Peer deans Mia Holmes and Jared Romance of New Orleans (at right) make themselves available to answer questions and to offer some one-on-one encouragement to new Xavierite Kristen Priestly and her mother Kim Ryan during the Spring 2011 orientation for new incoming freshmen and transfers.

photo by Irving Johnson III



Crystal Ashby, executive vice president for BP America, presents a solar-powered buggy donated by the company XU President Norman C. Francis. The XU Police Department will use the vechicle for campus and neighborhood safety patrols.

photo by Irving Johnson III



Your ad here! Xavier takes its promotional efforts to new heights via billboards posted along heavily-traveled city thoroughfares. This is the one closet to home, located near I-10 in the new Howard Avenue parking lot.

photo by Irving Johnson III


The Rev. Fernand Cheri III, associate director of Campus Ministry, and Father John Morin, who served in Haiti for 40 years, lead the service as the campus observed the one year anniversary of the Haiti earthquake disaster with a Mass of Remembrance at the school's chapel. 

photo by Eliot Kamenitz, The Times-Picayune
boutte HE’S BACK!

XU associate dean of Summer Programs and External Initiatives Dr. Kenneth Boutte, recently returned from a stint as Program Officer for the National Science Foundation, speaks with participants in the NSF Workshop for Historically Black Colleges and Universities hosted by the University following one of his two presentations. (Left to right) NSF representative Omnia El-Hakim, Grambling State University professor Dr. Bobby Burkes, Tougaloo College professor Dr. Bianca Garner ’93, and former XU biology faculty member Dr. Yolander Renee Taylor.

photo by Irving Johnson III
coastguard AT YOUR SERVICE

U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Mary Landry and Lt. Commander Will Watson ’96, chat with XU President Norman Francis during a campus visit to discuss how XU students might benefit from a Coast Guard career, and to discuss the educational opportunities the University might provide to that branch of the military.

photo by Irving Johnson III
sway intersection


Timothy Francis ’80, has donated two large sculptures – (left) "Sway" by American artist Adam Garey and (right) "Intersection" by American artist Arthur Silverman – to the Blanche and Norman C. Francis Collection. The works are on public display on the campus in front of the University Center (Drexel Drive entrance) and between the Administration Building and Music Building, respectively.

photo by Irving Johnson III

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