Weekend brings TV spot for Graham, X-experience day for community

In other events, memorial honors faculty member, women’s soccer plays A-10 tournament | November 7, 2003

This weekend offers dual opportunities for the rest of the world to catch a glimpse of the Xavier community—both in person and on television.

University President Michael J. Graham, S.J., is being featured on the Cincinnati TV program “Around the House” on Sunday, Nov. 9, at 11:30 a.m. “Around the House” is a locally produced home and garden show hosted by Jay Shatz. Shatz interviewed Graham and several of his neighbors in August for a segment profiling the homes of local university presidents. Graham lives in the Commons residence hall. For more information about “Around the House,” visit www.wcpo.com/wcpo/localshows/athsunday.

Prospective students and parents are invited to visit campus for X-experience day on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 8:45 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The admission department offers a full day of activities for interested students and their families to get information concerning Xavier. A light breakfast and lunch are being provided for the whole family. For more information, call 877 XUADMIT.

Also Saturday, the Xavier community comes together for a memorial service honoring the memory of the late music department faculty member Bob Mercer at 3:00 p.m. in Bellarmine Chapel. The service includes speakers and performers and is followed by a reception in the Long Recital Hall. All are welcome to come and pay their respects. For more information, call 513 745-3801 or e-mail seurkamp@xavier.edu.

But there are many other events happening on campus this weekend. On Friday, Nov. 7, Ph.D. candidate at Indiana University Richards Mullins is the featured lecturer for the chemistry department seminar at 1:30 p.m. in Logan Hall, Room 100. Mullins is discussing asymmetric conjugate addition reactions. For more information, call 513 745-3352 or e-mail mcloughlin@xavier.edu.

Also Friday, the psychological services center is offering free depression screening for students from 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. in Elet Hall, Room 205. All screenings are private and confidential. For more information, call 513 745-3531.

Friday evening, the international students' society is hosting its annual international dinner and fashion show at 6:30 p.m. in the O'Connor Sports Center. Participants either can bring a prepared dish for six to eight people for free admission or can pay $7 to attend. For more information, call 513 745-2862 or e-mail dolivehr@xavier.edu.

Also Friday, the music department is presenting a student recital in Edgecliff Hall's Long Recital Hall at 7:00 p.m. For more information, call 513 745-3801 or e-mail seurkamp@xavier.edu.

The search for the next Xavier Idol continues as students enter a second round of competition Friday at 9:00 p.m. in the Gallagher Student Center's ground level. For more information, call 513 841-0203 or e-mail alisonbkw@hotmail.com.

As the fall sports season winds down, the competition winds up as the women's soccer team enters the first round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament, which includes the top six season finishers among the 12 A-10 schools. The tournament, at the University of Richmond (Va.), began Thursday, Nov. 6, with a 2-0 Xavier win against Saint Joseph's. The Musketeers now advance to the semifinals in a Friday evening game against the University of Dayton (Ohio) as the tournament continues through the weekend.

Friday, the rifle team hosts a Walsh Match at the Walsh Memorial Range at 8:00 a.m. Last weekend, the team set career highs as it defeated the University of Tennessee at Martin.

Also Friday, the swim teams host Butler University for a meet at 6:00 p.m. in the O'Connor Sports Center. And the volleyball team welcomes George Washington University for an A-10 match at 7:00 p.m. in the Cintas Center.

On Saturday, students participate in Community Action Day. Students are asked to meet in the Nieporte Lounge in Hailstones Hall at 8:30 a.m. to form teams that will then volunteer at different service sites until 1:00 p.m. Participants receive free breakfast, lunch and T-shirts. For more information, contact Xavier Action at 513 745-4343.

Also Saturday, senior athletes on the volleyball and men’s soccer teams are honored as both celebrate Senior Day during their home A-10 matches. At 4:30 p.m. the volleyball team hosts Duquesne University at the Cintas Center. At 7:00 p.m., the men's soccer team hosts the University of Dayton at the soccer complex.

Saturday also brings the first exhibition game of the season for the women's basketball team. At 7:30 p.m., the team takes on the OGBM Legends in the Cintas Center.

Sunday, the rifle team continues its Walsh Match at 8:00 a.m. Later that afternoon, the men's basketball team plays its second and final exhibition game of the preseason versus the Upstate Basketball All-Stars at the Cintas Center at 2:00 p.m.

Also Sunday, internationally acclaimed Italian guitarist Emanuele Segre performs as part of the classical guitar series in the Gallagher Student Center theater at 2:30 p.m. For more information, call 513 745-3161 or e-mail heim@xu.edu.

Also Sunday, the music department presents a second round of student recitals at 2:00 p.m. in Long Recital Hall. For more information, call 513 745-3801 or e-mail seurkamp@xavier.edu.

Also Sunday, Gentleman Organized for Achievement & Leadership (G.O.A.L.) hosts a screening and discussion of the film "Antwone Fisher" at 3:00 p.m. in Kelley Auditorium. The film, based on Fisher's book, Finding Fish, is a memoir of a young man who overcomes his difficult past through a journey of self-discovery. Food is being provided. For more information, call 513 745-5610.