Employee Announcements

  • Holiday Schedule Reminder - 2 days ago | 61 views

    Posted: 3/27/15 4:20 PM

    The Office of Human Resources (OHR) reminds employees that Xavier University is open for regular business the day following Easter—Monday, April 6, 2015. (An additional paid holiday was added Friday, January 2, 2015, extending the Christmas-New Years’ break to two weeks.) Staff are expected to report to work unless they have scheduled a vacation day.

    2014-2015 Holiday Schedule

    2015-2016 Holiday Schedule

  • First-Year Seminar Summer Institute - 2 days ago | 30 views

    Posted: 3/27/15 3:35 PM

    Are you teaching a First-Year Seminar?  Consider attending the First-Year Seminar Summer Institute, May 14-15, 2015. Join us for the full two days of workshops or choose to attend specific sessions.  Details and registration are available here.  All sessions will be held in CLC 308.

    For more information: http://www.xavier.edu/core-transition/FYS-Summer-Institute.cfm

  • Beach toys welcome - 2 days ago | 30 views

    Posted: 3/27/15 3:28 PM

    Xavier University’s Center for Innovation extends an employee discount to attend Innovation Sandbox Sessions. The offer is provided as a professional development opportunity through the Office of Human Resources. Learn more

    For more information: http://www.xavier.edu/hr/Sandbox-Sessions.cfm

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events Kick Off Apr. . . - 2 days ago | 153 views

    Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events Kick Off April 6th

    Posted: 3/27/15 11:25 AM

    Staff, faculty, and students are encouraged to attend one of the many educational and awareness-building events planned for Xavier's 2015 Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Visit the calendar of events here and look out for individual event details to come!

    For more information: http://prezi.com/njobfwte5tfp/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

  • Police & Fire vs. Xavier Students Basketball Tourn. . . - 3 days ago | 548 views

    Police & Fire vs. Xavier Students Basketball Tournament

    Posted: 3/26/15 2:50 PM

    Please join us on Sunday, April 12 from 1-5pm on the outdoor courts by the Cintas Center for the first annual Community Oriented Policing Basketball Tournament. The tournament involves four office/center sponsored student teams, Xavier PD, Cincinniat Fire, and Cincinnati PD including the Chief of Police, Jeffrey Blackwell.

    Police & Fire will play each other, and the winner of the student games will face off against Xavier PD for campus bragging rights for a year and a trophy with their team name on it. The trophy will be housed in Ryan's Pub until next year's tournament.

    This event is co-sponsored by the Xavier University Police Department, Recreational Sports, Center for International Education, Xavier Commuter Students and the Multicultural, Gender & Women's Center.

    **Rain Location is O'Connor Gym.


  • New Roosevelt Univ President - former WCB Dean Ali. . . - 3 days ago | 429 views

    New Roosevelt Univ President - former WCB Dean Ali Malekzadeh

    Posted: 3/26/15 1:46 PM

    Roosevelt University’s Board of Trustees today unanimously elected Ali R. Malekzadeh, dean of the College of Business Administration at Kansas State University, as the sixth president of Roosevelt, effective July 1.

    He will succeed Charles R. Middleton, who is retiring June 30 after a distinguished 50-year career in higher education, including 13 years as Roosevelt’s president.

    An expert on strategic management and an accomplished fundraiser, Dr. Malekzadeh, a 59-year-old Iranian-American, has been a business dean at private and public universities for 17 years. In addition to working at Kansas State since 2011, he also was dean of business at Xavier University in Cincinnati for eight years and dean of business at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minn., for five years.

    “Dr. Malekzadeh is a visionary academic leader whose values, business experiences, fundraising accomplishments and commitment to student success make him the ideal person to lead Roosevelt to the next level of achievement,” said James J. Mitchell III, chairman of Roosevelt’s Board of Trustees. “The Board of Trustees is delighted that Dr. Malekzadeh has accepted our invitation to join Roosevelt and we look forward to working with him.”

    “I am honored to be selected president of one of the nation’s most important and historic universities,” Dr. Malekzadeh said. “When Roosevelt was founded in 1945, it made the dream of higher education available to every qualified student. The University’s mission was unique at the time and changed higher education in the United States forever. As Roosevelt’s president, I want to work collaboratively with my colleagues to continue making the American Dream of higher education a reality for all students.”

    “Dr. Malekzadeh’s management expertise and successful record of achievement resonated strongly with the Search Committee,” said Patricia Harris, chair of Roosevelt’s Presidential Search Committee. “During his conversations with the committee and with constituencies across the University, it became clear that his collegial disposition, strategic insights and natural affinity for the Roosevelt community identified him as the resounding choice to serve as Roosevelt's next president.”

    At Kansas State where Dr. Malekzadeh is the Edgerley Family Dean of the College of Business Administration, he spends over half of his time raising funds for the college. His efforts have been very effective as fundraising for the College of Business Administration increased from an average of $2 million per year to more than $40 million in 2014. Since joining Kansas State, Dr. Malekzadeh has led the college in raising $58 million from private sources and attaining 100 percent of the funding for a new advanced business education building that broke ground in November.

    Among many other accomplishments at Kansas State, Dr. Malekzadeh helped start an executive mentoring program for undergraduate students and more than 560 students now have executive mentors. He also started a four-year professional development program. Thousands of students participated in events led by over 130 companies in 2014. These programs helped improve retention and graduation rates and the College of Business Administration now has a 96 percent placement rate.

    “We congratulate Roosevelt University on hiring Ali Malekzadeh as president,” said Kirk Schulz, president of Kansas State University. “Dean Malekzadeh was a driving force in creating a vision for our College of Business Administration that has inspired our students, alumni and donors. We appreciate the dynamic progress made during his time at K-State and wish him success in the future.”

    Dr. Malekzadeh’s personal story is one of achieving the American Dream through higher education and serves as an inspiration for the role of higher education in our society. Both Dr. Malekzadeh and his wife, Dr. Afsaneh Nahavandi, chair of the Department of Leadership Studies at the University of San Diego, were born in Iran and came to the United States to study at the University of Denver. In 1979 shortly after they received degrees from Denver, the Iranian Revolution took place and they were unable to return home. They were granted asylum by the United States and later became U.S. citizens.

    “We are living examples of the American Dream,” Dr. Malekzadeh said. “We lost our country and our possessions. Our education was all we had going for us. It is the one thing no one can take away from you.”

    During his eight years as dean of the Williams College of Business at Xavier University, Dr. Malekzadeh was instrumental in raising the college’s national profile. The undergraduate entrepreneurship program, for example, was ranked eleventh out of 2,300 colleges surveyed when he left. He also helped create 14 advisory boards with more than 300 executives and 500 executive mentors.

    At St. Cloud State University, where he was dean of the G.R. Herberger College of Business from 1998 until 2003, Dr. Malekzadeh served for one year as interim vice president for academic affairs, managing the school’s $90-million academic budget and leading the campus during the absence of the president. As dean, he secured the named gift from the Herberger family.

    From 1987 until 1997, he helped build the new campus of Arizona State University West in Phoenix and served as associate vice provost for graduate studies as well as president of its academic senate. Prior to that, he was an assistant professor of strategic management at Northeastern University in Boston.

    Dr. Malekzadeh received a doctorate in business administration with an emphasis on strategic management in 1982 from the University of Utah’s College of Business Administration. He earned a bachelor of management in 1977 and MBA in 1978 from the College of Business Administration at the University of Denver.

    He is the co-author, with Dr. Nahavandi, of two books, Organizational Behavior: The Person-Organization Fit and Organizational Culture in the Management of Mergers. In addition, he has written 24 business-related articles and book chapters.

    Ali Malekzadeh and Afsaneh Nahavandi have been married for 37 years and have two grown daughters, Parisa and Arianne, and one granddaughter.

  • Wasson Way Bike Trail Community Meeting Tonight!!! - 3 days ago | 204 views

    Posted: 3/26/15 12:29 PM

    From their facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/wassonwayproject?fref=ts)

    "Thursday night we have our first community meeting of the year at Williams Avenue Elementary School, 6:30pm 2132 Williams Avenue in Norwood. Everyone from every community is welcome to these popular events. We will give updates, answer all your questions and ask for input on lighting, fencing, access points, parking .... Feeder trails that will reach the west side of Norwood and the large 9 acre rail depot near Montgomery and Dana Ave. will benefit 12,000 residents in the area. Please tell your friends who live in the area."

    For more information: https://www.facebook.com/wassonwayproject?fref=ts

  • Women are #MORETHAN - 3 days ago | 292 views

    Posted: 3/26/15 12:21 PM

    Celebrate Women's History Month with the Gentlemen Organized for Achievement and Leadership (GOAL)  as we look to dispel common stereotypes about gender roles and emphasize the amazing accomplishments of women throughout history. Join us outside Hoff Dining Commons on Friday March 27th from 11:30-1pm and help us create a graphic catalog of oppressive gender characterizations. 

    Sign and take a picture with our board and help us celebrate Women's History Month. Women are #MORETHAN...


  • Wellness Grants Info Session for Students, Faculty. . . - 3 days ago | 138 views

    Wellness Grants Info Session for Students, Faculty & Staff

    Posted: 3/26/15 12:15 PM

    An information session for student groups, faculty and staff interested in applying for wellness programming grants will be held Tuesday March 31, from 1:30- 2:30pm in Gallagher 330.  Individual grants up to $750 will be awarded for programming and events that support wellness education on campus during Fall 2015. Proposals should be submitted by April 27, 2015. If you are unable to attend this session, please contact Sean Rhiney in the Eigel Center for Community Engaged Learning (rhineys@xavier.edu)


  • Community Action Day: Saturday March 28th at 9AM - 3 days ago | 234 views

    Posted: 3/25/15 7:21 PM

    Be apart of a Xavier Tradition by coming out to Xavier's Community Action Day this Saturday March 28th at 9:00 A.M. on the Xavier Yard!

    Community Action Day is Xavier’s largest day of service each semester. It is an opportunity for Xavier students, faculty staff, and alumni to go out into surrounding neighborhoods in the Greater Cincinnati area and learn about these communities’ assets and needs as they work with a local service organization. In addition, participants will learn about how they can contribute their own strengths toward building a better community. It will be an opportunity that you won't want to miss! 

    Breakfast and Lunch will be provided! 

    Wear tennis shoes and clothes that could get dirty!

    Bring your keys if you can drive. 

    On the day of, the hashtag will be #muskiesgiveback



    For more information: http://www.xavier.edu/cfj/service-justice/Community-Action-Day.cfm

  • Are you ready? - 4 days ago | 124 views

    Posted: 3/25/15 5:01 PM

    ..to explore dimensions of identity, challenge biases and suspend learned assumptions?

    Join Taj Smith, Director, Multi-cultural, Gender & Women’s Center (MCGW), in Diversity Awareness 101: Rewards and Challenges of Diverse Learning Communities. All 1½ -hour sessions, which are presented by the MCGW and the Office of Human Resources, will be held in the Schiff Conference Center.

    Choose from:

    Monday, April 20, 2015 - 1:00-2:30 p.m.

    Monday, May 4, 2015   - 1:00-2:30 p.m.

    Friday, May 29, 2015   -  1:00-2:30 p.m.

    Monday, June 6, 2015  - 1:00-2:30 p.m.


    For more information: http://www.xavier.edu/hr/Diversity-Awareness-101.cfm

  • Xavier Dance Team Friends and Family Performance - 4 days ago | 292 views

    Posted: 3/25/15 4:49 PM

    The Xavier Dance Team (XUDT) is working hard getting ready for the 2015 National Dance Alliance Championships in Daytona Beach, FL. Please come support XUDT at the Cintas Center on campus on March 29, 2015 at 5 pm (this Sunday)! The team will be performing both of their national routines (Jazz and Hip Hop) which they are competing at Nationals in a few weeks! We will have entertainment inbetween routines. The event is free to the public....Hope to see you there! Let's go X!

  • Pre Law Society Meeting - TODAY! - 4 days ago | 110 views

    Posted: 3/25/15 1:36 PM

    The Pre Law Society is meeting TODAY at 4:30 PM in Smith 308! We will be hosting an attorney panel to hear more about their real-life experience. This will be a GREAT event and like always, pizza and beverages will be provided. 

    See you there! 

  • TONIGHT Intramural Crosstown Shootout - 4 days ago | 335 views

    Posted: 3/25/15 6:02 AM

    Come out and watch the 1st Annual XU/UC Intramural Crosstown Shootout.

    When: TONIGHT Wednesday March 25th from 5pm-11pm

    Where: Schmidt Fieldhouse (Building behind the O'Connor Sports Center)

    Vendors include- Graeters, Rec*it, & Skyline

    5 games of great basketball

    5:00pm  UC Women’s Champion “Theta” vs XU Women’s Champion, “HBICs”
    6:15pm  UC Men’s Rec Champion “Uncle Drew’s Team” vs XU Men’s Rec D1 Champion Cute Boyz in Tight Shortz
    7:30pm  UC Coed Champion “Nyaah” vs XU Coed Campion “Blonde So Hard”
    8:45pm  UC Fraternity Champion “Sigma Alpha Epsilon” vs XU Men’s Competitive Runner-Up “Get it Done”
    10:00pm UC Men’s A Champion “Thot Breakers” vs XU Men’s Competitive Champion “The Last Supper”
    Bring all of your friends (We don't want UC to show us up by having more people there)! See you all TONIGHT!

  • Join the Circle | Stop the Hate - 4 days ago | 221 views

    Posted: 3/24/15 8:36 PM

    Sunday, March 29th at 9:15 pm on the Academic Mall

    In response to violence in our communities, join a vigil to encourage peace over hate on our campus and throughout the world.

    Free T-Shirts.

    Co-sponsored by 

    The Office of the President, Center for Interfaith Community Engagement, Center for Faith & Justice, Multicultural, Gender & Women's Center & the Student Government Association


    For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/919586254738930/

    1-Circle of Peace [Flier] [PRINT].pdf

  • Circle of Peace Vigil - 5 days ago | 185 views

    Posted: 3/24/15 5:15 PM

    Circle of Peace Vigil

    Time: 9:15 PM
    Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015
    Location: Academic Mall


    In response to violence in our communities, join a vigil to encourage peace over hate throughout the world and on our campus.

    Come to the vigil and get a free T-shirt

    Stop the Hate # Join the Circle

  • Circle of Peace Lunch Panel - 5 days ago | 147 views

    Posted: 3/24/15 5:15 PM

    Circle of Peace Lunch Panel

    Time: 12:00 PM
    Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2015
    Location: Clocktower Lounge


    Join us for a lunch panel and discussion to support Xavier students, faculty, and staff impacted by systemic violence directed at people of color, women, Muslim, LGBTQ, Jewish and other communities. Bring your spirit of love, justice, and solidarity as we share in a conversation and a meal as a prelude to the Circle of Peace vigil on Sunday, March 29th.

  • Language Matters - 5 days ago | 262 views

    Posted: 3/24/15 5:03 PM

    Language Matters

    Time: 7:00 PM

    Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015
    Location: Kennedy Auditorium, Conaton Learning Commons Room 412, Xavier University


    Join us for a short viewing of the film, Language Matters with Bob Holman, which explores how different languages all over the world have impacted our society and what the future holds for them. A discussion session will follow after the viewing with Bob Holman, himself!

    1-Language Matters [Flier].jpg

  • Restart required - 5 days ago | 231 views

    Posted: 3/24/15 10:09 AM

    There’s good reason to pay attention to those first-in-the-morning “Security Updates Installed” messages. They offer reminders of real and ongoing threats to confidential data governed by Xavier University systems.

    What’s the nature of these threats? And, what safeguards are employees empowered to take?

    These topics and more are covered in a web-based cyber-security awareness program presented by Information Technologies (IT) in conjunction with the Office of Human Resources (OHR). The virtual training, accessible through OHR’s Professional Development site, is offered to employees through SANS Institute, a premier specialist in information- and cyber-security.

    In all, there are forty-four modules that take an average four minutes to view.

    Get acquainted with IT-sponsored SANS Institute offerings now—and watch for future updates in Today @ Xavier.

  • All are invited - 5 days ago | 169 views

    Posted: 3/24/15 9:19 AM

    All are invited to the Celebration of Excellence  Tuesday, April 7 at 2:30 – 3:30pm in the Conaton Board Room.  CTE Director, Stephen Yandell will address the impact of the Ignatian Colleagues Program on his work at the University and Fr. Graham, will recognize those who have completed or reached a milestone in their participation in a mission and identity professional development program this year.  Also see the work of the faculty in the Ignatian Mentoring Program at a poster reception.

  • Drew Christiansen, SJ, Mar 27, 7:00 pm, Conaton Bo. . . - 5 days ago | 239 views

    Drew Christiansen, SJ, Mar 27, 7:00 pm, Conaton Board Rm

    Posted: 3/24/15 9:09 AM

    Rev. Drew Christiansen, SJ,will give an Ethics/Religion and Society Lecture on Friday, March 27 at 7:00 pm in the Conaton Board Room in Schmidt Hall.  The title of the lecture is "Experience and Virtue: An Ignatian Model of Christian Moral Development."  Rev. Christiansen, SJ received his B.A. from Fordham University, a M.Div. and S.T.M. from Woodstock Theological College, and a Ph.D. from Yale University.  He is a Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Global Development in Georgetown University's School of Foreign Servie and co-director of the program on the Church and the World at the Berkley Center.

    For more information: http://www.xavier.edu/ers/lecture-series.cfm

  • Currito Burrito & Hoxworth Blooddrive - 5 days ago | 228 views

    Posted: 3/24/15 8:47 AM

    Currito, Burrito without Borders and the Hoxworth Blood Center have teamed up for a Blood Drive event on Xavier's Campus, in front of the Bellarmine Chapel.

    All Donors will receive a FREE Currito Burrito!

    This Blood Drive event will be held on
    Monday through Friday (March 23 - March 27)
    10:00am - 4:00pm Daily

    1-Currito Burrito - Hoxworth Blooddrive March 2015.pdf

  • Xavier's Community Action Day 2015 - 5 days ago | 282 views

    Posted: 3/23/15 7:45 PM

    Be apart of a Xavier Tradition by coming out to Xavier's Community Action Day this Saturday March 28th at 9:00 A.M. on the Xavier Yard!

    Community Action Day is Xavier’s largest day of service each semester. It is an opportunity for Xavier students, faculty staff, and alumni to go out into surrounding neighborhoods in the Greater Cincinnati area and learn about these communities’ assets and needs as they work with a local service organization. In addition, participants will learn about how they can contribute their own strengths toward building a better community. It will be an opportunity that you won't want to miss! 

    Breakfast and Lunch will be provided! 

    Wear tennis shoes and clothes that could get dirty!

    Bring your keys if you can drive. 

    On the day of, the hashtag will be #muskiesgiveback



    For more information: http://www.xavier.edu/cfj/service-justice/Community-Action-Day.cfm


  • Go XAVIER! Sweet 16 Game Viewing @ Ryan's Pub - 6 days ago | 556 views

    Posted: 3/23/15 4:29 PM

    Join us in Ryan's Pub in the Gallagher Student Center to Cheer on the Xavier Men's Basketball team as they make yet another NCAA SWEET 16 appearance on Thursday, March 26th @ 10:17 (est.) Tip Time.

    Our 13 TV's will be tuned in to all of the NCAA Sweet 16 action on Thursday and Friday.


    Ryan's Pub will have extended Hours of Operation
    Thursday 3/26              11:00am - 1:00am
    Friday 3/27                  11:00am - Midnight

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  • Sweet 16 - T-Shirts - 6 days ago | 662 views

    Posted: 3/23/15 3:28 PM

    Sweet 16 T-Shirts are available online at www.xaviershop.com and will be at the All For One Shop University  Tuesday morning by 11:00 a.m.

  • Pre Law Society meeting THIS Wednesday! - 6 days ago | 127 views

    Posted: 3/23/15 1:24 PM

    Hello Pre Law Society Members, 

    Just a reminder THIS Wednesday at 4:30 PM in Smith 308 we will be hosting an attorney panel to hear more about their real-life experience. This will be a GREAT event and like always, pizza and beverages will be provided.

    All are welcome, hope to see you there!!

    For more information: https://orgsync.com/33280/events/1031886/occurrences/2275999

  • A Munch Madness Deal From X Spot! - 6 days ago | 487 views

    Posted: 3/23/15 9:54 AM

    The Sweet Sixteen couldn't get any sweeter! Celebrate with Coke and Twix this week at X Spot in CLC. #XuMarchesOn

    For more information: https://twitter.com/XSpot_XU


  • Sanctity of Sanctuary Film - 6 days ago | 189 views

    Posted: 3/23/15 7:24 AM

    You're invited to a special screening of the award winning documentarySanctity of Sanctuary on Wednesday March 25, 2015 at the Schiff Conference Center at Xavier University.

    View Trailer here
    The film follows the real life journey of herbalist Paul Strauss, who is single handedly leading a sustainable movement from his Meigs' County farm in Southeastern Ohio. In the foothills of Appalachia, Paul has rehabilitated land left bare by strip mines and helped create the United Plant Savers Sanctuary to preserve endangered medicinal plants. His inspiring story is a must see for environmental educators, students, and nonprofit leaders who hold the environment dear or practice sustainability in our community. This free screening begins at 7:00pm and will be followed by a special Q&A with Paul Strauss, his daughter Lonnie, and the film’s director Blis DeVault, a faculty member with Xavier’s School of Arts and Innovation.

    This special screening is part of Xavier University's Practical Visionary in Residence presented by Xavier University's Senior Administrative Fellow for Sustainability and the Environmental Imagination, and the Eigel Center for Community-Engaged Learning.