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 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
Phone: 513-979-0339

Posted: 9/23/16 12:54 PM

Hey Muskies!  Quick message here just to let you know everywhere you can go that will take your X-CASH. So if you are ever on the go with just your All-Card these are the spots you can hit!

Mail Center - You've got mail!

Bookstore - For all you worms out there.

Laundry Facilities - Only if you're starting to stink.

Pepsi, snack and coffee vending machines - the go-to satisfaction containers of goodness.

Hoff Dining Commons - FOOD!

Cintas Center Concessions - 49 more days, but who's counting?

McDonald Library - shhhh!

Ryans Pub - For the game and grub.

Starbucks (UStation) - If you're thinking trenta.

Coffee Emporium (GSC) - Try the cookies!

Bull Market Café (Smith) - Business casual dress is required. we kid.

Subway (GSC) - If you're longing for a footlong. 

Blue Gibbon (GSC) – to satisfy all your Chinese Cravings.

Currito Burrito (Xavier) – For those late night burrito meetings.

PLUS... SGA partnered with these restaurants at these locations for you guys!

                    Buffalo Wild Wings - Rookwood, Norwood 

                    Bruegger's Bagels - Hyde Park Plaza

                    Chipotle - Surrey Square, Norwood 

                    CVS - 5229 Montgomery rd, Norwood 

                    Fro-Yo - Ustation

                    Graeter's - Ustation

                    GoldStar - Ustaion

                    Top This - Ustation

                    TGI Fridays - 8150 Montgomery Rd

                    Delicio - 9321 Montgomery Rd


For more information:

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 10:00 AM

SGA senate elections are right around the corner. If you are interested in making a difference and joining student government you must attend one of the four informational meetings to obtain all of the necessary documents that need to be completed to become a candidate.
Below are the four meeting times:
  • Tuesday, October 11th at 5pm
  • Wednesday, October 12th at 12pm
  • Thursday, October 13th at 4pm
  • Friday, October 14th at 4:30pm
 All meetings will be in the Office of Student Involvement (Gallagher 210). If you have any question please email Board of Elections chair Talor Crawford at

For more information:

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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:

Applications Open for Elementary School Mentorship Program

Posted: 9/22/16 6:44 PM

Attention all Muskies!  Looking for a year-long mentorship volunteer experience working with children at St. Francis de Sales elementary school?  Sign up for Mini Muskies (formerly UpSpring Buddies or ZooMates), a program for Xavier students to mentor St. Francis 3rd-5th graders in an awesome year-long program engaging mentees on educational and relationship enriching activities each week!

Check out our attached flyer and application, which is due October 3rd!

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2-Mentor Application.docx

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 2:23 PM


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 4:00pm in Alter Hall 301

Program Dates: DECEMBER 30, 2016 – JANUARY 7, 2017

For more information, Contact  

Ms. Darleen Frickman in Schott 505,

Dr. E.P. Colella in Hinkle 210,



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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.

Interested in Traveling to the US/Mexico Border for Fall Break????

Posted: 9/21/16 1:12 PM

Voices of Solidarity is accepting applications NOW for the SOA Watch Encuentro at the Border protest.

This application is open to ANYONE who is interested  in expanding their knowledge of immigration issues and greater social justice issues as they pertain to Latin America. There is a $100 fee if you are accepted and this includes airfare, hotel stay and food for the weekend. Full information on the trip can be found on the application itself. 

For more information on the Protest and it's history visit:

Any questions? Email Alex Fath ( or Rayanne Pancoast ( 



Posted: 9/21/16 11:54 AM

Club field hockey is looking to recruit more members, girls and boys, especially a goalie (we have brand new gear!) to our team!! We practice Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights. Attendance at all three practices each week is not mandatory. No experience is necessary! Find us on org sync, or send us an email,, if you're interested!

For more information:

Posted: 9/21/16 11:15 AM

Did you know that almost 700 students were matched with a Mentor last year?

If you were not one of them and are graduating in 2018 or 2019, you are eligible to apply for a Mentor! Mentors are professionals who can help you with career advice, interviewing skills, networking and much more. Students in ANY major can request a Mentor. To apply, you must attend ONE 30-minute info session. There are only five info sessions being offered!

Thurs., Sept. 29th @ 5:30pm

Mon., Oct. 3rd @ 5:00pm

Tues., Oct. 4th @ 4:30pm

Wed., Oct. 12th @ 3:00pm

Thurs., Oct. 13th @ 6:30pm

ALL info sessions are in CLC 412 (Kennedy Auditorium)

RSVPs are recommended but not required. RSVP via Hire-A-Muskie. Questions? Contact

For more information:

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  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.

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:

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Posted: 9/20/16 3:04 PM

The FBI is attending the Fall Career Fair!

Talk with representatives on Tuesday, September 27 from 2-5 at the Cintas Center.

For more information on the Fall Career Fair, please visit

Student Check-In/ Safe Space Thursday @ 5 in the CDI

Posted: 9/20/16 1:33 PM

As we continue to struggle and strive against the burden that is White supremacy and the violence that it enacts on Black bodies, the Black Student Association of Xavier University mourns the losses of Tyree King, Terence Crutcher, Philando Castile, Alton Sterling, Korryn Gaines and the countless others who have been struck down by the violence of White supremacy since the conception of this country. The Black Student Association not only condemns police brutality, but also racially biased law officials, and criminal justice practices that destroy Black communities. We condemn all acts of violence enacted on Black bodies including mental and spiritual violence that teach us that our lives don’t matter; ideologies that aim to convince us that Blackness is something to be despised; and any communication that labels us as thugs for exercising our Constitutional rights as citizens and innate rights as human beings. We also stand in solidarity with the community of Northern Kentucky University, as they seek to educate and heal their campus in the wake of racist and oppressive actions following welcome week. We are in mourning and acknowledge all who share our thoughts and commit to standing in solidarity for and with Black individuals who are metaphorically and literally gasping for breath. This coming Thursday at 5pm in the Center for Diversity and Inclusion we along with members of GOAL and LEAD will be having a Check-In/ Safe Space for those who are also mourning these unjust losses.

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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:

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:

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

For more information on this article, please contact:

Jennifer Reilly

513-745-3366 ext. 4

For more information:

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:

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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  We hope to see you there!

For more information:

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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:

Posted: 9/19/16 4:48 PM

Employers are headed to campus to promote internships and jobs that they want to fill with you.

View the Career Development Office's list of Employer Dates & Deadlines to find out what's coming up soon.

The Career Development Office has many events planned to help you polish your resume and perfect your face-to-face introduction. Learn more here!

Reach out to us anytime by emailing, calling (513) 745-3141, or visiting us in CLC 530.

Posted: 9/19/16 3:47 PM

The Center for Innovation and the Xavier University Library are hosting a free talk by Victor Yocco on User Experience.

Victor Yocco will discuss how to use heuristics to make decisions, digital design, and the culture of using alcohol in design and technology.

User Experience is a huge trend in many industries. An understanding of it would be very useful when trying to solve problems, come up with new ideas, and even in making day-to-day decisions.

The event is on Wednesday, September 28th at 5:30pm in the McDonald Memorial Library Maker Space (on the first floor). I’ve attached a flyer.

For more information, and to register, please click this link:

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Posted: 9/19/16 1:02 PM

User Experience (UX) researcher Victor Yocco will be speaking outside the University Library Makerspace, 1st floor McDonald Memorial Library on Wednesday, September 28 at 5:30pm. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.  There will be a raffle for door prizes.  To register and for more information, go to Register for UX.

Reminder: Preschool Promise and Vote for 44 Info Session

Posted: 9/19/16 11:34 AM

Come on 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  We hope to see you there!

For more information:

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Posted: 9/19/16 11:25 AM

Are you interested in becoming a leader at Xavier?! If so, then you should consider joining Resident Student Association (RSA)!

  • RSA is a resident-based organization that consists of councils.  Each council represents a residence hall on campus. 
  • Members of Hall Council put on programs/events/activities for all the residents in each hall; which helps make your hall feel more like a community!  
  • RSA is a nationwide organization and a great opportunity for you to gain a leadership position in your hall and on campus!
  • Members will work directly with with hall directors and build connections with them and other staff and students

Not only is Hall Council fun and great way to build community but it looks great on a resume! 

applications on orgsync at: and are due SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 AT 11:59 PM 

Any questions email Brianna Boyce, 

For more information:

Posted: 9/19/16 10:43 AM

The Financial Aid Office will be holding a staff retreat on Thursday, September 22 and Friday, September 23, 2016. The office will be closed 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm on Thursday, Sept. 22 and all day Friday, Sept. 23rd. Please plan accordingly if need to speak with a financial aid counselor this week.

Posted: 9/19/16 10:38 AM

On October 11th, E/RS will host a panel of faculty including Mack Mariani, Julie O'Hara, Anas Malik, and Paul O'Hara, who will speak about Immigration and the Elections with a focus on immigration policy and the presidential elections.  The panel will take place in Conaton Board Room (Schmidt Hall) at 7pm. 

Posted: 9/19/16 9:04 AM

Xavier students who will be Juniors or Seniors in the Fall of 2017 can apply for an optional two week internship in London this summer.  All Xavier London students (including those who will be Sophomores in the Fall of 2017) will take either one, or two of the following courses: BLAW 300 (Professor Fiorelli), ENGL 205 (Dr. Renzi) or PHIL 200 (Dr. Gottlieb).  For more information, please visit, like us on or contact Professor Fiorelli at, (513)745-2050.

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Posted: 9/19/16 8:38 AM

All Xavier students and alumni seeking full-time employment or internship experience are invited!

Meet with employers representing various corporate, non-profit and government organizations.

  • No pre-registration required 
  • Check-in begins at 1 p.m. and the fair opens at 2 p.m.
  • Undergraduate, Graduate Students and Alumni of all Majors Should Attend
What to Bring:
  • ALL Card 
  • Multiple Resumes
  • Padfolio (available in 530 CLC)
  • Business Cards (if you have them)
  • How to Dress

For more information: