Brueggeman Fellows present research

By: Justin Worthing ~Staff Writer~ Xavier-sponsored international travelers returned to their point of origin on Feb. 20 to share stories of their adventures with their peers and professors. Eight Brueggeman Fellows, who each received a $3,000 travel grant from the Brueggeman Center, met in Kennedy Auditorium to discuss their travels and research around the world. Senior Kevin Perkins presented first, discussing his research on EcoHealth, or the relationship between ecosystems and human health. He travelled to Benin in West Africa to work with a group of researchers studying Buruli ulcers. Alumna Becky Seipel then shared her experiences in South Africa, … Continue reading Brueggeman Fellows present research

Xavier community hosts Relay For Life fundraiser for cancer research

By: Maddie Day ~Staff Writer~ The 11th annual Relay For Life event united the Xavier community in the fight against cancer, raising a total of $24,888 from 201 student, staff, faculty and alumni participants. Twenty-six teams worked tirelessly to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Xavier’s donation will go toward cancer research and other services provided for cancer patients and their families. The event was one of many sponsored by Colleges Against Cancer, an organization that works with the American Cancer Society to encourage colleges and universities to join the fight against cancer. The event, which took place on … Continue reading Xavier community hosts Relay For Life fundraiser for cancer research

Fledgling Professionals: Undergraduate research is a bittersweet practice that pays off while excessively burdening students

By: Michael Petrany All I want for Christmas is a good grade on my senior thesis. This time of year is always one of frenzy, whether of the commercial or academic variety. The latter hits closer to home here at Xavier: many of us are less concerned with wrapping presents than with wrapping up term papers and thesis drafts, sending off abstracts to conferences and editing manuscripts for possible publication (fingers crossed). All of these things, it seems, are necessary (but not sufficient) to get on the “nice” list of academia. Specifically, unless you want coal in your stocking, or … Continue reading Fledgling Professionals: Undergraduate research is a bittersweet practice that pays off while excessively burdening students