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Saint Xavier University

Motto: Via Veritas Vita
Established 1846
Type: Roman Catholic, Sisters of Mercy, Private
President: Judith Dwyer, Ph.D.
Faculty: 194 Full-time, 195 Adjuncts
Undergraduates: 3,074
Postgraduates: 2,647
Location Chicago & Tinley Park, Illinois, USA
Campus: Urban, 109 acres
Colors:
Mascot: The Cougars
Website: www.sxu.edu

Saint Xavier University, also known as SXU, is a coeducational institution of higher learning located in the southwest side of Chicago, Illinois, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846 at the request of Bishop William Quarter. It was originally named Saint Francis Xavier Female Academy in the 19th century, which was later renamed Saint Xavier College, and in 1992, officially became a university. The university currently enrolls over 5,000 students and is known for its undergraduate and graduate programs in nursing, business, and education. The school's sports teams compete in the NAIA as the Cougars. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Catholic Church redirects here. ... The Religious Order of the Sisters of Mercy (RSM) is an order of Catholic women founded by Catherine McAuley in Dublin, Ireland in 1831. ... For the film of this title, see Private School (film). ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... A professor is a senior teacher and researcher, usually in a college or university. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Incorporated Village in 1892. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... An acre is the name of a unit of area in a number of different systems, including Imperial units and United States customary units. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... For other uses, see Cougar (disambiguation) or Puma (disambiguation). ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Coeducation is the integrated education of males and females at the same school facilities. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... The Religious Order of the Sisters of Mercy (RSM) is an order of Catholic women founded by Catherine McAuley in Dublin, Ireland in 1831. ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      This article... William Quarter (1806 - 1848) was a U.S. (Irish-born) Catholic bishop. ... Saint Francis Xavier (Basque: San Frantzisko Xabierkoa; Spanish: San Francisco Javier; Portuguese: São Francisco Xavier; Chinese: 聖方濟各沙勿略) (7 April 1506 - 2 December 1552) was a Spanish pioneering Roman Catholic Christian missionary and co-founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuit Order). ... The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (better known as the NAIA) traces its roots to the National Association of Intercollegiate Basketball. ...

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Academic schools and departments

There are five major schools at Saint Xavier:

  • The College of Arts and Sciences
  • The School of Continuing and Professional Studies
  • The School of Education
  • The Graham School of Management
  • The School of Nursing

The College of the Arts and Sciences is arguably the largest School on the basis that it consists of many academic departments:

  • Art and Design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Communication
  • History and Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Foreign Languages
  • Philosophy
  • Music
  • Sociology, Anthropology, Criminal Justice
  • Speech Pathology

Campuses

Saint Xavier's main campus is located in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood of Chicago, on the corner of 103rd Street and Central Park Avenue. It is a part of a lesser Catholic school campus, sharing land with Mother McAuley and Brother Rice high schools. It is also located across the street from Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church and grammar school, which lie east of Central Park. Mount Greenwood is a predominantly Irish-Catholic neighborhood on the Southwest Side of Chicago. ... Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School is an all-girls, Catholic high school located in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood of Chicago at 3737 West 99th Street. ... Brother Rice High School is an all-male, Catholic, college preparatory institution located in Chicago, Illinois. ...


The university's main campus is made up of several buildings, including the Warde Academic Center, which is the oldest building on campus and houses administrative offices, the Shannon Center, McDonough Chapel, a large Catholic chapel, the Graham School of Management Building, Andrew Conference Center, Driehaus Center, Pulaski Center, and five dormitories. Saint Xavier also has a campus located in Tinley Park. A chapel is a private church, usually small and often attached to a larger institution such as a college, a hospital, a palace, or a prison. ... Incorporated Village in 1892. ...


Notable Faculty

  • Christopher Appelt
  • Jayne Hileman
  • Peter N. Kirstein
  • Patricia Lee
  • Laurence E. Musgrove

External links

  • Official website
  • Official athletics website
  • Campus map

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