Posted: 5/25/18 12:29 PM

Kelsey O'Neil, Assistant Director for the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, has accepted a new position as the director of the Rainbow Center at the University of Connecticut starting in July. Kelsey has been a leader in creating an inclusive environment for all students, but especially LGBTQ students. They've advised student activists who seek to eliminate gender and sexual-based violence on our campus. Kelsey has also led our Women's Herstory Month programming. Kelsey's last day is June 15. Stop by on June 13, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the CDI to say goodbye and congratulation! Light lunch provided.

Posted: 5/25/18 10:40 AM

Due to high demand, June Leave Reports are now open in Banner Self-Service.  Please keep this in mind when selecting which Leave Report to complete.  Just a reminder, May and June Leave Reports must be approved by 6/15/18.  Please call X-3436 with questions.

NEW Summer Meal Plans Available - Hoff Dining Commons Opening June 17

Posted: 5/24/18 3:04 PM

Hoff Dining Commons will open June 17 - August 3 including a new summer meal plan option available for summer interns, faculty, staff, and conference groups. Please visit the ConneX hours of operation page for specific hours. 

BONUS! For Faculty and Staff: Any unused swipes in the Summer Meal Plans after August 3 will ROLL OVER to Fall Semester.

NEW Summer meal plans are available at

1-summer 18 meal plans.pdf

Posted: 5/23/18 1:16 PM

Roger John Riga, the father of Doug Riga (Information Technologies), passed away on Monday, May 21, 2018.  The family will be holding a private service on Sunday at Neidhard Young Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. Please keep Doug and his family in your prayers.


Posted: 5/23/18 8:15 AM

All new faculty and staff hired since September 2017 will be invited to the Presidents Luncheon on Wed August 15, 12-2:00pm.  Supervisors and chairs are asked to inform new colleagues and consider this event when scheduling beginning-of-the-year departmental gatherings.  Also, note the dates for Manresa Orientation Away on Sept.14-15 and the On-Campus Lunch Series on Sept. 5, 12, 19.

Final Days to Sign Up for Xploratory Summer STEM Camp: Mission to Mars!

Posted: 5/22/18 7:01 PM

We still have a few spots open for the Xavier Xploratory Summer STEM Camps: Mission to Mars.
Blast off with our top notch flight crew lead by Xavier STEM faculty and students. Learn about the "Red Planet", our solar system, and how we could survive and thrive on a desolate landscape.

Current openings for:

3/4th grade 6/11-15 (2 spots) or 7/23-27 (1 spot)

5/6th grade 6/11-15 (1 spot) or 7/9-13 (3 spots)

7/8th grade 7/9-13 (3 spots)

Space is limited and available first come, first serve. Camp is $200 which includes lunch, snacks, t-shirt, water bottle, and 4:1 Crew Member to Educator Mission Specialist ratio. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.




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Posted: 5/22/18 4:57 PM

The pilot in-person summer orientation program planned for June 18-19 and June 21-22, 2018 has been canceled due to low sign-up numbers from incoming students. Students will complete the advising and registration process online via the Road to Xavier. Student who signed-up to attend in person will be given the opportunity to come to campus on the afternoon of June 19 to meet with an advisor. This will ONLY be an option for students who originally signed-up to attend the full program. If you and/or your office had a role to play in the program, please note that you can clear your claendars. Please direct questions to Leah Busam (ext. 4879) or Molly Dugan (ext. 3754) in the Office of Student Involvement.

Posted: 5/22/18 10:35 AM

David Houghton, Department of Marketing professor, and his wife, Heidi, along with big brothers, Brian (8) and Teddy (6), welcomed Henry Michael Houghton at 8:59 am on Monday, May 21st. Henry weighed 7 lbs, 11 oz, and was 19.5 inches long.  Baby Henry and Heidi are healthy and doing well!

REMINDER - End of Year Training at 10:00 am in the CLC Room 207

Posted: 5/22/18 9:21 AM

REMINDER - End of Year Training at 10:00 am in the CLC Room 207

Posted: 5/21/18 4:11 PM

Due to the Memorial Day Holiday, non-exempt time sheets for the period of 5/14/18 to 5/27/18 must be submitted by Noon on Friday, May 25th. These time sheets must be approved by the end of the day, Friday, May 25th.  Please note: If these deadlines aren’t met, we cannot guarantee that the non-exempt employee will be paid on 6/1/2018.

Posted: 5/21/18 12:17 PM

Do you have any remaining Xavier Catering items laying around the office? in the kitchen or break room?

Xavier Catering is looking to pick up any remaining catering items left on campus, from tongs to linens.

Please email Christina Moore, Catering Manager at with the items, and location. We will be picking up items all of next week 5/29-6/1.

Thank you!

Posted: 5/21/18 10:50 AM

Members of Xavier's staff (all full-time, non-faculty, non-Cabinet level positions) are invited to vote and elect the newest members of the Xavier University Staff Advisory Committee. Voting is now open and ends on Friday, June 1 at 5:00 p.m. Read about the 10 candidates and vote.

Posted: 5/21/18 10:29 AM

Mary Ann O’Donnell, the sister of Kathy Schmitt (Office of the Registrar), died on Sunday, May 13, 2018.  A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held as St. Bartholomew Church in Cincinnati on Saturday, May 19, 2018.  Please keep Kathy and her family in your prayers.

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