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Tenure and promotion

Members of the University Rank and Tenure Committee and Provost and Chief Academic Officer Scott Chadwick are holding an information session for faculty on the tenure and promotion process for the 2015-2016 academic year in the Conaton Board Room on the second floor of Schmidt Hall on Monday, May 11, from 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. The rank and tenure calendar, as well as instructions and forms for the tenure and promotion process, can be accessed on the NeXus Tenure site.

Recruitment assistance

With just a week until the May 1 deadline for prospective students to make their college decisions, there are a few ways employees can show their support for enrollment at Xavier:

  • Make sure to greet tour groups as they make their way through campus or walk by your office. Stopping and introducing yourselves to tours or individual families while they are on campus is a great way to convey the power of the Community of X.
  • Develop your sense of the typical profile of our students by reviewing the profile of last year's incoming class.
  • Like Xavier's Facebook page and follow Xavier on Twitter to become part of the online conversation with prospective students. Use the hashtags #visitxu and #xu2019 to comment about the great things going on at Xavier.
  • Volunteer to make final phone calls to admitted students and their parents. While formal calling nights have passed, the Office of Admission will gladly create a list for you to call and chat with students about any remaining questions they may have. Volunteer by e-mailing David Donnelly at donnellyd@xavier.edu.

TIAA-CREF

The TIAA-CREF information session "Paying Yourself: Income Options in Retirement" is scheduled for Tuesday, May 5, at 11:30 a.m. in the Schott Conference Room. Feel free to join the session to learn more about:

  • Simplifying retirement income.
  • The basic rules that govern the most common retirement accounts.
  • When to tap into different assets.
  • The flexible income choices TIAA-CREF offers.

Collegium retreat

Faculty and academic support professionals interested in attending “Collegium-A Colloquy on Faith and Intellectual Life” at St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn., from June 19-26 should contact Leslie Prosak Beres at Prosak-B@xavier.edu, director of Faculty Programs in the Center for Mission and Identity. The Conway Institute is covering all expenses. Read the flier to learn more.

Devin's team fundraiser

Xavier men's soccer hosts Northwestern for the Fourth Annual Down Syndrome Awareness Spring Classic on Saturday, April 25, at Xavier Soccer Complex. First touch is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person with a portion of proceeds benefitting "Devin's Team" as part of the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati Annual Buddy Walk. The team is named for head coach Andy Fleming's daughter, Devin, who was born with Down Syndrome in 2011. Visit Go Xavier for more information.

Xavier Baseball

The baseball team is holding a faculty and staff appreciation game on Friday, April 24, as they take on Georgetown University. First pitch is slated for 3:00 p.m. Admission is free and all faculty and staff members who present their ALL Card at the concession stand receive a free candy or bag of chips with the purchase of a drink.

Wellness grants

Grants are available this fall to student groups, faculty and staff to help spread awareness about mental health issues on campus and in our community. Grants of up to $750 will fund creative programming or events during Wellness Week, Oct. 1-7. Applications are due on Monday, April 27. Grants can be fun, educational, engaging and creative, such as hosting speakers on mental health awareness, panel discussions, collaborative wellness service projects or service learning projects tied to a course offered in Fall 2015. Learn more at the Eigel Center.

D'Artagnan Enterprises

The Williams College of Business invites the Xavier Community to the Sedler Center Showcase in the Atrium of Smith Hall on Wednesday, April 29, from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. to celebrate the launch of D'Artagnan Enterprises. This newly named organization allows Xavier student entrepreneurs to put their learning into action. Click here to RSVP. Visit the Williams College of Business website for more information.

International

Help celebrate international students and scholars who are completing their programs of study at Xavier at Graduation International Coffee Hour on Wednesday, April 29, from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. in the Clock Tower Lounge. Student speakers include: Heena Parvez, Tuan Vu, the Brazilian Science Mobility Program student group, and Fulbright Foreign Language teaching assistants Paula Manelli and Tina Wu. Coffee, appetizers and desserts are being served. Read the flier to learn more.

Join the Singers

The Xavier Singers perform "Now and Then: When Past Meets Present," a show filled with hits of today and the songs that inspired them. This will be the first time the group brings back special guest alumni who were star performers during their time at Xavier. The music is being provided by the band, Eclipse, professional musicians from the Cincinnati area. Show times are Friday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students in advance and $7 at the door, and $10 in advance for adults and $12 at the door. For more information, visit the Facebook event page or view the poster.

Security awareness training

Information Technologies is partnering with Human Resources to provide security awareness training videos. Full-time faculty and staff can expect to receive an email from securingthehuman.org with further instructions on Friday, April 24. Click here for more information.

XavierBuy project

The Offices of Purchasing and Controller are launching an expansion of the XavierBuy eProcurement platform starting July 1, 2015. The project transitions current paper processes to an electronic version through the XavierBuy system, allowing more efficient processing, increased visibility of day-to-day transactions and ease for users to get the supplies and services they need. Training consists of reference guides and open forums that will be detailed in upcoming announcements.

Women's Day dinner

The Multicultural, Gender and Women's Center, the Center for International Education, and the planning committee would like to hear from those who attended the inaugural International Women's Day dinner on March 19 by completing a brief survey. The feedback will help in planning next year's event.

Xavier Dining award

Xavier Dining has been recognized with a Star One award from Chartwell's recognizing Chartwell associates and teams considered the top performers within the region. This award is a part of their Be-A-Star program.

A Xavier farewell

Jim Boothe is retiring after 43 years of service with Xavier as a teacher and administrator in the Department of Education. Everyone is invited to honor Jim at an open house on Monday, April 27, from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Bishop Fenwick Conference Room in the Center for Mission and Identity. Please view the invitation or contact Rita Winters at 4210 for more information.

Margaret O'Brien King is being honored at her retirement reception on Friday, May 8, from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. See the attached invitation for more information. Please RSVP to Janet Cheney at cheneyj@xavier.edu by Thursday, April 30.

Death in the Xavier Community

Kathleen Moore, mother of Sally Barnhart, faculty member in the Department of Childhood Education and Literacy, died on Monday, April 20. Read the obituary to learn about her life.

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