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.

For more information:

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.

For more information:

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!

For more information:

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. 

For more information:

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

For more information:

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. 

For more information:

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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.

For more information:

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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The Tenderness of God: Reclaiming Our Humanity Event & Discussion

Posted: 2/17/17 10:26 AM

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.

For more information:

Posted: 2/17/17 8:55 AM

Stop by the University Library Makerspace on February 20, our next Maker Monday, anytime between 10-4.

The next 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. 

For more information:

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Posted: 2/17/17 8:54 AM

In recognition of the National TRiO Day of Service, the TRiO office will be holding a food drive to collect non-perishable food items that will be donated to a local food bank.  The food drive will run from February 17th through March 17th, and there will be a drop off box outside the TRiO office (CLC 515).  Please contact Mary Horn 513-745-3758 or with any questions.  The TRiO office thanks you for your support!

Flamenco Guitarist Goryachev at Music Series Feb 26

Posted: 2/16/17 4:38 PM

The Xavier Music Series welcomes flamenco guitarist Grisha Goryachev, next 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!

For more information:

International Women's Day Celebration Dinner Tickets On Sale Now

Posted: 2/16/17 3:14 PM

Please join the Center for Diversity & Inclusion at the 3rd Annual International Women's Day Celebration Dinner on Friday March 17, 2017 at 5pm in Conaton Board Room.  Tickets are now on sale.  Please refer to the Center for Diversity & Inclusion website to purchase your tickets :


For more information:

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Posted: 2/16/17 10:32 AM

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, March 10, 2017 and to the UPRC Subcommittee on Space by March 24, 2017.  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

For more information:,%202017.pdf

Posted: 2/16/17 9:50 AM

Due to a major CIntas Center event, the C-1 Lot will have limited availability on Friday, Februrary 17 and will be closed altogether on Saturday, February 18.  Please see the full Parking Advsory for details.


For more information:

Posted: 2/16/17 9:34 AM

Cincinnati Ballet is offering Xavier students, faculty, staff, and their families a 20% discount on tickets to their production of Bold Moves which takes place on the Aronoff Center stage March 17-18. Please see the flyer for more information.

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Travel the World with the 2015-16 Brueggeman Fellows

Posted: 2/16/17 9:31 AM

The 2015-16 Brueggeman Fellows will give their travel research presentations Friday, February 17, 4-6pm, Kennedy Auditorium in Conaton Learning Commons.

Sit back and journey to Uganda, Colombia, Australia, Kenya, Tanzania, the Pacific Islands, India, and Nepal!  The stories of their experiences, told verbally and visually, can be of great value to those interested in applying for the Fellowship.   

Application information for the 2017-18 Winter-Cohen Family Brueggeman Fellowship will be available.

Included is a pdf of the flyer, with a global landscape and individual photos and research topics. 



Posted: 2/15/17 7:36 PM

On Thursday February 23rd at 7:00pm in Aruppe Overlook, Ohio Innocence Project Undergraduate network (OIP-U) will be bringing to campus Laura Nirider from Making A Murderer. Nirider is Brendan Dassey’s post-conviction attorney and will be host a discussion on the implications of false confessions and wrongful convictions with a question and answer portion. FREE FOOD will be provided. 
The Ohio Innocence Project (OIP) works to help those who are wrongfully convicted of crimes they had no involvement in.The OIP undergraduate program works at different universities to advocate and acknowledge the work that OIP has done over the past 15 years, by bringing in speakers to talk about wrongful convictions. Wrongful convictions lead to discussions about race, gender, class, prison, social justice, forensics, politics and other similar topics.
Co-Sponsors for this event include: Criminal Justice Society, Political Science Club, Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, Pre-Law Society, Psi Chi/Psychology Club, Xavier Democrats, Center for Faith and Justice, The Eigel Center for Community Engaged Learning, PRSSA, Student Government Association, and SAC.
For questions regarding the event please email Lauren Morris at

Posted: 2/15/17 6:00 PM

Join Autism Speaks for 3x3 basketball tournament on Saturday, March 18th from 11am-2pm 

Create a team of 3 people, with a max of 5 people per team 

LaRosa's pizza, music, and giftcards from Bdubs & Graetar's will be at the event. 

Admission is $10/person and all proceeds go directly to Autism Speaks to help fundraise for Autism reseach.

To register, go here:

Cancelled: CDI Macy's Trip Scheduled for February 24

Posted: 2/15/17 4:22 PM

Unfortunately, Macy's has had to cancel the trip to their Mason, Ohio office on February 24. They are hopeful to reschedule for Fall 2017.

How to Get Engaged Off and On Campus to Address Our National Climate

Posted: 2/15/17 3:34 PM

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion would like to share a resource guide on what you can do on and off campus to address our divisive national climate that impacts us all in similar and different ways. If you, whether student, staff or faculty, are looking for an outlet to funnel your need to be in solidarity with and for others or to advocate for issues that directly effect you then use this resource. Many opportunities start this weekend!

For more information:

Tomorrow: Supporting Undocumented Students at Jesuit Institutions

Posted: 2/15/17 3:10 PM

Jesuit Higher Ed: Supporting Undocumented Students (Webinar)

Thursday, February 16, 2017
3:00 PM ET - 4:00 PM ET

This will be an online conversation where a panelist of Jesuit college and university faculty and administrators will discuss how they are supporting students who are undocumented as concern about federal policy changes grows. The CDI at Xavier has registered for this webinar so if you are interested join us in Gallagher Room 280 (also known as the Center for Diversity and Inclusion).

For more information:

Posted: 2/15/17 11:02 AM

Join Xavier's original London study abroad program, on our 20th trip this summer.  We still have a few seats left, but the application deadline is Wednesday February 15, 2017.  Here's a link to our application process: 

Students will take at least two of the following four options:

  1. Two week internship program with a London organization.
  2. BLAW300 (Professor Fiorelli) – Required for all business majors (although typically 1/3 of the students are non-business majors).  Satisfies an E/RS, DCR, or GDST requirement.
  3. ENGL205 (Dr. Renzi) – Satisfies the Literature and the Moral Environment requirement, or can be a humanities elective.
  4. PHIL200 (Dr. Gottlieb) – Satisfies the 2d level philosophy requirement, or can be a humanities elective.

For more information, visit, like us on or contact Professor Fiorelli at, (513)745-2050, 226 Smith Hall.

Posted: 2/15/17 10:06 AM

A site that will be used by the Health United Building (HUB) has been set up on NeXus.  All faculty, staff and students now have access to the HUB site.  This will allow the campus community to stay informed on the progress of the design and construction of the Health United Building.  If you have any issues accessing this site, please contact Debi Cain at x2061 or


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Meet More Than 90 Employers at the Spring Career Fair!

Posted: 2/15/17 8:50 AM

The Xavier University Spring Career Fair is in the Cintas Center from 2 - 5 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21. 

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.

Thank you to our sponsors:

  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • CDK Global
  • Protective Life, Inc.
  • Anthem, Inc,
  • Macy's, Inc.
  • TriHealth

There are two options to view career fair employer listing on Hire-A-Muskie:

  1. Log into Hire-A-Muskie. Click "Events" tab, select "Career Fairs", select "2017 Spring Career Fair".
  2. Use the Hire-A-Muskie app (it's FREE). Download "Careers by Symplicity". Select "Xavier University". Log in with your Xavier username & password. Click on the "Career Fairs" icon on the bottom task bar. Click on "Upcoming" on the top tab bar. Select "2017 Spring Career Fair". You can also view jobs, schedule career coaching appointments and more via the app.


  • No pre-registration required 
  • Check-in begins at 1:00 PM and the fair opens at 2:00 PM.
  • Undergraduate, Graduate Students and Alumni of all Majors Should Attend

What to Bring:

  • ALL Card 
  • Multiple Resumes
  • Padfolio (available before the fair in 530 CLC)
  • Business Cards (if you have them)


For more information:

Posted: 2/15/17 8:14 AM

The Mission Animators (a group charged by Fr. Graham to animate more deeply the University’s Jesuit identity) invites faculty, staff and students to submit proposals for projects focused on Economic Justice.  The goal is to fund a variety of activities that are imaginative and engage broadly with the Xavier community during the 2017-2018 academic year.  An information session is Thursday, March 16, 1-2pm, in the Arrupe Overlook, Gallagher Student Center.  See also this semester’s funded activities on Im/migration and Refugees.