(L-R) Long-time XU administrator Sister Monica Loughlin S.B.S., XU President Dr. Norman C. Francis, and world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli share a light moment following the official dedication and consecration ceremonies for the University’s new St. Katharine Drexel Chapel.

photo by Irving Johnson III



(L-R) XU President Norman C. Francis, Chinese Houston Consul General Xu Erwen, and Hebei University VP Dr. Wang Fengming, unveil a plaque commemorating the official opening of the Confucius Institute at Xavier. The CI is partnership between Xavier, Hebei, and Hanban committed to building bridges between the American and Chinese cultures.

photo by Irving Johnson III

deans night out TAKING THE LEAD

(L-R) SNPhA president Joseph McDonald of New Orleans (St. Augustine High) huddles with Pre-Pharmacy Student Association officers Anthony Poche of Marrero LA (Thomas Jefferson High), DeMaurian Mitchner of Duncanville TX (Duncanville High), Dominique Reed of New Orleans (Edna Karr High), and Mahalia Dees of New York NY (Notre Dame High) during the College of Pharmacy’s annual Night Out with the Dean.

photo by Irving Johnson III

President Dr. Norman C. Francis welcomes U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis on her first visit to the Xavier campus, where she addressed education and training initiatives and issues before a local audience in the University’s new Convocation Center Annex.

photo by Irving Johnson III

uncf walk RUN FOR FUNDS

Xavier students, faculty, staff, and alumni turned out in force for the 25th annual UNCF 5K Walk for Education, which was held at the Audubon Park and Zoo’s Riverview Area this past weekend. More than 400 Xavierites participated.

photo by Irving Johnson III

It was smiles all around as Xavier dedicated its new six-court, lighted tennis facility. Participating in the ribbon-cutting were: (L-R) Manning Architects associate John Prather, XU VP for Administration Calvin Tregre, XU President Dr. Norman C. Francis, XU Tennis Coach Alan Green, XU AD Dennis Cousin, and XU VP for Facilities Planning & Management Marion Bracy.

photo by Irving Johnson III
public health IN WITH THE NEW

Participants in the Department of Public Health Sciences’  Majors and Minors Student Orientation enjoy some camaraderie, (front L-R) Kiara McIntyre,  Yves-Yvette Young, MaQue Hollins, Jamilia Emerson, Prema Bhattacharjee, Megan Sutton, Ebubechukwu Onujiogu, and James Singleton; (back L-R) Kofi Bissah, Megan LaCour, Toddria Hall, Brittany Bradford, Naja Battle, and Raven Holmes.

photo courtesy Dr. Leonard Jack

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