Employee Announcements

Posted: 2/21/18 9:09 AM

Join Valerie Sprouse, Wellbeing Coordinator, for our final two group walks through campus as part of the Go Move Challenge. Meet at the Quo Vidas Sculpture at noon on Thursday, February 22nd and Wednesday, February 28th. View the Mission Mile Walk route and be sure to log your minutes for the Go Move Challenge!

Posted: 2/21/18 8:48 AM

The Office of Marketing and Communications offers studio sessions for faculty and staff to have their portraits made or updated. The next session is on Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The photography and video studio is located in the Alumni Center Room 114. No appointment is necessary.

Posted: 2/21/18 8:47 AM

A 2016 survey of Xavier students found that almost one-quarter of those living off-campus or in on-campus apartments were food insecure. What has been done to support our students whose basic needs are not being met, and what more can we do? Join Angie Kneflin, Cindy Steiby, and Kandi Stinson for a brown bag discussion on needs insecurity at Xavier on Monday, February 26th from 12:00-1:00 in CLC 308. Also, learn about our new campus food pantry and discuss ways faculty and staff can better support our students.

Posted: 2/20/18 1:59 PM

Have you always wondered what people at Xavier mean by the census date? Or wondered what an FTE is? Come to the University Data 101 workshop presented by the Office of Institutional Research to learn about common data-related terms, ways you can easily access university data, and more.

If you’d like to share your university data-related questions in advance, we’ll make sure it’s covered during the session.


University Data 101

Wednesday, February 28

12:30-1:30 p.m.

McDonald 134

For more information: https://xavier.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_29yjDHCJiq6xXDL

Posted: 2/20/18 12:14 PM


On March 13, 2013, Jorge Bergoglio was elected as Pope Francis.  Since then, there has been five years of a papacy full of mercy, joy, and hope.  To commemorate this 5th anniversary of the Papal election, Fr. Dan Hartnett, S.J. will share Reflections on Pope Francis from 12-1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, in the Center for Mission & Identity, Fenwick Conference Room.   

Posted: 2/20/18 11:43 AM

Travel the world with the 2016-17 Brueggeman Fellows as they present their research adventures. Journey to India, Greece, England, Peru, Nicaragua, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Europe, and Hong Kong.

The Presentations will take place Friday, February 23, 4-6pm, Kennedy Auditorium.

Application information for the 2018-19 Brueggeman Fellowship will be available.



Posted: 2/20/18 10:10 AM

Thank you to everyone who has already shared their experiences and perceptions about Xavier’s climate on the short ‘pulse survey’. If you have questions or concerns about how your anonymity is protected in the survey results and analysis, Institutional Research has created a document outlining how the data will be stored and analyzed to protect the anonymity of each respondent: Click here to access document

As a reminder, the survey will be open until 11: 59 PM on Friday, March 2nd and should take about 10 minutes to complete. You can find the survey link in an email sent by Dr. Janice Walker to your Xavier email address.

Posted: 2/20/18 9:59 AM

Please join senior art major, Frank Geiser in the art gallery today (Feb. 20), 3:30-4:30 when he talks about some of the inspirations for his work, his work process, and how he connected the individual pieces into a unifying ideology for exhibition.

The Xavier University Art Gallery is located in the Cohen Building. All are welcome.

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Posted: 2/19/18 2:29 PM

To All Xavier Faculty and Staff,

To better protect our community against the constant threat of cyberattack you will be asked to change your password to a minimum of 12 characters the next time your password expires. It will be effective for 6 months rather than 90 days.  

  • The password must contain at least one uppercase letter and one number.

  • Stronger passwords needn’t be hard to remember. Pick a phrase, a song title or your favorite verse and include required elements (uppercase, numbers) as needed.

  • Allowed special characters are: ! % * + - / : ?_ ' ;

  • Do not use easily-guessed words and patterns (e.g., "Xavier", "123", "2018", family names).

  • Your password should be unique. Do not reuse your Xavier password with other services, such as your financial institution or social media accounts.

    Xavier IT will never ask you for your password via email. Always go to the Employee Hub on the Xavier website to change your password. If you have questions, please give our office a call at extension 4357.

Posted: 2/19/18 2:25 PM

Faculty/Staff are invited! 
Dementia: Challenges & Caregiving

Navigating the Journey for Persons with Dementia
by Teepa Snow, OTR/L, FAOTA*
Breakfast and Presentation
Monday, February 26, 2018
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Arrupe Overlook (the old bookstore)
Gallagher Student Center
The College of Professional Sciences supports this program for all faculty, staff and administrators without charge to any attendees.
RSVP to Tina Forschler (forschler@xavier.edu)  by February 22, 2018
*Teepa Snow is a renowned dementia care expert from North Carolina.  She is here for professional presentations for CPS and other Cincinnati geriatric organizations. See also www.xavier.edu/dementia-summit for other presentations this week by Teepa Snow. 

Posted: 2/19/18 2:16 PM

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion's annual feedback survey is still open for you to complete by the end of this week. Please help the staff understand our successes and our areas of growth by completing the survey. All staff, faclty and students are encouraged to complete this assessment. Students who complete it will be put in a raffle to win a free ticket to the AJ, HOLA and ASA galas. Thank you to those who have already participated!

For more information: https://xavier.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_afqE57LaRB16qIl

Posted: 2/19/18 1:56 PM

For the 3rd year in a row, Xavier Art students have been asked to exhibit their work at the Contemporary Arts Center in Downtown Cincinnati. Their work is currently on display with a closing reception being held this Friday, February 23, 6:00-8:00pm. The CAC is located at 44 E. 6th Street.

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Posted: 2/19/18 1:54 PM

The College of Professional Sciences would like to invite all Xavier employees  and students to the Xavier University Dementia Summit on March 1, 2018 at the Cintas Center.  This year’s theme focuses on holistic approaches to enhance the quality of life of those living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.  Conference participant will learn and experience care approaches related to physical, spiritual, cognitive, and environmental aspects.

You can register for the conference at the student rate of $20 which includes breakfast and lunch.  Go to www.xavier.edu/dementia-summit to register and choose the student option.  You must have a Xavier email to register. Please see the attachment for further information.  If you have questions, please contact Jo Plunkett at plunkett@xavier.edu .  Registration closes Friday, February 23.

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Posted: 2/19/18 12:22 PM

HORAN, Xavier’s Employee Benefits Administrator, proudly offers scholarships to Xavier employees and eligible family members. HORAN offers scholarships to students attending Xavier University, University of Cincinnati, University of Dayton, Miami University, and Wright State University. Scholarship recipients are chosen by the universities and are based on academic merit and financial need. Click here to view the scholarship application. Contact Tyler Davis at HORAN at 513.745.0707 or Tyler.Davis@horanassoc.com with any questions.

Posted: 2/19/18 11:24 AM

The Office of Marketing and Communications offers studio sessions for faculty and staff to have their portraits made or updated. The next session is on Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The photography and video studio is located in the Alumni Center Room 114. No appointment is necessary.

"Why is Ethics a Constant Struggle for Leaders?" Guest Lecture Feb. 20 at 6:00pm

Posted: 2/19/18 11:14 AM

Dr. Joanne Ciulla, Professor and Research Director of the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers University, will be speaking on ethical leadership. Dr. Ciulla is a distinguished scholar in ethics and has held academic appointments at Harvard Business School, The Wharton School, LaSalle University, and numerous visiting appointments outside of the U.S., including the UNESCO chair in Leadership Studies at the UN International Leadership Academy in Jordan. February 20 in CLC Kennedy Auditorium #412. 5:30 reception followed by 6:00 presentation. Please RSVP to Marcie Lensges at lensgesm@xavier.edu.

Getting Ready for March Madness? Design & Create Your Own Button or Magnet!

Posted: 2/19/18 10:37 AM

Buttons for your bag or magnets for your refrigerator - University Library provides the materials you need to quickly design and make your own. Join us at the Makerspace any time on Monday, February 19 from 10am - 4pm.

What did you make at the Library’s Makersace? Share your awesome project here! Send details and a photo to sheehyc@xavier.edu or share on Twitter with the hashtag #XULibMakerMonday.

For more information: http://libguides.xavier.edu/makerspace

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