Register Now for the Summer Term
The summer schedule is available now. Courses are filling up fast so don't wait until the last minute! You can register now by completing any of the following steps:
Summer Incentive Scholarship
Summer is an important time to keep the momentum going towards earning your degree, and we are here to help by announcing brand new Summer Incentive Scholarships for students taking classes this summer. With SLU's online courses, you can complete your coursework anytime, anywhere without sacrificing your vacation plans. There are 10 new scholarships available for this summer and you may be eligible to apply!
Scholarship Opportunity for Project Management Students
The PMI Metro St. Louis Chapter is providing an academic scholarship to be administered by the PMI Educational Foundation (PMIEF) Scholarship and Awards Program. Applications are due by June 1. In order to be considered eligible for a $1,250 scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in or applying for an accredited two year associate's degree, four year bachelor's degree, masters, or doctoral program. This scholarship will be granted for work toward a certificate, minor, bachelor, masters, or doctoral in project management or a related field benefiting from project management. For more information or to apply online, click here.
Four-Digit Course Numbering
Beginning Fall 2015, all Saint Louis University course numbers will be transitioned to four-digit numbering. Click here for listings of the course number changes. Some departments simply added a zero to the end of previous numbers and some departments have changed the numbering system significantly.
Faculty Commitment to Experiential Learning Award
Congratulations to John Buerck who was nominated for an award in the category, "Faculty Commitment to Experiential Learning." The nomination was recognized at the 24th Annual Leadership and Service Awards Ceremony. More information can be found here.
The Community Outreach Coordinator, Lana Kelly, is excited to congratulate two BJC employees, Desiree Ford and Megan Gallagher on their graduation from the B.A. in Organizational Studies cohort program! Well done!
Make the Most of Your Summer
Did you know SLU offers numerous Summer camps, programs and classes for students of all ages? Enroll your child in a basketball or culinary camp while you complete a college course. This summer, SLU offers something for everyone! Summer is a perfect opportunity to get ahead for fall. Summer classes at SLU are:
• Fully online for convenience
• Affordable with several scholarships available
• Offered in accelerated four- and eight-week sessions
Check out our online offerings on summer.slu.edu.
Reflect and Connect
"So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable." - Christopher Reeve
Have you summoned the will to achieve your dreams?
Next Scholarship Deadline: May 15, 2015
Click here to access scholarships for new students and current students. There are also program-specific scholarships for students pursuing Project Management, Security and Strategic Intelligence, and Organizational Studies! Contact your advisor today if you have any questions regarding your eligibility. Good luck!
Dr. Joe Lyons Joins SPS as Director of Security & Strategic Intelligence Program
SPS has named Joe Lyons as the new director of our Security & Strategic Intelligence (SSI) Program. In this position, Lyons will teach courses in addition to overseeing the curriculum.
Dr. Joe D. Lyons has been an intelligence officer with the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) for more than 13 years, and has 26 years' experience in the US Military. In his most recent government position, he worked on professional certification for data managers at NGA. Prior civilian assignments include; Afghanistan as the site Lead to NATO HQ, a three year joint duty assignment with Special Operations Command in England, and assignment to the US Embassy Mexico. He is a 2007 recipient of the Superior Civilian Service Medal.
Dr. Lyons began his military career as a private in the United States Army in 1988. In 2002, he accepted a commission in the US Navy Reserves as an Intelligence Officer. He is currently a Lieutenant Commander, and served as the Regional NIOBC Director for the Information Dominance Corps Region Midwest, overseeing intelligence training for new officers covering a nine state region. He has held various active duty and reserve positions in both the Army and Navy, including Executive Officer, Department Head, Division Officer, Intelligence Officer, ROTC instructor, Recruiter, and Observer-Controller. He was recognized in 2013 as the Reserve Officers Association, Officer of the Year for the state of Missouri.
A native of Murray, Kentucky, Dr. Lyons received his Bachelor's degree and Masters degree from Murray State University, and his Doctorate in Public Policy Studies and Administration, from Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO. He is a 2011 graduate of the Joint Forces Staff College, National Defense University, Norfolk, VA.
SPS Welcomes Andy Molnar as Director of Project, Contract & Aviation Management
SPS also welcomes Andrew Molnar as the new director of its Project Management, Contract Management and Aviation Management Programs. In this position, Molnar will teach courses in addition to overseeing the curriculum.
Prior to this position, Molnar most recently served as the Senior Program Manager for C5T Corporation, where he lead business development strategies and was acting project and program manager for large-scale initiatives. Prior to this he completed a distinguished career with the military that spanned more than 28 years with various roles including Commander, Portfolio Manager, Program Director, and Program Manager. He has extensive experience in the fields of project management, contract management, operations, logistics and change management.
Molnar received his Master's in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Air Force's Air University as well as a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University. He also completed his Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences from the University of Akron, with a minor in Mathematics, and holds a Master Certificate in Project Management from Villanova University.
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, May 6 from 5:30 - 6:00 p.m., CDT. Click here for more information, including a link to register.
Save the Date for the SPS Trivia Night
The 7th Annual SLU School for Professional Studies Trivia Night to benefit student scholarships will be held on Friday, November 6, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Please contact Lisa Masters, SPS Development Officer, at (314) 977-3938 or email@example.com if you would like to help or contribute. More information to come...
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 email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Online Information Session
SPS Scholarship Deadline
Summer Term Begins
Summer Intersession Begins
SPS Events Calendar
Study Tip of the Month
Say NO to cramming. Study in intervals! Studying in 20-50 minute increments and giving yourself 5-10 minutes in-between is more beneficial than cramming. Distributing learning over time typically benefits us with long-term retention more than a short period.
Financial Aid Tip of the Month
Want to take summer classes but have run out of financial aid? Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) has been added as an option. SPS has added 36 CLEP test options and 31 DSST test options. These tests may be taken on SLUs campus in the Center for Workforce & Organizational Development (CWOD) or at a testing center near you. The tests including study materials cost about $100.00. See the test/subject options and minimum scores on the CLEP and DSST pages.
You may also visit FastWeb for additional resources to help with college tuition.
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!