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1902XAVIER eBULLETIN – No. 537 – February 08, 2016

The Week in Brief:

- Education and Counseling Open House Feb. 17
- Explore Xavier Open House Feb. 18
- St. Joseph Altar Cuccidati
- Princeton Review Info Table
- YMTF Welcomes African American Professionals
- Presidential Inauguration
- Lunchtime Series for Success
- Spirit Praise
- Fitness Classes
- Vitality Biometric Screening Day
- Campus-wide Service Day & Coin Drive
- Sophomore Premed Assessment Meetings
- A Dialogue in Black & Brown
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

Education and Counseling Open House Feb. 17

The Division of Education and Counseling invites all prospective candidates for any its graduate programs to an Open House Feb. 17 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Library Resource Center 5th Floor. For more info contact Dr. Renee Akbar at or 520-7536.

Explore Xavier Open House Feb. 18

Xavier will host its annual Open House for prospective students, parents, and counselors Feb. 18 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The Open House gives students and their parents the opportunity to learn about admissions, majors and fields of study, financial aid, scholarships, and student life. For more info call 504-520-7388 or email

St. Joseph Altar Cuccidata

Culinary historian Sandra Juneau will conduct a St. Joseph Day Altar Cuccidati Workshop Feb. 20 from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the Convocation Center Annex Room 111. Supplies will be provided for students. Everyone is invited to participate.

Princeton Review Info Table

A representative from the Princeton Review will be in the Premedical Office (NCF 108) TURSDAY (Feb. 11) from 10:00 a.m. to noon to share information about MCAT, DAT, and other entrance exam preparation options.

YMTF Welcomes African American Professionals

The Office of Career Services will bring a team of 55 African American professionals from a variety of career fields to campus for its annual Youth Motivation Task Force Program (YMTF) Feb. 21-23. In addition to the classroom sessions, students can attend sessions on Careers in the Sciences as well as a Speed Networking. Visit HERE for more info. Visit HERE for a list of consultants, which includes 31 alumni.

Presidential Inauguration

The inauguration events leading up to and including the investiture of President Dr. C. Reynold Verret will be held Feb. 22-26. Inauguration week will include six events, with the formal investiture taking place Feb. 26 at 11:00 a.m. in the Convocation Center. Visit HERE for more details.

Lunchtime Series for Success

The Office of Graduate Placement continues its Lunchtime Series for Success series with “Alternative Route to Graduate and Professional School” Feb. 24 at 12:15 p.m. in UC 205. All students welcome.

Spirit Praise

The Office of Campus Ministry invites students to participate in “Spirit Praise” Feb. 26 at 4:00 p.m. in the Living Learning Center. Program will include praise and worship, a student guest speaker, and food and dance.

Fitness Classes

The Counseling & Wellness Center and Recreational Sports is offering free classes in weightlifting and cardo training at the Fitness Center Mondays at 5:00 p.m. in the Weight Room, Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Weight Room, and Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. on the 2nd floor. Classes open to all. Call 520-7334 for more info.

Vitality Biometric Screening Day

Staff and faculty on Humana health plans are encouraged to sign up for the Vitality Biometric Screening Day scheduled for Feb. 24 from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the UC Ballroom. Get screened for BMI, blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol and earn 2,000 Vitality points. Call Human Resources at 520-7537 to sign up.

Campus-wide Service Day & Coin Drive

The Center for Student Leadership and Service invites the XU community to participate in a campus-wide service day – e.g. a meal-packaging event with the goal of sealing over 10,000 meals – on March 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the UC Ballroom. Visit HERE for details. In addition, the CSLS is holding a Coin Drive NOW through March 11 with all donations going toward purchase of said meals. Visit HERE for details. For more info contact Kimberly Hutchings at or 520-5132.

Sophomore Premed Assessment Meetings

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2017 for entry in 2018 should sign-up for and complete the One-on-One Sophomore Assessment Meeting in the Premedical Office. The sign-up list and required meeting documents are available in the Premedical Office (NCF 108) near the reception desk and detailed instructions were sent previously via email. Academic progress, AED Premed Honor Society membership, and early medical school acceptance program eligibility will be discussed. Go HERE to see what Sophomore Premeds should be doing this semester. Meetings will take NOW through Feb. 26.

A Dialogue in Black & Brown

Save the Date! The Institute for Black Catholic Studies (IBCS) will present its 2016 Sr. Eva Regina Martin 2016 Lecture April 06 in the Qatar Pharmacy Auditorium. “A Dialogue in Black & Brown” will feature keynote speakers Dr. Shanee Daniels of Mount Mary University and Dr. Jeremy Cruz of St. John’s University. Visit HERE for details.

Other Campus Events

Mon/Tues (09/10) – Mardi Gras
Thu 11 – Women’s Basketball vs. William Carey, 5:30 p.m., Convocation Center
Thu 11 – Men’s Basketball vs. William Carey, 7:30 p.m., Convocation Center

XU in the News

N.O. Advocate - Former city Attorney Lands New Job at Law Firm [Sharonda Williams ‘94]

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