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Inside Xavier

December 2008

Faculty & staff news

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Season's Greetings from the new Inside Xavier. If you missed us last month, we're now a monthly special section of Today at Xavier. This issue features a Christmas video (above) spotlighting members of the Xavier family?maybe even you. December's Xavier Faces are Jo Ann Recker, professor of French in the Department of Modern Languages, and Fred Sansone, director for Gift and Estate Planning, East Region. Their profiles are complemented by the new employee-recognition section. We also include links to new hires, faculty and staff accomplishments, and our Grow XU column. As always, we would like to hear from you. Send us your thoughts or suggestions.

Employee Recognition

Inside Xavier is pleased to spotlight the University?s new monthly Employee Recognition Program, which publicly recognizes individuals who consistently reflect our Jesuit mission in terms of being men and women for others, consistently go the extra mile in their efforts and consistently put Xavier?s interests ahead of their own. This honor is part of a larger initiative of the President?s Administrative Council to better inform, connect and recognize faculty, staff and administrators throughout the institution. Honorees are selected by the President's Cabinet. If you would like to nominate someone for employee recognition, fill out our nomination form.

Bob Cotter Bob Cotter, Associate Vice President for Information Resources
Bob Cotter is steadfast in his efforts to meet the instructional, technical and computational needs of our students, faculty and staff. Whether leading the way with new technology or getting the most out of older equipment, Cotter is generous with his time and talent and is a calming presence when crises arise. He was also one of the first to embrace the concept of the Learning Commons, which emerged as a centerpiece of Xavier's campus transformation.

Annette Marksberry Niké Cline-Bailey, Human Resources Assistant, Office of Human Resources
Niké Cline-Bailey?s exceptional, professional work makes her a wonderful, welcoming ambassador for the University. Cline-Bailey's willingness to go one step beyond to take on additional duties extends beyond the campus boundaries?she also carries her considerable talents into the community to provide assistance and help for those less fortunate.

Cynthia Geer Cynthia Geer, Chair of the Department of Childhood Education and Literacy
In 12 years at Xavier, associate professor Cynthia Geer has taught courses in science education and instructional technology, involved herself in securing numerous professional development grants for teachers, and worked with about 150 Greater Cincinnati Catholic schoolteachers. She is a strong advocate for instructing teachers in how to engage students in learning science, both as a means of enjoying science in the everyday world and as a potential career path.

Grow Xavier New Faces at Xavier Faculty Staff Accomplishments

If you know a fellow employee who goes above and beyond to make Xavier a better place for all,
be sure to nominate him or her.