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…

SXU Art Gallery presents Barbara Cooper’s ‘Reparations: Sculptures and Drawings’

When it comes to artists, many have one unique specialty that they perfect over the course of their career; however, for one Chicago artist, her specialty includes working fluidly between sculpture, drawing and public art. Saint Xavier University’s (SXU) Art Gallery will feature the wood sculpture and drawing work of Barbara Cooper and will serve…

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,…

SXU’s Anna Gasienica-Byrcyn published article in East West Journal of Ukrainian Studies

Saint Xavier University’s (SXU) Department of Language and Literature Adjunct Professor Anna Gasienica-Byrcyn, Ph.D., recently published an article entitled, “Poetic Texts in Polish Heritage Classes,” in the East West Journal of Ukrainian Studies, 4.1. This text is a special thematic issue on “Less Commonly Taught Slavic Languages: The Learner, the Instructor, and the Learning Experience…

SXU’s Meg Carroll presented at Conference, Family Game Night, and at City College

Saint Xavier University’s (SXU) School of Education (SOE) Professor Meg Carroll, Ed.D., presented to the faculty of Kennedy-King College on the challenges of serving college students with disabilities, as well as the means to help many of those students be successful in various community college programs on Monday, Jan. 9. She conducted another presentation entitled, “Games for Learning”…

SXU’s Anna Gasienica-Byrcyn presented at 2017 AATSEEL Conference

Saint Xavier University’s (SXU) Department of Language and Literature Adjunct Professor Anna Gasienica-Byrcyn, Ph.D., presented “Journal Entries in Polish Heritage Language Classes” in the panel: Polish Heritage Speakers: Linguistic Profile, Pedagogical Challenges. She also presented “Nature Wonders of Poland in the Language Classroom” in the panel: Teaching Less Commonly Taught Slavic Languages at the 2017 American…