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Xavier University (Cincinnati)

Xavier University (Cincinnati)
Xavier University

Latin: Universitas Xaveriana Cincinnatensis Motto: Vidit Mirabilia Magna (He has seen great wonders) Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (For the greater glory of God) 1831 [1] Private Jesuit Catholic $125 million [2] Rev. Michael J. Graham, S.J. [1] 294 full time 4,000 [1] 2,500 [1] Cincinnati, Ohio, United States 125 acres (0.51 km2) 16 NCAA Division I teams Navy Blue and White D’Artagnan the captain of Musketeers of the Guard The Blue Blob http://www.xavier.edu/

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Xavier University is a private, Jesuit, coeducational university in the United States located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Today, Xavier University is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities.[1] It has an undergraduate enrollment of about 4,000 students and graduate enrollment of 2,600 students. Xavier is primarily an undergraduate, liberal arts institution. Graduate programs include education, counseling, nursing, English, theology, psychology, business, and many more. Xavier’s large part-time MBA program is nationally ranked, according to the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and is currently ranked 14th by U.S. News and World Report.[1] Xavier’s mission statement states that it is "dedicated to engaging and forming students intellectually, morally and spiritually, with rigor and compassion, toward lives of solidarity, service, and success."[3]

Xavier University was the first Catholic institution of higher learning in the Northwest Territory, is the fourth oldest Jesuit University and sixth oldest Catholic university in the United States. The school was founded in 1831 as a men’s college in downtown Cincinnati, adjacent to St. Francis Xavier Church (Cincinnati, Ohio) on Sycamore Street. The Athenaeum, as it was then called, was dedicated to the patronage of Saint Francis Xavier by Bishop Edward Fenwick. Upon Bishop John Baptist Purcell’s request, the Society of Jesus took control of The Athenaeum in 1840, and the name was changed to St. Xavier College in honor of the 16th century Spanish Catholic. St. Xavier College moved in 1912 to its current Avondale, Cincinnati, Ohio location, about 5 miles (8.0 km) north of downtown, after a donation of property by the Avondale Athletic Club. St. Xavier College and St. Xavier High School (Cincinnati) officially split in 1919, though not financially independent until 1934. The name of the school was changed a



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second time to its current name, Xavier University, in 1930. The Williams College of Business was established in 1961 and Xavier’s first Doctoral Program in Psychology was initiated in 1997. Xavier fully admitted women in 1969, but women began attending the college in 1914 in the evening, weekend, and summer school divisions. Edgecliff College, another Catholic college in Cincinnati, merged with Xavier University in 1980 due to financial troubles. In recent years, a number of building projects have been completed on campus including the Cintas Center and the Gallagher Student Center. Current projects include a new Williams College of Business and Learning Commons, as part of the James E. Hoff, S.J, Academic Quadrangle. Hoff was the University’s 33rd President, 1991-2000. Fr. Michael J. Graham, S.J., Hoff’s successor and 34th President, still serves Xavier today.

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the main residential mall. The Cintas Center, where the Musketeers host their basketball games, and the home of the Hoff Student Dining Center, is located adjacent to that same main residential mall. Dormitories on the main residential mall include Brockman Hall, Buenger Hall, Husman and Kuhlman Halls. The majority of upper-class and graduate students choosing to live on-campus are housed in Universityowned apartments, either adjacent to the main academic mall, or across campus on the other side of the academic mall. The Commons offers housing for 274 junior, senior, and graduate residents in three and four bedroom apartment style living. There are 62 four bedroom units and eight-three bedroom units. [4] The Village Apartments were built in 1989 and houses 224 sophomore, junior, senior and graduate students. The three and four bedroom units have two full bathrooms. [5] Most upper-class students, though, seek off-campus housing due to the uncertainty of obtaining a University-owned apartment in the housing lottery. The Academic Mall features Hailstones Hall, which houses the Williams College of Business, along with professors’ offices and classrooms for both graduate and undergraduate classes and Alter Hall, a general use building which features Kelly Auditorium, the largest instruction room on the campus, computer labs open for general student use, a language lab, classrooms, and the Offices of the Bursar, the Registrar, Student Success and Retention, and the CAPS program. The Lindner Family Physics Building is home to science labs, classrooms, and professors’ offices, while Logan Hall, Hinkle Hall, Albers Hall, Schmidt Hall, and Schott Hall house both Professor offices and some classrooms. In addition, Edgecliff Hall is home to the music department, The Academic Mall is also home to the McDonald Library. Between the Academic Mall and the main Residential Mall lies Bellarmine Chapel, home to the Bellarmine Catholic Parish in Cincinnati. This serves as the campus chapel and holds daily masses which, though open to the public, are frequented mainly by students. While Sunday morning and early afternoon masses are attended almost exclusively non-students, the Sunday Night Mass is heavily attended by students. On the Opposite side of Victory Parkway from both the Academic and Residential


The Gallagher Student Center. The campus covers approximately 125 acres (0.51 km2) and features both residential and academic malls. The Gallagher Student Center, a general gathering place for students and visitors, is located in the center of


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Malls is the Athletic Mall. This is where the Armory, Hayden Baseball Field, Corcoran Soccer Field, Schmidt Fieldhouse, Elet Hall, Joseph Hall, and the O’Connor Sports Center are located.

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Certain majors; such as Politics Philosophy and the Public (PPP), Honors Bachelor of Arts (HAB), and Philosophy require a written thesis and defense before a selected committee. Philosophy also requires a written comprehensive exam.

Academics and demographics
Xavier University offers 74 majors within the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Social Sciences, Health and Education, and the Williams College of Business.[6] A wide variety of minors and pre-professional programs, such as medicine, dentistry, law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine are also offered. All students must complete the core curriculum. Undergraduate students attending Xavier must complete a significant number of distribution requirements that are more commonly known as the Core Curriculum. There are required courses in: Theology, Philosophy, Mathematics, Fine Arts, History, Physical Science, Literature, Foreign Language, and the Social Sciences. The Core Curriculum is a confluence of Jesuit ideals, and Great Books rigors. All graduates, upon completion of a Bachelor degree have read The Republic, Discourse on Method, and selections from the Bible among other original texts.

Grading scale
In 2005 Xavier switched to the plus/minus grading system, after using the simpler A,B,C,D,F scale since the University’s inception. However, in addition to the standard letter grades, Xavier offers professors the option to assign various non-traditional grades, such as VF (Vanished Failure) for students who do not attend class regularly. The university also offers students the option to "Audit" courses; that is, to take the class, but have any passing grade not computed into the student’s Grade Point Average. Xavier has also switched to a "QualityPoint" conversion scale to compute Grade Point Averages. The Quality Points are assigned such that each 1/3 of a grade is the equivalent to 1/3 Quality Point per credit hour. For example, a grade of B would rate 3 Quality Points per credit hour (thus, for a 3-hr course, the student would gain 9 Quality points), while a score of B+ would rate 3 and 1/3 Quality Points per credit hour (so that same 3-hr class would yield 10 Quality Points). The total number of Quality Points earned is divided by the total number of credit hours attempted (excepting those officially Withdrawn from consideration -- where a grade of W was assigned) to compute the student’s Grade Point Average.

Major requirements
All undergraduate students are required to complete the Core Curriculum (see above) and comply with departmental requirements. Business majors (from the Williams College of Business) are also required to complete the Business Core, which consists of courses in Accounting, Business Law, Economics, Finance, Human Resources, Information Systems, Management, Marketing, and Statistics (the Business Core occupies 35 credit hours). Business majors, therefore, are only required to take 18-21 hours in their chosen field (providing many students with an incentive to declare second major within the Williams College of Business). Students in the other colleges (the College of Social Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences) generally have to complete at least 60 credit hours of courses within the major and electives within the College. 120 credit hours must be obtained to graduate with a B.A. or B.S. degree, and all students must achieve a 2.0 GPA minimum in their major course of study.

• Xavier has been recognized as one of the top ten Masters universities in the Midwest for the last 13 years by U.S. News & World Report. For 2008, it ranked second.[1] • It has been named one of the best 366 colleges in the United States by The Princeton Review.[1] • Xavier was ranked 42nd among the "100 Best Values in Private Colleges" by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.[1] • It received the national 2006 Grand Award from the Professional Grounds Management Society, ranking first in the country for urban university landscaping.[1]


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• The MBA Program has been ranked as the 14th best Part-time MBA program in the country by U.S. News and World Report. • The college also ranked first in the Midwest in Freshman retention. • 80% of graduates that apply to medical school are accepted.

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• Men’s Baseball • Cross Country (Men’s and Women’s Teams) • Golf (Men’s and Women’s Teams) • Soccer (Men’s and Women’s Teams) • Swimming (Men’s and Women’s Teams) • Tennis (Men’s and Women’s Teams) • Track & Field, both Indoor and Outdoor (Men’s and Women’s Teams) Xavier fielded an NCAA Division I football team until the 1973 season. The absence of the team led to the creation of the popular tshirt "Xavier Football: Undefeated since 1973." However, the sport has made a comeback at the university. In 2006, a club football team was formed and was an immediate success despite losing every game in its inaugural season. In 2007, Xavier also led in the creation of the Midwestern Club Football Conference, formed out of club teams at Miami (OH), Marquette University, Xavier, and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. On September 30, 2007 Xavier won their first football game in 34 years, defeating Miami’s (OH) club team 13-7. On October 20, 2007, Xavier beat SIUE 13-6, winning the first Midwest Club Football Conference championship.

Student life

Xavier Musketeers logo Xavier competes at the NCAA Division I level in the Atlantic Ten Conference, and their mascot is D’Artagnan the Musketeer. Xavier sponsors eight intercollegiate sports for men, and eight sports for women.[1] The University’s graduation rate of 94%[7] is the third highest graduation rate for athletes in the nation behind Duke University and Stanford University. Xavier sports teams have several traditional rivalries with local universities, including the University of Cincinnati.

Club Sports
The club sports program is designed to serve the interests of Xavier University students, faculty, and staff in different sports and recreational activities. These interests may be competitive, recreational and/or instructional in nature. The clubs are meant to be a learning experience for the members through their involvement in the organization and administration of club activities as well as the development of sports skills. Clubs may vary in focus and programming since the members are active participants in the leadership and decision making precess of club activities. The success and image of the club sports program is dependent upon its membership. As a representative of Xavier University it is imperative that the club maintain a positive image during all university sponsored activities. • • • • • • Baseball Boxing Crew Dance Team Equestrian Field Hockey

Men’s basketball
The Xavier men’s basketball team is perhaps the best known of the sports sponsored at Xavier. The team has enjoyed considerable recent success, reaching the Elite Eight in the NCAA tournament in 2004 and 2008. The school has graduated every men’s basketball player since 1985 and is the only non-BCS school to be listed among the top 20 most valuable programs in college basketball.[8].

Other NCAA sports
Xavier also competes in: • Women’s Basketball • Women’s Volleyball


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• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Fencing Football[[1]] Golf Gymnastics Ice Hockey Men’s Lacrosse Women’s Lacrosse Martial Arts Racquetball Men’s Rugby Women’s Rugby Running Men’s Soccer Women’s Soccer Women’s Fast Pitch Softball Tennis Ultimate Frisbee Men’s Volleyball Women’s Volleyball Water Polo

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forbidden by the college regulations to use their family tongue during recreation lest they fail to learn the English language. The first Jesuit Priest of Xavier, in 1840, was Father John Anthony Elet, a native of the French-speaking provinces of Belgium. The great patron of the University, St. Francis Xavier, a native of Spain, received his university education at the College of St. Barbe at the University of Paris and he helped found the Jesuit Order in Paris in 1540. So, as Father Finn reasoned, the Musketeer, a dedicated guard of the King of France, was a fine symbol of the qualities that should inspire the students and particularly the athletic teams at Xavier University. D’Artagnan continues to serve as the official mascot for Xavier University. He is present at many University functions year round including Alumni gatherings, Pre-game events, student events, and volunteer functions. During basketball season, D’Artagnan leads the Musketeers onto the court waving the giant ’X’ flag. He also travels with the basketball team to post season appearances such as the Atlantic 10 and the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Blue Blob - The History Two competing stories explain the birth of the Blue Blob into the Xavier family. The first, preferred by most fans because of its victorious nature, stems from the annual Crosstown [10] between Xavier University and Shootout the University of Cincinnati. In the late 1980s, Skyline Chili[11], a Cincinnati based restaurant chain and official sponsor of the Crosstown Shootout, offered the winner of that year’s game a new mascot. Xavier won the game and was the recipient of the short and furry creature. Its color, blue, was determined by Xavier’s team colors, blue and white. Had the University of Cincinnati won the game, the ’red’ or ’black’ blob may have entered the spotlight instead. The second and less grandiose creation stems from the need of a ’kid friendly’ mascot to excite and interact with younger Musketeer fans. D’Artagnan, despite his stoic and chivalrous nature, was deemed frightening in some of his past character forms. The Athletic Department felt the need to cater to young children and developed the fun loving and goofy Blue Blob for the enjoyment of the Musketeer fans.

Xavier is one of a handful of universities with two mascots.[9] D’Artagnan, the Musketeer, is the university’s official mascot and is the origin of the school’s nickname, The Xavier Musketeers. The Blue Blob, D’Artagnan’s sidekick, is the fan favorite, fun loving mascot commissioned to excite the crowd and, from time to time, to play a practical joke on unsuspecting fans. D’Artagnan - The History The Musketeer concept was suggested in 1925 by the late Reverend Francis J. Finn, S.J., in response to a directive by the Board of Trustees. Father Finn proposed the name ’Musketeers’ and it has been a Xavier designation ever since. In naming the Musketeers, Father Finn was not only giving rebirth to a concept of chivalry that is among France’s most treasured traditions, but he was also providing permanent recognition to Xavier’s strong ties with French origins and culture. The first priest, and one of the first Europeans to navigate the Ohio River past the site that was to become Cincinnati, was a Jesuit from French Canada named the Rev. Joseph Pierre de Bonnecamps. He was a scientist and mathematician from the College of Quebec, who made the trip in 1749. It is said that to him Ohio owes the first map of her boundaries. Among the first students at Xavier in the decade of the 1830s were French-speaking young men from Louisiana who were


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Nevertheless, the Blue Blob has provided much excitement to fans young and old. He has made several television and magazine appearances over the years, including a controversial PlayBoy[12] appearance. The Blue Blob has reached stardom on Xavier’s campus having Bobble-Body dolls[13], Plush replicas[14], and T-shirts made in his likeness, and an annual Blue Blob Appreciation Night during the Musketeer’s Basketball season. He most recently appeared on two ESPN Sports Center commercials with Pro Football Hall of Fame member Jim Kelly and Sports Center anchors Scott Van Pelt and John Anderson.[15] The Blue Blob continues to serve the Xavier family through guest appearances at fundraisers and community outreach events.

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• Lionel Chalmers, American professional basketball player in Europe, A former NBA player with the Los Angeles Clippers. • Brian Combs (1983), Morning News Anchor 700WLW Cincinnati • Bill Cunningham, Radio talk show host for Cincinnati’s 700 WLW. • John Dreyer, Vice President, Walt Disney Company. • Janet Smith Dickerson, Vice President Princeton University. • Charles Geschke, President, and CoFounder of Adobe Systems. • Brian Grant, Retired NBA forward Los Angeles Lakers • Richard Hague, American poet. • Patricia Herbold, United States Ambassador to Singapore. • Bill Kelley, Vice Chairman, Jelly Belly Candy Company. • Ken Lucas, former U.S. Representative from Kentucky. • J. Barton Luedeke, Former president Rider University. • Michael Lundy, Executive Director for the Huntsville, Alabama Housing Authority. • Robert Romanus, actor best known for playing Mike Damone in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. • Kay Napier, Vice President, Procter and Gamble. • Rich Owen, Co-Founder of Redox Brands. • James Posey, forward for the New Orleans Hornets, two-time NBA champion. • George A. Shaefer Jr., CEO and President, Fifth Third Bancorp. • Joseph Viviano, Vice Chairman, Hershey Foods Corporation. • Lloyd Ward, CEO, US Olympic Committee. • David West, power forward for the New Orleans Hornets. • Todd Wichmann, Co-Founder of Redox Brands. It is also home to several notable faculty members. • Arthur J. Dewey, New Testament scholar • Richard Polt, Heidegger Scholar, and Manual Typewriter Enthusiast. • Henry Heimlich, "inventor" of Heimlich Maneuver. Advanced Clinical Science Professor 1977-89 • Boris Podolsky, Physicist and "creator" of the EPR paradox.

Most Xavier games can be heard on WLW or WKRC-AM. WLW is also the flagship station of the University of Cincinnati Bearcats basketball games. When both teams play the same night, Xavier games are aired on WKRC. Joe Sunderman does the play-by-play and Byron Larkin does color commentary. Fox Sports Net Ohio holds the local television rights to the Musketeers basketball games. Brad Johansen does play-by-play and Steve Wolf is the analyst. Over the air stations, WCPO-TV and WSTR-TV, have held the rights to Xavier games in the past.

Notable alumni and faculty
Xavier is the alma mater to several notable politicians, public servants and corporate executives. • J. Kenneth Blackwell, former Ohio Secretary of State, 2006 GOP Ohio Gubernatorial Candidate. • John Boehner, U.S. House Of Representatives Minority Leader and former Majority Leader. • Clement L. Buenger, former CEO, Fifth Third Bancorp. • Jim Bunning, junior U.S. Senator from Kentucky, member of Baseball Hall of Fame. • John A. Cade, former Maryland State Senator.


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See also
• Xavier Newswire. • Cintas Center

[1] ^ "About Xavier". Xavier University. http://www.xavier.edu/about/. [2] "NACUBO Endowment Survey - Public NEWS Tables". NACUBO. http://www.nacubo.org/x2376.xml. Retrieved on 2007-09-24. [3] "University Mission Statement". Xavier University. 2008. http://www.xavier.edu/ about/University-MissionStatement.cfm. [4] "Commons Apartments". Xavier University. 2008. http://www.xavier.edu/ residence-life/apartments/commons.cfm. [5] "Village Apartments". Xavier University. 2008. http://www.xavier.edu/residencelife/apartments/village.cfm. [6] "Admission Office". Xavier University. http://www.xavier.edu/undergraduateadmission/academics/index.cfm. [7] "FRESHMAN-COHORT GRADUATION RATES". NCAA. http://web1.ncaa.org/ app_data/inst2007/812.pdf. [8] The Most Valuable College Basketball Teams - Forbes.com [9] http://goxavier.cstv.com/trads/xavimascots.html [10] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Crosstown_Shootout [11] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skyline_Chili

[12] http://www.playboy.com/on-campus/ mascot/blob/ [13] http://images.google.com/ imgres?imgurl=http://graphics.fansonly.com/ photos/schools/xavi/sports/genrel/ auto_action/ 1492701.jpeg&imgrefurl=http://goxavier.cstv.com/ sports/w-baskbl/spec-rel/ 102907aaa.html&usg=__l9b9GZnkCvYAi468IkBKrrgj images%3Fq%3Dxavier%2Bblue%2Bblob%26um%3D US:official%26sa%3DN [14] http://images.google.com/ imgres?imgurl=http://store.cstv.com/ marketplace/store/Vendor250/fullscale/ 5650707Kc.jpg&imgrefurl=http://store.cstv.com/ marketplace/ store_contents.cfm%3Fproduct_id%3D113564%26ca UgM4sJCRM:&tbnh=120&tbnw=120&prev=/ images%3Fq%3Dxavier%2Bblue%2Bblob%26um%3D US:official%26sa%3DN [15] http://www.xavier.edu/newswire/ editions/071017/front.cfm

External links
Xavier University Admission website Virtual Tour Official Athletic Site The Xavier Newswire Cincinnati Photographs of Xavier University • Xavier Club Sports Coordinates: 39°08′55″N 84°28′41″W / 39.14868°N 84.47799°W / 39.14868; -84.47799 • • • • • •

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