SLU needs your shoes! If you’re going home for spring break, think about bringing back a pair of shoes and donating it to the SLU Shoe Drive!
This is an event that unites students, faculty and staff toward one goal – Donate 6,000 pounds to the Shoeman Water Projects; help bring clean water to citizens of Haiti and Africa; and keep the “Boot” at SLU for another year.
The Battle of the Boot is a friendly challenge between SLU and Washington University. Last year combined the two universities collected over 10,000 pounds of shoes, and SLU got the inaugural trophy. The SLU Staff Advisory Committee sponsors this event.
This year, we need everyone to pitch in and toss in a pair of shoes. Flip flops, sandals, boots, high heels, tennis shoes, cleats, etc. As long as the shoes are wearable and there are no holes in the soles and they aren’t torn up, we can take them.
There are bins throughout campus that you can drop shoes off in. Locations include Chaifetz, DuBourg Hall, the office in Fusz, the law and Pius Library, Verheagan Hall, Wool Center, Allied Health Professional Building, Salus Center, and the School of Nursing. They are white narrow bins. There are also large green trash bins with a shoe poster on top in the Hickory East and West parking garages.
There shoe drive ends May 31st, so there’s plenty of time for you to drop a pair of shoes off! We need roughly 2,000 pairs of shoes each month to reach 7,000 pounds. If every student donates just one pair of shoes, we’d be over our goal! If you’d like to get more involved other than donating, contact Yvonne McCool at firstname.lastname@example.org. They are looking for students who have time once or twice a month to help sort and count shoes or who can help set up more donation boxes around campus (specifically in dorms) and can monitor them. It’s for a great cause, so please reach out if you’re able to volunteer! Services hours are offered to those who help.
The shoes collected are given to people who need them to help protect their feet from injury and parasites, and the clean water allows for clean drinking water, reduced chances of disease, better hygiene and hope for a better future. Where else can you go to “toss” a pair of shoes and impact lives forever in Haiti and Africa? They’re making a difference, one sole at a time.
SLU Shoe Drive
Donate a pair of shoes through May 31st
various locations on campus
It’s Generosity Week at SLU! Generosity Week is a weeklong celebration where the University is taking time to thank all donors – faculty, staff, and students – for their continued generosity and support of SLU. They will have several events set up throughout the week to show their thanks!
Wednesday 2/27 – Grab some popcorn in the Quad to help curb your mid-afternoon munchies from 1:30-3:30!
Thursday 2/28 – If you’ve made your class gift, stop by one of the two gourmet coffee and cocoa bar locations to get a free drink from 7:30-11:30 am, at the Health Sciences Center or the Quad.
Friday 3/1 – Icing on the Cake Day in the Quad from 11 am – 1 pm. Happy Hour from 4-6pm at Humphrey’s for senior donors who have given a minimum of $20.
For a full list of activities taking place this week, check here.
Feb. 24th – March 1st
The SLU community is invited to nominate outstanding student leaders, faculty, staff and student organizations for the 22nd annual Leadership and Service Awards
, sponsored by the Student Involvement Center. The award will recognize individuals and groups for their contributions to Saint Louis University and the surrounding community. The award’s ceremony will occur on Thursday, April 18th at 6:30 pm in the Wool Ballrooms.
Nominations can be made online through SLU Groups
and must be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, March 8.
Contact Natalie Stone at email@example.com with questions.
Leadership and Service Awards
Nominations due March 8th at 5pm through SLU Groups
There are some amazing people on this campus and all of them will be gathered together for one night only: the 21st Annual Leadership and Service Awards!
Tomorrow, April 19th the Student Involvement Center is hosting this year’s Ceremony in the Wool Ballrooms of the BSC. Starting at 6:30p.m., amazing students, staff, and faculty will be awarded for their service and leadership at SLU and in the community. Head over tomorrow to show your support for these amazing people.
21st Annual Leadership and Service Awards
Thursday, April 19th: 6:30p.m.-9:00p.m.
Wool Ballrooms, BSC
Each semester, a faculty member is selected from student nominations to speak for the Last Lecture series. The faculty member speaks from the premise: “If you knew this was your last lecture you would ever give, what would you share with students?”
This semester, Dr. William C. Charron, professor of philosophy, was chosen. Dr. Charron received his B.A. from Benedictine College, his M.A. from the University of Detroit, and his Ph.D. from Marquette University. He began teaching at Saint Louis University in 1967.
His lecture is titled “In My Beginning is My End” and will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, April 11 in BSC room 170 at 7 PM. It’s sure to be quite an enlightening lecture.
Spring 2012 Last Lecture
Wed, April 11 7 PM
BSC room 170