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e.advisor - September 2015

Fall 2 Registration is Open
The Fall 2 term begins October 19. Register now to avoid the hassle of wait-listed courses. It's important to register early as classes with low enrollments can be cancelled prior to the first day of term. You can register yourself using Banner Self-Service, completing an online registration form, or contacting your academic advisor directly. Find SPS course schedules here

Meet our Newest Academic Advisor, Sharon Spicer!
Sharon earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Studies from School for Professional Studies and continues her Master's studies in Public Administration at Saint Louis University. This has given Sharon a clear understanding of the non-traditional learning environment and how to assist students to achieve successful results. Sharon is excited to work with adult learners and help them achieve their educational goals. Please join SPS in welcoming Sharon Spicer.

SPS Staff Giving Back to the Community!
SPS faculty and staff volunteered at SLU's Campus Kitchen this week to help prepare meals for those in need in our ‪#‎STL‬ community. The kitchen is always in need of volunteers to cook, package and deliver food. Check it out this link and get involved!

Graduating in October or December of 2015? Don't Forget Your Application for Degree
If you anticipate graduating from your undergraduate degree or certificate program in October or December, please complete an online graduation application through Banner Self-Service by Wednesday, September 30. Your advisor 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.

Attention Hospitality Minor and Certificate Students
For the first time this fall, SPS is proud to sponsor a one-year student membership to Meeting Professionals International (MPI) for one hospitality management student. Students will benefit from access to a network of over 23,000 industry professionals, the opportunity to attend local networking events, and continued education beyond the classroom. This is an exciting opportunity to enhance your professional and personal development,build a diverse portfolio of contacts, and increase your marketability as an industryprofessional. Next Steps: Click here to view a brief video highlighting the mission and benefits of joining MPI. Complete the online interest form by September 14, 2015.
Questions? Contact Katie Devany - /(314) 977-3207

Event for Project Management Minor and Certificate Students
SLU is sponsoring International Project Management Day (IPM Day) in November! If free drinks, free food, awesome view of the Saint Louis skyline, free parking, free door prizes, superior guest speaker from New York, etc. interest you, then keep reading. We are also expecting Gov Nixon to recognize SLU and IPM Day with a formal Proclamation! IPM Day is a worldwide recognition of the many project managers and project teams in every industry who contribute their time, energy, creativity in every city and community around the world. Where: November 5, 2015, from 5-9 pm at the Saint Louis University School of Law, downtown St. Louis. RSVP here and pay a $10 donation.

Partnership Corner
Keep in mind there is a partnership hold on your account to keep your account accurate. You will need to contact your advisor to make any changes to your schedule including adding/dropping classes. If you have any questions about your registration, please contact Lana Kelly Hilliard, Community Outreach Coordinator.

Financial Aid Update
Students must make payment arrangements (including at least one payment) for the fall 2015 semester by Tuesday September 1st. Please make sure this is complete to avoid any cancellation of classes.

Career Services Update
Fall Career and Graduate School Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 23 from noon-4:00 in the Busch Student Center ballrooms. There will be over 130 recruiters in attendance. Career Services also has a new database for part-time and full-time jobs and internships; Handshake. It can be accessed through mySLU if you are a student, or you may go to if you are an alumnus/alumna.Susan Gale, your career counselor, is available by telephone, email or appointment to assist you with career decisions or the job search. Please contact her at 977-2830 or at

Save the Date for the SPS Trivia Night

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Save These Dates

Early September Online Info Session

Labor Day - University Closed

Career & Graduate Fair


Late September Online Info Session

Scholarship Deadline

Fall 2 Term Begins

Project Managment Day

SPS Trivia Night

SPS Events Calendar

Study Tip of the Month

Take short breaks frequently. Your memory retains the information that you study at the beginning and the end better than what you study in the middle.

Reflect and Connect

"You can learn new things at any time in your life if you're willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you."
Barabra Sher

Take some time to think about what it is like to begin something anew and try to enjoy that process.

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