March 2011 – Spirituality and Service


“The Mission of Saint Louis University is the pursuit of truth for the greater glory of God and for the service of humanity. The University seeks excellence in the fulfillment of its corporate purposes of teaching, research, health care and service to the community.” SLU believes in educating "the whole person" – mind, body, heart and spirit. This quarter’s newsletter highlights a few of the ways the SLU community is living the mission through spirituality and service.

Patrick T. Quinn, S.J.

A message from
Patrick T. Quinn, S.J.
Campus Ministry
It seems counterintuitive but the ability to simply stop, to pause, is one of the most difficult habits to learn. It is simply not part of our active society, nor the active life of college.

Academic Calendar

Midterm Exams
Monday, March 7 -
Saturday, March 12

Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, March 9

Spring Break
Monday, March 14 -
Saturday, March 19

Atlas Week
Monday, April 4 -
Friday, April 8

Registration for summer sessions and fall semester
Monday, April 4 -
Friday, May 6

Holy Thursday
Thursday, April 21      

Good Friday
Friday, April 22
Official University holiday

Sunday, April 24

Easter Monday
Monday, April 25
No undergraduate day classes. All other classes will be held.

Service at SLU: Men and Women for Others
Service is a big deal at Saint Louis University. We believe in transforming our students, your children, into men and women for others. The Center for Service and Community Engagement helps students discover how they can become effective servant leaders and agents for social change. Read more >>

Atlas Week

Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week
Global Justice: Meeting Basic Human Needs
Monday, April 4 - Friday, April 8
Saint Louis University's Atlas Program is designed to recognize the international dimension of the University's academic programs and to celebrate SLU's role in international education and service.

Click here for more information about the 2011 Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week.

Admitted Student Mass and Brunch Event

Admitted Student Events
We look forward to meeting the next generation of SLU students in their own hometowns. During Mass and a reception, prospective students have a chance to learn more about SLU from current students and alumni. To help us meet these families in Kansas City and Milwaukee, please register for one of our upcoming events:

Kansas City Alumni and Admitted Student Event
Mass and Reception
Saturday, March 12
5 p.m. Mass, reception to follow
Rockhurst High School, 9301 State Line Rd., Kansas City, MO
Register online at
Milwaukee Alumni and Admitted Student Event
Mass and Reception
Sunday, March 20
10 a.m. Mass, brunch reception to follow
Marquette University High School, 3401 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI   
Register online at

Grand Boulevard Bridge Construction
The Grand Boulevard Bridge, which is the main artery running through the center of the Saint Louis University campus, is scheduled for replacement by the City of St. Louis in 2011-2012. Read more >>

Student Athlete Advisory Council Canned Food Drive
Student Athletes Help Community By Organizing
Canned Food Drive

The Saint Louis University Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) spearheaded a canned food drive for the local group Karen House. Billiken student athletes collected cans during a November men's basketball game at Chaifetz Arena and delivered them to the organization. Read more >>