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CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections, Drs. Henry A. Kissinger and Tom Gold

Posted: 9/29/16 9:01 AM

China's emergence as a global player and potential partner with the U.S. ensures that the Sino-American relationship will directly impact the lives of us all. To help us understand this complex relationship, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations will conduct the 10th annual CHINA Town Hall at over 70 locations.  There will be a live webcast discussion from 7-8pm with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.

At 8p.m. Dr. Tom Gold will join in person.  Dr. Gold, a Walnut Hills graduate, is Professor of Sociology at the University of California at Berkeley.  He began his Chinese study at Oberlin College and received his MA and PhD from Harvard.

The event will take place in Kennedy Auditorium, CLC 412, and is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by Foreign Policy Leadership Council, Brueggeman Center for Dialogue, Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce, and the Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council.





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Posted: 9/29/16 7:16 AM

The second staff session of the CTE Faculty in Residence program takes place Tuesday, October 11th at noon in CLC 308. Dr. Amy Whipple, History, will compare British vs. U.S. television – an ideal session for anyone awaiting new episodes of Sherlock or mourning the end of Downton Abbey. As the 2016 CTE Faculty in Residence, Dr. Whipple offers these sessions for staff in conjunction with her Historical Perspectives course, Britain: Sherlock to Britpop. The remaining sessions are November 9 and December 6.  More information, including how to register, can be found here on the CTE website.  Information on opportunities for faculty to observe Dr. Whipple’s class can be found here.

Posted: 9/29/16 7:14 AM

The First Year Seminar program hosts a brown bag conversation on Making Choices: Rethinking Teaching Vocation, Wednesday, October 12th from noon to 12:50 pm in the CTE Faculty Lounge (CLC 317). Michelle Brady (Philosophy) will lead a discussion about ways to frame the question of vocation to make it more concrete for students and more integrated with specific FYS topics.

Posted: 9/28/16 1:21 PM

Join us in a Courageous Conversation about Racism and the Presidential Election. Courageous Conversations is a dialogue series open to students, faculty, and staff to gather and discuss current topics relevant to or intersecting with racial injustice. The next dialogue will take place Monday, October 3, 2016 from 3:00pm-4:30pm in the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. Additional dates for Courageous Conversations include:

October 17th and 31st

November 14th and 28th

*Topics for Courageous Conversations are based in part on the imput of attendees. 

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Posted: 9/28/16 12:56 PM

Victor Yocco, UX researcher and author of Design for the Mind: Seven Psychological Principles of Persuasive Design, will be speaking at McDonald Memorial Library (1st floor outside of the Makerspace) this Wednesday beginning at 5:30 pm.  Snacks and refreshments will be available.  There will be a raffle for door prizes.  University Library and the Center for Innovation are hosting the presentation.

For more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/think-fast-addressing-heuristics-in-ux-design-tickets-27573387745

Posted: 9/28/16 12:45 PM

In our continued commitment to the health and well being of our employees, the Office of Human Resources is making flu shots available at no cost to interested Xavier University employees and their dependents. Online registration is now available for Thursday, Oct. 13 or Monday, Nov. 7. Learn more about flu shots, including dates, times and the consent form.

REMINDER: Fr. Eric Hollas program on the St. John's Bible Thursday 9/29

Posted: 9/28/16 11:05 AM

Fr. Eric Hollas, a Benedictine monk from St. John’s Abbey & University in Collegeville, Minnesota, will be presenting  a program on the Saint John’s Bible on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 10:00 a.m. in the McDonald Library.  Xavier currently has three volumes of the Heritage Edition, which is a fine art reproduction of the original handwritten manuscript kept at St. John’s Hill Museum & Manuscript Library. Please join us for an informative presentation on this remarkable project, eleven years in the making, and view the Pentateuch, Psalms, and Gospels & Acts volumes.  You can learn more about the St. John’s Bible at saintjohnsbible.org.  The program will be on the first floor of the library near the garden area.  University staff, faculty & students are welcome to attend.  For more information on the event contact Marty Ferrell, Head of Collections at the library.

Posted: 9/28/16 10:32 AM

Professor Fiorelli is teaching a 3 credit hour course in London and Paris over spring break of 2017.  We’ll visit the corporate headquarters of BP (London) and L’Oreal (Paris), along with briefings at the Institute of Business Ethics, a law firm specializing in privacy, and the University of Cergy-pontoise School of Law.  The course is an MBA elective, but a limited number of mature Juniors and Seniors are invited to apply.  For more information, please visit www.xavierlondonmba.com or contact Professor Fiorelli at Fiorelli@xavier.edu, (513)745-2050 or come to his office in 226 Smith Hall.  The application deadline is October 16, 2016.

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Fr. Graham Opens a Friendly Competition Between University Divisions for our United Way Campaign

Posted: 9/28/16 9:59 AM

We are a better neighbor because of the resources United Way invests in Xavier.  “It’s All About Participation” is the motto for the 2016 campaign. Therefore, Fr. Graham is opening a friendly competition between University divisions relative to participation.  The winning division with the highest participation rate will be treated to a pizza party lunch with Fr. Graham.  Click here to read more.  

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Posted: 9/28/16 9:25 AM

Father Eric Hollas, a Benedictine monk at Saint John’s Abbey, will share his expertise on spirituality and the Saint John’s Bible on Thursday, September 29th at the Center for Mission and Identity during a brown bag lunch at 12:00 noon. All are invited to join us.

Posted: 9/28/16 9:02 AM

The Staff Advisory Committee encourages all staff to visit the SAC Nexus site in order to submit ideas and feedback, to see current membership, and to view meeting minutes from this year so far.  In particular, the themes the committee has chosen for the year can be seen in the minutes.  Please utilize SAC to voice your concerns and ideas in response to upcoming university events such as Convocation and the Climate Survey presentations.

Posted: 9/28/16 7:58 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 October Happy Hour is sponsored by the Office of Marketing & Communications, Information Technologies, the Office of the Provost and will be held at Ryan’s Pub in the Gallagher Student Center on Wed., October 5th at 3pm.

Future happy hours will take place on Nov. 30, 2016, Feb. 22, 2017, Mar. 22, 2017, and April 26, 2017.

Posted: 9/27/16 8:26 PM

As part of the Immigration and Migration Series, the Center for Diversity and Inclusion invite you to join us in the viewing of "Documented by Jose' Antonio Vargas.  Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 6:00pm in the Gallagher Student Center Arrupe Overlook. “Documented” is a film about Jose’ Antonio Vargas’ journey from the Philippines to the United States. Vargas is an award winning journalist who was brought to the United States as a young child. He lived part of his life in secret, never telling anyone of his immigration status and never traveling to see his mother. The film details his experiences of becoming an immigration reform activist and reconnecting with his mother after 18 years of separation.  

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Posted: 9/27/16 5:02 PM


Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 3:30-4:30PM

Monday, October 3, 2016 from 3:00-4:00PM

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 from 4:30-5:30PM

Are you a current Sophomore or Junior?  If so, you could qualify to apply for a two-week internship program in London next summer.  The 2 week internship is also a three (3) credit hour course which counts towards your 120 credit hour requirement to graduate.  All interns must take at least one additional Xavier course, during the preceding 4 week program.  Other students might only want to stay in London for 4 weeks, and take two out of the three following courses:


  1. BLAW300 (Fiorelli), required course for all Business majors. Also satisfies a DCR flag, and GDST flag.  Typically, over half of the students taking this class are not business majors.
  2. ENG2015 (Renzi), satisfies the Literature and Moral Imagination required by all students.
  3. PHIL200 (Gottlibe) satisfies the Philosophical Perspectives, required by all students.  This course could alternatively be considered a Humanities elective.

The faculty hope to see you at one of the upcoming info sessions.  For more information, please visit www.xavierlondon.com, like us at Facebook.com/xulondon, or contact Professor Fiorelli at Fiorelli@xavier.edu, (513)745-2050, 226 Smith Hall.

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Posted: 9/27/16 4:41 PM

Ohio is a swing state and may well play a pivotal role in determing the outcome of the presidential election.  If you're a student at Xavier and reside in Ohio, you're eligible to vote in Ohio, but you must register by the October 11th deadline.  More info. at http://campusvoteproject.org/ohio/   Please contact Bellarmine Chapel's Director of Social Mission, Tim Severyn, at severynte@xavier.edu to register to vote now!  

Posted: 9/27/16 4:17 PM

The Library, in conjunction with faculty from English, Philosophy, and History, are celebrating Banned Book Week 2017 with a public read-out this Friday, Sept 30th, from 10am to 3pm in the CLC/Library Atrium. Stop by and listen to faculty and students read passages from their favorite books that censors have sought to ban in the past--or join in by reading, open-mic style, from your favorite!! 

For more information: http://www.ala.org/bbooks/bannedbooksweek

Posted: 9/27/16 4:00 PM

The Xavier Noyce Program invites all students and faculty to join us in our partnership with Breakthrough Cincinnati.


If you are at all interested in working with middle school students to provide homework help and tutoring in a positive learning environment, consider volunteering with Breakthrough Cincinnati's Academic Accelerator program hosted at Walnut Hills High School. Breakthrough (BTC) is a four-year, tuition-free academic enrichment program for highly motivated middle school students from underserved and/or underrepresented communities. During the school year, BTC provides tutoring opportunities at Walnut Hills to help our students to stay ahead of their school work and to provide a strong support system.

For this program to be successful, we need awesome volunteers to tutor. That’s where you come in! If you choose to tutor, you will gain volunteer hours, improve your teaching/tutoring skills, and get to spend time with awesome BTC students. The following will be expected of you:

  • You will volunteer consistently 1-3 times/week from 3:00-4:30. 
  • You will help BTC students with their homework and create a supportive environment.
  • You will be fully engaged in the tutoring sessions and show respect and cooperation to all involved.

A more detailed Tutoring Contract will be sent to those who decide to volunteer.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email Breakthrough's Program Director at rachel@breakthroughcincinnati.org and indicate the following:

  1. Why you want to volunteer with BTC.
  2. Why you would be a positive role model and tutor for 6-8th grade students.
  3. Your availability (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday).
  4. How many days a week you are willing to volunteer (1, 2, or 3).
  5. What subject areas you are most comfortable tutoring.
  6. Whether you can tutor students in Latin. 

Please reply by Wednesday, September 28 at 5PM.


Posted: 9/27/16 2:23 PM

This Sunday, October 2nd the Office of Admission will be welcoming hundreds of prospective students and their families to campus for X-Day, the first of our two fall open house dates. These families will be on campus from 8:30am-4:00pm and while they will mainly be in the Cintas Center, they will also be around campus on tours, in residence halls, and in some academic buildings. Please be aware they will be parking in C-2.

We hope that you will welcome these perspective students to campus and show them what it means to be a part of the Xavier community. If you have any questions, or are a freshman who would like to volunteer to show their room, please contact Emily Augustin in the Office of Admission or visit the website xavier.edu/xday. Emily can be reached at augustine1@xavier.edu or 513-745-3197.

Posted: 9/27/16 2:23 PM

This Sunday, October 2nd the Office of Admission will be welcoming hundreds of prospective students and their families to campus for X-Day, the first of our two fall open house dates. These families will be on campus from 8:30am-4:00pm and while they will mainly be in the Cintas Center, they will also be around campus on tours, in residence halls, and in some academic buildings. Please be aware they will be parking in C-2.

We hope that you will welcome these perspective students to campus and show them what it means to be a part of the Xavier community. If you have any questions, or are a freshman who would like to volunteer to show their room, please contact Emily Augustin in the Office of Admission or visit the website xavier.edu/xday. Emily can be reached at augustine1@xavier.edu or 513-745-3197.

Posted: 9/27/16 1:51 PM

Don't Tell Anna, an improv comedy troupe made up of 8 current Xavier students, will be performing this Friday, September 30th, at 9 PM in Kennedy Auditorium (CLC 412). The show is free and open to all members of the Xavier community. Doors will open approximately 30 minutes prior to showtime. 

If you or a friend require special seating accomodation (including physical impairment or deaf/hard of hearing), please email troupe president Harrison Hensley at hensleyh@xavier.edu and we will you reserve you a seat. Thanks, and we'll see you on Friday!

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/301199910263451/?notif_t=plan_user_joined¬if_id=1474827913859051

Posted: 9/27/16 1:12 PM

Come down to Carnival Night tomorrow between 4:30-8:00 outside the Hoff! There will be games, candy, prizes and more!

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Ohio Innocence Project- National Wrongful Conviction Day Exoneree Panel

Posted: 9/27/16 1:11 PM

The Ohio Innocence Project (OIP) works to free innocent, wrongfully convicted individuals across the state of Ohio. Since 2003, OIP has helped 24 individuals regain their freedom. Join us on October 3rd from 12-1pm in Kennedy Auditorium for the opportunity to hear the stories of these individuals, as they participate in an Exoneree Panel to commemorate International Wrongful Conviction Day. Lunch will be provided This event is hosted by Xavier’s Phi Alpha Delta pre-law fraternity, Criminal Justice Society, pre-law society, and the CFJ and is sponsored by the Ohio Innocence Project and OIP-u. For any questions email Lauren Morris atmorrisl@xavier.edu.

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Posted: 9/27/16 1:06 PM

Auxiliary Services is pleased to share the 2016 Fall Break hours of operation for dining venues and retail establishments on campus. For more information, please visit xavier.edu/auxiliary-services.

For more information: http://www.xavier.edu/auxiliary-services/?aq=auto-Office%20of%20Auxiliary%20Services

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Posted: 9/27/16 12:05 PM

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Posted: 9/27/16 11:52 AM


Applications for the Conway Faculty Fellowship in Jesuit Education for 2017-18 are accepted through November 14.  Information and the application are available on the Conway Institute website.

Posted: 9/27/16 11:36 AM

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