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e.advisor - April 2016

The 2016-17 Schedule is Available!
The 2016-2017 schedule of classes is now available. Registration begins on April 4th. Please be sure to review the schedule and select your classes before April 4th.

Here are some updates to the schedule:

  • ENGL 2005 - Writing and Research Methods replaces ENGL 1905. Please work with your academic advisor should you have questions.
  • PMGT 4030 - Project Management Integrated Study replaces CIS 4050.
  • CTM and PMGT certificate courses are listed under PMGT. Please work with your academic advisor to to determine appropriate courses.

Are you graduating this May?
If you are participating in the graduation ceremonies this May, don't forget to RSVP for the Pre-Commencement Ceremony here. School for Professional Studies Pre-Commencement is Friday, May 13. Be sure to purchase your cap and gown at one of the graduation fairs at the bookstore in the month of April, find out more here. If you are completing a certification, you will still need to apply for graduation. Please contact your advisor for more information.

2016 Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week
The Sixteenth Annual Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week program will be held the week of April 3 - 9, 2016 at various locations on SLU's campus. Click here to learn more about Atlas Week!

Casting Call! Be the next face of SLU for Busy Adults
We are searching for students to participate in our annual photo shoot for SPS. Do you exemplify the SLU Jesuit mission and values? Would you like to represent Saint Louis University on our website and printed materials? If so, we want to hear from you!

Send your name, phone number, program of study, employer, current job title and brief paragraph of why you should be the next face of SLU for Busy Adults to Deadline for submissions is April 15.

Hospitality SLUnited
Save the date for the 4th annual Hospitality SLUnited networking event. This unique event features an industry panel discussion as well as the opportunity for hospitality professionals, association members, and students representing all sectors of the industry to network with each other in an environment that encourages interdisciplinary, strategic collaboration. If you are interested in volunteering for the event please contact Katie Devany ( Register here.

Date: Thursday, April 28, 2016
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 7:30p.m.
Location: Il Monastero, SLU Campus

Partnership Corner
On Tuesday, March 8th SPS and BJC HealthCare honored 13 BJC students who completed their Bridge program and earned over 30 hours of college credit. Dr. Russell Hoffmann (Executive Director) and P. Herbert Caldwell (Associate Dean SPS) addressed the students and congratulated their accomplishments at a nice banquet. Congratulations to the 13 students and keep up the great work!

SPS South Campus Advising
Are you a SLU employee currently taking classes at SPS? Beginning in March, advising is coming to you! Sharon Spicer will be available to advise SPS students at Drummond Hall Conference Room 2 on the first Wednesday of each month between the hours of 1-5pm. For appointment call 314-977-3324 or email Walk-ins welcome.

Upcoming Dates:

April 6
May 4
June 1

SPS Scholarship Testimonial
Brandon Radford was awarded a SPS scholarship to help him pay tuition for the Spring 2016 terms. Brandon was very grateful for the help as he only receives a small stipend each month as a volunteer for AmeriCorps under the VetsWork Program. He says the tips he gives to current students are to, "Always ask questions and get things done early. The faculty and staff at SPS are great resources, that are willing to assist. Time management is definitely required to be successful at any university, but it becomes more necessary at SPS." Check out our SPS scholarships here.

Financial Services Update
Need financial aid to cover summer classes? Summer 2016 uses the 2015-16 FAFSA to determine if you are able to have federal financial aid.
What aid might be included in summer financial aid package?
Students eligible for Federal Direct Loan and/or Pell Grant funds will be packaged with remaining eligibility. Students who have utilized the Direct Loan eligibility for the 2015-2016 academic year may be able to borrow a Parent PLUS loan, private/alternative loan Or a Graduate PLUS loan (for Graduate/Professional Students). For more information, visit:
To check to find out if you have financial aid for summer, please contact your financial aid counselor or fill out the summer application

Career Services Update
Complete a short, seven question survey to let Career Services know how they can better assist you with your career needs.

To learn more about using LinkedIn for successful networking and the job search, consider attending LinkedIn is not Just for Business Majors on Thursday, April 21 at 5:00 pm in the BSC, 251. Please pre-register on Handshake on the Events page.
(Log into Handshake via mySLU. Click on Events in the left-hand menu, click on the event and then click on the Join Event button to register.)

Please contact Career Services at or at 977-2828 for questions or information.

Remember that Susan Gale, the Career Development Specialist for Professional Studies, is available to help with career counseling and internship and job searches. You can make an appointment through mySLU. Telephone, Skype and later appointments are available by calling the receptionist at 977-2828.

Dr. Boyd Co-Edited a Book!
SPS Associate Professor in Philosophy co-edited Virtues and Their Vices. According to the publisher, Oxford Press, "each of the essays, written exclusively for this volume, not only locates discussion of that virtue in its historical context, but also advances the discussion and debate concerning the understanding and role of the virtues." The book can be purchased via

Associate Dean International Teaching Trips
Professor teaching international classDr. John Ragsdale, Assistant Professor and Associate Dean of Learning and Outcomes Assessment for SPS, made three, week-long, international teaching trips this academic year: Kenya (November 2015, March 2016) and Latvia (December 2015). Dr. Ragsdale, who earned his Ph.D. in Scripture (Hebrew Bible) at Marquette University, explains that teaching in parts of the world where educational opportunities in his theological tradition, the Pentecostal/Charismatic tradition, are more limited fulfills a sense of calling and duty for him. He encourages everyone to find ways to use their gifts in the service of others, declaring that you always receive far more than you give.

Contribute to the SPS e.advisor
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Save These Dates

4.3 - 9.16
Atlas Week

Combat Boots & High Heels 5.56K Fun Walk/Run

SLUnited Networking Event for Hospitality Professionals


Commencement Ceremony

Summer Term Begins

SPS Events Calendar

Study Tip of the Month
Space out your studying, you'll learn more by studying a little every day instead of waiting to cram at the last minute. By studying every day, the material will stay in your long-term memory but if you try to study at the last moment, the material will only reside in your short-term memory that you'll easily forget.

Reflect and Connect
"Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later." -Og Mandino

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