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CFO forum

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Maribeth Amyot invites members of the Xavier community to a forum on Monday, April 20, from 3:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m. in the Kennedy Auditorium in the Conaton Learning Commons. The event is being streamed live for those unable to attend. The live-stream link will be available on Monday.

Campus Climate Survey

Xavier is conducting its 2015 Campus Climate Survey for Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence to obtain feedback from students, faculty and staff on Xavier's prevention and response systems. Your responses are critical and impact future efforts. Complete this anonymous, 10-minute survey no later than Thursday, April 30, at 5:00 p.m.

Chief Diversity Officer

Final candidates for the position of Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer are on campus the weeks of April 20 and April 27 for open forum presentations. Application documents are available for review through NeXus. Documents may be accessed by clicking on the candidates’ names. Information on the electronic feedback link will be provided to all attendees. All are invited to the following open forums to meet the candidates:

Diversity Awareness 101

Diversity Awareness 101: Rewards and Challenges of Diverse Learning Communities is being offered on four upcoming dates beginning on Monday, April 20, from 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. in the Schiff Family Conference Center. Learn more and register.

Biometric screening

A few appointments remain available for on-campus biometric screening on Friday, May 1. The service is provided free by the Office of Human Resources. Additional tests, such as a thyroid profile and PSA, are available at a nominal cost. Learn more and schedule your appointment.

Global health presentation

Dr. Charles Schubert, co-founder of Crossroad Health Center, professor of clinical pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital and director of Global Health Pediatric Residency program, is talking at Xavier about his experience founding Crossroad and his medical work in Africa. The event is in Albers 103 on Monday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. Contact Katie Copp at coppk@xavier.edu with questions, visit Facebook or view the flier to learn more.

3D printing design training

The Center for Innovation is collaborating with MakerBot to introduce the first University of the Future Design Challenge from May 11-14. Participants are invited to:

  • Design something using 3D design software.
  • Print using one of our 31 state-of-the-art MakerBot 3D printers.
  • Receive free 3D design software and hardware training.
  • Enter a chance to be awarded one of three $150 prizes as well as 100 grams of free printing.

There is no charge for the training. Visit the event site to learn more.

TIAA-CREF appointments

TIAA-CREF is offering one-on-one appointments. Financial advisors will be on campus on Thursday, April 23, and Thursday, May 14. Because of high interest, TIAA-CREF has added dates to its appointment schedule. View appointment times and registration information. Sessions are in the Alumni Center Room 132. Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible. For more information, call 800-732-8353 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

New Hire Packet available

The Office of Human Resources is offering its New Hire Packet online, enabling incoming staff and faculty to download and complete the Post-Hire form and other on-boarding documents. In-person visits are still necessary. The office is open Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Call 3638 for more information. New employees are reminded to present identification, such as these acceptable documents, and a voided check or bank account/routing number for direct deposit to OHR.

"A Jesuit 'Whodunit'"

Margo Heydt and Patrick Howell, SJ, present "A Jesuit 'Whodunit,'" a behind-the-scenes look at the 1995 Jesuit decree on "The Situation of Women in Church and Civil Society." The presentation is Friday, April 17, from 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Fenwick Conference Room. Lunch is provided.

Handbell concert at Bellarmine

The Cincinnati Collaborative Ringing Project presents an interactive handbell concert for Xavier and the surrounding community on Saturday, April 18, at 10:00 a.m. in Bellarmine Chapel. The concert is free, though offerings will be collected. The repertoire includes "Pirates of the Caribbean" (Klaus Badelt; arranged by Kevin McChesney) and "Allegro" from the "Concerto in A minor" (Antonio Vivaldi/J.S. Bach; arranged by Fred Gramann), among others. For more information, visit Bellarmine Bell Blitz.

Lion King, I Love Lucy tickets

Tickets for I Love Lucy at the Aronoff on June 14 at 6:30 p.m. are still available for purchase. Tickets are $48.75 for orchestra and $36.75 for balcony. Also, tickets purchased for The Lion King are available for pick-up this week between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. from Pam Rose at rose@xavier.edu.

Spring Awakening debut

Xavier Theatre's production of Spring Awakening opens today, Thursday, April 16, and continues through Sunday, April 19. All performances are at 7:30 p.m. in the Gallagher Student Center Theater. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the box office at 3939. The play contains mature themes, sexual situations and explicit language. For more information, read a review of Spring Awakening.

Student employee nominees

Each spring, the National Student Employment Association coordinates the National Student Employee of the Year program to recognize the outstanding contributions and achievements of students who work on their campuses while attending college. Meet the nominees and learn who won Employee of the Year at Career Development.

Students beat police

Xavier's X-men student group took home the trophy from the first police vs. student basketball tournament on April 12 at the Xavier outdoor basketball courts. Xavier Police, Norwood Police and Cincinnati Police and Fire, and student groups including international students, commuter students and the X-men participated in the community building effort. The X-men's trophy will be on display in Ryan's Pub until next year's tournament. The event was co-sponsored by XUPD, the Multicultural, Gender and Women's Center, Recreational Sports, the Center for International Education, Commuter Council and Office of Student Involvement. View the photo to see the players.

African students gala

The African Students' Association presents the 9th Annual African Gala: A Warrior's Tale of Africa on Friday, April 17, from 6:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m. at the Cintas Center. This year the club is celebrating its 10th anniversary as a club. The gala includes African cuisine, African entertainment, host Clifford Owusu and keynote speaker Titilope Sonuga talking about "African Pride." Tickets are $15 for students, $20 for non-students. View the flier to learn more.

Thomasfest Lecture

The Department of Philosophy hosts Daniel O. Dahlstrom, the John R. Silber Professor of Philosophy at Boston University, who is delivering the annual Thomasfest Lecture on Friday, April 17, at 4:30 p.m. in Kennedy Auditorium, CLC Room 412. Dahlstrom's lecture, "Naivete, Hipsters, and the End of Art," is the keynote for the "Contemporary Debates in German Idealism" conference running from April 17-19. Learn more about the lecture and conference, also sponsored by the Ethics/Religion and Society Program and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Death in the Xavier community

Carolyn Jenkins, PhD, professor emeritus of the Department of Social Work, died on Wednesday, April 8. Jenkins, who earned a Master of Education from Xavier in 1969, was instrumental in founding the Department of Social Work as well as the Advocacy Group for Women. View the obituary to learn more about Jenkins' life and contributions to Xavier.

Joseph R. Freytag of Minster, Ohio, died on Tuesday, April 14. Freytag was a Xavier alumnus (1983), a long-standing season ticket holder for men's basketball and father of Xavier graduates Stephanie A. Johansing (2007), Joseph William Freytag (2010), Emily Rose Freytag (2013 and 2015) and current student, John Edward Freytag. Visitation and funeral arrangements are pending.


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Events for Thursday, Apr. 16

Xavier @ Ohio D-III Conferences 2015 (Ultimate Frisbee)
Time: All Day

Golden Rule Week
Time: 7:00 AM

Spring Awakening
Time: All Day

Book Club
Time: 8:00 PM