Posted: 3/22/17 3:24 PM

Laura Calhoun, who has been with the University for 9 years and for the last 5 ½ years served as the paralegal in the General Counsel’s Office is leaving Xavier to pursue her career in counseling. Please come by the Sullivan Conference Room in Schmidt Hall between 3:30- and 5:00 on Monday April 3, 2017 to help give her a great send-off.

Eigel Center Faculty Associate, Call for Applications

Posted: 3/22/17 1:29 PM

The Eigel Center is seeking applications for a Faculty Associate to serve during the 2017-18 Academic year. This position will work collaboratively with the Center to build and facilitate a range of faculty development and assessment activities that advance community engaged learning, and contribute to the advancement of engaged learning initiatives tied to the Academic Plan, the University’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan, learning outcomes tied to the revised core, and other unique Xavier experiences that further faculty and student engaged learning. Applications for the Faculty Associate positions will be accepted through Wednesday, April 19, 2017.  Learn more at the Eigel Center site. 

For more information:

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Sustainability Committee Submits Progress Report to Second Nature

Posted: 3/22/17 11:56 AM

“When Pope Francis first visited the United States, one of his primary topics was the collective responsibility of caring for the Earth. We at Xavier believe that this spirit of care begins on campus and radiates out to our homes, communities, state, country and ultimately, the entire world.”– Xavier University Annual Progress Report

After months of hard work, Xavier’s Sustainability Committee has completed our 2015 Annual Progress Report to Second Nature,  the lead supporting organization for the ACUPCC  (American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment).  The report highlights all of the efforts and achievements made in order to come closer to attaining our Climate Action Plan goals.

With the approval of Father Graham, the report has now been submitted. A comparison with previous reports will help Xavier determine what changes or improvements must be made to continue to be on track for the objectives set in our Climate Action plan. 

The final report showed that Xavier’s academic sustainability programs proved to be a significant success among students that continues to grow year by year. Xavier’s progress has shown the effort by the university in making climate neutrality and sustainability a part of the curriculum, as well as a growing element in our campus culture.

See Xavier's Progress Report on the Second Nature website.

For more information, please contact the Sustainability Committee co-chairs: Nancy Bertaux (  or John Schulte (

Posted: 3/22/17 10:45 AM

Join the Information Systems Club, University Library Makerspace, Information Technologies, and the Digital Media Lab for a Technology Showcase on Monday, April 3, 3 – 4:15pm in the CLC 3rd floor atrium. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to stop by and explore ways to use technology on campus. Features include activities available in the makerspace, mobile apps, Zoom, virtual PC, and resources available in the Digital Media Lab. For more information, contact IS Club President Naomi Woodson-Levey.

Posted: 3/22/17 10:44 AM

Paul W. Bessler, father in law of Debbie Bessler (Paul J) in School of Psychology Died on March 20th.   He recently celebrated his 100th birthday.  He is the grandfather of 5 XU alums (Tim Bessler (’96)

Brian Bessler (’03), Lauren Bessler Schmaltz (’04), Nicole Bessler Fleek (’09), and Matt Bessler (’10).  Services are scheduled for  Saturday, March 25th .  Visitation from 8:00 am to 9:45 at Neidhard-Minges Funeral Home, Harrison Ave with Funeral Mass following at 10:00 am at St. Catharine of Siena Church in Westwood.

Posted: 3/22/17 10:18 AM

Norwood residents are looking for 13-year-old Andrew Spencer who was last seen at school Tuesday afternoon around 3:30.

Spencer was last seen wearing blue and white basketball shorts, a blue sweater, and a shirt with a smiley face on it. He is also is wearing leg braces as he has cerebral palsy. See link or attached document for pictures.

If you see him, contact police at 513-458-4521

For more information:


Posted: 3/22/17 9:41 AM

Take a 2-minute survey online to be entered to win an Amazon Echo. Xavier Dining and Xavier Auxiliary Services are holding Spring Surveys to get your feedback. Each survey taken is an entry to win an Amazon Echo, so get started today! The drawing to win an Amazon Echo will be on April 28th.

There are a couple options on how to take the survey:

Option 1: Text NZEU to 99299

Option 2: Link to survey

Option 3: Get the QR Code in the picture attached


Posted: 3/22/17 9:34 AM

Wanna eat something new? There’s no reason to get blue because it’s that time of the year! It’s Restaurant Week from what I hear! 

Today, the caf will be serving Indian, and tomorrow, there will be a Chef's Table. Then, Restaurant Week will end on Friday with Korean.

Have you marked it in your calendar already? Remember to come hungry and ready!

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Posted: 3/22/17 9:10 AM

March 2nd was Dr. Seuss’ birthday but it’s never too late to celebrate!

On March 28th, there will be a wild and wacky party.

So be sure to look at your calendar and save this date!

From 3:30-5:30, there will be kids of all ages.

It’ll be at the All for One Shop so…

Let’s read books and explore the pages!


TONIGHT! 3 Xavier Professionals Share Career Insights

Posted: 3/22/17 8:52 AM

Love Stories, Coffee, and Holtman's Donuts?

Join Xavier PRSSA, Professor Don Tassone, Dr. Wendy Maxian and Dr. Leslie Rasmussen as we share our favorite career stories and advice.

Topics: Professionalism in Continuous Learning, Career Exploration & Dexterity, and Personal Branding

Posted: 3/21/17 5:14 PM

I lost my Black Jacket. It has two spects and other valuables. If you find, please let me know at 630-400-7629. I will even pay you if you help me finding the jacket.



Posted: 3/21/17 2:01 PM

Join us as we discuss ways to partner accross organizations, departments, and groups in order to support racial justice. Courageous Conversations is a dialogue series for students, faculty, and staff to gather and discuss current topics relevant to or intersecting with racial justice. 

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Posted: 3/21/17 1:49 PM

     If any member of the Xavier community would like a copy of the Mass program for Joan Connell, just contact me by email ( or phone (861-4519), leaving your campus or home mailing address.  Thanks, Joe Wessling

Posted: 3/21/17 1:46 PM

The Graduate Student Association is hosting the annual GSA Charity Ball on April 7, 2017 from 7 - 11:00PM at Jack Casino in Cincinnati - River Room.  The theme is Casino Royale.  The price is $25 per person. Admission includes: appetizers, open bar, photo booth, & dancing! IDs will be checked at the door. Participants must be 21 and older. Please contact Rachel Helt at if you have any questions.

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Posted: 3/21/17 1:46 PM

The Graduate Student Association is hosting the annual GSA Charity Ball on April 7, 2017 from 7 - 11:00PM at Jack Casino in Cincinnati - River Room.  The theme is Casino Royale.  The price is $25 per person. Admission includes: appetizers, open bar, photo booth, & dancing! IDs will be checked at the door. Participants must be 21 and older. Please contact Rachel Helt at if you have any questions.

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Climate Change and the Merchants of Doubt: Naomi Oreskes Presentation April 6

Posted: 3/21/17 12:55 PM

Naomi Oreskes, internationally renowned author, scientist, and Harvard professor, will appear at Xavier University’s Cintas Center on April 6 at 7:00 p.m.  Oreskes, a leading voice on the issue of the role of humans in affecting our climate, will examine what’s next for climate change.  In the influential book and documentary, Merchants of Doubt, she examined how a small group of scientists joined forces with political interests to challenge the scientific consensus on important health and environmental issues.  Her TED Talk, “Why We Should Trust Scientists” has over a million views.  In her most recent book, The Collapse of Western Civilization, she speculates on our future if warnings of global catastrophe are ignored.

The free program will be located in the James and Caroline Duff Banquet Center at the Cintas Center. For more information, visit ,  or call 513-745-3385.  



For more information:


Posted: 3/21/17 12:07 PM

Ten years ago the monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery came to Xavier and created a magnificent Tantric Buddhist mandala sand painting. They are now returning to amaze us once again with their art and their gentle and compassionate philosophy of life.

April 4-7, 2017     3rd Floor, McDonald Library    Watch the creation of the Mandala

April 4 11am Opening Ceremony        

April  4 11am-7pm, April 5 9:30am-6pm, April 6 8:30am-7pm, April 7 10:30am-1pm     Viewing 

April 7 1pm    Closing Ceremony


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Xavier Montessori Lab School --- GALA --- April 8, 2017

Posted: 3/21/17 11:17 AM

The Xavier Montessori Lab School Gala is less than 3 weeks away!!

Please join us for dinner, fun and silent auction!
GET YOUR TICKETS for the Gala event!

Saturday, April 8, 2017
6:30-10:30 p.m.
Conaton Board Room, Schmidt Hall

Please RSVP by MARCH 27th.

For more information:


Posted: 3/21/17 10:17 AM

The Office of Marketing and Communications offers studio sessions for faculty and staff to have their portraits made or updated. The next sessions are March 30th and 31st, from 11:00 to noon and from 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. The new photography and video studio is located in the Alumni Center, Room 114. No appointment is necessary.

Posted: 3/21/17 9:41 AM

The Office of Grant Services and the Deans' Offices will be sponsoring Grant Workshops on Wednesday, May 10th and Thursday, May 11th.  All faculty and staff are invited to attend.  Sessions include: Developing and Writing Proposals, Competing for Funding from the National Institutes of Health and Other Biomedical and Behavioral Science Funders, Competing for Funding from the National Science Foundation, Writing Proposals to the Department of Education and other Education Funders, and Pursuing Funding in the Humanities and Humanities-related Social Sciences.  Click here for workshop descriptions and to REGISTER.  More information can be found at


For more information:

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Posted: 3/21/17 9:15 AM

The Office of Academic Support has extended the deadline to apply to be a tutor/SI leader for the 2017-18 academic year.  Students can apply at or by Friday, March 24.  Courses that are most needed are Math, Statistics, Business Statistics, Physics, Accounting, Economics, and Finance.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Stephanie Daniels at or 513-745-3214.

Mark Your Calendars! Join 3 Xavier Professionals for Free Coffee & Career Insights

Posted: 3/20/17 11:16 PM

Love coffee and stories?

Join Xavier PRSSA, Professor Don Tassone, Dr. Wendy Maxian & Dr. Leslie Rasmussen as we share some of our favorite career memories and advice!
Topics: Professionalism, Personal Branding & Career Exploration #XUCareerCafe

Winter-Cohen Brueggeman Fellowship Application Deadline Extended

Posted: 3/20/17 4:18 PM

The deadline to apply for the Winter-Cohen Brueggeman Fellowship has been extended from March 27 to April 3. 

Materials needed for the application-overview and cover sheet-are included in the announcement.




Posted: 3/20/17 8:40 AM

All are welcome to attend the Provost Area Assembly today, Monday, March 20th, beginning at 3:00 p.m. in the Conaton Board Room. The event is being streamed live for those unable to attend in person. To view the live-stream, please access the XU Live site.  You will be prompted for your Xavier credentials prior to accessing the site. Contact for assistance accessing the video. The recording will be posted to the Xavier Archives if you would like to view it at a later date. 

Posted: 3/19/17 10:32 PM

7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 20 at Xavier University's Hailstones Hall, Room 2. 

Vikings: Beyond the Legend is an exhibit that features the largest collection of Viking artifacts to visit North America . It explores the rich culture and provides a glimpse into the lives of Vikings. Join three Xavier University faculty members, Dr. Heidrun Schmitzer, Professor of Physics, Dr. Stephen Yandell, Associate Professor of English and Dr. Marita von Weissenberg, Assistant Professor of History as they make a case for reinvestigating the influence of Vikings across time and disciplines.

For more information:

Posted: 3/18/17 5:11 PM

The Bias Advisory and Response Team (BART) will be hosting the third Day of Dialogue this academic year. Day of Dialogue is designed to encourage the campus community to engage in respectful but critical conversation about social issues. On April 11 from 2-3pm we invite you (staff, faculty or staff) to join dialogue! We will be discussing how students experience the sexual (including abstinence and asexual) and/or romantic relationship culture on campus. BRAVE peer educators and BART team members will help facilitate the conversation. Please use the URL link to sign up for a specific small group location.

For more information:

8 Year of Service Programs in the Queen City - Learn More with Americorps

Posted: 3/17/17 2:49 PM

Mark those calendars!

Eight Cincinnati AmeriCorps organizations are visiting campus to recruit Year of Service applicants in Gallagher Student Center from 10 a.m. -  2 p.m. on Monday, March 20. 



Please see the attached file for descriptions of Cincinnati AmeriCorps organizations and consider attending this event!


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Posted: 3/17/17 2:23 PM

Unfortunately, due to the cold weather today, Friday's Holi celebration from 4:00 - 6:00 PM through the Center for Interfaith has been postponed to a later date! We apologize for the late notice and will keep everyone updated regarding the future date!

Posted: 3/17/17 12:04 PM

Xavier volunteers are wanted to help answer phones during WCET’s Action Auction on Friday, April 28.  The shift will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at CET’s studio at 1223 Central Parkway. Professor Mark Meyers will be an emcee that day from 7:30-8:30 p.m.  Training will be provided and food is available before the shift. If you’re interested in volunteering please contact Deb Del Valle at 

Posted: 3/17/17 11:54 AM

Make more on Monday, March 20, any time from 10 to 4 at the University Library Makerspace.

Bring your design ideas and make a better button than that guy over there. You know the one.                

Bring your imagination and a desire to create! All supplies are provided free of charge.

These are casual drop in projects.

For more information:

Posted: 3/17/17 11:39 AM

Xavier's Noyce program invites students from 3-8th grade to learn science while exploring the surface of Mars, designing a human habitat, and creating a Martian civilization!

This summer, blast off and prepare to explore at the Xploratory Summer STEM Camps.

Our cost is $200 ($175 for Xavier students, faculty, and staff) for each one-week day camp (campers start arriving around 8:30 each day and we finish around 4 each day). Lunch is provided and all students will receive a t-shirt and take home gift. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.

Your camp will be run by Xavier's Noyce Internship program, featuring four math/science majors, mentored by Xavier faculty. Experience our school-tested curriculum in a fun summer camp!

Space is limited and first-come first-served. A $25 deposit is due within one week of registration.


For more information:

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Posted: 3/17/17 10:04 AM

Xavier Student Employee Appreciation Week will be held April 3rd through April 7th.  An Appreciation Station will be set up on multiple days in different locations on campus.  Student Employees are invited to attend the different stations each day to enjoy treats, play games to win prizes and mingle with other student employees. Locations and details for each of those stations and other activities will be coming soon.  

In the meantime, all campus departments, supervisors and staff who employ students are highly encouraged to express their appreciation to student employees by participating in one or more of the following activities. 

  1. Department/Office Decorating Contest - Decorate your office door, bulletin board, student employee work station even decorate yourself and your student employees.    Go big or go small with your decor, but do something to recognize and express your appreciation to your student employees. To be included in the campus wide contest,  view contest rules and submit the contest entry form by Monday, March 27th.   Judging will take place starting the afternoon of  April 3 and will conclude on or before April 5th.  The winning entry will receive a pizza party for their department and student employees.  Photos will be taken of all entries and will be recognized via multiple media platforms. 
  2. Donate Student Prizes by Monday, March 27th.  A large part of the celebration will include opportunities for Student Employees to win prizes.  In the past, various campus departments and off campus organizations, have generously donated items to this cause. Students love it.   If you would like to show your appreciation to student employees by contributing gift items, please send them to Vicki Clary, CLC 530, ML 1161 by March 27th if possible.  Please include a contact and department name when sending prize items.  Items could include gift cards* (for on-campus or off-campus vendors and even on-line shops), Xavier merchandise such as blankets, sweatshirts, t-shirts, hats, lanyards, water bottles, and anything else you might like to contribute. *Student employees receiving gift cards are required to be taxed on the amount of their gift card.
  3. Submit photos of your student employee(s) by  Monday, March 27th if possible.  Photos can be of individual students or with other student employees. Individuals in the photos could identify themselves by holding a sign that says their Name, Department, Title, and/or what they like about their position on-campus, their most proud accomplishment in their position, etc. Photos will be included in a slideshow and may be included on social media throughout the week. E-mail photos to
  4. Submit photos or short videos of Supervisors and Department staff  expressing appreciation to student employees by  Monday, March 27th if possible.  Photos and videos will be included in a slideshow and may be included on social media throughout the week. Submit to  If submitting a video that is too large to e-mail let me know or if you are interested in seeing a sample video I can forward that to you as well.   

We employ students in over 900 positions on campus.  Get excited to participate and help us to create a buzz across campus while appreciating our student employees who do so much for us. As always, if you have questions contact Student Employment at

Posted: 3/17/17 8:18 AM

Correction: the date of the Murray Lecture is Saturday, 3/18, not 3/17.

For more information:

Posted: 3/17/17 8:12 AM

The Honors Bachelor of Arts Program presents the 2017 Murray Lecture tomorrow (Saturday, 3/18) at 4:00 in the Conaton Board Room. John Gruber-Miller, professor of Classics at Cornell College and Xavier grad (HAB) 1979, will give a talk entitled “Defining a Comic Tradition: Plautus and the Marx Brothers.” The talk is open to the public with a reception to follow.

For more information:

Posted: 3/17/17 8:11 AM

Richard Horsley (University of Massachusetts Boston) will deliver a talk in the E/RS series titled “Imperial America v. the Common Good: The Biblical Background” on March 29 (Kennedy Auditorium, 7 p.m.) Dr. Horsley is the author of numerous books on the early history of Christianity and the New Testament. His books include Jesus and EmpireJesus and the Powers, and Covenant Economics: A Biblical Vision of Justice for All. His work on Jesus is widely recognized for its contribution to our understanding of Jesus as a prohpet of non-violent social resistance.

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Posted: 3/17/17 6:52 AM

All staff and faculty are invited to participate in ‘Seeking Integration and Wisdom Through Leadership in Balance’ facilitated by John Kucia and Debra Mooney on Thursday, April 6, 8:15-11:30, Fenwick Conference Room with a light morning snack provided.  Attendees will reflect on their professional experience at Xavier through consideration of the “Eight Ways of Thinking” and receive the book Leadership in Balance: New Habits of the Mind (Kucia & Gravett).  Please RSVP to

Posted: 3/16/17 3:38 PM

Provost & CAO Search Open Forums

Dates and times for open forums for faculty, staff, and students have been determined as part of the search for the next Provost & CAO. Those who participate in the interview process through open forums will have an opportunity to provide feedback following each finalist's visit. CV's and cover letters from the final candidates will be provided via Today at Xavier in advance of the open forums. 

Year of Service in the Queen City - Learn More with Americorps

Posted: 3/16/17 2:49 PM

Mark those calendars!

Eight Cincinnati AmeriCorps organizations are visiting campus to recruit Year of Service applicants in Gallagher Student Center from 10 a.m. -  2 p.m.on Monday, March 22. 



Please see the attached file for descriptions of Cincinnati AmeriCorps organizations and consider attending this event!


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Film, Music and Stories From the US/Mexico Border April 2

Posted: 3/16/17 12:33 PM

Please join Natalia Serna, singer songwriter featured in Creighton University's Backpack Journalism film, "El Deportado", for a night of film, music, and stories from the U.S./Mexico border.   Kennedy Auditorium, Sunday April 2, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm.  For information contact:    

Posted: 3/16/17 11:33 AM

The Rho Xi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has established this book scholarship in the amount of $750 in honor of our late charter member Rebecca Sewell-Cummings. An extremely influential leader here at Xavier University, Ms. Sewell-Cummings helped charter the Rho Xi Chapter in 1992. While a member of Rho Xi, Soror Sewell-Cummings was elected financial secretary and was involved in programs such as Adopt-A-Family and the Success Conference of ’93. During her collegiate career she was also a member of ROTC and the Black Student Association. We invite you to apply for this scholarship "Agents of Change: Fighting Fear and Pushing Forward”; if you meet the eligibility criteria included in this application packet. The scholarship will be awarded at Rebecca Sewell-Cummings Scholarship Brunch on Saturday April 8, 2017.

The application deadline is Sunday, March 26, 2017 by 5pm.


Please turn a hard copy into the Rho Xi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. mailbox located in the club workshop room in the Gallagher Student Center Room 220 If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Robinson or Brianna Gladney Cordially, The Rho Xi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.


For more information:

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Tutors and SI leaders needed for 2017-18 academic year

Posted: 3/16/17 10:24 AM

The Office of Academic Support is currently accepting applications for tutors and SI leaders for the 2017-18 academic year.  We need tutors in all subjects and SI leaders in Gen Bio, Gen Chem, O Chem, and A&P.  Students can apply at, and applications are due tomorrow, Friday, March 17.  If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Daniels at or 513-745-3214.

Posted: 3/16/17 9:18 AM

We apologize, but the Xavier Today post about a coupon for a merchandise discount was sent out incorrectly by Auxiliary Services. The coupon is intended for those attending the game in Orlando. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Auxiliary Services