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Pre-game Receptions Are Held Around the Nation
Xavier alumni and friends are encouraged to participate at men's basketball pre-game receptions that are being held at restaurants and museums around the country. On Jan. 28, the party gears up in Charlotte, N.C. Then, on Feb. 1, the festivities move to Washington, D.C. And finally, on Feb. 28, the action gets around to St. Louis.
Student Philanthropists Give Back to Nine Nonprofits
Xavier students awarded $12,000 in grants to nine nonprofit organizations in Cincinnati in November. The philanthropy program was started in 2002. Since then, it has been embedded in 38 classes and involved 870 Xavier students. A total of $151,000 in grants has been awarded to 94 partner organizations.
Medical Mission Trip Arrives in Remote Guatemala
More than a dozen students and leaders representing the Interfaith Medical Mission Trip arrived in two isolated Guatemala villages this month. The students, who are majoring in nursing, biology, chemistry, natural sciences, occupational therapy and Spanish, are sharing blog posts about their experiences in Panajachel and Patanatic, Guatemala.
Bertsch Named Regional Assistant Coach of Year
Xavier's assistant men's soccer coach Kris Bertsch is a recipient of the NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Assistant Coach of the Year from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Bertsch has been vital in the rebirth of the Xavier men's soccer program that has captured back-to-back Atlantic 10 Championships and reached two NCAA Tournaments.
Garrett To Become a Two-Star General
University alumnus Brig. Gen. Michael Xavier Garrett has been nominated for a second star by the White House. Garrett is chief of staff of Fort Bragg and the 18th Airborne Corps. He graduated in 1984 with a bachelor's degree in criminalistics. Xavier magazine featured Garrett in the Fall 2010 issue.
January Art Exhibit Will Spotlight Alum's Curious Critters
David FitzSimmons has just published a photo-essay for the toddler set, Curious Critters, and he's traveling to the Xavier campus in January to chat about this book and show off a few dozen original gallery prints. The author speaks and signs at the Gallagher Student Center at 6:00 p.m. on Jan. 19; his corresponding picture exhibit runs at Gallagher from Jan. 13 through Feb. 26. See the pictures here.
MBA Program Extends Reach to No. Kentucky Campus
Ten students from Northern Kentucky and Indiana are enrolled in the first cohort of Xavier's Northern Kentucky MBA program.
The new MBA campus occupies a 5,700-square-foot space on Grandview Drive in Fort Mitchell, Ky.
Comics Coming to Cintas for Eve of Laughs
Cincy Brew Ha-Ha comes to Cintas Center on Feb. 4.
Sample from 80 beers and enjoy multiple comedic acts including opening
act Josh Sneed and headliner Greg Hahn. Tickets for the evening event and beer tasting, a benefit for the Cure Starts Now Cancer Research Foundation, are $35 to $60 (ages 21 and over only). Meanwhile, on March 17, Cintas hosts comedian and rapper Mike Epps.
ESPN Reports: "Big-Hitting Jason Kokrak Steps Up in '12"
"With a 318.6 driving average, Jason Kokrak was the longest hitter in 2011 on the Nationwide Tour," reports ESPN. "After two wins this season, the 26-year-old Xavier grad will get a chance this year to bomb it with big hitters on the PGA Tour."