MOUNT GREENWOOD — Saint Xavier University will host commencement ceremonies at 7 p.m. May 5 as well as at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. May 6 on its main campus at 3700 W. 103rd St. in Mount Greenwood.
The ceremonies are open to students and their families and will include speakers with expertise in foreign policy, religion and journalism. The graduation speakers include:
Carolyn Y. Woo, the president's fellow for global development at Purdue University, will deliver the commencement address to graduates of the Graham School of Management at 7 p.m. May 5. Woo was featured in the May/June 2013 issue of Foreign Policy magazine as one of the 500 most powerful people on the planet. She was one of only 33 in the category of “a force for good.”
R. Scott Appleby is the dean of the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame. He will deliver the commencement address at 10 a.m. May 6 to graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences.
Appleby is a scholar of global religion and has been a member of Notre Dame’s faculty since 1994. He co-chaired a task force for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and released an influential report titled, “Engaging Religious Communities Abroad: A New Imperative for U.S. Foreign Policy.”
Maudlyne Ihejirika is a columnist and urban affairs reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times and will deliver the commencement address at 3 p.m. May 6 to the graduates of the School of Education and the School of Nursing.
A Sun-Times staffer for 24 years, Ihejirika writes the “Chicago Chronicles” column, which features long-form stories on “people and places that make Chicago tick” with particular focus on African-American and Hispanic communities.
For more information about the commencement ceremonies at Saint Xavier, visit the university's website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.