Campus bustling with activity this weekend

Xavier kicks off November with service, athletic and entertainment events | November 1, 2002

As the brisk fall air ushers in the month of November, numerous events can be found this weekend around the University. Today, Friday, Nov. 1, Jesuits from across the nation are gathering in the Conaton Board Room in Schmidt Hall from 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. for the Jesuit Philosophical Society meeting. "Fideism in Catholicism" is the main subject of discussion, with subsequent discussions also being held. After the event, the Jesuit members proceed to the American Catholic Philosophical Society national meeting at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Cincinnati. For more information, e-mail or call 513 745-3668. Also, the peace and justice program is taking students on an overnight rural plunge to Tell City, Ind., to focus on food and farming issues. The mini service learning program begins at 1:30 p.m. and continues through Saturday, Nov. 2, at 9:00 p.m. Included in the experience is an examination of the effect of genetically engineered seed on farmers, consumers and the environment. Also being discussed is the benefit of small farm agriculture to the environment, the consumer, rural towns and farmers. Along with guided reflections by both farmers and farm advocates, students also help out on the farm. For more information e-mail or call 513 745-3046. Students are being challenged to view their lives from a new perspective and gain insight into their relationship with God and others as well this weekend during the Approach Retreat at the Milford Spiritual Center. The retreat starts at 4:00 p.m. and continues through Sunday, Nov. 3, at 4:00 p.m. For more information, e-mail or call 513 745-3567. The health services administration's graduate chapter and the American College of Healthcare Executives are hosting the third annual Health Services Administration Leadership Conference on Friday. The event runs from 7:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. in the Cintas Center. This year's theme, "Building on Our Values, Fulfilling Our Promises," features Gail L. Warden, who is the president and CEO of the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, one of the nation's leading vertically integrated health care systems. For more information, e-mail or call 513 745-3716. The concert choir performs its first concert under Thomas Merill at 8:00 p.m. on Friday in the Gallagher Student Center theater. The concert, "With A Poet's Eye," features works by Hindermith, the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke, the poetry of Emily Dickenson as set to music by Belgian composer Raymond Schroyens, and many other works that demonstrate a connection between poetry and music. In addition, the vocal chamber ensemble presents "In Manus Tuas," which is dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Sept. 11 tragedy. For more information, e-mail call 513 745-3801. And the University's athletic teams begin a full weekend of events on Friday with the volleyball team going to Dayton to take on the Flyers. The women’s soccer team travels to take on St. Joseph’s while the men’s soccer team battles St. Joseph’s at 7:00 p.m. at Corcoran Field. On Saturday, Nov. 2, the cross country team is competing at the Atlantic 10 Championships in Philadelphia, while the rifle team shoots against Tennessee-Martin at the Walsh Memorial Rifle Range. And on Sunday, the soccer teams battle against Temple University with the women playing at Temple at 1:00 p.m. and the men playing at Corcoran Field at 1:00 p.m. Also on Sunday, Nov. 3, guitarist Mark Elf showcases his guitar-playing talents in the Gallagher Student Center theater. Accompanying him are local musicians Bob Bodley on bass and Dontae Mackey on drums. Elf has been on the jazz scene for more than 30 years and has worked alongside jazz greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Jon Hendricks and Wynton Marsalis. He has recorded numerous albums, including "Minor Scramble," "Live at Smalls" and "Swingin’." Tickets for the show are $14. Senior citizens receive a $3 discount and any student with an ID is free. For more information, call 513 745-3161. For a complete list of campus activities, visit the Xavier calendar web site.