Fall 2 Begins October 17
Students are encouraged to register themselves online through Banner Self-Service. The academic plan provided by your advisor can be used as a reference for required courses.
If you do not plan on enrolling in the fall terms, be sure to fill out a Leave of Absence form.
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.
Computer Information Systems Ranks #7 in Top Online Degree Programs
Scholarship Opportunity for Hospitality Students
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hospitality Student Meet & Greet!
Meet & Greet Details
Have a question? Please contact Katie Devany (email@example.com). We look forward to seeing you there!
Senior Admission Counselor, Eric Miller was selected to participate in Saint Louis University’s leadership program—Exceptional Leadership: Self. Others. Organizations. Saint Louis University's Exceptional Leadership Program (ELP) is a leadership development opportunity created through collaborative efforts between Human Resources and the School for Professional Studies’ Center for Workforce and Organizational Development. SLU faculty who are subject matter experts in leadership development designed and deliver the training.
High-potential SLU employees are nominated by their division vice president to take part in the Exceptional Leadership Program. Participants attend twelve modules over seven months to build their knowledge and skills in three areas: leading self, leading others, and leading organizations. Throughout the program, participants enhance their self-awareness, learn how to optimize interactions with others, and increase their ability to impact Saint Louis University.
But this combative attitude we have all seem to possess is not a recent phenomenon. The Jesuits have thought about this for 500 years. And they employed a process that helps us think about how we engage others and ourselves where we think intentionally about experience, context, reflection, and application as ways to deal with difficult subjects like Presidential elections, thorny ethical issues, and personal decisions about our relationships.
When we think of experience we automatically think of our own experiences and this entirely natural. But we have to admit that we don’t know everything and that others may have entirely different experiences from ours. As a result, we try to help people see the experiences of others as just as valid as our own and therefore require students to take courses in history, literature and theology so that they can see issues through someone else’s eyes.
Context helps us think about those factors that condition us and others to think and act the way we do. It is the “setting” for all of our experiences. A person’s religious or ethnic context will shape how she experiences the world. And thinking about another person’s context helps us understand why she thinks the way she does.
Reflection helps us ask difficult questions. Have I honestly engaged this other person or this new idea that challenges me or am I simply being defensive? Am I open to new information or am I close-minded? Is it possible that I could be wrong on this topic? Am I being consistent? Do I need to change?
Application means that we should go and act on the basis of our reflections. In one sense, it is proof that we have reflected on ours -and others’ - experiences, that we have been attentive to the context, and that we have asked the difficult questions.
By employing this method, Saint Louis University aims at a “higher purpose” and “greater good” in the sense that we don’t want our graduates merely to be excellent technicians (although we do), we want them to be better persons who can change their world in positive and meaningful ways.
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Upcoming Events at SLU’s Workforce Center
GlobalHack VI: Friday, October 21 - Sunday, October 23 at Chaifetz Arena
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
Also, the bookstore will have shortened hours during Fall Break (October 17 - 18) from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. On Saturday, October 15 the bookstore will be closed.
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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