Weekend kicks off to Super Start with career event for students

Weekend also filled with performance art, from West Side Story to swing/jazz concert | September 12, 2003

This weekend kicks off, literally, to a super start as graduating seniors prepare for their futures at the Super Start event on Friday, Sept. 12. This event, designed for students scheduled to graduate in December 2003 or in May or August 2004, offers seniors a jump-start on their job searches. Beginning at 12:15 p.m. in the Cintas Center, the day includes various workshops on job search tips, how to utilize Xavier’s e-recruiting web site, successful interviewing techniques and other topics. In addition, employers from area business are available to critique students’ resumes. While they’re gathering this crucial post-college information, students also can apply for graduation with the registrar. For more information, call 513 745-3141.

Also Friday, international and language students are invited to meet at a social event at the Worldviews Lounge from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Located on the tenth floor of Schott Hall, the lounge offers students a place to study, meet friends and interact with people from a variety of cultures. For more information, call 513 745-3546 or e-mail recker@xavier.edu.

Friday also marks the graduate student association’s first 2003-2004 organizational meeting, which is being held at 6:00 p.m. on the first floor of Joseph Hall. This meeting offers all full- and part-time graduate students the opportunity to become members and sign up to be representatives of their various schools of study. Food is being provided. For more information and to R.S.V.P., call 513 745-3360 or e-mail roushep@xu.edu.

Friday evening, the women’s volleyball team travels to Gainesville, Fla., to play the University of Minnesota in a 5:00 p.m. match. The men’s soccer team is also on the road Friday, traveling to Dayton, Ohio, to compete against Wright State University at 7:00 p.m.

Also Friday night, the Next Generation Dance Co. presents West Side Story in the Gallagher Student Center theater at 8:00 p.m. This unique contemporary performance pairs the unusual combination of young ballet dance talent with the classic edgy story of love and friendship in the streets of New York. For more information, call 513 745-3578.

Saturday, Sept. 13, is a busy day for many Musketeer athletes. The cross country team opens its season at 8:00 a.m. at the Cardinal Invitational in Westerville, Ohio. Meanwhile, the women’s volleyball team remains in Florida to compete against either the University of Florida or Florida A&M University. Saturday evening, the women’s and men’s soccer teams are holding their annual alumni matches, which feature past graduates defending their goals. The women’s match begins at 5:00 p.m., and the men’s follows at 7:00 p.m. Both games are being held in the Town and Country Sports Complex in Northern Kentucky.

Saturday evening also brings theater-goers another chance to see West Side Story at the Gallagher Student Center theater at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 14, the men’s tennis team hosts its first match of the season versus Northern Kentucky University at a time yet to be determined. Also, the women’s soccer team travels to Indianapolis, Ind., to play Butler University at 1:00 p.m. The men’s soccer team hosts Cleveland State University at the Blue Ash Sports Center at 3:00 p.m.

Sunday afternoon, theater-goers have a final chance to see West Side Story at the Gallagher Student Center theater at 2:00 p.m.

Sunday evening, the 2003-2004 Masters of Swing/Jazz Series opens its season with a concert featuring Bob Adams and the Buffalo Ridge Jazz band at the Gallagher Student Center theater at 7:00 p.m. This performance of Dixieland music features Bob Adams vocals of saloon songs of the 1930s and ‘40s. Cost is $15. Senior citizens, 60 years or older, receive a $3 discount. For tickets or more information, contact John Heim, S.J., at 513 745-3161 or heim@xu.edu.

For more information about any of the above sport events, call 513 745-3411.