2013 Edgar Fellows Participate in Executive Training Program

   Joan Elizabeth Knox, executive director of external and legislative affairs for Saint Xavier University, was recently selected as a 2013 Edgar Fellows. She is among a list of outstanding men and women throughout Illinois who were chosen as 2013 Edgar Fellows in the second year of an initiative to foster cooperation across regional, political…

SXU Student Crowned 2013 Columbus Day Queen

The Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans (JCCIA) crowned Victoria Martello, a senior at Saint Xavier University (SXU), as the 2013 Columbus Day Queen. The 20-year-old Oak Lawn native beat out 12 other contestants at the pageant held Sunday, July 21 at the Alta Villa Banquet Hall, 430 N. Addison Road, Addison. The Columbus Day…

News Alert! – Prof. Joyce Hunter on Bribing Airline Passengers

Saint Xavier University professor Dr. Joyce A. Hunter was recently interview by FoxNews.com about bribes among airline passengers. Read the July 31 article here. Hunter is an associate professor at the Graham School of Management who also worked for the airline industry for 34 years and authored a book entitled Anger in the Air:  Combating the…

SXU’s School of Education receives $226,000 grant to train Chicago Public School teachers

The Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) recently awarded Saint Xavier University’s School of Education with a $226,000 grant to train Chicago Public School elementary teachers to more effectively teach critical thinking skills. The IBHE grant will fund the “Developing 21st Century Critical Thinking Skills” program, which focuses on educating teachers to develop young children’s…

SXU’s free Birth-to-3 Program offers support to families with at-risk or special-needs children

Do you have a child under the age of three who is at risk of academic failure or has been identified with special needs? Saint Xavier University’s Birth-to-3 Program could be just what your family needs. The nine-year-old program, facilitated by certified parent educators, aims to connect families with support services and provide developmentally appropriate…

SXU students meet with state legislators to fight for MAP grants at Private College Student Lobby Day

Seven Saint Xavier University students recently discussed with state legislators in Springfield, Ill. the crucial importance of Monetary Award Program (MAP) grants during a Private College Student Lobby Day. Students met with State Sen. Edward Maloney (D-Chicago) and State Representatives Kelly Burke (D-36th), Bill Cunningham (D-35th), and Renee Kosel (R-81st). The students were encouraged to…

Local SXU School of Education students win scholarships

Saint Xavier University’s School of Education is pleased to announce the winners of the Binder, Davis, Gallagher, Leake, Malin, and McGuire Scholarships. The Dr. Dorothy Binder Endowed Graduate Scholarship is funded by donations in honor of the late Dr. Binder. It was awarded to Leah Coleman of Evergreen Park, of the graduate Educational Administration program.…