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e.advisor - February 2017

Register for Spring 2 Classes
Get registered for the spring 2 term now! The spring 2 term begins on March 20 and classes are filling up quickly! Take a moment to review the schedule and register yourself through Banner Self-Service or contact your advisor for help. 

Target Your Training Goals
The second month of the new year is beginning, and you still have plenty of time to get your training goals on target! Whether you are looking to sharpen your professional skills, advance your career with a certification or become well-versed in the area of Project Management, we have you covered. All classes are offered both Live at SLU and Live Online - Virtual and have Day (9:00a.m. - 4:30p.m. CST) and Night (5:30p.m. - 8:30p.m. CST) options available. Check out some of our most in-demand courses:

Project Management Courses starting in February

Popular Certification Courses starting in February

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

February Reflection

The Jesuits take time every year to do a retreat. These are often silent retreats where a person is able to simply stop and listen to their lives. The idea behind a sabbatical for university professors comes from the notion of a “sabbath” where a person simply stops what she is doing and just listens. An important part of the Ignation ethos is the importance of listening by practicing reflection. And reflection can only take place in the quiet places of a person’s life.

When people get into their cars they often turn on the radio- and if the music is good, they turn it up louder than they should. Some people, when they get home, immediately turn on the tv. Somehow, for many of us, there is a craving for constant noise. For others the noise isn’t always audible. It can be the noise of social media: the twitter account that does not stop or the facebook feed that needs constant attention. And this noise often drowns out important reflection that we could be doing. That is, we could take time away, even for a few moments, to listen to our lives without the noise of the world constantly interrupting. Theologian Frederick Buechner suggests that, “What deadens us most to God’s presence within us, I think, is the inner dialogue that we are continuously engaged in with ourselves, the endless chatter of human thought. I suspect that there is nothing more crucial to true spiritual comfort . . . than being able from time to time to stop that chatter . . . ” 

Save the Date for the 8th Annual Cyber Security Symposium on March 15 
This year's topic: Hacking at the Global Level: Tactics, Techniques and Procedures

In order to understand and combat future cyber-attacks, it is important to pursue an analysis of disparate cyberactors, including nation states, organized crime, hacktivists and terrorists. Individuals, corporations and governments must examine the use of particular attacks, used in specific ways, and different tactics and strategies being exhibited by the various cyber attackers.

This year’s symposium will include sessions exploring weaknesses and entry points for attacks, ransomware and hacking ideology and motivations. The event culminates with a panel discussion on the future of Hacking Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures.

Find out more here!

Hospitality SLUnited
Save the date for the 5th annual Hospitality SLUnited networking event.  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 ( 

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

More information to come!

Financial Aid Corner
It is tax season time. The Tax Payer Relief Act of 1997 includes
provisions for the American Opportunity Credit and the Lifetime
Learning Credit. Both credits allow certain taxpayers who have
incurred qualified expenses for higher education to take a credit
against their federal income tax liability. Educational institutions
are required by law to provide information to students who qualify for the education credits. Schools, colleges and universities report this information to the IRS and to students on Form 1098-T.

The 1098-T form should not be attached to your federal income tax return when you claim the education credits (as W-2 forms are); however, you must have received this form in order to claim either the American Opportunity Credit or the Lifetime Learning Credit on your federal tax return. More information about this form and how it should be used can be found 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 314-977-2830,email 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: Feb 8th  2017.

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Save These Date

On Campus Information Session

Open House 

Spring 2 Scholarship Deadline

Cyber Security Symposium

Spring 2 Begins

Hospitality SLUnited


SPS Events Calendar

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