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[What is the eBulletin? How do I get my news included?] The weekly eBulletin has been designated by the University Administration as THE official vehicle for communicating non-urgent announcements and info to XU faculty, staff, and students. It is usually distributed before noon each Friday, covering the upcoming week (Monday-Sunday). If you have an announcement or info about a campus event that you wish to submit for inclusion, please send it to xunews@xula.edu or rtucker@xula.edu. Deadline for all submissions is 10:00 p.m. Thursday.


XAVIER eBULLETIN – No. 581 – March 27, 2017

The Week in Brief:
- Senior March Madness Week
- Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition / “Changing America” Lecture Series
- The Mayo Clinic Medical School Admissions Info Session
- Southern Illinois U MEDPREP Recruitment
- U.S. Army Health Professions Scholarship​ Program
- 2017 Graduate Exit Counseling
- Festival of Scholars Registration
- WLAE Tuition Auction
- XU Library Documentary Film Festival
- Wellness Peer Counselor Recruitment
- STEM Educational Engagement Info Meeting
- Visual Art Exhibition: Gus Bennett, Jr.
- Truth Behind the Numbers
- 2017 Sister Eva Regina Martin, S.S.F., Ph.D. Lecture
- XULA Jazz Festival
- Junior Premed School Selection Meetings
- XU in the News

Senior March Madness Week
The Office of Career Services has created “March Madness Week” MONDAY-THURSDAY (March 27-30) to introduce students to the steps they should take to ensure their ultimate success. Topics of discussion will include career planning, managing your professional image, resume review, mock interviews, job search strategies, and more. An etiquette dinner will be provided FREE! Additionally, participants will be eligible to win prizes including Visa gift cards from $25 to $50! Space is extremely limited, so to ensure your attendance, please respond to us at HERE by MONDAY (March 27). Visit HERE for the complete schedule.

Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition / Changing America” Lecture Series
The Library is hosting the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition, “Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation 1863 and the March on Washington 1963,” NOW through May 5 in the Nissan Room (sixth floor) of the Library Resource Center. The exhibit is open for viewing 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. In conjunction with the exhibit, the Library will also host Dr. Shamsul Huda’s lecture on the effects of the Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington TUESDAY (March 28) at 3:00 p.m. on the LRC Third Floor For more info on either event call 520-7655 or visit HERE.

The Mayo Clinic Medical School Admissions Info Session
Dr. Kenneth Poole, an internal medicine physician and administrator with The Mayo Clinic College of Medicine Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, will conduct an information session MONDAY (March 27) at 5:00 p.m. in NCF 105. Students who are interested in learning more about opportunities at The Mayo Clinic are encouraged to attend. All meetings and events scheduled through the Premedical Office are listed HERE.

Southern Illinois U MEDPREP Recruitment
Don Patton of the Southern Illinois University Medical/Dental Education Preparatory Program (MEDPREP) will conduct an information session THURSDAY (March 30) at 12:15 p.m. in NCF Annex 173. If you would like learn more about enhancing your application to medical or dental school post-XU you should DEFINITELY attend this session.

U.S. Army Health Professions Scholarship Program
A representative from the U.S. Army Health Professions Scholarship Program will be in the NCF Science Annex (1st floor) on FRIDAY (March 31) from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to speak with interested students.

2017 Graduate Exit Counseling
Just a reminder that students planning to graduate this May must complete exit counseling with the Office of Student Financial Aid by SATURDAY (April 01). Visit HERE for details.

Festival of Scholars Registration
The Center for Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity (CURGO) is accepting student research submissions for the Annual Festival of Scholars, which is scheduled for April 20-21. Students are invited to submit poster and individual oral presentations HERE. The deadline is WEDNESDAY (March 29). Contact Dr. Ja’Wanda Grant at jgrant4@xula.edu or call 520-7633 for more info.

WLAE Tuition Auction
Bidding is now open for the 2017 WLAE Tuition Auction. Tune in WEDNESDAY (March 29) at 7:50 p.m. to see XULA’s live interview and school video. Winners pay their top bid amount to WLAE-TV and get credit for the full value of the donated tuition. Bid online at WLAE.com.

XU Library Documentary Film Festival
The XU Library’s documentary film festival continues WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY (March 29-30) with a presentation of “Maya Angelou: and still I Rise” at 3:00 and 5:30 p.m., respectively, in the Library Resource Building, Room 400F. Dr. Robin Vander (English) will follow with a brief Q&A. Admission is free and the public invited. One additional film is scheduled: visit HERE for the schedule and HERE for list of faculty hosts.

Wellness Peer Counselor Recruitment
Students interested in serving as wellness peer counselors for 2017-18 can pick up applications in the Counseling and Wellness Center, St. Joseph's Resource Center Suite 202, starting MONDAY (March 27). All applications are due by 5:00 pm April 12. Wellness peer counselors assist with counseling center sponsored behavioral health, recovery, and wellness outreach on campus.

STEM Educational Engagement Info Meeting
The STEM Educational Engagement Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program will host an informational meeting TUESDAY (March 28) from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. in NCF Annex 135. Call 520-7536 for more details.

Visual Art Exhibit: Gus Bennett, Jr.
“Social Justice and the African American LGBTQ Community,” a visual art exhibition featuring the work of award-winning Gus Bennett, Jr., will open April 04 at 6:00 p.m. in the University Center’s first-floor gallery. Visit HERE for more details.

Truth Behind the Numbers
Truth Behind the Numbers is a community forum focused on the opioid epidemic in New Orleans featuring a panel discussion and book signing sponsored by American Association of Addiction Centers, Townsend, and Xavier to take place April 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Pharmacy Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Visit HERE for more details.

2017 Sister Eva Regina Martin, S.S.F., Ph.D. Lecture
Dr. Darren Davis, a professor of political science and Director of the Center for Social Research at the University of Notre Dame, will be the featured speaker for the Institute for Black Catholic Studies’ 2017 Sister Eva Regina Martin, S.S.F., Ph.D. Lecture April 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the Qatar Pavilion Auditorium. An engaging speaker, Dr. Davis has researched extensively the Black Catholic demographic in the country and will offer valuable insights for the future. For more info contact the Institute for Black Catholic Studies' office at 520-7691 or ibcs@xula.edu.

XULA Jazz Festival
The Department of Music will host its ninth annual campus Jazz Festival – a three-day event offering clinics/workshops and an evening concert series focusing on the multiple genres of the jazz art form – April 25-27, 2017. Visit HERE for more info.

Junior Premed School Selection Meetings
Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 201​7 for entry in 2018 should sign-up for and complete the One-on-One Junior Premed School Selection Meeting in the Premedical Office. The sign-up list and required meeting documents are available in the Premedical Office (NCF 108) near the reception desk; detailed instructions were sent previously via email. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss which specific health professions schools students plan on applying to during summer 201​7 as well as to discuss the status of professional school application components and entrance exam preparation. Go HERE to see what Junior Premeds should be doing this semester. Meetings will take place through FRIDAY (March 31).

XU in the News
XU News - 25 Alumni Matched for Medical Residencies
XU News - College of Pharmacy Students Matched for Residencies
NOLA.com - Xavier documentary on The Baby Dolls to premiere this week [Dr. Kim Vaz-Deville]

[What is the eBulletin? How do I get my news included?]
The weekly eBulletin has been designated by the University Administration as THE official vehicle for communicating non-urgent announcements and info to XU faculty, staff, and students. It is usually distributed before noon each Friday, covering the upcoming week (Monday-Sunday). If you have an announcement or info about a campus event that you wish to submit for inclusion, please send it to xunews@xula.edu or rtucker@xula.edu. Deadline for

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