Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Another class passes through the gates of St. Xavier University.
Another class was preparing to leave the halls of St. Xavier University. Student speaker Jade Lewis adjusted her motorboard then sat down to go over her speech. It was time. Over 700 graduates from the St. Xavier College of Arts and Sciences, Graham School of Management, School of Education, School of Nursing and School for Continuing and Professional studies received their degrees. President Christine Wiseman presented Joseph Parisi with an Honorary Degree from St. Xavier. Parisi then made the commencement address.
Friday, November 9, 2012
St. Xavier students take advantage of the fall weather and wooded areas on campus to do their studies.
Nestled in a residential neighborhood, the grounds of Saint Xavier University offer a peak inside collegiate life on the South Side. Scroll through the gallery to see a glimpse at the school in all its autumnal glory.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
After its best year yet, the St. Xavier football team and coach Mike Feminis celebrated the school’s first national football title Tuesday.
It’s not everyday that you see a football coach get sentimental when talking about the game. But sentiment was part of a range of emotions St. Xavier University football coach Mike Feminis and his assistants felt watching the Cougars take home their first NAIA national title on Dec. 17. Feminis, his coaches and the team were honored by administration, local politicians and supporters in an assembly Tuesday at St. Xavier’s Shannon Center. The head coach, who was named NAIA Coach of the Year, wasn’t shy, nor was he selling himself short when he said his team would bring back a national championship. “Before we left for Rome, Georgia, a lot of people told me I was crazy, because I guaranteed a win,” he told the crowd. “I’m going to make one …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Don't point the finger at L-W East or coach Jim Martin. Inflated scores in high school girls basketball often are the result of a huge talent drop-off that puts the "haves" on a level way above the "have-nots."
Running up the score is a dirty subject no one in sports wants to talk much about, particularly not when it involves high school sports and accusations of poor sportsmanship on the part of coaches and/or players. The subject reared its ugly head on Patch message boards following Lincoln-Way East’s 45-9 girls basketball victory over district rival Lincoln-Way Central on Tuesday. “Shame on you,” is how one commenter chose to berate East’s coach. I say cheap shot. I’m sure there are occasions when coaches and/or players attempt to run up the score on opponents. It’s human nature to hold a grudge, cite payback as the motive for poor behavior. So, does it happen? You bet. Do I think Lincoln-Way East was guilty of running it up on Lincoln-Way …
Friday, December 16, 2011
Congressional trash talk and parties planned for Saint Xavier's NAIA championship game that will be televised on CBS Sports Network.
If the Chicago Bears have let you down then grab a barstool and turn your eyes toward another champion in the making right in our own backyard. For the first time in school history, Saint Xavier University has advanced to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Football National Championship. The Cougars take on Carroll College in a game that will be televised on the CBS Sports Network starting at 3:30 p.m. CST on Saturday. To make things more interesting, Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) has placed a friendly wager with Congressman Denny Rehberg (MT) on the outcome of Saturday’s National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Football National Championship. If the Saint Xavier Cougars defeat six-time champion Carroll …
Friday, May 6, 2011
Hamdi Yasin discusses historical significance of Osama bin Laden's death.
On the surface, he was a tall man, seemingly malnourished, with an unkempt beard. He often carried, over his camouflaged shoulder, a Kalashnikov rifle, which he'd acquired from a Soviet general, who was killed during the Soviet War in Afghanistan. As revered leader to his jihad fighters, he went by Abu Abdullah, or “father” and “servant of god” in English. To the American public, however, Osama bin Laden will forever be a mass murderer, the face of 21st century terrorism. And for over 1.4 billion Muslims throughout the world, bin Laden misrepresented the Islamic faith, said Hamdi Yasin, professor of Middle Eastern studies at Saint Xavier University. “Bin Laden subscribed to a harsh interpretation of political Islam,” Yasin said, “that …
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Oscar-nominated Disney producer holds Chicagoland premiere of eye-opening new documentary at Saint Xavier University.
Don Hahn wowed us with Who Framed Roger Rabbit. He made us fall in love with Beauty and the Beast. And he captured our imagination with the highest grossing hand-drawn animated film of all time, The Lion King. But for the Academy Award-nominated Disney producer’s latest project, he didn’t need a fantastical plot, expert storyboard artists, cutesy sidekick characters or a hit score by Randy Newman to inspire audiences. Hahn simply focused his lens on Mike Carroll, a flesh-and-blood photojournalist from Massachusetts, and the thousands of Romanian orphans Carroll first learned about in 1989. The result is Hand Held, a moving new documentary film that made its Chicago area debut last Saturday at St. Xavier University, with Hahn and Carroll in…
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Patch wants you to 'Get Out' and enjoy yourself this weekend.
CHICAGO JITTERBUG CLUB BALL “PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ” Where/When: Glendora House, 10225 S. Harlem Ave., Oak Lawn, Saturday, March 26, from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Why Go: Annual ball, which means fancy dresses for the ladies and black tie for the gents; Music by Norman; giant split the pot raffle; free snacks. Pricing: $10 ORLAND PARK COMEDY IMPROV GROUP Where/When: Old Village Hall, 14413 Beacon Ave., Orland Park, Friday, March 25, 8 p.m. Why Go: Improvisational comedy by a local comedy troupe. For ages 16 and older. Pricing: $6 HAIRBALL: A TRIBUTE TO ‘80s ROCK LEGENDS Where/When: 115 Bourbon Street, 3359 W. 115th St., Merrionette Park, on Friday, March 25, 10 p.m. Why Go: A chance to see (kind of, anyhow) KISS, Guns ‘n Roses, Whitesnake, …
Saturday, February 26, 2011
A Saint Xavier associate professor who helps clients find their voice is impressed by the Oscar-nominated movie's portrayal of stuttering.
When Colin Firth, in his portrayal of King George VI in The King’s Speech, stepped before a radio microphone and saw the sea of faces before him only to stammer his way through his closing speech to the British Empire Exhibition in 1925, Karen Czarnik clutched herself. An associate professor of communication disorders and a stuttering expert at Saint Xavier University, Czarnik suddenly felt the pain, anxiety and shame experienced by her clients who stutter. “It went through my heart,” Czarnik said. Nominated for a slew of Academy Awards, including best picture, best director and best actor, The King’s Speech is the true story of Prince Albert, the Duke of York (Queen Elizabeth’s father), a life-long stutterer who found himself thrust …
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Hamdi Yasin discusses Egypt's historic developments.
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Saturday, February 12, 2011
St. Xavier University Adjunct Professor of Middle Eastern Studies Hamdi Yasin discusses Egypt's historic developments, resulting in President Hosni Mubarak stepping down after weeks of protest. Assistant Director of Media Relations Rick Ducat interviewed Prof. Yasin. Yasin, native of Jordan, holds a master's degree in media studies and previously worked as chief editor of Info2Cell. He teaches courses on Arabic language, cultural anthropology, and media, conflict and pop culture in the Middle East at SXU. He also teaches courses on Arabic media and language at DePaul University.