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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The Tenderness of God: Reclaiming Our Humanity Event & Discussion

Posted: 2/17/17 10:26 AM

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.

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Posted: 2/17/17 8:57 AM

In November a survey was distributed to a portion of the Xavier community to collect input on the tools currently offered for creating and distributing video. We would like to thank everyone who participated in this assessment. Your input will continue to help determine the tools and services offered.

The results of this survey are now available on Nexus. Please click here for a PowerPoint summary of the survey results.

For those who wished to provide additional input, we will be reaching out shortly with options for doing so.

If you have any questions about this summary or have input you would like to provide outside the survey, please email

Posted: 2/17/17 8:55 AM

Stop by the University Library Makerspace on February 20, our next Maker Monday, anytime between 10-4.

The next 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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Posted: 2/17/17 8:54 AM

In recognition of the National TRiO Day of Service, the TRiO office will be holding a food drive to collect non-perishable food items that will be donated to a local food bank.  The food drive will run from February 17th through March 17th, and there will be a drop off box outside the TRiO office (CLC 515).  Please contact Mary Horn 513-745-3758 or with any questions.  The TRiO office thanks you for your support!

CTE Workshop: Culturally Responsive Writing Pedagogy

Posted: 2/17/17 7:40 AM

The Center for Teaching Excellence hosts a workshop on Culturally Responsive Writing, Thursday, February 23rd from 1:00-2:15 pm in CLC 308.  Renea Frey, Margaret Martin and Rita Rozzi lead an interactive panel discussion to explore cultural differences in writing conventions and expectations and offer strategies for fostering belonging and inclusion of diverse student voices, which can also lead to more accurate assessments of ability.

Flamenco Guitarist Goryachev at Music Series Feb 26

Posted: 2/16/17 4:38 PM

The Xavier Music Series welcomes flamenco guitarist Grisha Goryachev, next 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:

International Women's Day Celebration Dinner Tickets On Sale Now

Posted: 2/16/17 3:14 PM

Please join the Center for Diversity & Inclusion at the 3rd Annual International Women's Day Celebration Dinner on Friday March 17, 2017 at 5pm in Conaton Board Room.  Tickets are now on sale.  Please refer to the Center for Diversity & Inclusion website to purchase your tickets :


For more information:

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Posted: 2/16/17 10:32 AM

The UPRC Subcommittee on Space is now accepting requests for space allocation. To see the existing space that is available, please go to the neXus link for Available Space. To submit a request for the available space or an unidentified space, please click on the link for Request for Space Form.

Requests must be submitted to the Division Leader by Friday, March 10, 2017 and to the UPRC Subcommittee on Space by March 24, 2017.  The subcommittee will review the requests and make recommendations to the UPRC.  For more information or questions, please contact Debi Cain at 745-2061 or

For more information:,%202017.pdf

Posted: 2/16/17 9:50 AM

Due to a major CIntas Center event, the C-1 Lot will have limited availability on Friday, Februrary 17 and will be closed altogether on Saturday, February 18.  Please see the full Parking Advsory for details.


For more information:

Posted: 2/16/17 9:34 AM

Cincinnati Ballet is offering Xavier students, faculty, staff, and their families a 20% discount on tickets to their production of Bold Moves which takes place on the Aronoff Center stage March 17-18. Please see the flyer for more information.

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Travel the World with the 2015-16 Brueggeman Fellows

Posted: 2/16/17 9:31 AM

The 2015-16 Brueggeman Fellows will give their travel research presentations Friday, February 17, 4-6pm, Kennedy Auditorium in Conaton Learning Commons.

Sit back and journey to Uganda, Colombia, Australia, Kenya, Tanzania, the Pacific Islands, India, and Nepal!  The stories of their experiences, told verbally and visually, can be of great value to those interested in applying for the Fellowship.   

Application information for the 2017-18 Winter-Cohen Family Brueggeman Fellowship will be available.

Included is a pdf of the flyer, with a global landscape and individual photos and research topics. 



Posted: 2/16/17 9:05 AM

Bones for Life class: a revolutionary program to improve bone strength and balance

Fridays from noon to 1:15pm. Next class is Friday February 17. No class Friday February 24th

 A great way to spend your lunch hour.

CLC 406

No class No sweating, no impact, no change of clothing needed, no equipment.

With Bones for Life classes you can expect improvements in joint alignment, balance, posture, energy and comfort.

Instructor:  Brian Shircliff is a long-time student and teacher in a thousand different guises:  tai chi, yoga, Zen, teaching meditation and religion at St. Xavier High School for seventeen years, coaching golf and swimming for twelve years, Healing Touch, Bones for Life, and now Feldenkrais Method.  Also a Xavier graduate!

Suggested donation $10.00 per class. First class is free.

For more information contact:  Vicki Young or 745-4804

Posted: 2/15/17 7:36 PM

On Thursday February 23rd at 7:00pm in Aruppe Overlook, Ohio Innocence Project Undergraduate network (OIP-U) will be bringing to campus Laura Nirider from Making A Murderer. Nirider is Brendan Dassey’s post-conviction attorney and will be host a discussion on the implications of false confessions and wrongful convictions with a question and answer portion. FREE FOOD will be provided. 
The Ohio Innocence Project (OIP) works to help those who are wrongfully convicted of crimes they had no involvement in.The OIP undergraduate program works at different universities to advocate and acknowledge the work that OIP has done over the past 15 years, by bringing in speakers to talk about wrongful convictions. Wrongful convictions lead to discussions about race, gender, class, prison, social justice, forensics, politics and other similar topics.
Co-Sponsors for this event include: Criminal Justice Society, Political Science Club, Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, Pre-Law Society, Psi Chi/Psychology Club, Xavier Democrats, Center for Faith and Justice, The Eigel Center for Community Engaged Learning, PRSSA, Student Government Association, and SAC.
For questions regarding the event please email Lauren Morris at

Cancelled: CDI Macy's Trip Scheduled for February 24

Posted: 2/15/17 4:22 PM

Unfortunately, Macy's has had to cancel the trip to their Mason, Ohio office on February 24. They are hopeful to reschedule for Fall 2017.

How to Get Engaged Off and On Campus to Address Our National Climate

Posted: 2/15/17 3:34 PM

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion would like to share a resource guide on what you can do on and off campus to address our divisive national climate that impacts us all in similar and different ways. If you, whether student, staff or faculty, are looking for an outlet to funnel your need to be in solidarity with and for others or to advocate for issues that directly effect you then use this resource. Many opportunities start this weekend!

For more information:

Tomorrow: Supporting Undocumented Students at Jesuit Institutions

Posted: 2/15/17 3:10 PM

Jesuit Higher Ed: Supporting Undocumented Students (Webinar)

Thursday, February 16, 2017
3:00 PM ET - 4:00 PM ET

This will be an online conversation where a panelist of Jesuit college and university faculty and administrators will discuss how they are supporting students who are undocumented as concern about federal policy changes grows. The CDI at Xavier has registered for this webinar so if you are interested join us in Gallagher Room 280 (also known as the Center for Diversity and Inclusion).

For more information:

Posted: 2/15/17 10:06 AM

A site that will be used by the Health United Building (HUB) has been set up on NeXus.  All faculty, staff and students now have access to the HUB site.  This will allow the campus community to stay informed on the progress of the design and construction of the Health United Building.  If you have any issues accessing this site, please contact Debi Cain at x2061 or


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

Posted: 2/15/17 10:02 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 Wed., February 22nd at 3pm.

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

Baby Boomers as Caregivers to Persons with Dementia

Posted: 2/15/17 9:21 AM

You are invited to attend a Faculty/Staff Brunch and Presentation by Teepa Snow, Monday, March 13, 2017 from 8:30 – 10:30AM in the Arrupe Overlook (the old bookstore), Gallagher Student Center.  This free presentation and brunch is provided by The College of Professional Sciences.  Space is limited to 50 registrants.  RSVP to Tina Forschler ( by March 3, 2017

Meet More Than 90 Employers at the Spring Career Fair!

Posted: 2/15/17 8:50 AM

The Xavier University Spring Career Fair is in the Cintas Center from 2 - 5 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21. 

All Xavier students and alumni seeking full-time employment or internship experience are invited! Meet with employers representing various corporate, non-profit and government organizations.

Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • CDK Global
  • Protective Life, Inc.
  • Anthem, Inc,
  • Macy's, Inc.
  • TriHealth

There are two options to view career fair employer listing on Hire-A-Muskie:

  1. Log into Hire-A-Muskie. Click "Events" tab, select "Career Fairs", select "2017 Spring Career Fair".
  2. Use the Hire-A-Muskie app (it's FREE). Download "Careers by Symplicity". Select "Xavier University". Log in with your Xavier username & password. Click on the "Career Fairs" icon on the bottom task bar. Click on "Upcoming" on the top tab bar. Select "2017 Spring Career Fair". You can also view jobs, schedule career coaching appointments and more via the app.


  • No pre-registration required 
  • Check-in begins at 1:00 PM and the fair opens at 2:00 PM.
  • Undergraduate, Graduate Students and Alumni of all Majors Should Attend

What to Bring:

  • ALL Card 
  • Multiple Resumes
  • Padfolio (available before the fair in 530 CLC)
  • Business Cards (if you have them)


For more information:

Posted: 2/15/17 8:14 AM

The Mission Animators (a group charged by Fr. Graham to animate more deeply the University’s Jesuit identity) invites faculty, staff and students to submit proposals for projects focused on Economic Justice.  The goal is to fund a variety of activities that are imaginative and engage broadly with the Xavier community during the 2017-2018 academic year.  An information session is Thursday, March 16, 1-2pm, in the Arrupe Overlook, Gallagher Student Center.  See also this semester’s funded activities on Im/migration and Refugees.

AJCU Conference on Diversity and Equity's Call for Programs Now Open

Posted: 2/15/17 7:25 AM

The Conference on Diversity and Equity strives to ensure access and success of underrepresented students, provide professional guidance, and educate on diversity, social justice and equity. This year's theme is Where Do We Go From Here: Creating An Intersectional Vision for Radical Social Change.

For more information:

Posted: 2/15/17 6:53 AM

Chris Anderson, history, presents results of her Conway Fellowship 2016 Project, Tuesday, February 21st from 1:00-2:30 pm in the CTE Faculty Lounge, CLC room 317. Anderson’s project conducted participatory social history discussions on Migration and Immigration. A web site and series of community discussions on migration and immigration, aimed to allow Cincinnatians to reflect on how they and their ancestors came here and to explore how their experiences intersect with others. The dialogues blend a rigorous analytic approach based in the traditional liberal arts with commitment to the common good in a diverse, complex and interdependent society.  Lunch provided.

CTE Brown Bag: Food Insecurity and Hunger at Xavier

Posted: 2/15/17 6:42 AM

The Center for Teaching Excellence hosts a brown bag session on Food Insecurity and Hunger at Xavier, Monday, February 20th from noon to 1:00 pm in the CTE Faculty Lounge, CLC room 317.  Research conducted during the fall semester with Xavier undergraduate students found that among those living off-campus or in on-campus apartments, nearly one out of four experienced food insecurity and just under ten percent experienced some degree of hunger. What are the implications for students, our classrooms, and the larger Xavier community? Kandi Stinson, Michelle Early, and Angie Kneflin share findings from the research study and facilitate discussion about what can be done to address food insecurity and hunger on campus.



Qualified Presents: Interested in Learning How Macy's, Inc. Operates?

Posted: 2/14/17 8:31 PM

On Friday, February 24 as part of Qualified, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and Career Development's professional development program for underrepresented students, are planning to bring 15 students to see the inner workings of Macy's Credit and Customer Service Center in Mason, Ohio. You will meet employees that work in a number of areas including sales, information technology, and fraud. You will also learn how Macy's values inclusion and culturally competent employees. If interested please reserve your seat by emailing Dr. Taj Smith, Director of the CDI at by Feb. 21 at 5pm. You should expect to be away from campus from 10am-2pm due to travel and meeting with Macy's employees.

Posted: 2/14/17 3:41 PM

Please join the CDI on Wednesday February 22, 2017 at 11:30am in the Arupe Lounge in Gallagher Student Center for 'Everybody's Gotta Go,' an interactive presentation about the importance of restroom access for all people.  This will be an engaging discussion and all students, staff, and faculty are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Pizza will be provided on a first come, first serve basis.  


Diversity Reception - Networking Event - 2/14/17 - 5:30 - 7:30pm Cintas Center

Posted: 2/14/17 1:50 PM

TODAY - Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 5:30 - 7:30pm - Cintas Center Banquet Room 1

The Diversity Reception is a great networking event that allows organizations to connect with students and alumni from diverse backgrounds and have an appreciation for a diverse workforce in an effort to reach their recruitment goals. Meet a great group of employers who are eager to meet and hire students for internships and full time positions.

Review a complete list of sponsors and attendees at:

Sponsored by the Career Development Office and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. 

Contact April Robles, 513-745-3116 or with any questions.

For more information:

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Posted: 2/14/17 11:45 AM

This year we started a new tradition for Xavier University’s United Way campaign. Fr. Graham initiated the first annual divisional participation competition and the division of Enrollment Management and Student Success was the winner with a  61 percent participation rate. 

The division was honored at a lunch with Fr. Graham on January 25th where a plaque was presented to Aaron Meis for his division.  This traveling plaque will be displayed in Enrollment Management and Student Success until the 2017 competition.

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Posted: 2/14/17 11:05 AM

Meet Leslie Dulle and the rest of the gang in Gallagher Center Clock Tower Room for Chair excercises from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m.  

Posted: 2/14/17 10:32 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:


Posted: 2/14/17 9:49 AM

No Date? Celebrate! Ryan’s Pub TONIGHT from 7 - 10 pm is having a party! The complete food and drink menu will be open that night. However, there are 2 optional SPECIALS.
Option 1: Wanna mix and mingle? Come to hang out! There’s an optional dinner special for the singles trying to mingle for only $10!
Option 2: For those interested, you can grab your friends and receive the full VIP Experience. The VIP Experience includes a reserved table, special menu with sparkling juice, and special giveaways for only $12.50 per person. This option is a fun way to celebrate Galentine’s Day as well!
Celebrate anything other than Valentine's Day with pride and come join us!

Posted: 2/14/17 9:48 AM

Learn more about what you can make, when you can make it, and what you can check out from University Library's Makerspace with the Makerspace LibGuide

Other recent tips for #XULibTipTuesday

  1. Calculators available for checkout at the CLC desk.
  2. Phone chargers available for $4 at the CLC desk.
  3. A new NEW ARRIVAL shelf at the CLC desk - check them out while they still have that new book smell!

For more information:

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Posted: 2/14/17 9:46 AM

For the FIRST and LAST time this year, The Caf will be holding a premium night TONIGHT for Valentine’s Day from 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm. (YAS!) Add on Premium Steak to your all-you-care-to-eat meal for only $3.00. Dining Dollars, X Cash, Cash, and Credit/Debit are accepted.

Posted: 2/14/17 9:15 AM

Mary Beth Manolis, wife of Chris Manolis, formerly of the WCB Department of Marketing, died last week after a prolonged illness.  A memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 26, at 2:00 p.m., at Church of the Redeemer, 2944 Erie Avenue, 45208.   

Posted: 2/13/17 3:54 PM

Workshop for Faculty: Working with People Living in Poverty

Friday, February 17, 2017
11:00 ; 1:30 p.m.
CLC 308

Do you or your students engage in the community with people living in poverty?  How can you raise awareness, integrate information about diverse populations into your course, and develop effective classroom practices for working with underserved populations? 

The College of Professional Sciences, CTE, and the Eigel Center for Community Engaged Learning are sponsoring an interactive and challenging experience that focuses on working with people in poverty.  In collaboration with St. Vincent de Paul’s Ozanam Center for Service Learning, faculty will participate in a poverty simulation, reflect on living in poverty, and discuss ways to include an experiential component into a course design. Please RSVP to

Posted: 2/13/17 3:47 PM

Febraury 22, 2017 - Xavier University and the Refugee Resettlement Services of Catholic Charities (RSSCC) are collaborating to offer the “Voices of Refugees”. Learn how their perspectives and knowledge can inform and prepare leaders and professionals.Refugees who have successfully lived in the U.S. for more than one year and transitioned from RSSCC services for 6 months will provide a powerful perspective. They will facilitate an understanding of the issues facing refugees and assist audience members to identify ways to collaborate and best address the needs of refugees. 

All students, faculty and staff are invited.
Kennedy Theater CLC 412
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Lecture 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Mission Animators are a group of Xavier faculty and staff working with President Michael Graham, S.J. to more deeply integrate Xavier’s Jesuit identity into everyday life at Xavier. Inspired by the words of Pope Francis, the first Jesuit and current pontiff, the group chose the theme of immigration as a focus for the 2016-2017 academic year. With the generous gift of an anonymous Xavier supporter, mini grants were offered to faculty and staff to create programming around the topic. More information about fall and spring semester topics and the program may be found here.

Posted: 2/13/17 1:28 PM

The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged [Revised]

There is still time to get your tickets to the Complete Works. Come for a hilariously good time! Look for discounted student tickets! Tickets at

All 37 Plays in 97 Minutes! An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: (ABRIDGED) was London’s longest-running comedy! Join these madcap men in tights as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter.

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Wicked Tickets on Sale Now - Aronoff 2017/18 season

Posted: 2/13/17 11:47 AM

Reservations and payment are currently being accepted for WICKED.  The show will take place at the Aronoff on Sunday, September 24 (note date change from previous announcement) at 6:30 pm.  The deadline for payment if May 24, 2017.  This show is like to sell out quickly, so get your orders in early.  Seats are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ticket prices are as follows:

Orchestra $85.50
Front Balcony $73.00
Mid Balcony $49.00
Rear Balcony $41.00

Payments can be sent to Schott 906.  Be sure to include your name, email and contact number.  Tickets will need to be picked up in Schott 906 beginning in mid-June.  Since many of you aren't on campus in the summer, I will hold them for pickup in the Fall semester.  Any questions, please call X3464.


Keep Your Kids Active This Spring Break! Xavier Soccer Camps!

Posted: 2/13/17 9:56 AM

Get your kids outside and keep them active this spring break (3/27-3/30)! 

Sign them up for the Spring Break Soccer Camp with Xavier Men's Soccer and Head Coach Andy Fleming!

Date: March 27th-30th
Time: 9 AM - Noon
Location: Xavier University Soccer Complex
Ages: 6-12
Cost: $110


Enter the code: XUEMPLOYEE at check out to recieve $15 off your total!

To register please visit:

Any questions can be directed to Cameron Olson at

We hope to see you this spring break!

For more information:

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Posted: 2/13/17 8:19 AM

The 2017 Conway Faculty Fellowship has been awarded to Dr. Wendy Maxian, Communication Arts Chair, for her project ‘Community-Engaged Learning as an Embedded Departmental Pedagogy: Piloting a “Community-Partner-in-Residence” Program.’  For project details, see the webpage of the Ruth and Robert Conway Institute for Jesuit Education.