Steve Goforth, WCB Senior Academic Advisor, Retirement Reception May 17th - 3-4:30 pm - SMH Terrace

Posted: 4/28/17 3:47 PM

Please join us in wishing Steve farewell as he retires after 17 years of Academic Advising in the Williams College of Business.

Posted: 4/28/17 12:43 PM

The annual President's Reception honoring retirees and employees with milestone anniversaries is fast approaching.  If you have not returned your RSVP card please do so May 2.  The reception will be held on Wednesday, May 10 at 3:00pm in the James and Caroline Duff Banquet Center in Cintas Center.  If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at x3638.

Host a Week of Welcome Event This Fall: Submissions Due May 5!

Posted: 4/28/17 10:14 AM

Week of Welcome (WoW) begins Sunday, August 20 and runs through Tuesday, August 29. The Week of Welcome is a week of FREE events welcoming first year and transfer students to campus and welcoming back returning students to Xavier University. Week of Welcome is coordinated and promoted by the Office of Student Involvement but made possible by the dozens of clubs and departments, like you, sponsoring events throughout the week.

We invite you to join us by planning an event or multiple events! This is a great opportunity to connect with first year and new students. Check out to view last year’s schedule and event details.

Submit your event at

Submission Deadline: Friday, May 5

Posted: 4/28/17 8:19 AM

The Theology Department cordially invites all faculty, staff, and students to a reception honoring Chris Pramuk, who has accepted an appointment as Chair of Ignatian Thought at Regis University in Denver. Please join us in expressing our gratitude to Chris for his years of distinguished service at Xavier and wishing him our blessing.

Date: Friday April 28
Time: 3 - 5 pm (Come and go as you are able)
Place: Hinkle Hall Faculty Lounge


Digital Innovation, Film and Television Senior Screening

Posted: 4/27/17 10:19 PM

Please join us this Friday for the 9th Annual DIFT Senior Screening in the Kennedy at 7PM. 
15 Shorts!
1. "Drugged" CMF by rising juniors soon to be seniors-
Sofi Estrada, Eli Bedel, Sophia Hurlock, Lucy Pursell
2. "MOM" by Caleb Mickler
3. "Broken Pieces" by Rayale Morris
4. "days/daze" by Roberto Stadthagen
5. "The Fears" by Kyle Schuler
6. "The Mask" by Tara Jabour
7. "The Highway" by Louis DeVito
8. "The Funeral" Senior Group Film 
9. "Are You My Mother?" by Joe Pota
10. "The Accident" by Nick Gray
11. "A Small Case of Fate" by Cameron Stansberry
12. "A Family" by Michael Chase
13. "Matthew" by Montel Adkins
14. "With and Without You" by Ben Merlotti
15. "The Possibility of Change" by Corey Reisch


For more information:

Posted: 4/27/17 3:22 PM

Looking to take a 6-week intensive online course that meets your Diversity Curriculum Requirement, Gender & Diversity Studies Minor, and/or Social Science - New Core requirement?  Register for SOCW 167 - Survey of Society in Social Work  We'll cover major issues facing our world, with a focus on how social workers, and you, can respond.  The course runs June 26 to August 4.  Register now!

Posted: 4/27/17 10:56 AM

During the Crusades, Saint Francis of Assisi risked his life by walking across enemy lines to meet the Sultan of Egypt, the Muslim ruler Al-Malik al-Kamil. This remarkable encounter, and the commitment to peace of the two men behind it, sucked the venom out of the Crusades and changed the relationship between Muslims and Christians for the better. 

Join us for the showing of this film, Sunday, May 7, 20th Century Theater, Madison Road, to learn about the remarkable spiritual exchange between the Sultan and the Saint, and the great risks they took for peace.

Remarks by Father Michael Graham, SJ, President, Xavier University, and Michael Wolfe, Executive Producer.

For details, including flyer, showtime and ticket information, please see the link to the Brueggeman Center website.


For more information:

Posted: 4/27/17 8:54 AM

The Bias Advisory and Response Team (BART) would like to inform the Xavier community about the changes that have been made to the website, and response communication protocol. Please visit the website to explore definitions, the effects of bias, a list of team members, reporting methods, response protocol and the bias incidents that have been reported in the month of April. Many of the changes were a result of the feedback the team received after the fall 2016 racial bias incidents, especially around transparency.

BART has decided to try a monthly communication approach to informing the community about bias incidents (see Updates tab) that don't rise to the level of needing to send out an immediate campus-wide email. We will solicit feedback mid-Fall 2017 semester to inform the impact of the changes made. More information on the rationale can be found on the website. If anyone would like to have a BART sticker to post on their door or a button to wear promoting BART please stop by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

For more information:

Posted: 4/26/17 10:28 PM

As a staff member, you play a crucial part in the success of Xavier and our students. Your feedback helps determine some of Staff Advisory Committee's (SAC) most important campus initiatives. That said, we invite you to attend SAC Showcase. At SAC Showcase we will:

  • Introduce you to current SAC members and campus advocates.
  • Highlight some of SAC’s biggest accomplishments during the year.
  • Share information about the nomination process. (Nominations open on May 1.)

Please join us for a SAC Showcase session on May 3 at 9:00-10:00 a.m. or noon-1:00 p.m. in the Mission and Identity large conference room.

Posted: 4/26/17 4:52 PM

Nature Art Camp -- July 24-28, 2017

Building and Construction Camp --July 31-August 4, 2017

Outer Speace Camp -- August 7-11, 2017

Cost per Camp:  $150/week

Hours: 9am-12 noon (Monday-Friday)

Camps held at Joseph Hall (1024 Dana Avenue)

Please contact Robyn White with questions at

Refer to FLIER to register.



Posted: 4/26/17 2:26 PM

The Center for International Education, in collaboration with the Deans of CAS, CPS and WCB, is seeking applications for a Faculty Associate to serve during the 2017-18 Academic year. This position will work collaboratively with the Executive Director for International Education to determine best practices for developing international institutional partnerships and for Xavier-run programs in order to advance international education priorities at Xavier. For more details, please see the attached call for applications. The application is due Monday May 15.

1-2017-18 Call for Applications_CIE Faculty Associate.pdf

Fr. Graham Invites All Faculty and Staff to Baccalaureate - May 12

Posted: 4/26/17 10:41 AM

Please see Fr. Graham's invitation to all faculty and staff to join him in celebrating with and praying for our graduating seniors in Xavier's annual Baccalaureate Mass.

1-April 26 Bacc Mass Invitation PDF.pdf

Posted: 4/25/17 3:52 PM

The 2017-2018 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:

Elijah Bedel, Class of 2018, Digital Innovation, Film and Television Major

The Scots-Irish Heritage of Appalachian Old-Time Music, Immersion/Research Trip: Scotland, Ireland

Benmun Damul, Class of 2019, Psychology Major

Social Entrepreneurship, Immersion/Research Trip: Nigeria

Heather Hotlosz, Graduate, MBA/Innovation, Creativity, & Entrepreneurship and Values Based Leadership

The Growth and Impact of Entrepreneurship in Cuba, Immersion/Research Trip: Cuba

Shelby Lauter, Class of 2018, PPP/Philosophy, Politics and the Public Major

Paris Climate Agreement: Are We Doing Enough For Our Environment?, Immersion/Research Trip: Belgium, Luxembourg

Shazia Malik, Class of 2019, Life Sciences for Business Major

Access to Emergency Health Care, Immersion/ResearchTrip: Great Britain, Switzerland

Amber Minefee, Class of 2019, Psychology Major

Creating Opportunity by Globalizing Psychological Care, Immersion/Research Trip: Turkey, Uganda

Leo Peyronnin, Class of 2019, PPP/Philosophy, Politics and the Public Major

Past, Present, Future: Cities, Capitalism, and Sustainability, Immersion/Research Trip: Spain

Thomas Rooney, Graduate, MBA/Finance

Effects of Sustainable Energy and Infrastructure Utilization, Immersion/Research Trip: Costa Rica, Chile


International Graduation Coffee Hour 4/26/2017 - Celebrate - Show Up - Honor

Posted: 4/25/17 2:56 PM

Don’t miss the traditional Graduation Reception Coffee Hour, tomorrow Wednesday, April 26th from 3:30-5:00pm in the Arrupe Overlook of the GSC. We hope you will be there to help us celebrate the 39 international students who we will be bidding farewell to!

We will be presenting a certificate of award to international students who are graduating or completing their studies at Xavier this semester.  This includes exchange students, English language students, and students who are completing degrees.


Want to help 1st year students transition to Xavier?

Posted: 4/25/17 1:08 PM

Consider becoming a Goa instructor.  CORE 101 and CORE 102 meet weekly for 1 hour 15 minutes sessions for the first 6 weeks of the Fall and Spring semesters.  Instructors have said that the total time commitment is approximately 4-5 hours/week with preparation and grading.  All lesson plans and PowerPoints for the courses are created and provided for you. You will be provided with a stipend for your time. For exempt staff, the stipend is $800 for the year ($400 each semester). For non-exempt staff, pay is $11/hour ($16.50/hour overtime rate).  Training dates will be offered during the last week of July and first week of August.  New for the 2017-18 year, we will have 1-2 peer mentors assigned to each Goa course, and they will attend the class and share their advice and experiences with the first year students.  An informational website has been created at  Applications are available at and are due Friday, April 28.  If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Stephanie Daniels at or 513-745-3214 or Sarah Brinker-Good at or 513-745-4335.

Posted: 4/25/17 11:01 AM

The Mission Animators (a group charged by Fr Graham to animate more deeply the University’s Jesuit identity) invites faculty, staff, students, and administrators to submit proposals, by May 15, for seed grants to fund projects focused on Economic Justice.  The goal is to support a variety of activities that are imaginative and engage broadly with the Xavier community during the 2017-2018 academic year. 

Student Perspectives: Service, Solidarity & Sustainability in Peru

Posted: 4/25/17 9:52 AM

Join this presentation as students share their experiences with the great Xavier community about thier time and studies in a study abroad program in Peru. Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 5:30pm - 6:45pm, Hailstones 2


Posted: 4/25/17 9:20 AM

Join your Xavier Family for this presentation! Eight students who studied in Nicaragua this semester will be presenting about the relationships and bonds they cultivated with the people of Nicaragua. This presentation of learning will take place Thursday, April 27th from 4:30-6:00 in the Conaton Board Room in Schmidt Hall. 

Posted: 4/24/17 4:47 PM

We are happy to announce that Jack Robert Rice was born on Sunday, April 23 at 3:12 pm at 7 lbs 8 oz, 20 inches long to parents Pam and Matt Rice.  Pam is Assistant VP for Strategic Pricing and Financial Initiatives in Financial Administration. Everyone is doing great and we are happy to welcome Jack to the Xavier family!  Congratulations!






Posted: 4/24/17 1:08 PM

Congratulations Graduating Seniors!

Before you embark on your new journey, there are a couple things you need to do:

1. Pick up your alumni card at the Xavier Auxiliary Services Office located in the Musketeer Mezzanine (ASAP before May 5th).

2. Pick up your cap and gown at the Xavier All For One Shop (University Station) beginning May 8th.

3. Are your family and friends attending the ceremony? Check out the Hotel Discount Program here.

Posted: 4/24/17 1:03 PM

Find out about Late Night Breakfast, Late Night Study and more!

Check it out here!

Posted: 4/24/17 10:16 AM

Due to lack of study space on campus, it is felt by some members of the Xavier Community that the students would greatly benefit from being able to access Alter Hall 24/7. Currently, No one can swipe into Alter after 10 PM, however, if you are in Alter prior to 10, you are permitted to stay. Help us in our quest to make it easier for students to achieve more by providing a large study and work space! Sign our Free petition at the link below!!

For more information:

Posted: 4/24/17 10:07 AM

The implementation of the Banner 9 Administrative system is under way. We are on target for a June go-live.  Training for the upgraded Banner product will be available soon. The Banner 9 Administrative system replaces our current Internet Native Banner (INB) with a new look and feel.  Self Service Banner (SSB) will NOT be impacted by this upgrade. Please stay tuned!

THIS SATURDAY! Men's Soccer 6th Annual Devin's Game

Posted: 4/24/17 9:49 AM

Please Join Men's Soccer This Saturday For:

The 6th Annual Devin's Game for Down Syndrome Awareness

Date: Satuday, April 29th
Time: 7:30 PM
Cost: $5
Opponent: Bradley University

A portion of ticket sales will go to benefit "Devin's Team" as a part of the Down Syndrom Association of Greater Cincinnati Annual Buddy Walk

We hope to see you all there!

-The Xavier Men's Soccer Family

For more information:

1-Devin's Game Updated.pdf

Posted: 4/24/17 8:38 AM

HIST 415: Public History Practicum invites you to their Pop-Up Exhibit on Im/Migration. Their projects include games, documentaries, photographs, traveling exhibits, lesson plans. Alter Hall 206, 207, Wednesday, April 26, 5:30-6:45 P.M.  Free pizza will be served!


1-415 Pop Up Exhibit email version.docx