Tag: Saint Louis University

Optimist International and Saint Louis University sponsor third annual Optimist Oratorical World Championships

Optimist International, a worldwide volunteer organization, announced Wednesday it has partnered with Saint Louis University to host the third annual Optimist Oratorical World Championships for students around the world.  Students will be challenged to craft speeches in which they discuss the topic “Where are My Roots of Optimism?” This year’s World Championships will be held at Saint Louis University’s Center for Global Citizenship on Thursday, June 28 and Friday, June 29. Optimist International and its […]

Airbnb numbers to spike in Missouri during commencement season

Graduation season is upon us, and that means families from out of town will flock to college towns across the Show-Me state to shower their loved ones with congratulatory messages. But they’ll also need a place to stay. According to data released by Airbnb Tuesday, more people will stay in rentals backed by the room-sharing company during the 2018 commencement season in Missouri, than last year. For graduation weekends throughout the state, local Airbnb host […]

RELEASE: Saint Louis University announces second major gift from Chaifetz family, naming Chaifetz School of Business in honor of $27 million total contribution

Saint Louis University announced today that SLU alumnus and trustee Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz and his wife Jill Chaifetz have increased their giving to $27 million, including $15 million to the University’s business school. In 2007, the couple provided the lead gift of $12 million that enabled the construction of Chaifetz Arena. To honor this new, generous contribution to business education at SLU, the University announces that, effective immediately, it will name its business school the […]

Bar Association of St. Louis hosts holiday party to help local kids

For more than 20 years, the Saint Louis Bar Foundation has kicked off the holiday season with a special party for children in the St. Louis area whose lives have been severely impacted by the criminal justice system. Motion for Kids (MFK), an annual event held each December for thousands of metropolitan St. Louis area children in the foster care system, will host approximately 2,500 metropolitan St. Louis area children on Sat., Dec. 2 at the […]

The Solar Eclipse: Unique ‘Quantum Weather’ System in Missouri Will Give Scientists a Rare Opportunity for Learning

Saint Louis University & Ameren Missouri Partner to Provide Research Data for NASA Scientists, students and enthusiastic stargazers will have their eyes on the skies on Monday, Aug. 21, when the first total eclipse of the sun in nearly 40 years crosses the United States. For Saint Louis University meteorologists and their Quantum Weather partner Ameren Missouri, it won’t be just watching the eclipse but also conducting research to share with NASA. Ameren Missouri and […]