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SXU participates in # MAPmatters Campaign

February 24th, 2016

The Saint Xavier University community participated in the #MAPmatters campaign which was launched on February 9. The campaign was coordinated by the Federation of Illinois Independent Colleges and Universities (FIICU), which is chaired by, SXU President, Christine M. Wiseman. The purpose of the campaign is to advocate for the release…
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Senator Kirk Calls for VA Reform

February 24th, 2016

According to a press release from Senator Mark Kirk’s office, Kirk is calling for the firing of Dr. Mary Schohn, Director of Mental Health Operations for the VA’s Veteran’s Health Administration (VHA). The firing was implored for in a letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veteran’s…
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SXU to Host Internship and Job Fair

February 17th, 2016

SXU’s Career Services will host the 2016 Spring Internship and Job Fair on Friday, February 19. The fair will be held in the Shannon Athletic Center from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. The Internship and Job Fair has been a semiannual event for many years. Mary D. Fitzpatrick, Career Services assistant director,…
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Nominations in for African Achievement Awards

February 17th, 2016

On Friday, February 26 Saint Xavier University will host the second Annual African Achievement Awards.  The event is sponsored by the Black History Month Committee that consists of several groups, including the Black Student Union, the African American Studies Diaspora club, the African American Studies Department, Campus Life, Campus Ministry,…
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Local Train Trouble

February 17th, 2016

Last week, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and local alderman Matt O’Shea (19th Ward) filed a legal action against CSX Transportation, Inc. The action has been filed with the Surface Transportation Board (STB), a body that is responsible for regulating railroads throughout the entire country. According to a press release from the…
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SXU Continues Advocacy for Release of MAP Funding

February 11th, 2016

As the Illinois budget standoff continues, members of the Saint Xavier University community are continuing their efforts to fight for the release of Monetary Award Program (MAP) funds. There are currently 1,602 SXU students who are packaged for MAP Grants, which provide financial aid to undergraduate students enrolled in Illinois…
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New Joint JD/MBA Degree Program Established

February 11th, 2016

The Graham School of Management has teamed up with The John Marshall Law School to establish a joint program in business and law. The program will allow students to earn both a Juris Doctor (JD) degree at John Marshall and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Saint Xavier University….
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Opportunity to Meet State Reps, Talk Budget Etc.

February 11th, 2016

Citizens concerned about government at the state and local level will have the chance to mingle with State Representative Kelly Burke (Democrat, Evergreen Park) and state Senator Bill Cunningham (Democrat, Chicago) and discuss government business at an event called “Coffee and Conversation”. The event will be held on February 20…
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School of Education Hosts School to Prison Pipeline Presentation

February 3rd, 2016

On Tuesday, January 26, the School of Education hosted Dr. Crystal Laura for a lecture on the School-to-Prison Pipeline. The presentation was held in the Butler Reception room at 6:30pm. The attendance was higher than expected, and extra chairs needed to be set up to accommodate the audience.  Much of…
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SXU Honors Martin Luther King Jr.

February 3rd, 2016

Saint Xavier University celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a week of events from Tuesday, January 19 to Friday, January 22. The events were organized and sponsored by the African American Studies Diaspora Club, Mercy Students for Peace and Justice, Black Student Union, Elected of Zion, University…
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