Posted: 5/3/16 1:14 PM

Who was Columbus?  The untold story-was Columbus not Italian but of Polish royalty?

Join us for dinner and  discussion with Manuel Rosa, author of Columbus-The Untold Story.

Rosa will present new insights into ulterior motives for the epic 1491 voyage across the sea, and will debunk the narrative written in schoolbooks that he was from a poor Italian from a Genoese family of peasant wool weavers.

Guests are welcome.  RSVP to or call 513-651-6166.  FPLC, Brueggeman Center associates, and World Affairs Council members-$25/guest $30.

For complete information, including biographical for Manuel Rosa, please see the flyer.

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Posted: 5/3/16 12:06 PM

Today, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1:00-4:00 pm, Library Staff will be sharing their dogs in the Library Garden on the first floor of the McDonald Library.  They -- the dogs not the Library Staff -- love a good pet or a good scratch! (Well, maybe the Library Staff too.)  And don't you need to get your heart rate back to normal!





Posted: 5/3/16 8:58 AM

The majority of this year's graduating seniors were born in the early 90s. Here’s what Xavier students were doing back then.

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Posted: 5/2/16 12:35 PM

Don't forget to report and submit your time worked for the pay period 4/25/2016 - 5/8/2016.  This is due no later than Monday, May 9th.  

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Take a Study Break - Grab a Board Game at the Library

Posted: 5/2/16 12:28 PM

Through finals week, University Library is providing a variety of games, board games, and puzzles located on its board game table on the 3rd floor of McDonald Library.  All games can be taken on the honor system.  Students, faculty, and staff may take a game to wherever they want for as long as they want.  Have fun!

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Don't Lose Your Research Citations When RefWorks Disappears

Posted: 5/2/16 12:11 PM

After May 31, 2016, RefWorks accounts will no longer be available.   The University Library is replacing RefWorks with Zotero, a free bibliographic citation management tool.

Refworks citations can be transferred to Zotero by following the instructions found at, or please make an appointment with your personal librarian if you prefer.

This guide explains how to download Zotero to your computer (the librarians recommend using Firefox for all the Zotero features) and also illustrates how to add new citations into your Zotero account.

Note: librarians recommend faculty, staff, and students create a free Zotero account in order to use Zotero on multiple computers.

Please contact Vicki Young at if you have any questions.


Posted: 5/2/16 11:24 AM

Thank you to those who donated shirts for the One Shirt, One Body Campaign that ran from April 11-25th! We were able to collect a total of 723 shirts and donate them to The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati! A special thanks to the AFO Bookstore and the Xavier Athletics Marketing Department for their large contributions! 

Posted: 5/2/16 11:12 AM

Xavier is conducting the 2016 Campus Safety Survey.  This important survey seeks to obtain feedback from students about a range of topics concerning campus safety, including perceptions of crime, fear of crime victimization, awareness of safety initiatives at Xavier University, crime prevention habits, and perceptions of the Xavier University Police Department. 
Your responses will provide invaluable information about safety on campus and assist in strengthening a culture of safety at Xavier. 

Please complete this anonymous survey by going to the link below no later than Friday, May 13th  at 5:00 PM.  The survey will take approximately 25-30 minutes to complete and your participation is completely voluntary.

Thank you in advance for your participation and #BeSafeXU,

Posted: 5/2/16 10:31 AM


Stop by the Commuter Lounge TODAY at 12 pm for free pizza and snacks!!

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Posted: 5/2/16 9:54 AM

Get your caffeine fix as you prepare to study for exams. Compliments of Auxiliary Services and AVI Vending, free hot chocolate and coffee will be made available through the hot drink vending machines located in Alter Hall, Cohen, Elet, Learning Commons and Library. This promotional service is available for the first day of final exams, starting at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 3 through 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 4. 

Graduating Seniors: Last chance to win a $50 gift card

Posted: 4/28/16 5:30 PM

Are you graduating in May?  Do you have confirmed plans post-graduation (e.g., full-time job, year of service, enrolled in grad school)?

If you said "yes" to both of these questions, complete the career outcomes survey at by 11:59pm TONIGHT (April 28th).  One winner of a $50 gift card will be drawn from those who participate.

Don't have confirmed plans?  The Career Development Office can help! Visit with a career coach during walk-in hours (Mon., Tues., Wed., 1:30-3:30pm & Thurs., Fri., 11:00am-1:00pm) in 530 CLC or schedule an appointment.

Solidarity Semester: Nicaragua Presentation - TOMORROW!

Posted: 4/28/16 4:30 PM

Come and listen to the students of the Nicaraguan Solidarity Semester present on their unforgettable experience of service learning spent in the heart of Central America. You will not want to miss their stories of personal, academic, and spiritual growth during this adventure of a lifetime. The presentation is Friday, April 29th in Kennedy Auditorium beginning at 3:30pm. 


Posted: 4/28/16 3:58 PM

Xavier University and the Department of Art are pleased to present an exhibition by two senior art majors - Karen May, Painting and Alexandra Morris, Prints. The exhibition opens on Friday, April 29 through May 6.


Karen May presents Growth, a series of paintings that represent a timeline of a single girl and the development of her life from birth to Motherhood. Individual stages of development are depicted through the eyes of psychologists Erik Erikson and Jean Piaget.


Paracosm by Alexandra Morris is a series of woodcuts and lithographs that focus on the imaginary worlds created

by the artist in her childhood. The work is a discovery of how such imaginary creations can assist a growing child

and also the lasting effect of these worlds upon the creative and emotional mind into adulthood.


Please join us for the artists’ reception on Friday, April 29, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Come meet the artists,

enjoy the art and refreshments.

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Posted: 4/28/16 10:37 AM

The International Animation Club will be showing the animated film, Metropolis, by Osamu Tezuka, a retelling of the classic early 20th century film. 

The film will be shown tonight in Alter 006 at 6:00 p.m. Dewey's Pizza will be available for all who attend!

Email for more details.

Posted: 4/28/16 9:39 AM

CDK Global will be on campus TODAY Thursday, April 28th handing out free cupcakes and full-time job opportunities. Visit Smith Hall Atrium from 10am-12pm or the Gallagher Student Center Atrium from 12pm-2pm to learn how you join the team as early as this summer! View the job description for Customer Support Specialist (Job ID 4043) on Hire-A-Muskie, and submit your application today!  Learn about the career that Adam Brandner (XU MBA '12) has developed at CDK Global by reading the article Working Your Way to the Top on page 21 of the 2016 Spring Career Fair Magazine.



Posted: 4/28/16 9:20 AM


My mother died in 1975 to the date. I want to share with you my memory of her; a teaching moment.

Sometimes we need to kill life, to give meaning to life.





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Posted: 4/28/16 9:19 AM

How safe do you feel on campus?  As part of Xavier's #BeSafeXU campaign we want your input.  Your responses to the Xavier Campus Safety Survey will provide invaluable information about safety on campus and assist in strengthening a culture of safety at Xavier.  

Take the survey now and help make your campus a safer one. 





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Posted: 4/28/16 8:59 AM

2016-2017 Winter-Cohen Family/Brueggeman Fellows

The 2016-2017 Winter-Cohen Family/Brueggeman Fellows have been chosen.

The students will engage in a year of independent research followed by an immersion/research trip. They will also participate in an interdisciplinary learning community at the Center for the entire academic year. The Fellows are a diverse group, representing all three colleges at Xavier.

The new Brueggeman Fellows are:

Emma Allen, Class of 2017, Montessori Education Major

Contemplating Peace and Transforming Education Through the Montessori & Permaculture Philosophies

Immersion/Research Trip: Australia, Sweden

Maggie Burlingame, Class of 2018   Economics, Sustainability & Society Major

Renewable Energy Practices and Integration-Immersion/Research Trip: Sweden

Sylvia Chemweno, Class of 2018,  Biology Major

Improving Maternal-Child Health in Sub-Saharan Africa-Immersion/Research Trip: Kenya

Frank Geiser, Class of 2018,  Art Major

Modern Monasticism-Immersion/Research Trip: Tibet, Switzerland, India

Charles Gonzalez, Graduate Student , Urban Sustainability & Resilience Major

Sustainable Urbanism in Germany and Sweden-Immersion/Research Trip: Germany, Sweden

Ashley Hardee, Class of 2018, Chemistry Major

Finding a Cure for Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases-Immersion/Research Trip:  NIAID Clinic, Bethesda, Maryland

Michael McGrath, Class of 2018, Theology & Political Science Major

Understanding the Role of the Catholic Church Within a Communist State-Immersion/Research Trip: Cuba

Chloe Clare Peyton, Class of 2018, Occupational Therapy Major

A Comparative Analysis Between China and Hong Kong Regarding the Employment and Treatment of People with  Disabilities-Immersion/Research Trip: Hong Kong, China

Taylor Zachary, Class of 2017, Sociology Major

Reimagining the Poor People’s Campaign in the Era of Black Lives Matter-Immersion/Research Trip: South Africa



Posted: 4/28/16 6:40 AM

Enkindling Love  How can we keep love, as an active force for connection and transformation, alive in our world?  Join Gillian Ahlgren, Professor of Theology, as she explores these topics in the launch of her most recent book, Enkindling Love: The Legacy of Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross.  Wednesday, May 5 at 7:00 p.m. at Bellarmine Chapel.  Presentation with slides and conversation.  Copies of the book will be available.  Gillian has just returned from a book tour in the UK, where she shared practices of personal renewal and communal revitalization with communities in socio-economic transition.  For more information and to see the book trailer, please go to



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Electronics Recycling Collection in Bellarmine Chapel during Exam/Move Out Week!

Posted: 4/27/16 1:03 PM

All students, Faculty, and Staff are invited to bring their old electronics to the Chapel for e-recycling during Exam/Move Out Week, May 2-May 6.  There will be a box in the narthex (lobby) of the church. 

This service is free for most items, but there is a $10 fee to recycle old CRT/box monitors and TVs (those without LCD screens).  Please email our Director of Social Mission, Tim Severyn, at to arrange a drop off time/payment for monitors and TVs.

A full list of acceptable items can be found in the attached flier or viewed at  This effort is brought to you by the Bellarmine Chapel Healthy Earth Team. 

Happy E-recycling!


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Posted: 4/27/16 11:31 AM

It's time to play..... FAMILY FEUD!!


You are cordially invited to The Most Noble History Club of Xavier University's final event of this school year.

We will be hosting Family Feud, featuring a rousing game of Family Feud, awesome people, and free pizza from Adriaticos TONIGHT Wednesday April 27th at 6:15 pm in Hailstones room 7. Come join us for fun and Family Feud.



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Graduating Seniors: Have confirmed post-grad plans? Enter to win $50 amazon gift card.

Posted: 4/27/16 9:56 AM

Are you graduating in May?  Do you have confirmed plans post-graduation (e.g., full-time job, year of service, enrolled in grad school)?

If you said "yes" to both of these questions, complete the career outcomes survey at by 11:59pm TOMORROW (Thursday, April 28th).  Two winners will be drawn and each receive a $50 gift card.

Don't have confirmed plans?  The Career Development Office can help! Visit with a career coach during walk-in hours (Mon., Tues., Wed., 1:30-3:30pm & Thurs., Fri., 11:00am-1:00pm) in 530 CLC or schedule an appointment.

Posted: 4/27/16 9:53 AM

That time of the semester is upon us! The Writing Center's hours will be adjusting as the university moves from classes into finals. Our normal schedule will suspend at close of day on Friday (3:00 p.m.), and our Finals Week schedule will be Tuesday, May 3rd, from 3:30 -8:30 p.m., Wednesday May 4th from 3:30-7:30 p.m., and Thursday May 5th from 3:30-8:30 p.m. Good luck, everyone, with your finals!

--The Writing Center Staff

Are you fluent in Spanish and/or interested in business?

Posted: 4/27/16 9:27 AM

The X-LINK Incubator Workshop through the Sedler Family Center for Experiential Learning in the Williams College of Business will be hosting workshops next fall relating to Social Enterprise and Spanish speaking entrepreneurs. In order to conduct these workshops, we must gather a team of individuals who are willing to present material to assist the entrepreneurship-minded participants with the development of their lean start up models and empower them to start/increase selling products and services. We are also in need of fluent Spanish speaking students to help translate our workshops for participants. If you are interested, please contact Sarah Kriegshauser at at your earliest convenience.

The X-LINK Incubator Team

Late Night Breakfast & Late Night Study Monday! Get in line early!

Posted: 4/27/16 9:21 AM


Scrambled Eggs...check

Exam Week...Unfortunately, Yes

Get ready to end the year and ace those exams on a full stomach! Midnight Breakfast, sponsored by SGA is this Monday, May 2 from 9 - 11 pm. The first 500 students are FREE to enter (Only $6 after that)

Stay after Midnight Breakfast when Hoff Dining turns into a late night study area all week. During the week of finals, Hoff Dining Commons transforms into a study location for students. FREE Coffee, Juice, and Fruit will be provided, sponsored by Financial Administration. Monday 11pm - 2:30am and Tuesday - Friday 8:30pm - 2:30am

Faculty and staff are welcome to volunteer still for Midnight Breakfast. Please email Jennifer Paiotti at if you are interested in volunteering.

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Posted: 4/27/16 8:58 AM

The Cincinnati Reds Community Fund will be hosting an information table TODAY Wednesday, April 27 from 11am to 1pm at the Gallagher Student Center. Representatives will be recruiting volunteers to assist with a variety of events and activities. Volunteers are often potential intern candidates for future positions. Attached is information about the events and activities. Joe Palmer, Fundraising and Operations Coordinator and Xavier Alumus will be on hand to connect with students about this opportunity.

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Have old backpacks or luggage? Donate them to Lighthouse Foster Care!

Posted: 4/26/16 2:59 PM

Student Social Work Organization will be hosting a luggage drive to support kids at Lighthouse Foster Care from April 27th to April 29th from 12-5 p.m. outside of Gallagher. We will be collecting used or new backpacks, suitcases and/or tote bags so the children will have something to keep all their stuff in when moving from home to home. 

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