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Open Enrollment benefit

Xavier provides at no charge to all active, full-time employees working a minimum of 30 hours per week basic life and accident insurance equal to one times their annual compensation. However, employees can purchase supplemental insurance policies that are not designed to stand on their own but work in combination with other policies. Open Enrollment offers a unique opportunity for employees to purchase supplemental insurance at group rates. Employees interested in further protection from unexpected costs otherwise not covered by medical or life insurance are encouraged to read more before Open Enrollment opens Monday, Nov. 10.

Men's basketball tickets

Full-time faculty and staff can once again request up to two tickets for each men's basketball game. Requests must be made in advance and done through the online form on the employee ticketing website. Request windows open approximately two weeks prior to a game and close one week prior to a game. Attached is the full pickup schedule for the year. This process applies for all games, excluding the two Family Night games. More information about Family Night games is available on the employee ticketing website as well. The first available game is Saturday, Nov. 8. The ticket request window for that game opens Monday, Oct. 27, at 9:00 a.m. For more information, contact Xavier Athletics Ticket Office at 3411 x7 or email at tickets@xavier.edu.

Sustainability Day

Today, Monday Oct. 20, is Sustainability Day at Xavier. The Xavier Community is invited to visit the Sustainability Fair from noon to 5:00 p.m. outside of Kennedy Auditorium. From 3:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m. inside the auditorium, journalist Cynthia Barnett is speaking on Blue Revolution: A Water Ethic, the third book in her series on water justice. Provost Scott Chadwick and sustainability director Ann Dougherty are also making brief remarks. For more information, see the Sustainability Day flier.

Domestic violence awareness

The National Pan-Hellenic Council of Xavier University presents "Stop the Silence. Stop the Violence: Domestic Violence Awareness" today, Monday, Oct. 20, at 6:00 p.m. in Smith Hall, Room 250. The program includes an interactive discussion on domestic violence and what can be done on campus to prevent it. Speaker Kate Lawson, Title IX Coordinator, discusses domestic violence facts and statistics.

E/RS lecture

Kevin Burke, S.J., professor of theology in the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, speaks on "Ignacio Ellacuria's Grammar of Justice: Theological Ethics and the Martyrs of El Salvador" on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 7:00 p.m. in the Conaton Board Room. For more information visit the E/RS lecture series webpage.

Poetry reading

Professor of English Norman Finkelstein served as the literary executor for poet Harvey Shapiro following his death in 2013, and discovered nearly 100 unpublished Shapiro poems during the process. Finkelstein compiled and edited the poems into a book, A Momentary Glory: Last Poems. He is reading selections from the book and speaking about his work as executor and editor on Friday, Nov. 7, in the Hinkle Hall Faculty Lounge from 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Copies of the book are available. Light refreshments are provided. For more information view the flier.


The Department of Music and Theatre's production of Godspell continues on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24-25. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. in the Gallagher Student Center Theater. A matinee performance is also available at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the box office at 3939.

Death in the Xavier Community

Arleathia Richardson, mother of Annie Jackson of Information Technologies, recently passed away. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Oct. 18 at Southern Baptist Church.