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Xavier eBulletin - No. 609 - Oct. 22-29, 2017


Resistance and Redemption in Black New Orleans
Xavier will host a special program, Resistance and Redemption in Black New Orleans: Past and Present, Sunday, Oct. 22, at 2:00 p.m. in the UC Ballroom. This event is hosted and sponsored by XULA’s own Dr. Michael White '76 (Keller Endowed Chair in the Humanities) as part of the Culture of New Orleans Series. The program, which will include a musical presentation by Dr. Michael White and the Original Liberty Jazz Band, is free and open to the public. Visit HERE for more info.


The XU Faculty Association invites participation in a city-wide teach-in event, #TeachInNOLA, Monday, Oct. 23 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Administration Building. Visit HERE for more details.

tech tuesday

Technology Tuesdays
Learn about mobile apps, password management, XULA wireless, computer labs, training, and WEPA printing at Technology Tuesdays, scheduled for Oct. 31, Nov. 14, and Nov. 28 from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the University Center, 1st Floor. Visit HERE for more info or call 520-7449.


Wellness Awareness Week
The 28th annual Wellness Awareness Week, this year honoring Sister Grace Mary Flickinger, S.B.S., will be held Monday-Friday, Oct. 23-27. It's a week filled with spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical wellness activities. Highlights include: Oct. 23 - Walk-A-Mile with President Verret, 5:00 p.m., UC Yard: Oct. 25 - Health Blitz with free health screenings, health exhibits, and information, UC 1st floor; Oct. 26 - Counseling & Student Health Services Open House, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., UC 1st floor; Oct. 27 - Wellness Closing Ceremony, De-Stress Fest, Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Awareness, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., UC Yard. Visit HERE for the full schedule.


A Quarter of Quiet
The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Faculty Development invites the XU community to participate in regular silent meditation on Wednesday afternoons while classes are in session. The meditation room is located directly beneath the bell tower in the St. Katharine Drexel Chapel. The 12:30 p.m. bell chime marks the 15-minute period of silent reflection. No meditation experience needed, just stop by and give it a try. There's no commitment and no pressure. People of all faiths (or no faith) are welcome.


The Road to Premed
Faculty reresentatives from the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, and Psychology will be available to talk with students about the different premedical curricula at Xavier and the career options each discipline offers Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in NCF 105. All students are invited to attend.


COP Career Fair
The College of Pharmacy will hold a Career Fair Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the UC Ballroom. All pharmacy students should attend. Students should wear their white coats and bring resumes; this is especially beneficial for new P1 students to make their first networking contacts for internships and future employment. Senior (P4) interviews will be held Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., also in the UC Ballroom. Contact Kelly LeBoeuf at 520-5398 or Randall Schexnayder at 520- 7431 for more info.


Tickets Now on Sale for Scholarship Benefit Concert (Tony! Toni! Toné!)
Tickets for the annual Scholarship Benefit Concert, this year featuring popular R&B performing and recording artists Tony! Toni! Toné! and comedian Lavar Walker, are now on sale for $50 and $100 through (HERE). The net proceeds generated by the annual concert, scheduled for Nov. 17 at 8:00 p.m. in the University’s Convocation Center, are dedicated to student scholarships and other programs that directly benefit Xavier students.


Fall Literary Reading Series
The Fall Literary Reading Series continues Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7:00 p.m. in the Adm. Building Room 305C with a fiction reading by Angus Woodward, author of Americanisation: Lessons in American Culture and Languages. The event is free and the public is invited. Visit HERE for more info.


Mayoral Forum
Xavier will host a Mayoral Forum Monday, Oct. 30, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. Hear the New Orleans mayoral candidates answer quetions to pressing issues facing the city. Moderated by Dennis Woltering, former WWL-TV news anchor. The event is free and the public is invited. Visit HERE for details.


Support Group Sessions
The Counseling & Wellness Center is offering support group sessions for survivors of any form of abuse. Meetings will be held every Wednesday from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in St. Joe's Room 202 starting Oct. 25. All are welcome. Call 520-7315 for more information.


Nubian Xpressions Presents XU Hollows
Nubian Xpressions, XULA's student theatre group, will present XU Hollows, a spooky showcase of some original student-written works and other spooky-themed theatrical, music, and dance performances Thursday, Nov. 02, at 7:00 p.m. in the Administration Auditorium. Free and open to the public. Don't get caught in the dark!



Freshman Premed Meeting #9
Freshman Premed Biomedical Honor Corps Meeting #9 will be held Monday, Oct. 23, at 4:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. (attend either session) in NCF 105. Please bring a pen with you to the meeting. All new freshman and transfer premeds are encouraged to attend the group and individual meetings planned for them during the 2017-18 academic year. The meeting schedule for fall 2017 is available HERE. If you are unable to attend any premed meetings, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make them up.  All meetings and events scheduled through the Premedical Office are available HERE.

UMKC Dental School Recruitment
A representative from U of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry will be in the NCF Annex (1st floor) Monday, Oct. 23, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 talk with interested students.

Kaplan Review Info Table
A representative from the Kaplan Review will be on campus Monday, Oct. 23, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. near the 1st floor entrance to the NCF Science Building (old side, near elevators). Stop by to learn more about MCAT, DAT, and other entrance exam prep options.

U of Nebraska Medical Center Recruitment
A representative from U of Nebraska Medical Center will be in the NCF Science Annex (1st floor) Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Stop by to learn about the various health professions degree programs and summer opportunities.

Professionalism Workshop for Premeds
The Premedical Office will conduct a workshop on professionalism for premeds Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 5:00 p.m. in NCF 102. All premeds are encouraged to attend.

U.S. Army Health Professions Scholarship Program​
A representative from the U.S. Army Health Professions Scholarship Program will be in the NCF Science Annex (1st floor) Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Come out to learn about financing your professional school education with this scholarship.

Georgetown Medical School Webinar for XU Premeds
Georgetown University School of Medicine will host an informational webinar for XU students Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 6:00 p.m. CST. Registration is required for the webinar. See previously sent emails for registration details.

LSU-Shreveport Med School Info Session
Dr. Debbie Chandler, Assistant Dean of Diversity Affairs at LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport, will conduct an information session Thursday, Oct. 26, at 12:15 p.m. in NCF 102. Joining Dr. Chandler will be Dr. Treniece Eubanks, an XU graduate and anesthesiologist. Come out to learn about the medical school and summer programs for undergraduates.

Last Chance for Senior Premed Assessment Meetings
Students who are currently applying to medical, dental, or other health professional schools for entry in 2018 should sign-up for and complete the One-on-One Senior 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; detailed instructions have been sent via email. Academic progress, health professions school application status, post-baccalaureate plans, and more will be discussed during this assessment. Go HERE to see what Senior Premeds should be doing this semester. Meetings will take place through Friday, Oct. 27.


Other Campus Events
Thu (26) - Women's Volleyball vs. SUNO, 6:00 p.m., Convocation Center
Sun (29) - Women's Basketball vs. SE Florida, 1:00 p.m., Convocation Center

Xavier in the News - XU Students Rescue Injured Driver from Canal Near Campus
WGNO-TV (ABC) - Jared Brossett ('04) Retains His Seat on the City Council
WDSU-TVA Space on the Canvas [Ron Bechet & Arielle Cook] Segments 1 & 3
XULAnews - XULA Student Rescuers Honored by the New Orleans City Council


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