THE MONTH IN PICTURES
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FRESHMAN HONORS

(L-R) Royce Duplessis ’04 of the multinational law firm SNR Denton, who served as keynote speaker for the annual Freshman Honors ceremony, congratulates Kennedy St. Charles of New Orleans, D'Undria Taylor of Houston TX, and Nathan Hines of Atlanta GA on being initiated into the Xavier chapter of the national academic honors society for freshman.

photo by Irving Johnson III

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SPIRIT OF THE SEASON

Human Resources Director and Deacon Larry Calvin shares a moment in the workday with his wife Phyllis, Library's Pharmacy Collection Manager and Stacks Supervisor, at the 2nd annual St. Joseph's feast day altar in the Old Chapel. Calvin, Deacon Harold Vincent and Fr. William Maestri blessed the altar after noon mass.

photo by Irving Johnson III

vegas VIVA LAS VEGAS

(left) XU Student Academic Success Office staffers Kim Moorehead, (left) and Dr. Vaneshette Henderson (second from right) joined six Supplemental Instruction student leaders – (L-R) Kyle McClue of LaPlace LA, Lawrence Jackson of Garland TX, Christan Williams of New Orleans, Kara Everhart of Brentwood CA, Jayla Jones of Cordova TN, and Emmanuel Spence of Memphis TN – at the 2013 American College Personnel Association National Conference in Las Vegas NV, where they made a presentation, “Students Helping Students: Facilitating Collaborative Learning Experiences.”

photo by Irving Johnson III

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TOAST OF THE TOWN

Xavier students (L-R) Shaniese Foster of Houston TX, Balfour Thompson of Brooklyn NY, and Jade Romain of Los Angeles CA join XU A&S Associate Dean Dr. Kim Vaz at the Comparative International Education Society's Gender Symposium Luncheon featuring a performance by Guardians of the Flame Indians and lecture/presentation on the Baby Dolls at the Hilton Riverside. 

photo courtesy Dr. Kim Vaz
health PHARMACY OUTREACH

Xavier’s 6th Health Disparities Conference attracted a host of national/local key opinion leaders, including: (seated, L-R) Dr. Nadine Gracia, Dr. Norman Francis, Dr. John Ruffin, Dr. Karen DeSalvo, Dr. Walter Kimbrough, and Charlotte Parent; (standing) Kermit Payne, Dr. Daniel Sarpong, Dr. George Hill, Dr. Kathleen Kennedy, Dr. John Wilson, and Dr. Phyllis Dawkins. The conference attracted more than 300 attendees and nearly 200 presentations from across the country.

photo courtesy The Joshua1 Group
ibcs IBCS INSIGHT

: (L-R) Dr. Vanessa White of the Catholic Theological Union (Chicago IL), Dr. Adil Khan of the Department of Religious Studies at Loyola University, and Dr. Judith Miranti of the Division of Education at Xavier, served as panelists for the Institute for Black Catholic Studies’ (IBCS) discussion on Race, Culture, and Spirituality.

photo by Irving Johnson III
congo CONGO SQUARE

(L-R) Jazz musician, historian, and XU Keller Endowed Chair in the Humanities Dr. Michael White joins Seguenon Kone and his West African Ensemble for a rousing musical performance during Congo Square: The African Roots of New Orleans Music, a campus event highlighting the multicultural roots and history of music.

photo by Irving Johnson III
opera FREEDOM RIDE

Cast members and musical performers in Dr. Dan Shore’s opera “Freedom Ride” – which includes XU students and faculty – get in a final dress rehearsal for their live performances at the Marigny Opera House. The performances were sponsored by Longue Vue House and Gardens.

photo by Irving Johnson III
haiti ON SITE HAITI VISIT

A Xavier delegation meets in Haiti with the Archbishop of Port-au-Prince and the President of the Universite Notre Dame d’Haiti to flesh out ideas for a proposed collaboration between the two schools that could involve student and professor exchanges as well as the creation of a pharmacy school and an expanded teacher certification program on the island nation. On hand for the discussions are (L-R) Dr. Wendy Gaudin, Archbishop Guire Poulard, Dr. Kathleen Kennedy, Msgr. Pierre-Andre Pierre, and Dr. Rosalind Hale.

photo courtesy Dr. Kathleen Kennedy
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HOME COOKIN'

A pair of dynamic alumni couples and former classmates - – (L-R) Nelson Jean III '72, Nellie Thomas '73, "Cookie" Ruth Jean '72, and Herb Thomas, Jr. '72 – enjoy the good food, good friends, and great times at the Taste of New Orleans New York City fundraiser.

photo courtesy Office of Alumni Relations

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GOOD TIMES IN BR

XU President Dr. Norman C. Francis ’52 is flanked by his fellow alums, in this case officers of the Baton Rouge Chapter – (L-R) Alejandro Perkins '99, Elizabeth Breda '95, Karen Yarbrough '85, Francis, Vivian Broussard Guillory '75, and Brandon Decuir '99 – during a special Alumni social function in the capital city.


photo courtesy Office of Alumni Relations

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STAR POWER The XU women’s basketball team took a break from preparing for the NAIA national tournament to receive a visit from Oscar-nominated actress Quvenzhané Wallis (in center, holding a stuffed bear) after practice. Wallis, a native of Houma LA, had been invited to be honorary Nuggets coach for the XU-Dillard Crosstown Classic, but another event – the Academy Awards in Hollywood – commanded her attention that weekend. photo by Ed Cassiere

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