Posted: 9/29/16 6:03 AM

Have you seen middle school students running around campus and found yourself wishing you could be apart of such a cool mentoring club? NOW IS YOUR CHANCE!

Mini Muskies (formally known as ZooMates or UpSpring Buddies) is now accepting applications from Xavier students for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year (meeting on Tuesdays 3:45-5:30pm). The application is attached to this annoucement. Fill it out and e-mail it to Ali Trianfo (trianfoa@xavier.edu) DEADLINE FOR APP SUBMISSION: 10/3/16.

This yearlong mentoring program allows you to show your Xavier pride as you mentor a student from a local grade school. MiniMuskies take weekly adventures that focus on educational and fun activities around Cincinnati, the students’ grade school, and on Xavier’s Campus. Free background checks are provided for all mentors. Sign up now!

Email Ali Trianfo (trianfoa@xavier.edu) or Lena Stringham (Stringhaml@xavier.edu) for more information on the program. 

 

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Posted: 9/28/16 1:21 PM

Join us in a Courageous Conversation about Racism and the Presidential Election. Courageous Conversations is a dialogue series open to students, faculty, and staff to gather and discuss current topics relevant to or intersecting with racial injustice. The next dialogue will take place Monday, October 3, 2016 from 3:00pm-4:30pm in the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. Additional dates for Courageous Conversations include:

October 17th and 31st

November 14th and 28th

*Topics for Courageous Conversations are based in part on the imput of attendees. 

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Today at 5:30 - Think Fast! UX Program at University Library

Posted: 9/28/16 12:56 PM

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

Sophomores & Juniors: Mentor Info Session TOMORROW @ 5:30pm!!

Posted: 9/28/16 12:13 PM

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 in a field that interests you and can help you with career advice, interviewing skills, networking and much more! You must attend ONE 30 minute info session in order to apply.

The next info session is Thursday, 9/29, 5:30-6:00pm in CLC 412 (Kennedy Auditorium).

If you can't make it, there will be another session on Monday, 10/03, 5:00-5:30pm.

Questions? Email mentor@xavier.edu

For more information: http://www.xavier.edu/career/mentor/index.cfm

REMINDER: Fr. Eric Hollas program on the St. John's Bible Thursday 9/29

Posted: 9/28/16 11:05 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, Sept. 29 at 10:00 a.m. in the McDonald Library.  Xavier currently has three volumes of the Heritage Edition, which is a fine art reproduction of the original handwritten manuscript kept at St. John’s Hill Museum & Manuscript Library. 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: 9/28/16 10:32 AM

Professor Fiorelli is teaching a 3 credit hour course in London and Paris over spring break of 2017.  We’ll visit the corporate headquarters of BP (London) and L’Oreal (Paris), along with briefings at the Institute of Business Ethics, a law firm specializing in privacy, and the University of Cergy-pontoise School of Law.  The course is an MBA elective, but a limited number of mature Juniors and Seniors are invited to apply.  For more information, please visit www.xavierlondonmba.com or contact Professor Fiorelli at Fiorelli@xavier.edu, (513)745-2050 or come to his office in 226 Smith Hall.  The application deadline is October 16, 2016.

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Posted: 9/28/16 9:25 AM

Father Eric Hollas, a Benedictine monk at Saint John’s Abbey, will share his expertise on spirituality and the Saint John’s Bible on Thursday, September 29th at the Center for Mission and Identity during a brown bag lunch at 12:00 noon. All are invited to join us.

"Documented" a documentary by an Undocumented American

Posted: 9/27/16 8:26 PM

As part of the Immigration and Migration Series, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion invite you to join us in the viewing of "Documented by Jose' Antonio Vargas.  Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 6:00pm in the Gallagher Student Center Arrupe Overlook. “Documented” is a film about Jose’ Antonio Vargas’ journey from the Philippines to the United States. Vargas is an award winning journalist who was brought to the United States as a young child. He lived part of his life in secret, never telling anyone of his immigration status and never traveling to see his mother. The film details his experiences of becoming an immigration reform activist and reconnecting with his mother after 18 years of separation.  

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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 4:23 PM

Find out how ...

2017 XAVIER SUMMER ROME PROGRAM

INFORMATION MEETING

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4

Alter Hall 301 at 4:00pm

 

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 9:31 AM

COME HEAR ABOUT THE 2017 SUMMER ROME PROGRAM AT THIS INFORMATION MEETING

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4 4:00pm in Alter Hall 301

Six credits of core friendly course work, excursions to Assisi, Florence, Siena and Ostia Antica, daily meal allowance, a monthly transit system pass and more.

For more information, Contact       Ms. Darleen Frickman in Schott 505, frickman@xavier.edu

                                                            Dr. E.P. Colella in Hinkle 210,  colella@xavier.edu

                                                           

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 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

How to Save a Life! Join SWAG for QPR training and FREE food!

Posted: 9/26/16 9:59 AM

Join us for QPR Gatekeeper Training!

Join SWAG on September 27 from 4-5:30pm and be empowered to save a life! Learn to Question, Persuade and Refer in order to prevent suicide. Dinner will be provided! Limited to 25 attendees. Please RSVP to zitoe@xavier.edu by September 26th!

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 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: http://www.xavier.edu/auxiliary-services/all-card-center.cfm

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 crawfordt3@xavier.edu.
 

For more information: http://www.xavier.edu/student-involvement/sga/Board-of-Elections.cfm

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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: peytonc@xavier.edu

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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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 2:23 PM

COME TO THE INFORMATION MEETING FOR THE 2017 WINTER INTERSESSION PROGRAM IN ROME

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, frickman@xavier.edu

Dr. E.P. Colella in Hinkle 210,  colella@xavier.edu

 

 

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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.