THE MONTH IN PICTURES
xu rocks

XU ROCKS THE HOUSE

Former XU men’s basketball standouts who made their marks in “The Barn” enjoy the ambiance of the new Convocation Center and an overtime win over Philander Smith provided by the current Gold Rush squad. Visiting with XU President Dr. Norman C. Francis are: (from left) Bobby Johnson, Keith Brown, Francis, Donald “Slick” Watts, Ronnie Owens, Victor Duvernay, and Bruce Seals.

photo by Irving Johnson III

 

summit

HISTORIC SUMMIT

Xavier President Dr. Norman C. Francis (center) welcomes six past and present U.S. Surgeons General to the campus for theSummit on the 50th Anniversary of the Surgeon General’s Tobacco Report”, which focused on how to create a new tobacco-free generation. On hand for the event: (L-R) Dr. David Satcher, Dr. Joycelyn Elders, Dr. Antonia Novello, Francis, Dr. Regina Benjamin, Dr. Audrey Manley, and Rear Admiral Boris Lushniak.

photo by Irving Johnson III


feed FEEDING THE CHILDREN

XU President Dr. Norman C. Francis is flanked by Turner Network Television (TNT) sportscaster Ernest Johnson, Jr. and TNT analyst/former Houston Rockets basketball superstar Kenny Smith at the “The Kenny Smith Experience” hosted by Xavier during which three semi tractor-trailers full of food, essentials and Crocs shoes were distributed to needy children and families as part of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) All-Star Game Weekend in New Orleans.

photo by Irving Johnson III

service PASS IT ON

XU Freshman Seminar students participating in this semester's Service Learning activity, “The Kenny Smith Experience,” pose by one of the three semi tractor-trailers full of food, essentials and Crocs shoes they helped to distribute to needy children and families as part of the NBA’s All-Star Game Weekend in New Orleans.

photo courtesy Freshman Seminar

phonathon PHONATHON 2014

These and other current students spent the last two weeks calling alumni in an effort to increase the percentage of XU graduates who give to the Annual Fund, a vital part of the University’s fund-raising efforts. (seated, L-R) Aubrey Briscoe, Khamoune Wright, Kaa’liyah Gross, and Brianna Ali; (standing) Paige Felton, Jordan Coward, Abria Wright, Feryn Harris, Kerris Crier, Shamir Keyes, and Kyra Dodson. It’s not too late to participate – call 520-7575 or visit HERE.

photo by Irving Johnson III

vaz BABY DOLLS

XU A&S Associate Dean Dr. Kim Vaz (center) is flanked (L-R) by La. State Senator Sharon Weston Broome and State Librarian Rebecca Hamilton after discussing her book, The ‘Baby Dolls’: Breaking the Race and Gender Barriers of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Tradition, during the State Library of Louisiana’s celebration of Black History Month in Baton Rouge LA. Photo by Michael Goldrick

photo by Michael Goldrick
service2 WET PAINT

Xavier student volunteers put varnish to wood in their efforts to help to refurbish the playground at Medard Nelson School during the Center for Student Leadership & Service’s Service Saturday.

photo countesy Christy Lagarde (CSLS)
down under TASTE FROM DOWN UNDER

(L-R) Ralph Johnson, XU Sr. VP for Administration, welcomes Graeme Parnham, Head Chef for Sodexo Remote Sites in Australia, to the Xavier Dining Hall, where he shared his expertise and the flavors of Australian cuisine with students, faculty and staff.

photo by Irving Johnson III
ymtf YMTF/BEEP

More than 40 African American professionals from a variety of career fields including education, the military, business, government, and the private and non-profit sectors – a large number of them XU graduates – shared their expertise and life experiences with current students during the annual Youth Motivation Task Force/Black Executive Exchange Program (YMTF/BEEP) visit

photo by Irving Johnson III

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