Thursday, 16 Nov.: Bookstore One Day Sale!

The Bookstore is having a One Day Sale today, Thursday, 16 Nov. with all clothing and gift items (including Clearance) 20% off!

Plus, receive an extra 5% at checkout when you like them on Facebook.

Stop today 9am – 5pm to shop the sale!

Academy of Science Plant Sale

Did you know…a study completed by Amanda Read at the Royal College of Agriculture in England found that student attentiveness increased by 70 percent in lecture halls that had plants.

Surely, that effect is not limited to lecture halls (or students), and luckily AOS has you covered – get your very own plant, just in time for finals!

Increase your focus!  Dominate those exams! Faculty, get in front of your grading!

Plus they are just darn cute.

And would make great holiday gifts for your friends and family.

Ragsdale plaza, Thursday-Friday Nov 9-10, 9a-2p

Forensic Association Fundraiser: Schlotzsky’s

Please stop by Schlotzsky’s on Saturday, November 4th from 4:00-9:00pm at the 218 South Lamar location to help FACT raise money for their Murder Mystery Dinner!  15% of your total purchase will go to the Forensic Association if you mention you are with FACT at checkout.

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Business Plan Competition – Apply by 7 Nov.

The Munday School of Business’ annual Business Plan Competition is accepting applications now through Tuesday, 7 November.  The competition is open to SEU students who are in Austin during the Spring 2018 Semester.  For more details:

https://www.stedwards.edu/business/business-plan-competition

And to apply:

https://stedwards.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5hV9XSMoCiJk44t

Biology Seminar on Tuesday 10/24 at 5 PM

The Biology Department is hosting a seminar presented by Dr. Rickey Cothran from Southwestern Oklahoma State University on Tuesday 10/24 at 5 PM in the Carter Auditorium. As no food is allowed in the auditorium, pizza will be served in the lobby outside at 4:30 PM until 5 PM. Any remaining pizza will be served after the seminar has concluded.

NSCI Partnerships Information Session: JBWN 206 @ 5:15

This Thursday, October 19th at 5:15pm JBWN 206, We will have Pizza at 5:00pm

Discover opportunities to earn an Engineering degree, Masters in Entrepreneurship, Technology, & Innovation, Masters in Clinical Laboratory Science, Nanotechnology certificate

University of Notre Dame: Discover opportunities in Science Innovation and technology; learn how to be a leader in the science industry, become a science entrepreneur through the ESTEEM program

Washington University in St. Louis: Earn an Engineering Degree and spend a “Minimester” over winter break taking engineering courses!

Carrol College and Valparaiso University: Earn a Civil Engineering or Electrical Engineering degree

University of Texas Medical Branch:  Earn a Biology degree from SEU and Clinical Laboratory Science Master of Science degree from UTMB.  Excellent opportunity!

The University of Texas at Austin: Earn a Certificate in Hands-On Nanotechnologies

SEU at STIx

In August 2017, the Department of Defense Basic Research Office hosted their first-ever Science, Technology & Innovation Exchange (STIx). This event which brought together speakers to address three major topics:

  1. The big question that my research seeks to answer
  2. The big question that my technology addresses
  3. The big question of identifying, nurturing, recruiting, and/or retaining top STEM talent

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Dr. Raychelle Burks was invited to speak on topic #3. She spoke about how she integrated to federally funding programs – one by the National Science Foundation and another by the U.S. Army – to recruit, train, and retain students to her research group. Her talk can be viewed in its entirety below and other STIx talks can be found here.

Do you have science & pop culture on the brain?

Launching next month is SciPop Talks!, a speaker series that explores topics at the intersection of science and pop culture. Think Wonder Woman and The Chemists’ War, comic book physics, or why is bacon so popular. Assistant Professor of Chemistry Dr. Raychelle Burks, who co-created SciPop Talks! at University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL) while a postdoctoral scholar, is hoping these Science Cafe style events will attract a diverse crowd of pop culture and science fans. SciPop Talks! program will be a collaboration with the Munday Library, who will host the talks and offer a multi-media content that supports each talk’s content. Talks are aimed toward a general audience, being 20-30 minutes in length, with Q&A to follow. Like a movie night, snacks will be provided!

The Hilltop’s SciPop Talks! will kick-off on October 4th with Dr. Michael Saclolo (Mathematics) shedding light on Euler’s Method, brought into the mainstream with the success of the book and movie Hidden Figures. Our October 11th talk will trigger your Spidey sense, with Dr. Matthew Steffenson (biology) talking Spider-Man science. Biology’s Emily Hooser Hartman’s will tackle the Harry Potter and the Transfiguration Problem on October 18th. Winter is coming to the Hilltop on October 25th when Dr. Burks talks The Song of Ice and Fire and Chemistry. All talks will start at 7pm in Munday Library room 141.

We hope to see all pop culture and science fans there!

Bill Munday School of Business announces 3 Day Startup

The Bill Munday School of Business is excited to announce that 3 Day Startup is coming to St. Edward’s University this fall. 3 Day Startup is a program that gives students the skills to not only start a company but also land jobs in startups, drive innovation in established corporations and kick-start social impact projects. By participating in 3 Day Startup, students will connect with talented people from different backgrounds, create something together and learn what it takes to found a company.

3 Day Startup at St. Edward’s University is free for participants and open to ALL majors. 

Dates: Friday, September 22 – Sunday, September 24

Location: Ragsdale Center

Interested students should visit http://stedwards.3daystartup.org/ and complete the application by Friday, September 8, in order to participate.

Wild Basin Welcomes Joy Hernandez- Administrative Coordinator

Wild Basin is excited to have on board Joy Hernandez as Wild Basin’s new Administrative Coordinator. Joy has a B.A in Zoology and over 10 years administrative and technical experience in the Natural Sciences, including managing daily operations at the UT fire ant laboratory and acting as a liaison between the regulated public and TCEQ. She is also a certified Master Naturalist. Joy is a wonderful addition to our team and she offers a wealth of knowledge about Central Texas flora and fauna. Feel free to reach out to Joy by email at jherna74@stedwards.edu.