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e.advisor - November 2016
Information Session for New Students - November 15
Know a friend or family member that would be interested in learning more about SPS? We will be hosting an information session on November 15 at our St. Louis campus.
Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 5)
Location: Boileau Hall, located at 38 N Vandeventer Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108
Appetizers will be provided
It is free to attend but registration is required.
New Admission Counselors join SPS
Leon has worked in a number of roles in Higher Education, most recently as an Academic Counselor at Mercer County Community College, but as also served as a Career Advisor and Admission Transfer Coordinator. We are very excited and honored to have them joining our team here at the School for Professional Studies.
New Course! Register now for OSTD 2930 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship
The course is open to all SPS students and will be offered online in spring 1 (January 16 - March 12, 2017). Seating is limited, contact your advisor today to register.
Scholarship Opportunity for Hospitality Student
Deadline for submission of the online application is Wednesday, December 21, 2016. Both scholarships are being awarded exclusively to SPS hospitality students and will be dispersed during the spring semester. You may apply and be awarded both scholarships. Questions? Please email Katie Devany at email@example.com.
At Saint Louis University we trace our educational and spiritual origins to the work of Ignatius Loyola. This Ignatian tradition of spirituality emphasizes a prayer called the “Examen,” which is to be prayed at least once a day. It has 5 steps and proceeds in the following order: (1) to ask God for light, (2) to give thanks, (3) to review the day, (4) to face your shortcomings, and (5) to face the day. Each of these steps is important in itself, but since Thanksgiving arrives in November, step 2 might be especially relevant.
Someone once said that you shouldn’t be unhappy about all the things you don’t have that you do want, since there are a lot of things that you don’t have that you don’t want! This isn’t exactly giving thanks but it points to the fact that we should take time to be reflective about what we have and be grateful. A number of positive psychology studies indicate that people who are thankful are generally happier than those who aren’t. Yet, being thankful as a means to happiness probably misses the point.
The idea of being grateful, in the Ignatian tradition, is about seeing yourself in the larger picture. It is about understanding that you are not your own creator, that there are many people who have contributed to your success and well-being, and that in many ways you can never “pay these people back.” It is, in short, understanding that life is a gift. And it is only through reflection on gratitude that we come to understand the gift-like nature of our lives. There are a number of ways that we can cultivate this attitude of thankfulness. (1) Frequently, and sincerely, thank others for their work and for the ways their lives have benefitted you. (2) Make a point of writing thank you notes and personalize them. (3) Start a Gratitude Journal where you can focus on the good things that have come your way that are often beyond your own control (Remember here that the word “gratitude” comes from the Latin word “Gratia,” which means “unearned favor”). And, of course, (4) practice the Examen on a daily basis.
The Holidays can often be times of family, school, and work-related stress. And it may seem contrary to every one of your natural impulses when you are stressed to “take time and be grateful.” But it might just be one of the healthier things you do for yourself—and for others—this holiday season.
Book an Appointment with your Librarian
Upcoming Events at SLU’s Workforce Center
Gateway to CyberCity: Thursday, November 17 at the Hyatt Regency
If you would like to see a current listing of news and events, please visit our NEWS/EVENTS page.
Financial Aid Corner
Financial Aid Timeline for SLU:
We have some exciting changes to the federal financial aid application process for the 2017-2018 academic year.
What is changing?
ONE – Students may now file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in October instead of January – 3 months earlier.
TWO – Instead of using prior year (PY) tax information when filing their FAFSA, students will now use prior, prior year (PPY) tax information.
IMPORTANT DATES 17-18 school year
Career Services Corner
Handshake, the internship and jobs database for students and alumni, can be accessed through mySLU orhttps://slu.joinhandshake.com. 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
Save the Date for the SPS Trivia Night on November 4, 2016
Please contact John Stiles, Development Director, Sr., at (314) 977-2218 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to help or contribute.
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