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1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 478 - October 20, 2014

The Week in Brief

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Community Outreach Center Ribbon Cutting/Open House
- International Education Week
- Wellness Awareness Week
- Gayle Tzemach Lemmon Lecture
- Writing Center Workshops
- USPS Passport Fair
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ACT Brown Bag
- Grading Papers Workshop
- Study Abroad Info Sessions
- RefWorks Workshops
- Staff-Faculty Morning of Prayer
- Tai Chi
- Xavier’s Amazing Trek
- Nubian Xpressions Talent Show
- Eve of All Saints
- Humanities Scholarship Forum
- International Affairs Grad Programs Info Session
- The Many Faces of Louis Armstrong
- Life College of Chiropractic Recruitment
- Princeton Review Info Table
- U of Alabama-Birmingham Med School Recruitment
- Freshman Premed Meeting
- Senior Premed Assessment Meetings
- Alpha Kappa Mu
- XU in the News

Community Outreach Center Ribbon Cutting/Open House

The XU community is invited to the Ribbon Cutting and Open House for the new Xavier University Community Outreach Center (XUCOC) MONDAY (Oct. 20) at 5:30 p.m. The location is 7934 Edinburgh Street (corner of Edinburgh and Short St). Working closely with the community, the facility will house activities that provide guidance and support services in a safe environment, and help improve the quality of life for residents of Gert Town and surrounding communities. For more info contact Dr. Rosalind Hale at rhale@xula.edu or 520-7536.

International Education Week

XU will celebrate International Education Week – an opportunity to recognized the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide – MONDAY-FRIDAY (Oct. 20-24) with a series of activities beginning with the official kickoff MONDAY from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the UC Yard. Visit HERE for the complete schedule.

Wellness Awareness Week

Wellness Awareness Week at Xavier celebrates its 25th Anniversary MONDAY-SATURDAY (Oct. 20-25). Activities will include the annual Walk-A-Mile with President Dr. Norman C. Francis, health screenings, aerobics, Zumba, prizes, and more. Visit HERE for the complete schedule.

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon Lecture

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, journalist and author of The Dressmaker of Khair Khana – the XU QEP selected shared reading for 2014-2015 – will be on campus MONDAY (Oct. 20) for a formal talk and book singing beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the UC Ball Room. Admission is free and the public invited.

Writing Center Workshops

The Writing Resource Center is offering two more workshops this month: “Writing Personal Statements” TUESDAY (Oct. 21) at 12:15 p.m. and “APA Style: Documenting Research and Avoiding Plagiarism” Oct. 28 at 5:00 p.m., both in the St. Joseph Resource Center. All majors invited. For more info call 520-6282 or email wrc@xula.edu.

USPS Passport Fair

The United States Postal Service (USPS) will hold a Passport Fair on campus TUESDAY (Oct. 21) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the UC, First Floor. Bring a certified birth certificate or previous U.S. passport, Valid Photo ID (and photocopies of front/back), and 2”x2” photo. Photo service will be available. For information on fees visit www.travel.state.gov.

ACT Brown Bag

Xavier's ACT (Across Curriculum Thinking) Program will hold its second Brown Bag of the semester WEDNESDAY (Oct. 22) at 1:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. Dr. Richard Peters, an assistant professor in the Division of Business, will speak on “Professional Activism: The Force of the Workforce towards Positive Change." All members of XU community are cordially invited. For more info contact Dr. Shamsul Huda, Director of ACT, at 520-7406.

Grading Papers Workshop

The Student Academic Success Office will present a workshop, “Grading Papers,” WEDNESDAY (Oct. 22) at 11:10 a.m. and THURSDAY (Oct. 23) at 12:10 p.m., both in St. Joseph’s, Room 111. Curious what your professors are thinking when they grade your papers? Come and find out.

Study Abroad Info Sessions

Students interested in studying overseas in the spring or summer 2015 should attend one of the Center for Intercultural and International Program’s information sessions THURSDAY (Oct. 23) and Nov. 06. Both will be held at 12:15 p.m. in the St. Joseph Resource Center, Room 313.

RefWorks Workshops

The XU Library is offering an introductory workshop on RefWorks, a new powerful citation management tool, TUESDAY (Oct. 21) at 3:00 p.m. in the Library’s CAT Lab (Room 532A). With RefWorks, you can export citations from major databases, store them, organize them, and make superfast bibliographies in all the major citation styles as well as styles common to hundreds of journals. For more info contact Johannah White at jwhite19@xula.edu.

Staff-Faculty Morning of Prayer

The fall Staff-Faculty Morning of Prayer will be held in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel WEDNESDAY (Oct. 23) at 10:00 a.m. Our theme for this service is: "Love Everyone!?  Is Jesus Serious?" Presenters this fall are Edward Cassiere (Athletics) and Dr. Kathleen Kennedy (Pharmacy). Persons of all faith traditions are encouraged to attend. Remember that the University is granting each person the opportunity to participate during our normal work time with its blessings.

Tai Chi

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to experience T'ai chi ch'uan – an internal Chinese martial art that medical research has found helpful for improving balance and for general psychological health – FRIDAY (Oct. 24) from 12:00 noon to 12:50 p.m. in the UC Ballroom led by expert practitioner Dr. Bing Wei Athey. No prior knowledge or special equipment needed (comfortable shoes are recommended). Prizes and food.

Xavier’s Amazing Trek

Clues, adventures, treats and prizes! Calling teams of two: students, staff, and faculty to participate in the Amazing Trek during Wellness Awareness Week FRIDAY (Oct. 24) at 11:30 a.m. on the UC Lawn. Come show your XAVIER SPIRIT. Prizes will be awarded to the first three teams to complete all clues correctly. Sign up WEDNESDAY (Oct. 22) in St. Joe’s Room 306 or by emailing xutrek@gmail.com. Hosted by the Career Advancement Center.

Nubian Xpressions Talent Show

If you would like to hear some of the best of Xavier's best, unheralded musical talent, check out the Nubian Xpressions talent show FRIDAY (Oct. 24) at 7:00 p.m. in the Administration Auditorium. Nubian Xpressions is the University’s newly formed theater group and we welcome any new talent. For more info contact James Shade at 520-5157 or at jhshade@xula.edu or Kevin Thomas at kthoma21@xula.edu.

Eve of All Saints

Celebrate Halloween (the Eve of All Saints) with night prayers, readings, and a candlelight  procession Oct. 31 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel.

Humanities Scholarship Forum

A Humanities Scholarship Forum, “The Meaning of Animals: An Interdisciplinary Panel,” will be held Nov. 04 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the UC Room 205. Panelists Dr. Jason Berntsen (Philosophy), Dr. Ian Davenport (Biology), Dr. David Lanoue (English), and Dr. Lourdes Rincon (Theology) will discuss the meaning of animals, viewed from biological, philosophical, literary, and biblical perspectives. Dr. Oliver Hennessey (English) will moderate. Admission is free.

International Affairs Grad Programs Info Session

Representatives from Columbia, Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, Princeton, and Tufts universities will be on campus for an information session on graduate programs in international affairs Nov. 06 at 12:15 p.m. in Xavier South, Room 201. All majors are welcome.

The Many Faces of Louis Armstrong

Professor, scholar and musician Dr. Michael White will host a special lecture/concert, "The Many Faces of Louis Armstrong," Nov. 06 in the UC Ballroom. The musical and cultural importance of New Orleans born jazz legend will be discussed, along with the trumpeter’s several stylistic changes, shifting public image, legacy, and influence. Visit HERE for more info.

Life College of Chiropractic Recruitment

A representative from Life College of Chiropractic (Marietta, GA) will be available to speak with interested students MONDAY (Oct. 20) from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the NCF Science Annex Atrium.

Princeton Review Info Table

A representative from the Princeton Review will be on the 1st floor of the NCF Bldg. (near elevators) TUESDAY (Oct. 21) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to share information about MCAT, DAT, and other entrance exam preparation options. Students who will be preparing to take entrance exams in 2015 are encouraged to stop by for test prep information.

U of Alabama-Birmingham Med School Recruitment

A representative from University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine will be available to speak with interested students THURSDAY (Oct. 23) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the NCF Science Annex Atrium. Stop by to learn about degree programs at UAB as well as available premed summer opportunities.

Freshman Premed Meeting

A Freshman Premed Biomedical Honor Corps meeting will be held MONDAY (Oct 20) 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 (the meeting schedule for fall 2014 is available HERE). If you are unable to attend any premed meetings, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make them up.

Senior Premed Assessment Meetings

Students who are currently applying to medical, dental, etc. school for entry in 2015 should sign-up for and complete the One-on-One Senior Premed Assessment Meeting in the Premedical Office. The sign-up list and required meeting documents are available in the Premedical Office (NCF 108) near the reception desk and instructions were sent previously via email. Academic progress, health professions school application status, post-baccalaureate plans, etc. will be discussed during this assessment. Go HERE  to see what Senior Premeds should be doing this semester. Meetings will take place through Oct. 31.

Alpha Kappa Mu

The fall meeting of the Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society will be held Oct. 28 at 4:00 p.m. in the NCF Annex, Room 135. Members are requested to wear their AKM shirts that day.

XU in the News

Gwinnett Daily Post - Former Surgeon General Discusses Importance of Education
N.O. Advocate - [letter to the editor] Xavier University Leader Will Be Missed
NOLA.com - St. Aug Great Otis Washington Among La. Sports Hall of Fame Inductees
Louisiana Weekly - Xavier Routinely Outpaces Nation’s Best Institutions
City Park N.O. - Xavier University and City Park

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1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 477 - October 13, 2014

The Week in Brief:

-
Conference Cross Country Championships
- U.S. Public Health Service Corps Career Info Session
- U of Queensland/Ochsner New Orleans Med School Info Session
- SASO Midterm Resources
- Writing Center Workshop / Snack & Study
- Biology Center Snack & Study
- Chemistry Center Snack ‘n Study
- Key to the Cure
- RefWorks Workshops
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International Education Week
- Wellness Awareness Week
- Writing Center Workshops
- ACT Brown Bag
- Study Abroad Info Sessions
- Staff-Faculty Morning of Prayer
- Louisiana Creole Research Association Conference
- Senior Premed Assessment Meetings
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

Conference Cross Country Championships

XU’s women’s and men’s cross country teams will be out to defend their respective titles when they host the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC) Championships at City Park SATURDAY (Oct. 18). The Nuggets, going for their 9th consecutive conference team championship, start things off at 8:00 a.m, while the Rush, also attempting to win a 9th straight title, run at 8:30 a.m.

U.S. Public Health Service Corps Career Info Session

Representatives from the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps will conduct a career information session WEDNESDAY (Oct. 15) at 4:30 p.m. in NCF 105. Students interested in pursuing careers in ANY of the health professions (including pharmacy) are encouraged to attend.

U of Queensland/Ochsner New Orleans Med School Info Session

A representative from the U of Queensland (Australia) Medical School/Ochsner New Orleans Clinical School program will conduct an information session THURSDAY (Oct. 16) at 4:30 p.m. in NCF 115. Students interested in learning more about this special medical school program, where the first two years of medical school are completed in Australia and the last two clinical years are completed at Ochsner New Orleans, should attend.

SASO Midterm Resources

The Student Academic Success Office (SASO) is offering no less than 10 workshops this month to help students prepare for midterms, starting WEDNESDAY (Sept. 15). See the complete list of offerings HERE.

Writing Center Workshop / Snack & Study

The Writing Resource Center is offering free advice and free food WEDNESDAY (Oct.15) with a workshop “How to Study for Success in Writing-Intensive Courses” at 3:00 p.m. in the St. Joseph’s Resource Center Room 106. Coffee and pastries will be served. For more info call 520-6282.

Biology Center Snack & Study

The Biology Resource Center will be hosting Snack and Study events WEDNESDAY (Oct. 15) for Biology 1230 students and THURSDAY (Oct. 16) for Biology 1240 students. Both events start at 6:00 p.m. in NCF Room 175.

Chemistry Center Snack ‘n Study

Join the Chemistry Tutoring Center for a Snack ‘n Study 1010/1020 Test Review SATURDAY (Oct. 18) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in NCF 108L.

Key to the Cure

Key to the Cure 2014 is a four-day charity shopping weekend THURSDAY-SUNDAY (Oct. 16-19) during which two percent of sales at Saks Fifth Avenue New Orleans will be donated to the cancer research programs of the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium, a partnership between Xavier, Tulane, LSU, and Ochsner. Visit HERE for more info on the WEDNESDAY (Oct. 15) Kickoff Gala.

RefWorks Workshops

The XU Library is offering two introductory workshops on RefWorks, a new powerful citation management tool, THURSDAY (Oct. 16) at 2:00 p.m. and Oct. 21 at 3:00 p.m., both in the Library’s CAT Lab (Room 532A). With RefWorks, you can export citations from  major databases, store them, organize them, and make superfast bibliographies in all the major citation styles as well as styles common to hundreds of journals. For more info contact Johannah White at jwhite19@xula.edu.

International Education Week

XU will celebrate International Education Week – an opportunity to recognized the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide – Oct. 20-24 with a series of activities beginning with the official kickoff Oct. 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the UC Yard. Visit HERE for the complete schedule.

Wellness Awareness Week

Wellness Awareness Week at Xavier celebrates its 25th Anniversary Oct. 20-25. Activities will include the annual Walk-A-Mile with President Dr. Norman C. Francis, health screenings, aerobics, Zumba, prizes, and more. Details TBA.

Writing Center Workshops

The Writing Resource Center is offering two more workshops this month: “Writing Personal Statements” Oct. 21 at 12:15 p.m. and “APA Style: Documenting Research and Avoiding Plagiarism” Oct. 28 at 5:00 p.m., both in the St. Joseph Resource Center. All majors invited. For more info call 520-6282 or email wrc@xula.edu.

ACT Brown Bag

Xavier's ACT (Across Curriculum Thinking) Program will hold its second Brown Bag of the semester Oct. 22 at 1:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. Dr. Richard Peters, an assistant professor in the Division of Business, will speak on “Professional Activism: The Force of the Workforce towards Positive Change." All members of XU community are cordially invited. For more info contact Dr. Shamsul Huda, Director of ACT, at 520-7406.

Study Abroad Info Sessions

Students interested in studying overseas in the spring or summer 2015 should attend one of the Center for Intercultural and International Programs’ Study Abroad Information Sessions on Oct. 23 and Nov. 6. Both will be held at 12:15 p.m. in the St. Joseph Resource Center Room 313.

Staff-Faculty Morning of Prayer

The fall Staff-Faculty Morning of Prayer will be held in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel Oct. 23 at 10:00 a.m. Our theme for this service is: "Love Everyone!?  Is Jesus Serious?" Presenters this fall are Edward Cassiere and Dr. Kathleen Kennedy. Persons of all faith traditions are encouraged to attend. Remember that the University is granting each person the opportunity to participate during our normal work time with its blessings.

Louisiana Creole Research Association Conference

The Louisiana Creole Research Association will hold its 10th Annual Conference FRIDAY (Oct. 17) through Oct. 20. Visit HERE for details.

Senior Premed Assessment Meetings

Students who are currently applying to medical, dental, etc. school for entry in 2015 should sign-up for and complete the One-on-One Senior Premed Assessment Meeting in the Premedical Office. The sign-up list and required meeting documents are available in the Premedical Office (NCF 108) near the reception desk: instructions were sent previously via email. Academic progress, health professions school application status, post-baccalaureate plans, etc. will be discussed during this assessment. Visit HERE to see what Senior Premeds should be doing this semester. Meetings will take place WEDNESDAY (Oct. 15) through Oct. 31.

Other Campus Events

Sat (18) - Women’s Volleyball vs. Tougaloo, 1:00 p.m., Convocation Center

XU in the News

NOLA.com - North African Tennis Player Nour Abbes Brings International Flavor to Xavier
WWL-TV - [video] Dr. Francis Interview on Morning Show 10/06/14
NOLA.com - New Orleans Colleges Optimistic Despite Drops in Enrollment
University Honors 59 Long-time Employees
XU Entrepreneurship Institute Receives $10,000 Grant

[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.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 476 - October 06, 2014

The Week in Brief:

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Founder’s Day
- President Francis on WWL-TV
- XU Business Week
- Pharmacy Career Day
- Brothers from Another Mother Revival
- UNCF Walk for Education
- Health Professionals Speaker Series
- Writing Center Workshops
- XU Performance Studies Laboratory
- Study Abroad Info Sessions
- Yearbook Photos
- Tutors Needed
- Greg Kuzma Reading
- Morning Praise
- Pink Day
- Pink Day Mass
- Guns In The Hands of Artists
- Xavier Review Press
- Key for the Cure
- Phi Alpha Theta
- U of South Alabama Med School Recruitment
- U of Medicine & Health Sciences-St. Kitts Recruitment
- Edward Via Osteopathic Med School Recruitment
- Rosenberg Optometry School Recruitment
- Bastyr Naturopathic Med School Recruitment
- U of Mississippi Med School Info Session
- Meharry Medical, Dental & Public Health Info Session
- SIU Med/Dent Post-Bacc Info Session
- Senior Premed Assessment Meetings
- Freshman Premed Meeting
- Louisiana Creole Research Association Conference
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

Founder’s Day

Xavier will hold its annual Founder’s Day Convocation TUESDAY (Oct. 07) at 12:15 p.m. in the Convocation Center. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Learn more HERE.

President Francis on WWL-TV

XU President Dr. Norman C. Francis will be a guest on the WWL-TV Morning Show MONDAY (Oct. 06). His segment is scheduled to air at 7:45 a.m.

XU Business Week

The Division of Business will host Business Week Fall 2014 with a central focus on “Creative Digital Media” MONDAY-WEDNESDAY (Oct. 06-09). Visit HERE for the complete schedule of events.

Pharmacy Career Day

The College of Pharmacy will host its annual Career Day and Fair MONDAY-TUESDAY (Oct. 06-07). All pharmacy students are invited to meet with representatives from various pharmacy employers in the UC Ballroom MONDAY (Oct. 06) from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Pharmacy seniors will meet with representatives for scheduled interviews TUESDAY (Oct. 07).

Brothers from Another Mother Revival

The Institute for Black Catholic Studies (IBCS) invites the XU community to participate in three nights of prayer, preaching, and praise, “Brothers From Another Mother Revival,” MONDAY-WEDNESDAY (Oct. 06-08) at 7:00 p.m. each night in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. Leading the revival will be Fr. Tony Ricard (St. Augustine High School), Fr. Maurice Nutt (Director, IBCS) and Fr. Anthony Bozeman (St. Raymond/St. Leo the Great Parish). Admission is free. For more info call 520-7691.

UNCF Walk for Education

This year’s UNCF Walk the Education fundraiser will be held SATURDAY (Oct. 11) at Audubon Park & Riverview starting at 8:30 a.m. For more info or to register call 520-7575.

Health Professionals Speaker Series

Dr. Mario Garner, President & CEO of New Orleans East Hospital, will be the featured speaker at the Department of Public Health Science’s Health Professional Speaker Series WEDNESDAY (Oct. 08) at noon in the University Center Room 205. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.

Writing Center Workshops

The Writing Resource Center is offering three workshops in October, starting with “MLA Style: Documenting Research and Avoiding Plagiarism,” TUESDAY (Oct. 07) at 5:00 p.m. in the St. Joseph Resource Center. All majors invited. Visit HERE for the complete schedule. For more info call 520-6282 or email wrc@xula.edu.

XU Performance Studies Laboratory

The Xavier University Performance Studies Laboratory will launch its 2014-2015 season with its presentation of “Here Is Where You Turn Back,” a staged adaption of literary texts inspired by the history and culture of New Orleans. The show will run nightly THURSDAY-SATURDAY (October 09-11) at 7:30 p.m. in the Administration Building (Old Chapel). Admission is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. For additional info or ticket reservations contact xuperformancestudieslaboratory@gmail.com or Lisa Flanagan at 520-5087.

Study Abroad Info Sessions

Students interested in studying overseas in the spring or summer 2015 should attend one of the Center for Intercultural and International Programs’ Study Abroad Information Sessions scheduled for THURSDAY (Oct. 09), Oct. 23, and Nov. 6. All will be held at 12:15 p.m. in the St. Joseph Resource Center Room 313.

Yearbook Photos

Photographers will be taking Yearbook photos this week in the UC 1st Floor Gallery according to the following schedule: WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY (Oct. 08-10) – sophomores, juniors, and seniors from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; FRIDAY (Oct. 10) – graduating seniors from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. In addition, all organizations are encouraged to email yearbook@xula.edu to schedule their group photo (the deadline is Nov. 12).

Tutors Needed

Are you interested in helping a young student excel in school? Do you have a passion for working with young students? Do you have a flexible schedule? Apply to be a Summer Science Academy Tutor. Math, Reading and Science tutors are needed this academic year to work with 1st-12th grade students in three local charter schools. This is a paid grant-funded position. Applications are due WEDNESDAY (Oct. 08). Tutoring begins Oct. 17, 2014. Click this  link to complete an application or pick up an application at the Office of Graduate Placement and University Summer Programs in 306 St. Joseph.

Greg Kuzma Reading

Greg Kuzma, author of Song for Someone Going Away and more than 30 other books of poetry, will read THURSDAY (Oct. 09) at 7:00 p.m. in the Administration Building Room 220. Admission is free. Visit HERE for more info.

Morning Praise

How do you start your day? The St. Katharine Drexel Chapel opens at 8:00 a.m. daily. Stop by for a quiet, contemplative moment any time. And Monday-Friday, please join with members of the XU Family who gather in the Chapel at 8:15 a.m. for 10 minutes of Praise, Thanks, and Petition, or at 12 noon for Worship with Mass.

Pink Day

Student Health Services urges the campus community to participate in the annual cancer awareness Pink Day by wearing the color and participating in activities FRIDAY (Oct. 10) from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the UC Lawn.

Pink Day Mass

A Pink Day Mass for breast cancer survivors and their families will be celebrated FRIDAY (Oct. 10) at 12:00 noon in St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. All are welcome to attend. Come and pray for healing on your loved ones.

Guns in the Hands of Artists

XU professor Ron Bechet will be among the artists whose works will be featured during the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery’s Guns In The Hands of Artists 2014 series, running NOW through January 28, 2015. Visit HERE for more info.

Xavier Review Press

Dr. Nicole Pepinster Greene, executive editor of the Xavier Review Press, announces the publication of Percival Everett: Writing Other/Wise, a scholarly collection of theoretical and literary essays on the African American writer (and one-time professor of creative writing at XU) co-edited by XU professor Dr. Robin Vander and the University of Massachusetts-Lowell’s Dr. Keith Mitchell. To purchase, contact Katheryn Laborde, Managing Editor, at klaborde@xula.edu.

Key for the Cure

Key to the Cure 2014 is a four-day charity shopping weekend (Oct. 16-19) during which two percent of sales at Saks Fifth Avenue New Orleans will be donated to the cancer research programs of the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium, a partnership between Xavier, Tulane, LSU, and Ochsner. Visit HERE for more info on the Oct. 15 Kickoff Gala.

Phi Alpha Theta

The deadline for applying for membership in Phi Alpha Theta, an international history honors society, is Oct. 21. 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. A maximum of three semester hours of on-line, transfer or AP credit may be counted. Interested students should contact Sister Barbara Hughes at bhughes@xula.edu or 520-7410.

U of South Alabama Med School Recruitment

Representatives from U of South Alabama College of Medicine will be available in the NCF Science Annex (1st floor) TUESDAY (Oct. 07) from 10:00 a.m. to noon and from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. They will also conduct an information session at 4:00 pm in NCF 115.  Students who are interested in the M.D. program and the special SouthMed Prep Scholars Program are encouraged to meet with USA reps during their visit.

U of Medicine & Health Sciences-St. Kitts Recruitment

A representative from U of Medicine & Health Sciences-St.Kitts will be available to speak with interested students TUESDAY (Oct. 07) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the NCF Science Annex Atrium (1st floor).

Edward Via Osteopathic Med School Recruitment

A representative from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine will be available to speak with interested students TUESDAY (Oct. 07) from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the NCF Science Annex Atrium (1st floor).

Rosenberg Optometry School Recruitment

A representative from Rosenberg School of Optometry at University of the Incarnate Word will be available to speak with interested students WEDNESDAY (Oct. 08) from 10:00 a.m. to noon in the NCF Science Annex Atrium (1st floor).

Bastyr Naturopathic Med School Recruitment

A representative from Bastyr University School of Naturopathic Medicine will be available to speak with interested students WEDNESDAY (Oct. 08) from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the NCF Science Annex Atrium (1st floor).

U of Mississippi Med School Info Session

The Associate Dean for Admissions at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine will conduct an information session WEDNESDAY (Oct. 08) at 4:30 p.m. in NCF 115. All students from the state of Mississippi who wish to apply to medical school are encouraged to attend.

Meharry Medical, Dental & Public Health Info Session

Meharry Medical College will present information on their degree programs in medicine, dentistry and public health WEDNESDAY (Oct. 08) at 5:30 p.m. in NCF 105. All students who are interested in pursuing careers as physicians, dentists, or public health professionals are STRONGLY encouraged to attend this information session.

SIU Med/Dent Post-Bacc Info Session

A representative from Southern Illinois University Medical/Dental Education Program (MEDPREP), a special post-baccalaureate program for students wishing to further enhance their credentials for application to medical or dental school, will conduct an information session THURSDAY (Oct. 09) at 5:00 p.m. in NCF 115. Junior and senior premeds are strongly encouraged to attend this information session.

Senior Premed Assessment Meetings


Students who are currently applying to medical, dental, etc. school for entry in 2015 should sign-up for and complete the One-on-One Senior Premed Assessment Meeting in the Premedical Office. The sign-up list and required meeting documents are available in the Premedical Office (NCF 108) near the reception desk and instructions were sent previously via email. Academic progress, health professions school application status, post-baccalaureate plans, etc. will be discussed during this assessment. Visit HERE to see what Senior Premeds should be doing this semester. Meetings will take place Oct. 15-31.

Freshman Premed Meeting

Freshman Premed Biomedical Honor Corps Meeting will be held MONDAY (Oct. 06) at 4:15 p.m. OR 5:15 p.m. (attend either session), NCF 105. All freshman and new transfer premeds are encouraged to attend all group and individual meetings planned for 2014-2015 (meeting schedule for Fall 2014 is available HERE). If you are unable to attend any premed meetings, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make them up.

Louisiana Creole Research Association Conference

The Louisiana Creole Research Association will hold its 10th Annual Conference Oc. 17-20. Visit HERE for details.

Other Campus Events

Fri (10) - Women’s Volleyball vs. Spring Hill, 6:00 p.m., Convocation Center
Sat (11) - Women’s Volleyball vs. Concordia, 1:00 p.m., Convocation Center

XU in the News

NOLA.com - Xavier Presents Vocal and Movement Stagings
NOLA.com - Xavier University to Host Discussions on the Digital Media Business
NOLA.com - LSU PBRC Awarded $10 Million Grant for Obesity Intervention Study
XU’s Benjamin Joins Ascension Health Board

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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. 475 - September 29, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- Confucius Institute Day and theTraditional Moon Festival
- UNCF 5K Run/Walk Kickoff
- ACT Brown Bag
- LSU-New Orleans Med School Info Session
- Fall Career Expo
-
PsyD Program Info Session
-
Art Discussion/Demonstration
-
Tim Skeen Poetry Reading
- Library Talks
-
XU Business Week
-  “Brothers from Another Mother” Revival
- Founder’s Day
- Health Professionals Speaker Series
- Writing Center Workshops
-
Study Abroad Info Sessions
- Phi Alpha Theta Induction
- Emergency Notifications
- Flu Shots
-
HIV Testing
- Biology Club
- Junior Premed Assessment Meetings
- Freshman Premed Meeting
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

Confucius Institute Day and the traditional Moon Festival
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Confucius Institute Day and the traditional Moon Festival will be celebrated on campus TUESDAY (Sept. 30) at 5:30 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. Confucius Institute Day 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Institute globally. The event kicks off with Chinese food, followed by professional folk music, dancing, and opera performances from China. Admission is free. For more info call 520-7237.

UNCF 5K Run/Walk Kickoff

The campus kickoff for the 2014 United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Annual 5K Run/Walk will be held WEDNESDAY (Oct. 01) from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the University Center. Sign up is $35 for faculty and staff; student sign up is free. All participants will receive a special XU race tee shirt featuring retiring President Dr. Norman C. Francis. This year’s Run/Walk will take place Oct. 11 at Audubon Park & Riverview starting at 8:30 a.m. For more info call 520-7575.

ACT Brown Bag

Xavier's ACT (Across Curriculum Thinking) Program will hold its first Brown Bag of the semester WEDNESDAY (Oct. 01) at noon in the University Center Ballroom. Dr. Peter Martinat, Associate Professor of Biology, will address "Science and Society: Quarrelsome Siblings." All members of Xavier community are cordially invited. For more info contact Dr. Shamsul Huda, Director of ACT, at 520-7406.

LSU-New Orleans Med School Info Session

Medical students and admissions officers from LSU-New Orleans School of Medicine will conduct an information session WEDNESDAY (Oct. 01) at 4:30 p.m. in NCF 102.  ALL students who are interested in applying to LSU-New Orleans Medical School are encouraged to attend. 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).

Fall Career Expo

The Fall Career Expo will be held THURSDAY (Oct. 02) from 1:00 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 visit HERE or contact Marian Minnard at 520-7364. We hope to see you at the fair!

PsyD Program Info Session

Students interested in graduate study in clinical psychology here at Xavier should join Dr. Chris Leonhard of XU & The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at a PsyD Program Info Session THURSDAY (Oct. 02) at 12:15 p.m. in Xavier South Room 500.

Art Discussion/Demonstration


The Department of Art will host two events on campus in conjunction with the 24th International Sculpture Conference, including a Panel Discussion on “Analog Concepts to Digital Fabrication” THURSDAY (Oct. 02) from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Convocation Center, and a Demonstration on “Lost Wax Casting” the same day from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Art Village Sculpture Studio. Admission is free; students are especially encouraged to attend.

Tim Skeen Poetry Reading

Tim Skeen, winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry for his collection of poems, Kentucky Swami, will read from his works THURSDAY (Oct. 02) at 7:00 p.m. in the Administration Building Room 220. Admission is free. Visit HERE for more info.

Library Talks

The XU Library Talks series opens with Dixie Ann Black, author of Just Chasing the Sun: A Unique Collection of Stories and Poems, THURSDAY (Oct. 02) at 7:00 p.m. in the UC Room 205C. Admission is free.

XU Business Week

The Division of Business will host Business Week Fall 2014 with a central focus on “Creative Digital Media” Oct. 06-09. Visit HERE for the complete schedule of events.

“Brothers from Another Mother” Revival

The Institute for Black Catholic Studies (IBCS) invites the XU community to participate in the ” Brothers From Another Mother” Revival – three nights of prayer, preaching, and praise – Oct. 06-08 at 7:00 p.m. each night in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. Leading the revival will be Fr. Tony Ricard (St. Augustine High School), Fr. Maurice Nutt (Director, IBCS) and Fr. Anthony Bozeman (St. Raymond/St. Leo the Great Parish). Admission is free.  For more info call 520-7691.

Founder’s Day

Xavier will hold its annual Founder’s Day Convocation Oct. 07 at 12:15 p.m. in the Convocation Center. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Health Professionals Speaker Series

Dr. Mario Garner, President & CEO of New Orleans East Hospital, will be the featured speaker at the Department of Public Health Science’s Health Professional Speaker Series Oct. 08, at noon in the University Center Room 205. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.

Writing Center Workshops

The Writing Resource Center is offering three workshops in October, starting with “MLA Style: Documenting Research and Avoiding Plagiarism Oct. 07 at 5:00 p.m. in the St. Joseph Resource Center. All majors invited. Visit HERE for the complete schedule. For more info call 520-6282 or email wrc@xula.edu.

Study Abroad Info Sessions

Students interested in studying overseas in the spring or summer 2015 should attend one of the Center for Intercultural and International Programs’ Study Abroad Information Sessions scheduled for Oct. 09, Oct. 23, and Nov. 6. All will be held at 12:15 p.m. in the St. Joseph Resource Center Room 313.

Phi Alpha Theta Induction

The History Department will hold its Fall induction ceremony for Phi Alpha Theta, an international history honors society, Nov. 12 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. A maximum of three semester hours of on-line, transfer or AP credit may be applied for membership. The deadline for applying for membership is Oct. 21. Interested students should contact Sister Barbara Hughes at bhughes@xula.edu or 520-7410.

Emergency Notifications

In order for Xavier to be able to contact you in the event of an emergency, it is vitally important that you ensure that your personal information in Banner Web is current – specifically that a cell phone number and a personal email address are provided. All faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to review and update their personal information TODAY. All it takes to sign up is a brief visit online to your XULA Banner Web account. Visit HERE to get started (or click HERE for instructions).

Flu Shots

Ochsner Health Systems will be offering flu shots WEDNESDAY (Oct. 01) from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon in UC Room 205C. Cost is covered by most insurance plans.

HIV Testing

Student Health Services and Brotherhood, Inc. are offering free HIV testing on four occasions this fall, the next one WEDNESDAY (Oct. 01) in the Living Learning Center. Visit HERE for details.

Biology Club

The Biology Club will hold its first General Body Meeting and an Ice Cream Social THURSDAY (Oct.2) at 4:30 p.m. in the NCF Annex Room 135. Students of all majors are welcome.

Junior Premed Assessment 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 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 instructions were sent previously via email. Academic progress, health professions school application components, MCAT and other test preparation, etc. will be discussed during this assessment. Go HERE to see what Junior Premeds should be doing this semester. Meetings will take place through FRIDAY (Oct.03).

Freshman Premed Meeting

A Freshman Premed Biomedical Honor Corps Meeting will be held on MONDAY (Sept. 29) 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 (see 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

Mon (29) - Women’s Volleyball vs. Voorhees, 7:00 p.m., Convocation Center
Fri (03) – Faculty Recital [Heather Yarmel. flute]. 7:00 p.m., Music Recital Hall

XU in the News

Diverse Issues - Study: Blacks Less Influenced by STEM Gender Stereotypes Than Whites
Black Press USA - Longest-Serving College President to Retire
NOLA.com - Free Cooking Classes Offered in Jefferson
NOLA.com - Xavier to Host 'Cultural Extravaganza' This Week

[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. 474 - September 22, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- Memorial Mass for Alexandra Johnson
- Sisters of Selma
- Exercise Your Right to Vote
- Lunch With a ‘Trep
- Spirit Praise
- TIAA Retirement Workshop
- Public Relations Student Society of America
- Xavier to Host Lilly Fellows Conference
- International Honor Society in Philosophy
- Flu Shots
- Graduate Placement Workshops
- PI Gamma Mu Social Sciences Honor Society
- HIV Testing
- Healthy Educational Food Classes
- UNCF 5K Run/Walk Kickoff
- ACT Brown Bag
- Business Week
- Junior Premed Assessment Meetings
- Freshman Premed Meeting
- Medical School Admissions Overview Session
- Alpha Epsilon Delta Yearbook Photo
- Important Message Concerning Emergency Notifications
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

Memorial Mass for Alexandra Johnson

Xavier will remember Alexandra Johnson, a student who died in an auto accident last May, at the 12:30 p.m. Mass THIS SUNDAY (Sept. 21) in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. Her family and friends will participate in a special ceremony for her. A video of her life will be shown at noon before the Mass. All are invited to attend.

Sisters of Selma

View the PBS film “Sisters of Selma: Black Catholics and the Civil Rights Movement” and meet Catholic Rights icon Sister Antona Ebo FSM MONDAY (Sept. 22) at 6:30 p.m. in the COP Qatar Pavilion (Room 112A). Call the Institute for Black Catholic Studies (IBCS) at 520-7691 for more info.

Exercise Your Right to Vote

Voting is both a right and a responsibility! Take advantage of these on-campus registration opportunites in the UC Lobby: TUESDAY (Sept. 23) – National Voter Registration Day – from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. sponsored by the Departments of Political Science and Mass Communication, and the Campus Election Engagement Project, and THURSDAY (Sept. 25) from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. sponsored by the Beta Delta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. Can’t make any of those events? The Library Resource Center has an information table at the entrance and six walk-up computers in the reference area with registration links to Louisiana and other states, while all University Open Computer Labs have permanent “Register to Vote” icons on all computers. REGISTER AND LET YOUR VOTE COUNT! The last day to register is Oct. 6.

Lunch With a ‘Trep

The Division of Business invites the XU community to its free lunch and weekly chat with an entrepreneur – in this case Iam Tucker, President and CEO of the engineering firm Integrated Logistical Support, Inc. – WEDNESDAY (Sept. 24) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the University Center Lobby Gallery.

Spirit Praise

The Office of Campus Ministry invites the XU community to attend an evening of Spirit Praise WEDNESDAY (Sept. 23) from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in St. Michael’s Residence Hall. The event features student preacher Christopher Jackson, praise and worship, scripture, dialogue, and liturgical dance. Light refreshments will be served.

TIAA Retirement Workshop

Faculty and staff are invited to attend a TIAA Workshop on retirement WEDNESDAY (Sept. 24) from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the University Center Room 205. Call 1 800 732-8353 or visit online HERE to reserve your seat.

Public Relations Student Society of America

The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) will hold its first general body meeting THURSDAY (Sept. 25) at 12:15 p.m. in Xavier South Room 202. The theme will be "Networking, Internships, and Professional Development" with Marian Minnard of Career Services as the guest speaker. Upcoming events will also be discussed.

Xavier to Host Lilly Fellows Conference

Xavier will host the 24th Annual National Conference of the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts FRIDAY-SUNDAY (Sept. 26-28). More than 200 Lilly Fellows Program National representatives are expected to attend the conference, which will feature exciting intellectual presentations by nationally renowned authors, an artistic performance that explores the 1960s summer Freedom Rides and the South African-based R5 Art Exhibition. Visit HERE for details.

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 more info contact Dr. Thora Bayer, Dept. of Philosophy, at 520-7479 or tibayer@xula.edu by FRIDAY (Sept. 26).

Flu Shots

Rite Aid pharmacists and the XU Community Pharmacy Residency Program are offering flu shots to all faculty and staff WEDNESDAY (Sept. 24) from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon in NCF Room 568. Cost is covered by most insurance plans. For more info contact Judy Warren RN at 520-7396.

Graduate Placement Workshops

Students are strongly encouraged to attend the following workshops sponsored by the Office of Graduate Placement in preparation for their future academic and career pursuits: TUESDAY (Sept. 23) - GradStar/McNair Meeting “Grad School 101”, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in UC 205; and WEDNESDAY (Sept. 24) – “Personal Statement Workshop”, from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. in UC 205.

Pi Gamma Mu Social Sciences Honor Society

Qualified students are encouraged to apply for membership in Pi Gamma Mu, the oldest and preeminent honor society in the social sciences. Individuals must have junior status (62 hours) with at least 20 semester hours in social sciences (with an average grade of "B" or better), and rank in the upper 35 percent of the class. To request an application email Dr. Russell Frazier at rfrazier@xula.edu. The application deadline is Sept. 30.

HIV Testing

Student Health Services and Brotherhood, Inc. are offering free HIV testing on four occasions this fall, the next one Oct. 1 in the Living Learning Center. Visit HERE for details.

Healthy Educational Food Classes

To help make healthy eating a part of everyday life, the Xavier University Health & Wellness Center is partnering with the LSU AgCenter for a series of "Healthy Educational Cooking Classes." The hands-on classes are free and open to the public, and take place on Wednesdays at noon at the XU Health & Wellness Center, located at 5110 Jefferson Highway in Jefferson. (next to the Walmart). Registration is not required; walk-ins are welcome. Classes are approximately an hour in length. Visit HERE for more details.

UNCF 5K Run/Walk Kickoff

The campus kickoff for the 2014 United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Annual 5K Run/Walk will be held Oct. 01 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the University Center. Sign up is $35 for faculty and staff; student sign up is free. All participants will receive a special XU race tee shirt featuring retiring President Dr. Norman C. Francis. This year’s Run/Walk will take place Oct. 11 at Audubon Park & Riverview starting at 8:30 a.m. For more info call 520-7575.

ACT Brown Bag

Xavier's ACT (Across Curriculum Thinking) Program will hold its first Brown Bag of the semester Oct. 01 at noon in the University Center Ballroom. Dr. Peter Martinat, Associate Professor of Biology, will speak adddress "Science and Society: Quarrelsome Siblings." All members of Xavier community are cordially invited. For more info contact Dr. Shamsul Huda, Director of ACT, at 520-7406.

Business Week

The Division of Business will host Business Week Fall 2014 with a central focus on “Creative Digital Media” Oct. 6-9. Visit HERE for the complete schedule of events.

Junior Premed Assessment 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 Assessment Meeting in the Premedical Office. The sign-up list is in the Premedical Office (NCF 108); instructions were sent previously via email. Academic progress, health professions school application components, MCAT and other test preparation, etc. will be discussed during this assessment. Go HERE  to see what Junior Premeds should be doing this semester. Meetings will take place through Oct. 03.

Freshman Premed Meeting

A Freshman Premed Biomedical Honor Corps Meeting will be held MONDAY (Sept. 22) 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. If you are unable to attend any premed meetings, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make them up.

Medical School Admissions Overview Session

Dr. Michael Ellison, Associate Dean for Admissions at Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University in North Haven CT, will give an overview of the medical school admission process from application to acceptance TUESDAY (Sept. 23) at 5:00 p.m. in NCF 105. Students who are interested in gaining valuable insight on the admissions process, regardless of the medical schools to which they are interested in applying, are encouraged to attend this session. There will be an opportunity for Q&A with Dr. Ellison following the presentation.

Alpha Epsilon Delta Yearbook Photo

Members of Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) Premed Honor Society are asked to meet in front of the Administration Building WEDENSDAY (Sept. 24) at 5:30 p.m. for the yearbook photo. Members are asked to wear their AED t-shirts. In case of inclement weather, members should immediately proceed to the 1st floor of the NCF Science Annex.

Important Message Concerning Emergency Notifications

In order for Xavier to be able to contact you in the event of an emergency, it is vitally important that you ensure that your personal information in Banner Web is current – specifically that a cell phone number and a personal email address are provided. All faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to review and update their personal information TODAY. All it takes to sign up is a brief visit online to your XULA Banner Web account. Visit HERE to get started (or click HERE for instructions).

Other Campus Events

Mon (22) - Women’s Volleyball vs. Talladega, 7:00 p.m., Convocation Center
Thu (25) – Concert Choir Vespers Service, 4:30 p.m., SKD Chapel
Fri (26) - Concert Choir Vespers Service, 4:30 p.m., SKD Chapel
Fri (26) - Women’s Volleyball vs. Loyola, 6:00 p.m., Convocation Center
Sat (27) - Women’s Volleyball vs. Dillard, noon, Convocation Center
Sat (27) – “Freedom Ride”, 1:00 p.m., Administration Auditorium

XU in the News

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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. 473 - September 15, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- Mass of the Holy Spirit
- Cultural Extravaganza
- McNair Scholars Poster Symposium
- NASA/STEM Teacher Training
- Constitution Day Panel Discussion
-
Important Message Concerning Emergency Notifications
- Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
- International Honor Society in Philosophy
- Books into Film Returns
- The Difficult Book Club
- XULAneXUS Call for Submissions
- Gender Equity Club
- Biggest Loser Contest
- Sisters of Selma
- Nubian Xpressions
- Pathways to Your Future
- CAC Open House
- Born to Win
- How to Study Biology
- Xavier to Host Lilly Fellows Conference
- Young Alumni Nominations
- Junior Premed Assessment Meetings
- Freshman Premed Meeting
- Free MCAT Sample Classes
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

Mass of the Holy Spirit

The Mass of the Holy Spirit will be celebrated THIS SUNDAY (Sept. 14) in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel at 10:00 a.m. This Mass officially opens the school year for the University. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. Athletes and members of student organizations will receive a special blessing.

Cultural Extravaganza

The Department of Languages and the Confucius Institute will host a Cultural Extravaganza THURSDAY (Sept. 18). Events include a Second Line by the XULA Jazz Band at 10:45 a.m. in front the University Center, followed by multicultural performances by Chinese lion and fan dancers, Brazilian orisha and capoiera performances, French and German songs, Latin American salsa dancing, and more in the UC Ballroom. A VIP Luncheon will follow at 12:30 p.m. in UC Room 205. The day’s coup de grace will be a professional live music performance by "Tres Vidas" highlighting the lives of three extraordinary Latin American at 7:00 p.m. in the Administration Auditorium. All events are free and open to the public.

McNair Scholars Poster Symposium

Xavier faculty and staff are invited to attend the Annual Xavier McNair Scholars Poster Symposium THURSDAY (Sept. 18) from 12:15 to 2:00 p.m. in the UC 2nd floor area. These scholars, who represent a variety of different majors, will present posters on their latest summer research and internship experiences from around the nation.

NASA/STEM Teacher Training

Xavier will host a NASA Pre-Service and K-12 Teacher Workshop Sept. 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Convocation Center Room 111. The NASA Education Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Workshop is designed to provided resources and activities for the classroom and informal settings. There is no cost to attend, but registration by (THURSDAY) Sept. 18 is required. Visit HERE to register.

Constitution Day Panel Discussion

A Constitution Day Panel Discussion on “Miranda Rights: Does It Serve the Guilty or the Innocent” will be held WEDNESDAY (Sept. 17) at 6:30 p.m. in the Qatar Pavilion Room 112A. Panelists included Dr. Willie Gin (political science), Dr. Elliott Hammer (psychology), and Fr. Phillip Linden (theology). Admission is free. For more info contact Dr. Pamela Franco at 520-7462.

Important Message Concerning Emergency Notifications

In order for Xavier to be able to contact you in the event of an emergency, it is vitally important that you ensure that your personal information in Banner Web is current – specifically that a cell phone number and a personal email address are provided. All faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to review and update their personal information TODAY. All it takes to sign up is a brief visit online to your XULA Banner Web account. Visit HERE to get started (or click HERE for instructions).

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Would you like to learn more about Christianity? Would you like to learn more about Catholicism? If Catholic, would you like to receive the sacrament of Confirmation? If you answered yes to any of the above, you are invited to attend the sessions of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process Mondays at 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. the Administration Building Room 102. Come and learn more.

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 more info contact Dr. Thora Bayer, Dept. of Philosophy, at 520-7479 or tibayer@xula.edu by Sept. 26.

Books into Film Returns

The fifth season of Books into Film, Xavier's only on-going film series, begins at 6:00 p.m. THURSDAY (Sept. 18) in the UC Student Lounge, with a screening of the 1968 science fiction classic "The Planet of the Apes." If you liked "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," come see the movie that started it all. Dr. Bonnie Noonan, author of "Women Scientists in Fifties Science Fiction Films" and the forthcoming "Gender in Sixties and Seventies Science Fiction Films," will introduce the film. Pizza and drinks will be provided and prizes will be awarded. For more info contact Katheryn Laborde at 520-5151.

The Difficult Book Club

Throughout the fall semester, the Difficult Book Club will read Virginia Woolf's "To the Lighthouse." The first meeting will take place FRIDAY (Sept. 19) at 4:00 p.m. at Royal Blend Coffee and Tea on Metairie Road. We will discuss the first 50 pages or so of the novel at this meeting. The Difficult Book Club is open to any students, faculty, or staff interested in slowly working through some of the most challenging literary texts in an engaging and relaxing manner. For more info (or to start your own book club), contact Dr. Jason Todd at 520-5353.

XULAneXUS Call for Submissions

All students are encouraged to submit their work to XULAneXUS for Volume 12, Issue 1, of Xavier's online, peer-reviewed undergraduate academic research journal, which will be published in December 2014. The submission deadline is Oct. 24. Visit HERE for details. Interested students are invited to attend an informational session THURSDAY (Sept. 18) at 12:15 p.m. in Xavier South Room 201.

Gender Equity Club

The Gender Equity Club will host a Cross- Campus LGBTQ Health Meet-Up THURSDAY (Sept. 18 from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. in the UC Room 205. Food will be provided. A Voter Registration Drive will held Oct. 4 beginning at XU South at 1:00 p.m.; everyone should wear a red shirt. The Gender Equity meets every other Wednesday in XU South Room 217 from 4:00 to 5:00.

Biggest Loser Contest

Registration for this fall’s Biggest Loser Contest is now open. Initial weigh-ins are scheduled for MONDAY-FRIDAY Sept. 15-19. For details visit HERE or call the Counseling and Wellness Center at 520-7322.

Sisters of Selma

View the PBS film “Sisters of Selma: Black Catholics and the Civil Rights Movement” and meet Catholic Rights icon Sister Antona Ebo FSM Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the COP Qatar Pavilion (Room 112A). Call the Institute for Black Catholic Studies (IBCS) at 520-7691 for more info.

Nubian Xpressions

Nubian Xpressions, Xavier's long dormant theater club, is making a re-emergence into the the social life of this campus. Any student (and indeed, anyone) who has an interest in bringing theater back to XU is invited to attend an introductory meeting WEDNESDAY (Sept. 17) at 5:00 p.m. in the Administration Auditorium. We're especially interested in anyone who has any performing experience – singing, acting, and dancing – as well as those who have some experience in directing, choreography, or writing for the stage. However, you don't have to be a performer, we also need behind-the-scenes people: stage managers, costume and set designers, and sound and lighting experts, as well as administrative staff. For more info contact James Shade at 520-5157 or jhshade@xula.edu, or Kevin Thomas at kthoma21@xula.edu.

Pathways to Your Future

The Career Advancement Center (CAC) will host a week-long series of events under the banner of “Pathways to Your Future” MONDAY (Sept. 15) through FRIDAY (Sept. 19). Visit HERE for details.

CAC Open House

The Career Advancement Center (CAC) will hold an Open House MONDAY (Sept. 15) from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. in St. Joseph’s (3rd floor). Stop by to see the resources available to students in Career Services, the Center for Intercultural & International Programs, and Graduate Placement. Door prizes and refreshments will be provided.

Born to Win

Speaker/Author/Business & Life Coach Deborah Jackson will make a presentation, “Born to Win: Your Destiny is Awaiting You,” WEDNESDAY (Sept. 17) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. Admission is free. Door prizes will be distributed; refreshments provided.

How To Study Biology

Don't know the best ways to study Biology? Well the Biology Resource Center & SASO are here to help. Join the BRC as we teach you skills and offer you tips for effectively studying Biology! You do not want to wait till the week of the exam to cram. Join the BRC staff TUESDAY (Sept. 16) at 6:15 p.m. in NCF Room 175.

Xavier to Host Lilly Fellows Conference

Xavier will host the 24th Annual National Conference of the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts Sept. 26-28. More than 200 Lilly Fellows Program National representatives are expected to attend the conference, which will feature exciting intellectual presentations by nationally renowned authors, an artistic performance that explores the 1960s summer Freedom Rides and the South African-based R5 Art Exhibition. Visit HERE for details.

Young Alumni Nominations

The Office of Alumni Affairs is seeking nominations for its 2014 Young Alumni 40 Under 40 Awards, which will celebrate and highlight the achievements of Xavier’s rising stars and changemakers. Visit HERE for more details. Deadline for nominations is Oct. 14; the awards will be presented during Homecoming 2014.

Junior Premed Assessment 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 Assessment Meeting in the Premedical Office. The sign-up list and required meeting documents, sent previously via email, are also available in the NCF Room 108. Academic progress, health professions school application components, MCAT and other test preparation, etc. will be discussed during this assessment. Go HERE to see what Junior Premeds should be doing this semester. Meetings will take place NOW through Oct. 03.

Freshman Premed Meeting

A Freshman Premed Biomedical Honor Corps Meeting be held MONDAY (Sept. 15) 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 Fall 2014 is available HERE. If you are unable to attend any premed meetings, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make them up.

Free MCAT Sample Classes

Students who will be taking the newly revised Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) in 2015 are encouraged to attend the FREE sample classes/intro sessions conducted by the Kaplan Review MONDAY (Sept. 15) at 5:00 p.m. in NCF 102 and the Princeton Review TUESDAY (Sept. 16) also at 5:00 p.m. in NCF 102. Both reviews will conduct discounted MCAT courses on Xavier's campus in Spring 2015, and students are encouraged to attend the free sessions to determine which review is best for them to enroll in during the spring semester.

Other Campus Events

Sat (20) – Cross Country @ LSU Invitational, 8:05 a.m., B.R. Highland Road Park
Sat (20) - Women’s Volleyball vs. Philander Smith, noon, Convocation Center

XU in the News

Catholic Sentinel - After 47 years, Norman Francis to retire from Xavier University
NOLA.com - [Editorial] Norman Francis Will Leave Legacy of Success, Community Service
HBCU Digest - HBCU Presidents Salute Norman Francis
N.O. Advocate - Retiring Francis Leaves Towering Legacy at Xavier
Opelousas Daily World - Xavier University’s President Francis to Retire
NOLA.com - Local Leaders Reflect on Retirement of Xavier President Norman Francis
Clarion Herald - A Visionary with a Mission

[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. 472 - September 08, 2014

The Week in Brief:

-
Dr. Francis Announces Retirement
-
Important Message Concerning Emergency Notifications
- Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony
- Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month
- Poetry Reading
- Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
- Yearbook Photos
- Rising Tide Conference
- Biggest Loser Contest
- Study Abroad Info Session
- Xavier on Bring It!
- Domestic Exchange Info Session
- GRE Prep Workshop
- McNair Scholars Poster Symposium
- Cultural Extravaganza
- XULAneXUS Call for Submissions
- XULAneXUS Editorial Board
- Gold Star Dance Team Tryouts
- Campus Ministry Fall Retreat
- NASA/STEM Teacher Training
- Xavier to Host Lilly Fellows Conference
- Social Sciences Honor Society
- Chapel Hours and Services
- The Miracle Film Showing
- Free Access to New York Times
- Junior Premed Assessment Meetings
- Freshman Premed Meeting
- Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society Meeting
- Sophomore Premed Meeting
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

Dr. Francis Announces Retirement

Just in case you somehow managed to miss this: Dr. Norman C. Francis has announced his retirement as President effective June 30, 2015. Visit HERE for details.

Important Message Concerning Emergency Notifications

In order for Xavier to be able to contact you in the event of an emergency, it is vitally important that you ensure that your personal information in Banner Web is current – specifically that a cell phone number and a personal email address are provided. All faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to review and update their personal information TODAY. All it takes to sign up is a brief visit online to your XULA Banner Web account. Visit HERE to get started (or click HERE for instructions).

Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony

The College of Pharmacy will hold its 13th annual White Coat Ceremony introducing the Class of 2018 MONDAY (Sept. 8) at 7:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. During the ceremony first-year pharmacy students sign the Academy of Students of Pharmacy "Pledge of Professionalism" and receive their first uniform – the white coat – symbolizing ethical practice and the beginning of their professional pharmacy education. Featured speaker will be Meagan Minor Brown ‘10, Pharm.D., BCACP, Coordinator of Community Pharmacy Development & Clinical Assistant Professor at The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy.

Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month

XU will observe National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month with a series of campus events TUESDAY-THURSDAY (Sept. 9-11). Visit HERE for details.

Poetry Reading

Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith, whose debut book The Land Baron’s Sun: The Story of Ly Loc and His Seven Wives chronicles of the life of his grandfather Lý Loc, the son of an affluent Vietnamese landowner and a major commander for the South Vietnamese Army, through the Vietnam War and its aftermath, will read from his collection of poetry THURSDAY (Sept. 11) at 7:00 in the University Center Room 205C. The event, sponsored by Xavier Review Press, Xavier Review, and Xavier Endowment for the Humanities, is free and open to the public. For further info, contact Dr. Nicole Greene at ngreene@xula.edu or 520-5246.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Would you like to learn more about Christianity? Would you like to learn more about Catholicism? If Catholic, would you like to receive the sacrament of Confirmation? If you answered yes to any of the above, you are invited to attend the sessions of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process Mondays at 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. the Administration Building Room 102. Come and learn more.

Yearbook Photos

Yearbook staff will be available to take individual photos for 2014-2015 yearbook WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY (Sept. 10-12) in the UC First Floor Lobby according to the following schedule: Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. all three days; Graduating Seniors 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sept. 12 ONLY (cap & gown will be provided).

Rising Tide Conference

Rising Tide NOLA, Inc. will present its 9th Annual Conference focused on New Orleans and the Gulf Coast SATURDAY (Sept. 13) from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the University Center. Keynote speaker is Dr. Andre Perry, Founding Dean of Urban Education at Davenport University. Visit HERE for more info. Rising Tide is sponsored by XU’s Center for the Advancement of Teaching.

Biggest Loser Contest

Registration for this fall’s Biggest Loser Contest is now open. Initial weigh-ins are scheduled for Sept. 15-19. For details visit HERE or call the Counseling and Wellness Center at 520-7322.

Study Abroad Info Session

The Center for Intercultural and International Programs (CIIP) will offer a Study Abroad Information Session for Spring or Summer 2015 THURSDAY (Sept. 11) at 12:15 p.m. in the University Center Room 201. All students are invited.

Xavier on Bring It!

The Lifetime Channel’s WEDNESDAY (Sept. 10) episode of Bring It! will include featured performer Sunjai Elliott’s college recruitment visit to the Xavier campus, which was filmed earlier this summer. The show, which spotlights the elite word of hip-hop dance competition, airs at 8:00 p.m. CDT. Check your local provider for the Channel.

Domestic Exchange Info Session

Representatives from New York University, the University of the Virgin Islands, and the University of Wisconsin will be on campus MONDAY (Sept. 8) and THURSDAY (Sept. 11) at 4:00 p.m. in the St. Joseph Research Center (Room 313) to discuss their Domestic Exchange Programs with interested students.

GRE Prep Workshop

The Office of Graduate Placement will be hosting its Fall GRE Prep Workshop SATURDAY (Sept. 13) through Nov. 1. Classes are on Saturdays from 9:00 to 12 noon in NCF 130 & 135. The cost is $100 for XU students, $150 for XU faculty/staff. Anyone interested should visit the St. Joseph Hall RM 306 or HERE for more details.

McNair Scholars Poster Symposium

Xavier faculty and staff are invited to attend the Annual Xavier McNair Scholars Poster Symposium Sept. 18 from 12:15 to 2:00 p.m. in the UC 2nd floor area. These scholars, who represent a variety of different majors, will present posters on their latest summer research and internship experiences from around the nation.

Cultural Extravaganza

The Department of Languages and the Confucius Institute will host a Cultural Extravaganza Sept. 18. Events include a Second Line by the XULA Jazz Band at 10:45 a.m. in front the University Center, followed by multicultural performances by Chinese lion and fan dancers, Brazilian orisha and capoiera performances, French and German songs, Latin American salsa dancing, and more in the UC Ballroom. A VIP Luncheon will follow at 12:30 p.m. in UC Room 205. The day’s coup de grace will be a professional live music performance by "Tres Vidas" highlighting the lives of three extraordinary Latin American at 7:00 p.m. in the Administration Auditorium. All events are free and open to the public.

XULAneXUS Call for Submissions

All students are encouraged to submit their work to XULAneXUS for Volume 12, Issue 1, of Xavier's online, peer-reviewed undergraduate academic research journal, which will be published in December 2014. The submission deadline is Oct. 24. Visit HERE for details. Interested students are invited to attend an informational session Sept. 18 at 12:15 p.m. in Xavier South Room 201.

XULAneXUS Editorial Board

Juniors and seniors are invited to apply for paid positions on the XULAneXUS Editorial Board or as the Editorial Assistant for the 2014-2015 academic year. The Editorial Board is responsible for reviewing all scholarship submitted for publication in Volume 12 of the journal (two issues), while the Editorial Assistant is responsible for assisting the journal editor with the submission and publication process. Applications are due Oct. 3. Visit HERE for more details.

Gold Star Dance Team Tryouts

The Gold Star Dance Team will hold their Fall 2014 tryouts FRIDAY (Sept. 12) from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Convocation Center. Dance attire is required. Prior to that, an informational meeting will be held THIS SATURDAY (Sept. 06) at 3:00 p.m., also in the CC, followed by optional dance workshops both THIS SATURDAY (Sept. 06) from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. and THIS SUNDAY (Sept. 07) from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Fee of $20 for workshops. Contact ilondon1@xula.edu for more details.

Campus Ministry Fall Retreat

The Fall Retreat is designed for all Xavier students of all faith traditions to share their faith journey with peers and to help them to get in touch and to experience God in a deeper way and to know His purpose for our lives. This year’s retreat is scheduled for Oct. 17-19 at the William J. Kelley Retreat Center in Bay St. Louis MS. The fee for the retreat is $ 20. Students can register at the Campus Ministry Office, Admin Bldg. Rm 101A, from 9:00-11:30 a.m. or 2:00-4:00 p.m. For more info call 520-7593.

NASA/STEM Teacher Training

Xavier will host a NASA Pre-Service and K-12 Teacher Workshop Sept. 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Convocation Center Room 111. The NASA Education Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Workshop is designed to provided resources and activities for the classroom and informal settings. There is no cost to attend, but registration by Sept. 18 is required. Visit HERE to register.

Xavier to Host Lilly Fellows Conference

Xavier will host the 24th Annual National Conference of the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts Sept. 26-28. More than 200 Lilly Fellows Program National representatives are expected to attend the conference, which will feature exciting intellectual presentations by nationally renowned authors, an artistic performance that explores the 1960s summer Freedom Rides and the South African-based R5 Art Exhibition. Visit HERE for details.

Social Sciences Honor Society

Qualified students are encouraged to apply for membership in Pi Gamma Mu, the oldest and preeminent honor society in the social sciences. Eligible students must be majors in the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, be of junior standing or higher, have completed at least 20 semester hours in social sciences with an average of "B" or better, and have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. To request an application email Dr. Russell Frazier at rfrazier@xula.edu. The application deadline is Sept. 30.

Chapel Hours and Services

The St. Katharine Drexel Chapel is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for QUIET prayer while school is in session. Schedule services include Morning Prayer, Monday-Friday 8:15 a.m.; Daily Mass, Monday-Friday 12 noon; Sunday Mass, 12:30 p.m.; Reconciliation (Confession), Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m. and Sunday 12 noon; and Eucharistic Adoration, Wednesday 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.

The Miracle Film Showing

The Department of Languages offers a showing of the movie “The Miracle” starring Roger Moore and Carroll Baker SATURDAY (Sept. 13) at 2:00 p.m. in NCF Room 105. Everyone is invited.

Free Access to New York Times

The XU Library is pleased to offer free online subscriptions to the New York Times to all current students, faculty, and staff. To initiate access you must first create an account here on campus. Visit HERE for details. Additional info is available HERE.

Junior Premed Assessment 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 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 instructions were sent previously via email. Academic progress, health professions school application components, MCAT and other test preparation, etc. will be discussed during this assessment. Visit HERE to see what Junior Premeds should be doing this semester. Meetings will take place MONDAY (Sept. 8) through October 03.

Freshman Premed Meeting

Freshman Premed Biomedical Honor Corps Meeting #3 will be held MONDAY (Sept. 08) at 4:15 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 Fall 2014 is available HERE. If you are unable to attend any premed meetings, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make them up.

Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society Meeting

There will be an Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) Premedical Honor Society Meeting TUESDAY (Sept. 9) at 5:00 p.m. in NCF 115. All current members of AED are expected to attend.

Sophomore Premed Meeting

There will be a Sophomore Premed Overview Meeting WEDNESDAY (Sept. 10) at 5:00 p.m. in NCF 105. Prior to the meeting, students should complete the GPA Worksheet for every semester and/or summer session enrolled at XU and bring these calculations to the meeting. Go HERE to download the GPA Worksheet and to see what sophomore premeds should be doing during the fall semester. Students who missed any of the Freshman Premed Meetings in 2013-2014 should complete those meetings by attending the Freshman Premed Meetings planned for 2014-2015. Visit HERE for the schedule.

Other Campus Events

Tue (05) Women’s Volleyball vs. Wiley, 7:00 p.m., Convocation Center
Thu (11) – Staff Institute, 9:00 a.m., UC Ballroom

XU in the News

HBCU Digest - Digest Five: Top HBCU Alumni Giving Campaigns

[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. 471 - September 01, 2014

The News in Brief:

-
Important Message Concerning Emergency Notifications
- Athletics Walk-on Tryouts
- Campus Parking Permits
- Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony
- Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month
- Poetry Reading
- Graphic Designer Needed for Newspaper/Yearbook
- Chapel Hours and Services
- Yearbook Photos
- Campus Ministry Fall Retreat
- Rising Tide Conference
- Xavier to Host Lilly Fellows Conference
- Free Access to New York Times
- Student Health Insurance Open Waiver Period
- Update Info in Premed Office
- Sophomore Premed Complete Missed Meetings
- Junior Premed Assessment Meetings
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

Important Message Concerning Emergency Notifications

In order for Xavier to be able to contact you in the event of an emergency, it is vitally important that you ensure that your personal information in Banner Web is current – specifically that a cell phone number and a personal email address are provided. All faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to review and update their personal information TODAY. All it takes to sign up is a brief visit online to your XULA Banner Web account. Visit HERE to get started (or click HERE for instructions).

Athletics Walk-on Tryouts

Walk-on tryouts two of Xavier’s intercollegiate athletics teams will be held during September. Tryouts are open to XU students enrolled in a minimum 12 hours for the fall 2014 semester. Dates include: men's basketball – SATURDAY (Sept. 6); and men's/women's tennis – Sept. 11. Visit HERE for more details.

Campus Parking Permits

Faculty, staff, and students wishing to park on any campus lot are required to have a current Campus Parking Permit for 2014-15. The cost is $50. Permits will be issued Monday–Friday ONLY from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visit HERE for details or contact XUPD at 520-7490. Parking lot regulations go into effect TUESDAY (Sept. 2).

Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony

The College of Pharmacy will hold its 13th annual White Coat Ceremony introducing the Class of 2018 Sept. 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. During the ceremony first-year pharmacy students sign the Academy of Students of Pharmacy "Pledge of Professionalism" and receive their first uniform – the white coat – symbolizing ethical practice and the beginning of their professional pharmacy education. Featured speaker will be Meagan Minor Brown ‘10, Pharm.D., BCACP, Coordinator of Community Pharmacy Development & Clinical Assistant Professor at The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy.

Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month

XU will observe National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month with a series of campus events Sept. 9-11. Visit HERE for details.

Poetry Reading

Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith, whose debut book The Land Baron’s Sun: The Story of Ly Loc and His Seven Wives chronicles of the life of his grandfather Lý Loc, the son of an affluent Vietnamese landowner and a major commander for the South Vietnamese Army, through the Vietnam War and its aftermath, will read from his collection of poetry Sept. 11 at 7:00 in the University Center Room 205C. The event, sponsored by Xavier Review Press, Xavier Review, and Xavier Endowment for the Humanities, is free and open to the public. For further info, contact Dr. Nicole Greene at ngreene@xula.edu or 520-5246.

Graphic Designer Needed for Newspaper/Yearbook

The Xavier Herald, recently voted the No. 1 student paper in Louisiana, and the XU Yearbook are looking for a student with design skills and familiarity with InDesign/Photoshop to serve as a graphic designer. Experience = pay. If interested send an email to herald@xula.edu with the subject “design interest”.

Chapel Hours and Services

The St. Katharine Drexel Chapel is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for QUIET prayer while school is in session. Schedule services include Morning Prayer, Monday-Friday 8:15 a.m.; Daily Mass, Monday-Friday 12 noon; Sunday Mass, 12:30 p.m.; Reconciliation (Confession), Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m. and Sunday 12 noon; and Eucharistic Adoration, Wednesday 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Yearbook Photos

Yearbook staff will be available to take individual photos for 2014-2015 yearbook Sept. 10-12 in the UC First Floor Lobby according to the following schedule: Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. all three days; Graduating Seniors 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sept. 12 ONLY (cap & gown will be provided).

Campus Ministry Fall Retreat

The Fall Retreat is designed for all Xavier students of all faith traditions to share their faith journey with peers and to help them to get in touch and to experience God in a deeper way and to know His purpose for our lives. This year’s retreat is scheduled for Oct. 17-19 at the William J. Kelley Retreat Center in Bay St. Louis MS. The fee for the retreat is $ 20. Students can register at the Campus Ministry Office, Admin Bldg. Rm 101A, from 9:00-11:30 a.m. or 2:00-4:00 p.m. For more info call 520-7593.

Rising Tide Conference

Rising Tide NOLA, Inc. will present its 9th Annual Conference focused on New Orleans and the Gulf Coast Sept. 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the University Center. Keynote speaker is Dr. Andre Perry, Founding Dean of Urban Education at Davenport University. Visit HERE for more info. Rising Tide is sponsored by XU’s Center for the Advancement of Teaching.

Xavier to Host Lilly Fellows Conference

Xavier will host the 24th Annual National Conference of the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts Sept. 26-28. More than 200 Lilly Fellows Program National representatives are expected to attend the conference, which will feature exciting intellectual presentations by nationally renowned authors, an artistic performance that explores the 1960s summer Freedom Rides and the South African-based R5 Art Exhibition. Visit HERE for details.

Free Access to New York Times

The XU Library is pleased to offer free online subscriptions to the New York Times to all current students, faculty, and staff. To initiate access you must first create an account here on campus. Visit HERE for details. Additional info is available HERE.

Student Health Insurance Open Waiver Period

Students who are covered by their family insurance and want to opt out of the University’s sponsored health insurance for the 2014-15 school year must waive the insurance during the Open Wavier Period NOW through TUESDAY (Sept. 02). The Fall 2014 insurance rate is $1,370 annually. Visit HERE to start the process. Remember, upon completion you will receive a confirmation number – SAVE IT!

Update Info in Premed Office

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

Sophomore Premed Complete Missed Meetings

Sophomore premeds who missed any of the Freshman Premed Meetings in 2013-2014 are encouraged to complete the missed meetings by attending the Freshman Premed Meetings planned for 2014-2015. See schedule HERE. Also, the Sophomore Overview Meeting will be held Sept. 10 at 5:00 p.m. in NCF 105.

Junior Premed Assessment 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 Assessment Meeting in the Premedical Office. The sign-up list and required meeting documents will be available in the Premedical Office (NCF 108) near the reception desk beginning TUESDAY (Sept. 2); instructions have been sent via email. Academic progress, health professions school application components, MCAT and other test preparation, etc. will be discussed during this assessment. Go HERE to see what Junior Premeds should be doing this semester. Meetings will take place Sept. 8 through Oct. 03.

Other Campus Events

Mon (01) – Labor Day (Holiday)
Fri (05) Women’s Volleyball vs. Edward Waters, 6:00 p.m., Convocation Center
Sat (06) – Men’s/Women’s Cross Country, 7:50 a.m., Lafreniere Park (Metairie)

XU in the News

Diverse Issues - Xavier U Gets Heads Start on Recruiting With Youth Summer Programs
NOLA.com - Peer Deans at Xavier in New Orleans Assist Freshmen

[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. 470 - August 24, 2014


The Week in Brief:

-
Important Message Concerning Emergency Notifications
- Athletics Walk-on Tryouts
- Cross Country Set for Opener
- Campus Parking Permits
- Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month
- Student Health Insurance Open Waiver Period
- Freshman Premed Meeting
- Update Info in Premed Office
- Sophomore Premed Complete Missed Meetings
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

*Please note that the next eBulletin will be posted Thursday (Aug. 28). To be included, items should be sent to rtucker@xula.edu no later than 10:00 a.m. that day.

Important Message Concerning Emergency Notifications

In order for Xavier to be able to contact you in the event of an emergency, it is vitally important that you ensure that your personal information in Banner Web is current – specifically that a cell phone number and a personal email address are provided. All faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to review and update their personal information TODAY. All it takes to sign up is a brief visit online to your XULA Banner Web account. Visit HERE to get started (or click HERE for instructions).

Athletics Walk-on Tryouts

Walk-on tryouts for Xavier’s intercollegiate athletics teams and the cheerleading squad will be held during August-September. Tryouts are open to XU students enrolled in a minimum 12 hours for the fall 2014 semester. Dates include: women's volleyball – THIS SATURDAY (Aug. 23); women's basketball – MONDAY-WEDNESDAY (Aug. 25-27); cheerleaders (women/men) – MONDAY (Aug. 25); men's basketball – Sept. 6; and men's/women's tennis – Sept. 11. Visit HERE for more details.

Cross Country Set for Opener

Two city meets, including the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Championships, will highlight of the 2014 Xavier men's and women's cross country schedules. The Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets, both eight-time defending conference champions, open the season hosting the Big Easy Opener FRIDAY (Aug. 29) at 6:00 p.m. at City Park Stadium. Visit HERE for more details.

Campus Parking Permits

Faculty, staff, and students wishing to park on any campus lot are required to have a current Campus Parking Permit for 2014-15. The cost is $50. Permits will be issued Monday–Friday ONLY from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visit HERE for details or contact XUPD at 520-7490. Parking lot regulations go into effect Sept. 2.

Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month

XU will observe National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month with a series of campus events Sept. 9-11. Visit HERE for details.

Student Health Insurance Open Waiver Period

Students who are covered by their family insurance and want to opt out of the University’s sponsored health insurance for the 2014-15 school year must waive the insurance during the Open Wavier Period NOW through Sept. 02. The Fall 2014 insurance rate is $1,370 annually. Visit HERE to start the process. Remember, upon completion you will receive a confirmation number – SAVE IT!

Freshman Premed Meeting

There will be a Freshman Premed Biomedical Honor Corps Meeting MONDAY (Aug. 25) 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. See schedule
HERE.

Update Info in Premed Office

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

Sophomore Premed Complete Missed Meetings

Sophomore premeds who missed any of the Freshman Premed Meetings in 2013-2014 are encouraged to complete the missed meetings by attending the Freshman Premed Meetings planned for 2014-2015. See schedule HERE. Also, the Sophomore Overview Meeting will be held Sept. 10 at 5:00 p.m. in NCF 105.

Other Campus Events

Mon (25) - Classes Begin
Tues (26) Women’s Volleyball vs. Mobile, 7:00 p.m., Convocation Center

XU in the News

Diverse Issues - Xavier U Gets Heads Start on Recruiting With Youth Summer Programs
Las Vegas Woman - Engaged in the Community [Joceyln Bluitt-Fisher ’94]
NOLA.com - Peer Deans at Xavier in New Orleans Assist Freshmen

[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. 469 - August 18, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- Fall Registration
- Campus Parking Permits
- Volleyball Opens with Long Home Stretch
- Cross Country Set for Opener
- TIAA-CREF
- Student Health Insurance Open Waiver Period
- Freshman and New Transfer Premed Sign-In
- Freshman Premed Orientation
- Update Premed Info
- Sophomore Premed Complete Missed Meetings
- Senior Premed Professional School Applications
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

Fall Registration

Registration for the Fall 2014 semester will be held THURSDAY-FRIDAY (Aug. 21-22) in the University Center Ballroom. Visit HERE for details on completing the registration process.

Campus Parking Permits

Faculty, staff, and students wishing to park on any campus lot are required to have a current Campus Parking Permit for 2014-15. The cost is $50. Permits will be issued Monday–Friday ONLY from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visit HERE for details or contact XUPD at 520-7490. Parking lot regulations go into effect Sept. 2.

Volleyball Opens with Long Home Stretch

The XU Volleyball team will play a school-record-tying 13 matches at home this season (out of 24 total games), including the SATURDAY (Aug. 23) opener against Faulkner at 2:00 p.m. XU is the three-time defending conference regular-season and tournament champions. Visit HERE for more details.

Cross Country Set for Opener

Two city meets, including the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Championships, will highlight of the 2014 Xavier men's and women's cross country schedules. The Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets, both eight-time defending conference champions, open the season hosting the Big Easy Opener Aug. 29 at 6:00 p.m. at City Park Stadium. Visit HERE for more details.

TIAA-CREF

Representatives from TIAA-CREF will be on campus MONDAY-TUESDAY (Aug. 18-19) to conduct individual counseling sessions from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., respectively. Spaces are limited. Register HERE or call 1-800 732-8353.

Student Health Insurance Open Waiver Period

Students who are covered by their family insurance and want to opt out of the University’s sponsored health insurance for the 2014-15 school year must waive the insurance during the Open Wavier Period NOW through Sept. 02. The Fall 2014 insurance rate is $1,370 annually. Visit HERE to start the process. Remember, upon completion you will receive a confirmation number – SAVE IT!

Freshman and New Transfer Premed Sign-In

All freshman and new transfer premeds are encouraged to stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) MONDAY-FRIDAY (Aug. 18-22) between 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to sign-in. By completing the simple "3-Step" sign-in process, premeds will begin receiving weekly emails from the PM Office regarding premed meetings, recruitment visits to Xavier, summer programs, etc. Don't miss out on important information that can help you maximize your chances of gaining entry into medical, dental, etc. school.

Freshman Premed Orientation

The first of 12 Freshman Premed Biomedical Honor Corps Meetings for Fall 2014 will be held FRIDAY (Aug. 22) at 3:00 p.m. 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 Fall 2014 is available for pick-up during PM Office sign-in). If you are unable to attend any premed meetings, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make them up.

Update Premed Info

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

Sophomore Premed Complete Missed Meetings

Sophomore premeds who missed any of the Freshman Premed Meetings in 2013-2014 are encouraged to complete the missed meetings by attending the Freshman Premed Meetings planned for 2014-2015. Visit HERE for the schedule. Also, the Sophomore Overview Meeting will be held Sept. 9 at 5:00 p.m. in NCF 105.

Senior Premed Professional School Applications

Students applying to enter medical, dental, etc. school in 2015 should have already submitted primary professional school applications (target month was July 2014) and be actively working on secondary applications and preparing for professional school interviews. Please continue to carefully read and retain all application advising emails sent to you by the PM Office daily. AND, don't forget to submit one (1) wallet-size (3.5" x 2.5") professional picture to the PM Office for your file.

Other Campus Events

Sun (17) – Sunday Mass, 9:30 a.m., UC Ballroom
Wed (20) – Mass, 8:00 a.m., SKD Chapel (Mass M-T, Th-F @ noon)
Thu (21) – Freshman Capping Ceremony, 6:30 p.m., Convocation Center
Mon (25) - Classes Begin

XU in the News

Las Vegas Woman - Engaged in the Community [Joceyln Bluitt-Fisher ’94]
Sanford/Burnham
MRI - Internship Program Participant Aims High [Kirk McCall]
N.O. Advocate - Xavier Student Attends Civil Rights Ceremony Event
NOLA.com - 7 Louisiana Colleges Make Princeton Review's 'Best 379 Colleges" List
NOLA.com - Basketball Hall of Fame to Induct Xavier's Nat "Sweetwater" Clifton
Diverse Issues - Going Forward, New Federal Loan Guidelines for College Seen as Helpful

[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. 468 - August 11, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- New Student Orientation
- Fall Registration
- Campus Parking Permits
- Volleyball Opens with Long Home Stretch
- Cross Country Set for Opener
- HBCU Art Exhibit
- Student Health Insurance Open Waiver Period
- XU in the News

New Student Orientation

New incoming students and their families will begin arriving on campus FRIDAY (Aug. 15) for the week-long New Student Orientation program and the start of the Fall 2014 semester. Be sure to welcome them to Xavier. Check HERE for more details.

Fall Registration

Registration for the Fall 2014 semester will be held Aug. 21-22 in the University Center Ballroom. Visit HERE for details on completing the registration process.

Campus Parking Permits

Faculty, staff, and students wishing to park on any campus lot are required to have a current Campus Parking Permit for 2014-15. The cost is $50. Faculty and staff may begin purchasing permits MONDAY (Aug. 11), while student permits will be available beginning Aug. 18. Permits will be issued Monday–Friday ONLY from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visit HERE for details or contact XUPD at 520-7490. Parking regulations go into effect Sept. 2.

Volleyball Opens with Long Home Stretch

The XU Volleyball team will play a school-record-tying 13 matches at home this season (out of 24 total games), including the Aug. 23 opener against Faulkner at 2:00 p.m. XU is the three-time defending conference regular-season and tournament champions. Visit HERE for more details.

Cross Country Set for Opener

Two city meets, including the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Championships, will highlight of the 2014 Xavier men's and women's cross country schedules. The Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets, both eight-time defending conference champions, open the season hosting the Big Easy Opener Aug. 29 at 6:00 p.m. at City Park Stadium. Visit HERE for more details.

HBCU Art Exhibit

The artwork of three XU art students – Kara Crowley, Shavondria Jackson, and Leah Labat – is currently being featured at the New Orleans Chapter of The Links HBCU Exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art NOW through Sept. 28.

Student Health Insurance Open Waiver Period

Students who are covered by their family insurance and want to opt out of the University’s sponsored health insurance for the 2014-15 school year must waive the insurance during the Open Wavier Period NOW through Sept. 02. The Fall 2014 insurance rate is $1,370 annually. Visit HERE to start the process. Remember, upon completion you will receive a confirmation number – SAVE IT!

XU in the News

LA CaTS - Featured Investigator [Dr. Guangdi Wang]
B.R. Advocate -Building Boom Changes New Orleans Cityscape
WWL-TV - Local Universities Go Smoke-free on Campus
NOLA.com - 7 Louisiana Colleges Make Princeton Review's 'Best 379 Colleges" List
NOLA.com - Basketball Hall of Fame to Induct Xavier's Nat "Sweetwater" Clifton

[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. 467 - August 04, 2014

The Week in Brief

- HBCU Art Exhibit
- Scott Art Collection
- Student Health Insurance Open Waiver Period

HBCU Art Exhibit

The artwork of three XU art students – Kara Crowley, Shavondria Jackson, and Leah Labat – will be among those featured at the New Orleans Chapter of The Links HBCU Exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art this summer. The opening reception is THIS SATURDAY (Aug. 02) from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The exhibition will be on display through Sept. 28. Visit HERE for more info.

Scott Art Collection

Ayo Scott ’03 will unveil his latest collection of mixed media and large-scale digital drawings, “The Lies We Believe,” at the Octavia Art Gallery, 454 Julia Street, THIS SATURDAY (Aug. 02) from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Student Health Insurance Open Waiver Period

Students who are covered by their family insurance and want to opt out of the University’s sponsored health insurance for the 2014-15 school year must waive the insurance during the Open Wavier Period NOW through Sept. 02. The Fall 2014 insurance rate is $1,370 annually. Visit HERE to start the process. Remember, upon completion you will receive a confirmation number – SAVE IT!

[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. 466 - July 28, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- Summer Session Film Screening
- Summer Research Symposium
- Breakfast at Jazzman’s
- Discount Concert Tickets
- Student Health Insurance Open Waiver Period
- Fulbright Scholarship Application Deadline

Summer Session Film Screening

2-Cent Entertainment, a youth education social enterprise in partnership with Xavier’s Department of Communication Studies and NOLA for LIFE, will host a screening featuring short films from 2-Cent Media Arts Camp: Summer Session participants THIS SATURDAY (July 26) at 6:30 p.m. in the UC Ballroom. Admission is free.

Summer Research Symposium

Undergraduate students will make poster presentations of their summer research projects during the XU Center for Undergraduate Research’s 4th Annual Summer Research Symposium WEDNESDAY (July 30) from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in the UC second floor lobby. For more info please contact CUR at 520-5066.

Breakfast at Jazzman’s

Jazzman’s Café & Bakery is offering breakfast specials all summer. Visit HERE for details.

Discount Concert Tickets

The non-profit Divine Foundation, Inc. has extended their discounted tickets offer to Xavier faculty/staff and students, to its two upcoming concerts at the XU Convocation Center:  FRIDAY (August 01) - featuring Eddie Levert and Rachelle Farrell, and SATURDAY (August 02) - featuring Fantasia and Keke Wyatt. Both events are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Tickets range from $35-$50. Tickets must be purchased at XU’s Convocation Center Box Office, Wednesdays & Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You must show your I.D. to receive the discount of $10 off each ticket.

Student Health Insurance Open Waiver Period

Students who are covered by their family insurance and want to opt out of the University’s sponsored health insurance for the 2014-15 school year must waive the insurance during the Open Wavier Period NOW through Sept. 02. The Fall 2014 insurance rate is $1,370 annually. Visit HERE to start the process. Remember, upon completion you will receive a confirmation number – SAVE IT!

Fulbright Scholarship Application Deadline

Faculty should note that the deadline for Fulbright Core applications for Academic Year 2015-2016 is FRIDAY (August 01). This year’s competition includes 584 awards, 419 of which are open to applicants from virtually any discipline. For more info visit the archived Webinars or register for an upcoming one. The Fulbright Scholar Applicationand Reviewing Your Fulbright Application Package might prove to be helpful for those with questions about the application process.

[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. 465 - July 21, 2014

The News in Brief:

- Recreational Sports This Summer
- Breakfast at Jazzman’s
- Discount Concert Tickets
- Student Health Insurance Open Waiver Period
- Fulbright Scholarship Application Deadline
- Xavier in the News

Recreational Sports This Summer

Recreational Sports is offering summer activities for students, faculty, and staff to relax and relieve their tensions. Open to men and women. Call 520-734 or visit HERE to see what’s coming up.

Breakfast at Jazzman’s

Jazzman’s Café & Bakery is offering breakfast specials all summer. Visit HERE for details.

Discount Concert Tickets

The non-profit Divine Foundation, Inc. has extended their discounted tickets offer to Xavier faculty/staff and students, to its two upcoming concerts at the XU Convocation Center:  August 01 - featuring Eddie Levert and Rachelle Farrell, and August 02 - featuring Fantasia and Keke Wyatt. Both events are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Tickets range from $35-$50. Tickets must be purchased at XU’s Convocation Center Box Office, Wednesdays & Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You must show your I.D. to receive the discount of $10 off each ticket.

Student Health Insurance Open Waiver Period

Students who are covered by their family insurance and want to opt out of the University’s sponsored health insurance for the 2014-15 school year must waive the insurance during the Open Wavier Period NOW through Sept. 02. The Fall 2014 insurance rate is $1,370 annually. Visit HERE to start the process. Remember, upon completion you will receive a confirmation number – SAVE IT!

Fulbright Scholarship Application Deadline

Faculty should note that the deadline for Fulbright Core applications for Academic Year 2015-2016 is August 01. This year’s competition includes 584 awards, 419 of which are open to applicants from virtually any discipline. For more info visit the archived Webinars or register for an upcoming one. The Fulbright Scholar Application and Reviewing Your Fulbright Application Package might prove to be helpful for those with questions about the application process.

XU in the News

JBHE - Xavier University of Louisiana Establishes a New Doctoral Program
N.O. Advocate - Xavier Press Awards
N.O. Advocate - Army Veteran Troy Salvant Finds a New Home with Xavier Basketball
WWL-TV - [video] Xavier Awarded $2.5 Million for Health Care
NOLA.com - La. Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living Awards Grants

[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. 464 - July 14, 2014

The News in Brief:

- Daily Mass / IBCS Summer Session Events
- Recreational Sports This Summer
- Discount Concert Tickets
- Student Health Insurance Open Waiver Period
- Fulbright Scholarship Application Deadline
- Other Campus Events
- Xavier in the News

Daily Mass / IBCS Summer Session Events

Please note that Daily Mass is being be celebrated NOW through FRIDAY (July 18) Monday-Friday at noon in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel while the Institute for Black Catholic Studies (IBCS) is in session. Also please note the IBCS will be holding several events which are open to the public, visit HERE for details.

Recreational Sports This Summer

Recreational Sports is offering summer activities for students, faculty, and staff to relax and relieve their tensions. Open to men and women. Call 520-734 or visit HERE to see what’s coming up.

Discount Concert Tickets

The non-profit Divine Foundation, Inc. has extended their discounted tickets offer to Xavier faculty/staff and students, to its two upcoming concerts at the XU Convocation Center:  August 01 - featuring Eddie Levert and Rachelle Farrell, and August 02 - featuring Fantasia and Keke Wyatt. Both events are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Tickets range from $35-$50. Tickets must be purchased at XU’s Convocation Center Box Office, Wednesdays & Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You must show your I.D. to receive the discount of $10 off each ticket.

Student Health Insurance Open Waiver Period

Students who are covered by their family insurance and want to opt out of the University’s sponsored health insurance for the 2014-15 school year must waive the insurance during the Open Wavier Period NOW through Sept. 02. The Fall 2014 insurance rate is $1,370 annually. Visit HERE to start the process. Remember, upon completion you will receive a confirmation number – SAVE IT!

Fulbright Scholarship Application Deadline

Faculty should note that the deadline for Fulbright Core applications for Academic Year 2015-2016 is August 01. This year’s competition includes 584 awards, 419 of which are open to applicants from virtually any discipline. For more info visit the archived Webinars or register for an upcoming one. The Fulbright Scholar Applicationand Reviewing Your Fulbright Application Package might prove to be helpful for those with questions about the application process.

Other Campus Events

Fri (18) – IBCS Closing Liturgy & Commencement, 6:30 p.m., St. Katharine Drexel Chapel

XU in the News

Clarion Ledger - [video] Mississippi Student Praises Work of Civil Rights Veterans
NOLA.com - La. Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living Awards Grants

[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. 463 - July 07, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- XU to Offer Ed.D. Degree in Educational Leadership
- Daily Mass / IBCS Summer Session Events
- Internet Brand Basics
- XU @ Blue Bayou
- Recreational Sports This Summer
- Student Health Insurance Open Waiver Period
- Fulbright Scholarship Application Deadline
- Other Campus Events
- Xavier in the News

XU to Offer Ed.D. Degree in Educational Leadership

The Board of Trustees has approved a new academic program leading to an Ed. D. (Doctor of Education) degree in Educational Leadership. The 60-hour curriculum will focus on urban education and school turnaround, utilizing a multidisciplinary approach that blends theory and applied research with practice. In keeping with Xavier’s Mission, it is designed for the educator who wants to become a leader and agent of change in approaching the current challenges facing many schools in New Orleans and beyond. Visit HERE for more details.

Daily Mass / IBCS Summer Session Events

Please note that Daily Mass is being be celebrated NOW through July 18 (Monday-Friday) at noon in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel while the Institute for Black Catholic Studies (IBCS) is in session. Also please note the IBCS will be holding several events which are open to the public, visit HERE for details.

Internet Brand Basics

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center is offering a workshop “Internet Brand Basics: Social Media, Search Engine Optimization, and Website” WEDNESDAY (July 09) from 10:00 a.m. to noon in the University Center Room 201. Admission is free to faculty, staff and students with a current Xavier ID. Visit HERE for more details.

XU @ Blue Bayou

Campus Activities is offering a trip to Blue Bayou Water Park SATURDAY (July 12). Admission is $20. Please sign-up by WEDNESDAY (July 09) in UC Room 208.

Recreational Sports This Summer

Recreational Sports is offering summer activities for students, faculty, and staff to relax and relieve their tensions. Open to men and women. Call 520-734 or visit HERE to see what’s coming up.

Student Health Insurance Open Waiver Period

Students who are covered by their family insurance and want to opt out of the University’s sponsored health insurance for the 2014-15 school year must waive the insurance during the Open Wavier Period NOW through Sept. 02. The Fall 2014 insurance rate is $1,370 annually. Visit HERE to start the process. Remember, upon completion you will receive a confirmation number – SAVE IT!

Fulbright Scholarship Application Deadline

Faculty should note that the deadline for Fulbright Core applications for Academic Year 2015-2016 is August 01. This year’s competition includes 584 awards, 419 of which are open to applicants from virtually any discipline. For more info visit the archived Webinars or register for an upcoming one. The Fulbright Scholar Applicationand Reviewing Your Fulbright Application Package might prove to be helpful for those with questions about the application process.

Other Campus Events

Mon (07) – ChemStar Summer Programs Begins

XU in the News

NOLA.com - Xavier to Offer Graduate Degree in Educational Leadership
Catholic News Service - Reflections on Civil Rights Act: Progress Made, Work Still to Do
NOLA.com - Norman C. Francis Leadership Institute Reception Celebrates Inaugural Class

[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. 462 - June 23, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- Summer Session II Registration
- Recreational Sports This Summer
- Discounted Concert Tickets
- Student Health Insurance Open Waiver Period
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS WILL BE THE LAST EBULLETIN UNTIL JULY 07, 2014.

Summer Session II Registration

Registration for Summer Session II is FRIDAY (June 27). A significant number of online/hybrid courses have been added to the traditional mix of daytime/nighttime courses, so there are lots of options. What’s more, all classes are being offered starting at $200 per credit hour. Check it out HERE.

Recreational Sports This Summer

Recreational Sports is offering summer activities for students, faculty, and staff to relax and relieve their tensions. Open to men and women. Call 520-734 or visit HERE to see what’s coming up.

Discounted Concert Tickets

The non-profit Divine Foundation, Inc. is offering Xavier faculty/staff and students a $10 discount on tickets to its two upcoming concerts at the XU Convocation Center: August 01 – featuring Eddie Levert and Rachelle Farrell, and August 02 – featuring Fantasia. Both events are scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Tickets range from $30-$45 until July 01, when they increase by $5. Tickets are now on sale at XU’s Convocation Center Box Office, Wednesdays & Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For more info visit www.divinefoundation.org.

Student Health Insurance Open Waiver Period

Students who are covered by their family insurance and want to opt out of the University’s sponsored health insurance for the 2014-15 school year must waive the insurance during the Open Wavier Period NOW through Sept. 02. The Fall 2014 insurance rate is $1,370 annually. Visit HERE to start the process. Remember, upon completion you will receive a confirmation number – SAVE IT!

Other Campus Events

Sun (June 22) – SuperScholar/Excel Summer Program Begins
Thu (June 26) – STEM Scholar Summer Program Begins
Fri (June 27) – Biomedical Scholar Summer Program Begins
Mon (June 30) – Institute for Black Catholic Studies Opens
Sun (July 06) – SOAR Summer Program Begins
Mon (07) – ChemStar Summer Programs Begins

XU in the News

NOLA.com - Rousseve Scholars are Named at Xavier

[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. 461 - June 16, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- “Like” Xavier in TOPS Social Media Contest
- Writing Resource Center Workshops
- Recreational Sports This Summer
- Summer Session II Registration
- Student Health Insurance Open Waiver Period
- Xavier in the News

“Like” Xavier in TOPS Social Media Contest

In recognition of the 25th anniversary of the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS), the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation is running a “Lunchtime Likes” social media contest among Louisiana Colleges during June. On WEDNESDAY (June 18) show your school pride by going to the @IamaTOPSgrad Facebook Page and hitting that “like” button for Xavier University! The school with the most likes will receive a $10,000 donation from the Foundation. Visit HERE to view a quick video.

Writing Resource Center Workshops

The Writing Resource Center continues its one-hour summer workshops this week with “Finding and Incorporating Research into a Writing Assignment” WEDNESDAY (June 18) at 2:00 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Room 106. Visit HERE for the rest of the schedule.

Recreational Sports This Summer

Recreational Sports is offering summer activities for students, faculty, and staff to relax and relieve their tensions. Open to men and women. Call 520-734 or visit HERE to see what’s coming up.

Summer Session II Registration

Registration for Summer Session II is June 27. A significant number of online/hybrid courses have been added to the traditional mix of daytime/nighttime courses, so there are lots of options. What’s more, all classes are being offered starting at $200 per credit hour. Check it out HERE.

Student Health Insurance Open Waiver Period

Students who are covered by their family insurance and want to opt out of the University’s sponsored health insurance for the 2014-15 school year must waive the insurance during the Open Wavier Period NOW through Sept. 02. The Fall 2014 insurance rate is $1,370 annually. Visit HERE to start the process. Remember, upon completion you will receive a confirmation number – SAVE IT!

Xavier in the News

N.O. Advocate - Xavier Awarded NIH Grant
NOLA.com - Xavier Raised Over $275,000 in Online Fund-raising Event

[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. 460 - June 09, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- XU Summer Basketball Camp
- Writing Resource Center Workshops
- Recreational Sports This Summer
- “Like” Xavier in TOPS Social Media Contest
- Film Crew on Campus
- Student Health Insurance Open Waiver Period
- Other Campus Events
-
Xavier in the News

XU Summer Basketball Camp

Xavier will host its 2nd Annual DJ Hoops Skills Academy Basketball Camp MONDAY-THURSDAY (June 09-12). Conducted by men’s head coach Dannton Jackson, the camp offers an exciting and athletic skill building experience for boys ages 7 to 16. Several NBA players will serve as guest coaches. Discounts are available for faculty/staff. Visit HERE for more info.

Writing Resource Center Workshops

The Writing Resource Center is offering six one-hour workshops this summer, including “APA Style: Documenting research and avoiding plagiarism” WEDNESDAY (June 11) at 2:00 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Room 106. Visit HERE for the complete schedule.

Recreational Sports This Summer

Recreational Sports announces summer activities for students, faculty, and staff to relax and relieve their tensions. Open to men and women. Call 520-734 or visit HERE for more info.

“Like” Xavier in TOPS Social Media Contest

In recognition of the 25th anniversary of the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS), the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation is running a “Lunchtime Likes” social media contest among Louisiana Colleges during June. On June 18 show your school pride by going to the @IamaTOPSgrad Facebook Page and hitting that “like” button for Xavier University! The school with the most likes will receive a $10,000 donation from the Foundation. Visit HERE to view a quick video.

Film Crew on Campus

Please note that there will be a film crew on campus the afternoon of WEDNESDAY (June 11). A University rep will escort them at all times. Please give them your cooperation if called upon.

Student Health Insurance Open Waiver Period

Students who are covered by their family insurance and want to opt out of the University’s sponsored health insurance for the 2014-15 school year must waive the insurance during the Open Wavier Period NOW through Sept. 02. The Fall 2014 insurance rate is $1,370 annually. Visit HERE to start the process. Remember, upon completion you will receive a confirmation number – SAVE IT!

Other Campus Events

Mon (09) – UNCF STEM Scholars Summer Program Opens
Mon (09) – MathStar Summer Program Opens
Tue (10) – BioStar Summer Program Opens

Xavier in the News

WWL-TV – Give. Love. Xavier Day
WDSU-TV – Give. Love. Xavier Day
State Legislature Proclaims Xavier Gold Nuggets Day

[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. 459 - June 02, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- Give. Love. Xavier Day
- XU Summer Basketball Camp
- Writing Resource Center Workshops
- “Like” Xavier in TOPS Social Media Contest
- Student Health Insurance Open Waiver Period
- Other Campus Events
-
Xavier in the News

Give. Love. Xavier Day

Xavierites everywhere are urged to participate – and ask others to participate – in the University’s online fundraising event, Give. Love. Xavier Day, MONDAY (June 02). All gifts made online 12:00 a.m. to midnight will go directly to the Annual Fund, which supports student scholarships and other important University programs. Visit HERE for more details. Use social media to spread the word!

XU Summer Basketball Camp

Xavier will host its 2nd Annual DJ Hoops Skills Academy Basketball Camp June 9-12. Conducted by men’s head coach Dannton Jackson, the camp offers an exciting and athletic skill building experience for boys ages 7 to 16. Several NBA players will serve as guest coaches. Visit HERE for more info.

Writing Resource Center Workshops

The Writing Resource Center will offer six one-hour workshops this summer, beginning with “MLA Style: Documenting research and avoiding plagiarism” June 04 at 2:00 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Room 106. Visit HERE for the complete schedule.

“Like” Xavier in TOPS Social Media Contest

In recognition of the 25th anniversary of the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS), the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation is running a “Lunchtime Likes” social media contest among Louisiana Colleges during June. On Wednesday (June 18), show your school pride by going to the @IamaTOPSgrad Facebook Page and hitting that “like” button for Xavier University! The school with the most likes will receive a $10,000 donation from the Foundation. Visit HERE to view a quick video.

Student Health Insurance Open Waiver Period

Students who are covered by their family insurance and want to opt out of the University’s sponsored health insurance for the 2014-15 school year must waive the insurance during the Open Wavier Period NOW through Sept. 02. The Fall 2014 insurance rate is $1,370 annually. Visit HERE to start the process. Remember, upon completion you will receive a confirmation number – SAVE IT!

Other Campus Events

Mon (02) – Exploring Computer Science Summer Program Opens
Mon (02) – COP Centers of Excellence Summer Program Opens
Mon (02) – Xavier Pharm Prep Program Opens
Mon (02) – LCRC Summer Internship Program Opens

Xavier in the News

N.O. Advocate - Cancer Cure, Apps Top Xavier Festival of Scholars
NOLA.com - LSU Names Dereck Rovaris Sr. as New Vice Provost for Diversity
NOLA.com – XU NCF Faculty Awards
BlackGivesBack – XULA Graduate and Scholarship Recipient Pays It Forward

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