Student Announcements

Posted: 2/20/17 7:46 PM

Noyce Internship Applications are due next week.

Six interns will be selected to spend nine weeks with Breakthrough Cincinnati or to teach in on-campus STEM Enrichment campus. First and second year students with a passion for service are strongly encouraged to apply. The first week of the program will include a STEM-teaching boot camp. Students will live on the Xavier University campus, receiving room and board (including $750 food stipend) as well as a $400/week stipend. During the internship, students will keep journals and meet with mentors to reflect upon their experiences. Faculty and staff from the STEM departments, and the Eigel Center for Community-Engaged Learning will work with students to expand their knowledge and interest in teaching inner-city/at-risk students. 

  • Internship Dates: Approximately the second week of June until the first week of August. (Specific dates will be provided as we learn them.)

http://www.xavier.edu/noyce/Noyce-Summer-Internship1.cfm

For more information: http://www.xavier.edu/noyce/Noyce-Summer-Internship1.cfm

Posted: 2/20/17 7:27 PM

Xavier's Noyce program invites students from 3-8th grade to learn science while designing games, training invertebrate athletes, and designing facilities for the Xploratory Exhibition! 

Who will your athlete be? A mantis? A cricket? A worm?

What can your athlete do? And where does it do it best? 

How can we train your athlete?

What should our facilities look like?

This summer, take the field of science and bring your best to the Xploratory Exhibition.

Our cost is $200 for each one-week day camp (campers start arriving around 8:30 each day and we finish around 4 each day). Lunch is provided and all students will receive a t-shirt and take home gift. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.

Your camp will be run by Xavier's Noyce Internship program, featuring four math/science majors, mentored by Xavier faculty. Experience our school-tested curriculum in a fun summer camp!

Space is limited and first-come first-served. A $25 deposit is due within one week of registration.

Xavier faculty, staff, and students receive a $25 discount per session.

For more information: http://www.xavier.edu/noyce/Summer-STEM-Camps.cfm

Posted: 2/20/17 5:01 PM

Several summer study abroad programs are still accepting applications. If you are interested in studying abroad this summer, but have yet to apply, you still have options!

Apply by February 24th
East Enders-London – accepting 6 applications

Apply by March 3rd
Cameroon – accepting 4 applications
Ireland (Sociology & English I) – accepting 2 applications
Ireland (Sociology & English II) – accepting 2 applications
London – accepting 5 applications
Rome – accepting 4 applications
Spain (4-week) – accepting 4 applications
Spain (6-week) – accepting 4 applications
Maastricht—accepting 2 applications
Taiwan – accepting 10 applications

If you have any questions, please contact the Center for International Education at 513-745-2864 or stop by the office, GSC 230. 

For more information: http://www.xavier.edu/study-abroad/Faculty-led-Programs.cfm

Posted: 2/20/17 2:44 PM

Student peer advisors from the Center of International Education will be having open table hours at the Center for Faith & Justice (GSC 310) to discuss study abroad options on Tuesday, February 21st from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Stop by and see where it’s possible for you to study and participate in service learning too! 

 

Peer advisors are available weekly in the Center for International Education (GSC 230) for walk-in hours. 

Peer Advising Walk-in Hours: 
Monday: 8:30-10:30am, 11:00am-5:00pm 
Tuesday: 8:30am-1:00pm
Wednesday: 11:00am-4:00pm
Thursday: 8:30-11:00am
Friday: 11:00am-3:00pm 

Posted: 2/20/17 1:48 PM

This Thursday, February 23rd, 7:00 pm, in the Arrupe Overlook in GSC, the OIP-u Xavier University Chapter will host a conversation with Laura Nirider, the post-conviction attorney for "Making a Murderer's Brendan Dassey.

"Brendan Dassey: A True Story of False Confession" will provide an inside look at the false confession famously featured in the Making a Murderer documentary series. Professor Nirider uses footage from Brendan’s confession to demonstrate how the psychological techniques commonly used by police during interrogations can produce false confessions especially when used on juveniles. This event is free and open to students, faculty, and staff. 

 

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Posted: 2/20/17 1:12 PM

Tuesday, February 21 - 12:30 - 1:30pm - Cintas Center, Schiff Conference Room 1
Get a behind the scenes look at the 2017 Spring Career Fair by attending the Backstage Pass program. Tips and networking opportunities with employers. This is a great opportunity to hear from employers about navigating the Career Fair successfully and network in a more casual environment.  Participants will also get a sneak peek of the fair before it is open to all students. Hear from Xavier Alumnus, Brian Harger 03' who was a Student Athlete with the Golf team, now employed with Cintas Corporation.  A small group of employers attending the career fair from all industries will also be there. 

Back Stage Pass participants will meet at the Cintas Center Conference Rooms (top floor of the Cintas Center).  Enter through the side entrance of the Cintas Center where it says Schiff Conference Center (entrance that is closest to Cohen/the big parking lot) and a Career Development Office staff member will direct you to the conference room. 

Please dress to impress.  Most attendees to the Career Fair will be in Business Attire (suits).  You will also get a chance to be the first to take a FREE LinkedIn professional headshot photo by Xavier Alumnis, Yoshi Matsushita.

Advanced registration is not necessary, but it is a good idea to research companies prior to attending the fair.  Log into Hire-A-Muskie

 

Posted: 2/20/17 12:42 PM

We are bringing New Orleans to you next week!

Celebrate Mardi Gras in the Caf from 4:30-8:00 pm on February 28th.

You can grab a taste of New Orleans style cuisine and catch some beaded necklaces.

We will see you next week!

 

Presented by Xavier Dining and Xavier Auxiliary Services

For more information: https://new.dineoncampus.com/xu/events

Posted: 2/20/17 12:33 PM

USB Flash Drive found in lower level Alter Hall in front of the Vending machines. It can be picked up at 102 Schmidt Hall. 

Posted: 2/20/17 10:51 AM

Stop by the University Library Makerspace today for Maker Monday, anytime between 10-4.

Today's project is paper marbling.

Dye paper with elaborate, colorful designs using inks floated on water. Perfect for greeting cards, journals, and wrapping paper. This one may get messy. 

For more information: http://www.xavier.edu/campusuite25/modules/calendar.cfm?grp_id=3796&cal_id=40622#.WKcARG8rLcs

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Distinguished Speaker Series Lucheon with Bill James - The man behind the "Moneyball" Sabermetrics

Posted: 2/20/17 10:44 AM

Welcomes Bill James, Writer, Historian and Statistician.

James is a prominent author on the subject of baseball from a statistical perspective. Though not a statistician by trade, he pioneered the field of saber metrics with his insightful, articulate, creative, knowledgeable, occasionally comical and always idiosyncratic writings on a plethora of baseball-related subjects. He is credited with coining the term sabermetrics, and is considered by most to be the father of the sabermetric movement. While many subsequent authors have refined and expounded upon James' theories, which often lacked citation and statistical rigor, it would be hard to argue that anyone has done more than James to advance the field of sabermetrics. He is currently employed by the Boston Red Sox as a Senior Baseball Operations Advisor.

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Luncheon at Noon
Schiff Family Conference Center
Cintas Center

Seating is limited    -     RSVP here by noon on March 30th

Attendance is complimentary and made available through PNC’s sponsorship which also provides funding for student and faculty development.

Questions? Call 745-4272 or visit www.xavier.edu/dss

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Posted: 2/20/17 8:29 AM

First-year students and seniors: You can now take the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). Your responses are critical in helping us shape the future of the university! If you were selected to participate, you will receive an email from Fr. Graham with a link to the survey. Participating students will also be entered into a drawing for Amazon gift cards.

For more information: http://www.xavier.edu/institutional-research/nsse-info.cfm

Posted: 2/19/17 11:35 PM

Join Alternative Breaks in Arrupe Overlook at 6 pm on March 2nd to learn more about the actual meaning behind the term social justice. 

Conversation facilitated by Dr. Sniegocki will include Dr. Smythe from the history department, Dr. Morris from the biology department, Dr. McManus from the economy department and Dr. Mescher from the theology department will be centered around social justice.  This conversation will also including how particular realms such as biology, history, economics and theology play a role in the daily view of this term. 

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