X Days, Spring Preview, Qahal Goy this weekend

Admission events highlight campus activities that include lectures, Relay for Life, new play | April 2, 2003

High school students from around the country are getting the chance to experience the college life firsthand this weekend in one of three admission-related events taking place. Today, Friday, April 4, prospective students and their parents are on campus to gain information about admission and financial aid, academic programs and college life. Students of color also gather for the annual Qahal Goy overnight program on Friday. The program offers a chance for the students to participate in the annual Antonio Johnson Scholarship Gala held by the office of multicultural affairs. Qahal Goy works together with Spring Preview, which is tomorrow, Saturday, April 5. The event gives the soon-to-be freshmen a chance to gather information on class registration, residence life and the student orientation program. For information about any of these admission events, call the office of admission at 513 745-3301 or 877 XUADMIT. Admission events aren’t the only activities taking place on campus this week, however. Also today, Friday, April 4, the University’s first ever Relay for Life event launches at 6:00 p.m. on the residential mall and continues until late Saturday evening. The overnight fundraiser celebrates cancer survivors and recognizes lost loved ones as teams organize to walk laps around the campus. For more information, call 513 745-2927 or e-mail waymire@xavier.edu. Also today, the 27th annual Antonio Johnson Scholarship Gala takes place at the Cintas Center. This year’s gala is "Lighting Tomorrow’s Path with Today’s Endeavors" and features Lonise Bias, the mother of National Basketball Association draft pick Lynn Bias, who died shortly after being drafted. The event recognizes outstanding students of color on campus and culminates with the presentation of a scholarship to a current junior. A cocktail reception begins at 5:30 p.m. with the program and dinner following. For more information, call 513 745-3181 or e-mail jamesp@xavier.edu. The 2003 Lenten dinner and lecture takes place on Friday as well. Carl Westmoreland, external affairs director for the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, speaks at the dinner on the impact of the migration of Virginians into southwest Ohio and the long-term impact that migration has had on contemporary issues in Cincinnati. The dinner is at 6:00 p.m. in the Conaton Board Room in Schmidt Hall. Cost is $20 per person. For more information, call 513 745-3333. And, tomorrow, Saturday, April 5, the premiere of Three Spiritual Reflections takes place in Bellarmine Chapel at 8:00 p.m. The multimedia performance features a three-part play that includes reflections of prophets Isaiah and Amos, reflections of an armed man on Cincinnati’s civil unrest in 2001 and reflections of the disciples who came to the Last Supper. The musical component by Kaleel Skeirk complements the various texts. For more information, call 513 745-3801 or e-mail seurkamp@xavier.edu.