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  • 09/21/23- The English Language Center invites all international students to sign up for one-on-one language tutoring and group workshops. The ELC provides specialized English language support for SLU's multilingual students.

  • 09/21/23- The Saint Louis University Cannonball Picnic has been expanded to a full day of events. The Cannonball Conference, for university staff members, is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 26. Registration is now open.

  • 09/20/23- SLU's Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) is seeking new board members. SLU's PBK community comprises all faculty, staff, and students who themselves have been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Board members help with the selection and initiation of eligible students during the spring semester.

  • 09/20/23- Registration is open for members of the SLU community interested in becoming SafeZone trained. The Safe Zone Competency program strives to shed light on the systemic use of heteronormativity and cis-normativity on Saint Louis University's campus while providing education surrounding building support systems for the LGBTQ+ community and its allies.

  • 09/20/23- To enhance performance, security, and reliability, ITS will upgrade wireless network switches in various buildings across campus between Tuesday, Sept. 26, and Friday, Sept 29.

  • 09/18/23- The Office of Admission is partnering with the Human Resources office to add campus tours to the orientation and onboarding process for new staff. These hour-long tours will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The tours are open to new and existing faculty and staff members.

  • 09/18/23- The Saint Louis University Office of Admission is hosting six campus visit programs this fall. All programs include an admission presentation (which talks about academics and opportunities at SLU, outlines the steps to the admission and application process, and provides information on scholarships and the Billiken Promise) and the campus tour.

  • 09/15/23- The Center for Social Action will celebrate Constitution Day and National Voter Registration Day on Monday, Sept. 18, and Tuesday, Sept. 19. There will be a table in front of the Center for Global Citizenship from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Campus community is welcome to stop by and learn about the U.S. Constitution, get involved with SLU's voter engagement efforts, register to vote, and hear about plans for the 2024 elections.

  • 09/15/23- The Saint Louis University Libraries will be sending out an invitation on Tuesday, Oct. 3, to participate in an assessment survey. The survey will take about 5-7 minutes to complete. This will help leaders understand the University community's perceptions and expectations of the library space, collections, and services at all SLU libraries.

  • 09/14/23- As the Saint Louis University community prepares to welcome alumni and families to campus Friday-Sunday, Sept. 22-24, for Homecoming and Family Weekend, the entire campus community is invited to wear Billiken gear and SLU blue all week leading up to the event.

  • 09/14/23- The Inaugural Gwendolyn Peiper Music in Medicine Program, presented by the SLU School of Medicine and the SLU Music Program of the Fine and Performing Arts Department, will be Thursday, Sept. 21. The program will feature a piano recital, performed by SLU undergraduate and School of Medicine students.

  • 09/14/23- Saint Louis University's Clock Tower will serve as the starting point for the Claver House Community Ride on Saturday, Sept. 16. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. in front of the Center for Global Citizenship. The ride begins at 10 a.m.. Riders will have a choice of a 5- or 20-mile bike ride to support the mission of Claver House. The ride is co-sponsored by SLU's Department of Aviation Science and the Center for Social Action.

  • 09/14/23- Legendary saxophonist and composer Roscoe Mitchell will perform in the Xavier Hall Mainstage Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 14. The Penguin Guide to Jazz describes Mitchell as one of the key figures in avant-garde jazz who has been at the forefront of modern music for over 50 years.

  • 09/12/23- The Studio Art Program of the Fine and Performing Arts Department is hosting the opening reception of the Faculty Exhibit on Friday, Sept. 22. The reception will be from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the McNamee Gallery in the lower level of the historic Cupples House.

  • 09/12/23- The 2023 Student Involvement Fair took place Saturday, Sept. 9. Students learned how to get involved in more than 200 cocurricular opportunities on campus while building community with their fellow students.

  • 09/11/23- The International Faculty Staff Association (IFSA) at Saint Louis University is hosting a 2023 Fall Welcome event on Wednesday, Oct. 4.

  • 09/11/23- The Taylor Geospatial Institute invites students and others interested in a career in geospatial science or technology to attend the first installment of its Career Guide webinar series. This hour-long event will take place at noon on Thursday, Sept. 14.

  • 09/08/23- The 2023 Scholarly Works reception, where the Office of the Vice President for Research will honor the work and accomplishments of SLU faculty who have been selected by peers for research excellence. The reception will be held in the Sinquefield Stateroom in DuBourg Hall, Room 409, from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14.

  • 09/08/23- Saint Louis University is preparing for a record-setting Homecoming and Family Weekend on Sept. 22-24, 2023. More than 3,500 alumni, parents, family members, students, faculty and staff members are registered for the weekend's events, surpassing any numbers since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff, faculty and student volunteers are still needed to assist visitors to campus and make the weekend a success.

  • 09/08/23- Professional Notes is a round-up of awards, presentations, papers, and other professional achievements of SLU faculty, staff members, and students.

  • 09/08/23- The Division of Mission and Identity's fall 2023 book club will have its first meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 3. The book for this fall will be "Backpacking With The Saints: Wilderness Hiking as Spiritual Practice" by SLU professor emeritus Belden C. Lane, Ph.D.

  • 09/07/23- 2023 Fresh Check Day was Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023. Fresh Check Day aims to create an approachable and hopeful atmosphere where students are encouraged to engage in dialogue about mental health, and helps build a bridge between students and the mental health resources available on campus, the local community, and nationally.

  • 09/07/23- Saint Louis University participates in both the Tuition Exchange program and the Faculty and Staff Children Exchange. The 2024-25 application is now on the HR website. This application will close at 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 2.

  • 09/07/23- Twice a year, in March and September, Workday -- SLU's integrated, cloud-based administrative and finance system -- releases feature upgrades designed to increase functionality and enhance the user experience. Workday will be unavailable for use on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 1 a.m. through 8 a.m.

  • 09/07/23- The 2023-2024 1818 Community Engagement Grant Program cycle has launched. Each year, the program awards 18 grants of up to $1,800 each to groups of students and faculty in partnership with a local non-profit to make a positive impact on the community.

  • 09/07/23- The Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) will be hosting "Antojitos Hispanos" to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. The event will be Tuesday, Sept. 19, and will feature cultural food.

  • 09/05/23- The Paul C. Reinert, S.J., Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning has announced the next call for applications for the Innovative Teaching Fellowship. The Fellowship prepares and supports faculty for teaching in Saint Louis University's Learning Studio, a highly flexible, technology-rich experimental classroom. Full-time, permanent teaching faculty members at Saint Louis University are eligible to apply.

  • 09/05/23- SLU is once again hosting a series of events to help students explore academic and career options along with advice on how to approach big decisions. Vocation Week starts on Tuesday, Sept. 19, and includes an Academic Fair, Career Expo, and small group sessions that walk students through Ignatian decision-making processes.

  • 08/31/23- The Kranzberg Arts Foundation will be at the Busch Student Center North Lobby on Friday, Sept. 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., selling discounted student passes for Music at the Intersection. Music at the Intersection is a civic-led effort presented by the Kranzberg Arts Foundation in partnership with the Steward Family Foundation and The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) of St. Louis. First held in 2021, the festival tells the story of St. Louis' musical, cultural and artistic heritage.

  • 08/31/23- The 2023 Midwest Regional APSA meeting will be held at Saint Louis University, in St. Louis, on Saturday, Oct. 14. This event is designed to be a platform for undergraduate, medical, and graduate students to share scientific research, foster collaboration, and connect with fellow researchers.

  • 08/29/23- The Division of Diversity and Innovative Community Engagement (DICE) invites members of the SLU community to submit events & activities to be added to the calendar for the 9th Annual Occupy SLU Commemoration Week.

  • 08/29/23- Women's Head Coach Katie Shields and Associate Head Coach Chris Allen will hold a training session on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at Hermann Stadium.

  • 08/28/23- The Studio Art Program in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Saint Louis University is inviting artists (students, staff, and faculty) in the SLU community to explore the topic, Grand Boulevard, for its first-ever themed juried exhibition.

  • 08/28/23- The Faculty Senate Executive Committee has compiled resources and information for new and returning faculty members. The resources include a newly updated Faculty Senate website with a new blog.

  • 08/25/23- Bedelia Richards, Ph.D., a renowned race scholar and educator, is set to engage the Saint Louis University community with a lecture. Her talk will shed light on the complex workings of systemic racism and anti-Blackness within social institutions and organizations.

  • 08/25/23- A Nurse Practitioner Conference hosted by Saint Louis University alumna Trudy Busch Valentine at Grant's Farm will be Wednesday, Sept. 6. Registration is underway.

  • 08/25/23- Specialists will host a series of one-hour Zoom meetings to answer questions and help users learn about technologies offered at Saint Louis University.

  • 08/24/23- A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie is stopping at Chaifetz Arena on his College Tour on Saturday, Sept. 30. A special back-to-school offer is now available for all students.

  • 08/24/23- Blythe Janowiak, Ph.D., will present "How to apply for the Sigma Xi Grants in Aid of Research (GIAR)." This event will take place on Zoom and will be recorded.

  • 08/24/23- The Center for Accessibility and Disability Resources and the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning are now accepting registrations for a course on Universal Design and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This two-week course runs from Tuesday, Sept. 19 to Tuesday, Oct. 3, and is offered completely asynchronously through Canvas.

  • 08/22/23- DineSLU will have some changes coming to the SLU campus dining this fall. Pei Wei Asian Express will replace Mein Bowl in the Busch Student Center Marketplace. Additionally, Spice Market, a student-run concept, will be open in Fusz Hall.

  • Fans cheer during the Billiken soccer game against the University of Illinois Chicago on August 19, 2023. Photo by Sarah Conroy.

    08/22/23- Saint Louis University begins classes for the Fall 2023 semester today. Before the new academic year starts, take a look at some of the highlights of Welcome Week 2023. 

  • 08/22/23- A memorial service for David Stoddard will be Friday, Aug. 25, at 4 p.m. in the Spring Hall Chapel. Stoddard worked at Saint Louis University from 1992-2021. He started his career on the medical campus and eventually moved to Pius XII Memorial Library.

  • 08/22/23- The Division for Mission and Identity will host faculty and staff in a free overnight retreat at SLU's Lay Center for Education and the Arts located near Louisiana, MO. Immediate family members, children included, are welcome to attend.

  • 08/22/23- The Division for Mission and Identity will host a visit to the Kaplan-Feldman St. Louis Holocaust Museum on Sunday, Oct. 1. The tour is open to all members of the University community.

  • Oriflamme leaders push a cart.

    08/18/23- Saint Louis University's Fall Welcome kicked off Thursday, Aug. 17, with the first wave of students arriving on campus. Check out some pictures from the first day of Fall Move-In.

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    08/16/23- This year, the Cannonball Picnic is being expanded to an all-day event called the Cannonball Conference. As a pre-conference offering, organizers are partnering with ComPsych to help us kick off the Cannonball Conference with an online webinar. The webinar will be Tuesday, Sept. 26.

  • An Oriflamme leader prepares to fill up bins to help another new student move into their residence hall during the second day of move-in on Aug. 19, 2022. Photo by Sarah Conroy. 

    08/15/23- Saint Louis University is set to come alive this week with the newest Billikens starting their college journey and arriving on campus for Fall Move-In.

  • 08/15/23- Student Development has implemented a feedback program that will allow the SLU community to share their thoughts about campus dining, bookstore, and retail on campus. This will help improve offerings and solicit new ideas.

  • 08/15/23- The Reinert Center invites all faculty to attend a workshop to refresh their teaching and renew their courses for the 2023-24 academic year. These 50-minute interactive sessions each focus on a different topic relevant to questions, strategies, and techniques to incorporate into the new term.

  • Students sing in a choir.

    08/15/23- All SLU students are invited to participate in a musical ensemble offered by the Fine & Performing Arts Department. Students do not have to be a music major or minor to sign up.

  • 08/10/23- Saint Louis University will welcome its new and returning Billikens home to campus beginning Thursday, Aug. 17. During this time, traffic will be heavy around campus, and campus parking options will be impacted.

  • 08/10/23- Homecoming and Family Weekend registration is now open. Alumni, parents, and families will come together for a weekend packed with 30 events on campus.

  • 08/10/23- Join the Dean of Students Office on Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 3 p.m. for the annual Supporting Students Of Concern training. This training is designed for faculty, professional staff, and graduate staff/instructors.

  • 08/10/23- On Friday, Sept. 1, the Office of Mission and Identity will begin the Fall 2023 Friday Mass and Speaker Series. The first talk will focus on the Apostolic Preference, "walk with the poor, the outcasts of the world, those whose dignity has been violated, in a mission of reconciliation and justice."

  • 08/08/23- ITS has developed a summary of online resources below to help support instructors with technology specific to teaching.

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    08/08/23- Julie Portman, a catalog librarian at Saint Louis University's Pius XII Memorial Library, shares three books she thinks would make great summer reads. Her choices all deal with "bad manors"  — all three are gothic novels that involve troublesome mansions. 

  • 08/08/23- The annual Saint Louis School of Medicine Med Reunion weekend will begin Friday, Oct. 13. A full schedule of events has been planned for the weekend.

  • 08/08/23- Friends of the Saint Louis University Liver Center will host the 21st annual Diamonds Gala on Saturday, Oct. 21, at Hollywood Casino Hotel. Registration for the event is now open.

  • 08/08/23- In coordination with Region 7 Leadership, the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) Chapter at Saint Louis University School of Medicine will host a regional conference on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is the first time SLU has hosted the conference.

  • 08/08/23- SLU Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) students recently came together to celebrate the incoming SLU School of Medicine students. The group hosted a barbecue social at Tower Grove Park on the afternoon of Sunday, July 30, following the White Coat Ceremony.

  • 08/08/23- The Research Institute is now seeking suggestions for content to be included in the 2023 Annual Impact Report. The 2023 Impact Report will cover research accomplishments between Sept. 1, 2022, and Oct. 1, 2023.

  • 08/03/23- The Institute of Translational Neuroscience at Saint Louis University, in collaboration with the Washington University Pain Center and the Center for Clinical Pharmacology, a joint venture between the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy and the Washington University Department of Anesthesiology will host the inaugural Saint Louis Translational Pain Research Forum on Friday, Sept. 22, and Saturday, Sept. 23. The deadline to submit an abstract for poster presentations is Friday, Sept. 15, 2023.

  • 08/03/23- As part of SLU's ongoing efforts to enhance security for the University Office 365 email system, ITS will be discontinuing the availability of legacy authentication on Thursday, Aug. 10, beginning at 7 p.m.

  • 08/01/23- The 2023 Midwest Regional American Physician Scientists Association meeting will be at Saint Louis University, in St. Louis, on Saturday, Oct. 14. This event will be a platform for undergraduate, medical, and graduate students to share scientific research, foster collaboration, and connect with fellow researchers. Abstract submissions are currently open until Monday, Aug. 14.

  • 07/27/23- The Saint Louis University School of Medicine's Women in Medicine and Science group will host the 2023 Spotlight on Women in Medicine and Science (SWIMS) symposium on Wednesday, Sept. 13. This year's theme is "Women in Medicine and Science Advocating for Self and Others."

  • 07/27/23- Gaby Rodriguez, a director, dramaturg, teacher, and storyteller from Santiago de Cuba, will direct the upcoming SLU Theatre and Dance production of Thornton Wilder's "Our Town." Rodriguez has directed at Asolo Repertory Theatre, Theatre Nuevo, and The Center of Creative Arts in St. Louis, TheatreWorks USA, The University of Oklahoma, Webster Conservatory, and Piknik Theatre Company.

  • 07/20/23- A Slate implementation representative will be hosting an hour-long virtual training session. Launching in August 2023 for the fall 2024 enrollment cycle, the Office of Admission (excluding Med and Law) will migrate from Salesforce or any other CRM/CMT system to Slate by Technolutions. Undergraduate admission will launch Slate on Aug. 1, and graduate admission will launch Slate on Sept. 1.

  • 07/20/23- The Saint Louis University Institute for Drug and Biotherapeutic Innovation (SLU-IDBI) will host the 2nd Annual IDBI Research Symposium on Friday, September 8. The abstract submission deadline is Friday, Aug. 11, at midnight.

  • 07/18/23- Professional Notes is a round-up of awards, presentations, papers, and other professional achievements of SLU faculty, staff members, and students.

  • 07/18/23- The Division of Diversity and Innovative Community Engagement (DICE) is gearing up to launch Billiken Home Plate -- a new initiative that seeks to nourish a sense of belonging among students, helping them to feel at home at SLU and connected to St. Louis. This voluntary program will connect students to faculty and staff with similar interests to simply share a meal and fellowship a few times per semester. Volunteers are needed to host the meals.

  • 07/14/23- A Slate implementation representative will be hosting two hour-long virtual training sessions. The sessions will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 19, and 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 27. During this training, topics will range from accessing reports to contacting students through Slate and more.

  • 07/13/23- Season tickets for the 2023-2024 SLU Theatre and Dance season are on sale now. Season ticket holders can mix and match performance days for a discounted price. The 2023-2024 season will consist of four main-stage productions.

  • 07/12/23- Career Services invites University community members to the "Career Services 101" event on Wednesday, July 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the St. Louis Room in the Busch Student Center.

  • 07/12/23- Business Services will host the 2023 Saint Louis University Preferred Vendor Fair from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, July 28, in the Wool Ballroom in Busch Student Center.

  • 07/11/23- Repair work is scheduled for Laclede Garage beginning Monday, July 24. Sections of the garage will be closed for approximately two weeks, weather permitting.

  • 06/30/23- Saint Louis University has signed an agreement with Adobe to provide faculty and staff members access to Adobe Acrobat Pro on University-managed devices. Adobe Acrobat Pro allows individuals to edit, create, print, and manage pdf files.

  • 06/30/23- Registration for the faculty and staff summer Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training sessions is now open. The sessions will occur Wednesday, July 19, and Thursday, July 20.

  • A practice board in the chess team headquarters on the ground floor of Saint Louis University's Morrissey Hall. Photo by Sarah Conroy.

    06/27/23- The championships, an official side event of the European Games Krakow-Malopolska 2023, took place in Poland and wrapped up Monday, June 19. Bok represented the Netherlands in the event and was teamed up with Eline Roebers. The duo combined for 14 points and placed second in the team competition.

  • Students pose for a picture after taking part in the Medical and Surgical Summer Workshop. Photo submitted.

    06/27/23- Adventures in Medicine and Science (AIMS), the community outreach program for the Saint Louis University School of Medicine, recently hosted its annual Medical and Surgical Summer Workshop.

  • 06/23/23- University Writing Services is offering a free writing retreat open to all graduate students during the summer. It will occur on Monday, June 26, and Tuesday, June 27. Both sessions will run from 10 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. Participants can drop in anytime.

  • 06/23/23- St. Louis Public Schools recently recognized Saint Louis University's TRIO Educational Talent Search program with two awards for the group's work. SLU TRIO Educational Talent Search was named the Higher Ed Partner of the Year for Overground Railroad, Tutoring, College Readiness, TRIO program, SLU Mentors, and SLU Make a Difference Day.

  • 06/06/23- The Röpke-Wojtyła Fellowship is a program hosted by The Catholic University of America for Catholic undergraduate seniors from any institution across the United States. The purpose of the program is to educate future Catholic intellectuals and business leaders in the study of market order and social thought -- and in particular Catholic social thought as it compares to more secular scholarship. SLU student Clarissa Emanuel was a 2022-23 fellow.

  • 06/02/23- The Advanced Health Data (AHEAD) Institute at Saint Louis University and the Center for Administrative Data Research (CADR) at Washington University in St. Louis are teaming up for the 2023 Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) Big Data Research Symposium on Wednesday, Sept. 13. The deadline to submit poster abstracts is Friday, July 14.

  • 05/30/23- Saint Louis University's Esports team has reached the final four of the Collegiate League of Legends 2023 Championship. SLU is set to face the University of St. Thomas in a semifinal match on Sunday, June 4, at 2 p.m. The winner will advance to the finals of the Championships.

  • Members of the College of Arts and Sciences pose with their awards.

    05/24/23- Saint Louis University's College of Arts and Sciences recently recognized faculty and staff excellence. Awards were given out to nine Arts and Sciences members.

  • 05/23/23- ITS has implemented several changes that are aimed at addressing system weaknesses, helping everyone more easily identify emails sent from outside of the SLU system, and strengthening SLU's overall email security posture. The second round of changes will be implemented starting Friday, May 26. Anyone trying to access their SLU email account after 6:30 p.m. Friday will experience intermittent outages that may last throughout the weekend.

  • 05/23/23- Saint Louis University will host the annual Create Opioid Preparedness Education (COPE) Symposium on Wednesday, June 14. The event will be on Zoom. Registration is underway.

  • Confetti falls on the Class of 2023 at the Spring Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 20, at Chaifetz Arena. Photo by Sarah Conroy.

    05/22/23- Saint Louis University celebrated the Class of 2023 at commencement on Saturday, May 20. Check out photos from the ceremony.

  • 05/18/23- Faculty for the Learning Community program have been selected for the 2023-2024 academic year. Learning Community Faculty serve for a year in collaboration with the Department of Housing and Residence Life. The faculty engages with students in the respective learning communities in and outside of the classroom through in-hall community gatherings, educational events, and intentional programming throughout the SLU and St. Louis communities.

  • 05/16/23- Saint Louis University students will present projects from throughout the semester ahead of a concert at the Sheldon to celebrate the Forest Park Living Lab in Explore Nature Through Music.

  • 05/16/23- Starting this weekend, SLU Shuttle and SLU Ride hours will shift into their summer schedule. The new hours will be in place all summer.

  • Graduates take a selfie on campus on May 12, 2023.

    05/15/23- Commencement events will kick off Thursday, May 18, with the first round of precommencement ceremonies, Baccalaureate Mass and the Toast to the Class of 2023 reception. The spring 2023 commencement ceremony begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, in Chaifetz Arena.

  • The 2023 Greek Week Champions were Sigma Chi and Zeta Tau Alpha. Photo submitted.

    05/09/23- The Fraternity and Sorority Life Community held their annual Greek Week (Greekelodeon) from the week of April 11. This year the Fraternity & Sorority Life Community selected the philanthropy Foster + Adoptive Care Coalition in the St. Louis area. The FSL Community surpassed its goal of $3,500 and raised a total of $6,645.78 for the Foster + Adoptive Care Coalition. 

  • 05/09/23- The Department of Campus Ministry, in partnership with an IPE course student group, will dedicate the Garden of Hope on South Campus on Wednesday, May 10, at noon near the intersection of the Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing and the Education Union.

  • The 2023 SLU ASCE team posing in the t-shirts they designed.

    05/09/23- Saint Louis University's student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) participated in the ASCE Mid-America Student Symposium in Manhattan, Kansas on April 13-15.

  • 05/05/23- The Reinert Center is offering two professional development opportunities for faculty this summer in the form of two different institutes.

  • 05/05/23- Because of the number of students moving out of SLU residence halls and nearby housing, traffic along Laclede Avenue will be heavier than usual. Faculty, staff and students should allow extra time to park or use alternate lots associated with an individual's type of SLU parking permit to avoid delays.

  • 05/05/23- The 1818 Advanced College Credit Program celebrated the end of the school year with a ceremony at the end of April. At the event, educators were honored for their contributions to the Program.