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Saint Xavier enters 29th Annual South Side Irish St. Patrick's Day Parade

Roughly 50 Saint Xavier students and employees ride float

Chicago (March 14, 2007) - Saint Xavier University and Gilhooley's Grande Saloon participated in the 29th Annual South Side Irish St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 11. The parade was broadcasted on WBBM-TV and WLS-TV.

Approximately 50 participants rode a decorated float with an additional green banner to identify the SXU/Gilhooley's contingent. Irish music was piped from the float to entertain the group as well as those along the parade route.

Shuttles to and from Gilhooley's transported participants to and from the parade. Parade participants received specially ordered green T-shirts. Saint Xavier's WXAV-FM worked in conjunction with WLS-TV to broadcast live from the parade. The broadcast will be replayed March 17th on WXAV as a St. Patrick's Day special.

Contact Joe Moore
(773) 298-3937 or 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.