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Final Student Concert this Wednesday, April 22, SIH Dance Studio.
MONDAY, April 20

2:00 pm · Guest Speaker: Dr. Andreja Zevnik, University of Manchester, UK: "Human Rights in Guantanamo: US Detention Practices in the War on Terror" · PRH-7

TUESDAY, April 21

2:30 pm · Guest Speaker: María J. Herrero, Complutense University in Madrid, “Energy Resources” · PRH-8

5:30 pm · Career Services Workshop: Alumni Employment Advice and Networking Event · PRH-8


6:30 pm · Music Department Final Student Concert · SIH Dance Studio

THURSDAY, April 23

11:00 am · Guest Speaker: Guillaume Dye, Free University of Brussels: "An Early Unnoticed Attempt to Build a Christology Common to Muslims and Christians? Some Thoughts and Insights on the Qur’anic Mary" · SIH Auditorium

2:00 pm · Weekly Mass · San Timoteo Chapel (PRH First Floor)

5:30 pm · Cinema Series in Spanish and Tertulia · PRH-2

FRIDAY, April 24

10:30 am · SGA Conference Panel Debate: "Is the University Worth It?" · SIH Auditorium

3:00 pm · Soccer Match: SLU-Madrid Soccer Team vs. Faculty & Staff · Green Canal

3:30 pm · SGA Conference Guest Lecture: Zach Portilla, Chief of Staff, United States Embassy: "The White House at Twenty Years Old: Insights on Career Building and Leadership" · SIH Auditorium

SUNDAY, April 26

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


Watch our Soccer Match this Friday, April 24, 3:00 pm in Green Canal. SLU-Madrid Soccer Team vs. Faculty & Staff.

Check the Sports Schedule here >>

Click here for the latest news from Sports Director, César Rioja >>


La Noche de los Libros: 10 años celebrando el libro. An open air book fair all around Madrid where people go to libraries, bookstores, museums, and other cultural sites for lectures, conferences, exhibitions, workshops and other fun activities. Books are sold at a 10% discount all throughout the day. Thursday, April 23.

Fuenteovejuna, theater performance. Until April 30. Centro Conde Duque. C/ Conde Duque, 9. Metro: Ventura Rodríguez.

XVIII Lectura Continuada de El Quijote. April 23-25. Círculo de Bellas Artes. C/ Alcalá, 42; Metro: Banco de España.

Visit Madrid’s newest park: Parque Felipe VI in Valdebebas, which rivals the Casa de Campo in its size and natural beauties.

Click here for more cultural offerings >>


Guest Speaker: Susanne Gratius (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid): "Cuba: Past, Present and Future": Tuesday, April 28

Ethiopia Meeting: Tuesday, April 28

Spanish-Latin Dance Performance: Wednesday, April 29

Día del Trabajo Holiday (Madrid Campus Closed): Friday, May 1

Fiesta de la Comunidad de Madrid Holiday (Madrid Campus Closed): Saturday: May 2


Registration for Summer and Fall 2015 Semester is open.

Faculty need your feedback: complete the Online course evaluations! Click here for full details.

Thursday, April 23 is the International Day of the Book. Find out how SLU-Madrid’s Library is celebrating in its Newsletter.

Extended deadline for SLU-Madrid’s annual Undergraduate Writing Contest! Win a €50 gift certificate. Students should submit their work by Friday, April 24. Categories include: Academic Writing in English and Creative Writing in English and Spanish (both fiction and non-fiction).

Spring 2015 Academic Calendar

Spring 2015 Office Hours


Opportunities & InvitationsDon’t miss our Career Services Workshop entitled "Alumni Employment Advice and Networking Event." Tuesday, April 21, at 5:30 pm in PRH-8.

Final Student Concert: A showcase of SLU-Madrid’s musical talents: singers, pianists, guitarists and the SLU Concert Choir. Wednesday, April 22 at 6:30 pm. SIH Dance Studio. Snacks and refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome!

Guest Lecture for the XVI Jornadas Medievales: Professor García-Serrano (History), "La España Medieval de las tres culturas: mito y realidad." Thursday, April 23, in Oropesa (Toledo).

Guest Lecture: Professor Guillaume Dye (Free University of Brussels) will talk on the way Muslim Scripture depicts Mary, the plausible historical background of the major Quranic passages that mention her, and their implications for interfaith dialogue. The title is "An Early Unnoticed Attempt to Build a Christology Common to Muslims and Christians? Some Thoughts and Insights on the Qur’anic Mary." Thursday, April 23 at 11:00. SIH Auditorium.

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