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XAVIER eBULLETIN – No. 563 – August 22, 2016

The Week in Brief:

- Campus Parking Permits
- Cross Country & Volleyball Home Openers
- Career Carnival
Successful Studenting Workshops
- Campus Ministry Flood Donation Drive
- Recovery Carnival
- Fall GRE Prep Course
- Xavier Contemplative Inquiry Team
- Biggest Loser Contest
- TIAA-CREF Counseling
- Library Talks
- New Premeds Sign-In
- Freshman Premed Meeting #2
- Update Info in Premed Office
- Sophomore Premeds Complete Missed Meetings
- Senior Premed Professional School Applications
- Other Campus Events
- Xavier in the News

Campus Parking Permits
A parking permit is required for all faculty, staff, and students to park in all campus parking lots. The cost is $50. Permits can be purchased at the XUPD Office using a credit card or X-card, or paid for at the Cashier's Office on the third floor of the Xavier South. In the latter case the receipt must be brought to the XUPD office (corner of South Carrollton) to receive the decal. Students will also need to show their driver's license, proof of insurance, and vehicle registration. Decals will be issued Monday-Friday (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.). All persons parking their vehicle on University property must have a current decal and must park in the area designated by the decal purchased. Illegally parked vehicles are subject to enforcement action by the XUPD, including ticketing and immobilization. Enforcement will begin MONDAY (Aug. 22). For more info call 520–7490.

Cross Country & Volleyball Home Openers
Olympics put you in the mood for more athletics? XU Cross Country (men & women) compete in their home opener FRIDAY (Aug. 26) at 5:30 p.m. at Audubon Park, while Women’s Volleyball hosts Pikeville at 11:00 a.m. Sept. 2 in the Convocation Center. Visit HERE for more info.

Career Carnival
All students are encourage to attend the Career Advancement Center’s Welcome Week Career Carnival THURSDAY (Aug. 25) from 10:00 a.m. t0 1:00 p.m. in the University Center 1st Floor Gallery. Visit HERE for details.

Successful Studenting Workshops
The Student Academic Success is offering a series of Successful Studenting Workshops this month, beginning MONDAY (Aug. 22) with “Transitioning Like a Pro from High School to College” at 5:00 p.m. in St. Joe’s Room 111. Visit HERE for the complete schedule.

Campus Ministry Flood Donation Drive
The Office of Campus Ministry is conducting a donation drive in support of those affected by the recent flooding in Louisiana NOW through Sept. 09. Please drop off donations at the OCM Office, Administration Building Room 101. Needed items include diapers, wipes, gift cards, toiletries, hand sanitizers, cleaning supplies, boxed drinks, and packaged snacks.

Recovery Carnival
Xavier will recognize National Recovery Month with a series of events Sept. 06-08. Visit HERE for full details.

Fall GRE Prep Course
The Office of Graduate Placement is offering an eight-week GRE Prep Course beginning Sept. 10. Deadline to sign up is Sept. 09. Visit HERE for more info or call 520-7633.

Xavier Contemplative Inquiry Team
Since 2010, the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Faculty Development has actively promoted contemplative pedagogy through presentations, workshops, travel grants, meditation sessions, and other diverse means, culminating most recently in the formation of the Xavier Contemplative Inquiry Team. This group, supported in part by a grant from the Mellon Foundation, formed in 2015 and has had ten active participants over the past year. We invite you to join the team for the 2016-17 school year. We meet regularly over the course of the year and provide support for each member’s personal practice, contemplative pedagogy, and related research. The team is participant-driven, meaning that the specific agenda and activities of the group are determined by the team members, with guidance from CAT+FD staff. The team is open to faculty, staff and students. Read more HERE and then download the call for participation HERE. The deadline to apply is FRIDAY (Aug. 26). For more info contact Bart Everson at or 520-5164.

Biggest Loser Contest
Save the Date for the fall 2016 Biggest Loser Contest which starts Sept. 12. For more info call 520-7315 or visit HERE.

TIAA-CREF Counseling
Representatives from TIAA-CREF will be on campus Sept. 06 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Human Resources Conference Room. To schedule an individual counseling session, visit HERE or call 1 (800) 732-8353. Visit HERE for the complete fall schedule.

Library Talks
The XU Library opens its 2016-17 “Library Talks” series Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. in the Nissan Room (6th Floor) with Dr. Tammuella Singleton’s presentation, “One of MY TOUGHEST Cases: Katrina Evacuation and A Personal Loss”. Admission is free and the open to the public. Visit HERE for more details.

New Premeds Sign-In
All new freshman and new transfer premeds are encouraged to stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) MONDAY-FRIDAY (Aug. 22-26) between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to sign-in. By completing the simple "3-Step" sign-in process, premeds will begin receiving weekly emails from the PM Office regarding premed meetings, recruitment visits, summer programs, etc. Don't miss out on important info that can help you maximize your chances of gaining entry into medical, dental, etc. school! To print and complete the form in advance visit HERE.​

Freshman Premed Meeting #2
Freshman Premed Biomedical Honor Corps Meeting #2 ​will be held on MONDAY (Aug. 22) at 4:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. (attend either session), NCF 105. Please bring a pen with you to the meeting. All new freshman and transfer premeds are encouraged to attend the group and individual meetings planned for them during the 2016-17 academic year. The meeting schedule for Fall 2016 is available HERE. If you are unable to attend any premed meetings, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make them up.

Update Info in Premed Office
Returning premed students who are NOT receiving advising emails from the Premedical Office should stop by the PM Office (NCF 108) to update their information NOW! 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.

Sophomore Premeds Complete Missed Meetings
Sophomore premeds who missed any of the Freshman Premed Meetings in 2015-2016 are encouraged to complete the missed meetings by attending the Freshman Premed Meetings planned for 2016-17. Visit HERE for the fall 2016 tentative meeting schedule. Also, the Sophomore Premed Overview Meeting will be held Sept. 07 at 5:00 p.m. in NCF 105.​ To see what Sophomore Premeds should be doing in Fall 2016, visit HERE.​

Senior Premed Professional School Applications
Students applying to enter medical, dental, etc. school in 2017 should have already submitted primary professional school applications (target month was July 2016) and be actively working on secondary applications and preparing for professional school interviews. Please continue to carefully read and retain all application advising emails sent to you by the PM Office daily. AND, don't forget to ​email or mail one wallet-size (3.5" x 2.5") professional picture to the PM Office for your file. If you would like to schedule a time to have your professional school head and shoulders shot taken in the PM Office's ​"​Portrait Studio" please follow ​the detailed instructions that were emailed to you previously.

Other Campus Events
Mon (22) – Classes Begin

Xavier in the News
ABC News - Doctor's Take: Being a Minority in Medicine [Dr. Amber Robins ’10]
N.O. Advocate - Gold medal-winning USA swimmer Simone Manuel has ties to New Orleans
N.O. Advocate B.R., New Orleans, Lafayette Area People in Business [Keyana Scales]

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