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This week
Reception for SLU's 33rd President, Dr. Fred Pestello, on September 11.

2:00 pm · Morocco Exchange Presentation · SIH Auditorium

2:00 pm · Scuba Diving Informational Meeting · PRH-5

3:00 pm · Residence Card Application & Renewal Processes · PRH-11

7:00 pm · Meeting for Volunteers as English Language Teachers · PRH-6


7:00 pm · Movie Night · SIH Auditorium


10:00 am · Guest Speaker: Steven Mehringer (Head of Communication Services in the NATO Public Diplomacy Division), “On-line and On-The-Air: NATO’s Digital Outreach” · PRH-16

11:00 am · Mass of the Holy Spirit · PRH Patio (11:00 am classes are cancelled)

12:00 pm · Reception for the SLU President · SIH Patio

5:30 pm · Cheer and Dance Meeting · PRH-4

7:00 pm · Billiken Night Tapas · Meet at PRH Front Steps


Deadline to Pay for the Trip to Morocco at the Finance Office

9:00 am · Day Trip to Segovia · Meet at PRH Front Steps

9:30 am · Faculty and Staff Meeting · SIH Auditorium

2:30 pm · Ignatian Community Council Meeting · PRH-12

3:00 pm · Language Exchange Treasure Hunt · Meet at PRH Front Steps


8: 30 am Day Trip to Salamanca · Meet at PRH Front Steps


9:00 am · Day Trip to Segovia · Meet at PRH Front Steps

6:00 pm · Sunday Mass · San Timoteo Chapel (PRH First Floor)


Try outs for Soccer Team: Meet at the Front Steps of PRH at 3:00 pm on Friday, September  12.

Free golf practice classes every Tuesdays and Thursdays. Meet at the PRH Front Steps at 5:45 pm

Play pick-up soccer at Green Canal! Every Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Bring your friends!

Click here for the latest news from sports director, César Rioja >>


Feelgood is a comedy about the freedom of speech and expression. Until September 28. Teatro Infanta Isabel . Calle Barquillo, 24; Metro: Banco de España.

The art of magic with Jorge Blass. Until September 21. Teatro Compac. Gran Vía, 66; Metro: Gran Vía.

American Portraits is a cycle of documentary films about America in the 50’s. Until September 29. Matadero Madrid. Plaza de Legazpi, 8; Metro: Legazpi. Free admission.

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. September 11-16. IFEMA Feria de Madrid. Avda. del Partenón, 5; Metro: Campo de las Naciones.

Street Fair Festival de Cultura en la Calle, book fair, street market, concerts, puppet shows, etc. Until September 21. Rivas Parque de Bellavista. Avda. Cerro del Telégrafo S/N; Metro: Rivas.

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Last Day to Drop a Class without a Grade of W and/or to Add a Class: Monday, September 15

Faculty & Staff Bake Sale for Cancer Research: Thursday, September 18

International Tournament Beach Volley: Friday, September 19


Volunteer as an English Language Teacher in the ESL program!  Work in pairs preparing, planning and teaching your own classes. Contact Hamish Binns ( or come to the meeting on Tuesday, September 9, at 7:00 pm in PRH-6.

New P/NP University Policy:  Effective Fall 2014, the P/NP option may only be petitioned for elective courses. A pass grade may not be used to satisfy a course prerequisite or applied to Liberal Arts Core, major, minor or concentration courses.Please refer to SLU's Academic Policies, or contact the Advising Office if you have questions.

December 2014 Graduation Candidates: If you missed the September 5 deadline to submit your on-line application for graduation, please contact Jaime Ortiz ( at the Advising Office before the end of the current week.

The SLU-Madrid Ignatian Community welcomes any SLU-Madrid faculty, staff and students from all faith traditions to participate in its sponsored events. There will be a meeting on Friday, September 12, in PRH-12, for a brainstorming session on this year's activities. Contact James O'Leary, S.J. at for full information.

Sodexo will offer 50€ cards for use in the SIH Cafeteria. For more details, visit

Please consult the information on Fall 2014 Trips here as well as the trips policies and guidelines.

Fall 2014 Office Hours

Opportunities & Invitations

Mass of the Holy Spirit: The SLU-Madrid community will continue the tradition of beginning the new academic year with the Mass of the Holy Spirit. Students, faculty and staff of all faiths are welcome on Thursday, September 11, at 11:00 am, at the PRH Patio. Note: 11:00 am classes will be cancelled on this day.

There will be a reception for Saint Louis University’s 33rd President, Dr. Fred Pestello, and his wife, Dr. Fran Pestello, on Thursday, September 11, following the mass (San Ignacio Hall Patio). Everyone is welcome to attend.

Actor Auditions and Crew Sign-Up for this fall's Theatre Workshop production: Wings by Arthur Kopit. Monday and Tuesday, September 8-9, at 7:00 pm, at the SIH Dance Studio. No experience is necessary! Set, Prop, Costume, Make-Up, Lighting, and Sound crews needed! Participants may enroll in THR-356 or THR-355.

Ready for a fun challenge? Sign up now for the Language Exchange Treasure Hunt on September 12, at 3:00 pm. Teams of 4 (2 English and 2 Spanish speakers) compete and get a chance to practice their language skills. A 5€ refundable deposit is required. More details in Student Life or by e-mail to

Students who speak fluent or near-fluent Arabic may participate in the 3rd International University Arabic Debating Championship in Doha, Qatar in April 2015. SLU-Madrid has to confirm its entry before September 25. Meeting on Wednesday, September 10, at 5:00 pm in PRH-6 or contact Farouk Jhinaoui (

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