Players' Much Ado About Nothing premieres during Valentine’s week

Career preparation, fundraisers and film screenings fill week event calendar | February 6, 2004

Love is in the air on campus this week. With Valentine's Day fast approaching, the Xavier Players student theater group is taking the stage for a series of performances of Shakespeare's romantic comedy "Much Ado About Nothing." The play tells the story of Lady Beatrice and Lord Benedick, who have a love-hate relationship before falling in love with the help of their close friends. The opening night performance is Thursday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for students, faculty, staff and senior citizens. For more information, call the box office at 513 745-3939.

On Tuesday, Feb. 10, the center for career and leadership development is hosting a professional experience program (PEP) talk from 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. in the center for career and leadership development (CCLD) office in the Gallagher Student Center, Room 310. The program refers resumes of qualified students to employers to assist them in pursuing part-time, internship and summer employment opportunities. For more information, call 513 745-3141 or e-mail

Alpha Epsilon Delta, the University's pre-med society, is holding a fundraiser to raise money for a 1-year-old liver transplant patient Monday-Wednesday, Feb. 9-11, from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the lobbies of Alter and Albers Halls. The students are selling food and drinks throughout the three days. Proceeds go toward helping Cole Jackson, who suffers from a rare liver disease called biliary atresia. To survive, Jackson underwent a liver transplant on Aug. 14, 2003, at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, about 500 miles from his North Carolina home. Jackson's father, Dave, was the donor.

The family faces many medical bills and other financial burdens. The Jackson family has set up a tax-deductible fund through the National Heritage Foundation. Contributions can be made online at To learn more about the Jackson family's challenging journey, visit For more information about the on-campus fundraiser, e-mail

On Tuesday, the men's basketball team travels to the University of Richmond for an Atlantic 10 Conference game at 7:30 p.m. The game is being televised on the Fox Sports Network.

Also Tuesday evening, the black student association's cultural committee is hosting a free viewing of the John Singleton classic film "Higher Learning" at 9:00 p.m. in Alter Hall's Kelley Auditorium. A discussion period follows. For more information, call 513 745-3181.

On Wednesday, the department of modern languages is hosting its weekly coffee hour in the Gallagher Student Center's second level at 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 513 745-2864 or e-mail

Wednesday evening, Xavier Alliance and S.H.A.R.E. unite to offer a free film viewing of "Philadelphia" as part of AIDS Awareness semester. The film starts at 7:30 p.m. in Albers Hall, Room 103. A discussion period follows. For more information, e-mail

On Thursday, Feb. 12, the department of occupational therapy is hosting a management support and dialogue group from 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. in Cohen Building, Room 42. The group formally known as ADMIN SIS meets four times a year to discuss the roles of management and administration in the occupational therapy field. Those interested in these occupational therapy roles are invited to attend. For more information, e-mail

Thursday evening, student couples are invited to participate in a couples' game at 8:00 p.m. in Alter Hall's Kelley Auditorium. Students who answer the most questions about their mate correctly have a chance to win prizes. Those interested in participating can sign up on Monday, Feb. 9, and Tuesday, Feb. 10, from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Gallagher Student Center.

Also Thursday, business majors and minors can meet the members of the professional fraternity Delta Sigma Pi at a Meet the Chapter Night event at 9:00 p.m. in Hailstones Hall. The fraternity is organized to foster the study of business in universities, honing on the ideas of scholarship, social activity, ethics, research and community. Pizza is being served. For more information, call 513 745-3061.

The student activities council is sponsoring a free late-night snack Thursday at 9:00 p.m. in the Gallagher Student Center. The event features Popeye's Chicken and Biscuits in the food court. For more information, call 513 745-3334.

For more information about any of the above athletic events, visit the athletics web site or call 513 745-3411.