THE MONTH IN PHOTOS
e2campus

AN INFORMED CAMPUS

Newly-elected Student Government Association officers (L to R) Reuben Battley of Shreveport, Gabrielle Jackson of Houston and Julius Tonzel of Little Rock, check validation codes to confirm their participation in the University’s new E2 Campus text messaging system. The emergency communications system will immediately send critical information to the entire Xavier community when needed, via their personal cell phones or other mobile devices.

photo by Irving Johnson III

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CVS LAUNCH

Best-selling author and educator Stedman Graham – on campus to help promote CVS/pharmacy’s expansion of its nationwide internship program to New Orleans – enlists the aid of St. Augustine High School senior Mark Johnson during his presentation on aiming high and overcoming adversity to more than 100 area high school students in the University Center.

photo by Irving Johnson III

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OPEN SHUTTERS

Ashanti LaRoche', a junior chemistry /pre-pharmacy major from New Orleans gets a little emotional as she describes her experiences during and after Hurricane Katrina in the video booth set up on campus by the XU Community Arts Program and New York University's Interactive Technology Program to collect unedited, personal stories for their joint project, “Open Shutters: Stories of Recovery from the Gulf Coast.” 

photo by Irving Johnson III

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TWILIGHT SERVICE

Xavier students demonstrated solidarity with their fellow Virginia Tech students at a candlelight vigil held on the terrace of the University Center to remember the victims of that recent tragedy and to show support for their family and friends.

photo by Irving Johnson III

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TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE WORKSHOP

President Norman Francis addresses the presidents, chancellors and research directors from fellow Historically Black Colleges and Universities participating in a national workshop designed to assist HBCUs in accessing federal funding opportunities, which was held on the XU campus. The event was co-hosted by Xavier and the White House Initiative on HBCUs.

photo by Irving Johnson III

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FESTIVAL OF SCHOLARS

Adrienne Roberts, a senior chemistry major from El Cajon, Calif. (Granite Hills High) explains the techniques her research group is using to teach basic photography skills to youngsters at the neighboring Gert Town Community Center to fellow seniors Cassandra Davis, a biology/pre-med major from Sugarland, Texas (Dulles) and Troy Alexander-El , a biology major from Glencoe, Md. (Oldgfields) during the annual Festival of Scholars, a campus-wide showcase of the scholarly student research sponsored by the Center for Undergraduate Research.

photo by Irving Johnson III

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MICROSOFT VISTA CHALLENGE

Microsoft representatives Ian Heisser ’95 (L) and Osama Hamdan ’96 (R) flank the Xavier computer science majors who participated in the Vista Challenge, a pilot program they designed to get college students thinking in terms of working in teams under deadline pressures. The three-to-four man teams gathered to present their respective projects.

photo by Irving Johnson III

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MONEY FOR HBCUs

President Norman Francis welcomes fellow members of the U.S. Department of Education's HBCU Capital Financing Advisory Board to the campus for a meeting to discuss changes in the way historically black colleges and universities can access low-interest loans for needed capital projects.


photo by Irving Johnson III

 
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