This Week at Xavier
OK, so Xavier isn’t New York—the city that never sleeps. Xavier sleeps. Sometimes. And usually just for a little while. But mostly the campus is awake and alive and active with plenty to options to keep students and alumni busy. So the question becomes what to do—or what NOT to do. Xavier magazine understands the challenge, so we created “This Week at Xavier,” a collection of must-do activities.
The week of January 14
Get off the couch
Tuesday, Jan. 15 Spring Involvement Fair
Gallagher Student Center
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Looking for something to do during your
study time free time? XU has more than 140 clubs and organizations to choose from, including club tennis and the Xavier Rowing Crew. Luckily, The Office of Student Involvement is sponsoring a fair in Gallagher that will highlight a few of Xavier’s groups, clubs and organizations. There will be booths set up around Gallagher offering club information, details and representatives.
Bust out of the Xavier bubble
Wednesday, Jan. 16
Wondering How to Ride the Metro Bus?
In 2009, Cincinnati’s metro system, SORTA, was one of the first transit programs in the country to incorporate hybrid buses to their bus fleet. The hybrid buses are more environmentally friendly: using 30-percent less fuel than other busses and reducing pollution emissions in the region. If you’ve ever thought following in SORTA’s path and reducing your carbon footprint, but were unsure of how to get started, then attend a Metro info session at noon in 247 Smith Hall. The info session will be taught by a Metro representative, and will cover how to use the bus for group activities, how to get to city landmarks and the best sightseeing routes.
Xavier ConneXions Information Session
330 Gallagher Student Center
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Service. It’s a big buzzword around campus, and it can be pretty intimidating. Especially when it feels like everyone has figured where they want to volunteer, where they best fit in already. What are you waiting for? Find your place in Cincinnati by experiencing the assets and challenges of the city through Xavier ConneXions. Designed for freshman and Xavier newcomers, this program offers students a chance to volunteer at different non-profit organizations throughout the semester.
Thursday, Jan. 16
Year of Faith: Consciousness and Freedom in a Time of Planetary Crisis
Conaton Board Room
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
As a means of encouraging believers to renew their faith and deepen their relationship with Jesus, Pope Benedict XVI declared a “Year of Faith” from Oct. 11,2012, through Nov. 24, 2013—a period that coincides with the 20th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council. Catholics around the world are encouraged to study and reflect on the documents of Vatican II and the Catechism of the Catholic Church during this time. Professor John Sniegocki from the theology department is giving a lecture that explores Catholic understandings and their relevance to major issues. Particular attention is being given to the topics of world hunger and climate change.
Perks of free movies
Friday, Jan. 17
Late Night Movie: Perks of Being a Wallflower
Emma Watson, Ezra Miller and Logan Lerman show college students what college is really like—at least in Hollywood. An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world. Just a warning: this movie may be reality TV to today’s students—or yesterday’s alumni.