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Gov. Quinn Announced $2.2M Investment in SXU Science Building Renovations!

Governor Pat Quinn announced a $2.2 million investment in Saint Xavier University (SXU) on Saturday, Oct. 18 as part of a $100 million set aside this fiscal year in the Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program that will address the critical needs of the state’s private colleges and universities. This investment is part of Governor…

SXU’s School of Education Graduate Reading Program Participates in Illinois Reading Council State Conference

Saint Xavier University’s School of Education Graduate Reading Program enjoyed a strong presence at the 47th annual Illinois Reading Council Conference held in Springfield, Illinois on Oct. 2, 3, and 4. The Illinois Reading Council (IRC) is the state council of the International Reading Association (IRA). The International Reading Association is the major professional organization in the…

Shannon Center Nutrition Tip of the Week: Winter Squash…a Fall Favorite!

Featuring fall produce like winter squash (pumpkin, acorn squash, etc.) is a healthy way to save money while offering maximum flavor. According to the USDA website, including squash as part of a regular diet may reduce your risk of developing certain chronic diseases, including cancer, heart disease, obesity and type-2 diabetes. Since it is rich in…

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SXU Hosts Ninth annual Breakfast with Your Legislators – Thursday, Nov. 13

Saint Xavier University (SXU) will host the Ninth annual Breakfast with Your Legislators on Thursday, Nov. 13 where local business professionals are invited to meet and mingle with Chicagoland elected officials on SXU’s Chicago campus located at 3700 W. 103rd Street. Elected officials scheduled to attend include the following: State Sen. Bill Cunningham (D-18th), State Rep. Kelly…

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SXU’s School of Nursing Honor Society to Host Presentation on Human Trafficking

Saint Xavier University’s (SXU) Alpha Omicron School of Nursing Honor Society will host a presentation on Human Trafficking on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at SXU’s Chicago campus, 3700 West 103rd Street, inside Warde Academic Center’s McGuire Hall. The presentation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m., and will explore the trade in humans that is most commonly…

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Saint Xavier University concludes successful 2014 Homecoming Week Celebration!

Saint Xavier University (SXU) alumni, faculty, staff, and friends enjoyed a record-breaking number of events from Sept. 21 to Sept. 27 during SXU’s Homecoming 2014 celebration at its Chicago campus. During this year’s celebration, a new event was unveiled on Thursday, Sept. 25 titled Comics for Cougars, which featured the comedic talents of local artists,…

Shannon Center Nutrition Tip – Omega-3, Omega-6, Omega-What?

Omega-3 and Omega-6s are essential fatty acids in the human diet. Omega-3s are less commonly found in the American diet than the Omega-6s. Common sources of Omega-6s are safflower, corn, cottonseed, and soybean oils. Sources of Omega 3s include the following: vegetable oils- flaxseed, soybean, and canola; walnuts; greens- brussels sprouts, kale, and spinach; salmon.…

Saint Xavier University Memorial Service for Ixchel Deck – Oct. 30

During the spring semester of 2014, Saint Xavier University (SXU) Student Ixchel Deck died unexpectedly while studying abroad in Germany. Her death was a sudden and tragic loss for her family and friends. SXU students, staff, faculty, community members, and Ixchel’s family will gather together on Thursday, Oct.30 at 3:30 p.m. in the McDonough Chapel…

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SXU Student Elizabeth Crisostomo interviewed about Chicago Star Project on WGN Ch. 9 News

Saint Xavier University (SXU) student Elizabeth Crisostomo, 20, was recently interviewed by WGN Ch. 9 TV reporter Julian Crews regarding the city of Chicago’s scholarship program entitled “Chicago Star Scholarship.” This scholarship allowed Crisostomo to attend Richard J. Daley College where she secured an associate degree. She is now majoring in critical counseling in SXU’s Department of…