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Xavier Magazine | August 18, 2017

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Posts By By Sean McMahon

Don’t Rock the Boat: Giving Back

November 3, 2015 |

On a hot summer day, a fleet of canoes carrying about 50 paddlers glides down the Little Miami River. At first it seems they’re just a bunch of 20-somethings having a fun day on the water. Then a hand reaches out and lifts a slimy old bottle from the stream. Read More

Student Spotlight: Josh Ulery Senior, Finance and Accounting

November 2, 2015 |

Josh Ulery and three friends stood on a stage before Daymond John, a popular judge known for his toughness on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” and an audience of 1,500 people. Only this wasn’t “Shark Tank.” This was an event in Columbus, Ohio, promoting student entrepreneurs. Read More

Living History: 19th-Century Gal

November 2, 2015 |

While most people are trying to keep up with today’s fashion trends and fads, Melissa Alexander is preserving the fashions of the past—from the 1810s to be exact. For the past six years, the 2015 graduate has embraced the world of living history. Read More

Peruvian Partner

November 2, 2015 |

A Jesuit University in Lima Helps Open Doors for Xavier Students to Truly Experience Andean Culture

In the low-income neighborhood of Ventanillas on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, a group of Xavier students is busy interacting with—and teaching—a classroom of chatty children. After singing a Spanish version of “London Bridge,” they gather round a table to brainstorm ideas for a storybook. The children create pictures for the book and practice acting their parts, prancing around in bare feet.

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Beetle Mania: The Hunt for a Different Kind of Longhorn

April 15, 2015 |

Like a lot of entomologists, assistant biology professor Ann Ray has been bugged by a dearth of information about the valley elderberry longhorn beetle. So she joined a group of other bug-crazy biologists to find a better way to locate … Read More

My Momma’s Kitchen: Cake in a Jar

April 15, 2015 |

If home is where the heart is, the kitchen is the beating center at least that’s what it’s like at the Spencers’ house in Cincinnati. Read More

Student Spotlight: Charlie Rosebrough, Senior

April 15, 2015 |

Sitting in the Xavier archives is a little known journal about a quarter-inch thick. The spine is disintegrated and the pages so fragile that a simple touch can cause them to crumble into dust. Inside is the Historia Doma or … Read More

Dr. Double Duty

April 15, 2015 |

It takes intellectual guts to go after your PhD. To get your MD, it takes a lot of spunk. To go after both is, well, crazy.

But for 2014 graduate and Fr. Finn Award recipient Michael Petrany, it made … Read More

VB Coach

April 15, 2015 |

With the departure of volleyball coach Mike Johnson for the greener courts of Notre Dame, Athletic Director Greg Christopher announced that associate head coach Christy Pfeffenberger would take his place as the new head coach.

“It became clear during our … Read More

Into the Wild

April 14, 2015 |

A program started by visiting theology professor and alum Leon Chartrand gives a whole new meaning to the idea of the outdoor classroom. Xavier Expeditions offers courses that include trips to cool places such as Yellowstone Park and the Sawtooth … Read More

Double Dip

April 14, 2015 |

Head coach Brent MacDonald led men’s swimming to back-to-back victories as Big East Conference champions this year after clinching the title last year during Xavier’s first season in the new conference. The wins mark not just Big East firsts for … Read More

A Step in Time

April 27, 2014 |

Chanessa Fant was a wide-eyed middle-schooler when she first stepped into stepping. She was enthralled by the unusual form of percussion that uses the body like a drum to create rhythmic beats. Feet, hands, arms, legs, chest—all have a … Read More

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