International perspectives offered on campus this week

Events include plays, foreign policy discussions, coffee hour and meeting on democracy and religious pluralism | April 2, 2004

Before the University takes its Easter holiday from Thursday, April 8, through Monday, April 12, several campus events take place that offer an international perspective from Western countries and Central American regions.

On Tuesday, April 6, “An Evening with Madame F," a powerful one-woman performance of theater-with-music about a Holocaust survivor, is being presented at 7:30 p.m. in the Gallagher Student Center theater. Pianist, singer and actress Claudia Stevens created the script. The office of mission and ministry, the Edward B. Brueggeman center for dialogue, Xavier performing arts, and the ethics/religion and society program are sponsoring this event. Admission to the event is free, but seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Also this week, a delegation from Pakistan, Bangledesh and Afghanistan discusses democracy and religious pluralism in a closed session in the Brueggeman center on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. Immediately following, a public panel discusses "The Prospects of Peace between Islam and the West" at 2:30 p.m. in Kelley Auditorium located in Alter Hall. For more information, call 513 745-3922 or e-mail

Faculty, staff and students are making "Great Decisions" this week about Muslim diversity on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. in the Romero international center in the Gallagher Student Center. The foreign policy discussion is co-sponsored by the office of international student services and peace and justice programs. The book is $5. To sign up or for more information, call 513 745-2872 or e-mail

This week's coffee hour theme is Guatemala as students, faculty and staff meet from 3:30 p.m-5:00 p.m., on the second floor of the Gallagher Student Center. For more information, call 513 745-2864 or

The University's sports teams are on the road this week. The baseball team continues its run at Ohio University at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday. And on Wednesday, it wraps up by its third away game against Ball State University at 3:00 p.m. The men's tennis team returns to the courts for the Atlantic 10 Championships on Thursday.

For more information on athletics, call 513 745-3411 or visit the athletics web site.