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Inside Xavier

March 2009

Faculty & staff news

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Digging Into the Future

Happy Saint Patrick's Day. You may never visit the new utilities tunnel under Dana Avenue, but you'll be glad it's there. One of the great sidelights of the Hoff Academic Quad construction, the 100-foot-long tunnel connects the new Central Utility Plant to the Quad. Channel 5 News reporter John London recently paid a visit to the tunnel, and now you can share in his report. March's Xavier Faces are Maureen Coz, director for Special Events, and Teresa Tolentino, visiting faculty in the Department of Modern Languages. 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 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.

Kay Ohradzasky Kay Ohradzansky, Administrative Secretary, Web Services
Over the past year, Kay has dedicated herself to learning a new skill set to help support others in the Division of Information Resources. She has learned web skills, managed communication pieces on the MyXU portal, supported budgetary needs and maintained may of the day-to-day essentials of the Campus Services Building. From coming in early to help set up a workshop to getting food or other essential supplies for an event, Kay always goes the extra mile to ensure success.

Stephan Yandell Stephan Yandell, Associate Professor, Department of English
Since joining the faculty in 2003, Steve has served on various University committees and task forces. He is an advisor to the English club and Xavier Alliance and taught in the study abroad program this past summer. He presented his pedagogical work and reflections as part of a panel at the Heartland-Delta faculty conversation at Spring Hill College and to the Jesuit Identity Committee of the University Board of Trustees. Steve's firsthand knowledge and support of the multifaceted campus culture, along with these highlights and more, clearly qualify him for this award.

Kathleen Hollowell Kathleen Hollowell, Web Designer, Web Services
Kat's exceptional follow-through skills, keen eye for detail and amazing creative touch are evident throughout her work. Her efforts are key in the recruitment of new students, providing those students with clear, concise, easy-to-find information. Current students, staff, faculty and alumni who use Xavier's web site also benefit from her efforts. Those things, along with Kat's approachability and open attitude toward new ideas, meet the criteria for this award.

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.