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Fall colors welcome an active weekend

Music, fundraisers and campus visits from prospective students highlight activities

11/08/02

The Romero international center is offering a taste of diversity on Friday, Nov. 8 by hosting an international dinner and fashion show at 6:00 p.m. in the O’Connor Sports Center. The food and fashion combination is just one of a multitude of events taking place on campus this weekend. The event features a potluck dinner followed by a fashion show in which international and American students show off traditional garb from a variety of countries. The event is open to the public. Admission is $7 or free with a dish. Proceeds benefit the international student society. For more information, e-mail romero@xu.edu or call 513 745-2864. Across campus at the Gallagher Student Center, students are putting on the second round of "Xavier Idol," the University's version of the television show "American Idol," Friday night. Students try to sing their way to stardom beginning at 9:00 p.m. Afterward, the room turns into a karaoke stage. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail alisonbkw@hotmail.com or call 513 841-0203. Also in the Gallagher Student Center, African-American graduates are meeting to connect with current students as a part of a new program offered by the office of multicultural affairs. The office is seeking to involve African-American graduates by having them support groups on campus and by forming an advisory board to help plan programming. A planning meeting takes place Friday at 5:00 p.m. in room 330 for anyone interested in participating. A reception follows at 6:00 p.m. in the Clock Tower Lounge. For more information, e-mail jamesp@xu.edu or call 513 745-3181. The graduate student association is holding a general assembly meeting at 6:00 p.m. Friday in Joseph Hall, Room 206. Topics include this spring's graduate research day, the planning of a reception for this year's summer and fall graduates and thoughts about the "Grad Talk" newsletter. All graduate students are invited. For more information, e-mail John Cooper at cooperj@xu.edu or call 513 745-3357. The sound of music wafts from the Long Recital Hall in Edgecliff Hall on Friday at 7:00 p.m. as students offer a performance hosted by the department of music. The performances continue on Sunday, Nov. 9, at 7:00 p.m. in Long Recital Hall. For more information, e-mail seurkamp@xavier.edu. If action is in the cards for the weekend, a student euchre tournament begins at Friday at 8:00 p.m. in the Armory. The event is hosted by Styuka to benefit its charity efforts. The single-elimination tournament offers food, door prizes and music by Crazy Ivan. Prizes are awarded to the top 16 teams. Cost is $5 per pair. For more information, e-mail styuka2003@hotmail.com or call 513 745-4887. The volleyball team travels to Fordham University in New York on Friday, beginning a busy weekend for the University's athletic teams. The rifle team also hosts the Walsh Rifle Tournament at the Walsh Memorial Range beginning Friday night. The tournament continues Saturday and for the next three weekends. Some students are spending the weekend off campus, meditating at the Prospective Retreat sponsored by campus ministry. The retreat, which begins on Friday, offers students a weekend at the Milford Spiritual Center to quietly pray and reflect with University Jesuits. For more information, e-mail scarpaci@xu.edu or call 513 745-3567. On Saturday, Nov. 9, prospective students and their families are getting a taste of college life as they visit campus for X-experience day. The all-day event offers prospective students the opportunity to view the campus, attend information sessions and participate in various activities. For more information, e-mail xuadmit@xu.edu or call 800 344-4698 ext. 3301. Prospective students of color are also spending the weekend on campus as part of the Qahal Goy Overnight Program hosted by the office of admission. The event, which begins Saturday, features an information session, teaming of prospective students with current students and various weekend activities. For more information, e-mail xuadmit@xu.edu or call 513 745-3301. The women's basketball plays its first game under new coach Kevin McGuff on Saturday, taking on the Reebok Lady Stars at the 1:00 p.m. exhibition game in the Cintas Center arena. Meanwhile, the women's swim team competes against Youngstown State at 1:00 p.m. in the O'Connor Sports Center. And the volleyball team travels to the University of Rhode Island at 6:00 p.m. On Sunday, Nov. 10, the ethics/religion and society lecture series continues with Riffat Hassan presenting a talk on global terrorism challenges. Hassan is renown for her work in progressive Muslim thought. She is currently a professor of religious studies at the University of Louisville, was educated at the University of Durham in England and worked for the ministry of information and broadcasting in Pakistan. She has written extensively on issues concerning women, interreligious dialogue, human rights and peace education. In 1999, she founded the International Network for the Rights of Female Victims of Violence in Pakistan. A discussion and reception take place following her lecture. For more information, e-mail giblin@xavier.edu or call 513 745-2021. Also on Sunday, William Kanengiser performs classical guitar pieces as part of the classical piano, guitar and jazz series. The event takes place at 2:30 p.m. in the Gallagher Student Center theater. Kanengiser is playing selections from Matt Dune, Santiago de Murcia and Richard Rodgers. Tickets are $12. There is a $3 discount for senior citizens and admission is free to any student with an ID. To purchase tickets or for more information, e-mail huber@xu.edu or call 513 745-3161. The men's soccer team takes on the University of Dayton in an away game at 6:00 p.m. For a complete list of campus activities, visit the Xavier calendar web site.