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Saint Xavier offers non-credit Irish Studies at Orland Park Campus

Students will receive $30 discount if they register for more than one class

Chicago (July 30, 2007) – Registration has started for Saint Xavier University’s highly successful non-credit Irish Studies certificate program this fall at the Orland Park campus.
Students 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, offers the program at its Orland Park Campus through the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Registration for a single class is $165, and students will receive a $30 discount if registering for more than one class per semester. 

Classes for the fall semester include “An introduction to the Irish Language through use of Literature, Music, Sports and History;” “Researching Your Irish Roots: It Can be Done!”; “Modern Irish History;” “The Music and Dance of Ireland;” and “Modern Irish History.” 

For more information or to register for the Saint Xavier’s Irish Studies program, please call the Orland Park campus at (708)-802-6200 or email walder@sxu.edu. For a complete course description, 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."   

Contact:    Joe Moore
Office:      (773) 298-3937 
Cell:         (773) 203-6671
E-mail:  jmoore@sxu.edu

Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy college in the United States and is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university. Serving approximately 5,700 students at its campuses in Chicago, Orland Park and its Loop location, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors; more than 40 graduate program options in arts and sciences, business, education and nursing; and a variety of program options in continuing and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest.

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