Employee Announcements

  • Start off your Halloween Weekend with the Xavier S. . . - 17 minutes ago | 10 views

    Start off your Halloween Weekend with the Xavier Singers!

    Posted: 10/30/14 10:56 AM

    Join the Singers in their performance of Fear of the Dark our first Halloween themed showed. Get in a spooky mood before you celebrate the night away! Costumes are welcome and encouraged. Our music this year will be provided by the band Eclipse, winners of multiple Cincinnati Entertainment Awards and featuring Brian Batchelor-Glader Max GiseMatt Wiles and Devon Leigh as well as Eric Lechliter as special guest on trumpet. 

    Featuring music by: Michael Jackson, Alice Cooper, Iron Maiden, Beyonce, One Republic, Muse, Santana and many more!

    • Friday, October 31st @ 7:00pm
    • Saturday, November 1st @ 7:00pm

    Tickets are $5 for students in advance and $7 at the door,
    and $10 in advance for adults and $12 at the door.

    Presale Ticket Schedule: 
    To be Announced

    Aaron Moore
    Bill Bentley
    Redmond MilIerick
    Francis Billena
    Brian Long
    Kristen Thomas
    Mckenzi Monday 
    Taylor Jach 
    Sarah Rotte 
    Alejandra Roberts-Hamilton 
    Emily Kershek 
    Serena Amlie 

    Xavier University Singers is an auditioned performance group comprised of 12 students from all majors and class levels. The students work rigorously to put on a show at the end of each semester. Shows consist of dancing, comedy, and, of course, a whole lot of singing. All routines are expertly choreographed and accompanied by a professional live band, and professionally done lighting and sound. The song repertoire consists of selections from traditional Broadway Musicals, Vocal Jazz, Pop, Rock, and even Country. Recent shows have included an 80's Time Warp themed show as well as a Battle of the Sexes.

    Here is a clip of last semester's show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lo-1NU9ZUhM

    1-HalloweenFlyer_Final (1) (1).pdf

  • XU Alert Me and Clery Compliance Update - 21 hours ago | 217 views

    Posted: 10/29/14 1:41 PM

    To the Campus Community,

    I wanted to provide you with a quick update regarding recent changes in how we report certain crimes on the Xavier campus and also in our XU Alert Me communication process.  A committee of Xavier staff members came together to confirm that Xavier continues  in compliance with federal law and that we are doing all we can to promote a safe and informed campus community. Committee members included representatives from the offices of Student Integrity, Title IX, Xavier Police, and Residence Life.  These areas, along with University legal counsel and a national consultant, collaborated on this work.

    The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC § 1092(f)) (the Clery Act) is the federal law that requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about certain crimes on and around their campuses. 

    Under this law, Xavier University must follow specific guidelines on crime reporting, emergency planning and preparedness, fire safety and programing and safety communications with the campus community.  It also requires that we publish an annual report detailing specific policies and procedures around campus safety, crime and fire statistics for the last three years, and fire safety and crime prevention programming conducted on campus. In addition, with the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act in 2013 (VAWA), more reporting and other requirements have been placed on universities in the areas of sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, and stalking. Since Clery and VAWA only cover certain types of crimes that occur at certain places they are commonly referred to a “Clery Crimes.”

    As part of these ongoing safety and compliance initiatives and in preparation for the new requirements found in VAWA, our committee hired D. Stafford and Associates, nationally known experts in Clery compliance, to assist with a Clery overview of the University. The six-month study provided a roadmap for the University to confirm compliance with the Clery Act and the new requirements of VAWA.  The study covered matters like how we count crimes that occur within our Clery geography, how Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) are identified and report crimes, and how the University communicates emergencies and crimes to members of the Xavier Community.   

    In the coming days new information that grew out of our study will become apparent, for example:

    • An enhanced process to count and classify crimes, taking into account VAWA and best practices.

    • There will be some additional information concerning Clery Crimes that were reported to the offices of the Title IX Coordinator, Student Integrity, and Xavier’s Advocate Program (statistics only, no identifying information provided) in addition to those Clery Crimes reported to the Xavier Police Department.

    As a result, the latest Annual Security Report for 2013 (published and circulated to the campus Community on October 1, 2014), will show an increase in some Clery Crimes and a decrease in others over 2012. This does not necessary mean there was a large increase or decrease in crimes on campus, just a new way of counting and classifying them as required by the Clery Act and newly implemented by VAWA.

    The Clery Act also requires universities to issue two types of safety notifications to the campus:

    • Immediate Notifications are issued for incidents involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students and employees on campus.  Examples include weather emergencies, violent crimes in progress or a fire.  The XU Alert Me System is used to communicate Immediate Notifications with the campus community. Anyone with an @xavier.edu email address is automatically registered to receive these notifications via email. Additionally, student phone numbers provided during the registration process have been entered into the XU Alert Me database and students will automatically receive text and voice messages, in addition to emails, from XU Alert Me for Immediate Notifications.  Students are able to change the phone number listed in the system, but cannot remove the number from the system.  Faculty and staff are not automatically registered to receive the text and voice messages but may “opt in” to receive the notices.


    • Timely Warnings are issued for crimes that occur on campus that, in the judgment of the Chief of the Xavier University Police Department or a designee, constitutes a serious or continuing threat to the University community.  Timely Warnings could include incidents of arson, aggravated assault, criminal homicide, robbery, burglary and sexual offenses.  Timely Warnings are designed to keep the Xavier community informed and represent the commitment of Xavier University to promote a safe educational and work environment. As a result of the study, we determined we needed to amend the Timely Warning process to attempt to reach the appropriate members of the Xavier community.  Timely Warnings will now be emailed to all @xavier.edu accounts.

    You can review your current XU Alert Me profile and make changes to your contact information and notification preferences at http://www.xavier.edu/audit-risk/Sign-Up.cfm.

    In addition to these required communications, the University may periodically issue Public Safety Notices (PSNs) for safety-related issues that do not rise to the level of Immediate Notifications or Timely Warnings. PSNs are posted on the Xavier Safety website. Notifications of PSNs will also be posted on Twitter via the @Xavier_Safety account.

    Thank you for your attention to this important information. If you have questions or want to learn more, about Xavier‘s Clery Compliance, please visit www.xavier.edu/clery or contact me at grossmank@xavier.edu


    Ken Grossman
    Clery Compliance and Safety Office
    Xavier University Police

  • Poetry Reading by Sarah Rose Nordgren & Michael He. . . - 1 day ago | 174 views

    Poetry Reading by Sarah Rose Nordgren & Michael Henson

    Posted: 10/28/14 9:30 PM

    The Xavier English Department's Ryan Writers Series presents a poetry reading by Sarah Rose Nordgren and Michael Henson on Tuesday, November 4th, 7:30 PM, Logan Hall Room 100. The event is free and open to the public.

    Sarah Rose Nordgren is the author of Best Bones, winner of the 2013 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, published by the University of Pittsburgh Press. She currently teaches in the Xavier English Department. More on Sarah Rose can be found at http://sarahrosenordgren.com/

    Michael Henson, novelist and poet (and Xavier graduate), is the author of numerous books, including the novel Ransack, the short story collection A Small Room With Trouble on My Mind, and poetry collections Crow Call, The Tao of Longing, and The True Story of the Resurrection.

    For more information: http://sarahrosenordgren.com/

  • Heartfelt thanks to the Xavier family - 1 day ago | 246 views

    Posted: 10/28/14 12:54 PM

    Thank you to the Xavier family so much for all the very kind and thoughtful cards, emails and prayers I have received on the passing of my Dad and my recent accident, it meant so much to me.  I hope to be back at work soon and do miss everyone.

  • Meet Law School Admissions Officers with the Pre L. . . - 1 day ago | 300 views

    Meet Law School Admissions Officers with the Pre Law Society

    Posted: 10/28/14 12:03 PM

    TOMORROW the Pre Law Society will hosting a panel of law school admissions officers! Stop by Smith 308 to get inside information on the admissions process, what they look for in a candidate and much more!


    As always pizza and drinks will be provided!

    When: TOMORROW, Wednesday October 29th 
    Time: 4:30-6PM
    Where: Smith 308 

  • 100 Year Anniversary: Martha, the Last Passenger P. . . - 2 days ago | 323 views

    100 Year Anniversary: Martha, the Last Passenger Pigeon

    Posted: 10/28/14 11:08 AM

    Exactly 100 years ago, the last known passenger pigeon, Martha, died at the cincinnati Zoo.  Martha's death became a galvanizing moment in the history of the modern conservation movement.

    Please joins us for a discussion of this important event in the history of Cincinnati and the nation.  The panel of speakers will include Thayne Maynard, Director of the Cincinnati Zoo.

    The event will take place Wednesday, October 29, 7pm, in the James and Caroline Duff Banquet Center in Cintas.  It is free and open to the public, RSVP not required.

    For complete information, including sponsrs and Passenger Pigeon graphic, please see-


    For more information: http://www.xavier.edu/history/pigeon


  • Thank you!! - 2 days ago | 185 views

    Posted: 10/28/14 10:33 AM

    I am so deeply touched by all the kind words, prayers, emails, cards, and flowers that I have received. Your kindness and concern has meant so very much and will always be remembered.  Thank you!  Annie Jackson

  • A Fun & Free Morning of Music for Your Child! - 2 days ago | 95 views

    Posted: 10/28/14 10:24 AM

    Dear Xavier University Faculty and Staff Members,

    The Xavier University Chapter of the National Association for Music Education is holding a special event for your children – a day of music called, “Let’s Play!” on Saturday, November 22nd, from 10:00 AM to noon, Xavier University Music Education students will be leading fun musical activities for children in grades K-6 on Xavier’s campus in Edgecliff Hall. “Let’s Play!” is a free event that is designed to give Xavier students the opportunity to teach music and engage with children, as well as provide a fun and educational morning of music for them.

    Here is the link to the online registration form to be completed by November 10, 2014:


    Any questions or concerns should be sent to the program coordinator, Lauren Holt (holtl2@xavier.edu). We look forward to hearing from you and spending a morning of music with your kids! See PDF for schedule. 

    Thank you!


    1-Let's Play! 2014 PDF.pdf

  • Adopt-A-Family Service Project - 2 days ago | 265 views

    Posted: 10/27/14 2:24 PM

    Once again Xavier University is working in partnership with the Hamilton County Department of Jobs and Family Services to assist families of all sizes that could use your help. If you are interested in participating this year, please click here to submit your information.

    If you have any questions, please contact Marsha Losito in University relations at lositom@xavier.edu or x-1030.

    For more information: http://www.xavier.edu/holiday-project/index.cfm

  • Recorded Benefits Info Session - 2 days ago | 124 views

    Posted: 10/27/14 12:12 PM

    The Office of Human Resources (OHR) strongly encourages all employees to attend on-campus information sessions prior to Open Enrollment (November 10-24, 2014). However, an additional option makes it easy to compare health plans and assess expense scenarios— if sessions aren’t compatible with your schedule or if you prefer to concurrently consider Xavier’s 2015 Benefit Plans with your spouse.

    Log on to  http://www.brainshark.com/wisdom/XU2015OEInformation The comprehensive 30-minute video offers three medical plan scenarios (“Healthy Single,” “Healthy Family of Four” and “Ailing Employee and Spouse”) that assist in estimating Out-of-Pocket outlay. Potential tax-saving opportunities – and their connection to health plans—are also presented.

    As a reminder, a comprehensive Benefits Plan brochure is available on OHR’s Open Enrollment web site.

  • Big East Conference Career Fair - 2 days ago | 68 views

    Posted: 10/27/14 11:48 AM

    The Big East Conference presents the Virtual Career Fair on all day November 4. This fair is a virtual recruiting platform for jobseeking alumni and students, prospective graduate students, academic institutions, and employers.

     The Big East Conference Schools provide career services for tens of thousands of students and alumni from Big East Schools. We offer an unparalleled recruiting opportunity for employers and students.

    For more information: http://www.xavier.edu/campusuite25/modules/calendar.cfm?grp_id=3094&cal_id=38214#.VE5mdPl4pRZ

  • Global Health in Your Backyard - Nov. 4th at 7pm i. . . - 3 days ago | views

    Global Health in Your Backyard - Nov. 4th at 7pm in CLC 412

    Posted: 10/27/14 9:35 AM

    Are you interested in how poverty affects healthcare in the Cincinnati community? Come listen to Dr. Christine O'Dea, Family Physician at Crossroad Health Center in Over-The-Rhine, speak about the healthcare challenges facing the Cincinnati community and beyond. 

    Also, come learn about an internship opportunity for pre-professional health students at Crossroad Health Center. Learn more about this opportunity here: crossroadhc.blogspot.com

    Sponsored by Pre-Med Society and Alpha Epsilon Delta. Free food will be served!

    Contact Katie Copp (coppk@xavier.edu) with any questions. 



  • Did you know? - 4 days ago | 599 views

    Posted: 10/25/14 2:14 PM

    Did you know that it is once again time for Antonio Johnson Scholarship Nominations?

    On behalf of the University Scholarship Committee, the Multicultural, Gender & Women's Center and the Black Student Association, we are pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Antonio Johnson Scholarship Award. Any member of the Xavier community may nominate a student for this prestigious scholarship that will be awarded at the 39th Annual Antonio Johnson Scholarship Gala on Friday, April 10, 2015. The scholarship is worth full tuition, fees, room and board, and books. The winner will be awarded the scholarship for their senior year.

    If you would like to nominate a student please complete the form at the link below by Novemer 17th at 5 p.m.:


  • P&G Director of Sports Marketing to visit Xavier - 5 days ago | 342 views

    Posted: 10/24/14 6:14 PM

    Hello Everyone!

    Marketing club is pleased to announce the next Marketing Club meeting will be this upcoming Monday, October 27th, at 8:45PM in Hailstones 2!

    (Please note the room change as we are expecting a large crowd and want everyone to have a seat)


    We will be hosting, Matt Hollenkamp, the Director of Sports Marketing for P&G. Matt will have some awesome information on what it takes to be a brand manager, as well as a few cool stories on his current job working in sports marketing. Also, Buffalo Wild Wings will be provided!


    We strongly encourage you to bring your friends and those who are not in the club! All majors are welcome. This will be a great opportunity to explore one of the various areas of marketing that we will introduce you to through our speaker series.


    We look forward to seeing you all Monday night!

  • New Exhibit in McDonald Library - 5 days ago | 260 views

    Posted: 10/24/14 3:10 PM

    Come see the new exhibit “The Lord Gave and the Lord Took Away”: The Fire of 1882 located on the 3rd Floor of the McDonald Library! This exhibit is offered by Charles Rosebrough, a Senior HAB major, in conjunction with the Xavier University Archives. The exhibit stems from Charles' work transcribing and translating the Archives manuscript Historia Domus?, a collection of annual reports written by Jesuit house historians of  the downtown St. Xavier Church.  Historia Domus offers new insight into the enormous fire which occurred the night of April 6-7, 1882, a $100,000 fire that completely gutted St. Xavier Church. This event influenced the development of the Jesuits’ property downtown and St. Xavier’s relationship with the city at large. The exhibit includes photos, a fire artifact, the Historia Domus and more! The exhibit will continue until November 26th.



    1-St Xavier Church Fire Poster in Word.docx

  • Xfit Benefits Fair - 5 days ago | 107 views

    Posted: 10/24/14 12:30 PM

    Open Enrollment 2015 kicks off with the annual Xfit Benefits Fair on Monday, November 10,2014. Download details below.

    1-Xfit Invite.pdf

  • XUIAC Votes Best Halloween Costume - 5 days ago | 248 views

    Posted: 10/24/14 11:37 AM

    The Xavier University International Animation Club (XUIAC) will be hosting the first annual Costume Contest as our first event of the year.  The contest will be for anyone dressed as a character from any animated production  (TV/Movie/Gaming/Etc), but all are welcome to attend.  There will be light refreshments provided and prizes for contestants are provided on behalf of Commuter Council.  It will be in room 413 of the Conaton Learning Commons.  You can find our flyer attached to this announcement with all the information.  Please come out and support our organization!


  • Crash The Party - 6 days ago | 305 views

    Posted: 10/24/14 10:20 AM

    Only a few tables left to win Kindle Fires or an Ipod shuffle or gift certificates. Grab your classmates or club members and form a team to play against faculy, staff and alumni and Crash the Party during Reunion Weekend. Don't let the alums have all the fun. Join them Friday, Nov. 7th in Duff's 8 PM- 11 PM. Food and beverages available. $3/student or table of 10 $30 or the Xavier budget. Contest hosted by Xavier grad Mark Arminio. To register go to https://commerce.cashnet.com/XUAlumni 

  • Marketing Open House & Communications Workshop - 6 days ago | 46 views

    Posted: 10/24/14 8:25 AM

    The Office of University Communications is holding a Marketing Open House on Wednesday, October 29, from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  All are welcome to drop by, no registration required for the Open House.  

    The Office of University Communications will also be offering a Communications Toolkit Learning Session on Wednesday, October 29, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Surkamp conference room in the Alumni Center.   The ultimate first step or refresher program for University communicators.  If your role has anything to do with marketing or communications, you will want to attend this session.  Team members will share the latest information about services for campus communicators including our work, self-service templates, branding information, and messaging points for use by University faculty and staff.  Registration is required.

    Please visit University Communications website to register for our Learning Sessions. 

    For more information: http://www.xavier.edu/university-communications/learn.cfm

  • Social Media Security - 6 days ago | 152 views

    Posted: 10/24/14 8:24 AM

    This week's topic for National Cyber Security Awareness month is social media security. For tips on how to protect yourself online, click here.

    For more information: http://www.xavier.edu/ts/students/Worms-Viruses.cfm

  • Ambassador of Colombia on campus 10/31 - 6 days ago | 252 views

    Posted: 10/23/14 2:17 PM

    On Friday, October 31, Luis Carlos Villegas, Ambassador of Colombia to the United States will speak on “The New Colombia – A Successful Case of U.S. Foreign Policy” at 10:00 am in the Cintas Center banquet room.  This event is free and will last one hour.  Villegas was appointed Ambassador in 2013 [his first ambassadorial post] and has been a leader in both the public and private sectors, including most recently as President of the National Business Association of Colombia. He’s also a member of the Colombian government’s negotiating team. Villegas briefly attended Xavier, and received both his bachelor’s degree in socioeconomics and law degree from the Jesuit Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, and submitted a D.A. in Public Administration from the University of Paris.  Please RSVP at www.xavier.edu/williams.  Call X4272 with questions.  Thank you.

  • Xavier Choirs Present "A Lifetime of Singing" - 6 days ago | 208 views

    Posted: 10/23/14 11:41 AM

    On Wednesday, October 29 at 8:00pm, the XU Choral Department will present their fall concert, entitled "A Lifetime of Singing."

    The choirs will perform an integrated program inspired by how we, as singers, use music to celebrate , mourn, commune, and relate events and periods in our lives. Featured composers include Eric Barnum, Daniel Gawthrop, Claudin de Sermisy, Domick Argento, Tim Sarsany, Franz Schubert, Dan Forrest, Edvard Greig, Zebulon Highben, Ruth Watson Henderson, David Childs, and Moses Hogan.

    The Xavier choirs are conducted by Dr. Thomas Merrill and Dr. Ricahrd Schnipke, and accompanied by pianist, Jan Corrothers.

    The Concert will be held in Bellarmine Chapel.  Admission is free and the doors open to the public 20 minutes prior to the start time.

    For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1577637225797864/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming