Xavier receives national recognition for community engagement achievements

By: Maddie Day ~Staff Writer~ The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has announced Xavier as a recipient of its 2015 Community Engagement Classification. Only 361 institutions nationwide were granted this distinction, which is less than 7 percent of all U.S. four-year academic institutions — public and private. Additionally, Xavier is one of 157 colleges and universities to have earned the designation for the second time. Xavier’s first Community Engagement Classification came in 2008. “Obtaining reclassification is a significant, national acknowledgement of Xavier’s institutional commitment to community engagement,” Sean Rhiney, director of Xavier’s Eigel Center for Community-Engaged Learning, said. … Continue reading Xavier receives national recognition for community engagement achievements

Faculty participate in Nicaraguan immersion

By: Maddie Day ~Staff Writer~ Xavier faculty members traveled to Nicaragua this week to experience the country’s unique culture. Xavier’s Faculty Learning Communities (FLC), sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), put together this week’s trip for “The Transformative Potential of Faculty Immersion.” CTE works to provide Xavier faculty with collaborative learning environments that will promote reflective, engaging and effective teaching. Participating faculty members include Josh Shanklin, Shelagh Larkin, Michelle Early, Shannon Hughes, Jill Segerman, Dr. Wendy Maxian and Dominique Brown. Shannon O’Neill, study abroad assistant at the Center for International Education, also made the trip. The group will … Continue reading Faculty participate in Nicaraguan immersion

Xavier lights the campus

By: Maddie Day ~Staff Writer~ Xavier students and staff recently spread the holiday cheer at the second annual Light the Campus event. The event was sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Student Government Association (SGA). In the past, the campus was decorated by Physical Plant, but budget cuts pushed the Xavier community to join in on the effort beginning last year. Xavier students, faculty and staff gathered at the Husman Stage on Nov. 19 to help decorate. For the next two hours, members of the Xavier community joined together to decorate for the upcoming Christmas season. “It … Continue reading Xavier lights the campus