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XAVIER eBULLETIN – No. 558 – July 04, 2016

The Week in Brief:
- Introducing the New Gold Rush Basketball Coach
- Transcripts Now Available Online
- Academic Success Workshops
- 2016 Summer Research Symposium
- Hurricane Season / Emergency Communications Checkup
- OTA Migration to ClearPass
- Student Health Insurance Fall 2016 waiver
- SBS Celebrate 125th Anniversary
- Submit Medical and Dental School Applications in July
- Other Campus Events
- Xavier in the News

* Please note that the eBulletin will not be published again until July 25.

Introducing the New Gold Rush Basketball Coach
New head men’s basketball coach Alfred Williams ’08 will be officially introduced at a media conference TUESDAY (July 5) at 1:30 p.m. in the Convocation Center. All are invited to attend.

Transcripts Now Available Online
Online transcript ordering and electronic delivery is now available to students and alumni through the National Student Clearinghouse. Visit the XU Registrar's Office webpage HERE for more details.

Academic Success Workshops
SASO continues its summer academic workshop series with “The Great Balancing Act” July 11 from 11:00 to 11:30 p.m. and again July 12 from 1:00 t0 1:30 p.m., both in the Reading Resource Center (St. Joseph’s Rm. 111). Visit HERE for the complete summer schedule.

2016 Summer Research Symposium
The Center for Undergraduate Research will host the 6th Annual Summer Research Symposium July 27 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. in the University Center. Students interested in displaying their research should complete this form no later than July 06. For more info contact the CUR at jgrant4@xula.edu or 506-5066, or stop by St. Joe’s Room 308.

Hurricane Season / Emergency Communications Checkup
Hurricane season is here. All staff, faculty, and students are encouraged to make sure your contact information in XULA Banner Web is up-to-date so you can receive emergency communications and other time-sensitive notifications via personalized voice messages, text messages, email, and other receiving devices. Just visit your online Banner Web account to update your information, making sure you provide a personal cell phone number and a preferred personal email address. Visit HERE to get started. Xavier administrators and staff remain vigilant throughout the season and will communicate with all if a potential threat arises. Please review our policies and procedures HERE. It’s time to be prepared.

OTA Migration to ClearPass
The Office of Technology Administration will be migrating to a new Network Access Control (NAC) system called ClearPass to improve network and client wireless access and security. All devices that connect to the wired and wireless campus networks will authenticate through the new ClearPass system. RUSHNET and XULANET wireless networks will be replaced by XULA and XULA-Guest. The XULA wireless network will be used by all Xavier faculty, staff and students. The XULA-Guest network will be set aside for visitors only. Desktop users will no longer need to login to the Cisco Clean Access system and wireless users will only need to authenticate their accounts when their passwords expire. The rollout of this system is scheduled for mid-July. We will send out more detailed information and instructions as we get close to the deployment of the new system.

Student Health Insurance Fall 2016 Waiver
Student Health Insurance Fall 2016 waiver site @ gallagherstudent.com is open NOW through Sept. 12, 2016.

SBS Celebrate 125th Anniversary
The Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament invite the XU community to join them in celebrating 125 years as an order July 9-10. Visit HERE for more info.

Submit Medical and Dental School Applications in July
Students currently applying to medical and dental school for entry in 2017 are encouraged to finalize their respective professional school applications for submission no later than July  2016 via AMCAS, AACOMAS, TMDSAS, and/AADSAS! Be reminded, it takes 4-8 weeks for most application services to verify and process applications; individual professional schools will NOT receive/review applications until they have been "processed."  The Premedical Office has been encouraging medical and dental school applicants to complete their applications and engage in the critique/revision process with the Premedical Office since early May 2016. Please be sure to check your email DAILY for messages from the Premed Office regarding completing and submitting health professions school applications, submitting letters of evaluation, etc. If you are applying to medical, dental, etc. school for entry in 2017 and are NOT receiving emails from the Premed Office for this application cycle, please send an email to xupremed@yahoo.com requesting to be added to the 2017 email advising list.

Other Campus Events
Mon (04) – Independence Day (holiday)

Xavier in the News
NOLA.com - Xavier Hires Alum Alfred Williams as Head Basketball Coach

[What is the eBulletin? How do I get my news included?]
The weekly eBulletin has been designated by the University Administration as THE official vehicle for communicating non-urgent announcements and info to XU faculty, staff, and students. It is usually distributed before noon each Friday, covering the upcoming week (Monday-Sunday). If you have an announcement or info about a campus event that you wish to submit for inclusion, please send it to xunews@xula.edu or rtucker@xula.edu. Deadline for all submissions is 10:00 p.m. Thursday.

XAVIER eBULLETIN – No. 557 – June 27, 2016

The Week in Brief:
- IBCS Opens Summer Session
- Academic Success Workshops
- 2016 Summer Research Symposium
- Hurricane Season / Emergency Communications Checkup
- Student Health Insurance Fall 2016 waiver
- Complete Medical and Dental School Applications Now Open
- SBS Celebrate 125th Anniversary
- Xavier in the News

IBCS Opens Summer Session
The Institute for Black Catholic Studies (IBCS) opens up its 2016 Summer Session with an opening liturgy and Mass of the Holy Spirit THIS SUNDAY (June 26) at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. A reception will follow in the University Center Room 205. The Xavier community and the public are invited to attend. Visit HERE for a list of other events open to the public.

Academic Success Workshops
SASO continues its summer academic workshop series with “Tips for Tackling Summer Courses” TUESDAY (June 28) from 11:00 to 11:30 p.m. and again WEDNESDAY (June 29) from 1:00 t0 1:30 p.m., both in the Reading Resource Center (St. Joseph’s Rm. 111). Visit HERE for the complete schedule.

2016 Summer Research Symposium
The Center for Undergraduate Research will host the 6th Annual Summer Research Symposium July 27 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. in the University Center. Students interested in displaying their research should complete this form no later than July 06. For more info contact the CUR at jgrant4@xula.edu or 506-5066, or stop by St. Joe’s Room 308.

Hurricane Season / Emergency Communications Checkup
Hurricane season is here. All staff, faculty, and students are encouraged to make sure your contact information in XULA Banner Web is up-to-date so you can receive emergency communications and other time-sensitive notifications via personalized voice messages, text messages, email, and other receiving devices. Just visit your online Banner Web account to update your information, making sure you provide a personal cell phone number and a preferred personal email address. Visit HERE to get started. Xavier administrators and staff remain vigilant throughout the season and will communicate with all if a potential threat arises.  Please review our policies and procedures HERE. It’s time to be prepared.

Student Health Insurance Fall 2016 Waiver
Student Health Insurance Fall 2016 waiver site @ gallagherstudent.com is open NOW through Sept. 12, 2016.

Complete Medical and Dental School Applications NOW!
Students who plan on applying to medical and dental school during summer 2016 for entry in 2017 should be ACTIVELY WORKING ON their respective professional school applications via AMCASAACOMASTMDSASAADSAS! Further, students applying to veterinary school (VMCAS) and physician assistant programs (CASPA) should begin working on their respective applications as well. Please be sure to check your email DAILY for messages from the Premed Office regarding completing and submitting health professions school applications, submitting letters of evaluation, having applications critiqued, etc. Be advised that the Premed Office encourages students to submit their medical, dental, etc. school applications no later than July 2016 for entry in 2017. If you are applying to medical, dental, etc. school for entry in 2017 and did NOT request to receive advising emails from the Premed Office for the 2016-2017 application cycle, please send an email to xupremed@yahoo.com requesting to be added to the 2017 email advising list.

SBS Celebrate 125th Anniversary
The Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament invite the XU community to join them in celebrating 125 years as an order July 9-10. Visit HERE for more info.

Xavier in the News
N.O. Advocate - Adventure in horror: Author Exorcises Her Own Demons in Novel [Leah Labat]
N.Y. Times - [Video] Higher Learning Forum: Winning Strategies at HBCUs [Dr. Pierre Johnson '02]

[What is the eBulletin? How do I get my news included?]
The weekly eBulletin has been designated by the University Administration as THE official vehicle for communicating non-urgent announcements and info to XU faculty, staff, and students. It is usually distributed before noon each Friday, covering the upcoming week (Monday-Sunday). If you have an announcement or info about a campus event that you wish to submit for inclusion, please send it to xunews@xula.edu or rtucker@xula.edu. Deadline for all submissions is 10:00 p.m. Thursday.

XAVIER eBULLETIN – No. 556 – June 20, 2016

The Week in Brief:
- Summer Session II
- Academic Success Workshops
- Hurricane Season / Emergency Communications Checkup
- Student Health Insurance Fall 2016 waiver
- Complete Medical and Dental School Applications Now Open
- SBS Celebrate 125th Anniversary

Summer Session II
Registration for Summer Session II classes is  FRIDAY (June 24). Visit HERE for more info.

Academic Success Workshops
SASO continues its summer academic workshop series with “Successfully Conquering Finals in Summer” TUESDAY (June 21) from 11:00 to 11:30 p.m. and again WEDNESDAY (June 22) from 1:00 t0 1:30 p.m., both in the Reading Resource Center (St. Joseph’s Rm. 111). Visit HERE for the complete schedule.

Hurricane Season / Emergency Communications Checkup
Hurricane season is here. All staff, faculty, and students are encouraged to make sure your contact information in XULA Banner Web is up-to-date so you can receive emergency communications and other time-sensitive notifications via personalized voice messages, text messages, email, and other receiving devices. Just visit your online Banner Web account to update your information, making sure you provide a personal cell phone number and a preferred personal email address. Visit HERE to get started. Xavier administrators and staff remain vigilant throughout the season and will communicate with all if a potential threat arises.  Please review our policies and procedures HERE. It’s time to be prepared.

Student Health Insurance Fall 2016 Waiver
Student Health Insurance Fall 2016 waiver site @ gallagherstudent.com is open NOW through Sept. 12, 2016.

Complete Medical and Dental School Applications NOW!
Students who plan on applying to medical and dental school during summer 2016 for entry in 2017 should be ACTIVELY WORKING ON their respective professional school applications via AMCASAACOMASTMDSASAADSAS! Further, students applying to veterinary school (VMCAS) and physician assistant programs (CASPA) should begin working on their respective applications as well. Please be sure to check your email DAILY for messages from the Premed Office regarding completing and submitting health professions school applications, submitting letters of evaluation, having applications critiqued, etc. Be advised that the Premed Office encourages students to submit their medical, dental, etc. school applications no later than July 2016 for entry in 2017. If you are applying to medical, dental, etc. school for entry in 2017 and did NOT request to receive advising emails from the Premed Office for the 2016-2017 application cycle, please send an email to xupremed@yahoo.com requesting to be added to the 2017 email advising list.

SBS Celebrate 125th Anniversary
The Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament invite the XU community to join them in celebrating 125 years as an order July 9-10. Visit HERE for more info.

[What is the eBulletin? How do I get my news included?]
The weekly eBulletin has been designated by the University Administration as THE official vehicle for communicating non-urgent announcements and info to XU faculty, staff, and students. It is usually distributed before noon each Friday, covering the upcoming week (Monday-Sunday). If you have an announcement or info about a campus event that you wish to submit for inclusion, please send it to xunews@xula.edu or rtucker@xula.edu. Deadline for all submissions is 10:00 p.m. Thursday.

XAVIER eBULLETIN – No. 555 – June 13, 2016

The Week in Brief:
- Summer Session II
- Academic Success Workshops
- Hurricane Season / Emergency Communications Checkup
- Student Health Insurance Fall 2016 waiver
- Complete Medical and Dental School Applications Now
- SBS Celebrate 125th Anniversary

Summer Session II
Registration for Summer Session II classes is  June 24. Visit HERE for more info.

Academic Success Workshops
SASO continues its summer academic workshop series with “Prepping for Med-Terms” TUESDAY (June 14) from 11:00 to 11:30 p.m. and again WEDNESDAY (June 15) from 1:00 t0 1:30 p.m., both in the Reading Resource Center (St. Joseph’s Rm. 111). Visit HERE for the complete schedule.

Hurricane Season / Emergency Communications Checkup
Hurricane season is here. All staff, faculty, and students are encouraged to make sure your contact information in XULA Banner Web is up-to-date so you can receive emergency communications and other time-sensitive notifications via personalized voice messages, text messages, email, and other receiving devices. Just visit your online Banner Web account to update your information, making sure you provide a personal cell phone number and a preferred personal email address. Visit HERE to get started. Xavier administrators and staff remain vigilant throughout the season and will communicate with all if a potential threat arises.  Please review our policies and procedures HERE. It’s time to be prepared.

Student Health Insurance Fall 2016 Waiver
Student Health Insurance Fall 2016 waiver site @ gallagherstudent.com is open NOW through Sept. 12, 2016.

Complete Medical and Dental School Applications NOW!
Students who plan on applying to medical and dental school during summer 2016 for entry in 2017 should be ACTIVELY WORKING ON their respective professional school applications via AMCASAACOMASTMDSASAADSAS! Further, students applying to veterinary school (VMCAS) and physician assistant programs (CASPA) should begin working on their respective applications as well. Please be sure to check your email DAILY for messages from the Premed Office regarding completing and submitting health professions school applications, submitting letters of evaluation, having applications critiqued, etc. Be advised that the Premed Office encourages students to submit their medical, dental, etc. school applications no later than July 2016 for entry in 2017. If you are applying to medical, dental, etc. school for entry in 2017 and did NOT request to receive advising emails from the Premed Office for the 2016-2017 application cycle, please send an email to xupremed@yahoo.com requesting to be added to the 2017 email advising list.

SBS Celebrates 125th Anniversary
The Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament invite the XU community to join them in celebrating 125 years as an order July 9-10. Visit HERE for more info.

[What is the eBulletin? How do I get my news included?]
The weekly eBulletin has been designated by the University Administration as THE official vehicle for communicating non-urgent announcements and info to XU faculty, staff, and students. It is usually distributed before noon each Friday, covering the upcoming week (Monday-Sunday). If you have an announcement or info about a campus event that you wish to submit for inclusion, please send it to xunews@xula.edu or rtucker@xula.edu. Deadline for all submissions is 10:00 p.m. Thursday.

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