Giving a Gift Card this Holiday Season-Please follow these Tax Reporting Requirements

Posted: 11/22/17 2:01 PM

Gift Cards to Employees

Gift Cards are considered cash equivalent and taxable to the employee. The employee will receive the full amount of the gift card, but payroll taxes will be withheld from the employee's next paycheck. Any compensation, with the exception of payment for Royalties, is considered taxable under IRS Regulations. There is no "minimum amount" payment that is considered tax-free. This is true even if the compensation is not part of the employee's regular job duties, including participation as a non-confidential research participant employee. If you choose to give the employee a gift card the following documentation and information is required to process this check request:

1. Name and ID# of the employee being paid.

2. Employee's home mailing address.

3. Purpose of the gift card/certificate.

 

Gift Cards to Students and Non-Employees

If the recipients of the gift cards are not Xavier employees, Xavier isn’t required to report that payment as long as it doesn’t exceed $600.  However, it still needs to be tracked by the Controller’s office in case that student/vendor receives anything similar in the calendar year that would put them over the $600 threshold for reporting on a 1099-MISC.  If you choose to give a gift card out to a student or a non-employee, the following documentation and information is required to process the check request:

1. Name and Federal ID of recipient

2. Recipient home mailing address.

3. Purpose of the gift card/certificate.

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Posted: 11/21/17 3:34 PM

Hello Muskies,

A group of students and myself are conducting a fun and quick survey for MKTG 370. If you don't mind, could you take it?

https://xavier.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9XK2u0RGxiGOv8F

Thank you!

Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police Open Forum

Posted: 11/21/17 2:26 PM

The Search Committee is pleased to announce that four finalists have been selected to interview on campus for the position of Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police.  An open forum for each finalist will be held in Smith Hall, room 308.  All four forums will start at 11:00am.

The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday          November  28           Amy Schworer

Wednesday    November  29            Mark Briede

Tuesday         December   5              Dan Hect

Wednesday    December   6             Joe Borger

The Committee encourages the Xavier Community to attend the open forums and participate in the interview process by providing feedback.  Feedback forms will be available at each forum.

 

1-Amy Schworer Resume.doc

2-Mark Briede Resume.docx

3-Daniel_Hect_Resume_2017.doc

4-Joe Borger Resume.doc

Flashback to Cafsgiving - Enjoy Thanksgiving Break!

Posted: 11/21/17 12:52 PM

From everyone at Xavier ConneX we hope you enjoy your break while you spend time with family and friends. Take a trip back to Xavier Cafsgiving with the Caf Cow and get ready for the holiday season!

https://youtu.be/v8h9yU4a90Y

 

For more information: https://youtu.be/v8h9yU4a90Y

Posted: 11/21/17 9:24 AM

Xavier's IT Help Desk and Classroom Technology areas will be closed starting at 3:00pm on Wednesday, November 22.

Both areas will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, November 27.

During the break period, issues and requests can be submitted online at http://services.xavier.edu. All submissions will be dealt with on the next business day.

Posted: 11/20/17 5:18 PM

Campus surveys were done last year and a significant number of our students reported that food insecurity is or has been an issue for them while on campus.  they stated that it has impacted their ability to study and do well on exams.  For this reason "The Store" established and any student can come and get groceries and personal items that they need.  "The Store" is located in the Village gazebo area (1401 Dana Avenue).  The current hours are Fridays from 3-5 pm but if other times are needed, the student can email thestore@xavier.edu  (see attached flyer for this weeks holiday hours and more information)

 

1-The Store Flyer with holiday time.docx

Posted: 11/20/17 3:50 PM

XU Family Thanksgiving

Xavier is offering a Thanksgiving dinner for those who will be on campus over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. If you plan to attend, please register below. The event will be potluck style, so side dishes are encouraged, but not required. If you are able to bring a side please comment what that side will be.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d45aba922a3f85-campus2

Dinner will begin at 6:30pm in the Arrupe Lounge in the Gallagher Student Center. 

*** The student center is closed on this day. If you would like to attend the dinner, please use the main entrance by the GSC Welcome Desk. ***

This event is sponsored by the XU Police Department, Center for Interfaith Community Engagement, Division of Student Affairs, Center for Diversity & Inclusion, Center for International Education, and the Gallagher Student Center. 

Please direct questions to oconnorb2@xavier.edu and rennys@xavier.edu. 

Date: 11/23/2017 (Thu.)

 

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm EST

 

Location: Arrupe Lounge, GSC

For more information: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d45aba922a3f85-campus2

Posted: 11/20/17 2:13 PM

If you wash clothes or partipate in doing laundry, consider taking our survey for a marketing research class here at Xavier. It's quick, solely for our course project, and all of the information you provide is anonymous.

Click the link below! We appreciate your participation!

 

https://xavier.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cGWrmfdEj4PsrQ1

Posted: 11/20/17 8:28 AM

Monday, November 20 at 8:30pm 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. 

 

1-2017-18 - Game Night Parking Advisory -2.0.pdf

Posted: 11/17/17 8:15 PM

Come see Girl's Trip at the Arrupe Overlook 11/17 in Gallagher at 8:22pm.

Posted: 11/17/17 1:59 PM

On Friday, November 24th the campus will be closed.  Physical Plant will be using this opportunity for a partial electrical shut-down on campus to complete some upgrades to the electrical infrastructure required for the Our Lady of Peace Chapel project.

Electric power will be shut off in the following buildings for 12 hours starting at 8 am on Friday Nov 24: Joseph Hall, Elet Hall, Schmidt Fieldhouse, Armory, O’Conner Sports Center, Edgecliff Hall, Hinkle Hall, Hailstones Hall, Bellarmine Chapel, Alter Hall, McDonald Library, Schmidt Hall and Schott Hall.

Xavier Village will be without electric for three hours from 8:45 am to 11:45 am and again for three hours from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

Posted: 11/17/17 11:06 AM

The All 4 One Panel Discussion is 4 panelists from 4 different disciplines talking about a single topic: LIGHT! Each speaker will talk about Light from their own discipline, but also seek to find connections between disciplines.

Monday, Nov. 20, 5-6pm, Kennedy Auditorium (CLC)

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/xavieruniversitysai/

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Posted: 11/16/17 3:56 PM

Due to a shortage of mail center staff during the Thanksgiving break, we will not be delivering mail or packages on Wednesday November 22, 2017. The Mail Center will open at regular time and will close when the unviersity closes at 3pm. During this time you are more than welcome to come in to pick up mail, packages or take advantage of any of our retail operations. If you have any questions please call 513-745-3558.

Noyce Summer Internship Information Session - First and Second Year STEM Students

Posted: 11/16/17 2:17 PM

Are you a first or second year student interested in…

Operating On-Campus STEM camps

Inspiring Children

Collaborating w/ other STEM majors

Building Lasting Friendships

Learning Career Skills

AND

Having Fun???

If so, please consider applying for the NOYCE summer internship!

 

INFORMATIONAL MEETING:

NOVEMBER 28

7-8pm

ALT 108

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Posted: 11/16/17 12:23 PM

On Friday, November 24th the campus will be closed.  Physical Plant will be using this opportunity for a partial electrical shut-down on campus to complete some upgrades to the electrical infrastructure required for the Our Lady of Peace Chapel project.

Electric power will be shut off in the following buildings for 12 hours starting at 8 am on Friday Nov 24: Joseph Hall, Elet Hall, Schmidt Fieldhouse, Armory, O’Conner Sports Center, Edgecliff Hall, Hinkle Hall, Hailstones Hall, Bellarmine Chapel, Alter Hall, McDonald Library, Schmidt Hall and Schott Hall.

Xavier Village will be without electric for three hours from 8:45 am to 11:45 am and again for three hours from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

Greece Summer Study Abroad Info Session Monday 11/20 at 4:00

Posted: 11/16/17 11:38 AM

There will be a general information session for the Greece 2018 Summer Study Abroad Program this Monday, 11/20, at 4:00 on the 10th floor of Schott. Please attend if you have any questions about costs, courses, or the itinerary before you head off for the Thanksgiving break. Please see here for information about the program, and contact Dr. Shannon Byrne (byrn@xavier.edu) if you have any questions.

For more information: https://www.xavier.edu/cml/classics/Greece-Summer-Study-Abroad.cfm

Posted: 11/16/17 10:53 AM

The last day to request tutoring for the Fall semester through the Office of Academic Support is Tuesday, November 21, 2017.  If you need assistance in a course, please submit a request at www.xavier.edu/tutor. 

We will begin taking requests for the Spring semester in January 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Daniels at danielss3@xavier.edu.