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United Way kick-off

On Monday, Sept. 22, Xavier kicks off its annual United Way campaign. In a letter to campus about the campaign, President Michael J. Graham, S.J., encourages faculty and staff to LIVE UNITED and donate to this year's campaign.

Community Action Day

Community Action Day is Saturday, Sept. 20, from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. beginning on the Xavier Yard. Join a morning of service at various organizations around Cincinnati. Students, staff, faculty and alumni are all invited to attend. Breakfast and lunch are provided. Email communityactionday@xavier.edu for more information.

King Studios event

A King Records “Pop-Up” Museum is being held on Saturday, Sept. 20, from noon to 5:00 p.m. at the new Community Blend coffeehouse at 3546 Montgomery Road. King Studios, the nonprofit created by Evanston and Xavier to preserve the cultural legacy of King Records, one of the most influential music labels of the 20th century, encourages people to stop by and share their “King Story” or show off their King memorabilia. A walking tour to the original site of King Records on Brewster Avenue is at 2:00 p.m.

Title IX update

Please view the attached letter from Kate Lawson reflecting on the successes of her first year as Xavier's Title IX coordinator and considering upcoming opportunities.

FLC presentation

The Faculty Learning Community (FLC) presents the results of its year-long exploration focused on "Achieving Integrated, Transformative Immersion Experiences at Xavier" on Wednesday, Sept. 24, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the CTE Faculty Lounge, CLC Room 317. The FLC members and facilitators Irene Hodgson and Margaret Martin are discussing how they transformed their classrooms, as well as their ideas about transforming Xavier through immersion. Lunch is being provided.

E/RS lecture

The first E/RS lecture of the year features Lisa Fullam, associate professor of moral theology at the Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University in Berkeley, Cal. Her presentation is on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 4:00 p.m. in the Conaton Board Room. Fullam received her doctorate in theology from Harvard Divinity School. She is the author of several books and articles including "Juana, SJ: The Past (and Future?) Status of Women in the Society of Jesus" in the journal, Studies in the Spirituality of Jesuits. All are welcome to attend.

Tuition remission

A dependent tuition remission information session takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Admission Office presentation room on the second floor of Schott Hall. The session covers tuition remission, FACHEX (exchange with other Jesuit colleges and universities) and Tuition Exchange (more than 500 schools participate in this program nationwide). RSVP by Wednesday, Oct. 1, to Donna Conlon at conlond@xavier.edu or 3632.

UPRC Subcommittee

The UPRC Subcommittee on Space is now accepting requests for space allocation. To see the existing space that is available, please go to the neXus link for Available Space. To submit a request, click on the link for Request for Space Form. Requests must be submitted by Friday, Oct. 10. For more information, contact Debi Cain at 2061 or caind1@xavier.edu.

Convocation online

The entire University Convocation presentation by Fr. Graham on Monday, Sept. 8, is now available for viewing online. The presentation includes information about this past year's accomplishments, strategic differentiators and the University's foundational triad. It also shares the current state of the institution and higher education, things to focus on doing now, and projects that will advance The Xavier Way in the 2014-2015 academic year.

University Station

Members of the Xavier community are invited to an open house on Monday, Sept. 22, from 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. to celebrate the opening of the new University Station. Take a tour, enjoy snacks at the new Starbucks and register to win prizes. Festivities begin in the new All for One Shop at the corner of Montgomery Road and Cleneay Avenue. View the invitation for more information.

CINCO award

The CINCO Family Financial Center Credit Union and Xavier are teaming together to present the Innovative Educator of the Year award for faculty. A $2,000 award will be distributed to one winner and two finalists at the Xavier-Alabama men's basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 6. Nominations are being accepted through Wednesday, Oct. 1. For more information or to nominate a faculty member, see the attached flier.

Social media workshop

The Office of University Communications is offering a social media workshop on Monday, Sept. 22, from 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. in the Surkamp conference room in the Alumni Center. Team members share insight into tools like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn as well as tips about advertising, data analysis and building your network. Please visit University Communications to register for this and other learning sessions. The office is also holding a marketing open house on Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Registration is not required.

Studio portraits

The Office of University Communications offers studio sessions for faculty and staff to have portraits made or updated. The next session is on Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. The new photography/video studio is located in Alumni Room 114. No appointment is necessary.

Household items

The Center for International Education collects household items for visiting scholars. This year, Xavier has visiting scholars from China, Taiwan and Argentina. To provide a comfortable stay, the center is collecting new or gently-used items for the international scholars living spaces. For more information, view the attached flier and visit the center's website. All items may be dropped off at the Center for International Education, Gallagher Student Center, Room 230.

Women's soccer tickets

Faculty and staff who attend the women's soccer game on Friday, Sept. 19, as they take on Morehead State at 7:00 p.m. will receive four complimentary tickets with their AllCard.

A Xavier farewell

Jack Kelley has accepted a position at Case Western Reserve University as Executive Director of Development in the Weatherhead School of Management. For the past four years, Jack has worked as Major Gifts Officer in the Williams College of Business. His last day at Xavier is Friday, Sept. 26. The Division of University Relations congratulates Jack and wishes him well in his new position.

Death in the Xavier Community

Patricia "Patti" Hoffman, sister of Carol Maegly of the Provost's office, died Thursday, Sept.11. Mass was held Wednesday, Sept. 17, at St. Michael the Archangel.