This year's Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week events celebrated Saint Louis University’s
global relationships and the impact of SLU around the world in changing the world
Beginning with a “Stylin’ Around the World” fashion night on Sunday, April 8, the
week featured panels, presentations, parades, film screenings, soccer tournaments
and more opportunities to experience the myriad cultures that make up the SLU community.
These connections included the week’s Keynote Address on Thursday, April 12, by Fred
and Milton Ochieng’. Fred Ochieng' is currently pursuing a cardiovascular medicine fellowship training
at Saint Louis University. Milton Ochieng' is a gastroenterologist with the BJC Medical Group at Progress West Hospital, having completed his gastroenterology fellowship at Brown
University and internal medicine at Washington University/Barnes Jewish Hospital in
St. Louis, MO.
The brothers spoke of their paths from their Kenyan community, Lwala, to medical school
in the United States and beyond. The pair was orphaned and has used their medical
educations to give back to Lwala through the creation of a large community health
The SLU community could explore games, cuisine and other customs from around the world
at events like the week’s Night Market, lectures and dance performances.
The week culminated with the traditional flag-festooned Parade of Nations and home-style
fair from around the planet at the Billiken World Festival in the Center for Global
This year’s event marks the 18th celebration of SLU’s international engagement.