Posted: 9/27/16 5:02 PM

ALL INFO SESSIONS ARE IN SMITH HALL, ROOM 247. 

Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 3:30-4:30PM

Monday, October 3, 2016 from 3:00-4:00PM

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 from 4:30-5:30PM

Are you a current Sophomore or Junior?  If so, you could qualify to apply for a two-week internship program in London next summer.  The 2 week internship is also a three (3) credit hour course which counts towards your 120 credit hour requirement to graduate.  All interns must take at least one additional Xavier course, during the preceding 4 week program.  Other students might only want to stay in London for 4 weeks, and take two out of the three following courses:

 

  1. BLAW300 (Fiorelli), required course for all Business majors. Also satisfies a DCR flag, and GDST flag.  Typically, over half of the students taking this class are not business majors.
  2. ENG2015 (Renzi), satisfies the Literature and Moral Imagination required by all students.
  3. PHIL200 (Gottlibe) satisfies the Philosophical Perspectives, required by all students.  This course could alternatively be considered a Humanities elective.

The faculty hope to see you at one of the upcoming info sessions.  For more information, please visit www.xavierlondon.com, like us at Facebook.com/xulondon, or contact Professor Fiorelli at Fiorelli@xavier.edu, (513)745-2050, 226 Smith Hall.

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Posted: 9/27/16 4:41 PM

Ohio is a swing state and may well play a pivotal role in determing the outcome of the presidential election.  If you're a student at Xavier and reside in Ohio, you're eligible to vote in Ohio, but you must register by the October 11th deadline.  More info. at http://campusvoteproject.org/ohio/   Please contact Bellarmine Chapel's Director of Social Mission, Tim Severyn, at severynte@xavier.edu to register to vote now!  

Posted: 9/27/16 4:17 PM

The Library, in conjunction with faculty from English, Philosophy, and History, are celebrating Banned Book Week 2017 with a public read-out this Friday, Sept 30th, from 10am to 3pm in the CLC/Library Atrium. Stop by and listen to faculty and students read passages from their favorite books that censors have sought to ban in the past--or join in by reading, open-mic style, from your favorite!! 

For more information: http://www.ala.org/bbooks/bannedbooksweek

Posted: 9/27/16 4:00 PM

The Xavier Noyce Program invites all students and faculty to join us in our partnership with Breakthrough Cincinnati.

 

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.


 

X-Day is this Sunday- Office of Admission Open House

Posted: 9/27/16 2:23 PM

This Sunday, October 2nd the Office of Admission will be welcoming hundreds of prospective students and their families to campus for X-Day, the first of our two fall open house dates. These families will be on campus from 8:30am-4:00pm and while they will mainly be in the Cintas Center, they will also be around campus on tours, in residence halls, and in some academic buildings. Please be aware they will be parking in C-2.

We hope that you will welcome these perspective students to campus and show them what it means to be a part of the Xavier community. If you have any questions, or are a freshman who would like to volunteer to show their room, please contact Emily Augustin in the Office of Admission or visit the website xavier.edu/xday. Emily can be reached at augustine1@xavier.edu or 513-745-3197.

X-Day is this Sunday- Office of Admission Open House

Posted: 9/27/16 2:23 PM

This Sunday, October 2nd the Office of Admission will be welcoming hundreds of prospective students and their families to campus for X-Day, the first of our two fall open house dates. These families will be on campus from 8:30am-4:00pm and while they will mainly be in the Cintas Center, they will also be around campus on tours, in residence halls, and in some academic buildings. Please be aware they will be parking in C-2.

We hope that you will welcome these perspective students to campus and show them what it means to be a part of the Xavier community. If you have any questions, or are a freshman who would like to volunteer to show their room, please contact Emily Augustin in the Office of Admission or visit the website xavier.edu/xday. Emily can be reached at augustine1@xavier.edu or 513-745-3197.

Posted: 9/27/16 1:51 PM

Don't Tell Anna, an improv comedy troupe made up of 8 current Xavier students, will be performing this Friday, September 30th, at 9 PM in Kennedy Auditorium (CLC 412). The show is free and open to all members of the Xavier community. Doors will open approximately 30 minutes prior to showtime. 

If you or a friend require special seating accomodation (including physical impairment or deaf/hard of hearing), please email troupe president Harrison Hensley at hensleyh@xavier.edu and we will you reserve you a seat. Thanks, and we'll see you on Friday!

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/301199910263451/?notif_t=plan_user_joined¬if_id=1474827913859051

Posted: 9/27/16 1:12 PM

Come down to Carnival Night tomorrow between 4:30-8:00 outside the Hoff! There will be games, candy, prizes and more!

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Ohio Innocence Project- National Wrongful Conviction Day Exoneree Panel

Posted: 9/27/16 1:11 PM

The Ohio Innocence Project (OIP) works to free innocent, wrongfully convicted individuals across the state of Ohio. Since 2003, OIP has helped 24 individuals regain their freedom. Join us on October 3rd from 12-1pm in Kennedy Auditorium for the opportunity to hear the stories of these individuals, as they participate in an Exoneree Panel to commemorate International Wrongful Conviction Day. Lunch will be provided This event is hosted by Xavier’s Phi Alpha Delta pre-law fraternity, Criminal Justice Society, pre-law society, and the CFJ and is sponsored by the Ohio Innocence Project and OIP-u. For any questions email Lauren Morris atmorrisl@xavier.edu.

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Fall Break Hours of Operation Auxiliary Services, Dining, and Retail

Posted: 9/27/16 1:06 PM

Auxiliary Services is pleased to share the 2016 Fall Break hours of operation for dining venues and retail establishments on campus. For more information, please visit xavier.edu/auxiliary-services.

For more information: http://www.xavier.edu/auxiliary-services/?aq=auto-Office%20of%20Auxiliary%20Services

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Posted: 9/27/16 12:05 PM

XavierBuy access has been restored; thank you for your patience!

Conway Faculty Fellowship - Application Information

Posted: 9/27/16 11:52 AM

 

Applications for the Conway Faculty Fellowship in Jesuit Education for 2017-18 are accepted through November 14.  Information and the application are available on the Conway Institute website.

Posted: 9/27/16 11:36 AM

The XavierBuy system is experiencing tehnical difficulties.  Once resolved, another portal announcement will be submitted. 

Posted: 9/27/16 4:57 AM

We have 19 Spring Break that will be traveling Saturday, March 4- Saturday, March 11th.  Serving as a "Learning Partner" for AB is a great way to get to know students on a different level by engaging with social justice topics and working together with a community partner located around the world!

Here are a few expectations and responsibilities that a Learning Partner would have on an Alternative Break:

·      The Learning Partner is not in charge rather they serve as a resource while students plan meetings, reflections, and facilitate the trip itself.  The Learning Partner is an active participant engaging in education, making wise decisions, providing advice, building relationships, and stepping up in cases of emergency as the University representative. 
 
·      We recommend attending  2 of the group’s weekly pre-trip meetings before winter break and three in January-February to get to know participants and site leaders before leaving for the trip. The cost of the trip is waived for Learning Partners. The link to the Learning Partner Application can be found below and are due Friday, September 30th!
 
 
Please feel free to reach out to Shannon Carney or Shannon Hughes in the Center for Faith and Justice with any questions or if you’d like to set up a conversation about joining AB this year.

 

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

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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.

Sincerely,
Rachel Larson

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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

Food
Fun
Carnival Games
Popcorn
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.

DIRECT PAY & BUSINESS AND TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT Paperless A/P Announcement

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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