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Luncheons and lectures rev up week

Service projects and student recitals lead up to beginning of homecoming activities

11/11/02

Riffat Hassan, a professor of religious studies at the University of Louisville who is renowned for her work in progressive Muslim thought, helps open a week of activities on campus with a question-and-answer forum on Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Conaton Board Room. The forum is a follow-up to her lecture on global terrorism challenges on Sunday night. Hassan is visiting campus as part of the ethics/religion and society lecture series. She has written extensively on issues concerning women, interreligious dialogue, human rights and peace education, and previously worked for the ministry of information and broadcasting in Pakistan. She also founded the International Network for the Rights of Female Victims of Violence in Pakistan. For more information on the forum, e-mail giblin@xavier.edu or call 513 745-2021. For those who have time to kill during their lunch hour, the brown bag lunch discussions continue on Monday at 11:30 a.m. with an examination of John Grisham’s book A Time To Kill. The lunch discussion takes place in the Clock Tower Lounge at the Gallagher Student Center. Leading the discussion is Kenneth Durgans, executive director for diversity development. This event is a continuation of the brown bag lunch talks that began last spring with A Lesson Before Dying. For more information, e-mail Schuehle@xavier.edu or call 513 745-3884. On Tuesday, Nov. 12, students explore alternative agricultural issues at the New Lebanon Organic Farm west of Dayton, Ohio at 1:30 p.m. This mini service learning program discusses the pros and cons of the green revolution, the gene revolution and the organic revolution. For more information about this program or other events sponsored by the peace and justice programs, e-mail scarpaci@xu.edu or call 513 745-3046. The University’s wind ensemble closes out the day on Tuesday with a concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Long Recital Hall in Edgecliff Hall. The department of music is sponsoring the event. For more information, e-mail seurkamp@xavier.edu or call 513 745-3864. On Thursday, Nov. 14, the good times get rolling on the ninth annual University homecoming. The 10-day celebration includes a variety of events happening in and around campus hosted by the national alumni association. The nursing alumni conference begins the homecoming activities with classes that offer continuing education credits and two keynote speakers at 8:00 a.m. in the Cintas Center Banquet Room. The Xavier Players theater group continues the fun with the musical Footloose starting at 8:00 p.m. at the Gallagher Center Theater. The show runs through Friday, Nov. 22. On Friday, Nov. 15, alumni from the health services administration graduate program gather for the alumni meeting and educational conference at 8:00 a.m. in the Cintas Center. An alumni dinner takes place at 6:00 p.m. at the Vernon Manor Hotel in Cincinnati. The athletic hall of fame inducts former basketball coach Pete Gillen, 1996 graduate Jason Parker and 1983 graduate Karen Ohe Jagers on Friday. The banquet takes place at 6:00 p.m. in the Cintas Center Banquet Room. For more information about these and other homecoming activities, e-mail alumni@xu.edu or call 800 344-4698, ext. 5. Also on Friday, students test their international knowledge as they compete against each other in the second annual WorldQuest international trivia competition at 6:00 p.m. in the Cintas Center. The winners go on to compete against other local winners in a citywide competition in May. The event is sponsored by the Romero international center and the international student society. Proceeds raised from the event go toward establishing grants for an international student and study abroad participant. For more information, e-mail romero@xu.edu or call 513 745-2864. And the women’s volleyball team hosts Temple University at 6:00 p.m. in the Cintas Center arena on Friday. Check out the activities of all the University’s sports teams at the athletics home page. For a complete list of campus activities, visit the Xavier calendar web site.