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Posted: 1/21/17 12:10 AM

Xavier Guitar Series presents:

Marc Teicholz
Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 2:30 pm
Gallagher Student Center (GSC) Theater

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the box office at 513-745-3939. XU Faculty and Staff can get buy one, get one tickets (by selecting the XU Fac/Staff ticket rate).

Guitarist Marc Teicholz was awarded first prize at the 1989 International Guitar Foundation of America Competition, the largest, most prestigious contest of its kind in the United States. He was also a prize winner at the 1991 New York East-West Artists Competition.

Described by Gramophone as “arguably the best of the new young guitarists to have emerged,” and by Soundboard magazine as “among the best we have ever heard,” Teicholz’s performances throughout the world include tours of the United States, Canada, Russia, Poland, Switzerland, Southeast Asia, New Zealand and Fiji. His recitals and master classes have received critical acclaim, and he has been featured in concert with orchestras in Spain, Portugal, California and Hawaii.

He has also had new works written especially for him. Most recently, Teicholz debuted Clarice Assad’s Concerto for Guitar, O Saci-Pererê, at the Biasini Festival in San Francisco. Teicholz tours the United States extensively with The Festival of Four. He is featured on the pilot soundtrack for George Lucas’ Young Indiana Jones, and has recorded solo CDs for Naxos, Sugo, Menus and Music, and most recently, Guitar Salon International. His latest solo disc, Valseana, presents works performed on historic guitars of the period of each musical selection. On Delos records, he has recently released “Open your Heart” with soprano Laura Claycomb, featuring mixed 19th and 20th-century composers.

For more information: https://red.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=993e36d0d39aec03dec1254263133a4b

Posted: 1/20/17 4:17 PM

Genevieve Uhrig, mother of Jim Uhrig, Department of History, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, January 19, the actual morning of her 94th birthday.  

The wake will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Loveland on Tuesday, January 24.  The funeral Mass will follow at 10:00.  Internment will take place at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. 

Posted: 1/20/17 12:23 PM

In the 4th of 6 E/RS interviews, Chris Anderson (History), Suparna Chatterjee (History), and Kristen Renzi (English) will discuss the importance, history, and meaning of feminism. The E/RS interviews provide an opportunity for us to get to know members of the Xavier community in a more informal way. January 26 in Kennedy Auditorium (CLC), 7 p.m.

For more information: http://www.xavier.edu/ers/Lecture-Series.cfm

Posted: 1/20/17 11:48 AM

Join Xavier University in the Go Move Challenge, a competition with other participating Jesuit Universities to determine which university is the most active!  The competition begins on February 1 and lasts the entire month.  Events will be taking place in the O’Connor’s Sports Center and the Cintas Center.  More information on specific events, including times and locations, is coming soon.  Please click here for the flyer, video and to register.  Join the challenge and make Xavier the most active Jesuit University!  If you have problems with the link, please visit our website at www.xavier.edu/hr for more information.

Posted: 1/20/17 11:23 AM

Come to the Arrupe Overlook from 11AM to 1PM

Meet BART members and learn how to report bias!

What is a bias related incident?

  • a non-criminal behavior or act – verbal or non-verbal – that is rooted in a bias toward an individual or groups based on actual or perceived characteristics, such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religious belief, disability, national origin, veteran status, or age.
  • Examples of bias incidents include, but are not limited to epithets, slurs, demeaning images, graffiti, and the defacement of property. 

How to report a Bias related incident or crime? 

  • Xavier University Police Department: contact XUPD at (513) 745-1000 or visit XUPD on campus at Flynn Hall.

  • Report to the University:  http://www.xavier.edu/studentconcern

  • Bias Advisory and Response Team: 

    • Taj Smith, Ed.D, Director, Center for Diversity & Inclusion and BART Co-Chair
    • Phone: 513-745-3940
    • E-mail: smitht44@xavier.edu
    • Jean Griffin, Dean of Students and BART Co-Chair
    • Phone: 513-745-3166
    • E-mail: griffinj6@xavier.edu

What is B.A.R.T.?

  • Bias Advisory and Response Team 
  • faculty, staff, and students, who work closely with the Director of Student Integrity to:
    • Track the frequency and nature of bias incidents and related campus climate data
    • Recommend and help implement corrective strategies
    • Help coordinate transparent communication to the University community
    • Review University policies related to bias incidents
    • Disseminate an annual report on bias-related incidents
    • Institutional interventions

If you have any specific questions or concerns, come today to the Arrupe Overlook from 11AM-1PM

 

For more information: http://www.xavier.edu/dean-of-students/About-the-Bias-Advisory-Group-Committee.cfm

Posted: 1/20/17 8:59 AM

Now in its sixth year, TEDxXavierUniversity is a student, independently organized TED event designed to inspires innovative thinking and  moving others to purposeful action.

Faculty, staff, and students interested in presenting at this year's TEDx event in April should consider this year's theme, "Luminescence," and its description below before submitting a proposal here (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeyy4_rkHWpiwjjURQyTduFyGw47N1ufTGrkB0smPlTiaFnRQ/viewform?c=0&w=1 )

Luminescence can be a twinkle, a light, or a vision that reveals something or provides guidance and a path forward. Keeping with TED’s charge to promote ideas worth spreading, you can interpret our theme literally (energy, solar, medicine, physics, or environmental illumination), analogously or metaphorically (social media journalism spotlighting, the illumination of knowledge and painting). So the question is, what are you illuminating?

Questions about the speaker application process can be directed to Ebube Iheme (ihemee@xavier.edu).

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

Posted: 1/20/17 8:55 AM

Monday, January 23 will be "Maker Monday" for dorm accessories at the Makerspace on the 1st floor of McDonald.

Practical or decorative, create the perfect accessory for your dorm. Vinyl letters for the window, beaded curtain ties, pencil cups, and more. Bring your imagination and a desire to create! All supplies are provided free of charge.

These are casual drop in projects.  Stop by any time from 10 to 4!

#XULibMakerMonday

For more information: http://libguides.xavier.edu/c.php?g=498129&p=4131938

Posted: 1/20/17 8:50 AM

January 26 1:15-2:30 CLC 308

 

How might Xavier faculty leverage service learning and community partners to enhance conversations around race and difference in the classroom?

Faculty who incorporate service learning in their courses often reflect on how tangible engagement provided by community partners elevates and informs difficult conversations in the classroom about race, class, and difference. This program facilitated by the Eigel Center and including faculty reflection will assist those interested in incorporating curricular engagement with diverse populations via service learning. Faculty of all experience levels are invited. All materials and light refreshments will be provided. See the attached for more details! Please RSVP to Nancy Hackett at hackettn@xavier.edu by Tuesday, January 24

1-ExploringServiceLearningRace.pdf

Posted: 1/20/17 7:08 AM

Faculty and Staff are very welcome to participate in a wonderful study abroad opportunity, "An Ignatian Journey to the Holy Land: Historical, Cultural and Interfaith Perspectives." The travel dates are May 15-29, 2017. The trip will be led by Dr. Sarah Melcher, Dr. Kristine Suna-Koro, and Dr. Patricia Tull.  Join alumni and friends of Xavier University in exploring the complex history of the region, the growth of the three monotheistic faiths side by side, and the impact of religion in the land. Please see the attached flyer and itinerary. Questions? Please contact Sarah Melcher, melcher@xavier.edu

 

1-Holy Land Flyer with web link.pdf

2-2017 Xavier Itinerary.pdf

Posted: 1/19/17 2:57 PM

The Center for Teaching Excellence hosts a workshop and keynote address by Dr. Elizabeth Wardle, Howe Professor and Director of Roger and Joyce Howe Center for Writing Excellence at Miami University, on Monday, January 30th. In the workshop, Teaching to Encourage Transfer across Courses and Contexts, from 10:00-11:30 am in CLC 308, Wardle outlines research on how students learn about writing, why it is difficult for them to use this knowledge in new writing contexts, and how to encourage effective transfer of knowledge. In the keynote, Threshold Concepts: Teaching Writing to Encourage Deep Learning of Disciplinary Knowledge, from 3:00-4:15 pm in the Conaton Board Room, Wardle describes writing-related “threshold concepts” that are important for students from all disciplines to master, and then discusses teaching strategies to help students engage in deep learning of these concepts. Please register for the workshop here.

Posted: 1/19/17 12:43 PM

In collaboration with Xavier's MLK Week, the Wall of Expression is set up in the GSC entrance to collect hurtful things that have been said to us or about us. At 2:00pm, the wall will be taken to the Xavier yard to be destroyed during a Transformation Ceremony where students will make a committment to pursue peace and justice. This program is sponsored by the Center for Interfaith Community Engagement. 

Access and Accommodations For Persons with Disabilities Updated Policy

Posted: 1/19/17 12:26 PM

Here is a copy of the most recently updated university policy concerning Access and Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities. (http://www.xavier.edu/policy/documents/ADA.pdf) The updates are not substantive changes as they just reflect the re-opening of the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion and the hiring of both a Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer and an Associate Director. Please contact Tracey DuEst, Associate Director of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion if you have any questions. Tracey’s contact information is duestt@xavier.edu and 513-745-3114.

For more information: http://www.xavier.edu/policy/administration.cfm

Posted: 1/19/17 11:37 AM

Join Xavier Men's Soccer and Head Coach Andy Fleming for the Kids Spring Break Soccer Camp!

Date: Monday, March 27th - Thursday, March 30th
Time: 9AM - PM
Location: Xavier University Soccer Complex
Ages: 6-12
Cost: $110

For more info and to register please visit: http://www.totalcamps.com/XUSOCCER/events?_=1484837771484

Andy Fleming Soccer Camps are said to be the most popular kids soccer camps in the greater Cincinnati area! This is a great way for your kids to spend Spring Break! A similar version to our Mini Muskies Half Day camp in the summer.

The goal of this camp is for the campers to have fun while improving their skills in the game of soccer! Campers will be separated into groups according to their age.

Discounts  and Xavier University Staff discounts are available! Contact Cameron Olson at olsonc1@xavier.edu for more info!

 

For more information: http://www.totalcamps.com/XUSOCCER/events?_=1484837771484

Posted: 1/19/17 10:37 AM

Women staff are invited to reflect on their work at Xavier and gather for dialogue on the topics in Mastery and Moxie in 31 Days: A Journal and Guide for Career Women, printed with support from a Xavier Women of Excellence grant. The group, facilitated by author Debra Mooney, Ph.D., will meet on Wednesdays February 1, 8, 15, 22 from noon to 1:00pm in the Center for Mission and Identity. If you are interested in participating and can attend all four gatherings, contact Diana Rischman@xavier.edu. As with all print resources, the books are complimentary for Xavier staff and faculty.

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