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XAVIER eBULLETIN – No. 562 – Oct. 24, 2016

The Week in Brief:
- UNCF National Call to Action: #PreserveHBCUs
- Sr. Elise Sisson Performing Arts Series
- SASO Fall Workshops
- XU Library Talks
- UMKC Dental School Recruitment
- The Rounds @ XULA w/Dr. Byron Jasper
- Creighton U Medical/Dental School Recruitment
- Princeton MCAT Prep Info Session
- International Education Week
- XU House of Purge
- XU Fall Preview
- Pre-Health Workshops
- Passport Fair
- Service Saturday Volunteers
- Save the Dates – Early Spring Registration
- Yearbook Cap & Gown Photos / Group Photos / Portraits
- Confessions of an exSuperwoman
- Stepping Out Bold in Medicine and Art
- Freshman Premed Meeting #9
- Senior Premed Assessment Meetings
- Other Campus Events
- Xavier in the News

UNCF National Call to Action: #PreserveHBCUs
The Xavier community is encouraged to actively participate in #PreserveHBCUs, the UNCF’s national call to action to have Congress allocate funding to preserve historic buildings on HBCU campuses, WEDNESDAY (Oct. 26). Visit HERE for details.

Sr. Elise Sisson Performing Arts Series
The second event in the Department of Music’s new Elise Performing Arts Series – honoring legendary Music Department chair and Opera guru Sister Elise Sisson, S.B.S. – features William Chapman-Nyaho’s lecture and recital, “Piano Music of Africa and the African Diaspora,” THURSDAY-FRIDAY (Oct. 27-28). Open to the public. Visit HERE for details.

SASO Fall Workshops
The Student Academic Success Office’s October workshops conclude with “Scheduling Your Life for Success” WEDNESDAY (Oct. 26) at 5:00 p.m. and “Tools for Powering Through Your Exam” THURSDAY (Oct. 27) at 4:15 p.m., both in St. Joseph’s 111.

XU Library Talks
The Library Talks Series continues Oct. 26 with a presentation and book signing by L. M. Labat ’16, author of The Sanguinarian ID, at 3:00 p.m. in the Library Resources Center Room 417B. Visit HERE for more info.

UMKC Dental School Recruitment
A representative from the U of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry will be in the NCF Science Annex (1st floor) MONDAY (Oct. 24) from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Stop by to learn more about available degree programs and opportunities for undergraduate students. All meetings and events scheduled through the Premedical Office are included HERE.

The Rounds @ XULA w/Dr. Byron Jasper
Dr. Byron Jasper ‘06, a graduate of Xavier and Tulane U School of Medicine, will conduct a special workshop TUESDAY (Oct. 25) at 6:30 p.m. in NCF Science Annex 173. Dr. Jasper will present patient cases to demonstrate the clinical application of medicine.

Creighton U Medical/Dental School Recruitment
A representative from Creighton University Medical and Dental Schools will be in the NCF Science Annex (1st floor) WEDNESDAY (Oct. 26) from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Stop by to learn more about available degree programs, post-baccalaureate programs, and other opportunities for undergraduate students.

Princeton MCAT Prep Info Session
Students who will be taking the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) in 201​7 are encouraged to attend the FREE information session conducted by the Princeton Review THURSDAY (Oct. 27) at 5:30 p.m. in NCF Annex 175. Visit HERE to register for the session.​Students who plan on taking the MCAT in 201​7​ are encouraged to attend all free sessions conducted on-campus by MCAT review​ companies​ in Fall 201​6​.

International Education Week
International Education Week will be held Oct. 31 to Nov. 04. Visit HERE for the schedule of events.

XU House of Purge
Just in time for Halloween, the Department of Music will present its annual “House of Purge” SATURDAY-MONDAY (Oct. 29-31) from 7:00 p.m. – until in the Music Building. Tickets are $4 for Xavier students, $6 general admission.

XU Fall Preview
Save the date! The Office of Admissions will hold its annual Fall Preview for prospective students and their families Nov. 01. Visit HERE for details.

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

Passport Fair
Representatives from the U.S. Post Office will be on campus to process passport applications Nov. 03. Visit HERE for details.

Service Saturday Volunteers
The Center for Student Leadership & Service is seeking student volunteers for Service Saturday Nov. 05. Visit HERE for more info.

Save the Dates – Early Spring Registration
Note that early registration for spring 2017 will be held Nov. 07-11. Note that to participate in early registration students must have a zero balance. Visit HERE for more information.

Yearbook Cap & Gown Photos / Group Photos
Cap & Gown portraits for graduating students (e.g. seniors, P4, and Grad School) will be taken Nov. 10 and Dec. 02 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the University Center (first floor). Yearbook photographers are also available to take group photos of campus organizations and clubs. Send an email to to schedule a photo shoot: available times are Tuesday-Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. or by special arrangement. Finally, underclassmen, graduate students, and faculty/staff can have their portraits taken TUESDAY (Oct. 25) from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in XU South Room 109.

Confessions of an exSuperwoman
Dr. Kimberly Chandler (communication studies) will debut her one-woman show, “Confessions of an exSuperwoman,“ at the Valiant Theatre and Lounge in Arabi LA Nov. 04-05. Visit HERE for more info.

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

Freshman Premed Meeting #9
Freshman Premed Biomedical Honor Corps Meeting #9 will be held MONDAY (Oct. 24) at 4:15 p.m. OR 5:15 p.m. (attend either session) in NCF 105. Please bring a pen with you to the meeting. All new freshman and new transfer premeds are encouraged to attend all group and individual premed meetings planned for 2016-17 (meeting schedule for Fall 2016 is available HERE. If you are unable to attend any premed meetings, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make them up.

Senior Premed Assessment Meetings
Students who are currently applying to medical, dental, etc. school for entry in 2017 should sign-up for and complete the One-on-One Senior Premed 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; detailed instructions have been sent via email. Academic progress, health professions school application status, post-baccalaureate plans, etc. will be discussed during this assessment. Go HERE to see what Senior Premeds should be doing this semester. Meetings will take place through 28.

Other Campus Events
Mon (24) – XAB General Body Meeting, 6:15 p.m., Adm. Building 304
Tues (25) – Men’s Basketball vs. Carver, 7:30 p.m., Convocation Center
Thu (27) – Fright Night, 6:00 p.m., The Mortuary Haunted House
Sun (30) – Harvest Festival, 3:00 p.m., UC Yard
Mon (31) – Costume Party, 9:00 p.m., UC Ballroom

Xavier in the News
Louisiana Weekly - Black Lives Matter Takes on Education Disparities
XU News – Baylor and Xavier Universities Announce Student Exchange Partnership
XU News – Volleyball Earns 6th Straight GCAC Regular Season Title

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