Xavier University

  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.

Xavier Leadership Center

May 21, 2014

  For more than 50 years, the Xavier Leadership Center has provided high-quality development programs for corporations, organizations and individuals, here, nationally and internationally. Xavier Leadership Center Director Bruce Miller and Associate Directors Shelly Wallace and Mike Leavy discuss the Center, its programs, and its 3-Dimensional Learning Model, which connects learning with what students think, feel and do.

LaunchCincy va Español

May 16, 2014

The Greater Cincinnati Independent Business Alliance (CiNBA) is partnering with Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati to initiate LaunchCincy Juntos, a program designed to help generate small business opportunities for Greater Cincinnati's growing Hispanic community.

In neighborhoods like Price Hill and Carthage, CiNBA has begun a pilot program in conjunction with Price Hill Will and Catholic Charities of Southwest Ohio's Su Casa Center to present a series of workshops that encourage working cooperatively, promote community involvement and provide Spanish speakers with the tools they need to start their own businesses.

Poet Norman Finkelstein from Xavier University

Apr 18, 2014

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Barbara Gray talks with local poet and Xavier University English professor, Dr. Norman Finkelstein. He talks about, and reads from, his book of poetry, Inside the Ghost Factory.

Xavier University Music Series opens its 37th season

Oct 12, 2013

It’s time for the 37th anniversary season of the Xavier University Music Series, and new coordinator Polina Bespalko visits with our Frank Johnson to preview the upcoming year of classical piano, classical guitar and swing music concerts.

Local artists Kelly and Kyle Phelps

Aug 2, 2013
Joel DeGrand for American Craft magazine

From their blue collar upbringing in New Castle, Indiana to their sculptural art work to their academic careers, Kelly Phelps (associate professor and acting chair of the department of Art at Xavier University), and his identical twin, Kyle Phelps (associate professor of Art at the University of Dayton), are featured in the June/July 2013 edition of internationally respected American Craft magazine and they are with our Jane Durrell to talk about their lives and their work.


In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, Miami University is stepping up security at its upcoming graduation ceremonies.

University spokeswoman Claire Wagner says there have been no threats or safety concerns but the school is updating measures as a matter of good practice. She adds the changes are basically the same as those already in place for football games. All bags will be checked and attendees will be "subject to visual inspection of person, parcels, bags and clothing capable of concealing prohibited items."

Poet Tyrone Williams

Apr 5, 2013

A poetry reading by Xavier University’s Tyrone Williams: "Collage Cross Country Skier Hannibal's Son"

Ann Thompson / WVXU

Cincinnati's Archbishop says he is rejoicing with the Hispanic population on the selection of Pope Francis. Dennis Schnurr sees it as recognition of the importance of Latin America. He says Latin America and Africa are the two fastest growing Catholic regions of the world. 

He says, "Right from the get go there was speculation that the cardinals would be looking to either Latin America or Africa and that speculation proved to be true."

Poet Tyrone Williams

Mar 1, 2013

A poem from Tyrone Williams, a local poet and literature professor at Xavier University.

Xavier University’s College of Social Sciences, Health, & Education presents the Remarkable Families Symposium on Friday, March 1 at the Cintas Center. This program is for parents of special needs children, and will provide them with critical information to aid them in the challenges they face both now and in the future with their children. Paul Daugherty, columnist for the Cincinnati Enquirer and parent of a special needs daughter (the subject of his upcoming book) is the guest speaker. Mark Perzel learns more about the event, the agenda for the day, and how parents can register during a conversation with one of the key organizers, Dr. Thomas Knestrict from Xavier.

Women's Crosstown Classic

Nov 23, 2012
Tony Tribble for the Cincinnati Enquirer

Local attorney Bill Keating is in The Front Row with Betsy Ross to talk about the December 2 Women’s Crosstown Classic, the annual basketball battle between Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati. Along with details of the game, he talks about the importance of young girls having the chance to see and meet the college players and learn more about the discipline and practice is required to play at the college level.