Fair offers post-grad options

By: Sarris Balcerzak ~Staff Writer~ Xavier’s Graduate School and Year-of-Service Fair informed students of postgraduation options to further their education before they enter full-time employment. From 3-5 p.m. on Oct. 28 in the Cintas Center, representatives from more than 70 graduate schools and year-of-service agencies met with students to discuss their programs and the benefits they have to offer. The year-of-service agencies aimed to offer students a way to explore career options and goals while serving as alternatives to going staight into the working world. The Alliance for Catholic Education promoted its two-year program which earns potential future students enrollment … Continue reading Fair offers post-grad options

Added Core reflection requirement for seniors

By: Andrew Koch ~Editor-in-Chief~ As part of the university’s desire to evaluate the Core curriculum, an ad hoc committee has put together “CORE 499: Reflection on the XU Core,” a new requirement for all seniors who will be graduating in the spring of 2015. The course requires students to complete a randomly assigned writing task on Canvas that is designed to evaluate the old Core’s outcomes. Students’ responses will be anonymous, and only the group’s collective data will be reported. “This is an important way to assess what students learn in the Core so that the Core can be continuously … Continue reading Added Core reflection requirement for seniors

University transitions to new Core

By: Justin Worthing ~Staff Writer~ Students, staff and faculty are beginning the transition to Xavier’s new Core structure, which was approved by staff and the Board of Trustees last April. Although the structure of the Core and the requirements it holds have been approved, new Core classes must still be created. Staff and faculty selected the new Core, currently entitled Core B, by vote last semester, with 85% supporting it over alternative Core A. Core B specializes in promoting “depth of thought through broad exposure to ways of knowing, or Perspectives, of traditional liberal arts disciplines.” The new Core requires … Continue reading University transitions to new Core