Temperatures may be cold, but campus is bustling

This weekend’s activities include music, academia and athletics | December 6, 2002

As the Crosstown Shootout grabs local and national attention this weekend, many other events are taking place on and off campus. Sunday evening, WLW 700 airs the “Coach’s Show” featuring Xavier’s own Thad Matta. During the live broadcast, which airs every Sunday at 8:00 p.m. Matta, head coach of the men’s basketball team, takes and answers questions from the Quality Hotel and Suites on Montgomery Ave. in Norwood. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for light snacks, dinner and bar service. The event is open to the public, and patrons have the opportunity to win Xavier logo items. For more information, e-mail ccooper102@cs.com or call 513 351-6000. In Akron Thursday night, the Xavier men's and women's swim teams competed in the Giant Eagle Zippy Invite hosted by the University of Akron. Musketeer swimmers put in strong appearances, closing in on two school records and finishing in the top 20 in individual and relay events. The meet continues today and Saturday. For more detailed coverage, visit the athletics home page at http://athletics.xu.edu or the University of Akron athletics web page at www.gozips.com. On Friday, Dec. 6, the University Singers presents its winter concert at 7:00 p.m. in the Gallagher Student Center. The show choir entertains its audiences with some of Broadway’s musical favorites. For more information, call 513 745-3578 or e-mail springfc@xu.edu. In addition, the McDonald Library hosts a plagiarism workshop on Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the first floor instruction room of the library. The workshop provides techniques on how to detect and prevent plagiarism. For more information, call 513 745-3884 or e-mail schuele@xavier.edu. Also, the department of art displays the senior thesis work of Maria McCafferty and Natalie Suer in the Cohen Center art gallery beginning Friday. The exhibition kicks off with an artists’ reception from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. in the gallery. McCafferty is exhibiting her most recent figurative studies and Suer is showing her collection of black-and-white imagery prints. The show runs through Friday, Dec. 13. The gallery hours are 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call 513 745-3811. Edgecliff College alumni are raising money for the Edgecliff Scholars through the Maxwelton Magic event on Friday at 7:00 p.m. The event takes place in Maxwelton Hall on the former Edgecliff campus at Edgecliff Pointe in Cincinnati. Edgecliff alumni and supporters are invited to enjoy an evening of hors d’oeuvres, entertainment by the Epic Winds Trio and a silent auction of handcrafted wreaths. Proceeds go to the Edgecliff Scholars fund, which provides financial aid to students related to Edgecliff College graduates. Cost is $20 if accompanied by a gift or gift certificate to be raffled off at reunion weekend; $50; or $100 for an overnight stay at Maxwelton. For more information, contact Joan Thompson via e-mail at thompson@xu.edu or by calling 513 745-2078. On Saturday, Dec. 7 the music department presents its first Advent lessons and carols concert. The concert commences at 8:00 p.m. in Bellarmine Chapel. The concert’s format includes the reading of nine Advent lessons each followed by a short anthem by the choir or hymn for all to sing. For more information, call Tom Merrill at 513 745-3135. Another musical event on Saturday is the Echoes Winter Solstice Concert, presented by WVXU 91.7 FM and hosted by John Diliberto. The concert begins at 8 p.m. at the Taft Theatre in downtown Cincinnati. Doors open at 7 p.m. On Sunday, the Ethics, Religion and Society program conducts a fall faculty colloquium from 3:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m. in the Schiff Family Conference Center, Room 2. For more information, call 513 745-2021, or e-mail giblin@xavier.edu. Also, Donald E. McGinnis guest conducts “American Folk Rhapsody No.1” in Sycamore High School’s auditorium on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. This performance is for the Blue Ash Youth Symphony Orchestra Winter Concert, directed by Dale Swisher, a member of Xavier’s music department. The concert is free to the public. For more information, call Dale Swisher at 513 745-3906. For a complete list of campus activities, visit the Xavier calendar web site.