Have you registered for the 2013-14 School Year?
The Fall 1 term begins on Monday, August 25th. Register now to avoid the hassle of wait-listed courses. You can register yourself using Banner Self-Service, completing an online registration form, or contacting your advisor directly. Course schedules can be accessed here.
Represent the School for Professional Studies on SGA
The Student Government Association at Saint Louis University is seeking candidates for two Senator positions to represent the School for Professional Studies. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact your advisor.
Scholarships for Hospitality Minor and Certificate Students
Applications are now being accepted for two brand new scholarships given to a new or continuing SPS hospitality student. Apply by August 8th for the Hospitality Industry Advisory Board Scholarship to be disbursed in fall. Apply by December 12th for the Lumiere Place Hospitality Scholarship to be disbursed in the spring 2015. Please direct any questions to email@example.com.
Online Application for Degree
During your senior year, within 10 courses of completion, or if you are close to graduating from a master's program, you need to submit an application for degree to the School for Professional Studies. After your application has been received, your advisor will complete a graduation audit. The audit confirms that you have met the minimum overall GPA of 2.0 (3.0 for graduate students), the minimum number of credit hours for the degree, specific course requirements of the degree, and that your transfer courses are congruent with our transfer policy. Please click here for instructions to complete your application for degree in Banner Self-Service.
On-Campus Job Opportunities
Career Services will be hosting an On-Campus Job Fair for students interested in positions at Saint Louis University. The event will be held on September 3rd in the Busch Student Center Ballrooms from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Stay tuned for more information!
SLU's Workforce Center
If you need IT or professional development training, look no further than the Workforce Center, which offers more than 400 courses and certificates annually covering such topics as Information Security, Application Development, Project Management, Mobile Development, Business Intelligence and much more. We offer day, night and virtual classes and have partnerships with the Project Management Institute (PMI), CompTIA and EC-Council. Additionally, we have earned our status as a Microsoft Learning Partner and are now authorized to use Microsoft Official Course curriculum and accept Software Assurance Training Vouchers (SATVs) for many of our Microsoft courses. And don't forget, SLU students, employees and alumni receive a 15% discount on classes. To view our 2014 schedule and to register for classes, visit workforcecenter.slu.edu or call (314) 977-3226 for more information. Classes are starting on a weekly basis.
Need assistance leveraging your career? The office of Career Services is available for one-on-one appointments all summer long for both current students and alumni. You can register by using SLU Appointments in your MySLU account or calling Susan Gale directly at 314-977-2830. Evening or phone appointments are available by request.
SPS will be hosting a Mercy Online RN-BSN Recruitment Event on July 14, 2014 at Mercy St. Louis Hospital from 11-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. At this open house event, Mercy RNs will learn more about the online RN-BSN program, expectations of an online course and even have their transcripts evaluated. There will be food, prizes and faculty and staff on hand to answer questions. Tell your friends to come out and learn more about our programs! If you have any questions, please contact Lana J. Kelly, Community Outreach Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reflect and Connect
"One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest." -Maya Angelou
It takes courage to go back to school and complete your degree. How has striving to reach your educational goals made you courageous?
Policy Reminder: Avoiding Holds
A list of student holds can be found at: http://www.slu.edu/x25921.xml. Click on the hold type to find out how to get the hold removed. Please note that Student Accounts holds are not automatically removed upon payment to the university. Contact Student Accounts at (314) 977-2395 to have the hold removed.
Other Events and Announcements
Information Session For Prospective Students
Do you know anyone who would benefit from a Saint Louis University degree? Invite them to our upcoming on-campus information session on Tuesday, July 29 at 5:30 p.m located in Boileau Hall (38 N. Vandeventer Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108). Share this RSVP link!
Next Scholarship Deadline: August 8, 2014
Click here to access scholarships for new students and current students. There are also program-specific scholarships for students pursuing Project Management, Criminal Justice and Security Management, Hospitality Management, and Organizational Studies! Contact your advisor today if you have any questions regarding your eligibility. Good luck!
Military/Veteran Happenings in St. Louis and Surrounding Areas
•July 12: Mid-America Veterans Picnic, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Arnold City Park
•August 6: Education Fair Scott AFB, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
•August 9: Veterans Benefit Village, Forest Park, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
•August 12: Education Fair, Fort Leavenworth, KS, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
•August 16: 20th Annual Community Health Fair, Seventh-Day Adventist Agape Church in University City (US Army Health Care Recruiters will participate)
•August 21: Student Veteran Meet & Greet, Busch Student Center Room 251, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
•August 22: Student Veteran Orientation, Busch Student Center Room 251, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Save the Date for the SPS Trivia Night
The 6th Annual SLU School for Professional Studies Trivia Night to benefit student scholarships will be held on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 7 p.m. Online registration will open on August 1, 2014. Please contact Lisa Masters, SPS Development Officer, at (314) 977-3938 or email@example.com if you would like to help or contribute.
Stay up to date with SLU and SPS events by visiting the SPS Events Calendar!
The ASL Corner
Greetings SPS Students! As summer is now in full swing, I hope that those of you taking summer courses are on a track to success. Just keep calm and finish strong. For those of you that have taken the summer break, have fun enjoying your family and friends. Also, don't forget to reflect on how far you have come and stay focused on your future goals.
I would also like to take an opportunity to introduce the new 2014 - 2015 Officers of Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society to all of you. As ASL is dedicated to recognizing high academic achievement in adult students, myself along with these dedicated officers are here to support all of the SPS students in any way we can and to encourage your continued success.
ASL's Vice President, Rich Cheney is an Organizational Studies major with a minor in Communications. He is in the Organizational Studies program through the partnership with SLU and BJC and Rich has been employed with BJC for 12 years, in the Revenue Management department. Rich believes in doing what is right and says that a personal quote that he uses is, "Do the RIGHT thing and only the next RIGHT thing can happen." This is defiantly a motto we can all stand behind.
ASL's Secretary, Carrie Derby is a junior majoring in Organizational Studies with a minor in Industrial Psychology. She intends to use her degree to make a career change into the Human Resources field. Carrie says she returned to college after a ten year hiatus to "finish what she started." That determination to complete her degree ties in to Carrie's favorite quote by George Elliot, "It's never too late to be what you might have been."
ASL's Media Officer, Jamie Chitwood is a senior at SPS, also majoring in Organizational Studies and minoring in Industrial Psychology. Jamie shares that in 1984 she received a liver transplant and will be celebrating her 30 year anniversary in October.
As you can see, doing the right thing, finishing what you start and being a survivor are the keys to success that make up the SLU SPS student. As busy adults with responsibilities of home, work and college, it can sometimes seem as if there is no way to accomplish it all. However, I would like to leave you with one my favorite quotes from the late Nelson Mandela, which is, "It always seems impossible until it's done." We can do it!
Contribute to the SPS e.advisor
We would love to feature SPS students in our next e.advisor! If you have any announcements you would like to include or if you just want to highlight a class experience, please contact Lauren Snowden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save These Dates
University Holiday - Closed
Summer Intersession Begins
On-Campus Information Session
Online Registration Opens for SPS Annual Trivia Night
SPS Fall Scholarship Deadlines
New Student Orientation
Fall I Begins
Fall II Begins
SPS 6th Annual Trivia Night
SPS Events Calendar
Did you know?
The month of July is named after Julius Ceaser.
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