Marketing & Communications

Xavier eBulletin No. 653 (Sept 17-23, 2018)



Amanda Seales to Speak on Campus
Comedian, actress, writer, and producer Amanda Seales will speak on campus Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom as part of the Campus Activities Speaker Series. Admission is free and the public invited. Visit HERE  for more info.

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HBCU Climate Change Conference
The 6th Annual HBCU Climate Change Conference, "Fighting for Our Lives", will be held in New Orleans Wednesday-Sunday, Sept. 19-23, with Thursday and Friday's events being held on the Xavier campus. Registration is required. Visit HERE  for more info.


Learn Medical Spanish in Costa Rica
Students interested in learning about the XULA in Costa Rica Summer 2019 program should attend one of two information sessions Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 3:30 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Hall, 3rd Floor. For more details on the program visit the program website HERE or email questions to


Hispanic Heritage Month Vocal Recital / Masterclass
The Department of Music will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a guest vocal recital by coloratura soprano Jessica Victoria Friday, Sept. 21, at 7:00 p.m. in the Music Building Recital Hall. She will also conduct a masterclass Saturday, Sept. 22, at 11:00 a.m. in the same location.  Both events are free and open to the public. Visit HERE  for more info.


APA Style Writing Workshop
The Writing Resource Center will host a free workshop on APA Style at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in the Writing Resource Center (St. Joseph Room 106).  The workshop will cover integrating sources, paper structure, citations/references, and avoiding plagiarism.


XULAneXUS Digital Enhancement Special Issue
A special issue of Xavier's undergraduate research journal, XULAneXUS, is now available online HERE. The Digital Enhancement special issue is inspired by digital humanities projects through a Andrew W. Mellon initiative that encourages students from various academic disciplines to expand an existing research project using online digital tools and/or to produce entirely digitally-born work.


Chinese Culture Festival
Xavier's Confucius Institute will co-sponsor the New Orleans Chinese Cultural Festival Friday-Saturday, Sept. 21-22, at the Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie. Daily performances from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., along with cultural exhibits, martial arts, dancing, and more. Free and open to the public. Visit HERE  for more info.

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What's the Scoop Wednesday
Learn a little about Xavier history/traditions and get some free ice cream to boot by visiting the Alumni Office's "What's the Scoop?" table Wednesday, Sept. 19, at noon at Xavier South 1st Floor. Visit HERE for details.


Undergraduate Yearbook Photos
Yearbook photographers will be taking undergraduate student portraits on three occasions this fall, starting with Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. in Xavier South Room 109. Visit HERE  for more info.


Spring Break in Cuba
The Xavier community – students, faculty, staff, alums, and guests – are all invited to register for the Center for Intercultural and International Programs’ Xavier Spring Break in Cuba program, March 02-09, 2019. Deadline to reserve a spot is Dec. 02. Visit HERE  for all the details.


Literary Reading Series
The fall 2018 Literary Reading Series gets underway Thursday, Oct. 04, at 7:00 p.m. in Administration Building Room 220 with a presentation by poet Michele Reese, a daughter of a Jamaican immigrant and of the American Revolution, whose poetry focuses on that place of intersection as well as other topics such as race, gender, and sexuality. Free and open to the public. Visit HERE  for more details and info on future events.




U of Southern California Dental School Recruitment
Administrators and dental students from Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC (Los Angeles) will be in the NCF Science Annex (1st floor) Thursday, Sept. 20, from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. Stop by to learn more about the dental school and possible summer opportunities. Representatives will also meet with the Pre-Dental Club at 5:15 p.m. in NCF 408. All meetings and events scheduled through the Premedical Office are included on the HERE.

Mount Sinai Medical School Recruitment
A representative from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (New York) will conduct an information session Friday, Sept. 21, at 4:30 p.m. in NCF 115. RSVP HERE for the session. Come out to learn about the medical school, the FlexMed early acceptance program, and research  opportunities for undergraduates.

Freshman Premed Meeting #5
Freshman Premed Biomedical Honor Corps Meeting #5 will be held Monday, Sept. 17, 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 2018-19 academic year. The meeting schedule for fall 2018 is available HERE. If you are unable to attend any premed meetings, please stop by the Premedical Office (NCF 108) to make them up.

Junior Premed Assessment Meetings
Students who plan on applying to medical, dental, etc. school in 2019 for entry in 2020 should sign-up for and complete the One-on-One Junior 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 were sent previously via email. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss academic progress, post-secondary extracurricular activities, and plans for MCAT, DAT, etc. preparation. Go HERE and review the links under "App05" to see what Junior Premeds should be doing fall 2018-spring 2019. Meetings will take place now through Oct. 05.

other stuff

Other Campus Events
Mon. (17) - Volleyball vs. SUNO, 6:00 p.m., CC
Wed (19) - Walgreen's Vaccinations, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., NCF Room 568
Mon (24) - HIV Testing, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., UC 205C
Mon (24) - STI/STD Testing, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., St. Joseph Room 201

in the news

Xavier in the News
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