Saint Xavier University alumni return to alma mater

Each academic year, students from Saint Xavier University (SXU) graduate and leave memories of their time in school. Most graduates find jobs, others look for new schools to receive higher degrees; but some end up returning to their alma mater as faculty and staff members. The same can be said for the following SXU alumni:…

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SXU Alumna Nevien Shaabneh Presented at Chicago Ridge Library

Saint Xavier University (SXU) Nevien Shaabneh, alumna, conducted a book talk at the Chicago Ridge Library, 10400 Oxford Avenue. She discussed the Arab culture as it pertains to her novel entitled, “Secrets under the Olive Tree.” Additionally, Shaabneh shared with audience members an excerpt from her novel, while addressing the writing process. There was a question…

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SXU Alum Gregory Smith Publishes New Book

Saint Xavier University (SXU) alum Gregory Smith recently published a new book entitled, “The Joneses” published by iUniverse in March of 2015. Smith engages readers with a touching story while noting the importance of a familial love. This fictional novel takes readers on an emotional rollercoaster with his realistic, new, family-oriented novel that will tug…

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SXU graduate Nevien Shaabneh publishes novel

Saint Xavier University (SXU) graduate, Nevien Shaabneh published a novel entitled, “Secrets under the Olive Tree” with Muslim Writers Publishing company in 2014. Shaabneh is an Arab-American writer and speaker who strongly believes in the power of literature and the arts. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a bachelor’s in English…

Misericordia Heart of Mercy Candy Days – April 24

The Saint Xavier University (SXU) Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) service group invites you to donate an hour or two of your time to help raise funds on Friday, April 24 during Misericordia Heart of Mercy’s Candy Days. Misericordia currently supports 600 children and adults with mild to profound developmental disabilities from all racial, religious and socioeconomic…

Alumna receives doctorate

Saint Xavier University (SXU) alumna Mariagnes Menden, M.A. ’05 and B.A. ’98 received a doctorate in Education from Loyola University in Chicago. Currently, Dr. Menden is the principal of St. Nicholas of Tolentine School where SXU students conduct their math clinicals. She has been very supportive of SXU education students and has welcomed them to…

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Chrissy Heine continues to support SXU post-graduation

Saint Xavier University’s (SXU) recent graduate, Chrissy Heine, continues her passion for SXU basketball, not as a player, but as an assistant coach. She was interviewed by reporter Barry Bottino of the Northwest Herald on her involvement with SXU women’s basketball as a post-graduate. Heine graduated from SXU in December 2014 with a hospitality management…