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Mark Hanis on injustice

The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education and The Eigel Center for Community-Engaged Learning host a conversation with Mark Hanis on Tuesday, Feb. 24, from 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. in the Gallagher Theatre. Hanis is a former White House Fellow and social entrepreneur who leverages innovative solutions to address issues of injustice. He co-founded the Genocide Intervention Network and Save Darfur Coalition, an organization that has engaged thousands of students and communities with the tools to help prevent and end genocide. Please RSVP to attend.

Ferguson commemoration

Kelly Phelps, associate professor and chair of the Department of Art, and his twin brother, Kyle, have been commissioned by Saint Louis University to create a public sculpture to commemorate the recent tragedy in Ferguson involving the fatal shooting of a young man by police. University president Fred Pestello desires a design that “captures the spirit and importance of the demonstration and encampment” from last October. Learn more about the Phelps brothers and their art in a story published in Xavier Magazine.

Needed: Coats for kids

Evanston Academy, a Cincinnati public school located near Xavier, wants to help those students in their school who don't have warm coats for this winter. Please bring new or gently used coats for boys and girls sizes 6-16 to the Community Building Institute in the Alumni Center. For more information, call Emma Shirey, AmeriCorps Public Ally and Community Development Support Specialist for CBI, at 478-6110.

Sustainability heroes

Xavier's Sustainability Heroes gallery opening and reception is Monday, Feb. 2, from 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Come celebrate the life and values of Jim and Eileen Schenk, founders of Imago Earth Center and Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage. The gallery is just outside Currito Burrito and Mission and Identity in Fenwick Hall. For more information, contact Kathleen Smythe at smythe@xavier.edu.

Fr. Finn nominations

Nominate an outstanding graduating senior for the Fr. Francis J. Finn, S.J., Award by Friday, Jan. 30. Each year the National Alumni Association presents its highest award to a graduating senior who best exemplifies the qualities of Father Finn's fictional heroes: strong spiritual values, leadership and breadth of interest. For more information and to submit nominations, contact Rosemary Tenoever at 3333 or tenoever@xavier.edu.

Distinguished alumni award

The Williams College of Business is accepting nominations for its Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award recognizing graduates who embody Jesuit ideals, are committed to the growth or betterment of the community, have achieved outstanding accomplishments, or have demonstrated industry or community leadership. Nominations are accepted in three categories: young alum, distinguished alum and lifetime achievement. Deadline to nominate is Friday, March 6. A cocktail reception is held in the spring to recognize the three winners. Call 4272 with questions.

Internal job posting

Applications for the position of financial analyst, financial planning and budgets, are being accepted. The position is only open to Xavier employees. The deadline is Friday, Feb. 6. Learn more about the position.

Death in the Xavier Community

Robert R. Massa, father of Gary Massa, vice president for University Relations, and grandfather of Kristen Massa, a first-year student at Xavier, died on Sunday, Jan. 19. Services have been held. The family requests memorials be directed to St. Margaret Hall, 1960 Madison Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206, or the Athenaeum of Ohio (St. Mary's Seminary) 6616 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45230.