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Women of Excellence events celebrate the 40th anniversary of women at Xavier through the spring

Events include theater performances, women speakers, women's basketball, art presentations and an awards ceremony

01/08/10

The Women of Excellence is sponsoring several events and programs through May that continue the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the admission of women at Xavier as full-time students. The events represent the wide diversity of interests and areas where women are working and contributing to the development of the University. For more information about the events, please contact Donna Kunkel at 513-745-2080 or kunkel@xavier.edu.

Jan. 27, Conaton Board Room Schmidt Hall, 7:30 p.m.—Women in Psychology Speaker Series,
Eating Disorders and Body Image, Ann Kearney-Cooke, PhD
This lecture is made possible by a generous grant from the Women of Excellence Giving Circle.

Feb. 2, Conaton Board Room Schmidt Hall, 7:30 p.m.—Women in Psychology Speaker Series,
Women in the Workplace/Supporting the Women Around You, Robin T. Arthur, PsyD
This lecture is made possible by a generous grant from the Women of Excellence Giving Circle.

Feb. 18, Gallagher Student Center, 6:30 p.m.—Young Alumnae Wine and Cheese Reception and Performance of Spike Heels
Come together with other Xavier young alums for a wine and cheese reception at 6:30 p.m. in the Clock Tower Lounge before the 7:30 p.m. performance and be prepared to laugh out loud at this contemporary comedy written by award-winning playwright Theresa Rebek.

March 15, Cintas Banquet Center Room 2, 7:30 p.m.—Women in Psychology Speaker Series,
Intimate Partner Violence: What Can We Do To Make a Difference, Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD, ABPP
This lecture is made possible by a generous grant from the Women of Excellence Giving Circle.

March 21 and 23—NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament at the Cintas Center
The first and second rounds of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament are being played at Xavier’s arena in the Cintas Center. A pre-game event is being planned for March 21. Game times are being set one week prior to the game, so please check back at the Women of Excellence web site for more details.

March 25, Cintas Center Banquet Room, 8:00 a.m.—WCB and WOX Distinguished Speaker Series, Inclusion and Diversity in Business: A Journey of Lessons Learned, Karen Wells, Vice President of Strategy and Menu for McDonalds
A 1986 graduate of the Williams College of Business, Karen Wells is responsible for developing and communicating fully integrated, cross-functional plans to drive long-term growth against the core McDonald’s U.S. business. She oversees a talented and innovative team to develop and help shape the McDonald’s menu for the more than 26 million U.S. customers served every day. As a member of the McDonald’s U.S. Leadership Team, Wells also focuses on expanding strategic partnerships and alliances across all facets of McDonald’s U.S. business both internally, with franchisees and with suppliers. Hear about her journey and the role inclusion and diversity play in her career. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

April 22, Conaton Board Room, Schmidt Hall, 7:00 p.m.—The Influence of Mary on Ignatius Loyola
In 2006, professors Margo Heydt and Sara Melcher participated in a 10-day Ignatian pilgrimage with colleagues from Xavier and other Jesuit institutions. They share their reflections on the significant influence of Mary, the mother of Jesus, in the transformation of Ignatius of Loyola from a Spanish soldier of nobility to the spiritual founder of the Jesuits.

April 28, Cintas Center Banquet Room, 12:00 noon—The Women of Excellence 2nd Annual Awards Luncheon
The Women of Excellence announces the 2010 recipients of the Giving Circle grants at its second annual awards luncheon. Join us to hear more about the deserving programs and projects proposed by Xavier faculty, staff and student groups.

May 20, Cohen Center Art Gallery—Adsum: Contemporary Paintings on Ignatian Spirituality
Xavier alum and artist, Holly Schapker, also participated in a 10-day Ignatian pilgrimage. From that experience, Schapker was inspired to create an exhibit of art that reflects what she saw as the remarkable influence of women on the spiritual journey of St. Ignatius Loyola.