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Xavier eBulletin - No. 608 - Oct. 16-22, 2017

CURGO Fall 2017 Grad Fair
The Center for Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity (CURGO) will hold its fall 2017 Grad Fair Thursday, Oct. 19,  from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. Stop by to learn more about your future graduate/professional school and summer research opportunities. Visit HERE for more details or call 520-7633.


Entertainment Industry Career Workshop & Fair
Stacy Milner, author of “Leveraging Up” and founder of the HBCU in LA Internship Program, will make a presentation Thursday, Oct. 19, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Administration Auditorium. The event is free and all students are invited to attend. Visit HERE for more details.


Night Out Against Crime
The XULA University Police Department will host its annual Night Out Against Crime Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 7924 Edinburgh Street. Come out and enjoy free refreshments, entertainment, and a parade, and get to know your neighbors. Open to the Public. Visit HERE for more info.


Enlightened Empowerment
The Entrepreneurship Institute will celebrate Women Entrepreneurship Week 2017 with a panel discussion featuring successful women in business, "E2: Enlightened Empowerment," Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 6:00 p.m. in the University Center Room 205. Free and open to the public. Visit HERE for more info.


BUILD Speaker Series
The BUILD Speaker Series will present "Journey to Physician Scientist: What Does It Mean to Get an MD/PHD" Thursday, Oct. 19, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in NCF 130. Presenters are twin sisters Asia Matthew '12 and Ashley Matthew '12 from the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.  Visit HERE for more details.


Staff-Faculty Morning of Prayer
The fall Staff-Faculty Morning of Prayer will occur Thursday, Oct. 19, at 10:00 a.m. in the Saint Katharine Drexel Chapel. Dr. Maryam Foroozesh, Bart Everson, and Dr. Vimal Kishore will speak on life's challenges, uncertainties, and the search for peace. Plan to attend.  Persons of all faith traditions and religions are invited.


Arts and Humanities in Todays Academic and Job Market
Professor of Music Dr. John Ware '77 will provide insight on how to be successful in the arts and humanities, "Arts and Humanities in Todays Academia and Job Market,"  Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 6:00 p.m. in the Music Building Recital Hall. All students are welcome. Visit HERE for more info.


Yearbook Photos
Yearbook photographers will be taking senior cap and gown, undergraduate (no freshman), and faculty/staff photos Thursday, Oct. 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the UC First Floor Internet Cafe.


Flu Shots
Representatives from Walgreens will be on campus Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in NCF 568 to administer flu shots to interested faculty, staff, and students. Shield yourself and others from the flu. Covered by most insurance plans. Contact Judy Warren RN at 520-7396 for more info.

new voices

New Voices
The 2016-17 edition of New Voices, Xavier’s student literary journal, is now available. Pick up your copy at Room 317B in the Administration Building or look for it soon in the University Bookstore. Copies are $5. Note that submissions are also being accepted for the next edition. Visit HERE for guidelines. Deadline for submissions is Nov. 13, 2017. 


XU Student Media (XRadio/XTV)
Do you have a great idea for a show? Do you want to share news and events about your department with the campus community? XU Student media is looking for creative ideas and dedicated talent to help produce shows about entertainment, politics, research, and community events. All majors are welcomed. We will train. Please contact the station managers:  XRadio - Ronald Davis, and/or XTV - Leonard Lewis @ for more info.


Campus Ministry Fall Retreat
The Office of Campus Ministry invites all students to participate in the 2017 Fall Retreat, which will be held Friday-Sunday, Oct. 20-22 at the Carmelite Spirituality Center. Just $20 per student. For more info contact Campus Ministry at 520-7593 or stop by the office, Adm. Building 101.


Louisiana Creole Research Association Conference

The Louisiana Creole Research Association will hold its 13th Annual Conference Friday-Sunday, Oct. 20-22. Two XULA students, Yeishka Montalvo and Olivia Vega, will be presenting "The Next Generation, A Unique Perspective on Creole" Saturday at 11:25 a.m. in the Administration Auditorium, while Dr. Michael White '76 will present the Culture of New Orleans Series Lecture (see next item). Visit HERE for more details. 


Resistance and Redemption in Black New Orleans

Xavier will host a special program, Resistance and Redemption in Black New Orleans: Past, Present and Future Sunday, Oct. 22, at 2:00 p.m. in the UC Ballroom. This event is hosted and sponsored by XULA’s own Dr. Michael White '76 (Keller Endowed Chair in the Humanities) as part of the Culture of New Orleans Series. The program, which will include a musical presentation by Dr. Michael White and the Original Liberty Jazz Band, is free and open to the public. Visit HERE for more info.


The XU Faculty Association invites participation in a city-wide teach-in event, #TeachInNOLA, Oct. 23 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Administration Building. Visit HERE for more details.

tech tuesday

Technology Tuesdays
Learn about mobile apps, password management, XULA wireless, computer labs, training, and WEPA printing at Technology Tuesdays, scheduled for Oct. 17, Oct. 31, Nov. 14, and Nov. 28 from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the University Center, 1st Floor. Visit HERE for more info or call 520-7449.


Wellness Awareness Week
Wellness Awareness Week will be held Oct. 23-27. Events include exhibits, screenings, education, forums, and the annual Walk with the President. Visit HERE for details.


A Quarter of Quiet
The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Faculty Development invites the XU community to participate in regular silent meditation on Wednesday afternoons while classes are in session. The meditation room is located directly beneath the bell tower in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. The 12:30 p.m. bell chime marks the 15-minute period of silent reflection. No meditation experience needed, just stop by and give it a try. There's no commitment and no pressure. People of all faiths (or no faith) are welcome.


The Road to Premed
Faculty reresentatives from the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, and Psychology will be available to talk with students about the different premedical curricula at Xavier and the career options each discipline offers Oct. 25 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in NCF 105. All students are invited to attend.


Tickets Now on Sale for Scholarship Benefit Concert (Tony! Toni! Toné!)
Tickets for the annual Scholarship Benefit Concert, this year featuring popular R&B performing and recording artists Tony! Toni! Toné! and comedian Lavar Walker, are now on sale for $50 and $100 through (HERE). The net proceeds generated by the annual concert, scheduled for Nov. 17 at 8:00 p.m. in the University’s Convocation Center, are dedicated to student scholarships and other programs that directly benefit Xavier students.


Alumni Homecoming 2017
Join the hundreds of XULA alumni from across the country who have already committed to returning to campus Nov. 15-19 to celebrate Homecoming 2017. Ticket packages are on sale now! Visit HERE to view the extensive lineup of scheduled events or to register online, or call (504) 520-7575 or 1-877-WE-LUV-XU for more info.



U of Queensland/Ochsner N.O. Medical Program
A representative from the University of Queensland Medical School (Australia)/Ochsner New Orleans Clinical Program ​will be in the NCF Science Annex (1st floor) Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Stop by to learn about this special opportunity to attend medical school in Australia and conduct clinical rotations at Ochsner in New Orleans. All meetings and events scheduled through the Premedical Office are listed HERE.

Creighton U Medical, Dental, and Post-Baccalaureate Programs
A representative from Creighton University medical, dental, and post-bacc programs will be in the NCF Science Annex (1st floor) Thursday, Oct. 19, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Stop by to learn more about available degree programs, post-baccalaureate programs, and other opportunities for undergraduate students.

Medical School Admissions Workshop w/Dr. Edwin Powell
Dr. Edwin Powell, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health and Assistant Professor of Community and Family Medicine at Howard University Medical School, will conduct a workshop entitled "Medical School Admission: An Early Intervention" Thursday, Oct. 19, at 12:15 p.m. in NCF 102. Come out and gain more perspective on the process of preparing a competitive application for medical school.

Senior Premed Assessment Meetings
Students who are currently applying to medical, dental, etc. school, post-bacc and other health-related programs for entry in 2018 should sign-up for and complete the One-on-One Senior Premed Assessment Meeting in the Premedical Office. The sign-up list and required meeting documents are available in the Premedical Office (NCF 108) near the reception desk; detailed instructions have been sent via email. Academic progress, health professions school application status, post-baccalaureate plans, etc. will be discussed during this assessment. Go HERE to see what Senior Premeds should be doing this academic year. Meetings will take place Tuesday, Oct. 17, through Oct. 27.

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