Professional Development Session for Individual Contributors

Posted: 10/19/17 1:19 PM

The first session of Creating a Culture of Service eXcellence will be held on October 31, 2017 from 8:30am-12:30pm and is open to all Individual Contributors! This session will help you develop strong relationships within and Outside of Xavier; value diversity of people, ideas, and ways of thinking; and help you motivate others and offer assistance with your talents.

Please click here to register for this session. Space is limited.

For information on all Professional Development courses, please click here or view the Course Catalog.

TONIGHT: Layne Karafantis, Natl Air & Space Museum, 7PM Kennedy Auditorium

Posted: 10/19/17 10:01 AM


During the early Cold War years, the Department of Defense and agencies such as NASA engineered the now-ubiquitous command and control center aesthetic—spaces housing tiered workstations facing massive display boards, operating in digital, real-time environments and facilitating high-technology missions. This talk looks at the who and how of their conception and proliferation, as well as their depiction in popular culture offerings such as Dr. Strangelove and Wargames.

Dr. Karafantis curates the National Air & Space Museum’s collection of postwar American aircraft (not including helicopters and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles). She received her PhD in the History of Science and Technology from the Johns Hopkins University, specializing in aerospace history, the history of American military technologies, and sub/urban history. Her research interests include Cold War history; history of modern American science and technology; strategic reconnaissance; American military command and control centers; and global command networks.



Farewell Reception for Chief Milek Today, October 19

Posted: 10/19/17 8:25 AM

Please join the Xavier community in saying thank you and bidding farewell to Chief Milek today @3:00pm-5:00pm in the Conaton Board Room.  Refreshments will be served.

Chief Milek has accepted a position with Oklahoma State University.  Besides being a great opportunity, Chief Milek will be moving closer to family.

Josh Nelson Trio performing at Xavier Jazz Series Oct.28th 8pm

Posted: 10/19/17 8:07 AM

Xavier University Jazz Series is proud to present Josh Nelson Trio. This event will take place on October 28th at 8pm at Gallagher Student Center Theater.  

Fot  tickets and more information

Rushed tickets for Xavier Faculty and Staff one hour prior the performance.

Josh Nelson born and raised in Southern California, maintains an active and creative schedule as a jazz pianist, composer, teacher, and recording artist.

At 38 years old, he has already performed with some of the most respected names in jazz, including Natalie Cole, Anthony Wilson, George Mraz, Jeff Hamilton, Richard Galliano, Benny Golson, Sheila Jordan, Greg Hutchinson, John Clayton, Seamus Blake, Matt Wilson, Sara Gazarek, Dave Koz, Joe Chambers, Kurt Elling, John Pizzarelli, Lewis Nash, and Peter Erskine, to name a few.

In 2006, Josh was one of only twelve semi-finalists in the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition. 

Josh has recorded for countless albums, films, and TV shows, but also makes time for his own projects: Anticipation (2004) and Let it Go (2007, Native Language Music) both garnered international critical acclaim. Josh’s fourth album, I Hear a Rhapsody (2009), featured his original compositions, standard interpretations, and reinventions of rock tunes. Discoveries (2011), introduced a pairing of classic science fiction ephemera with new compositions for a brass and wind ensemble (featuring a live ongoing video projection and art installation component as well, called The Discovery Project). His new album Exploring Mars (2015) explores musical themes on the Red Planet, along with spectacular NASA/JPL Martian video footage.

Original music and performances of Josh’s have appeared on various prime-time and cable shows and short films, including “Jack and Bobby”, "The Division", and a national Johnson and Johnson commercial. He has also worked with film composer Michael Kamen, and actors Eric Idle, Clint Eastwood, and Jon Lovitz. Josh has earned many awards, scholarships, and accolades over the years, some of which include the Louis Armstrong Award and the John Philip Sousa Award.

Josh has collaborated with vocal talent Sara Gazarek for 10 years. He penned the title track of her debut record, “Yours” (among many others), and that album climbed to the Top 10 on the Billboard Jazz Charts in 2005. Their new duo album “Dream in the Blue” was released in August 2016, also charting well on Billboard, iTunes, and Amazon.

Josh toured with legendary vocalist Natalie Cole for 6 years. He continues to tour with artists Sara Gazarek, Richard Galliano, Tom Scott, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Christian Howes. He taught jazz for 4 years at Soka University and more recently at Cal State University Northridge.

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Susan Moisio from the construction company Ch2M will talk on Monday, 10/23 at 3pm in Lindner 103

Posted: 10/19/17 12:18 AM

Susan Moisio

Technology Fellow and global practice director for Ch2M
Monday, 10/23 at 3pm in Lindner 103.

CH2M HILL, also known as CH2M, is a global engineering company that provides consulting, design, construction, and operations services for corporations, and federal, state, and local governments. Susan Moisio will talk about her job and how she rose to her current position in the male-dominated STEM field of Civil Engineering and about some of her projects like managing wet weather, climate change impacts and reducing sewer overflows to the environment. If you are interested in working at a global company and/or interested in engineering, please attend!

1-Susan Moisio Flyer_v1.pdf

Posted: 10/18/17 4:07 PM

Xavier Athletics' annual Musketeer Madness event, presented by Wing Eyecare, is this Friday, October 20 at Cintas Center. Get your first-look at the men's and women's basketball teams before the 2017-18 season. The event is FREE to the public and features a Fan Fest on the plaza starting at 5:30 p.m. The Madness continues inside at 7:00 p.m. The first 3,000 fans receive a Xavier glow wand, courtesy of Wing Eyecare. Learn more at

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Posted: 10/18/17 3:29 PM

Xavier women's basketball will host the third annual Lauren Hill Tipoff Classic on Saturday, Nov. 11. Xavier takes on New Hampshire at 5:00 p.m., with Mount St. Joseph and Hiram playing approximately 30 minutes following the conclusion of the first game. Kids in grades 8 and under are invited to participate in the Bounce for a Cure event to "bounce" to Cintas Center and do their Layup4Lauren on the Sedler Family Plaza before heading into the game. All kids who participate in the event will receive a free Xavier basketball and a free ticket to the Lauren Hill Tipoff Classic. Learn more at

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Posted: 10/18/17 2:30 PM


On Friday, Oct. 28, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation sponsors the 26th Run Like Hell event which has raised over $1.5 million over the past 25  years. The run starts and ends at 3617 Woodburn Ave with runners dressed in Halloween costumes.  Race registration is $40  prior to the race day and the after party is $15. If you join a team upon registration by 10/22/17, please use code RLH2017 which will qualify you for a $5 discount.  Visit the website for more details and to register. 

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Posted: 10/18/17 12:30 PM

Please encourage students to participate in the Big College Event, hosted by the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at the Duke Energy Center, Exhibit Hall B. The chamber is inviting college and university students to discover the Cincinnati region and connect with internship opportunities, interest groups, social scenes and community engagement to deepen their affinity for the region. Free buses from Xavier to Duke Energy Center will leave from the Bellarmine Circle at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. with return trips leaving Duke Energy Center at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Learn more at the Cincinnati Chamber.

Posted: 10/18/17 10:24 AM

The Rettig Lecture takes place this Saturday, 10/21, at 4:00 pm in the Conaton Board Room. Our speaker this year is R. Allen Shoaf and his talk is “Traho, -ere in Dante’s Commedia” (for more information, see here). The Rettig Lecture is open to the public and a reception will follow. Parents and other family members are welcome! 

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Experience a course about the Holocaust unlike any other ... THEO 353: Living Memory

Posted: 10/18/17 10:09 AM

This Spring, Rabbi Abie Ingber is offering a THEO 353 course on the Holocaust that meets 4-5 times during the Spring Semester and culminates in a study abroad trip to Lithuania and Poland in May. See the program flier for more detailed information.

The three credit hour course is covered by Spring Semester tuition. All students, including seniors and graduate students, are encouraged to apply.

Applications are due to GSC 340 on Wednesday, November 1.

Posted: 10/17/17 4:39 PM

THIS Thursday, October 17, is Xavier's inaugural drag show, hosted by Sarah Jessica Darker and headlined by Trinity Taylor. It's going to be spooky, sparkly, and spectacular! If you haven't gotten tickets, there are some left in the CDI, so see Kelsey O'Neil for those. This is a big moment for Xavier University, and we can't wait to see everyone's beautiful faces there! 

Make history and come to the drag show!

It's going to be drop dead GORE-geous! 


*We are also accepting donations for Lighthouse Youth Services, which provides services for homeless LGBTQ youth. We will accept hygiene products, unused/unopened socks and underwear, and hats/gloves. We will have bins at the event and in the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. 


Posted: 10/17/17 4:22 PM

Come out and support the Student Nurse Organization tomorrow (October 18th) from 5-9PM at Jason's Deli in Rookwood. 

Every meal purchased will raise money towards SNO Ball!

Posted: 10/17/17 3:39 PM

Time: 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM
Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Location: Gallagher Student Center Atrium

Need a part-time job?

10+ local employers looking to hire XU students for part-time jobs will be tabling in the Gallagher Student Center atrium on Wednesday, October 18th from 10am – 2pm

Come as you are to meet employers and learn about opportunities. No resumes needed.  (Ask the employers about their application processes.)

Post Graduate Volunteer Fair - Tuesday, October 24, 4-6 PM

Posted: 10/17/17 8:41 AM

All students are encouraged to attend the Post Graduate Volunteer Fair - Tuesday, October 24, 4-6 PM in the Gallagher Student Center, Arrupe Overlook.   Post-graduate service agencies will be in attendance sharing about the varied programs, experiences, and benefits each has to offer. 


For full details, including a list of all registered programs, please visit the event website: 


Sponsored by the Dorothy Day Center for Faith & Justice and Career Development

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Heroes of Professional Ethics Lecture Series with Michael Josephson 10/26/17 6:30 pm

Posted: 10/17/17 8:35 AM

Please join us for the Heroes of Professional Ethics Lecture Series featuring Michael Josephson on Oct. 26, 2017 The Presentation begins at 6:30 pm in the Duff Banquet Room of Cintas Center.  Please RSVP @

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1-Evite Michael Josephson 10 26 17.pdf

OIDI Launches the Bias Education & Advocacy Team (B.E.A.T.)

Posted: 10/16/17 3:10 PM

The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion (OIDI) has launched the Bias Education and Advocacy Team (B.E.A.T) to provide faculty and staff a safe space to report bias-related incidents. Xavier University is committed to creating and sustaining an environment in which all of the members of our community are welcomed, respected and supported.  More information about B.E.A.T. may be found on our website at or by contacting Tracey DuEst, Associate Director for OIDI, at or 745-3114.  


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Posted: 10/16/17 3:02 PM

The Working Group on Xavier's Connection with Slavery, co-chaired by Professor Kathleen Smythe and Kyra Shahid, PhD, was charged by the President, Fr. Graham, and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion to prepare a report on how the University should acknowledge and respond to its historical connection to slavery. The Working Group will host conversations for all to learn, listen and reflect on possible ways to respond to Xavier’s early reliance on slavery on October 25th in Schott Hall, 10th floor, and on November 1st 3:00 - 4:30 pm, (location to be announced). See the flyer for further details. Attendance is encouraged for both sessions; the information presented at the first session provides an important foundation for a productive discussion of our institutional response. Refreshments will served.

1-Working Group Forum Flyer 2.pdf

It's Just Lunch- CDI Brown Bag Lunch Leadership Series

Posted: 10/16/17 2:38 PM

Join us tomorrow for "It's Just Lunch" CDI Brown Bag Lunch Leadership Series at 12:00pm in Alter 104. This month's theme is "Navigating College using the principles of Sun Tzu. Students will get the chance to learn time management, conflct resolution and leadership development skills. We hope to see you there!

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Posted: 10/16/17 2:16 PM

The Office of Academic Support is looking to hire additional tutors this semester.  We will accept applications for any subject, but are looking for Math, Statistics, Business Statistics, Accounting, Finance, and Physics tutors in particular.  If interested, please submit an application at by Wednesday, Oct. 25.  If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Academic Support at or 513-745-3280.

Posted: 10/16/17 12:09 PM

October 25, 2017  6:00-7:30 p.m.
?Kennedy Auditorium - Conaton Learning Commons 412 

Save the date to hear Dr. Johnathon Ross, M.D., M.P.H., past president of Physicians for a National Health Program - PNHP, discuss "Keeping it Simple:  How an improved expanded Medicare for all can yield liberal benefits with conservative spending".  Dr. Ross is an associate clinical professor of medicine at the University of Toledo where he practices general internal medicine at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center.  PNHP is a non-profit research and education organization of 20,000 physicians, medical students, and health professionals who support single-payer national health insurance

The Big College Event - Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

Posted: 10/16/17 11:31 AM

Invite the students you work with!

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 4-9 p.m., Duke Energy Center, Exhibit Hall B

NEW in 2017, the Cincinnati Chamber brings you The Big College Event, inviting thousands of college and university students to discover the Cincinnati region and explore with eyes wide open. By connecting students to internship opportunities, interest groups, social scenes, community engagement and Cincy's flavor, we will deepen their affinity for the region and what it means to have the best in life when they choose Cincinnati after graduation.

Free Buses from Xavier to Duke Energy Center will leave from the Bellarmine Circle at 4:30pm and 6:30pm with return trips leaving Duke Energy Center at 7:00pm and 9:00pm.”

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Posted: 10/16/17 9:30 AM

The Xavier community is invited to attend a combined CBO/Provost assembly on Monday, October 30th at 3:00 p.m. in the Gallagher Student Center Theatre. The assembly will be live streamed.



Posted: 10/16/17 9:14 AM

Fold and fly your best airplane around the library and compete with others for glory. The winner will be given the official title "Paper Aviator Extraordinaire" which can be placed on resumes, business cards, and promotional pens.

Stop by the Makerspace Monday, October 16 from 10 to 4 and test your skill!

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Posted: 10/16/17 8:47 AM

Please join the Xavier community in saying thank you and bidding farewell to Chief Milek this Thursday, 10/19/17, 3:00pm-5:00pm, in the Conaton Board Room.  Refreshments will be served.

Chief Milek has accepted a position with Oklahoma State University.  Besides being a great opportunity, Chief Milek will be moving closer to family.

Posted: 10/15/17 12:53 PM

Student Nurse Organization is having a fundraiser at Jason's Deli in Rookwood on October 18th from 5-9PM! 

Bring your friends for good food and a portion of your meal will go towards funds for the SNO ball!

Questions contact:

Posted: 10/13/17 1:18 PM

The Office of Marketing and Communications offers studio sessions for faculty and staff to have their portraits made or updated. The next session is on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The new photography and video studio is located in the Alumni Center Room 114. No appointment is necessary.

Posted: 10/13/17 11:19 AM

Elle Woods appears to have it all. But her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her so he can start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back at all costs, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. With the help of her friends, and her sidekick Bruiser, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world!

Join us this Family Weekend, October 20-22! Shows are 7:30pm Friday and Saturday and 2:00pm Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $12 for students and faculty. We also now accept X-Cash! Tickets are available at the GSC Box Office and online at


Posted: 10/13/17 11:19 AM

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 17th @ 6:30 p.m. at the Center for Innovation 

Blockchains - Beyond Currency:


While Blockchains are well known as the enabling technology, the greatest application Blockchain may be in data-oriented applications. Come see a demonstration of Hyperledger Fabric, a permission-based chain, and discuss how Blockchain can enable a world of data centric solution

Posted: 10/13/17 11:09 AM

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the work you do to help TRiO, SSS students in your classroom.  To continue to receive your support for the TRiO, SSS students, I am asking you to take a few minutes to complete a progress report for any TRiO, SSS student in your classroom this semester.  The Progress reports will be emailed out the week of October 16, 2017.  Please complete the online progress report by October 27, 2017.  If you have questions, contact me at  or X3756.


Thank You!

Dr. Daniel McSpadden

Director, TRiO Student Support Services

Posted: 10/13/17 10:18 AM

The Center for Teaching Excellence hosts a workshop with Ron Quinn, director of the Coaching Education and Athlete Development graduate program, on “How Coaching Principles Can Inform Teaching,” Tuesday, October 17th from 2:00-3:30 in CLC 308. Dr. Quinn will discuss how athlete-centered and games-based approaches promote the participation of students at all levels, cooperation among students, and the development of increasingly sophisticated skills. Dr. Quinn has coached more than 20 years at the high school level and 17 years at the collegiate level, and has published more than 25 articles on various aspects of youth coaching. He was named the 2013 Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Women’s Sport Association Coach of the Year and the 2013 Ohio High School Private, Parochial Girls Soccer Coach of the Year, among many honors.