Posted: 11/25/15 4:01 PM

Physical Plant is proceeding with the replacement of the roofing system on Husman Residence Hall. Patrons may see some noise, dust, or traffic. There will be NO WORK during exams. Target completion is January 8, 2016 - weather permitting.

Posted: 11/24/15 2:37 PM

Our own Student Veterans of Xavier Club have placed boxes to collect toys for servicemembers who are struggling to provide gifts for their children this holiday season. The Ohio Army National Guard and the Cincinnati VA Medical Center are collecting these toys in order to provide support for the families of those who are serving our country. We will be collecting untill December 15th. Thank you in advance for your support! We are also collecting hats, gloves and other winter clothing for kids of all ages. Locations: Schott Hall Cintas Center McGrath Wellness CLC Smith Hall Bellarmine Chapel Alumni Center

Posted: 11/24/15 12:26 PM

This year’s Cafsgiving broke many records for Xavier Dining. A smile was on everyone's face with over 2,000 guests, a ½ ton of roasted, and over 1500 slices of pie served. If you think your family is big, watch how much food it takes to feed our Xavier family! We wish you safe travels as you head home. Happy Thanksgiving! Watch Our Video Here:

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Posted: 11/24/15 10:57 AM

Wendy Lea, the CEO of Cintrifuse, an organization that connects startups to advice, talent, funding, and customers is coming to the CFI to talk to you! Wendy has worked in Silicon Valley, has served on the board of various companies and organizations, and is excited to give you the low down on what it takes to be an innovator. While eating Pizza. Please register for this event as a student using the link below.

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Posted: 11/23/15 4:34 PM

This Thanksgiving Season, we challenge you to create a list of "100 Things I'm Thankful For"! This activity will allow you to reflect on your life and show appreciation for the "small things" that we often take for granted. Take some time over the coming days and watch what happens! This list will allow you to see how truly blessed and privileged you really are ! :-) This challenge from Students Committed to Christ (SCC) is open to students and faculty alike. (Flyer and template attached)

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'92 Alumnae Holly Schapker Previews Latest Artwork for WOX

Posted: 11/23/15 2:25 PM

Please join the Women of Excellence for a painting exhibition titled, "There's Something About Mary" by 1992 Xavier Alumnae and WOX Member, Holly Schapker. Thursday, December 3 - Drinks and appetizers available (free of charge) 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Xavier University Art Gallery at the A.B. Cohen Center RSVP by November 30th online After completing a national painting exhibition based on Ignatius Loyola, Holly Schapker focused her attention on the female love of his life, our Blessed Mother. This Catholic artist shares a contemporary view of the ongoing re-evaluation of Mary. Mary is not just the most popular name for a female baby everywhere in the world, it is the hope and aspiration of tens of millions of parents, perhaps more, that the little angel born into their life will have the character, the honesty, the wisdom, and charity of the Blessed Mother. Regardless of a name, there is something of Mary in all of humanity - God's gift to women in particular. These are images of the women Holly has observed, known, or admired, in whom she sees Mary personified, images co-created with God.

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Holiday Celebration & Toy Drive~12/17/15~Smith Hall Atrium

Posted: 11/23/15 11:22 AM

Deans Paul Gore, Staff Johnson and Janice Walker invite all Xavier University Faculty and Staff to a Holiday Celebration on Thursday, Dec., 17, 2015 from 2-4 pm in the Smith Hall Atrium. The Colleges are pleased to partner with Xavier Dining for a Holiday Toy Drive to benefit St. Aloysius Orphanage. Guests are invited to bring a donation of an unwrapped game or toy. Contact Margie Simon (X4272) or Jennifer Paiotti (X3817) with questions.

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Dining & Retail Hours of Operation - Thanksgiving Holiday

Posted: 11/23/15 11:07 AM

The Office of Auxiliary Services would like to share the Hours of Operation for all of the Campus Dining and Retail Office's for the Thanksgiving Holiday, beginning Wednesday, November 24th, 2015 through Sunday, November 29th, 2015.

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Hump Day Happy Hour-12/2, 3pm-4:30pm in Mission & Identity

Posted: 11/23/15 10:56 AM

Join Fr Graham and other colleagues for the second installment of Hump Day Happy Hour in the Center for Mission and Identity on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 3:00-4:30 p.m. This informal, monthly event is co-hosted by different University departments each time. The December Happy Hour is sponsored by Graduate Studies, Information Technologies, Mission and Identity, and Student Enrichment. In the holiday spirit, canned foods will be collected for Inter-Parish Ministry and a special surprise - sure to bring a smile to your face -will happen at 3:30. Future happy hours will take place on Feb. 3, Mar. 2, April 6 and May 4.

Posted: 11/23/15 9:50 AM

DegreeWorks will be unavailable December 7th-December 11th for a scheduled upgrade.

Live Learn London - 11/23/15 Info Session, SMH 247 3-4:30

Posted: 11/21/15 2:47 PM

Spend July of 2016 taking core friendly classes from XU faculty in Xavier's longest running London program. Choose two out of the three of the following classes: BLAW - required course for all business majors. This course also satisfies an E/RS elective requirement and a Diversity Curriculum Requirement (DCR) elective. Taught by Professor Fiorelli. PHIL - Philosophy of Art and Beauty (Aesthetics) satisfies PHIL 200 OR a Humanities elective. Taught by Dr. Polt. THEO - Religion, Culture, and Politics in Contemporary Britain satisfies a second level Theology course OR a Humanities elective. For more information, visit, like us at or contact Professor Fiorelli at Join Xavier London alums at our November 23, 2015 information session from 3-4:30 in Smith Hall, room 247 (small conference room at the end of the hall on the second floor).

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Posted: 11/20/15 2:44 PM

This week, Information Technologies was made aware that an online group posted a threat against all U.S. states which have made public statements indicating unwillingness to accept refugees from certain nations. The group’s threat is believed to be credible. The group previously claimed to use social engineering techniques(phone calls and emails) against customer service representatives from communications service providers and Internet Service Providers used by government officials to gain access to stolen information. We believe that the group will continue to use social engineering techniques as long as these techniques remain successful. Xavier University advises everyone to be cautious of suspicious or unexpected phone calls or emails, especially those containing requests for information about employees or technology. Employees should remember to protect themselves by not providing personal information to callers, to protect Xavier by not providing information on internal functionality to callers, and in the case of unsolicited phone calls by trusted staff (e.g. IT staff), to independently verify the identity of the caller. As always, everyone should use strong, complex, and unique passwords for all personal and work accounts. If you have any questions, or believe you have been contacted in this manner, please reach out to the Information Technologies Helpdesk. Thank you, Information Technologies Connection Center Helpdesk 513.745.HELP

Posted: 11/20/15 1:33 PM

On Monday, November 23 at 8:30pm there is a Men's home basketball game in the Cintas Center. Certain parking restrictions will be in place starting 2 hours before game time. Please see attached Game Day Parking Advisory for details. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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Posted: 11/20/15 12:47 PM

Please join us as we wish Denise Jewell farewell on Monday, November 30th from 3-5PM in the Schiff Family Conference Center Conference Room’s 1&2 & see Denise’s note below: Denise Jewell’s Note to Xavier Community: After 7 ½ years here at Xavier, I have decided to accept a great opportunity with St. Vincent de Paul. I am really excited to get started in my new position as Development Assistant, on Monday, December 7th. I’m really looking forward to this next chapter in my life. I enjoy the opportunity of being able to learn something new; while at the same time helping the less fortunate. I have met so many wonderful people here at Xavier, and I’m so thankful and blessed for my opportunity here! I have two sons that are Xavier graduates, which I’m extremely proud of! I will continue to follow the success of Xavier….and a part of my heart will always be here. My last day in the office will be Monday, November 30th. GO X! Denise Jewell

Posted: 11/20/15 12:05 PM

The final day for benefits eligible employees to enroll for 2016 benefits is today, Monday, November 23, 2015. This is a final reminder for those that have not already completed and submitted enrollment online. All eligible employees should take action to review current elections, elect or decline coverage, and or add or drop dependents. Access and review all information and access the online benefits enrollment site to complete enrollment via the Human Resources Open Enrollment web page. Questions may be directed to Human Resources at x 3638 or via email at

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Posted: 11/20/15 9:42 AM

The final CTE Faculty in Residence Staff Session will take place Wednesday, December 2nd at 1:00 in CLC room 308. In this session, Dr. Rashmi Assudani, Management & Entrepreneurship, discusses Individuals’ Aspects of Creativity and Innovation. Participants will be asked to complete a Creative Problem Solving Profile prior to the session in order to gauge their level of creativity. Please register for this session by November 24th in order for the profile to be ordered. As CTE Faculty in Residence this semester, Assudani has opened her Creativity and Innovation class to observation and has led sessions for staff. More information, including how to register, can be found here on the CTE website.

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Posted: 11/19/15 5:24 PM

Tomorrow, Friday, November 20th, grab your passport and take a trip around the world without leaving Smith Hall ! Enjoy food from around the world at a potluck-style dinner followed by our international fashion show. Our models will exhibit their traditional clothes while walking the runway ! Get your ticket in the CIE (GSC, 2nd floor)/pay at the door - $5 or bring a dish for free entry. In addition to your dishes, we will serve traditional foods including thai food from Lemon Grass and Indian food from Krishna! Join us in celebrating the diversity of our campus. Music will be featured by DjGali. Pack your bags and grab your passport for a night of international food and fashion ! All are welcome !

Posted: 11/19/15 4:09 PM

Late last summer, our Sustainability Director, Ann Dougherty, left Xavier to pursue sustainability interests in the corporate world. We are grateful to Ann for her vision and hard work at Xavier during her four-year tenure to deepen and broaden our commitment to sustainability, both, internally and externally. Xavier University is determined to advance our sustainability commitment. As part of this commitment, Bob Sheeran, Vice President for Facilities, has met with a variety of constituencies over the past two months in order to gain insights that can clarify and focus the role for the next Sustainability Director. In the next month, look for more information about the position and the hiring timeline.

Cancelled-Diwali show at Miami University Trip- CDI

Posted: 11/19/15 11:31 AM

The Diwali Show at Miami University Trip sponsored by the CDI is cancelled. For more information, please contact Joya Dillard at

Posted: 11/19/15 11:15 AM

For inspirational quotes, proverbs and mealtime prayers for the holiday of gratitude, visit the Thanksgiving Resource page.

Posted: 11/19/15 9:15 AM

Librarians will be staffing a table in Alter Hall today, November 19th from 12:30 -- 3:30 pm on the first floor near Bellarmine Chapel. They will offer research assistance ideas for papers and projects. Free gift to students for stopping by and talking with them! For questions, please contact Vicki Young at

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Posted: 11/19/15 9:09 AM

As the leaves have fallen and the chill in the air is ever more present, we are reminded that there are many in our city who won’t have the coats they need to stay warm.  The Center for Faith and Justice is working with St. Vincent de Paul  between now and Wednesday, December 9th to collect gently worn coats to help as many in need as possible.  Please help us by checking your closets for any unused coats or warm sweatshirts no longer being used and drop them off in the blue bin right inside our door (GSC 310).  If you can’t get here yourself, just email ( or call the office (x3567) and we will be happy to pick them up from you.  Thank you.


DegreeWorks Unavailable December 7th-December 11th.

Posted: 11/19/15 8:49 AM

DegreeWorks will be unavailable December 7th-December 11th for a scheduled upgrade.