New DAB maintains the munchies

Xavier’s Dining Advisory Board discusses potential Hoff Dining Hall updates By Mattie Cielpak, Staff Writer Students, faculty and staff at Xavier were invited to join a Dining Advisory Board in September to discuss their opinions and issues regarding dining on campus.  Em Daniels, retail marketing manager for auxiliary services, serves as part of the committee who runs the board. Daniels explained that the Dining Advisory Board is meant to connect students to dining throughout campus and allow their voices to be heard.  The mission statement of the program reads, “The intention is not to focus on the daily missteps and … Continue reading New DAB maintains the munchies

New community ambassador to pop Xavier bubble

By Ethan Nichols, World News Editor It is often said that Xavier lives within a “bubble,” tucked away from the neighborhoods and communities we reside in. A new role, funded by the Student Government Association (SGA) and supervised by Director of Government Relations Sean Rhiney, will work to address this divide.  The inaugural Community Student Ambassador Natalie Sendelbach, a senior early childhood education major, has a lot on her plate.  “The definition of my role, simply put, is to serve as a human ‘connector’ between XU and Norwood to create a more positive and collaborative community. The specific tasks and … Continue reading New community ambassador to pop Xavier bubble

Xavier welcomes Dr. Burwell, new Dean of Retention

By Mattie Cielpak, Staff Writer Dr. Melissa Burwell has taken over the dean of retention position at Xavier University.  The New York and Pennsylvania native previously obtained a degree in Sociology from Gordon College, a Master of Science in Counseling and College Student Personnel from Shippensburg University and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Learning from the University of St. Thomas.  “My research interests center on women and leadership in higher education, and equity and student success,” Burwell said. She became interested in working in the collegiate environment from the time she was a student at Gordon. “As … Continue reading Xavier welcomes Dr. Burwell, new Dean of Retention