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Community Service Fair

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend the annual Community Service Fair from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10. This year’s fair will take place in front of the freshly renovated , the new home of the Center for Service and Community Engagement, between the clock tower and the Pius XII Memorial Library.

More than 65 local nonprofit agencies will have tables on hand, advertising volunteer opportunities and other ways to become involved in the community. The fair is sponsored by the Center for Service and Community Engagement.



SLU Fair: Get the Scoop on Student Involvement

We’d said it before, we will say it again: Get involved on campus! They tell us studies show involved students actually make better grades. We just think it’s a great way to have a ton of fun, meet new people, and maybe help the community while you are at it. Many clubs and organizations on campus are on SLU Groups, which every member of the SLU community has access to using their ID login. You should also attend the SLU Fair, located out on the Quad from 11am-2pm tomorrow (Wednesday, August 26). Campus sports, student media, greek life… and did we mention a load of free handouts! Stop by between classes and say hi!


Global Billikens Reception

The Office International Services will host a Welcome Home Global Billikens reception at 4 p.m. Thursday, August 29, in the Center for Global Citizenship. All returning spring 2013 study abroad students are invited to celebrate their global experiences during this welcome home reception. Students will have the opportunity to mingle with other returning study abroad students, explore the opportunities to remain active in the SLU global community and discover the resources available to help acclimate back to life on campus in St. Louis.

SLU is welcoming back more than 275 undergraduate students who spent the spring semester on five continents, in 16 different countries. These students explored, studied and lived in Spain, El Salvador, Ecuador, Thailand, Taiwan, China, The Netherlands, England, Italy, France, Germany, Ireland, Belgium, Switzerland and Australia.

Studying abroad is an exciting, challenging and rewarding adventure. In addition to expanding their worldview and gaining an appreciation and understanding of a different culture, students develop valuable and transferable skills that will help shape their personal, academic, and professional futures. Students master critical thinking, problem solving and flexibility, and gain a sense of independence, courage and self-confidence. Studying abroad is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience that shapes the future of Billikens as global citizens.

SLU students may choose from over 40 SLU approved programs in more than 25 countries, and SLU academic tuition scholarships (except athletic scholarships) and financial aid apply for the semester that students are abroad. In addition to these semester study abroad programs, the Office of International Services continues to add programs and diversify destinations for students interested in short-term, semester and full year study abroad experiences. Each program provides a unique opportunity to experience a different culture and a different way of life.

To learn more about study abroad opportunities at SLU, contact the Office of International Services at, 314-977- 2318, or

Thursday, August 29, 4:00p.m.
Center for Global Citizenship


Dust off your backpack. Print out that schedule. Make sure you can still log into your email. The Billikens are back!

And whether you are new to campus or returning for your final stretch, there are many activities and new things on campus to check out.

Freshman: Make sure to follow your Fall Welcome Schedule! There are many important and fun sessions on the calendar this year, including Residence Hall information, FIG Orientation, Midnight Breakfast and much more!

New Student Convocation:  An annual tradition officially welcoming students and their families into the SLU community. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Resources on campus:

  • Center for Global Citizenship: Construction is complete on this 70,000-square-foot center brings the Office of International Services, the International Studies Program and the English as a Second Language Program under one roof, as well as the Cross Cultural Center, the Center for Sustainability, the Center for Service and Community Engagement, and the Center for Intercultural Studies.
  • Simon Recreation Center: Whether you are into casual exercise or competitive sport clubs, Simon Rec has something to offer. In addition to drop-in recreational opportunities, scheduled recreational programs and events are available. Look at your schedule for open admission days throughout the upcoming weeks.
  • SLU Groups: It’s never too early to get involved on campus. Whether you like writing for the newspaper, being a leader or using catapults to shoot pumpkins (yes, they do that here), there is a group for you!
  • Campus Life: Student Success Center, Student Health and Counseling, Dining options, Student Involvement… there are a multitude of resources for your every need.

The Changing Face of Healthcare: Issues and Implications

Tomorrow afternoon, the John Cook School of Business and Fifth Third Bank present Dr. Rita Numerof, co-author of the recently published book “Healthcare at a Turning Point: A Roadmap for Change.”
She will be speaking at 5pm in the Anheuser-Busch Auditorium in the Business School and a reception and book signing will follow in the atrium at 6pm. The event is free but please register here.
Dr. Numerof is president of Numerof & Associates, Inc. and an internationally acclaimed consultant, author and speaker. She has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare spectrum on a global basis and has been a pioneer in the area of economic and clinical value.
The Changing Face of Healthcare
Tuesday, May 7th, 5pm
Anheuser-Busch Auditorium, John Cook School of Business
free, registration required