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Class of 2023 Move-In, Welcome Recap
Xavier University welcomed its newest class to campus on Thursday, August 15. Check out all the best photo and video content from the big day!
Sneak Peek Inside the Health United Building
Protected by hard hats and rubber gloves, we roamed the open spaces of what will become new athletic facilities and imagined how the concrete floors, cement block walls and window spaces now open to the elements will be transformed. Join us on our tour of the Health United Building.
Xavier's School of Nursing to Become a College
At its May meeting, the Xavier University Board of Trustees unanimously voted to establish an independent College of Nursing. It will be Xavier’s fourth college, joining the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Professional Sciences and the Williams College of Business.
Senior Liz Zalla wins Fr. Finn Award
This spring, Liz Zalla was rewarded for that, as she was named the winner of the Fr. Finn Award on All Honors Day.
Come Out to the Zoo to Meet Katie Campbell, Fiona
The Zoo will host Xavier alumni June 8. Come on out to meet alum Katie Campbell, as well as the Zoo’s most famous resident, Fiona the Hippo.
7 Questions with new women’s basketball Coach Melanie Moore
This spring, Melanie Moore was named the eighth head coach of the Xavier Musketeer women’s basketball program. We caught up with her during her first week on the job.
Digital Collection of Commencement Programs Take Alumni Back in Time
Anne Ryckbost, Xavier’s University Archivist & Special Collections Librarian, has developed a digital collection containing digitized copies of all commencement programs from 1920-2018.
Xavier Students, Kroger Partner to Create Unique 'Unicorn Swirl' Ice Cream
Xavier students in the Sedler Family Center for Experiential Learning in Business teamed up with Kroger to produce a new treat called "Unicorn Swirl"
Bob Kohlhepp, retiring Board member, is the name behind Cintas Center
Have you ever wondered how the Cintas Center at Xavier University got its name? The answer lies with Bob Kohlhepp, the former CEO of Cintas Corporation, who retired in 2016 after seven years as Chairman of the Board.
A Great Place for Women Who Love Math
Xavier’s Department of Mathematics is an especially vibrant and welcoming place for women. Today, six of the 16 permanent faculty members and about 40 percent of current math majors are women. What makes Xavier such a welcoming environment for females who happen to love math?
Holy Land Trip Helps Students See Why Israel Matters
Perhaps no place on earth provokes more passionate emotion and debate than the State of Israel. The best way to gain an appreciation for this country and all its complexities is to visit—which is exactly what Xavier students have been doing for the past five years.
Transforming Careers (and Cities!) through Urban Sustainability
Dream jobs are hard to come by, but Xavier University is helping to make them a reality for graduates of its master’s program in Urban Sustainability and Resilience.
What’s Darwinism Got to Do with It?
When you think about Charles Darwin, what comes to mind? His theories about evolution, of course. His book On the Origin of the Species. Maybe even his five-year voyage on the HMS Beagle.
United We Live: A Story of Love, War and Saving One Another
I set out to create a print that would somehow capture the spirit of what Ernie and Jesse had gone through. I decided to create an image of them together in Vietnam, even though they had only met for that horrific moment during the war.
Alumni Welcome at Celebration of Student Research
Kelly Delano knew she wanted research to be an important part of her undergraduate experience. She just didn’t expect that the opportunities would begin as early as her freshman year.
Ben Urmston, S.J., Founder of Peace and Justice Programs, Retires after 48 Years
Benjamin J. Urmston, S.J., experienced the horrors of war, so he dedicated his life to working for peace. He has been a guiding force of peace and justice issues ever since, including at Xavier University, where he’s been working and teaching since 1971.
They loved one another, then learned to love Xavier sports
When Kay Lynch and Chuck Beckman were students at Xavier in the early 1970s, they had little to no interest in sports—not even basketball. Now, however, they’re superfans who won’t hesitate to stop and talk with the Musketeers’ basketball coach when they see him outside of the arena.
X Path: Parents' Donation Paves Way for Special Needs Students
The teachers’ notes confirmed what Kevin and Barb Dougherty had been wondering about their little girl. The notes had nothing to do with her intelligence or ability to learn. Instead, they revealed a deep-seated difficulty relating to other people.
The Murphy Mission: Fund Students' Futures
The first in her family to apply to college, Julie Murphy was surprised when Xavier offered her the hard-to-get St. Francis Xavier full-tuition academic scholarship. Now she and her husband, Dan, are giving back so that more students like themselves can afford a Xavier education.
Academic Partnerships: Saving Lives with Genetic Testing
Professor Eileen Alexander believes that to learn how to manage a large project, you have to go out and manage a large project. This semester, Christina Driskell and Julia Schlich, seniors in her Quality Management and Performance Improvement class, are doing just that.
Center of Attention: Xavier’s new Center for Population Health will synergize departments
Dean Paul Gore answers the question: Just what is population health?
A New Home for Health Services Administration
By the time Edward J. Arlinghaus became the director in 1966, Xavier’s Hospital and Health Administration program was already developing a national reputation for excellence.
Reaching the Top With Margaret Weidner
How one Xavier student used her connections at Xavier to land two internships, a research trip to the Indian Himalayas and launch her career with one of the largest financial accounting firms in the world.
Faculty Spotlight: Lisa Jutte, Athletic Training
Lisa Jutte loves teaching about treating athletic injuries and Australia. So it's no stretch to understand her interest in taking Xavier students "down under" to learn about different approaches to healing and staying fit.
John Lechleiter: A Debt of Gratitude
Xavier's newest fundraising campaign began on a fall evening in October 2014 when nearly 50 alumni and supporters gathered for dinner at the Indianapolis home of John C. Lechleiter. Their support helped provide the solid foundation that, three years later, led to the public launch of "Together. For Others. The Campaign for Xavier University."
12 Xavier Grads Who are Changing the World through Service
They studied a variety of different majors, but all have one thing in common their love for community and the desire to help others.