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

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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 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.

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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

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.

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Put a little LOVE into your Internship and Job Search! Employer drop-ins today!

Posted: 2/14/18 9:36 AM

How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By...Our employers!

Employers LOVE meeting potential employees, helping you be the best candidate and telling them about their job companies. 

Today in the Student Success Center (530 CLC) from 12pm to 4pm, meet  recruiters from BKD LLC, CPA’s & Advisors (1pm – 4pm), ProLink Staffing (1pm – 4pm), and Deloitte (12:00-3:00).

Bring a friend looking for their next career move. Then stay after to meet with Career Coaches to review your resume and career goals.

Let us help you put a little love in your internship and job search this Valentine's Day!

Spring Career Fair is next week…be prepared!

Questions?  Contact the Student Success Center – 513-745-3141

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.

1-XU Guatemala Service Trip 2.15.18.pdf

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: 2/13/18 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. 

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Posted: 2/13/18 1:32 PM


                                                                                         INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES



Cincinnati Museum Center Internships offer a wide array of learning opportunities and hands-on, practical experiences. Eligible candidates considering an internship are defined as individuals who meet one or more of the following criteria:

·        will be entering their sophomore, junior or senior year

·        have graduated within the past year

·        are currently enrolled in graduate school

The time commitment for internships is a total of 10 weeks, unless indicated otherwise in the position description. Shifts are flexible and depend on assignment. These positions are unpaid, but include a selection of benefits provided to all Cincinnati Museum Center volunteers.


Internship Benefits

Although Cincinnati Museum Center internships are unpaid, many students earn academic credit for their dynamic and rewarding experience, in addition to the following benefits:

·        An opportunity to learn more about Cincinnati Museum Center and the professional opportunities it might hold for your future

·        The opportunity to meet with other interns and professionals in your field of study

·        Hands-on projects and opportunities to work with Museum professionals to learn about their roles, responsibilities and backgrounds

·        Free parking at Cincinnati Museum Center

·        Free admission to Duke Energy Children’s Museum & National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

·        Free admission to special exhibitions

·        Discounts at food and beverage locations

·        Discounts on tours, programs and events


For information about applying, please visit:

or contact:

Angie Smorey

Director, Volunteer & Intern Services

Cincinnati Museum Center



Summer Internships are June 4th, 2018 – August 10th, 2018 - Application deadline is March 16th, 2018



Internship Positions

AV Collection Cataloger/Curatorial Intern - Assist Audio-Visual Curator with collections management project, researching and updating use fee structure and cataloging small photograph collections.

Cataloger/Curator Intern – Zoology - Assist Zoology Curator with processing and cataloguing specimens while learning curatorial methods applicable to biological and general collections.

Community Engagement Intern – Assist with the planning, implementation and promotion of 1940s Day. Work with community partners and with various departments within Cincinnati Museum Center to develop creative and fun concepts for this annual event.

Group Marketing Intern - Assist with sales and marketing efforts for groups of all types while learning skills and processes associated with audience research, guest service, salesmanship, data management, graphic design, copy editing and other related business skills.

Marketing/Communications Intern - Assist Marketing and Communications team with messaging and promotion of CMC exhibits, events and programs through PR campaigns, media blitzes, social media campaigns and CMC website management.

Museum Camp Intern - Summer Museum Camps Interns will work at Museum Camps throughout the summer (both at Cincinnati Museum Center and at offsite locations) and will assist Coordinators with supervision and teaching of campers and organizing paperwork, materials and supplies.

Philanthropy Intern - Assist with the Annual Report. Work with Philanthropy team and others in the organization to determine a theme and key information needed for the FY17 Annual Report, gather that information and prepare a summary document for easy reference throughout the writing of the Annual Report and the coming year. Work closely with the Manager of Donor Engagement to manage the project.

Public Safety Intern - Assist with the security and public safety at all of the Museum facilities. Patrol inside the museums, exhibits, and CMC grounds. Monitor video surveillance, alarm systems, and respond to emergencies. Provide a safe, hospitable and engaging environment for our patrons, guests, and staff to enjoy.

Social Media Intern – Assist in monitoring and responding to comments and questions as needed on various social media accounts; managing daily content and images; attend CMC events and programs to capture images for social media channels; assist with institutional projects.

Street Team Intern - Bring Museum Center closer to the Cincinnati community by actively engaging community members at street fairs and festivals through educational experiences. Present programming that generates excitement about science and local history. Take the museum out of exhibit halls and bring it to the streets by putting educational tools and resources in the hands and minds of local communities.

Video Data Intern – Inventory a backlog of digital files; organize and tag video files; consolidate and delete duplicate or unneeded files; occasionally serve as production assistant on video shoots.

1-Internships Flyer Feb 2018.docx

Posted: 2/13/18 1:30 PM

Join us in the caf Tuesday, February 20th and learn how to cook! There are sessions at 6pm and 7pm. This month, the teaching kitchen is rolling your own sushi! Don't miss out on the fun! 

1-teaching kitch.pdf

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:

1-Insights flyer.pdf

Posted: 2/13/18 11:20 AM

Destination X is Xavier’s official overnight visit program for multicultural students and first generation students and we are looking for current students to help the Office of Admission! Destination X will occur Sunday, March 18th , and Sunday, April 8th  , and we are in need of current students to host prospective students overnight in their rooms on campus. All hosts will be compensated for their time! Applications can be submitted online using the link below and will be due by Friday, March 2, 2018.


Please contact Patrick Anders, Student Recruitment Director, at ,Brian Gipson, Director of Freshman, at or Arianna Dunn at or 513-745-3127 for more information about hosting for Destination X.

For more information:

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:

Posted: 2/12/18 8:18 PM

Hello Xavier family,

We at SCC would like to invite you to join us for our Weekly Bible Study. SCC stands for Students Committed to Christ, and what we do I host weekly meetings where we learn about the bible.

Our meetings are Monday's at 7:00 pm in Alter 301! If you can attend we would love to have you!

During our meeting, we will have FREE FOOD and DRINKS!

Posted: 2/12/18 3:36 PM

The College of Professional Sciences would like to invite all Xavier employees 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 participants 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.  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-Flyer Dementia 2018 final edit.pdf

2-2018 Dementia Summit brochure.pdf

Free Graeter's Ice Cream - Get the Internship Scoop - Today! (Monday 2/12, 3-5pm)

Posted: 2/12/18 2:54 PM

Want to know what the duties look like for a typical summer intern?

Have questions about how to prepare yourself for an internship?

Or maybe you just want to know how to make yourself stand out during the Career Fair to get an internship!


Well, join us for the Internship Scoop event to learn about this and more from your fellow students!  


 Monday, February 12th 


CLC – 5th Floor Atrium


Participants can learn from right from our featured interns who have completed an internship with:
84.51, Beacon of Hope, Cerkl, Cincinnati Zoo, Community Learning Center Institute, Crossroad Health Center in Over-the-Rhine, Disney, JPMorgan Corporate & Investment Bank, KPMG, Nehemiah Manufacturing, NOYCE Internship, and Quicken Loans

Preregister to receive a prize with your attendance at the event.  Bonus - ice cream will be served!

Posted: 2/12/18 2:34 PM

Join us every Friday during Lent for Fish Friday's in the caf! Each week, the main line will be serving a different fish dish. This will take place February 16th and 23rd and March 2nd, 16th, and 23rd.  

1-fish dates.pdf

Posted: 2/12/18 2:32 PM

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 12noon - 1pm
Gallagher Student Center, Arrupe Overlook Lounge

Learn strategies and information about invisible disabilities in the workplace.  Panelists will answer questions from questions submitted prior to the event.  Lunch will be served to those who register by
Wednesday, February 14, 2018.

Sponsored by the Invisible Disabilities Club, Office of Disability Services and Student Success Center/Career Development

Employer Panelists: 
Takiyah Cunningham, Manager of Diversity Programs and partnerships, Cintas Corporation

Cynthia Crews, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

Carla Grimm, Process Improvement Manager, Anthem, Inc.

Martin Chase, Recruiter/Manager Sales, Anthem, Inc.

For more information:

Two more days before the big day. What have you done?

Posted: 2/12/18 10:30 AM

Make that special someone a memorable card, book, or picture frame for Valentine's Day! We provide all the materials, you provide the creativity! Join us at the Makerspace any time today 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.

Posted: 2/12/18 10:18 AM

imothy Snyder, PhD, from Yale University will give a lunch talk in the E/RS series at noon on Monday, Feb. 26, in the Cintas Center. Snyder is the author of On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons on the Twentieth Century, Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin, and Roads to Unfreedom (forthcoming), which chronicles the rise of authoritarianism in Russia, Europe and America. The title of his talk is “Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning.” Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to attend. 

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Posted: 2/12/18 9:34 AM

Whites for Racial Justice is an affinity space for self-identified white students, staff and faculty who want to become anti-racist, anti-supremacist white allies and examine thier own ideas about race and racism. The first meeting will be held on today, Monday, Feb. 12, from 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. in the Clocktower Lounge.

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Posted: 2/12/18 9:30 AM

Drop by the Student Success Center to meet with Clark Schaeffer Hackett and BKD 2/13 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., a representative from the organization will be available to you to ask quick questions regarding your resume, cover letter, or how to network and work a career fair/network. Visits are limited to 15 minutes when other students/alumni are waiting. Feel free to reserve your time slot!

Posted: 2/12/18 8:17 AM

Today marks day one of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion's Assessment Week. Come take a photo or make a video defining the CDI's mission and impact outside of the Hoff Dining Hall. In the evening, we are looking to learn about the sucesses and struggles from the past two cohorts of Smooth Transition students. All Xavier community members are welcomed to complete the online survey shared below. 

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