Thursday, August 26, 2010

SXU professor Joyce Hunter on WTTW "Chicago Tonight" show

Aug. 24 live prime time TV appearance on "Anger in the Air"

SXU Graham School of Management associate professor Joyce Hunter, D.B.A., who also authored the book "Anger in the Air," was featured live on WTTW's prime time program "Chicago Tonight" hosted by Phil Ponce, on Aug. 24.

The eight-minute TV appearance keyed on the topic of air rage, and what prompts people to lose control. The topic is in the news due to the sensation created recently by a JetBlue Airlines flight steward who, after the plane was safely landed, walked (or slid) off the job, exiting the plane via the emergency landing chute which he triggered.

Monday, August 23, 2010

SXU’s School of Nursing celebrates 75th Anniversary

Home to first integrated baccalaureate nursing program in Illinois

Chicago (Aug. 23, 2010) Saint Xavier University’s School of Nursing will celebrate its 75th Anniversary with a series of commemorative events on Sat., Sept. 11.

The first event is a Celebratory Mass presided over by Monsignor Kenneth Velo at 1 p.m. at McDonough Chapel. Velo is an Archdiocese of Chicago priest, Senior Executive of Catholic Collaboration at DePaul University and President of the Big Shoulders Fund.

Suzanne Gordon will deliver a guest lecture at 2:30 p.m. in McGuire Hall, L-216. Gordon is an award-winning journalist, author, lecturer and patient advocate. Campus tours will follow the lecture. All of these events are at the University’s Chicago Campus, 3700 W. 103rd Street.

A reception and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. at Beverly Country Club, 8700 S. Western Ave. Participants must register for events online or by calling (773) 298-3706.
“The Sisters of Mercy collaboration 75 years ago between Mercy Hospital and Saint Xavier has had a deep and lasting impact on Chicago, on Illinois and nationwide,” said School of Nursing Dean Gloria Jacobson, R.N., Ph.D.

“I congratulate the School of Nursing on its 75th anniversary,” said Saint Xavier President Christine M. Wiseman, J.D. “The work of this exemplary school has become a lasting testament to the Mercy spirit, which also led to the founding of our University in 1846 by the Sisters of Mercy.”

Saint Xavier and Mercy Hospital, both founded by the Sisters of Mercy, joined forces in 1935 to create the first integrated baccalaureate nursing program in Illinois. Today, 75 years later the SON remains strongly committed to linking innovation and concern for community, to providing basic and advanced nursing education programs, outreach programs, and to providing clinical services to surrounding communities.



Jay Foot, Executive Director of Media Relations
O: (773) 298-3937
C: (773) 617-3632

Friday, August 20, 2010

San Diego Padres pitcher and SXU alum Luke Gregerson ‘06 meets with alumni and friends

Gregerson attends post-Cubs game reception

(from left) Steven Murphy, Ed.D., Vice President for University Advancement, President Christine M. Wiseman, J.D., San Diego Padres pitcher and SXU alumnus Luke Gregerson ’06, and Baseball Coach Mike Dooley.

Saint Xavier University hosted a post-game reception with San Diego Padres pitcher and SXU alumnus Luke Gregerson ’06 on Aug. 18 after playing the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.
Gregerson met with SXU alumni and friends, as well as several former SXU teammates and coaches, after the game at the Hounds Tooth Saloon, 3369 N. Clark St.

The event supported the Saint Xavier University Cougar Club and Cougar Athletics. It was hosted by the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations in collaboration with the Cougar Club. For more information, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent relations at (773) 298-3316 or


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Watch Pres. Wiseman's video welcome to students

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

SXU ranked among top 25 percent in U.S. News & World Report’s 2011 “Best Colleges in the Midwest”

SXU’s fifth consecutive year in top 25 percent

Chicago (Aug. 17, 2010) Saint Xavier University is ranked among the top 25 percent of all Midwest master’s comprehensive universities for the fifth consecutive year, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2011 ranking for “Best Colleges in the Midwest.”.

SXU is ranked 34th of 142 regional colleges and it is ranked fifth in Illinois. Rankings are based on a set of metrics that are said to reflect a postsecondary institution’s quality.

SXU also advanced in the “Economic Diversity” ranking to ninth in 2011. This ranking measures the percentage of students with high financial need. SXU also ranks ninth in "Racial Diversity."

“We are proud of the fact that Saint Xavier University achieves high rankings both for its quality and for its economic diversity,” said President Christine M. Wiseman, J.D. “Consistent with the rich heritage of our Sisters of Mercy sponsors, we work hard to ensure that our quality programs are accessible to talented students, regardless of their economic backgrounds.”



Jay Foot, Executive Director of Media Relations
O: (773) 298-3937
C: (773) 617-3632

Monday, August 16, 2010

Video Alert! Prof. Joyce Hunter discusses air rage on CBS 2 News at 10

CBS 2 News Reporter Mike Parker interviews SXU Prof. Joyce Hunter, D.B.A., for a report about air rage on Aug. 13, 2010.

SXU named to G.I. Jobs 2011 List of Military Friendly Schools

“Gold Standard” for veterans transitioning to higher education

Chicago (Aug. 16, 2010) G.I. Jobs, a national military news, analysis and opinion magazine, named Saint Xavier University to its “2011 list of Military Friendly Schools” it was announced today in a nation-wide publicity campaign. The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools which are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students.

Schools on the list range from state universities and private colleges to community colleges and trade schools, and have in common a shared priority of recruiting students with military experience. The list was compiled through extensive research starting last April during which G.I. Jobs polled more than 7,000 schools nationwide.

“Military veterans are warmly welcomed to Saint Xavier University,” said President Christine M. Wiseman, J.D., whose own father was a Navy veteran of the D-Day Invasion at Omaha Beach. “We are a proud participant of the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program. I encourage military people in transition who are considering college to learn more about the program and about the many other ways in which SXU extends a friendly hand to our nation’s military veterans.”

“This 2011 list of Military Friendly Schools is especially important now because the Post-9/11 GI Bill has given veterans virtually unlimited financial means to go to school,” said Rich McCormack, G.I. Jobs publisher. “Veterans can now enroll in any school, provided they’re academically qualified.”

Derek Blumke, president of Student Veterans of America and a member of the list’s Academic Advisory Board, agrees. “The Military Friendly Schools list is the gold standard in letting veterans know which schools will offer them the greatest opportunity, flexibility and overall experience.”

The detailed 2011 list of Military Friendly Schools will be highlighted in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools in late September. The Web site assists military veterans in choosing schools that best meet their personal educational needs. The site currently shows 2010 Military Friendly Schools but will switch to the 2011 list in late September.



Jay Foot, Executive Director of Media Relations
O: (773) 298-3937
C: (773) 617-3632

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

SXU awarded U.S. Department of Education Grant

$301,690 under Student Support Services Program

For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Jay Foot, Executive Director of Media Relations
773-617-3632 or

Chicago (August 10, 2010) On August 9th Saint Xavier University was notified by the Office of Senator Dick Durbin in Washington D.C. that the University has been selected by the United States Department of Education to receive continued federal funding to support the Student Success Program (SSP). The grant will be extended in the amount of $301,690 for the period September 1, 2010 through August 31, 2011. It is anticipated that the grant will be 5 years in duration.

Saint Xavier has been selected to receive this funding under the Student Support Services Program, a federal TRIO grant program administered through the DOE. The University SSP is intended to increase the graduation rates of students by enhancing academic support, connection to concerned staff, individualized counseling, and other activities designed to augment student academic skills. SSP is currently funded to serve 204 students.

“This federal funding makes possible the continuation of vital services to many SXU students who really need them the most,” said Saint Xavier President Christine M. Wiseman, J.D.

Saint Xavier SSP students must be first generation (neither parent has achieved a bachelor’s degree), low-income, or affected by disabilities. SSP is not a remedial program; it is a retention program enabling Saint Xavier staff to promote academic progress by working as a team. SSP services to students include: academic & personal development workshops, service and leadership opportunities, academic monitoring, peer mentoring, and special events. SSP has been serving students at SXU since 1993.


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