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XAVIER eBULLETIN – No. 569 – Oct. 02, 2016

The Week in Brief:

- Founder’s Day
- UNCF Walk for Education
- Aimee Phan (author of We Should Never Meet) Reading
- The African Presence in New Orleans Culture
- Lecture: “Confronting Ourselves”
- Black Catholic Theological Symposium Lecture
- Yearbook Cap & Gown Photos / Group Photos
- Staff-Faculty Morning of Prayer
- Literary Reading Series
- 2016-17 University Catalog Available Online
- Black Lives Matter Symposium
- Baby Dolls as Art
- Hack to Health
- Phi Alpha Theta Induction
- Lecture on Science & Theology
- XU Fall Preview
- Freshman Premed Meeting #7
- Junior Premed Assessment Meetings
- Other Campus Events
- Xavier in the News

Founder’s Day
The annual Founder’s Day Convocation will be held TUESDAY (Oct. 04) at 12:15 p.m. in the Convocation Center. All faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to attend.

UNCF Walk for Education
The annual UNCF Walk for Education fundraiser will be held SATURDAY (Oct. 08) at 8:30 a.m. at the Audubon Park & Zoo Riverview Area. Faculty/staff can sign up in the Office of Institutional Advancement Mon-Fri between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. For more info contact Meka Francis at mafranci@xula.edu or 520-5497. Students can sign up in the UC Lobby MONDAY-FRIDAY (Oct. 03-07) from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Aimee Phan (author of We Should Never Meet) Reading / Book Signing
Aimee Phan, author of We Should Never Meet (this year's Shared Reading), will speak about her life and her collection of short stories WEDNESDAY (Oct. 05) at 7:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. The book, which is being read by all first-year students and many others on campus, tells the stories of a number of children brought to the U.S. during Operation Babylift after the fall of Saigon in 1975. A book signing will follow at 8:00 p.m. outside the ballroom. Free copies of the book are available at the entrance of the Library Resource Center.

The African Presence in New Orleans Culture
Keller Endowed Chair in the Humanities Dr. Michael White ’76 will host a discussion and musical presentation, “The African Presence in New Orleans Culture,” Oct. 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. The event features Dr. Ibrahima Seck, Cultural Director of the Whitney Plantation; and Seguenon Kone, master musician and dancer. Open to the Public. Visit HERE for more info.

Lecture: “Confronting Ourselves”
Author and Educator Dr. Derek Greenfield will present a lecture, “Confronting Ourselves: Race, Gender, Sexuality, & Everything in Between,” Oct. 13 at 6:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. Free and Open to the Public.

Black Catholic Theological Symposium Lecture
Dr. C. Vanessa White, assistant professor of Spirituality and Ministry and Program Director for the M.A. in Pastoral Studies and Specialized Ministry at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, will present a lecture, "Do Not Quench The Spirit: Howard Thurman and Thomas Merton - The Quest Toward Racial Reconciliation and Peace," Oct. 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Qatar Pharmacy Pavilion Auditorium as part of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium. Free and open to the public. For more info, visit HERE or contact the XU Institute for Black Catholic Studies at 520-7691.

Yearbook Cap & Gown Photos / Group Photos
Cap & Gown portraits for graduating students (e.g. seniors, P4, and Grad School) will be taken Oct. 13, 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 yearbook@xula.edu to schedule a photo shoot: available times are Tuesday-Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. or by special arrangement.

Staff-Faculty Morning of Prayer
The fall Staff-Faculty Morning of Prayer will be held Oct. 20 at 10:00 a.m. in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. The theme of this Prayer Service is "Using Power From On High, Never Ever give up!" Our presenters are Dr. Jose' Bautista (Business) and Dr. Donna Robinson (Pharmacy). Persons of all faith traditions are encouraged to attend. Staff should remember that the administration has allowed attendance at this Service without loss of work time. Please take the break in your busy schedule and come refresh the health of your soul by honoring your God for a little while.

Literary Reading Series
The Department of English invites the XU community to attend its 2016-17 Literary Reading Series. Next up: a poetry reading by Carolyn Hembree Oct. 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the Adm. Building 304. Visit HERE for the complete schedule.

2016-17 University Catalog Available Online
The 2016-2017 edition of the University catalog has been published & can be accessed via the Xavier website or directly HERE.

Black Lives Matter Symposium
The Institute for Black Catholic Studies’ second annual Black Lives Matter symposium, “Urban Education Matters,” will be held Oct. 21-22. Registration is required. The event is free to students with a current Xavier ID. Visit HERE for more information.

Baby Dolls as Art
Xavier will host Opening Night of the Ruth Owens Exhibit: "Baby Dolls: Dancing "It" Out" Oct. 13 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the XU Administration Building Chapel Gallery. Free and open to the Public. Visit HERE for more info.

Hack to Health
The Division of Business will sponsor a Hack to Health innovation marathon focusing on access to healthcare, chronic disease, and behavioral health Oct. 21-23 in the Convocation Annex 215. Visit HERE for more info.

Phi Alpha Theta Induction
The History Department will hold its fall induction ceremony for Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society, on Nov. 09 at 5:00 p.m. in the UC 205. Eligibility requirements are completion of 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 Oct. 14. Interested students should contact Sr. Barbara Hughes at bhughes@xula.edu or 520-7410.

Lecture on Science & Theology
Dr. Basil Davis (Physics Research Center) will give a lecture on science and theology, “Power and Wisdom,” Oct. 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the College of Pharmacy Building (Room 107). All are welcome.

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.

Freshman Premed Meeting #7
Freshman Premed Biomedical Honor Corps Meeting #7 will be held MONDAY (Oct. 03) 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 is available HERE). If you are unable to attend any premed meetings, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make them up. All meetings and events scheduled through the Premedical Office are included on the Premed Calendar.

Junior Premed Assessment Meetings
Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 201​7 for entry in 201​8 should sign-up for and complete the One-on-One Junior 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 were sent previously via email. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss academic progress, post-secondary extracurricular activities, and plans for MCAT, DAT, etc. preparation. Go HERE to see what Junior Premeds should be doing this semester. Meetings will take place NOW through Oct. 07.

Other Campus Events
Tue (04) – Founder’s Day Mass, 8:00 a.m., SKD Chapel
Fri (07) - Pink Day (Breast Cancer Awareness) Event, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., UC Lawn

Xavier in the News
U.S. News – Deep South Road Trip: Xavier University of Louisiana
N.O. Advocate - 'Be Willing to Invest in People': Google Executive Offers Advice
N.O. Advocate - Trayvon Martin's Mother Delivers Message to New Orleans Students
JBHE - More Good News on Enrollments at Historically Black Universities

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


XAVIER eBULLETIN – No. 568 – Sept. 26, 2016

The Week in Brief:

- FAFSA Information Sessions
- Leadership and Careers in Foreign Affairs
- Sr. Elise Sisson Performing Arts Series
- Career Success Workshops
- Academic Success Workshops
- Yearbook / Cap & Gown Photos
- UNCF Walk for Education
- Japan Exchange & Teaching Program (JET)
- The African Presence in New Orleans Culture
- Staff-Faculty Morning of Prayer
- Black Lives Matter Symposium
- Division of Business Scholarship Golf Tournament
- Lecture: “Confronting Ourselves”
- Black Catholic Theological Symposium Lecture
- Literary Reading Series
- Black Lives Matter Symposium
- Baby Dolls as Art
- Hack to Health
- Phi Alpha Theta Induction
- XU Fall Preview
- The Rounds @ XULA w/Dr. Byron Jasper
- LSU Dental School Recruitment
- Florida International U Med School Recruitment
- Princeton MCAT Prep Info Session
- Freshman Premed Meeting #6
- Junior Premed Assessment Meetings
- Other Campus Events
- Xavier in the News

FAFSA Information Sessions
Did you know you can complete your FAFSA application in October using 2015 tax info? You betcha! Learn about this change and other FAFSA topics in an hour-long, power-packed information session presented by the Office of Financial Aid TUESDAY (Sept. 27) in the University Center Ballroom. Sessions available at 4:30 p.m. and again at 5:30 p.m. Don’t miss it!

Leadership and Careers in Foreign Affairs
Karen Richardson, Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Public Affairs at the U.S. State Department, will be on campus TUESDAY (Sept. 27) at 4:00 p.m. in the Pharmacy Auditorium (Room 109) to talk about Leadership and Careers in Foreign Affairs. Visit HERE for more info.

Sr. Elise Sisson Performing Arts Series
The Department of Music will introduce its new Elise Performing Arts Series – honoring legendary Music Department chair and Opera guru Sister Elise Sisson, S.B.S. – with a series of vocal master classes by Michael Dixon of the Universitat der Kunste TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY (Sept. 27-28). Visit HERE for more info.

Career Success Workshops
The Office of Career Services concludes this month’s Career Success Workshops “Building Your LinkedIn Brand” TUESDAY (Sept. 27) at 12:15 p.m. in UC 302, and “Speed Mock Interviewing” FRIDAY (Sept. 30) at 1:30 p.m. in St. Joe 302.

Academic Success Workshops
The Student Academic Success Office concludes this month’s Academic Success Workshops with “Pre-Med did NOT Work … What Now?” MONDAY (Sept. 26), “How to Study Effectively in Chemistry” WEDNESDAY (Sept. 28), and “Successfully Conquering Midterms” THURSDAY (Sept. 29). All are at 5:00 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Room 111.

Yearbook / Cap & Gown Photos
Portraits for the 2017 Yearbook for sophomores, juniors, P1, P2, P3, faculty, and staff will be taken on the following dates TUESDAY (Sept. 27) from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in XU South (Room 109). Cap & Gown portraits for graduating students (e.g. seniors, P4, and Grad School) will be taken WEDNESDAY (Sept. 28) and Oct. 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the University Center (first floor).

UNCF Walk for Education
The annual UNCF Walk for Education fundraiser will be held Oct. 08 at the Audubon Park Riverview. A sign-up table for faculty/staff will be set up in the UC MONDAY (Sept. 26). Faculty/staff can also sign up in the Office of Institutional Advance Mon-Fri between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. For more info contact Meka Francis at mafranci@xula.edu or 520-5497.

Japan Exchange & Teaching Program (JET)
Representatives from the Japan Exchange & Teaching Program (JET) will be on campus THURSDAY (Sept. 29) to present an Information Session from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in the Administration Building (Room 220). All interested students are invited to attend. Visit HERE for application guidelines and due dates. For other info, visit the Center for Intercultural and International Programs in St. Joseph’s 312.

The African Presence in New Orleans Culture
Keller Endowed Chair in the Humanities Dr. Michael White ’76 will host a discussion and musical presentation, “The African Presence in New Orleans Culture,” Oct. 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. The event features Dr. Ibrahima Seck, Cultural Director of the Whitney Plantation; and Seguenon Kone, master musician and dancer. Open to the Public. Visit HERE for more info.

Staff-Faculty Morning of Prayer
The fall Staff-Faculty Morning of Prayer will be held Oct. 20 at 10:00 a.m. in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. The theme of this Prayer Service is "Using Power From On High, Never Ever give up!" Our presenters are Dr. Jose' Bautista (Business) and Dr. Donna Robinson (Pharmacy). Persons of all faith traditions are encouraged to attend. Staff should remember that the administration has allowed attendance at this Service without loss of work time. Please take the break in your busy schedule and come refresh the health of your soul by honoring your God for a little while.

Lecture: “Confronting Ourselves”
Author and Educator Dr. Derek Greenfield will present a lecture, “Confronting Ourselves: Race, Gender, Sexuality, & Everything in Between,” Oct. 13 at 6:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. Free and Open to the Public.

Division of Business Scholarship Golf Tournament
The Division of Business is holding its second annual scholarship golf tournament FRIDAY (Sept. 30). Visit HERE for more information, to register, or become a sponsor. Some sponsored registrations available for students; interested students should email Dr Shael Wolfson at swolfson@xula.edu.

Black Catholic Theological Symposium Lecture
Dr. C. Vanessa White, assistant professor of Spirituality and Ministry and Program Director for the M.A. in Pastoral Studies and Specialized Ministry at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, will present a lecture, "Do Not Quench The Spirit: Howard Thurman and Thomas Merton - The Quest Toward Racial Reconciliation and Peace," Oct. 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Qatar Pharmacy Pavilion Auditorium as part of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium. Free and open to the public. For more info, visit HERE or contact the XU Institute for Black Catholic Studies at 520-7691.

Literary Reading Series
The Department of English invites the XU community to attend its 2016-17 Literary Reading Series. Next up: a poetry reading by Carolyn Hembree Oct. 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the Adm. Building 304. Visit HERE for the complete schedule.

Black Lives Matter Symposium
The Institute for Black Catholic Studies’ second annual Black Lives Matter symposium, “Urban Education Matters,” will be held Oct. 21-22. Registration is required. The event is free to students with a current Xavier ID. Visit HERE for more information.

Baby Dolls as Art
Xavier will host Opening Night of the Ruth Owens Exhibit: "Baby Dolls: Dancing "It" Out" Oct. 13 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the XU Administration Building Chapel Gallery. Free and open to the Public. Visit HERE for more info.

Hack to Health
The Division of Business will sponsor a Hack to Health innovation marathon focusing on access to healthcare, chronic disease, and behavorial health Oct. 21-23 in the Convocation Annex 215. Visit HERE for more info.

Phi Alpha Theta Induction
The History Department will hold its fall induction ceremony for Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society, on Nov. 09 at 5:00 p.m. in the UC 205. Eligibility requirements are completion of 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 Oct. 14.  Interested students should contact Sr. Barbara Hughes at bhughes@xula.edu or 520-7410.

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.

The Rounds @ XULA w/Dr. Byron Jasper
Dr. Byron Jasper, a graduate of Xavier and Tulane U School of Medicine, will conduct a special workshop TUESDAY (Sept. 27) at 6:30 p.m. in NCF Science Annex 173. Dr. Jasper will present patient cases to demonstrate the clinical application of medicine. All meetings and events scheduled through the Premedical Office are included on the HERE.

LSU Dental School Recruitment
Representatives from the LSU School of Dentistry will be in the NCF Science Annex (1st floor) WEDNESDAY (Sept. 28) from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Stop by to learn more about available degree programs and opportunities for undergraduate students.

Florida International U Med School Recruitment
Representatives from Florida International University School of Medicine (Miami FL) will conduct an information session WEDNESDAY Sept. 28) at 5:00 p.m. in NCF 115. Students who are interested in the M.D. program or the undergraduate summer  research program should attend.

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 WEDNESDAY (Sept. 28) at 6:00 p.m. in NCF Annex 175. Visit HERE to register for the one of the TWO upcoming sessions that Princeton will conduct at XU.​  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 2016.

Freshman Premed Meeting #6
Freshman Premed Biomedical Honor Corps Meeting #6 will be held MONDAY (Sept. 26) 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.

Junior Premed Assessment Meetings
Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 201​7 for entry in 201​8 should sign-up for and complete the One-on-One Junior 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 were sent previously via email. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss academic progress, post-secondary extracurricular activities, and plans for MCAT, DAT, etc. preparation. Visit HERE to see what Junior Premeds should be doing this semester. Meetings will take place NOW through Oct. 07.

Other Campus Events
Wed (28) – HIV Testing, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., UC 205C
Wed (28) – NSBE General Meeting, 5:30 p.m., NCF 135
Thu (29) – Computer Student Network Meeting, 12:15 p.m., UC 119
Thu (29) – Women’s Volleyball vs. SUNO, 6:00 p.m., Convocation Center
Sat (01) – Women’s Volleyball vs. Talladega, 1:00 p.m., Convocation Center
Sun (02) – Women’s Volleyball vs. Edward Waters, 1:00 p.m., Convocation Center

Xavier in the News
JBHE - U.S. News Names Its Choices for the Best Black Colleges and Universities
WWL-TV – [video] WWL-TV’s Caresse Jackman Talks to Xavier Students about Tulsa Shooting

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

XAVIER eBULLETIN – No. 567 – Sept. 19, 2016

The Week in Brief:

- Fall Career Expo
- Career Success Workshops
- Academic Success Workshops
- Propelling Your Dreams into Action
- Sr. Elise Sisson Performing Arts Series
- Yearbook / Cap & Gown Photos
- UNCF Walk for Education
- Black Lives Matter Symposium
- Division of Business Scholarship Golf Tournament
- Black Catholic Theological Symposium Lecture
- XU Fall Preview
- Hula Babes
- Des Moines U Med School & Health Sciences Recruitment
- Medical College of Wisconsin Recruitment
- U of South Alabama Med School Recruitment
- U of Wisconsin-Madison Med School Recruitment
- Examkrackers MCAT Prep Info Session
- Freshman Premed Meeting #5
- Junior Premed Assessment Meetings
- Other Campus Events
- Xavier in the News

Fall Career Expo
The Fall Career Expo internship and job fair will be held FRIDAY (Sept. 23) from noon 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. For additional info contact Marian Minnard at ext. 7364. Visit HERE for full details.

Career Success Workshops
The Office of Career Services is offering seven Career Success Workshops this month. Next up is “Professional Networking” TUESDAY (Sept. 20) at 12:15 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Room 205C. Visit HERE for the complete schedule. A pair of special “de-stress” dorm sessions will also be held WEDNESDAY (Sept. 21) at KD and THURSDAY (Sept. 22) at St. Mike’s.

Academic Success Workshops
The Student Academic Success Office is conducting a series of Academic Success Workshops this month. Next up is “Procrastinators Anonymous” MONDAY (Sept. 19) at 5:00 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Room 111. Visit HERE for the complete schedule.

Propelling Your Dreams into Action
The Office of Campus Activities presents “Conversations with Valeisha Butterfield-Jones: Propelling Your Dreams into Action” THURSDAY (Sept. 22) at 6:00 p.m. in the UC Ballroom. Visit HERE for details.

Sr. Elise Sisson Performing Arts Series
The Department of Music will introduce its new Elise Performing Arts Series – honoring legendary Music Department chair and Opera guru Sister Elise Sisson, S.B.S. – with a series of vocal master classes by Michael Dixon of the Universitat der Kunste TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY (Sept. 27-28). Visit HERE for more info.

Yearbook / Cap & Gown Photos
Portraits for the 2017 Yearbook for sophomores, juniors, P1, P2, P3, faculty, and staff will be taken on the following dates THURSDAY (Sept. 22) & Sept. 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in XU South (Room 109). Cap & Gown portraits for graduating students (e.g. seniors, P4, and Grad School) will be taken Sept. 28 and Oct. 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the University Center (first floor).

UNCF Walk for Education
The annual UNCF Walk for Education fundraiser will be held Oct. 08 at the Audubon Park Riverview. A sign-up table for faculty/staff will be set up in the UC Sept. 26. Faculty/staff can also sign up in the Office of Institutional Advance Mon-Fri between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. For more info contact Meka Francis at mafranci@xula.edu or 520-5497.

Black Lives Matter Symposium
The Institute for Black Catholic Studies’ second annual Black Lives Matter symposium, “Urban Education Matters,” will be held Oct. 21-22. Registration is required. The event is free to students with a current Xavier ID. Visit HERE for more information.

Division of Business Scholarship Golf Tournament
The Division of Business is holding its second annual scholarship golf tournament Sept. 30. Visit HERE for more information, to register, or become a sponsor. Some sponsored registrations available for students; interested students should email Dr Shael Wolfson at swolfson@xula.edu.

Black Catholic Theological Symposium Lecture
Dr. C. Vanessa White, assistant professor of Spirituality and Ministry and Program Director for the M.A. in Pastoral Studies and Specialized Ministry at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, will present a lecture, "Do Not Quench The Spirit: Howard Thurman and Thomas Merton - The Quest Toward Racial Reconciliation and Peace," Oct. 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Qatar Pharmacy Pavilion Auditorium as part of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium. Free and open to the public. For more info, contact the XU Institute for Black Catholic Studies at 520-7691.

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.

Hula Babes
Xavier Alumni are offering a “Mommy & Me” Hula Dance Fitness Class starting SATURDAY (Sept. 24) at 11:00 a.m. in the XU Fitness Center. Cost is $5. Open to all. Visit HERE for more info or call 520-5323.

Des Moines U Med School & Health Sciences Recruitment
A representative from Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical School & Health Sciences Programs will be in the NCF Science Annex (1st floor) MONDAY (Sept. 19) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Stop by to learn more about degree programs at DMU and summer opportunities for undergraduates. 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).

Medical College of Wisconsin Recruitment
A representative from the Medical College of Wisconsin will be in the NCF Science Annex (1st floor) TUESDAY (Sept. 20) from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Stop by to learn more about degree programs at MCW and possible summer opportunities for undergraduates.

U of South Alabama Med School Recruitment
Representatives from U of South Alabama College of Medicine will be in the NCF Science Annex (1st floor) TUESDAY (Sept. 20) from 10:00 a.m. to noon and from 2:00-4:00 p.m. They will also conduct an information session at 4:30 p.m. in NCF Annex 173. Students who are interested in the M.D. program and the special SouthMed Prep Scholars Program for early medical school acceptance are encouraged to meet with USA reps during their visit.

U of Wisconsin-Madison Med School Recruitment
A representative from the U of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School will be in the NCF Science Annex (1st floor) WEDNESDAY (Sept. 21) from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Stop by to learn more about degree programs at MCW and possible summer opportunities for undergraduates.

Examkrackers MCAT Prep Info Session
Students who will be taking the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) in 201​7 are encouraged to attend the FREE ​info session conducted by Examkrackers TUESDAY (Sept. 20) at 5:00 p.m. in NCF Annex 175. 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​.

Freshman Premed Meeting #5
Freshman Premed Biomedical Honor Corps Meeting #5 will be held MONDAY (Sept. 19) 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 2016-2017 (meeting schedule for fall 2016 is available HERE). If you are unable to attend any premed meetings, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make them up.

Junior Premed Assessment Meetings
Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2017 for entry in 201​8 should sign-up for and complete the One-on-One Junior 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 were sent previously via email. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss academic progress, post-secondary extracurricular activities, and plans for MCAT, DAT, etc. preparation. Go HERE to see what Junior Premeds should be doing this semester. Meetings will take place NOW through Oct. 07.

Other Campus Events
Thu (22) – Commuter Student Network Meeting, 12:15 p.m., UC 205
Fri (23) – Women’s Volleyball vs. Faulkner, 3:00 p.m., Convocation Center

Xavier in the News
U. of Rochester Med School magazine - What will it Take. Fulfilling the Promise of Diversity in Medicine [Drs. Steve Morgan ’11 and Allan Auguillard ’12]
NOLA.com – Which New Orleans colleges are 'the best' in 2017?
International Business News - HBCU Rankings 2017: Spelman, Howard Top New List From US News & World Report [Xavier 6th]

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

XAVIER eBULLETIN – No. 566 – Sept. 12, 2016

The Week in Brief:
- Library Talks
- Financial Seminar for Women
- Black Lives Matter Symposium
- Career Success Workshops
- Academic Success Workshops
- Biggest Loser Contest
- International Honor Society in Philosophy
- New Voices Poetry Slam
- Yearbook / Cap & Gown Photos
- Xavier Review Promotion
- CRS Online Faculty Learning Commons
- HIV Testing
- CRS Student Ambassador Training
- Fall Career Expo
- Division of Business Scholarship Golf Tournament
- NOLA Interfaith Peace Initiative
- UNCF Walk for Education
- XU Fall Preview
- Freshman Premed Meeting #4
- Junior Premed Assessment Meetings
- Kaplan MCAT ​Sample Class
- LSU-New Orleans Med School Application Workshop
- Other Campus Events
- Xavier in the News

Library Talks
The XU Library opens its 2016-17 “Library Talks” series WEDNESDAY (Sept. 14) at 11:00 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.

Financial Seminar for Women
Representatives from TIAA will present a financial seminar for women, “Postcards from the Future: A woman’s guide to the financial ever after,” WEDNESDAY (Sept. 14) from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon in the University Center, Room 205. Registration required: call 1-800-732-8353. Visit HERE for more information.

Black Lives Matter Symposium
Early registration for the Institute for Black Catholic Studies’ second annual Black Lives Matter symposium, “Urban Education Matters,” scheduled for Oct. 21-22, is open NOW through THURSDAY (Sept. 15). Registration is required: all Early Birders receive a discount; the event is free to students with a current Xavier ID. Visit HERE for more information.

Career Success Workshops
The Office of Career Services is offering seven Career Success Workshops this month. Next up is “Your Job Search Starts Here” TUESDAY (Sept. 13) at 12:15 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Room 301. Visit HERE for the complete schedule.

Academic Success Workshops
The Student Academic Success Office is conducting a series of Academic Success Workshops this month. Next up is “What’s Your Learning Style?” MONDAY (Sept. 12) at 5:00 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Room 111. Visit HERE for the complete schedule.

Biggest Loser Contest
Registration is now open for the fall 2016 Biggest Loser Contest which starts MONDAY (Sept. 12). For more info call 520-7315 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 fall ’16 membership, contact Dr. Thora Bayer, Dept. of Philosophy, tibayer@xula.edu by MONDAY (Sept. 12).

New Voices Poetry Slam
New Voices, Xavier’s student literary journal will celebrate the coming out of its newest issue with a Poetry Slam MONDAY (Sept. 12) from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the UC Room/Open Space 219. If you have work in the newest issue please come to read your work and pick up your free copy. If you’d like to read at open mike or just come to hear others please come and get the new copy for only $5 or old issue for $1. All proceeds go into the next issue. Submit your creative work at newvoice@xula.edu, like us on Facebook, and visit our new website HERE. Contact Dr. Biljana Obradovic at borbado@xula.edu for more info.

Yearbook / Cap & Gown Photos
Portraits for the 2017 Yearbook for sophomores, juniors, P1, P2, P3, faculty, and staff will be taken on the following dates WEDNESDAY (Sept. 14), 22, & 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in XU South (Room 109). Cap & Gown portraits for graduating students (e.g. seniors, P4, and Grad School) will be taken Sept. 28 and Oct. 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the University Center (first floor).

CRS Online Faculty Learning Commons
Faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to attend a presentation of the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Online Faculty Learning Commons WEDNESDAY (Sept. 14) at 12 noon or 3:00 p.m. in the Library Resource Center (5th Floor Mellon Seminar Room). Visit HERE for more information.

Xavier Review Promotion
Don't be surprised if Katheryn Laborde (English) approaches you, camera in hand, and asks to take your photo. As Managing Editor for Xavier Review Press she will be taking snapshots of various members of the Xavier Community for a new campaign to promote Xavier Review, a journal of literature and culture. The photos will run through the month of September on Instagram.com/xavierreview. For more info on The Press visit HERE or email klaborde@xula.edu. You can read Xavier Review online HERE.

HIV Testing
HIV testing will be available WEDNESDAY (Sept. 14) from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the University Center, Room 205C.

CRS Student Ambassador Training
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) will hold a Student Ambassador Program Regional Training Day SATURDAY (Sept. 09) from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon in the Norman C. Francis Building (NCF Room 102). All interested student should attend. Visit HERE for details.

Fall Career Expo
Save the date – Sept. 23 – that’s when the Fall Career Expo internship and job fair will be held 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. For additional info contact Marian Minnard at ext. 7364. Visit HERE for full details.

Division of Business Scholarship Golf Tournament
The Division of Business is holding its second annual scholarship golf tournament Sept. 30. Visit HERE for more information, to register, or become a sponsor. Some sponsored registrations available for students; interested students should email Dr Shael Wolfson at swolfson@xula.edu.

NOLA Interfaith Peace Initiative
The Xavier community is invited to participle in the NOLA Interfaith Peace Initiative TUESDAY (Sept. 13) from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Rita Catholic Church, 2729 Lowerline St. Visit HERE for more details.

UNCF Walk for Education
The annual UNCF Walk for Education fundraiser will be held Oct. 08 at the Audubon Park Riverview.  A sign-up table for faculty/staff will be set up in the UC Sept. 26. Faculty/staff can also sign up in the Office of Institutional Advance Mon-Fri between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. For more info contact Meka Francis at mafranci@xula.edu or 520-5497.

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.

Freshman Premed Meeting #4
Freshman Premed Biomedical Honor Corps Meeting #4 will be held on MONDAY, 9/12/16, 4:15pm OR 5:15pm (attend either session), NCF 105.  Please bring a pen with you to the meeting.  All new freshman and new transfer premeds are encouraged to attend all group and individual premed meetings planned for 2016-2017 (meeting schedule for Fall 2016 is available HERE). If you are unable to attend any premed meetings, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make them up.

Junior Premed Assessment Meetings
Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 201​7 for entry in 201​8 should sign-up for and complete the One-on-One Junior 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 were sent previously via email. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss academic progress, post-secondary extracurricular activities, and plans for MCAT, DAT, etc. preparation. Go HERE to see what Junior Premeds should be doing this semester. Meetings will take place MONDAY (Sept. 12) through Oct. 07.

Kaplan MCAT Sample Class
Students who will be taking the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) in 201​7​ are encouraged to attend the FREE ​sample class conducted by the Kaplan Review MONDAY (Sept. 12) at 5:30 p.m. in NCF Annex 175. ​Go HERE to register for the sample class.​ 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.

LSU-New Orleans Med School Application Workshop
A representative from​ LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans will​ ​present "Building a Competitive Medical School Application" TUESDAY (Sept. 13) at 5:00 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).

Other Campus Events
Mon (12) – Women’s Volleyball vs. Philander Smith, 5:00 p.m., Convocation Center
Wed (14) – NSBE General Body Meeting, 5:30 p.m., NCF 173
Thu (15) – Women’s Volleyball vs. Spring Hill, 6:00 p.m., Convocation Center
Sat (17) – Xavier vs. Dillard Faculty/Staff Softball, 10:00 a.m., City Park Field 18

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