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E/RS interviews

In the second of six E/RS interviews, Kathleen Smythe from the Department of History and Nancy Bertaux from Economics discuss issues of sustainability based on their personal experiences and academic pursuits. The E/RS interviews provide an opportunity to get to know members of the Xavier community. This event will be held in the Conaton Board Room, Schmidt Hall, at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16.

Lenten Bible study 

Lenten Bible Study begins today, Thursday, Feb. 11, with Understanding How the Gospels Were Written for beginners and avid readers alike. Join us Thursdays on Feb. 11, 18 and 25 and March 3, 10 and 17 in the Center for Mission and Identity at noon.

Fabric of Survival  

Esther Krinitz's work is on display in the Gallager Student Center as part of the Fabric of Survival exhibit. See her fabric collages and hear the audio tour on your phone for an in-depth look at Esther's survival story as a young girl during the Holocaust. Also attend the reception on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7:00 p.m. in the GSC Clock Tower Lounge, featuring the film, "Through the Eye of the Needle," and a short presentation by Esther's daugher, Bernice Steinhardt. For more information, contact Stephanie Renny at 3569.

Xavier Theatre tickets

The Xavier University Theatre is offering three-show passes for $20 to Betrayal, opening Wednesday, Feb. 17, Miss Julie, opening Thursday, Feb. 18, and Begotten, opening Friday, Feb. 19. Present your ALL Card at the box office in the Gallagher Student Center during operating hours, Tuesday through Friday, from 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., to buy tickets to all three shows. Single tickets are also available online. Visit the theatre department to learn more or email Rick Endres with questions.

Celebration of Student Research

The Celebration of Student Research and Creative Activity is held every spring to recognize students' scholarly endeavors performed under the guidance of faculty and to give students the experience of presenting their accomplishments to the broader Xavier community. The Celebration begins at 2:00 p.m. and includes a keynote speaker and recognition of the Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year. Submit an abstract to participate by the March 1 deadline. 

CTE keynote address

The Center for Teaching Excellence presents Francis Godwyll, PhD, who is presenting a keynote address, “When Silence is not an Option: Creating Space for Marginalized Voices," on Monday, Feb. 15, from 3:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m. in Kennedy Auditorium in the CLC. A follow-up workshop, "Addressing Diversity in the Classroom," takes place on Tuesday, Feb. 16, from 10:30 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m., with lunch served in between. Register for the workshop at the CTE website.

Summer textbooks

The deadline for faculty to submit summer semester material requests is Tuesday, March 15. To access Follett Discover, log into Canvas, select Any Course, and select the Follett Discover link. Contact Eric Irwin at 3751 with any questions.

Climate assessment

Faculty, staff and students can help inform the University's strategic planning process by participating in a survey from March 1-24. Hard copies will be available at the Center for Teaching Excellence, Learning Assistance Center, Human Resources, and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. During the week of Spring Break, employees without regular access to a computer may use computer labs in the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Center for International Education, CLC 207, and Smith Rooms 14 and 21 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Survey results and recommendations will be shared in the fall. Learn more about the Xavier Climate Assessment. 

Professional development

Qualified, a professional development initiative co-sponsored by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, the Career Development Office and Macy's Inc., presents two events for students of color, women, LGBTQ students, and students with disabilities. The goal of the events, a diversity reception and a professional development experience, is to help people gain professional skills, develop social capital and engage with local Cincinnati companies looking to recruit a more diverse workforce.

Paul Matia memorial

Paul Matia, a member of the class of 2013, died unexpectedly on Nov. 9. In his time at Xavier, Matia was an engaged and beloved member of the Xavier family. To honor Matia, all are invited to join the Xavier community and Matia's family at a memorial service on Wednesday, Feb. 24, in Bellarmine Chapel. The service begins at 5:45 p.m. To learn more, contact Greg Carpinello at the Center for Faith and Justice at 3732.

Faculty meal plans 

Learn about faculty and staff meal plans available at the Hoff Dining Hall through Xavier Dining.

Avoiding tax scams 

Visit the Center for Internet Security to learn about how to identify and avoid online tax scams.

Price Match survey

The bookstore is offering a chance to win a $100 gift card to those who complete a quick survey on the new Price Match program. Visit the qualtrics survey to learn more.

FC Cincinnati

Today, Thursday, Feb. 11, starting at 11:30 a.m., a representative from FC Cincinnati professional soccer team will be in Gallagher to answer questions about the team and its upcoming season. There will also be a raffle to win some FC Cincinnati gear. Entry is free to all who visit the table.