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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
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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. The Altar will be blessed at 12:45 p.m. by 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
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[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.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 485 - December 15, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- Early Registration Spring 2015
- McNair Scholar Search
- Air Force ROTC Enrollment
- Daily Mass Schedule
- TIAA-CREF Counseling
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

Please note that due to the Christmas break this will be the last eBulletin of 2014. Issues will resume Jan. 12. Regular deadlines (see below) apply.

Early Registration Spring 2015

Early Registration for the spring 2015 semester for students enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences ends WEDNESDAY (Dec. 17) at 4:00 p.m. Visit HERE for details. Registration for the College of Pharmacy will not be available until Jan. 08, 2015.

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.

Air Force ROTC Enrollment

Tulane Air Force ROTC is now accepting enrollment applications from eligible XU freshmen and sophomores for spring 2015. Visit HERE for details.

Daily Mass Schedule

Please note that Daily Mass in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel will end Dec. 23, 2014, and resume Jan. 08, 2015.

TIAA-CREF Counseling

Representatives from TIAA-CREF will be on campus TUESDAY (Dec. 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.

Other Campus Events

December

Mon (15) – Women’s/Men’s Basketball vs. Faulkner, 5:00/7:00 p.m., Convocation Center
Wed (24) – Campus Closes
Mon (29) – Women’s Basketball vs. LSU-Shreveport, 7:00 p.m., Convocation Center
Tue (30) – Women’s Basketball vs. Harris-Stowe, 5:00 p.m., Convocation Center
Tue (30) – Men’s Basketball vs. Concordia CA, 7:00 p.m., Convocation Center

January

Mon (05) – Campus Reopens
Wed (07) – Women’s Basketball vs. Loyola, 7:00 p.m., Convocation Center
Thu (08) – Spring Registration
Sat (10) – Women’s/Men’s Basketball vs. Phil. Smith, 3:00/5:00 p.m., Convocation Center
Mon (12) – Classes Begin

XU in the News

Missouri Governor - Members of Ferguson Commission Named [Rev. Starsky Wilson '99]

[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. 484 - December 08, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- Early Registration Spring 2015
- Final Exams
- Writing Center Workshop
- McNair Scholar Search
- TIAA-CREF Counseling
- Winter Clothing Drive
- XU in the News

Early Registration Spring 2015

Early Registration for the spring 2015 semester for students enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences is available NOW through Dec. 17 at 4:00 p.m. Visit HERE for details. Registration for the College of Pharmacy will not be available until Jan. 08, 2015.

Final Exams

Final Exams get underway MONDAY (Dec. 08). Visit HERE for the schedule.

Writing Center Workshop

The Writing Resource Center is offering a workshop, “Strategies for Time Management and Test-Taking,” MONDAY (Dec. 08) at 12:15 p.m. in the St. Joseph Resource Center. All majors invited. For more info call 520-6282 or email wrc@xula.edu.

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.

TIAA-CREF Counseling

Representatives from TIAA-CREF will be on campus Dec. 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.

Winter Clothing Drive

Campus Ministry needs your slightly used winter items: hats, coats, scarves socks and gloves. All donations will go to the Bishop Perry Outreach Center. Please bring your donations to the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel any day at noon NOW through FRIDAY (Dec. 12).

XU in the News

Missouri Governor - Members of Ferguson Commission Named [Rev. Starsky Wilson '99]
Black Collegian - XU Student Success: Taylor Loyd '04 - Sales & Marketing @ 3M
Chicago Business - 40 Under 40 [Derek Robinson '98]

[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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