Posted: 1/17/17 6:36 PM

JANUARY 19TH, 2017 AT 5:30PM

Xavier Theatre Department invites you to gather with us in the GSC Theatre to create a LIGHT for the dark times to ahead, and to make, or renew, a pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, paticipation, and compassion for EVERYONE regardless of race, class, religion, conutry of origin, immigration status, diability, ability, gender identity , or sexual orientation.

Join us as we endeavor to #BEALIGHT 

Posted: 1/17/17 5:59 PM

Hello Xavier,

I lost my Keys on Janurary 16th around noon.  I have some keys on there that will be very difficult to replace.  If anyone has found any keys can you bring them to the front desk in GSC please.  

Thank you 


Posted: 1/17/17 3:08 PM

The Campus Services Building lot will be closed Thursday morning, January 19, between 5:00am-1:00pm due to equipment installation.

The closure was originally scheduled for toorrow.

Posted: 1/17/17 1:35 PM

Join us this semester for another series of engagning conversations about the ways our lives intersect wiith racial injustice. We will begin the semester with a discussion on January 30, 2017 from 3:00pm-4:30pm. The discussion will be on the experiences of LatinX people on college campus pre and post the 2016 US presidential election. Courageous Convesations is hosted bi-weekly on Mondays in the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

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Posted: 1/17/17 11:29 AM

The Center for Veterans Affairs has officially changed its name to the Student Veterans Center. The Student Veterans Center is located in Room 529, Conaton Learning Commons. This office serves as the single point of contact for all Military, Veteran and Dependent services and concerns. Some of the services include but are not limited to VA Education benefit processing, academic and career planning, peer support and referrals to other Veteran specific community resources. For more information, please visit the Student Veterans Center website

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Penguin Days at The Cincinnati Zoo - Discount Tickets Available

Posted: 1/17/17 11:28 AM

Cincinnati Zoo invite Xavier University alumni, faculty, staff and students to enjoy Penguin Days which features the King Penguin Parade through the park daily! View the instructions on buying discounted tickets to Penguin Days.

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Posted: 1/17/17 10:28 AM

Parking spaces on University Drive will be blocked off the morning of Wednesday, January 18 to accommodate a film crew.  The crew will be filming the exterior of Hinkle Hall.  Spaces closest to Edgecliff and Schmidt will be affected.  Traffic will be maintained on University Drive.  Thank you for your patience and cooperation. 

Campu Services Building Lot Closed Wednesday, January 18

Posted: 1/17/17 8:38 AM

The Campus Services lot will be closed Wednesday morning between 5:00am and 1:00pm due to equipment installation.

Posted: 1/13/17 1:09 PM

Check out this exhibit by Rabbi Abie Ingber from the Darfour refugee camps in western Sudan. The photos are available on the GSC 2nd floor for the next week!

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Posted: 1/13/17 11:52 AM

University Library is looking for the perfect photo to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the McDonald Memorial Library building.

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Posted: 1/13/17 11:32 AM

As the positive impact of Xavier’s efforts to address the pervasive issue of campus gender-based violence grows, more students are seeking confidential advocacy and support services. To meet this need, Xavier is expanding our community partnership with Women Helping Women beginning on January 9th, 2017. In addition to the Center for Diversity and Inclusion’s Advocacy and Prevention Coordinator, an advocate from Women Helping Women will be on campus on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30am-5pm to assist in providing confidential support and advocacy services to students of all gender identities and sexual orientations. An advocate can be reached Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm on the Campus Advocacy Helpline at (513) 904-9013. After-hour and weekend support for students will continue to be provided by Women Helping Women’s 24/7 Crisis Line at (513) 381-5610. The increasing use of Xavier’s advocacy services reflects the University’s ongoing commitment to effectively addressing gender-based violence to create a community where resources are visible and accessible, and students experiencing gender-based violence are empowered to reach out for support.

Breakthrough Cincinnati Needs Tutors for Walnut Hills High School

Posted: 1/12/17 5:59 PM

Good afternoon, 

If you are at all interested in working with middle school students to provide homework help and tutoring in a positive learning environment, consider volunteering with Breakthrough Cincinnati's Academic Accelerator program hosted at Walnut Hills High School. Breakthrough (BTC) is a four-year, tuition-free academic enrichment program for highly motivated middle school students from underserved and/or underrepresented communities. During the school year, BTC provides tutoring opportunities at Walnut Hills to help our students to stay ahead of their school work and to provide a strong support system,

For this program to be successful, we need awesome volunteers to tutor. That’s where you come in! If you choose to tutor, you will gain volunteer hours, improve your teaching/tutoring skills, and get to spend time with awesome BTC students. The following will be expected of you:

  • You will volunteer consistently 1-2 times/week from 2:30 - 4:00. 
  • You will help BTC students with their homework and create a supportive environment.
  • You will be fully engaged in the tutoring sessions and show respect and cooperation to all involved.

A more detailed Tutoring Contract will be sent to those who decide to volunteer.

If you are interested in volunteering, please reply to this email and indicate the following:

  1. Why you want to volunteer with BTC 
  2. Why you would be a positive role model and tutor for 6-8th grade students
  3. Your availability (Tuesday and/or Thursday)
  4. How many days a week you are willing to volunteer
  5. What subject areas you are most comfortable tutoring
  6. Whether you can tutor students in Latin. 

Please reply by Tuesday, January 31 at 5PM.

Thank you, and I look forward to hearing back.

Rachel Larson



Rachel Larson

Program Director

Breakthrough Cincinnati

6905 Given Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45243-2898


Phone: 513-979-0339

Posted: 1/12/17 10:55 AM

Trina Jackson, Program Director, Community Building Institute, has accepted a position with Hamilton County. Please stop by the Surkamp Conference Room, Alumni Center on Friday, January 20th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm to wish Trina well and acknowledge her contributions to Xavier and the Community Building Institute over the past 17 years.

Posted: 1/12/17 10:46 AM

Floral umbrella found in the Smith parking lot Tuesday morning, January 10.  Please come to the Office of the Registrar in the Musketeer Mezzanine to claim your umbrella.

8-Week Cincinnati Children's Choir offering at Xavier University

Posted: 1/12/17 10:01 AM

Dear Faculty,

I wanted to let you know of a wonderful opportunity that will start in March here at XU; The Xavier University Satellite Choir program.
The Cincinnati Children's Choir offers seven Satellite Choir locations throughout Greater Cincinnati, Lebanon, Oxford, and Northern Kentucky.  The Xavier University Satellite Choir is an 8  week  program running March - May for children in grades 3 - 6. It is meant to provide an introduction to choral music and the philosophies of the Cincinnati Children's Choir. Tuition for the satellite choir program is $160 per session. A uniform shirt, and digital audio recording of the CCC May 7th concert is included in the tuition payment. All XU faculty members receive a FREE ticket to this concert!
If you know of anyone whom might be interested in this program please feel free to share the attached flier with them, or direct them to the CCC Website ( for full details and registration options.


Ben Chamberlain

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CINCO Announces Winners of the "Innovative Educator of the Year Award"

Posted: 1/11/17 2:25 PM

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Posted: 1/11/17 1:00 PM

Mary Jane (Jane) Kasselmann, mother-in-law of Marca Kasselmann, physics and chemistry, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017.  Jane was employed at Xavier University from November, 1969 until her retirement in September, 1991.  Visitation is Sunday, January 15 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Mihovk-Rosenacker Funeral Home, 5527 Cheviot Road (45247).  Mass of Christian burial Monday, January 16 at 10:00 a.m. St. Vivian Church, 7600 Winton Road (45224).  Memorials may be made to Cincinnati Right to Life.

Posted: 1/11/17 11:48 AM

Van driver safety trainings are scheduled for the following dates.

Thursday January 19 at 3:30 pm

 Monday February 6 at 3:30 pm  

Tuesday February 28 at 3:30 pm                      

Wednesday March 29 at 3:30 pm                     

Tuesday April 25 at 3:30 pm                         


All trainings will be held in Flynn Hall and consist of classroom followed by on-road driving.  Please allow up to 1 1/2 hours to complete the training.  There is no charge.  Minimum registration requirements must be met. Cancellations will be posted on the Risk Management & Insurance website   To register, please email  Please check the Risk Management & Insurance website for schedule of trainings, changes or updates, and university policies on vehicle use, van use, and driver responsibilities including the driver authorization process.

Posted: 1/11/17 9:35 AM

Please see the attached memo from the Controller's Office regarding mileage rates for 2017.

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Posted: 1/11/17 9:35 AM

Please see the attached memo from the Controller's Office regarding mileage rates for 2017.

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Posted: 1/11/17 8:12 AM

The Center for Teaching Excellence offers a workshop on Survey Best Practices and Tools, Thursday, January 19th from
11:30 am -12:30 pm and repeated Wednesday, January 25th from 1:15-2:15 pm. Emily Shipley and Mary Fugate from the Office of Institutional Research lead the session, which focuses on best practices for survey design and implementation, as well as some basics on Qualtrics, Xavier’s survey tool. Faculty who use survey tools to obtain feedback from students or have students work on survey projects will find this workshop useful. Both offerings will take place in CLC 308. 

Posted: 1/11/17 8:09 AM

The Center for Teaching Excellence starts a monthly program on Mindful Moments for Faculty beginning Wednesday, January 18th from noon-1:00 pm in the CTE Lounge, CLC room 317. Cathy Sacco (Education) and Michelle Hall (Counseling) will lead sessions to practice mindfulness meditation for increased well-being, greater capacity for self-awareness and attention, compassion and joy. Mindfulness helps participants be more present in our lives for ourselves, our students and in the world. The program runs the third Wednesday of every month this spring.