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Posted: 10/13/15 3:02 PM

The Xavier University Choirs will be opening the 2015-16 Music season with "Music of the Americas" on Friday, October 16 at 7:30 pm in Bellarmine Chapel.

The Edgecliff Vocal Ensemble will open the concert with a performance of Argento's Peter Quince at the Clavier, featuring special guest faculty pianist and Xavier Music Series Coordinator, Dr. Polina Bespalko. The XU Women's Chorus will follow up with a variety of works, including Eleanor Daley's Canticle to the Spirit, Andrew Miller's As the Sun Opens a Flower, and Dilworth's Ain't Gonna let Nobody Turn Me Around. The Xavier Concert Choir will pick up the latter half of the concert, collaborating with the newly-formed Xavier Handbell Ensemble on When Jesus Wept. Others works featured are Hard TrialsThe Road Home, and Runestad'sNyon Nyon. The concert will conclude with a combined performance of the Xavier University Alma Mater.

Tickets are $5 for adults, and $3 for students and seniors (65+). To purchase tickets, visit www.xavier.edu/tickets or call 513-745-3939.

For more information: http://www.xavier.edu/campusuite25/modules/calendar.cfm?grp_id=31&cal_id=39339#.Vh1VTxNVhBc

Posted: 10/13/15 2:15 PM

TRiO, Student Support Services (SSS) is still recruiting members for the 2015 -2016 academic year.  In order to be eligible for the program, students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and meet at least one of the following guidelines:

•             Be a first-generation college student (neither parent or guardian has a bachelor’s degree)

•             Meet federal income guidelines as outlined by the U.S. Department of Education

•             Have a verifiable disability

If eligible, students must attend a mandatory information session offered on Thursday, October 15th or Thursday, November 12th from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM in Alter Hall 102.

The deadline to apply to the program is November 12, 2015.  For more information about TRiO, SSS, please visit our website:Xavier.edu/sss.

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

Posted: 10/13/15 10:32 AM

Three global leaders in interreligious thought and action are presenting on The Power of Interfaith Collaboration: Responsibility and Hope For a World In Conflict on Sunday, October 18, 6:00pm, Cintas Center. Featured panels are: Yonathon Arfi, Fr. Francis X. Clooney SJ and Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Posted: 10/13/15 9:48 AM

Two Final Information Sessions for the 20th Anniversary of the Xavier Rome Program. Six core friendly credits with excursions to Florence, Siena, Assisi and Ostia Antica.

Tuesday October 13 and Wednesday October 14

Alter 203 4:15pm

Summer & Winter Programs - Open to all Xavier Students




Posted: 10/12/15 6:27 PM

Come join us for the Center for Diversity and Inclusion’s Meet and Greet. Enjoy meeting and getting to know each club while eating Free Graeter’s Ice Cream! This will be held this Wednesday October 14th, 2015 in the GSC Atrium from 4pm-5pm. See you there! 

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Posted: 10/12/15 6:18 PM

Join us in welcoming speaker Kemba Smith in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month! This event will be held in Kennedy Auditorium Wednesday October 21st at 6pm. See you there!

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Posted: 10/12/15 6:04 PM

Come to our info session on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, from 4-5:30PM, in Smith Hall, room 308, regarding Xavier's longest running London program.  This is the 18th year of the program, and our 10th year at Queen Mary University of London.  We spend a weekend in Edinburgh, Scotland, and have a day trip to Bath and Stonehenge.  We also include visits to Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral, and attend "Wicked" and "Les Miserables".

Join us in London for the entire month of July, 2016.

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Posted: 10/12/15 3:06 PM

Jonika Moore-Diggs has accepted a new position at Miami University overseeing diversity recruiting initiatives in the office of Admission.  Her last day at Xavier will be Friday, October 16th.

Please join Career Development and the Academic Advising Center in a farewell and congratulatory gathering on Thursday, October 15 from Noon – 1: 30 PM.  The event will be held in CLC 530 (Career Development Office) and light refreshments will be served.  Come and go as you wish.

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Posted: 10/12/15 2:08 PM

The Xavier University Mentor Program matches students (sophomores, juniors & graduate) of any major with career professionals/executives to help the student on their journey from classroom to career.  The mentoring relationship lasts until the student graduates from Xavier.  We know many students couldn't attend the final info session last week, so, we've added 3 more info session options:

Tues., Oct. 13th @ 5pm

Wed., Oct. 14th @ 4:00

Wed., Oct. 14th @4:30

All sessions are 30 minutes and take place in Kennedy Auditorium (412 CLC).  

Interested students need to attend one of the three sessions to be eligible to apply.  Please encourage students to take advantage of this unique Program.  Visit www.xavier.edu/mentor or contact Sarah Brinker-Good in the Career Development Office for more information.

Posted: 10/12/15 1:41 PM

Fifty years ago, at the Second Vatican Council, the Catholic Church redefined its relationship with the other religions of the world in a document called Nostra Aetate.  Nostra Aetate's importance is that it opened a new era of interfaith dialogue and understanding.

JOIN US with three global leaders in interreligious thought and action to explore together ways in which interfaith collaboration can enrich our community and our world. 

Featured panelists are Yonathan Arfi, Vice-President of the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions of France, Francis X. Clooney, S.J., Director of the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard University, and Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, University Professor of Islamic studies at George Washington University.

The event is free and open to the public, reservations not required.

For further information including sponsors, and bios, please see the link.


Posted: 10/12/15 1:13 PM


The #BeTheSpark Tour Spark Tank Speaker Series kicks off this Wednesday, October 14th at 6 PM in the Center for Innovation -with pizza (not that you need it to convince you to come).

We're excited to introduce the first innovator who will be sharing their story with you!

Julie Anixter
CEO, Think Remarkable
Executive Editor, Innovation Excellence
Strategic Fellow, Signals Group

Julie Anixter is the CEO of Think Remarkable, an innovation consultancy, and co-founder and Executive Editor of Innovation Excellence, one of the world’s largest crowd-sourced innovation online communities.

She is a proponent of building organizational capacity through leveraging the emotional energy, creativity and intellectual capital inside of organizations to achieve results.

Julie has created products, services, environments and tools for a wide range of clients including AT&T, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, Chanel, Glaxo Smith Kline, and P&G.

Come and hear the story of Julie's innovative journey and how she's helping organizations meet the world's changing demands.

Posted: 10/12/15 12:54 PM

This week only!!! The running fee for the Run Like Hell 5k has a $10 discount. Wondering what Run Like Hell 5k is? This 5k goes to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and their quest to help those living with this deathly genetic disease. By signing up for the run, you are not only helping Cystic Fibrosis research but also guaranteed a pretty fun night!!!

Come, sign up in Gallagher Monday 10/12, Wednesday 10/14, and Friday 10/16 12pm-3pm.


Posted: 10/12/15 10:33 AM

Join the Student Organization of Latinos in celebrating the end of Hispanic Heritage Month with the Fiesta del SOL Potluck. There will be delicious food provided as well as music and dancing! 

When: Wednesday, October 14

Time: 5:30-7:30pm

Location: GSC Clocktower

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Posted: 10/12/15 9:52 AM

The Center for Teaching Excellence is accepting applications for two Faculty Learning Communities to begin in January 2016. In the FLC on Exploring the Oral Communication Flag Courses, facilitated by Craig Davis (Chemistry) and Barb Harland (Nursing), faculty will investigate how foundational oral communication skills can be taught effectively across disciplines. The second FLC focuses on Contemplation, Imagination, and Creativity in the Mindful Classroom: Cultivating and Sustaining Well-Being and Wonder in Learning. Facilitated by Karen Enriquez (Theology) and Cathy Sacco (Education), this FLC explores the influence of experiential personal practice in mindfulness and contemplative practices on shaping educators and their courses to support a student-centered learning approach. Applications to participate are due October 30th.

Posted: 10/12/15 9:37 AM

The Faculty Learning Community on Performance Tasks presents the results of its year-long exploration Monday, October 26th at noon in the CTE Faculty Lounge, CLC 317. FLC members will define performance tasks and explain the advantages of implementing them, in comparison with regular testing methods, to promote critical thinking. They will also share performance tasks they have created. Lunch provided.

Posted: 10/12/15 9:31 AM

The Center for Teaching Excellence is hosting a discussion on Mindfulness in Teaching and Learning Tuesday, October 13th from 2:30-3:30 in the CTE Faculty Lounge, CLC 317.  Facilitators Karen Enriquez and Kathy Sacco will lead the conversation on how mindfulness practices are aligned with Jesuit principles and have positive implications for deepening our teaching and student learning. 

Posted: 10/12/15 9:13 AM

Priority Registration is for currently enrolled students who are continuing in an upcoming term.  Students are required to meet all financial obligations prior to registration.  Students eligible to participate in Priority Registration may register for classes any time after their assigned registration time until the close of registration at the beginning of the semester.

Students can find their Priority Registration appointment by checking their Registration Status on the on the Student Hub.  (Select:  Student Hub> Self-Service > Student Services > Registration > Registration Status)

Spring Full Term 2016 Course Deadlines:

  • Add/Drop Deadline:  January 17, 2016
  • Undergraduate Withdrawal Deadline (with the grade of ‘W’):  April 12, 2016
  • All the important dates can be found in the Academic Calendar

All deadlines for partial term courses are adjusted based on the length of the course.

CAUTION:  Before dropping or withdrawing from a course, consult with your advisor regarding your program requirements, course planning and progress towards your degree.  It is the responsibility of the student to know all program, degree and University requirements.  Dropping or withdrawing from courses may impact the time needed to complete your degree.    Student Athletes and International Students – please meet with the appropriate office (Athletic Academic Advising or the Center for International Education) before dropping below fulltime, enrolling for online courses, or withdrawing from the university.  Dropping or withdrawing from courses can affect a student’s athletic eligibility and visa status.

Adding & Dropping Classes

Students may add or drop full term classes through the 7th calendar day of the semester. Full term classes dropped during this period do not appear on a student's transcript. 

Class Withdrawal

Following the 7th calendar day of the semester students may withdraw from any course with a non-punitive grade of ‘W’ listed on the transcript.  A grade of ‘W’ does not affect a student's GPA.  Students may withdraw from courses through the withdrawal deadline, which occurs when 80% of the term has been completed.

->  Beginning with Spring 2016, students may withdraw from a course online through the Student Hub instead of using a paper form. 

Additional Information

More information about priority registration can be found on the Office of the Registrar website.

Information about course tuition and fees is available on the Office of the Bursar website.

For more information: http://www.xavier.edu/registrar/registration-information.cfm

Posted: 10/12/15 8:19 AM

Faculty and staff are asked to inform women graduate students of the opportunity to participate in the  Women’s Ignatian Leadership Salon on Thursday, October 29, 3-6pm in the Fenwick Conference Room.  Drs. Debra Mooney (Chief Mission Officer) and Sandra Richtermeyer (WCB Assoc Dean) will be facilitating the seminar.  Information and registration is here.

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