Xavier’s director for web services, Doug Ruschman, and director of technology support, Judy Molnar, are featured in a story in EdTech magazine about tech-savvy students. Students today have been raised in a world where access to information is instantaneous, and that downtime, even a small amount, might turn them off permanently.
After serving as Acting Dean in the Center for Adult and Part-time Students (CAPS) for the past five years, Dr. Mary Kay Meyer has stepped down as Acting Dean and has accepted the new role of Director of CAPS Advising Services. Sheila Doran, from the department of mathematics and computer science, is serving as Acting Director for the Center for Adult and Part-time Students until the reorganization of CAPS is completed. In addition, Patricia Meyer, who has been the Acting Director of the Weekend Degree Program, is now the Director.
Leah Busam Klenowski, Associate Director for Student Involvement, has been appointed interim director for the Office of Student Involvement in the division of Student Life and Leadership. Her extensive student-centered experience, organization, and diverse approach to empowering students, will provide the continuity required to advance the programs and initiatives of this office. A graduate of Xavier, Klenowski has been a Xavier employee since 2005.
Designed to establish a strong network of women in the Greater Cincinnati higher education community, the Women's Institute for Leadership Development (WILD) is a collaboration among Xavier University, Northern Kentucky University, College Mt. St. Joseph, Cincinnati State Technical Community College, Miami University and University of Cincinnati. The program exposes women in professional roles to the administrative structure and environment of a college or university. The 2009-2010 WILD cohort members are: Stephanie Brzuzy of Social Work, Jennifer Bush of the WilliamsCollege of Business, Nike' Cline-Bailey of Human Resources, Tina Davlin-Pater of Sport Studies, Kara Jones of Residence Life, and Suzanne Leiker of Payroll.
The 2009-2010 Leadership Academy cohort will be learning about different leadership philosophies, their own leadership style and gaining a greater understanding of the functions performed across the University and the challenges faced by Xavier and higher education in the United States. This year's cohort members are Andy Barry of Cintas Center, Lisa Brown of Residence Life, Lauren Cobble ofAdmission, Kim Costanzo of Marketing and Printing Services, Stacy Decker of Physical Plant, Gail Hurst of Criminal Justice, Lea Minniti of International Student Services, Mary Alyce Orahood of Registrar’s Office, Jim Ray of Recreational Sports, Sandy Richtermeyer of Accountancy, Adrian Schiess of Student Retention and Krista Warner of the Center for Adult & Part Time Students.
Professor Marsha Karagheusian, Xavier Department of Art, presented a solo exhibition at the Thomas J. Funke Gallery in Hyde Park. The installation includes twenty six 6'-8' ceramic totemic sculptures, all fired in the Japanese technique of Raku.
Xavier Dining Services shared statistics from this year's Manresa orientation program for new students. For the period from Friday 8/21/09 through Sunday 8/23/09:
- Total Meals Served - 6,500
- Chicken Tempura (Battered Chicken) 300lbs
- Hand Breaded Chicken for Chicken Parmesan - 2,080 pieces
- Turkey London Broil - 465lbs
- Roasted Potatoes - 300lbs
- Fettuccine Pasta - 200lbs
- Liquid Egg Mix - 500lbs
- Breadsticks - 3000
- Marinara Sauce - 25 gallons
- Alfredo Sauce - 20 gallons
- Mixed Vegetable Medley - 250lbs