Posted: 5/4/16 4:25 PM

Auxiliary Services Summer 2016 Hours of Operation

Hoff Dining Commons closes for the summer this Friday, May 6 at 8:00 pm. Please view the attachment for retail dining hours of operation.

*Senior Brunch is held at Hoff Dining Commons Friday, May 13 starting at 11:00 am. Please remember your tickets if purchased in advance. Walk -ins are welcome also.

For more information:

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Posted: 5/3/16 1:14 PM

Who was Columbus?  The untold story-was Columbus not Italian but of Polish royalty?

Join us for dinner and  discussion with Manuel Rosa, author of Columbus-The Untold Story.

Rosa will present new insights into ulterior motives for the epic 1491 voyage across the sea, and will debunk the narrative written in schoolbooks that he was from a poor Italian from a Genoese family of peasant wool weavers.

Guests are welcome.  RSVP to or call 513-651-6166.  FPLC, Brueggeman Center associates, and World Affairs Council members-$25/guest $30.

For complete information, including biographical for Manuel Rosa, please see the flyer.

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Posted: 5/3/16 12:06 PM

Today, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1:00-4:00 pm, Library Staff will be sharing their dogs in the Library Garden on the first floor of the McDonald Library.  They -- the dogs not the Library Staff -- love a good pet or a good scratch! (Well, maybe the Library Staff too.)  And don't you need to get your heart rate back to normal!





Posted: 5/3/16 8:58 AM

The majority of this year's graduating seniors were born in the early 90s. Here’s what Xavier students were doing back then.

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Posted: 5/3/16 8:01 AM

In support of the Xavier Way Strategic Plan (1.4), proposals are invited from faculty and staff for projects on the topics of immigration, migration, and refugees.  The goal is to fund a variety of activities that are imaginative and engage broadly the Xavier community during the 2016-17 academic year.  Send proposals to by June 30, 2016.  See the Immigration Resource page for details.

Take a Study Break - Grab a Board Game at the Library

Posted: 5/2/16 12:28 PM

Through finals week, University Library is providing a variety of games, board games, and puzzles located on its board game table on the 3rd floor of McDonald Library.  All games can be taken on the honor system.  Students, faculty, and staff may take a game to wherever they want for as long as they want.  Have fun!

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Don't Lose Your Research Citations When RefWorks Disappears

Posted: 5/2/16 12:11 PM

After May 31, 2016, RefWorks accounts will no longer be available.   The University Library is replacing RefWorks with Zotero, a free bibliographic citation management tool.

Refworks citations can be transferred to Zotero by following the instructions found at, or please make an appointment with your personal librarian if you prefer.

This guide explains how to download Zotero to your computer (the librarians recommend using Firefox for all the Zotero features) and also illustrates how to add new citations into your Zotero account.

Note: librarians recommend faculty, staff, and students create a free Zotero account in order to use Zotero on multiple computers.

Please contact Vicki Young at if you have any questions.


Posted: 5/2/16 11:24 AM

Thank you to those who donated shirts for the One Shirt, One Body Campaign that ran from April 11-25th! We were able to collect a total of 723 shirts and donate them to The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati! A special thanks to the AFO Bookstore and the Xavier Athletics Marketing Department for their large contributions! 

Posted: 5/2/16 11:13 AM

Dr. Rhonda Norman, Assistant Professor in the Counseling Department, was recently selected to receive the Outstanding Career Service Award at the Ohio Career Development Association Conference in May.

Posted: 5/2/16 9:54 AM

Get your caffeine fix as you prepare to study for exams. Compliments of Auxiliary Services and AVI Vending, free hot chocolate and coffee will be made available through the hot drink vending machines located in Alter Hall, Cohen, Elet, Learning Commons and Library. This promotional service is available for the first day of final exams, starting at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 3 through 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 4. 

Posted: 5/2/16 9:04 AM

The first step in the performance management process ends on Friday, May 6, when individual performance reviews should be completed and written performance review forms submitted to area/division leaders. The next step is determination of appropriate merit increases. Human Resources has provided supervisors with guidance on merit decisions and a range for merit increase percentages based on performance evaluation ratings. Salary recommendations will be finalized by May 23. Supervisors will share pay increase information with their staff members during the week of June 6, salary letters for FY17 will be delivered the week of June 20, and pay increases will be effective on July 1. Please address questions to your HR Business Partners Rachel Luckey at or Jim Hartman at

Posted: 5/1/16 7:00 PM

Father Michael Graham invites the university community to attend the upcoming Xavier Baccalaureate Mass on Friday, May 13 at 5:00p.m. in the Cintas Center.  Join the graduating students and their families to offer prayer and support on the eve of their commencement.  Please see the link to read his letter of invitation to all faculty and staff.

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Posted: 4/29/16 4:14 PM

Before leaving for the sand and surf of summer, please remember that parking permits expire August 15, 2016. Watch your email for more information regarding the new parking permits. You may also visit for more details.

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Posted: 4/29/16 12:16 PM

All faculty and staff are warmly invited to join a celebration in honor of Janice B. Walker, Ph.D., who is completing her seventeen-year tenure as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Please join us on Thursday, May 12 in the Conaton Board Room at 4:00 pm to celebrate her service and accomplishments in this role. 


The celebratory program will be followed by a reception.

Posted: 4/29/16 9:43 AM

Leah Murphy will be leaving Xavier to move to Columbus, Ohio, where she will be closer to her immediate family. 

Please join the TRiO, SSS staff in wishing her well in this next adventure. 

We will have a drop-in celebration on Wednesday, May 4th from 1:30-3:00pm in the TRiO office.  Her last day will be Friday, May 13th

You’re Invited: “Hump Day Happy Hour” – May 4th, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm Ryan’s Pub

Posted: 4/29/16 9:42 AM

Please join Fr. Graham and your colleagues for the last installment of this informal, monthly event designed to celebrate our work and the contributions we make to insure that our students succeed, thrive and graduate.

Each month Hump Day Happy Hour will be co-hosted by several University departments. The May Happy Hour is sponsored by Faculty Committee, Physical Plant, Student Affairs and will be held at Ryan’s Pub in the Gallagher Student Center on Wed., May 4th at 3pm.

Solidarity Semester: Nicaragua Presentation - TOMORROW!

Posted: 4/28/16 4:30 PM

Come and listen to the students of the Nicaraguan Solidarity Semester present on their unforgettable experience of service learning spent in the heart of Central America. You will not want to miss their stories of personal, academic, and spiritual growth during this adventure of a lifetime. The presentation is Friday, April 29th in Kennedy Auditorium beginning at 3:30pm. 


Posted: 4/28/16 4:17 PM

Starting on May 7, 2016, Canvas will be updating to the latest interface.  The changes are focused on the login page and the landing page after logging in, but the course pages will have a new frame around them as well.  Faculty can preview these changes at  Visit for more details.

For more information:

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Posted: 4/28/16 3:58 PM

Xavier University and the Department of Art are pleased to present an exhibition by two senior art majors - Karen May, Painting and Alexandra Morris, Prints. The exhibition opens on Friday, April 29 through May 6.


Karen May presents Growth, a series of paintings that represent a timeline of a single girl and the development of her life from birth to Motherhood. Individual stages of development are depicted through the eyes of psychologists Erik Erikson and Jean Piaget.


Paracosm by Alexandra Morris is a series of woodcuts and lithographs that focus on the imaginary worlds created

by the artist in her childhood. The work is a discovery of how such imaginary creations can assist a growing child

and also the lasting effect of these worlds upon the creative and emotional mind into adulthood.


Please join us for the artists’ reception on Friday, April 29, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Come meet the artists,

enjoy the art and refreshments.

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Posted: 4/28/16 10:37 AM

The International Animation Club will be showing the animated film, Metropolis, by Osamu Tezuka, a retelling of the classic early 20th century film. 

The film will be shown tonight in Alter 006 at 6:00 p.m. Dewey's Pizza will be available for all who attend!

Email for more details.

Posted: 4/28/16 9:39 AM

CDK Global will be on campus TODAY Thursday, April 28th handing out free cupcakes and full-time job opportunities. Visit Smith Hall Atrium from 10am-12pm or the Gallagher Student Center Atrium from 12pm-2pm to learn how you join the team as early as this summer! View the job description for Customer Support Specialist (Job ID 4043) on Hire-A-Muskie, and submit your application today!  Learn about the career that Adam Brandner (XU MBA '12) has developed at CDK Global by reading the article Working Your Way to the Top on page 21 of the 2016 Spring Career Fair Magazine.



Posted: 4/28/16 9:20 AM


My mother died in 1975 to the date. I want to share with you my memory of her; a teaching moment.

Sometimes we need to kill life, to give meaning to life.





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Posted: 4/28/16 8:59 AM

2016-2017 Winter-Cohen Family/Brueggeman Fellows

The 2016-2017 Winter-Cohen Family/Brueggeman Fellows have been chosen.

The students will engage in a year of independent research followed by an immersion/research trip. They will also participate in an interdisciplinary learning community at the Center for the entire academic year. The Fellows are a diverse group, representing all three colleges at Xavier.

The new Brueggeman Fellows are:

Emma Allen, Class of 2017, Montessori Education Major

Contemplating Peace and Transforming Education Through the Montessori & Permaculture Philosophies

Immersion/Research Trip: Australia, Sweden

Maggie Burlingame, Class of 2018   Economics, Sustainability & Society Major

Renewable Energy Practices and Integration-Immersion/Research Trip: Sweden

Sylvia Chemweno, Class of 2018,  Biology Major

Improving Maternal-Child Health in Sub-Saharan Africa-Immersion/Research Trip: Kenya

Frank Geiser, Class of 2018,  Art Major

Modern Monasticism-Immersion/Research Trip: Tibet, Switzerland, India

Charles Gonzalez, Graduate Student , Urban Sustainability & Resilience Major

Sustainable Urbanism in Germany and Sweden-Immersion/Research Trip: Germany, Sweden

Ashley Hardee, Class of 2018, Chemistry Major

Finding a Cure for Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases-Immersion/Research Trip:  NIAID Clinic, Bethesda, Maryland

Michael McGrath, Class of 2018, Theology & Political Science Major

Understanding the Role of the Catholic Church Within a Communist State-Immersion/Research Trip: Cuba

Chloe Clare Peyton, Class of 2018, Occupational Therapy Major

A Comparative Analysis Between China and Hong Kong Regarding the Employment and Treatment of People with  Disabilities-Immersion/Research Trip: Hong Kong, China

Taylor Zachary, Class of 2017, Sociology Major

Reimagining the Poor People’s Campaign in the Era of Black Lives Matter-Immersion/Research Trip: South Africa



Posted: 4/28/16 8:32 AM

The annual President's Reception honoring retirees and employees with milestone anniversaries is fast approaching so if you have not yet returned your RSVP card, please do so by May 2.  The reception will be held on Wednesday, May 11 at 3:00 in the James and Caroline Duff Banquet Center in Cintas Center.  If you have any questions, please contact Donna Conlon at x3632.

Posted: 4/28/16 6:40 AM

Enkindling Love  How can we keep love, as an active force for connection and transformation, alive in our world?  Join Gillian Ahlgren, Professor of Theology, as she explores these topics in the launch of her most recent book, Enkindling Love: The Legacy of Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross.  Wednesday, May 5 at 7:00 p.m. at Bellarmine Chapel.  Presentation with slides and conversation.  Copies of the book will be available.  Gillian has just returned from a book tour in the UK, where she shared practices of personal renewal and communal revitalization with communities in socio-economic transition.  For more information and to see the book trailer, please go to



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