October 1, 2008


Xavier University’s student newspaper, the Newswire, was recognized by the Ohio Society for Professional Journalists in its 2008 Awards. Newswire won second place for best weekly college newspaper.
The Impact of USA Patriot Act on American society: An evidence based assessment (2007) by associate professor Kam Wong of Xavier’s criminal justice department has been nominated for ACJS “2008 Outstanding Book Award.” It is the only book on the market to assess the impact and map the implications of the USAPA with empirical evidence.
Gina Lofquist, Director of Xavier’s Montessori Teacher Education Program and Montessori Lab School, represented the University at a ceremony dedicating Pleasant Ridge Montessori, a new Cincinnati Public School, September 26.  Xavier created a support team to help Pleasant Ridge adopt and employ a Montessori system. It created an even stronger relationship between CPS and the Xavier Montessori program.
Kam Wong, associate professor of criminal justice, spoke on “Community-Driven Crime Control:  Theory & Practice” at the Regional Neighborhood Network Conference in Lima, OH, October 2-4.
Xavier’s ROTC program was named to the list of top 15 medium-sized battalions by the Department of the Army, placing seventh.
Kam Wong presented at the XV World Congress of Criminology in Barcelona, Spain July 20 – 25.  The associate professor of criminal justice spoke on “Policing with Chinese Characteristics: Going global and staying local” and “The Impact of USA Patriot Act on American Society: An Evidence Based Assessment.”
Sandra Richtermeyer, chair/associate professor of accountancy with the Williams College of Business at Xavier University, partnered with the United Way of Greater Cincinnati and accounting firm Barnes & Dennig to offer a seminar on the new IRS Form 990 and best performances in performance metrics for non-profits. Together, two sessions were offered to CEOs, CFOs, Executive Directors, and Board Treasurers of United Way not-for-profit agencies.