THE MONTH IN PICTURES
queens A PAIR OF QUEENS

Miss Xavier 2009-2010 Amber Robins (L), a senior biology/pre-med major from Baton Rouge LA, shares the limelight with her predecessor, Lagina Williams ’09, before officially receiving her crown at the annual University Coronation Ball. President Norman C. Francis looks on.

photo by Irving Johnson III

jazz

TRIBUTE TO A LEGEND

Featured performers Dr. Michael White ’76 and Donald Harrison perform music selections heavily influenced by the late Sidney Bechet, a New Orleans born clarinetist and soprano saxophonist. The program also included reflections from art professor Ron Bechet, a nephew of the legendary music pioneer.

Photo by Irving Johnson III

nasa

NASA VISIT

NASA education specialist Katie Wallace gives XU faculty members Dr. Timothy Glaude, Dr. Murty Akundi, Dr. Rosalind Hale '69, and Dr. Dereck Rovaris '84 a tour of the NASA Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. NASA recently awarded XU a $1 million grant to implement new and continue existing summer programming in Math and Science. 

Photo courtesy Dr. Dereck Rovaris

culture

CULTURAL AWARENESS

A diverse group of students enjoy a traditional Lion Dance, part of a multi-cultural performance put on by the Asian Students Association/African Students Union during International Week at Xavier.

Photo by Irving Johnson III

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