University schedule packed with events

Week’s activities include academics, culture, athletics, retreats | November 4, 2002

The first week of November offers a wide range of University-related activities, beginning with University President Michael J. Graham, S.J., overseeing two National Xavier Night events. On Tuesday, Nov. 5, he’s speaking to alumni in Kansas City in the Massman Hall Gallery at Rockhurst University. Then on Wednesday, Nov. 6, he visits the national alumni association chapter in Denver for a National Xavier Night at the Denver Athletic Club. For more information about the Denver event, e-mail or call 800 344-4698, ext. 5. For information about the Kansas City event, e-mail or call 800 344-4698, ext. 5. Also in Tuesday, the men's basketball season kicks off with an exhibition game against the EA Sports All-Stars at the Cintas Center. Tip-off is 7:30 p.m. On Wednesday, the business professions series concludes with the professional etiquette dinner/seminar at 6:00 p.m. in the Cintas Center. This event is being conducted by Ann Marie Sabath, founder of At Ease Inc., and is for students and alumni who want to enhance their interpersonal skills for professional and business settings. Sabath has published six books including Business Etiquette: 101 Ways Conduct Business with Charm and Savvy. At Ease Inc. also has a hotline, which was recognized by The Wall Street Journal, ABC’s "20/20" and the "Oprah Winfrey Show." For more information about the event, e-mail or call 513-745-3141. Later that evening, the University’s jazz ensemble is performing at Ryan’s Pub in the Gallagher Student Center at 7:00 p.m. For more information, e-mail or call 513 745-3864. On Thursday, Nov. 7, the women’s and minorities’ studies program is holding a brown bag lunch discussion at 11:30 a.m. in Room 214 in the Gallagher Student Center. Sarah Melcher, professor of theology and women’s and minorities’ studies, leads the discussion on the books of Riffat Hassan. Hassan is renowned for her work in progressive Muslim thought and is coming to campus to address the challenge of global terrorism from a Muslim woman’s perspective on Sunday, Nov. 10, a 7:30 p.m. in the Cintas Center. Registration for the book discussion is due Monday, Nov. 4. For more information about either of these events, e-mail or call 513 745-5246. Also on Thursday, the department of education is hosting an information session for people interested in pursuing a Master of Education degree. The information session runs from 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. in the Cintas Center and includes information on the various types of education degrees, such as Montessori and special education. Staff from the department of graduate services and faculty members from the department of education will be on hand to answer questions. For more information, e-mail or call 513 745-3360. The week concludes with students heading off for a weekend of silence and scripture prayer at the Friarhurst Retreat Center near Milford, Ohio. This perspective retreat begins at 4:00 p.m. on Friday and concludes at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10. For more information, e-mail or call 513 745-3567. Also on Friday, the Romero international center is hosting an international dinner and fashion show from 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. in the O'Connor Sports Center. Admission is $7 or free with a dish. The event is open to everyone. Both Xavier international students and American students are showcasing traditional garb from a variety of countries. Proceeds benefit the international student society. For more information, e-mail or call 513 745-2864. Styuka, the campus organization that raises funds for local charities, is holding a single elimination style euchre tournament with food and music on Friday from 8:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. in the Armory. Prizes are being awarded to the top 16 teams. Door prizes are also being handed out. Students can sign up as a pair in the office of student life starting Monday, Nov. 4. Cost is $5 per pair with proceeds going to benefit Styuka. For more information, e-mail or call 513 745-4887. If cards aren’t your style, stop by the Long Recital Hall in Edgecliff Hall Friday night to enjoy recitals by students from the department of music. The music begins at 7:00 p.m. For more information, e-mail or call 513 745-3864. The week wraps up with women’s sports as the women’s soccer team goes to the Atlantic 10 Tournament at the University of Dayton. The volleyball team goes up against Fordham in an away game at 7:00 p.m. For more campus events, visit the calendar page on Xavier’s web site at