THE MONTH IN PICTURES
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LIVE FROM XAVIER

President Norman C. Francis introduces Xavier Herald newspaper staffers Kevin Barnes of New Orleans (St. Augustine High) and Stacey Windon of Prairieville LA (Cabrini High) to WDSU-TV anchorman Norman Robinson following the New Orleans’ Mayoral Candidates Forum broadcast live from the Xavier campus.

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TRACKING ATTENDANCE

Senior psychology/pre-med major Patrick Jackson of New Orleans (De La Salle High School) officially checks into class via Xavier’s new Card Reader System while freshman mass communications major Ashley Pinkney of Atlanta GA (Westgate High) looks on. Beginning in January 2010, all students will be required to swipe their I.D. cards as part of the University’s efforts to more accurately and efficiently track attendance. 

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Dr. Loren Blanchard, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, (center) works with members of his staff to finalize plans for the Association of Chief Academic Officers of the Southern States meeting over which he presided during the SACS Annual Conference in Atlanta GA. President Norman Francis was the keynote speaker for the meeting.

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ALL THE BUZZ

Undergraduates (L-R) Montrell Givens, Alexis Parker, Brittany Hopkins, Candice Glasgow and Jana Fleet discuss some of the lagniappe reading they are engaged in as they prepare for the University’s community-wide "Read Today, Lead Tomorrow" Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) initiative. Learn more about QEP HERE

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GETTING TO KNOW YOU

Genetics students familiarize themselves with their new stereomicroscopes and their laboratory subject: the C. elegans worms.

(top left) Dr. Peter Barrett oversees the proper placement of the worms on a petri dish by Ashley Conoway, a junior biology/pre-med major from Greenwood MS (Miss School for Math-Science) as Tasha Johnson, a junior biology major from Cincinnati OH (St. Ursula) observes.

(bottom left) Whitney Arnold, a junior biology/pre-med major from New Orleans (Edna Karr) takes a closer look.

(below) What they see: C. elegans going about their daily routine.

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