THE MONTH IN PICTURES
up close

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL

Acclaimed Cuban-born artist Jose Bedia, commissioned by architect Cesar Pelli to create the Stations of the Cross for the new St. Katharine Drexel Chapel, pays a visit to the construction site to see first-hand where his work will be displayed. He now works and lives in Miami FL.

photo by Irving Johnson III

altar

SAINTLY TRADITION

Iyesha Rosser, a freshman biology/premed major from Portland OR (Jefferson High), visits the campus St. Joseph’s Altar which was hosted in the St. Joseph’s Academic and Health Resource Center lobby. She was particularly interested in the cross, which she created. All donations from the altar were dedicated to an emergency scholarship fund intended to aid currently enrolled students with dire financial need.

photo by Irving Johnson III

shining star

SHINING STAR

American television/film/stage actor and author Hill Harper (second from left) shares a private moment with Student Services staffer David Lewis, senior psychology/premed major and XAB president Chavez Scott of Memphis TN (Whitehaven High), VP for Student Services Joseph Byrd, and senior political science major Xavier Semien of Eunice LA (Eunice High) before his distinguished speaker lecture, part of Xavier’s Black History Month celebration.

photo by Irving Johnson III

thats entertainment

THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT

Stacy Milner, author of the book Leveraging Up! The Key to Launching Your Entertainment Career, shares some valuable pointers with three New Orleans’ mass communications majors – (L-R) senior Brooke Adams (Cabrini High), and sophomores Ruston Henry (St. Augustine High) and Jimmie Johnson (Algiers Technology Academy) – during the regional Entertainment College Outreach Program, which was hosted by Xavier.

photo by Irving Johnson III

health disparities

HEALTH DISPARITIES CONFERENCE

Dr. Leonard Jack, Jr., (left) director of the XU Center for Health Minority Health & Health Disparities Research and Education, chats with Catharine Georges, a member of the AARP National Board, and Kermit Payne, president of marketing, meeting and management firm The 1Joshua Group, during a break at the 5th Annual Health Disparities Conference, hosted by the College of Pharmacy here in New Orleans.

photo by Irving Johnson III

ern

XAVIER IN THE HOUSE

Serving as judges and mentors at the Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Atlanta GA were Xavierites (L-R) Dr. April Savoy ’02, a program manager at SA Technologies; Dr. Gregory Bogin, Jr. ’03, assistant professor at the Colorado School of Mines; Dr. Kelley Harris-Johnson ’03, a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin; and Dr. Kenneth Boutte, Sr. ’76, associate dean at XU. Sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Science Foundation (NSF), the conference featured science, engineering, and mathematics presentations from students throughout the country.

photo courtesy of Dr. Kenneth Boutte, Sr. '76

good bet

A GOOD BET

Committee members, chapter officers, and winners of the inaugural hat contest share the winners circle with a victorious jockey and owner during the New Orleans Alumni Club #1’s annual Day at the Races. On hand were (L-R) Josie Lewis ’54, Jimmie Wickham ’61, Jane Jupiter ’73, Maria Sly George ’58, Shirley Judge ’57, Lorraine Williams ’47, Louise Sonnier ’56, Dianne Pajaud ’60, Whitney Forstall ’03 and Elvira Henry ’58.

photo by Irving Johnson III

fit

FIT AS A FIDDLE

Fitness guru Molly Kimball of the Ochsner Elmwood Medical Center addresses the issue of proper nutrition during biology professor Dr. Peter Bartlett’s Freshman Seminar class.

photo by Irving Johnson III

all that jazz

ALL THAT JAZZ

Members of the visiting Waseda University New Orleans Jazz Club, joined with junior English major Veronique Dorsey and professor/performer/class historian Dr. Michael White ’76 to entertain students in the latter’s African American music class. Last December, White was a special guest and performed at the Waseda group’s 50th anniversary recital. Participating in the event are Shizuho Soga, Dorsey, Mayu Demoyo, Issay Hidaka, White, Makota Shimodaira, Tsubasa Goto, Akihiro Nobe, Tui Matsuba and Kenji Tamura.

photo by Irving Johnson III

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