In the News at Xavier

July 1, 2008



Kam Wong, PhD, had his book USA PATRIOT ACT (in Chinese) published as The Making of USA Patriot Act: Legislation, Implementation, Impact (Beijing: China Law Press, 2008).

The book is published with China Law Press (Zhongguo Falu Chubanshe), the leading law press in China.  The book is published in collaboration with Prof. Mei of Chinese People's Public Security University, a rare academic joint venture that promises to break down artificial national barriers and contribute to true cross-cultural understanding, through person-to-person exchange.  


On June 21, 2008 the Xavier MBA program sent nine students on an 8-day immersion into the economic, political and social environments of Santiago and Buenos Aires. The attendees are from the Working Professionals Evening MBA Program and the MBA Program at General Electric.  The GE students requested the opportunity to partake in an international study trip during their summer break.  Wanting to assist them in expanding their educational experience, Xavier’s MBA Office made the trip a reality. South America is just one of many trips the Xavier MBA Programs offer. Plans are underway for 10-day international trips in March 2009 to China, Korea/Japan, Jordan/Egypt (possibly Dubai) and London, England.


Xavier University announced the formation of the Graduate School of Business in the Williams College of Business (WCB). Raghu Tadepalli, PhD, will serve as the dean of the graduate school while continuing his duties as WCB associate dean. Tadepalli has been at Xavier since 1997 and is also a professor of Marketing. He has won many awards for his teaching and research and continues to teach in the MBA programs and also publish in academic journals. He has an MBA from Arizona State University and his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech.




Xavier’s Office of Marketing & Printing Services received four awards at the 2008 JAA Convention at Marquette University in Milwaukee. They won a Bronze Award for the Health Services Administration Viewbook in the Admissions Publications category; a Gold Award for Reunion Weekend 2007 in the Alumni Publications category; a Bronze Award for the Annual Report in the Development Publications category; a Gold Award for the Xavier Magazine in Magazine Publications category.


Xavier faculty and administrators Mark Sena, Kandi Stinson, Stephanie Brzuzy, Holly Schapker, Sheila Doran, Jodi Wyett, and Mark Meyers traveled on an Ignatian Pilgrimage to Spain and Rome.


Ed Cueva, Nancy Bertaux, Ginger McKenzie and Torie Zascavage attended the National Magis Retreat for Faculty in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, coordinated this year by Regis University. Held June 21-27, the aim of the Magis National Faculty retreat is to provide faculty and academic leadership an opportunity to integrate Ignatian spirituality into their professional and personal lives. Based on the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius Loyola, the retreat is five days of prayer, reflection, and focused conversations. This is a unique blend between an academic conference, which emphasizes intellectual give and take, and an Ignatian retreat, which emphasizes primarily the individual’s encounter with God.