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Xavier Magazine | November 21, 2017

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Posts By Felix Winternitz

The Driving Force

October 1, 2011 |

To say you’ll find Bob Philion in the sporting goods aisle doesn’t quite do justice to the 1993 marketing graduate. Philion is the president of Cobra-Puma Golf, the sports lifestyle conglomerate based jointly in Boston and San Diego. The firm … Read More

Minding the Mint: LaVaughn Henry Speaks at Xavier

October 1, 2011 |

Famous guest lecturers have been known to roll up to Xavier’s Cintas Center in a chauffeured limousine or CEO’s Rolls Royce.

Not too many, however, arrive in a Brink’s armored car.

For LaVaughn M. Henry, the latter may seem more … Read More

Selling Soccer

July 1, 2011 |

Russ Findlay walks around the hallways of his offices every day, a Sierra Mist held firmly in his grip. To him, the soft drink is more than a caffeine boost. It’s like a baby he’s brought into the world.

The … Read More

Food for Thought

July 1, 2011 |

John J. Young labels himself a “meta-physical schizophrenic.” He laughs even as the phrase trickles out of his mouth, but nonetheless, you sense a grain of truth here.

The ebullient Young, a 1967 graduate, is touching on his lifetime philosophy, … Read More

Food Dude

July 1, 2011 |

When Brandon Graspointner was getting ready to graduate in 2006, two things kept running through his mind: spicy nachos and steaming burritos. Well, what college student doesn’t think about food? But Graspointner’s interest was more professional than prurient.

The … Read More

Driving Ads

July 1, 2011 |

Every weekday, Michael Ries strolls into his suburban office park, pulls up a desk chair and, well, calls it a wrap. Ries isn’t snoozing on the job. It’s just that wraps are his business—as in vehicle wraps. As vice president … Read More

Profile: Bob Fullarton

July 1, 2011 | | One Comment

BOB FULLARTON Bachelor of Science in communication arts, 1973 Senior vice president for partnerships, dunnhumbyUSA Cincinnati

Claim to Fame | As a basketball player at Xavier, Bob Fullarton helped whip the University of Cincinnati in 1971, hitting two free throws … Read More

Slots of Love

July 1, 2011 |

To see Sal Mazzeo’s living room—its walls lined with dozens of one-armed bandits, nickel slots and mechanized poker machines—you’d think his home was in the middle of the unrepentant heart of Sin City. No chance.

“I’ve been to Las Vegas,” … Read More

Slice of Life

July 1, 2011 |

Dan Wenstrup knows his way around a golf course. Exactly 100 of them. Wenstrup long ago promised himself that he was going to play every single course on Golf Digest magazine’s list of “The 100 Greatest Golf Courses” in America. … Read More

Other Worlds

April 2, 2011 |

A Star is Born

Forgive anyone who suggests that Marco Fatuzzo sometimes keeps his head in the clouds. The affable physics professor might well agree. After all, his area of expertise is theoretical astrophysics. “In a broad sense,” he says, … Read More

Matching His Pitch

April 1, 2011 |

Frank Geers has a dream. Indeed, Geers envisions the game of cornhole—this unpretentious game of beanbag pitching that originated amid the cornfields of Cincinnati’s west side before sweeping the nation—as the next professional sport.We’re talking arenas. Fans. National rankings. Team … Read More

A Common Goal

April 1, 2011 |

Call them the Dynamic Duo. Two athletic gents—one fresh from the fields of Indiana, the other from Illinois—are busy changing the face of Xavier soccer, scoring dramatic turnarounds for a couple of sometimes moribund soccer programs.

Woody Sherwood, in his … Read More

Playing for Keeps

October 2, 2002 |

If all the world’s a stage, then Cathy Springfield is one happy woman. The ever-ebullient Springfield lives for the theater, and now—as the University’s director for performing arts—she’s got a new one of her own. A theater, that is.

The … Read More

After Hours

October 2, 2002 |

For eight hours every day, work is the priority for the University’s faculty, staff and administrators. But at the end of the day, well, it’s the end of the day: Time to unwind, test the boundaries and exercise something more … Read More

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