Xavier University’s 171st commencement ceremonies will be held Saturday, May 16 at the University’s Cintas Center.
Separate ceremonies will be held for students receiving undergraduate and graduate degrees.
The undergraduate class of 2009 will receive their diplomas beginning at 9:00 a.m. Graduate degrees will be awarded at 2:00 p.m.
Shaye Worthman, 22, who is graduating summa cum laudefrom Xavier University with majors in psychology and Spanish and a double minor in gender and diversity studies and Latin American studies, is the 2009 Xavier University Elet Award winner. This is the award formerly known as the valedictorian. It is given to the student who maintains the highest grade point average and has an outstanding record of service.
A team of Xavier MBA students has tied for the highest worldwide overall game-to-date score for the week of Monday, April 20th in the GLO-BUS business strategy simulation. During that period, 1603 teams from 90 colleges/universities were participating in the simulation world-wide.
Xavier University students will host an opening of their exhibit "Bittersweet: The History of Sugar in North America" Wednesday, May 6, at the Market House at Findlay Market from 4:30-6:00 pm. The exhibit focuses on sugar production and consumption in North America from the colonial era through WWI.
Spring is wafting across Xavier University’s campus. From Wednesday, April 22 through Friday, May 1, rhythm and music will join in Xavier’s Spring Music Festival. Ensembles and groups will perform each night open to the public.
Xavier University’s Offices of International Student Services, Mission and Identity, Marketing and Printing Services, Web Services and the Department of Art announced the winners of the University’s third International Photo Contest, in which entrants captured different places around the world on film and entered them into the contest.
On April 28, at 7:00 p.m. in the The James and Caroline Duff Banquet Room at the Cintas Center on Xavier University’s campus, The James and Delrose Eigel Center for Community-Engaged Learning presents a free and open talk, Children of Hope: An Intimate Look at the Darfur Refugees. Rabbi Abie Ingber spent ten days in Chad visiting with Darfurian refugees in three camps
Xavier University’s Offices of Interfaith Community Engagement and Peace & Justice will co-sponsor “Golden Rule Week.” The event will kick-off at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 20, when students will begin to place a total of 60 yard signs around campus. Every 6th sign will have the golden rule, as presented from 1 of 10 different faith traditions.
During the heat of summer, when some students are bored with summer vacation and others dread the thought of returning to school, a group of students from around the Tri-state are hitting the books in a non-traditional setting at the Cohen Center on Xavier’s campus. From July 13-24, more than 130 students ranging from the early elementary grades to junior high, work hard to improve their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills as part of what Xavier calls the Reading Practicum.
The Xavier University Army Reserve Officer Training Corps “All for One” Battalion will host a regional Best Ranger competition on April 18that several locations throughout the Cincinnati area, including Mt. Airy National Forest, Lunken Airfield and the Xavier Campus. This is the 10th year for the competition.
The Xavier University Institute for Politics and Public Life is hosting best-selling author and former Nixon advisor Kevin Phillips on Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. in the Schiff Conference Center of Xavier’s Cintas Center. This event is free and open to the public. To learn more about the event, visit www.xavier.edu/politicsandpubliclife.
The Xavier University Institute for Politics and Public Life, along with WLWT-TV, is hosting a free former Cincinnati mayors forum on Wednesday, April 15, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. in the Conaton Board Room in Schmidt Hall on Xavier’s campus. Those attending are encouraged to arrive by 7:00 p.m. to insure the taping begins promptly at 7:30 p.m. Ten former Cincinnati mayors will be in attendance
Xavier University’s South Asian Society (SAS) is hosting the fourth annual Midwest Masala, a South Asian dance competition on Saturday, April 4th, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. in the Xavier’s Cintas Center main floor. Everyone is invited. Presale tickets are $10, or $12 at the door. For presale tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are also on sale on Ticketmaster.
Xavier University has received a $5,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation to help sponsor this year’s Edward B. Brueggeman Center for Dialogue Town Hall Meeting. This free open event will be on April 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the James & Caroline Duff Banquet Center on the Xavier campus, entitled The New Energy Economy: Is it Possible and If So, How Do We Get There?
The Xavier University Dance Team is once again on its way to national championship competition. For the fifth year in a row, the team is heading to Daytona Beach, FL to compete in the NDA Collegiate Championship April 9-11. They will compete in the Open Division I against more than a dozen other teams.