Fall is Just Around the Corner!
Courses are filling up quickly so get registered now! The Fall 1 term begins on Monday, August 25. You can register yourself using Banner Self-Service, completing an online registration form, or contacting your advisor directly. Course schedules can be accessed here.
Latisha Barefield Memorial Scholarship
The School for Professional Studies is pleased to announce a new scholarship opportunity that will honor and commemorate the life of Latisha Barefield, a student within the Criminal Justice and Security Management Program. Latisha endured the challenges of a terminal illness while pursuing her education, but her perseverance and dedication remained strong, earning her a posthumous certificate. Today, her inspiration reminds us to make the most of our opportunities. In memory of Latisha Barefield, this award will help support a new student who is facing a challenging health situation while pursuing his or her education. More details can be found here.
Faculty and Staff Spotlight
Earlier this summer our Associate Dean for Global Engagement, LaShone Gibson, traveled to the University of Missouri as a featured session presenter for the Missouri International Educators Meeting (MIEM). Associate Dean Gibson centered her talk around the emerging leadership of comprehensive internationalization and effective practices designed to strengthen the impact and to advance meaningful outcomes of internationalization initiatives. Her session earned one of two state-wide nominations to represent the MIEM at the annual NAFSA: Association for International Education Region IV conference in October in St. Paul, Minnesota. Congratulations, LaShone!
Kyle Crews Named Assistant Chair of General Studies
Please join SPS in welcoming Kyle Crews as the new Assistant Chair of General Studies! We are excited to have Kyle on the team. To learn more about him, read Kyle's introduction below:
I began working with Dr. Jenny Agnew and Dr. Craig Boyd in the General Studies program at SPS as a Graduate Assistant in February 2013. I was interested in learning more about online education, adult learners, and the mission of the School for Professional Studies. When the search for the Assistant Chair position opened in Fall 2013, after Jenny's promotion to Chair of the General Studies program, I quickly applied for the position, which I was offered and gratefully accepted. I officially began working in my new role as Instructor and Assistant Chair on July 23.
I am a PhD candidate in English at Saint Louis University. I will be finishing my dissertation this academic year. My primary area of research is nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American literature and history. Within this field, however, I typically explore the intersections between literature, history, theology, and ethics. Over the years I have studied and taught in other areas of literature and in rhetoric and composition.
I was born in St. Louis and have spent most of my life here. At different points in time, though, I've lived in Tennessee, Georgia, and Singapore. My wife (Brandi) and I have two little girls. Bailey is 3 years old and Sadie is nine months old. I enjoy simply spending time at home with my three girls and working in our garden. Like most St. Louisans I am a devoted Cardinals fan and rarely miss a game.
I am looking forward to my new role and the opportunity to work with all the faculty and staff at SPS.
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 12 for the Lumiere Place Hospitality Scholarship to be disbursed in the Spring 2015. Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 3 in the Busch Student Center Ballrooms from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Stay tuned for more information!
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.
Reflect and Connect
"You are the sum total of everything you've ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot - it's all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive." -Maya Angelou
How do your experiences influence your daily interactions with others and how you approach life? Are you making each experience positive for yourself and others who are learning from you?
Policy Reminder: Withdrawal Policy
Course withdrawals can be completed in Banner Self-Service prior to the start of the term. After that date, you should contact your academic advisor to be sure that all withdrawal procedures are followed. Notifying the instructor or not going to class does not constitute formal withdrawal. Click here to view the tuition refund schedule for specific deadlines.
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 online information session on Wednesday, August 6 at 5:30 p.m, CDT. 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!
Registration Open 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 opens 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.
"The Rum Luck of the Irish" or "Back to Normalcy!"
"The Rum Luck of the Irish" or "Back to Normalcy!" an original comedy written by Stephen Werner will be presented at the Ivory Theatre in South St. Louis on Friday, August 22 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, August 23 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, August 24 at 2 p.m. Tickets are: Adults $20, Seniors $18, Children $10. The Ivory Theatre is at 7620 Michigan Avenue. Click here for more information.
Stephen received a Ph.D. from Saint Louis University in 1990 in Historical Theology. He teaches theology and philosophy in the School for Professional Studies. He also teaches at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy and Webster University.
Scholarship Opportunity for Non-Traditional Female Students
The Professional Organization of Women is pleased to announce that it will provide opportunities to transform four women's lives by awarding four scholarships totaling $6,000.00. Scholarships will be awarded to non-traditional female students who attend two-year or four-year institutions in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area to pursue and fulfill their educational and career aspirations. Award may be received by women who have not taken a traditional path to higher education due to personal challenges or economic conditions that delay their pursuit of attending school until much later in life. Applications can be found here and must be completed no later than September 12, 2014.
POW Annual Scholarship Breakfast
The Professional Organization of Women will host its Annual Scholarship Breakfast in honor of civil rights icon, Attorney Frankie Muse Freeman. The event will be held at Crown Plaza Hotel (7750 Carondelet Ave.,
Saint Louis, MO 63105) on October 18, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. Tickets for the event are $45 (single) or $400 (table). For tickets call 314-963-5287 or purchase them online at www.powincstl.org (POW Store Events). RSVP no later than October 4, 2014. Donations can be mailed to:
The Professional Organization of Women
c/o Scholarship Fund
P.O. Box 16783
Clayton, MO 63105
Military/Veteran Happenings in St. Louis and Surrounding Areas
•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.
Stay up to date with SLU and SPS events by visiting the SPS Events Calendar!
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.
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Online Registration Opens for SPS Annual Trivia Night
Online Information Session
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New Student Orientation
Fall I Begins
Fall II Begins
SPS 6th Annual Trivia Night
SPS Events Calendar
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