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Saint Louis University

Motto: Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam
"For the greater glory of God"
Established: 1818
Type: Private
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic (Jesuit)
Endowment: $970 million (USD)[1]
President: Fr. Lawrence Biondi, S.J.
Faculty: 1,002
Students: above 7800 undergrad, above 4900 grad
Location: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Campus: Urban, 244 acres[2]
Colors: Blue and White
Mascot: Billikens
Website: www.slu.edu

Saint Louis University (also known as SLU) is a private, co-educational Jesuit university located in St. Louis, Missouri. Founded in 1818 by the Most Reverend Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg [3] SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. It is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The university is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. SLU's athletic teams compete in NCAA's Division I and the Atlantic 10 Conference. It has a current enrollment of 12,309 students representing all 50 states and more than 80 foreign countries, making it the 4th-largest Jesuit University in the United States.[4] [5] The university provides undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. Its undergraduate program is currently ranked 80th in the 2009 U.S. News and World Report rankings of "America's Best Colleges."

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History

Saint Louis University (SLU) is located on Lindell Boulevard, originally then outside the City of St. Louis in what has been called Camp Jackson, and is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River and the second-oldest Jesuit college in the nation. (Only Georgetown University has been in existence longer). It is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The first M.D. degree awarded west of the Mississippi was conferred by Saint Louis University in 1836.

Founding

Statue of Saint Ignatius at SLU.

Saint Louis University traces its origins to the Saint Louis Academy, founded on 16 November 1818 by the Most Reverend Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg, Bishop of Louisiana and the Floridas, and placed under the charge of the Reverend François Niel and others of the secular clergy attached to the Saint Louis Cathedral. Its first location was in a private residence located near the Mississippi River in an area now occupied by the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial.

Already having a two-story building for the 65 students using Bishop Dubourg's personal library of 8,000 volumes for its printed materials, the name Saint Louis Academy was changed in 1820 to Saint Louis College (while the secondary school division remained Saint Louis Academy, now known as St. Louis University High School). In 1827 Bishop Dubourg placed Saint Louis College in the care of the Society of Jesus, not long after which it received its charter as a university by act of the Missouri Legislature.[6]. In 1829 it moved to Washington Avenue and Ninth at the site of today's America's Center by the Edward Jones Dome.

In 1867 after the American Civil War it purchased "Lindell's Grove" to be the site of its current campus. Lindell's Grove was the site of the Camp Jackson Affair in 1861 at the beginning of the war. The Affair turned into a riot in which 28 were killed and was to lead to the Union government marching through the state to evict at point of arms the state's elected governor Claiborne Fox Jackson.

The first (and most iconic) building on campus, DuBourg Hall, began construction in 1888 and the college moved to its new location in 1889.

NE quarter of the Frost Campus of Saint Louis University, including Parks College of Engineering, Aviation, and Technology.

During the early 1940s, many local priests, especially the Jesuits, began to challenge the segregationist policies at the city's Catholic colleges and parochial schools.[7] After the Pittsburgh Courier, an African-American newspaper, ran a 1944 expose on St. Louis Archbishop John J. Glennon's interference with the admittance of a black student at the local Webster College,[8] Father Claude Heithaus, professor of Classical Archaeology at Saint Louis University, delivered an angry sermon accusing his own institution of immoral behavior in its segregation policies. By summer of 1944, Saint Louis University had opened its doors to African Americans, after its president, Father Patrick Holloran, secured Glennon's reluctant approval.[9]

Expansion

During the past twenty years, the University has seen significant improvements, including the modernization and construction of campus buildings as well as the revitalization of surrounding Midtown St. Louis. Some of the highlights of Biondi's tenure at SLU include the investment of more than $840 million in enhancements and expansions including the major expansion of the John Cook School of Business; construction of McDonnell Douglas Hall, home to Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology; the Center for Advanced Dental Education; the Doisy College of Health Sciences Building and the expansion and renovation of the Busch Student Center. Part of this expansion was the closing of two blocks of West Pine Boulevard (the section between N. Vandeventer Ave. and N. Grand Blvd.) and two blocks of N. Spring Ave. (between Lindell Blvd. and Laclede Ave.), both public streets which the campus had previously expanded across, converting them into a pedestrian mall. Furthermore, the University completed construction of the $82 million Edward A. Doisy Research Center in 2007 and the on-campus Chaifetz Arena in 2008. [10]

In addition, for over thirty years the university has maintained a campus in Madrid, Spain with a student body of around 700. [11] The Madrid campus was the first freestanding campus operated by an American university in Europe and the first American institution to be recognized by Spain's higher education authority as an official foreign university. In the early 1970s, the campus was the site of an emerging new stream of Bible-based liturgical music that has enjoyed a worldwide impact. The composers were known as the St. Louis Jesuits. After a twenty-year hiatus, they released a new album in the fall of 2005.

Shift to majority lay board of trustees

In 1967, Saint Louis University became one of the first Catholic universities to increase layperson decision making power. At the time, then board chairman Fr. Paul Reinert, SJ, stepped aside to be replaced by layman Daniel Schlafly. The board also shifted to an 18 to 10 majority of laypeople.[12] This was largely instituted due to the landmark Maryland Court of Appeals case, Horace Mann vs. the Board of Public Works of Maryland, in which grants to "largely sectarian" colleges were declared unconstitutional. The Second Vatican Council has also be mentioned as a major influence on this decision for its increased focus on the laity, as well as the decreased recruitment of nuns and priests since the council.[13]

From 1985 to 1992 the Chairman of the Board of Trustees was William H.T. Bush (younger brother of former President George H. W. Bush). The younger Bush also taught classes at the school.[14]

Since the move to lay oversight, debate has erupted many times over how much influence the Roman Catholic Church should have on the affairs of the university. The decision by the University to sell its hospital to Tenet Healthcare Corp. in 1997 met much resistance by both local and national Church leaders, but went ahead as planned. [15]

DuBourg Hall serves as the administration building for Saint Louis University.
John Cook School of Business, seen from the central mall.

Academics

Colleges and schools

Undergraduate and Graduate Programs Graduate and Professional
Frost Campus
  • College of Arts & Sciences (1818)
  • College of Philosophy and Letters (1889)
  • John Cook School of Business (1910)
  • Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology (1927)
  • Saint Louis University School of Social Work (1930)
  • College of Education and Public Service (1998)
Frost Campus
  • The Graduate School (1832)
  • Saint Louis University School of Law (1843)
  • John Cook School of Business (1910)
  • School of Social Work (1930)
  • School for Professional Studies (1996)

Medical Center

  • School of Medicine (1891)
  • School of Nursing (1928)
  • Doisy College of Health Sciences (1928)
  • Saint Louis University School of Public Health (1991)

Additional programs

  • Saint Louis University - Madrid (1969)

Campus

Libraries and museums

Pius XII Library seen from the mall.

Saint Louis University has four libraries. Pius XII Memorial Library is the general academic library. It holds over 1 million books, 6,000 journal subscriptions, and 140 electronic databases. The Knights of Columbus Vatican Film Library holds a unique collection of microfilm focusing on the manuscripts housed in the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana. The Omer Poos Law Library houses the law collection and is within the School of Law. The Medical Center Library serves the health and medical community at SLU.

Every year the Saint Louis University Library Associates present the St. Louis Literary Award to a distinguished figure in literature. Sir Salmon Rushdie will received the 2009 Literary Award. E.L. Doctorow received the 2008 Saint Louis Literary Award.

The University also has several museums, including the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art.

Housing

Saint Louis has both dormitory and apartment space on-campus. As part of the Freshman Year Experience (FYE) program, resident freshman students live in one of four freshman-only buildings for their first year, after which point they are able to live anywhere else on campus.

Freshman Year Experience options

Griesedieck Hall

The Griesedieck Complex (also known as "Gries", pronounced "greez") contains 16 stories of living space in its main building, with additional dorm space in its two wings, Walsh and Clemens. Gries is located in the heart of the campus, in front of the quad, and has an average freshman living space, 10' 7.5" by 18' 2", with community showers and bathrooms. Reinert Hall, named after Jesuit Father Paul C. Reinert, is located two blocks south of the main campus in a converted hotel; sometimes referred to as "the Island." Where the building lacks in location it makes up for in living space, containing some of the largest dormitories across the country, 12' 1" by 27', complete with private full baths in each room. Reinert also has access to 24-hour in-building study/meeting rooms and its own dining hall.

Upperclass options

Clock tower on John E. Connelly Mall

Several housing choices exist for sophomores, juniors and seniors. SLU does not have Greek houses on campus; however, the Sigma Chi chapter owns a house located less than a block from campus, and DeMattias Hall acts as a Greek dormitory and de facto community House. Next to DeMattias Hall is Marguerite Hall, which offers 8 floors of suite-style two-occupancy dorm rooms. Continuing up West Pine Mall, is Notre Dame Hall. While many honors students choose to live here, it is upperclassmen housing open to all students. Another dorm option is Fusz Hall, catercorner to the University's Clocktower. It contains a food court.

Grand Forest, the Village, and the Marchetti Towers are the apartment options available. Because of its proximity to the Chaifetz Arena, many student-athletes live in Grand Forest. Similarly, the Village, just across from DeMattias, houses many Greeks. The Village is also very close to the local SLU bars -- Humphrey's and Laclede's -- making it an especially popular location for juniors and seniors. The Marchetti Towers are just west of Grand Forest and consists of two, 12-story towers. Marchetti is very popular with sophomores coming out of FYE housing, though it also has a strong junior and senior population. During the summer of 2008, Marchetti Towers underwent a $3.8 million renovation.

Major building and renovation projects

Edward A. Doisy Research Center

SLU recently completed building a $67 million, 10-story tall research center connected to its Medical Campus Building. It is designed to be a green building and is named for Edward Adelbert Doisy, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate of 1943 and a long-time faculty member at SLU's medical school.[16] With improvements to other research building facilities, the total cost of the project is forecast to be around $80 million. The building had its official dedication ceremony on December 7, 2007, with faculty and staff having begun to move in during the previous weeks.

Chaifetz Arena

The multi-purpose arena, construction of which was completed in early April 2008 at a cost of $80.5 million, contains 10,600 seats for basketball, a training facility, state-of-the-art locker rooms, and a practice facility that can house an additional 1,000 spectators. It is located on the eastern-most end of campus, just north of I-64/U.S. Highway 40. The arena replaced Scottrade Center as the University's primary location for large events, notably Commencement celebrations and varsity sports. On February 28, 2007, the arena was named in honor of University alumnus (1975) Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz, founder and CEO of ComPsych Corp., who made a $12 million naming rights gift to the Arena.[17]The University's official dedication ceremony for the Arena was held on April 10, 2008.[2]

Saint Louis University School of Law

The school recently unveiled plans for a new building. The school is currently attempting to raise the estimated $30-35 million necessary, with groundbreaking being estimated to being in 2010.

Athletics

Saint Louis Billikens logo

The Billikens are the collegiate athletic teams from Saint Louis University. This NCAA Division I program has teams in soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, swimming and diving, cross country, tennis, track and field, and field hockey. They compete in the Atlantic Ten Conference (where they are the westernmost member, and both the first member located west of the Mississippi and in the Central Time Zone). The school has nationally recognized soccer programs for men and women. The school has heavily invested in its on-campus athletic facilities in the past twenty years with the creation of Hermann Stadium and Chaifetz Arena. Chris May is the current director of athletics.

National Championships

  • Men's Soccer: 1959, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1967(co-champion), 1969, 1970, 1972,& 1973

Fight song

SLU's mascot, the Billiken

Saint Louis University Fight Song

Root, Root, Root, for S-L-U

We are out to win the game

We always fight for the white and blue

Now let's cheer ‘er valiant name

Saint Louis U! Saint Louis U! (chant)

Go Bills! Go Bills! Go Bills Go! (chant)


Conferences

SLU has had six conference affiliations since 1937. SLU has been affiliated with the Missouri Valley Conference (1937–1974); the defunct Metro Conference (1975–1982); the Midwestern Collegiate Conference, now known as the Horizon League (1982-1991); the defunct Great Midwest Conference (1991-1995) and Conference USA (which was created by a merger between the Metro and Great Midwest Conferences). SLU joined the Atlantic Ten Conference in 2005.

Soccer

The men's soccer team has won 10 national titles (1959-60, 1962–63, 1965, 1967, 1969–70, 1972–73), the most in NCAA Men's Soccer Championship history. SLU also holds the record for most NCAA Tournament appearances with 44. Several Billikens have gone on to play professionally, including Shane Battelle, Brad Davis, Vedad Ibisevic, Brian McBride, Matt McKeon, Al Trost, Dipsy Selolwane, Mike Sorber, Joe Clarke, Bob Madison, Martin Hutton, Jack Jewsbury, Tim Ward, and Will John. The soccer team plays at Hermann Stadium on campus. Since February 2001, Dan Donigan has been the head coach. Legion 1818 is the official supporters group for the team.

Basketball

Simply known to some as "The Program", the Billikens were ranked first in the first AP basketball poll during the 1948–1949 season. Ed Macauley of the Basketball Hall of Fame and SLU won the NIT championship in 1948 and have played in the NIT 18 times, most recently in 2004. Larry Hughes of the Chicago Bulls played one season at SLU in the 1997-1998 season, where he was selected as the consensus national Freshman of the Year. They have made the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament in 1952, 1957, 1994, 1995, 1998, and 2000. The Billikens are currently coached by Rick Majerus. The Program officially relocated from the Bauman-Eberhardt Center, the third oldest facility in NCAA Division I sports, to Chaifetz Arena on the eastern edge of campus for spring workouts in early April 2008.

Baseball

In 2006, the Billiken baseball team earned the program's first NCAA Tournament berth since 1966 by winning the Atlantic 10 Tournament. SLU's most successful baseball team of all time was the 1965 squad, which qualified for the NCAA Tournament and advanced to the College World Series. Since July 2007 Darin Hendrickson has been the current head coach.

Softball

The Saint Louis softball team enjoyed the best season in program history in 2007. The Billikens established a school record in wins with a 29–33 slate and established team records in hits, runs, doubles and home runs. As the Number 3 seed in the Atlantic 10 Championship, the Billikens advanced through the field to the title game before losing to host and top-seeded Massachusetts. John Conway is the current head coach.

Volleyball

Under head coach Anne Kordes, the women's volleyball team made its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 2006, the program's first post-season bid since earning a spot in the 1995 National Invitation Tournament. The Billikens returned to the NCAA Tournament in 2008 and finished the season ranked No. 8 in the RPI and No. 21 in the final Bison/AVCA Coaches Top 25 Poll. The team plays its home games in the Chaifetz Pavillion on the eastern edge of campus.

Other sports

Ice Hockey

SLU fields a American Collegiate Hockey Association Division II men's ice hockey team in the Mid-American Collegiate Hockey Association. The team plays home games at the Affton Ice Arena Affton, MO, but the University has plans to build the Saint Louis University Ice Pavilion to bring the team on campus and possibly explore NCAA Hockey again.

SLU once fielded a NCAA Division I hockey program that played in the CCHA from the 1970-1971 season until the program ended in 1979. The team was a strong team in the CCHA and over the 9 seasons of play SLU made the championship 6 times[18]. The current team began play for the 1996-1997 season and is a member in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA).Prior to the 2008-09 season, SLU competed in the ACHA Division I Central States Collegiate Hockey League (CSCHL).

Lacrosse

Saint Louis University Men's Lacrosse team competes in the MCLA - GRLC Conference Division B with 17 other teams. SLU is preseason ranked for Spring 2009 in 2nd place. Saint Louis University was blessed to have 5 players on the First Team All-Conference list. SLU also boasted one player on the 2nd Team, one player on the 3rd Team, and two players on the Honorable Mention List. Of the nine players receiving accolades, six will be returning for the 2009 season (including four of the five First Team Players). [3]

St. Louis Post-Dispatch photograph of Brad Robinson, who threw the first legal forward pass in 1906

Football

The university fielded an intercollegiate squad from 1899 to 1949, going undefeated in 1901, 1904 and 1906[19]. St. Louis competed at the club-level during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Although the school no longer has a football team, the sport made a lasting mark as the 1906 team, coached by Eddie Cochems, threw the first legal forward pass in NCAA history (Bradbury Robinson to Jack Schneider on September 5, 1906 vs. Carroll College at Waukesha, Wisconsin).

An early SLU football coach, John R. Bender,[20] is said to have been the inspiration for the nickname "Billikens", which is still used by the school's athletic teams. During the 1911 season, according to one version of the story, local sportswriters commented that Bender bore an uncanny resemblance to a charm doll called a Billiken, which was a national fad at the time. His squad became known as "Bender's Billikens" and the name stuck.

Student life

Student organizations

Saint Louis University has a large number of student organizations that cover a variety of interests: student government, club sports, organizations focused on media and publications, performing arts, religion and volunteerism and service.

Walking through the SLU portals at Grand Avenue.

Non-Greek student groups

  • Service Leadership - certificate program through the Business School where participants are encouraged to become leaders through service
  • Bare Naked Statues - BNS is the award-winning all-male a cappella group on campus. They have 2 professionally recorded CDs and have been featured on the Voices Only A Cappella compilation CD.
  • Great Issues Committee - speaker's bureau; brings speakers to the University's campus, second most funded organization from SGA, recent speakers include Mary Robinson, Ralph Nader, Ehud Barak, and General Wesley Clark.
  • Parks Guard - Military drill team that competes in military drill competitions and conducts honor guard ceremonies for local events
  • RHA - Residence Hall Association - plans events on campus and oversees the Residence Hall Councils
  • Presidential Scholars Society - an undergraduate social organization and scholastic honor society whose members have received SLU's highest academic award, the Presidential Scholarship.
  • Student Activities Board
  • Campus Kitchen - Program where student volunteers cook safe, unused food from campus dining facilities and deliver meals to low-income individuals and local community organizations.

Greek life

Saint Louis has twelve fraternities and six sororities on-campus.[21]

Fraternities
Student Village
  • Alpha Delta Gamma
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Kappa Theta
  • Pi Kappa Alpha (Off campus until 2012) [22]
  • Kappa Delta Rho
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Sigma Tau Gamma
  • Sigma Chi
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon

Sororities
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Delta Gamma
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Sigma Kappa
  • Zeta Tau Alpha[23]

Notable moments

  • 1903 -- Theodore Roosevelt attends a Latin disputation at Saint Louis University. It is a "Grand Act" (a defense covering Philosophy and Theology) given by Spanish Jesuit Fr. Joachim Villalonga in celebration of the centennial of the Louisiana Purchase.
  • 1904 -- Both the World's Fair and the third Olympic Games of the modern era are held in St. Louis.[24] Blue and White games are played before Exposition crowds. St. Louis (under Coach Martin Delaney) outscores its opponents 336 to 0 for the season, including a win over Kentucky by the unlikely score of 5–0, a 17–0 victory over the University of Missouri and a 51–0 trouncing of Arkansas. The Spaulding Athletic Almanac of 1905 offers this commentary: “The (Olympic) Department knew perfectly well that it would be unable to have an Olympic Foot Ball Championship, though it felt incumbent to advertise it. Owing to the conditions in American colleges it would be utterly impossible to have an Olympic foot ball championship decided. The only college that seemed absolutely willing to give up its financial interests to play for the World’s Fair Championship was the St. Louis University and there is more apparently in this honor than appears in this report. There were many exhibition contests held in the Stadium under the auspices of the Department wherein teams from the St. Louis University and Washington University took part and competed against other teams from universities east and west of the Mississippi River. The Missouri-Purdue game was played in the Stadium on October 28….. The Olympic College Foot Ball Championship was won by St. Louis University, St. Louis, Mo., by default.”
  • 1906 -- Bradbury Robinson throws the first legal forward pass in the history of American football to Jack Schneider, under the direction of SLU coach Eddie Cochems (September 5, against Carroll College of Waukesha).
  • 1943 -- Professor of Biochemistry Edward Adelbert Doisy shares (with Henrik Dam) the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on Vitamin K, which he had isolated in a pure form in 1939.
  • 1949 -- Jesuit Priests from SLU assist a teenage boy believed to suffer from demonic possession. The boy's experience serves as the basis of the documentary In The Grip Of Evil and is dramatized in the 1971 novel The Exorcist followed by the 1973 film The Exorcist.
  • 1967 -- First lay incorporation of a Jesuit university in the United States. The membership of the Board of Trustees went from 13 Jesuit priests to 18 lay members and 10 Jesuits. Fr. Paul Reinert, S.J., yielded the chairmanship to Daniel L. Schlafly. (Reported in Time magazine, February 3, 1967: "A Louder Voice for Laymen.")
  • 2006 -- Cardinal Sfeir, Patriarch of the 12-15 million-member Maronite Catholic Church and one of the most important figures in the Middle East, was bestowed with Saint Louis University's highest honor, the Sword of Ignatius Loyola, on June 30, 2006.[25]

Notable graduates

Academia

  • Michael J. Garanzini, S.J. (B.A. 1971) -- President of Loyola University of Chicago (since 2001), former president of SLU student government association, 1969-1970.
  • Henry Givens, Jr. (PhD) -- President of Harris-Stowe State University since 1979.
  • Donald W. Kassing (B.S., M.B.A.) -- President of San Jose State University since 2004.
  • William P. Leahy, S.J. (M.A. 1972, 1975) -- President of Boston College since 1996.
  • Dr. J. Bernard Machen (D.D.S. 1968) -- President of the University of Florida since 2004.
  • Walter J. Ong, S.J. (M.A. 1941) -- World-renowned cultural and religious historian, philosopher, and lecturer.
  • John P. Schlegel, S.J. (B.A. 1969; M.A. 1970) -- Former president of the University of San Francisco and current president of Creighton University (since 2000).
  • Robert J. Spitzer, S.J. (M.A. 1978) -- President of Gonzaga University.
  • Blanche M. Touhill (B.A., M.S., PhD) -- Chancellor of the University of Missouri, St. Louis, 1991-2002.

The Arts

  • Richard Dooling (B.A. 1976; J.D. 1987) -- Lawyer and author of four novels: Critical Care; White Man's Grave; Brain Storm; Bet Your Life.
  • Robert Guillaume (Attended) -- Stage and television actor (Benson, Soap).
  • James Gunn (B.A. 1992) -- Film Director (Slither), Screenwriter (Dawn of the Dead, Scooby-Doo), and novelist (The Toy Collector).
  • Andreas Katsulas (B.A.) -- Actor, The Fugitive, Babylon 5, Star Trek: The Next Generation.
  • David Merrick (J.D. 1937) -- Broadway producer.

Business

  • Michael Bidwill (B.S. 1987) -- President, Arizona Cardinals.
  • Jack Boehm -- Former President and CEO of Valvoline Oil Company.
  • August Busch IV (B.S.; M.B.A.) -- Current President and CEO of the Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.
  • Mark Lamping (M.B.A.) -- President of the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • Charles Mueller (B.S., M.B.A.) -- President, Union Electric Company (1993-1997); President and CEO, Ameren (1997-2003).
  • Walden O'Dell (B.S.; M.S.) -- CEO and Chairman of Diebold, Inc. (1999-2005).
  • Christine Poon (M.S. 1976) -- Vice Chairman, Johnson & Johnson.
  • Dave Senay (B.A.) -- President and CEO of Fleishman-Hillard International Communications.
  • Rex Sinquefield (B.A.) -- Co-founder and co-chairman of Dimensional Fund Advisors; president of the Show-Me Institute.
  • Richard T. Stith, Jr. (A.B. 1940) -- Insurance executive, former mayor of Clayton, MO (1983-1987), President, Mayors of Large Cities (1985-86).

Politics

Enrique Bolaños, President of the Republic of Nicaragua.
  • Dave Barrett (M.S.W. 1956) -- Premier of British Columbia, Canada (1972-1975).
  • Gordon Lee Baum (J.D.) - CEO of the Council of Conservative Citizens.
  • Enrique Bolaños (B.A. 1962) -- President of Nicaragua.
  • Freeman Bosley, Jr. (B.A. 1976; J.D. 1979) -- St. Louis, Missouri's first African-American mayor.
  • Jack W. Buechner (J.D. 1965) -- U.S. Congressman, Missouri (1987-1991).
  • Alfonso J. Cervantes -- Forty-third mayor of the City of St. Louis (1965-1973).
  • William Lacy Clay, Sr. (B.S. 1953) -- U.S. Congressman, Missouri (1969-2001).
  • James F. Conway (B.S., M.B.A.) -- Forty-fifth mayor of the City of St. Louis (1977-1981).
  • Joseph M. Darst -- Forty-first mayor of the City of St. Louis (1949-1953).
  • Robert Emmett Hannegan (1903-1949) (J.D. 1925) -- Commissioner of U.S. Internal Revenue (1943-1945); Chairman, Democratic National Committee (1944-1947); U.S. Postmaster General (Truman administration, 1945-1947); President, St, Louis Cardinals (1947-1949).
  • Lester C. Hunt -- Governor of Wyoming (1943-1949), U.S. Senator, Wyoming (1949-1954).
  • John M. Nations (J.D. 1988) -- Mayor, Chesterfield, Missouri 2001 - [4]
  • William F. Quinn -- First Governor of Hawaii (1959-1963).
  • Richard J. Rabbitt -- (B.S. and L.l.b) -- Speaker of Missouri House of Representatives
  • David Safavian (B.A.) -- Chief of Staff, General Services Administration (2002-2003).
  • Francis Slay (J.D. 1980) -- Forty-ninth mayor of the City of St. Louis.
  • James F. Strother -- Virginia House of Delegate (1840-1851), Speaker of the Virginia House (1851), U.S. Congressman, Virginia (1851-1853).
  • John B. Sullivan -- U.S. Congressman, Missouri (1941-1943,1945-1947, 1949-1951).
  • Joseph P. Teasdale (J.D.) -- Governor of Missouri (1977-1981).
  • Harold L. Volkmer -- U.S. Congressman, Missouri (1977-1997).

Science

  • Gene Kranz (B.S. 1954) -- Lead NASA flight director during the Apollo 11 moon landing and leader of the Apollo 13 rescue mission.

Sports

U.S. captain Brian McBride playing for Fulham F.C.
  • Anthony Bonner -- SLU's all-time leading scorer in men's basketball and played six seasons in the NBA for the Sacramento Kings, New York Knicks and the Orlando Magic.
  • Dick Boushka -- Basketball All-American in 1954-55, Olympic gold medalist in 1956. Drafted by the Minneapolis Lakers.
  • Bob Ferry -- Basketball All-American in 1958-59, enjoyed a ten-year career in the NBA with the St. Louis Hawks, Detroit Pistons, and Baltimore Bullets. Former assistant coach and general manager of the Baltimore Bullets; NBA Executive of the Year in 1979 and 1982.
  • Larry Hughes -- NBA Basketball player - attended but never graduated, was drafted after his freshman year into the NBA by the Philadelphia 76ers. Currently plays for the New York Knicks.
  • Pat Leahy -- Placekicker for the New York Jets from 1974 to 1990, played soccer at SLU
  • Ed Macauley (1949) -- NBA Hall of Famer
  • Brian McBride -- Only American to score in more than one FIFA World Cup tournament, doing so once in 1998 (vs. Iran), and twice in 2002 (game-winners vs. Portugal and Mexico). He is also SLU's all-time leading goal-scorer and held the freshman scoring record until 2003, when he was surpassed by Vedad Ibisevic.
  • Hank Raymonds -- Former basketball coach and athletic director at Marquette University who made six post-season appearances and compiled a record of 126-50 as head coach from 1977-1983.
  • Jerry Trupiano -- Former Boston Red Sox Radio Broadcaster

Miscellaneous

  • Thomas Anthony Dooley -- (M.D. 1958) -- humanitarian who worked in Southeastern Asia; author of Deliver Us from Evil, The Edge of Tomorrow, and The Night They Burned the Mountain.
  • Thomas J. Farrell -- (B.A. 1966; M.A. 1968; Ph.D. 1974) -- "Man of the Year" according to the SLU student newspaper in May 1969 is the author of Walter Ong's Contributions to Cultural Studies (2000) and senior editor (with Paul A. Soukup, S.J.; SLU B.A. 1973) of An Ong Reader (2002).
  • John Kaiser -- M.H.M. (B.A. 1960) -- Mill Hill Missionary died under suspicious circumstances while serving in Kenya. Received an Award for Distinguished Service in the Promotion of Human Rights from the Law Society of Kenya prior to his death.
  • Trafford P. Maher -- S.J. (B.A. 1937; M.A. 1939) -- with a grant from the American Jewish Committee, researched material that was used by the Second Vatican Council in documents on ecumenism and relationships with non-Christians.
  • Mev Puleo (B.A. 1985) -- theological educator, photojournalist and social activist.
  • Bradbury Robinson (B.S. & M.D. 1908) -- Threw the first legal forward pass in football history for SLU in 1906. Captained SLU's baseball and track teams. Practiced surgery at the Mayo Clinic (1908–1910) and served on the staff of Surgeon General Hugh S. Cumming (1920–1926). Twice elected mayor of St. Louis, Michigan (1931 and 1937).
  • Sister Rose Thering, O.P. (Ph.D. 1961) -- Dominican nun whose campaign against anti-Semitism in Catholic textbooks is the subject of the Oscar-nominated 39-minute documentary film directed by Oren Jacoby, Sister Rose's Passion.

Notable faculty

Past

  • Dr. Edward Adelbert Doisy (November 3, 1893October 23, 1986) -- Biochemist, awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1943 with Henrik Dam for their discovery of vitamin K and its chemical structure.
  • Marshall McLuhan -- (1937–1944) well-known for coining the expressions "the medium is the message" and the "global village".
  • Kurt Schuschnigg -- (1948–1967) Chancellor of Austria from 1934 to 1938, when Austria was annexed by Germany and was controlled by Adolf Hitler until 1945.

Present

  • Dr. Belden C. Lane -- Author of Landscapes of the Sacred: Geography and Narrative in American Spirituality. His academic interests include American religion and spirituality, focusing particularly on the connection between religion and geography.
  • Dr. Clarence H. Miller -- Emeritus Professor of English known for his contributions to the study of Renaissance literature, including his translations of St. Thomas More's Utopia and Erasmus's Praise of Folly.
  • Dr. Thomas Alan Shippey -- Author and former faculty member of Oxford University, where he taught Old English. Widely considered one of the leading academic scholars of J.R.R. Tolkien.
  • Dr. Eleonore Stump -- Author of Aquinas (The Arguments of the Philosophers), as well as The Cambridge Companion to Augustine and The Cambridge Companion to Aquinas. She is the Robert J. Henle, S.J. Professor of Philosophy and is one of the foremost Analytical Thomists.
  • Dr. Donald T. Critchlow--Specializes in twentieth-century American political history and is the author of more than thirteen books. Notable books include The Conservative Ascendancy, Phyllis Schlafly and Grassroots Conservatism, and Intended Consequences: Birth Control, Abortion, and the Federal Government in Modern America. Critchlow's most recent work is American Political Conspiracies: A Reader, which he co-edited with Matthew C. Sherman and John Korasick.
  • Dr. Warren Treadgold--Internationally known for his work on the Byzantine Empire, A History of the Byzantine State and Society
  • Dr. Thomas Madden -- Renowned historian of Venice and the crusades; author of The New Concise History of the Crusades and Enrico Dandolo and the Rise of Venice

See also

  • Grand Center

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