Posted: 2/24/17 8:47 PM

Tomorrow night at 7pm in the GSC Theatre, Xavier Theatre and the Title IX Office present THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES directed by the incredible Pam Myers. It's free and open to the public, and features monologues that bring light to the issues that women and vaginas face every day around the world. There will also be a talk back after the performance, where we open the conversation for everyone to participate! 

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Posted: 2/24/17 4:08 PM

Survey Best Practices and Tools Workshop for Staff

March 15: McDonald Library Room 134 from 10-11am

Are you curious about how surveys can used to obtain valuable feedback from students, faculty, or other staff?

Join Emily Shipley and Mary Fugate from the Office of Institutional Research for a session on survey administration. This session will focus on best practices for survey design and implementation, as well as some basics on Qualtrics, Xavier’s survey tool. 

Posted: 2/24/17 10:50 AM

All faculty and staff are invited to join us for a Bible Study on the “Women of the New Testament” during Lent on Thursdays, March 2 thru April 6 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. at the Center for Mission and Identity.  Joe Shadle will lead this Bible study for beginners and avid readers alike. Bring a brown bag lunch and your Bible (or borrow one of ours).

Become a Pilot & a Space Invader All in One Day at University Library

Posted: 2/24/17 9:56 AM

The University Library Makerspace is hosting Drone Photos on Monday, February 27 anytime between 10-4.  Take some amazing aerial photos while learning to pilot a drone. AND, you might want to submit one of those photos to the library photo contest for a $100 prize!  Trivia: drones sound a bit like gigantic, stinging bees.

Also on Monday from 5:30-7, the Makerspace will be hosting a Retro Gaming on a Raspberry Pi program.  You don’t need an NES Classic. Learn what you need to build your own retro gaming machine using the credit card sized Raspberry Pi computer (although this is a hands-on session, attendees can’t keep the Pis). 

For more information:



Posted: 2/24/17 8:34 AM

The XU Mail Center is receiving new package shelving today, Friday the 24th.  We would like to apologize in advance for any delays this may cause in package retrieval for students.    Many movers will be coming going throughout the day.  Therefore we ask all students coming in to pick up packages to have patience with us as we maneuver our new shelving units.  We do not anticipate major delays however.

We appreciate your understanding!

Posted: 2/24/17 7:35 AM

The Center for Teaching Excellence hosts a workshop utilizing best practices for course evaluations, Wednesday, March 1st from 3:00-4:00 and Thursday, March 2nd from 1:00-2:00 in CLC 308.  This workshop will address basic user functionality of the course evaluations software. In addition, best practices for administration of the evaluations will also be addressed.                      


Posted: 2/24/17 7:17 AM

A recording of the February 20, 2017 University Convocation is now available here.



Posted: 2/23/17 12:38 PM

The Schott Hall parking lot will be CLOSED on Saturday, March 4, 2017, due to equipment needed in that area to replace cell towers.

Posted: 2/23/17 11:00 AM

The 4th annual Pope Francis Presentation, honoring the anniversary of his election, will beAn Ignatian Discussion on Immigration” on Tuesday, Feb 28, noon to 1:15, Fenwick Conference Room.  Facilitated by the 2016 Conway Faculty Fellow and professor of history, Dr Christine Anderson, faculty and staff are invited to read a few brief materials (on the link) in advance of the meeting.

Posted: 2/23/17 10:58 AM

The activities of Xavier’s Mission Animators were featured in this month’s issue of the Association of Jesuit College and Universities’ Connections e-newsletter on Fostering Mission and Identity on Jesuit Campuses.

Posted: 2/23/17 9:16 AM

Brian is out of town for Feldenkrais training.  Class resumes Friday March 3rd.

Contact Vicki Young  youngv@xavier.ed if you have questions

Posted: 2/22/17 3:07 PM

Do you know a high school student considering a business major in college?

The Trading Center is hosting a FREE Young Women in Business Workshop this Saturday, February 25th from 10 am to 3 pm to help high school students determine if a business major or what type of business major may be a good fit for them. Various topics will be covered, including:

  • Business majors and post-graduate career opportunities
  • Benefits of saving and investing early
  • Basic principles of Finance
  • Introduction to business software
  • Sample case study
  • Powerhouse businesswomen

Check out the flyer and register through the link to reserve your spot!


The Tenderness of God: Reclaiming Our Humanity Event & Discussion

Posted: 2/22/17 2:32 PM

Join Gillian Ahlgren on Thursday, February 23, from 7:00-8:30pm in the Conaton Board Room, Schmidt Hall for round table discussions connected to themes in her new book The Tenderness of God: Reclaiming Our Humanity.

Capitalizing on the legacy of Francis and Clare and the new energy of a visionary pope who raises critical questions about how to be faithful to the gospel, The Tenderness of God invites readers into a rich conversation across time and space about how to recapture our humanity and nurture our God-given capacity to live meaningfully and joyfully in communion with others.

For more information, and as a courtesy RSVP, please visit the registration page.

For more information:

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TODAY is “Hump Day Happy Hour” – February 22nd, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm Ryan’s Pub

Posted: 2/22/17 9:26 AM

Please join Fr. Graham and your colleagues for 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 February Happy Hour is sponsored by Financial Operations & Risk Management, Physical Plant and Williams College of Business and will be held at Ryan’s Pub in the Gallagher Student Center on Wednesday, February 22nd at 3pm.

Future happy hours will take place on March 29, 2017 and April 26, 2017.

Tutors and SI leaders needed for 2017-18 academic year

Posted: 2/22/17 8:50 AM

The Office of Academic Support is currently accepting applications for tutors and SI leaders for the 2017-18 academic year.  We are in need of tutors in all subjects and SI leaders in General Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Anatomy & Physiology.  Interested candidates should apply at by Friday, March 17.  Students should have a minimum GPA of 3.3 in the course(s) they would like to tutor, a minimum 3.0 overall, and good people and communication skills.  Please contact Stephanie Daniels at or 513-745-3214 if you have any questions.

CTE Workshop: Integrating Student Wellness to Promote Learning

Posted: 2/22/17 7:47 AM

The Center for Teaching Excellence hosts a workshop on Integrating Student Wellness to Promote Learning, Tuesday, February 28th from 2:30-3:30 pm in CLC 308. Diane Ceo-DiFrancesco and Renea Frey lead this interactive workshop on simple ways to integrate health and wellness into class sessions to promote student learning.



Posted: 2/21/17 7:25 PM


Difficult Conversations’ is the theme of this semester’s ‘Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education’ which is being distributed this week through campus mail. The issue includes a special section on ‘Student Voice’ with an article [“Why Not Talk?: Beyond an Evasive Culture,” p. 23] by Adrian Parker, a Xavier junior double majoring in Theology and the Philosophy, Politics, and the Public Honors Program.  The current and past issues of ‘Conversations’ can be found on the Center for Mission and Identity’s




Rhapsody in Blue - Thursday, March 2 at 7:30pm in GSC Theater

Posted: 2/21/17 11:06 AM

Join the XU Symphonic Wind Ensemble with special guest Polina Bespalko on piano for George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue." XUSWE will also perform music of Aaron Copland, Frank Ticheli, a cakewalk by Debussy, ballet music by Bernstein, and our Ensemble-in-Residence, All of the Above will play music by Andy Akiho.

Thursday, March 2 at 7:30pm in GSC Theater.

For more information:

Posted: 2/21/17 11:03 AM

Vocal Arts Ensemble Cincinnati presents

Considering Matthew Shepard

SAT MAR 4 • 8 pm

SUN MAR 5 • 5 pm

Gallagher Theater


“In composing this piece, I wanted to create, within a musical framework, a space for reflection, consideration and unity around his life and legacy.”

– Craig Hella Johnson

Composer & VAE Music Director

2017 GRAMMY Nominee

VAE Music Director Craig Hella Johnson returns to Cincinnati to conduct his own Considering Matthew Shepard, a musical response to the tragic death of a young man who has become an American icon and a symbol for hope and empowerment. This transcendent performance, VAE’s first in Xavier University’s stunning Gallagher Theatre, will feature instrumentalists and lighting, costume, and set design by the Cincinnati Opera.

For more information:

Flamenco Guitarist Goryachev Performs Sunday at Music Series

Posted: 2/21/17 11:02 AM

The Xavier Music Series welcomes flamenco guitarist Grisha Goryachev this Sunday, February 26 at 2:30 pm in Gallagher Theater.

Grisha Goryachev is renowned for his extraordinary musical sensitivity and technical virtuosity in both classical and flamenco styles. He is one of very few guitarists in the world who is reviving the tradition of solo flamenco guitar in a concert setting that was practiced by legendary flamenco masters such as Ramón Montoya and Sabicas. Grisha exposes audiences to some of the best guitar compositions flamenco has to offer. Instead of merely copying, he creates his own interpretations of these masterpieces, using dynamics and tone colors usually associated with classical music.

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the box office at 513-745-3939. XU Faculty and Staff receive buy one, get one free tickets when selecting the "XU Fac/Staff" ticket rate. No coupon code required! XU Student tickets are only $5!

For more information:

Posted: 2/21/17 9:34 AM

A tenure and promotion information session is scheduled on Monday, April 24th from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Auditorium following the faculty assembly.

DTA Blue vs. White--Free Improv Show--Friday at 9 PM

Posted: 2/21/17 9:10 AM

Join Don't Tell Anna, Xavier's longest-running improv comedy troupe, for our annual Blue vs. White Show! We've split up into two teams, and things could get messy. The show is this Friday the 24th at 9 PM in Kennedy Auditorium (CLC 412). The show is free and open to all members of the Xavier community (students, faculty, friends). Doors will open at 8:30 pm. Bring a friend, wear your team's colors, and come out for a good time!

BLUE TEAM: Harrison Hensley, David Ritzenthaler, Emma Turbak, Brennan Kizer Ball

WHITE TEAM: Tommy Bell, Leo Biette, Emma Barlow, Laura Walker

If you require special seating accommodations due to any impairment (physical, sensory, etc.), please contact Brennan at for seat reservations.

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Posted: 2/21/17 9:07 AM

Early career tenure-track faculty and full-time instructors interested in participating in the 2017-18 endowed Ignatian Mentoring Program are invited to attend an information meeting on Thursday, March 2, 2:30-3:15 in the Center for Mission and Identity. Drs. Leslie Prosak-Beres (Education, Director of Faculty Programs in Mission and Identity) and Linda Schoenstedt (Sports Studies, incoming Director) will be describing the Program; see the list of previous participants here. Direct questions to Debra

Posted: 2/21/17 8:46 AM

Whether you’re hosting a party, business function, luncheon, or meeting, Xavier Catering has you covered. Our combination of delicious food and superior service makes Xavier Catering the perfect partner for any event, big or small. Our new Spring Seasonal Menu means we can cater to any of your needs. That means you can spend less time worrying about the food and more time enjoying it.

Contact us for more information.


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Posted: 2/20/17 7:46 PM

Noyce Internship Applications are due next week.

Six interns will be selected to spend nine weeks with Breakthrough Cincinnati or to teach in on-campus STEM Enrichment campus. First and second year students with a passion for service are strongly encouraged to apply. The first week of the program will include a STEM-teaching boot camp. Students will live on the Xavier University campus, receiving room and board (including $750 food stipend) as well as a $400/week stipend. During the internship, students will keep journals and meet with mentors to reflect upon their experiences. Faculty and staff from the STEM departments, and the Eigel Center for Community-Engaged Learning will work with students to expand their knowledge and interest in teaching inner-city/at-risk students. 

  • Internship Dates: Approximately the second week of June until the first week of August. (Specific dates will be provided as we learn them.)

For more information:

Posted: 2/20/17 7:27 PM

Xavier's Noyce program invites students from 3-8th grade to learn science while designing games, training invertebrate athletes, and designing facilities for the Xploratory Exhibition! 

Who will your athlete be? A mantis? A cricket? A worm?

What can your athlete do? And where does it do it best? 

How can we train your athlete?

What should our facilities look like?

This summer, take the field of science and bring your best to the Xploratory Exhibition.

Our cost is $200 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.

Xavier faculty, staff, and students receive a $25 discount per session.

For more information:

Posted: 2/20/17 3:37 PM


Mary Beth Manolis, wife of Chris Manolis, formerly of the WCB Department of Marketing, passed away on February 9, 2017, after a prolonged illness.  A memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 26, at 2:00 p.m., at the Church of the Redeemer, 2944 Erie Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208.  Memorials may be directed to the Manolis Children Fund at any Huntington Bank branch.  Please see the attached obituary for futher details.

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Student Employment Update - End of Year and Summer/Fall Planning

Posted: 2/20/17 3:14 PM

Student Employee Supervisors, 

View the attached for detailed information regarding student employment end of year responsibilties and planning for 2017 summer and fall employment needs.  

As always, if you have any questions, contact Vicki Clary, Student Employment Coordinator at or 745-4880 or the Career Development Office at 745-3141.  

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"Making a Murderer" Attorney On Campus This Thursday

Posted: 2/20/17 1:48 PM

This Thursday, February 23rd, 7:00 pm, in the Arrupe Overlook in GSC, the OIP-u Xavier University Chapter will host a conversation with Laura Nirider, the post-conviction attorney for "Making a Murderer's Brendan Dassey.

"Brendan Dassey: A True Story of False Confession" will provide an inside look at the false confession famously featured in the Making a Murderer documentary series. Professor Nirider uses footage from Brendan’s confession to demonstrate how the psychological techniques commonly used by police during interrogations can produce false confessions especially when used on juveniles. This event is free and open to students, faculty, and staff. 



Posted: 2/20/17 12:42 PM

We are bringing New Orleans to you next week!

Celebrate Mardi Gras in the Caf from 4:30-8:00 pm on February 28th.

You can grab a taste of New Orleans style cuisine and catch some beaded necklaces.

We will see you next week!


Presented by Xavier Dining and Xavier Auxiliary Services

For more information:

USB Flash Drive Found - Alter Hall - Vending Machines

Posted: 2/20/17 12:33 PM

USB Flash Drive found in lower level Alter Hall in front of the Vending machines. It can be picked up at 102 Schmidt Hall. 

Posted: 2/20/17 10:51 AM

Stop by the University Library Makerspace today for Maker Monday, anytime between 10-4.

Today's project is paper marbling.

Dye paper with elaborate, colorful designs using inks floated on water. Perfect for greeting cards, journals, and wrapping paper. This one may get messy. 

For more information:

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Distinguished Speaker Series Lucheon with Bill James - The man behind the "Moneyball" Sabermetrics

Posted: 2/20/17 10:44 AM

Welcomes Bill James, Writer, Historian and Statistician.

James is a prominent author on the subject of baseball from a statistical perspective. Though not a statistician by trade, he pioneered the field of saber metrics with his insightful, articulate, creative, knowledgeable, occasionally comical and always idiosyncratic writings on a plethora of baseball-related subjects. He is credited with coining the term sabermetrics, and is considered by most to be the father of the sabermetric movement. While many subsequent authors have refined and expounded upon James' theories, which often lacked citation and statistical rigor, it would be hard to argue that anyone has done more than James to advance the field of sabermetrics. He is currently employed by the Boston Red Sox as a Senior Baseball Operations Advisor.

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Luncheon at Noon
Schiff Family Conference Center
Cintas Center

Seating is limited    -     RSVP here by noon on March 30th

Attendance is complimentary and made available through PNC’s sponsorship which also provides funding for student and faculty development.

Questions? Call 745-4272 or visit

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Posted: 2/20/17 9:02 AM

All are invited to attend the University's spring Convocation today, Monday, Feb. 20, from 3:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m. in the Gallagher Student Center Theater. The event will be streamed live for those unable to attend in person.


“Hump Day Happy Hour” – February 22nd, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm Ryan’s Pub

Posted: 2/20/17 7:51 AM

Please join Fr. Graham and your colleagues for 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 February Happy Hour is sponsored by Financial Operations & Risk Management, Physical Plant and Williams College of Business and will be held at Ryan’s Pub in the Gallagher Student Center on Wednesday, February 22nd at 3pm.

Future happy hours will take place on March 29, 2017, and April 26, 2017.

Posted: 2/20/17 2:04 AM

How do we measure our humanity, and how do we know when we have gone past acceptable limits?  Jean Vanier once said that "The measure of our spirituality is our tenderness."  But what does tenderness mean in a world of inqeuality, injustice, and violence?  Can tenderness help us to reclaim our humanity in today's world?  Join Professor of Theology Gillian Ahlgren in an author conversation around her new book The Tenderness of God: Reclaiming Our Humanity.  Thursday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the Conaton Board Room of Schmidt Hall.

For more information:

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Posted: 2/19/17 11:35 PM

Join Alternative Breaks in Arrupe Overlook at 6 pm on March 2nd to learn more about the actual meaning behind the term social justice. 

Conversation facilitated by Dr. Sniegocki will include Dr. Smythe from the history department, Dr. Morris from the biology department, Dr. McManus from the economy department and Dr. Mescher from the theology department will be centered around social justice.  This conversation will also including how particular realms such as biology, history, economics and theology play a role in the daily view of this term. 

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