The Billiken will be on vacation during the next few weeks.Look for the next issue of the Billiken News to appear on Monday, August 22nd. Remember: Items for the Billiken News, issued each Monday, can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All best wishes to SLU-Madrid professor Usama Abou-Kheder González and 4 SLU-Madrid students (Matthew Bass, Chris Kellog, Megan Menzel and Ardena González) who will be spending much of August at the Salesian Mission in Zway, Ethiopia as volunteer teachers. With them will be 2 former SLU-Madrid students, Jared Sedillo (who has been working as a volunteer teacher-trainer in the mission since January and who is planning on staying there for two years) and Mike Vinson (who is currently doing an internship in Addis Abeba).
Looking Ahead to the Beginning of the Fall 2011 Semester: Fall 2011 classes for all students begin on Thursday, September 1. Please note that on Friday, September 2 we will follow a Wednesday class schedule; therefore, afternoon and evening classes will meet.
When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka / New first-year students are asked to read a common book prior to their arrival in order to provide a shared intellectual experience among SLU students at both campuses, St. Louis and Madrid. This "homework" is designed to introduce students to academic life and the uniqueness of Jesuit higher education, reflective of the mission of Saint Louis University. During welcome sessions, there will be an opportunity to discuss this book and the issues and ideas it raises with other students as well as faculty and staff. This fall, the selection is When the Emperor Was Divine by Julia Otsuka.
Take advantage of Madrid’s convenient location to travel around Spain and beyond! To assist you in planning your own exciting trips, visit the Independent Student Travel section of our website.