Saint Xavier University will wrap up the Fall semester on December 9. Finals will run from December 4-9. During the week leading up to finals, the university will be offering activities and events before the semester ends.
On Monday, November 27, the university offered students and faculty to join in for a contemplative circle hosted by University Ministry. The event took place in the McDonough Chapel’s Reconciliation Room. SXU members were invited to the one time per month circle. It is reflective with music and sharing.
Tuesday, November 28, students were encouraged to release some pre-finals stress and join in some fun activities such as Monopoly, Life, Checkers, cards, and coloring for adults.
The Unleash your Inner Child: Games Day event was held in the Warde Academic Center from 11:30 A.M. through 1:00 P.M. Students also used their creativity by using Play-Doh and perler beads.
Communications students or any student who may be interested in a career in broadcasting are welcome to come to McGuire Hall on Wednesday, November 29, at 5 P.M. to hear Mitch Rosen, the operations director of CBS Radio in Chicago, share his story of how he broke into the broadcasting industry. Rosen will also have a Q&A after his presentation. The event is being held by the department of Student Media and Communication. For more information, contact Peter Kreten at PKreten@sxu.edu
The Tau Sigma National Honor Society will be teaming up with the Student Veterans Alliance to make Christmas cards for soldiers overseas, the cards will be mailed to them. Anyone interested can stop by the Student Veteran Resource Center from 11:00 A.M through 1:00 P.M.
On Thursday, November 30, SXU’s canine friends will make their final appearance for the semester. The Lucky and Pals: Therapy Dogs event will be held in the Warde Academic Student Lounge from 10:00 A.M through 11:30 A.M.
As a treat for a long semester, students can enjoy the Chill: Ice Cream Sundae Bar on Friday, December 1 in the Counseling Center from 1:00 P.M. until 2:30 P.M.
As finals week begins to commence, students have been reflecting on some of their favorite activities or events that they have participated in.
“This semester, I really enjoyed Vincent Davis’s class. I loved coming to his class to learn about ethics. I would really recommend everyone to take his class because he is the realest awesome professor I have ever met,” said senior, Alexandra Gomez.
Freshman, Ryan Dalton enjoyed watching the Cougars take on opponents on the football field, “I loved all the football games my group of friends and I attended. We must have attended almost all the games. I think I had a great first year.”
The Psi Chi: International Honor Society in Psychology secretary, Fadia Judeh, said, “It’s hard to pick what my favorite event was this year. Psi Chi held so many interesting and fun activities so I can’t just pick one.”
Unable to make a choice, the senior said, “I think, outside of Psi Chi, I loved the Therapy Dogs, they definitely were my favorite.”
Getting involved for his senior year was one of Jose Tinajero’s favorite things to do, “My favorite thing about this semester was getting more involved in RSO’s on campus because I’ve been able to meet a lot more people.”
Senior, Amanda Gollaz said, “My favorite class this semester had to be Art 101. It always helped me relax and take my mind off other projects for different classes, it was quiet.”
Another quiet place this year has been the Robert and Mary Rita Stump Library. “I love the library; it was my favorite place to be when I had long breaks between classes this semester,” Junior Kelsey Hart said.
The university library will be open at 12:00 P.M. until 12:00 A.M from Sunday, December 3 through Thursday, December 7 for students who need to find a quiet place to study.