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Inside Xavier

December 2009

Faculty & staff news

Crosstown Campout

Tent City

The area around the Cintas Center was abuzz with around-the-clock activity on the weekend of Dec. 4-6, as students pitched their tents for the annual Crosstown Campout. Their goal? Tickets for the 2009 Crosstown Shootout with the University of Cincinnati. The wait was worth it?the Musketeers posted a 83-79 victory in double overtime. November's Xavier Faces are Chris Hurst, adjunct professor of music and dance in the Department of Music, and Jan Koebbe, secretary in the Department of Political Science and International Studies. And of course, we have our regular features as well. We invite you to send us your thoughts or suggestions.

Employee Recognition

Inside Xavier is pleased to spotlight the University's 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.

Jennifer WiesJennifer Wies, Director, Women?s Center
As director of the Women?s Center, Jennifer Wies has implemented important programs and initiatives to better serve not only the Xavier community, but the greater community as well. Examples of her hard work include the recent national conference on gender-based violence and all other activities and events recognizing the 40th anniversary of the admission of women as full-time students at Xavier, the women?s Center Internship Program and the 1,000 Peace Women Across the Globe exhibit. These and many other contributions make it clear that Jennifer deserves this honor.  

Michael SvihlikMichael Svihlik, Information Services Specialist, Office of the Registrar
Mike Svihlik never hesitates to help others, whether by working later than necessary or rearranging his daily workload to accommodate office demands. He is truly dedicated to serving Xavier students and working with other staff members to continually improve the Office of the Registrar. In addition, Mike has been instrumental in helping accelerate Xavier?s participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program for Veterans and has worked to increase the member of veterans currently attending the University. He is a great example of how to live the Jesuit mission in the workplace.  

John SurdickJohn Surdick, Professor, Department of Accountancy
John Surdick has served as a trusted advisor and mentor to many students during his 23 years at the University. Off campus, he is very active in the community through his participation in charitable activities for American Legion Post 318, which provides support for elderly patients in the VA Medical Center, and for residents of Joseph House, a refuge for homeless veterans suffering from substance abuse. In addition, John serves as a civic volunteer for Anderson Township?s Safety and Community Outreach Program in coordination with the Hamilton County Sheriff?s Department. These efforts demonstrate that he is truly ?a man for others.?

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