All Honors Day celebrates student excellence

Musical performances, artist exhibitions, bingo night and athletics keep the campus busy this weekend | April 15, 2004

The University celebrates its 12th annual All Honors Day program this weekend, recognizing students for their academic, athletic and leadership success. The events begin on Friday, April 16, with a celebration of honors reception in the Conaton Board Room at Schmidt Hall. The event begins at 5:00 p.m.

The Saturday events begin at 9:00 a.m. with an academic honors convocation at the James and Caroline Duff Banquet Center at the Cintas Center. At 11:00 a.m., outstanding scholar-athlete awards are being presented at the Gallagher Student Center. The day’s events continue with a student leadership assembly at 2:00 p.m., also at the Gallagher Student Center.

At 4:00 p.m., the Alpha Sigma Nu honor society holds a student induction ceremony at the Duff banquet center. Students chosen for the honor society must have demonstrated an appreciation and commitment to the intellectual, social, moral and religious ideals of Jesuit higher education.

At 5:30 p.m., a Mass to commemorate the honors celebration takes place at Bellarmine Chapel. It is followed by a dedication ceremony of the 18-foot-high stainless steel sculpture “Quo Vadis” located on the residential mall. The sculpture was created by former art department member Gagik Aroutiunian to commemorate the 2001 inauguration of Michael J. Graham, S.J., as president of the University. All are invited to attend.

A reception and banquet at 6:30 p.m. in the Duff banquet center completes the celebration. The cost for the banquet is $27 per person or $16 per student or sibling. Those being honored are guests of the University.

On Sunday, April 17, Mortar Board, the University’s national honor society, inducts its 2004-2005 members at 11:00 a.m. in the Schiff Family Conference Center. The society recognizes college seniors for their achievements in scholarship, leadership and service, and creates opportunities for continued leadership development.

To make reservations for any of the above events, call 513 745-3571 or e-mail alexandd@xavier.edu.

Music lingers in the air this weekend as the department of music hosts a series of recitals and concerts. Student recitals continue Friday evening beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Long Recital Hall in Edgecliff Hall. Students performing this week are Aimee Lim, Christina Fenzi, Amanda Herzog, Tom Hudak, Cathy Kalla, Marius Martin, Mara Miller, Anna Pranger, Kathryn Kloppenborg, Kenneth Dawson, Maggie Holzhauzer and Teresa Cash.

A Big Band jazz ensemble live performance takes place on Friday evening on the lower level of the Gallagher Student Center. The band performs from 7:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. in Ryan’s Pub.

For more information on the above musical events, call 513 745-3801 or e-mail seurkamp@xu.edu.

Also Friday, the University’s Schola Cantorum, an eight-voice vocal ensemble, presents its spring concert at 8:00 p.m. in Bellarmine Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 513 745-3270 or e-mail buzza@xu.edu.

The classical piano series welcomes pianist Awadagin Pratt on Sunday, April 18, at 2:30 p.m. in the Gallagher Student Center theater. For more information, call 513 745-3161 or e-mail heim@xu.edu.

The department of art is hosting a reception for the solo exhibition of senior artist Elizabeth Shortt on Friday, April 16, from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. in the Cohen Art Gallery. Her thesis titled “Wilder Lowe” features eight-foot portraits and wall-sized drawings inspired by eastern philosophy and western science. The exhibition continues until April 23. For more information, call 513 745-3811 or e-mail yontz@xavier.edu.

Students looking for late night entertainment can head to the Gallagher Student Center theater for Friday’s free film series viewing of “Kill Bill” at 11:00 p.m. For more information, call 513 745-3534.

The annual resident student association’s bingo night takes place on Friday as students and their friends have a chance to win $2,500 in prizes. The game takes place in the O’Connor Sports Center with doors opening at 9:30 p.m. The game runs from 10:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. For more information, call 513 924-5850 or e-mail kamiwilkerson@hotmail.com.

Musketeer athletes are competing at Atlantic 10 Championships, invitationals and intercollegiate tournaments this weekend. On Friday, the women’s tennis team travels to College Park, Md., for the Atlantic 10 Championship. The women’s team improved to 19-3 after their 6-1 win against Bowling Green State University.

The women’s golf team is also on the road as it travels to Richmond, Ky., to compete in the Eastern Kentucky Invitational this weekend. The men’s golf team travels to Columbus for the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate competition this weekend while the men’s junior varsity golf team travels to Dayton for the Norm Bullock Invitational.

The baseball team remains at home this weekend as it hosts a double header against the University of Duquesne at noon on Saturday and Sunday at Hayden Field.

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