Week offers a wide spectrum of activities

Scope of events includes business speaker, musical and basketball games | November 18, 2002

The No. 10-ranked men’s basketball team tips off its regular season at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18, against St. Peter’s College at the Cintas Center. The game, which is being televised on ESPN2, is the first round of the preseason National Invitation Tournament. If the Musketeers win, they would play the winner of the Standford University/Boston University game on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at a site yet to be determined. That game would be played at 10:30 p.m. and would also be televised on ESPN2. The games are part of what’s scheduled to be an active week on campus. Chip Nielsen, who directed his family’s commercial printing business from a $10 million-a-year company to a $91 million-a-year corporation, is speaking at the entrepreneurial center’s free luncheon on Monday. The event, which focuses on when to sell a family business, begins at 12:30 p.m. in the Cintas Center. To register for the luncheon or for more information, call Donna Waymire at 513 745-2927. On Tuesday, Nov. 19, Earthbread and the Justice Across Campus committee are sponsoring a three-talk presentation on "Xavier and Sustainability for Our Planet Earth." James Buchanan, endowed chair of ethics/religion and society, is speaking on "Sustainability in Campus Architecture." Brennan Hill, professor of theology, is talking on "Theology and the Earth." And David Rosenberg, owner and operator of an organic farm and distribution center, is addressing "Food and the Earth." The discussions begin at 4:00 p.m. in Kelley Auditorium. For more information, contact Ben Urmston, S.J., at 513 745-3320. On Wednesday, Nov. 20, the Romero international center brings diversity to life as it begins a weeklong international celebration with various activities around campus. Its monthly international coffee hour celebrates South Korean foods from 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Gallagher Student Center. In addition, a cultural diversity dinner hosted by the department of occupational therapy begins at 5:00 p.m. in the Cohen Center. Participants are asked to bring an international dish from any culture. For more information, e-mail romero@xu.edu or call 513 745-2864. On Thursday, Nov. 21, the Xavier Players present two productions running consecutively until Thanksgiving. "Footloose" gives alum and current students a chance to kick off their Sunday shoes in the Gallagher Student Center theater. The show runs through Sunday, Nov. 24. All performances are at 8:00 p.m., with an additional matinee at 2:00 p.m. Nov. 24. For something on a less musical note, "Late Night Tidbits" is being performed in the lower level of the Gallagher Student Center on Thursday at 10:30 p.m. Directed by Jay Kalagayan, a 1995 graduate and artistic director of The Know Theatre Tribe, the show offers a collaboration of 10-minute plays from the Humana Festival of New American Plays. Performances run through Nov. 24. For more information on either theater production, e-mail springfc@xu.edu or call 513 745-3578. On Friday, Nov. 22, first- and second-year student leaders congregate for the Emerging Leaders Retreat overnight experience offered by the center for career and leadership development. The annual retreat gives students the opportunity to identify and develop their own leadership skills while learning from their peers. For more information, e-mail csc@xu.edu or call 513 745-3141. And, the women’s basketball team begins its season Friday by traveling to Pepperdine University. The game starts at 10:00 p.m. For a complete list of campus activities, visit the Xavier calendar web site.