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SLU baseball captures attention with strong team

St. Louis University sophomore reliever Robert Plohr pitched against Rockhurst University April 16 at SLU. Plohr said he applies to the Billiken team the familial team spirit he learned at Christian Brothers College High School.

A hidden gem in the St. Louis sports scene is St. Louis University's baseball team, which is using a mix of local and out-of-state players to provide a quality product in a city well-known for its support of its beloved St. Louis Cardinals.

The Billikens had a 28-16 record after a 13-4 loss to Eastern Illinois April 28. They lost a recent three-game series on the road against Fordham, but that followed a 17-4 drubbing of Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and a sweep of the University of Massachusetts in a three-game home series.

Billiken Teacher Corps aims to make impact

The College of Education and Public Service at St. Louis University is forming the Billiken Teacher Corps, in which college graduates seeking a master's degree will teach in urban Catholic schools in the archdiocese and live together in a Jesuit mission.

The program combines service and teaching. According to an announcement from SLU, it will help faith-driven college graduates have "a transformative impact on Catholic schools in the St. Louis metro area and live the Jesuit mission of serving a higher purpose for a greater good."

SLU panel addresses ethical, medical, legal aspects of vaccinating children

John Jones comforted his daughter, Semaj Jones, 1, after a round of vaccination shots at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center.

A recent measles outbreak has reignited a discussion about the use of vaccines.

The outbreak, which has been linked to Disneyland in California and has spread to 17 states, was the subject of a panel discussion Feb. 20 at St. Louis University. Hosted by the College for Public Health and Social Justice, the panel consisted of SLU experts from medical, ethical, legal and communications fields.

Sociologist: Children tend to 'stick with what they were raised with'

Every step you take

I'll be watching you

-- "Every Breath You Take," The Police

Parents, take heed. You might know this by reading it in a parenting book, magazine or website. Or you might be oblivious.

Either way, your children are watching you, not as in the 1983 song but subconsciously aware of your every move. Just in the normal course of daily family life.

Why take heed?

Simple. Most likely, as you are, they will be.

FAITHFUL FAN | Hall of Famers represent the best of St. Louis

Joseph Kenny

In St. Louis, disappointment followed the announcement that the new class of inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame will not include former St. Louis Rams Orlando Pace or Kurt Warner.

Another, less publicized, hall of fame class was announced last month -- the Billiken Hall of Fame Class of 2015, with an induction ceremony at St. Louis University Jan. 30.

Chris May, SLU director of athletics, noted that the inductees were all exceptional competitors, successful in the classroom and to this day leaders in the community.

SLU Students for Life surpasses goal for endowment that helps pregnant, parenting students

St. Louis University's Students for Life organization recently announced that it has raised more than $192,000 for the Virginia D. Murphy Endowment for Pregnant and Parenting Student Assistance.

In 2008, Students for Life established the endowment to help SLU's pregnant and parenting students as they face the financial hardships associated with raising children while continuing their education. The Pregnant and Parenting Student Assistance (PPSA) committee was formed as part of Students for Life to increase funds and awareness for the resource.

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