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1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 501 - April 27, 2015

The Week in Brief:

- Final Exams
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Finals Prayer Service
-
A Conversation with President Norman C. Francis
- Basketball Skills Camp
- SASO Snack & Study
- PR Campaigns Final Presentation
- Extended Computer Lab Hours
- 2014-15 Yearbooks
- Summer Sessions @ Xavier
- Vote for Miss Xavier
- Give. Love. Xavier Day
- NCF on the Radio
- Freshman Premed Assessment Meetings
- Student Institutional Effectiveness Survey Prize Winners
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

Final Exams

Final Exams are scheduled for WEDNESDAY (April 29) through May 04. Visit HERE for the complete schedule.

Finals Prayer Service

Students are invited to a Finals Prayer Service TUESDAY (April 28) at 8:00 p.m. in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. Dr. Bonnie Noonan (English) will offer some thoughts. Light refreshments will be served.

A Conversation with President Norman C. Francis

The XU community is invited to participate in “A Conversation with President Norman C. Francis”, the latest in a series of conversations celebrating Xavier and its retiring President, MONDAY (April 27) at 6:00 p.m. in the Qatar Pavilion Auditorium. Admission is free. Call 520-7462 for more info.

Basketball Skills Camp

Applications are now being accepted for the third annual Dannton Jackson Basketball Skills Academy Camp for boy’s ages 7-16. The camp will be held June 8-11 at XU Convocation Center. Featured guest coaches and speakers include: Brandon Bass (Boston Celtics), DJ Augustin (Oklahoma City Thunder), and Mo Williams (Charlotte Hornets). Camp cost is $185. Openings are limited; early registration is recommended. Visit HERE or call 521-7849 for more information or an application.

SASO Snack & Study

The Student Academic Support Service is offering Snack & Study sessions WEDNESDAY (April 29) at the following locations: Biology – NCF Annex 450, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Chemistry, NCF 108L, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Math – St. Joseph 101, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Physics – NCF 250, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Writing – St. Joseph’s 106, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

PR Campaigns Final Presentation

Top Coat Communications, XU's spring semester student-run public relations agency, invites the campus community to their 2015 MSCM 4060 PR Campaigns Final Presentation MONDAY (April 27) from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in XU South Room 402N, where they will share insights gained during their successful full-scale campaign for the Google Community Leaders Program (Google CLP). Refreshments will be served. For more info contact Dominique McCaskill at dmccaski@xula.edu.

Extended Computer Lab Hours

The Library and RMC Computer Lab will be open for extended hours during exams NOW through May 04. Visit HERE for the complete schedule.

2014-2015 Yearbooks

Students can pick up copies of the 2014-2015 Yearbook NOW through April 30 in the U.C. Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Starting in May, pickup will be at the Yearbook Office, Xavier South, Room 109.

Summer Sessions @ Xavier

It’s not too early to start thinking Summer Sessions @ Xavier. Degree credit hours – priced as low as $230 – are available via day, evening, and online classes. Registration for Session 1 is May 26; Session 2 is June 29. Want more info? Start HERE. Tell your friends at other local universities that they are welcome at XULA!

Vote for Miss Xavier

The XU community is encourage to cast their vote for Miss Xavier in the 2015 EBONY HBCU Campus Queens contest now live HERE. You can vote for Jazmin Taylor by going directly  HERE NOW through  May 22. Connect to the Ebony.com team at @EBONYMag on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as well at #2015HBCUCampusQueens, #HBCUQueens, or #EBONYQueens.

Give. Love. Xavier Day

Give. Love. XavierDay is an annual online fundraising event that encourages alumni and friends to come together to support the University. This year’s event will take place June 02 from 12:00 am to midnight. All gifts made online on this day will go directly to the Annual Fund which supports scholarships and other important University programs. Your gift will help Xavier receive $100,000 in matching challenge grants. Visit HERE for more details.

NCF on the Radio

Watch Dr. Norman C. Francis ‘52 talk about his tenure at Xavier with Dr. Gloria Bacon ’58 on the latter’s weekly talk show, Living with Grace. The interviewwill air MONDAY (April 27), May 04 and May 11. At both 6:00 a.m. and p.m. on New Orleans cable access Cox 76. It’s also available HERE.

Student Institutional Effectiveness Survey Prize Winners

Congratulations to the following students randomly selected to win gift cards for their participation in this year's Student Institutional Effectiveness Survey: $100 - Cameron Williams; $50 - Deja Washington and Ameen Kassim; $25 - Tionah Paul, Trenice Pickney, Valencia Brumfield, Andrea Willis, Jenae Bryant, Torhiana Haydel, and Imani Mile. Stop by the Office of Planning, Institutional Research, and Assessment (Administration Annex 100) before May 04 to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who participated.

Freshman 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 Freshman Assessment Meeting in the Premedical Office. The sign-up list and required meeting documents are available in NCF 108 near the reception desk; detailed instructions were sent previously via email. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss academic progress, summer plans, and the status of professional school application components. Meetings will take place through TUESDAY (April 28).

Other Campus Events

Mon (27) – Piano Studio Recital (Dr. Wilfred Delphin ’71), 7:00 p.m., Music Recital Hall
Tue (28) – Quiet Day
Wed-Mon (29-04) – Final Exams
Mon (04) – Senior Roll Call, 9:00 a.m. (A&S) / 10:00 a.m. (COP), Convocation Center

XU in the News

NOLA.com - Michael White ['76] Named 2015 Jazz Hero by Jazz Journalists' Association
N.O. Advocate – (Op.ed.) BP Proved Worthy of Public Trust

[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 a.m. Friday.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 500 - April 20, 2015

The News in Brief:

- XU Jazz Festival
- Remembering Sister Thea Bowman
- Welcome Mass for Bishop Cheri
- The Colored Museum
- Professional Expo: Education
- Read Today, Lead Tomorrow Faculty Development Lecture
- Equinox Mandalas
- A Conversation with President Norman C. Francis
- Summer Sessions @ Xavier
- MAX Dr. Francis Day of Service
- Study Abroad Deadlines
- Give. Love. Xavier Day
- Student Research Journal
- Denim Day
- Extended Computer Lab Hours
- Liberty in North Korea
- Freshman Premed Assessment Meetings
- Annual Credit Union Membership Meeting
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

XU Jazz Festival

The Department of Music will host its annual on-campus XU Jazz Festival TUESDAY-THURSDAY (April 21-23). Special events include concerts by Dr. Michael White and the Original Liberty Jazz Band, the contemporary Christian Scott Group, and saxophonist Javon Jackson, as well as clinic/workshops by all three artists. All events are free. Visit HERE for more info.

Remembering Sister Thea Bowman

A Mass commemorating Sister Thea Bowman F.S.P.A. on the 25th anniversary of her passing will be celebrated TUESDAY (April 21) at 7:00 p.m. in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. Visit HERE for more info.

Welcome Mass for Bishop Cheri

Bishop Fernand Cheri, O.F.M, ‘87, newly ordained Auxiliary Bishop of New Orleans, will celebrate Mass for the Xavier community THURSDAY (April 23) at 5:00 p.m. in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. A reception will follow. Visit HERE for more info.

The Colored Museum

Nubian Xpressions, XU’s student theater group, will present George C. Wolfe's play "The Colored Museum," a satirical comedy that pokes fun at "sacred cows" in African American culture THURSDAY-FRIDAY (April 23-24) at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Building Recital Hall. This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Nubian Expressions will also be collecting canned goods for Second Harvest Food Bank – donations would be appreciated. For more info contact NX president Kevin Thomas at kthoma21@xula.edu or faculty advisor James Shade at jhshade@xula.edu or 520-5157.

Professional Expo: Education

The Division of Education and Counseling will host a Professional Expo April 23 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Convocation Center Annex, Room 111. Participants should dress professionally and bring copies of their resume.

Read Today, Lead Tomorrow Faculty Development Lecture

The final Read Today, Lead Tomorrow Faculty Development Lecture will feature author, translator, editor, and all-around bibliophile Alberto Manguel discussing "Reading, Waving and Drowning: Trying To Make Sense of What We Read" MONDAY (April 20) at 4:00 p.m. in the Mellon Seminar Room, 5th floor, Library Resource Center.

Equinox Mandalas

Bart Everson, multimedia artist in the Center for the Advancement of Teaching, will present “equinox mandalas: a digital media arts process” THURSDAY (April 23) from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. in the Art Village Lecture Room (Building 43). All are welcome.

A Conversation with President Norman C. Francis

The XU community is invited to participate in “A Conversation with President Norman C. Francis”, the latest in a series of conversations celebrating Xavier and its retiring President, April 27 at 6:00 p.m. in the Qatar Pavilion Auditorium. Admission is free. Call 520-7462 for more info.

MAX Dr. Francis Day of Service

Mobilization At Xavier is organizing a volunteer/community service event for SATURDAY (April 25) from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon to honor retiring CU President Dr. Norman C. Francis, an ardent supporter of the student service organization since its founding 25 years ago. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to participate. Visit HERE for more details.

Summer Sessions @ Xavier

It’s not too early to start thinking Summer Sessions @ Xavier. Degree credit hours – priced as low as $230 – are available via day, evening, and online classes. Registration for Session 1 is May 26; Session 2 is June 29. Want more info? Start HERE. Tell your friends at other local universities that they are welcome at XULA!

Study Abroad Deadlines

Just a reminder that the campus deadline for submitting all forms for Summer and Fall 2015 Study Abroad programs is WEDNESDAY (April 22). Visit HERE for more info. All XU students going abroad should also attend a Pre-Departure Orientation THURSDAY (April 23) from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. or 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. in the University Center, Room 201. Call 520-5490 for more info.

Give. Love. Xavier Day

Give. Love. XavierDay is an annual online fundraising event that encourages alumni and friends to come together to support the University. This year’s event will take place June 02 from 12:00 am to midnight. All gifts made online on this day will go directly to the Annual Fund which supports scholarships and other important University programs. Your gift will help Xavier receive $100,000 in matching challenge grants. Visit HERE for more details.

Student Research Journal

The latest issue of XULAneXUS (Volume 12, Issue 2) – the University’s online journal of student research – is now available HERE. Included in this issue are “Aversive Racism: The Catalyst for Destruction within Black Communities” by chemistry/premed major David Powell (Mentor: Dr. Ronald Dorris); “Respect My Authority” by psychology major Keyaisha Nicole Thomas (Mentor: Dr. Christopher Faircloth); and “Investigating the Link between Social Dominance Orientation and Skin Tone Bias among African Americans” by psychology major Kyjeila Escee Latimer (Mentor: Dr. Elliott Hammer).

Denim Day

Denim Day, an educational event designed to raise awareness about sexual assault and rape, will be take place on campus WEDNESDAY (April 22) from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the UC 1st floor lobby with posters, informational tables, and various community agencies with information on dating/domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The XULA community is encouraged to wear jeans as a social statement on this day as a visible reminder about the misconceptions about rape and sexual assault. Visit HERE for more info.

Extended Computer Lab Hours

The Library and RMC Computer Lab will be open for extended hours during exams, MONDAY (April 20) through May 04. Visit HERE for the complete schedule.

Liberty in North Korea

The Center for Intercultural & International Programs is hosting an event “Liberty in North Korea” focusing on the plight of the people in that country WEDNESDAY (April 22) from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the University Center Room 205C.

Freshman 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 Freshman Assessment Meeting in the Premedical Office. The sign-up list and required meeting documents are available in NCF 108 near the reception desk; detailed instructions were sent previously via email. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss academic progress, summer plans, and the status of professional school application components. Go HERE to see what Freshman Premeds should be doing this semester. Meetings will take place through April 28.

Annual Credit Union Membership Meeting

The annual XULA Credit Union Annual Membership Meeting will be held WEDNESDAY (April 22) at 11:30 a.m. in the University Center Ballroom. Lunch will be served. Elections for members of the Board of Director will also be held.

Other Campus Events

Mon (20) – Faculty Recital (Dara Rahming, soprano) 7:00 p.m., Music Recital Hall
Wed (22) – HIV Testing, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Living Learning Center

XU in the News

NOLA.com - Xavier Accepting Applications for Educational Leadership Program
NOLA.com - African American Faith is Subject of New Lecture Series in New Orleans
NOLA.com - Michael White ['76] Named 2015 Jazz Hero by Jazz Journalists' Association

[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 a.m. Friday.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 499 - April 13, 2015

The Week in Brief:

- Early Summer, Fall Registration
- Summer Sessions @ Xavier
- Festival of Scholars
- XU Jazz Festival
- Yearbooks
- Remembering Sister Thea Bowman
- Welcome Mass for Bishop Cheri
- The Colored Museum
- Equinox Mandalas
- A Conversation with President Norman C. Francis
- St. Martinus U Med School Recruitment
- FIU Med School Info Session
- Medical School Admissions Workshop
- TIAA-CREF Counseling
- Freshman Premed Assessment Meetings
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

Early Summer, Fall Registration

Early registration for Summer Sessions (I, II and III) and Fall 2015 will be held MONDAY-FRIDAY (April 13-17). Visit HERE for details.

Summer Sessions @ Xavier

It’s not too early to start thinking Summer Sessions @ Xavier. Degree credit hours – priced as low as $230 – are available via day, evening, and online classes. Registration for Session 1 is May 26; Session 2 is June 29. Want more info? Start HERE. Tell your friends at other local universities that they are welcome at XULA!

Festival of Scholars

The Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR) will host its 12th Annual Festival of Scholars THURSDAY-FRIDAY (April 16-17) in the University Center. Free and open to the public, the Festival begins with a free pizza party at noon Thursday and continues until Friday at 4:00 p.m. On both days, student researchers from disciplines across the curriculum will present their scholarship during poster presentations, panel discussions, and individual presentations.

XU Jazz Festival

The Department of Music will host its annual on-campus XU Jazz Festival April 21-23. Special events include concerts by Dr. Michael White and the Original Liberty Jazz Band, the contemporary Christian Scott Group, and saxophonist Javon Jackson, as well as clinic/workshops by all three artists. All events are free. Visit HERE for more info.

Yearbooks

Full-time students can pick up their copy of the 2014-15 Yearbook beginning WEDNESDAY (April 15) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the University Center 1st Floor Lobby. A current Xavier I.D. is required.

Remembering Sister Thea Bowman

A Mass commemorating Sister Thea Bowman F.S.P.A. on the 25th anniversary of her passing will be celebrated April 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. Visit HERE for more info.

Welcome Mass for Bishop Cheri

Bishop Fernand Cheri, O.F.M, ‘87, newly ordained Auxiliary Bishop of New Orleans, will celebrate Mass for the Xavier community April 23 at 5:00 p.m. in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. A reception will follow. Visit HERE for more info.

The Colored Museum

Nubian Xpressions, XU’s student theater group, will present George C. Wolfe's play "The Colored Museum," a satirical comedy that pokes fun at "sacred cows" in African American culture April 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the Administration Building Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public. For more info contact NX president Kevin Thomas at kthoma21@xula.edu or faculty advisor James Shade at jhshade@xula.edu or 520-5157.

Equinox Mandalas

Bart Everson, multimedia artist in the Center for the Advancement of Teaching, will present “equinox mandalas: a digital media arts process” April 23 from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. in the Art Village Lecture Room (Building 43). All are welcome.

A Conversation with President Norman C. Francis

The XU community is invited to participate in “A Conversation with President Norman C. Francis”, the latest in a series of conversations celebrating Xavier and its retiring President, April 27 at 6:00 p.m. in the Qatar Pavilion Auditorium. Admission is free. Call 520-7462 for more info.

St. Martinus U Med School Recruitment

A representative from St. Martinus U Caribbean Medical School will be in the NCF Science Annex (1st floor) MONDAY (April 13) from 10:00 a.m. to noon to speak with interested students. The list of recruitment visits that have been scheduled through the Premedical Office this semester (so far) is posted outside of the Premedical Office (NCF 108).

FIU Med School Info Session

A representative from Florida International University School of Medicine will conduct an information session WEDNESDAY (April 15) at 4:30 p.m. in NCF 115. Interested students should attend.

Medical School Admissions Workshop

Representatives from several medical schools which belong to the Northeast Diversity Collaborative (NDC) will conduct an admissions workshop THURSDAY (April 16) at 5:00 p.m. in NCF 105. NDC's goal is to insure that students have the guidance, support, encouragement and information they need to be successful applicants to medical school with an overall goal of increasing the diversity of the healthcare workforce.

TIAA-CREF Counseling

Representatives from TIAA-CREF will be on campus THURSDAY (April 16) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Human Resources Conference Room. To schedule an individual counseling session, visit HERE or call 1 (800) 732-8353.

Freshman 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 Freshman Assessment Meeting in the Premedical Office. The sign-up list and required meeting documents are available in NCF 108 near the reception desk; detailed instructions were sent previously via email. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss academic progress, summer plans, and the status of professional school application components. Go HERE to see what Freshman Premeds should be doing this semester. Meetings will take place April 13-28.

Other Campus Events

Thu (16) – Symphonic Bank Concert, 7:00 p.m., Admin Building Auditorium
Fri (17) – Senior Recital (John Webster, Saxophone), 7:00 p.m., Music Recital Hall
Sun (19) – Contemporary Ensemble Concert 5:00 p.m., Admin Building Auditorium

XU in the News

The Psychology Times - The Chicago School at Xavier Prepares for 1st Class
Diverse Issues - Diverse Commencement Speakers For 2015
NOLA.com - Dillard to Honor Xavier President Norman Francis at Spring Concert

[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 a.m. Friday.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 498 - April 06, 2015

The Week in Brief:

- IBCS Lecture Series
- Living the Mission
- Indiana U Med School Recruitment
- U of Iowa Med School Recruitment
- ACT Brown Bag
- Hip Hop Feminism
- Duke Ellington: The New Orleans Connection
- Festival of Scholars
- Mass Communication Week
- Summer Sessions @ Xavier
- Remembering Sister Thea Bowman
- Welcome Mass for Bishop Cheri
- Equinox Mandalas
- News from Dining Services
- Chicago Alumni Upperclassman Scholarship
- Freshman Premed Assessment Meetings
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

IBCS Lecture Series

The Institute for Black Catholic Studies (IBCS) will present its 2015 Sr. Eva Regina Martin Lecture WEDNESDAY (April 08) at 7:00 p.m. in the Qatar Pharmacy Pavilion. Guest speaker is Dr. Cecilia Moore, associate professor of American Religious Studies at the University of Dayton. A reception will follow. RSVP requested to 520-7691. Visit HERE for more info.

Living the Mission

The XU community is invited to participate in “Living the Mission”, the latest in a series of conversations celebrating Xavier in honor of President Dr. Norman C. Francis, WEDNESDAY (April 08) at 6:00 p.m.in the University Center Ballroom. Admission is free. Visit HERE for information on the next event in the series.

Indiana U Medical School Recruitment

A representative from Indiana University School of Medicine will be in the NCF Science Annex lobby MONDAY (April 06) from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to meet with interested students. The list of recruitment visits that have been scheduled through the Premedical Office this semester (so far) is posted outside of the Premedical Office (NCF 108).

U of Iowa Medical School Recruitment

A representative from U of Iowa Carver College of Medicine will be in the NCF Science Annex lobby TUESDAY (April 07) from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to meet with interested students.

ACT Brown Bag

Xavier’s ACT (Across Curriculum Thinking) Program will present its third Brown Bag of the semester WEDNESDAY (April 08) at noon in the University Center Ballroom. Dr. Mathew Shores, associate professor of chemistry at Colorado State University, will address “Finding the Energy We Need for Social Change”. All are invited. For more info contact Dr. Shamsul Huda, Director of ACT, at 520-7406.

Hip Hop Feminism

Dr. Stephanie Troutman, professor at Appalachian State University, will discuss “Hip Hop Feminism, Scholarship and Activism in the Age of Ferguson” TUESDAY (April 07) at 6:00 p.m. in the University Center Room 219. Hosted by the XU Activities Board.

Duke Ellington: The New Orleans Connection

Professor, scholar, and musician Dr. Michael White will host “Duke Ellington: The New Orleans Connection” – an examination of the New Orleans musical and cultural influence on the music of legendary artist Duke Ellington – THURSDAY (April 09) at 7:00 in the Administration Building Auditorium. The event will include a lecture, a film, and recorded examples, and a live music presentation of Ellington’s most influential and popular songs. Free and open to the public. For more info contact Dr. Michael White at mwhite@xula.edu.

Festival of Scholars

The Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR) will host its 12th Annual Festival of Scholars April 16-17 in the University Center. Free and open to the public, the Festival begins with a free pizza party at noon Thursday and continues until Friday at 4:00 p.m. On both days, student researchers from disciplines across the curriculum will present their scholarship during poster presentations, panel discussions, and individual presentations.

Mass Communication Week

The XU chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America will celebrate Mass Communication Week 2015 WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY (April 08-10). Scheduled events include a live lunchtime broadcast by Q93.3 radio featuring live music and food April 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the UC Yard; a PR panel discussion/networking event featuring representatives from three public relations firms discussing careers in the field April 9 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Convocation Center Annex; and XU Diner En Blanc, a dinner event complete with music and refreshments April 10 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on the University Center Terrace. Call xxx for more info. Contact xula.prssa@gmail.com for more info.

Summer Sessions @ Xavier

It’s not too early to start thinking Summer Sessions @ Xavier. Degree credit hours – priced as low as $240 – are available via day, evening, and online classes. Registration for Session 1 is May 26; Session 2 is June 29. Want more info? Start HERE. Tell your friends at other local universities that they are welcome at XULA!

Remembering Sister Thea Bowman

A Mass commemorating Sister Thea Bowman F.S.P.A. on the 25th anniversary of her passing will be celebrated April 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. Visit HERE for more info.

Welcome Mass for Bishop Cheri

Newly ordained Bishop Fernand Cheri, O.F.M, ‘87, Auxiliary Bishop of New Orleans, will celebrate Mass for the Xavier community April 23 at 5:00 p.m. in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. A reception will follow. Visit HERE for more info.

Equinox Mandalas

Bart Everson, multimedia artist in the Center for the Advancement of Teaching, will present “equinox mandalas: a digital media arts process” April 23 from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. in the Art Village Lecture Room (Building 43). All are welcome.

News from Dining Services

Dining Services is pleased to announce changes to its daily menu based on feedback received from the most recent dining preferences and satisfaction survey. Visit HERE for details.

Chicago Alumni Upperclassman Scholarship

Eligible students are encouraged to apply for two $250 stipends being offered by XU Alumni Chapter of Chicago. Criteria include: a permanent address or residency in Indiana, Illinois or Wisconsin, upperclassman status, at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA, and a family member must have attended at least one chapter event. Email xuaaofchicago@gmail.com with the subject line “XUAAC scholarships” to receive an application. Deadline for receipt of applications is May 11. Selected students must attend the William J. Hill Parent & Freshmen Reception August 1 in Chicago IL.

Freshman 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 Freshman Assessment Meeting in the Premedical Office. The sign-up list and required meeting documents are available in NCF 108 near the reception desk; detailed instructions were sent previously via email. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss academic progress, summer plans, and the status of professional school application components. Go HERE to see what Freshman Premeds should be doing this semester. Meetings will take place April 13-28.

Other Campus Events

Wed (08) – Senior Recital (Jarmal Druilhet, tenor), 7:00 p.m., Music Recital Hall

XU in the News

St. Louis American - Dr. Arnold Bullock ['83] is 2015 Lifetime Achiever in Health Care

[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 a.m.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 497 - March 30

The Week in Brief:

- IBCS Lecture Series
- Living the Mission
- Indiana U Med School Recruitment
- U of Iowa Med School Recruitment
- ACT Brown Bag
- Festival of Scholars
- Mass Communication Week
- Summer Sessions @ Xavier
- TIAA-CREF Counseling
- Remembering Sister Thea Bowman
- Welcome Mass for Bishop Cheri
- Equinox Mandalas
- Chicago Alumni Upperclassman Scholarship
- Freshman Premed Assessment Meetings
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

IBCS Lecture Series

The Institute for Black Catholic Studies (IBCS) will present its 2015 Sr. Eva Regina Martin Lecture April 08 at 7:00 p.m. in the Qatar Pharmacy Pavilion. Guest speaker is Dr. Cecilia Moore, associate professor of American Religious Studies at the University of Dayton. A reception will follow. RSVP requested to 520-7691. Visit HERE for more info.

Living the Mission

The XU community is invited to participate in “Living the Mission”, the latest in a series of conversations celebrating Xavier in honor of President Dr. Norman C. Francis, April 08 at 6:00 p.m.in the University Center Ballroom. Admission is free. Visit HERE for information on the next event in the series.

Indiana U Medical School Recruitment

A representative from Indiana University School of Medicine will be in the NCF Science Annex (1st floor) April 06 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to meet with interested students. The list of recruitment visits that have been scheduled through the Premedical Office this semester (so far) is posted outside of the Premedical Office (NCF 108).

U of Iowa Medical School Recruitment

A representative from U of Iowa Carver College of Medicine will be in the NCF Science Annex (1st floor) April 07 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to meet with interested students.

ACT Brown Bag

Xavier’s ACT (Across Curriculum Thinking) Program will present its third Brown Bag of the semester April 08 at noon in the University Center Ballroom. Dr. Mathew Shores, associate professor of chemistry at Colorado State University, will address “Finding the Energy We Need for Social Change”. All are invited. For more info contact Dr. Shamsul Huda, Director of ACT, at 520-7406.

Festival of Scholars

The Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR) will host its 12th Annual Festival of Scholars April 16-17 in the University Center. Free and open to the public, the Festival begins with a free pizza party at noon Thursday and continues until Friday at 4:00 p.m. On both days, student researchers from disciplines across the curriculum will present their scholarship during poster presentations, panel discussions, and individual presentations.

Mass Communication Week

The XU chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America will celebrate Mass Communication Week 2015 April 08-10. Scheduled events include a live lunchtime broadcast by Q93.3 radio featuring live music and food April 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the UC Yard; a PR panel discussion/networking event featuring representatives from three public relations firms discussing careers in the field April 9 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Convocation Center Annex; and XU Diner En Blanc, a dinner event complete with music and refreshments April 10 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on the University Center Terrace. Call xxx for more info. Contact xula.prssa@gmail.com for more info.

Summer Sessions @ Xavier

It’s not too early to start thinking Summer Sessions @ Xavier. Degree credit hours – priced as low as $240 – are available via day, evening, and online classes. Registration for Session 1 is May 26; Session 2 is June 29. Want more info? Start HERE. Tell your friends at other local universities that they are welcome at XULA!

TIAA-CREF Counseling

Representatives from TIAA-CREF will be on campus TUESDAY (March 31) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Human Resources Conference Room. To schedule an individual counseling session, visit HERE or call 1 (800) 732-8353. Appointments are also available for April 16.

Remembering Sister Thea Bowman

A Mass commemorating Sister Thea Bowman F.S.P.A. on the 25th anniversary of her passing will be celebrated April 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. Visit HERE for more info.

Welcome Mass for Bishop Cheri

Newly ordained Bishop Fernand Cheri, O.F.M, ‘87, Auxiliary Bishop of New Orleans, will celebrate Mass for the Xavier community April 23 at 5:00 p.m. in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. A reception will follow. Visit HERE for more info.

Equinox Mandalas

Bart Everson, multimedia artist in the Center for the Advancement of Teaching, will present “equinox mandalas: a digital media arts process” April 23 from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. in the Art Village Lecture Room (Building 43). All are welcome.

Chicago Alumni Upperclassman Scholarship

Eligible students are encouraged to apply for two $250 stipends being offered by XU Alumni Chapter of Chicago. Criteria include: a permanent address or residency in Indiana, Illinois or Wisconsin, upperclassman status, at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA, and a family member must have attended at least one chapter event. Email xuaaofchicago@gmail.com with the subject line “XUAAC scholarships” to receive an application. Deadline for receipt of applications is May 11. Selected students must attend the William J. Hill Parent & Freshmen Reception August 1 in Chicago IL.

Freshman 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 Freshman Assessment Meeting in the Premedical Office. The sign-up list and required meeting documents are available in NCF 108 near the reception desk; detailed instructions were sent previously via email. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss academic progress, summer plans, and the status of professional school application components. Go HERE to see what Freshman Premeds should be doing this semester. Meetings will take place April 13-28.

Other Campus Events

Mon-Fri (30–03) – Spring Break
Sun (05) – Easter

XU in the News

NOLA.com - (Op.Ed.) College Ratings Won't Enhance Higher Education
JBHE - Two African American Men Named to University Administrative Posts

[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 a.m. Friday.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 496 - March 23

The News in Brief:

- Books into Film
- Performance Studies Lab - This Other World
- To Kill a Mockingbird
- Opera Workshop
- Illinois College of Optometry Recruitment
- Alumni Day at the Races
- Money Management Seminar
- NAACP Week
- Writing Center Workshop
- Contemporary Artists Respond to the Baby Dolls
- WLAE Tuition Auction
- IBCS Lecture Series
- Living the Mission
- Festival of Scholars
- Salsa Dance Class
- Summer Sessions @ Xavier
- Wear Purple for Epilepsy Awareness
- TIAA-CREF Counseling
- Freshman Premed Meeting
- Junior Premed School Selection Meetings
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

Books into Film

The Books into Film series continues THURSDAY (March 26) at 6:00 p.m. in the University Center 2nd floor lounge with director Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 thriller, The Birds, based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier. The movie poster claims: "It could be the most terrifying motion picture I’ve ever made.” Come judge for yourself. Dr. Peter Martinat (Biology) will introduce the film, which stars Rod Taylor and Tippi Hedren. Pizza will be provided and special prizes will be awarded.

Performance Studies Lab - This Other World

The XU Performance Studies Laboratory will present “This Other World,” a site-specific performance developed around the posthumously published haiku of Richard Wright THURSDAY-SATURDAY (March 26–28) at 6:00 p.m. outdoors in the sculpture garden at the Xavier Art Village (3517 Lowerline Street). Visit HERE for more details. All performances are free and open to the public, but seating is limited. For ticket reservations, contact xuperformancestudieslaboratory@gmail.com.

To Kill a Mockingbird

The National Players Theater returns to the Xavier campus FRIDAY (March 27) to present To Kill a Mockingbird, the stage adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic novel, at 6:30 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. For more info, contact Professor James Shade at 520-5157 or jhshade@xula.edu.

Opera Workshop

XU’s Opera Workshop will present Dan Shore’s “An Embarrassing Position” plus a scene from “The Beautiful Bridegroom” FRIDAY (March 27) at 7:00 p.m. in the Administration Auditorium. Admission is free.

Illinois College of Optometry Recruitment

A representative from Illinois College of Optometry will be in the NCF Science Annex (1st floor) on THURSDAY (March 26) from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. to talk to interested students. The list of recruitment visits that have been scheduled through the Premedical Office this semester (so far) is posted outside of the Premedical Office (NCF 108).

Alumni Day at the Races

The Xavier community is invited join the New Orleans Alumni Chapter for a fun day of brunch, racing and a derby hat contest at its Ninth Annual Day at the Races & Scholarship Fundraiser SUNDAY (March 29) at the Fairgrounds Racecourse Black & Gold Room. Visit HERE for more info or go directly HERE to purchase tickets.

Money Management Seminar

XU’s Delta Sigma Theta is offering a free Money Management Seminar MONDAY (March 23) at 7:13 p.m. in the University Center, Room 205. Featured speaker is Dr. Shael Wolfson of the XU Division of Business.

NAACP Week

The campus is invited to participate in NAACP Week MONDAY-WEDENSDAY (March 23-25). Highlights include: March 23: Kickoff on the UC Yard (11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.); March 24: "Baggage Claim" Panel Discussion in the UC 205C (5:30-8:00 p.m.) featuring Dr. Russell Frazier, Dr. Brian Turner, and 102.9's Mike Swift; and March 25: "Night of the Arts" Talent Show in the Administration Auditorium (7:00 p.m.).

Writing Center Workshop

The Writing Resource Center is offering a workshop, “APA Style: Documenting Research and Avoiding Plagiarism”, Writing Personal Statements”, TUESDAY (March 24) at 5:00 p.m. in the St. Joseph Academic and Health Resources Center Room 106.

Contemporary Artists Respond to the Baby Dolls

An exhibition of art about and inspired by the Baby Dolls masking tradition, “Contemporary Artists Respond to the New Orleans Baby Dolls”, opens FRIDAY (March 27) with a Masquerade Gala from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the George & Lean McKenna Museum of African American Art, 2003 Carondelet St. The exhibit will remain on view through May 30. Visit HERE for more details.

WLAE Tuition Auction

Here’s your chance to bid on Xavier tuition and get full credit for a donation that will benefit WLAE, New Orleans’ Public Broadcasting Station (PBS). Bidding is online NOW through the SUNDAY (March 29) auction telecast. Visit HERE to bid. Xavier’s spotlight will be at approximately 6:00 p.m.

IBCS Lecture Series

The Institute for Black Catholic Studies (IBCS) will present its 2015 Sr. Eva Regina Martin Lecture April 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Qatar Pharmacy Pavilion. Guest speaker is Dr. Cecilia Moore, associate professor of American Religious Studies at the University of Dayton. A reception will follow. RSVP requested to 520-7691. Visit HERE for more info.

Living the Mission

The XU community is invited to participate in “Living the Mission”, the latest in a series of conversations celebrating Xavier in honor of President Dr. Norman C. Francis, April 08 at 6:00 p.m.in the University Center Ballroom. Admission is free.

Festival of Scholars

The Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR) will host its 12th Annual Festival of Scholars April 16-17 in the University Center. Free and open to the public, the Festival begins with a free pizza party at noon Thursday and continues until Friday at 4:00 p.m. On both days, student researchers from disciplines across the curriculum will present their scholarship during poster presentations, panel discussions, and individual presentations.

Salsa Dance Class

The Foreign Language Club is offering Salsa dance classes taught by Latin dance instructor Bianca San Martin each Monday at 6:00 p.m. in the Xavier South dance studio. Contact jmorris2@xula.edu for more info.

Summer Sessions @ Xavier

It’s not too early to start thinking Summer Sessions @ Xavier. Degree credit hours – priced as low as $240 – are available via day, evening, and online classes. Registration for Session 1 is May 26; Session 2 is June 29. Want more info? Start HERE. Tell your friends at other local universities that they are welcome at XULA!

Wear Purple for Epilepsy Awareness

The Center for Leadership and Service invites the campus to wear purple on THURSDAY (March 26) in support of epilepsy awareness. Stop by their table in the University Center from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for more information.

TIAA-CREF Counseling

Representatives from TIAA-CREF will be on campus March 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Human Resources Conference Room. To schedule an individual counseling session, visit HERE or call 1 (800) 732-8353. Appointments are also available for April 16.

Freshman Premed Meeting

Freshman Premed Biomedical Honor Corps Meeting #18 (the FINAL MEETING for spring 2015) will be held MONDAY (March 23) at either 4:15 p.m. OR 5:15 p.m. (attend either session) in NCF 105. If you are unable to attend, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make it up.

Junior Premed School Selection Meetings

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2015 for entry in 2016 should sign-up for and complete the One-on-One Junior Premed School Selection 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. Go HERE to see what Junior Premeds should be doing this semester. Meetings will take place through FRIDAY (March 27).

Other Campus Events

Wed (25) – HIV Testing, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., St. Katharine Drexel Hall Rm 128
Wed (25)Senior Recital (Jarmal Druilhet, tenor), 7:00 p.m., Music Recital Hall

XU in the News

Gulf Times - QU signs partnership pact with U.S. University
CityBusiness - Xavier Hires New Tech Leader
NOLA.com - 6 St. Joseph Altars Not to Miss in the New Orleans Area
NOLA.com - XU's Norman Francis to get Honorary Degree from Georgetown University

[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 a.m. Friday.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 495 - March 16

The Week in Brief:

- Gold Rush in NAIA National Basketball Tourney
- What Should We Read Next?
- Women’s History Month, Marion Bethel
- St. Joseph’s Altar
- Faculty-Staff Morning of Prayer
- LSU New Orleans Med School Info Session
- Financial Advisory Seminar
- Writing Center Workshop
- HBCU National Forum on Campus Internationalization
- Biometric Screening Day
- Wellness Awareness Day
- Books into Film
- To Kill a Mockingbird
- XU Alum Day at the Races
- Contemporary Artists Respond to the Baby Dolls
- New Issue of Xavier Review Now Available
- Social Sciences Honor Society
- IBCS Lecture Series
- Festival of Scholars
- Junior Premed School Selection Meetings
- XU in the News

Gold Rush in NAIA National Basketball Tourney

The 19th-ranked Gold Rush will play at 4:30 p.m. THURSDAY (March 19) against 13th-seeded Mid-America Christian in the opening round of the Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Championship. Visit HERE for more details.

What Should We Read Next?

Every year, the entire Xavier community helps select the shared reading for the following academic year. This year we are asking you to identify your preferred books from a list of ten great titles, all of which, in their own way, address the concern for social justice at the heart of Xavier's mission. Check your XULA.EDU email account MONDAY (March 16) for a link that will let you cast your vote. The survey will only be available between until FRIDAY (March 20). Please take a few minutes to identify the books you think would make the greatest impact on campus next year. The winning selection will be announced in the final edition of this semester's Xavier Herald. Visit HERE for more info.

 Women’s History Month, Marion Bethel

Celebrate Women’s History Month with the documentary, “Womanish Ways: Freedom, Human Rights and Democracy”, featuring a discussion with filmmaker Marion Bethel TUESDAY (March 17) at 7:00 p.m. in the University Center, Room 205C. For more info, contact Dr. Pamela Franco at 520-7462 or pfranco@xula.edu.

St. Joseph’s Altar

Xavier’s St. Joseph’s Day Altar will be available for public viewing THURSDAY (March 19) from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the XU Music Building. Blessing of the Altar will be at 12:45 p.m., followed by a short talk on "Sacred Spaces" by Fr. Byron Miller, C.Ss.R. Monetary donations will be accepted, with all funds dedicated to helping XU students facing emergencies. Visit HERE for more details.

Faculty-Staff Morning of Prayer

The spring Faculty-Staff Morning of Prayer, "Surviving the Storms", will be observed THURSDAY (March 19) from 10:00 a.m. until noon in the Saint Katharine Drexel Chapel. Presenters included Emily London-Jones (Director, Student Financial Aid) and Dr. Kenneth Boutte (Professor of Biology). As in the past, the University gives time away from work to all staff workers who wish to participate in order to praise and honor God.

LSU New Orleans Med School Info Session

A representative from the Office of Admissions at LSU New Orleans School of Medicine will conduct an information session on MONDAY (March 16) at 4:30 p.m. in NCF 102. The list of recruitment visits that have been scheduled through the Premedical Office this semester (so far) is posted outside of the Premedical Office (NCF 108).

Financial Advisory Seminar

The Pre Alumni Council will sponsor a financial advisory seminar, “Get Your Money Right”, WEDNESDAY (March 18) at 6:00 p.m. in Xavier South Room 414B. Learn how to make investments, pay back student loans, save efficiently, and manage credit. Open to all.

Writing Center Workshop

The Writing Resource Center is offering a workshop, “Writing Personal Statements”, TUESDAY (March 17) at 12:15 p.m. in the St. Joseph Academic and Health Resources Center Room 106. Visit HERE for other upcoming workshops.

HBCU National Forum on Campus Internationalization

The Center for Intercultural and International Programs (CIIP) will co-host a national forum, "The Foundation for Campus Internationalization at HBCUs", SATURDAY (March 21) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the University Center, Room 205. Visit HERE for more info.

Biometric Screening Day

Humana Vitality will hold a Biometric Screening Day for faculty and staff March 18 from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the University Center. Sign up to have your BMI, blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol checked. Visit HERE for details.

Wellness Awareness Day

The XU campus is invited to participate in Wellness Awareness Day WEDNESDAY (March 18) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the University Center. Health screenings, exhibits, exercises, biometric screening, and health food samples will be available. Visit HERE for more details.

Books into Film

The Books into Film series continues March 26 at 6:00 p.m. in the University Center 2nd floor lounge with director Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 thriller, The Birds, based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier. The movie poster claims: "It could be the most terrifying motion picture I’ve ever made.” Come judge for yourself. Dr. Peter Martinat (Biology) will introduce the film, which stars Rod Taylor and Tippi Hedren. Pizza will be provided and special prizes will be awarded.

To Kill a Mockingbird

The National Players Theater returns to the Xavier campus March 27 to present To Kill a Mockingbird, the stage adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic novel, at 6:30 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. For more info, contact Professor James Shade at 520-5157 or jhshade@xula.edu.

XU Alum Day at the Races

The Xavier community is invited join the New Orleans Alumni Chapter for a fun day of brunch, racing and a derby hat contest at its 9th annual Day at the Races & Scholarship Fundraiser March 29 at the Fairgrounds Racecourse Black & Gold Room. Visit HERE for more info or go directly HERE to purchase tickets.

Social Sciences Honor Society

Social Science majors and minors are invited to apply to become a member of Pi Gamma Mu, the leading honor society in the social sciences. Juniors, seniors and graduate students become eligible to join when they meet the following criteria for membership: upper 35% of the class, a grade average of "B" or better, and 20 semester hours in social science courses. The one time initiation fee is $60 dollars. Contact Dr. Russell Frazier at rfrazier@xula.edu for an application. The deadline for application submission is April 1.

Contemporary Artists Respond to the Baby Dolls

An exhibition of art about and inspired by the Baby Dolls masking tradition, “Contemporary Artists Respond to the New Orleans Baby Dolls”, opens March 27 with a Masquerade Gala from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the George & Lean McKenna Museum of African American Art, 2003 Carondelet St. The exhibit will remain on view through May 30. Visit HERE for more details.

New Issue of Xavier Review Now Available

The latest new issue of Xavier Review (Vol. 34, Issue 1 & 2) – featuring stories, interviews, translations, and poetry – is now available. This issue’s cover piece is an interview with Louisiana-born artist/poet Malaika Favorite, complemented by a collection of five of her poems. To purchase a copy contact Katheryn Laborde at klaborde@xula.edu or (504) 520-5151. The cost is $20.

IBCS Lecture Series

The Institute for Black Catholic Studies (IBCS) will present its 2015 Sr. Eva Regina Martin Lecture April 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Qatar Pharmacy Pavilion. Guest speaker is Dr. Cecilia Moore, associate professor of American Religious Studies at the University of Dayton. A reception will follow. RSVP requested to 520-7691. Visit HERE for more info.

Festival of Scholars

The Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR) will host its 12th Annual Festival of Scholars April 16-17 in the University Center. Free and open to the public, the Festival begins with a free pizza party at noon Thursday and continues until Friday at 4:00 p.m. On both days, student researchers from disciplines across the curriculum will present their scholarship during poster presentations, panel discussions, and individual presentations.

Junior Premed School Selection Meetings

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2015 for entry in 2016 should sign-up for and complete the One-on-One Junior Premed School Selection 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. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss which specific health professions schools students plan on applying to during summer 2015, as well as to discuss the status of professional school application components. Go HERE to see what Junior Premeds should be doing this semester. Meetings will take place through March 27.

XU in the News

NOLA.com - No Reason for XU Commencement Speakers to Upset Archbishop
NOLA.com / U.S. News - Best Grad Schools (Pharmacy)
CityBusiness - Xavier Conference Focuses on Health Care Access

[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 a.m. Friday.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 494 - March 09

The Week in Brief:

- Financial Aid Workshop
- GAPS Week
- Guest Music Concert: Roderick George
- Writing Center Workshop
- Temple Podiatry School Recruitment
- Ross U Med School Recruitment
- Poetry Reading: John Hoppenthaler
- HBCU National Forum on Campus Internationalization
- ACT Brown Bag
- AFAM Deacons @ March 13 Mass
- Cucidati Workshop / St. Joseph’s Altar
- Women’s History Month, Marion Bethel
- Biometric Screening Day
- Financial Advisory Seminar
- Wellness Awareness Day
- Faculty-Staff Morning of Prayer
- Books into Film
- XU Alum Day at the Races
- Pledge by Text
- Junior Premed School Selection Meetings
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

Financial Aid Workshop

The Office of Student Financial Aid will present its 3rd Annual Financial Aid Workshop TUESDAY (March 10) from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. Information on the financial aid process, federal student aid programs, TOPS, scholarships, and FAFSA will be available. Prizes and a one-time scholarship will be awarded.

GAPS Week

The Career Advancement Center will celebrate GAPS (Graduate and Professional School) Week THIS SUNDAY (March 08) through FRIDAY (March 13) with a series of events. Visit HERE for the full schedule. 

Guest Music Concert: Roderick George

The Department of Music presents tenor Roderick George, internationally acclaimed for his performance of European and African American art songs and arias, MONDAY (March 09) at 7:00 p.m. in the Administration Building Auditorium. Admission is free.

Writing Center Workshop

The Writing Resource Center is offering three workshops this month, starting with “MLA Style: Documenting Research and Avoiding Plagiarism” TUESDAY (March 10) at 5:00 p.m. in the St. Joseph Academic and Health Resources Center Room 106. Visit HERE for upcoming workshops in March.

Temple Podiatry School Recruitment

A representative from Temple University School of Pediatric Medicine will be in the NCF Science Annex (1st floor) WEDNESDAY (March 11) from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to speak with interested students.

Ross U Med School Recruitment

A representative from Ross University School of Medicine will be in the NCF Science Annex (1st floor) THURSDAY (March 12) from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. to speak with interested students. The list of recruitment visits that have been scheduled through the Premedical Office this semester (so far) is posted outside of the Premedical Office (NCF 108).

Poetry Reading: John Hoppenthaler

John Hoppenthaler, author of “Domestic Garden”, will read from collection of poetry THURSDAY (March 12) at 7:00 p.m. in the Convocation Annex, Room 111. For more info visit HERE or contact Dr. Biljana Obradovic at 520-5155 or bobradov@xula.edu.

HBCU National Forum on Campus Internationalization

The Center for Intercultural and International Programs (CIIP) will co-host a national forum, "The Foundation for Campus Internationalization at HBCUs", March 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the University Center, Room 205. No Registration Fee for XU faculty and staff. Visit HERE for more info. RSVP to Torian Lee (CIIP Director) at tllee@xula.edu no later than FRIDAY (March 13) is required.

ACT Brown Bag

Xavier's ACT (Across Curriculum Thinking) Program will hold its second Brown Bag of the semester WEDNESDAY (March 11) at 1:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. Dr. Erin Greenwald, Historian and Curator of The Historic New Orleans Collection, will discuss "We Will Not Shy Away: Public History and the Subject of Slavery." The XU community is cordially invited. For further info contact Dr. Shamsul Huda, Director of ACT, at 520-7406.

AFAM Deacons @ March 13 Mass

The Council of African American Deacons of the Archdiocese of New Orleans will assist at the noon Mass in the Saint Katharine Drexel Chapel FRIDAY (March 13). Bishop Elect-Fernand Cherie will be their guest and presider.cucidati494

Cucidati Workshop / St. Joseph’s Altar

XU will observe the St. Joseph Altar tradition with a Cucidati (Italian Fig Cookie) workshop conducted by culinary historian Sandra Juneau SATURDAY (March 14) from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon in the XU University Center (Room 205) and a public viewing of a St. Joseph’s Day Altar March 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the XU Music Building. Blessing of the Altar will be at 12:45 p.m., followed by a short talk on "Sacred Spaces" by Fr. Byron Miller, C.Ss.R. Monetary donations will be accepted, with all funds dedicated to helping XU students facing emergencies.

Women’s History Month, Marion Bethel

Celebrate Women’s History Month with the documentary, “Womanish Ways: Freedom, Human Rights and Democracy”, featuring a discussion with filmmaker Marion Bethel March 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the University Center, Room 205C. For more info, contact Dr. Pamela Franco at 520-7462 or pfranco@xula.edu.

Biometric Screening Day

Humana Vitality will hold a Biometric Screening Day for faculty and staff March 18 from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the University Center. Sign up to have your BMI, blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol checked. Visit HERE for details.

Financial Advisory Seminar

The Pre Alumni Council will sponsor a financial advisory seminar, “Get Your Money Right”, March 18 at 6:00 p.m. in Xavier South Room 414B. Learn how to make investments, pay back student loans, save efficiently, and manage credit. Open to all.

Wellness Awareness Day

The XU campus is invited to participate in Wellness Awareness Day March 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the University Center. Health screenings, exhibits, exercises, biometric screening, and health food samples will be available.

Faculty-Staff Morning of Prayer

The spring Faculty-Staff Morning of Prayer, "Surviving the Storms", will be observed March 19 from 10:00 a.m. until noon in the Saint Katharine Drexel Chapel. Presenters included Emily London-Jones (Director, Student Financial Aid) and Dr. Kenneth Boutte (Professor of Biology). As in the past, the University gives time away from work to all staff workers who wish to participate in order to praise and honor God.

Books into Film

The Books into Film series continues March 26 at 6:00 p.m. in the University Center 2nd floor lounge with director Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 thriller, The Birds, based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier. The movie poster claims: "It could be the most terrifying motion picture I’ve ever made.” Come judge for yourself. Dr. Peter Martinat (Biology) will introduce the film, which stars Rod Taylor and Tippi Hedren. Pizza will be provided and special prizes will be awarded.

XU Alum Day at the Races

The Xavier community is invited join the New Orleans Alumni Chapter for a fun day of brunch, racing and a derby hat contest at its 9th annual Day At The Races & Scholarship Fundraiser March 29 at the Fairgrounds Racecourse Black & Gold Room. Visit HERE for more info or go directly HERE to purchase tickets.

Pledge by Text

It’s now easier than ever to help deserving students earn a Xavier education. See how HERE.

Junior Premed School Selection Meetings

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2015 for entry in 2016 should sign-up for and complete the One-on-One Junior Premed School Selection 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. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss which specific health professions schools students plan on applying to during summer 2015, as well as to discuss the status of professional school application components. Go HERE to see what Junior Premeds should be doing this semester. Meetings will take place MONDAY (March 09) through March 27.

Other Campus Events

Wed (11) – HIV Testing, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., St. Michael Hall Room 103

XU in the News

NOLA.com - XU Ranks 3rd in Number of AFAM Grads Who Get STEM PhDs
B.R. Advocate - The Last Captain [Otis Washington '61]
New Haven Register - Pioneer Scientist Touts Diversity [Sheila Stiles Jewell '64]

[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 a.m. Friday.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 493 - March 02

The Week in Brief:

- Feast Day of St. Katharine Drexel/Family Day Mass
- Angel Investor Roundtable
- XU Women Stepping Outside the Box
- St. Louis U Med School Recruitment
- Financial Aid Workshop
- A Conversation with Artist Mildred Howard
-
Writing Center Workshop
- Guest Music Concert: Roderick George
- Women’s History Month, Marion Bethel
- Student Institutional Effectiveness Survey
-
Faculty/Staff Graduation Rental Regalia
- Teaching Young Children
- Entrepreneurship Minor
- Biometric Screening Day
- FREE Tax Preparation and Electronic Filing
- Cucidati Workshop and St. Joseph’s Altar
- Junior Premed School Selection Meetings
- XU in the News

Feast Day of St. Katharine Drexel/Family Day Mass

The Feast Day of St. Katharine Drexel TUESDAY (March 03) will be celebrated during the Family Day Mass THIS SUNDAY (March 01) at 9:00 a.m. in the SKD Chapel. Learn more about SKD HERE.

Angel Investor Roundtable

The Division of Business will co-sponsor An Angel Investor Roundtable featuring the NO/LA Angel Network TUESDAY (March 03) at 6:00 p.m. in the Convocation Center Room 111. Discussion will focus on how early stage firms may attract capital from angel investors. Visit HERE to register.

XU Women Stepping Outside the Box

The XU Community is invited to a presentation of “Xavier Women Stepping Outside the Box” WEDNESDAY (March 04) at 6:30 p.m. in the University Center, Room 205. For more info, contact Dr. Pamela Franco at 520-7462 or pfranco@xula.edu.

St. Louis U Med School Recruitment

Representatives from the St. Louis University School of Medicine will be in the NCF Science Annex (1st floor) FRIDAY (March 06) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to talk with interested students. The list of recruitment visits that have been scheduled through the Premedical Office this semester (so far) is posted outside of the Premedical Office (NCF 108).

Financial Aid Workshop

The Office of Student Financial Aid will present its 3rd Annual Financial Aid Workshop March 10 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. Information on the financial aid process, federal student aid programs, TOPS, scholarships, and FAFSA will be available. Prizes and a one-time scholarship will be awarded.

A Conversation with Artist Mildred Howard

The Art Department will host a conversation with internationally recognized installation and mixed-media artist Mildred Howard THURSDAY (March 05) from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Convocation Center Annex, Room 111. One of pieces, Clear Story, is currently on exhibit at the XU Art Village. Visit HERE for more info.

Writing Center Workshop

The Writing Resource Center is offering three workshops this month, starting with “MLA Style: Documenting Research and Avoiding Plagiarism” March 10 at 5:00 p.m. in the St. Joseph Academic and Health Resources Center Room 106. Visit HERE for upcoming workshops in March.

Guest Music Concert: Roderick George

The Department of Music presents tenor Roderick George, internationally acclaimed for his performance of European and African American art songs and arias, March 09 at 7:00 p.m. in the Administration Building Auditorium. Admission is free.

Women’s History Month, Marion Bethel

Celebrate Women’s History Month with the documentary, “Womanish Ways: Freedom, Human Rights and Democracy”, featuring a discussion with filmmaker Marion Bethel March 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the University Center, Room 205C. For more info, contact Dr. Pamela Franco at 520-7462 or pfranco@xula.edu.

Student Institutional Effectiveness Survey

Students are requested to complete the 2015 Student Institutional Effectiveness & Efficiency Survey, which was emailed to their XULA email account this month. Here is your opportunity to send direct feedback to the Administration. Visit HERE for more info.

Faculty/Staff Graduation Rental Regalia

Faculty and staff are advised that it is now time to place orders for their graduation rental regalia. Visit HERE for the rental form and HERE for the Payroll Deduction Authorization Form. Both forms must be completed and submitted together to The Office of Auxiliary and Support Services, UC Room 122, no later than March 13 to avoid late fees. Call 520-7501 for more info.

Teaching Young Children

TYC is an off-campus program where we work with energetic young children and help them on their homework. Most of the children are in Kindergarten through fifth grade. When and where? We leave from the University Center Horseshoe promptly at 3:45 p.m. to go to Esperanza Charter School Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday each week. We arrive back on campus before 5:00 p.m. It is not necessary to attend every day. If you have any questions or are interested in this program, don't hesitate to contact us at max.teachingyoungchildren@gmail.com. We'd be excited to have you join us!

Entrepreneurship Minor

The Division of Business will hold an informational meeting about the Entrepreneurship Minor for all interested students THURSDAY (March 05) at 12:15 p.m. in the University Center, Room 205C. For more info call 520-5046 or send an email to mquinn@xula.edu.

Biometric Screening Day

Humana Vitality will hold a Biometric Screening Day for faculty and staff March 18 from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the University Center. Sign up to have your BMI, blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol checked. Visit HERE for details.

FREE Tax Preparation and Electronic Filing

The XU Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site is offering FREE tax preparation and electronic filing of federal and state income tax returns now through April 10 to all individuals who earned less than $53,000 in 2014. Visit www.xula.edu/vita or call (504) 520-6725 for more info or to schedule an appointment.

Cucidati Workshop and St. Joseph’s Altar

Xavier will observe the St. Joseph Altar tradition with a Cucidati (Italian Fig Cookie) workshop and a public altar. The free workshop, scheduled for March 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon in the XU University Center (Room 205), will be conducted by culinary historian Sandra Juneau. Supplies will be provided for participants. The St. Joseph’s Day Altar will be open to the public March 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the XU Music Building. University Chaplain Fr. Etido Jerome, S.S.J, will bless the Altar at 12:45 p.m., followed by a short talk on "Sacred Spaces" by Fr. Byron Miller, C.Ss.R., Director, National Shrine of Blessed Francis X. Seelos. Monetary donations will be accepted, with all funds dedicated to helping XU students facing emergencies.

Junior Premed School Selection Meetings

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2015 for entry in 2016 should sign-up for and complete the One-on-One Junior Premed School Selection 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; detailed instructions were sent previously via email. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss which specific health professions schools students plan on applying to during summer 2015, as well as to discuss the status of professional school application components. Go HERE to see what Junior Premeds should be doing this semester. Meetings will take place March 09-27.

XU in the News

B.R. Advocate - The Last Captain [Otis Washington '61]
JBHE - Norman Francis Receives ACE Lifetime Achievement Award
NOLA.com / WWL-TV - Johnson, Holder Among XU Commencement Speakers
WDSU-TV - Angel Investor Seminar
AEA [Video] - XU Summer Science Academy
C-SPAN Washington Journal – Interview [Dr. Loren Blanchard, Provost]
GCAC.com - More Than a Game [Dannton Jackson '92]

[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 a.m. Friday.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 492 - February 23, 2015

The Week in Brief:

- Commencement 2015
- Black History Month Convocation
- YMTF Welcomes AFAM Professionals
- ACT Brownbag
- Books into Film
- Writing Center Workshop
- XU Family Day
- Feast Day of St. Katharine Drexel/Family Day Mass
- Angel Investor Roundtable
- XU Women Stepping Outside the Box
- Financial Aid Workshop
- Guest Artist Concert
- Women’s History Month, Marion Bethel
- Applications Open for Pre-college Summer Programs
- Faculty/Staff Graduation Rental Regalia
- FREE Tax Preparation and Electronic Filing
- Sophomore Premed Assessment Meetings
- Freshman Premed Meeting
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

Note: For a complete list of ALL Black History Month events, visit HERE.

Commencement 2015

Four distinguished national figures – Carnegie Corporation of New York President Dr. Vartan Gregorian; current U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, basketball legend and entrepreneur Earvin “Magic” Johnson, and former U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu – will be honored at Xavier’s 88th annual commencement May 09. This break from the traditional single speaker will be one highlight of the last Commencement over which retiring President Dr. Norman C. Francis will preside. Visit HERE for more details.

Black History Month Convocation

The XU community is strongly encouraged to attend the annual Black History Month Convocation TUESDAY (Feb. 24) at 12:15 in the Convocation Center. Keynote speaker for the event will be Dr. John Jackson IV '94, President/CEO of Schott Foundation for Public Education. Please note that due to the convocation, daily Mass in the Chapel will be celebrated at 8:00 a.m. instead of noon.

YMTF Welcomes AFAM Professionals

The Office of Career Services will host its annual Youth Motivation Task Force (YMTF) THIS SUNDAY-TUESDAY (Feb. 22-24), bringing to campus more than 50 African American professionals – half of them XU alums – to share their experiences with students. Visit HERE for the schedule of events, HERE for more info on YMTF.

ACT Brownbag

Xavier's ACT (Across Curriculum Thinking) Program will hold its first Brown Bag of the semester WEDNESDAY (Feb. 25) at noon in the University Center Ballroom. Bart Everson, Multimedia Artist at the Center for the Advancement of Teaching, will discuss "Social Media, Social Justice." All members of XU community are invited. For more info contact Dr. Shamsul Huda, Director of ACT, at 520-7406.

Books into Film

The Books into Film series continues THURSDAY (Feb. 26) at 6:00 p.m. in the University Center 2nd floor lounge with the 1959 adaption of Fannie Hurst’s novel, Imitation of Life, which deals with issues of race, class, and gender. Dr. Sarah Clunis (AFAM) will introduce the film, which stars Lana Turner, John Gavin, and Juanita Moore. A reading by NEW VOICES will precede the showing. Pizza will be provided and special prizes will be awarded. All members of the XU community are invited to attend.

Writing Center Workshop

The Writing Resource Center is offering a workshop, “Editing Out Subject-Verb Agreement Errors”, TUESDAY (Feb. 24) at 5:00 p.m. in the St. Joseph Academic and Health Resources Center Room 106. Visit HERE for upcoming workshops in March.

XU Family Day

The Center for Student Leadership and Service will welcome parents and families to campus FRIDAY-SUNDAY (Feb. 27-March 01) to Family Weekend 2015. Visit HERE for details.

Feast Day of St. Katharine Drexel/Family Day Mass

The Feast Day of St. Katharine Drexel (March 03) will be celebrated during the Family Day Mass SUNDAY (March 01) at 9:00 a.m. in the SKD Chapel. Learn more about SKD HERE.

Angel Investor Roundtable

The Division of Business will co-sponsor An Angel Investor Roundtable featuring the NO/LA Angel Network March 03 at 6:00 p.m. in the Convocation Center Room 111. Discussion will focus on how early stage firms may attract capital from angel investors. Visit HERE to register.

XU Women Stepping Outside the Box

The XU Community is invited to a presentation of “Xavier Women Stepping Outside the Box” March 03 at 6:30 p.m. in the University Center, Room 205. For more info, contact Dr. Pamela Franco at 520-7462 or pfranco@xula.edu.

Financial Aid Workshop

The Office of Student Financial Aid will present its 3rd Annual Financial Aid Workshop March 10 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. Information on the financial aid process, federal student aid programs, TOPS, scholarships, and FAFSA will be available. Prizes and a one-time scholarship will be awarded.

Guest Artist Concert

The Department of Music presents tenor Roderick George, internationally acclaimed for his performance of European and African American art songs and arias, March 09 at 7:00 p.m. in the Administration Building Auditorium. Admission is free.

Women’s History Month, Marion Bethel

Celebrate Women’s History Month with the documentary, “Womanish Ways: Freedom, Human Rights and Democracy”, featuring a discussion with filmmaker Marion Bethel March 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the University Center, Room 205C. For more info, contact Dr. Pamela Franco at 520-7462 or pfranco@xula.edu.

Applications Open for Pre-college Summer Programs

Applications are now being accepted for XU’s diverse array of pre-college summer programs. Visit HERE for more details on the programs being offered and how to apply.

Faculty/Staff Graduation Rental Regalia

Faculty and staff are advised that it is now time to place orders for their graduation rental regalia. Visit HERE for the rental form and HERE for the Payroll Deduction Authorization Form. Both forms must be completed and submitted together to The Office of Auxiliary and Support Services, UC Room 122, no later than March 13 to avoid late fees. Call 520-7501 for more info.

FREE Tax Preparation and Electronic Filing

The XU Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site is offering FREE tax preparation and electronic filing of federal and state income tax returns now through April 10 to all individuals who earned less than $53,000 in 2014. Visit www.xula.edu/vita or call (504) 520-6725 for more info or to schedule an appointment.

Sophomore Premed Assessment Meetings

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2016 for entry in 2017 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). Academic progress, AED Premed Honor Society membership, and early medical school acceptance program eligibility will be discussed. Go HERE to see what you should be doing this semester. Meetings will take place now through Feb. 27.

Freshman Premed Meeting

Freshman Premed Biomedical Honor Corps Meeting #16 will be held MONDAY Feb. 23) at 4:15 p.m. OR 5:15 p.m. (attend either session), in NCF 105. All freshman and new transfer premeds are encouraged to attend all group and individual meetings planned for 2014-2015 (view spring schedule HERE). If you are unable to attend any premed meetings, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make them up.

Other Campus Events

Tue (24) – Women’s/Men’s Tennis vs. Alcorn State, 2:00 p.m., XU Tennis Center
Wed (25) – HIV Testing, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., LLC Conference Room
Sat (28) – Women’s/Men’s Tennis vs. Rhodes, 10:00 a.m., XU Tennis Center
Sat (28) – Women’s/Men’s Tennis vs. Tougaloo, 2:00 p.m., XU Tennis Center
Sat (28) – Women’s/Men’s Basketball vs. Dillard, 5:00/7:00 p.m., Convocation Center

XU in the News

Detroit News - Historically Black Colleges See Rise in Enrollment
NOLA.com - Applications Open for Xavier's Pre-college Summer Programs

[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 a.m. Friday.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 491 - February 16, 2015

The Week in Brief:

- YMTF Welcomes African American Professionals
- Veterans & Dependents Meet & Greet
- C-SPAN HBCU Bus Tour
- NOBC Black History Concert
- Applications Open for XU Pre-college Summer Programs
- Deposits Due for Xavier in London, Spain Programs
- ACT Brownbag
- Books into Film
- History Honors Society Induction
- Faculty/Staff Graduation Rental Regalia
-
FREE Tax Preparation and Electronic Filing
- Sophomore Premed Assessment Meetings
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

Note: For a complete list of ALL Black History Month events, visit HERE.

YMTF Welcomes African American Professionals

The Office of Career Services will host its annual Youth Motivation Task Force (YMTF) SUNDAY-TUESDAY (Feb. 22-24), bringing to campus more than 50 African American professionals – half of them XU alums – to share their experiences with students. Visit HERE for the schedule of events, HERE for more info on YMTF.

Veterans & Dependents Meet & Greet

The XU Counseling & Wellness Center invites military veterans and dependents of veterans to a Meet & Greet THURSDAY (Feb. 19) from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the University Center, Room 205C. Refreshments will be served.

C-SPAN HBCU Bus Tour

The C-SPAN Bus will be on campus THURSDAY (Feb. 19) as the final stop in its national tour of the nation’s top eight Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The C-SPAN Bus is an award-winning, interactive, multi-media presentation center that brings C-SPAN’s coverage of public affairs to communities nationwide. Faculty, staff, and students are all invited to stop by from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in Parking Lot K (next to St. Michael’s).

NOBC Black History Concert

The New Orleans Black Chorale, conducted by Dr. John Ware (music), will present its annual Black History Concert SUNDAY (Feb. 22) at 5:00 p.m. in the Administration Auditorium. Admission is free.

Applications Open for XU Pre-college Summer Programs

Applications are now being accepted for XU’s diverse array of pre-college summer programs. Visit HERE for more details on the programs being offered and how to apply.

Deposits Due for Xavier in London, Spain Programs

Students interested in participating in this summer’s Xavier in London Program (Application) or Xavier in Spain Program (Application) should note that the $300 deposit is due FRIDAY (Feb. 20). Pay at the Cashier's Office, 3rd floor of Xavier South. They will issue you a receipt. For more info on the programs call 520-5491.

ACT Brownbag

Xavier's ACT (Across Curriculum Thinking) Program will hold its first Brown Bag of the semester on Feb. 25 at noon in the University Center Ballroom. Bart Everson, Multimedia Artist at the Center for the Advancement of Teaching, will discuss "Social Media, Social Justice." All members of XU community are invited. For more info contact Dr. Shamsul Huda, Director of ACT, at 520-7406.

Books into Film

The Books into Film series continues Feb. 26 at 6:00 p.m. in the University Center 2nd floor lounge with the 1959 adaption of Fannie Hurst’s novel, Imitation of Life, which deals with issues of race, class, and gender. Dr. Sarah Clunis (AFAM) will introduce the film, which stars Lana Turner, John Gavin, and Juanita Moore. A reading by NEW VOICES will precede the showing. Pizza will be provided and special prizes will be awarded. All members of the XU community are invited to attend.

History Honors Society Induction

The History Department will hold its spring induction ceremony for Phi Alpha Theta, an international history honors society, April 7 at 5:00 p.m., in the UC Room 205. Eligibility requirements are completion of at least 12 semester hours in history with a 3.1 GPA in history and an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. No more than three semester hours of AP, transfer or on-line credit can be applied for membership. The deadline for application is March 10. Interested students should contact Sister Barbara Hughes at bhughes@xula.edu or by phone at 520-7410.

Faculty/Staff Graduation Rental Regalia

Faculty and staff are advised that it is now time to place orders for their graduation rental regalia. Visit HERE for the rental form and HERE for the Payroll Deduction Authorization Form. Both forms must be completed and submitted together to The Office of Auxiliary and Support Services, UC Room 122, no later than March 13 to avoid late fees. Call 520-7501 for more info.

FREE Tax Preparation and Electronic Filing

The XU Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site is offering FREE tax preparation and electronic filing of federal and state income tax returns now through April 10 to all individuals who earned less than $53,000 in 2014. The VITA site is located in the X-Ncubator in Xavier South (Room 211).The service is offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Visit www.xula.edu/vita or call (504) 520-6725 for more info or to schedule an appointment.

Sophomore Premed Assessment Meetings

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2016 for entry in 2017 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). Academic progress, AED Premed Honor Society membership, and early medical school acceptance program eligibility will be discussed. Go HERE to see what you should be doing this semester. Meetings will take place now through Feb. 27.

Other Campus Events

Mon-Wed (16-18) – Mardi Gras Holidays
Sat (21) – Senior Recital (Simone Brown, soprano), 7:00 p.m., Adm. Building Aud.

XU in the News

NOLA.com - Applications Open for Xavier's Pre-college Summer Programs

[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 a.m. Friday.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 490 - February 09, 2015

The Week in Brief:

- Black History Month Alumni Lecture
- Black History Month Faculty Lecture
- Applications Open for XU Pre-college Summer Programs
- Writing Center Workshops
- FREE Tax Preparation and Electronic Filing
- Xavier Trip to China
- Texas Chiropractic College Recruitment
- Deposits Due for Xavier in London, Spain Programs
- Callers Needed for XU Alumni Phonathon
- History Honors Society Induction
- SNPhA Week
- Veterans & Dependents Meet & Greet
- TIAA-CREF Counseling
- YMTF Welcomes African American Professionals
- NOBC Black History Concert
- C-SPAN HBCU Bus Tour
- Sophomore Premed Assessment Meetings
- Freshman Premed Meeting
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

Note: For a complete list of ALL Black History Month events, visit HERE.

Black History Month Alumni Lecture

Dr. Conchita Frigillana Ndege ‘68, professor of history at North Carolina A&T State University, will present a lecture, “African Influence on the Art of the Harlem Renaissance”, WEDNESDAY (Feb. 11) at 1:15 p.m. in the University Center Room 205. For more info contact Dr. Sarah Clunis at 520-5020.

Black History Month Faculty Lecture

Dr. Oliver Hennessey, XU assistant professor of English, will present a lecture, “Black Shakespeare”, THURSDAY (Feb. 12) at 1:00 p.m. in the University Center Room 205C.  For more info contact Dr. Sarah Clunis at 520-5020.

Applications Open for XU Pre-college Summer Programs

Applications are now being accepted for XU’s diverse array of pre-college summer programs. Visit HERE for more details on the programs being offered and how to apply.

Writing Center Workshops

The Writing Resource Center is offering two more workshops this month. Next up is “Editing and Making Sense of Sentences”, TUESDAY (Feb. 10) at 5:00 p.m. in the St. Joseph Academic and Health Resources Center Room 106. Visit HERE for info on forthcoming workshops.

FREE Tax Preparation and Electronic Filing

The XU Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site is offering FREE tax preparation and electronic filing of federal and state income tax returns now through April 10 to all individuals who earned less than $53,000 in 2014. The VITA site is located in the X-Ncubator in Xavier South (Room 211).The service is offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Visit www.xula.edu/vita or call (504) 520-6725 for more info or to schedule an appointment.

Xavier Trip to China

Faculty, staff and alumni are invited to attend an informational seminar on a Xavier-sponsored 10-day trip to China presented by American Express Travel Central TUESDAY (Feb. 10) at 5:30 p.m. in the University Center, Room 205C. Refreshments will be served. R.S.V.P. requested to 520-7537. Visit HERE for more details on the trip.

Texas Chiropractic College Recruitment

A representative from Texas Chiropractic College will be in the NCF Science Annex (1st floor) WEDNESDAY (Feb. 11) from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to speak with interested students. The list of other upcoming recruitment visits is posted outside of the Premedical Office (NCF 108).

Deposits Due for Xavier in London, Spain Programs

Students interested in participating in this summer’s Xavier in London Program (Application) or Xavier in Spain Program (Application) should note that the $300 deposit is due Feb. 20. Pay at the Cashier's Office, 3rd floor of Xavier South. They will issue you a receipt. For more info on the programs call 520-5491.

Callers Needed for XU Alumni Phonathon

Looking to make a little extra cash while developing your communication skills and helping your University raise needed funds? Callers are needed for the XU Alumni Phonathon Feb. 21 through March 05. Visit HERE for details.

History Honors Society Induction

The History Department will hold its spring induction ceremony for Phi Alpha Theta, an international history honors society, April 7 at 5:00 p.m., in the UC Room 205. Eligibility requirements are completion of at least 12 semester hours in history with a 3.1 GPA in history and an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. No more than three semester hours of AP, transfer or on-line credit can be applied for membership. The deadline for application is March 10. Interested students should contact Sister Barbara Hughes at bhughes@xula.edu or by phone at 520-7410.

SNPhA Week

The XU Chapter of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) presents its inaugural SNPhA Week MONDAY-FRIDAY (Feb. 09-13). Visit HERE for scheduled events. SNPhA is also using the occasion to launch #ProjectProvide, a month long campus-wide hygiene product donation drive for the homeless of New Orleans. Donation boxes are placed in the UC, COP Lobby, and all of the dormitories.

Veterans & Dependents Meet & Greet

The XU Counseling & Wellness Center invites military veterans and dependents of veterans to a Meet & Greet Feb. 19 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the University Center, Room 205C. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to edixon@xula.edu or call 520-715 by WEDNESDAY (Feb. 11).

TIAA-CREF Counseling

Representatives from TIAA-CREF will be on campus THURSDAY (Feb. 12) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Human Resources Conference Room. To schedule an individual counseling session, visit HERE or call 1 (800) 732-8353. Appointments are also available for March 31 and April 16.

YMTF Welcomes African American Professionals

The Office of Career Services will host its annual Youth Motivation Task Force (YMTF) February 22-24, bringing to campus more than 50 African American professionals – half of them XU alums – to share their experiences with students. Visit HERE for the schedule of events, HERE for more info on YMTF.

NOBC Black History Concert

The New Orleans Black Chorale, conducted by Dr. John Ware (music), will present its annual Black History Concert Feb. 22 at 5:00 p.m. in the Administration Auditorium. Admission is free.

C-SPAN HBCU Bus Tour

The C-SPAN Bus will be on campus Feb. 19 as the final stop in its national tour of the nation’s top eight Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The C-SPAN Bus is an award-winning, interactive, multi-media presentation center that brings C-SPAN’s coverage of public affairs to communities nationwide. Faculty, staff, and students are all invited to stop by from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in Parking Lot K (next to St. Michael’s).

Sophomore Premed Assessment Meetings

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2016 for entry in 2017 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). Academic progress, AED Premed Honor Society membership, and early medical school acceptance program eligibility will be discussed. Go HERE to see what you should be doing this semester. Meetings will take place now through Feb. 27.

Freshman Premed Meeting

Freshman Premed Biomedical Honor Corps Meeting #15 will be held MONDAY (Feb. 09) at 4:15 p.m. OR 5:15 p.m. (attend either session) in NCF 105. All freshman and new transfer premeds are encouraged to attend all group and individual meetings planned for 2014-2015 (full schedule is available HERE). If you are unable to attend any premed meetings, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make them up.

Other Campus Events

Mon (09) – Women’s/Men’s Basketball vs. Talladega, 5:30/7:30 p.m., Convocation Center
Mon (09) – Beauty Fair, 6:00 p.m., UC Ballroom
Tue (10) – Film Screening “Dear White People”, continuous loop all day, UC Room 219
Wed (11) – Samba Dance Class, 6:00 p.m., UC
Sat (14) – Women’s/Men’s Tennis vs. William Carey, 11:30 a.m., XU Tennis Center

XU in the News

NOLA.com - Xavier Receives $80,000 Grant from Black and Indian Mission Board
Michigan Live - 2015 Grand Rapid Giant Award Winners [Dr. Dianne Green-Smith ’76]
Louis Sullivan Selected as Inaugural Health Disparities Lecture Speaker
NOLA.com - Xavier to Host Salon Celebrating Harlem Renaissance Feb. 3

WWL-TV Morning Show - Dr. Sarah Clunis Interview
     - Performance Segments 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

[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 a.m. Friday.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 489 - February 02, 2015

The Week in Brief:

- Spring Career Expo
- An Evening Salon Celebrating the Harlem Renaissance
- Understanding Rehabilitation Counseling
- Conversations Celebrating Xavier
- XULAneXUS Spring Submissions Deadline
- Callers Needed for XU Alumni Phonathon
- Writing Center Workshops
- Southern College of Optometry Recruitment
- WWL-TV XU Faculty Appearance
- Rush Medical College Recruitment
- Applications Open for XU Pre-college Summer Programs
- Jailbreak Biology
- Funeral Services for Mardi Gras Indian Chief Bo Dollis
- FREE Tax Preparation and Electronic Filing
- McNair Scholar Search
- International Honor Society in Philosophy
- National Wear Red Day
- Mayor’s Masked Ball Auto Raffle
- Sophomore Premed Assessment Meetings
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

Note: For a complete list of ALL Black History Month events, visit HERE.

Spring Career Expo

The Spring Career Expo will be held THURSDAY (Feb. 05) from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Mercedes Benz Superdome. Recruiters will be on hand to provide information about permanent positions, summer internships, and other career advice. Transportation to the career fair is available, visit HERE for details.  For additional info contact Marian Minnard at ext. 7364.

An Evening Salon Celebrating the Harlem Renaissance

The XU Community is invited to an Evening Salon celebrating the incredible tradition of artistic and intellectual collaboration and innovation that was the hallmark of the Harlem Renaissance TUESDAY (Feb. 03) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Music Building Recital Hall.  The event is free and open to the public. Visitors are encouraged to dress in elegant attire inspired by the Harlem Renaissance era. Visit HERE for more details.

Understanding Rehabilitation Counseling

An informational session, “Understanding Rehabilitation Counseling”, will be held MONDAY (Feb. 02) from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Xavier South, Room 201. For more info visit HERE or contact Gerquel Bowman ’13 at gbowma@lsuhsc.edu.

Conversations Celebrating Xavier

A panel of distinguished alumni will hold “Conversations Celebrating Xavier in Honor of Dr. Norman C. Francis” THURSDAY (Feb. 05) at 6:30 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. Visit HERE for details.

XULAneXUS Spring Submissions Deadline

All Xavier students are encouraged to submit their work to XULAneXUS for Volume 12, Issue 2, to be published in April 2015. Submission deadline is Feb. 20. All submissions are reviewed by an editorial board of faculty and students. Student authors work one-on-one with a faculty mentor in preparing and revising scholarly projects for submission and publication. Visit HERE for general submission info and HERE for submission guidelines.

Callers Needed for XU Alumni Phonathon

Looking to make a little extra cash while developing your communication skills and helping your University raise needed funds? Callers are needed for the XU Alumni Phonathon Feb. 21 through March 05. Visit HERE for details.

Writing Center Workshops

The Writing Resource Center is offering three workshops this month, leading off with “Improving the ‘Flow’ of an Essay”, TUESDAY (Feb. 03) at 5:00 p.m. in the St. Joseph Academic and Health Resources Center Room 106. Visit HERE for info on forthcoming workshops.

Southern College of Optometry Recruitment

A representative from Southern College of Optometry (Memphis TN) will be in the NCF Science Annex (1st floor) TUESDAY (Feb. 03) from 11:00 to 2:00 p.m. to talk with interested students. The list of recruitment visits that have been scheduled through the Premedical Office this semester (so far) is posted outside of the Premedical Office (NCF 108).

WWL-TV XU Faculty Appearance

African American and Diaspora Studies will be representing Xavier on WWL-TV Channel 4 “Eyewitness Morning News” TUESDAY (Feb. 03) 7:30 a.m. On the air with Sally-Ann Roberts discussing XU's schedule of Black History Month events will be Interim Director of AADS, Dr. Sarah Clunis. Performing will be music faculty Dr. Wilfred Delphin and Dara Rahming, as well as alum Anais St. John.

Rush Medical College Recruitment

Representatives from Rush Medical College (Chicago IL) will be in the NCF Science Annex (1st floor) THURSDAY (Feb. 05) from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. to talk with interested students.

Applications Open for XU Pre-college Summer Programs

Applications are now being accepted for XU’s diverse array of pre-college summer programs. Visit HERE for more details on the programs being offered and how to apply.

Jailbreak Biology

Biology Students join the Biology Resource Center tutors for a Forum, Jailbreak Biology: How to Succeed In Biology Courses @ Xavier WEDNESDAY (Feb. 04) at 6:00 p.m. in NCF Room 173. Learn from XU Students who are excelling in the field of Biology. Learn study tips, note-taking skills, and good habits to develop.

Funeral Services for Mardi Gras Indian Chief Bo Dollis

Funeral services and celebrations in honor of Mardi Gras Indian Chief "Big Chief Bo" Dollis will be held THIS SATURDAY (Jan. 31) at 10:00 a.m. in the XU Convocation Center, to be followed by a dove release and a traditional Mardi Gras Indian procession from the campus to Earhart Blvd. & Washington Ave. This will be an historic moment as well as a celebration of the life of a respected African-American leader.

FREE Tax Preparation and Electronic Filing

The XU Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site is offering FREE tax preparation and electronic filing of federal and state income tax returns now through April 10 to all individuals who earned less than $53,000 in 2014. The VITA site is located in the X-Ncubator in Xavier South (Room 211).The service is offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Visit www.xula.edu/vita or call (504) 520-6725 for more info or to schedule an appointment.

McNair Scholar Search

The Office of Graduate Placement is accepting applications for McNair Scholars NOW through Feb. 13. Selected students are eligible for travel, paid research ($2,800) and GRE workshops. Applicants must be junior status or below, be Pell Grant eligible, maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher, and have a desire to pursue a Ph.D. in an underrepresented field of study. For more info stop by the Graduate Placement office in St. Joseph’s (Room 306) or visit HERE.

International Honor Society in Philosophy

The Philosophy Honor Society, Phi Sigma Tau, offers eligible students the distinction of membership, a network of over 180 chapters internationally, a forum to interact with other students interested in philosophy, the opportunity to publish in the Society’s journal and present papers at its conferences, and receipt of the Society’s publications including its careers bulletin. For information and spring 2015 membership, contact Dr. Thora Bayer, Dept. of Philosophy, x7479 or tibayer@xula.edu by FRIDAY (Feb. 06).

National Wear Red Day

The XU Community is encouraged to wear red FRIDAY (Feb. 06) to help promote awareness of heart disease among women. Visit HERE for more info.

Mayor’s Masked Ball Auto Raffle

The annual Mayor’s Masked Ball (March 14 In New Orleans) – the proceeds of which benefit the UNCF, Xavier, and Dillard – will feature a raffle for a new 2014 Maxima. Visit HERE for details.

Sophomore Premed Assessment Meetings

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2016 for entry in 2017 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 place now through Feb. 27.

Other Campus Events

Mon (02) – Women’s/Men’s Basketball vs. Ed Waters, 5:30/7:30 p.m., Convocation Center
Wed (04) – HIV Testing, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., St. Martin Deporres Hall, Room 134
Thu (05) – Women’s/Men’s Basketball vs. Voorhees, 5:30/7:30 p.m., Convocation Center
Sat (07) – Women’s/Men’s Tennis vs. Belhaven, noon, XU Tennis Center

XU in the News

Diverse Issues - Promoting and Maintaining Diversity in Pharmaceutical Education
ArkLaTex.com - Caddo Magnet Grad Honored for Community Service at Xavier
Clarion Herald - New Student Recreation Center Coming to Xavier
Xavier Receives $80,000 Grant from Black and Indian Mission Board
NOLA.com - Norman Francis, Xavier University president, Named Zulu Grand Marshal

[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 a.m. Friday.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 488 - January 26, 2015

The Week in Brief:

- Explore Xavier Open House
- Catholic Relief Services in Haiti
- Study Abroad Week
- Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance
- Books into Film
- STEM Educational Engagement
- Passport Fair
- Bakari Kitwana Lecture
- GRE Workshop
- XULAneXUS Spring Submissions Deadline
- Callers Needed for XU Alumni Phonathon
- Writing Center Workshops
- U.S. Army Health Professions Scholarship
- McNair Scholar Search
- Spring Career Expo
- International Honor Society in Philosophy
- Understanding Rehabilitation Counseling
- Health Disparities Conference Student Poster Competition
- Tai Chi Classes
- Freshman Premed Meeting
- Sophomore Premed Assessment Meetings
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

Explore Xavier Open House

The Office of Admissions will hold an Explore Xavier Open House for prospective students, counselors, and parents THURSDAY (Jan. 29) from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. The session begins at the XU Convocation Annex, third floor. For more info call 520-7388 or email apply@xula.edu.

Catholic Relief Services in Haiti

Dr. Jude Banatte, Head of Programming for Catholic Relief Services in Haiti, will present a lecture, “5 Years after the Earthquake”, MONDAY (Jan. 26) at 7:00 p.m. in the College of Pharmacy’s Qatar Pavilion. The event is free and open to the public.

Study Abroad Week

The Center for Intercultural and International Programs will host Study Abroad Week TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY (Jan. 27-28). Events include the Annual Study Abroad Fair featuring representatives from more than 100 international programs, as well as interest and informational sessions. Visit HERE for more details or call 520-5491.

Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance

The Core Ensemble will present a concert, Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance WEDNESDAY (Jan. 28) at 6:30 p.m. in the Music Building Recital Hall. Visit HERE for more info.

Books into Film

Books into Film opens Season 5 THURSDAY (Jan. 29) at 6:00 p.m. in the University Center 2nd floor lounge with the 1967 drama Reflections of a Golden Eye based on the novel by Carson McCullers. The tag line for the movie poster says it all: "In the loosest sense he is her husband . . . and in the loosest way she is his wife!" Dr. Wyndy Ludwikowski (Psychology) will introduce the film, which stars Marlon Brandon and Elizabeth Taylor. Pizza from Theo's will be provided and special prizes will be awarded. All members of the XU community are invited to attend.

STEM Educational Engagement

Students interested in learning about Robert Noyce STEM Educational Engagement scholarship and internship opportunities should attend an informational meeting TUESDAY (Jan. 27) at 12:15 p.m. in the University Center Room 205C. For more info contact the Grad Star/McNair Program Office at 520-7536.

Passport Fair

The United States Postal Service (USPS) will hold a Passport Fair WEDNESDAY (Jan. 28) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the University Center, First Floor. Visit HERE for more details.

Bakari Kitwana Lecture

Journalist, activist, and political analyst Bakari Kitwana will deliver a lecture, “Love in a Time of Horror,” THURSDAY (Jan. 29) at 6:00 p.m. in the Administration Auditorium. The event, sponsored by the Office of Campus Activities, is free and open to the public.

GRE Workshop

The Office of Graduate Placement and University Summer Programs is offering an eight-week intensive prep course for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) beginning SATURDAY (Jan. 31). The cost is $150 for XU students and $200 for faculty/staff. Visit HERE for details. Last day to sign up is FRIDAY (Jan. 30).

XULAneXUS Spring Submissions Deadline

All Xavier students are encouraged to submit their work to XULAneXUS for Volume 12, Issue 2, to be published in April 2015. Submission deadline is Feb. 20. All submissions are reviewed by an editorial board of faculty and students. Student authors work one-on-one with a faculty mentor in preparing and revising scholarly projects for submission and publication. All interested students should attend an informational session THURSDAY (Jan. 29) at 12:15 p.m. in Xavier South 201. Visit HERE for general submission info and HERE for submission guidelines.

Callers Needed for XU Alumni Phonathon

Looking to make a little extra cash while developing your communication skills and helping your University raise needed funds? Callers are needed for the XU Alumni Phonathon Feb. 21 through March 05. Visit HERE for details.

Writing Center Workshops

The Writing Resource Center is offering a workshop, “Brainstorming for an Essay“, TUESDAY (Jan. 27) at 5:00 p.m. in the St. Joseph Academic and Health Resources Center Room 106. Visit HERE for info on forthcoming workshops.

U.S. Army Health Professions Scholarship

A representative from the U.S. Army Health Professions Scholarship Program will be in the NCF Science Annex-1st floor WEDNESDAY (Jan. 28) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to speak with interested students. The list of recruitment visits that have been scheduled through the Premedical Office this semester (so far) is posted outside of the Premedical Office (NCF 108).

McNair Scholar Search

The Office of Graduate Placement is accepting applications for McNair Scholars NOW through Feb. 13. Selected students are eligible for travel, paid research ($2,800) and GRE workshops. Applicants must be junior status or below, be Pell Grant eligible, maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher, and have a desire to pursue a Ph.D. in an underrepresented field of study. For more info stop by the Graduate Placement office in St. Joseph’s (Room 306) or visit HERE.

Spring Career Expo

The Spring Career Expo will be held Feb. 05 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Mercedes Benz Superdome. Recruiters will be on hand to provide information about permanent positions, summer internships, and other career advice. Transportation to the career fair is available, visit HERE for details.  For additional info contact Marian Minnard at ext. 7364.

International Honor Society in Philosophy

The Philosophy Honor Society, Phi Sigma Tau, offers eligible students the distinction of membership, a network of over 180 chapters internationally, a forum to interact with other students interested in philosophy, the opportunity to publish in the Society’s journal and present papers at its conferences, and receipt of the Society’s publications including its careers bulletin. For information and spring 2015 membership, contact Dr. Thora Bayer, Dept. of Philosophy, x7479 or tibayer@xula.edu by Feb. 06.

Understanding Rehabilitation Counseling

An informational session, “Understanding Rehabilitation Counseling”, will be held Feb. 02 from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Xavier South, Room 201. For more info visit HERE or contact Gerquel Bowman ’13 at gbowma@lsuhsc.edu.

Health Disparities Conference Student Poster Competition

Students are invited to submit entries in the Poster Competition for the College of Pharmacy's Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities, Research and Education’s Eighth Health Disparities Conference, which will be held March 12–14, 2015 in New Orleans. Visit HERE for details. Abstracts are due FRIDAY (Jan. 30).

Tai Chi Classes

Reduce your stress level through the gentle practice of Tai Chi. Classes begin MONDAY (Jan. 26) from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the XU Fitness Center. Visit HERE for more details.

Freshman Premed Meeting

Freshman Premed Biomedical Honor Corps Meeting #14 will be held MONDAY (Jan. 26) at 4:15 p.m. OR 5:15 p.m. (attend either session) in NCF 105. All freshman and new transfer premeds are encouraged to attend all group and individual meetings planned for 2014-2015 (meeting schedule for Spring 2015 is available HERE). If you are unable to attend any premed meetings, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make them up.

Sophomore Premed Assessment Meetings

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2016 for entry in 2017 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 place MONDAY (Jan. 26) through Feb. 27.

Other Campus Events

Fri (30) – African American Music Festival, 7:00 p.m., Recital Hall

XU in the News

Dean's List - Fall 2014
NOLA.com - Xavier President Norman Francis Receives 2015 St. Ives Award
Diverse Issues - Promoting and Maintaining Diversity in Pharmaceutical Education

[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 a.m. Friday.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 487 - January 19, 2015

The Week in Brief:

- MLK Jr. Week for Peace Celebration
- Explore Xavier Open House
- GRE Workshop
- Writing Center Workshops
- McNair Scholar Search
- Junior School of Music
- Staff Institute
- Xavier Herald Spring Schedule
- Catholic Relief Services in Haiti
- Study Abroad Fair
- Core Ensemble
- Bakari Kitwana Lecture
- Biggest (Weight) Loser Contest
- Passport Fair
- Sophomore Premed Assessment Meetings
- Alpha Epsilon Delta Interest Meeting
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

MLK Jr. Week for Peace Celebration

Business executive, entrepreneur, film producer, television personality, news commentator, civil rights activist, and motivational speaker Michael Skolnik will deliver the keynote address at the annual MLK Convocation and Symposium THURSDAY (Jan. 22) at 6:30 p.m. in the University Center. It’s the featured event of the 29th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week for Peace celebration MONDAY-FRIDAY (Jan. 19-23). All events [visit HERE for details] are free and open to the public.

Explore Xavier Open House

The Office of Admissions will hold an Explore Xavier Open House for prospective students, counselors, and parents Jan. 29 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. The session begins at the XU Convocation Annex, third floor. For more info call 520-7388 or email apply@xula.edu.

GRE Workshop

The Office of Graduate Placement and University Summer Programs is offering an eight-week intensive prep course for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) beginning Jan. 31. The cost is $150 for XU students and $200 for faculty/staff. Visit HERE for details. Last day to sign up is Jan. 30.

Writing Center Workshops

The Writing Resource Center is offering five workshops in January and February, starting with “How to Study for Success in Writing-Intensive Courses” TUESDAY (Jan. 20) at 12:15 p.m. in the St. Joseph Academic and Health Resources Center Room 106. Visit HERE for more details.

McNair Scholar Search

The Office of Graduate Placement is accepting applications for McNair Scholars NOW through Feb. 13. Selected students are eligible for travel, paid research ($2,800) and GRE workshops. Applicants must be junior status or below, be Pell Grant eligible, maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher, and have a desire to pursue a Ph.D. in an underrepresented field of study. For more info stop by the Graduate Placement office in St. Joseph’s (Room 306) or visit HERE.

Junior School of Music

Registration for the Junior School of Music will be held THURSDAY-FRIDAY (Jan. 22-23) from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Jan. 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Programs being offered include Early Bird I (4 years-old and under), Early Bird II (ages 5-8), Applied Lessons (ages 9 and up), and Advanced private instruction and/or music theory (junior or senior high school). Tuition is $250 plus a $25 registration fee. For more info call 520-7588.

Staff Institute

The Staff Institute for spring 2015 will be held Jan. 22 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the UC Ballroom.

Xavier Herald Spring Schedule

The Xavier Herald has announced publication dates for the spring semester. Visit HERE for content submission deadlines and other details.

Catholic Relief Services in Haiti

Dr. Jude Banatte, Head of Programming for Catholic Relief Services in Haiti, will present a lecture, “5 Years after the Earthquake”, Jan. 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the College of Pharmacy’s Qatar Pavilion. The event is free and open to the public.

Study Abroad Fair

The Center for Intercultural and International Programs will host a Study Abroad Fair January 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the University Center, First Floor. More than 20 study abroad companies, representing more than 100 programs from around the world, will be available to talk to interested students. Call 520-5491 or visit the CIIP Office in St. Joseph’s Room 312 for more info.

Core Ensemble

The Core Ensemble will present a concert, Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance Jan. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Music Building Recital Hall. Visit HERE for more info.

Bakari Kitwana Lecture

Journalist, activist, and political analyst Bakari Kitwana will deliver a lecture, “Love in a Time of Horror,” Jan. 29 at 6:00 p.m. in the Administration Auditorium. The event, sponsored by the Office of Campus Activities, is free and open to the public.

Biggest (Weight) Loser Contest

Registration for the spring Biggest Loser Contest will be held begins TUESDAY-FRIDAY (Jan. 20-23) from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the St. Joseph Resource Center, Suite 202. Visit HERE for more info.

Passport Fair

The United States Postal Service (USPS) will hold a Passport Fair Jan. 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the University Center, First Floor. Visit HERE for more details.

Sophomore Premed Assessment Meetings

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2016 for entry in 2017 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 place Jan. 26 through Feb. 27.

Alpha Epsilon Delta Interest Meeting

Sophomore, junior, and senior premeds who are interested in joining Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) National Health Pre-Professional Honor Society, should attend the Interest Meeting WEDNESDAY (Jan. 21) at 5:00 p.m. in NCF 102. Please review the detailed membership consideration instructions that were sent via email to students whose email addresses are up-to-date in the Premed Office. Go HERE for AED information.

Other Campus Events

Mon (19) – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Mon (19) - Women’s/Men’s Basketball vs. SUNO, 5:30/7:30 p.m., Convocation Center

XU in the News

Clarion Herald - Pope Names Fernand Cheri III ('97) Auxiliary Bishop of New Orleans
NOLA.com - Loren Blanchard, Top Xavier Administrator, to Join California State University

[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 a.m. Friday.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 486 - January 12, 2015

The Week in Brief:

- MLK Jr. Week for Peace Celebration
- Explore Xavier Open House
- Writing Center Workshops
- U of South Alabama Med School DREAM Program
- McNair Scholar Search
- Last Chance for Cap & Gown Photos
- Junior School of Music
- Catholic Relief Services in Haiti
- Bakari Kitwana Lecture
- Freshman Premed Meeting
- Update Info in Premed Office
- New Premeds Sign-In with Premed Office
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

MLK Jr. Week for Peace Celebration

Business executive, entrepreneur, film producer, television personality, news commentator, civil rights activist, and motivational speaker Michael Skolnik will deliver the keynote address at the annual MLK Convocation and Symposium Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the University Center. It’s the featured event of the 29th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week for Peace celebration Jan. 19-23. All events [visit HERE for details] are free and open to the public.

Explore Xavier Open House

The Office of Admissions will hold an Explore Xavier Open House for prospective students, counselors, and parents Jan. 29 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. The session begins at the XU Convocation Annex, third floor. For more info call 520-7388 or email apply@xula.edu.

Writing Center Workshops

The Writing Resource Center is offering five workshops in January and February, starting with “How to Study for Success in Writing-Intensive Courses” Jan. 20 at 12:15 p.m. in the St. Joseph Academic and Health Resources Center Room 106. Visit HERE for more details.

U of South Alabama Med School DREAM Program

A representative from the Diversity, Recruitment, and Enrichment for Admission into Medicine (DREAM) Summer Program at U of South Alabama Medical School in Mobile AL will conduct an information session THURSDAY (Jan. 15) at 4:30 p.m. in NCF 115. The list of recruitment visits that have been scheduled through the Premedical Office this semester (so far) is posted outside of the Premedical Office (NCF 108).

McNair Scholar Search

The Office of Graduate Placement is accepting applications for McNair Scholars NOW through Feb. 13. Selected students are eligible for travel, paid research ($2,800) and GRE workshops. Applicants must be junior status or below, be Pell Grant eligible, maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher, and have a desire to pursue a Ph.D. in an underrepresented field of study. For more info stop by the Graduate Placement office in St. Joseph’s (Room 306) or visit HERE.

Last Chance for Cap & Gown Photos

Graduating seniors who have not had their cap a& gown photos taken for the Yearbook will have one last chance WEDNESDAY (Jan. 14) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the UC First Floor Gallery.

Junior School of Music

Registration for the Junior School of Music will be held Jan. 22-23 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Jan. 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Programs offered  include Early Bird I (4 years-old and under), Early Bird II (ages 5-8), Applied Lessons (ages 9 and up), and Advanced private instruction and/or music theory (junior or senior high school). Tuition is $250 plus a $25 registration fee. For more info call 520-7588.

Catholic Relief Services in Haiti

Dr. Jude Banatte, Head of Programming for Catholic Relief Services in Haiti, will present a lecture, “5 Years After the Earthquake”, Jan. 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the College of Pharmacy’s Qatar Pavilion. The event is free and open to the public.

Bakari Kitwana Lecture

Journalist, activist, and political analyst Bakari Kitwana will deliver a lecture, “Love in a Time of Horror,” Jan. 29 at 6:00 p.m. in the Administration Auditorium. The event, sponsored by the Office of Campus Activities, is free and open to the public.

Freshman Premed Meeting

Freshman Premed Biomedical Honor Corps Meeting #13, the first meeting for Spring 2015,  will be held MONDAY (Jan. 12) at 4:15 p.m. OR 5:15 p.m. (attend either session) in NCF 105. All freshman and new transfer premeds are encouraged to attend all group and individual meetings planned for 2014-2015 (meeting schedule for spring 2015 is available HERE. If you are unable to attend any premed meetings, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make them up.

Update Info in Premed Office

Returning premeds who are NOT receiving advising emails from the Premed Office OR who would like to update their email addresses should stop by the PM Office (NCF 108) to update their information AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! Detailed emails regarding group premed meetings, individual premed meetings, recruitment visits, summer programs, etc. are forwarded to students almost DAILY from the PM Office. Don't miss out on important information that can help you maximize your chance of gaining entry into medical, dental, etc. school!

New Premeds Sign-In with Premed Office

New premeds at Xavier are encouraged to stop by the Premed Office (NCF 108) as soon as possible to complete the "Premed Update Form" (located on the reception desk in the Premed Office) in order to begin receiving weekly emails from premedical advisers regarding premed meetings, recruitment visits to Xavier, summer programs, etc. Don't miss out on important information and meetings that can help you maximize your chances of gaining entry into medical, dental, etc. school!

Other Campus Events

Mon (12) – Women’s/Men’s Basketball vs. Tougaloo, 5:30/7:30 p.m., Convocation Center

XU in the News

NOLA.com - Xavier University receives $750,000 grant for building renovation
Long Beach Press Telegram - Cal State to Name Loren Blanchard ['84] Vice chancellor

[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 a.m. Friday.

 
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