Posted: 2/19/18 2:29 PM

To All Xavier Faculty and Staff,

To better protect our community against the constant threat of cyberattack you will be asked to change your password to a minimum of 12 characters the next time your password expires. It will be effective for 6 months rather than 90 days.  

  • The password must contain at least one uppercase letter and one number.

  • Stronger passwords needn’t be hard to remember. Pick a phrase, a song title or your favorite verse and include required elements (uppercase, numbers) as needed.

  • Allowed special characters are: ! % * + - / : ?_ ' ;

  • Do not use easily-guessed words and patterns (e.g., "Xavier", "123", "2018", family names).

  • Your password should be unique. Do not reuse your Xavier password with other services, such as your financial institution or social media accounts.

    Xavier IT will never ask you for your password via email. Always go to the Employee Hub on the Xavier website to change your password. If you have questions, please give our office a call at extension 4357.

Are you caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia?

Posted: 2/19/18 2:25 PM

Faculty/Staff are invited! 
Dementia: Challenges & Caregiving

Navigating the Journey for Persons with Dementia
by Teepa Snow, OTR/L, FAOTA*
Breakfast and Presentation
Monday, February 26, 2018
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Arrupe Overlook (the old bookstore)
Gallagher Student Center
The College of Professional Sciences supports this program for all faculty, staff and administrators without charge to any attendees.
RSVP to Tina Forschler (  by February 22, 2018
*Teepa Snow is a renowned dementia care expert from North Carolina.  She is here for professional presentations for CPS and other Cincinnati geriatric organizations. See also for other presentations this week by Teepa Snow. 

Posted: 2/19/18 2:16 PM

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion's annual feedback survey is still open for you to complete by the end of this week. Please help the staff understand our successes and our areas of growth by completing the survey. All staff, faclty and students are encouraged to complete this assessment. Students who complete it will be put in a raffle to win a free ticket to the AJ, HOLA and ASA galas. Thank you to those who have already participated!

For more information:

Art Students Exhibit Work at the Contemporary Arts Center

Posted: 2/19/18 1:56 PM

For the 3rd year in a row, Xavier Art students have been asked to exhibit their work at the Contemporary Arts Center in Downtown Cincinnati. Their work is currently on display with a closing reception being held this Friday, February 23, 6:00-8:00pm. The CAC is located at 44 E. 6th Street.

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XU Dementia Care Summit Employee and Student Discount

Posted: 2/19/18 1:54 PM

The College of Professional Sciences would like to invite all Xavier employees  and students to the Xavier University Dementia Summit on March 1, 2018 at the Cintas Center.  This year’s theme focuses on holistic approaches to enhance the quality of life of those living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.  Conference participant will learn and experience care approaches related to physical, spiritual, cognitive, and environmental aspects.

You can register for the conference at the student rate of $20 which includes breakfast and lunch.  Go to to register and choose the student option.  You must have a Xavier email to register. Please see the attachment for further information.  If you have questions, please contact Jo Plunkett at .  Registration closes Friday, February 23.

1-2018 Dementia Summit brochure.pdf

Posted: 2/19/18 12:22 PM

HORAN, Xavier’s Employee Benefits Administrator, proudly offers scholarships to Xavier employees and eligible family members. HORAN offers scholarships to students attending Xavier University, University of Cincinnati, University of Dayton, Miami University, and Wright State University. Scholarship recipients are chosen by the universities and are based on academic merit and financial need. Click here to view the scholarship application. Contact Tyler Davis at HORAN at 513.745.0707 or with any questions.

Posted: 2/19/18 11:24 AM

The Office of Marketing and Communications offers studio sessions for faculty and staff to have their portraits made or updated. The next session is on Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The photography and video studio is located in the Alumni Center Room 114. No appointment is necessary.

"Why is Ethics a Constant Struggle for Leaders?" Guest Lecture Feb. 20 at 6:00pm

Posted: 2/19/18 11:14 AM

Dr. Joanne Ciulla, Professor and Research Director of the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers University, will be speaking on ethical leadership. Dr. Ciulla is a distinguished scholar in ethics and has held academic appointments at Harvard Business School, The Wharton School, LaSalle University, and numerous visiting appointments outside of the U.S., including the UNESCO chair in Leadership Studies at the UN International Leadership Academy in Jordan. February 20 in CLC Kennedy Auditorium #412. 5:30 reception followed by 6:00 presentation. Please RSVP to Marcie Lensges at

Getting Ready for March Madness? Design & Create Your Own Button or Magnet!

Posted: 2/19/18 10:37 AM

Buttons for your bag or magnets for your refrigerator - University Library provides the materials you need to quickly design and make your own. Join us at the Makerspace any time on Monday, February 19 from 10am - 4pm.

What did you make at the Library’s Makersace? Share your awesome project here! Send details and a photo to or share on Twitter with the hashtag #XULibMakerMonday.

For more information:

Posted: 2/19/18 8:14 AM

Good morning everyone!

The Mail Center IS open today for business as usual on President's Day.

However,  if you are looking to send a package or envelope it will be sent out TOMORROW, Feb. 20th because the Federal Post Office is closed today.

Thanks and have a great Monday!

Help Pre-Dental Club Raise Money for Cincinnati Smiles!

Posted: 2/18/18 7:35 PM

We will be having a fundraiser at Currito on February 22, from 10-11 am to help raise money for Cincinnati Smiles. Cincinnati Smiles is a discounted dental clinic that services the low income and  impvoverished in the Greater Cincinnati Area. Their mission is to ensure that all members of the community have access to oral health education, disease prevention and treatment services with an emphasis on those who are at risk due to poverty. One of the main ways that they help the community, is through their dental kits that they construct for low income families and their children. These kits include the basics for good oral health; a toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, and floss. We as a club will be helping them build these later on, and the money raised from this fundraiser will go towards those kits. 

Please help us raise money for this amazing company by purchasing your lunch at Currito, and showing them the attached flyer. (You can just show them a picture of the flyer too, no need to print it off.)



Max Yoder- President

Kole Kleinrichert- Co-President

For more information:

1-XU Pre-Dental Society 2.22.18.pdf

Posted: 2/17/18 11:05 AM

NEXUS (Norwood, Evanston and Xavier Urban Sustainability) is a community garden on campus associated with Xavier’s sustainability efforts and dedicated to providing gardening space for Norwood, Evanston and Xavier community members, as well as support for community educational initiatives and fresh produce for a local food pantry. 

We still have plots available for rent.  The rental fee is $25 for the year and available to all Xavier students, faculty and staff.  You can start your garden at any time and garden into the fall.  No prior gardening experience is required.

The following will be provided:

  • A 3 ½’ X 8’ plot
  • Help with planning and planting your garden (if desired)
  • Water, tools, and soil amendments
  • A great group of gardeners to work with
  • Plants available including fresh vegetables and herbs

The garden is located on Cleneay Avenue, next to McGrath Health Center.

For more information contact Jerry Braun at

For more information:


Important Announcement - Faculty/Staff/Departments buying International Women's Day Dinner tickets

Posted: 2/16/18 3:17 PM

Important Announcement for Faculty/Staff/Departments paying for International Women's Day Dinner tickets by Interdepartmental Transfer! Please fill out an Interdepartmental Transfer Form NOW and submit by 3/9 to Kelsey O'Neil, CDI, ML 2131. No Interdepartmental Transfer Forms will be accepted after 3/9. Faculty/Staff Ticket $25. All ticket sales will open 3/1/18.  Thank you.  Email Kelsey O'Neil, with any questions.


TRiO attends STEM/Leadership Conference in Washington D.C.

Posted: 2/16/18 3:14 PM

Students from TRiO, Student Support Services program had the opportunity to represent Xavier University at the 2018 BEYA STEM Leadership Conference February 9-11, 2018 in Washington, D.C.  The BEYA STEM/Leadership Conference is an annual gathering that helps students improve their education and careers in science, technology, engineering and math fields. The 31-year-old conference opens up many opportunities to help students achieve their STEM goals and aspirations. TRiO, SSS students were able to attend sessions and seminars to help enhance their internship and/or career search. Sessions to improve their academic and leadership skills were also available.  One of the major highlights of the conference was being afforded the opportunity to interview and network with representatives from General Motors, Boston Scientific, Lockheed Martin, JPMorgan Chase, Raytheon Company, MITRE Corporation, Aerotek, LG Chem, etc. All of the students who attended had a great experience learning more about the area of STEM, making friends and professional connections that can help bridge the gap between college and their future career. Students also had the opportunity to visit the new National Museum of African American History & Culture. TRIO, SSS students that attended the conference are: Alexis Metts, Uriel Flores, Roslyn Davis, Atiya Reed, Ashley Kingsley,  Gavin Kyte, Jamaad Reed, Taylor Zachary, Bernard Ekezie, Enlara Ndum and Ed Hill.    




Posted: 2/16/18 2:18 PM

Xavier Wellbeing presents Health At You Desk by Airrosti. Join us for this educational and interactive workshop where you'll learn simple, proven techniques to avoid repetitive strain and postural injuries associated with common workplace environments. Increase flexibility, strength, and range of motion while learning ongoing solutions to relieve tension and stress. 

This workshop will take place in Gallagher Student Center, Clock Tower Lounge on February 23rd from 12:00-1:00pm. Please see the attached flyer for registration details.


Posted: 2/16/18 1:38 PM

Join faculty and librarians from the Doing Digital @ XU Faculty Learning Community on Thursday, February 22, 11:30am-1pm in the CTE Faculty Lounge, for an informal panel discussion on the ethical challenges and opportunities that come from doing digital work in the classroom. Topics include how to teach students about the responsible use of technology, privacy, building an online presence, creative assignments, copyright, and Xavier branding of student online work. This event is part of the Digital Learning Day. Lunch is provided by the FLC.

For more information:

SharePoint 101: Key Training on SharePoint Functionality for Beginners

Posted: 2/16/18 11:34 AM

When using SharePoint/NeXus, whether you are trying to upload documents and create forms or navigate and find content, you need to know about these three areas!  This short video will give you the key to almost all functionality in SharePoint!  You can view it on the SharePoint home page ( as the Monthly Featured Training! 

For more information:

Breakfast Meet and Greet with the US State Department - Wednesday - February 21, 2018

Posted: 2/16/18 10:30 AM

Faculty and Staff are invited to breakfast to learn more about internship and full time opportunities for their studens through the US State Department representatives visiting campus.  Drop in when you are able to.

Dale Giovengo - US Department of State - Diplomat in Residence

Read Dale's Bio

Breakfast Meet and Greet with the US Diplomat in Residence
Wednesday - February 21, 2018
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Drop in for coffee, breakfast and conversation
CTE Faculty Lounge (CLC317)
Register Here »

Posted: 2/16/18 6:40 AM

This workshop on, Thursday, February 22, from 3:00-4:30, will give you an overview of what OER and Affordable Learning Initiatives are, and will include time for hands-on experience in locating resources, evaluating and using materials, and identifying resources for creating open textbooks. Workshop will be held in CLC 308.

Posted: 2/16/18 6:33 AM

Thursday, February 22nd from 9:30-5:00, the CTE and Instructional Designers will provide various workshops and presentations to help facilitate various aspects of digital learning.  For more information, see the CTE website.

Posted: 2/15/18 4:09 PM

The study abroad application deadline for summer programs is TODAY!

There are a number of Xavier faculty-led programs still accepting applications. These include:

  • Xavier in Assisi, Italy
  • Xavier in Berlin
  • Xavier in Greece
  • Xavier in Ireland
  • Xavier in the Netherlands
  • Xavier Expeditions in Namibia
  • Xavier in Peru
  • Xavier in Spain

If you are still interested in applying for one of these programs the application will be open till Monday, February 19th. The application fee and deposit are due on this date as well.

If you are interested in a non-Xavier program through a program provider, applications are due today, February 15th.  

All XU applications must be submitted through  Please let me know if you have any questions. 

For more information:

Visit the Spring Career Fair Handshake Booth for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card!

Posted: 2/15/18 3:14 PM

The Spring Career Fair is just days away…are you ready to make a professional first impression?  Visit the Handshake Booth at the Spring Career Fair on Tuesday, February 20 for some last minute prep!  Students and alumni who practice their handshake and elevator pitch at the Handshake Booth will be entered into a drawing to win one of ten $25 Amazon gift cards!

110+ employers are registered for the Spring Career fair recruiting for internships and full-time positions.  For full event details and a list of registered organizations, visit:  

See you at the fair!

For more information:

Fair Trade Lecture - Wendy Hunt, Former CEO of FreeSet

Posted: 2/15/18 9:37 AM

Join the conversation with Wendy Hunt, former CEO of FreeSet, a fair trade company that supports women in West Bengal, India who are vulnerable to sex trafficking. Through FreeSet jobs, women are empowered by making a living wage and building a thriving community. Hunt’s powerful and fascinating story will demonstrate how our buying power can promote and sustain developing countries’ economies through our consumer behaviors. 

Through a partnership to create awareness of fair trade, Xavier University and Marquette University organized lectures and provided resources on fair trade.  Together, our university communities will realize the power of every purchase we make by participating in conversations, making informed decisions, and standing in solidarity with our world community.  

FEBRUARY 27, 2018 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Kennedy Auditorium – Conaton Learning Commons - CLC 412

FAIR TRADE T-Shirts from FreeSet and printed by BLOC ScreenPrint of BLOC Ministries will be given out.

Sponsored by Xavier University Mission Animators
2018 theme Economic Justice

Montessori Lab School GALA - Saturday, April 21, 2018

Posted: 2/14/18 4:18 PM

The Xavier University Montessori Lab School will host it's sixth annual Gala at XU's Conaton Board Room on Saturday, April 21, 2018.  This is our premier fundraising event, with hopes to raise money for the betterment of our school and to provide the very best education for young students in our local community. 

If you would like to attend or make a donation, please visit

The Xavier Montessori Lab School

For more information:

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Getting Ready for March Madness? Design & Create Your Own Button or Magnet!

Posted: 2/14/18 2:55 PM

Buttons for your bag or magnets for your refrigerator - University Library provides the materials you need to quickly design and make your own. Join us at the Makerspace any time on Monday, February 19 from 10am - 4pm.

What did you make at the Library’s Makersace? Share your awesome project here! Send details and a photo to or share on Twitter with the hashtag #XULibMakerMonday.

For more information:

Posted: 2/14/18 11:22 AM

Get moving with the Go Move Challenge! Join us tomorrow for the Mission Mile Walk around campus! Meet Valerie Sprouse, our TriHealth Wellbeing Coordinator at the Quo Vadis Sculpture at 12PM. Make sure to log your minutes for the Go Move Challenge HERE.

Posted: 2/14/18 10:27 AM

Faculty Assembly will be meeting Monday, February 19 from 3 to 4:15 in the Kennedy auditorium.  All faculty are welcome.

Posted: 2/14/18 10:17 AM

The Center for Diversity & Inclusion is offering two different SafER Zones Professional Development Workshops in February.

Trans 101 Workshop: 10am -12pm, 2/20/18, GSC 330

SafER Zones 101 Workshop:  10am -12pm, 2/28/18, GSC 330

*Please email Kelsey O'Neil,, to reserve your space.


Posted: 2/14/18 9:35 AM

If you were unable to attend a previous P-Card Learning Session (held January 24 and February 5) there will be another opportunity Thursday, March 1, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Arrupe Overlook in the Gallagher Student Center.  In this session we will cover the new receipt attachment process, review important deadlines, and discuss minor changes for final approvers.  Space is limited. Please register to attend! 

Currito Fundraiser TOMORROW for GUA Medical Service Trip!

Posted: 2/14/18 9:03 AM

Stop by Currito tomorrow between 11am and 11pm and help the Guatemala Medical Service team ... 20% of any purchase you make will go directly towards the trip!

Please mention Guatemala or present the attached flier on your phone at the time of purchase.

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Posted: 2/14/18 8:25 AM

TODAY (Feb. 14) at noon in the main entrance of the student center the CDI will hold an info session for anyone interested in learning about what we do. Students can also vote for our second annual club awards which includes Activist of the Year, Here to Help and the Mickler. Valentine's Day candy and cookies will be provided!!!

Can't make it? Take our online survey linked below. Students who complete the survey can be in the running for a free ticket to the AJ, ASA or HOLA galas in April.

For more information:

Posted: 2/14/18 7:55 AM

Join Wendy Maxian, Communication Arts, as she presents results of her Conway Fellowship 2017 Project “Community-Engaged Learning as an Embedded Departmental Pedagogy: Piloting a “Community-Partner-in-Residence” Program” on Monday, February 19, 2018 at noon in the CTE Lounge.  Lunch provided.

Posted: 2/13/18 2:10 PM

Wednesday,  February 14 at 9:00pm there is a Men's home basketball game in the Cintas Center. Certain parking restrictions will be in place starting 2 hours before game time. Please see attached Game Day Parking Advisory for details. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. 

For more information:

Conflict on the Ohio: The 1858 "Colored" Convention in Cincinnati

Posted: 2/13/18 12:29 PM

In honor of Black History Month, join us for an evening celebrating the leaders and activists of Cincinnati’s nineteenth century African-American community. Using photographs and maps to gain a unique perspective, discover more about the political, social and educational organizations established by the city’s resilient African-American population that helped shape Cincinnati.

For more information:

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Posted: 2/13/18 11:51 AM

There are a few spots still available for Strategies for Influencing Others next Tuesday, February 20th from 1:00-5:00pm. This course shows leaders and individuals how to package their ideas in a way that will win over the most skeptical individuals.

The Full Cycle Talent Management course is being offered on two dates - April 12th from 1:00-5:00pm and April 19th from 8:30am-12:30pm. This course is a robust and relevant learning experience designed to equip and empower member organizations to more effectively manage the process of recruiting, developing and retaining great talent.

Both of these courses are open to Managers/Supervisors. Please view all our professional development offerings and register for the sessions that interest you!

Posted: 2/13/18 10:55 AM

The spring University Convocation is scheduled for Monday, February 26th at 3:00 p.m. in the Gallagher Student Center Theater. The convocation will be live streamed.

Thurs., Feb. 15th - Study Abroad Application Deadline for Summer 2018

Posted: 2/13/18 10:05 AM

The summer study abroad application deadine is quickly approaching! Many programs are still accepting applications. All applications (including application fee & program deposit) are due on Thursday, February 15th.  Click the links below to access the applications. 

Xavier in Assisi, Italy  

Xavier in Berlin  

Xavier in Greece

Xavier in Maastricht, the Netherlands 

Xavier in Peru 

Xaver in Ireland 

Xavier in Spain: 2 weeks, 4 weeks, and 6 weeks sessions 

Xavier Expeditions in Namibia

For questions or more information, stop by the Center for International Education (GSC 230), call 513-745-2864, or email

For more information: