March is just a week away. And around this time of year in basketball country, things can get kinda crazy. Like, clowns fitting into small cars, ringmasters facing felines, balloon twisting crazy. Literally. Get in on the fun early this week as the Piccadilly Circus arrives at the Cintas Center and later as the Xavier men’s and women’s basketball teams take on their opponents. Need a relaxing Sunday afternoon? Then end your weekend with some live classical piano music. Whatever your mood, Xavier’s got something on their calendar that fits. Read more
I once sat next to James Buchanan at a lunch. James is the director of Xavier’s Edward B. Brueggeman Center for Dialogue and one of those people who knows just waaaay too much. He’s got degrees from Yale and Chicago. He’s studied and taught in Paris, Moscow, Beijing, Hong Kong. He can talk over your head on just about any subject.
The human soul is a marvelous thing. Although outside of the abilities of science to pinpoint, its existence is hard to deny. We’ve seen too many times the terrors of its tormented dark side—Sept. 11, Columbine, Newtown. Such reckless disregard for humanity goes beyond any anger capable of being produced by the mind and can only be regurgitated out of a hateful, hurtful soul. Yet we’ve also seen the compassion capable of being produced by a light and loving soul.
Drawn to Xavier is an historically accurate* account of life at Xavier. It is quite possibly the world’s only cartoon blog that is both dedicated to a venerable Jesuit university and to the proposition that humor is not quite as close to godliness as cleanliness, but it is a lot funnier.
Dakota Strugarek, a cadet in Xavier’s Army Reserve Officer Training Corp program, has been selected for the U.S. Army’s Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency Program. The program provides cadets with a 30-day experience in a different country to gain an understanding of different cultures in countries where they could be stationed as officers.
In 1965, a movie came out that featured a nun, played by Julie Andrews, who claimed that the Austrian hills were alive with the sound of music. In the movie, the sound spilling from the hills inspired her character to sing, dance and ride bikes with children in a synchronized fashion.
Well, the hills of Cincinnati seem to be singing—at least the ones around Xavier—because the upcoming week is filled with on-campus musical performances for your enjoyment. From jazz to classical music to pop hits of yesteryear, Xavier offers a performance that will inspire you. Who knows, maybe you’ll even do a little synchronized bike riding of your own—after the concerts, of course. Read more
Cincinnati played an important role in unraveling the mystery of the Dead Sea Scrolls since they were first discovered by Bedouin shepherds in 1947. It was Cincinnati’s Hebrew Union College researcher Ben Zion Wacholder who created the first translation of the scrolls in 1991 at a time when the Israel Antiquities Authority was keeping a tight grip on their release for study by biblical scholars.
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 of 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. Read more
The week before Valentine’s Day is all about last-minute planning. And if you’re starting to sweat because you’re still looking for something sweet, worry no more: Xavier’s got you covered. Whether you’re a classical music enthusiast, looking for a date, looking to impress a date or anything in-between, one of these on-campus events will be sure to pull your heartstrings.