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Xavier eBulletin - No. 625 - Feb. 18-25, 2018


Black History Month
The celebration of Black History Month at Xavier continues. Next up: a Student Showcase Monday, Feb. 19, at 6:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. Visit HERE  for the complete schedule.


Queen: A Symposium on Black Beauty
The XU Art Gallery will host A Symposium on Black Beauty featuring works from the exhibition, QUEEN: From the Collection of CCH Pounder Thursday, Feb. 22 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Administration Auditorium and University Art Gallery. Events will include a performance by artist Satch Hoyt, a round table discussion, a beauty fair, and access to the extraordinary collection of artworks. The event is free and open to the public. Visit HERE  for more info.


Interreligious Encounter
The Office of Campus Ministry invites the Xavier community to participate in an evening of reflection, poetry, and music, "Interreligious Encounter: Rabia Basri (Sufi Mystic) in Conversation with Teresa of Avila (Christian Saint)," Thursday, Feb. 22, at 7:00 p.m. in the Qatar Pavillion Room 112A. Visit HERE  for more info.


St. Katharine Drexel Essay Contest
The Office of Campus Ministry invites all currently enrolled Xavier students to enter an essay-writing contest in honor of St. Katharine Drexel's Feast Day March 03. The topic: “Saint Katharine Drexel’s Idea of Equality for the Second Millenium." Prizes of $1000, $500, and $250 will be awarded. Submission deadline is Monday, Feb. 26, at 3:00 p.m. Submit to Visit HERE  for more info.


Financial Aid & Scholarship Awareness Night
The Office of Financial Aid will hold its annual Financial Aid & Scholarships Awareness Night for high school students and parents, “A Night of Golden Opportunities and Empowerment,” Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 6:15 to 8:00 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom (3rd Floor). Visit HERE  for more details.


NOBC Black History Concert
The New Orleans Black Chorale, under the direction of Dr. John E. Ware '77, will present its annual Black History Month Concert, "The Pursuit of Happiness: A Cultural Perspective," Sunday, Feb. 25, at 5:00 p.m. in the Administration Building Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Visit HERE  for more info.

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Financial Aid for Summer Sessions
Planning on attending Summer Sessions at Xavier and need financial aid? Then be sure to complete a Summer Request Form, which is available in the Financial Aid Office or online HERE. For more information regarding deadlines visit HERE.


Vote for XU in HBCU Behavorial Health PSAs Contest
Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to vote TODAY for Xavier's entry in the HBCU Behavorial Health PSA Contest. Voting ends Tuesday, Feb. 20, when the winner will be announced. Visit HERE  for more info on where to view the videos and where to vote.


Campus Flu Alert
The Office of Student Health Services urges students, faculty, and staff to remain vigilant and educated during the current nationwide flu pandemic. Visit HERE  for more information about the flu and prevention tips.

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New Voices Submissions Are Now Accepting Literary and Artistic Work
Students are encouraged to submit their literary artistic work (poems, short stories, creative nonfiction, short plays, art and photos) for this year’s issue of New Voices, Xavier's undergraduate and alumni literary magazine, which will be printed in May to The submission deadline is Friday, March 16. Visit HERE  for submission guidelines. Last year’s journal is available in the XULA Bookstore for $5. Also please attend the Poetry Slam to read your own work on Monday, Mar. 19, in UC 219For more info email Dr. Biljana Obradovic at:


Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) consists of religious instruction given to those who wish to learn more about the Christian faith and those becoming Catholic. Sessions are held each Wednesday from 12:45 until 1:45 p.m. in the Saint Katharine Drexel Chapel. Interested persons should sign up in the Office of Campus Ministry located in Room 101 on the first floor of the Administration Building.

be a match

Student Focus Group 
BE THE MATCH, the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world, will conduct two hour-long  student focus groups Monday, Feb. 19, at 10:30 a.m. and noon in the University Center Room 205. Participants will receive free lunch and a $100 prepaid gift card. Groups are limited to 10 students each. Visit HERE  for more info and the registration link.


Counseling Center Abuse Sessions
The Counseling Center is facilitating group meetings for survivors of physical, sexual, self-harm, and emotional abuse every Wednesday from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Counseling Center, St. Joseph Hall, Room 202. Also note that the Sexual Assault Awareness Programs will address education, awareness, and resources for survivors Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in St. Mike's Residence Hall. Call the Counseling Center at 520-7315 for more info.


The African American Experience in Louisiana during World War II
Join Dr. Marcus Cox (Graduate Programs/Continuing Studies and Distance Education) as he moderates a panel of historians and authors analyzing the experiences that African Americans faced in Louisiana during World War II, “Fighting for the Right to Fight in Louisiana,” Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 6:00 p.m. in the WWII Museum’s Louisiana Memorial Pavilion, 945 Magazine St. The event is free and the public invited. Visit HERE  to register. Can’t make it to the museum? View it live HERE.


Chinese New Year Block Party
The Xavier community is invited to attend the International School of Louisiana's Chinese New Year Block Party, Sunday, Feb. 25, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m, at 18th Street in Metairie. The event is co-sponsored by the Confucius Institute at Xavier. Visit HERE  for more info.


Civil Rights Exhibit and Panel Discussion
A new exhibit, "Children and Teenagers' Contributions to the Civil Rights Movement in Louisiana," will open Wednesday, Feb. 28, with a panel discussion and reception from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Library Resource Building Nissan Room (6th Floor). Visit HERE  for more info.

costa rica

Summer in Costa Rica: Spanish for Medical Personnel
The University is offering students the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the language and culture of Costa Rica this summer while taking a degree-credit Spanish course and participating in clinical practicums in area clinics and hospitals. The course, Spanish for Medical Personnel, runs May 20 to June 16. Visit HERE  for more details.


Summer in Cuba
Here's your chance to visit Cuba this summer to learn about Afro Cuban culture and increase your cultural and communicative skills in Spanish. The deadline to apply is fast approaching, so visit HERE  for more info.




USC Physical Therapy ProgramRecruitment
Dr. Terry Richardson, an XU graduate and faculty member at U of Southern California Physical Therapy Program, will be in the NCF Science Annex (1st floor) Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Stop by to learn about programs available in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at USC and Dr. Richardson's career as a physical therapist. All meetings and events scheduled through the Premedical Office are available HERE.

LSU Veterinary School Recruitment
Representatives from LSU School of Veterinary Medicine will be in the NCF Science Annex (1st floor) Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Stop by to learn about veterinary medicine and possible opportunities for undergraduates at the veterinary school.

Marquette Dental School Recruitment
A representative from Marquette University School of Dentistry will be in the NCF Science Annex (1st floor) Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Stop by to learn more about the dental school and possible summer opportunities for pre-dental students.

U of Queensland/Ochsner N.O. Medical Program

A​ representative from University of Queensland Medical School (Australia)/Ochsner New Orleans Clinical Program will conduct an information session Thursday, Feb. 22, at 4:30 p.m. in NCF Annex 160. RSVP HERE for the session. Come out to learn about this special opportunity to attend medical school in Australia and conduct clinical rotations at Ochsner in New Orleans.

Freshman Premed Meeting #16
Freshman Premed Biomedical Honor Corps Meeting #16 will be held Monday, Feb. 19, 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 freshman and new transfer premeds are encouraged to attend all group and individual premed meetings planned for 2017-18 (meeting schedules for spring 2018 are available HERE). If you are unable to attend any premed meetings, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make them up.

Sophomore Premed Assessment Meetings
Students who will be applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2019 for entry in 2020 should sign-up for and complete the One-on-One Sophomore Premed Assessment Meeting in the Premedical Office. The sign-up list and required meeting documents are available in the Premedical Office (NCF 108). Detailed instructions have been sent via email. Academic progress, AED Premed Honor Society membership, and early medical school acceptance program eligibility will be discussed. Go HERE  to see what sophomore premeds should be doing this semester. Meetings will take place through Friday, Feb. 23.

other stuff

Other Campus Events
Mon (19) - Women's/Men's Basketball vs. Philander Smith, 5:30/7:30 p.m., CC
Wed (21) - HIV Testing, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., UC 205
Sat (24) - Women's/Men's Basketball vs. Tougaloo, 3:00/5:00 p.m., CC


Xavier in the News
N.O. Advocate - Budget Deal in Washington Wipes Away Millions in Katrina Debt - Xavier Makes Even Unprepared Students Believe They Can Be Doctors
WVUE - Queen Zulu Talks About Reigning [Troye Madison-Washington '82 MA '87]
Fox 8 TV - Pulse of Perseverence  [3 Xavier Doctors]
Xavier Offers Six Academic Summer Programs for High School Students


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