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Xavier eBulletin No. 645 - July 20-26, 2018


BUILD Interdisciplinary Seminars
The BUILD (Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity) program is holding Interdisciplinary Seminars every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. in the University Center (Room 205), during which BUILD summer research students will be presenting their research findings to students, faculty and staff. Open to the public. The last seminar will be Thursday July 26.


2018 Yearbook Photos
Faculty, staff, and administrators are encouraged to take new photos for the 2018-19 Yearbook during the month of July Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in XU South Room 109. Contact Veronica Farve at or 520-5404 for more details.


Book Launch: Walking Raddy: The Baby Dolls of New Orleans
Dr. Kim Vaz-Deville (A&S Associate Dean) will hold a book launch for her new anthology, Walking Raddy: The Baby Dolls of New Orleans, Sunday, July 22, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Administration Building Auditorium. The event, at which Baby Doll-themed artwork will be on sale, will be a fundraiser for One Book One New Orleans.


Summer Research Symposium
The Center for Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity (CURGO) will be hosting its 8th Annual Summer Research Symposium Wednesday, July 25, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the University Center (2nd floor). Visit HERE  for more info.

climate conference

HBCU Climate Change Conference
The 6th Annual HBCU Climate Change Conference, "Fighting for Our Lives", will be held in New Orleans Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 20-23, with the first two days' events being held on the Xavier campus. Registration is required. Visit HERE  for more info.


Summer Volleyball Camps
Xavier is offering two volleyball camps this summer for high school age students interested in learning the fundamentals of passing, setting, attacking, and serving. The camps, facilitated by XULA coaches and currentl players, will be held Friday-Saturday, August 03-04. Visit HERE  for more info.


Spanish for Health Care Professionals
Beginning this fall, the Department of Languages and the Center for Continuing Studies and Distance Education will offer a new 16-credit hour certificate program, "Spanish for Healthcare Professionals," which includes an optional clinical program and summer study in Costa Rica. Visit HERE for more info.


NOLA Back to School Fest
Once again, Xavier is proud to partner with Shell on the annual NOLA Back 2 School Fest Saturday, Aug. 04, from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon in the Convocation Center. This year's event will provide 3,000 students in grades K-6 with free backpacks filled with essential school supplies for the new school year. The event is free, but pre-registration is required. Visit HERE  for more info. Volunteers are needed to make this event a success; sign up is HERE.

in the news

Xavier in the News
Birmingham Times - Talk Show Host Loves Her Job [Janae Pierre '13]
ttCatholic Philly -  Catholic Student Ambassadors Stress Importance of Human Dignity to Congress 


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