XavierBuy unavailable on Friday, 9/30, after 3:00pm

Posted: 9/26/16 3:51 PM

XavierBuy will be unavailable on Friday, September 30th beginning at 3:00pm for up to two hours due to routine maintenance. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Monica Human at x3676.

Smith Center for Study of Capitalism hosts "A Renewal of First Principles" with Dr. John Taylor

Posted: 9/26/16 3:33 PM

Join us for "A Renewal of First Principles" with Dr. John Taylor on Thursday, October 20, 2016.  The complimentary Luncheon Presentation, hosted by The Williams College of Business Smith Center for the Study of Capitalism and Society, begins at noon in the Duff Banquet Room of Cintas Center.  

For more information on the Smith Center or to RSVP, please visit www.xavier.edu/smith-center-capitalism-society.

RSVP required by October 14, 2016.  Seating is limited.

For more information: http://www.xavier.edu/smith-center-capitalism-society/index.cfm

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Posted: 9/26/16 3:03 PM

The University Convocation is scheduled for Monday, October 3, 2016 from 3:00 - 4:15 p.m. in the Gallagher Student Center Theater. The event will be live streamed for those unable to attend in person.

Ignatian Discussion Series on Immigration and Migration

Posted: 9/26/16 2:46 PM

An Ignatian Discussion Series on Immigration and Migration is being organized for October 3 through November 11 as a project of the Conway Fellowship in Jesuit Education. Discussions will bring together small groups of people from all corners of Cincinnati to explore our city’s rich history of immigration and migration. We hope to create diverse, open, and engaging discussions on im/migration by inviting participants to examine historical texts and artifacts posted on our project’s website. We will facilitate dialogue that will encourage Cincinnatians to reflect on how they and their ancestors came here and to explore how their experiences intersect with others. We plan to organize approximately 15 discussions around the city. Our approach to this project is grounded in Xavier’s Ignatian heritage: an outward orientation to engage with others combined with a commitment to the analytic rigor of the liberal arts.

Interested in joining the discussion? Please fill out a participation form:

            Interactive Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1UzeQjRsGCSullFf4BDIhMgshh2BRexbbVzPEBU-5ObI/edit

            Printable Form is attached to this announcement

If you have questions or you would like to learn more about this project please send an email to immigrationproject@xavier.edu.

These discussions are related to Mission Animators, 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.



For more information: http://scalar.usc.edu/works/xavier-universityignatius-loyola-discussions-of-immigration/index

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Posted: 9/26/16 12:31 PM

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, October 14, 2016.  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 caind1@xavier.edu.

Posted: 9/26/16 10:16 AM

We have received some very unfortunate news. Due to health issues Ta-Nehisi Coates's talk at Xavier University has been cancelled. We are working to reschedule his talk for another date. We hope to have further details in the coming weeks about the new date and tickets. Please help us get the word out. For more information and updates see: http://www.xavier.edu/ers/Ta-Nehisi-Coates.cfm

Think Fast! UX Program at University Library this Wednesday

Posted: 9/26/16 9:26 AM

Victor Yocco, UX researcher and author of Design for the Mind: Seven Psychological Principles of Persuasive Design, will be speaking at McDonald Memorial Library (1st floor outside of the Makerspace) this Wednesday beginning at 5:30 pm.  Snacks and refreshments will be available.  There will be a raffle for door prizes.  University Library and the Center for Innovation are hosting the presentation.

For more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/think-fast-addressing-heuristics-in-ux-design-tickets-27573387745


Posted: 9/24/16 1:30 AM

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 1-3 times/week from 3:00-4:30. 
  • 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 email Breakthrough's Program Director at rachel@breakthroughcincinnati.org 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 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday).
  4. How many days a week you are willing to volunteer (1, 2, or 3).
  5. What subject areas you are most comfortable tutoring.
  6. Whether you can tutor students in Latin. 

Please reply by Wednesday, September 28 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
Email: rachel@breakthroughcincinnati.org
Phone: 513-979-0339

Posted: 9/23/16 2:21 PM

Xavier University is proud to lauch our annual United Way campaign.  All Xavier employees will receive a personal e-mail today from Co-chairs Mike Flick and David Knutson.  This year's motto is It's all about particpation.  More details to come on Thursday. 

Imposter Syndrome and Stereotype threat- a discussion with Sara Mueller

Posted: 9/23/16 11:21 AM

Open to all: In this discussion, we will explore the concepts of stereotype threat and impostor syndrome, how these psychological phenomena affect underrepresented groups in the sciences & Philosophy, and some possible remedies. 

Location: Lindner 103, Physics Building

Tiem and Date: Mon. 9/26/16 at 3:00pm

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Posted: 9/23/16 7:11 AM

The Center for Teaching Excellence hosts a workshop on Strategies for Promoting Mental Health and Resilience in the Classroom Friday, September 30, 1:00-2:00 pm in CLC 308.  Angie Kneflin, Care Management Coordinator with the Dean of Students Office, will lead an interactive session focusing on meaningful ways to foster resilience in the classroom, promote campus mental health resources, and uphold equitable learning environments.


Posted: 9/23/16 7:05 AM

The Center for Teaching Excellence hosts a workshop on Understanding Implicit Bias Monday, October 3rd from noon to 1:30 pm in the CTE Faculty Lounge (CLC 317).  The workshop, facilitated by Gabe Gottlieb (Philosophy), will examine recent work by social psychologists and philosophers on the topic of implicit bias in order to learn how unconscious attitudes might promote unintentional discrimination. Participants will complete the Implicit Association Test (IAT) in advance of the workshop. Please RSVP to cte@xavier.edu to receive the IAT link.  Lunch provided. 


Posted: 9/22/16 8:16 PM

I found a charger in Alter today at 8PM. If you think this is yours, please tell me what version it is and what kind of charger it is. My email is: peytonc@xavier.edu

Posted: 9/22/16 4:27 PM

Tomorrow is the First Friday of the year. Join the National Pan-Hellenic Council of Xavier University this Friday September 23, 2016 for First Friday. Come join us for fellowship and Free Food in the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, GSC 280. FROM 12-2PM  See you there! 

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Posted: 9/22/16 3:52 PM

Do you like carnival food? How about playing games and winning prizes? If you answered yes, Carnival Night in the Hoff is for you! #BeThere

Wednesday, September 28th
4:30 - 8pm
Hoff Dining and outdoor patio area

Carnival Games
Cotton Candy
Raffle Prizes


Posted: 9/22/16 3:26 PM

Sigma Gamma Rho Fish Dry tonight on the Husman stage at 5:30pm. See you there!!!!!

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Posted: 9/22/16 9:06 AM

All are invited to "Voices of Refugees," a presentation on Wednesday, Sept. 28, with the Refugee Resettlement Services of Catholic Charities and Xavier's Center for Mission and Identity to learn how refugees' perspectives and knowledge can inform and prepare leaders and professionals. Refugees who have successfully lived in the U.S. for more than one year will provide a powerful perspective. The event is in Kennedy Auditorium in the CLC 412 from 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. Contact Dennis Long, PhD, or Cindy Geer, EdD for more information.


Posted: 9/21/16 2:17 PM

This is notification to all faculty and staff that there are recent changes in the Accounts Payable (A/P) process regarding the submission of Direct Pay and Business and Travel Reimbursement requisitions submitted through Xavier Buy.


•            You are no longer required to submit printed copies of Xavier Buy requisitions and its supporting documentation to A/P.  Please, retain all scanned documents, receipts, and invoices in your department until 9/30 following the fiscal year of the transaction.


EXAMPLE:  You have just scanned all receipts and invoices and attached the documents to your cart dated 10/1/16 (FY17).  Once you have completed the submission in Xavier Buy, A/P has a full view of the information and workflow.  There is no need to print copies and send to A/P via campus mail.  You will retain the receipts and copies of all scanned documents until 9/30/17 (FY18), after which you are free to shred.


It is our hope that this change will decrease the work load on campus employees as a whole and improve efficiency in the Accounts Payable Department.  If you have any questions or concerns, contact A/P at extension 3199.

Xavier Mentor Program - help spread the word to sophomores & juniors

Posted: 9/21/16 12:27 PM

Did you know nearly 700 students last year had a Mentor through Xavier's Mentor Program? The Program matches sophomores & juniors of any major with career professionals/executives (many are XU alumni) to help students on their journey from classroom to career.  The mentoring relationship lasts until the student graduates from Xavier.  Interested students must attend one 30-minute info session to apply. The first information session is Thursday, Sept. 29th at 5:30pm in Kennedy Auditorium (412 CLC). View the remaining session dates here. Please encourage students to attend an info session and take advantage of this great opportunity. 

Questions?  Contact Sarah Brinker-Good at brinkergoods@xavier.edu.

For more information: http://www.xavier.edu/mentor

Posted: 9/21/16 12:04 PM

Beginning Monday, September 26, Xavier University is proud to run our annual United Way campaign.  The attached is a message from Xavier President, Fr. Graham, encouraging you to LIVE UNITED. 

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Posted: 9/21/16 10:59 AM

The Strategic Master Enrollment Plan (SMEP) is now available to view. Members of the university community can provide feedback via the link below by October 14. During the fall 2016 semester, the campus community will have the opportunity to provide more targeted, specific feedback on the recommendations of the Signature Experience, which includes enhanced academic advising based on the recommendations of the 2013 Cross Functional Team. In particular, academic departments will be encouraged to share their specific needs with regard to an enhanced advising model. Meetings with departments are currently being scheduled.

For more information: http://www.xavier.edu/smep/index.cfm

Fr. Eric Hollas program on the Saint John's Bible Thursday September 29

Posted: 9/21/16 10:33 AM

Fr. Eric Hollas, a Benedictine monk from St. John’s Abbey & University in Collegeville, Minnesota, will be presenting  a program on the Saint John’s Bible on Thursday, September 29th at 10:00 a.m. in the McDonald Library.  Xavier currently has three volumes of the seven volume set of the Heritage Edition, which is a fine art reproduction of the original handwritten manuscript kept at St. John’s Hill Museum & Manuscript Library.  We will be receiving the remaining volumes over the next several years.   Please join us for an informative presentation on this remarkable project, eleven years in the making, and view the Pentateuch, Psalms, and Gospels & Acts volumes.  You can learn more about the St. John’s Bible at saintjohnsbible.org.  The program will be on the first floor of the library near the garden area.  University staff, faculty & students are welcome to attend.  For more information on the event contact Marty Ferrell, Head of Collections at the library.

Posted: 9/21/16 9:35 AM

A voicemail retention change will go into effect on October 1st to prevent your voice mailbox from exceeding its capacity.  For more information, please see this article.

For more information: https://services.xavier.edu/TDClient/KB/ArticleDet?ID=379

Refugees in Cinicinnati: Who Are They, Why Did They Come, What Can We Do?

Posted: 9/21/16 9:12 AM

Faculty, Staff, and Students are invited to attend a program made possible, in part, by an anonymous gift to Xavier Univsrsity distributed through the Mission Animators to be held on October 12, 2016 in the Duff Dining Room, Cintas Center,  at 4:30.pm-to 5:30 pm.  The Legal Aid Society will present a panel led discussion on the recent influx of children and families from Central American Countries, primarily El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala.  The panelists will discuss the circumstances that led to this increased number of people attempting to enter the U.S. along its southern border and what happens to these children and families once they arrive in the U.S. The Panelists will highlight the resources available to help the children and families in the greater Cincinnati area. This will include legal assistance available to them as well as other supports provided by local service providers, such as, Volunteer Lawyers of the Poor,  Catholic Charities and Su Casa. In adition to discussing the plight of these children and families, the panelists will also offer volunteer opportunities to the Xavier Community so they can become involved in assisting families and children. Speakers will include Anne Lucus, Managing Attorney of Volunteer Lawyers Project, and Allison Here, Immigation Attorney and Legal Immigration Services Director, Catholic Charities of Southwest Ohio. There will be a one-half hour social after the program. 

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Elizabeth film screening this Thursday, 7pm, Kennedy Auditorium

Posted: 9/21/16 9:11 AM

This Thursday, September 22nd,  at 7pm in Kennedy Auditorium, join Drs. O’Leary (English) and von Weissenberg (History) for a screening of Elizabeth, about Queen Elizabeth I of England’s rise to power, and a discussion about female political leadership. Refreshments provided. This is the second film in Expressions of Gender’s fall series.

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/expressionsofgender/

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Posted: 9/20/16 2:55 PM

The Center for Excellence hosts a conversation about student writing on Wednesday, September 28th from noon to 12:45 pm and repeated from 3:00-3:45 pm in the CTE Faculty Lounge (CLC 317).  The discussion, facilitated by Writing Program Director Renea Frey, will focus on expectations for writing within disciplines and challenges students face in meeting them.  Participants will be invited to share experiences with student writing and offer insights about ways that writing can be more effectively supported at Xavier.

Posted: 9/20/16 11:33 AM

Xavier's room scheduling tool, Ad Astra, will be unavailable from 4 pm - 7 pm on Friday, September 23 due to a system upgrade.

Posted: 9/20/16 11:29 AM

Chick Corea will be joined by Brian Blade and Eddie Gomez for a special 75th birthday concert tour, landing at the Xavier Music Series for the first time ever! The concert will take place on Saturday, October 8, at 7pm in the GSC Theater.

Chick has attained iconic status in music. The keyboardist, composer, and bandleader is a DownBeat Hall of Famer and NEA Jazz Master, as well as the fourth-most nominated artist in Grammy Awards history with 63 nods – and 22 wins, in addition to a number of Latin Grammys. From straight-ahead to avant-garde, bebop to jazz-rock fusion, children’s songs to chamber and symphonic works, Chick has touched an astonishing number of musical bases in his career since playing with the genre-shattering bands of Miles Davis in the late ’60s and early ’70s.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the GSC Box Office Tue-Fri, 1-5pm.

For more information: http://www.xavier.edu/musicseries/corea.cfm

Posted: 9/20/16 11:26 AM

The Xavier Music Series will have pianist Mariam Batsashvili performing at the GSC Theater this Sunday, September 25 at 2:30pm. Tickets can be purchased online or at the GSC Box Office Tue-Fri, 1-5pm.

For more information: http://www.xavier.edu/musicseries/batsashvili.cfm

CINCO Announces Third Season of the “Innovative Educator of the Year Award”

Posted: 9/20/16 11:02 AM

(Cincinnati, August 29, 2016) CINCO Family Financial Center Credit Union is proud to announce the continued sponsorship of an award for faculty at Xavier University.  CINCO has been a part of the Xavier University community since 1987 and The Innovative Educator of the Year Award is an effort by CINCO to support university faculty and students.   This is the third consecutive year for the award. 

 “We are excited to present the award again this year,” said Kelly Vogt, AVP Branch Operations.  “We believe this award truly reflects our commitment to the university.  At CINCO, our tagline is ‘we are here for you’ and we want to be there for the Xavier community.   We hope this award will empower faculty to achieve their goals and enhance the student learning experience, just as we at CINCO help individuals to achieve their financial goals.”

The CINCO Innovative Educator of the Year Award will be presented at the December 10, 2016 Xavier men’s basketball game versus Utah.  The winner will receive $1000.00 and two additional finalists will receive $500.00 each.   In addition, all finalists will be recognized in an on-court presentation during the game. 

Nominations are now open and will be accepted through the end of the day on October 10, 2016. Any faculty who have been nominated will be notified by email on Oct. 25, 2016.    Those nominated will be asked to submit an essay of up to 300 words which outlines what distinguishes them as an innovative educator.  This will include any specific evidence of creative, effective innovation in teaching.  A committee review by CINCO management will determine the winners. 

Dr. Mary Kochlefl, Administrative Director, Center for Teaching Excellence was instrumental in the planning process.  Dr. Kochlefl looks forward to working on this event for another year.  “We were pleased to collaborate with CINCO again this year to recognize the creative talents that Xavier faculty bring to the classroom”, stated Dr. Kochlefl.  “We hope that the Xavier community will support the award by nominating worthy instructors.  Recognizing the award recipients at the men’s basketball game in December is a wonderful way to showcase the importance of innovative teaching at Xavier.” 

For more information or to nominate a faculty or staff member for the CINCO Innovative Educator of the Year Award, please go to goxavier.com/CINCO

For more information on this article, please contact:

Jennifer Reilly


513-745-3366 ext. 4

For more information: http://goxavier.com/sports/2016/8/11/cinco-innovative-educator-of-the-year-award.aspx

All For One Shops at University Station 2 Day Sale 9/20 - 9/21

Posted: 9/20/16 10:06 AM

Attention Muskies!

Be sure to come by the All For One Shops to cash in on some great deals!  If you stop in today and tomorrow, you’ll be able to save 50% off all clearance items and 25% off select items such as backpacks, drinkware, hats, with brands like Champion, and Jansport!  This sale is two days only so get a spring in your step and a little more X in your style for a lot less.  Details below…
25% off Drinkware
25% off Backpacks
25% off Bargain Books
25% off Notebooks, Binders, Folders
25% off Champion
25% off Jansport
25% off Hats?

For more information: http://www.bkstr.com/xavierstore/home/en?cm_mmc=Redirect-_-VanityURL-_-xavier.bkstr.com-_-10476

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Posted: 9/20/16 10:04 AM

On Thursday and Friday, September 29 and 30, parking spaces will be reserved along University Drive and in Smith Lot to accommodate our Board of Trustees' meeting.  The format for our Board meetings has changed, so for this meeting and all meetings going forward, it will be necessary to block off spaces on University Drive and Smith Lot for both days.

Open Forums for the Assistant Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences

Posted: 9/20/16 9:27 AM

All interested faculty and staff are invited to  participate in the Open Forum for each of the four finalists for the new position of Assistant Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences.

3:15 – 4:10 pm, Conaton Board Room (time and location the same for each Open Forum)

Tues, Sept. 20 - Adrian Hall - Sr. Academic Researcher, Curriculum Management and Analysis, Office of the Provost, University of Cincinnati

Thur, Sept 22 - Jennifer K. Droege - Associate Director, Career Development Office; Goa: First-Year Co-Curricular Program, Xavier University

Friday, Sept 23 - Bonnie S. Byrne - Dean of Student Affairs, Art Institute of Ohio – Cincinnati

Tues, Sept 27 - Marilyn Volk Gomez - Academic Program Director, School of Nursing, Xavier University

Before attendinig you are encouraged to read the new position description and the application materials of the four Assistant Dean finalists on Nexus.


We will solicit feedback from those who attend in the form of a survey.

TODAY: PreK Promise and Vote for 44 Info Session in Arrupe

Posted: 9/20/16 9:11 AM

Come today, Tuesday, September 20th, from 4:30-5:30pm in the Arrupe Overlook (first floor, GSC) for an information session on the Cincinnati Preschool Promise, Cincinanti Public Schools Levy, and the combined ballot initiative campaign, "Vote for 44."

Guest William Thomas from the Preschool Promise will be joining us to talk about the need for Issue 44 to pass to support public education, educational equity, and quality preschool for all 3 and 4 year olds in Cincinnati.  The information session will cover the combined levy, what it means for the future of the city, and how you can get involved in helping this pass in November!  Stop by for some food and learn about ways to get involved.

For questions or signups if you are unable to attend, email trianfoa@xavier.edu.  We hope to see you there!

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/305237706510344/

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Posted: 9/20/16 8:36 AM

Renowned Psalms scholar Walter Brueggemann will give a public talk, "Artistry of the Psalms", tonight in Bellarmine Chapel.  The lecture will begin at 7 pm and will feature a performance by the Xavier University Gospel Choir.  The University's newest volume of the Saint John's Bible, Psalms, will also be on display in the vestibule.

For more information: http://xavier.edu/sjb