Get Registered for Fall 2 Classes
Fall 2 Begins on Monday, October 20. Review the schedule to see what courses are available and then contact your advisor, fill out the Registration Form, or register yourself through Banner Self-Service to stay on track!
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. The cost for the evening is $200/ table of 8, or $25/ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your SPS faculty actively share their expertise in the classroom, and beyond. Here are some recent highlights of faculty contributions to the university, to their academic disciplines, and to their professions:
Dr. Craig Boyd, Associate Professor of Philosophy, was the keynote speaker at the annual Urbana Theological Seminary "Tolkien Conference" on September 20. The presentation was titled "13th Century Themes in Tolkien's Leaf by Niggle" and addressed how the medieval themes of "The Journey" and the tension between hope and despair shape the narrative in one of Tolkien's lesser known fantasy stories.
Ms. Katie Devany, coordinator of the Hospitality Management program, served as an invited judge for the Hospitality Hero Award given to local hospitality employees who have gone above and beyond the normal scope of their job to "WOW" a guest. This year there were over 120 applications, and the committee was tasked with selecting just 8 recipients.
Dr. Jennifer Giancola, associate professor of Organizational Studies, co-authored a poster presentation entitled "Implementation of a Sustainable Mentoring Program for Junior Faculty" at the annual conference for the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Faculty Affairs, in Boston. She also published an article, "Administering a Prison Higher Education Program: Personal Transformation and Professional Insight," in the Saint Louis University Public Law Review.
Dr. Kasi Williamson, assistant chair of the Organizational Studies program, was invited to serve on the advisory board for SLU's Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning.
Lauren Snowden, Lana Kelly, and Eric Miller recently attended the Missouri College Personnel Association annual conference in September. Lauren served as the Co-Chair for the conference planning committee, overseeing a team of twelve student affairs professionals and graduate students from across the state of Missouri. Lana Kelly also served on the conference planning committee as the Speakers Chair, recruiting two amazing keynote speakers as well as a Missouri state senator for a panel discussion on the state of higher education. Eric Miller contributed much of his time on the speakers committee and assisted with hosting the keynote speakers onsite. Overall, the conference was a success with over 120 Missouri higher education professionals and graduate students in attendance.
Lana Kelly and Lauren Snowden presented an educational session titled, "Promoting a Safe Climate for LGBTQ Students on Campus." As trained Safe Zone facilitators at SLU, Lana and Lauren delivered a condensed version of the training, discussing terminology, stereotypes, common language, and why queer students and their allies need support. Click here to learn more about the Safe Zone program at SLU.
At the closing of the conference, the President of the Missouri College Personnel Association presented Lauren Snowden with the Outstanding New Professional Award. This award is given to an individual with three years or less of experience in the profession, who serves as a role model to students and professionals, demonstrating creativity and innovation in the field with the potential for continued success.
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.
Taste of Midtown
The Hospitality Management Program served as a proud sponsor of the annual Taste of Midtown event during this year's Homecoming and Family weekend. SLU alumni were treated to delicious samplings from nearby Midtown restaurants while engaging with volunteers from the HMGT program. Good food and conversation were enjoyed during this wonderful evening of hospitality!
CareerLink can now be accessed automatically from your mySLU account under the tools tab. CareerLink is Saint Louis University's online database for on-campus positions, internships, and/or full-time employment. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Susan Gale in the Career Services office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-977-2830.
Emergency Notification Compliance Process
Starting Oct. 9, when individuals attempt to log into the MySLU Portal, they will be automatically redirected to the "Campus Emergency Notification" page if they have not updated or verified their campus emergency notification contact information within the past 90 days. Before users can move forward, they will need to verify cell numbers they have provided previously or enter their contact information for the first time. Full Story
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.
Pathway to College Cohort 7: Congratulations on a fantastic start! Keep the momentum going and have your official transcripts sent to us immediately; Brouster Hall 3840 Lindell Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63116. Please contact Lana J. Kelly, Community Outreach Coordinator, if you have any questions.
Reflect and Connect
"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." - Mahatma Gandhi
Think of a difficult time in your life. Who or what helped you to succeed?
Alpha Sigma Lambda Corner
Hello SPS Students! It is hard to believe that the Fall 1 term is more than five weeks behind us and soon we will be studying for finals and preparing for Fall 2. As busy adults with work, family and school, it is sometimes hard to find time for anything else. However, I would like to encourage you all to participate in a very noteworthy upcoming event. We all know how important it is to give back to the communities in which we reside. One of the ways SLU gives back is by participating in Make a Difference Day each year.
Make a Difference Day will be held on Saturday, October 25 and is the largest day of service in the country. On this day thousands of students, faculty, friends and family will volunteer across the St. Louis area to give back to the community that has done so much for us. You may sign up in a group or individually at slu.edu/madd.xml until Friday, Oct. 10. Also, if you would like to be a part of an SPS/ASL team, you may email me at email@example.com and let me know you would like to participate with us. With all we have to do in our lives, giving up a Saturday may seem like a lot to ask. But this one day for us can make a long lasting difference for someone in need. Please find time to join us in this worthy cause. I look forward to seeing you all there.
Debra Cox, ASL President
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, October 1 at 5:30 p.m, CDT. Share this RSVP link!
Next Scholarship Deadline: October 3, 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!
New Student Open House
If you're a new student in the School for Professional Studies at SLU, be sure to attend our Open House on Thursday, October 16. Stop by anytime between 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. for an opportunity to meet your Academic Advisor and other students in SLU for Busy Adults before Fall 2 classes begin on October 20. Brouster Hall located at 3840 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108 (free parking is available in the lot behind the building). Light refreshments will be served. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP here.
"I AM" Identity Awareness and Multiculturalism Workshop Series
The next "I AM" workshop is titled, "You Are Amazing Just the Way You Are: LGBT History Month Panel Discussion" and will take place on October 8 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Busch Student Center, Room 253. A diverse group of panelists will share their stories about being a member or an ally of the LGBTQ community, their thoughts on how race, faith, sexuality and gender identities intersect, and will help us develop a more holistic view of the various aspects of one's identities. For complete Fall 2014 "I AM" workshop schedules, please visit http://www.slu.edu/cross-cultural-center/ccc-initiatives/i-am-series
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
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 Information Session
New Student Open House
Fall II Begins
Online Information Session
SPS 6th Annual Trivia Night
Last day to RSVP for the Midyear Commencement Ceremony
Midyear Commencement Ceremony
Application deadline for the Lumiere Place Hospitality Scholarship
SPS Events Calendar
Study Tip of the Month
Coffee shops may sound like a good place to read or study, but they can often be distracting by sounds, music and talking. If you're serious about studying, find a quiet place in the library. That will help you focus on the material and finish studying faster.
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!