Xavier University’s new Institute for Jesuit Education will be named in honor of Ruth J. and Robert A. Conway. Robert Conway is a 1949 graduate of Xavier who has given generously of his time and treasure, serving as a member of the Board of Trustees and chair of the Jesuit Identity Committee. The Ruth J. & Robert A. Conway Institute for Jesuit Education will be a key component of Xavier’s Conaton Learning Commons and the James E. Hoff, S.J., Academic Quad, scheduled to open in the fall of 2010.
High school sophomores, juniors and seniors and their families are invited to attend an X Experience Day at Xavier University on one of two days: Monday, October 12 or Saturday, October 31. X Experience Day offers activities and information for students and parents exploring college. It is free with advance registration
Xavier University in Cincinnati presents “Gender-Based Violence: Uniting Theory, Practice, and Action,” a conference of experts from across the United States convened by Xavier president Michael Graham, S.J. and the Xavier Women's Center. It will be November 9 from 8:30 am- 4:00 pm at the Schiff Conference Center on the Xavier campus. Registration opens at 8:00 am and the event is free and open to the public. To register, please go to: www.xavier.edu/gbvconference
In a survey of more than 2,300 schools just released by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine, Xavier University was distinguished as one of the top schools for undergraduate entrepreneurship programs in the country. Xavier is ranked 19th, up from 24th last year. This is the sixth year in a row Xavier's has been recognized among the top schools in the nation.
On Monday, October 5 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Xavier University and a number of other schools will participate in Inside the MBA at the Hyatt Regency 151 West Fifth Street downtown. Inside the MBA provides prospective students an opportunity to learn about the MBA degree, navigating the admissions process and choosing the program that fits their needs.
Xavier University’s department of art announces the 2009 Art at the X National All-Media Juried Exhibition October 2-November 7. The Xavier Art Gallery is on the Xavier Campus in the Cohen Building and is open Monday-Friday 10 am – 4 pm.
Rabbi Abie Ingber, director of Interfaith Community Engagement at Xavier University, traveled to Darfur recently and took cameras with him. On September 30th he will speak about 21 of the pictures taken on that trip. The Children of Hope exhibit will open at 6:30 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the Gallagher Student Center. Light refreshments will be provided and admission is free and open to the public. Rabbi Abie Ingber will speak at 7:30 pm in Kelley Auditorium in Alter Hall on the Xavier campus.
Xavier University presents poet, playwright, teacher and activist Sonia Sanchez on September 30 at 7:00 pm in the Conaton Board Room in Schmidt Hall on the Xavier campus. The event is free and open to the public. Sanchez will share excerpts from her work and thoughts on the relevance of the feminist, Black Arts and Black Studies movement, of which she is an exemplar. For more information, please call 513-745-3539.
The Williams College of Business at Xavier University announces the following:
Jen Bush has been named assistant dean for graduate programs. Ginny Frings is the new coordinator of the Sedler Entrepreneurship Center. Stafford Johnson is the director of the Center for Applied Finance, a new center within the College.
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The Institute for Politics and Public Life at Xavier University is hosting a Constitution Day event this Thursday, Sept. 17, at 4:00 p.m. in the Gallagher Student Center. This event is free and open to the public.
On October 22-25 at 7:30 pm and 1 p.m. on October 24, Xavier Players will present Children ofEden by John Caird with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Tickets cost $15 each ($7 for Xavier students, faculty and staff if purchased day of show; $5 for Xavier students, faculty and staff if purchased in advance). Tickets can be purchased on-line 24/7 at: https://xavier-players.ticketleap.com.
Xavier University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs is hosting Michael Benitez, Jr. on Tuesday, September 15, at 5:00 pm in a free and open presentation in the Gallagher Student Center Theatre, as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. Benitez will speak on “Identity, Politics & Whiteness in Latino/a Culture: Deconstructing Conditions of Race in ‘Pero Somos Latinos/as.’” For more information, please call 513-745-3181.
The Xavier University Institute for Politics and Public Life is teaming up with Invest in Neighborhoods Inc. to conduct a Cincinnati City Council candidate forum on behalf of community councils on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 7:00 p.m., in the Cintas Center on the Xavier University campus. All 21 candidates for both the council and the mayor’s office are expected to attend. This event is free and open to the public.
Xavier University’s Community Building Institute (CBI) will present at the second annual Dayton Neighborhood Conference this Saturday, September 12, at the Dayton Convention Center. Presented by the City of Dayton Department of Planning & Community Development, the conference is themed “Dayton Beautiful: Original People, Places & Dreams” and will present resources and information for neighborhood leaders and “reinventing” neighborhoods.
On Wednesday, September 30 at 7:30 pm at Knox Presbyterian Church 3400 Michigan Avein Hyde Park, Xavier University’s Music Department will hold a benefit concert for the Dona Buel Memorial Fund. The concert is free and open to the public, but a donation to the Fund is appreciated. Donations will be used to help fund scholarships for music students.
Christians for Peace in El Salvador (CRISPAZ) is a social justice organization founded in 1984 by a Carmelite priest, a Lutheran minister and a Quaker laywoman. Its mission is to labor in solidarity with the impoverished and dispossessed in El Salvador, the small Central American nation that suffered a 12-year civil war from 1980-1992. CRISPAZ will mark its 25th anniversary with a series of free events in Cincinnati, starting on Saturday, Sept. 26 with daylong activities at Bellarmine Chapel on
Norman Finkelstein, professor of English at Xavier University, will read from Scribe, his new book of poems, on Tuesday, September 22 at 7:30 pm in the faculty lounge of McDonald Library (first floor rear). The reading is free and open to the public.
Karl Giberson will speak at the James and Caroline Duff Banquet Center in Xavier’s Cintas Center on September 14, 2009 at 7:30 pm. The talk is free and open to the public. More information is available at 513-745-3922.
Mike Nelson, professor of psychology at Xavier University, is one of the winners of a Bronze Telly in the 30th Annual Telly Awards. Almost 11,000 entries were received from all 50 states and around the world. His video series teaches children and their parents how to handle aggression.
Michael Pollan will address “In Defense of Food: The Omnivore’s Solution” on Sunday, September 27, 2009, 1:00 – 3:00 pm at Xavier University’s Cintas Center. It is free and open to the public. The lecture is co-sponsored by the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.