Employee Announcements

Posted: 2/21/17 7:25 PM


Difficult Conversations’ is the theme of this semester’s ‘Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education’ which is being distributed this week through campus mail. The issue includes a special section on ‘Student Voice’ with an article [“Why Not Talk?: Beyond an Evasive Culture,” p. 23] by Adrian Parker, a Xavier junior double majoring in Theology and the Philosophy, Politics, and the Public Honors Program.  The current and past issues of ‘Conversations’ can be found on the Center for Mission and Identity’s JesuitResource.org.




Posted: 2/21/17 11:06 AM

Join the XU Symphonic Wind Ensemble with special guest Polina Bespalko on piano for George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue." XUSWE will also perform music of Aaron Copland, Frank Ticheli, a cakewalk by Debussy, ballet music by Bernstein, and our Ensemble-in-Residence, All of the Above will play music by Andy Akiho.

Thursday, March 2 at 7:30pm in GSC Theater.

For more information: http://www.xavier.edu/music-department/index.cfm

Posted: 2/21/17 11:03 AM

Vocal Arts Ensemble Cincinnati presents

Considering Matthew Shepard

SAT MAR 4 • 8 pm

SUN MAR 5 • 5 pm

Gallagher Theater


“In composing this piece, I wanted to create, within a musical framework, a space for reflection, consideration and unity around his life and legacy.”

– Craig Hella Johnson

Composer & VAE Music Director

2017 GRAMMY Nominee

VAE Music Director Craig Hella Johnson returns to Cincinnati to conduct his own Considering Matthew Shepard, a musical response to the tragic death of a young man who has become an American icon and a symbol for hope and empowerment. This transcendent performance, VAE’s first in Xavier University’s stunning Gallagher Theatre, will feature instrumentalists and lighting, costume, and set design by the Cincinnati Opera.

For more information: http://www.vaecinci.org/events/

Posted: 2/21/17 11:02 AM

The Xavier Music Series welcomes flamenco guitarist Grisha Goryachev this Sunday, February 26 at 2:30 pm in Gallagher Theater.

Grisha Goryachev is renowned for his extraordinary musical sensitivity and technical virtuosity in both classical and flamenco styles. He is one of very few guitarists in the world who is reviving the tradition of solo flamenco guitar in a concert setting that was practiced by legendary flamenco masters such as Ramón Montoya and Sabicas. Grisha exposes audiences to some of the best guitar compositions flamenco has to offer. Instead of merely copying, he creates his own interpretations of these masterpieces, using dynamics and tone colors usually associated with classical music.

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the box office at 513-745-3939. XU Faculty and Staff receive buy one, get one free tickets when selecting the "XU Fac/Staff" ticket rate. No coupon code required! XU Student tickets are only $5!

For more information: https://red.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=1b712b10ed62fcb3207e25254c5e4cd2

Posted: 2/21/17 9:34 AM

A tenure and promotion information session is scheduled on Monday, April 24th from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Auditorium following the faculty assembly.

Posted: 2/21/17 9:10 AM

Join Don't Tell Anna, Xavier's longest-running improv comedy troupe, for our annual Blue vs. White Show! We've split up into two teams, and things could get messy. The show is this Friday the 24th at 9 PM in Kennedy Auditorium (CLC 412). The show is free and open to all members of the Xavier community (students, faculty, friends). Doors will open at 8:30 pm. Bring a friend, wear your team's colors, and come out for a good time!

BLUE TEAM: Harrison Hensley, David Ritzenthaler, Emma Turbak, Brennan Kizer Ball

WHITE TEAM: Tommy Bell, Leo Biette, Emma Barlow, Laura Walker

If you require special seating accommodations due to any impairment (physical, sensory, etc.), please contact Brennan at kizerballb@xavier.edu for seat reservations.

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1832589747008314/?notif_t=plan_user_joined¬if_id=1487617313696224

Posted: 2/21/17 9:07 AM

Early career tenure-track faculty and full-time instructors interested in participating in the 2017-18 endowed Ignatian Mentoring Program are invited to attend an information meeting on Thursday, March 2, 2:30-3:15 in the Center for Mission and Identity. Drs. Leslie Prosak-Beres (Education, Director of Faculty Programs in Mission and Identity) and Linda Schoenstedt (Sports Studies, incoming Director) will be describing the Program; see the list of previous participants here. Direct questions to Debra Mooney@xavier.edu.

Posted: 2/21/17 8:46 AM

Whether you’re hosting a party, business function, luncheon, or meeting, Xavier Catering has you covered. Our combination of delicious food and superior service makes Xavier Catering the perfect partner for any event, big or small. Our new Spring Seasonal Menu means we can cater to any of your needs. That means you can spend less time worrying about the food and more time enjoying it.

Contact us for more information.



For more information: https://new.dineoncampus.com/files/section_documents/e3b4b02d-5f53-4ebf-ad20-b3647800a78e.pdf

Posted: 2/20/17 7:46 PM

Noyce Internship Applications are due next week.

Six interns will be selected to spend nine weeks with Breakthrough Cincinnati or to teach in on-campus STEM Enrichment campus. First and second year students with a passion for service are strongly encouraged to apply. The first week of the program will include a STEM-teaching boot camp. Students will live on the Xavier University campus, receiving room and board (including $750 food stipend) as well as a $400/week stipend. During the internship, students will keep journals and meet with mentors to reflect upon their experiences. Faculty and staff from the STEM departments, and the Eigel Center for Community-Engaged Learning will work with students to expand their knowledge and interest in teaching inner-city/at-risk students. 

  • Internship Dates: Approximately the second week of June until the first week of August. (Specific dates will be provided as we learn them.)


For more information: http://www.xavier.edu/noyce/Noyce-Summer-Internship1.cfm

Posted: 2/20/17 7:27 PM

Xavier's Noyce program invites students from 3-8th grade to learn science while designing games, training invertebrate athletes, and designing facilities for the Xploratory Exhibition! 

Who will your athlete be? A mantis? A cricket? A worm?

What can your athlete do? And where does it do it best? 

How can we train your athlete?

What should our facilities look like?

This summer, take the field of science and bring your best to the Xploratory Exhibition.

Our cost is $200 for each one-week day camp (campers start arriving around 8:30 each day and we finish around 4 each day). Lunch is provided and all students will receive a t-shirt and take home gift. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.

Your camp will be run by Xavier's Noyce Internship program, featuring four math/science majors, mentored by Xavier faculty. Experience our school-tested curriculum in a fun summer camp!

Space is limited and first-come first-served. A $25 deposit is due within one week of registration.

Xavier faculty, staff, and students receive a $25 discount per session.

For more information: http://www.xavier.edu/noyce/Summer-STEM-Camps.cfm

Posted: 2/20/17 3:37 PM


Mary Beth Manolis, wife of Chris Manolis, formerly of the WCB Department of Marketing, passed away on February 9, 2017, after a prolonged illness.  A memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 26, at 2:00 p.m., at the Church of the Redeemer, 2944 Erie Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208.  Memorials may be directed to the Manolis Children Fund at any Huntington Bank branch.  Please see the attached obituary for futher details.

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Posted: 2/20/17 3:14 PM

Student Employee Supervisors, 

View the attached for detailed information regarding student employment end of year responsibilties and planning for 2017 summer and fall employment needs.  

As always, if you have any questions, contact Vicki Clary, Student Employment Coordinator at claryv@xavier.edu or 745-4880 or the Career Development Office at 745-3141.  

1-Student Employment - End of Year Responsibilities and Planning for Summer_Fall Employment Needs.pdf

2-SE Evalution Timeline-Instructions 2017.pdf

Posted: 2/20/17 1:48 PM

This Thursday, February 23rd, 7:00 pm, in the Arrupe Overlook in GSC, the OIP-u Xavier University Chapter will host a conversation with Laura Nirider, the post-conviction attorney for "Making a Murderer's Brendan Dassey.

"Brendan Dassey: A True Story of False Confession" will provide an inside look at the false confession famously featured in the Making a Murderer documentary series. Professor Nirider uses footage from Brendan’s confession to demonstrate how the psychological techniques commonly used by police during interrogations can produce false confessions especially when used on juveniles. This event is free and open to students, faculty, and staff. 



Posted: 2/20/17 12:42 PM

We are bringing New Orleans to you next week!

Celebrate Mardi Gras in the Caf from 4:30-8:00 pm on February 28th.

You can grab a taste of New Orleans style cuisine and catch some beaded necklaces.

We will see you next week!


Presented by Xavier Dining and Xavier Auxiliary Services

For more information: https://new.dineoncampus.com/xu/events

Posted: 2/20/17 12:33 PM

USB Flash Drive found in lower level Alter Hall in front of the Vending machines. It can be picked up at 102 Schmidt Hall. 

Posted: 2/20/17 10:51 AM

Stop by the University Library Makerspace today for Maker Monday, anytime between 10-4.

Today's project is paper marbling.

Dye paper with elaborate, colorful designs using inks floated on water. Perfect for greeting cards, journals, and wrapping paper. This one may get messy. 

For more information: http://www.xavier.edu/campusuite25/modules/calendar.cfm?grp_id=3796&cal_id=40622#.WKcARG8rLcs

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Distinguished Speaker Series Lucheon with Bill James - The man behind the "Moneyball" Sabermetrics

Posted: 2/20/17 10:44 AM

Welcomes Bill James, Writer, Historian and Statistician.

James is a prominent author on the subject of baseball from a statistical perspective. Though not a statistician by trade, he pioneered the field of saber metrics with his insightful, articulate, creative, knowledgeable, occasionally comical and always idiosyncratic writings on a plethora of baseball-related subjects. He is credited with coining the term sabermetrics, and is considered by most to be the father of the sabermetric movement. While many subsequent authors have refined and expounded upon James' theories, which often lacked citation and statistical rigor, it would be hard to argue that anyone has done more than James to advance the field of sabermetrics. He is currently employed by the Boston Red Sox as a Senior Baseball Operations Advisor.

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Luncheon at Noon
Schiff Family Conference Center
Cintas Center

Seating is limited    -     RSVP here by noon on March 30th

Attendance is complimentary and made available through PNC’s sponsorship which also provides funding for student and faculty development.

Questions? Call 745-4272 or visit www.xavier.edu/dss

1-Bill James - DSS Evite 4 6 17.pdf

Posted: 2/20/17 9:02 AM

All are invited to attend the University's spring Convocation today, Monday, Feb. 20, from 3:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m. in the Gallagher Student Center Theater. The event will be streamed live for those unable to attend in person.


Posted: 2/20/17 7:51 AM

Please join Fr. Graham and your colleagues for this informal, monthly event designed to celebrate our work and the contributions we make to insure that our students succeed, thrive and graduate.

Each month Hump Day Happy Hour will be co-hosted by several University departments. The February Happy Hour is sponsored by Financial Operations & Risk Management, Physical Plant and Williams College of Business and will be held at Ryan’s Pub in the Gallagher Student Center on Wednesday, February 22nd at 3pm.

Future happy hours will take place on March 29, 2017, and April 26, 2017.

Posted: 2/20/17 2:04 AM

How do we measure our humanity, and how do we know when we have gone past acceptable limits?  Jean Vanier once said that "The measure of our spirituality is our tenderness."  But what does tenderness mean in a world of inqeuality, injustice, and violence?  Can tenderness help us to reclaim our humanity in today's world?  Join Professor of Theology Gillian Ahlgren in an author conversation around her new book The Tenderness of God: Reclaiming Our Humanity.  Thursday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the Conaton Board Room of Schmidt Hall.

For more information: http://gillianahlgren.com/the-tenderness-of-god-reclaiming-our-humanity/

1-Ahlgren Author Talk Feb 23-4.pdf

Posted: 2/19/17 11:35 PM

Join Alternative Breaks in Arrupe Overlook at 6 pm on March 2nd to learn more about the actual meaning behind the term social justice. 

Conversation facilitated by Dr. Sniegocki will include Dr. Smythe from the history department, Dr. Morris from the biology department, Dr. McManus from the economy department and Dr. Mescher from the theology department will be centered around social justice.  This conversation will also including how particular realms such as biology, history, economics and theology play a role in the daily view of this term. 

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