Congratulations to all SPS Graduates!
SPS is proud to graduate another fall class! Commencement was held on the afternoon of December 12 at the Chaifetz arena. If you have any photos from graduation, please upload them to the SPS Facebook page!
Register for Spring Classes
There's still time to register for classes! The Spring 1 term begins on January 12. Take a moment to review the schedule and register yourself through Banner Self-Service or contact your advisor.
Application for Degree Deadline
If you anticipate graduating from your undergraduate degree or certificate program before August 2015, please complete an application for degree through Banner Self-Service by Monday, January 26. Your adviser will complete a graduation audit once he or she receives your application. The audit confirms that you have met the minimum overall GPA of 2.0, 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. Students who have previously applied for graduation must complete the application through Banner-Self Service even if a graduation audit has already been completed.
Trivia Night Success
The Trivia Night was a great success with 46 tables reserved and over $20,000 raised, $4,000 from the auction and $1,880 from the 50/50, "purse or pocket", and card games.
Mark your calendars now for Friday, November 6, 2015 for more great trivia fun!
Student Financial Services
Students will receive refunds for aid that exceeds their directly billed costs. Aid can be paid no sooner than 10 days prior to the start of the semester. After aid has been applied, refunds will either be mailed or deposited directly into a checking or savings account. To take advantage of the electronic refund process, click on the "refund" tab within the "Payment Suite" of your mySLU account. E-Bills and account activity may be viewed online through Saint Louis University's Payment Suite, accessed through mySLU.slu.edu (then the Tools tab). Payments may be made online, via mail, and in person.
Payment due dates for the Spring semester as as follows: Jan. 2, Feb. 2, March 2, April 1 and May 1.
Advance Your Career
Career Services is hosting a "Networking Made Simple" event on Monday, February 16 from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. in the Saint Louis Room of the Busch Student Center. You can also attend the Career and Graduate School Fair on February 18 from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the ballrooms at the Busch Student Center. Click here to view the continually updated list of employers as well as the positions in which they are seeking. Susan Gale is also available for resume reviews with appointments as needed. 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.
Please be sure to turn in your final grades for Fall 2 to your tuition coordinators. Feel free to contact Lana Kelly at email@example.com with any questions. Best wishes in Spring 1!
Reflect and Connect
"Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection." - Winston Churchill
As we move into the new year, reflect on your successes and failures from the past year. What have you learned? Remember that you often learn the most from failure.
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 campus information session on Wednesday, February 4 at 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Click here for more information, including a link to register.
Next Scholarship Deadline: February 13, 2015
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!
Save the date for the following SPS annual events. More information to come!
SSI Panel Event (formerly CJSM)
2015 topic: Security and Strategic Intelligence
Thursday, March 5, 2015
5:30 to 7:30 pm
Busch Student Center
The Premier Networking Event for St. Louis Hospitality Professionals
Thursday, April 16, 2015
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
1.1.15 - 1.2.15
University Closed - Holiday Break
New Student Orientation
Spring 1 Begins
Application for Degree deadline
On-Campus Information Session
Spring 2 Scholarship Deadline
Networking Made Simple: A Pre-Career Fair Workshop
Spring Career and Graduate School Fair
SSI Panel Event (formerly CJSM)
Spring 2 Begins
SLUnited Networking Event for Hospitality Professionals
SPS Events Calendar
Study Tip of the Month
Find a comfortable and quiet place to study with good lighting and little distractions. Try avoiding your own bed; it is very tempting to just lie down and take a nap.
Financial Aid Tip of the Month
Apply for aid as soon as possible after January 1. Do not wait until you've filed your taxes or been admitted. Remember, The early bird always gets the worm.
You can connect with SLU SPS students and alumni via our social networking pages on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and YouTube. Chat with other current students and alumni about your experiences once you add our friends to your network. You may just find a business connection, a wealth of advice or a new study buddy!