Campus events settle as students prepare for fall break

Lunch and coffee hour discussions highlight final days of September | September 29, 2003

Campus is quiet this week as students look forward to only three days of classes before the University's fall break sets in. But even short weeks are full of opportunities to learn and debate on campus through engaging lunches and coffee hours.

William McDonough, the architect who opened the Ethics/Religion and Society lecture series Sunday night with his talk on "Leadership in the Face of the Environmental Crisis," joins the Xavier community for coffee Monday, Sept. 29, in the Gallagher Student Center, Room 214, at 10:00 a.m. For more information, call 513 745-2021 or e-mail

Also on Monday, the wellness team hosts its lunch and learn seminar focusing on reflexology at noon in the Gallagher Student Center, Room 330. Joseph Hayden presents an introduction to reflexology with hand demonstrations. Participants are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch. Light refreshments are being provided. For more information, call 513 745-3022 or e-mail

Peace and Justice Programs sponsors a "Veg Out" at the Dorothy Day House on Monday at 6:00 p.m. The event is designed to inform the community of what Dorothy Day House organizations are doing, to share ways to be involved without being a club member, and to offer a vegetarian dinner in friendship and in fellowship. For more information, call 513 745-3580.

Following the veg out, Peace and Justice Programs offers a discussion on the death penalty featuring members of "Journey of Hope," a touring group of people who are partnering against Ohio to stop executions. The members of this group include murder victims’ families, former death row inmates, and family members of death row inmates. For more information, call 513 745-3046.

Wednesday, Oct. 1, the writing center hosts this week’s international coffee hour at 3:30 p.m. in Room B12 of Alter Hall. For more information, call 513 745-2864 or e-mail

Thursday and Friday, students are relieved from their routine classes for the University’s fall break. But not all students will be heading home for the long weekend. Campus ministry and Peace and Justice Programs are co-sponsoring the “Discover” retreat. From Thursday, Oct. 2, to Sunday, Oct. 5, these students will venture into the wilderness of the Appalachian Trail. Their goal is to focus on simplicity through a submersion into nature. For more information, contact Peace and Justice Programs at 513 745-3046 or campus ministry at 513 745-3567.

Students return to their normal schedules Monday, Oct. 6.