Spring preview anticipates 100 high school seniors

Block party, dance marathon, musical and art performances welcome campus visitors this weekend | April 23, 2004

More than 100 high school seniors who are making their final college decisions are on campus for the annual spring preview open house on Saturday, April 24. Students and their families are visiting the University for firsthand opportunities to interact with professors, students and the admission counseling staff. Attending sample classes, grabbing a bite to eat at the cafeteria and looking at the on-campus housing selection are just a few of the activities. For more information, e-mail sherrick@xavier.edu.

They'll catch the tail end of the 10th annual STYUKA dance marathon that begins Friday, April 23, at 6:00 p.m. and continues until 10:00 a.m. on Saturday at the Gallagher Student Center. Students may dance as couples or singles and may take five-minute breaks. Donations collected by the dancers will benefit a local non-profit ecological organization.

Another college celebration takes place with the student activities council’s block party on Saturday in the greenspace located in front of the Gallagher Student Center. The party begins at 4:00 p.m. with hot air balloon rides, inflatables, free food, comedians, a basketball tournament and live music. For more information, call the SAC office at 513 745-3534.

The fun continues this weekend with a medley of tunes from the department of music and a mixture of colors at the Cohen Art Gallery.

The spring choral concert takes center stage on Friday from 7:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m. in Bellarmine Chapel. The concert features the concert choir and vocal chamber ensemble as they perform favorites from composers Britten, Durufl, Hogan, Berger and others. For more information, call 513 745-3135 or e-mail merrillt@xavier.edu.

On Saturday, student Maria Friel performs her senior piano recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Long Recital Hall in Edgecliff Hall. For more information, call 513 745-3801 or e-mail seurkamp@xavier.edu.

The classical piano series features pianist Bryan Wallick on Sunday, April 25, at 2:30 p.m. in the Gallagher Student Center theatre. For more information, call 513 745-3161 or e-mail heim@xu.edu.

Trumpets, saxophones and trombones combine to a fine rhythm as the University’s Jazz Ensemble performs live on Sunday at 8:15 p.m. in the Long Recital Hall in Edgecliff Hall. For more information, call 513 745-3801.

The department of art is hosting a reception for the solo exhibition of senior artist Sarah Riesser on Friday from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. in the Cohen Art Gallery. Her thesis titled “Everyday Faith” features the beauty of Catholicism through the lives of the saints, parables and everyday faith experiences. The exhibition continues through April 30. For more information, call 513 745-3811 or e-mail yontz@xavier.edu.

The Musketeers are off to a running start this weekend as the cross-country team competes in the Louisville Invitational in Kentucky on Friday. On Saturday, the cross-country team is running east to participate in Wilmington College’s Invitational.

The men’s golf team travels to Akron for the weekend to compete in the First Energy Invitational. This meet follows the team winning its second tournament of the year at the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate last weekend.

The baseball team travels to Philadelphia for an Atlantic 10 Conference game against La Salle University at noon on Saturday and Sunday. The women’s golf team is also on the road on Sunday as it participates in the CAA Championships in Midlothian, Va.

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