Xavier University

Polina Bespalko from the Xavier University Department of Music is in the studio with David Lewis to preview the remaining concerts in the Xavier Music Series, including swing, classical guitar and classical piano performances.

  For three decades, Xavier University'’s Sister Rose Ann Fleming has been a force behind the school's extraordinary academic record for its men's basketball players. Since she started Xavier’'s academic advising program, every player who reached his final year of eligibility has graduated.

Stephen Skiles, director of theater at Xavier University, joins Jim Stump with a preview of the upcoming productions on campus including Godspell, which is running now, and Black Fly Spring, coming in December.

He’s a well-respected classical pianist and the host of NPR’s From the Top, heard locally Saturday mornings at 9am on 90.9 WGUC. Christopher O’Riley joins our David Lewis to discuss his long-running radio program and preview his September 28 performance as part of the Xavier University Music Series.

  It'’s an exciting time of year, here in town and all across the country as students are heading off to college. For many, this will be their first time being on their own. But mixed in with the excitement are some fears and concerns, for both students and parents. According to American College Testing (ACT), more than one out of four freshmen don'’t return to the same college for their sophomore year. Some transfer, some take a break, and many never return to school.

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