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XAVIER eBULLETIN – No. 568 – Dec. 05, 2016

The Week in Brief:
- Finals Prayer Service
- Spring Break in Cuba
- Sr. Elise Performing Arts Series
- Extended Computer Lab Hours
- Teacher Residency Program
- Other Campus Events

Finals Prayer Service
The XU community is invited to participate in a finals prayer service, “Moving Mountains: Faith in the Midst of Trials,” MONDAY (Dec. 05) at 8:00 p.m. in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. Guest speaker will be Dr. Mitchell Stevens Sr. (Music Department). Refreshments will be served.

Spring Break in Cuba
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to spend Spring Break in Cuba. Visit HERE for details. Deadline is MONDAY (Dec. 05).

Sr. Elise Performing Arts Series: University Chorus
The Department of Music’s Sr. Elise Performing Arts Series continues with University Chorus’ Christmas Concert MONDAY (Dec. 05) at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Building Atrium. Visit HERE for more info.

Extended Computer Lab Hours
The RMC Computer Lab (Library Resource Center) will be offering extended hours during finals MONDAY (Dec. 05) through Dec. 14. Visit HERE for more info.

Teacher Residency Program
The Division of Education will unveil its new Norman C. Francis Teacher Residency initiative during an informational session MONDAY (Dec. 05) from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Library Resource Center (5th Floor). All students are invited to attend. RSVP required; sign up HERE.

Other Campus Events
Tue (06) – Quiet Day
Wed (07) – Exams Begin

[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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XAVIER eBULLETIN – No. 567 – Nov. 28, 2016

The Week in Brief:
- Spring Break in Cuba
- Chemistry Department Seminar Series
- Yearbook Cap & Gown Photos
- Sr. Elise Performing Arts Series
- Other Campus Events

Spring Break in Cuba
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to spend Spring Break in Cuba. Visit HERE for details. Deadline is Dec. 05.

Chemistry Department Seminar Series
Representatives from the Baylor College of Medicine will be on campus TUESDAY (Nov. 29) at 5:00 p.m. in NCF 215 to discuss summer research and training opportunities at the college. Visit HERE for more info.

Yearbook Cap & Gown Photos
Cap & Gown portraits for graduating students (e.g. seniors, P4, and Grad School) will be taken Dec. 02 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the University Center (first floor).

Sr. Elise Performing Arts Series: University Chorus
The Department of Music’s Sr. Elise Performing Arts Series continues with University Chorus’ Christmas Concert Monday (Dec. 05) at 7:00 p.m. in the Administration Building Auditorium. Visit HERE for more info.

Other Campus Events
Thu (01) – Men’s Basketball vs. Paul Quinn, 7:00 p.m. Convocation Center
Thu (01) – HIV Testing, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., UC 205C

[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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XAVIER eBULLETIN – No. 566 – Nov. 21, 2016

The Week in Brief:
- PreHealth Workshops
- A Quarter of Quiet
- Yearbook Cap & Gown Photos
- Spring Break in Cuba
- Junior Premed Letters of Evaluation Meetings
- Other Campus Events

PreHealth Workshops
Are you interested in the health field but not sure of your career options? Come to our workshop to learn more about the health field! Monetary compensation ($5) will be available to the first 200 people. Sessions held on Monday and Wednesdays in Xavier South 202 at 11:00 a.m., 12 noon, 1:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. Questions? Email us at vxlxula@gmail.com or wludwiko@xula.edu.

A Quarter of Quiet
The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Faculty Development invites you to join us for a regular silent meditation every Monday afternoon throughout the 2016-17 academic year. Drop in when you can. The meditation room is located directly beneath the bell tower in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel, to the right of the sanctuary. The chime of the bells marks our period of silent reflection, beginning at 12:30 p.m. and ending at 12:45 p.m. You needn't have any experience with meditating; just stop by and give it a try. There's no commitment and no pressure.

Spring Break in Cuba
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to spend Spring Break in Cuba. Visit HERE for details. Deadline is Dec. 05.

Yearbook Cap & Gown Photos
Cap & Gown portraits for graduating students (e.g. seniors, P4, and Grad School) will be taken Dec. 02 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the University Center (first floor).

Junior Premed Letters of Evaluation 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 Junior Premed Letters of Evaluation 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 instructions were sent previously via email. Academic progress, application components, test prep plans, and required professional school letters of evaluation will be discussed during this meeting. Go HERE to see what Junior Premeds should be doing this semester. Meetings will take place through TUESDAY (Nov. 22).

Other Campus Events
Wed-Fri (23-25) – Thanksgiving Break
Thu (24) – Women’s Basketball vs. LSU-Shreveport, 7:00 p.m. Convocation Center
Fri (25) – Women’s Basketball vs. Langston, TBA, Convocation Center
Wed-Fri (23-25) – Thanksgiving Break

[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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XAVIER eBULLETIN – No. 565 – Nov. 14, 2016

The Week in Brief:
- Student Homecoming Week
- Alumni Homecoming
- Sr. Elise Sisson Performing Arts Series: Concert Choir / Jazz Ensemble
- NIH Diversity Program Consortium Lecture
- Global Entrepreneurship Week
- Sr. Elise Sisson Performing Arts Series: Distinguished Alumni Concert
- Alumni Book Signing
- ACT Brown Bag
- Short Story Book Club
- Princeton Review Info Table
- UT Southwestern Med School Recruitment
- Personal Statement Workshop for Premeds
- PreHealth Workshops
- A Quarter of Quiet
- Yearbook Cap & Gown Photos
- Freshman Premed Meeting #12
- Junior Premed Letters of Evaluation Meetings
- Other Campus Events
- Xavier in the News

Student Homecoming Week
Student Homecoming Week continues MONDAY-SATURDAY (Nov. 14-19). Visit HERE for the complete list of events for the week.

Alumni Homecoming
Be sure to welcome alumni as they arrive on campus this week to celebrate Homecoming 2016 WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY (Nov. 16-20). Visit HERE for the complete list of events for the week.

Sr. Elise Sisson Performing Arts Series: Concert Choir / Jazz Ensemble
The Department of Music’s Elise Performing Arts Series – honoring legendary Music Department chair and Opera guru Sister Elise Sisson, S.B.S. – continues this week with the Concert Choir’s Fall Concert MONDAY (Nov. 14) at 7:00 p.m. in the Administration Building Auditorium and the Alumni Homecoming performance of the Jazz Ensemble THURSDAY (Nov. 17) at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Building Recital Hall. Both events are open to the public.

NIH Diversity Program Consortium Lecture
Dr. Hannah Valatine, Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity for the National Institutes of Health, will speak on “Precision Medicine in Action” at a Diversity Program Consortium MONDAY (Nov. 14) at noon in NCF 105. Visit HERE for more details.

Global Entrepreneurship Week
The Division of Business will co-host Global Entrepreneurship Week: Passion and Innovation on Main Street TUESDAY (Nov. 15) at 5:30 p.m. in the Convocation Center. Event is free, but registration is required. Visit HERE for more info.

Sr. Elise Sisson Performing Arts Series: Distinguished Alumni Concert
The Department of Music will present its Distinguished Alumni Concert WEDNESDAY (Nov. 16) at 7:00 p.m. in the Administration Building Auditorium. This year’s event, which will feature the talents of Dr. Michael White ’76, Dr. Valerie Francis, Danielle Edinburgh-Wilson ’10, and music students and faculty, will honor Dr. Lorraine Wilson ’55. The concert is free and open to the public. Visit HERE for more info.

Alumni Book Signing
The Xavier Bookstore will host a book-signing featuring Farai Caldwell ’11, author of Mommy and Daddy met at XULA, WEDNESDAY (Nov. 16) from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., at Bookstore. Wonderfully illustrated, this children’s book highlights the college love of two Xavierites as told through the eyes of their beautiful little girl. Visit HERE for more info.

ACT Brown Bag
Xavier's ACT (Across Curriculum Thinking) Program will hold its third Brown Bag of the semester WEDNESDAY (Nov. 16) at noon in the University Center Ballroom. Mary Williams, Assistant Director of the Dillard University Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, will speak on "Vulnerable Communities Advancing Through Adversities”. Open to all. For further info please contact Dr. Shamsul Huda, Director of ACT, at 520-7406.

Short Story Book Club
The Xavier community is invited to join the Library’s Short Story Book Club. Read. Laugh. Learn. First meeting is WEDNESDAY (Nov. 16) from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Library Resource Center (Suite 224). Refreshments will be served. Visit HERE for more info, or contact Paula Singleton at psinglet@xula.edu or 520-7309.

Princeton Review Info Table
A representative from the Princeton Review will be at XU WEDNESDAY (Nov. 16) from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. near the 1st floor entrance to the NCF Science Building (old side, near elevators). Stop by to learn more about MCAT, DAT, and other entrance exam prep options. All meetings and events scheduled through the Premedical Office are listed HERE.

UT Southwestern Med School Recruitment
A representative from UT Southwestern Medical School (Dallas) will be in the NCF Science Annex (1st floor) WEDNESDAY (Nov. 16) from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to speak with interested students.

Personal Statement Workshop for Premeds
The Premedical Office will conduct a "Personal Statement Writing Workshop" TUESDAY (Nov. 15) at 5:00 p.m. in NCF 102. Whether you are revising your first or seventh version of your personal statement, you are encouraged to attend the workshop to gain more insight on how to construct your best personal statement.

PreHealth Workshops
Are you interested in the health field but not sure of your career options? Come to our workshop to learn more about the health field! Monetary compensation ($5) will be available to the first 200 people. Sessions held on Monday and Wednesdays in Xavier South 202 at 11:00 a.m., 12 noon, 1:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. Questions? Email us at vxlxula@gmail.com or wludwiko@xula.edu.

A Quarter of Quiet
The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Faculty Development invites you to join us for a regular silent meditation every Monday afternoon throughout the 2016-17 academic year. Drop in when you can. The meditation room is located directly beneath the bell tower in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel, to the right of the sanctuary. The chime of the bells marks our period of silent reflection, beginning at 12:30 p.m. and ending at 12:45 p.m. You needn't have any experience with meditating; just stop by and give it a try. There's no commitment and no pressure.

Yearbook Cap & Gown Photos
Cap & Gown portraits for graduating students (e.g. seniors, P4, and Grad School) will be taken Dec. 02 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the University Center (first floor).

Freshman Premed Meeting #12
Freshman Premed Biomedical Honor Corps Meeting #12 will be held MONDAY (Nov. 14) at 4:15 p.m. OR 5:15 p.m. (attend either session) in NCF 105. Please bring a pen with you to the meeting. THIS IS THE FINAL FRESHMAN PREMED MEETING FOR FALL 2016. All new freshman and new transfer premeds are encouraged to attend all group and individual premed meetings planned for 2016-17 (meeting schedule for Fall 2016 is available HERE). If you are unable to attend any premed meetings, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make them up.

Junior Premed Letters of Evaluation 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 Junior Premed Letters of Evaluation 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 instructions were sent previously via email. Academic progress, application components, test prep plans, and required professional school letters of evaluation will be discussed during this meeting. Go HERE to see what Junior Premeds should be doing this semester. Meetings will take place NOW through Nov. 22.

Other Campus Events
Mon (14) – Women’s/Men’s Basketball vs. Loyola, 5:30/7:30 p.m. Convocation Center
Sat (19) – Men’s Basketball vs. Lemoyne-Owen, 1:00 p.m., Convocation Center

Xavier in the News
JBHE - Xavier Teams Up With Baylor for a Student Exchange

[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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XAVIER eBULLETIN – No. 564 – Nov. 07, 2016

The Week in Brief:
- Spring Registration
- Xavier Veterans Meet & Greet
- Student Exchange Program – Extended Deadline
- Stepping Out Bold in Medicine and Art
- Student Homecoming Week
- Global Entrepreneurship Week
- Kaplan Review Info Table
- Rush Medical College
- Dartmouth Medical School Recruitment
- U of Queensland/Ochsner New Orleans Medical Program
- Alumni Golf Challenge
- Sr. Elise Sisson Performing Arts Series: Symphonic Band
- Distinguished Alumni Concert
- Alumni Book Signing
- Short Story Book Club
- A Quarter of Quiet
- Yearbook Cap & Gown Photos
- Freshman Premed Meeting #11
- Junior Premed Letters of Evaluation Meetings
- Other Campus Events
- Xavier in the News

Spring Registration
Registration for spring 2017 will be held MONDAY-FRIDAY (Nov. 07-11). See your academic advisor and schedule classes by Nov. 11 to be entered into a drawing for one of five $500 prizes. Visit HERE for more information.

Xavier Veterans Meet & Greet
The Xavier community is invited to a Xavier Veterans Meet & Greet TUESDAY (Nov. 08) from noon to 2:00 p.m. in UC 219. Enjoy refreshments, mingle with fellow veterans and their families, and get information on benefits. Contact the Center for Continuing Studies at 520-7669 or ccsde@xula.edu for more info.

Student Exchange Program – Extended Deadline
The deadline for the spring 2017 Student Exchange Program has been extended to FRIDAY (Nov. 11). There are still spots available to spend the spring semester at New York University, Baylor University, London South Bank University, and the American Business School in Paris. If interested, stop by the Center for Intercultural and International Programs (CIIP) in St. Joseph’s Room 312 or call 520-5490.

Stepping Out Bold in Medicine and Art
New Orleans plastic surgeon and painter Dr. Ruth Owens will hold a conversation with students, “Stepping Bold in Medicine and Art,” TUESDAY (Nov. 08) at 5:15 p.m. in the Administration Building Chapel Gallery. Visit HERE for details. And don’t miss her exhibit featuring exuberant images of the “Baby Dolls”, which is currently on view in the Chapel Gallery.

Student Homecoming Week
Student Homecoming Week gets underway with the annual Coronation Ball SATURDAY (Nov. 12) at 9:00 p.m. in the Convocation Center. Visit HERE for the complete list of events for the week.

Global Entrepreneurship Week
The Division of Business will co-host Global Entrepreneurship Week: Passion and Innovation on Main Street Nov. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the Convocation Center. Event is free, but registration is required. Visit HERE for more info.

Kaplan Review Info Table
A representative from the Kaplan Review will be on campus WEDNESDAY (Nov. 09) from 12 noon to 3:00 p.m. near the 1st floor entrance to the NCF Science Building (old side, near elevators). Stop by to learn more about MCAT, DAT, and other entrance exam prep options. All meetings and events scheduled through the Premedical Office can be found HERE.

Rush Medical College
A representative from Rush Medical College in Chicago will conduct an information session WEDNESDAY (Nov. 09) at 5:30 p.m. in NCF 102. Students who are interested in preparing competitive applications to medical school and learning about opportunities are Rush Medical College should attend.

Dartmouth Medical School Recruitment
A representative from Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth will be in the NCF Science Annex (1st floor) THURSDAY (Nov. 10) from noon to 3:00 p.m. to speak with interested students.

U of Queensland/Ochsner New Orleans Medical Program
A representative from U of Queensland Medical School (Australia)/Ochsner New Orleans Clinical Program ​will conduct an Information Session THURSDAY (Nov. 10) at 5:30 p.m. in NCF Annex 140.

Alumni Golf Challenge
The 2nd Annual Alumni Golf Challenge Saturday will be held Nov. 19 at 8:00 a.m. at the Joseph M. Bartholomew Sr. Municipal Golf Course, 6514 Congress Drive. It is open to the public. Pre-registration is $100. Register online HERE or call 504 520-6795. Registration on site is $125. Funds raised will go toward student scholarships and educational programs. The event is sponsored by Atlanta Consulting Group.

Sr. Elise Sisson Performing Arts Series: Symphonic Band /Jazz Ensemble
The fourth event in the Department of Music’s new Elise Performing Arts Series – honoring legendary Music Department chair and Opera guru Sister Elise Sisson, S.B.S. – will be a performance by the Symphonic Band celebrating the 125th Anniversary of S.B.S. THURSDAY (Nov. 10) at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Building Recital Hall. That event will be followed the next week by the Alumni Homecoming performance of the Jazz Ensemble Nov. 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Building Recital Hall. Both events are open to the public.

Distinguished Alumni Concert
The Department of Music will present its Distinguished Alumni Concert Nov. 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Administration Building Auditorium. This year’s event, which will feature the talents of Dr. Michael White ’76, Dr. Valerie Francis, Danielle Edinburgh-Wilson ’10, and music students and faculty, will honor Dr. Lorraine Wilson ’55. The concert is free and open to the public.

Alumni Book Signing
The Xavier Bookstore will host a book-signing featuring Farai Caldwell ’11, author of Mommy and Daddy met at XULA, Nov. 16 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., at Bookstore. Wonderfully illustrated, this children’s book highlights the college love of two Xavierites as told through the eyes of their beautiful little girl.

Short Story Book Club
The Xavier community is invited to join the Library’s Short Story Book Club. Read. Laugh. Learn. First meeting is Nov. 16 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Library Resource Center (Suite 224). Refreshments will be served. For more info, contact Paula Singleton at psinglet@xula.edu or 520-7309.

A Quarter of Quiet
The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Faculty Development invites you to join us for a regular silent meditation every Monday afternoon throughout the 2016-17 academic year. Drop in when you can. The meditation room is located directly beneath the bell tower in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel, to the right of the sanctuary. The chime of the bells marks our period of silent reflection, beginning at 12:30 p.m. and ending at 12:45 p.m. You needn't have any experience with meditating; just stop by and give it a try. There's no commitment and no pressure.

Yearbook Cap & Gown Photos
Cap & Gown portraits for graduating students (e.g. seniors, P4, and Grad School) will be taken THURSDAY (Nov. 10) and Dec. 02 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the University Center (first floor).

Freshman Premed Meeting #11
Freshman Premed Biomedical Honor Corps Meeting #11 will be held MONDAY (Nov. 07) at 4:15 p.m. OR 5:15 p.m. (attend either session), NCF 105. Please bring a pen with you to the meeting. All new freshman and new transfer premeds are encouraged to attend all group and individual premed meetings planned for 2016-17 (meeting schedule for Fall 2016 is available HERE). If you are unable to attend any premed meetings, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make them up.

Junior Premed Letters of Evaluation 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 Junior Premed Letters of Evaluation 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 instructions were sent previously via email. Academic progress, application components, test prep plans, and required professional school letters of evaluation will be discussed during this meeting. Go HERE to see what Junior Premeds should be doing this semester. Meetings will take place MONDAY (Nov. 07) through Nov. 22.

Other Campus Events
Wed (09) – HIV Testing, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., University Center 205C
Wed (09) – NSBE General Meeting, 5:30 p.m., NCF 173 [INFO]
Wed (09) – Men’s Basketball vs. LSU-A, 7:00 p.m., Convocation Center

Xavier in the News
JBHE - Xavier Teams Up With Baylor for a Student Exchange
NOLA.com – Michael Brown’s Mother at Xavier [Black Lives Matter Symposium]

[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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