SXU faculty serve as mentors at Reavis High School STEM Day

Reavis High School celebrated their annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Day event on Thursday, May 4. During the day, teams of students presented their semester projects to various mentors for advice and feedback. This year, three Saint Xavier University (SXU) faculty members participated as mentors: School of Education (SOE) Professor’s Eileen Quinn Knight,…

Biology professor publishes in Wilson Journal of Ornithology with five SXU alumnae

Saint Xavier University’s (SXU) Associate Professor of Biology and Director of the Environmental and Sustainability Studies Minor Christopher Appelt published an article in the September 2016 issue of the Wilson Journal of Ornithology entitled “Examining potential relationships between exotic Monk Parakeets (Myiopsitta monachus) and avian communities in an urban environment.” The work was based upon a…

Natural History of the Vertebrates: Field Experience

Saint Xavier University’s (SXU) Department of Biological Sciences Professor Randolph Krohmer, Ph.D., Associate Professor Tatiana Tatum-Parker, Ph.D., and Associate Professor David Elmendorf, Ph.D., led a new, total immersion field course this past month. Interested students spent five days in early June at the Reis Biology Field Station (owned by Saint Louis University) located in the…

SXU’s Dr. Christopher Appelt presented “Growing and Changing” at Western Avenue Elementary School

On Tuesday, May 17, Dr. Christopher Appelt from the Department of Biological Sciences visited first grade classes at Western Avenue Elementary in Flossmoor, Ill. to discuss “Growing and Changing” as a bookend to their growth and development section that culminated with the hatching of butterflies. The 45-minute presentation included images of young and adult animals…