Wide range of discussion topics engage students, community

Business profession program, ER/S lecture series keep campus buzzing throughout the week | September 22, 2003

A wide range of discussion topics will be hitting Xavier's campus this week, from leisurely lunch-hour chats to engaging evening presentations.

Of particular interest to students and community members alike is the first lecture of this year's William College of Business' business profession program. On Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., Denis Beausejour, a former marketing executive at Procter & Gamble who left his job in 2000 to pursue theology, kicks off the program with a lecture addressing "The Forgotten Essentials of Leadership: The Leader's Character." The talk, expected to draw an audience of about 500, is being held at the Cintas Center and is free and open to the public. For more information, call 513 745-2025 or e-mail clarkt@xavier.edu.

But the week's discussions begin earlier in the week, with an informational meeting presented the evening of Monday, Sept. 22, by Xavier Action. The meeting spotlights Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to children across the United States who are suffering from long-term medical hair loss. Monday's sesson begins at 9:00 p.m. in Gallagher Student Center, Room 330. Those who can't attend have another chance to learn about Locks of Love on Wednesday, Sept 24, at 7:00 p.m. in the Gallagher Student Center, Room 230. For more information, call 513 745-3434.

The award-winning film "Witness" is being shown both Tuesday and Wednesday in Alter Hall's Kelly Auditorium at 4:00 p.m. The documentary depicts a tough construction contractor from Brooklyn who becomes an impassioned animal activist. The film screening is free and open to the public. For more information, call 513 561-9505.

The student government association is hosting a blood drive from Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 25, on the residential mall. The blood drive is provided through the University of Cincinnati Medical Center's Hoxworth Blood Center and runs from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Participants each receive a complimentary Xavier T-shirt. For more information or to make an appointment, contact Constance Fowler at 513 924-8421.

Tuesday night, the volleyball team hopes to end its five-game losing streak in Dayton, Ohio, where the Musketeers are matching up with Wright State University at 7:00 p.m.

On Wednesday, Sept. 24, the English as a second language office is hosting this week's international coffee hour. The coffee hour begins at 3:30 p.m. at their house at 3832 Ledgewood Drive. For more information, call 513 745-2864 or e-mail kilgore@xu.edu.

The Know-to-Go Traveling Series collaborates with The Cincinnati Arts Association to present "Banned: Suppressed Literature" on Wednesday, Sept. 24. The show starts at 8:00 p.m. in Alter Hall's Kelly Auditorium. This hour-long performance of literature and the history behind its censorship coincides with the American Library Association's banned books week. "Banned" features works of banned/challenged/censored poetry and prose, as well as offering enlightening and occasional humorous background information on objections these works have raised. Following the show is a question and answer period. The show is free and open to the public. For more information, call 513 745-3821 or e-mail loomis@admin.xavier.edu.

The Ethics/Religion & Society's brown bag lunch series begins for the semester with an open discussion on architect William McDonough's work on Wednesday in the Gallagher Student Center, Room 214. The 12:30 p.m. lunch offers students, staff, faculty and administration a chance to discuss the importance of McDonough's work to campus design and architecture. This event takes place prior to his ER/S lecture on Sunday, Sept. 28, in the Cintas Center. Those who participate are asked to bring a bagged lunch. Dessert is provided. For more information, call 513 745-2021 or e-mail giblin@xavier.edu.

Wednesday night, the men's soccer team competes at cross-town rival University of Cincinnati in a 7:00 p.m. game.

Starting Thursday evening, An Evening of One Acts is being performed nightly at 7:30 in the the Gallagher Student Center theater through Sunday, Sept. 28. The Nobel Prize-winning author Samuel Beckett, best known for Waiting for Godot, is the author. The performance features clips of his Catastrophe, Ohio Impromptu and Come and Go productions. For more information, call 513 745-3576 or e-mail neumeyer@xavier.edu.