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Saint Xavier to offer non-credit Irish Studies program at Orland Park Campus

Program starts in January

Chicago (Nov. 17, 2006) – Saint Xavier University will offer a non-credit Irish Studies program starting in spring 2007. Students will explore Ireland’s heritage through an interdisciplinary program of history, the Gaelic language, literature, art, film and music.

Saint Xavier, which traces its roots to the Sisters of Mercy in Dublin, Ireland, will offer the four-course, non-credit certificate program at its Orland Park Campus through the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.   

“Chicago’s Irish community has played a key role in defining this amazing city,” said Leslie Petty, Dean of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. “This program is a tremendous opportunity to explore the region’s Irish heritage.”

For more information on Saint Xavier’s Irish Studies program, please contact Barbara Walder at (708) 633-4711 or e-mail walder@sxu.edu. You may also visit the School for Continuing & Professional Studies home page (http://www.sxu.edu/cps/) and click on the link titled "Certificate in Irish Studies" on the left side of the page. Students may register for the program beginning Jan. 2, 2007. 

Contact Joe Moore
773-298-3937 or jmoore@sxu.edu

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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