awards from the Student Financial Services section.
  4. Select Aid Year 2017-2018 from the drop-down box, and click Submit.   Click on each tab to review important information. NOTE: You must read the terms and conditions of your financial aid award prior to reviewing/accepting your financial aid. You may need to scroll down to the bottom of the page to accept the terms and conditions.
  5. Click on the Accept Award Offer tab to review and accept or decline your award.
  6. Choose to accept the full amount, accept a partial amount or decline an amount for each component of your financial aid award.
    • To accept the full amount for all awards, click Accept Full Amount All Awards.
    • To accept a partial amount of an award, indicate that choice in the Award Decision dropdown box, type the desired amount in the Accept Partial Award box and click Submit Decision.
    • To decline an award, indicate that choice in the Award Decision dropdown box and click Submit Decision.

PLEASE NOTE: If you accept a student loan as part of your financial aid award, you also may be required to complete a Master Promissory Note (an agreement between a borrower and lender). For more information regarding loans, click here

Career Services Corner
Career Services is open all year for students and alumni.  Susan Gale, the career development specialist for SPS, is available in person, by telephone at 314-977-2830email or Skype. Daytime appointments can be made through mySLU. Other appointments are available by calling (314) 977-2828.  

Handshake, the internshiHandshakep and jobs database for students and alumni, can be accessed through mySLU or  Within Handshake are Interview Stream and SLUvisors, helpful tools for students and alumni.

Career and Graduate School fairs, events, career counseling, resume/cover letter reviews and job/internship assistance are available. Please contact Career Services today!

SPS South Campus Advising
Are you a SLU employee currently taking classes at SPS? Sharon Spicer will be available to advise SPS students at Drummond Hall Conference Room 4 on the second Wed of every month between the hours of 1-5 p.m. For an appointment, call 314-977-3324 or email Walk-ins welcome when openings are available

Next date: Wednesday, April 12

Who Do You Know? 
"Yeah, I've thought about going back to school too." We usually hear this when we tell a friend, family member or co-worker about our current educational journey. Here is your chance to help them take the first step as well as earn a little cash. Contact your advisor for more information on the Recruiter Incentive Program today. 

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