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Xavier Magazine | February 22, 2018

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Posts By Caroline Purtell

Building Community

July 1, 2005 |

On a chilly, gray Saturday morning, Katrina Mahlerwein gets up at 7:00 a.m., pulls her long, brunette hair into a ponytail and slips on two layers of clothing before driving across campus to Bellarmine Circle. There, she meets a group … Read More

Amazing Grace

July 1, 2005 |

When Amy Douglas walked into her student teaching seminar in 2000, she recognized several familiar faces, but couldn’t attach any names to them. Three months earlier, a car accident left her in a coma for seven days and with the … Read More

Peruvian Peck of Peppers

June 1, 2005 |

Carlos Alcantara was looking forward to spreading out into the empty seat next to him on the red-eye from San Francisco to Miami. Then a woman boarded at the last minute, introduced herself and took the seat next to him. … Read More

Making Waves

April 1, 2005 |

In the interim just before daybreak—the neutral ground between night owls and early birds—members of the Xavier crew team stagger out of warm beds, rubbing sleep from their eyes as they trek across the silent campus toward Bellarmine Chapel. At … Read More

Golf in Lefty’s World

April 1, 2005 |

Although left-handed golfers don’t fare any differently than their right-handed counterparts, they’ve had a few historic disadvantages. Tom Coyne, a 1956 graduate, has played left-handed since he was 9 years old, but he often had to hit the ball with … Read More

Building Boom

January 2, 2005 |

As Xavier University approaches the 175th anniversary of its founding in 2006, Xaviermagazine is examining key moments in the University’s history. This is part of a series of stories about the people, places and events that have made Xavier what it … Read More

Class of 2008

January 1, 2005 |

A call to Jewel Hopson’s cell phone reveals that she’s taking her new role at Xavier seriously.

“Hey, this is Jewel,” the marketing major answers in a sweet, soft-spoken voice. “I’m not answering my phone, either because I’m sleeping and … Read More

The Art of Ikon

January 1, 2005 |

In a small corner of his basement, Timothy Quinn, a professor in the department of philosophy, merges the temporal with the divine. A trained ikonographer, Quinn has painted saints, angels and other historic Christian figures for almost 30 years. Greek … Read More