SXU shows screening of ‘Precious Knowledge: The Power and the Threat of Culturally Relevant Teaching’

The TESOL Program at Saint Xavier University will host a screening of Precious Knowledge, a documentary about the struggle to save Mexican-American Studies in the Tucson Unified School District on Monday, Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Butler Reception Room. The film shows the power of culturally relevant curriculum in student success. A discussion, facilitated by TESOL Program graduate…

Communication Sciences & Disorders faculty & students participate in Illinois Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention

Saint Xavier University’s (SXU) Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders faculty and graduate students were well represented at the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention held from February 9 – 11. Faculty Presentations: Carol Szymanski: “Credentials Ready? A guide through the process of obtaining IL State Licensure, ASHA Certification, and ISBE Educator Licensure” Miriam Carroll-Alfano: “Concussion: Prevention,…

Women’s basketball team hosts ‘Hoops for Hope’ in support of SXU student with cancer

The No. 3 ranked Saint Xavier University women’s basketball team will host a “Hoops for Hope” fundraising event on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Shannon Center for SXU student and member of the community, Tara Hill, in conjunction with its first round playoff game of the 2017 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Tournament.  Hill is…

SXU and WGN-TV’s Teacher of the Month for January: Kelsey Tortorice

Saint Xavier University (SXU) has partnered with WGN-TV Chicago to highlight the Teacher of the Month program, which honors educators who make a difference in their communities. The program recognizes outstanding kindergarten, elementary, junior high, high school, vocational, and special education teachers in Chicagoland and northwest Indiana. Kelsey Tortorice teaches choir at UIC Prep in…