Musical and theatrical performances set the stage for the weekend

Relay for Life, regional symposium and athletics are a few of the weekend’s upcoming events | April 2, 2004

Xavier’s second annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life takes off Friday, April 2, through Saturday, April 3. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. on the residential mall in front of the Gallagher Student Center and lasts 18 hours. Members of walking teams take turns walking around a track on the Xavier campus, symbolizing the fact that cancer never sleeps.

Entertainment and food are located around the track as spectators are welcome to come watch and participate. For more information or to register, contact Ashley Stock, with Xavier's relay for life, at 513 924-8513 or Jamie Webb, with the American Cancer Society, at 513 891-1600.

The campus doors are open for visitors and discussions this weekend including the office of multicultural affair’s regional symposium for women on Friday. Acclaimed activist Bev Smith is the featured speaker at the “Women at the Crossroads: Gender, Equity and Parity” conference. The day-long event offers various sessions that explore the social, political and cultural experiences of women from a variety of perspectives and academic disciplines. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Gallagher Student Center. Smith concludes the conference with a keynote address at 7:00 p.m. in the Bellarmine Chapel. For more information, call 513 745-1029.

Fulbright scholar Eva Kit-wah Man also visits campus on Friday. Man addresses “The Political and Aesthetic Dimension of the Feminine Ideal in China” from 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. at the Brueggeman center for dialogue. The center provides a free lunch for those who wish to attend. To register or for more information, call 513 745-3922 or e-mail

The Cincinnati chapter of the national alumni association is hosting a Lenten dinner and lecture on Friday, April 2, at 6:00 p.m. in the Conaton Board Room in Schmidt Hall. The lecture is being given by Sr. John Mariam Jones, S.C., on “A Celtic Spirit.” Cost of the dinner and lecture is $20. Seating is limited. For more information, call 513 745-3333.

Bill Gemmer and the Dee Felice Swing Band is performing live on Sunday, April 4, at 3:00 p.m. in the Gallagher Student Center theater. Fourteen swing musicians in the region join Gemmer as they play the charts of great swing bands. Cost is $15, senior citizens $12. For more information, call 513 745-3161.

It’s time to experience life at Xavier as approximately 300 high school students and their families come to campus on Friday for X-Experience Day sponsored by the office of admission. For more information, call 513 745-3321 or e-mail

The harmony of music, science, art and theater intertwines as students display their talents this weekend.

The department of music is hosting three student recitals this weekend in the Long Recital Hall in Edgecliff Hall. Starting on Friday, students Matthew Bailey, Tracey Book, Bridget Corcoran, Molly Finnerty, Julio Martinez, Lindsey Simons, Amy Mahaffey and David Schmitz perform their favorites. Student Becky Reidy performs solo on Saturday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. The recital finale takes place on Sunday at 2:00 p.m., as students Elizabeth Brewer, Chris Conlon, Grace Earley, Dana Hunter, Phillip Revekant, Laitlin Stephens and David Schmitz perform. For more information, call 513 745-3801 or e-mail

In the lab, chemistry seniors have finished their experiments and present their results at this week’s chemistry department seminar. Kelly Curran, Elizabeth Sikora and Elizabeth Suever explain their dissertations on Friday, from 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m., in Logan Hall, Rom 100. For more information, call 513 745-3352 or e-mail

The art department is presenting the thesis work of four senior art students in ceramics, drawing, graphic design and painting on Friday from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. in the A.B. Cohen Center Art Gallery. Lib Baltes, Marianne Cummings, Trevor Durham and Chris Meeks are the featured artists. For more information, call 513 745-3811 or e-mail

The spotlight continues on students as they perform original one-act plays. “Workshop” takes place on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in the Gallagher Student Center theatre. The plays offer a fascinating, often hilarious and realistic look at what students think and feel beyond the classroom. For more information, call 513 745-3576 or e-mail

Students are heading off campus in search of better understanding of their spirituality at an encounter retreat this weekend. The retreat offers students the next step in challenging them spiritually. For more information, call 513 745-3321 or e-mail

The Muskies are on the road most of this weekend. The men’s golf team travels to Baton Rouge, La., to participate in the weekend-long Louisiana State University Invitational. The track team is running west to Indiana for its participation in the University of Notre Dame Invitational on Friday. The men’s tennis team stays home on Friday for a match against Duquesne University at 1:00 p.m.

The women’s tennis team remains on the road as well with their first stop on Saturday in New York against the University of Massachusetts at 10:00 a.m. On Sunday, they remain in New York to face the Rams of Fordham University at noon. The baseball team travels to Pennsylvania for a two-day series against Temple University on Saturday and Sunday, both at noon.

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