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Posted: 9/3/15 11:54 AM

Alternative Breaks is seeking faculty and staff participants for spring and summer trips. Every trip is led by student site leaders who are accompanied by faculty and staff learning partners. Alternative Breaks empowers and challenges all involved to understand his or her relationship with the global community through direct service, education, and reflection, while encouraging personal growth, social awareness, and active citizenship. There is no cost for learning partners. A list of trip descriptions for the year is available here. To participate, please fill out the application form by Friday, Sept. 25 at 5 pm. For more information, contact Emily Prebihalo prebihaloe@xavier.edu or Shannon Hughes at hughesse1@xavier.edu or visit the Alternative Breaks website.

For more information: http://www.xavier.edu/alternativebreaks/Where-we-are-headed.cfm

Posted: 9/3/15 10:37 AM

The Peer Leader Program is a mentoring program for all students in the class of 2019. This is an exciting step in supporting our new students in their transition to Xavier. The program is coordinated by the Office of Student Involvement with support from the Office of Student Success and Parent/Family Outreach.

Current juniors and seniors serve as Peer Leaders for groups of 6-8 first-year students. Peer Leaders serve as a resource and advocate for the first year students in their group. They connect regularly with their group of first year students and provide feedback and reports to the Office of Student Involvement periodically or as needs arise. They are trained in Title IX response, identifying signs of distress, knowledge of campus offices and departments, and understanding the first year experience.

If you are interested in receiving a list of first year students and their Peer Leader, would like specific information regarding a students’ Peer Leader, or have general questions, please contact Molly Dugan in the Office of Student Involvement at duganm@xavier.edu or peerleader@xavier.edu.

Posted: 9/3/15 10:22 AM

Are you searching for a deeper faith, new ways to pray, a church home? Do you want to learn more about Catholic faith and practice? Bellarmine Chapel has a great team ready to welcome you and your questions to our weekly RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) sessions on Thursdays at 7:00 PM in the Bellarmine Parish Center. Please contact Jane Myers at 745-3317 or myersj6@xavier.edu.

 

Posted: 9/3/15 8:53 AM

Wednesday, September 9th -  All are invited to the special Mass and ice cream social. See the staff of the Office of the Dean of A&S blessing the new Alter Hall. So that all may attend, classes and meetings will be suspended and offices will be closed from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Posted: 9/3/15 8:42 AM

Listening sessions on ideas for a W. Bonvell Memorial Garden to honor all those who have died while working at Xavier will be held on Thursday, September 10,  11:30-12:30,  Alumni Center, Basement Lunch Room and Monday, September 14, 12-1p.m. Fenwick Conference Room.  These brown-bag lunch discussions will be facilitated by Br Darrell Burns.

Posted: 9/2/15 4:47 PM

On Thursday, September 17, the Departments of History and Political Science will present the annual Constitution Day lecture. This year, Dr. Yonatan Eyal will consider the question, "Why do we need a written Constitution?" Although we have come to take it for granted, the idea of having a written fundamental law was something of a novelty in the eighteenth century. 

The lecture is free and will be held in the Conaton Board Room, Schmidt Hall, at 7PM.

Posted: 9/2/15 1:50 PM

The deadline to change any grades of Incomplete (I) from the Spring and Summer semesters is Tuesday, September 8th.  In accordance with academic policy, any remaining grades of Incomplete will be administratively changed to grades of F unless an extension approved by your dean is received in by the Office of the Registrar by that date.  Approved extensions can be sent to grace@xavier.edu.

For more information: http://catalog.xavier.edu/content.php?catoid=17&navoid=832#Incomplete_Work

Posted: 9/2/15 11:49 AM

The Division of Student Affairs announces a reorganization that aligns Xavier's student wellness programs and services.  Jean Griffin has been named Dean of Students and will oversee the McGrath Health & Wellness Center and the Psychological Services Center in addition to continuing her work in guiding the University's student conduct processes.  Joining Jean in the Dean of Students area is new staff member, Betsy Johnson, who is serving as the Assistant Director for Student Integrity, and Angie Kneflin, who is taking on a new Care Management Coordinator position.  Betsy and Angie join Jean and the rest of the staff at McGrath Health & Wellness and Psychological Services Center to promote student success, wellness and integrity in support of Xavier's commitment to the education and care of the whole person.

Posted: 9/2/15 11:44 AM

The Center for Teaching Excellence begins the staff sessions of the CTE Faculty in Residence program Wednesday, September 9th on the topic "The Innovation Imperative" at 1:00 p.m. in CLC 308. Dr. Rashmi Assudani, Management and Entrepreneurship, will discuss why innovation is needed in today's complex business world.  As the 2015 CTE Faculty in Residence, Dr. Assudani offers these sessions for staff in conjunction with her course, Creativity and Innovation. The remaining sessions are October 7, November 4 and December 2, all from 1:00-2:00.  More information, including how to register, can be found here on the CTE website.

Posted: 9/2/15 9:51 AM

Due to the Labor Day Holiday, Monday September 7, Support Staff Employees' Web Time Entry Timesheets for the pay date September 11, 2015 will be due by Noon on Friday September 4, 2015.  Approvers will need to approve their Support Staff Employee's Web Time Entry Timesheets by the end of the day on Friday September 4, 2015.  We cannot guarantee pay if a Support Staff employee does not submit their Web Time Entry Timesheet by the due date and time.  It may be helpful to contact your supervisor to let them know you have submitted your time for their approval.  For more information, call x3436.

Posted: 9/2/15 8:39 AM

Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Faculty Fellows Program

As part of Xavier’s commitment to provide increased international engagement opportunities for students, the Center for International Education invites faculty members interested in teaching a COIL course during the Spring 2016 semester to submit an application to participate in the COIL Faculty Fellows Program. The COIL Fellows Program will equip faculty with the necessary theory, tools and processes to establish international partnerships, negotiate student learning outcomes, syllabi, and common assessments,  design common student tasks and projects, and identify technology tools. The COIL Faculty Fellows Program is overseen by the Center for International Education in collaboration with the Center for Teaching Excellence, Instructional Design, Information Technologies, the Center for Mission and Identity, and the CORE Curriculum Committee. **Applications are due by September 8.** 

COIL Faculty Fellows Program Application 

Posted: 9/1/15 3:28 PM

A set of keys, car and house/dorm keys, was found outside Alter Hall on Monday, August 31.  If you have misplaced your keys, please contact Marca Kasselmann, kasselmannml@xavier.edu, X3626, or come to the physics department office, Lindner 110.

Posted: 9/1/15 3:27 PM

Xavier's Student Wellness Advocacy Group (SWAG) is looking for new Peer Educator's (PE'S) for the 2015-2016 school year! PE'S develop and facilitate prevention education programming on the critical wellness issues of sexual violence, interpersonal relationships, gender identity, and alcohol and/or drug use using a bystander intervention model. The goal is to create dialogue among peers that positively impact attitudes and behavior; and engage students in meaningful opportunities to create a healthy campus community that supports student success. Applications are now available at http://goo.gl/forms/hxiZqX65pE. Contact the SWAG program coordinator, Megan Bowling (bowlingm3@xavier.edu) for any questions or comments

For more information: http://www.xavier.edu/SWAG

Posted: 9/1/15 3:27 PM

Xavier's Student Wellness Advocacy Group (SWAG) is looking for new Peer Educator's (PE'S) for the 2015-2016 school year! PE'S develop and facilitate prevention education programming on the critical wellness issues of sexual violence, interpersonal relationships, gender identity, and alcohol and/or drug use using a bystander intervention model. The goal is to create dialogue among peers that positively impact attitudes and behavior; and engage students in meaningful opportunities to create a healthy campus community that supports student success. Applications are now available at http://goo.gl/forms/hxiZqX65pE. Contact the SWAG program coordinator, Megan Bowling (bowlingm3@xavier.edu) for any questions or comments

For more information: http://www.xavier.edu/SWAG

Posted: 9/1/15 2:52 PM

A Graced Moment: Awakening to Ecological Conversion with Pope Francis
A Workshop on the new Papal Encyclical Offered by Xavier University's Institute for Spirituality and Social Justice
 
With the Pope's visit to the States only a few weeks away, excitement is mounting - what will he say to Congress and the United Nations?  Get a preview of the Pope's message by joining Xavier University's Institute for Spirituality and Social Justice as we explore his recent encyclical, Laudato Si': On Care for Our Common Home through engagement with the Pope's own words, discussion of what this means for us, and resources for further study
 
Registration is now open for both our workshops.  Choose either Saturday, September 12th, 9-3 ($25 including lunch) or Saturday, September 19th, 1-5 ($10).   Scholarships are available upon request.  To register and for more information, visit us online at www/xavier.edu/issj and click on the tree. 

1-Laudato Si 11x17.pdf

Posted: 9/1/15 1:24 PM

If you are working on a writing project, you may want to visit Xavier's Writing Center, which is now open for the Fall semester. Our student tutors (both grad and undergrad) can help you at any stage of the writing process, from just getting started to polishing off a final draft. If you'd like to make an appointment, please give us a call at 513-745-2875. Our hours are MW 9:00 am-8:00 pm; TTH 9:30 am-8:30 pm; F 9:00 am-3:00 pm; and Sun 1:00-9:00 pm.

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