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Inside Xavier

November 2009

Faculty & staff news

Chris Mack

Off to a Good Start

All the signs are present: The leaves have turned gold. The students have turned blue. Yes, it's basketball season. The men's and women's teams opened play this past weekend, with the men defeating Youngstown State at home, 83-57, and the women winning in overtime at the University of Southern California, 81-71. This month's photo gallery features highlights of the Youngstown State game. November's Xavier Faces are Marge Cunningham, assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship for the Williams College of Business, and Neema Nourian, a lab instructor in the Department of Biology. 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.

Peggy LenhartPeggy Lenhart, Secretary, McGrath Health and Wellness Center
Peggy Lenhart constantly reflects the Jesuit mission by conveying warmth and caring to all those around her. She effectively manages, with utmost patience and concern, the stress and demands of students who are suffering either emotionally or physically. During the recent challenge of H1N1, she extended herself by working long hours and extra days to ensure everyone was treated compassionately and professionally. She is truly a person for others.  

Mary RosenfeldtMary Rosenfeldt, Director of Health Services,
McGrath Health and Wellness Center

Mary Rosenfeldt?s conscientious concern for the staff of the health and wellness center is commendable, especially in light of recent personnel changes and the challenges associated with the H1N1 flu situation on campus. During this transition period, she has continuously provided necessary support by working from home, working after hours and coming in on weekends to deal with campus emergencies. She is a great example of how to live the Jesuit mission in the workplace.

Kathleen SmytheKathleen Smythe, Professor, Department of History
Kathleen Smythe demonstrates exceptional service to the University. While serving as co-director of the Ethics/Religion and Society Program, she also took on the role of co-chair for the Sustainability Committee. In spite of the demands of both, her dedication to both Xavier and ecological stewardship helped her get the job done in an efficient, effective manner. Further, she agreed to lead a portion of the Ghana Academic Service Learning Program next year. For these and many other reasons, she is deserving of this recognition.  

New Faces at Xavier Countdown to the Quad 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.