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Week of Action at SXU

October 17th, 2016

October is the month for National Domestic Violence Awareness. With the purpose of raising awareness of domestic violence, National Week of Action kicked off today Wednesday, October 19th, at Saint Xavier University. Throughout this week, several events will take place to educate students about this type of abuse. These events…
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WXAV Celebrates 25th Anniversary

October 10th, 2016

This week, WXAV 88.3 FM celebrated 25 years on the airwaves. SXU’s WXAV has won multiple awards, such as the Illinois Broadcasting Associations Student Silverdome Awards and Professional IBA Silverdome Awards in Public Affairs programming. In addition, it was included in the top best college radio stations in the U.S….
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Cougar Pride 2016

October 4th, 2016

It’s the week of Saint Xavier’s 2016 Homecoming and they have a lot in store to help get us Cougars fueled up for the week. Homecoming began this past Saturday, October 1, and lasts until Saturday, October 8. This gives the students one full week to take a short break…
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GSM Hosts Speaker Series Mentoring Event

October 3rd, 2016

On Thursday, September 9th, the Graham School of Management presented their annual Speaker Series Mentoring Event. The event took place in the Butler Reception Room from 11am to 1pm. This year’s guest speaker was Terrence Duffy, executive chairman and president of CME Group. Each student was assigned to a designated…
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SXU Hosts Debate Watching Party

September 30th, 2016

On Monday, September 26, Saint Xavier hosted its first debate watching party for the 2016 election. Members of the press were invited so that people would be able to share their opinions with reporters. According to, Executive Director of Media Relations, Karla Thomas and, Media Relations Specialist, Kelly Murphy, the…
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Cougar Connect

September 30th, 2016

Cougars Connect 1-on-1! On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, Career Services held a career networking night in the Butler Reception Room from 5:00pm-6:30pm. Pizza and refreshments were served to the students who attended the event to ease their minds and get them ready to learn more about the different career fields…
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Students learn about HACU

September 30th, 2016

On Wednesday, September 28th, an informational session about HACU’s (Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities) internships took place in the Student Life office. Alicia Velazquez, junior majoring in accounting, was present, along with Jodi Martin, Assistant Director of Career Services. During Velazquez’s sophomore year, she applied to the HACU National…
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Julie Veloz Workshop

September 26th, 2016

Monday, September 26, in the Warde Academic Center Student Lounge, Julie Veloz held a workshop for the students of Saint Xavier. This event took place because this month is Hispanic Heritage Month. Veloz spoke about her background and the struggles that she faced growing up as a Latina woman. She spread…
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Short Recap of Map Grants

September 26th, 2016

Last academic year, MAP grants were in danger. Back in February 2016, Governor Rauner vetoed Senate Bill 2043 which provided $721 million in MAP funds. Students from all over Illinois did what they could to, hopefully, make the governor reconsider his decision. SXU students raised awareness through social media, rallies,…
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Chemical Spill in Science Lab

September 23rd, 2016

On September 19th, a student accidentally dropped some hydrochloric acid in room S220 during a biology class. No injuries resulted from the chemical spill. Dr. Liane Cochran-Stafira and Dr. David Elmendorf were the two professors who were present during the chemical spill. “It was through [Dr. Cochran-Stafira’s and Dr. Elmendorf’s]…
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