Become a Pilot & a Space Invader All in One Day at University Library

Posted: 2/24/17 9:56 AM

The University Library Makerspace is hosting Drone Photos on Monday, February 27 anytime between 10-4.  Take some amazing aerial photos while learning to pilot a drone. AND, you might want to submit one of those photos to the library photo contest for a $100 prize!  Trivia: drones sound a bit like gigantic, stinging bees.

Also on Monday from 5:30-7, the Makerspace will be hosting a Retro Gaming on a Raspberry Pi program.  You don’t need an NES Classic. Learn what you need to build your own retro gaming machine using the credit card sized Raspberry Pi computer (although this is a hands-on session, attendees can’t keep the Pis). 

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Posted: 2/24/17 8:34 AM

The XU Mail Center is receiving new package shelving today, Friday the 24th.  We would like to apologize in advance for any delays this may cause in package retrieval for students.    Many movers will be coming going throughout the day.  Therefore we ask all students coming in to pick up packages to have patience with us as we maneuver our new shelving units.  We do not anticipate major delays however.

We appreciate your understanding!

Looking to Get Involved with Diversity and Inclusion Efforts on Campus?

Posted: 2/24/17 8:15 AM

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Center For Faith and Justice and Center for International Education are hosting a one-hour focus group on Tuesday, March 21 at 4pm for non-student leaders who are looking to get involved in diversity and inclusion efforts on campus. Please confirm your attendance and interest by March 3 by emailing Dr. Taj Smith,

Posted: 2/24/17 7:28 AM

A panel of XU alumni and business and community leaders will discuss why second language skills make a job candidate stand out and add value to every résumé. All students are invited to us for pizza, soda, and good conversation. 

Schott Hall, 10th floor
Monday, Feb. 27
5:30-7:00 pm




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Posted: 2/23/17 12:38 PM

The Schott Hall parking lot will be CLOSED on Saturday, March 4, 2017, due to equipment needed in that area to replace cell towers.

Posted: 2/23/17 9:29 AM

Destination X is Xavier’s official overnight visit program for multicultural students and we are looking for current students to help the Office of Admission! Destination X will occur Sunday, March 26th and Sunday, April 9th and we are in need of current students to host prospective students overnight in their rooms on campus. All hosts will be compensated for their time! Applications can be submitted online using the link below and will be due by Friday, March 17th.
Please contact Natalie Carley, Student Recruitment Director, at or Emily Augustin, Admission Counselor, at or 513-745-1983 for more information about hosting for Destination X.

Posted: 2/22/17 7:52 PM

  • Admission to Autism Speaks 3v3 basketball tournament

  • Free LaRosa's pizza 

  • Chance to win gift cards from Graetar's ice cream and Buffalo Wild Wings 

  • Support Autism research 

For more information:

Posted: 2/22/17 3:07 PM

Do you know a high school student considering a business major in college?

The Trading Center is hosting a FREE Young Women in Business Workshop this Saturday, February 25th from 10 am to 3 pm to help high school students determine if a business major or what type of business major may be a good fit for them. Various topics will be covered, including:

  • Business majors and post-graduate career opportunities
  • Benefits of saving and investing early
  • Basic principles of Finance
  • Introduction to business software
  • Sample case study
  • Powerhouse businesswomen

Check out the flyer and register through the link to reserve your spot!


The Tenderness of God: Reclaiming Our Humanity Event & Discussion

Posted: 2/22/17 2:32 PM

Join Gillian Ahlgren on Thursday, February 23, from 7:00-8:30pm in the Conaton Board Room, Schmidt Hall for round table discussions connected to themes in her new book The Tenderness of God: Reclaiming Our Humanity.

Capitalizing on the legacy of Francis and Clare and the new energy of a visionary pope who raises critical questions about how to be faithful to the gospel, The Tenderness of God invites readers into a rich conversation across time and space about how to recapture our humanity and nurture our God-given capacity to live meaningfully and joyfully in communion with others.

For more information, and as a courtesy RSVP, please visit the registration page.

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Tutors and SI leaders needed for 2017-18 academic year

Posted: 2/22/17 8:50 AM

The Office of Academic Support is currently accepting applications for tutors and SI leaders for the 2017-18 academic year.  We are in need of tutors in all subjects and SI leaders in General Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Anatomy & Physiology.  Interested candidates should apply at by Friday, March 17.  Students should have a minimum GPA of 3.3 in the course(s) they would like to tutor, a minimum 3.0 overall, and good people and communication skills.  Please contact Stephanie Daniels at or 513-745-3214 if you have any questions.

Posted: 2/21/17 7:25 PM


Difficult Conversations’ is the theme of this semester’s ‘Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education’ which is being distributed this week through campus mail. The issue includes a special section on ‘Student Voice’ with an article [“Why Not Talk?: Beyond an Evasive Culture,” p. 23] by Adrian Parker, a Xavier junior double majoring in Theology and the Philosophy, Politics, and the Public Honors Program.  The current and past issues of ‘Conversations’ can be found on the Center for Mission and Identity’s




Rhapsody in Blue - Thursday, March 2 at 7:30pm in GSC Theater

Posted: 2/21/17 11:06 AM

Join the XU Symphonic Wind Ensemble with special guest Polina Bespalko on piano for George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue." XUSWE will also perform music of Aaron Copland, Frank Ticheli, a cakewalk by Debussy, ballet music by Bernstein, and our Ensemble-in-Residence, All of the Above will play music by Andy Akiho.

Thursday, March 2 at 7:30pm in GSC Theater.

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Posted: 2/21/17 11:03 AM

Vocal Arts Ensemble Cincinnati presents

Considering Matthew Shepard

SAT MAR 4 • 8 pm

SUN MAR 5 • 5 pm

Gallagher Theater


“In composing this piece, I wanted to create, within a musical framework, a space for reflection, consideration and unity around his life and legacy.”

– Craig Hella Johnson

Composer & VAE Music Director

2017 GRAMMY Nominee

VAE Music Director Craig Hella Johnson returns to Cincinnati to conduct his own Considering Matthew Shepard, a musical response to the tragic death of a young man who has become an American icon and a symbol for hope and empowerment. This transcendent performance, VAE’s first in Xavier University’s stunning Gallagher Theatre, will feature instrumentalists and lighting, costume, and set design by the Cincinnati Opera.

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Flamenco Guitarist Goryachev Performs Sunday at Music Series

Posted: 2/21/17 11:02 AM

The Xavier Music Series welcomes flamenco guitarist Grisha Goryachev this Sunday, February 26 at 2:30 pm in Gallagher Theater.

Grisha Goryachev is renowned for his extraordinary musical sensitivity and technical virtuosity in both classical and flamenco styles. He is one of very few guitarists in the world who is reviving the tradition of solo flamenco guitar in a concert setting that was practiced by legendary flamenco masters such as Ramón Montoya and Sabicas. Grisha exposes audiences to some of the best guitar compositions flamenco has to offer. Instead of merely copying, he creates his own interpretations of these masterpieces, using dynamics and tone colors usually associated with classical music.

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the box office at 513-745-3939. XU Faculty and Staff receive buy one, get one free tickets when selecting the "XU Fac/Staff" ticket rate. No coupon code required! XU Student tickets are only $5!

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DTA Blue vs. White--Free Improv Show--Friday at 9 PM

Posted: 2/21/17 9:10 AM

Join Don't Tell Anna, Xavier's longest-running improv comedy troupe, for our annual Blue vs. White Show! We've split up into two teams, and things could get messy. The show is this Friday the 24th at 9 PM in Kennedy Auditorium (CLC 412). The show is free and open to all members of the Xavier community (students, faculty, friends). Doors will open at 8:30 pm. Bring a friend, wear your team's colors, and come out for a good time!

BLUE TEAM: Harrison Hensley, David Ritzenthaler, Emma Turbak, Brennan Kizer Ball

WHITE TEAM: Tommy Bell, Leo Biette, Emma Barlow, Laura Walker

If you require special seating accommodations due to any impairment (physical, sensory, etc.), please contact Brennan at for seat reservations.

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Posted: 2/20/17 7:46 PM

Noyce Internship Applications are due next week.

Six interns will be selected to spend nine weeks with Breakthrough Cincinnati or to teach in on-campus STEM Enrichment campus. First and second year students with a passion for service are strongly encouraged to apply. The first week of the program will include a STEM-teaching boot camp. Students will live on the Xavier University campus, receiving room and board (including $750 food stipend) as well as a $400/week stipend. During the internship, students will keep journals and meet with mentors to reflect upon their experiences. Faculty and staff from the STEM departments, and the Eigel Center for Community-Engaged Learning will work with students to expand their knowledge and interest in teaching inner-city/at-risk students. 

  • Internship Dates: Approximately the second week of June until the first week of August. (Specific dates will be provided as we learn them.)

For more information:

Posted: 2/20/17 7:27 PM

Xavier's Noyce program invites students from 3-8th grade to learn science while designing games, training invertebrate athletes, and designing facilities for the Xploratory Exhibition! 

Who will your athlete be? A mantis? A cricket? A worm?

What can your athlete do? And where does it do it best? 

How can we train your athlete?

What should our facilities look like?

This summer, take the field of science and bring your best to the Xploratory Exhibition.

Our cost is $200 for each one-week day camp (campers start arriving around 8:30 each day and we finish around 4 each day). Lunch is provided and all students will receive a t-shirt and take home gift. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.

Your camp will be run by Xavier's Noyce Internship program, featuring four math/science majors, mentored by Xavier faculty. Experience our school-tested curriculum in a fun summer camp!

Space is limited and first-come first-served. A $25 deposit is due within one week of registration.

Xavier faculty, staff, and students receive a $25 discount per session.

For more information:

Posted: 2/20/17 5:01 PM

Several summer study abroad programs are still accepting applications. If you are interested in studying abroad this summer, but have yet to apply, you still have options!

Apply by February 24th
East Enders-London – accepting 6 applications

Apply by March 3rd
Cameroon – accepting 4 applications
Ireland (Sociology & English I) – accepting 2 applications
Ireland (Sociology & English II) – accepting 2 applications
London – accepting 5 applications
Rome – accepting 4 applications
Spain (4-week) – accepting 4 applications
Spain (6-week) – accepting 4 applications
Maastricht—accepting 2 applications
Taiwan – accepting 10 applications

If you have any questions, please contact the Center for International Education at 513-745-2864 or stop by the office, GSC 230. 

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Are You Interested in Service Learning & Study Abroad? Meet with a Peer Advisor!

Posted: 2/20/17 2:44 PM

Student peer advisors from the Center of International Education will be having open table hours at the Center for Faith & Justice (GSC 310) to discuss study abroad options on Tuesday, February 21st from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Stop by and see where it’s possible for you to study and participate in service learning too! 


Peer advisors are available weekly in the Center for International Education (GSC 230) for walk-in hours. 

Peer Advising Walk-in Hours: 
Monday: 8:30-10:30am, 11:00am-5:00pm 
Tuesday: 8:30am-1:00pm
Wednesday: 11:00am-4:00pm
Thursday: 8:30-11:00am
Friday: 11:00am-3:00pm 

"Making a Murderer" Attorney On Campus This Thursday

Posted: 2/20/17 1:48 PM

This Thursday, February 23rd, 7:00 pm, in the Arrupe Overlook in GSC, the OIP-u Xavier University Chapter will host a conversation with Laura Nirider, the post-conviction attorney for "Making a Murderer's Brendan Dassey.

"Brendan Dassey: A True Story of False Confession" will provide an inside look at the false confession famously featured in the Making a Murderer documentary series. Professor Nirider uses footage from Brendan’s confession to demonstrate how the psychological techniques commonly used by police during interrogations can produce false confessions especially when used on juveniles. This event is free and open to students, faculty, and staff. 



Posted: 2/20/17 1:12 PM

Tuesday, February 21 - 12:30 - 1:30pm - Cintas Center, Schiff Conference Room 1
Get a behind the scenes look at the 2017 Spring Career Fair by attending the Backstage Pass program. Tips and networking opportunities with employers. This is a great opportunity to hear from employers about navigating the Career Fair successfully and network in a more casual environment.  Participants will also get a sneak peek of the fair before it is open to all students. Hear from Xavier Alumnus, Brian Harger 03' who was a Student Athlete with the Golf team, now employed with Cintas Corporation.  A small group of employers attending the career fair from all industries will also be there. 

Back Stage Pass participants will meet at the Cintas Center Conference Rooms (top floor of the Cintas Center).  Enter through the side entrance of the Cintas Center where it says Schiff Conference Center (entrance that is closest to Cohen/the big parking lot) and a Career Development Office staff member will direct you to the conference room. 

Please dress to impress.  Most attendees to the Career Fair will be in Business Attire (suits).  You will also get a chance to be the first to take a FREE LinkedIn professional headshot photo by Xavier Alumnis, Yoshi Matsushita.

Advanced registration is not necessary, but it is a good idea to research companies prior to attending the fair.  Log into Hire-A-Muskie


Posted: 2/20/17 12:42 PM

We are bringing New Orleans to you next week!

Celebrate Mardi Gras in the Caf from 4:30-8:00 pm on February 28th.

You can grab a taste of New Orleans style cuisine and catch some beaded necklaces.

We will see you next week!


Presented by Xavier Dining and Xavier Auxiliary Services

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USB Flash Drive Found - Alter Hall - Vending Machines

Posted: 2/20/17 12:33 PM

USB Flash Drive found in lower level Alter Hall in front of the Vending machines. It can be picked up at 102 Schmidt Hall. 

Posted: 2/20/17 10:51 AM

Stop by the University Library Makerspace today for Maker Monday, anytime between 10-4.

Today's project is paper marbling.

Dye paper with elaborate, colorful designs using inks floated on water. Perfect for greeting cards, journals, and wrapping paper. This one may get messy. 

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Distinguished Speaker Series Lucheon with Bill James - The man behind the "Moneyball" Sabermetrics

Posted: 2/20/17 10:44 AM

Welcomes Bill James, Writer, Historian and Statistician.

James is a prominent author on the subject of baseball from a statistical perspective. Though not a statistician by trade, he pioneered the field of saber metrics with his insightful, articulate, creative, knowledgeable, occasionally comical and always idiosyncratic writings on a plethora of baseball-related subjects. He is credited with coining the term sabermetrics, and is considered by most to be the father of the sabermetric movement. While many subsequent authors have refined and expounded upon James' theories, which often lacked citation and statistical rigor, it would be hard to argue that anyone has done more than James to advance the field of sabermetrics. He is currently employed by the Boston Red Sox as a Senior Baseball Operations Advisor.

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Luncheon at Noon
Schiff Family Conference Center
Cintas Center

Seating is limited    -     RSVP here by noon on March 30th

Attendance is complimentary and made available through PNC’s sponsorship which also provides funding for student and faculty development.

Questions? Call 745-4272 or visit

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Posted: 2/20/17 8:29 AM

First-year students and seniors: You can now take the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). Your responses are critical in helping us shape the future of the university! If you were selected to participate, you will receive an email from Fr. Graham with a link to the survey. Participating students will also be entered into a drawing for Amazon gift cards.

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Posted: 2/19/17 11:35 PM

Join Alternative Breaks in Arrupe Overlook at 6 pm on March 2nd to learn more about the actual meaning behind the term social justice. 

Conversation facilitated by Dr. Sniegocki will include Dr. Smythe from the history department, Dr. Morris from the biology department, Dr. McManus from the economy department and Dr. Mescher from the theology department will be centered around social justice.  This conversation will also including how particular realms such as biology, history, economics and theology play a role in the daily view of this term. 

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Posted: 2/18/17 6:10 PM

3v3 basketball tournmanet hosted by Autism Speaks 

  • March 18th from 11am-2pm 

  • $10/person 

  • LaRosa's pizza will be provided, along with Buffalo Wild Wings and Graetar's giftcards for the winning team. 

*Each team may consist of a max of 5 players and a minimum of 3 players. A team may have only 3 players on the court at any time. 

You can register now:

Posted: 2/17/17 9:39 PM

Hello All,

The Saudi Club will be hosting Arabian Night in the Clocktower Lounge of Gallagher Student Center on February 23 from 7-9 pm.  All are welcome and if you have any additional questions, please contact Aliah Barnawi's email,



The Saudi Arabian Student Association! 

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