Friday, October 3, 2003

On campus

Xavier board of trustees adds five new members

[IMAGE] Marvin Bailey of Middletown, a junior art major at Northern Kentucky University, works on a still life using mannequins as models in a drawing class.
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XAVIER - Five new members have been appointed to Xavier University's board of trustees, each for a three-year term. The new members:

Rosa E. Blackwell, deputy superintendent of Cincinnati Public Schools. She serves as the superintendent's chief strategic adviser and focuses on major reform efforts across the district.

Sylvia Hendon, the presiding and administrative judge of Hamilton County Juvenile Court, also serves on the Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission.

Donald P. Klekamp is a Xavier graduate and a senior partner in the law firm Keating, Muething & Klekamp.

Gregory N. P. Konz, S.J. is assistant dean of the College of Business Administration and co-director of the Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship at Marquette University.

Daniel M. Murphy has owned The Marketing Alliance, a Delhi Township business coaching company, since 1992. Its goal is to help entrepreneurs have strong businesses and more balanced lives.

Symposium examines racial preferences

To better understand the issues and challenges associated with classrooms and schools in Greater Cincinnati, The Enquirer is bringing together readers to discuss education-related issues. We are forming panels of teachers, parents and students who will meet occasionally on a weekday evening.

To participate, send your name, home address, e-mail address, school and daytime phone number by Sunday to Cindy Kranz, 312 Elm St., Cincinnati 45202; fax 768-8340; e-mail

- Members of the legal teams that argued both sides of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case on racial preferences will, for the first time, discuss their positions and the future of the practice in the United States at the Law, Ethics, and Affirmative Action symposium.

The University of Cincinnati College of Law will host the symposium 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday.

Panelists include Kirk Kolbo, who argued against racial preferences, and Marvin Krislov, who led the University of Michigan's legal team, which defended the school's undergraduate and law school racial preferences policies.

Ronald Dworkin, a scholar who has published extensively on racial policies, will be the keynote speaker.

The event is free to the public.

Mount offers college workshop

MOUNT ST. JOSEPH - Learning-disabled students and their parents are invited to a college planning night 7-9 p.m. Nov. 12 at the College of Mount St. Joseph.

The workshop will offer information about when preparation for college should start, what parents should know about the college search process for students with specific learning disabilities and what accommodations colleges offer.

For registration, call (513) 244-4623 or (513) 244-4531 or visit

NKU professor receives award

Northern Kentucky U. - James A. Ramage, regents professor of history at Northern Kentucky University, has been selected by the Kentucky Advocates for Higher Education as its 2003 Acorn Award recipient.

The award is presented every year to the Kentucky professor who shows commitment to students and excellence in service. Award winners must be full-time faculty members at accredited colleges and universities in the commonwealth.

Ramage received a $5,000 honorarium and a plaque.

Thomas More to host debate

THOMAS MORE - The first-year seminar and philosophy programs at Thomas More College are planning a debate and discussion on U.S. foreign policy 7 p.m. Tuesday in Holbrook Student Center.

The public is invited to attend the discussion, which will focus on two issues: pre-emptive force and the obligation of the United States in non-military issues such as AIDS.

The event is part of a series of discussions in a nationwide effort called The People Speak: America Debates Its Role in the World. For information, call (859) 344-3387.

- Kristina Goetz


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