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1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 452 - April 14, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- Graduation Exit Survey
- Biology After Dark
- Study Abroad Pre-departure Orientation
- XULAneXUS New Issue Online
- QEP Critical Reading Skills Testing
- Writing Center Workshop
- Extended Computer Lab Hours
- History Honor Society Induction
- Low Cost Summer Sessions
- Applications for New Psy.D. Program
- Student Health Insurance Open Waiver Period
- Earth Day Celebration
- Chemistry Club
- Freshman Premed Assessment Meetings
- Summer Employment as SuperScholar/Excel Group Leader
- Other Campus Events
- Xavier in the News

Note: Due to the Easter Holidays, the next eBulletin will be emailed Monday A.M. (April 21). Deadline for items is the same.

Graduation Exit Survey

Are you ready for graduation? As May 10 quickly approaches, it is required that all prospective graduates complete the 2014 Graduation Exit Survey. The information collected on the survey will help your soon-to-be alma mater comply with federal reporting requirements and ensure that your degree maintains the highest possible value. Look for the survey in your XULA email beginning MONDAY (April 14).

Biology After Dark

The Biology Resource Center is offering a “Biology After Dark - 1240 Review Session” MONDAY (April 14) from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the K.D. Residence Hall Lobby. Open to all.

Study Abroad Pre-departure Orientation

A pre-departure orientation meeting for students planning to study abroad during the Summer and Fall 2014 will be held TUESDAY (April 15) from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. in the UC Room 205.

XULAneXUS New Issue Online

The newest issue of XULAneXUS, Xavier’s peer-reviewed online undergraduate research journal is now available HERE. Check out the outstanding work seven students and their faculty mentors.

QEP Critical Reading Skills Testing

The QEP Office will hold several testing sessions next week to assess the critical reading skills of students who entered Xavier as first-time freshmen during the Fall 2010 or Fall 2011 semester. Testing will take place MONDAY (April 14) at 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon, and TUESDAY (April 15) at 11:00 a.m. and at 12:15 p.m.. All test sessions will take place in Room 111 of the Convocation Center Annex. Eligible but unregistered students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on seating availability. Students who fully and properly complete the test will be given $40 in cash. Please call the QEP Office at 520-5353 with any questions.

Writing Center Workshop

The Writing Resource Center will offer a workshop, “MLA Style: Documenting Research and Avoiding Plagiarism” TUESDAY (April 15) at 12:15 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Room 106.

Extended Computer Lab Hours

The Library and 3M/RMC Computer Labs will offer extended hours during pre-finals beginning April 21. Visit HERE for the schedule.

History Honor Society Induction

The History Department will hold its Spring Phi Alpha Theta history honor society induction TUESDAY (April 15) at 5:00 p.m. in UC 205. Students being inducted include Jacob Deitz, Thao P. Nguyen, Jeremy Oatis, De'Angellica Vaughn-Allen, and Victoria Elizabeth Watson. All are welcome to join us for this event.

Low Cost Summer Sessions

Xavier has added a significant number of online/hybrid courses its traditional mix of daytime/nighttime courses to its Summer Session mix. What’s more, all classes are being offered starting at $200 per credit hour. Check it out HERE.

Applications for New Psy.D. Program

Applications are now being accepted for admission into The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s (TCSPP) Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) Program at Xavier for Fall 2014. Visit HERE for all the details on this new academic offering, the only Clinical Psy.D. Program offered in the City of New Orleans as well as the first of its kind to be offered in the state of Louisiana.

Student Health Insurance Open Waiver Period

Students who are covered by their family insurance and want to opt out of the University’s sponsored health insurance for the 2014-15 school year must waive the insurance during the Open Wavier Period May 01-Sept. 02. The Fall 2014 insurance rate is $1,370 annually. Visit HERE to start the process. Remember, upon completion you will receive a confirmation number – SAVE IT!

Earth Day Celebration

The XU community is invited to join members of the Earth Science class in celebration of Earth Day April 22 at noon in the St. Katharine Chapel. We will praise and thank God for gift and wonders of creation, and recommit ourselves to care for the earth.

Chemistry Club

Sean Hickey of the University of New Orleans and Wiley Plus will speak at the Chemistry Club meeting April 23 at 6:00 p.m. in NCF 105.

Freshman Premed Assessment Meetings

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2016 for entry in 2017 should sign-up NOW for the One-on-One Freshman Premed Assessment 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; instructions have been sent via email. Academic progress, health professions school application components, and summer plans for 2014 will be discussed during this assessment. Go HERE to see what Freshman Premeds should be doing this semester. Meetings will take place through April 30.

Summer Employment as SuperScholar/Excel Group Leader

The Office of Graduate Placement is seeking two males and two females to serve as group leaders for this summer's Super Scholar/Excel Summer Academy. Applicants must be Fall ’13 or Spring ’14 XU graduates who are available to work June 16-July 18. Position pays a $2,000 stipend, plus housing and meals during the duration of the program. For more info,  stop by St. Joseph's Room 306 or email gradstar@xula.edu.

Other Campus Events

Mon (14) – Women’s Tennis vs. Southern, 3:00 p.m., XU Tennis Center
Tue (15) – Symphonic Band Concert, 7:00 p.m., Music Recital Hall
Wed (16) – Senior Recital (Jasmin Eugene, piano), 7:00 p.m., Music Recital Hall
Thu (17) – Holy Thursday (Holiday)
Fri (18) – Good Friday (Holiday)
Sun (20) – Easter Sunday Mass, 12:30 p.m., St. Katharine Drexel Chapel

Xavier in the News

WWL-TV - [video] Festival of Scholars / Computer Science App
WGNO-TV - [video] - Computer Science Students Create Discover XU App
CSPAN - [video] HBCUs Attract First-Generation International students
NOLA.com - New Athletic Director Jason Horn Couldn't be Happier at Xavier

[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 a.m. Friday.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 451 - April 07, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- Festival of Scholars
- Lenten Vespers Service
- Low Cost Summer Sessions
- Applications for New Psy.D. Program
- Important Study Aboard Dates
- Writing Center Workshops
- Documentary Film Screenings
- Opera Workshop
- Leadership Alliance Open House
- Indiana U Med School Recruitment
- Summer Research/Internship: How to Succeed
- ACS Chemistry Club
- Ask an Alum
- Graduation Exit Survey
- Biology After Dark
- Credit Union Meeting
- Extended Computer Lab Hours
- Past Yearbooks Available
- Honda All-Star Challenge
- Freshman Premed Assessment Meetings
- Summer Employment as SuperScholar/Excel Group Leader
- Other Campus Events
- Xavier in the News

Festival of Scholars

The Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR) will host its 11th Annual Festival of Scholars THURSDAY-FRIDAY (April 10-11) in the University Center. This year the event will feature 51 posters, nine individual presentations, and nine panel discussions highlighting student scholarship in the sciences, communication, education, humanities, and art. Best time to experience the event is from the opening April 10 from noon until 3:00 p.m., but posters will remain on display through April 11 at 4:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Lenten Vespers Service

The Office of Campus Ministry invites the XU community to a Lenten Vespers Service, an opportunity to re-focus and spend an hour as a family praising and thanking God, THURSDAY (April 10) at 7:00 p.m. in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. Hope to see you there.

Low Cost Summer Sessions

Xavier has added a significant number of online/hybrid courses its traditional mix of daytime/nighttime courses to its Summer Session mix. What’s more, all classes are being offered starting at $200 per credit hour. Check it out HERE.

Applications for New Psy.D. Program

Applications are now being accepted for admission into The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s (TCSPP) Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) Program at Xavier for Fall 2014. Visit HERE for all the details on this new academic offering, the only Clinical Psy.D. Program offered in the City of New Orleans as well as the first of its kind to be offered in the state of Louisiana.

Important Study Abroad Dates

Several important dates are approaching for students planning to study abroad during the Summer and Fall 2014, including the deadline for turning in forms ( WEDNESDAY, April 09) and a pre-departure orientation meeting (April 15) from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. in the UC Room 205. Visit HERE for more details.

Writing Center Workshops

The Writing Resource Center will offer a workshop, “Finding and Incorporating Research into a Writing Assignment,” TUESDAY (April 08) at 5:00 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Room 106. Visit HERE for the complete April workshop schedule.

Documentary Film Screenings

The History Department will present the screening of two new documentary films, Louisiana During World War II and McCrea 1971, The Story of Louisiana's Forgotten Rock Festival, MONDAY (April 07) at 7:00 p.m. in the Norman C. Francis Building, Room 105. Admission is free and open to the public.

Opera Workshop

The Department of Music will presents two performances of its Opera Workshop, Menotti’s "The Old Maid and the Thief", FRIDAY (April 11) at 7:00 p.m., and SATURDAY (April 12) at 2:00 p.m., both in the Administration Building Auditorium. The opera features Shubree Alridge, Chandel Booker, Simone Brown, Adolph Davis, Bria Joshua, Morgan Holmes, and Kevin Thomas. Free admission!

Leadership Alliance Open House

Representatives from Stanford University, Vanderbilt University and the University of Chicago will be on campus THURSDAY (April 10) from 12:00 moon to 1:1:15 p.m. in the UC Ballroom to discuss graduate school, summer research, and funding opportunities with interested students. Hosted by the Office of Graduate Placement’s Leadership Alliance.

Indiana U Med School Recruitment

A representative from Indiana University School of Medicine will be on campus THURSDAY (April 10) from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the NCF Science Annex Atrium to discuss the medical school, post-baccalaureate program, and other opportunities with interested students.

Summer Research/Internship: How to Succeed

“Summer Research/Internship: How to Succeed” will be discussed at the Office of Graduate Placement’s GradStar meeting TUESDAY (April 8) from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in UC 205. Come and learn the do's and don’ts of internships and summer research.

ACS Chemistry Club

The ACS Chemistry Club will co-sponsor a Kick It for Cancer Event SATURDAY (April 12) at 12 noon on The Barn field. If you are interested in making a team of five or more people to compete in the kickball tournament please contact Leanne Love at llove1@xula.edu. Participating team must donate $20, and other donations will be accepted for the Jeff Gordon's Children Foundation for Cancer.

Ask an Alum

The Young Alumni Leadership Association (YALA) and the Student Pre-Alumni Counsel will host “Ask an Alum … Career Exploration Day” SATURDAY (April 12) from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. in the UC Ballroom. Visit HERE for more details.

Graduation Exit Survey

Are you ready for graduation? As May 10 quickly approaches, it is required that all prospective graduates complete the 2014 Graduation Exit Survey. The information collected on the survey will help your soon-to-be alma mater comply with federal reporting requirements and ensure that your degree maintains the highest possible value. Look for the survey in your XULA email beginning April 14.

Biology After Dark

The Biology Resource Center is offering a “Biology After Dark - 1240 Review Session” April 14 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the K.D. Residence Hall Lobby. Open to all!

Credit Union Meeting

All members of the XU Employees Federal Credit Union are invited to attend the annual meeting April 14 at 12 noon in the UC Ballroom 308A. Refreshments will be served. RSVP by WEDNESDAY (April 9) to Karen Hodge at 520-7640.

Extended Computer Lab Hours

The Library and 3M/RMC Computer Labs will offer extended hours during pre-finals beginning April 21. Visit HERE for the schedule.

Past Yearbooks Available

Students are encouraged to stop by the Yearbook Office to pick up their copies of the following yearbooks: 2006-2009, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, and 2012-13. Present your XU ID at Xavier South (first floor, Room 109) Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Note that the 2013-14 yearbook arrives in late April.

YouTube Talent Contest

The Black Collegian magazine is looking to spotlight the most talented students at HBCUs around the nation through their YouTube Talent Contest. Students are invited to submit their 60-secon videos for a chance to win up to $500. Contest ends April 14. Visit HERE for more info.

Honda All-Star Challenge

A Xavier team will add to the brainpower from America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will be on display at the 25th annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Championship Tournament April 12-16 in Torrance CA. Competing for XULA will be Jacqueline Baidoo, McKenzie Moses, Alayna Robinson, and Haley Severin, along with Coach Darryl Keller, Jr. Visit HERE for more details.

Freshman Premed Assessment Meetings

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2016 for entry in 2017 should sign-up NOW for the One-on-One Freshman Premed Assessment 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; instructions have been sent via email. Academic progress, health professions school application components, and summer plans for 2014 will be discussed during this assessment. Go HERE to see what Freshman Premeds should be doing this semester. Meetings will take place MONDAY (April 07) through April 30.

Summer Employment as SuperScholar/Excel Group Leader

The Office of Graduate Placement will be hiring four, two males and two females, 2013-2014 graduates from Xavier University as group leaders for this summer's Super Scholar/Excel Summer Academy. Applicants must have graduated in the Fall of 2013 or Spring 2014, where in good academic standing and available to work from June 16th to July 18th. Position pays a $2,000 stipend, housing during the duration of the program and meals. For an application come to the Office of Graduate Placement in St. Joseph's Academic and Health Resource Center room 306 or email an inquiry to gradstar@xula.edu.

Other Campus Events

Sat (12) – Men’s Tennis vs. William Carey, 2:00 p.m., XU Tennis Center

Xavier in the News

NOLA.com – Upcoming Xavier Events: Festival of Scholars
New Orleans Living - Terrance Osborne ['00]: Colorful Living

[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 a.m. Friday.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 450 - March 31, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- Summer/Fall Pre-registration
- Low Cost Summer Sessions
- Applications for New Psy.D. Program
- Business Fashion Show, Presentation
- ACT Brown Bag
- Faculty Colloquium
- Writing Center Workshops
- Teacher Fair
- Performance Studies Lab
- Busy Persons Retreat
- Pan-Hellenic Council Week
- Law Fraternity Induction
- Appreciation Day
- A Red Carpet Affair
- IBCS Tea Party
- Documentary Film Screenings
- Important Study Aboard Dates
- Festival of Scholars
- Lenten Faith-in-Action XU Video
- Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society
- ACS Chemistry Club
- 2010-2013 yearbooks available
- YouTube Talent Contest
- Bach Around the Clock
- Freshman Premed Assessment Meetings
- Complete Missed Freshman Premed Meetings
- Med School Online Applications
- Health Professions Schools Evaluation Letters Due
- Other Campus Events
- Xavier in the News

Summer/Fall Pre-registration


Pre-registration for Summer Sessions and the Fall 2014 semester will be held MONDAY-FRIDAY (March 31-April 04). Visit HERE for more details.

Low Cost Summer Sessions

Xavier has added a significant number of online/hybrid courses its traditional mix of daytime/nighttime courses to its Summer Session mix. What’s more, all classes are being offered starting at $200 per credit hour. Check it out HERE.

Applications for New Psy.D. Program

Applications are now being accepted for admission into The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s (TCSPP) Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) Program at Xavier for Fall 2014. Visit HERE for all the details on this new academic offering, the only Clinical Psy.D. Program offered in the City of New Orleans as well as the first of its kind to be offered in the state of Louisiana.

Business Fashion Show, Presentation

The Division of Business invites the XU community to two upcoming events: a fashion show for young professionals MONDAY (March 31) at 6:00 p.m. in the UC Ballroom and a presentation on Ethics, Professionalism, and Quality by Bill Balhoff, Managing Director and CEO for the top-100 U.S. accounting and consulting firm Postlethwaite & Netterville, TUESDAY (April 01) at 5:30/6:00 p.m. (reception/presentation) in the UC Ballroom.

ACT Brown Bag

Xavier's ACT (Across Curriculum Thinking) Program will hold its final Brown Bag of the semester WEDNESDAY (April 02) at noon in the University Center Ballroom. Dr. Krista Mincey, assistant professor of Public Health Sciences, will discuss "The Impact of Race and Class on Health." All members of XU community are invited. For more info contact Dr. Shamsul Huda, Director of ACT, at 520-7406.

Faculty Colloquium

The Faculty Colloquium will be held WEDNESDAY (April 02) from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the University Ballroom 308A.

Writing Center Workshops

The Writing Resource Center will offer a workshop, “APA Style: Documenting research and avoiding plagiarism,” TUESDAY (April 01) at 5:00 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Room 106. Visit HERE for the complete April workshop schedule.

Teacher Fair

The Division of Education will host a Teacher Fair TUESDAY (April 01) from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Convocation Annex Room 111. Dress professionally and bring your resume. Call 520-7536 for more info.

Performance Studies Lab

XU's Performance Studies Laboratory invites all students to the second event of its inaugural 2014 season, “Group Performances: Making Stories from Stories”, an interactive performance workshop with guest artists Andrea Baldwin, Nichole Nicholson and Sam Sloan, WEDNESDAY (April 02) from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Administration Building Chapel. Space is limited. RSVP to Dr. Ross Louis at rmlouis@xula.edu.

Busy Persons Retreat

The Office of Campus Ministry invites the XU community to participate in a Busy Persons Retreat April 07-09. Take time to reflect and LISTEN to GOD who speaks to your heart. Sign up in the College of Pharmacy lobby MONDAY-TUESDAY (March 31-April 01). For more info contact Lisa McClain at 520-7386.

Pan-Hellenic Council Week

Pan-Hellenic Council Week will be held on campus THIS SUNDAY-FRIDAY (March 30-April 04).Visit HERE for details.

Law Fraternity Induction

Induction into the Phi Alpha Dellta Law Fraternity, Inc. will be held THURSDAY (April 03) at 5:00 p.m. in the Convocation Center Annex, Room 111. All inductees and their families/friends are invited to attend the ceremony and the reception to follow. For further information and/or to be included in the list of inductees, please contact Emmanuel Spence at espence@xula.edu or Jodi Hill at jhill8@xula.edu.

Appreciation Day

The Office of Campus Ministry has declared THURSDAY (April 03) as “Appreciation Day”. Surprise someone with a thank you! Visit HERE for some suggestions.

A Red Carpet Affair

The Division of Social and Behavorial Sciences will host “A Red Carpet Affair” banquet celebration SUNDAY (April 06) at 6:00 p.m. in the Convocation Center Annex Room 111. Semi-formal attire required. Tickets are $10 and on sale at Xavier South Room 500.

IBCS Tea Party

The Institute for Black Catholic Studies (IBCS) will present “Hats Off to Springtime”, a tea party and fashion show, SUNDAY (April 06) from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the UC Ballroom. Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at the door. For more info call 520-7691 or HERE.

Documentary Film Screenings

The History Department will present the screening of two new documentary films, Louisiana During World War II and McCrea 1971, The Story of Louisiana's Forgotten Rock Festival, April 07, at 7:00 p.m. in the Norman C. Francis Building, Room 105. Admission is free and open to the public.

Important Study Abroad Dates

Several important dates are approaching for students planning to study abroad during the Summer and Fall 2014, including the deadline for turning in forms (April 09) and a pre-departure orientation meeting (April 15) from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. in the UC Room 205. Visit HERE for more details.

Festival of Scholars

Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR) will host its 11th Annual Festival of Scholars April 10-11 in the University Center. This year the event will feature 51 posters, nine individual presentations, and nine panel discussions highlighting student scholarship in the sciences, communication, education, humanities, and art. Best time to experience the event is from the opening April 10 from noon until 3:00 p.m., but posters will remain on display through April 11 at 4:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Lenten Faith-in-Action XU Video

Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten faith-in-action program invites groups to live in solidarity with our poorest and most vulnerable brothers and sisters through the prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, including offering small, sacrificial gifts to fill their Rice Bowls – the money going to CRS to feed the poor. Colleges have been asked to make videos to encourage others to participate in the program. XU's contribution, made during Spring Retreat, can be viewed HERE.

Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society

Alpha Lambda Delta will have its first joint meeting for new inducted members and old members THURSDAY (April 03) in NCF 175. Sweatshirts will be on sale for $15. An interest meeting for those considering running for office will follow immediately.

ACS Chemistry Club

The ACS Chemistry Club will have a General Body Meeting Thursday (April 03) at 6:00 p.m. in the NCF Room 173. The Club is also co-sponsoring two events: a BBQ at the block party with Pan Hell FRIDAY (April 04) after the stroll off at 7:00 p.m. outside the Convocation Center, and Kick It for Cancer Event April 12 at 12 noon on The Barn field. If you are interested in making a team of five or more people to compete in the kickball tournament please contact Leanne Love at llove1@xula.edu. Participating team must donate $20, and other donations will be accepted for the Jeff Gordon's Children Foundation for Cancer.

2010-2013 Yearbooks Available

Students are encouraged to stop by the Yearbook Office to pick up their copies of the following yearbooks: 2006-2009, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, and 2012-13. Present your XU ID at Xavier South (first floor, Room 109) Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Note that the 2013-14 yearbook arrives in late April.

YouTube Talent Contest

The Black Collegian magazine is looking to spotlight the most talented students at HBCUs around the nation through their YouTube Talent Contest. Students are invited to submit their 60-secon videos for a chance to win up to $500. Contest ends April 14. Visit HERE for more info.

Bach Around the Clock

Trinity Episcopal Church will host a Bach Around the Clock music marathon starting FRIDAY (April 04) at 7:00 p.m. through midnight SATURDAY (April 05). On Saturday, XU voice students will perform at 10:00 a.m., while selections from Dan Shore's opera "Freedom Ride" will be performed at 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, featuring Dara Rahming and Ivan Griffin. Pianist Wilfred Delphin will also be accompanying a large number of the performances throughout the 29 hours. For more info visit HERE.

Freshman Premed Assessment Meetings

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2016 for entry in 2017 should sign-up NOW for the One-on-One Freshman Premed Assessment 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; instructions have been sent via email. Academic progress, health professions school application components, and summer plans for 2014 will be discussed during this assessment. Go HERE to see what Freshman Premeds should be doing this semester. Meetings will take place April 07-30.

Complete Missed Freshman Premed Meetings

If you missed ANY of the Freshman Premed Biomedical Honor Corps Meetings held during the 2013-2014 academic year, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make them up before the end of the semester. Workshop materials and answer keys are available for your review in the PM Office. Go HERE for the list of 18 Freshman Premed Meetings that were conducted this academic year.

Med School Online Applications

Students who plan on applying to medical school in 2014 for entry in 2015 via the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS), American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS), and/or the Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS) should begin ACTIVELY working on the online applications as soon as they become available starting May 1. Go HERE to review AMCAS instructions, HERE for AACOMAS, and HERE for TMDSAS now! Please be sure to continue checking your email DAILY for messages from the Premedical Office regarding completing/submitting AMCAS and other applications, submitting letters of evaluation, etc. Be advised that XU's Premedical Advisers recommend that students submit their medical, dental, etc. school applications no later than this July.

Health Professions Schools Evaluation Letters Due

Students applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2014 for entry in 2015 should collect faculty letters of evaluation and have them filed in the Premedical Office NOW in preparation for application submission this summer. Directions for collecting and sending letters of evaluation via the Premedical Office are available HERE. Please be sure to follow-up NOW with faculty members who agreed to write letters of evaluation for medical, dental, etc. school on your behalf.

Other Campus Events

Mon (31) – Concert Choir Performance, 7:00 p.m., Adm Building Auditorium
Tue (01) – Visiting Artist Concert (Curtis Rayam, tenor), 7:00 p.m., Music Recital Hall
Wed (02) – Senior Recital, 7:00 p.m., Music Recital Hall
Sat (05) – Tennis vs. Auburn-Montgomery, 2:00 p.m., XU Tennis Center

Xavier in the News

Bowie State - Professor Named Visiting Fellow at Harvard [Allissa Hosten Richardson '03]
Digital Journal - Applications Being Accepted For New TCSPP Psy.D. Program at Xavier

[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 a.m. Friday.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 449 - March 24, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- 2014-2015 Financial Aid
- Low Cost Summer Sessions
- Spirit Praise
- SpringFest 2014
- Biology Center Workshop
- Writing Center Workshops
- Keck Grad Institute Recruitment
- Optometry School Recruitment
- Pre-Law Club
- WLAE Tuition Auction
- Business Fashion Show, Presentation
- Fall Pre-registration
- 2010-2013 yearbooks available
- Student Designers needed
- A Red Carpet Affair
- IBCS Tea Party
- Festival of Scholars
- Summer Jobs @ XU SSA
- Important Graduation Info for Seniors
- Freshman Premed Meeting
- Junior Premed School Selection Assessment
- Xavier in the News

2014-2015 Financial Aid

The 2014-2015 Financial Aid process has begun. Students who have filed their 2014-2015 FAFSA application and have been selected for verification should check their Xavier (XULA) email account for important information regarding their eligibility for financial aid. Students who have already submitted the required documents can disregard this notice.

Low Cost Summer Sessions

Xavier has added a significant number of online/hybrid courses its traditional mix of daytime/nighttime courses to its Summer Session mix. What’s more, all classes are being offered starting at $200 per credit hour. Check it out at www.xula.edu/summer.

Spirit Praise

The XU community is invited to the Office of Campus Ministry’s “Spirit Praise” celebration featuring Ma’ Lore Ledet sharing the Word on selected Scripture, liturgical dance, and more TUESDAY (March 25) at 4:00 p.m. in front of the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel.

SpringFest 2014

Xavier SpringFest presents “The Black Grammys” THURSDAY-SUNDAY (March 27-30) featuring a fashion show, an alumni basketball game, a block party, a picnic, a gospel choir performance, and a concert featuring Sevyn Streeter & Big K.R.I.T. Visit HERE for the complete schedule and HERE for concert details.

Biology Center Workshops

The Biology Resource Center will host a workshop "REVIEW SESSION: BIOLOGY 1230" MONDAY (March 24) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the NCF Annex Room 175. Open to all!

Writing Center Workshops

The Writing Resource Center will offer a workshop, “Writing Personal Statements for Graduate School, Summer Internships and More,” TUESDAY (March 25) at 12:15 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Room 106. Visit HERE for the April workshop schedule.

Keck Grad Institute Recruitment

A representative from the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences will be on campus MONDAY (March 24) from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the NCF Science Annex Atrium to discuss this special post-baccalaureate program with interested students.

Optometry School Recruitment

Representatives from four optometry schools – the Illinois College of Optometry, the U of Alabama-Birmingham Optometry School, the Ohio State University Optometry School, and the U of Missouri-St. Louis Optometry School – will be on campus to speak with interested XU students about opportunities at their respective schools TUESDAY (March 25) from noon to 3:00 p.m. in the NCF Science Annex Atrium, first floor.

Pre-Law Club

All students considering a career in law are invited to attend the next Pre-Law Club meeting to be held in Xavier South Room 402-E at 12:15 p.m. THURSDAY (March 27).  The guest speaker will be Jake Henry, Director of Admissions of the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center.

WLAE Tuition Auction

Watch for Xavier’s live interview SUNDAY (March 30) at 6:00 p.m. during WLAE-TV’s annual FNBC Bank Tuition Auction. Place your bid and save on tuition for Fall 2014 while supporting New Orleans Public Television. For auction rules and more info visit HERE.

Business Fashion Show, Presentation

The Division of Business invites the XU community to two upcoming events: a fashion show for young professionals March 31 at 6:00 p.m. in the UC Ballroom and a presentation on Ethics, Professionalism, and Quality by Bill Balhoff, Managing Director and CEO for the top-100 U.S. accounting and consulting firm Postlethwaite & Netterville, April 01 at 5:30/6:00 p.m. (reception/presentation) in the UC Ballroom A.

Fall Pre-Registration

Pre-registration for the 2014 Fall semester will be held March 31 to April 4. Details in next week’s eBulletin.

2010-2013 yearbooks available

Students are encouraged to stop by the Yearbook Office to pick up their copies of the following yearbooks: 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, and 2012-13. Present your XU ID at Xavier South (first floor, Room 109) Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Note that the 2013-14 yearbook arrives in late April.

Student Designers needed

The Xavier Herald newspaper and Xavierite yearbook invite students who enjoy design to "take a test drive" with the publications before the end of the semester. It's helpful for students to be familiar with Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. These award-winning publications are 100% produced by and for students and require loyalty and dedication to teamwork. Applicants for the Herald will assist in producing the final printed edition this semester (April 1-11), while applicants for the yearbook will assist in covering events and prepping for layout through the end of the semester. Interested students should send an email with "Interested in Herald" or "Interested in Yearbook" in the subject line to mshelton@xula.edu.

A Red Carpet Affair

The Division of Social and Behavorial Sciences will host “A Red Carpet Affair” banquet celebration April 6 at 6:00 p.m. in the Convocation Center Annex Room 111. Semi-formal attire required. Tickets are $10 and on sale at Xavier South Room 500.

IBCS Tea Party

The Institute for Black Catholic Studies (IBCS) will present “Hats Off to Springtime”, a tea party and fashion show, April 06 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the UC Ballroom. Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at the door. For more info call 520-7691 or HERE.

Festival of Scholars

Center for Undergraduate Research (CUR) will host its 11th Annual Festival of Scholars April 10-11 in the University Center. This year the event will feature 51 posters, nine individual presentations, and nine panel discussions highlighting student scholarship in the sciences, communication, education, humanities, and art. Best time to experience the event is from the opening April 10 from noon until 3:00 p.m., but posters will remain on display through April 11 at 4:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Summer Jobs @ XU SSA

The Summer Science Academy is now accepting applicants for student workers for this upcoming summer. Applications can be picked up Pre-Med Office, NCF 108A. Deadline to apply is April 18. For more info email xusummerscience@yahoo.com.

Important Graduation Info for Seniors

Seniors expecting to graduate this May should visit HERE for important information.

Freshman Premed Meeting

The final Freshman Premed Meeting of the semester will be held MONDAY (March 24) at 4:15 p.m. OR 5:15 p.m. (attend either session), in NCF 105. All freshman premeds and new transfer premeds should attend. Please bring a pencil or pen to the meeting. If you are were unable to attend any of the weekly meetings, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make them up.

Junior Premed School Selection Assessment

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2014 for entry in 2015 should sign-up for and complete the School Selection Assessment in the Premedical Office. The sign-up list and required meeting documents are available in the Premedical Office (NCF 108) near the reception desk; instructions have been sent via email.  The purpose of this assessment is to compile a tentative list of the medical, dental, etc. schools that each student plans on applying to during summer 2014 for entry in 2015.  Preparation for the MCAT, DAT, etc., academic progress, and application components will also be evaluated during the assessment. The last day to complete the assessment is FRIDAY (March 28).

Xavier in the News

NOLA.com - Blair Underwood to Address Xavier's Commencement
NewStar Media - Xavier University Honored for Contribution to STEM Teaching

[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 a.m. Friday.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 448 - March 17, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- Blair Underwood to Address 2014 Xavier Graduates
- Basketball Heads for National Tournament
- St. Joseph Altar Making Tradition
- GAPS Week
- Excuse Me Doctor, I’ve Got What?
- First Klass Workshop
- Writing Center Workshops
- Staff-Faculty Morning of Prayer
- Wellness Awareness Day
- ACT Brown Bag
- U of Rochester Med School Recruitment
- St. Louis U Med School Recruitment
- Edward Via Osteopathic Med School Recruitment
- Summer Jobs @ XU SSA
- Fulbright Scholar Presentation
- Biology Center Workshops
- Day at the Races
- Campus Ministry Spring Retreat
- Important Graduation Info for Seniors
- You Geaux Girl
- Freshman Premed Meeting
- Junior Premed School Selection Assessment
- Xavier in the News

Blair Underwood to Address 2014 Grads

Award-winning actor/director/producer Blair Underwood will deliver the commencement address at Xavier’s 87th annual graduation ceremony May 10, at 10:00 a.m. in the Convocation Center. He will be awarded an honorary degree at the ceremony, along with retiring Tulane University President Dr. Scott Cowen and New Orleans educator, activist and community leader, Sybil Haydel Morial ‘52. The annual Baccalaureate Mass and Honors Convocation will be held the preceding evening, May 09, at 6:00 p.m. also in the Convocation Center. Visit HERE for more info.

Basketball Heads for National Tournament

The Gold Nuggets and Gold Rush open play in their respective NAIA Division I National Basketball Championship Tournaments this week, with the women facing Westmont WEDNESDAY (March 19) at 8:45 p.m. (CDT) in Frankfort KY and the men playing Hope International THURSDAY (March 20) at 9:45 p.m. (CDT) in Kansas City MO. Visit HERE to track their progress.

St. Joseph Altar Making Tradition at Xavier

The St. Joseph Altar making tradition takes center stage with a Cuccidati workshop THIS SUNDAY (March 16) from 2:00 to 5:00 pm in the UC Room 205C and viewing of the annual St. Joseph’s Day Altar WEDNESDAY (March 19) in the Adm. Annex’s “Old Boardroom” from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The altar will be blessed at 12:45 p.m., followed by a presentation by Dr. Michael Homan entitled “Altars, Feasts, and Sacred Spaces: How Sacrifice Makes Us Human”. Monetary donations (alms) will be accepted, with all funds going toward the XU Student Emergency Fund.

GAPS Week

Graduate and Professionals Schools Week (GAPS) will be held MONDAY-FRIDAY (March 17-21) hosted by the Office of Graduate Placement. Events include: "Networking with Public Health Professionals" TUESDAY (March 18) in UC 205 from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m.; "The Journey to Graduate School" WEDNESDAY (March 19) in UC Ballroom B from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.; and "What is the PsyD?" THURSDAY (March 20) in the Psychology Department 5th floor XU south from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. Visit HERE for the complete schedule.

Excuse Me Doctor, I’ve Got What?

Dr. Melissa Clark, patient advocate and author of the book Excuse Me Doctor! I Have What? will offer valuable insights on how to take ownership of your health TUESDAY (March 18) at 7:00 p.m. in the UC Ballroom. The event is sponsored by Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society. In addition, the XU Bookstore will host a book signing event the preceding MONDAY (March 17) at 2:30 p.m.

First Klass Workshop

A First Klass (Women’s Economic Empowerment) workshop, “Basic Business Etiquette” featuring consultant/trainer/author Debra Gould will be offered MONDAY (March 17) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Xavier South, Room 225. The event is free, but registration is required. Call 520-7505 or 520-5046 or email xulabusiness@gmail.com. 

Writing Center Workshops

The Writing Resource Center will offer a workshop, “MLA Style: Documenting research and avoiding plagiarism,” TUESDAY (March 18) at 5:00 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Room 106. Visit HERE for this month’s schedule.

Staff-Faculty Morning of Prayer

The spring Staff-Faculty Morning of Prayer, "God's design for us at Xavier: What is God asking of me today?" will be held WEDNESDAY (March 19) from 10:00 a.m. to noon in the Saint Katharine Drexel Chapel. Presenters include James Thiebaud, Library media specialist, and Dr. Robin Vander, associate professor of English. Persons of all faith traditions are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Wellness Awareness Day

Wellness Awareness Day will be held WEDNESDAY (March 19) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the University Center, first floor. Take advantage of health screenings, exhibits, exercise sessions, and healthy food samples. Prizes and gift cards will be awarded.

ACT Brown Bag

Xavier's ACT (Across Curriculum Thinking) program will hold its second Brown Bag of the semester WEDNESDAY (March 19) at 1:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. Dr. Markalain Dery, Director of the Tulane T-Cell Clinic, will discuss "HIV/AIDS and Social Class: A Global Perspective." All members of XU community are cordially invited. For more info contact Dr. Shamsul Huda, Director of ACT, at 520-7406.

U of Rochester Med School Recruitment

Xavier alumni currently attending the University of Rochester’s School of Medicine will be on campus TUESDAY (March18) from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  in the NCF Science Annex Atrium to discuss medical school and the early medical school acceptance program with interested students.

St. Louis U Med School Recruitment

Representatives from the St. Louis University School of Medicine will be on campus WEDNESDAY (March 19) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the NCF Science Annex Atrium to discuss medical school and the early medical school acceptance program with interested students.

Edward Via Osteopathic Med School Recruitment

A representative from Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine will be on campus FRIDAY (March 21) from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the NCF Science Annex Atrium to talk with interested students about osteopathic medicine and opportunities at Edward Via.

Summer Jobs @ XU SSA

The Summer Science Academy is now accepting applicants for student workers for this upcoming summer. Applications can be picked up Pre-Med Office, NCF 108A. Deadline to apply is April 18. For more info email xusummerscience@yahoo.com.

Fulbright Scholar Presentation

Dr. Ademun Odeke, a Fulbright Scholar from the United Kingdom currently serving at Tulane Law School for the 2013-2014 academic year, will discuss “The United Nations and International Law” THURSDAY (March 20) from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the Convocation Center Annex, Room 111. Sponsored by the XU Center for Intercultural and International Programs.

Biology Center Workshops

The Biology Resource Center will host two workshops: "Cellular Respiration & Photosynthesis," THURSDAY (March 20) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the NCF Annex Room 173 and "REVIEW SESSION: BIOLOGY 1230" March 24 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the NCF Annex Room 175. Open to all!

Day at the Races

The XU Alumni Chapter-New Orleans invites the all faculty and staff members to join in on the fun at its 8th Annual Day at the Races March 23 at noon at the New Orleans Fairgrounds. Visit HERE to purchase tickets.

Campus Ministry Spring Retreat

Campus Ministry is offering a spring retreat for students FRIDAY-SUNDAY (March 21-23) at the William J. Kelley Retreat Center in Bay St. Louis MS. The retreat is designed for all XU students, Catholics and non-Catholics, to share their faith journey with peers. It is to help students to get in touch and to experience God in a deeper way and to know His purpose for our lives. The cost is $20. Visit HERE to register. For more info call 520-7593 or email ejerome@xula.edu.

Important Graduation Info for Seniors

Seniors expecting to graduate this May should visit HERE for important information.

You Geaux Girl

The Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine is recruiting participants for a research project, You Geaux Girl!, an internet-delivered health education and empowerment program aimed at improving health outcomes among African American teen women of Orleans and Jefferson parishes. Visit HERE for more info, or call 982-9045 or email yougeauxgirl@wave.tulane.edu.

Freshman Premed Meeting

There will be a Freshman Premed Meeting MONDAY (March 17) at 4:15 p.m. OR 5:15 p.m. (attend either session), in NCF 105. All freshman premeds and new transfer premeds should attend, as well as sophomores who missed meetings in 2012-2013. Please bring a pencil or pen to the meeting. If you are unable to attend any of the weekly meetings, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make them up.

Junior Premed School Selection Assessment

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2014 for entry in 2015 should sign-up NOW for the School Selection Assessment in the Premedical Office, which will take place MONDAY-FRIDAY (March 17-21). The sign-up list and required meeting documents are available in the Premedical Office (NCF 108) near the reception desk; instructions have also been sent via email. The purpose of this assessment is to compile a tentative list of the medical, dental, etc. schools that each student plans on applying to during summer 2014 for entry in 2015. Preparation for the MCAT, DAT, etc., academic progress, and application components will also be evaluated during the assessment.

Xavier in the News

NOLA.com - Xavier Women Pick up 4th GCAC Tournament Championship in 5 Years
NOLA.com - Xavier Names Jason Horn as New Athletics Director

[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 a.m. Friday.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 447 - March 10, 2014

The Weekin Brief:

- Financial Aid Awareness Night
- Why Love? Why Hate?
- Excuse Me Doctor, I’ve Got What?
- LinkedIn for Networking
- Writing Center Workshops
- Bastyr U Naturopathic Med School Recruitment
- St. George's U Med School Recruitment
- Biology Workshop
- Subconnection Grand Opening
- Important Graduation Info for Seniors
- Senior Class Graduation Fair
- GAPS Week
- Walking with the Saints
- Staff-Faculty Morning of Prayer
- Teaching Young Children
- Wellness Awareness Day
- Day at the Races
- Campus Ministry Spring Retreat
- Medical School Early Acceptance Programs
- Freshman Premed Meeting
- Junior Premed School Selection Assessment
- Chemistry Club

Financial Aid Awareness Night

The Office of Financial Aid will host its 2nd Annual Financial Aid Awareness Night TUESDAY (March 11). Visit HERE for more details.

Why Love? Why Hate?

The Student Academic Success Office and the Academic Resource Centers will host a panel discussion, "Why Love, Why Hate," THURSDAY (March 13) from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. in the UC, 219. The panel will include faculty and student representatives from the biology, chemistry, math, physics, reading and writing departments, who will discuss why students love and/or hate these subjects and ways in which students can cope with these feelings in order to succeed in such courses. Open to all!

Excuse Me Doctor, I’ve Got What?

Dr. Melissa Clark, patient advocate and author of the book Excuse Me Doctor! I Have What? will offer valuable insights on how to take ownership of your health TUESDAY (March 18) at 7:00 p.m. in the UC Ballroom. The event is sponsored by Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society. In addition, the XU Bookstore will host a book signing event MONDAY (March 17) at 2:30 p.m.

LinkedIn for Networking

The Office of Graduate Placement will host a meeting "LinkedIn for Networking" TUESDAY (March 11) in UC 205C from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Come and learn how to use LinkedIn to move your career forward and land you that dream job.

Writing Center Workshops

The first of three Writing Resource Center workshops this month, “Finding and Incorporating Research into a Writing Assignment,” will be held TUESDAY (March 11) at 5:00 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Room 106. Visit HERE for the complete schedule.

Bastyr U Naturopathic Med School Recruitment

A representative from the Bastyr University School of Naturopathic Medicine will be on campus TUESDAY (March 11) from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the NCF Science Annex Atrium to talk with students interested in pursuing a doctorate in naturopathic medicine.

St. George's U Med School Recruitment

A representative from St. George's University School of Medicine will be on campus TUESDAY (March 11) from noon to 3:00 p.m. in the NCF Science Annex Atrium to talk with students interested in pursuing a medical degree in the Caribbean.

Biology Workshop

The Biology Resource Center will host a workshop, "Neurosensory Regulation," TUESDAY (March 11) at 6:00 p.m. in the NCF Annex, Room 175. Open to all!

Subconnection Grand Opening

Sodexo and XU Dining Services will hold the grand opening for its new Subconnection dining location TUESDAY (March 11) from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. in the University Center 1st floor lobby. Enjoy opening discounts and prize giveaways.

Important Graduation Info for Seniors

Seniors expecting to graduate this May should visit HERE for important information.

Senior Class Graduation Fair

A Senior Class Graduation Fair will be held THURSDAY (March 13) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the University Center, 1st Floor Lobby. Seniors will be able to interact with representatives and receive information vital to commencement or future plans all in one setting.

Walking with the Saints

The Institute for Black Catholic Studies presents “Walking with the Saints: A Symposium on Black Catholics, Their Concerns, and the Journey to Sainthood” featuring Dr. M. Shawn Copeland of Boston College FRIDAY-SUNDAY (March 14-16). Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door, and $15 for students. Xavier student with valid ID will be admitted free. Call 520-7691 for more info.

GAPS Week

Graduate and Professionals Schools Week (GAPS) will be held March 17-21, hosted by the Office of Graduate Placement. Learn about graduate school through the lens of current graduate students and about The Chicago Professional School of Psychology’s new Psy D program, and hear first-hand from newly appointed CEO Dr. Mario Garner about Public Health options and the road to becoming a young CEO in New Orleans. Giveaways and food will be provided.

Staff-Faculty Morning of Prayer

The spring Staff-Faculty Morning of Prayer, "God's design for us at Xavier: What is God asking of me today?" will be held March 19 from 10:00 a.m. to noon in the Saint Katharine Drexel Chapel. Presenters include James Thiebaud, Library media specialist, and Dr. Robin Vander, associate professor of English. Persons of all faith traditions are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Teaching Young Children

Teaching Young Children is an off-campus program designed to assist and tutor children through the "BrainPower Program" which utilizes computers and software programs to challenge and strengthen their brains. The program is held Mirabeau Family Learning Center Monday-Thursday from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. Buses leave from the UC Horseshoe promptly at 4:00 p.m. It is not necessary to attend every day. Contact max.teachingyoungchildren@gmail.com for more info.

Wellness Awareness Day

Wellness Awareness Day will be held March 19 from 10:00 a.m. tp 2:00 p.m. in the University Center, first floor. Take advantage of health screenings, exhibits, exercise sessions, and healthy food samples. Prizes and gift cards will be awarded.

Day at the Races

The XU Alumni Chapter-New Orleans invites the XU community to join in on the fun at its 8th Annual Day at the Races March 23 at noon at the New Orleans Fairgrounds. Visit HERE to purchase tickets.

Campus Ministry Spring Retreat

Campus Ministry is offering a spring retreat for students March 21-23 at the William J. Kelley Retreat Center in Bay St. Louis MS. The retreat is designed for all XU students, Catholics and non-Catholics, to share their faith journey with peers. It is to help students to get in touch and to experience God in a deeper way and to know His purpose for our lives. The cost is $20. Visit HERE to register. For more info call 520-7593 or email ejerome@xula.edu.

Medical School Early Acceptance Programs

Interested in gaining early conditional acceptance into medical school? There are four early acceptance programs available to XU students who meet specific eligibility requirements at the end of sophomore year: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, St. Louis University School of Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine, and University of Rochester School of Medicine. Students begin applying to these programs in early spring of sophomore year, immediately following the One-on-One Sophomore Assessment Meeting in the Premedical Office. Visit HERE to review the requirements. If you are a current sophomore premed who is interested in applying but did NOT complete the One-on-One Sophomore Premed Assessment in the Premed Office during the designated period, please read the email instructions sent previously for making the meeting up (or stop by the Premedical Office--NCF 108). Draft applications are due by SATURDAY (March 15) and final application materials are due in the PM Office by May 15.

Freshman Premed Meeting

There will be a Freshman Premed Meeting MONDAY (March 10) at 4:15 p.m. OR 5:15 p.m. (attend either session), in NCF 105. All freshman premeds and new transfer premeds should attend, as well as sophomores who missed meetings in 2012-2013. Please bring a pencil or pen to the meeting. If you are unable to attend any of the weekly meetings, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make them up.

Junior Premed School Selection Assessment

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2014 for entry in 2015 should sign-up NOW for the School Selection Assessment in the Premedical Office, which will take place MONDAY (March 10) through March 21. The sign-up list and required meeting documents are available in the Premedical Office (NCF 108) near the reception desk; instructions have also been sent via email. The purpose of this assessment is to compile a tentative list of the medical, dental, etc. schools that each student plans on applying to during summer 2014 for entry in 2015. Preparation for the MCAT, DAT, etc., academic progress, and application components will also be evaluated during the assessment.

Chemistry Club

The ACS Chemistry Club and Globe Med will be handing out slices of pie for pi day FRIDAY (March 14)! Throughout the week the club members will be fundraising to get your favorite Chemistry Professor pied in the face that same day on the yard. Money will be collected in every Chemistry Classroom.

[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 a.m. Friday.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 446 - March 03, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- St. Katharine Drexel Feast Day Mass
- Ash Wednesday
- GCAC Basketball Tournament
- LinkedIn for Networking
- Financial Aid Awareness Night
- Why Love? Why Hate?
- Excuse Me Doctor, I’ve Got What?
- Writing Center Workshops
- Biology Workshop
- Important Graduation Info for Seniors
- Subconnection Grand Opening
- Walking with the Saints
- Day at the Races
- Campus Ministry Spring Retreat
- Junior Premed School Selection Assessment
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

St. Katharine Drexel Feast Day Mass

The XU Community is invited to celebrate the Feast Day of St. Katharine Drexel at a special Mass SUNDAY (March 02) at 9:00 a.m. in the Chapel.

Ash Wednesday

Ashes will be distributed WEDNESDAY (March 05) at the noon Mass and also from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel.

GCAC Basketball Tournament

Xavier will play host to the Gulf Coast Conference’s men’s and women’s postseason basketball tournament FRIDAY-SUNDAY (March 7-9) in the Convocation Center. The seeds, pairings, and game times have yet to be determined. Visit HERE for updates. A couple of play-in games will be held at Dillard March 6.

LinkedIn for Networking

The Office of Graduate Placement will host a meeting "LinkedIn for Networking" March 11 in UC 205C from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Come and learn how to use LinkedIn to move your career forward and land you that dream job.

Financial Aid Awareness Night

The Office of Financial Aid will host its 2nd Annual Financial Aid Awareness Night March 11, 2014. Visit HERE for more details.

Why Love? Why Hate?

The Student Academic Success Office invites the XU community to participate in a panel discussion “Why Love? Why Hate?” on what makes students enjoy or despise various subjects March 13 from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. in the UC Room 219. Refreshments will be served.

Excuse Me Doctor, I’ve Got What?

Dr. Melissa Clark, patient advocate and author of the book Excuse Me Doctor! I Have What? will offer valuable insights on how to take ownership of your health March 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the UC Ballroom. The event is sponsored by Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society.

Writing Center Workshops

The first of three Writing Resource Center workshops this month, “Finding and Incorporating Research into a Writing Assignment,” will be held March 11 at 5:00 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Room 106. Visit HERE for the complete schedule.

Biology Workshop

The Biology Resource Center will host a workshop, "Neurosensory Regulation," March 11 at 6:00 p.m. in the NCF Annex, Room 175. Open to all!

Important Graduation Info for Seniors

Seniors expecting to graduate this May should visit HERE for important information.

Subconnection Grand Opening

Sodexo and XU Dining Services will hold the grand opening for its new Subconnection dining location March 11 from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. in the University Center 1st floor lobby. Enjoy opening discounts and prize giveaways.

Walking with the Saints

The Institute for Black Catholic Studies presents “Walking with the Saints: A Symposium on Black Catholics, Their Concerns, and the Journey to Sainthood” featuring Dr. M. Shaen Copeland of Boston College March 14-16. Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door, and $15 for students w/ID. Call 520-7691 for more info.

Day at the Races

The XU Alumni Chapter-New Orleans invites the XU community to join in on the fun at its 8th Annual Day at the Races March 23 at noon at the New Orleans Fairgrounds. Visit HERE to purchase tickets.

Campus Ministry Spring Retreat

Campus Ministry is offering a spring retreat for students March 21-23 at the William J. Kelley Retreat Center in Bay St. Louis MS. The retreat is designed for all XU students, Catholics and non-Catholics, to share their faith journey with peers. It is to help students to get in touch and to experience God in a deeper way and to know His purpose for our lives. The cost is $20. Visit HERE to register. For more info call 520-7593 or email ejerome@xula.edu.

Junior Premed School Selection Assessment

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2014 for entry in 2015 should sign-up NOW for the School Selection Assessment in the Premedical Office, which will take place March 10-21. The sign-up list and required meeting documents are available in the Premedical Office (NCF 108) near the reception desk; instructions have also been sent via email. The purpose of this assessment is to compile a tentative list of the medical, dental, etc. schools that each student plans on applying to during summer 2014 for entry in 2015. Preparation for the MCAT, DAT, etc., academic progress, and application components will also be evaluated during the assessment.

Other Campus Events

Mon-Fri (03-07) – Mardi Gras Break
Sun (09) – Senior Recital, 5:00 p.m., Music Recital Hall

XU in the News

N.O. Advocate - Xavier Hosts U.S. Surgeons General for Anti-tobacco Summit
N.O. Advocate - Xavier Plans Summer Programs for Teenagers
NOLA.com - [video] Black Mardi Gras Traditions Extravaganza at Xavier
B.R. Advocate - Tureaud Recounts Stories of Trial and Triumph at LSU
B.R. Advocate - Xavier to Hold Black History Event
NOLA.com - Mardi Gras 'Extravaganza' Brings Baby Dolls, Indians, Scholars to Xavier

[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 a.m. Friday.
1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 445 - February 23, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- Celebrating Black History Month
- Black Mardi Gras Traditions Extravaganza
- Black History Month Brown Bags
- St. Katharine Drexel Novena / Feast Day Massl
- YMTF/BEEP
- SGA Elections Interest Meeting
- Spirit Praise
- Graduation Rental Regalia
- The Gettysburg Address - Live Reading and Taping
- Emotional Wellness and Coping Skills
- Campus Ministry Spring Retreat
- LinkedIn for Networking
- Mardi Gras Mass Schedule
-
Pre-College Summer Programs
- FREE Tax Preparation and Electronic Filing
- LSU Grad School
- Financial Aid Awareness Night
- Walking with the Saints
- Why Love? Why Hate?
- Excuse Me Doctor, I’ve Got What?
- Day at the Races
- Chemistry Club Movie Night
- Freshman Premed Meeting
- Junior Premed School Selection Assessment
- Alpha Epsilon Delta Meeting
- XU in the News

Celebrating Black History Month

The campus celebration of Black History Month continues this week with two events on tap. First up is “The Co-Optation of the N-Word” MONDAY (Feb. 24) at 6:00 p.m. in the UC Ballroom, followed by the annual Black History Month Convocation TUESDAY (Feb. 25) at 12:15 p.m. in the Convocation Center featuring keynote speaker Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal Judge Edwin A. Lombard and two excerpts from XU music professor Daniel Shore’s original opera “Freedom Ride”.

Black Mardi Gras Traditions Extravaganza

The XU community is invited to attend “New Orleans Black Mardi Gras Traditions Extravaganza”, a special program highlighting unique local carnival customs TUESDAY (Feb. 25) from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. The event, sponsored by Keller Endowed Chair in the Humanities Dr. Michael White ’76, is free and open to the public. Visit HERE for more info.

Black History Month Brown Bags

African American and Diaspora Studies series of Brown Bag events saluting Black History Month concludes this week with “Women of Power: The Art of Sande Masquerade” THURSDAY (Feb. 27) at 12:00 noon in the UC Room 205. Lunch will be provided.

St. Katharine Drexel Novena / Feast Day Mass

The XU Community is invited to celebrate the Feast Day of St. Katharine Drexel at a special Mass SUNDAY (March 2) at 9:00 a.m. in the Chapel. [Note the official Feast Day is March 3, but the University will be closed for Mardi Gras]. The community is also encouraged to participate in the traditional Novena, which involves nine days of prayer beginning THIS SATURDAY (Feb. 22) through SUNDAY (March 2). The prayer can be found HERE. The prayers can be said privately. They will also be recited in the Chapel Monday through Friday at Morning Praise at 8:15 a.m. and after the daily noon Mass.

YMTF/BEEP

The Office of Career Services will sponsor the annual Youth Motivation Task Force/Black Executive Exchange Program (YMTF/BEEP) on campus THIS SUNDAY-TUESDAY (Feb. 23-25).

SGA Elections Interest Meeting

Students aspiring for SGA offices should attend the Student Government Association 2014 Interest Meetings TUESDAY (Feb. 25) at 12 noon in UC 219 or WEDNESDAY (Feb. 26) at 5:00 p.m. in UC 219.

Spirit Praise

The Office of Campus Ministry invites the XU community to experience “Spirit Praise: All God’s People Coming Together in Praise” TUESDAY (Feb. 25) at 4:00 p.m. in front of the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. The event features David Nathan sharing the word on selected scripture and liturgical dance. Refreshments will be served.

Graduation Rental Regalia

Faculty/staff wishing to place orders for their graduation rental regalia must submit their orders not later than March 14. Visit HERE for more info. Download the rental form HERE and the payroll deduction authorization form HERE.

The Gettysburg Address - Live Reading and Taping

Students, staff and faculty are invited to participate in readings of the Gettysburg Address in the Library Resource Center on THURSDAY (Feb. 27) at 2:00 p.m. in the Library Resource Center. A camera crew from WYES will be in the library to record the readings, which are being filmed as part of an audience participation project in conjunction with Ken Burns’ upcoming documentary The Address. Don't forget your stovepipe hat! For more info contact Elizabeth Elmwood at 520-5296 or eelmwood@xula.edu.

Emotional Wellness and Coping Skills

Dr. Byron Young ’06, a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellow at New York Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia and Cornell Universities, will give a presentation "Emotional Wellness and Coping Skills" THURSDAY (Feb. 27) at 4:00 p.m. in NCF Room 102. Students interested in learning more about his experience in medical school and residency are also encouraged to attend.

Campus Ministry Spring Retreat

Campus Ministry is offering a spring retreat for students March 21-23 at the William J. Kelley Retreat Center in Bay St. Louis MS. The retreat is designed for all XU students, Catholics and non-Catholics, to share their faith journey with peers. It is to help students to get in touch and to experience God in a deeper way and to know His purpose for our lives. The cost is $20. Visit HERE to register. For more info call 520-7593 or email ejerome@xula.edu.

LinkedIn for Networking

The Office of Graduate Placement will be hosting a meeting "LinkedIn for Networking" March 11 in UC 205C from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Come and learn how to use LinkedIn to move your career forward and land you that dream job.

Mardi Gras Mass Schedule

Please see the adjusted campus Mass schedule for Feb. 25 – March 7 HERE.

Pre-College Summer Programs

Applications for pre-college summer programs are being accepted now, and the University is encouraging the community to enroll students soon, expecting the programs to be filled to capacity. Space is limited. New this year is an online, common application that should make applying easier and convenient. Visit HERE for more info or to register.

FREE Tax Preparation and Electronic Filing

The XU Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site offers FREE tax preparation and electronic filing of federal and state income tax returns through April 10 to all individuals who earned less than $54,000 in 2013. The VITA site is located in the X-Ncubator in Xavier South (Room 211). The service is offered Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Visit HERE to schedule an appointment.

LSU Grad School

The LSU Graduate School will be hosting an open house March 15. If you would like to attend the event, sign up in the XU Office of Graduate Placement, St. Joseph's 306, by SATURDAY (March 1). Transportation will be provided.

Financial Aid Awareness Night

The Office of Financial Aid will host its 2nd Annual Financial Aid Awareness Night March 11, 2014. Visit HERE for more details.

Walking with the Saints

The Institute for Black Catholic Studies presents “Walking with the Saints: A Symposium on Black Catholics, Their Concerns, and the Journey to Sainthood” featuring Dr. M. Shaen Copeland of Boston College March 14-16. Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door, and $15 for students w/ID. Call 520-7691 for more info.

Why Love? Why Hate?

The Student Academic Success Office invites the XU community to participate in a panel discussion “Why Love? Why Hate?” on what makes students enjoy or despise various subjects March 13 from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. in the UC Room 219. Refreshments will be served.

Excuse Me Doctor, I’ve Got What?

Dr. Melissa Clark, patient advocate and author of the book Excuse Me Doctor! I Have What?, will offer valuable insights on how to take ownership of your health March 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the UC Ballroom. The event is sponsored by Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society.

Day at the Races

The XU Alumni Chapter-New Orleans invites the XU community to join in on the fun at its 8th Annual Day at the Races March 23 at noon at the New Orleans Fairgrounds. Visit HERE to purchase tickets.

Chemistry Club Movie Night

The ACS Chemistry Club will be hosting a movie night called "Shattered Skies" about Global Warming THURSDAY (Feb. 27) at 6:00 p.m. in NCF 105. Refreshments will be served.

Freshman Premed Meeting

There will be a Freshman Premed Meeting MONDAY (Feb. 24) at 4:15 OR 5:15 p.m. (attend either session), in NCF 105. All freshman premeds and new transfer premeds should attend, as well as sophomores who missed meetings in 2011-2012. Please bring a pencil or pen to the meeting. If you are unable to attend any of the weekly meetings, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make them up.  Visit HERE for the list of meetings planned for spring 2014.

Junior Premed School Selection Assessment

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2014 for entry in 2015 should sign-up beginning MONDAY (Feb. 24) for the School Selection Assessment in the Premedical Office, which will take place March 10-21. The sign-up list and required meeting documents are available in the Premedical Office (NCF 108) near the reception desk; instructions have also been sent via email. The purpose of this assessment is to compile a tentative list of the medical, dental, etc. schools that each student plans on applying to during summer 2014 for entry in 2015. Preparation for the MCAT, DAT, etc., academic progress, and application components will also be evaluated during the assessment.

Alpha Epsilon Delta Meeting

Current members of Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) Pre-Health Professions Honor Society should attend the general meeting on Tuesday, 2/25/14, 5pm, in NCF 115. Students who will be inducted into AED this semester should NOT attend this meeting.

XU in the News

HBCU Digest - For HBCUs, the Proof is in the Productivity
WDSU-TV - Xavier Asks High School Students to Craft Entrepreneurial Ideas
TNT - [video] Feed the Children
PRP - Aim High Foundation/Feed The Children to Help Families During NBA Weekend
NOLA.com - All-Star Weekend Chance to help New Orleans Children: Kenny Smith
Madison Courier - Lending Hand to Four-legged Friends [Dr. Adrianne Noble-Clark '09]
Xavier Selected for HBCU Innovation and Entrepreneurship Collaborative
L.A. Sentinel - Black Learning Spotlight: Xavier University
Clarion Herald -‘The Music Man’ Takes a Knee and Gives Thanks

[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 a.m. Friday.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 444- February 17, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- Celebrating Black History Month
- Black History Month Brown Bags
- Spring Career Expo
- Teacher Recruitment
- Sister Souljah Presentation
- Google Internship Info Session
- U.S. Navy Physician Visit
- U of Med & Health Sciences-St. Kitts
- Mock Medical School Interviews
- Biology Center Review Session
- Reading Center Workshop
- Writing Center Workshop
- Southern U Pre-Law Day
- NOBC Black History Concert
- Breast Cancer Awareness
- ACT Brown Bag
- Biometric Screenings
- YMTF/BEEP
- Black Mardi Gras Traditions Extravaganza
- SGA Elections Interest Meeting
- Campus Ministry Spring Retreat
-
Pre-College Summer Programs
- Phi Alpha Theta Induction
- FREE Tax Preparation and Electronic Filing
- LSU Grad School
- Vote in UNCF "Create to Celebrate" Black History Month Art Contest
- Travel Abroad Opportunities
-
Novena Prayers for the Intercession of St. Katharine Drexel
- Sophomore Premed Assessment Meetings
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

Celebrating Black History Month

Campus events celebrating Black History Month continues this week with three events on tap. First up is “Black History Trivia” MONDAY (Feb. 17) at 6:00 p.m. in the UC Ballroom. Visit HERE to see the full calendar. Mark your calendar for the Black History Month Convocation Feb. 25 at 12:15 p.m.

Black History Month Brown Bags

African American and Diaspora Studies series of Brown Bag events saluting Black History Month continues this week with “The Philosopher King: Reading MLK’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail” MONDAY (Feb. 17) at 12:00 noon in the UC Room 205. Lunch will be provided. Visit HERE for the complete schedule.

Spring Career Expo

The Spring Career Expo 2014 will be held WEDNESDAY (Feb. 19) from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The XU Office of Career Services is offering a free shuttle service. Visit HERE for details or visit the OCS in St. Joseph’s 302.

Google Internship Info Session

The Division of Business is offering information session on Google’s Community Leaders Program THURSDAY (Feb. 20) at 12:15 p.m. in the UC, Room 201. All majors welcome. Refreshments will be served. For info on the session or to request an application, email mquinn@xula.edu or call 520-5046.

Breast Cancer Awareness

The annual women's basketball game for breast cancer awareness will be held MONDAY (Feb. 17) when XU the Gold Nuggets play Philander Smith at 5:30 p.m. at the Convocation Center. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game. Special T-shirts will be available for purchase, and proceeds will be donated to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

ACT Brown Bag

Xavier's ACT (Across Curriculum Thinking) Program will hold its first Brown Bag of the semester WEDNESDAY (Feb. 19) at noon in the University Center Ballroom. Dr. James Dunson, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, will speak on "Ethical Leadership and the Persistence of Inequality." All members of XU community are cordially invited. For more info contact Dr. Shamsul Huda at 520-7406.

Biometric Screenings

All Humana medical plan members, including covered adult dependents, are invited to participate in the on-site “Biometric Screenings” HumanaVitality event FRIDAY (Feb. 21) from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the UC, Room 205-205C. To make an appointment, call the Office of Human Resources at 520-7537.

Teacher Recruitment

The Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) will be hosting an information session and interviewing on campus TUESDAY (Feb. 18). If you are interested in attending please sign up in the Graduate Placement Office, St. Joseph's Room 306.

Sister Souljah Presentation

Author, rapper, and activist Sister Souljah will give a presentation on campus THURSDAY (Feb. 20) at 7:00 p.m. in the Administration Auditorium. Admission is free.

U.S. Navy Physician Visit

Dr. Mark Riddle, a navy physician and head of the enteric diseases department at the Naval Medical Research Center, will be on campus MONDAY (Feb. 17) from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the NCF Science Annex Atrium to share his experiences and to talk with students interested in Navy medicine and scholarship opportunities.

U of Med & Health Sciences-St. Kitts

A representative from the University of Medicine and Health Sciences-St. Kitts will be on campus THURSDAY (Feb, 20) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the NCF Science Annex Atrium to talk with students interested in pursuing a medical degree in the Caribbean.

Mock Medical School Interviews

The Student National Medical Association Chapter at LSUHSC-School of Medicine is hosting its Annual Mock Medical School interviews TUESDAY (Feb. 18) at 5:30 p.m. in Lecture Hall B of the Medical Education building. Dress code is business attire. This program gives students the opportunity to preview the questions and experience of a medical school interview. In addition, both faculty and current medical students will be providing their insight into the medical school matriculation process. To sign up for the event, please send email to mailto:jolive@lsuhsc.edu ASAP so that you can be added to the list. FYI, the Medical Education Building is #10 on the LSUHSC map available HERE.

Biology Center Review Session

The Biology Resource Center is hosting a "Biology 1230 Review Session" WEDNESDAY (Feb. 19) at 6:00 p.m. in the NCF Annex, Room 160.  Open to all!

Reading Center Workshop

The Reading Resource Center is hosting a workshop, "The Critical Reading Process," THURSDAY (Feb. 20) at 2:00 p.m. in St. Joseph, Room 111. Open to all! Questions? email RRC@xula.edu or call 520-5058.

Writing Center Workshop

The Writing Resource Center will offer a workshop, “editing and Making Sense of Sentences’, TUESDAY (Feb. 18) at 5:00 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Room 106.

Southern U Pre-Law Day

The Southern University Law Center will hold a pre-Law visitation day FRIDAY (Feb. 21) from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Students interested should sign up in the XU Office of Graduate Placement, St. Joseph's Room 306. Deadline to sign up is Feb. 14.

NOBC Black History Concert

The New Orleans Black Chorale, conducted by Dr. John Ware ’77 and featuring pianist Veronica Downs-Dorsey ‘78, will present its Annual Black History Concert SUNDAY (Feb. 23) at 5:00 p.m.in the Administration Building Auditorium. Admission is free.

YMTF/BEEP

The Office of Career Services will sponsor the annual Youth Motivation Task Force/Black Executive Exchange Program (YMTF/BEEP) on campus SUNDAY (Feb. 23) through Feb. 25.

Black Mardi Gras Traditions Extravaganza

The XU community is invited to a special program highlighting unique local carnival customs, “New Orleans Black Mardi Gras Traditions Extravaganza”, Feb. 25 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. The event, sponsored by Keller Endowed Chair in the Humanities Dr. Michael White ’76, is free and open to the public. Visit HERE for more info.

SGA Elections Interest Meeting

Students aspiring for SGA offices should attend the Student Government Association 2014 Interest Meetings Feb. 25 at 12 noon in UC 219 or Feb. 26 at 5:00 p.m. in UC 219.

Campus Ministry Spring Retreat

Campus Ministry is offering a spring retreat for students March 21-23 at the William J. Kelley Retreat Center in Bay St. Louis MS. The retreat is designed for all XU students, Catholics and non-Catholics, to share their faith journey with peers. It is to help students to get in touch and to experience God in a deeper way and to know His purpose for our lives. The cost is $20. Visit HERE to register. For more info call 520-7593 or email ejerome@xula.edu.

Pre-College Summer Programs

Applications for pre-college summer programs are being accepted now, and the University is encouraging the community to enroll students soon, expecting the programs to be filled to capacity. Space is limited. New this year is an online, common application that should make applying easier and convenient. Visit HERE for more info or to register.

Phi Alpha Theta Induction

The History Department will hold its spring induction ceremony for Phi Alpha Theta, an international history honors society, April 15 at 5:00 p.m., in the UC, Room 205. Eligibility requirements are completion of at least 12 semester hours in history with a 3.1 GPA in history and an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. No more than three semester hours of AP, transfer or on-line credit may be applied for membership. The deadline for applying is March 24. Interested students should contact Sister Barbara Hughes at bhughes@xula.edu or call 520-7410.

FREE Tax Preparation and Electronic Filing

The XU Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site offers FREE tax preparation and electronic filing of federal and state income tax returns through April 10 to all individuals who earned less than $54,000 in 2013. The VITA site is located in the X-Ncubator in Xavier South (Room 211). The service is offered Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Visit HERE to schedule an appointment.

LSU Grad School

The LSU Graduate School will be hosting an open house March 15. If you would like to attend the event, sign up in the XU Office of Graduate Placement, St. Joseph's 306, by March 1.

Vote in UNCF "Create to Celebrate" Black History Month Art Contest

Visit HERE to vote for XU art/psychology major Leah Labat’s “The Iridescence of Love” in the UNCF’s Black History Month Art Contest. Voting begins SUNDAY (Feb. 16).  Through a partnership with Lays, the UNCF will receive $1 for every vote cast up to $20,000.  The contest winner and a $10,000 prize will be announced March 4.

Travel Abroad Opportunities

The Center for Intercultural and International Programs (CIIP) has partnered with CEA to offer two faculty-led study abroad opportunities in Rome and Costa Rica this summer. Visit HERE (Rome) and HERE (Costa Rica) for all the details.

Novena Prayers for the Intercession of St. Katharine Drexel

The Feast Day of St. Katharine Drexel is on March 3.  Since we will be out of school that day, we will have a special Mass March 2 at 9:00 a.m. to avoid parade traffic later in the morning.  There is a tradition in which the Xavier Family tries to participate each year to ask for special blessings on Xavier and to pray for any personal intentions we may have. The tradition, called a Novena involves prayer over the 9 days prior to the Feastday. The prayers, to be said from Feb. 22 through March 2, can be found HERE. Each day one recites the Opening Prayer, reads the short reflection from Mother Katharine, and then recites the Closing Prayer found at the end of Day 9. The prayers can be said privately. We will also say them in the Chapel Monday through Friday at Morning Praise at 8:15 and after the noon Mass.

Sophomore Premed Assessment Meetings

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2015 for entry in 2016 should complete a One-on-One Sophomore Assessment 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. Academic progress, application component updates, early medical school acceptance programs, and AED membership will be discussed. The meetings will take place through FRIDAY (Feb. 21). Visit HERE for an overview of what sophomore premeds should be doing this semester.

Other Campus Events

Mon (17) – Women’s/Men’s Basketball vs. Phil. Smith, 5:30/7:30 p.m., Convocation Center
Wed (19) – African American Music Festival, 7:00 p.m., St. Katharine Drexel Chapel
Thu (20) – Piano Recital (Gregory Thompson), 7:00 p.m., Music Recital Hall
Sat (22) – Women’s/Men’s Tennis vs. Alabama State, 3:00 p.m., XU Tennis Center
Sat (22) – Women’s/Men’s Basketball vs. Tougaloo, 3:00/5:00 p.m., Convocation Center
Sun (23) – Women’s Tennis vs. SLU, 1:00 p.m., XU Tennis Center

XU in the News

MFR - Xavier Partner in 100Kin10, National Network to Grow STEM Teaching
WBRZ-TV - Former U.S. Surgeon General Strives for Tobacco-free Generation
Huffington Post - Surgeons General and Teens Unite for a Tobacco-Free Generation
NHPR - Why Is Tobacco Still The Leading Preventable Cause Of Death?
WGNO-TV - Surgeons General Include E-Cigarette Warning In Anti-Smoking Message

[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 a.m. Friday.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 443- February 10, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- Tobacco Summit
- Celebrating Black History Month
- Black History Month Brown Bags
- Loved Ones’ Week
- Anointing of the Sick
- Student Journal Accepting Applications
-
Writing Center Workshops
- McNair Program Application Deadline
- Teacher Recruitment
- Graduate Placement Workshop
- Memorial for Lester Sullivan
- Valenstravaganza
- Sister Souljah Presentation
- Campus Ministry Spring Retreat
-
Pre-College Summer Programs
- Southern U Pre-Law Day
- Phi Alpha Theta Induction
- SubConnection Now Open
- YMTF/BEEP
- FREE Tax Preparation and Electronic Filing
- Black History Concert
- Breast Cancer Awareness
- Chemistry Club Sale/Meeting
- Spring Career Expo
- Black Mardi Gras Traditions Extravaganza
- Sophomore Premed Assessment Meetings
- Freshman Premed Meeting
- XU in the News

Tobacco Summit

The “Summit on the 50th Anniversary of the Surgeon General’s Tobacco Report”, a one-day summit focusing on how prevention can lead to a tobacco-free generation with former U.S. Surgeons General, Tobacco Control history makers, youth activists, advocacy groups, foundations, public health officials and national, local and community leaders will be held TUESDAY (Feb. 11) in the XU Convocation Center. The Summit is free and open to the public. Go HERE to register.

Celebrating Black History Month

Campus events celebrating Black History Month continues WEDNESDAY (Feb. 12) with two events: “Lunch with a TREP (Entrepreneur)” at 12 noon in the UC Room 105, and “Your Black History: Black Religion & Politics” at 6:00 p.m. in the UC Ballroom. Visit HERE to see the full calendar.

Black History Month Brown Bags

African American and Diaspora Studies series of Brown Bag events saluting Black History Month continues this week with “Many Rivers to Cross: Birth Outcomes and African American Women”, MONDAY (Feb. 10) at 12:00 noon in the UC Room 205. Lunch will be provided. Visit HERE for the complete schedule.

Loved Ones’ Week

Please join the Xavier Community each day during Valentine’s Week MONDAY-FRIDAY (Feb. 10-14) in reaching out in some way to those you love. Let’s also pray for them especially at 12 Noon Mass in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. Monday: Parents, Grandparents, Guardians and Godparents; Tuesday: Sick and Suffering; Wednesday: Deceased Loved Ones; Thursday: Siblings and Family members; and Friday: Close Friends, Colleagues, Classmates, and Roommates.

Anointing of the Sick

TUESDAY (Feb. 11) after the noon Mass, all those who wish to have prayers for strength and healing will have the opportunity for special prayers and spiritual blessings. The anointing is for all those who have minor or major physical or emotional illnesses including addictions or any other challenges that they are currently facing.

Student Journal Accepting Applications

XULAneXUS, the University's undergraduate research journal, is now accepting submissions for its spring issue. Get details HERE. Deadline for submissions is Feb. 21.

Writing Center Workshops

The Writing Resource Center is offering a workshop, “Improving the ‘Flow’ of an Essay”, TUESDAY (Feb. 11) at 5:00 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Room 106. Visit HERE for a list of all February workshops.

McNair Program Application Deadline

Students interested in the Ronald McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program must submit their applications by FRIDAY (Feb. 14). The program is designed to increase the numbers of first-generation, low-income and underrepresented students completing doctoral programs. Visit HERE for more info or call Damon Williams at 520-7571.

Teacher Recruitment

The Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) will be hosting an information session and interviewing on campus Feb. 18. If you are interested in attending please sign up in the Graduate Placement Office, St. Joseph's Room 306.

Graduate Placement Workshop

The Office of Graduate Placement will offer a workshop, "Strategies for Standardized Test Taking", TUESDAY (Feb. 11) in UC Room 205C from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the UC oom 205C. Come get tips on how to tackle the GRE, LSAT and MCAT. Refreshments will be served.

Memorial for Lester Sullivan

A campus memorial for former XU Archivist Lester Sullivan will be held WEDNESDAY (Feb. 12) at 3:00 p.m. in the in St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. All are invited to come and give thanks for his lengthy and professional service to Xavier and pray for the consolation of his friends and family.

Valenstravaganza

"Valenstravaganza", a live production by Whitney Gaston-Loyd of the Mass Communication Department and the Gold Nugget women's basketball team featuring live performances, comedy skits, games, prizes and much more, will be held THURSDAY (Feb. 13) at 6:00 p.m. in the Administration Auditorium. Tickets for the fundraiser are on sale in the UC for $3 each or $5 for couples. Call 318-840-3985 for more info.

Sister Souljah Presentation

Author, rapper, and activist Sister Souljah will give a presentation on campus Feb. 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the Administration Auditorium. Admission is free.

Campus Ministry Spring Retreat

Campus Ministry is offering a spring retreat for students March 21-23 at the William J. Kelley Retreat Center in Bay St. Louis MS. The retreat is designed for all XU students, Catholics and non-Catholics, to share their faith journey with peers. It is to help students to get in touch and to experience God in a deeper way and to know His purpose for our lives. The cost is $20. Visit HERE to register. For more info call 520-7593 or email ejerome@xula.edu.

Pre-College Summer Programs

Applications for pre-college summer programs are being accepted now, and the University is encouraging the community to enroll students soon, expecting the programs to be filled to capacity. Space is limited. New this year is an online, common application that should make applying easier and convenient. Visit HERE for more info or to register.

Phi Alpha Theta Induction

The History Department will hold its spring induction ceremony for Phi Alpha Theta, an international history honors society, April 15 at 5:00 p.m., in the UC, Room 205. Eligibility requirements are completion of at least 12 semester hours in history with a 3.1 GPA in history and an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. No more than three semester hours of AP, transfer or on-line credit may be applied for membership. The deadline for applying is March 24. Interested students should contact Sister Barbara Hughes at bhughes@xula.edu or call 520-7410.

Southern U Pre-Law Day

The Southern University Law Center will hold a pre-Law visitation day Feb. 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Interested students should sign up in the XU Office of Graduate Placement, St. Joseph's Room 306. Deadline to sign up is Feb. 14.

SubConnection Now Open

XU Dining Services has announced a new retail dining location for faculty, staff, and students: SubConnection, located on the first floor of the University Center. Hours are 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call 520-6701 for more info.

YMTF/BEEP

The Office of Career Services will sponsor the annual Youth Motivation Task Force/Black Executive Exchange Program (YMTF/BEEP) on campus Feb. 23-25.

FREE Tax Preparation and Electronic Filing

The XU Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site offers FREE tax preparation and electronic filing of federal and state income tax returns through April 10 to all individuals who earned less than $54,000 in 2013. The VITA site is located in the X-Ncubator in Xavier South (Room 211). The service is offered Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Visit HERE to schedule an appointment.

Black History Concert

The New Orleans Black Chorale, conducted by Dr. John Ware ’77 and featuring pianist Veronica Downs-Dorsey ‘78, will present its Annual Black History Concert Feb. 23 at 5:00 p.m.in the Administration Building Auditorium. Admission is free.

Breast Cancer Awareness

The annual women's basketball game for breast cancer awareness will be held Feb. 17 when XU the Gold Nuggets play Philander Smith at 5:30 p.m. at the Convocation Center. Persons may send names of loved ones who experienced cancer to xugoldnuggets@gmail.com by Feb. 13. Those names will be part of a remembrance celebration at halftime. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game. Special T-shirts will be available for purchase, and proceeds will be donated to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

Chemistry Club Sale/Meeting

The ACS Chemistry Club is selling "BOO POPS" all throughout this week up until FRIDAY (Feb. 14) every day in the UC from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Pick up one for your valentine (Teddy Bears included!). Also note that the Club General Body Meeting is THURSDAY (Feb. 13) at 6:00 p.m. in the NCF Room 105.

Spring Career Expo

Mark your calendar for the Spring Career Expo 2014 Feb. 19 from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The XU Office of Career Services is offering a free shuttle service. Visit HERE for details or visit the OCS in St. Joseph’s 302.

Black Mardi Gras Traditions Extravaganza

The XU community is invited to a special program highlighting unique local carnival customs, “New Orleans Black Mardi Gras Traditions Extravaganza”, Feb. 25 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. The event, sponsored by Keller Endowed Chair in the Humanities Dr. Michael White ’76, is free and open to the public. Visit HERE for more info.

Sophomore Premed Assessment Meetings

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2015 for entry in 2016 should complete a One-on-One Sophomore Assessment 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. Academic progress, application component updates, early medical school acceptance programs, and AED membership will be discussed. The meetings will take place through Feb. 21. Visit HERE for an overview of what sophomore premeds should be doing this semester.

Freshman Premed Meeting

There will be a Freshman Premed Meeting MONDAY (Feb. 10) at 4:15 p.m. OR 5:15 p.m. (attend either session), in NCF 105. All freshman premeds and new transfer premeds should attend, as well as sophomore premeds who missed meetings in 2011-2012. Please bring a pencil or pen to the meeting. If you are unable to attend any of the weekly meetings, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make them up.

XU in the News

Diverse Issues - Greene Uses Lessons of Civil Rights Movement [Wendy Greene '97]
NOLA.com -2014 Fest Poster Features Preservation Hall Band [Terrance Osborne '00]
NOLA.com - XU Conference Marks 50th Anniversary of Landmark Antismoking Report
NOLA.com - CVS' Plan to End Tobacco Sales Cheered by Health Leaders

[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 a.m. Friday.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 442- February 03, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- Tobacco Summit
- Pre-College Summer Programs
- Changes to Spring 2014 Academic Calendar
- Celebrating Black History Month
- Study Abroad Week
- Black History Month Brown Bags
- High School Business Idea Competition
- Student Journal Accepting Applications
-
Writing Center Workshops
- McNair Program Application Deadline
- Teacher Recruitment
- Graduate Placement Workshop
- Louisiana Association of College Composition Conference
- FREE Tax Preparation and Electronic Filing
- Princeton Review Test Prep Info
- SMEP Info Session
- Southern U Pre-Law Day
- YMTF/BEEP
- Baby Dolls Presentation
- Sophomore Premed Assessment Meetings
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

Tobacco Summit

The “Summit on the 50th Anniversary of the Surgeon General’s Tobacco Report”, a one-day summit focusing on how prevention can lead to a tobacco-free generation with former U.S. Surgeons General, Tobacco Control history makers, youth activists, advocacy groups, foundations, public health officials and national, local and community leaders will be held Feb. 11 in the XU Convocation Center. The Summit is free and open to the public. Go HERE to register.

Pre-College Summer Programs

Applications for pre-college summer programs are being accepted now, and the University is encouraging the community to enroll students soon, expecting the programs to be filled to capacity. Space is limited. New this year is an online, common application that should make applying easier and convenient. Visit HERE for more info or to register.

Celebrating Black History Month

The Office of Campus Activities has scheduled series of events during Black History Month, starting with the Kickoff Celebration MONDAY (Feb. 03) at 11:00 a.m. in the University Center Yard. Visit HERE to see the full calendar.

Changes to Spring 2014 Academic Calendar

In light of the recent campus closure due to the weather, the following official changes have been made to the spring 2014 Academic Calendar: Classes will end April 30; Quiet Day will occur May 1; Final Exams will start May 2 and end on May 7; and Final grades will be due at Noon May 9.

Study Abroad Week

The Center for Intercultural and International Programs will celebrate Study Abroad Week with a series of informational sessions, panel discussions, a passport fair, and other events MONDAY-FRIDAY (Feb. 03-07). Visit HERE for more details.

Black History Month Brown Bags

African American and Diaspora Studies invites the XU community to participate in a series of Brown Bag events, “Giving Voice to the Vision: AADS Salutes Black History”, beginning MONDAY (Feb. 03). All events begin at 12:00 noon; lunch will be provided. Visit HERE for the complete schedule.

High School Business Idea Competition

The XU Entrepreneurship Institute has announced a business idea competition for New Orleans high school students. Get details HERE. Deadline for entries is March 8.

Student Journal Accepting Applications

XULAneXUS, the University's undergraduate research journal, is now accepting submissions for its spring issue. Get details HERE. Deadline for submissions is Feb. 21.

Writing Center Workshops

The Writing Resource Center is offering five workshops this month, starting TUESDAY (Feb. 04) with “Writing Cover Letters,” at 12: 15 p.m. and “Brainstorming for an Essay” at 5:00 p.m., both in St. Joseph’s Room 106. Visit HERE for a list of all February workshops.

McNair Program Application Deadline

Students interested in the Ronald McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program must submit their applications by Feb. 14. The program is designed to increase the numbers of first-generation, low-income and underrepresented students completing doctoral programs. Visit HERE for more info or call Damon Williams at 520-7571.

Teacher Recruitment

The Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers (IRT) will be hosting an information session and interviewing on campus Feb. 18. If you are interested in attending please sign up in the Graduate Placement Office, St. Joseph's Room 306.

Graduate Placement Workshop

The Office of Graduate Placement will offer a workshop, "Strategies for Standardized Test Taking", Feb. 11 in UC 205C from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the University Center, Room 205C. Come get tips on how to tackle the GRE, LSAT and MCAT. Refreshments will be served.

Louisiana Association of College Composition Conference

XU will host the Louisiana Association of College Composition Conference FRIDAY (Feb. 07) from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Convocation Center Annex Room 111 and various other campus locations. More than 70 faculty and graduate students from universities across the state are expected to attend. For more info, contact Dr. Nicole Pepinster Greene at ngreene@xula.edu.

FREE Tax Preparation and Electronic Filing

The XU Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site offers FREE tax preparation and electronic filing of federal and state income tax returns through April 10 to all individuals who earned less than $54,000 in 2013. The VITA site is located in the X-Ncubator in Xavier South (Room 211). The service is offered Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Visit HERE to schedule an appointment.

Princeton Review Test Prep Info

A representative from the Princeton Review will be available to share information regarding MCAT and other test prep options WEDNESDAY (Feb. 5) from 10:00 a.m. to 200 p.m. near the elevators on the 1st floor of the NCF Science Building.

SMEP Info Session

A Summer Medical & Dental Education Program (SMEP) Info Session will be held TUESDAY (Feb. 04) from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in NCF Room 105. The SMDEP offers students a variety of academic and career experiences that will support their medical and dental school career preparation. Learn what to expect during the program and how to apply! Sponsored by the Office of Career Services and XU SMDEP Alumni. For more info call 530-7364.

Southern U Pre-Law Day

The Southern University Law Center will hold a pre-Law visitation day Feb. 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Interested students should sign up in the XU Office of Graduate Placement, St. Joseph's Room 306. Deadline to sign up is Feb. 14.

YMTF/BEEP

The Office of Career Services will sponsor the annual Youth Motivation Task Force/Black Executive Exchange Program (YMTF/BEEP) on campus Feb. 23-25.

Baby Dolls Presentation

Dr. Kim Vaz (Associate Dean, A&S) will make a presentation on her book, The ‘Baby Dolls’: Breaking the Race and Gender Barriers of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Tradition, THURSDAY (Feb. 6) at noon at the State Library Seminar Center in Baton Rouge LA as part of the State Library of Louisiana’s celebration of Black History Month.

Sophomore Premed Assessment Meetings

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2015 for entry in 2016 should complete a One-on-One Sophomore Assessment 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. Academic progress, application component updates, early medical school acceptance programs, and AED membership will be discussed. The meetings will take place through Feb. 21. Visit HERE for an overview of what sophomore premeds should be doing this semester.

Other Campus Events

Fri (07) – Women’s/Men’s Tennis vs. Loyola, XU Tennis Center, 2:00 p.m.

Xavier in the News

Globe Advisor - 100Kin10 Names 31 New Partners in National STEM Network

[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 a.m. Friday.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 441- January 27, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- Pre-College Summer Programs
- Fall Dean’s List
- Documentary History Films Screenings
- International Honor Society in Philosophy
- Putting Together a Personal Statement
- Travel Abroad Opportunities
- Summer Program Work Opportunity
- “Biggest Loser” Contest
- Study Abroad Info Sessions
- How To Study Biology
- FREE Tax Preparation and Electronic Filing
- Super Tax Day
- Campus Ministry Calendar
- Monthly Mass for the Recently Deceased
- Southern University Pre-Law Day
- Leadership Alliance
- Study Abroad Week
- Summer Medical and Dental Education Program Info Session (SMDEP)
- Baby Dolls Presentation
- Princeton Review Test Prep Info
- Sophomore Premed Assessment Meetings
- Freshman Premed Meeting
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

Pre-College Summer Programs

Applications for pre-college summer programs are being accepted now, and the University is encouraging the community to enroll students soon, expecting the programs to be filled to capacity. Space is limited. New this year is an online, common application that should make applying easier and convenient. Visit HERE for more info or to register.

Fall Dean’s List

A total of 694 student scholars made the Dean's List during the fall 2013 semester, according to XU Registrar Avis Stuard. The complete lists are available HERE (College of Arts & Sciences) and HERE at (College of Pharmacy).

Documentary History Films Screenings

The History Department and History Club will sponsor the screening of two new documentary films, Louisiana During World War II and McCrea 1971, The Story of Louisiana's Forgotten Rock Festival TUESDAY (Jan. 28) at 7:00 p.m. in the Norman C. Francis Building, Room 105. The event is free and open to the public.

International Honor Society in Philosophy

The Philosophy Honor Society, Phi Sigma Tau, offers eligible students the distinction of membership, a network of over 180 chapters internationally, a forum to interact with other students interested in philosophy, the opportunity to publish in the society’s journal and present papers at its conferences, and receipt of the society’s publications including its careers bulletin. For information and spring ‘14 membership, contact Dr. Thora Bayer, Dept. of Philosophy, 520-7479 or tibayer@xula.edu by FRIDAY (Jan. 31).

Putting Together a Personal Statement

The Office of Graduate Placement is offering a workshop, “Putting Together a Personal Statement for Grad School and Summer Research,” THURSDAY (Jan. 30) from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Room 106. All majors invited.

Travel Abroad Opportunities

The Center for Intercultural and International Programs (CIIP) has partnered with CEA to offer two faculty-led study abroad opportunities in Rome and Costa Rica this summer. Visit HERE (Rome) and HERE (Costa Rica) for all the details.

Summer Program Work Opportunity

The Graduate Placement Program is offering student work opportunities for Xavier summer programs. Interested students should send their resume to gradstar@xula.edu.

Spring “Biggest Loser” Contest

Registration is now open the spring “Biggest Loser” contest. Initial weigh-ins begin MONDAY (Jan. 27) Visit HERE for details.

Study Abroad Info Sessions

The Center for Intercultural and International Programs (CIIP) is offering Study Abroad Information Sessions on Thursdays throughout the spring semester at 12:15 p.m. in St. Joseph’s, Room 311. Visit HERE for more info.

How To Study Biology

Don't know how to pull all those biology concepts together? The Biology Resource Center is here to help! Our goal is to teach you skills and offer tips for effectively studying Biology. Join us TUESDAY (Jan. 28) from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. in NCF Room 175. Call 520-7590 or email brc@xula.edu for more info.

FREE Tax Preparation and Electronic Filing

The XU Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site offers FREE tax preparation and electronic filing of federal and state income tax returns from TUESDAY (Jan. 28) through April 10 to all individuals who earned less than $54,000 in 2013. The VITA site is located in the X-Ncubator in Xavier South (Room 211). The service is offered Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Visit HERE to schedule an appointment.

Super Tax Day

The Xavier VITA site will be open SATURDAY (Feb. 1) from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for Super Tax Day. The VITA site is located in the X-Ncubator in Xavier South (Room 211). Trained and certified volunteer tax preparers can prepare and electronically file your federal and state tax returns. Visit HERE to schedule your appointment.

Campus Ministry Calendar

Campus Ministry invites the Xavier community to participate in four special events this week: TUESDAY (Jan. 28) – Spirit Praise, 4:00 p.m.; THURSDAY (Jan. 30) - Mass for the Recently Deceased, noon; FRIDAY (Jan. 31) – Human Trafficking Awareness, morning prayer 8:15 a.m. and noon Mass; and SUNDAY (Feb. 02) – National Day of Prayer for the African American Family, noon. All events will take place in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel.

Monthly Mass for the Recently Deceased

On the fourth Thursday of each month, Noon Mass is offered for the recently deceased members of the Xavier family.  All are invited and encouraged to come and pray for the deceased and demonstrate support for their loved ones who are in attendance.  Please join us on THURSDAY (Jan. 30).

Southern University Pre-Law Day

The Southern University Law Center will hold a pre-Law visitation day Feb. 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Interested students should sign up in the XU Office of Graduate Placement, St. Joseph's Room 306. Deadline to sign up is Feb. 14.

Leadership Alliance

Leadership Alliance summer research application deadline is SATURDAY (Feb. 1). Visit HERE for more info or email Damon Williams at dlwilli5@xula.edu.

Study Abroad Week

The Center for Intercultural and International Programs will celebrate Study Abroad Week with a series of informational sessions and events Feb. 03-07. Visit HERE for more details.

Summer Medical and Dental Education Program Info Session (SMDEP)

An info session on the Info Session on the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program will be held TUESDAY (Jan. 28) from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in NCF Room 102. The SMDEP program offers students a variety of academic and career experiences that will support their dental and medic al school career preparation. Sponsored by the Office of Career Services and SMDEP Alumni.

Baby Dolls Presentation

Dr. Kim Vaz (Associate Dean, A&S) will make a presentation on her book, The ‘Baby Dolls’: Breaking the Race and Gender Barriers of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Tradition, Feb. 6 at noon at the State Library Seminar Center in Baton Rouge LA as part of the State Library of Louisiana’s celebration of Black History Month.

Princeton Review Test Prep Info

A representative from the Princeton Review will be available to share information regarding MCAT and other test prep options TUESDAY (Jan. 28) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. near the elevators on the 1st floor of the NCF Science Building.

Sophomore Premed Assessment Meetings

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2015 for entry in 2016 should complete a One-on-One Sophomore Assessment 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. Academic progress, application component updates, early medical school acceptance programs, and AED membership will be discussed. The meetings will take place MONDAY (Jan. 27) through Feb. 21. Visit HERE for an overview of what sophomore premeds should be doing this semester.

Freshman Premed Meeting

There will be a Freshman Premed Meeting MONDAY (Jan. 27) at4:15 p.m. OR 5:15 p.m. (attend either session), in NCF 105. All freshman premeds and new transfer premeds should attend, as well as sophomore premeds who missed meetings in 2011-2012. Please bring a pencil or pen to the meeting. If you are unable to attend any of the weekly meetings, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make them up.

Other Campus Events

Tue (27) – Men’s Basketball vs. Belhaven, Convocation Center, 7:00 p.m.

XU in the News

NOLA.com - Top Authors Spotlight Lives of Black Women at Louisiana Book Events
UMSL Daily - Optometry Student Leads at Local, National Levels [Devin Sasser ‘11]
WGNO-TV - (video) Students Descend on Millions of Mardi Gras Beads for a Cause
MSNBC - (video) Anniversary of Surgeon General’s Warning on Tobacco [Dr. Regina Benjamin]

[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 a.m. Friday.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 440- January 20, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- MLK, Jr. Week for Peace
- Explore Xavier Open House
- GRE Prep Course
- Crosstown Classic Tickets on Sale
- Chinese New Year
- Writing Center Workshop
- Reading Center Workshop
- How to Study Math
- International Honor Society in Philosophy
- Putting Together a Personal Statement
- First Klass
- Insurance Waiver Period
- Study Abroad Fair
- Lunch with a ‘Trep
- TU-XU MHIRT Program Accepting Summer Applications
- Travel Abroad Opportunities
- Summer Program Work Opportunity
- Last Chance for Yearbook Cap & Gown Portraits
- Spring “Biggest Loser” Contest
- Fitch CD
- Passport Fair
- Sophomore Premed Assessment Meetings
- Spring 2014 MCAT Prep Courses
- Update Info in Premed Office
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

MLK, Jr. Week for Peace

Minnijean Brown Trickey, one of the nine African Americans who desegregated Arkansas’ Little Rock Central High School (e.g. “the Little Rock Nine’) in 1957, will be the keynote speaker for the 28th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week for Peace Convocation and Symposium THIS SATURDAY (Jan. 18) at Loyola University’s Dana Center (St. Charles Room, 10:00 a.m.). Visit HERE for the complete MLK Week schedule.

Explore Xavier Open House

The University will host its annual Open House for prospective students, parents, and counselors THURSDAY (Jan. 23) from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. "Explore Xavier" gives students and their parents the opportunity to learn about admissions, majors and fields of study, financial aid and scholarships, and student life. Attendees should go to the University Center to begin Open House. Campus tours will be available throughout the evening. Tickets will be available for that weekend’s Xavier-Dillard Crosstown Classic basketball doubleheader. For more info call 1-877-XavierU or 504-520-7388.

GRE Prep Course

Interested in graduate school? The Office of Graduate Placement is conducting a 6-week intensive GRE Prep Course starting SATURDAY (Jan. 25). All classes will be taught on campus for a nominal fee. The deadline to register is 4:00 p.m. FRIDAY (Jan. 24). For more info or to register, visit the Office of Graduate Placement, St. Joseph's Academic and Health Resource Center Room 306, or call 520-7633.

Crosstown Classic Tickets on Sale

Tickets for the SATURDAY (Jan. 25) Crosstown Classic basketball doubleheader at XU's Convocation Center pitting city rivals Xavier and Dillard are NOW on sale. Visit HERE for details.

Chinese New Year

The Confucius Institute will celebrate the Chinese New Year FRIDAY (Jan. 24) at 5:45 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom with food, followed by a first-class concert of Chinese folk music, instrumental art, dance, and acrobatic performances performed by professors from Binghamton University Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera and New York City. The event is open to the general public. Admission is $10 per adult and $5 for children. Faculty, staff and students please bring your Xavier ID for free admission.

Writing Center Workshop

The Writing Resource Center is offering a workshop, "How to Study for Success in Writing-Intensive Courses," TUESDAY (Jan. 21) from 12:15 to 1:05 p.m. in St. Joseph Academic Building 106. Open to all. Visit HERE to view other January offerings. Call 520-6282 or email wrc@xula.edu for more details.

Reading Center Workshop

The Reading Resource Center is hosting a workshop, "How to Prepare for a Reading-Intensive Course" THURSDAY (Jan. 23) at 2:00 p.m. in the Reading Resource Center, St. Joseph, Room 111. Open to all. For more info, email rrc@xula.edu or call 520-5058.

How to Study Math

Not sure how to study for Math? Learn tips and strategies at a Math Resource Center workshop THURSDAY (Jan. 23) from 12:15 to 1:05 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Room 101.

International Honor Society in Philosophy

The Philosophy Honor Society, Phi Sigma Tau, offers eligible students the distinction of membership, a network of over 180 chapters internationally, a forum to interact with other students interested in philosophy, the opportunity to publish in the society’s journal and present papers at its conferences, and receipt of the society’s publications including its careers bulletin. For information and Spring ‘14 membership, contact Dr. Thora Bayer, Dept. of Philosophy, 520-7479 or tibayer@xula.edu by Jan. 31.

Putting Together a Personal Statement

The Office of Graduate Placement is offering a workshop, “Putting Together a Personal Statement for Grad School and Summer Research,” Jan. 30 from 12:15 to 1:00 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Room 106. All majors invited.

First Klass

The Division of Business is offering a First Klass Women’s Economic Empowerment workshop on basic interviewing skills THURSDAY (Jan. 23) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the University Center, Room 101. Visit HERE for details. Space is limited.

Insurance Waiver Period

New undergraduates, readmits, transfer, and transient students should note that the open waiver period to opt out of the University’s student health insurance is NOW through SUNDAY (Jan. 26). The spring semester rate is $715 (visit HERE for more info). Students who are covered by their family insurance and do not want to enroll in the university’s sponsored plan MUST go to www.gallagherkoster.com and complete the waiver to opt out before the deadline. Please keep the confirmation number you receive in a safe place.

Study Abroad Fair

The Center for Intercultural and International Programs (CIIP) will hold a Study Abroad Fair WEDNESDAY (Jan. 23) from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the University Center, First Floor. Call 520-5491 for more info.

Lunch with a ‘Trep

The Division of Business invites students to a free lunch and chat with entrepreneur/CPA Mildred Dillon ’93 WEDNESDAY (Jan. 22) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the UC Lobby Gallery.

TU-XU MHIRT Program Accepting Summer Applications

Tulane-Xavier Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT), a National Institutes of Health-sponsored program designed to provide short-term (10-12 weeks) research training opportunities for minority students interested in careers in international health research, is accepting applications for Summer 2014. The deadline to apply is Feb. 7. Visit HERE for more details.

Travel Abroad Opportunities

The Center for Intercultural and International Programs (CIIP) has partnered with CEA to offer two faculty-led study abroad opportunities in Rome and Costa Rica this summer. Visit HERE (Rome) and HERE (Costa Rica) for all the details.

Summer Program Work Opportunity

The Graduate Placement Program is offering student work opportunities for Xavier summer programs. Interested students should send their resume to gradstar@xula.edu.

Last Chance for Yearbook Cap & Gown Portraits

Last call for 2013-14 Yearbook cap & gown portraits is WEDNESDAY (Jan. 22) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the University Center, First Floor.

Spring “Biggest Loser” Contest

Registration is now open the Spring “Biggest Loser” contest. Initial weigh-ins begin Jan. 27 Visit HERE for details.

Fitch CD

Dwight Fitch (campus ministry) has released his fourth CD, “Requiem Request The Renaissance”. Copies are available in the Campus Ministry Office for $10.

Passport Fair

The U.S. Postal Service will hold a Passport Fair on campus Feb. 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Visit HERE for details.

Sophomore Premed Assessment Meetings

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2015 for entry in 2016 should complete a One-on-One Sophomore Assessment 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. Academic progress, application component updates, early medical school acceptance programs, and AED membership will be discussed. The meetings begin Jan. 27. Visit HERE for an overview of what sophomore premeds should be doing this semester.

Spring 2014 MCAT Prep Courses

Students who plan on applying to medical school during summer 2014 for entry in fall 2015 are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to enroll in a Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) review course in early spring and to take the MCAT no later than May 2014. Examkrackers, Kaplan, and Princeton will conduct discounted MCAT reviews on XU's campus this semester. The Kaplan Review has already started, and both Princeton and Examkrackers start Feb. 18. For more info on the discounted XU courses, contact: Examkrackers (Joshua Jones @ joshua@examkrackers.com) and Princeton (Tiffany Bozant @ tbozant@review.com).

Update Info in Premed Office
Returning premeds and new premeds who are NOT receiving weekly advising emails from the Premedical Office should stop by the Premedical Office (NCF Science Building, room 108) to update their information NOW! Detailed emails regarding group premed meetings, individual premed meetings, recruitment visits, summer programs, etc. are forwarded to students almost DAILY from the Premedical Office. Don't miss out on important information that can help to maximize your chances of gaining entry into medical, dental, etc. school.

Other Campus Events

Mon (20) – Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Day (Campus Closed)
Mon (20) – Women’s Basketball vs. Talladega, Convocation Center, 5:30 p.m.
Mon (20) – Men’s Basketball vs. Talladega, Convocation Center, 7:30 p.m.
Sat (25) – Women’s Basketball vs. Dillard, Convocation Center, 5:00 p.m.
Sat (25) – Men’s Basketball vs. Dillard, Convocation Center, 7:00 p.m.

XU in the News

MSNBC – (video) Anniversary of Surgeon General’s Warning on Tobacco [Dr. Regina Benjamin]
WWL radio -  (audio) Anniversary of Surgeon General’s Warning on Tobacco [Dr. Regina Benjamin]
WWL-TV – Local Students Team Up to Give the Homeless a Hearty Meal

[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 a.m. Friday.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 439- January 13, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- MLK, Jr. Week for Peace
- Explore Xavier Open House
- GRE Prep Course
- Writing Center Workshop
- Campus Ministry Open House
- Reading Center Workshop
- Insurance Waiver Period
- TU-XU MHIRT Program Accepting Summer Applications
- Last Chance for Yearbook Cap & Gown Portraits
- Zeta Week
- Applications for Premed Summer Programs
- Complete Missed Freshman Premed Workshops
- Spring 2014 Freshman Premed Meetings
- Passport Fair
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

MLK, Jr. Week for Peace

Minnijean Brown Trickey, one of the nine African Americans who desegregated Arkansas’ Little Rock Central High School (e.g. “the Little Rock Nine’) in 1957, will be the keynote speaker for the 28th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week for Peace Convocation and Symposium SATURDAY (Jan. 18) at Loyola University’s Dana Center (St. Charles Room, 10:00 a.m.). Other MLK Week events will be held FRIDAY (Jan. 17) through Jan. 20; visit HERE for the complete schedule.

Explore Xavier Open House

The University will host its annual Open House for prospective students, parents, and counselors Jan. 23 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. "Explore Xavier" gives students and their parents the opportunity to learn about admissions, majors and fields of study, financial aid and scholarships, and student life. Attendees should go to the University Center to begin Open House. Campus tours will be available throughout the evening. Tickets will be available for that weekend’s Xavier-Dillard Crosstown Classic basketball doubleheader. For more info call 1-877-XavierU or 504-520-7388.

GRE Prep Course

Interested in graduate school? The Office of Graduate Placement is conducting a 6-week intensive GRE Prep Course starting Jan. 25. All classes will be taught on campus for a nominal fee. The deadline to register is 4:00 p.m. Jan. 24. For more info or to register, visit the Office of Graduate Placement, St. Joseph's Academic and Health Resource Center Room 306, or call 520-7633.

Writing Center Workshop

The Writing Resource Center is offering a workshop, "How to Study for Success in Writing-Intensive Courses," Jan. 21 from 12:15 to 1:05 p.m. in St. Joseph Academic Building 106. Open to all. Call 520-6282 or email wrc@xula.edu for more details.

Campus Ministry Open House

The Office of Campus Ministry invites students, faculty and staff to attend an Open House in the Old Chapel on the first floor of the Administration Building FRIDAY (Jan. 17) from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Reading Center Workshop

The Reading Resource Center is hosting a workshop, "How to Prepare for a Reading-Intensive Course" on Jan. 23 at 2:00 p.m. in the Reading Resource Center, St. Joseph, Room 111. Open to all. For more info email rrc@xula.edu or call 520-5058.

Insurance Waiver Period

New undergraduates, readmits, transfer, and transient students should note that the open waiver period to opt out of the University’s student health insurance is NOW through Jan. 26. The spring semester rate is $715 (visit HERE for more info). Students who are covered by their family insurance and do not want to enroll in the university’s sponsored plan MUST go to www.gallagherkoster.com and complete the waiver to opt out before the deadline. Please keep the confirmation number you receive in a safe place.

TU-XU MHIRT Program Accepting Summer Applications

Tulane-Xavier Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT), a National Institutes of Health-sponsored program designed to provide short-term (10-12 weeks) research training opportunities for minority students interested in careers in international health research, is accepting applications for Summer 2014. The deadline to apply is Feb. 7. Visit HERE for more details.

Last Chance for Yearbook Cap & Gown Portraits

Last call for 2013-14 Yearbook cap & gown portraits is Jan. 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the University Center, First Floor.

Zeta Week

The Beta Delta chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. will celebrate Founder’s Week  MONDAY-THURSDAY (Jan. 13-16). Visit HERE for details.

Applications for Premed Summer Programs

The Premedical Office encourages students to actively explore and apply to summer enrichment and/or research programs for 2014. If you haven't submitted your personal statement, post-secondary experiences form, and other application components to the Premed Office via email for review, please do so ASAP! It is imperative that your application components are in the best shape possible when you include them on your applications and give them to faculty members who agree to write letters of evaluation on your behalf. For info regarding the personal statement, PSE form, collecting evaluations, etc., please stop by NCF 108 for assistance.

Complete Missed Freshman Premed Workshops

Students who missed any of the weekly Freshman Premed Biomedical Honor Corps Meeting during Fall 2013 should stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) as soon as possible. Meeting materials and worksheet answer keys are available in the Premed Office for review.

Spring 2014 Freshman Premed Meetings

The first of six Freshman Premed Meetings for Spring 2014 will be held MONDAY (Jan. 13) at either 4:15 p.m. OR 5:15 p.m. (attend either session) in NCF 105. All freshman premeds and new transfer premeds, as well as sophomore Premeds who missed meetings in 2011-2012, should attend. Please bring a pencil or pen to the meeting. If you are unable to attend any of the weekly meetings, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make them up.

Passport Fair

The U.S. Postal Service will hold a Passport Fair on campus Feb. 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Visit HERE for details.

Other Campus Events

Mon (13) – Men’s Basketball vs. Spring Hill, Convocation Center, 7:00 p.m.
Sat (18) – Women’s Basketball vs. Edward Waters, Convocation Center, 3:00 p.m.
Sat (18) – Men’s Basketball vs. Edward Waters, Convocation Center, 5:00 p.m.

XU in the News

WWL-TV – Local Students Team Up to Give the Homeless a Hearty Meal
Dean & Provost - Focus on Leadership [Dr. Norman C. Francis]  ... Page 12

[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 a.m. Friday.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 438- January 06, 2014

The Week in Brief:

- Spring Registration
- Tobacco/Smoke Free Campus
- 2014 Insurance Wavier Period
- TU-XU MHIRT Program Accepting Summer Applications

Spring Registration

Registration for the Spring 2014 semester will be held THURSDAY-FRIDAY (Jan. 09-10). Visit HERE for more details. Classes resume Jan. 13.

Tobacco/Smoke Free Campus

Please note that as of Jan. 1, 2014, Xavier is officially a tobacco/smoke free campus. See the policy HERE.

2014 Insurance Waiver Period

New undergraduates, readmits, transfer, and transient students should note that the open waiver period to opt out of the University’s student health insurance is NOW through Jan. 26. The spring semester rate is $715 (visit HERE for more info). Students who are covered by their family insurance and do not want to enroll in the university’s sponsored plan MUST go to www.gallagherkoster.com and complete the waiver to opt out before the deadline. Please keep the confirmation number you receive in a safe place.

TU-XU MHIRT Program Accepting Summer Applications

Tulane-Xavier Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT), a National Institutes of Health-sponsored program designed to provide short-term (10-12 weeks) research training opportunities for minority students interested in careers in international health research, is accepting applications for Summer 2014. The deadline to apply is Feb. 7. Visit HERE for more details.

[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 a.m. Friday.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 437- December 16, 2013

  note: this will be the last eBulletin until January 2014

The Week in Brief:


- University Closure
- Holiday Basketball Classic
- Longue Vue Student Photography Exhibit
- Student Research & Internship Opportunities
- Spring 2014 Insurance Waiver Period
- Spring 2014 MCAT Prep Courses
- Every Day a Miracle
- International Development Graduate Fellowship Program
- XU in the News

University Closure

The University will be closed for Christmas Break Dec. 23 through Jan. 01. Campus offices will reopen Jan. 02.

Holiday Basketball Classic

The Gold Nuggets will host a holiday basketball classic Dec. 30-31 in the XU Convocation Center. Opening night will feature Faulkner vs. LSU-Shreveport at 5:00 p.m. followed by the Nuggets vs. Mobile at 7:00 p.m. The following day it’s Mobile vs. LSU-S at 3:00 p.m. and the Nuggets vs. Faulkner at 5:00 p.m.

Longue Vue Student Photography Exhibit

Longue Vue House and Gardens in New Orleans will host an exhibit featuring photography from digital photography students at Xavier, “One Snap at a Time”, NOW through Dec. 29 in the Coach House, 7 Bamboo Road. Visit HERE for more info.

Student Research & Internship Opportunities

Have you identified your summer research or internship opportunity yet? Do you need help with the process? Don’t know where to start? Try our website HERE. Get quick easy updates @xuworks on Twitter or Instagram, but more importantly, stop by the Career Advancement Center (3rd floor of St. Joe’s) to start the process today! We are waiting to assist you. Tomorrow starts today!

Spring 2014 Insurance Waiver Period

New undergraduates, readmits, transfer, and transient students should note that the open waiver period to opt out of the University’s student health insurance is NOW through Jan. 26. The spring semester rate is $715 (visit HERE for more info). Students who are covered by their family insurance and do not want to enroll in the university’s sponsored plan MUST go to www.gallagherkoster.com and complete the waiver to opt out before the deadline. Please keep the confirmation number you receive in a safe place.

Spring 2014 MCAT Prep Courses

Students who plan on applying to medical school during summer 2014 for entry in fall 2015 are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to enroll in a Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) review course in early spring and to take the MCAT no later than May 2014. Kaplan and Princeton will conduct discounted MCAT reviews on XU's campus next semester. For more info on the discounted XU courses, contact: Kaplan (Jennifer Shockley, jennifer.shockley@kaplan.com) and Princeton (Tiffany Bozant, tbozant@review.com).

Every Day a Miracle

Artist Terrance Osborne’s (Class of ’00) specially-commissioned rendering of the Xavier campus created in his own very unique style, “Every Day a Miracle,” is now available for purchase. Quantities are limited. All proceeds generated by this initiative will be used to fund the newly established Terrance Osborne Endowed Scholarship for Aspiring Art Students. Visit HERE for ordering info. A special payroll deduction option is available to faculty and staff HERE.

International Development Graduate Fellowship Program

The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program is looking for young people interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). It’s an opportunity to work on the front lines of some of the most pressing global challenges of our times, while advancing U.S. foreign policy interests and reflect the American people's compassion and support of human dignity. The Fellowship provides up to $90,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, as well as a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service. Visit HERE for more info.

XU in the News

The Street - Xavier University to Host First Clinical Psy.D. Program in the State
NOLA.com - Is a Cost-benefit Analysis the Right Way to Judge Colleges?
Tavis Smiley Show - Dr. Regina Benjamin Interview

[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 a.m. Friday.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 436- December 09, 2013

The Week in Brief:

- Finals Prayer Service
- Writing Center Coffee Break
- Biology “Coffee Hour”
- Longue Vue Student Photography Exhibit
- Prospect.3 Presentation
- Extended Lab Hours
- Student Research & Internship Opportunities
- Spring 2014 Insurance Waiver Period
- Spring 2014 MCAT Prep Courses
- Every Day a Miracle
- International Development Graduate Fellowship Program
- XULA News on Facebook/Twitter
- Other Campus Events
- XULA in the News

Finals Prayer Service

A Finals Prayer Service, “Encourage My Soul”, will be held in THIS SUNDAY (Dec. 8) at 8:00 p.m. in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. Words of encouragement will be offered by Bro. Herman Johnson. Refreshments will be served. Visit HERE for the Chapel schedule for December and January.

Writing Center Coffee Break

The Writing Resource Center thinks “some coffee” + “some thinking” = “some great ideas”. Join them MONDAY (Dec. 9) at 9:00 a.m. in the St. Joseph Academic Building (Room 106).

Biology "Coffee House"

Recharge and Refocus with the Biology tutors for your Biology 1230 & 1240 final exams MONDAY (Dec. 9) from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the University Center, Room 219. Free coffee. Call 520-7590 or email brc@xula.edu for more info.

Longue Vue Student Photography Exhibit

Longue Vue House and Gardens in New Orleans will host an exhibit featuring photography from digital photography students at Xavier, “One Snap at a Time”, Dec. 12-29 in the Coach House, 7 Bamboo Road. An opening reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held THURSDAY (Dec. 12) from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Visit HERE for more info.

Prospect.3 Presentation

Franklin Sirmans, artistic director for the upcoming New Orleans International Contemporary Arts Biennial Prospect.3 [October 2014 – January 2015], will be on campus THURSDAY (Dec. 12) at 5:00 p.m. in the Administration Building Auditorium to discuss the ideas, concepts and themes that have guided him in his preparation for the major exhibition. The presentation, co-sponsored by the XU Division of Fine Arts and Humanities and Prospect New Orleans, is free and open to the public. Tim Francis ’80 will emcee.

Extended Lab Hours

The Library and RMC Computer Labs are offering extended hours during final exams. Visit HERE for the schedule.

Student Research & Internship Opportunities

Have you identified your summer research or internship opportunity yet? Do you need help with the process? Don’t know where to start? Try our website HERE. Get quick easy updates @xuworks on Twitter or Instagram, but more importantly, stop by the Career Advancement Center (3rd floor of St. Joe’s) to start the process today! We are waiting to assist you. Tomorrow starts today!

Spring 2014 Insurance Waiver Period

New undergraduates, readmits, transfer, and transient students should note that the open waiver period to opt out of the University’s student health insurance is NOW through Jan. 26. The spring semester rate is $715 (visit HERE for more info). Students who are covered by their family insurance and do not want to enroll in the university’s sponsored plan MUST go to www.gallagherkoster.com and complete the waiver to opt out before the deadline. Please keep the confirmation number you receive in a safe place.

Spring 2014 MCAT Prep Courses

Students who plan on applying to medical school during summer 2014 for entry in fall 2015 are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to enroll in a Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) review course in early spring and to take the MCAT no later than May 2014. Kaplan and Princeton will conduct discounted MCAT reviews on XU's campus next semester. For more info on the discounted XU courses, contact: Kaplan (Jennifer Shockley, jennifer.shockley@kaplan.com) and Princeton (Tiffany Bozant, tbozant@review.com).

Every Day a Miracle

Artist Terrance Osborne’s (Class of ’00) specially-commissioned rendering of the Xavier campus created in his own very unique style, “Every Day a Miracle,” is now available for purchase. Quantities are limited. All proceeds generated by this initiative will be used to fund the newly established Terrance Osborne Endowed Scholarship for Aspiring Art Students. Visit HERE for ordering info. A special payroll deduction option is available to faculty and staff HERE.

International Development Graduate Fellowship Program

The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program is looking for young people interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). It’s an opportunity to work on the front lines of some of the most pressing global challenges of our times, while advancing U.S. foreign policy interests and reflect the American people's compassion and support of human dignity. The Fellowship provides up to $90,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, as well as a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service. Visit HERE for more info.

XU News on Facebook/Twitter

YOU should be following XULA news on FACEBOOK and TWITTER. Click the links for more info.

Other Campus Events

Mon-Fri (09-13) – Final Exams

XU in the News

Houma Daily Comet - Yarmush Siblings Excelling at Xavier
NOLA.com - Xavier University Names Frederick Carter its Top Alumnus
Xavier to Host Louisiana's First Clinical Psy.D. Program
Diverse Issues - Black Colleges Face Uphill Battle to Survive
NOLA.com - Is a Cost-benefit Analysis the Right Way to Judge Colleges?

[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 a.m. Friday.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 435- December 02, 2013

The Week in Brief:

- St. Francis Xavier Mass / Christmas Crèche Blessing
- University Chorus Concert
- ACT Brown Bag
- Writing Center Workshops
- Math Center Tutoring
- SASO Workshops
- Hematology Career Info Session
- Joy to the World
- Every Day a Miracle
- Extended Lab Hours
- Student Research & Internship Opportunities
- Spring 2014 Insurance Waiver Period
- Adopt a Family
- Longue Vue Student Photography Exhibit
- Spring 2014 MCAT Prep Courses
- Last Week for Junior Premed Evaluation Letters
- Complete Missed Freshman Premed Workshops
- XULA News on Facebook/Twitter
- Other Campus Events
- XULA in the News

St. Francis Xavier Mass / Christmas Crèche Blessing

The Xavier community is invited to celebrate two events TUESDAY (Dec. 3): a noon Mass in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel honoring our patron St. Francis Xavier, and a 12:40 p.m. blessing of the Christmas Crèche on the corner of Drexel and Pine Streets.

University Chorus Concert

The University Chorus & Concert Choir will celebrate the majesty and glory of the season with a performance of Gloria and Magnificat WEDNESDAY (Dec. 4) at 7:00 p.m. in the Administration Building Auditorium. Admission is free.

ACT Brown Bag

Xavier's final ACT (Across Curriculum Thinking) event of the semester, "Student Symposium" will be held WEDNESDAY (Dec. 4) at 7:00 p.m. in the NCF Building Auditorium. Dr. Patrick Hardy ’95, an Assistant School Superintendent in Freeport, Ill. will speak on "Education: The New Civil Right." All are invited to attend. For more info contact Dr. Shamsul Huda, Director of ACT, at 520-7406.

Writing Center Workshops

The Writing Resource Center is offering a series of half-hour workshops during the last week of class to offer students an extra boost before finals: “Finding and Incorporating Research into a Writing Assignment,” MONDAY (Dec. 2) at 5:00 p.m.; “Strategies for Writing an Essay Exam,” TUESDAY (Dec. 3) at 3:00 p.m.; and “How to Study for Success in Writing-Intensive Courses,” WEDNESDAY (Dec. 4) at 3:00 p.m. All of these workshops will take place in St. Joseph Academic Building 106. Open to all. Call 520-6282 or email wrc@xula.edu for more details.

Math Center Tutoring

The Math Resource Center will host a pair of tutoring events, "Late Night Math Tutoring," MONDAY (Dec. 2) from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. for Math 0990D, and WEDNESDAY (Dec. 3) from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. for Math 1030 in the Math Resource Center, St. Joseph Room 101. Open to all. For more info call 520-5310 or email, mrc@xula.edu.

SASO Workshops

The Student Academic Success Office is offering a workshop on “Test Taking” WEDNESDAY (Dec. 4) from 11:00 to 11:50 a.m. and Dec. 5 from 12:05 to 12:50 p.m., both in NCF 104.

Hematology Career Info Session

The American Society of Hematology, the world’s largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatments of blood disorders, is sending member physicians to Xavier to discuss careers in the field THURSDAY (Dec. 5) at 5:00 p.m. in the NCF Science Annex 175. Interested students should visit HERE to sign-up.

Joy to the World

The Institute for Black Catholic Studies (IBCS) presents “Joy to the World”, a concert and toy drive, FRIDAY (Dec. 6) at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. Performers include the All Saints Soulful Voices, the St. Peter Claver Choir, and the St. Raymond/St/ Leo Young Voices of Praise. For more info call 520-7691.

Every Day a Miracle

Artist Terrance Osborne’s (Class of ’00) specially-commissioned rendering of the Xavier campus created in his own very unique style, “Every Day a Miracle,” is now available for purchase. Quantities are limited. All proceeds generated by this initiative will be used to fund the newly established Terrance Osborne Endowed Scholarship for Aspiring Art Students. Visit HERE for ordering info. A special payroll deduction option is available to faculty and staff HERE.

Extended Lab Hours

The Library and RMC Computer Labs are offering extended hours during final exams. Visit HERE for the schedule.

Student Research & Internship Opportunities

Have you identified your summer research or internship opportunity yet? Do you need help with the process? Don’t know where to start? Try our website HERE. Get quick easy updates @xuworks on Twitter or Instagram, but more importantly, stop by the Career Advancement Center (3rd floor of St. Joe’s) to start the process today! We are waiting to assist you. Tomorrow starts today!

Spring 2014 Insurance Waiver Period

New undergraduates, readmits, transfer, and transient students should note that the open waiver period to opt out of the University’s student health insurance is THIS SUNDAY (Dec. 1) through Jan. 26. The spring semester rate is $715 (visit HERE for more info). Students who are covered by their family insurance and do not want to enroll in the university’s sponsored plan MUST go to www.gallagherkoster.com and complete the waiver to opt out before the deadline. Please keep the confirmation number you receive in a safe place.

Adopt a Family

The Center for Student Leadership & Service is sponsoring an “Adopt a Family for the Holidays” initiative to provide a hot holiday meal, clothes, and toys for needy families in the area this Christmas. Cash donations are being accepted in the CSLS Office (UC 316) NOW through FRIDAY (Dec. 6). Visit HERE for more details.

Longue Vue Student Photography Exhibit

Longue Vue House and Gardens in New Orleans will host an exhibit featuring photography from digital photography students at Xavier, “One Snap at a Time”, Dec. 12-29 in the Coach House, 7 Bamboo Road. An opening reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held Dec. 12 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Visit HERE for more info.

Spring 2014 MCAT Prep Courses

Students who plan on applying to medical school during summer 2014 for entry in fall 2015 are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to enroll in a Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) review course in early spring and to take the MCAT no later than May 2014. Kaplan and Princeton will conduct discounted MCAT reviews on XU's campus next semester. For more info on the discounted XU courses, contact: Kaplan (Jennifer Shockley, jennifer.shockley@kaplan.com) and Princeton (Tiffany Bozant, tbozant@review.com).

Last Week for Junior Premed Evaluation Letters

Students who will be applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2014 for entry in 2015 should sign-up for and attend the Junior Premed "Letters of Evaluation" Meeting in the Premed Office. During this one-on-one meeting with a premedical adviser, each student will discuss his/her progress in preparing professional school application components AND which faculty members he/she will ask to write the required professional school letters of evaluation. The sign-up list and required meeting documents are available in the Premedical Office (NCF 108) near the reception desk. The last day to complete the meetings is Dec. 6. Visit HERE to see exactly what junior premeds should be doing this semester.

Complete Missed Freshman Premed Workshops

If you missed any of the weekly Freshman Premed Biomedical Honor Corps Meeting during Fall 2013, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) as soon as possible. Meeting materials and worksheet answer keys are available in the Premed Office for your review.

XU News on Facebook/Twitter

YOU should be following XULA news on FACEBOOK and TWITTER. Click the links for more info.

Other Campus Events

Tue (03) – Men’s Basketball vs. William Carey, 7:00 p.m., Convocation Center
Thu (05) – Women’s Basketball vs. William Carey, 5:30 p.m., Convocation Center
Thu (05) – Men’s Basketball vs. Mobile, 7:30 p.m., Convocation Center
Sat (07) – Quiet Day
Sun (08) – Finals Prayer Service, 8:30 p.m., St. Katharine Drexel Chapel
Mon-Fri (09-13) – Final Exams

XU in the News

WWL Radio - Angela Hill: New Orleans' Greatest Leader Was Not Elected [audio]

[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 a.m. Friday.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 434- November 25, 2013

Note: Due to the Thanksgiving holidays the next eBulletin will be emailed Nov. 27. To be included, your item MUST be received by 5:00 p.m. Nov. 26

The Week in Brief:

- Extended Lab Hours
- Student Research & Internship Opportunities
- North Korea Documentary
- Spring 2014 Insurance Waiver Period
- 2014 Healthcare Open Enrollment
- Adopt a Family
- Writing Center Workshops
- Math Center Tutoring
- St. Francis Xavier Mass / Christmas Crèche Blessing
- University Chorus Concert
- SASO Workshops
- Joy to the World
- Every Day a Miracle
- Applications for Premed Summer Programs
- Spring 2014 MCAT Prep Courses
- Hematology Career Info Session
- Junior Premed Letters of Evaluation Meeting
- Freshman Premed Workshops
- XULA News on Facebook/Twitter
- Other Campus Events

Extended Lab Hours

The Library and RMC Computer Labs are offering extended hours during final exams. Visit HERE for the schedule.

Student Research & Internship Opportunities

Have you identified your summer research or internship opportunity yet? Do you need help with the process? Don’t know where to start? Try our website HERE. Get quick easy updates @xuworks on Twitter or Instagram, but more importantly, stop by the Career Advancement Center (3rd floor of St. Joe’s) to start the process today! We are waiting to assist you. Tomorrow starts today!

North Korea Documentary

The Center for Intercultural and International Programs (CIIP) will host a Liberty in North Korea documentary and discussion, “Danny from North Korea”, TUESDAY (Nov. 26) at 6:00 p.m. in the University Center, Room 205. Visit HERE for more info.

Spring 2014 Insurance Waiver Period

New undergraduates, readmits, transfer, and transient students should note that the open waiver period to opt out of the University’s student health insurance is Dec. 1 through Jan. 26. The spring semester rate is $715 (visit HERE for more info). Students who are covered by their family insurance and do not want to enroll in the university’s sponsored plan MUST go to www.gallagherkoster.com and complete the waiver to opt out before the deadline. Please keep the confirmation number you receive in a safe place.

2014 Healthcare Open Enrollment

Benefit eligible faculty and staff should note that the 2014 Healthcare Open Enrollment period ends TUESDAY (Nov. 26). Employees should check their XULA email accounts or visit HERE for full details.

Adopt a Family

The Center for Student Leadership & Service is sponsoring an “Adopt a Family for the Holidays” initiative to provide a hot holiday meal, clothes, and toys for needy families in the area this Christmas. Cash donations are being accepted in the CSLS Office (UC 316) NOW through Dec. 6. Visit HERE for more details.

Writing Center Workshops

The Writing Resource Center is offering a series of half-hour workshops during the last week of class to offer students an extra boost before finals: “Finding and Incorporating Research into a Writing Assignment,” Dec. 2 at 5:00 p.m.; “Strategies for Writing an Essay Exam,” Dec. 3 at 3:00 p.m.; and “How to Study for Success in Writing-Intensive Courses,” Dec. 4 at 3:00 p.m. All of these workshops will take place in St. Joseph Academic Building 106. Open to all. Call 520-6282 or email wrc@xula.edu for more details.

Math Center Tutoring

The Math Resource Center will host a pair of tutoring events, "Late Night Math Tutoring," Dec. 2 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. for Math 0990D, and Dec. 3 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. for Math 1030 in the Math Resource Center, St. Joseph Room 101. Open to all. For more info call 520-5310 or email, mrc@xula.edu.

St. Francis Xavier Mass / Christmas Crèche Blessing

The Xavier community is invited to celebrate two events Dec. 3: a noon Mass in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel honoring our patron St. Francis Xavier, and a 12:40 p.m. blessing of the Christmas Crèche on the corner of Drexel and Pine Streets.

University Chorus Concert

The University Chorus & Concert Choir will celebrate the majesty and glory of the season with a performance of Gloria and Magnificat Dec. 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the Administration Building Auditorium. Admission is free.

SASO Workshops

The Student Academic Success Office is offering a workshop on “Test Taking” Dec. 4 from 11:00 to 11:50 a.m. and Dec. 5 from 12:05 to 12:50 p.m., both in NCF 104.

Joy to the World

The Institute for Black Catholic Studies (IBCS) presents “Joy to the World”, a concert and toy drive, Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. Performers include the All Saints Soulful Voices, the St. Peter Claver Choir, and the St. Raymond/St/ Leo Young Voices of Praise. For more info call 520-7691.

Every Day a Miracle

Artist Terrance Osborne’s (Class of ’00) specially-commissioned rendering of the Xavier campus created in his own very unique style, “Every Day a Miracle,” is now available for purchase. Quantities are limited. All proceeds generated by this initiative will be used to fund the newly established Terrance Osborne Endowed Scholarship for Aspiring Art Students. Visit HERE for ordering info. A special payroll deduction option is available to faculty and staff HERE.

Applications for Premed Summer Programs

Throughout the semester, the Premedical Office has encouraged students to actively explore and apply to summer enrichment and/or research programs for 2014. If you haven't submitted your personal statement, post-secondary experiences form, and other application components to the Premed Office via email for review please do so ASAP! It is imperative that your application components are in the best shape possible when you include them on your applications and give them to faculty members who agree to write letters of evaluation on your behalf. For more info revisit the Premed Office's detailed emails or stop by NCF 108 for assistance.

Spring 2014 MCAT Prep Courses

Students who plan on applying to medical school during summer 2014 for entry in fall 2015 are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to enroll in a Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) review course in early spring and to take the MCAT no later than May 2014. Kaplan and Princeton will conduct discounted MCAT reviews on XU's campus next semester. For more info on the discounted XU courses, contact: Kaplan (Jennifer Shockley, jennifer.shockley@kaplan.com) and Princeton (Tiffany Bozant, tbozant@review.com).

Hematology Career Info Session

The American Society of Hematology, the world’s largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatments of blood disorders, is sending member physicians to Xavier to discuss careers in the field Dec. 5 at 5:00 p.m. in the NCF Science Annex 175. Interested students should visit HERE to sign-up.
 
Junior Premed Letters of Evaluation Meeting

Students who will be applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2014 for entry in 2015 sign-up for and attend the Junior Premed "Letters of Evaluation" Meeting in the Premed Office. During this one-on-one meeting with a premedical adviser, each student will discuss his/her progress in preparing professional school application components and which faculty members he/she will ask to write the required professional school letters of evaluation. The sign-up list and required meeting documents are available in the Premedical Office (NCF 108) near the reception desk.  Meetings will take place through Dec. 6. Visit HERE to see exactly what junior premeds should be doing this semester.

Freshman Premed Workshops

Students who have missed any of the weekly Freshman Premed Biomedical Honor Corps Meeting during Fall 2013, should stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) as soon as possible. Meeting materials and worksheet answer keys are available in the Premed Office for your review.

XU News on Facebook/Twitter

YOU should be following XULA news on FACEBOOK and TWITTER. Click the links for more info.

Other Campus Events

Thu (28) – Thanksgiving Holiday (Campus Closed)
Fri (29) – Thanksgiving Holiday (Campus Closed)

[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 a.m. Friday.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 433- November 18, 2013

The Week in Brief:

- Scholarship Benefit Concert
- Public Unveiling of New Xavier Print – “Every Day a Miracle”
- Frank Hayden: A Retrospective
- Distinguished Alumni Recital
- Erna Brodber Lecture
- Student Research & Internship Opportunities
- Neophyte Show
- American Education Week
- Maestra Documentary
- Biology After Dark
- Writing Center Workshop
- SASO Workshops
- Leadership Alliance
- ACS Chemistry Club
- North Korea Documentary
- HIV Testing
- Spring 2014 Insurance Waiver Period
- 2014 Healthcare Open Enrollment
- Princeton Review Test Prep Info
- LSUNO Health Sciences Recruitment
- Medical Student Perspective w/XU Alum
- Junior Premed Letters of Evaluation Meeting
- Freshman/Sophomore Premed Meeting
- XULA News on Facebook/Twitter
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

Scholarship Benefit Concert

The 6th Annual Dr. Norman C. Francis Endowed Scholarship Concert – featuring Motown superstars The Commodores, the sophisticated R&B trio En Vogue, and legendary comedian Bill Cosby – will be held FRIDAY (Nov. 22) at 8:00 p.m. in the University’s new Convocation Center. Tickets are $45 and $90. To purchase tickets call the Office of Institutional Advancement at 520-7575 or visit Ticketmaster ONLINE or at 1-866-448-7849.

Public Unveiling of New Xavier Print – “Every Day a Miracle”

The public unveiling of highly-acclaimed artist Terrance Osborne’s (Class of ’00) specially-commissioned rendering of the Xavier campus created in his own very unique style, “Every Day a Miracle,”, will be held THURSDAY (Nov. 21) at 6:00 p.m. in the Old Chapel (Administration Building, First Floor). Copies will be available for purchase. Quantities are limited. All proceeds generated by this initiative will be used to fund the newly established Terrance Osborne Endowed Scholarship for Aspiring Art Students.

Distinguished Alumni Recital

In conjunction with Alumni Homecoming, the Department of Music will host its Distinguished Alumni Recital featuring songstress Anais St. John WEDNESDAY (Nov. 20) at 7:00 p.m. in the Administration Auditorium. Admission is free.

Frank Hayden: A Retrospective

In conjunction with Alumni Homecoming, the Department Fine Arts will host an exhibition and panel discussion, “Frank Hayden: A Retrospective,” FRIDAY (Nov. 22) from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the XU Library Gallery (First Floor, Library Resource Center). Admission is free.

Erna Brodber Lecture

Erna Brodber, well-known and prize-winning Jamaican writer, anthropologist, and social activist, will make a presentation, “Why Louisiana?”, THURSDAY (Nov. 21) at 6:00 p.m. in the Convocation Center Annex, Room 111. The event is free and open to the public. There will be a short reception at 5:30 p.m. and a book signing afterwards. Call 520-5158 for more info.

Student Research & Internship Opportunities

Have you identified your summer research or internship opportunity yet? Do you need help with the process? Don’t know where to start? Try our website HERE. Get quick easy updates @xuworks on Twitter or Instagram, but more importantly, stop by the Career Advancement Center (3rd floor of St. Joe’s) to start the process today! We are waiting to assist you. Tomorrow starts today!

Neophyte Show

Neophyte 2013, “Time to Set it Out”, will be staged SATURDAY (Nov. 23) at 8:00 p.m. in the Convocation Center. Visit HERE for ticket prices and more details.

American Education Week

The Division of Education and Counseling will celebrate American Education Week MONDAY-FRIDAY (Nov. 17-22) with a series of activities. Visit HERE for details.

Maestra Documentary

The Division of Education and Counseling will host a film screening of “Maestra”, a documentary on the Cuban Literacy Campaign, featuring director Catherine Murphy TUESDAY (Nov. 19) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the University Center (Room 205). Seating is limited. Visit HERE for more info.

Biology After Dark

Need help for your Biology 1230 Exam? Well ... WE'RE COMING TO YOU ... IN THE DORMS! Join the Biology tutors in the Residence Halls: ladies in Katharine Drexel Hall and guys in St. Michael's Hall, both TUESDAY (Nov. 19) at 9:00 p.m. (after the poetry Cypher). For more info call 520-7590 or email brc@xula.edu.

Writing Center Workshop

The Writing Resource Center is offering a workshop, "Journaling for Health," TUESDAY (Nov. 19) from noon to 12:50 p.m. in St. Joseph Academic Building 106. Open to all. Call 520-6282 or email  wrc@xula.edu for more details.

SASO Workshops

The Student Academic Success Office is offering two workshops: “Critical & Creative Thinking”, WEDNESDAY (Nov. 20) from 11:00 to 11:50 a.m. and THURSDAY (Nov. 21) from 12:05 to 12:50 p.m., both in NCF 104; and “Test Taking”, Dec. 4 from 11:00 to 11:50 a.m. and Dec. 5 from 12:05 to 12:50 p.m., both in NCF 104.

Leadership Alliance

The Office of Graduate Placement will host “Leadership Alliance” Informational Sessions about Summer Research FRIDAY (Nov. 22) and Nov. 26 at 12:15 p.m. in St. Joseph Academic Center in Room 306.

ACS Chemistry Club

The ACS Chemistry Club invites all Club and PPSA members to a dinner talk about careers in pharmacy with special guests in the field THURSDAY (Nov. 21) at 6:00 p.m. in NCF 105. The Club will also be selling raffle tickets to a Saints game in UC everyday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

North Korea Documentary

The Center for Intercultural and International Programs (CIIP) will host a Liberty in North Korea documentary and discussion, “Danny from North Korea”, TUESDAY (Nov. 26) at 6:00 p.m. in the University Center, Room 205. Visit HERE for more info.

HIV Testing

Student Health Services and Brotherhood INC will offer free HIV testing WEDNESDAY (Nov. 20) from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the University Center 205C.

Spring 2014 Insurance Waiver Period

New undergraduates, readmits, transfer, and transient students should note that the open waiver period to opt out of the University’s student health insurance is Dec. 1 through Jan. 26. The spring semester rate is $715 (visit HERE for more info). Students who are covered by their family insurance and do not want to enroll in the university’s sponsored plan MUST go to www.gallagherkoster.com and complete the waiver to opt out before the deadline. Please keep the confirmation number you receive in a safe place.

2014 Healthcare Open Enrollment

Benefit eligible faculty and staff should note that the 2014 Healthcare Open Enrollment period will be MONDAY (Nov. 18) through Nov. 26. Employees should check their XULA email accounts or visit HERE for full details.

Princeton Review Test Prep Info

A representative from the Princeton Review will be available to share information regarding MCAT and other test prep options WEDNESDAY (Nov. 20) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. near the elevators on the 1st floor of the NCF Science Building.

LSUNO Health Sciences Recruitment

The LSUHSC Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic and Multicultural affairs invites XU students, faculty, staff, and alumni to a recruitment and information session TUESDAY (Nov. 19) at 5:00 p.m. in NCF 105. Research opportunities and specific info regarding the schools of Allied Health, Dentistry, Graduate Studies, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health will be discussed. Refreshments will be served and LSU door prizes will be distributed.

Medical Student Perspective w/XU Alum

Amber Robins, XU c/o 2010 and U of Rochester Medical School c/o 2014, will make a presentation "From a White Dress to a White Coat" WEDNESDAY (Nov. 20) at 5:00 p.m. in NCF 115. She will share tips for getting into medical school, her experience as a participant in Rochester's Early Assurance Program (EAP), and the importance of diversity in medicine. Check out this VIDEO.

Junior Premed Letters of Evaluation Meeting

Students applying to medical, dental, etc. schools in 2014 for entry in 2015 should sign-up for the Junior Premed "Letters of Evaluation" Meeting in the Premed Office.  During this one-on-one meeting with a premedical adviser, each student will discuss his/her progress in preparing professional school application components AND which faculty members he/she will ask to write the required professional school letters of evaluation. The sign-up list and required meeting documents are available in the Premedical Office (NCF 108) near the reception desk. Meetings are taking place NOW through Dec. 6. Visit HERE to see exactly what junior premeds should be doing this semester.

Freshman/Sophomore Premed Meeting

The FINAL Freshman Premed Meeting for Fall 2013 will be held MONDAY (Nov. 18) at 4:15 p.m. OR 5:15 p.m. (attend either session) in NCF 105. All freshman premeds and new transfer premeds should attend as well as sophomore premeds who missed meetings in 2012-2013. Please bring a pencil or pen to the meeting. If you are unable to attend any of the weekly meetings, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make them up.

XU News on Facebook/Twitter

YOU should be following XULA news on FACEBOOK and TWITTER. Click the links for more info.

Other Campus Events

Thu (19) – Men’s Basketball vs. Loyola, 7:00 p.m., Convocation Center
Thu (21) – Student Recital, 12:15 p.m., Music Recital Hall
Thu (21) – Jazz Ensemble Concert, 7:00 p.m., Admin Auditorium
Sat (23) – Women’s Basketball vs. Texas College, noon, Convocation Center
Sat (23) – Men’s Basketball vs. Texas College, 2:00 p.m., Convocation Center

XU in the News

MSNBC - WWII POWS (Dr. Regina Benjamin)

[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 a.m. Friday.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 432- November 11, 2013

The Week in Brief:

- University Ball & Coronation Ceremony
- SayNOLA
- LSU Med School Networking Social / Interviewing 101
- ACT Brown Bag
- Writing Center Workshop
- Summer Research Info Session
- No Text and Drive Pledge Day
- Hematology Career Info Session
- HIV Testing
- Erna Brodber Lecture
- SASO Workshops
- Frank Hayden: A Retrospective
- Distinguished Alumni Recital
- Tickets on Sale for Scholarship Benefit Concert
- Leadership Alliance
- MCAT Prep Student Forum
- Junior Premed Letters of Evaluation Meeting
- Freshman/Sophomore Premed Meeting
- XULA News on Facebook/Twitter
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

University Ball & Coronation Ceremony

The annual University Ball & Coronation Ball will be held SATURDAY (Nov. 16) at 9:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom.

SayNOLA

SayNOLA, an event designed to inspire high school and college students to take community-based action, will be held TUESDAY (Nov. 12) from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Administration Auditorium. Admission is free. Visit HERE for more info.

LSU Med School Networking Social / Interviewing 101

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the Minority Association of Premedical Students will host a LSU School of Medicine Networking Social, “So You Want to be a Doctor?” MONDAY (Nov. 11) at 6:30 p.m. in the University Center, 2nd Floor. DST is also teaming up with the Career Advancement Center to host a seminar, “Interviewing 101,” WEDNESDAY (Nov. 13) at 6:13 p.m. in NCF 115.

ACT Brown Bag

Xavier's ACT (Across Curriculum Thinking) program will hold its third Brown Bag of the semester WEDNESDAY (Nov. 13) at noon in the University Center Ballroom. Dr. Conchetta Fulton (Pharmacy) will speak on "Health Disparities in the United States." All members of Xavier community are cordially invited. For more info contact Dr. Shamsul Huda, Director of ACT, at 520-7406.

Writing Center Workshop

The Writing Resource Center is offering a workshop, "APA Style: Documenting Research and Avoiding Plagiarism," TUESDAY (Nov. 12) from 5:00 to 5:50 p.m. in the St. Joseph Academic Building 106. Open to all. Call 520-6282 or email wrc@xula.edu for more details.

Summer Research Info Session

The Office of Graduate Placement will host a GradStar/McNair info session, “Paid Summer Research,” TUESDAY (Nov. 12) from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the University Center, Room 205.

No Text and Drive Pledge Day

XULAenactus will host a No Text and Drive Pledge Day MONDAY (Nov. 11) from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the UC, First Floor.

Hematology Career Info Session

The American Society of Hematology (ASH), the world’s largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatments of blood disorders, is sending hematologists to Xavier to talk about careers in the profession Dec. 5 at 5:00 p.m. in NCF Science Annex 175. Please SIGN-UP to attend.

HIV Testing

Student Health Services and Brotherhood INC will offer free HIV testing Nov. 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the University Center 205C.

Distinguished Alumni Recital

In conjunction with Alumni Homecoming, the Department of Music will host its Distinguished Alumni Recital featuring songstress Anais St. John Nov. 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the Administration Auditorium. Admission is free.

Erna Brodber Lecture

Erna Brodber, well-known and prize-winning Jamaican writer, anthropologist, and social activist, will make a presentation, “Why Louisiana?”, Nov. 21 at 6:00 p.m. in the Convocation Center Annex, Room 111. The event is free and open to the public. There will be a short reception at 5:30 p.m. and a book signing afterwards. Call 520-5158 for more info.

SASO Workshops

The Student Academic Success Office is offering two workshops: “Critical & Creative Thinking”, Nov. 20 from 11:00 to 11:50 a.m. and Nov. 21 from 12:05 to 12:50 p.m., both in NCF 104; and “Test Taking”, Dec. 4 from 11:00 to 11:50 a.m. and Dec. 5 from 12:05 to 12:50 p.m., both in NCF 104.

Frank Hayden: A Retrospective

In conjunction with Alumni Homecoming, the Department Fine Arts will host an exhibition and panel discussion, “Frank Hayden: A Retrospective,” Nov. 22 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the XU Library Gallery (First Floor, Library Resource Center). Admission is free.

Distinguished Alumni Recital

In conjunction with Alumni Homecoming, the Department of Music will host its Distinguished Alumni Recital featuring Anais St. John Nov. 20 at 7:00 p.m. in the Administration Auditorium.

Tickets on Sale for Scholarship Benefit Concert

Tickets are now on sale for the 6th Annual Dr. Norman C. Francis Endowed Scholarship Concert. This year’s event, scheduled for Nov. 22 at 8:00 p.m. in the University’s new Convocation Center, headlines Motown superstars The Commodores, the sophisticated R&B trio En Vogue, and legendary comedian Bill Cosby. Tickets are $45 and $90. To purchase tickets call the Office of Institutional Advancement at 520-7575 or visit Ticketmaster ONLINE or at 1-866-448-7849.

Leadership Alliance

The Office of Graduate Placement will host “Leadership Alliance” Informational Sessions about Summer Research Nov. 22 and Nov. 26 at 12:15 p.m. in St. Joseph Academic Center in Room 306.

MCAT Prep Student Forum

Interested in obtaining feedback about test preparation options for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) from students who've already prepared for and taken the exam? Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) Premedical Honor Society is hosting an MCAT Panel Discussion THURSDAY (Nov. 14) at 5:00 p.m. in NCF 105. All students who would like to learn more about MCAT prep from the test-taker's perspective are encouraged to attend.

Junior Premed Letters of Evaluation Meeting

Students applying to medical, dental, etc. schools in 2014 for entry in 2015 should sign-up for the Junior Premed "Letters of Evaluation" Meeting in the Premed Office.  During this one-on-one meeting with a premedical adviser, each student will discuss his/her progress in preparing professional school application components AND which faculty members he/she will ask to write the required professional school letters of evaluation. The sign-up list and required meeting documents are available in the Premedical Office (NCF 108) near the reception desk. Meetings will take place MONDAY (Nov. 11) through Dec. 6. Visit HERE to see exactly what junior premeds should be doing this semester.

Freshman/Sophomore Premed Meeting

There will be a joint Freshman AND Sophomore Premed Meeting MONDAY (Nov. 11) at 4:15 p.m. OR 5:15 p.m. (attend either session) in NCF 105. Premeds who attended summer research or enrichment programs in 2013 will be sharing their experiences during this meeting.

XU News on Facebook/Twitter

YOU should be following XULA news on FACEBOOK and TWITTER. Click the links for more info.

Other Campus Events

Mon (11) – Concert Choir Concert, 7:00 p.m. Admin Auditorium
Thu (14) – Student Recital, 12:15 p.m., Music Recital Hall
Thu (14) – Symphonic Band Concert, 7:00 p.m., Admin Auditorium
Thu (14) – Men’s Basketball vs. Wiley, 7:00 p.m., Convocation Center

XU in the News

WWL Radio - Angela Hill: New Orleans' Greatest Leader Was Not Elected [audio]
Offbeat - The New Orleans Jazz Funeral: A Joyous Path To Heaven

[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 a.m. Friday.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 431- November 04, 2013

The Week in Brief:

- Spring Pre-registration
- Online Courses
- Commemoration of All Souls Day
- Opera Workshop
- IBCS Lecture: Black Religious Orders
- The New Orleans Jazz Funeral
- UTMB Medical School Matriculation Program
- Ross U Med/Vet School Recruitment
- Case Western U Med School Recruitment
- Southern College of Optometry Recruitment
- Senior Fair
- American Society of Hematology Career Info Session
- Alpha Epsilon Delta Meeting
- Alpha Lambda Delta
- ACS Chemistry Club
- HIV Testing
- PAC Chick-fil-A Fundraiser
- Erna Brodber Lecture
- Tickets on Sale for Scholarship Benefit Concert
- Junior Premed Letters of Evaluation Meeting
- Freshman/Sophomore Premed Meeting
- XULA News on Facebook/Twitter
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

Spring Pre-registration

Pre-registration for the Spring semester will be held MONDAY-FRIDAY (Nov. 4-8). Visit HERE for the schedule and other important details.

Online Courses

XULA Online is pleased to announce that several online and hybrid courses are being offered in the spring (Business, English, Languages, Public Health, Sociology, Theology, etc.). For a complete listing please refer to the Spring 2014 Class Schedule or email us for more info at xulaonline@xula.edu.

Commemoration of All Souls Day

Xavier will commemorate All Souls Day with a Noon Mass MONDAY (Nov. 4) in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. In addition, NOW through Nov. 30 there will be slips at the entrance to the chapel to write down the names of deceased family, friends, and colleagues to be remembered at Morning Prayer, daily Mass, and Adoration on Wednesday.

Opera Workshop

The Department of Music will present an Opera Workshop TUESDAY (Nov. 5) at 7:00 p.m. in the Administration Building Auditorium. The event will feature the music of Gounod, Menotti, and Johann Strauss. XU faculty and students will perform. Admission is free and the public invited.

IBCS Lecture: Black Religious Orders

The Institute for Black Catholic Studies (IBCS) will present a lecture on Race and the Formation of Black Religious Orders, “Still Mining the Forgotten: Black Catholic Sisters in United State History,” by Dr. Shannen Dee Williams TUESDAY (Nov. 5) at 7 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. Admission is free and the public invited. For more info call 520-7691.

The New Orleans Jazz Funeral

A special presentation on one of the city’s most unique cultural traditions, “The New Orleans Jazz Funeral: A Joyous Path to Heaven,” will be held WEDNESDAY (Nov. 6) at 7:00 pm in the University Center Ballroom. The program includes a short film by noted author and historian Jason Berry, a panel discussion with Berry and several long time participants in jazz funerals, and a live musical performance by Dr. Michael White and the Liberty Brass Band. The program is free and open to the public.

UTMB Medical School Matriculation Program

Representatives from the U of Texas-Galveston Medical School Matriculation Program will be available MONDAY (Nov. 4) from noon to 4:00 pm in the NCF Science Annex Atrium. Texas residents who are interested in medical school are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to attend the session for more info.

Ross U Med/Vet School Recruitment

A representative from Ross University Medical School and Veterinary School in the Caribbean will on campus TUESDAY (Nov. 5) from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the NCF Science Annex Atrium to talk with interested students. There will also be an admissions info session presented at 4:30 p.m. in NCF 115.

Case Western U Med School Recruitment

A representative from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine will be on campus WEDNESDAY (Nov. 6) from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the NCF Science Annex Atrium to talk with interested students.

Southern College of Optometry Recruitment

A representative from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis TN will be will be on campus WEDNESDAY (Nov. 6) from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the NCF Science Annex Atrium to talk with interested students.

Senior Fair

The fall semester Senior Fair will be held WEDNESDAY (Nov. 6) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the University Center 1st floor Gallery and Lobby. This will be an excellent opportunity to give the Class of 2014 valuable information. Seniors will be able to interact with representatives and receive information vital to commencement or future plans all in one setting. For more info contact Silas Steele at 520-7334.

American Society of Hematology Career Info Session

The American Society of Hematology (ASH), the world’s largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatments of blood disorders, is sending hematologists to Xavier to talk about careers in the profession Dec. 5 at 5:00 p.m. in NCF Science Annex 175. Please SIGN-UP to attend.

Alpha Epsilon Delta Meeting

Current members of Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) Pre-Health Professions Honor Society should attend the general meeting TUESDAY (Nov. 5) at 5:00 p.m. in NCF 102.

Alpha Lambda Delta

ALD will host a Meet and Greet Social Event for old and new members WEDNESDAY (N0v. 6) at 6:30 p.m. in UC Room 205. There will be Food, games, and prizes! ALD will also hold a general body meeting THURSDAY (Nov. 7) at 5:00 p.m. in NCF 175. Yearbook pictures will be taken then; wear you ALD shirts!

ACS Chemistry Club

The ACS Chemistry Club will hold a general body meeting THURSDAY (Nov. 7) 6:00 p.m. in  NCF room 105.

HIV Testing

Student Health Services and Brotherhood INC will offer free HIV testing WEDNESDAY (Nov. 6) from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the University Center 205C.

PAC Chick-fil-A Fundraiser

Help support the XU Pre-Alumni Council (PAC) by attending family night at Chick-fil-A’s Metairie (3870 Veterans) location TUESDAY (Nov. 5) from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. Mention XU when ordering and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the PAC. Free ice cream cones will also be available.

Erna Brodber Lecture

Erna Brodber, well-known and prize-winning Jamaican writer, anthropologist, and social activist, will make a presentation, “Why Louisiana?”, Nov. 21 at 6:00 p.m. in the Convocation Center Annex, Room 111. The event is free and open to the public. There will be a short reception at 5:30 p.m. and a book signing afterwards. Call 520-5158 for more info.

Tickets on Sale for Scholarship Benefit Concert

Tickets are now on sale for the 6th Annual Dr. Norman C. Francis Endowed Scholarship Concert. This year’s event, scheduled for Nov. 22 at 8:00 p.m. in the University’s new Convocation Center, headlines Motown superstars The Commodores, the sophisticated R&B trio En Vogue, and legendary comedian Bill Cosby. Tickets are $45 and $90. To purchase tickets call the Office of Institutional Advancement at 520-7575 or visit Ticketmaster ONLINE or at 1-866-448-7849.

Junior Premed Letters of Evaluation Meeting

Students applying to medical, dental, etc. schools in 2014 for entry in 2015 should sign-up for the Junior Premed "Letters of Evaluation" Meeting in the Premed Office.  During this one-on-one meeting with a premedical adviser, each student will discuss his/her progress in preparing professional school application components AND which faculty members he/she will ask to write the required professional school letters of evaluation. The sign-up list and required meeting documents are available in the Premedical Office (NCF 108) near the reception desk. Meetings will take place Nov. 11 through Dec. 6. Visit HERE to see exactly what junior premeds should be doing this semester.

Freshman/Sophomore Premed Meeting

There will be a joint Freshman AND Sophomore Premed Meeting MONDAY (Nov. 4) at 4:15 p.m. OR 5:15 p.m. (attend either session) in NCF 105. Premeds who attended summer research or enrichment programs in 2013 will be sharing their experiences during this meeting.

XU News on Facebook/Twitter

YOU should be following XULA news on FACEBOOK and TWITTER. Click the links for more info.

Other Campus Events

Thu (07) – Student Recital, 12:15 p.m., Music Recital Hall
Sat (09) – Men’s Basketball vs. Albany State, 2:00 p.m., Convocation Center
Sat (09) – Women’s Basketball vs. Spring Hill, 4:00 p.m., Convocation Center

XU in the News

Volleyball Posts 3rd Regular Season GCAC Title
XU Runners Repeat GCAC Champs
NOLA.com - Xavier President Norman Francis to Speak at UNO Fall Commencement
NOLA.com - Be Fit and Be Joyful, Dr. Regina Benjamin Urges Xavier Audience

[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 a.m. Friday.
1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 430- October 28, 2013

The News in Brief:

- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
- International Education Week
- USPS Passport Fair
- ACT Brown Bag
- All Hallows’ Eve
- Commemoration of All Saints and All Souls
- GradStar/McNair Meeting
- Writing Center Workshop
- Reading Center Workshop
- Memphis Teacher Residency Program
- Life Chiropractic College Recruitment
- UAB Dental School Recruitment
- UNCF Walk for Education
- Opera Workshop
- McNair Scholars Open House
- Halloween Boo Grams on Sale
- IBCS Lecture: Black Religious Orders
- The New Orleans Jazz Funeral
- Erna Brodber Lecture
- Tickets on Sale for Scholarship Benefit Concert
- Study/Research in Scandinavia
- Freshman Premed Meeting
- Last Week for Senior Premed Assessment Meetings
- Examkrackers Review Test Prep Info
- Emergency Communications Signup
- XULA News on Facebook/Twitter
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Read Today, Lead Tomorrow will host a discussion on The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks MONDAY (Oct. 28) at 7:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. The event features Jeri Lacks Whye and Kim Lacks (two of Henrietta Lacks’ granddaughters) and will be facilitated by XU Public Health Sciences Endowed Chair Dr. Regina Benjamin. The book is this year’s shared reading selection. Admission is free and public invited.

International Education Week

The University will celebrate International Education Week MONDAY-FRIDAY (Oct. 28-Nov. 1) with special presentations, movies, and a cultural night. Visit HERE for details.

USPS Passport Fair

The United States Postal Service (USPS) will hold a Passport Fair TUESDAY (Oct. 29) from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the University Center, First Floor lobby. Visit HERE for more details.

ACT Brown Bag

The ACT (Across Curriculum Thinking) Program will hold its second Brown Bag of the semester WEDNESDAY (Oct. 30) at 1:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. Dr. Yu Jiang, Director of Xavier’s Confucius Institute, will discuss "China's Contemporary Social Strata." All members of XU community are cordially invited. For further info contact Dr. Shamsul Huda at 520-7406.

Commemoration of All Saints and All Souls

All Saints Day will be celebrated with a Noon Mass in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel FRIDAY (Nov. 1). Please note that because All Souls Day falls on a Saturday, Xavier will commemorate All Souls with a Noon Mass Nov. 4. In addition, beginning WEDNESDAY (Oct. 30) through Nov. 30, there will be slips at the entrance to the chapel to write down the names of deceased family, friends, and colleagues to be remembered at Morning Prayer, daily Mass, and Adoration on Wednesday.

All Hallows’ Eve

The XU community is invited to celebrate Halloween (the Eve of all Saints) with a night of prayers, readings, and a candlelight procession THURSDAY (Oct. 31) from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel.

Memphis Teacher Residency Program

A representative from the Memphis Teacher Residency program will be on campus WEDNESDAY (Oct. 30) at 12 noon in Xavier South Room 201 to talk to interested students of all majors. The MTR program is a 12-month residency program that provides a Master’s degree, housing, stipend, licensure, and coaching in exchange for a three-year teaching commitment in a Memphis urban high-needs school.

Life Chiropractic College Recruitment

A representative from Life University College of Chiropractic (Marietta, GA) will be on campus MONDAY (Oct. 28) from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the NCF Science Annex Atrium to talk with students interested in careers as a chiropractor and opportunities at Life University.

UAB Dental School Recruitment

A representative from U of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry will be on campus THURSDAY (Oct. 31) from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the NCF Science Annex Atrium to talk to interested students.

GradStar/McNair Meeting

The Office of Graduate Placement is hosting a meeting, "How to Finance Graduate School," TUESDAY (Oct. 29) from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in NCF 105. Come and learn about different funding options and opportunities to make your graduate school plans a reality. All majors and classifications welcome.

Writing Center Workshop

The Writing Resource Center will offer a workshop, "Writing Personal Statements," TUESDAY (Oct. 29) from 12:00 noon to 12:50 p.m. in St. Joseph Academic Building 106. Open to all. Call 520-6282 or email wrc@xula.edu for more details.

Reading Center Workshop

The Reading Resource Center is presenting a workshop, "Improving Comprehension Skills," on THURSDAY (Oct. 31) at 2:00 p.m. in the Reading Resource Center, St. Joseph 111. Open to all. For more information call 520-5058 or email rrc@xula.edu.

UNCF Walk for Education

Please note that the annual UNCF Walk for Education, which was postponed earlier this month due to approaching tropical weather, has been rescheduled for Nov. 2 at Audubon Park & Riverview. The race begins at 9:00 a.m.; registration opens at 7:30 a.m. For more info call 520-7575.

Opera Workshop

The Department of Music will present an Opera Workshop SUNDAY (Nov. 3) at 2:00 p.m. and again Nov. 5 at 7:00 p.m., both in the Administration Building Auditorium. The event will feature the music of Gounod, Menotti, and Johann Strauss. XU faculty and students will perform. Admission is free and the public invited.

McNair Scholars Open House

The Office of Graduate Placement will host a McNair Scholars Open House TUESDAY (Oct.  29) from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Graduate Placement Office, St. Joseph's Room 306.  Come learn about becoming a McNair Scholar and the opportunities it affords, like paid summer research and travel opportunities.

Halloween Boo Grams on Sale

The Alpha Lambda Delta First Year Honor Society will be selling candy grams TUESDAY-THURSDAY (Oct. 29-31) in the UC from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sending a friend a candy gram includes a bag of Snickers, M&M's, Reese's, Skittles, etc. along with a customizable card and will be sold for $1.50. On the evening of Halloween, the candy grams will be distributed to their recipients in each residential hall.

IBCS Lecture: Black Religious Orders

The Institute for Black Catholic Studies (IBCS) will present a lecture on Race and the Formation of Black Religious Orders, “Still Mining the Forgotten: Black Catholic Sisters in United State History,” by Dr. Shannen Dee Williams Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. Admission is free and the public invited. For more info call 520-7691.

The New Orleans Jazz Funeral

A special presentation on one of the city’s most unique cultural traditions, “The New Orleans Jazz Funeral: A Joyous Path to Heaven,” will be held Nov. 6 at 7:00 pm in the University Center Ballroom. The program includes a short film by noted author and historian Jason Berry, a panel discussion with Berry and several long time participants in jazz funerals, and a live musical performance by Dr. Michael White and the Liberty Brass Band. The program is free and open to the public.

Erna Brodber Lecture

Erna Brodber, well-known and prize-winning Jamaican writer, anthropologist, and social activist, will make a presentation, “Why Louisiana?”, Nov. 21 at 6:00 p.m. in the Convocation Center Annex, Room 111. The event is free and open to the public. There will be a short reception at 5:30 p.m. and a book signing afterwards. For more info contact Dr. Violet Bryan or Treschere Washington at 520-5158.

Tickets on Sale for Scholarship Benefit Concert

Tickets are now on sale for the 6th Annual Dr. Norman C. Francis Endowed Scholarship Concert. This year’s event, scheduled for Nov. 22 at 8:00 p.m. in the University’s new Convocation Center, headlines Motown superstars The Commodores, the sophisticated R&B trio En Vogue, and legendary comedian Bill Cosby. Tickets are $45 and $90. To purchase tickets call the Office of Institutional Advancement at 520-7575 or visit Ticketmaster ONLINE or at 1-866-448-7849.

Study/Research in Scandinavia

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships of up to $23,000 and grants of up to $5,000 to individuals to pursue research, study or creative arts projects in one or more Scandinavian countries for up to one year. The number of awards varies each year according to total funds available. Awards are made in all fields. Visit HERE for additional info and an online application.

Freshman Premed Meeting

There will be a Freshman Premed Meeting on MONDAY (Oct. 28) at 4:15 p.m. OR 5:15 p.m. (attend either session), in NCF 105. All freshman premeds and new transfer premeds, as well as sophomore premeds who missed meetings in 2012-2013, should attend. Visit HERE to view the list of Freshman Premed Biomedical Honor Corps Meetings planned for this Fall.

Last Week for Senior Premed Assessment Meetings

Students currently applying to enter medical, dental, etc. school in Fall 2014 should sign/up and complete the One-on-One Senior Assessment Meeting in the Premedical Office. The last day to complete the assessment is FRIDAY (Nov. 1).

Examkrackers Review Test Prep Info

A representative from the Examkrackers MCAT Review will be available to share information regarding MCAT and other test prep options THURSDAY (Oct. 31) from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. near the elevators on the 1st floor of the NCF Science Building.

Emergency Communications Signup

All faculty, staff, and students who have not already signed up for XU’s BB Connect emergency communications service should do so now. The system is designed to deliver emergency messages and other time-sensitive notifications to all students, faculty, and staff via four different forms of communication. In order for this system to succeed, however, each individual member of the XU community needs to provide your cell phone number and personal email address. Visit HERE for more details.

XU News on Facebook/Twitter

YOU should be following XULA news on FACEBOOK and TWITTER. Click the links for more info.

Other Campus Events

Mon (28) – Volleyball vs. Philander Smith, 7:00 p.m., Convocation Center
Thu (31) – Student Recital, 12:15 p.m., Music Recital Hall

XU in the News

NOLA.com - Be Fit and Be Joyful, Dr. Regina Benjamin Urges Xavier Audience
Houma Today - President of Xavier University to Address NAACP Banquet

[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 a.m. Friday.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 429- October 21, 2013

The Week in Brief:

- The Business of Biotech
- Wellness Town Hall Meeting
- Grad Fair 2013  
- Forum on Legal and Civil Rights Issues in Education
- Faculty/Staff Morning of Prayer
- COP Health Fair at Lakeside
- National Chemistry Week
- Poetry Reading
- Writing Center Workshop
- Student Conservation Association Recruitment
- Vanderbilt Grad School Recruitment
- Critical Language Scholarship Program
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
- USPS Passport Fair
- ACT Brown Bag
- All Hallows’ Eve
- Tickets on Sale for Scholarship Benefit Concert
- XSHARE Food Drive
- The New Orleans Jazz Funeral
- UNCF Walk for Education
- U of Iowa Med School Recruitment
- St. George's U of London Med School Recruitment
- Baylor College of Dentistry Recruitment
- Examkrackers Review Test Prep Info
- Freshman Premed Meeting
- Senior Premed Assessment Meetings
- Flu Vaccines
- Erna Brodber Lecture
- Emergency Communications Signup
- XULA News on Facebook/Twitter
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

The Business of Biotech

The Division of Business will present three business biotech forums this week, including: “Learning the Biotech Industry in New Orleans,” MONDAY (Oct. 21) at 6:00 p.m., in the University Center Ballroom; “The Role of Universities in the Biotech Industry,” TUESDAY (Oct. 22), at 6:00 p.m. in the Convocation Center Annex Room 111; and “The Ethics of Biotech,” WEDNESDAY (Oct. 23) at 6:00 p.m. in Convocation Center Annex Room 111. The public is invited. Visit HERE for more info or contact Tonia Simmons-Doakes at tsimmon2@xula.edu or 520-7505.

Wellness Town Hall Meeting / Wellness Awareness Week

XU’s 24th Annual Wellness Awareness Week kicks off with a Wellness Town Hall Meeting, “Finding Joy in Health and Wellness,” hosted by Dr. Regina Benjamin, 18th U.S. Surgeon General & the nola.com/Times-Picayune Endowed Chair in Public Health Sciences, MONDAY (Oct. 21) at 6:00 p.m. in the COP Qatar Auditorium. The public is invited. Visit HERE for other Wellness Awareness Week activities.

Grad Fair 2013

The Office of Graduate Placement host its annual Graduate and Professional School Fair (Grad Fair 2013) WEDNESDAY (Oct. 23) from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. Representatives from more than 50 graduate and professional schools – including law, public health, education, and business schools – will be on hand to provide information on admissions, funding, and networking opportunities, as well as undergraduate summer research or internship opportunities. All classifications are invited. Don't forget to dress for success, but business professional attire is NOT required.

Forum on Legal and Civil Rights Issues in Education

The Division of Education and Counseling will host "The Forum on Legal and Civil Rights Issues in Education" FRIDAY (Oct. 25) in the Convocation Center Annex Room 111 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Coordinators Dr. Raynard Sanders and Willie Zanders, Esq., are engaging lawyers from around the country to discuss Education Reform in Louisiana, particularly in New Orleans, and the legal and civil rights issues that have emerged as a result of some of these reform efforts. The public is invited.

Faculty/Staff Morning of Prayer

For faculty and staff, a Morning of Prayer will be held THURSDAY (Oct. 24) from 10:00 a.m. til noon in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. Presenting reflections will be Rev. Warren Ray, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, and Paula Singleton, Senior Reference Librarian. The University has given permission for staff to be relieved of their duties in order to attend the service. Persons of all faith traditions are encouraged to attend.

COP Health Fair at Lakeside

The XU American Pharmacist Student Association American Student Pharmacist (APHA-ASP) will host a health fair SATURDAY (Oct. 26) from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Lakeside Mall in Metairie. 120 student volunteers will be doing free screenings including blood pressure, blood glucose, BMI, Cholesterol and bone density. Medication and diet counseling will be available, and as will free flu shots.

National Chemistry Week

The XU Chemistry Club invites the campus to celebrate National Chemistry Week. Events include: SUNDAY (Oct. 20) – Mass in the SKD Chapel, 12:30 p.m.; MONDAY (Oct 21) – Kickoff in the Yard, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., UC; TUESDAY (Oct. 22) – Career Dinner Talk, 6:00 p.m., NCF Room 105; WEDNESDAY (Oct 23) – Zumba dancing, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.,  UC Room 218; THURSDAY (Oct 24) – General Chemistry Body Meeting, 6:00 p.m.,  NCF Room 105; FRIDAY (Oct. 25) – Halloween Block Party, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., UC yard; and SATURDAY (Oct. 26) – Green Light New Orleans, 9:00 a.m., meet at the horseshoe.

Poetry Reading

Award-winning poet Charles Fort will give a poetry reading and discuss his work at 7:00 p.m. THURSDAY (Oct. 24) in the University Center Room 219. Open and free to the public. For more info contact Dr. Biljana Obradović at 520-5155 or bobradov@xula.edu.

Writing Center Workshop

The Writing Resource Center is offering a workshop, "Finding and Incorporating Research into a Writing Assignment," TUESDAY (Oct. 22) from 5:00 to 5:50 p.m. in St. Joseph Academic Building 106. Open to all. Call 520-6282 or email  wrc@xula.edu for more details.

Student Conservation Association Recruitment

 A representative from the Student Conservation Association (SCA) will be on TUESDAY (Oct. 22) from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the University Center 1st Floor Café to talk with interested students about local and national summer internship opportunities. Visit HERE for more info.

Vanderbilt Grad School Recruitment

Graduate Placement will be hosting a meeting with the Assistant Dean of Vanderbilt University's Graduate School, Dr. Don Brunson, TUESDAY (Oct. 22) in NCF 175 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Learn about summer research opportunities, graduate programs and funding opportunities at Vanderbilt.

Critical Language Scholarship Program

The Critical Language Scholarship Program seeks participants from a variety of fields, backgrounds and career paths, with the goal of building a cadre of Americans who speak critical languages at high levels, in government, business, arts and culture, science and engineering, health and medicine, education, research and other fields. The application deadline is Nov. 15. Visit HERE for details.



The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Read Today, Lead Tomorrow will host a discussion on The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Oct. 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. The event features Jeri Lacks Whye and Kim Lacks (two of Henrietta Lacks’ granddaughters) and will be facilitated by XU Public Health Sciences Endowed Chair Dr. Regina Benjamin. The book is this year’s shared reading selection. Admission is free and public invited.

USPS Passport Fair

The United States Postal Service (USPS) will hold a Passport Fair Oct. 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the University Center, First Floor lobby. Visit HERE for more details.

ACT Brown Bag

The ACT (Across Curriculum Thinking) Program will hold its second Brown Bag of the semester Oct. 30 at 1:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. Dr. Yu Jiang, Director of Xavier’s Confucius Institute, will discuss "China's Contemporary Social Strata." All members of XU community are cordially invited. For further info contact Dr. Shamsul Huda at 520-7406.

All Hallows’ Eve

The XU community is invited to celebrate Halloween (the Eve of all Saints) with a night of prayers, readings, and a candlelight procession Oct. 31 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel.

Tickets on Sale for Scholarship Benefit Concert

Tickets are now on sale for the 6th Annual Dr. Norman C. Francis Endowed Scholarship Concert. This year’s event, scheduled for Nov. 22 at 8:00 p.m. in the University’s new Convocation Center, headlines Motown superstars The Commodores, the sophisticated R&B trio En Vogue, and legendary comedian Bill Cosby. Tickets are $45 and $90. To purchase tickets call the Office of Institutional Advancement at 520-7575 or visit Ticketmaster ONLINE or at 1-866-448-7849.

XSHARE Food Drive

The XSHARE (Xavier Students Help All Restore Energy) Food Drive continues. Dry goods such as oatmeal, grits, rice, and beans are most needed, however, canned foods will be appreciatively accepted for this collaborative “giving” event hosted by several Xavier student organizations and the Pontchartrain Chapter of The Links Inc. to help the Just the Right Attitude Food Bank provide nutritional meals to several nursing homes and low-income families in New Orleans East. Drop your goods in the large green donation boxes conveniently located in the lobbies of the Library, University Center, and Xavier South (First Floor).

The New Orleans Jazz Funeral

A special presentation on one of the city’s most unique cultural traditions, “The New Orleans Jazz Funeral: A Joyous Path to Heaven,” will be held Nov. 6 at 7:00 pm in the University Center Ballroom. The program includes a short film by noted author and historian Jason Berry, a panel discussion with Berry and several long time participants in jazz funerals, and a live musical performance by Dr. Michael White and the Liberty Brass Band. The program is free and open to the public.

UNCF Walk for Education

Please note that the annual UNCF Walk for Education, which was postponed earlier this month due to approaching tropical weather, has been rescheduled for Nov. 2. Time TBA.

U of Iowa Med School Recruitment

Representatives from the University of Iowa’s Carver College of Medicine will be available to talk to interested students TUESDAY (Oct. 22) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the NCF Science Annex, 1st floor). An Information Session will also be held at 4:15 p.m. in NCF 115.

St. George's U of London Med School Recruitment

A representative from St. George's University of London Medical School in Cyprus will present information to interested students WEDNESDAY (Oct. 23) at 4:30 p.m. in NCF 115. Students interested in learning about medical education in Europe are encouraged to attend.

Baylor College of Dentistry Recruitment

A representative from Baylor College of Dentistry will be available to talk to interested students FRIDAY (Oct. 25) from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the NCF Science Annex Atrium.
 
Examkrackers Review Test Prep Info

A representative from the Princeton Review will be available to share information regarding MCAT and other test prep options THURSDAY (Oct. 24) from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. near the elevators on the 1st floor of the NCF Science Building.

Freshman Premed Meeting

There will be a Freshman Premed Meeting MONDAY (Oct. 21) at 4:15 p.m. OR 5:15 p.m. (attend either session), in NCF 105. All freshman premeds and new transfer premeds, as well as sophomore premeds who missed meetings in 2012-2013, should attend. If you are unable to attend any of the weekly meetings, stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make them up.

Senior Premed Assessment Meetings

Students currently applying to enter medical, dental, etc. school in Fall 2014 should sign/up and complete the One-on-One Senior Assessment 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. The meetings will run through the end of this month.

Flu Vaccines

Pharmacists from Rite Aid will be on campus WEDNESDAY (Oct. 23) to administer flu shots to interested faculty and staff from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the University Center Room 201. Call 520-7396 to register.|

Erna Brodber Lecture

Erna Brodber, well-known and prize-winning Jamaican writer, anthropologist, and social activist, will make a presentation, “Why Louisiana?”, Nov. 21 at 6:00 p.m. in the Convocation Center Annex, Room 111. The event is free and open to the public. There will be a short reception at 5:30 p.m. and a book signing afterwards. For more info contact Dr. Violet Bryan or Treschere Washington at 520-5158.

Emergency Communications Signup

All faculty, staff, and students who have not already signed up for XU’s BB Connect emergency communications service should do so now. The system is designed to deliver emergency messages and other time-sensitive notifications to all students, faculty, and staff via four different forms of communication. In order for this system to succeed, however, each individual member of the XU community needs to provide your cell phone number and personal email address. Visit HERE for more details.

XU News on Facebook/Twitter

YOU should be following XULA news on FACEBOOK and TWITTER. Click the links for more info.

Other Campus Events

Wed (23) – Volleyball vs. Tougaloo, 7:00 p.m., Convocation Center
Wed (23) – Faculty Jazz Recital, 7:00 p.m., Music Recital Hall
Thu (24) – Student Recital, 12:15 p.m., Music Recital Hall

XU in the News

Benjamin to Receive Schweitzer Award
NOLA.com - Bill Cosby, En Vogue, the Commodores to play Xavier Benefit Concert Nov. 22

[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.ed . Deadline for all submissions is 10:00 a.m. Friday.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 428- October 14, 2013

The Week in Brief:

- Revival for Youth & Young Adults
- It’s On & Poppin
- First Klass Workshop
- Writing Center Workshop
- Public Health Sciences Pinning Ceremony
- The Business of Biotech
- Wellness Town Hall Meeting
- Grad Fair 2013  
- Forum on Legal and Civil Rights Issues in Education
- Tickets on Sale for Scholarship Benefit Concert
- Phi Alpha Theta Induction
- XSHARE Food Drive
- Xavier Night at Zea
- Yearbook Portraits
- Yearbook Group Photos
- Faculty/Staff Morning of Prayer
- ACT Brown Bag
- Senior Premed Assessment Meetings
- U of Mississippi Medical School
- Examkrackers Review Test Prep Info
- Premed Day at LSUNO Med School
- Deadlines to Submit Medical, Dental, etc. School Applications
- Emergency Communications Signup
- XULA News on Facebook/Twitter
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

Revival for Youth & Young Adults

The Institute for Black Catholic Studies will present a revival for youth and young adults, “God’s Rx for Relationships,” featuring Fr. Chester Smith and Fr. Tony Ricard THURSDAY (Oct. 17) at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. Call 520-7691 for more info.

It’s On & Poppin

The Student Academic Success Office is hosting an event, "It's On & Poppin', Snack & Study!" WEDNESDAY (Oct. 16) in the campus’ five Resource Centers (Math, Biology, Chemistry, Writing and Reading). Visit one of the Centers for tutoring and studying and receive a free bag of Smartfood popcorn and a beverage! Open to all.

First Klass Workshop

The Division of Business will present a First Klass Basic Communication Skills Workshop THURSDAY (Oct. 17) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Convocation Center Annex Room 318. Professional, author, and management consultant Debra Gould will focus on how economic empowerment begins with good communication skills. Admission is free, but space is limited. Call 520-7505 or 520-5046, or email xulabusiness@gmail.com to register.

Writing Center Workshop

The Writing Resource Center is offering a workshop, "Editing Out Subject-Verb Agreement Errors: What They Are and How to Correct Them," WEDNESDAY (Oct. 16) from 5:00 to  5:50 p.m. in St. Joseph Academic Building 106. Open to all. Call 520-6282 or email wrc@xula.edu for more details.

Public Health Sciences Pinning Ceremony

The Department of Public Health Sciences will hold a Recognition and Pinning Ceremony WEDNESDAY (Oct. 16) at 4:30 p.m. in the Convocation Annex, Room 215. The 18th U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Regina Benjamin, will speak at this event, during which new freshman and transfer Public Health majors and minors will be officially recognized and receive the Department’s pin as a symbol of their status. This is a public event.  Business attire is expected.

The Business of Biotech

The Division of Business will present three business biotech forums this month, including: “Learning the Biotech Industry in New Orleans”, Oct. 21, 6:00 p.m., University Center Ballroom; “The Role of Universities in the Biotech Industry”, Oct. 22, 6:00 p.m., Convocation Center Annex Room 111; “The Ethics of Biotech”, Oct. 23, 6:00 p.m., Convocation Center Annex Room 111. The public is invited. Visit HERE for more info or contact Tonia Simmons-Doakes at tsimmon2@xula.edu or 520-7505.

Wellness Town Hall Meeting

XU’s 24th Annual Wellness Awareness Week kicks off with a Wellness Town Hall Meeting, “Finding Joy in Health and Wellness,” hosted by Dr. Regina Benjamin, 18th U.S. Surgeon General & the nola.com/Times-Picayune Endowed Chair in Public Health Sciences, Oct. 21, at 6:00 p.m. in the COP Qatar Auditorium. The public is invited.

Grad Fair 2013

The Office of Graduate Placement host its annual Graduate and Professional School Fair (Grad Fair 2013) Oct. 23 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. Representatives from more than 50 graduate and professional schools – including law, public health, education, and business schools – will be on hand to provide information on admissions, funding, and networking opportunities, as well as undergraduate summer research or internship opportunities. All classifications are invited. Don't forget to dress for success, but business professional attire is NOT required.

Forum on Legal and Civil Rights Issues in Education

The Division of Education and Counseling will host "The Forum on Legal and Civil Rights Issues in Education" Oct. 25 in the Convocation Center Annex Room 111 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Coordinators Dr. Raynard Sanders and Willie Zanders, Esq., are engaging lawyers from around the country to discuss Education Reform in Louisiana, particularly in New Orleans, and the legal and civil rights issues that have emerged as a result of some of these reform efforts. The public is invited.

Tickets on Sale for Scholarship Benefit Concert

Tickets are now on sale for the 6th Annual Dr. Norman C. Francis Endowed Scholarship Concert. This year’s event, scheduled for Nov. 22 at 8:00 p.m. in the University’s new Convocation Center, headlines Motown superstars The Commodores, the sophisticated R&B trio En Vogue, and legendary comedian Bill Cosby. Tickets are $45 and $90. To purchase tickets call the Office of Institutional Advancement at 520-7575 or visit Ticketmaster ONLINE or at 1-866-448-7849.

Phi Alpha Theta Induction

The History Department will hold its Fall induction ceremony for Phi Alpha Theta, an international history honors society, Nov. 5. Eligibility requirements are completion of at least 12 semester hours in history with a 3.1 GPA in history and an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. No more than three semester hours of AP, transfer or on-line credit can be applied for membership. The deadline for application is TUESDAY (Oct. 15). Interested students should contact Sister Barbara Hughes at bhughes@xula.edu or by phone at 520-7410.

XSHARE Food Drive

The XSHARE (Xavier Students Help All Restore Energy) Food Drive continues. Dry goods such as oatmeal, grits, rice, and beans are most needed, however, canned foods will be appreciatively accepted for this collaborative “giving” event hosted by several Xavier student organizations and the Pontchartrain Chapter of The Links Inc. to help the Just the Right Attitude Food Bank provide nutritional meals to several nursing homes and low-income families in New Orleans East. Drop your goods in the large green donation boxes conveniently located in the lobbies of the Library, University Center, and Xavier South (First Floor).

Xavier Night at Zea

Fine dining with a cause: if you take in an evening meal at Zea’s St. Charles Avenue location TUESDAY (Oct. 15) and mention Xavier, the restaurant will donate a portion of its proceeds to the University’s scholarship fund. Visit HERE for details.

Yearbook Portraits

Want to see your smiling face in the 2013-14 Yearbook? Visit HERE for when and where you should go to get your portrait taken.

Yearbook Group Photos

If you would like to have your organization group photo taken for the 2013-2014 yearbook, please send an email to yearbook@xula.edu to schedule your appointment time with yearbook photographers. The deadline for having organization photos taken is Nov. 25.

Faculty/Staff Morning of Prayer

For faculty and staff, a Morning of Prayer will be held Oct. 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. Presenting reflections will be Rev. Warren Ray, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, and Paula Singleton, Senior Reference Librarian. The University has given permission for staff to be relieved of their duties in order to attend the service. Persons of all faith traditions are encouraged to attend.

ACT Brown Bag

The ACT (Across Curriculum Thinking) Program will hold its second Brown Bag of the semester Oct. 30 at 1:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. Dr. Yu Jiang, Director of Xavier’s Confucius Institute, will discuss "China's Contemporary Social Strata." All members of XU community are cordially invited. For further info contact Dr. Shamsul Huda at 520-7406.

Senior Premed Assessment Meetings

Students currently applying to enter medical, dental, etc. school in Fall 2014 should sign/up and complete the One-on-One Senior Assessment Meeting in the Premedical Office (NCF 108). Meetings start WEDNESDAY (Oct. 16) and run through the end of the month.

U of Mississippi Medical School

Dr. Steven Case, Associate Dean of Admissions at the University of Mississippi Medical School, will conduct a medical school admissions information session THURSDAY (Oct. 17) at 4:15 p.m. in NCF 115. Mississippi residents who are interested in medical school are highly encouraged to attend.

Examkrackers Review Test Prep Info

A representative from the Princeton Review will be available to share information regarding MCAT and other test prep options THURSDAY (Oct. 17) from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. near the elevators on the 1st floor of the NCF Science Building.

Premed Day at LSUNO Med School

LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans School of Medicine invites students to attend Premed Day (which includes a campus tour) FRIDAY (Oct. 18) at 2:00 p.m.. Details regarding Premed Day will be sent to students via email from the Premedical Office.  Interested students must provide their own transportation.

Deadlines to Submit Medical, Dental, etc. School Applications

Deadlines to submit applications to medical, dental, podiatry, optometry, etc. school for entry in 2014 are FAST APPROACHING! Please check with the application services and individual schools to confirm application deadlines as soon as possible. Additionally, all senior premeds are encouraged to sign-up for and complete a One-on-One Senior Assessment in the Premedical Office during the month of October to discuss their application plans and post-XU options.

Emergency Communications Signup

Last week’s tropical event serves as a good reminder that all faculty, staff, and students who have not already signed up for XU’s BB Connect emergency communications service should do so now. The system is designed to deliver emergency messages and other time-sensitive notifications to all students, faculty, and staff via four different forms of communication. In order for this system to succeed, however, each individual member of the XU community needs to provide your cell phone number and personal email address. Visit HERE for more details.

XU News on Facebook/Twitter

YOU should be following XULA news on FACEBOOK and TWITTER. Click the links for more info.

Other Campus Events

Tues (15) – Volleyball vs. Mobile, 7:00 p.m., Convocation Center
Wed (16) – Guest Recital [Lori Bade, soprano], 7:00 p.m., Music Recital Hall
Thu (17) – Student Recital, 12:15 p.m., Music Recital Hall
Fri (18) – Volleyball vs. Avila, 6:00 p.m., Convocation Center

XU in the News

NOLA.com - Xavier Founder's Day Celebration: Judge Karen Wells Roby to Speak
NOLA.com - Delgado, Xavier Ease Transition for Students Seeking Business Degrees
Data News - A Prescription for a Better Community [Dr. L'Issa Gates '03]

[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 a.m. Friday.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 427- October 07, 2013

The Week in Brief:

- Emergency Communications Signup
- Chapel Celebration of Founder’s Day
- Founder’s Day
- Open Meeting on Smoke-Free Campus
- Pink Day
- Race, Rap, and Reality
- The Palestinians in Syria and the Syrian War
- St. Kitts Med and Health Sciences Recruitment
- Rosenberg Optometry Recruitment
- Writing Center Workshop
- Math Center Reviews
- It’s On & Poppin
- Books into Film
- ACS Chemistry Club
- The Business of Biotech
- Study Abroad Scholarships
- Xavier Launches New Mobile App
- Tickets on Sale for Scholarship Benefit Concert
- Phi Alpha Theta Induction
- Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
- Revival for Youth & Young Adults
- XSHARE Food Drive
- Yearbook Portraits
- Yearbook Group Photos
- Freshman Premed Meeting
- Senior Premed Assessments
- Examkrackers Review Test Prep
- Flu Vaccines
- XULA News on Facebook/Twitter
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

Emergency Communications Signup

The Tropical Storm in the Gulf provides a good reminder that all faculty, staff, and students should sign up for XU’s BB Connect emergency communications service if they have not already done so. The system is designed to deliver emergency messages and other time-sensitive notifications to all students, faculty, and staff via four different forms of communication. In order for this system to succeed, however, each individual member of the XU community needs to provide your cell phone number and personal email address. Visit HERE for more details.

Chapel Celebration of Founder’s Day

THIS SUNDAY (Oct. 6) the 12:30 p.m. Mass in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel will be a commemoration of Founder’s Day and an opportunity to pray together in thanksgiving for the faith, vision, and generosity of St. Katharine Drexel.

Founder’s Day

Founder’s Day will be celebrated TUESDAY (Oct. 8) at 12:15 p.m. in the Convocation Center. U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen Wells Roby '83 will be the featured speaker. All faculty, staff, and students should plan on attending. Note that due to this event Mass on TUESDAY will be at 8:00 a.m. There will be no Morning Praise or noon Mass.

Open Meeting on Smoke-Free Campus

The Committee on Tobacco-Free Living/Fresh Campus invites all faculty, staff, and students to attend an open meeting to learn about the University’s transition to a smoke-free and tobacco-free campus MONDAY (Oct. 7) or THURSDAY (Oct. 10) at noon in the University Center, Room 201. An additional session for students will be held MONDAY (Oct. 7) at 5:00 p.m. in UC 205. Lite refreshments will be served. For more info contact Nedra Alcorn at nalcorn@xula.edu or Kamberly Tate at ktate2@xula.edu.

Pink Day

The XU community is encouraged to Think Pink FRIDAY (Oct. 11). Visit HERE for more info. In addition, there will be a Pink Day Mass at noon in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel for those impacted by Breast Cancer and their families. All are welcome to come and pray for strength and healing for all who are impacted, and that a cure is found soon.

Race, Rap, and Reality

Race, Rap, and Reality, a lecture by Chuck D, will be held WEDNESDAY (Oct. 9) at 7:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. Admission is free and the public invited. For more info call 520-7462.

The Palestinians in Syria and the Syrian War

The Political Science Department invites all students with an interest in global issues to a presentation by Palestinian scholar Dr. A. Al Hardan. “The Palestinians in Syria and the Syrian War,” THURSDAY (Oct. 10) at 11:00 a.m. in the University Center Room 205.

St. Kitts Med and Health Sciences Recruitment

A representative from the University of Medicine and Health Sciences-St. Kitts (West Indies) will be available to talk with interested students TUESDAY (Oct. 8) from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the NCF Science Annex Atrium.

Rosenberg Optometry Recruitment

A representative from Rosenberg School of Optometry at the University of the Incarnate Word (San Antonio TX) will be available to talk with interested students TUESDAY (Oct. 8) from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. in the NCF Science Annex Atrium.

Writing Center Workshop

The Writing Resource Center is offering a workshop, "Editing and Making Sense of Sentences: Identifying and Correcting Run-Ons and Fragments," TUESDAY (Oct. 8) from 5:00 to 5:50 p.m. in St. Joseph Academic Building 106. Open to all. Call 520-6282 or email wrc@xula.edu for more details.

Math Center Reviews

The Math Resource Center is offering two review sessions: "Math 0990: Module 2” TUESDAY (Oct. 8), and "Calculus Review Session: Sections 3.5, 3.7, 3.9, 3.10" WEDNESDAY (Oct. 9). Both sessions are scheduled for 4:00 p.m. in St. Joseph 101. For more info call 520-5310 or email mrc@xula.edu.

It’s On & Poppin

The Academic Resource Centers, through the Student Academic Success Office, are hosting a mid-term event, "It's On & Poppin'" Oct. 16. Stop by one of the centers, either in St Joseph or NCF, to snack on popcorn and study for mid-term exams. For more info call 520-5466.

Books into Film

The fourth season of Books into Film, Xavier's only on-going film series, continues THURSDAY (Oct. 10) at 6:00 p.m. with a screening of the classic film noir Gaslight. Based on the play of the same name, the 1944 film stars Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer and will be introduced Brian Turner (Psychology). Pizza from Theo's will be provided and prizes will be awarded. Books into Film meets each month in the second floor lounge of the University Center.

ACS Chemistry Club

There will be an ACS Chemistry Club general body meeting THURSDAY (Oct. 10) at 6:00 p.m. in NCF room 105! All members should attend.

The Business of Biotech

The Division of Business will present three business biotech forums this month, including: “Learning the Biotech Industry in New Orleans”, Oct. 21, 6:00 p.m., University Center Ballroom; “The Role of Universities in the Biotech Industry”, Oct. 22, 6:00 p.m., Convocation Center Annex Room 111; “The Ethics of Biotech”, Oct. 23, 6:00 p.m., Convocation Center Annex Room 111. The public is invited. Visit HERE for more info or contact Tonia Simmons-Doakes at tsimmon2@xula.edu or 520-7505.

Study Abroad Scholarships

Competitive scholarships for study abroad programs are available, but the deadlines for applying are approaching fast. Visit HERE to see what is available. For more info visit the Center for Intercultural and International Programs in St. Joseph's Room 312.

Xavier Launches New Mobile App

Want to keep track of your grades, schedule, campus events, and more from your phone? Then download Xavier’s new free mobile app by going to the Apple or Google Play App Stores and searching for Ellucian GO. Select Xavier University of Louisiana from the list of schools and login with your Banner Web credentials.

Tickets on Sale for Scholarship Benefit Concert

Tickets are now on sale for the 6th Annual Dr. Norman C. Francis Endowed Scholarship Concert. This year’s event, scheduled for Nov. 22 at 8:00 p.m. in the University’s new Convocation Center, headlines Motown superstars The Commodores, the sophisticated R&B trio En Vogue, and legendary comedian Bill Cosby. Tickets are $45 and $90. To purchase tickets call the Office of Institutional Advancement at 520-7575 or visit Ticketmaster ONLINE or at 1-866-448-7849.

Phi Alpha Theta Induction

The History Department will hold its Fall induction ceremony for Phi Alpha Theta, an international history honors society, Nov. 5. Eligibility requirements are completion of at least 12 semester hours in history with a 3.1 GPA in history and an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. No more than three semester hours of AP, transfer or on-line credit can be applied for membership. The deadline for application is Oct. 15. Interested students should contact Sister Barbara Hughes at bhughes@xula.edu or by phone at 520-7410.

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

The applications for the 2014-2015 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available HERE. The program provides unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations. For more info visit the Center for Intercultural and International Programs, St. Joseph Room 312.

Revival for Youth & Young Adults

The Institute for Black Catholic Studies will present a revival for youth and young adults, “God’s Rx for Relationships,” featuring Fr. Chester Smith and Fr. Tony Ricard Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. Call 520-7691 for more info.

XSHARE Food Drive

XSHARE (Xavier Students Help All Restore Energy) will kick off its 4th Annual Food Drive TUESDAY (Oct. 8). Dry goods such as oatmeal, grits, rice, and beans are most needed, however, canned foods will be appreciatively accepted for this collaborative “giving” event hosted by several Xavier student organizations and the Pontchartrain Chapter of The Links Inc. to help the Just the Right Attitude Food Bank provide nutritional meals to several nursing homes and low-income families in New Orleans East. Drop your goods in the large green donation boxes conveniently located in the lobbies of the Library, University Center, and Xavier South (First Floor).

Yearbook Portraits

Want to see your smiling face in the 2013-14 Yearbook? Visit HERE for when and where you should go to get your portrait taken.

Yearbook Group Photos

If you would like to have your organization group photo taken for the 2013-2014 yearbook, please send an email to yearbook@xula.edu to schedule your appointment time with yearbook photographers. The deadline for having organization photos taken is Nov. 25.

Freshman Premed Meeting

There will be a Freshman Premed Meeting MONDAY (Oct. 7) at 4:15 p.m. OR 5:15 p.m. (attend either session) in NCF 105. All freshman premeds and new transfer premeds, as well as sophomore premeds who missed meetings in 2012-2013 should attend. Bring a pencil or pen to the meeting. If you are unable to attend any of the weekly meetings, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make them up. Visit HERE to view the list of Freshman Premed Biomedical Honor Corps Meetings planned for Fall 2013.

Senior Premed Assessments

Students currently applying to enter medical, dental, etc. school in Fall 2014 should sign-up beginning MONDAY (Oct. 7) to complete the One-on-One Senior Assessment Meetings. The sign-up list and required meeting documents are available in the Premedical Office (NCF 108) near the reception desk. The meetings will start on Oct. 16 and run through the end of the month.

Examkrackers Review Test Prep

A representative from the Princeton Review will be available to share information regarding MCAT and other test prep options THURSDAY (Oct. 10) from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. near the elevators on the 1st floor of the NCF Science Building.

Flu Vaccines

Pharmacists from Rite Aid will be on campus WEDNESDAY (Oct. 9) to administer flu shots to interested faculty and staff. Call 520-7396 to register or visit HERE for more info.

XU News on Facebook/Twitter

YOU should be following XULA news on FACEBOOK and TWITTER. Click the links for more info.

Other Campus Events

Thu (10) – Student Recital, 12:15 p.m., Music Recital Hall

XU in the News

NOLA.com - Delgado, Xavier Ease Transition for Students Seeking Business Degrees
Data News - A Prescription for a Better Community [Dr. L'Issa Gates '03]
ChinaDaily - U.S. Confucius Institutes Gather

[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 a.m. Friday.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 426- September 30, 2013

The Week in Brief:

- Fall Career Expo 2013
- Study Abroad Scholarships
- Xavier Launches New Mobile App
- Business Blazer Ceremony
- ACT Brown Bag
- Tickets on Sale for Scholarship Benefit Concert
- Examkrackers MCAT Review Info
- Sign-Up for Premed Day at LSUNO Med School
- Writing Center Workshop
- Sign-Up for U of Mississippi Medical School Info Session
- Reading Center Workshop
- Math Center Workshops & Review
- Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society
- Yearbook Portraits for 2013-14
- Freshman Premed Meeting
- Junior Premed Assessment Meetings
- Deadlines to Submit Med, Dental, etc. School Applications
- XULA News on Facebook/Twitter
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

Fall Career Expo 2013

Mark your calendar now for the Fall Career Expo WEDNESDAY (Oct. 2) at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Free shuttle are available. Visit HERE or more info.

Study Abroad Scholarships

Competitive scholarships for study abroad programs are available, but the deadlines for applying are approaching fast. Visit HERE to see what is available. For more info visit the Center for Intercultural and International Programs in St. Joseph's Room 312.

Xavier Launches New Mobile App

Want to keep track of your grades, schedule, campus events, and more from your phone? Then download Xavier’s new free mobile app by going to the Apple or Google Play App Stores and searching for Ellucian GO. Select Xavier University of Louisiana from the list of schools and login with your Banner Web credentials.

Business Blazer Ceremony

The Division of Business will hold its annual Blazer Ceremony TUESDAY (Oct. 01) at 5:30 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom.

ACT Brown Bag

Xavier's ACT (Across Curriculum Thinking) Program will hold its first Brown Bag of the semester WEDNESDAY (Oct. 2) at noon in the University Center Ballroom. Drs. Mark Gstohl (Theology), Oliver Hennessey (English), and Pamela Waldron-Moore (Political Science) will discuss, "To Have and Have Not: Examining Social Class Across Disciplines". All members of XU community are cordially invited. For more info contact Dr. Shamsul Huda, Director of ACT, at 520-7406.

Tickets on Sale for Scholarship Benefit Concert

Tickets are now on sale for the 6th Annual Dr. Norman C. Francis Endowed Scholarship Concert. This year’s event, scheduled for Nov. 22 at 8:00 p.m. in the University’s new Convocation Center, headlines Motown superstars The Commodores, the sophisticated R&B trio En Vogue, and legendary comedian Bill Cosby. Tickets are $45 and $90. Xavier is pleased to offer a special “Buy One, Get One Free” discount on the $90 tickets to faculty and staff who have contributed at least $100 to the 2013 Annual Fund. This special promotion ends MONDAY (Sept. 30). To purchase tickets call the Office of Institutional Advancement at 520-7575.

Examkrackers MCAT Review Info

Students who will be taking the MCAT in 2014 are encouraged to attend the Examkrackers MCAT Review Info Session MONDAY (Sept. 30) at 6:00 p.m. in NCF 115. Please take the time to learn more about your options for MCAT prep before paying to enroll in a course. Also, an Examkrackers rep will be available to share MCAT review info THURSDAY (Oct. 3) from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. near the 1st floor elevators of the NCF Science Building.

Sign-Up for Premed Day at LSUNO Med School

LSU Health Sciences Center-New Orleans School of Medicine invites students to attend Premed Day (which includes a campus tour) Oct. 18 at 2:00 p.m. Interested students should indicate interest by sending an email (include your name) to xupremed@yahoo.com no later than TUESDAY (Oct. 1). Tour details will be provided via email prior to the event. Students must provide their own transportation.

Writing Center Workshop

The Writing Resource Center is offering a workshop, " Improving the “Flow” of an Essay: Developing ideas, building support, and organizing," TUESDAY (Oct. 1) from 5:00 to 5:50 pm in St. Joseph Academic Building 106. Open to all. Call 520-6282 or email wrc@xula.edu for more details.

Sign-Up for U of Mississippi Medical School Info Session

Students interested in applying to the University of Mississippi Medical School should RSVP now to attend an information session that will be held Oct. 17 at 4:15 p.m. in NCF 115. Dr. Steven Case, UM Associate Dean for Admissions, will be on campus to meet with residents of Mississippi interested in attending medical school. If you plan to attend, email Rece Thompson at EThompson2@umc.edu as soon as possible. FYI, a list of recruitment visits by medical, dental, etc. schools that have been scheduled through the Premed Office (so far) is posted near the entrance to the Premed Office (NCF 108).

Reading Center Workshop

The Reading Resource Center will present a workshop, "The Basics of Reading," THURSDAY (Oct. 3) at 2:00 p.m. in St. Joseph, Room 111. Open to all. For more info call 520-5058 or email rrc@xula.edu.

Math Center Workshops & Review

The Math Resource Center will present two workshops and a review this week. Workshops include "Derivatives in Pre-Calculus and Calculus," TUESDAY (Oct. 1) and "Graphing: Pre-Calculus, Calculus, & Principles of Math" THURSDAY (Oct. 3). Both are at 4:00 p.m. in St. Joseph, Room 111. In addition, a Pre-Calculus Review Session (Module 2) will be offered FRIDAY (Oct. 4) at 5:00 p.m. in the Administration Building, Room 304. All three are open to all. For more info call 520-5310 or email mrc@xula.edu.

Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society

The members of Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society are invited to attend the Fall meeting Oct. 10 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 135 of the NCF Science Annex. For more info contact Marlene Robinson at 520-7487.

Yearbook Portraits for 2013-14

Want to get your mug in the 2013-14 Yearbook? Visit HERE for when and where you should go.

Freshman Premed Meeting

There will be a Freshman Premed Meeting MONDAY (Sept. 30) at 4:15 p.m. OR 5:15 p.m. (attend either session) in NCF 105. All freshman premeds and new transfer premeds, as well as sophomore premeds who missed meetings in 2012-2013 should attend. Bring a pencil or pen to the meeting. If you are unable to attend any of the weekly meetings, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make them up. Visit HERE to view the list of Freshman Premed Biomedical Honor Corps Meetings planned for Fall 2013.

Junior Premed Assessment Meetings

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, optometry, podiatry, or any other health professions program during summer 2014 for entry in fall 2015 should sign-up for and complete a One-on-One Assessment Meeting with a Premedical Adviser. The meetings run until THURSDAY (Oct. 3), but students are encouraged to complete their meetings EARLY. Visit HERE for details on what junior premeds should be doing this semester to be prepared to apply to health professions schools for entry in 2015.

Deadlines to Submit Med, Dental, etc. School Applications

Deadlines to submit applications to medical, dental, podiatry, optometry, etc. school for entry in 2014 are fast approaching! Please check with the application services and individual schools to confirm application deadlines as soon as possible! FYI, if you are currently applying to medical and dental schools in the state of Texas via the Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS), be advised that the deadline to submit your online application is TUESDAY (Oct. 1)at 5:00 p.m. (CST). Visit HERE or more info.

XU News on Facebook/Twitter

YOU should be following XULA news on FACEBOOK and TWITTER. Click the links for more info.

Other Campus Events

Thu (03) – Student Recital, 12:15 p.m., Music Recital Hall
Thu (03) – Woodwind Studio Recital, 7:00 p.m., Music Recital Hall
Sat (05) – Volleyball vs. Dillard, 1:00 p.m., Convocation Center
Sat (05) – Volleyball vs. St. Thomas TX, 4:00 p.m., Convocation Center
Sun (06) – Sunday Celebration of Founder’s Day, 12:30 p.m., SKD Chapel

XU in the News

Diverse Issues - Nation Leaders Highlight Critical Needs for Future of American Universities
Media Health Leaders - Regina Benjamin Continues Crusade for Wellness

[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 a.m. Friday.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 425- September 23, 2013

The Week in Brief:

- Xavier Launches New Mobile App
- Spirit Praise
- Career Advancement Center Open House
- XU Endowment for the Humanities Presents …
- Debunking Myths About Being Black and Catholic
- Personal Statement Workshop
- Tickets on Sale for Scholarship Benefit Concert
- CSLS Service Saturday
- Retirement Social for Dennis Cousin
- Yearbook Portraits for 2013-14
- Developing Your Professional Image
- Build a Better Resume
- Fall Career Expo 2013
- Princeton MCAT Review Info Session
- Examkrackers Review Test Prep Info
- Sign-Up for Premed Day at LSUNO Med School
- Sign-Up for U of Mississippi Medical School Info Session
-
Biology Tutor Led Q&A Sessions
- Study Abroad Info Sessions
- Study/Life Skill Workshops
- Faculty/Staff Flu Shots
- RCIA Classes
- Costco Opening
- Cheerleader Car Wash
- Freshman Premed Meeting
- Junior Premed Assessment Meetings
- Graduate Placement Senior Sign up
-
Graduate Placement Sophomore Check-in
- XU Alumna in JPSO Musical
- Legends of the Game Ticket Discount
- Museum Day Live
- Suicide Awareness Event
- XULA News on Facebook/Twitter
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

Xavier Launches New Mobile App

Want to keep track of your grades, schedule, campus events, and more from your phone? Then download Xavier’s new free mobile app by going to the Apple or Google Play App Stores and searching for Ellucian GO. Select Xavier University of Louisiana from the list of schools and login with your Banner Web credentials.

Spirit Praise

The Office of Campus Ministry will host an outdoor student rally, “Spirit Praise” hosted by Javian Baker of Sharing the Word, TUESDAY (Sept. 24) at 4:00 p.m. in front of the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel.

Career Advancement Center Open House

The Career Advancement Center (CAC) – encompassing Intercultural and International Programs, the Graduate Placement Office, and Career Services – will hold an Open House MONDAY (Sept. 23) from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on the third floor of the St. Joseph’s Academic & Health Resource Center.

XU Endowment for the Humanities Presents …

Xavier Endowment for the Humanities Presents ... TUESDAY (Sept. 24): A Documentary Film “Soul Food Junkies” at 6:30 p.m. in the NCF Auditorium; WEDNESDAY (Sept. 25): Alumnus, Chef, Food Justice Activist, Guest Lecturer, and Author Bryant Terry ’97 at 7:00 p.m. in the University Ballroom; and THURSDAY (Sept. 26): Panel discussion on food justice and tour of the Hollygrove Market & Farm at 9:30 a.m. Visit HERE for more details.

Debunking Myths About Being Black and Catholic

The XU Institute for Black Catholic Studies (IBCS) will present a seminar, “Debunking Myths About Being Black and Catholic: Ain’t Nobody Got Time for Dat”, featuring Fr. Maurice Nutt CSsR D.Min. WEDNESDAY (Sept. 25) at 7:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. Admission is free and the public invited. The XU community is also invited to join Fr. Maurice for “An Evening of Prayer, Preaching and Praise” THURSDAY (Sept. 26) at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. For more info call 520-7691.

Personal Statement Workshop

The Office of Graduate Placement and the Writing Center will present a “Pathways to Your Future: Personal Statement Workshop” WEDNESDAY (Sept. 25) from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the University Center Room 205. All majors are invited to attend. Call 520-6282 or email wrc@xula.edu for more details.

Tickets on Sale for Scholarship Benefit Concert

Tickets are now on sale for the 6th Annual Dr. Norman C. Francis Endowed Scholarship Concert. This year’s event, scheduled for Nov. 22 at 8:00 p.m. in the University’s new Convocation Center, headlines Motown superstars The Commodores, the sophisticated R&B trio En Vogue, and legendary comedian Bill Cosby. Tickets are $45 and $90. Xavier is pleased to offer a special “Buy One, Get One Free” discount on the $90 tickets to faculty and staff who have contributed at least $100 to the 2013 Annual Fund. This special promotion ends Sept. 30. To purchase tickets call the Office of Institutional Advancement at 520-7575.

CSLS Service Saturday

The Center for Student Leadership & Service will host its monthly Service Saturday SATURDAY (Sept. 28) from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Join us as we continue the work of revitalizing the city of New Orleans, volunteering with various community organizations. Buses will depart the UC at 8:30 a.m. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Sign up in CSLS, UC 316. For further details contact Christy Lagarde at 520-5132 or cmlagard@xula.edu.

Retirement Social for Dennis Cousin

The XU community is invited to stop by and wish Dennis Cousin “bon voyage” and “happy retirement” at a Retirement Social for the former Athletics Director THURSDAY (Sept. 26) from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Convocation Center Annex Room 111.

Yearbook Portraits for 2013-14

Want to get your mug in the 2013-14 Yearbook? Visit HERE or when and where you should go.

Developing Your Professional Image

The Office of Career Services will present a seminar, “Developing Your Professional Image” featuring speaker/author/business & life coach Deborah Jackson TUESDAY (Sept. 24) at 6:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. All majors are welcome.

Build a Better Resume

Want help with your resume? Bring it by for a quick check-up by professionals during the Office of Career Services’ “Resumania” event WEDNESDAY (Sept. 25) from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Room 302.

Fall Career Expo 2013

Mark your calendar now for the Fall Career Expo Oct. 2 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Free shuttle are available. Visit HERE for more info.

Princeton MCAT Review Info Session

Students who will be taking the MCAT in 2014 are encouraged to attend the Princeton MCAT Review Info Session TUESDAY (Sept. 24) at 5:30 p.m. in NCF 115. Please take the time to learn more about your options for MCAT prep before paying to enroll in a course.

Examkrackers Review Test Prep Info

A representative from the Princeton Review will be on campus THURSDAY (Sept. 26) from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. near the NCF Science Building’s 1st floor elevators to share information regarding MCAT and other test prep options.

Sign-Up for Premed Day at LSUNO Med School

LSU Health Sciences Center-New Orleans School of Medicine invites students to attend Premed Day (which includes a campus tour) Oct. 18 at 2:00 p.m. Interested students should indicate interest by sending an email (include your name) to xupremed@yahoo.com no later than Oct. 1. Tour details will be provided via email prior to the event. Students must provide their own transportation.

Sign-Up for U of Mississippi Medical School Info Session

Students interested in applying to the University of Mississippi Medical School should RSVP now to attend an information session that will be held Oct. 17 at 4:15 p.m. in NCF 115. Dr. Steven Case, UM Associate Dean for Admissions, will be on campus to meet with residents of Mississippi interested in attending medical school. If you plan to attend, email Rece Thompson at EThompson2@umc.edu as soon as possible. FYI, a list of recruitment visits by medical, dental, etc. schools that have been scheduled through the Premed Office (so far) is posted near the entrance to the Premed Office (NCF 108).

Biology Tutor Led Q&A Sessions

Need help for your Biology 1230 -OR- 1240 exam? The Biology Resource Center will be conducting two "Q&A Sessions" next week, led by the BRC tutors. The Biology 1240 session will be held MONDAY (Sept 23) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in NCF 479.  The Biology 1230 session will be held WEDNESDAY (Sept 25) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in NCF 175. Call 520-7590 or email brc@xula.edu for more info.

Study Abroad Info Sessions

The Center for Intercultural and International Programs will host information sessions on study abroad opportunities for spring or summer 2014 every Tuesday and Thursday of this month at 12:15 p.m. in the CIIP office, Joseph Resource Center, Room 313. Remember, you can always stop by the office to discuss study abroad opportunities. Visit HERE or the complete schedule.

Study/Life Skill Workshops

Students are encouraged to take advantage of the Study/Life Skills Workshops being Sessions offered this fall which are designed to help you improve both academically and personally. Visit HERE or more info.

Faculty/Staff Flu Shots

Student Health Services and Rite Aid pharmacists are offering flu shots to faculty and staff WEDNESDAY (Sept. 25) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the University Center, Room 205. The shot is covered by most insurance plans. Contact Judy Warren RN at 520-7396 to register.

RCIA Classes

Religion classes for this semester will be held each Monday at 6:00 p.m. in Room 102 of the Administration Building. Known also as the Rite of Christian Initiations (RCIA), these classes are offered for those who would like to know more about the Catholic religion, those who wish to join the Catholic Church, and those interested in preparing to receive the sacraments of initiation. For more info contact Deacon Harold Vincent at Hvincent@xula.edu.

Costco Opening

Please be aware that the new Costco directly across Carrollton Avenue from the main campus will officially open THIS SATURDAY (Sept. 21). Faculty, staff, and students should remain cognizant of the heavy automobile and foot traffic this will create on the streets bordering the campus for the foreseeable future.

Cheerleader Car Wash

The Cheerleading Team will hold a Car Wash fundraiser SATURDAY (Sept. 28) from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Pep Boys, 3505 S. Carrollton Ave.

Freshman Premed Meeting

There will be a Freshman Premed Meeting MONDAY (Sept. 23) at 4:15 p.m. OR 5:15 p.m. (attend either session) in NCF Science Annex 175 (NOTE ROOM CHANGE). All freshman premeds and new transfer premeds, as well as sophomore premeds who missed meetings in 2012-2013 should attend. Bring a pencil or pen to the meeting. If you are unable to attend any of the weekly meetings, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make them up. Visit HERE to view the list of Freshman Premed Biomedical Honor Corps Meetings planned for Fall 2013.

Junior Premed Assessment Meetings

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, optometry, podiatry, or any other health professions program during summer 2014 for entry in fall 2015 should sign-up for and complete a One-on-One Assessment Meeting with a Premedical Adviser. The meetings run until Oct. 3, but students are encouraged to complete their meetings EARLY. Visit HERE for details on what junior premeds should be doing this semester to be prepared to apply to health professions schools for entry in 2015.

Graduate Placement Senior Sign up

The Career Advancement Center’s Office of Graduate Placement would like all seniors to come and sign up in our office to seek advisement on their graduate school plans, applications and potential schools they would like to attend. . The Office of Graduate Placement is located on the third floor of St. Joseph’s Academic Health and Resource Center Room 306.

Graduate Placement Sophomore Check-in

The Career Advancement Center’s Office of Graduate Placement would like all sophomores to come sign up in our office so that we can begin your process of preparation for graduate/ professional school. Your sophomore year is the best time to start mapping out your future education and career goals. The Office of Graduate Placement is located on the third floor of St. Joseph’s Academic Health and Resource Center room 306.

Legends of the Game Ticket Discount

Global and Mobile Productions is hosting the “Legends of the Game” old school rap concert featuring Rakim, Doug E. Fresh, Big Daddy Kane, and MC Lyte FRIDAY (Sept. 27) at 8:00 p.m. in the XU Convocation Center. Tickets are $62.50, $52.50 and $42.50 through Ticketmaster, but XU employees will receive a $5 discount if purchased through Institutional Advancement or at the Convocation Center Box Office. Call 520-7684 for more info.

XU Alumna in JPSO Musical

Alumna Sabrina Mixon ’00 is a cast member of "Blueberry Hill," an original New Orleans musical by Butch Caire featuring classic New Orleans R&B songs, which runs NOW through Oct. 6 at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center.  Visit HERE for more info.

Museum Day Live

SATURDAY (Sept. 28) is the annual Museum Day Live, sponsored by the Smithsonian Museum. For more info and to print out two free tickets to the participating museum of your choice, visit HERE.

Suicide Awareness Event

ATO (Airwave Takeover) will present a Suicide Awareness Event featuring Kierra Sheard SATURDAY (Sept. 28) at from noon to 4:00 p.m. at Living the World International, 2528 Old Spanish Trail, in Slidell LA. Visit HERE for more details.

XU News on Facebook/Twitter

YOU should be following XULA news on FACEBOOK and TWITTER. Click the links for more info.

Other Campus Events

Thu (26) – Mass for the Recently Deceased, noon, SKD Chapel
Thu (26) – Student Recital, 12:15 p.m., Music Recital Hall

XU in the News

NOLA.com - Delgado, Nunez Post Enrollment Gains, Bucking a National Trend
NOLA.com - Dannton Jackson Named Interim AD at Xavier
NOLA.com - Community Leaders Discuss Education, Crime and the Higher Cost of Living
WWL-TV - Former U.S. Surgeon General to aid Xavier University
NOLA.com - Xavier Community Opens Its Arms to Welcome 18th Surgeon General

[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 a.m. Friday.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 424- September 16, 2013

The Week in Brief:

- Tickets on Sale for 6th Annual NCF Endowed Scholarship Benefit Concert
- Free Angela
- Confucius Institute Mid-Autumn Festival
- Committee on Tobacco-Free Living
- Yearbook Portraits for 2013-14
- Study Abroad Info Sessions
- Study/Life Skill Workshops
- Conversations About Prayer
- National Pan-Hellenic Council Fall 2013 Informationals
- U of Missouri-Kansas City Dental School
- Princeton Review Test Prep Info
- LSU-NO Med School Student Panel
- U of Mississippi Med & Dental Schools
- LSU-Shreveport Med School Info Session
- FREE Kaplan MCAT Sample Class
- Career Advancement Center Open House
- XU Endowment for the Humanities Presents …
- HIV Testing
- Personal Statement Workshop
- Faculty/Staff Flu Shots
- UNCF 5K Run/Walk Kickoff
- RCIA Classes
- Freshman Premed Meeting
- Junior Premed Assessment Meetings
- Graduate Placement Senior Sign up
- Graduate Placement Sophomore Check-in
- Museum Day Live
- XULA News on Facebook/Twitter
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

Tickets on Sale for 6th Annual NCF Endowed Scholarship Benefit Concert

Tickets are now on sale for the 6th Annual Dr. Norman C. Francis Endowed Scholarship Concert. This year’s event, scheduled for Nov. 22 at 8:00 p.m. in the University’s new Convocation Center, headlines Motown superstars The Commodores, the sophisticated R&B trio En Vogue, and legendary comedian Bill Cosby. Tickets are $45 and $90. Xavier is pleased to offer a special “Buy One, Get One Free” discount on the $90 tickets to faculty and staff who have contributed at least $100 to the 2013 Annual Fund. This special promotion ends Sept. 30. To purchase tickets call the Office of Institutional Advancement at 520-7575.

Free Angela

A film screening and discussion with the filmmaker of “Free Angela & All Political Prisoners” will be held TUESDAY (Sept. 17) at 7:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. Admission is free and the public invited. For more info contact Dr. Pamela Franco at 520-7462.

Confucius Institute Mid-Autumn Festival

The Confucius Institute at Xavier will host its first Mid-Autumn Festival celebration FRIDAY (Sept. 20) in honor of the traditional Chinese harvest season. The free event, which will kick off at 6:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom, includes a mini-concert performed by top music professors from our partner school in China (Hebei University), moon-cake tasting, and kids/adults friendly activities such as calligraphic contests, ping pong competitions, bow shooting, and paper cutting.

Committee on Tobacco-Free Living

The Committee on Tobacco-Free Living, formed last fall as part of a campus-wide initiative to raise awareness about the effects of smoking on the campus community, is developing policies to make XU a healthier place to work and learn. The committee invites smokers and tobacco users to take part in a focus group FRIDAY (Sept. 20) at 10:00 a.m. in the University Center Room 205C to discuss how they may be impacted as XU transitions to a smoke-free and tobacco-free campus. For more info, contact Randall Schexnayder at rschexna@xula.edu.

Yearbook Portraits for 2013-14

Candid Campus Photography will be taking Yearbook portraits from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. according to the following schedule: WEDNESDAY (Sept. 18) – P4’s in the COP Building; and FRIDAY (Sept. 20) – All other Graduating Seniors, and Oct. 18 – All Graduating Seniors, both in the University Center Gallery Room 105. Men should be dressed in shirt and tie. Caps, gowns, tassels, hoods provided. Individual undergraduate and graduate program photos will be taken in the UC First Floor from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the following dates: FRIDAY (Sept. 20), Sept. 24, Oct. 18, Oct. 22, Nov. 8, and Nov. 12.

Study Abroad Info Sessions

The Center for Intercultural and International Programs will host information sessions on study abroad opportunities for spring or summer 2014 every Tuesday and Thursday of this month at 12:15 p.m. in the CIIP office, Joseph Resource Center, Room 313. Remember, you can always stop by the office to discuss study abroad opportunities. Visit HERE or the complete schedule.

Study/Life Skill Workshops

Students are encouraged to take advantage of the Study/Life Skills Workshops being Sessions offered this fall starting MONDAY (Sept. 16). These sessions are designed to help you improve both academically and personally. Visit HERE for more info.

Conversations About Prayer

The XU community to participate in “Conversations About Prayer” –a dialog about “how” to pray – THURSDAY (Sept. 19) at either 11:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel Meditation Room. Persons of all faith traditions are invited to just observe or to participate. This will not be a prayer meeting and there will be no pressure to join in the conversation. What have you done lately to strengthen your spirituality? This will take less than an hour of your time. Are you really too busy?

National Pan-Hellenic Council Fall 2013 Informationals

The National Pan-Hellenic Council Fall 2013 Informationals will be held this month according to the following schedule: MONDAY (Sept. 16) - Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. at 6:20 p.m. in NCF 115; TUESDAY (Sept. 17) - Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. at 6:00 p.m. in NCF 173; THURSDAY (Sept. 19) - Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. at 7:14 p.m. in NCF 135; and Sept. 29 - Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. [TBA] . All students attending Informationals are expected to wear business casual attire.

U of Missouri-Kansas City Dental School

A representative from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Dental School will on campus MONDAY (Sept. 16) to talk with interested students from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the NCF Science Annex Atrium.

Princeton Review Test Prep Info

A representative from the Princeton Review will be available to share information regarding MCAT, DAT, and other test prep options TUESDAY (Sept. 17) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the NCF Science Building (near elevators).

LSU-NO Med School Student Panel

Representatives from the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) chapter at LSU-New Orleans School of Medicine will give a presentation to interested students TUESDAY (Sept. 17) at 4:15 p.m., in the NCF Science Annex Room 175. Medical students from LSUNO will be available to answer questions. A list of recruitment visits by medical, dental, etc. schools that have been scheduled through the Premed Office for Fall 2013 (so far) is posted near the office entrance (NCF 108).

U of Mississippi Med & Dental Schools

Representatives from the University of Mississippi Medical and Dental Schools will be on campus to speak with interested students WEDNESDAY (Sept.18) from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the NCF Science Annex Atrium.

LSU-Shreveport Med School Info Session

Dr. F. Scott Kennedy, Assistant Dean for Student Admissions at LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport, will conduct an information session on campus WEDNESDAY (Sept. 18) 4:00 p.m. in NCF 115. Students interested in medicine who are Louisiana residents are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to attend the session for more information about the medical school and any special programs that may be available.

Free Kaplan MCAT Sample Class

Students who will be taking the MCAT in 2014 are encouraged to attend the FREE Kaplan MCAT Sample Class WEDNESDAY (Sept. 18) at 5:00 p.m. in NCF Science Annex 175. Please take the time to learn more about your options for MCAT prep before paying to enroll in a course.

Career Advancement Center Open House

The Career Advancement Center (CAC) – encompassing Intercultural and International Programs, the Graduate Placement Office, and Career Services – will hold an Open House Sept. 23 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on the third floor of the St. Joseph’s Academic & Health Resource Center.

XU Endowment for the Humanities Presents …

Xavier Endowment for the Humanities Presents ... Sept. 24 (Day One): A Documentary Film “Soul Food Junkies” at 6:30 p.m. in the NCF Auditorium; Sept. 25 (Day Two): Alumnus, Chef, Food Justice Activist, Guest Lecturer, and Author Bryant Terry ’97 at 7:00 p.m. in the  University Ballroom; and Sept. 26 (Day 3): Panel discussion on food justice and tour of the Hollygrove Market & Farm at 9:30 a.m. Visit HERE for more details.

HIV Testing

HIV testing will be held WEDNESDAY (Sept. 18) at the University Center Room 205C, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For more info call Student Health Services at 520-7396.

Personal Statement Workshop

The Office of Graduate Placement and the Writing Center will present a Personal Statement Workshop Sept. 25 from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the University Center Room 205. All majors are invited to attend.

Faculty/Staff Flu Shots

Student Health Services and Rite Aid pharmacists are offering flu shots to faculty and staff Sept. 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the University Center, Room 205. The shot is covered by most insurance plans. Contact Judy Warren RN at 520-7396 to register.

UNCF 5K Run/Walk Kickoff

The campus Kickoff for this year’s United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Annual 5K Run/Walk will be held Sept. 18 & Sept. 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. both days at the University Center. Faculty and Staff sign up is $30 before Oct. 2, and includes a Xavier race tee shirt and Audubon Zoo coupons. This year’s Run/Walk will take place Oct. 5 at Audubon Park & Riverview at 9:15 a.m. Faculty & Staff can also sign up at Staff Institute THURSDAY (Sept. 12). For more info call 520-7575.

RCIA Classes

Religion classes for this semester will be held each Monday at 6:00 p.m. in Room 102 of the Administration Building. Known also as the Rite of Christian Initiations (RCIA), these classes are offered for those who would like to know more about the Catholic religion, those who wish to join the Catholic Church, and those interested in preparing to receive the sacraments of initiation. For more info contact Deacon Harold Vincent at Hvincent@xula.edu.

Freshman Premed Meeting

There will be a Freshman Premed Meeting MONDAY (Sept. 16) at 4:15 p.m. OR 5:15 p.m. (attend either session) in NCF Science Annex 175 (NOTE ROOM CHANGE). All freshman premeds and new transfer premeds, as well as sophomore premeds who missed meetings in 2012-2013 should attend. Bring a pencil or pen to the meeting. If you are unable to attend any of the weekly meetings, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make them up. Visit HERE to view the list of Freshman Premed Biomedical Honor Corps Meetings planned for Fall 2013.

Junior Premed Assessment Meetings

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, optometry, podiatry, or any other health professions program during summer 2014 for entry in fall 2015 should sign-up for and complete a One-on-One Assessment Meeting with a Premedical Adviser. The meetings run until Oct. 3, but students are encouraged to complete their meetings EARLY. Visit HERE for details on what junior premeds should be doing this semester to be prepared to apply to health professions schools for entry in 2015.

Graduate Placement Senior Sign up

The Career Advancement Center’s Office of Graduate Placement would like all seniors to come and sign up in our office to seek advisement on their graduate school plans, applications and potential schools they would like to attend. . The Office of Graduate Placement is located on the third floor of St. Joseph’s Academic Health and Resource Center Room 306.

Graduate Placement Sophomore Check-in

The Career Advancement Center’s Office of Graduate Placement would like all sophomores to come sign up in our office so that we can begin your process of preparation for graduate/ professional school. Your sophomore year is the best time to start mapping out your future education and career goals. The Office of Graduate Placement is located on the third floor of St. Joseph’s Academic Health and Resource Center room 306.

Museum Day Live

September 28 is the annual Museum Day Live, sponsored by the Smithsonian Museum. For more info and to print out two free tickets to the participating museum of your choice, visit HERE.

XU News on Facebook/Twitter

YOU should be following XULA news on FACEBOOK and TWITTER. Click the links for more info.

Other Campus Events

Mon (16) – Volleyball vs. Fisk, 7:00 p.m., Convocation Center
Wed (18) – Volleyball vs. Loyola, 7:00 p.m., Convocation Center
Thu (19) – Conversations About Prayer, 11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m., SKD Chapel
Thu (19) – Music Recital: Dara Rahming/Wilfred Delphin, 7:00 p.m., Music Recital Hall

XU in the News

B.R. Advocate - Xavier Rebound a Good Sign (Editorial)
B.R. Advocate - LSU, Tulane Fall in U.S. News Ranking
18th Surgeon General Regina Benjamin Appointed Endowed Chair at XU

[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 a.m. Friday.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 423- September 09, 2013

The Week in Brief:

-
Focus on Peace
- Study Abroad Info Sessions
- Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month Celebration
- Staff Institute
- RCIA Classes
- Eucharistic Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
- Daily Morning Praise
- Study/Life Skill Workshops
- Rising Tide New Media Conference
- Check Out XU Freshman Tyler DeSpenza on WWNO Radio
- Vote for Bart Everson in Cox Conserves Heroes Contest
- GRE Workshop
- Biggest Loser Contest
- GradStar Meeting
- Biology Resource Center
- International Honor Society in Philosophy
- Gospel Music Fest
- Doc McStuffins Tour
- Confucius Institute Mid-Autumn Festival
- XU Endowment for the Humanities Presents …
- Free Angela
- Faculty/Staff Flu Shots
- Costco Event for Faculty/Staff
- UNCF 5K Run/Walk Kickoff
- Freshman Premed Meeting
- Junior Premed Assessment Meetings
- Graduate Placement Senior Sign up
- Graduate Placement Sophomore Check-in
- XULA News on Facebook/Twitter
- Other Campus Events
- XU in the News

Focus on Peace

This week (Sept. 9-13) decisions will be made on Syria and the events of 9/11 will be commemorated. It’s a great time to gather with others and pray for peace in our world, in our neighborhoods and in our own hearts. Please join us for the services listed HERE.

Study Abroad Info Sessions

The Center for Intercultural and International Programs will host information sessions on study abroad opportunities for spring or summer 2014 every Tuesday and Thursday of this month at 12:15 p.m. in the CIIP office, Joseph Resource Center, Room 313. Remember, you can always stop by the office to discuss study abroad opportunities. Visit HERE for the complete schedule.

Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month Celebration 

XU will host a National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month MONDAY-FRIDAY (Sept. 9-13) which includes a Recover Day rally, behavioral health displays, AUDIT/CRAFFT screenings, presentations by the College of Pharmacy, a Mock Car Crash, and a Certification Workshop for Substance Abuse. Visit HERE for more details on scheduled events; visit HERE for info on the workshop. Recovery Month is an annual observance to create awareness about behavioral health prevention, and treatment.

Staff Institute

The Staff Institute for Fall 2013 will be held THURSDAY (Sept. 12) from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the University Center Ballroom. All staff members are expected to attend. Prior to the Institute, Mass will be celebrated in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel at 8:00 a.m.

RCIA Classes

Religion classes for this semester will be held each Monday, starting Sept. 9, at 6:00 p.m. in Room 102 of the Administration Building. Known also as the Rite of Christian Initiations (RCIA), these classes are offered for those who would like to know more about the Catholic religion, those who wish to join the Catholic Church, and those interested in preparing to receive the sacraments of initiation. For more info contact Deacon Harold Vincent at Hvincent@xula.edu.

Eucharistic Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Eucharistic Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will held WEDNESDAY (Sept. 11) in the Katherine Drexel Chapel immediately following the noon Mass. Stop by to adore the Lord!

Daily Morning Praise

Morning Praise in St. Katharine Drexel Chapel is daily Monday-Friday at 8:15 a.m. Prayer will last no longer than 10 minutes and will have no particular format. Members of the Xavier Community from all faith traditions are encouraged to come and begin your day in a great way. Contact Sr. Monica at mloughli@xula.edu or 520-7469 for more info.

Study/Life Skill Workshops

Students are encouraged to take advantage of the Study/Life Skills Workshops being Sessions offered this fall starting Sept. 16. These sessions are designed to help you improve both academically and personally. Visit HERE for more info.

Rising Tide New Media Conference

Rising Tide NOA, together with The Lens, will present its 8th annual new media conference centered on the recovery and future of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast SATURDAY (Sept. 14) from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the University Center. Three tracks of programming will offer a number of topics for attendees. Breakfast and lunch will be included. Visit HERE to register or obtain more info.

Check Out XU Freshman Tyler DeSpenza on WWNO Radio

Freshman English major Tyler DeSpenza will be featured on WWNO's (89.9FM) radio program "The Reading Life," hosted by Susan Larson, where she will be reading from her story, "Trance, Mississippi." The show airs TODAY (Sept. 6) at 7:30pm and again SUNDAY (Sept. 8) at noon. She is a graduate of the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts and won a Scholastic Writing Award for her work; the awards' director will also be featured on the broadcast.

Vote for Bart Everson in Cox Conserves Heroes Contest

Bart Everson (CAT) has been named a finalist for Louisiana's 2013 Cox Conserves Heroes program, which recognizes volunteers who are creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces. His nonprofit is Friends of Lafitte Corridor. You can vote for him HERE. Voting ends FRIDAY (Sept. 13).

GRE Workshop

The Career Advancement Center’s Office of Graduate Placement is hosting a fall GRE Workshop open to all XU students, faculty, staff and alumni. The workshop runs every Saturday NOW through to Oct. 12. Interested individuals can sign up in Room 306 of the St. Joseph’s Academic Health and Resource Center.

Biggest Loser Contest

The XU Counseling and Wellness Center’s “Biggest Loser Contest” weigh-in week will be held MONDAY-FRIDAY (Sept. 9-13) in the St. Joseph Academic and Health Resource Center, Room 202. Visit HERE for more details.

GradStar Meeting

The Career Advancement Center’s Office of Graduate Placement is hosting its first GradStar Meeting. “Grad School 101” focused on preparing a competitive graduate school application. The meeting will be held TUESDAY (Sept. 10) at 4:00 p.m. in the University Center, Room 205 Food will be provided and every major and classification is invited.

Biology Resource Center

The Biology Resource Center is OPEN for business! Specializing in General Biology 1230 and 1240, the BRC offers one-on one and group tutoring, practice quizzes and worksheets, module assistance, interactive models, and much more. Open Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The Center is located in NCF Annex Room 450.

International Honor Society in Philosophy

The Philosophy Honor Society, Phi Sigma Tau, offers eligible students the distinction of membership, a network of over 180 chapters internationally, a forum to interact with other students interested in philosophy, the opportunity to publish in the society’s journal and present papers at its conferences, and receipt of the society’s publications including its careers bulletin. For info and Fall ‘13 membership, contact Dr. Thora Bayer, Dept. of Philosophy at 520-7479 or tibayer@xula.edu by FRIDAY (Sept. 13).

Gospel Music Fest

The Archdiocese of New Orleans, in partnership with the XU Institute for Black Catholic Studies and the Office of Campus Ministry, will present a Gospel Music Festival SATURDAY (Sept. 14) at 6:00 p.m. in the XU Administration Building. The event is free and open to the public. See the flyer HERE.

Doc McStuffins Tour

A national, interactive health-focused mobile touring exhibition based on the acclaimed Disney Junior Series "Doc McStuffins" will make a stop in New Orleans TUESDAY (Sept. 10) at Audubon Zoo. As part of the experience, kids and parents will meet real-life doctors from the Artemis Medical Society, an organization of more than 2,500 female African-American physicians from around the world who formed their group after seeing a reflection of themselves in the character. XU’s own Dr. Myiesha Taylor ‘96 was at the forefront of that effort, and was also instrumental in having the 18-city tour include a stop in New Orleans.

Confucius Institute Mid-Autumn Festival

The Confucius Institute at Xavier will host its first Mid-Autumn Festival celebration Sept. 20 in honor of the traditional Chinese harvest season. The free event, which will kick off at 6:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom, includes a mini-concert performed by top music professors from our partner school in China (Hebei University), moon-cake tasting, and kids/adults friendly activities such as calligraphic contests, ping pong competitions, bow shooting, and paper cutting.

XU Endowment for the Humanities Presents …

Xavier Endowment for the Humanities Presents ... Sept. 24 (Day One): A Documentary Film “Soul Food Junkies” at 6:30 p.m. in the NCF Auditorium; Sept. 25 (Day Two): Alumnus, Chef, Food Justice Activist, Guest Lecturer, and Author Bryant Terry ’97 at 7:00 p.m. in the University Ballroom; and Sept. 26 (Day 3): Panel discussion on food justice and tour of the Hollygrove Market & Farm at 9:30 a.m. Visit HERE for more details.

Free Angela

A film screening and discussion with the filmmaker of “Free Angela & All Political Prisoners” will be held Sept. 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. Admission is free and the public invited. For more info contact Dr. Pamela Franco at 520-7462.

Faculty/Staff Flu Shots

Student Health Services and Rite Aid pharmacists are offering flu shots to faculty and staff Sept. 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the University Center, Room 205. The shot is covered by most insurance plans. Contact Judy Warren RN at 520-7396 to register.

Costco Event for Faculty/Staff

Costco Wholesale invites XU faculty and staff to attend a special event WEDENSDAY (Sept. 11) from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at their new store located on 3900 Dublin St., directly across South Carrollton Ave. from campus. Membership discounts will be available; complimentary refreshments will be served. Contact Khian Reaux at W01147mk03@Costco.com to RSVP.

UNCF 5K Run/Walk Kickoff

The campus Kickoff for this year’s United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Annual 5K Run/Walk will be held Sept. 18 & Sept. 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. both days at the University Center. Faculty and Staff sign up is $30 before Oct. 2, and includes a Xavier race tee shirt and Audubon Zoo coupons. This year’s Run/Walk will take place Oct. 5 at Audubon Park & Riverview at 9:15 a.m. Faculty & Staff can also sign up at Staff Institute THURSDAY (Sept. 12). For more info call 520-7575.

Freshman Premed Meeting

There will be a Freshman Premed Meeting MONDAY (Sept. 9) at 4:15 p.m. OR 5:15 p.m. (attend either session), in NCF 105. All freshman premeds and new transfer premeds should attend. Sophomore Premeds who missed meetings in 2012-2013 may attend these meetings as well. Please bring a pencil or pen to the meeting. If you are unable to attend any of the weekly meetings, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make them up. Go HERE to view the list of Freshman Premed Biomedical Honor Corps Meetings planned for Fall 2013.

Junior Premed Assessment Meetings

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, optometry, podiatry, or any other health professions program during summer 2014 for entry in fall 2015 should sign-up for and complete a One-on-One Assessment Meeting with a Premedical Adviser. The meetings begin in the Premed Office (NCF 108) MONDAY (Sept. 9) and run until Oct. 3, but students are encouraged to complete their meetings EARLY. Go HERE for details on what junior premeds should be doing this semester to be prepared to apply to health professions schools for entry in 2015.

Graduate Placement Senior Sign up

The Career Advancement Center’s Office of Graduate Placement would like all seniors to come and sign up in our office to seek advisement on their graduate school plans, applications and potential schools they would like to attend. . The Office of Graduate Placement is located on the third floor of St. Joseph’s Academic Health and Resource Center room 306.

Graduate Placement Sophomore Check-in

The Career Advancement Center’s Office of Graduate Placement would like all sophomores to come sign up in our office so that we can begin your process of preparation for graduate/ professional school. Your sophomore year is the best time to start mapping out your future education and career goals. The Office of Graduate Placement is located on the third floor of St. Joseph’s Academic Health and Resource Center room 306.

XU News on Facebook/Twitter

YOU should be following XULA news on FACEBOOK and TWITTER. Click the links for more info.

Other Campus Events

Wed. (11) – Mass [Remembrance of 9/11], noon, St. Katharine Drexel Chapel
Sat. (14) – Volleyball vs. Voorhees, 1:00 p.m., Convocation Center
Sat. (16) – Gospel Music Festival, 6:00 p.m., St. Katharine Drexel Chapel

XU in the News

Associated Press - Xavier Rebounds After Devastation of Katrina
N.O. Advocate - Obama Nominates Two Xavier Trustees

[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 a.m. Friday.

1902XAVIER eBULLETIN - No. 422- September 02, 2013

The Week in Brief:

- Volunteer Fair
- Study Abroad Info Sessions
- Kaplan Review Test Prep Info
- Army Health Professions Scholarship Program
- Men’s Basketball Tryouts
- GRE Workshop
- Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month Celebration
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Gold Star Dance Team Auditions / Workshop
- Mass of the Holy Spirit
- Daily Morning Praise
- Study for Success Workshop
- Vocabulary Building Workshop
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Biggest Loser Contest
- GradStar Meeting
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Study/Life Skill Workshops
- Biology Resource Center
- Join Your Student Publications
- Staff Institute
- International Honor Society in Philosophy
- Confucius Institute Mid-Autumn Festival
- Emergency Communications Signup
- Rising Tide New Media Conference
- UNCF Walk for Education
- Freshman/New Transfer Premeds Sign-In
- Junior Premed Assessment Meeting Sign-Up
- Sophomore Premed Meeting
- XULA News on Facebook/Twitter
- XU in the News

Volunteer Fair

The Center for Student Leadership & Service will host its annual Volunteer Fair TUESDAY (Sept. 3) from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the University Center, 2nd floor lobby. The fair is open to all Xavierites interesting in giving back to our community. Please see Christy Lagarde in UC 316 for further details.

Study Abroad Info Sessions

The Center for Intercultural and International Programs will host information sessions on study abroad opportunities for spring or summer 2014 every Tuesday and Thursday of this month starting THURSDAY (Sept. 05) at 12:15 p.m. in the CIIP office, Joseph Resource Center, Room 313. Remember, you can always stop by the office to discuss study abroad opportunities. Visit HERE for the complete schedule.

Kaplan Review Test Prep Info

A representative from the Kaplan Review will be available to share information regarding MCAT, DAT, and other test prep options THURSDAY (Sept. 5) from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. near the elevators on the 1st floor of the NCF Science Building.

Army Health Professions Scholarship Program

A representative from the U.S. Army Health Professions Scholarship Program will be at Xavier THURSDAY (Sept. 5) 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. in the NCF Science Annex Atrium to talk to students interested in learning about scholarship opportunities for medical, dental, and other health professions schools.

Men’s Basketball Tryouts

The Gold Rush men’s basketball team will hold tryouts for interested Xavier students SATURDAY (Sept. 7) at 7:00 a.m. in the Convocation Center. For more info contact Coach Alfred Williams at 520-6778 or awilli39@xula.edu.

GRE Workshop

The Office of Graduate Placement is offering a six-week GRE (Graduate Record Examination) Workshop starting SATURDAY (Sept. 7). Last day to signup is FRIDAY (Sept. 7). Visit HERE for more info.

Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month Celebration 

XU will host a National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month Sept. 9-13 which includes a Recover Day rally, behavioral health displays, AUDIT/CRAFFT screenings, presentations by the College of Pharmacy, a Mock Car Crash, and a Certification Workshop for Substance Abuse. Visit HERE for more details on scheduled events; visit HERE for info on the workshop. Recovery Month is an annual observance to create awareness about behavioral health prevention, and treatment.

Gold Star Dance Team Auditions / Workshop

The Gold Star Dance Team will hold auditions SUNDAY (Sept. 8) at 3:00 p.m. in the Convocation Center. Interested XU students should attend an informational meeting WEDNESDAY (Sept. 4) at 7:00 p.m. in the Convocation Center Annex. The Dance Team is also hosting an intensive technique workshop FRIDAY (Sept. 6) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and again on SATURDAY (Sept. 8). Visit HERE for details.

Mass of the Holy Spirit

A Mass of the Holy Spirit will be celebrated SUNDAY (Sept. 8) at 10:00 a.m. in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. The XU community is encouraged to participate. Note there will be NO 12:30 p.m. Mass on that day.

Daily Morning Praise

Morning Praise in St. Katharine Drexel Chapel begins TUESDAY (Sept. 3) at 8:15 a.m. The prayer session, which will be held daily Monday-Friday, will last no longer than 10 minutes and will have no particular format. Members of the Xavier Community from all faith traditions are encouraged to come and begin your day in a great way.  We are hoping that individuals and groups from a variety of religions will sign up to lead the prayer as frequently as they wish. Please contact Sr. Monica at mloughli@xula.edu or 520-7469 to volunteer!

Study for Success Workshop

The Writing Resource Center is offering a workshop, "How to Study for Success," TUESDAY (Sept. 3) from 1:00 to 1:50 p.m. in the St. Joseph Academic Building Room 106. Open to all. Call 520-6282 or email wrc@xula.edu for more details.

Vocabulary Building Workshop

The Reading Resource Center is offering a workshop, "Vocabulary Building," THURSDAY (Sept. 5) from 2:00 to 2:45 p.m. in St. Joseph Academic Building 111. Open to all. Call 520-5058 or email lgolston@xula.edu for more details.

Biggest Loser Contest

The XU Counseling and Wellness Center’s “Biggest Loser Contest” weigh-in week will be held Sept. 9-13 in the St. Joseph Academic and Health Resource Center, Room 202. Visit HERE or more details.

GradStar Meeting

The first GradStar meeting of the fall semester will be held Sept 10 at 4:00 p.m. in the University Center, Room 205. Topic is “Grad School 101”.

Study/Life Skill Workshops

Students are encouraged to take advantage of the Study/Life Skills Workshops being Sessions offered this fall starting Sept. 16. These sessions are designed to help you improve both academically and personally. Visit HERE for more info.

Biology Resource Center

The Biology Resource Center is OPEN for business! Specializing in General Biology 1230 and 1240, the BRC offers one-on one and group tutoring, practice quizzes and worksheets, module assistance, interactive models, and much more. Open Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The Center is located in NCF Annex Room 450.

Join Your Student Publications

The award-winning Xavier Herald and xulaherald.com are looking for staff members: campus/club/department/program reporters, photographers, designers (InDesign, Photoshop especially), social media managers, arts and entertainment writers, sports reporters/photographers, and copy editors. All majors are welcome. Join the team by sending an email to herald@xula.edu. Likewise, the Xavierite yearbook needs photographers, copy writers, and design editors. Send an email to yearbook@xula.edu.

Staff Institute

The Staff Institute for Fall 2013 will be held Sept. 12 from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the University Center Ballroom. All staff members are expected to attend. Prior to the Institute, Mass will be celebrated in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel at 8:00 a.m.

International Honor Society in Philosophy

The Philosophy Honor Society, Phi Sigma Tau, offers eligible students the distinction of membership, a network of over 180 chapters internationally, a forum to interact with other students interested in philosophy, the opportunity to publish in the society’s journal and present papers at its conferences, and receipt of the society’s publications including its careers bulletin. For info and Fall ‘13 membership, contact Dr. Thora Bayer, Dept. of Philosophy at 520-7479 or tibayer@xula.edu by Sept. 13.

Confucius Institute Mid-Autumn Festival

The Confucius Institute at Xavier will host its first Mid-Autumn Festival celebration Sept. 20 in in honor of the traditional Chinese harvest season. The free event, which will kick off at 6:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom, includes a mini-concert performed by top music professors from our partner school in China (Hebei University), moon-cake tasting, and kids/adults friendly activities such as calligraphic contests, ping pong competitions, bow shooting, and paper cutting.

Emergency Communications Signup

If you have not previously signed up for Xavier’s BB Connect emergency communications service, please do so today. The system is designed to deliver emergency messages and other time-sensitive notifications to all students, faculty, and staff via four different forms of communication. In order for BB Connect to be effective, each individual member of the XU community needs to sign up. Visit HERE for more details.

Rising Tide New Media Conference

Rising Tide NOA, together with The Lens, will present its 8th annual new media conference centered on the recovery and future of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast Sept. 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the University Center. Three tracks of programming will offer a number of topics for attendees. Breakfast and lunch will be included. Visit HERE to register or obtain more info.

UNCF Walk for Education

Mark your calendar: The UNCF’s 26th Annual Walk for Education will be held Oct. 5 at the Audubon Park and Zoo Riverview Area. Registration details will be announced at a later date.

Freshman/New Transfer Premeds Sign-In

If you are a freshman or new transfer premed and have NOT yet stopped by the Premedical Office (NCF Room 108) to sign-in, please do so ASAP! If you HAVE signed-in but have NOT received emails from the Premed Office, please stop by to confirm your email address. Be sure to add "xupremed@yahoo.com" to your email address book to ensure that Premed Office emails are being received in your inbox.

Junior Premed Assessment Meeting Sign-Up

If you plan on applying in 2014 for entry in 2015 to medical, dental, optometry, podiatry, or any other health professions school, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) between TUESDAY (Sept. 3) and Sept. 9 to sign-up for a one-on-one assessment meeting with a premedical adviser. The meetings will begin Sept. 9. Visit HERE for details on what junior premeds should be doing this semester to be prepared to apply to health professions schools during summer 2014.

Sophomore Premed Meeting

Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2015 for entry in 2016 should attend the Sophomore Premed Overview/Assessment Meeting WEDNESDAY (Sept. 4) at 5:00 p.m. in NCF 105. Visit HERE to see what sophomore premeds should be doing this academic year in preparation for application to health professions schools in 2015 for entry in 2016. Sophomore premeds who missed ANY Freshman Premed Meeting during the 2012-2013 academic year are invited to make the meetings up by attending the those planned for new freshmen this year.

XU News on Facebook/Twitter

YOU should be following XULA news on FACEBOOK and TWITTER. Click the links for more info.

XU in the News

NOLA.com - King's 'I Have a Dream' Saluted by New Orleans Community Leaders
N.O. Advocate - Xavier Awarded BP Tourism Grant Funds [scroll down]
NOLA.com - Architecture Star Cesar Pelli Joins Armstrong Airport Design Team
Two Xavier Board Members Receive Presidential Nominations

[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 a.m. Friday.

 
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