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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

[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. 458 - May 26, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- Summer Session I Registration
- Give. Love. Xavier Day
- XU Summer Basketball Camp
- Student Health Insurance Open Waiver Period
- Xavier in the News

Summer Session I Registration

Registration for Summer Session I is MONDAY (May 26). 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.

Give. Love. Xavier Day

Give. Love. Xavier Day is an online fundraising event that encourages alumni and friends to come together in support of the University. The one-day event will take place June 02 from 12:00 a.m. to midnight. All gifts made online that day 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.

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

PCMS - Ten HBCUs Awarded STEM Capacity Building Grants
NOLA.com - Woman Credits Family Support with Helping Her Get Pharmacy Degree
Salt Lake City Tribune - Study: Non-AQ BCS Schools See Less Revenue [Dr. Gary Caro, Business]
WalletHub.com - Best Cities to Work in for a Small Business [Dr. Gary Caro, Business]
XU's Rolland is All-America Long-jumper for 2nd Time
Tennis Scores Five All-Americans
Xavier Freshman Selected as Kemper Scholar

[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. 457 - May 19, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- Low Cost Summer Sessions
- Ebony HBCU Campus Queens
- Give. Love. Xavier Day
- XU Summer Basketball Camp
- Student Health Insurance Open Waiver Period
- Xavier in the News

Low Cost Summer Sessions

Xavier has added a significant number of online/hybrid courses its traditional mix of daytime/nighttime courses to its Summer Session mix. What’s more, all classes are being offered starting at $200 per credit hour. Check it out HERE.

Ebony HBCU Campus Queens

Voting for this year’s EBONY HBCU Campus Queens – a tribute to the beauty, poise and majesty of the HBCU Campus Queens – ENDS MONDAY (May 19) at midnight. Cast your vote HERE to help select Miss Xavier Donielle Williamsas one of the 10 exceptional ladies to make it onto the pages of EBONY’s September 2014 issue. There is still time to get OUR Queen to the top. Note is there is no limit to how many times you can vote.

Give. Love. Xavier Day

Give. Love. Xavier Day is an online fundraising event that encourages alumni and friends to come together in support of the University. The one-day event will take place June 02 from 12:00 a.m. to midnight. All gifts made online that day 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.

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 - 545 Receive Degrees at Xavier Commencement
NOLA.com - Xavier Wins GCAC All-Sports Award for 4th Straight Year

[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. 456 - May 12, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- Low Cost Summer Sessions
- Employee Health/Fitness Day
- Follow Tennis in NAIA Tournament
- Summer Mass Schedule
- XU Summer Basketball Camp
- The Visibility Project
- ESSENCE Festival Freelancers
- Student Health Insurance Open Waiver Period
- Xavier in the News

Low Cost Summer Sessions

Xavier has added a significant number of online/hybrid courses its traditional mix of daytime/nighttime courses to its Summer Session mix. What’s more, all classes are being offered starting at $200 per credit hour. Check it out HERE.

Employee Health/Fitness Day

Faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in the Counseling and Wellness Center’s annual Employee Health & Fitness Day TUESDAY (May 13). The three-hour event (11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) offers workshops, physical activities and health exhibit. It’s a dress down day and free lunch day for all participants. Visit HERE for more info. RSVP required.

Follow Tennis in NAIA Tournament

Follow XU Tennis in the 2014 NAIA National Championships next week in Mobile AL on Twitter (twitter.com/xulagold) and Facebook (facebook.com/xulagold). The Men’s Team starts play TUESDAY (May 13) at 1:00 p.m.; the No. 1 seeded Women’s Team opens WEDNESDAY (May 14) at 9:00 a.m.

Summer Mass Schedule

With the close of the spring semester, the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel reverts into its summer schedule. Visit HERE for Mass times and other info.

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.

The Visibility Project

The Visibility Project (The ViP) is looking for Xavierites to serve as writers and contributors. The online publication endeavors to showcase the work of the marginalized while creating conversations about diversity, representation, visibility and other issues of those who don’t find themselves authentically represented in mainstream media. Visit HERE for more info.

ESSENCE Festival Freelancers

The ESSENCE Festival is seeking individuals for paid positions that will offer behind-the-scenes experience at many of their program activities at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and other official venues and work locations during this year’s Fest, June 30-July 06. If you are over 18 years old and you’re interested in taking a role in the production of this year’s event, apply to become an official ESSENCE Festival Freelancer 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

NOLA.com - Xavier's Louisiana Division of Business Receives Excellence Award

[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. 455 - May 05, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- Commencement 2014
- GiveNOLA Day
- Staff/Faculty Alumni Group Photo
- Extended Computer Lab Hours
- 2013-14 Yearbooks
- Low Cost Summer Sessions
- Student Health Insurance Open Waiver Period
- Med School Applications
- ESSENCE Festival Freelancers
- Employee Health/Fitness Day
- Other Campus Events
- Xavier in the News

Commencement 2014

Commencement is SATURDAY (May 10) at 10:00 a.m. in the Convocation Center. Graduates should visit HERE for important info, particularly the Commencement Reminders and FAQs.

GiveNOLA Day

Hosted on TUESDAY (May 06) by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, GiveNOLA Day is the community’s first one-day, online giving event to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations who make our region a stronger and thriving community for all. Xavier is participating in this special day. Visit HERE to donate to XU and many other great organizations.

Staff/Faculty Alumni Group Photo

Xavier Gold, the university’s alumni magazine, is putting together a feature article highlighting alumni staff and faculty who have made XU the labor of their life. In order to capture as many alums as possible, we have scheduled a group photo for THURSDAY (May 08) at noon on the front steps of the Administration Building. If at all possible, we’d like you to participate – and wear some Xavier apparel! 

Extended Computer Lab Hours

The Library and 3M/RMC Computer Labs are offering extended hours during pre-finals. Visit HERE for the schedule.

2013-14 Yearbooks

Full-time students may pick up a copy of the 2013-14 Xavierite yearbook weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the UC, First Floor. You must present a valid student ID, and one book per student is allowed. Full-time student fees included the cost of the yearbook.

Low Cost Summer Sessions

Xavier has added a significant number of online/hybrid courses its traditional mix of daytime/nighttime courses to its Summer Session mix. 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!

Med School Applications

Students who plan on applying to medical school during summer 2014 for entry in 2015 via the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS), American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS), or the Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS) should begin actively working on the online applications. Visit HERE to review AMCAS instructions, HERE for  AACOMAS, and HERE for TMDSAS now! Be sure to continue checking your email DAILY for messages from the Premed Office regarding completing and submitting health professions school applications, submitting letters of evaluation, etc. Be advised that the Premed Office encourages students to submit their medical, dental, etc. applications no later than July.

Employee Health/Fitness Day

Faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in the Counseling and Wellness Center’s annual Employee Health & Fitness Day May 13. The three-hour event (11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) offers workshops, physical activities and health exhibit. It’s a dress down day and free lunch day for all participants. RSVP required - call 520-7315.

ESSENCE Festival Freelancers

The ESSENCE Festival is seeking individuals for paid positions that will offer behind-the-scenes experience at many of their program activities at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and other official venues and work locations during this year’s Fest, June 30-July 06. If you are over 18 years old and you’re interested in taking a role in the production of this year’s event, apply to become an official ESSENCE Festival Freelancer HERE.

Other Campus Events

Mon (05) – Roll Call [A&S 9:00 a.m./Pharmacy 10:00 a.m.], Convocation Center
Mon (05) – Final Exams
Tues (06) – Final Exams
Wed (07) – Final Exams
Fri (09) – Baccalaureate, 6:00 p.m., Convocation Center

Xavier in the News

St. Louis American - Father Nutt to Lead XU Institute for Black Catholic Studies
N.O. Advocate - Freshman Nour Abbes Making Herself at Home at Xavier
USML Daily - Optometry’s Top U.S. Student Leadership Position [Devin Sasser '11]
WGNO-TV - Creative Minds Behind Jazz Fest Posters [Terrance Osborne '00 & Richard Thomas '78]

[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. 454 - April 28, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- Finals Prayer Service
- Graduation Exit Survey
- Ebony HBCU Campus Queens
- Extended Computer Lab Hours
- 2013-14 Yearbooks
- Senior Class Sweatshirt Orders
- Faculty Development Lecture
- PR Campaign Class Presentation
- Low Cost Summer Sessions
- Student Health Insurance Open Waiver Period
- Freshman Premed Assessment Meetings
- Med School Applications
- Other Campus Events
- Xavier in the News

Finals Prayer Service

All students are invited to participate in a Finals Prayer Service THURSDAY (May 01) at 9:00 p.m. in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. Guest speaker will be Dr. Kristy Brumfield. Food will be provided.

Graduation Exit Survey

Are you ready for graduation? As May 10 quickly approaches, it is required that all prospective graduates complete the 2014 Graduation Exit Survey. The information collected on the survey will help your soon-to-be alma mater comply with federal reporting requirements and ensure that your degree maintains the highest possible value. Look for the survey in your XULA email.

Ebony HBCU Campus Queens

Voting for this year’s EBONY HBCU Campus Queens – a tribute to the beauty, poise and majesty of the HBCU Campus Queens – is underway NOW through SUNDAY (May 04). Cast your vote HERE to help select Miss Xavier Donielle Williams as one of the 10 exceptional ladies to make it onto the pages of EBONY’s September 2014 issue. Note is there is no limit to how many times you can vote.

Extended Computer Lab Hours

The Library and 3M/RMC Computer Labs are offering extended hours during pre-finals. Visit HERE for the schedule.

2013-14 Yearbooks

Full-time students may pick up a copy of the 2013-14 Xavierite yearbook weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the UC, First Floor. You must present a valid student ID, and one book per student is allowed. Full-time student fees included the cost of the yearbook.

Senior Class Sweatshirt Orders

Seniors who pre-paid for a black or white class sweatshirt from the senior class and haven't picked it up, can do so MONDAY (April 28) through May 2nd from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Convocation Annex Room #302. If you can't make those times, other arrangements can be made by contacting Silas Steele at 520-7334.

Faculty Development Lecture

Dr. Maryanne Wolf, the John DiBaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service and Director of the Center for Reading and Language Research at Tufts University, will present the fourth annual Read Today, Lead Tomorrow Faculty Development Lecture TUESDAY (April 29) at 4:00 pm in NCF 173. Wolf's 2007 award-winning book Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain is an international sensation, having been translated into 11 languages. In it, she explores the five-thousand-year history of how reading has and continues to change the human brain. The event is sponsored by Read Today, Lead Tomorrow, I-cubed, and the Center for the Advancement of Teaching. All are welcome to attend.

PR Campaign Class Presentation

The XU Public Relations Campaigns class invites the XU community to attend its final presentation MONDAY (April 28) at 6:00 p.m. in Xavier South Room 214. The presentation will showcase the students' semester-long campaign #TheSocialExchange that raised money and awareness for the non-profit Blessed 26, a youth leadership program. Contact Sheryl Kennedy Haydel at skenned1@xula.edu for more info.

Low Cost Summer Sessions

Xavier has added a significant number of online/hybrid courses its traditional mix of daytime/nighttime courses to its Summer Session mix. 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 THURSDAY (May 01) 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 Assessment Meetings

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2016 for entry in 2017 should sign-up NOW for the One-on-One Freshman 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 have been sent via email. Academic progress, health professions school application components, and summer plans for 2014 will be discussed during this assessment. Go HERE to see what Freshman Premeds should be doing this semester. Meetings will take place through WEDNESDAY (April 30).

Med School Applications

Students who plan on applying to medical school during summer 2014 for entry in 2015 via the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS), American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS), or the Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS) should begin actively working on the online applications as soon as they become available starting May 1st. Visit HERE to review AMCAS instructions, HERE for  AACOMAS, and HERE for TMDSAS now! Be sure to continue checking your email DAILY for messages from the Premed Office regarding completing and submitting health professions school applications, submitting letters of evaluation, etc.  Be advised that the Premed Office encourages students to submit their medical, dental, etc. applications no later than July.

Other Campus Events

Mon (28) – University Chorus Concert, 7:00 p.m., Adm. Auditorium
Thu (01) – Quiet Day
Fri (02) – Final Exams
Sat (03) – Final Exams

Xavier in the News

Division of Business Earns Performance Award
IBCS Receives President’s Volunteer Service Award

[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. 453 - April 21, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- XU Jazz Festival
- ACT Student Symposium
- Graduation Exit Survey
- Earth Day Celebrations
- Ebony HBCU Campus Queens
- Denim Day
- Graduate / Professional School Accepted Student Panel
- Biology 1230 Review Session
- Chemistry Club
- Speed Networking
- Extended Computer Lab Hours
- Low Cost Summer Sessions
- Student Health Insurance Open Waiver Period
- The Odyssey
- Freshman Premed Assessment Meetings
- Other Campus Events
- Xavier in the News

XU Jazz Festival


The Department of Music’s annual Jazz Festival will be held TUESDAY-THURSDAY (April 22-24). The free three-day event, which highlights various genres of the Jazz art form through performances, clinics, workshops, and lectures, will include performances by the XU Jazz Ensemble directed by Dr. Tim Turner featuring Nicholas Payton, Dr. Michael White and the Original Liberty Brass Band, and the Astral Group. Visit HERE for more info.

ACT Student Symposium

Xavier’s ACT (Across Curriculum Thinking) will host a Student Symposium MONDAY (April 21) from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the NCF Auditorium. Dr. Pamela Waldron-Moore, Professor and Department Head of Political Science, will lead a discussion on "The Impact of Social Class on Behavioral Health". In addition, there will be six presentations by ACT essay contest winners. All are invited to attend. Contact Dr. Shamsul Huda at 520-7406 for more info.

Graduation Exit Survey

Are you ready for graduation? As May 10 quickly approaches, it is required that all prospective graduates complete the 2014 Graduation Exit Survey. The information collected on the survey will help your soon-to-be alma mater comply with federal reporting requirements and ensure that your degree maintains the highest possible value. Look for the survey in your XULA email.

Earth Day Celebrations

ACS Chemistry Club will host an Earth Day celebration on the yard MONDAY (April 21) from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. 7 p.m. with food, fun, and demos. Then on TUESDAY (April 22) at noon the XU community is invited to join members of the Earth Science class in celebration of Earth Day at noon in the St. Katharine Chapel. We will praise and thank God for gift and wonders of creation, and recommit ourselves to care for the earth.

Ebony HBCU Campus Queens

Voting for this year’s EBONY HBCU Campus Queens – a tribute to the beauty, poise and majesty of the HBCU Campus Queens – is underway NOW through May 04. Cast your vote HERE to help select Miss Xavier, Donielle Williams, as one of the 10 exceptional ladies to make it onto the pages of EBONY’s September 2014 issue. Note is there is no limit to how many times you can vote.

Denim Day

Make a social statement with your fashion! Wear jeans on FRIDAY (April 25) to show your support for efforts to stop sexual violence against women. The “Denim Day at HBCU’s” speaker will be Natalie Ambrose at 12:15 p.m. in the UC Gallery.

Graduate / Professional School Accepted Student Panel

Students who are interested in entering graduate or professional school programs are encouraged to attend a panel discussion TUESDAY (April 22) at 5:30 p.m. in NCF Room 102. XU seniors who have been accepted into a variety of graduate and professional schools for entry in Fall 2014 will provide insights into being a competitive applicant, the admissions process, summer opportunities, and other related topics.

Biology 1230 Review Session

A Biology 1230 Exam III Review Session will be held WEDNESDAY (April 23) at 6:00 p.m. in NCF Room 175. Open to all students!

Chemistry Club

ACS Chemistry Club will co-sponsoring a dinner talk with PLU WEDNESDAY (April 23)AT 6:00 p.m. in NCF 105 featuring Sean Hickey of UNO and Wiley Plus fame discussing popular movie and TV scenes that have "chemistry" in them and the accuracy (or lack thereof) in these scenes. Food will be provided! Prior to that Alpha Lambda Delta will hold a dinner TUESDAY (April 22) at 6:30 p.m. in the UC Ballroom. The general Club Meeting will be held THIRSDAY (April 24) at 6:00 p.m. in NCF 105.

Speed Networking

Check out the speed networking event, “The Social Exchange” TUESDAY (April 23) from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at New Orleans’ Fulton Alley (600 Fulton St.). The public relations campaign for this event is being conducted by students in XU’s advanced-level PR/Strategic Communication service-learning course (MSCM 4060).

Extended Computer Lab Hours

The Library and 3M/RMC Computer Labs will offer extended hours during pre-finals beginning MONDAY (April 21). Visit HERE for the schedule.

Low Cost Summer Sessions

Xavier has added a significant number of online/hybrid courses its traditional mix of daytime/nighttime courses to its Summer Session mix. 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 May 01-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!

The Odyssey

The Division of Fine Arts and Humanities and the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs will welcome back to campus The National Players Theatre April 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the UC Ballroom for a presentation of "The Odyssey", a stage adaptation of Homer's epic tale. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. For more info, contact Professor James Shade at 520-5157 or jhshade@xula.edu.

Freshman Premed Assessment Meetings

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2016 for entry in 2017 should sign-up NOW for the One-on-One Freshman 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 have been sent via email. Academic progress, health professions school application components, and summer plans for 2014 will be discussed during this assessment. Go HERE to see what Freshman Premeds should be doing this semester. Meetings will take place through April 30.

Other Campus Events

Mon (21) – Applied Piano Student Recital, 7:00 p.m., Music Recital Hall
Fri (25) – NAIA Unaffiliated Group Tourney, TBA, XU/City Park Tennis Centers
Fri (25) – Senior Recital (Bria Joshua, vocal), 7:00 p.m., Music Recital Hall
Sat (26) – NAIA Unaffiliated Group Tourney, TBA, XU/City Park Tennis Centers
Sat (26) – Senior Recital (Llolowen Robinson, percussion), 7:00 p.m., Music Recital Hall
Sun (27) – Senior Recital (Sandi Lewanika, piano), 2:00 p.m., Music Recital Hall

Xavier in the News

WGNO-TV - [video] Computer Science Students Create Discover XU App
WWL-TV - [video] Festival of Scholars / Computer Science App
Gambit - Looking for Food in all the Odd Places [Christopher Sylvain '83]
NOLA.com - Pharmacists: Helping Their Communities Feel Better
Before Its News - Leading Physicians of the World [Dr. Dana Jackson '96]

[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. 452 - April 14, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- Graduation Exit Survey
- Biology After Dark
- Study Abroad Pre-departure Orientation
- XULAneXUS New Issue Online
- QEP Critical Reading Skills Testing
- Writing Center Workshop
- Extended Computer Lab Hours
- History Honor Society Induction
- Low Cost Summer Sessions
- Applications for New Psy.D. Program
- Student Health Insurance Open Waiver Period
- Earth Day Celebration
- Chemistry Club
- Freshman Premed Assessment Meetings
- Summer Employment as SuperScholar/Excel Group Leader
- Other Campus Events
- Xavier in the News

Note: Due to the Easter Holidays, the next eBulletin will be emailed Monday A.M. (April 21). Deadline for items is the same.

Graduation Exit Survey

Are you ready for graduation? As May 10 quickly approaches, it is required that all prospective graduates complete the 2014 Graduation Exit Survey. The information collected on the survey will help your soon-to-be alma mater comply with federal reporting requirements and ensure that your degree maintains the highest possible value. Look for the survey in your XULA email beginning MONDAY (April 14).

Biology After Dark

The Biology Resource Center is offering a “Biology After Dark - 1240 Review Session” MONDAY (April 14) from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the K.D. Residence Hall Lobby. Open to all.

Study Abroad Pre-departure Orientation

A pre-departure orientation meeting for students planning to study abroad during the Summer and Fall 2014 will be held TUESDAY (April 15) from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. in the UC Room 205.

XULAneXUS New Issue Online

The newest issue of XULAneXUS, Xavier’s peer-reviewed online undergraduate research journal is now available HERE. Check out the outstanding work seven students and their faculty mentors.

QEP Critical Reading Skills Testing

The QEP Office will hold several testing sessions next week to assess the critical reading skills of students who entered Xavier as first-time freshmen during the Fall 2010 or Fall 2011 semester. Testing will take place MONDAY (April 14) at 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon, and TUESDAY (April 15) at 11:00 a.m. and at 12:15 p.m.. All test sessions will take place in Room 111 of the Convocation Center Annex. Eligible but unregistered students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on seating availability. Students who fully and properly complete the test will be given $40 in cash. Please call the QEP Office at 520-5353 with any questions.

Writing Center Workshop

The Writing Resource Center will offer a workshop, “MLA Style: Documenting Research and Avoiding Plagiarism” TUESDAY (April 15) at 12:15 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Room 106.

Extended Computer Lab Hours

The Library and 3M/RMC Computer Labs will offer extended hours during pre-finals beginning April 21. Visit HERE for the schedule.

History Honor Society Induction

The History Department will hold its Spring Phi Alpha Theta history honor society induction TUESDAY (April 15) at 5:00 p.m. in UC 205. Students being inducted include Jacob Deitz, Thao P. Nguyen, Jeremy Oatis, De'Angellica Vaughn-Allen, and Victoria Elizabeth Watson. All are welcome to join us for this event.

Low Cost Summer Sessions

Xavier has added a significant number of online/hybrid courses its traditional mix of daytime/nighttime courses to its Summer Session mix. What’s more, all classes are being offered starting at $200 per credit hour. Check it out HERE.

Applications for New Psy.D. Program

Applications are now being accepted for admission into The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s (TCSPP) Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) Program at Xavier for Fall 2014. Visit HERE for all the details on this new academic offering, the only Clinical Psy.D. Program offered in the City of New Orleans as well as the first of its kind to be offered in the state of Louisiana.

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 May 01-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!

Earth Day Celebration

The XU community is invited to join members of the Earth Science class in celebration of Earth Day April 22 at noon in the St. Katharine Chapel. We will praise and thank God for gift and wonders of creation, and recommit ourselves to care for the earth.

Chemistry Club

Sean Hickey of the University of New Orleans and Wiley Plus will speak at the Chemistry Club meeting April 23 at 6:00 p.m. in NCF 105.

Freshman Premed Assessment Meetings

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2016 for entry in 2017 should sign-up NOW for the One-on-One Freshman 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 have been sent via email. Academic progress, health professions school application components, and summer plans for 2014 will be discussed during this assessment. Go HERE to see what Freshman Premeds should be doing this semester. Meetings will take place through April 30.

Summer Employment as SuperScholar/Excel Group Leader

The Office of Graduate Placement is seeking two males and two females to serve as group leaders for this summer's Super Scholar/Excel Summer Academy. Applicants must be Fall ’13 or Spring ’14 XU graduates who are available to work June 16-July 18. Position pays a $2,000 stipend, plus housing and meals during the duration of the program. For more info,  stop by St. Joseph's Room 306 or email gradstar@xula.edu.

Other Campus Events

Mon (14) – Women’s Tennis vs. Southern, 3:00 p.m., XU Tennis Center
Tue (15) – Symphonic Band Concert, 7:00 p.m., Music Recital Hall
Wed (16) – Senior Recital (Jasmin Eugene, piano), 7:00 p.m., Music Recital Hall
Thu (17) – Holy Thursday (Holiday)
Fri (18) – Good Friday (Holiday)
Sun (20) – Easter Sunday Mass, 12:30 p.m., St. Katharine Drexel Chapel

Xavier in the News

WWL-TV - [video] Festival of Scholars / Computer Science App
WGNO-TV - [video] - Computer Science Students Create Discover XU App
CSPAN - [video] HBCUs Attract First-Generation International students
NOLA.com - New Athletic Director Jason Horn Couldn't be Happier 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. 451 - April 07, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- Festival of Scholars
- Lenten Vespers Service
- Low Cost Summer Sessions
- Applications for New Psy.D. Program
- Important Study Aboard Dates
- Writing Center Workshops
- Documentary Film Screenings
- Opera Workshop
- Leadership Alliance Open House
- Indiana U Med School Recruitment
- Summer Research/Internship: How to Succeed
- ACS Chemistry Club
- Ask an Alum
- Graduation Exit Survey
- Biology After Dark
- Credit Union Meeting
- Extended Computer Lab Hours
- Past Yearbooks Available
- Honda All-Star Challenge
- Freshman Premed Assessment Meetings
- Summer Employment as SuperScholar/Excel Group Leader
- Other Campus Events
- Xavier in the News

Festival of Scholars

The Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR) will host its 11th Annual Festival of Scholars THURSDAY-FRIDAY (April 10-11) in the University Center. This year the event will feature 51 posters, nine individual presentations, and nine panel discussions highlighting student scholarship in the sciences, communication, education, humanities, and art. Best time to experience the event is from the opening April 10 from noon until 3:00 p.m., but posters will remain on display through April 11 at 4:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Lenten Vespers Service

The Office of Campus Ministry invites the XU community to a Lenten Vespers Service, an opportunity to re-focus and spend an hour as a family praising and thanking God, THURSDAY (April 10) at 7:00 p.m. in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. Hope to see you there.

Low Cost Summer Sessions

Xavier has added a significant number of online/hybrid courses its traditional mix of daytime/nighttime courses to its Summer Session mix. What’s more, all classes are being offered starting at $200 per credit hour. Check it out HERE.

Applications for New Psy.D. Program

Applications are now being accepted for admission into The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s (TCSPP) Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) Program at Xavier for Fall 2014. Visit HERE for all the details on this new academic offering, the only Clinical Psy.D. Program offered in the City of New Orleans as well as the first of its kind to be offered in the state of Louisiana.

Important Study Abroad Dates

Several important dates are approaching for students planning to study abroad during the Summer and Fall 2014, including the deadline for turning in forms ( WEDNESDAY, April 09) and a pre-departure orientation meeting (April 15) from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. in the UC Room 205. Visit HERE for more details.

Writing Center Workshops

The Writing Resource Center will offer a workshop, “Finding and Incorporating Research into a Writing Assignment,” TUESDAY (April 08) at 5:00 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Room 106. Visit HERE for the complete April workshop schedule.

Documentary Film Screenings

The History Department will present the screening of two new documentary films, Louisiana During World War II and McCrea 1971, The Story of Louisiana's Forgotten Rock Festival, MONDAY (April 07) at 7:00 p.m. in the Norman C. Francis Building, Room 105. Admission is free and open to the public.

Opera Workshop

The Department of Music will presents two performances of its Opera Workshop, Menotti’s "The Old Maid and the Thief", FRIDAY (April 11) at 7:00 p.m., and SATURDAY (April 12) at 2:00 p.m., both in the Administration Building Auditorium. The opera features Shubree Alridge, Chandel Booker, Simone Brown, Adolph Davis, Bria Joshua, Morgan Holmes, and Kevin Thomas. Free admission!

Leadership Alliance Open House

Representatives from Stanford University, Vanderbilt University and the University of Chicago will be on campus THURSDAY (April 10) from 12:00 moon to 1:1:15 p.m. in the UC Ballroom to discuss graduate school, summer research, and funding opportunities with interested students. Hosted by the Office of Graduate Placement’s Leadership Alliance.

Indiana U Med School Recruitment

A representative from Indiana University School of Medicine will be on campus THURSDAY (April 10) from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the NCF Science Annex Atrium to discuss the medical school, post-baccalaureate program, and other opportunities with interested students.

Summer Research/Internship: How to Succeed

“Summer Research/Internship: How to Succeed” will be discussed at the Office of Graduate Placement’s GradStar meeting TUESDAY (April 8) from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in UC 205. Come and learn the do's and don’ts of internships and summer research.

ACS Chemistry Club

The ACS Chemistry Club will co-sponsor a Kick It for Cancer Event SATURDAY (April 12) at 12 noon on The Barn field. If you are interested in making a team of five or more people to compete in the kickball tournament please contact Leanne Love at llove1@xula.edu. Participating team must donate $20, and other donations will be accepted for the Jeff Gordon's Children Foundation for Cancer.

Ask an Alum

The Young Alumni Leadership Association (YALA) and the Student Pre-Alumni Counsel will host “Ask an Alum … Career Exploration Day” SATURDAY (April 12) from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. in the UC Ballroom. Visit HERE for more details.

Graduation Exit Survey

Are you ready for graduation? As May 10 quickly approaches, it is required that all prospective graduates complete the 2014 Graduation Exit Survey. The information collected on the survey will help your soon-to-be alma mater comply with federal reporting requirements and ensure that your degree maintains the highest possible value. Look for the survey in your XULA email beginning April 14.

Biology After Dark

The Biology Resource Center is offering a “Biology After Dark - 1240 Review Session” April 14 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the K.D. Residence Hall Lobby. Open to all!

Credit Union Meeting

All members of the XU Employees Federal Credit Union are invited to attend the annual meeting April 14 at 12 noon in the UC Ballroom 308A. Refreshments will be served. RSVP by WEDNESDAY (April 9) to Karen Hodge at 520-7640.

Extended Computer Lab Hours

The Library and 3M/RMC Computer Labs will offer extended hours during pre-finals beginning April 21. Visit HERE for the schedule.

Past Yearbooks Available

Students are encouraged to stop by the Yearbook Office to pick up their copies of the following yearbooks: 2006-2009, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, and 2012-13. Present your XU ID at Xavier South (first floor, Room 109) Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Note that the 2013-14 yearbook arrives in late April.

YouTube Talent Contest

The Black Collegian magazine is looking to spotlight the most talented students at HBCUs around the nation through their YouTube Talent Contest. Students are invited to submit their 60-secon videos for a chance to win up to $500. Contest ends April 14. Visit HERE for more info.

Honda All-Star Challenge

A Xavier team will add to the brainpower from America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will be on display at the 25th annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Championship Tournament April 12-16 in Torrance CA. Competing for XULA will be Jacqueline Baidoo, McKenzie Moses, Alayna Robinson, and Haley Severin, along with Coach Darryl Keller, Jr. Visit HERE for more details.

Freshman Premed Assessment Meetings

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2016 for entry in 2017 should sign-up NOW for the One-on-One Freshman 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 have been sent via email. Academic progress, health professions school application components, and summer plans for 2014 will be discussed during this assessment. Go HERE to see what Freshman Premeds should be doing this semester. Meetings will take place MONDAY (April 07) through April 30.

Summer Employment as SuperScholar/Excel Group Leader

The Office of Graduate Placement will be hiring four, two males and two females, 2013-2014 graduates from Xavier University as group leaders for this summer's Super Scholar/Excel Summer Academy. Applicants must have graduated in the Fall of 2013 or Spring 2014, where in good academic standing and available to work from June 16th to July 18th. Position pays a $2,000 stipend, housing during the duration of the program and meals. For an application come to the Office of Graduate Placement in St. Joseph's Academic and Health Resource Center room 306 or email an inquiry to gradstar@xula.edu.

Other Campus Events

Sat (12) – Men’s Tennis vs. William Carey, 2:00 p.m., XU Tennis Center

Xavier in the News

NOLA.com – Upcoming Xavier Events: Festival of Scholars
New Orleans Living - Terrance Osborne ['00]: Colorful Living

[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. 450 - March 31, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- Summer/Fall Pre-registration
- Low Cost Summer Sessions
- Applications for New Psy.D. Program
- Business Fashion Show, Presentation
- ACT Brown Bag
- Faculty Colloquium
- Writing Center Workshops
- Teacher Fair
- Performance Studies Lab
- Busy Persons Retreat
- Pan-Hellenic Council Week
- Law Fraternity Induction
- Appreciation Day
- A Red Carpet Affair
- IBCS Tea Party
- Documentary Film Screenings
- Important Study Aboard Dates
- Festival of Scholars
- Lenten Faith-in-Action XU Video
- Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society
- ACS Chemistry Club
- 2010-2013 yearbooks available
- YouTube Talent Contest
- Bach Around the Clock
- Freshman Premed Assessment Meetings
- Complete Missed Freshman Premed Meetings
- Med School Online Applications
- Health Professions Schools Evaluation Letters Due
- Other Campus Events
- Xavier in the News

Summer/Fall Pre-registration


Pre-registration for Summer Sessions and the Fall 2014 semester will be held MONDAY-FRIDAY (March 31-April 04). Visit HERE for more details.

Low Cost Summer Sessions

Xavier has added a significant number of online/hybrid courses its traditional mix of daytime/nighttime courses to its Summer Session mix. What’s more, all classes are being offered starting at $200 per credit hour. Check it out HERE.

Applications for New Psy.D. Program

Applications are now being accepted for admission into The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s (TCSPP) Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) Program at Xavier for Fall 2014. Visit HERE for all the details on this new academic offering, the only Clinical Psy.D. Program offered in the City of New Orleans as well as the first of its kind to be offered in the state of Louisiana.

Business Fashion Show, Presentation

The Division of Business invites the XU community to two upcoming events: a fashion show for young professionals MONDAY (March 31) at 6:00 p.m. in the UC Ballroom and a presentation on Ethics, Professionalism, and Quality by Bill Balhoff, Managing Director and CEO for the top-100 U.S. accounting and consulting firm Postlethwaite & Netterville, TUESDAY (April 01) at 5:30/6:00 p.m. (reception/presentation) in the UC Ballroom.

ACT Brown Bag

Xavier's ACT (Across Curriculum Thinking) Program will hold its final Brown Bag of the semester WEDNESDAY (April 02) at noon in the University Center Ballroom. Dr. Krista Mincey, assistant professor of Public Health Sciences, will discuss "The Impact of Race and Class on Health." All members of XU community are invited. For more info contact Dr. Shamsul Huda, Director of ACT, at 520-7406.

Faculty Colloquium

The Faculty Colloquium will be held WEDNESDAY (April 02) from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the University Ballroom 308A.

Writing Center Workshops

The Writing Resource Center will offer a workshop, “APA Style: Documenting research and avoiding plagiarism,” TUESDAY (April 01) at 5:00 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Room 106. Visit HERE for the complete April workshop schedule.

Teacher Fair

The Division of Education will host a Teacher Fair TUESDAY (April 01) from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Convocation Annex Room 111. Dress professionally and bring your resume. Call 520-7536 for more info.

Performance Studies Lab

XU's Performance Studies Laboratory invites all students to the second event of its inaugural 2014 season, “Group Performances: Making Stories from Stories”, an interactive performance workshop with guest artists Andrea Baldwin, Nichole Nicholson and Sam Sloan, WEDNESDAY (April 02) from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Administration Building Chapel. Space is limited. RSVP to Dr. Ross Louis at rmlouis@xula.edu.

Busy Persons Retreat

The Office of Campus Ministry invites the XU community to participate in a Busy Persons Retreat April 07-09. Take time to reflect and LISTEN to GOD who speaks to your heart. Sign up in the College of Pharmacy lobby MONDAY-TUESDAY (March 31-April 01). For more info contact Lisa McClain at 520-7386.

Pan-Hellenic Council Week

Pan-Hellenic Council Week will be held on campus THIS SUNDAY-FRIDAY (March 30-April 04).Visit HERE for details.

Law Fraternity Induction

Induction into the Phi Alpha Dellta Law Fraternity, Inc. will be held THURSDAY (April 03) at 5:00 p.m. in the Convocation Center Annex, Room 111. All inductees and their families/friends are invited to attend the ceremony and the reception to follow. For further information and/or to be included in the list of inductees, please contact Emmanuel Spence at espence@xula.edu or Jodi Hill at jhill8@xula.edu.

Appreciation Day

The Office of Campus Ministry has declared THURSDAY (April 03) as “Appreciation Day”. Surprise someone with a thank you! Visit HERE for some suggestions.

A Red Carpet Affair

The Division of Social and Behavorial Sciences will host “A Red Carpet Affair” banquet celebration SUNDAY (April 06) at 6:00 p.m. in the Convocation Center Annex Room 111. Semi-formal attire required. Tickets are $10 and on sale at Xavier South Room 500.

IBCS Tea Party

The Institute for Black Catholic Studies (IBCS) will present “Hats Off to Springtime”, a tea party and fashion show, SUNDAY (April 06) from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the UC Ballroom. Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at the door. For more info call 520-7691 or HERE.

Documentary Film Screenings

The History Department will present the screening of two new documentary films, Louisiana During World War II and McCrea 1971, The Story of Louisiana's Forgotten Rock Festival, April 07, at 7:00 p.m. in the Norman C. Francis Building, Room 105. Admission is free and open to the public.

Important Study Abroad Dates

Several important dates are approaching for students planning to study abroad during the Summer and Fall 2014, including the deadline for turning in forms (April 09) and a pre-departure orientation meeting (April 15) from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. in the UC Room 205. Visit HERE for more details.

Festival of Scholars

Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR) will host its 11th Annual Festival of Scholars April 10-11 in the University Center. This year the event will feature 51 posters, nine individual presentations, and nine panel discussions highlighting student scholarship in the sciences, communication, education, humanities, and art. Best time to experience the event is from the opening April 10 from noon until 3:00 p.m., but posters will remain on display through April 11 at 4:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Lenten Faith-in-Action XU Video

Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten faith-in-action program invites groups to live in solidarity with our poorest and most vulnerable brothers and sisters through the prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, including offering small, sacrificial gifts to fill their Rice Bowls – the money going to CRS to feed the poor. Colleges have been asked to make videos to encourage others to participate in the program. XU's contribution, made during Spring Retreat, can be viewed HERE.

Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society

Alpha Lambda Delta will have its first joint meeting for new inducted members and old members THURSDAY (April 03) in NCF 175. Sweatshirts will be on sale for $15. An interest meeting for those considering running for office will follow immediately.

ACS Chemistry Club

The ACS Chemistry Club will have a General Body Meeting Thursday (April 03) at 6:00 p.m. in the NCF Room 173. The Club is also co-sponsoring two events: a BBQ at the block party with Pan Hell FRIDAY (April 04) after the stroll off at 7:00 p.m. outside the Convocation Center, and Kick It for Cancer Event April 12 at 12 noon on The Barn field. If you are interested in making a team of five or more people to compete in the kickball tournament please contact Leanne Love at llove1@xula.edu. Participating team must donate $20, and other donations will be accepted for the Jeff Gordon's Children Foundation for Cancer.

2010-2013 Yearbooks Available

Students are encouraged to stop by the Yearbook Office to pick up their copies of the following yearbooks: 2006-2009, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, and 2012-13. Present your XU ID at Xavier South (first floor, Room 109) Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Note that the 2013-14 yearbook arrives in late April.

YouTube Talent Contest

The Black Collegian magazine is looking to spotlight the most talented students at HBCUs around the nation through their YouTube Talent Contest. Students are invited to submit their 60-secon videos for a chance to win up to $500. Contest ends April 14. Visit HERE for more info.

Bach Around the Clock

Trinity Episcopal Church will host a Bach Around the Clock music marathon starting FRIDAY (April 04) at 7:00 p.m. through midnight SATURDAY (April 05). On Saturday, XU voice students will perform at 10:00 a.m., while selections from Dan Shore's opera "Freedom Ride" will be performed at 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, featuring Dara Rahming and Ivan Griffin. Pianist Wilfred Delphin will also be accompanying a large number of the performances throughout the 29 hours. For more info visit HERE.

Freshman Premed Assessment Meetings

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2016 for entry in 2017 should sign-up NOW for the One-on-One Freshman 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 have been sent via email. Academic progress, health professions school application components, and summer plans for 2014 will be discussed during this assessment. Go HERE to see what Freshman Premeds should be doing this semester. Meetings will take place April 07-30.

Complete Missed Freshman Premed Meetings

If you missed ANY of the Freshman Premed Biomedical Honor Corps Meetings held during the 2013-2014 academic year, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make them up before the end of the semester. Workshop materials and answer keys are available for your review in the PM Office. Go HERE for the list of 18 Freshman Premed Meetings that were conducted this academic year.

Med School Online Applications

Students who plan on applying to medical school in 2014 for entry in 2015 via the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS), American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS), and/or the Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS) should begin ACTIVELY working on the online applications as soon as they become available starting May 1. Go HERE to review AMCAS instructions, HERE for AACOMAS, and HERE for TMDSAS now! Please be sure to continue checking your email DAILY for messages from the Premedical Office regarding completing/submitting AMCAS and other applications, submitting letters of evaluation, etc. Be advised that XU's Premedical Advisers recommend that students submit their medical, dental, etc. school applications no later than this July.

Health Professions Schools Evaluation Letters Due

Students applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2014 for entry in 2015 should collect faculty letters of evaluation and have them filed in the Premedical Office NOW in preparation for application submission this summer. Directions for collecting and sending letters of evaluation via the Premedical Office are available HERE. Please be sure to follow-up NOW with faculty members who agreed to write letters of evaluation for medical, dental, etc. school on your behalf.

Other Campus Events

Mon (31) – Concert Choir Performance, 7:00 p.m., Adm Building Auditorium
Tue (01) – Visiting Artist Concert (Curtis Rayam, tenor), 7:00 p.m., Music Recital Hall
Wed (02) – Senior Recital, 7:00 p.m., Music Recital Hall
Sat (05) – Tennis vs. Auburn-Montgomery, 2:00 p.m., XU Tennis Center

Xavier in the News

Bowie State - Professor Named Visiting Fellow at Harvard [Allissa Hosten Richardson '03]
Digital Journal - Applications Being Accepted For New TCSPP Psy.D. Program 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. 449 - March 24, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- 2014-2015 Financial Aid
- Low Cost Summer Sessions
- Spirit Praise
- SpringFest 2014
- Biology Center Workshop
- Writing Center Workshops
- Keck Grad Institute Recruitment
- Optometry School Recruitment
- Pre-Law Club
- WLAE Tuition Auction
- Business Fashion Show, Presentation
- Fall Pre-registration
- 2010-2013 yearbooks available
- Student Designers needed
- A Red Carpet Affair
- IBCS Tea Party
- Festival of Scholars
- Summer Jobs @ XU SSA
- Important Graduation Info for Seniors
- Freshman Premed Meeting
- Junior Premed School Selection Assessment
- Xavier in the News

2014-2015 Financial Aid

The 2014-2015 Financial Aid process has begun. Students who have filed their 2014-2015 FAFSA application and have been selected for verification should check their Xavier (XULA) email account for important information regarding their eligibility for financial aid. Students who have already submitted the required documents can disregard this notice.

Low Cost Summer Sessions

Xavier has added a significant number of online/hybrid courses its traditional mix of daytime/nighttime courses to its Summer Session mix. What’s more, all classes are being offered starting at $200 per credit hour. Check it out at www.xula.edu/summer.

Spirit Praise

The XU community is invited to the Office of Campus Ministry’s “Spirit Praise” celebration featuring Ma’ Lore Ledet sharing the Word on selected Scripture, liturgical dance, and more TUESDAY (March 25) at 4:00 p.m. in front of the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel.

SpringFest 2014

Xavier SpringFest presents “The Black Grammys” THURSDAY-SUNDAY (March 27-30) featuring a fashion show, an alumni basketball game, a block party, a picnic, a gospel choir performance, and a concert featuring Sevyn Streeter & Big K.R.I.T. Visit HERE for the complete schedule and HERE for concert details.

Biology Center Workshops

The Biology Resource Center will host a workshop "REVIEW SESSION: BIOLOGY 1230" MONDAY (March 24) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the NCF Annex Room 175. Open to all!

Writing Center Workshops

The Writing Resource Center will offer a workshop, “Writing Personal Statements for Graduate School, Summer Internships and More,” TUESDAY (March 25) at 12:15 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Room 106. Visit HERE for the April workshop schedule.

Keck Grad Institute Recruitment

A representative from the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences will be on campus MONDAY (March 24) from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the NCF Science Annex Atrium to discuss this special post-baccalaureate program with interested students.

Optometry School Recruitment

Representatives from four optometry schools – the Illinois College of Optometry, the U of Alabama-Birmingham Optometry School, the Ohio State University Optometry School, and the U of Missouri-St. Louis Optometry School – will be on campus to speak with interested XU students about opportunities at their respective schools TUESDAY (March 25) from noon to 3:00 p.m. in the NCF Science Annex Atrium, first floor.

Pre-Law Club

All students considering a career in law are invited to attend the next Pre-Law Club meeting to be held in Xavier South Room 402-E at 12:15 p.m. THURSDAY (March 27).  The guest speaker will be Jake Henry, Director of Admissions of the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center.

WLAE Tuition Auction

Watch for Xavier’s live interview SUNDAY (March 30) at 6:00 p.m. during WLAE-TV’s annual FNBC Bank Tuition Auction. Place your bid and save on tuition for Fall 2014 while supporting New Orleans Public Television. For auction rules and more info visit HERE.

Business Fashion Show, Presentation

The Division of Business invites the XU community to two upcoming events: a fashion show for young professionals March 31 at 6:00 p.m. in the UC Ballroom and a presentation on Ethics, Professionalism, and Quality by Bill Balhoff, Managing Director and CEO for the top-100 U.S. accounting and consulting firm Postlethwaite & Netterville, April 01 at 5:30/6:00 p.m. (reception/presentation) in the UC Ballroom A.

Fall Pre-Registration

Pre-registration for the 2014 Fall semester will be held March 31 to April 4. Details in next week’s eBulletin.

2010-2013 yearbooks available

Students are encouraged to stop by the Yearbook Office to pick up their copies of the following yearbooks: 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, and 2012-13. Present your XU ID at Xavier South (first floor, Room 109) Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Note that the 2013-14 yearbook arrives in late April.

Student Designers needed

The Xavier Herald newspaper and Xavierite yearbook invite students who enjoy design to "take a test drive" with the publications before the end of the semester. It's helpful for students to be familiar with Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. These award-winning publications are 100% produced by and for students and require loyalty and dedication to teamwork. Applicants for the Herald will assist in producing the final printed edition this semester (April 1-11), while applicants for the yearbook will assist in covering events and prepping for layout through the end of the semester. Interested students should send an email with "Interested in Herald" or "Interested in Yearbook" in the subject line to mshelton@xula.edu.

A Red Carpet Affair

The Division of Social and Behavorial Sciences will host “A Red Carpet Affair” banquet celebration April 6 at 6:00 p.m. in the Convocation Center Annex Room 111. Semi-formal attire required. Tickets are $10 and on sale at Xavier South Room 500.

IBCS Tea Party

The Institute for Black Catholic Studies (IBCS) will present “Hats Off to Springtime”, a tea party and fashion show, April 06 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the UC Ballroom. Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at the door. For more info call 520-7691 or HERE.

Festival of Scholars

Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR) will host its 11th Annual Festival of Scholars April 10-11 in the University Center. This year the event will feature 51 posters, nine individual presentations, and nine panel discussions highlighting student scholarship in the sciences, communication, education, humanities, and art. Best time to experience the event is from the opening April 10 from noon until 3:00 p.m., but posters will remain on display through April 11 at 4:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Summer Jobs @ XU SSA

The Summer Science Academy is now accepting applicants for student workers for this upcoming summer. Applications can be picked up Pre-Med Office, NCF 108A. Deadline to apply is April 18. For more info email xusummerscience@yahoo.com.

Important Graduation Info for Seniors

Seniors expecting to graduate this May should visit HERE for important information.

Freshman Premed Meeting

The final Freshman Premed Meeting of the semester will be held MONDAY (March 24) at 4:15 p.m. OR 5:15 p.m. (attend either session), in NCF 105. All freshman premeds and new transfer premeds should attend. Please bring a pencil or pen to the meeting. If you are were unable to attend any of the weekly meetings, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make them up.

Junior Premed School Selection Assessment

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2014 for entry in 2015 should sign-up for and complete the School Selection Assessment 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 have been sent via email.  The purpose of this assessment is to compile a tentative list of the medical, dental, etc. schools that each student plans on applying to during summer 2014 for entry in 2015.  Preparation for the MCAT, DAT, etc., academic progress, and application components will also be evaluated during the assessment. The last day to complete the assessment is FRIDAY (March 28).

Xavier in the News

NOLA.com - Blair Underwood to Address Xavier's Commencement
NewStar Media - Xavier University Honored for Contribution to STEM Teaching

[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. 448 - March 17, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- Blair Underwood to Address 2014 Xavier Graduates
- Basketball Heads for National Tournament
- St. Joseph Altar Making Tradition
- GAPS Week
- Excuse Me Doctor, I’ve Got What?
- First Klass Workshop
- Writing Center Workshops
- Staff-Faculty Morning of Prayer
- Wellness Awareness Day
- ACT Brown Bag
- U of Rochester Med School Recruitment
- St. Louis U Med School Recruitment
- Edward Via Osteopathic Med School Recruitment
- Summer Jobs @ XU SSA
- Fulbright Scholar Presentation
- Biology Center Workshops
- Day at the Races
- Campus Ministry Spring Retreat
- Important Graduation Info for Seniors
- Freshman Premed Meeting
- Junior Premed School Selection Assessment
- Xavier in the News

Blair Underwood to Address 2014 Grads

Award-winning actor/director/producer Blair Underwood will deliver the commencement address at Xavier’s 87th annual graduation ceremony May 10, at 10:00 a.m. in the Convocation Center. He will be awarded an honorary degree at the ceremony, along with retiring Tulane University President Dr. Scott Cowen and New Orleans educator, activist and community leader, Sybil Haydel Morial ‘52. The annual Baccalaureate Mass and Honors Convocation will be held the preceding evening, May 09, at 6:00 p.m. also in the Convocation Center. Visit HERE for more info.

Basketball Heads for National Tournament

The Gold Nuggets and Gold Rush open play in their respective NAIA Division I National Basketball Championship Tournaments this week, with the women facing Westmont WEDNESDAY (March 19) at 8:45 p.m. (CDT) in Frankfort KY and the men playing Hope International THURSDAY (March 20) at 9:45 p.m. (CDT) in Kansas City MO. Visit HERE to track their progress.

St. Joseph Altar Making Tradition at Xavier

The St. Joseph Altar making tradition takes center stage with a Cuccidati workshop THIS SUNDAY (March 16) from 2:00 to 5:00 pm in the UC Room 205C and viewing of the annual St. Joseph’s Day Altar WEDNESDAY (March 19) in the Adm. Annex’s “Old Boardroom” from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The altar will be blessed at 12:45 p.m., followed by a presentation by Dr. Michael Homan entitled “Altars, Feasts, and Sacred Spaces: How Sacrifice Makes Us Human”. Monetary donations (alms) will be accepted, with all funds going toward the XU Student Emergency Fund.

GAPS Week

Graduate and Professionals Schools Week (GAPS) will be held MONDAY-FRIDAY (March 17-21) hosted by the Office of Graduate Placement. Events include: "Networking with Public Health Professionals" TUESDAY (March 18) in UC 205 from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m.; "The Journey to Graduate School" WEDNESDAY (March 19) in UC Ballroom B from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.; and "What is the PsyD?" THURSDAY (March 20) in the Psychology Department 5th floor XU south from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. Visit HERE for the complete schedule.

Excuse Me Doctor, I’ve Got What?

Dr. Melissa Clark, patient advocate and author of the book Excuse Me Doctor! I Have What? will offer valuable insights on how to take ownership of your health TUESDAY (March 18) at 7:00 p.m. in the UC Ballroom. The event is sponsored by Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society. In addition, the XU Bookstore will host a book signing event the preceding MONDAY (March 17) at 2:30 p.m.

First Klass Workshop

A First Klass (Women’s Economic Empowerment) workshop, “Basic Business Etiquette” featuring consultant/trainer/author Debra Gould will be offered MONDAY (March 17) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Xavier South, Room 225. The event is free, but registration is required. Call 520-7505 or 520-5046 or email xulabusiness@gmail.com. 

Writing Center Workshops

The Writing Resource Center will offer a workshop, “MLA Style: Documenting research and avoiding plagiarism,” TUESDAY (March 18) at 5:00 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Room 106. Visit HERE for this month’s schedule.

Staff-Faculty Morning of Prayer

The spring Staff-Faculty Morning of Prayer, "God's design for us at Xavier: What is God asking of me today?" will be held WEDNESDAY (March 19) from 10:00 a.m. to noon in the Saint Katharine Drexel Chapel. Presenters include James Thiebaud, Library media specialist, and Dr. Robin Vander, associate professor of English. Persons of all faith traditions are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Wellness Awareness Day

Wellness Awareness Day will be held WEDNESDAY (March 19) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the University Center, first floor. Take advantage of health screenings, exhibits, exercise sessions, and healthy food samples. Prizes and gift cards will be awarded.

ACT Brown Bag

Xavier's ACT (Across Curriculum Thinking) program will hold its second Brown Bag of the semester WEDNESDAY (March 19) at 1:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. Dr. Markalain Dery, Director of the Tulane T-Cell Clinic, will discuss "HIV/AIDS and Social Class: A Global Perspective." All members of XU community are cordially invited. For more info contact Dr. Shamsul Huda, Director of ACT, at 520-7406.

U of Rochester Med School Recruitment

Xavier alumni currently attending the University of Rochester’s School of Medicine will be on campus TUESDAY (March18) from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  in the NCF Science Annex Atrium to discuss medical school and the early medical school acceptance program with interested students.

St. Louis U Med School Recruitment

Representatives from the St. Louis University School of Medicine will be on campus WEDNESDAY (March 19) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the NCF Science Annex Atrium to discuss medical school and the early medical school acceptance program with interested students.

Edward Via Osteopathic Med School Recruitment

A representative from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine will be on campus FRIDAY (March 21) from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the NCF Science Annex Atrium to talk with interested students about osteopathic medicine and opportunities at Edward Via.

Summer Jobs @ XU SSA

The Summer Science Academy is now accepting applicants for student workers for this upcoming summer. Applications can be picked up Pre-Med Office, NCF 108A. Deadline to apply is April 18. For more info email xusummerscience@yahoo.com.

Fulbright Scholar Presentation

Dr. Ademun Odeke, a Fulbright Scholar from the United Kingdom currently serving at Tulane Law School for the 2013-2014 academic year, will discuss “The United Nations and International Law” THURSDAY (March 20) from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the Convocation Center Annex, Room 111. Sponsored by the XU Center for Intercultural and International Programs.

Biology Center Workshops

The Biology Resource Center will host two workshops: "Cellular Respiration & Photosynthesis," THURSDAY (March 20) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the NCF Annex Room 173 and "REVIEW SESSION: BIOLOGY 1230" March 24 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the NCF Annex Room 175. Open to all!

Day at the Races

The XU Alumni Chapter-New Orleans invites the all faculty and staff members to join in on the fun at its 8th Annual Day at the Races March 23 at noon at the New Orleans Fairgrounds. Visit HERE to purchase tickets.

Campus Ministry Spring Retreat

Campus Ministry is offering a spring retreat for students FRIDAY-SUNDAY (March 21-23) at the William J. Kelley Retreat Center in Bay St. Louis MS. The retreat is designed for all XU students, Catholics and non-Catholics, to share their faith journey with peers. It is to help students to get in touch and to experience God in a deeper way and to know His purpose for our lives. The cost is $20. Visit HERE to register. For more info call 520-7593 or email ejerome@xula.edu.

Important Graduation Info for Seniors

Seniors expecting to graduate this May should visit HERE for important information.

Freshman Premed Meeting

There will be a Freshman Premed Meeting MONDAY (March 17) at 4:15 p.m. OR 5:15 p.m. (attend either session), in NCF 105. All freshman premeds and new transfer premeds should attend, as well as sophomores who missed meetings in 2012-2013. Please bring a pencil or pen to the meeting. If you are unable to attend any of the weekly meetings, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make them up.

Junior Premed School Selection Assessment

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2014 for entry in 2015 should sign-up NOW for the School Selection Assessment in the Premedical Office, which will take place MONDAY-FRIDAY (March 17-21). The sign-up list and required meeting documents are available in the Premedical Office (NCF 108) near the reception desk; instructions have also been sent via email. The purpose of this assessment is to compile a tentative list of the medical, dental, etc. schools that each student plans on applying to during summer 2014 for entry in 2015. Preparation for the MCAT, DAT, etc., academic progress, and application components will also be evaluated during the assessment.

Xavier in the News

NOLA.com - Xavier Women Pick up 4th GCAC Tournament Championship in 5 Years
NOLA.com - Xavier Names Jason Horn as New Athletics Director

[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. 447 - March 10, 2014

The Weekin Brief:

- Financial Aid Awareness Night
- Why Love? Why Hate?
- Excuse Me Doctor, I’ve Got What?
- LinkedIn for Networking
- Writing Center Workshops
- Bastyr U Naturopathic Med School Recruitment
- St. George's U Med School Recruitment
- Biology Workshop
- Subconnection Grand Opening
- Important Graduation Info for Seniors
- Senior Class Graduation Fair
- GAPS Week
- Walking with the Saints
- Staff-Faculty Morning of Prayer
- Teaching Young Children
- Wellness Awareness Day
- Day at the Races
- Campus Ministry Spring Retreat
- Medical School Early Acceptance Programs
- Freshman Premed Meeting
- Junior Premed School Selection Assessment
- Chemistry Club

Financial Aid Awareness Night

The Office of Financial Aid will host its 2nd Annual Financial Aid Awareness Night TUESDAY (March 11). Visit HERE for more details.

Why Love? Why Hate?

The Student Academic Success Office and the Academic Resource Centers will host a panel discussion, "Why Love, Why Hate," THURSDAY (March 13) from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. in the UC, 219. The panel will include faculty and student representatives from the biology, chemistry, math, physics, reading and writing departments, who will discuss why students love and/or hate these subjects and ways in which students can cope with these feelings in order to succeed in such courses. Open to all!

Excuse Me Doctor, I’ve Got What?

Dr. Melissa Clark, patient advocate and author of the book Excuse Me Doctor! I Have What? will offer valuable insights on how to take ownership of your health TUESDAY (March 18) at 7:00 p.m. in the UC Ballroom. The event is sponsored by Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society. In addition, the XU Bookstore will host a book signing event MONDAY (March 17) at 2:30 p.m.

LinkedIn for Networking

The Office of Graduate Placement will host a meeting "LinkedIn for Networking" TUESDAY (March 11) in UC 205C from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Come and learn how to use LinkedIn to move your career forward and land you that dream job.

Writing Center Workshops

The first of three Writing Resource Center workshops this month, “Finding and Incorporating Research into a Writing Assignment,” will be held TUESDAY (March 11) at 5:00 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Room 106. Visit HERE for the complete schedule.

Bastyr U Naturopathic Med School Recruitment

A representative from the Bastyr University School of Naturopathic Medicine will be on campus TUESDAY (March 11) from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the NCF Science Annex Atrium to talk with students interested in pursuing a doctorate in naturopathic medicine.

St. George's U Med School Recruitment

A representative from St. George's University School of Medicine will be on campus TUESDAY (March 11) from noon to 3:00 p.m. in the NCF Science Annex Atrium to talk with students interested in pursuing a medical degree in the Caribbean.

Biology Workshop

The Biology Resource Center will host a workshop, "Neurosensory Regulation," TUESDAY (March 11) at 6:00 p.m. in the NCF Annex, Room 175. Open to all!

Subconnection Grand Opening

Sodexo and XU Dining Services will hold the grand opening for its new Subconnection dining location TUESDAY (March 11) from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. in the University Center 1st floor lobby. Enjoy opening discounts and prize giveaways.

Important Graduation Info for Seniors

Seniors expecting to graduate this May should visit HERE for important information.

Senior Class Graduation Fair

A Senior Class Graduation Fair will be held THURSDAY (March 13) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the University Center, 1st Floor Lobby. Seniors will be able to interact with representatives and receive information vital to commencement or future plans all in one setting.

Walking with the Saints

The Institute for Black Catholic Studies presents “Walking with the Saints: A Symposium on Black Catholics, Their Concerns, and the Journey to Sainthood” featuring Dr. M. Shawn Copeland of Boston College FRIDAY-SUNDAY (March 14-16). Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door, and $15 for students. Xavier student with valid ID will be admitted free. Call 520-7691 for more info.

GAPS Week

Graduate and Professionals Schools Week (GAPS) will be held March 17-21, hosted by the Office of Graduate Placement. Learn about graduate school through the lens of current graduate students and about The Chicago Professional School of Psychology’s new Psy D program, and hear first-hand from newly appointed CEO Dr. Mario Garner about Public Health options and the road to becoming a young CEO in New Orleans. Giveaways and food will be provided.

Staff-Faculty Morning of Prayer

The spring Staff-Faculty Morning of Prayer, "God's design for us at Xavier: What is God asking of me today?" will be held March 19 from 10:00 a.m. to noon in the Saint Katharine Drexel Chapel. Presenters include James Thiebaud, Library media specialist, and Dr. Robin Vander, associate professor of English. Persons of all faith traditions are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Teaching Young Children

Teaching Young Children is an off-campus program designed to assist and tutor children through the "BrainPower Program" which utilizes computers and software programs to challenge and strengthen their brains. The program is held Mirabeau Family Learning Center Monday-Thursday from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. Buses leave from the UC Horseshoe promptly at 4:00 p.m. It is not necessary to attend every day. Contact max.teachingyoungchildren@gmail.com for more info.

Wellness Awareness Day

Wellness Awareness Day will be held March 19 from 10:00 a.m. tp 2:00 p.m. in the University Center, first floor. Take advantage of health screenings, exhibits, exercise sessions, and healthy food samples. Prizes and gift cards will be awarded.

Day at the Races

The XU Alumni Chapter-New Orleans invites the XU community to join in on the fun at its 8th Annual Day at the Races March 23 at noon at the New Orleans Fairgrounds. Visit HERE to purchase tickets.

Campus Ministry Spring Retreat

Campus Ministry is offering a spring retreat for students March 21-23 at the William J. Kelley Retreat Center in Bay St. Louis MS. The retreat is designed for all XU students, Catholics and non-Catholics, to share their faith journey with peers. It is to help students to get in touch and to experience God in a deeper way and to know His purpose for our lives. The cost is $20. Visit HERE to register. For more info call 520-7593 or email ejerome@xula.edu.

Medical School Early Acceptance Programs

Interested in gaining early conditional acceptance into medical school? There are four early acceptance programs available to XU students who meet specific eligibility requirements at the end of sophomore year: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, St. Louis University School of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, and University of Rochester School of Medicine. Students begin applying to these programs in early spring of sophomore year, immediately following the One-on-One Sophomore Assessment Meeting in the Premedical Office. Visit HERE to review the requirements. If you are a current sophomore premed who is interested in applying but did NOT complete the One-on-One Sophomore Premed Assessment in the Premed Office during the designated period, please read the email instructions sent previously for making the meeting up (or stop by the Premedical Office--NCF 108). Draft applications are due by SATURDAY (March 15) and final application materials are due in the PM Office by May 15.

Freshman Premed Meeting

There will be a Freshman Premed Meeting MONDAY (March 10) at 4:15 p.m. OR 5:15 p.m. (attend either session), in NCF 105. All freshman premeds and new transfer premeds should attend, as well as sophomores who missed meetings in 2012-2013. Please bring a pencil or pen to the meeting. If you are unable to attend any of the weekly meetings, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make them up.

Junior Premed School Selection Assessment

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2014 for entry in 2015 should sign-up NOW for the School Selection Assessment in the Premedical Office, which will take place MONDAY (March 10) through March 21. The sign-up list and required meeting documents are available in the Premedical Office (NCF 108) near the reception desk; instructions have also been sent via email. The purpose of this assessment is to compile a tentative list of the medical, dental, etc. schools that each student plans on applying to during summer 2014 for entry in 2015. Preparation for the MCAT, DAT, etc., academic progress, and application components will also be evaluated during the assessment.

Chemistry Club

The ACS Chemistry Club and Globe Med will be handing out slices of pie for pi day FRIDAY (March 14)! Throughout the week the club members will be fundraising to get your favorite Chemistry Professor pied in the face that same day on the yard. Money will be collected in every Chemistry Classroom.

[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. 446 - March 03, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- St. Katharine Drexel Feast Day Mass
- Ash Wednesday
- GCAC Basketball Tournament
- LinkedIn for Networking
- Financial Aid Awareness Night
- Why Love? Why Hate?
- Excuse Me Doctor, I’ve Got What?
- Writing Center Workshops
- Biology Workshop
- Important Graduation Info for Seniors
- Subconnection Grand Opening
- Walking with the Saints
- Day at the Races
- Campus Ministry Spring Retreat
- Junior Premed School Selection Assessment
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

St. Katharine Drexel Feast Day Mass

The XU Community is invited to celebrate the Feast Day of St. Katharine Drexel at a special Mass SUNDAY (March 02) at 9:00 a.m. in the Chapel.

Ash Wednesday

Ashes will be distributed WEDNESDAY (March 05) at the noon Mass and also from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel.

GCAC Basketball Tournament

Xavier will play host to the Gulf Coast Conference’s men’s and women’s postseason basketball tournament FRIDAY-SUNDAY (March 7-9) in the Convocation Center. The seeds, pairings, and game times have yet to be determined. Visit HERE for updates. A couple of play-in games will be held at Dillard March 6.

LinkedIn for Networking

The Office of Graduate Placement will host a meeting "LinkedIn for Networking" March 11 in UC 205C from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Come and learn how to use LinkedIn to move your career forward and land you that dream job.

Financial Aid Awareness Night

The Office of Financial Aid will host its 2nd Annual Financial Aid Awareness Night March 11, 2014. Visit HERE for more details.

Why Love? Why Hate?

The Student Academic Success Office invites the XU community to participate in a panel discussion “Why Love? Why Hate?” on what makes students enjoy or despise various subjects March 13 from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. in the UC Room 219. Refreshments will be served.

Excuse Me Doctor, I’ve Got What?

Dr. Melissa Clark, patient advocate and author of the book Excuse Me Doctor! I Have What? will offer valuable insights on how to take ownership of your health March 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the UC Ballroom. The event is sponsored by Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society.

Writing Center Workshops

The first of three Writing Resource Center workshops this month, “Finding and Incorporating Research into a Writing Assignment,” will be held March 11 at 5:00 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Room 106. Visit HERE for the complete schedule.

Biology Workshop

The Biology Resource Center will host a workshop, "Neurosensory Regulation," March 11 at 6:00 p.m. in the NCF Annex, Room 175. Open to all!

Important Graduation Info for Seniors

Seniors expecting to graduate this May should visit HERE for important information.

Subconnection Grand Opening

Sodexo and XU Dining Services will hold the grand opening for its new Subconnection dining location March 11 from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. in the University Center 1st floor lobby. Enjoy opening discounts and prize giveaways.

Walking with the Saints

The Institute for Black Catholic Studies presents “Walking with the Saints: A Symposium on Black Catholics, Their Concerns, and the Journey to Sainthood” featuring Dr. M. Shaen Copeland of Boston College March 14-16. Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door, and $15 for students w/ID. Call 520-7691 for more info.

Day at the Races

The XU Alumni Chapter-New Orleans invites the XU community to join in on the fun at its 8th Annual Day at the Races March 23 at noon at the New Orleans Fairgrounds. Visit HERE to purchase tickets.

Campus Ministry Spring Retreat

Campus Ministry is offering a spring retreat for students March 21-23 at the William J. Kelley Retreat Center in Bay St. Louis MS. The retreat is designed for all XU students, Catholics and non-Catholics, to share their faith journey with peers. It is to help students to get in touch and to experience God in a deeper way and to know His purpose for our lives. The cost is $20. Visit HERE to register. For more info call 520-7593 or email ejerome@xula.edu.

Junior Premed School Selection Assessment

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2014 for entry in 2015 should sign-up NOW for the School Selection Assessment in the Premedical Office, which will take place March 10-21. The sign-up list and required meeting documents are available in the Premedical Office (NCF 108) near the reception desk; instructions have also been sent via email. The purpose of this assessment is to compile a tentative list of the medical, dental, etc. schools that each student plans on applying to during summer 2014 for entry in 2015. Preparation for the MCAT, DAT, etc., academic progress, and application components will also be evaluated during the assessment.

Other Campus Events

Mon-Fri (03-07) – Mardi Gras Break
Sun (09) – Senior Recital, 5:00 p.m., Music Recital Hall

XU in the News

N.O. Advocate - Xavier Hosts U.S. Surgeons General for Anti-tobacco Summit
N.O. Advocate - Xavier Plans Summer Programs for Teenagers
NOLA.com - [video] Black Mardi Gras Traditions Extravaganza at Xavier
B.R. Advocate - Tureaud Recounts Stories of Trial and Triumph at LSU
B.R. Advocate - Xavier to Hold Black History Event
NOLA.com - Mardi Gras 'Extravaganza' Brings Baby Dolls, Indians, Scholars to 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. 445 - February 23, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- Celebrating Black History Month
- Black Mardi Gras Traditions Extravaganza
- Black History Month Brown Bags
- St. Katharine Drexel Novena / Feast Day Massl
- YMTF/BEEP
- SGA Elections Interest Meeting
- Spirit Praise
- Graduation Rental Regalia
- The Gettysburg Address - Live Reading and Taping
- Emotional Wellness and Coping Skills
- Campus Ministry Spring Retreat
- LinkedIn for Networking
- Mardi Gras Mass Schedule
-
Pre-College Summer Programs
- FREE Tax Preparation and Electronic Filing
- LSU Grad School
- Financial Aid Awareness Night
- Walking with the Saints
- Why Love? Why Hate?
- Excuse Me Doctor, I’ve Got What?
- Day at the Races
- Chemistry Club Movie Night
- Freshman Premed Meeting
- Junior Premed School Selection Assessment
- Alpha Epsilon Delta Meeting
- XU in the News

Celebrating Black History Month

The campus celebration of Black History Month continues this week with two events on tap. First up is “The Co-Optation of the N-Word” MONDAY (Feb. 24) at 6:00 p.m. in the UC Ballroom, followed by the annual Black History Month Convocation TUESDAY (Feb. 25) at 12:15 p.m. in the Convocation Center featuring keynote speaker Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal Judge Edwin A. Lombard and two excerpts from XU music professor Daniel Shore’s original opera “Freedom Ride”.

Black Mardi Gras Traditions Extravaganza

The XU community is invited to attend “New Orleans Black Mardi Gras Traditions Extravaganza”, a special program highlighting unique local carnival customs TUESDAY (Feb. 25) from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. The event, sponsored by Keller Endowed Chair in the Humanities Dr. Michael White ’76, is free and open to the public. Visit HERE for more info.

Black History Month Brown Bags

African American and Diaspora Studies series of Brown Bag events saluting Black History Month concludes this week with “Women of Power: The Art of Sande Masquerade” THURSDAY (Feb. 27) at 12:00 noon in the UC Room 205. Lunch will be provided.

St. Katharine Drexel Novena / Feast Day Mass

The XU Community is invited to celebrate the Feast Day of St. Katharine Drexel at a special Mass SUNDAY (March 2) at 9:00 a.m. in the Chapel. [Note the official Feast Day is March 3, but the University will be closed for Mardi Gras]. The community is also encouraged to participate in the traditional Novena, which involves nine days of prayer beginning THIS SATURDAY (Feb. 22) through SUNDAY (March 2). The prayer can be found HERE. The prayers can be said privately. They will also be recited in the Chapel Monday through Friday at Morning Praise at 8:15 a.m. and after the daily noon Mass.

YMTF/BEEP

The Office of Career Services will sponsor the annual Youth Motivation Task Force/Black Executive Exchange Program (YMTF/BEEP) on campus THIS SUNDAY-TUESDAY (Feb. 23-25).

SGA Elections Interest Meeting

Students aspiring for SGA offices should attend the Student Government Association 2014 Interest Meetings TUESDAY (Feb. 25) at 12 noon in UC 219 or WEDNESDAY (Feb. 26) at 5:00 p.m. in UC 219.

Spirit Praise

The Office of Campus Ministry invites the XU community to experience “Spirit Praise: All God’s People Coming Together in Praise” TUESDAY (Feb. 25) at 4:00 p.m. in front of the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. The event features David Nathan sharing the word on selected scripture and liturgical dance. Refreshments will be served.

Graduation Rental Regalia

Faculty/staff wishing to place orders for their graduation rental regalia must submit their orders not later than March 14. Visit HERE for more info. Download the rental form HERE and the payroll deduction authorization form HERE.

The Gettysburg Address - Live Reading and Taping

Students, staff and faculty are invited to participate in readings of the Gettysburg Address in the Library Resource Center on THURSDAY (Feb. 27) at 2:00 p.m. in the Library Resource Center. A camera crew from WYES will be in the library to record the readings, which are being filmed as part of an audience participation project in conjunction with Ken Burns’ upcoming documentary The Address. Don't forget your stovepipe hat! For more info contact Elizabeth Elmwood at 520-5296 or eelmwood@xula.edu.

Emotional Wellness and Coping Skills

Dr. Byron Young ’06, a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellow at New York Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia and Cornell Universities, will give a presentation "Emotional Wellness and Coping Skills" THURSDAY (Feb. 27) at 4:00 p.m. in NCF Room 102. Students interested in learning more about his experience in medical school and residency are also encouraged to attend.

Campus Ministry Spring Retreat

Campus Ministry is offering a spring retreat for students March 21-23 at the William J. Kelley Retreat Center in Bay St. Louis MS. The retreat is designed for all XU students, Catholics and non-Catholics, to share their faith journey with peers. It is to help students to get in touch and to experience God in a deeper way and to know His purpose for our lives. The cost is $20. Visit HERE to register. For more info call 520-7593 or email ejerome@xula.edu.

LinkedIn for Networking

The Office of Graduate Placement will be hosting a meeting "LinkedIn for Networking" March 11 in UC 205C from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Come and learn how to use LinkedIn to move your career forward and land you that dream job.

Mardi Gras Mass Schedule

Please see the adjusted campus Mass schedule for Feb. 25 – March 7 HERE.

Pre-College Summer Programs

Applications for pre-college summer programs are being accepted now, and the University is encouraging the community to enroll students soon, expecting the programs to be filled to capacity. Space is limited. New this year is an online, common application that should make applying easier and convenient. Visit HERE for more info or to register.

FREE Tax Preparation and Electronic Filing

The XU Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site offers FREE tax preparation and electronic filing of federal and state income tax returns through April 10 to all individuals who earned less than $54,000 in 2013. The VITA site is located in the X-Ncubator in Xavier South (Room 211). The service is offered Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Visit HERE to schedule an appointment.

LSU Grad School

The LSU Graduate School will be hosting an open house March 15. If you would like to attend the event, sign up in the XU Office of Graduate Placement, St. Joseph's 306, by SATURDAY (March 1). Transportation will be provided.

Financial Aid Awareness Night

The Office of Financial Aid will host its 2nd Annual Financial Aid Awareness Night March 11, 2014. Visit HERE for more details.

Walking with the Saints

The Institute for Black Catholic Studies presents “Walking with the Saints: A Symposium on Black Catholics, Their Concerns, and the Journey to Sainthood” featuring Dr. M. Shaen Copeland of Boston College March 14-16. Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door, and $15 for students w/ID. Call 520-7691 for more info.

Why Love? Why Hate?

The Student Academic Success Office invites the XU community to participate in a panel discussion “Why Love? Why Hate?” on what makes students enjoy or despise various subjects March 13 from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. in the UC Room 219. Refreshments will be served.

Excuse Me Doctor, I’ve Got What?

Dr. Melissa Clark, patient advocate and author of the book Excuse Me Doctor! I Have What?, will offer valuable insights on how to take ownership of your health March 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the UC Ballroom. The event is sponsored by Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society.

Day at the Races

The XU Alumni Chapter-New Orleans invites the XU community to join in on the fun at its 8th Annual Day at the Races March 23 at noon at the New Orleans Fairgrounds. Visit HERE to purchase tickets.

Chemistry Club Movie Night

The ACS Chemistry Club will be hosting a movie night called "Shattered Skies" about Global Warming THURSDAY (Feb. 27) at 6:00 p.m. in NCF 105. Refreshments will be served.

Freshman Premed Meeting

There will be a Freshman Premed Meeting MONDAY (Feb. 24) at 4:15 OR 5:15 p.m. (attend either session), in NCF 105. All freshman premeds and new transfer premeds should attend, as well as sophomores who missed meetings in 2011-2012. Please bring a pencil or pen to the meeting. If you are unable to attend any of the weekly meetings, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make them up.  Visit HERE for the list of meetings planned for spring 2014.

Junior Premed School Selection Assessment

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2014 for entry in 2015 should sign-up beginning MONDAY (Feb. 24) for the School Selection Assessment in the Premedical Office, which will take place March 10-21. The sign-up list and required meeting documents are available in the Premedical Office (NCF 108) near the reception desk; instructions have also been sent via email. The purpose of this assessment is to compile a tentative list of the medical, dental, etc. schools that each student plans on applying to during summer 2014 for entry in 2015. Preparation for the MCAT, DAT, etc., academic progress, and application components will also be evaluated during the assessment.

Alpha Epsilon Delta Meeting

Current members of Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) Pre-Health Professions Honor Society should attend the general meeting on Tuesday, 2/25/14, 5pm, in NCF 115. Students who will be inducted into AED this semester should NOT attend this meeting.

XU in the News

HBCU Digest - For HBCUs, the Proof is in the Productivity
WDSU-TV - Xavier Asks High School Students to Craft Entrepreneurial Ideas
TNT - [video] Feed the Children
PRP - Aim High Foundation/Feed The Children to Help Families During NBA Weekend
NOLA.com - All-Star Weekend Chance to help New Orleans Children: Kenny Smith
Madison Courier - Lending Hand to Four-legged Friends [Dr. Adrianne Noble-Clark '09]
Xavier Selected for HBCU Innovation and Entrepreneurship Collaborative
L.A. Sentinel - Black Learning Spotlight: Xavier University
Clarion Herald -‘The Music Man’ Takes a Knee and Gives Thanks

[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. 444- February 17, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- Celebrating Black History Month
- Black History Month Brown Bags
- Spring Career Expo
- Teacher Recruitment
- Sister Souljah Presentation
- Google Internship Info Session
- U.S. Navy Physician Visit
- U of Med & Health Sciences-St. Kitts
- Mock Medical School Interviews
- Biology Center Review Session
- Reading Center Workshop
- Writing Center Workshop
- Southern U Pre-Law Day
- NOBC Black History Concert
- Breast Cancer Awareness
- ACT Brown Bag
- Biometric Screenings
- YMTF/BEEP
- Black Mardi Gras Traditions Extravaganza
- SGA Elections Interest Meeting
- Campus Ministry Spring Retreat
-
Pre-College Summer Programs
- Phi Alpha Theta Induction
- FREE Tax Preparation and Electronic Filing
- LSU Grad School
- Vote in UNCF "Create to Celebrate" Black History Month Art Contest
- Travel Abroad Opportunities
-
Novena Prayers for the Intercession of St. Katharine Drexel
- Sophomore Premed Assessment Meetings
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

Celebrating Black History Month

Campus events celebrating Black History Month continues this week with three events on tap. First up is “Black History Trivia” MONDAY (Feb. 17) at 6:00 p.m. in the UC Ballroom. Visit HERE to see the full calendar. Mark your calendar for the Black History Month Convocation Feb. 25 at 12:15 p.m.

Black History Month Brown Bags

African American and Diaspora Studies series of Brown Bag events saluting Black History Month continues this week with “The Philosopher King: Reading MLK’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail” MONDAY (Feb. 17) at 12:00 noon in the UC Room 205. Lunch will be provided. Visit HERE for the complete schedule.

Spring Career Expo

The Spring Career Expo 2014 will be held WEDNESDAY (Feb. 19) from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The XU Office of Career Services is offering a free shuttle service. Visit HERE for details or visit the OCS in St. Joseph’s 302.

Google Internship Info Session

The Division of Business is offering information session on Google’s Community Leaders Program THURSDAY (Feb. 20) at 12:15 p.m. in the UC, Room 201. All majors welcome. Refreshments will be served. For info on the session or to request an application, email mquinn@xula.edu or call 520-5046.

Breast Cancer Awareness

The annual women's basketball game for breast cancer awareness will be held MONDAY (Feb. 17) when XU the Gold Nuggets play Philander Smith at 5:30 p.m. at the Convocation Center. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game. Special T-shirts will be available for purchase, and proceeds will be donated to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

ACT Brown Bag

Xavier's ACT (Across Curriculum Thinking) Program will hold its first Brown Bag of the semester WEDNESDAY (Feb. 19) at noon in the University Center Ballroom. Dr. James Dunson, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, will speak on "Ethical Leadership and the Persistence of Inequality." All members of XU community are cordially invited. For more info contact Dr. Shamsul Huda at 520-7406.

Biometric Screenings

All Humana medical plan members, including covered adult dependents, are invited to participate in the on-site “Biometric Screenings” HumanaVitality event FRIDAY (Feb. 21) from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the UC, Room 205-205C. To make an appointment, call the Office of Human Resources at 520-7537.

Teacher Recruitment

The Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) will be hosting an information session and interviewing on campus TUESDAY (Feb. 18). If you are interested in attending please sign up in the Graduate Placement Office, St. Joseph's Room 306.

Sister Souljah Presentation

Author, rapper, and activist Sister Souljah will give a presentation on campus THURSDAY (Feb. 20) at 7:00 p.m. in the Administration Auditorium. Admission is free.

U.S. Navy Physician Visit

Dr. Mark Riddle, a navy physician and head of the enteric diseases department at the Naval Medical Research Center, will be on campus MONDAY (Feb. 17) from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the NCF Science Annex Atrium to share his experiences and to talk with students interested in Navy medicine and scholarship opportunities.

U of Med & Health Sciences-St. Kitts

A representative from the University of Medicine and Health Sciences-St. Kitts will be on campus THURSDAY (Feb, 20) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the NCF Science Annex Atrium to talk with students interested in pursuing a medical degree in the Caribbean.

Mock Medical School Interviews

The Student National Medical Association Chapter at LSUHSC-School of Medicine is hosting its Annual Mock Medical School interviews TUESDAY (Feb. 18) at 5:30 p.m. in Lecture Hall B of the Medical Education building. Dress code is business attire. This program gives students the opportunity to preview the questions and experience of a medical school interview. In addition, both faculty and current medical students will be providing their insight into the medical school matriculation process. To sign up for the event, please send email to mailto:jolive@lsuhsc.edu ASAP so that you can be added to the list. FYI, the Medical Education Building is #10 on the LSUHSC map available HERE.

Biology Center Review Session

The Biology Resource Center is hosting a "Biology 1230 Review Session" WEDNESDAY (Feb. 19) at 6:00 p.m. in the NCF Annex, Room 160.  Open to all!

Reading Center Workshop

The Reading Resource Center is hosting a workshop, "The Critical Reading Process," THURSDAY (Feb. 20) at 2:00 p.m. in St. Joseph, Room 111. Open to all! Questions? email RRC@xula.edu or call 520-5058.

Writing Center Workshop

The Writing Resource Center will offer a workshop, “editing and Making Sense of Sentences’, TUESDAY (Feb. 18) at 5:00 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Room 106.

Southern U Pre-Law Day

The Southern University Law Center will hold a pre-Law visitation day FRIDAY (Feb. 21) from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Students interested should sign up in the XU Office of Graduate Placement, St. Joseph's Room 306. Deadline to sign up is Feb. 14.

NOBC Black History Concert

The New Orleans Black Chorale, conducted by Dr. John Ware ’77 and featuring pianist Veronica Downs-Dorsey ‘78, will present its Annual Black History Concert SUNDAY (Feb. 23) at 5:00 p.m.in the Administration Building Auditorium. Admission is free.

YMTF/BEEP

The Office of Career Services will sponsor the annual Youth Motivation Task Force/Black Executive Exchange Program (YMTF/BEEP) on campus SUNDAY (Feb. 23) through Feb. 25.

Black Mardi Gras Traditions Extravaganza

The XU community is invited to a special program highlighting unique local carnival customs, “New Orleans Black Mardi Gras Traditions Extravaganza”, Feb. 25 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. The event, sponsored by Keller Endowed Chair in the Humanities Dr. Michael White ’76, is free and open to the public. Visit HERE for more info.

SGA Elections Interest Meeting

Students aspiring for SGA offices should attend the Student Government Association 2014 Interest Meetings Feb. 25 at 12 noon in UC 219 or Feb. 26 at 5:00 p.m. in UC 219.

Campus Ministry Spring Retreat

Campus Ministry is offering a spring retreat for students March 21-23 at the William J. Kelley Retreat Center in Bay St. Louis MS. The retreat is designed for all XU students, Catholics and non-Catholics, to share their faith journey with peers. It is to help students to get in touch and to experience God in a deeper way and to know His purpose for our lives. The cost is $20. Visit HERE to register. For more info call 520-7593 or email ejerome@xula.edu.

Pre-College Summer Programs

Applications for pre-college summer programs are being accepted now, and the University is encouraging the community to enroll students soon, expecting the programs to be filled to capacity. Space is limited. New this year is an online, common application that should make applying easier and convenient. Visit HERE for more info or to register.

Phi Alpha Theta Induction

The History Department will hold its spring induction ceremony for Phi Alpha Theta, an international history honors society, April 15 at 5:00 p.m., in the UC, Room 205. Eligibility requirements are completion of at least 12 semester hours in history with a 3.1 GPA in history and an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. No more than three semester hours of AP, transfer or on-line credit may be applied for membership. The deadline for applying is March 24. Interested students should contact Sister Barbara Hughes at bhughes@xula.edu or call 520-7410.

FREE Tax Preparation and Electronic Filing

The XU Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site offers FREE tax preparation and electronic filing of federal and state income tax returns through April 10 to all individuals who earned less than $54,000 in 2013. The VITA site is located in the X-Ncubator in Xavier South (Room 211). The service is offered Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Visit HERE to schedule an appointment.

LSU Grad School

The LSU Graduate School will be hosting an open house March 15. If you would like to attend the event, sign up in the XU Office of Graduate Placement, St. Joseph's 306, by March 1.

Vote in UNCF "Create to Celebrate" Black History Month Art Contest

Visit HERE to vote for XU art/psychology major Leah Labat’s “The Iridescence of Love” in the UNCF’s Black History Month Art Contest. Voting begins SUNDAY (Feb. 16).  Through a partnership with Lays, the UNCF will receive $1 for every vote cast up to $20,000.  The contest winner and a $10,000 prize will be announced March 4.

Travel Abroad Opportunities

The Center for Intercultural and International Programs (CIIP) has partnered with CEA to offer two faculty-led study abroad opportunities in Rome and Costa Rica this summer. Visit HERE (Rome) and HERE (Costa Rica) for all the details.

Novena Prayers for the Intercession of St. Katharine Drexel

The Feast Day of St. Katharine Drexel is on March 3.  Since we will be out of school that day, we will have a special Mass March 2 at 9:00 a.m. to avoid parade traffic later in the morning.  There is a tradition in which the Xavier Family tries to participate each year to ask for special blessings on Xavier and to pray for any personal intentions we may have. The tradition, called a Novena involves prayer over the 9 days prior to the Feastday. The prayers, to be said from Feb. 22 through March 2, can be found HERE. Each day one recites the Opening Prayer, reads the short reflection from Mother Katharine, and then recites the Closing Prayer found at the end of Day 9. The prayers can be said privately. We will also say them in the Chapel Monday through Friday at Morning Praise at 8:15 and after the noon Mass.

Sophomore Premed Assessment Meetings

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2015 for entry in 2016 should complete a One-on-One Sophomore Assessment Meeting in the Premedical Office. The sign-up list and required meeting documents are available in the Premedical Office (NCF 108) near the reception desk. Academic progress, application component updates, early medical school acceptance programs, and AED membership will be discussed. The meetings will take place through FRIDAY (Feb. 21). Visit HERE for an overview of what sophomore premeds should be doing this semester.

Other Campus Events

Mon (17) – Women’s/Men’s Basketball vs. Phil. Smith, 5:30/7:30 p.m., Convocation Center
Wed (19) – African American Music Festival, 7:00 p.m., St. Katharine Drexel Chapel
Thu (20) – Piano Recital (Gregory Thompson), 7:00 p.m., Music Recital Hall
Sat (22) – Women’s/Men’s Tennis vs. Alabama State, 3:00 p.m., XU Tennis Center
Sat (22) – Women’s/Men’s Basketball vs. Tougaloo, 3:00/5:00 p.m., Convocation Center
Sun (23) – Women’s Tennis vs. SLU, 1:00 p.m., XU Tennis Center

XU in the News

MFR - Xavier Partner in 100Kin10, National Network to Grow STEM Teaching
WBRZ-TV - Former U.S. Surgeon General Strives for Tobacco-free Generation
Huffington Post - Surgeons General and Teens Unite for a Tobacco-Free Generation
NHPR - Why Is Tobacco Still The Leading Preventable Cause Of Death?
WGNO-TV - Surgeons General Include E-Cigarette Warning In Anti-Smoking Message

[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. 443- February 10, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- Tobacco Summit
- Celebrating Black History Month
- Black History Month Brown Bags
- Loved Ones’ Week
- Anointing of the Sick
- Student Journal Accepting Applications
-
Writing Center Workshops
- McNair Program Application Deadline
- Teacher Recruitment
- Graduate Placement Workshop
- Memorial for Lester Sullivan
- Valenstravaganza
- Sister Souljah Presentation
- Campus Ministry Spring Retreat
-
Pre-College Summer Programs
- Southern U Pre-Law Day
- Phi Alpha Theta Induction
- SubConnection Now Open
- YMTF/BEEP
- FREE Tax Preparation and Electronic Filing
- Black History Concert
- Breast Cancer Awareness
- Chemistry Club Sale/Meeting
- Spring Career Expo
- Black Mardi Gras Traditions Extravaganza
- Sophomore Premed Assessment Meetings
- Freshman Premed Meeting
- XU in the News

Tobacco Summit

The “Summit on the 50th Anniversary of the Surgeon General’s Tobacco Report”, a one-day summit focusing on how prevention can lead to a tobacco-free generation with former U.S. Surgeons General, Tobacco Control history makers, youth activists, advocacy groups, foundations, public health officials and national, local and community leaders will be held TUESDAY (Feb. 11) in the XU Convocation Center. The Summit is free and open to the public. Go HERE to register.

Celebrating Black History Month

Campus events celebrating Black History Month continues WEDNESDAY (Feb. 12) with two events: “Lunch with a TREP (Entrepreneur)” at 12 noon in the UC Room 105, and “Your Black History: Black Religion & Politics” at 6:00 p.m. in the UC Ballroom. Visit HERE to see the full calendar.

Black History Month Brown Bags

African American and Diaspora Studies series of Brown Bag events saluting Black History Month continues this week with “Many Rivers to Cross: Birth Outcomes and African American Women”, MONDAY (Feb. 10) at 12:00 noon in the UC Room 205. Lunch will be provided. Visit HERE for the complete schedule.

Loved Ones’ Week

Please join the Xavier Community each day during Valentine’s Week MONDAY-FRIDAY (Feb. 10-14) in reaching out in some way to those you love. Let’s also pray for them especially at 12 Noon Mass in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. Monday: Parents, Grandparents, Guardians and Godparents; Tuesday: Sick and Suffering; Wednesday: Deceased Loved Ones; Thursday: Siblings and Family members; and Friday: Close Friends, Colleagues, Classmates, and Roommates.

Anointing of the Sick

TUESDAY (Feb. 11) after the noon Mass, all those who wish to have prayers for strength and healing will have the opportunity for special prayers and spiritual blessings. The anointing is for all those who have minor or major physical or emotional illnesses including addictions or any other challenges that they are currently facing.

Student Journal Accepting Applications

XULAneXUS, the University's undergraduate research journal, is now accepting submissions for its spring issue. Get details HERE. Deadline for submissions is Feb. 21.

Writing Center Workshops

The Writing Resource Center is offering a workshop, “Improving the ‘Flow’ of an Essay”, TUESDAY (Feb. 11) at 5:00 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Room 106. Visit HERE for a list of all February workshops.

McNair Program Application Deadline

Students interested in the Ronald McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program must submit their applications by FRIDAY (Feb. 14). The program is designed to increase the numbers of first-generation, low-income and underrepresented students completing doctoral programs. Visit HERE for more info or call Damon Williams at 520-7571.

Teacher Recruitment

The Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) will be hosting an information session and interviewing on campus Feb. 18. If you are interested in attending please sign up in the Graduate Placement Office, St. Joseph's Room 306.

Graduate Placement Workshop

The Office of Graduate Placement will offer a workshop, "Strategies for Standardized Test Taking", TUESDAY (Feb. 11) in UC Room 205C from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the UC oom 205C. Come get tips on how to tackle the GRE, LSAT and MCAT. Refreshments will be served.

Memorial for Lester Sullivan

A campus memorial for former XU Archivist Lester Sullivan will be held WEDNESDAY (Feb. 12) at 3:00 p.m. in the in St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. All are invited to come and give thanks for his lengthy and professional service to Xavier and pray for the consolation of his friends and family.

Valenstravaganza

"Valenstravaganza", a live production by Whitney Gaston-Loyd of the Mass Communication Department and the Gold Nugget women's basketball team featuring live performances, comedy skits, games, prizes and much more, will be held THURSDAY (Feb. 13) at 6:00 p.m. in the Administration Auditorium. Tickets for the fundraiser are on sale in the UC for $3 each or $5 for couples. Call 318-840-3985 for more info.

Sister Souljah Presentation

Author, rapper, and activist Sister Souljah will give a presentation on campus Feb. 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the Administration Auditorium. Admission is free.

Campus Ministry Spring Retreat

Campus Ministry is offering a spring retreat for students March 21-23 at the William J. Kelley Retreat Center in Bay St. Louis MS. The retreat is designed for all XU students, Catholics and non-Catholics, to share their faith journey with peers. It is to help students to get in touch and to experience God in a deeper way and to know His purpose for our lives. The cost is $20. Visit HERE to register. For more info call 520-7593 or email ejerome@xula.edu.

Pre-College Summer Programs

Applications for pre-college summer programs are being accepted now, and the University is encouraging the community to enroll students soon, expecting the programs to be filled to capacity. Space is limited. New this year is an online, common application that should make applying easier and convenient. Visit HERE for more info or to register.

Phi Alpha Theta Induction

The History Department will hold its spring induction ceremony for Phi Alpha Theta, an international history honors society, April 15 at 5:00 p.m., in the UC, Room 205. Eligibility requirements are completion of at least 12 semester hours in history with a 3.1 GPA in history and an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. No more than three semester hours of AP, transfer or on-line credit may be applied for membership. The deadline for applying is March 24. Interested students should contact Sister Barbara Hughes at bhughes@xula.edu or call 520-7410.

Southern U Pre-Law Day

The Southern University Law Center will hold a pre-Law visitation day Feb. 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Interested students should sign up in the XU Office of Graduate Placement, St. Joseph's Room 306. Deadline to sign up is Feb. 14.

SubConnection Now Open

XU Dining Services has announced a new retail dining location for faculty, staff, and students: SubConnection, located on the first floor of the University Center. Hours are 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call 520-6701 for more info.

YMTF/BEEP

The Office of Career Services will sponsor the annual Youth Motivation Task Force/Black Executive Exchange Program (YMTF/BEEP) on campus Feb. 23-25.

FREE Tax Preparation and Electronic Filing

The XU Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site offers FREE tax preparation and electronic filing of federal and state income tax returns through April 10 to all individuals who earned less than $54,000 in 2013. The VITA site is located in the X-Ncubator in Xavier South (Room 211). The service is offered Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Visit HERE to schedule an appointment.

Black History Concert

The New Orleans Black Chorale, conducted by Dr. John Ware ’77 and featuring pianist Veronica Downs-Dorsey ‘78, will present its Annual Black History Concert Feb. 23 at 5:00 p.m.in the Administration Building Auditorium. Admission is free.

Breast Cancer Awareness

The annual women's basketball game for breast cancer awareness will be held Feb. 17 when XU the Gold Nuggets play Philander Smith at 5:30 p.m. at the Convocation Center. Persons may send names of loved ones who experienced cancer to xugoldnuggets@gmail.com by Feb. 13. Those names will be part of a remembrance celebration at halftime. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game. Special T-shirts will be available for purchase, and proceeds will be donated to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

Chemistry Club Sale/Meeting

The ACS Chemistry Club is selling "BOO POPS" all throughout this week up until FRIDAY (Feb. 14) every day in the UC from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Pick up one for your valentine (Teddy Bears included!). Also note that the Club General Body Meeting is THURSDAY (Feb. 13) at 6:00 p.m. in the NCF Room 105.

Spring Career Expo

Mark your calendar for the Spring Career Expo 2014 Feb. 19 from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The XU Office of Career Services is offering a free shuttle service. Visit HERE for details or visit the OCS in St. Joseph’s 302.

Black Mardi Gras Traditions Extravaganza

The XU community is invited to a special program highlighting unique local carnival customs, “New Orleans Black Mardi Gras Traditions Extravaganza”, Feb. 25 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. The event, sponsored by Keller Endowed Chair in the Humanities Dr. Michael White ’76, is free and open to the public. Visit HERE for more info.

Sophomore Premed Assessment Meetings

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2015 for entry in 2016 should complete a One-on-One Sophomore Assessment Meeting in the Premedical Office. The sign-up list and required meeting documents are available in the Premedical Office (NCF 108) near the reception desk. Academic progress, application component updates, early medical school acceptance programs, and AED membership will be discussed. The meetings will take place through Feb. 21. Visit HERE for an overview of what sophomore premeds should be doing this semester.

Freshman Premed Meeting

There will be a Freshman Premed Meeting MONDAY (Feb. 10) at 4:15 p.m. OR 5:15 p.m. (attend either session), in NCF 105. All freshman premeds and new transfer premeds should attend, as well as sophomore premeds who missed meetings in 2011-2012. Please bring a pencil or pen to the meeting. If you are unable to attend any of the weekly meetings, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make them up.

XU in the News

Diverse Issues - Greene Uses Lessons of Civil Rights Movement [Wendy Greene '97]
NOLA.com -2014 Fest Poster Features Preservation Hall Band [Terrance Osborne '00]
NOLA.com - XU Conference Marks 50th Anniversary of Landmark Antismoking Report
NOLA.com - CVS' Plan to End Tobacco Sales Cheered by Health Leaders

[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. 442- February 03, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- Tobacco Summit
- Pre-College Summer Programs
- Changes to Spring 2014 Academic Calendar
- Celebrating Black History Month
- Study Abroad Week
- Black History Month Brown Bags
- High School Business Idea Competition
- Student Journal Accepting Applications
-
Writing Center Workshops
- McNair Program Application Deadline
- Teacher Recruitment
- Graduate Placement Workshop
- Louisiana Association of College Composition Conference
- FREE Tax Preparation and Electronic Filing
- Princeton Review Test Prep Info
- SMEP Info Session
- Southern U Pre-Law Day
- YMTF/BEEP
- Baby Dolls Presentation
- Sophomore Premed Assessment Meetings
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

Tobacco Summit

The “Summit on the 50th Anniversary of the Surgeon General’s Tobacco Report”, a one-day summit focusing on how prevention can lead to a tobacco-free generation with former U.S. Surgeons General, Tobacco Control history makers, youth activists, advocacy groups, foundations, public health officials and national, local and community leaders will be held Feb. 11 in the XU Convocation Center. The Summit is free and open to the public. Go HERE to register.

Pre-College Summer Programs

Applications for pre-college summer programs are being accepted now, and the University is encouraging the community to enroll students soon, expecting the programs to be filled to capacity. Space is limited. New this year is an online, common application that should make applying easier and convenient. Visit HERE for more info or to register.

Celebrating Black History Month

The Office of Campus Activities has scheduled series of events during Black History Month, starting with the Kickoff Celebration MONDAY (Feb. 03) at 11:00 a.m. in the University Center Yard. Visit HERE to see the full calendar.

Changes to Spring 2014 Academic Calendar

In light of the recent campus closure due to the weather, the following official changes have been made to the spring 2014 Academic Calendar: Classes will end April 30; Quiet Day will occur May 1; Final Exams will start May 2 and end on May 7; and Final grades will be due at Noon May 9.

Study Abroad Week

The Center for Intercultural and International Programs will celebrate Study Abroad Week with a series of informational sessions, panel discussions, a passport fair, and other events MONDAY-FRIDAY (Feb. 03-07). Visit HERE for more details.

Black History Month Brown Bags

African American and Diaspora Studies invites the XU community to participate in a series of Brown Bag events, “Giving Voice to the Vision: AADS Salutes Black History”, beginning MONDAY (Feb. 03). All events begin at 12:00 noon; lunch will be provided. Visit HERE for the complete schedule.

High School Business Idea Competition

The XU Entrepreneurship Institute has announced a business idea competition for New Orleans high school students. Get details HERE. Deadline for entries is March 8.

Student Journal Accepting Applications

XULAneXUS, the University's undergraduate research journal, is now accepting submissions for its spring issue. Get details HERE. Deadline for submissions is Feb. 21.

Writing Center Workshops

The Writing Resource Center is offering five workshops this month, starting TUESDAY (Feb. 04) with “Writing Cover Letters,” at 12: 15 p.m. and “Brainstorming for an Essay” at 5:00 p.m., both in St. Joseph’s Room 106. Visit HERE for a list of all February workshops.

McNair Program Application Deadline

Students interested in the Ronald McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program must submit their applications by Feb. 14. The program is designed to increase the numbers of first-generation, low-income and underrepresented students completing doctoral programs. Visit HERE for more info or call Damon Williams at 520-7571.

Teacher Recruitment

The Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) will be hosting an information session and interviewing on campus Feb. 18. If you are interested in attending please sign up in the Graduate Placement Office, St. Joseph's Room 306.

Graduate Placement Workshop

The Office of Graduate Placement will offer a workshop, "Strategies for Standardized Test Taking", Feb. 11 in UC 205C from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the University Center, Room 205C. Come get tips on how to tackle the GRE, LSAT and MCAT. Refreshments will be served.

Louisiana Association of College Composition Conference

XU will host the Louisiana Association of College Composition Conference FRIDAY (Feb. 07) from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Convocation Center Annex Room 111 and various other campus locations. More than 70 faculty and graduate students from universities across the state are expected to attend. For more info, contact Dr. Nicole Pepinster Greene at ngreene@xula.edu.

FREE Tax Preparation and Electronic Filing

The XU Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site offers FREE tax preparation and electronic filing of federal and state income tax returns through April 10 to all individuals who earned less than $54,000 in 2013. The VITA site is located in the X-Ncubator in Xavier South (Room 211). The service is offered Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Visit HERE to schedule an appointment.

Princeton Review Test Prep Info

A representative from the Princeton Review will be available to share information regarding MCAT and other test prep options WEDNESDAY (Feb. 5) from 10:00 a.m. to 200 p.m. near the elevators on the 1st floor of the NCF Science Building.

SMEP Info Session

A Summer Medical & Dental Education Program (SMEP) Info Session will be held TUESDAY (Feb. 04) from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in NCF Room 105. The SMDEP offers students a variety of academic and career experiences that will support their medical and dental school career preparation. Learn what to expect during the program and how to apply! Sponsored by the Office of Career Services and XU SMDEP Alumni. For more info call 530-7364.

Southern U Pre-Law Day

The Southern University Law Center will hold a pre-Law visitation day Feb. 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Interested students should sign up in the XU Office of Graduate Placement, St. Joseph's Room 306. Deadline to sign up is Feb. 14.

YMTF/BEEP

The Office of Career Services will sponsor the annual Youth Motivation Task Force/Black Executive Exchange Program (YMTF/BEEP) on campus Feb. 23-25.

Baby Dolls Presentation

Dr. Kim Vaz (Associate Dean, A&S) will make a presentation on her book, The ‘Baby Dolls’: Breaking the Race and Gender Barriers of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Tradition, THURSDAY (Feb. 6) at noon at the State Library Seminar Center in Baton Rouge LA as part of the State Library of Louisiana’s celebration of Black History Month.

Sophomore Premed Assessment Meetings

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2015 for entry in 2016 should complete a One-on-One Sophomore Assessment Meeting in the Premedical Office. The sign-up list and required meeting documents are available in the Premedical Office (NCF 108) near the reception desk. Academic progress, application component updates, early medical school acceptance programs, and AED membership will be discussed. The meetings will take place through Feb. 21. Visit HERE for an overview of what sophomore premeds should be doing this semester.

Other Campus Events

Fri (07) – Women’s/Men’s Tennis vs. Loyola, XU Tennis Center, 2:00 p.m.

Xavier in the News

Globe Advisor - 100Kin10 Names 31 New Partners in National STEM Network

[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. 441- January 27, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- Pre-College Summer Programs
- Fall Dean’s List
- Documentary History Films Screenings
- International Honor Society in Philosophy
- Putting Together a Personal Statement
- Travel Abroad Opportunities
- Summer Program Work Opportunity
- “Biggest Loser” Contest
- Study Abroad Info Sessions
- How To Study Biology
- FREE Tax Preparation and Electronic Filing
- Super Tax Day
- Campus Ministry Calendar
- Monthly Mass for the Recently Deceased
- Southern University Pre-Law Day
- Leadership Alliance
- Study Abroad Week
- Summer Medical and Dental Education Program Info Session (SMDEP)
- Baby Dolls Presentation
- Princeton Review Test Prep Info
- Sophomore Premed Assessment Meetings
- Freshman Premed Meeting
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

Pre-College Summer Programs

Applications for pre-college summer programs are being accepted now, and the University is encouraging the community to enroll students soon, expecting the programs to be filled to capacity. Space is limited. New this year is an online, common application that should make applying easier and convenient. Visit HERE for more info or to register.

Fall Dean’s List

A total of 694 student scholars made the Dean's List during the fall 2013 semester, according to XU Registrar Avis Stuard. The complete lists are available HERE (College of Arts & Sciences) and HERE at (College of Pharmacy).

Documentary History Films Screenings

The History Department and History Club will sponsor the screening of two new documentary films, Louisiana During World War II and McCrea 1971, The Story of Louisiana's Forgotten Rock Festival TUESDAY (Jan. 28) at 7:00 p.m. in the Norman C. Francis Building, Room 105. The event is free and open to the public.

International Honor Society in Philosophy

The Philosophy Honor Society, Phi Sigma Tau, offers eligible students the distinction of membership, a network of over 180 chapters internationally, a forum to interact with other students interested in philosophy, the opportunity to publish in the society’s journal and present papers at its conferences, and receipt of the society’s publications including its careers bulletin. For information and spring ‘14 membership, contact Dr. Thora Bayer, Dept. of Philosophy, 520-7479 or tibayer@xula.edu by FRIDAY (Jan. 31).

Putting Together a Personal Statement

The Office of Graduate Placement is offering a workshop, “Putting Together a Personal Statement for Grad School and Summer Research,” THURSDAY (Jan. 30) from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Room 106. All majors invited.

Travel Abroad Opportunities

The Center for Intercultural and International Programs (CIIP) has partnered with CEA to offer two faculty-led study abroad opportunities in Rome and Costa Rica this summer. Visit HERE (Rome) and HERE (Costa Rica) for all the details.

Summer Program Work Opportunity

The Graduate Placement Program is offering student work opportunities for Xavier summer programs. Interested students should send their resume to gradstar@xula.edu.

Spring “Biggest Loser” Contest

Registration is now open the spring “Biggest Loser” contest. Initial weigh-ins begin MONDAY (Jan. 27) Visit HERE for details.

Study Abroad Info Sessions

The Center for Intercultural and International Programs (CIIP) is offering Study Abroad Information Sessions on Thursdays throughout the spring semester at 12:15 p.m. in St. Joseph’s, Room 311. Visit HERE for more info.

How To Study Biology

Don't know how to pull all those biology concepts together? The Biology Resource Center is here to help! Our goal is to teach you skills and offer tips for effectively studying Biology. Join us TUESDAY (Jan. 28) from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. in NCF Room 175. Call 520-7590 or email brc@xula.edu for more info.

FREE Tax Preparation and Electronic Filing

The XU Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site offers FREE tax preparation and electronic filing of federal and state income tax returns from TUESDAY (Jan. 28) through April 10 to all individuals who earned less than $54,000 in 2013. The VITA site is located in the X-Ncubator in Xavier South (Room 211). The service is offered Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Visit HERE to schedule an appointment.

Super Tax Day

The Xavier VITA site will be open SATURDAY (Feb. 1) from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for Super Tax Day. The VITA site is located in the X-Ncubator in Xavier South (Room 211). Trained and certified volunteer tax preparers can prepare and electronically file your federal and state tax returns. Visit HERE to schedule your appointment.

Campus Ministry Calendar

Campus Ministry invites the Xavier community to participate in four special events this week: TUESDAY (Jan. 28) – Spirit Praise, 4:00 p.m.; THURSDAY (Jan. 30) - Mass for the Recently Deceased, noon; FRIDAY (Jan. 31) – Human Trafficking Awareness, morning prayer 8:15 a.m. and noon Mass; and SUNDAY (Feb. 02) – National Day of Prayer for the African American Family, noon. All events will take place in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel.

Monthly Mass for the Recently Deceased

On the fourth Thursday of each month, Noon Mass is offered for the recently deceased members of the Xavier family.  All are invited and encouraged to come and pray for the deceased and demonstrate support for their loved ones who are in attendance.  Please join us on THURSDAY (Jan. 30).

Southern University Pre-Law Day

The Southern University Law Center will hold a pre-Law visitation day Feb. 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Interested students should sign up in the XU Office of Graduate Placement, St. Joseph's Room 306. Deadline to sign up is Feb. 14.

Leadership Alliance

Leadership Alliance summer research application deadline is SATURDAY (Feb. 1). Visit HERE for more info or email Damon Williams at dlwilli5@xula.edu.

Study Abroad Week

The Center for Intercultural and International Programs will celebrate Study Abroad Week with a series of informational sessions and events Feb. 03-07. Visit HERE for more details.

Summer Medical and Dental Education Program Info Session (SMDEP)

An info session on the Info Session on the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program will be held TUESDAY (Jan. 28) from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in NCF Room 102. The SMDEP program offers students a variety of academic and career experiences that will support their dental and medic al school career preparation. Sponsored by the Office of Career Services and SMDEP Alumni.

Baby Dolls Presentation

Dr. Kim Vaz (Associate Dean, A&S) will make a presentation on her book, The ‘Baby Dolls’: Breaking the Race and Gender Barriers of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Tradition, Feb. 6 at noon at the State Library Seminar Center in Baton Rouge LA as part of the State Library of Louisiana’s celebration of Black History Month.

Princeton Review Test Prep Info

A representative from the Princeton Review will be available to share information regarding MCAT and other test prep options TUESDAY (Jan. 28) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. near the elevators on the 1st floor of the NCF Science Building.

Sophomore Premed Assessment Meetings

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2015 for entry in 2016 should complete a One-on-One Sophomore Assessment Meeting in the Premedical Office. The sign-up list and required meeting documents are available in the Premedical Office (NCF 108) near the reception desk. Academic progress, application component updates, early medical school acceptance programs, and AED membership will be discussed. The meetings will take place MONDAY (Jan. 27) through Feb. 21. Visit HERE for an overview of what sophomore premeds should be doing this semester.

Freshman Premed Meeting

There will be a Freshman Premed Meeting MONDAY (Jan. 27) at4:15 p.m. OR 5:15 p.m. (attend either session), in NCF 105. All freshman premeds and new transfer premeds should attend, as well as sophomore premeds who missed meetings in 2011-2012. Please bring a pencil or pen to the meeting. If you are unable to attend any of the weekly meetings, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make them up.

Other Campus Events

Tue (27) – Men’s Basketball vs. Belhaven, Convocation Center, 7:00 p.m.

XU in the News

NOLA.com - Top Authors Spotlight Lives of Black Women at Louisiana Book Events
UMSL Daily - Optometry Student Leads at Local, National Levels [Devin Sasser ‘11]
WGNO-TV - (video) Students Descend on Millions of Mardi Gras Beads for a Cause
MSNBC - (video) Anniversary of Surgeon General’s Warning on Tobacco [Dr. Regina Benjamin]

[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. 440- January 20, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- MLK, Jr. Week for Peace
- Explore Xavier Open House
- GRE Prep Course
- Crosstown Classic Tickets on Sale
- Chinese New Year
- Writing Center Workshop
- Reading Center Workshop
- How to Study Math
- International Honor Society in Philosophy
- Putting Together a Personal Statement
- First Klass
- Insurance Waiver Period
- Study Abroad Fair
- Lunch with a ‘Trep
- TU-XU MHIRT Program Accepting Summer Applications
- Travel Abroad Opportunities
- Summer Program Work Opportunity
- Last Chance for Yearbook Cap & Gown Portraits
- Spring “Biggest Loser” Contest
- Fitch CD
- Passport Fair
- Sophomore Premed Assessment Meetings
- Spring 2014 MCAT Prep Courses
- Update Info in Premed Office
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

MLK, Jr. Week for Peace

Minnijean Brown Trickey, one of the nine African Americans who desegregated Arkansas’ Little Rock Central High School (e.g. “the Little Rock Nine’) in 1957, will be the keynote speaker for the 28th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week for Peace Convocation and Symposium THIS SATURDAY (Jan. 18) at Loyola University’s Dana Center (St. Charles Room, 10:00 a.m.). Visit HERE for the complete MLK Week schedule.

Explore Xavier Open House

The University will host its annual Open House for prospective students, parents, and counselors THURSDAY (Jan. 23) from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. "Explore Xavier" gives students and their parents the opportunity to learn about admissions, majors and fields of study, financial aid and scholarships, and student life. Attendees should go to the University Center to begin Open House. Campus tours will be available throughout the evening. Tickets will be available for that weekend’s Xavier-Dillard Crosstown Classic basketball doubleheader. For more info call 1-877-XavierU or 504-520-7388.

GRE Prep Course

Interested in graduate school? The Office of Graduate Placement is conducting a 6-week intensive GRE Prep Course starting SATURDAY (Jan. 25). All classes will be taught on campus for a nominal fee. The deadline to register is 4:00 p.m. FRIDAY (Jan. 24). For more info or to register, visit the Office of Graduate Placement, St. Joseph's Academic and Health Resource Center Room 306, or call 520-7633.

Crosstown Classic Tickets on Sale

Tickets for the SATURDAY (Jan. 25) Crosstown Classic basketball doubleheader at XU's Convocation Center pitting city rivals Xavier and Dillard are NOW on sale. Visit HERE for details.

Chinese New Year

The Confucius Institute will celebrate the Chinese New Year FRIDAY (Jan. 24) at 5:45 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom with food, followed by a first-class concert of Chinese folk music, instrumental art, dance, and acrobatic performances performed by professors from Binghamton University Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera and New York City. The event is open to the general public. Admission is $10 per adult and $5 for children. Faculty, staff and students please bring your Xavier ID for free admission.

Writing Center Workshop

The Writing Resource Center is offering a workshop, "How to Study for Success in Writing-Intensive Courses," TUESDAY (Jan. 21) from 12:15 to 1:05 p.m. in St. Joseph Academic Building 106. Open to all. Visit HERE to view other January offerings. Call 520-6282 or email wrc@xula.edu for more details.

Reading Center Workshop

The Reading Resource Center is hosting a workshop, "How to Prepare for a Reading-Intensive Course" THURSDAY (Jan. 23) at 2:00 p.m. in the Reading Resource Center, St. Joseph, Room 111. Open to all. For more info, email rrc@xula.edu or call 520-5058.

How to Study Math

Not sure how to study for Math? Learn tips and strategies at a Math Resource Center workshop THURSDAY (Jan. 23) from 12:15 to 1:05 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Room 101.

International Honor Society in Philosophy

The Philosophy Honor Society, Phi Sigma Tau, offers eligible students the distinction of membership, a network of over 180 chapters internationally, a forum to interact with other students interested in philosophy, the opportunity to publish in the society’s journal and present papers at its conferences, and receipt of the society’s publications including its careers bulletin. For information and Spring ‘14 membership, contact Dr. Thora Bayer, Dept. of Philosophy, 520-7479 or tibayer@xula.edu by Jan. 31.

Putting Together a Personal Statement

The Office of Graduate Placement is offering a workshop, “Putting Together a Personal Statement for Grad School and Summer Research,” Jan. 30 from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Room 106. All majors invited.

First Klass

The Division of Business is offering a First Klass Women’s Economic Empowerment workshop on basic interviewing skills THURSDAY (Jan. 23) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the University Center, Room 101. Visit HERE for details. Space is limited.

Insurance Waiver Period

New undergraduates, readmits, transfer, and transient students should note that the open waiver period to opt out of the University’s student health insurance is NOW through SUNDAY (Jan. 26). The spring semester rate is $715 (visit HERE for more info). Students who are covered by their family insurance and do not want to enroll in the university’s sponsored plan MUST go to www.gallagherkoster.com and complete the waiver to opt out before the deadline. Please keep the confirmation number you receive in a safe place.

Study Abroad Fair

The Center for Intercultural and International Programs (CIIP) will hold a Study Abroad Fair WEDNESDAY (Jan. 23) from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the University Center, First Floor. Call 520-5491 for more info.

Lunch with a ‘Trep

The Division of Business invites students to a free lunch and chat with entrepreneur/CPA Mildred Dillon ’93 WEDNESDAY (Jan. 22) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the UC Lobby Gallery.

TU-XU MHIRT Program Accepting Summer Applications

Tulane-Xavier Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT), a National Institutes of Health-sponsored program designed to provide short-term (10-12 weeks) research training opportunities for minority students interested in careers in international health research, is accepting applications for Summer 2014. The deadline to apply is Feb. 7. Visit HERE for more details.

Travel Abroad Opportunities

The Center for Intercultural and International Programs (CIIP) has partnered with CEA to offer two faculty-led study abroad opportunities in Rome and Costa Rica this summer. Visit HERE (Rome) and HERE (Costa Rica) for all the details.

Summer Program Work Opportunity

The Graduate Placement Program is offering student work opportunities for Xavier summer programs. Interested students should send their resume to gradstar@xula.edu.

Last Chance for Yearbook Cap & Gown Portraits

Last call for 2013-14 Yearbook cap & gown portraits is WEDNESDAY (Jan. 22) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the University Center, First Floor.

Spring “Biggest Loser” Contest

Registration is now open the Spring “Biggest Loser” contest. Initial weigh-ins begin Jan. 27 Visit HERE for details.

Fitch CD

Dwight Fitch (campus ministry) has released his fourth CD, “Requiem Request The Renaissance”. Copies are available in the Campus Ministry Office for $10.

Passport Fair

The U.S. Postal Service will hold a Passport Fair on campus Feb. 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Visit HERE for details.

Sophomore Premed Assessment Meetings

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2015 for entry in 2016 should complete a One-on-One Sophomore Assessment Meeting in the Premedical Office. The sign-up list and required meeting documents are available in the Premedical Office (NCF 108) near the reception desk. Academic progress, application component updates, early medical school acceptance programs, and AED membership will be discussed. The meetings begin Jan. 27. Visit HERE for an overview of what sophomore premeds should be doing this semester.

Spring 2014 MCAT Prep Courses

Students who plan on applying to medical school during summer 2014 for entry in fall 2015 are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to enroll in a Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) review course in early spring and to take the MCAT no later than May 2014. Examkrackers, Kaplan, and Princeton will conduct discounted MCAT reviews on XU's campus this semester. The Kaplan Review has already started, and both Princeton and Examkrackers start Feb. 18. For more info on the discounted XU courses, contact: Examkrackers (Joshua Jones @ joshua@examkrackers.com) and Princeton (Tiffany Bozant @ tbozant@review.com).

Update Info in Premed Office
Returning premeds and new premeds who are NOT receiving weekly advising emails from the Premedical Office should stop by the Premedical Office (NCF Science Building, room 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 Premedical Office. Don't miss out on important information that can help to maximize your chances of gaining entry into medical, dental, etc. school.

Other Campus Events

Mon (20) – Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Day (Campus Closed)
Mon (20) – Women’s Basketball vs. Talladega, Convocation Center, 5:30 p.m.
Mon (20) – Men’s Basketball vs. Talladega, Convocation Center, 7:30 p.m.
Sat (25) – Women’s Basketball vs. Dillard, Convocation Center, 5:00 p.m.
Sat (25) – Men’s Basketball vs. Dillard, Convocation Center, 7:00 p.m.

XU in the News

MSNBC – (video) Anniversary of Surgeon General’s Warning on Tobacco [Dr. Regina Benjamin]
WWL radio -  (audio) Anniversary of Surgeon General’s Warning on Tobacco [Dr. Regina Benjamin]
WWL-TV – Local Students Team Up to Give the Homeless a Hearty Meal

[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. 439- January 13, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- MLK, Jr. Week for Peace
- Explore Xavier Open House
- GRE Prep Course
- Writing Center Workshop
- Campus Ministry Open House
- Reading Center Workshop
- Insurance Waiver Period
- TU-XU MHIRT Program Accepting Summer Applications
- Last Chance for Yearbook Cap & Gown Portraits
- Zeta Week
- Applications for Premed Summer Programs
- Complete Missed Freshman Premed Workshops
- Spring 2014 Freshman Premed Meetings
- Passport Fair
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

MLK, Jr. Week for Peace

Minnijean Brown Trickey, one of the nine African Americans who desegregated Arkansas’ Little Rock Central High School (e.g. “the Little Rock Nine’) in 1957, will be the keynote speaker for the 28th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week for Peace Convocation and Symposium SATURDAY (Jan. 18) at Loyola University’s Dana Center (St. Charles Room, 10:00 a.m.). Other MLK Week events will be held FRIDAY (Jan. 17) through Jan. 20; visit HERE for the complete schedule.

Explore Xavier Open House

The University will host its annual Open House for prospective students, parents, and counselors Jan. 23 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. "Explore Xavier" gives students and their parents the opportunity to learn about admissions, majors and fields of study, financial aid and scholarships, and student life. Attendees should go to the University Center to begin Open House. Campus tours will be available throughout the evening. Tickets will be available for that weekend’s Xavier-Dillard Crosstown Classic basketball doubleheader. For more info call 1-877-XavierU or 504-520-7388.

GRE Prep Course

Interested in graduate school? The Office of Graduate Placement is conducting a 6-week intensive GRE Prep Course starting Jan. 25. All classes will be taught on campus for a nominal fee. The deadline to register is 4:00 p.m. Jan. 24. For more info or to register, visit the Office of Graduate Placement, St. Joseph's Academic and Health Resource Center Room 306, or call 520-7633.

Writing Center Workshop

The Writing Resource Center is offering a workshop, "How to Study for Success in Writing-Intensive Courses," Jan. 21 from 12:15 to 1:05 p.m. in St. Joseph Academic Building 106. Open to all. Call 520-6282 or email wrc@xula.edu for more details.

Campus Ministry Open House

The Office of Campus Ministry invites students, faculty and staff to attend an Open House in the Old Chapel on the first floor of the Administration Building FRIDAY (Jan. 17) from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Reading Center Workshop

The Reading Resource Center is hosting a workshop, "How to Prepare for a Reading-Intensive Course" on Jan. 23 at 2:00 p.m. in the Reading Resource Center, St. Joseph, Room 111. Open to all. For more info email rrc@xula.edu or call 520-5058.

Insurance Waiver Period

New undergraduates, readmits, transfer, and transient students should note that the open waiver period to opt out of the University’s student health insurance is NOW through Jan. 26. The spring semester rate is $715 (visit HERE for more info). Students who are covered by their family insurance and do not want to enroll in the university’s sponsored plan MUST go to www.gallagherkoster.com and complete the waiver to opt out before the deadline. Please keep the confirmation number you receive in a safe place.

TU-XU MHIRT Program Accepting Summer Applications

Tulane-Xavier Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT), a National Institutes of Health-sponsored program designed to provide short-term (10-12 weeks) research training opportunities for minority students interested in careers in international health research, is accepting applications for Summer 2014. The deadline to apply is Feb. 7. Visit HERE for more details.

Last Chance for Yearbook Cap & Gown Portraits

Last call for 2013-14 Yearbook cap & gown portraits is Jan. 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the University Center, First Floor.

Zeta Week

The Beta Delta chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. will celebrate Founder’s Week  MONDAY-THURSDAY (Jan. 13-16). Visit HERE for details.

Applications for Premed Summer Programs

The Premedical Office encourages students to actively explore and apply to summer enrichment and/or research programs for 2014. If you haven't submitted your personal statement, post-secondary experiences form, and other application components to the Premed Office via email for review, please do so ASAP! It is imperative that your application components are in the best shape possible when you include them on your applications and give them to faculty members who agree to write letters of evaluation on your behalf. For info regarding the personal statement, PSE form, collecting evaluations, etc., please stop by NCF 108 for assistance.

Complete Missed Freshman Premed Workshops

Students who missed any of the weekly Freshman Premed Biomedical Honor Corps Meeting during Fall 2013 should stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) as soon as possible. Meeting materials and worksheet answer keys are available in the Premed Office for review.

Spring 2014 Freshman Premed Meetings

The first of six Freshman Premed Meetings for Spring 2014 will be held MONDAY (Jan. 13) at either 4:15 p.m. OR 5:15 p.m. (attend either session) in NCF 105. All freshman premeds and new transfer premeds, as well as sophomore Premeds who missed meetings in 2011-2012, should attend. Please bring a pencil or pen to the meeting. If you are unable to attend any of the weekly meetings, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make them up.

Passport Fair

The U.S. Postal Service will hold a Passport Fair on campus Feb. 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Visit HERE for details.

Other Campus Events

Mon (13) – Men’s Basketball vs. Spring Hill, Convocation Center, 7:00 p.m.
Sat (18) – Women’s Basketball vs. Edward Waters, Convocation Center, 3:00 p.m.
Sat (18) – Men’s Basketball vs. Edward Waters, Convocation Center, 5:00 p.m.

XU in the News

WWL-TV – Local Students Team Up to Give the Homeless a Hearty Meal
Dean & Provost - Focus on Leadership [Dr. Norman C. Francis]  ... Page 12

[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. 438- January 06, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- Spring Registration
- Tobacco/Smoke Free Campus
- 2014 Insurance Wavier Period
- TU-XU MHIRT Program Accepting Summer Applications

Spring Registration

Registration for the Spring 2014 semester will be held THURSDAY-FRIDAY (Jan. 09-10). Visit HERE for more details. Classes resume Jan. 13.

Tobacco/Smoke Free Campus

Please note that as of Jan. 1, 2014, Xavier is officially a tobacco/smoke free campus. See the policy HERE.

2014 Insurance Waiver Period

New undergraduates, readmits, transfer, and transient students should note that the open waiver period to opt out of the University’s student health insurance is NOW through Jan. 26. The spring semester rate is $715 (visit HERE for more info). Students who are covered by their family insurance and do not want to enroll in the university’s sponsored plan MUST go to www.gallagherkoster.com and complete the waiver to opt out before the deadline. Please keep the confirmation number you receive in a safe place.

TU-XU MHIRT Program Accepting Summer Applications

Tulane-Xavier Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT), a National Institutes of Health-sponsored program designed to provide short-term (10-12 weeks) research training opportunities for minority students interested in careers in international health research, is accepting applications for Summer 2014. The deadline to apply is Feb. 7. Visit HERE for more details.

[What is the eBulletin? How do I get my news included?]

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

 
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