Minority high school students to attend Go To School seminar on campus

Homecoming dance, women’s basketball home opener highlight other weekend events | November 21, 2003

More than 80 African-American male middle and high school students are coming to campus Saturday, Nov. 22, to participate in Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity’s “Go To School, Go To College!” event from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Gallagher Student Center. The event is part of a series the fraternity is hosting nationwide to encourage young men to stay in school and aim to continue their educations at the college level.

Members of the fraternity are delivering a presentation explaining the importance of being a positive African-American male in the face of the stereotypes and negative images portrayed on television and in some neighborhoods. Various offices and clubs on campus also are participating in the event, informing the attending students about high school and college retention and the steps toward applying to college. Participants also are being given the opportunity to meet Alpha Phi Alpha role models who are college students or graduates in the Cincinnati area.

The event is free and includes a continental breakfast. Those who have not yet registered but still want to participate can register Saturday morning in the clock tower on the third level of the Gallagher Student Center. For more information, contact Rob Harris at 513 807-0501.

The end to the students’ extended celebration of the University’s annual homecoming is marked by the homecoming dance Friday, Nov. 21, from 10:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. in the Cintas Center. Cost is $10 for admission, and commemorative T-shirts are being sold for $5. For more information, call 513 745-4250 or e-mail weidner@xavier.edu.

Faculty, staff and administrators also are gathering Friday for a light lunch and information conversation at the semester's second FunDay Friday event from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Schiff Family Conference Center. Attendees are invited to donate an unwrapped toy to the Toys for Tots campaign. A dinner for two at J. Alexander's Restaurant is a featured raffle prize at the event, which is hosted by the offices of academic affairs, mission and ministry, student development and information resources. For more information, contact Rebecca Schroer at 513 745-3204 or schroer@xavier.edu.

Also Friday, University professor Sheila R. Haynes is speaking at this week's chemistry department seminar at 1:30 p.m. in Logan Hall, Room 100. Haynes is presenting a lecture on the synthesis of dialkylated amino acid-rich peptides." For more information, call 513 745-3352 or e-mail mcloughlin@xavier.edu.

For the sixth consecutive year, the volleyball team qualifies to compete in the Atlantic 10 Championship. This year the Musketeers' tournament play begins Friday at Temple University in Philadelphia at 4:30 p.m.

Friday also brings heated competition for other University athletics. In the morning, the rifle team is continuing its Walsh Match at 8:00 a.m. at the Walsh Memorial Range after placing first in last week's round of the tournament. Friday evening at 6:00 p.m., the swim team hosts Ball State University for a meet at the O'Connor Sports Center. Later in the evening, the women's basketball team begins its regular season with a 7:00 p.m. away game at the University of Louisville.

This weekend also brings a series of Xavier Players student theater group performances of Cabaret Friday and Saturday evenings in the Gallagher Student Center at 7:30 p.m., with a Saturday matinee at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for students, senior citizens, faculty and staff. For more information, call 513 745-3939 or e-mail neumeyer@xavier.edu.

On Saturday, Nov. 22, the Cincinnati Opera begins hosting chorus auditions from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in Edgecliff Hall’s Long Recital Hall. The auditions, which are continuing into Sunday, Nov. 23, are for the Summer Festival Chorus, a paid, professional chorus operating under the jurisdiction of the American Guild of Musical Artists. For more information call, 513 621-1919 or e-mail info@cincinnatiopera.com.

Also Saturday, the swim team is traveling to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, for a 2:00 p.m. meet.

Saturday evening, STYUKA is hosting a euchre tournament at 8:00 p.m. in the first-floor lounge of the University Commons Apartments. The single-elimination style tournament is awarding prizes, including an MP3 player and a DVD player. Food is being provided. Cost is $5 per team, and pre-registration is required. Proceeds are benefiting the Imago Earth Center. For more information, call 513 724-4887 or e-mail styuka2003@hotmail.com.

Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m., the women’s basketball team is playing its first home game of the season at the Cintas Center against Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Sunday evening, the jazz ensemble is performing a concert at 8:15 p.m. in Edgecliff Hall’s Long Recital Hall. Under the direction of John DeFoor, the ensemble’s playlist includes songs such as “Desperado,” “Red Top,” “Give Me One Reason” and “Midnight Sun.” For more information, call 513 745-3801 or e-mail seurkamp@xavier.edu.

For more information about any of the above athletic events, call 513 745-3411 or visit the athletics web site.