Xavier buys host of 3D printers

By: Jess Larkin ~Copy Editor~ Xavier joins a growing number of colleges in the United States as the first Midwestern and private university to include 3D printers on campus. The Makerbot Innovation Center, working with the new Center for Innovation, now includes 31 Makerbot Replicator 3D Printers, including three Makerbot Z18 printers, three Makerbot Mini printers and three Makerbot Digitizers. These readily available printers allow students to encounter a new technology that has been increasingly implemented in the workplace as a means for constructing prototypes and products in a more cost-efficient way. The convenience of these printers also allows students … Continue reading Xavier buys host of 3D printers

Journal offers undergrad research opportunities

By: Jess Larkin ~Copy Editor~ The College of Arts and Sciences presented an opportunity for undergraduate students to have their research published. The Xavier University Journal of Undergraduate Research (XJUR) is an online-based research journal that allows undergraduate students the rare opportunity to exhibit first-rate research in varying disciplines. The journal gives students the chance to showcase and publish their work prior to graduation. The research that is collected and published by the journal is noted as work that exemplifies the values that Xavier is built upon. This research provides a better understanding of the world, humanity and God and … Continue reading Journal offers undergrad research opportunities

ISSJ offers workshops to promote peace and justice

By: Jess Larkin ~Copy Editor~ Xavier’s Institute for Spirituality and Social Justice (ISSJ) calls for the men and women of Xavier to engage social justice issues by applying their knowledge in real and using spirituality as a means to enact change. The ISSJ’s mission is to “empower and energize individuals and communities to respond intelligently to the pressing needs of our times,” whether that be through active service or education. The ISSJ hosts a number of different events throughout the year that inspire and challenge students to think critically about how they can use the tools that Xavier provides to … Continue reading ISSJ offers workshops to promote peace and justice