Brandon Hoff, Xavier University senior in business and president of the local Gamma Alpha Iota Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity, will facilitate a free anti-hazing workshop on Xavier’s campus in the Kennedy Auditorium at 7 pm on Sept. 6. Chapters all through the country will be doing something similar that day, which is National Anti-Hazing Day. Xavier is the host site for the University of Cincinnati, Miami University, and Northern Kentucky University.
Since 1995, Xavier University’s Community Building Institute has worked in many communities throughout Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana. The CBI team is a diverse group of professionals with extensive experience in community planning, community organizing, public policy, media relations, government administration, nonprofit administration, geographic information systems, corporate philanthropy, community relations, programming for the disabled and home ownership.
Effective Aug. 1, LTC Kevin Wissel is the professor of Military Science for Xavier University’s Army ROTC All For One Battalion. It is a true homecoming. A Florida native, Wissel earned a BS in applied biology cum laude from Xavier University in 1994.
Nate Davis, director of Xavier University’s Veterans Affairs Office, has received a personal invitation from the Obama Campaign to tell his personal story about the Post 9/11 GI Bill at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC on Tuesday, September 4.
To assist in preparing for the GMAT, Xavier University’s Williams College of Business offers test preparation workshops. The workshops are designed to help review basic algebra and geometry, sentence structure, to present the format of the test, to prepare for the new integrated reasoning section and to give general testing strategies.
Gillian Ahlgren, professor of theology at Xavier University, has been awarded a $40,000 grant from the Louisville Institute for a research sabbatical from September 1 – May 1, 2013. Her project, “Beyond the Dark Night: Theological and Spiritual Resources for Trauma Recovery,” builds on the belief that the struggle for those recovering from trauma to reintegrate themselves into the human community requires a theologically-informed and pastorally sensitive approach in addition to a clinical psyc
Xavier is the first Jesuit institution of higher learning to develop a veterans-only theology course, and the first Jesuit institution to send a group of veterans on a pilgrimage. This allows Xavier to reinforce its mission to educate the whole person and to demonstrate its care for those who have made the ultimate sacrifices.
Three students attended the ROTC Leader’s Training Course, a four-phase, 28-day summer leadership course at Fort Knox. It is an opportunity for them to evaluate whether the Army is for them and for the Army to evaluate their potential to become Army officers. Each of the three Cadets earned an overall Excellent at the LTC, the highest achievable. All will continue with Xavier University’s All For One Army ROTC Battalion.
Xavier University is one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2013 edition of its annual college guide, "The Best 377 Colleges" (Random House/Princeton Review), available in print and an eBook edition on August 21.
In partial fulfillment of Xavier University’s Student Government Association’s (SGA) promise of representing student interests, Pat Schlembach is SGA’s first student conduct liaison. His first task has been to design and implement a new Service Alternative to Documentation Fines program on campus.
“A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People” will make one last visit to Cincinnati before beginning a European tour in 2013. The exhibit will open September 10 at the Skirball Museum on the Cincinnati campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion on Clifton Avenue.
Xavier University is partnering with Enterprise Rent-A-Car to offer car sharing through WeCar by Enterprise. Available to students, faculty and staff, WeCar by Enterprise is a membership-based, automated car rental option that offers a sustainable, efficient and cost-effective transportation alternative to the Xavier community. Registered members have access to two Kia Souls parked on the south side of the Campus Services Building, next to Flynn Hall.
Xavier University’s O'Connor Sports Center is located in Evanston along Victory Parkway between the soccer and baseball fields. Memberships are available to faculty, staff, alumni and community members. It is a family-friendly location to schedule family get-togethers and parties. http://www.xavier.edu/recreational-sports/oconnor-sports-center/
Xavier alumnus Gary Favors sought the best talent to create Hearts and Minds, a math, science, writing and leadership program for young African American males in grades 4, 5 and 6. With the assistance of the City Gospel Mission and Janice Walker, dean at Xavier University, he launched the academic mentoring program.
Rabbi Abie Ingber, founding director of Xavier University’s Office of Interfaith Community Engagement and an adjunct professor of Theology, has been invited to speak at the 2012 Conference of the Cameroon Muslim Students Association (CAMSU) from Aug. 23-31 in Douala. CAMSU is the most representative Muslim student association in the country with more than 10,000 members.
X-LAB, a pioneering economic development program at Xavier University’s Williams College of Business, once again seeks motivated people with good ideas. In this, the program’s third year, things are a little different.
A significant, and ever-widening, leadership gap inspired XLC to offer the Leadership Foundations Certificate Program (available only privately up until now) beginning in the fall 2012 through XLC’s Corporate University @ Xavier University.
Xavier University is one of the best in the nation – again - according to Forbes annual ranking of America’s Top Colleges. Xavier is ranked 220 overall, 174 among private colleges, and 46 in the Midwest.
Tyler Imfeld of Mason (45040), a senior in biology with minors in environmental studies and German at Xavier University, is interning in the lab of the Department of Mineral Sciences at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC
Doug Ruschman, executive director for University Communications at Xavier University, announces two position updates, effective Aug. 1st. Debora Del Valle becomes video and web producer. Kelly Leon returns to Xavier as director for strategic communications.