Gather Your Team for SLU 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. Meet the Billiken and enjoy wine, beer, soda and snacks provided as part of the registration price. You may also bring your own food, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks. Our auction items are outstanding and include an on-field tour and Cardinals tickets, Cardinals sports memorabilia, hotel stays, great staycation packages, restaurant gifts, and supurb tasting opportunities. Don't miss this great night of fun!
The cost for the evening is $200 for a table of 8, or $25 per individual. Credit cards will be accepted for auction items. Tables are filling fast so click here to register a team today!
If you would like to help or contribute, please contact Lisa Masters, SPS Development Officer, at (314) 977-3938 or email@example.com.
Non-Traditional Student Week
Did you know that as a non-traditional student, you have your own recognition week, celebrated annually in November? This year, we celebrate Non-Traditional Student Week November 3-7. It is tough balancing work, school, kids, and other activities, so take a second to be honored. To celebrate our students in the School for Professional Studies, we are holding a video contest for a chance to win a Billikin prize pack. The topic of the video will be: "Why is now the right time for school?" To be eligible, please submit a video to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, November 7, responding to the question in one minute or less. We look forward to reviewing your submissions!
If you will be on campus from Monday, November 3, through Thursday, November 6, stop by Brouster Hall between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to pick up a few snacks on the way to class!
Don't forget to like SPS on Facebook and follow our posts throughout the week to learn more about famous non-traditional students. It's possible you may have laughed at their movies, cheered them on to score a winning touchdown, or sang along with them in the car!
Dr. Beth Freeburg and a few colleagues from Southern Illinois University were invited to present their paper titled, "Implementing Common Core Standards: Implications for Global Human Resource Development" at the 13th International Conference for the Asia Chapter of the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD). The conference will be held in Seoul, Korea from November 13 to 14. Dr. Freeburg's colleagues will be presenting on her behalf so that she can support the annual SPS Trivia Night and cheer on the Billikens during their opening home basketball game!
Scholarship Opportunity for Hospitality Students
Attention Hospitality Management Minor and Certificate Students: Applications are currently being accepted for The Lumiere Place Hospitality Scholarship. Deadline for submission of the online application is Friday, December 12. This $2000 scholarship is being awarded exclusively to SPS hospitality students and will be dispersed during the spring semester. Questions? Please email Katie Devany at email@example.com.
New Scholarship Opportunity for Students in Healthcare
The "Diana, Alice, Emily, and Cecelia Ippolito Healthcare Scholarship" is open to all undergraduate SPS students with at least a 3.0 GPA who are currently working in, or are going into the healthcare industry. The award is $1,850 per academic year and the scholarship is renewable with reapplication. The deadline for this year is Friday, December 12, 2014. Click here to learn more about this scholarship and to complete the application.
Midyear Commencement Ceremony
Saint Louis University will celebrate the accomplishments of our December graduates at Midyear Commencement on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Chaifetz Arena. Students must RSVP online for the ceremony and reception by Friday, November 14, 2014. Find out how to get your caps and gowns for graduation here and check out our FAQs about SLU Commencement.
Graduation Fair in the Saint Louis University Bookstore
Attention December Grads: You can pick up your cap, gown, and announcements during the Graduation Fair on November 6th, 7th and 8th located in the SLU Bookstore within the Busch Student Center. Congratulations!
Calling all December grads: if you are looking to embark on a new career following graduation, use this time to prepare for your job search. Susan Gale, a Career Development Specialist in the Office of Career Services, is available to meet with students regarding job searches, career assessments, and resume building. Contact her today at 314-977-2830 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment!
New Degree Program in Security and Strategic Intelligence
The School for Professional Studies at Saint Louis University is launching a new Security & Strategic Intelligence (SSI) program beginning January 2015. This program will be available as a bachelor's degree, minor or stand alone certificate and includes four areas of concentration where students will learn:
• Business Continuity - emergency management and the business continuity cycle within for-profit, non-profit and governmental organizations
• Strategic Intelligence - the collection and use of intelligence with an emphasis on both national and corporate security
• Global Corporate Security - security within the for-profit sector
• Law Enforcement Administration - advanced competencies necessary for leadership in law enforcement
Paired with the School for Professional Studies' core curriculum, the new SSI program focuses on providing students with the knowledge and training necessary to be competitive in a wide range of security and intelligence employment careers. Courses are offered in a flexible online format designed for busy adults looking to further their education while working full- or part-time.
Click here to view the curriculum for each concentration and course descriptions.
Program Change for Criminal Justice & Security Management
If you are currently majoring in Criminal Justice & Security Management, you should have received an email titled, "Criminal Justice & Security Management Changing to Security and Strategic Intelligence." If you have not received this communication, please contact your advisor.
CJSM students will have the opportunity to either complete the current CJSM degree, minor, or certificate OR move to the new SSI degree program. Students who choose to complete the existing CJSM program may require alternative courses. Please consult with your academic advisor if you have additional questions and/or if you decide to make the change.
Please be sure that you have turned in your Fall 1 grades to your tuition coordinator. You can find your grades in Banner Self-Service. Any questions, please contact Lana Kelly, Community Outreach Coordinator, at email@example.com.
New Reception Desk Hours in Brouster Hall
Beginning with the Fall 2 term (October 20th) the reception desk will remain open during the following hours:
• Weeks 1, 2 and 3 of each term: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday
• Weeks 4 through 8 of each term: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday
On Fridays and when classes are not in session, the reception desk will be open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Reflect and Connect
"Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving." - W.T. Purkiser
Think about the abilities and opportunities you have been given. How have you used them, academically or personally?
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, November 5 at 5:30 p.m., CDT. Share this RSVP link!
There is also a webinar available for veterans and active military personnel on Tuesday, November 11 at 5:30 p.m., CDT. Click here to RSVP.
Next Scholarship Deadline: December 12, 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!
"Race and Mass Incarceration" Exhibit and Panel Discussion
Saint Louis University's Cross Cultural Center will host a week-long exhibit and a follow-up panel discussion on "Race & Mass Incarceration" in November during SLU's annual Diversity Awareness Month. The exhibit, which runs from November 1 through 7 in the Center for Global Citizenship, and the panel discussion, scheduled on Wednesday, November 12, at 3pm in BSC Wool Ballroom 172, will address the racially disparate incarceration rates and sentencing laws, the criminalization of young black males, and will challenge us to reflect on the social consequences of mass incarceration, and how to empower ourselves to become agents of social change. All are encouraged to attend.
The panel consists of scholars from various backgrounds in the SLU and St. Louis communities, including Professor Stefan Bradley of African American Studies, Professors Justin Hansford, Stephen Hanlon, and Anders Walker from School of Law, PhD candidate Trevin Jones in American Studies, and Dr. Christi Griffin, author of book Incarcerations in Black and White and founder of The Ethics Project. The discussion will be moderated by Joshua Jones, MSW candidate and Cross Cultural Center Graduate Assistant of African American Male Scholars Initiative.
For more information please contact the Cross Cultural Center at CCC@slu.edu or (314) 977-2119.
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
11.3 - 11.7.14
Non-Traditional Student Week
Online Information Session
11.6 - 11.8.14
Online Information Session for Veterans & Active Military Personnel
SPS 6th Annual Trivia Night
Last day to RSVP for the Midyear Commencement Ceremony
11.27 - 11.28.14
University Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
Spring I Scholarship Deadline
Midyear Commencement Ceremony
Application deadline for the Lumiere Place Hospitality Scholarship
SPS Events Calendar
Study Tip of the Month
When learning terms, dates, formulas, etc., consider using flash cards for memorization. If working with terms, place the word on one side of the card and the definition on the other. Do this for all the terms that you will need to learn. When you are finished, review the terms on each card and then say the definitions out loud. Once you have mastered that method, turn the cards around, read the definition, and then match the associated term. Don't forget to the shuffle the cards as you do the exercise.
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