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Saint Xavier University's Annual Etiquette Dinner

Chicago (Jan. 25, 2006) – A gleaming résumé is simply not enough. Credibility can be completely undermined with one slurp of soup or a limp handshake. Saint Xavier University’s fourth annual Etiquette Dinner helps prepare students for the professional world outside the classroom.

The event will be held from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9, in the Butler Reception Room at Saint Xavier University’s Chicago campus at 3700 W. 103rd St.

With the job market as competitive as ever, job seekers must seize every opportunity to impress prospective employers. Led by etiquette and image training expert Gloria Petersen of Global Protocol, this unique dining experience teaches students proper dinner table etiquette in a business setting. 

“Whether you are seen, heard or correspond in writing, you can make a powerful impression, both good and bad. This impression becomes your professional identity and sets the stage for your reputation. Attending the etiquette dinner is a step in the right direction to ensure that you always make positive impressions,” said Jill Roggeveen, acting director of Saint Xavier’s alumni and parent relations.

The dinner will feature the expertise of the following Saint Xavier University alumni: speech pathologist Petrina Jackson; performing arts instructor Maureen Fruhwirth; John McErlean of Panduit Corp.; special education teacher Patricia Hayes, Chicago Public Schools; psychologist Patricia Morris; John Benish of Illinois School Bus; Saint Xavier University nursing instructor Linda O’Keeffe; Johanna Ryan, human resources director; and Player School Principal Kelly Doogan. 

The event is sponsored by the Student Activity Fund with support from Alumni and Parent Relations, Counseling and Career Services and Student Activities. Advantage MRI’s Jerry Stengel and Chartwells are helping fund the event.

A $10 student fee includes a five-course dinner. Business attire is required. With limited seating available, please be sure to reserve a place before the event. For more information, contact Kate Walbert in Saint Xavier University’s Student Services at (773) 298-3123 or in Room L208 in the Warde Academic Center.


Saint Xavier University, a Catholic institution inspired by the heritage of the Sisters of Mercy, educates men and women to search for truth, to think critically, to communicate effectively, and to serve wisely and compassionately in support of human dignity and the common good.

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