Macy’s Downtown Dazzle gives back

By: Megan Lux ~Staff Writer~ Guests gathered in Fountain Square over the weekend for Macy’s Downtown Dazzle where they celebrated Christmas festivities and ways to give back during the holiday season. The evening began with a performance from the Young Professionals Choral Collective (YPCC) and the Cincinnati Boychoir. These choirs formed at Below Zero Lounge in Over-The-Rhine in Nov. 2011. YPCC works to create connections through choral music. Now the group has more than 500 members, who are volunteer singers that live and work in the Greater Cincinnati area. Later on in the evening, those who attended Macy’s Downtown Dazzle … Continue reading Macy’s Downtown Dazzle gives back

Class partners with Freestore Foodbank

By: Jessica Larkin ~Copy Editor~ This fall, Dr. Wendy Maxian’s 200-level communications course called Writing for the Media will be collaborating with Freestore Food Bank’s COOKS! Program. The purpose of the course is to learn about and construct media writing while creating real media content fora local nonprofit. The course will allow students to apply their knowledge in a realworld setting, rather than using fake audiences and assignments. The Freestore Foodbank’s COOKS! Program began in 2001 to help students prepare for work in the food service industry. The program is a free, 10-week program for students who come from low-income … Continue reading Class partners with Freestore Foodbank

Xavier class partners with nonprofit

By: Hollis Conners While partnering with the Freestore Foodbank of Cincinnati, students enrolled in the Economics of Poverty (ECON 390) class will be able to see and even experience challenges faced by organizations fighting poverty and utilize their skills to help solve those problems. The Freestore Foodbank is a nonprofit organization that works to provide hunger relief. They distribute donations to those in need. They also work with soup kitchens, food pantries and various other organizations. Along with Director of the Eigel Center Sean Rhiney, Assistant Professor of Economics Bree Lang was able to meet with the Freestore Foodbank. They … Continue reading Xavier class partners with nonprofit