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Xavier Magazine | August 31, 2015

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Posts By By Michael Shaw

Getting a Big Break

April 16, 2015 |

Students gain more than they give on Alternative Breaks trips

To the “Where the Boys Are” generation, the words Anheuser Busch might first come to mind when associating spring break with the letters A and B. But since 2001, Alternative … Read More

Karaoke: The Singing Judge

April 15, 2015 |

Karaoke. Just the word might conjure up cringes and a flashback to a long-ago public performance at a bar that shall remain nameless. Or, like Joe Brinkman, you could choose to embrace those electronically enhanced moments of musical magic, … Read More

Estate Sales Meet the Internet: Everything but the House

April 15, 2015 |

A typical estate-sale experience is: up at 6:00 a.m., arrive on time to find the early birds have already scooped up the best items, leaving only picked-over boxes of tired tablewear and random bric-a-brac. Andy Nielsen, MBA 2013, is changing … Read More

Alumni Profile: Justice for All

April 14, 2015 |

Megan Connolly Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice, 2009 Attorney, Lowe Eklund Wakefield Cleveland, Ohio

Uncommon Lawyer | Meghan Connolly loves to fight for the underdog—even when it’s herself. Imagine entering law school in 2009, when … Read More

Buried Treasures

September 17, 2014 |

Xavier, like most universities, has its fair share of fine art. Statuary graces spaces and places indoors and out. Paintings large, small, old and new adorn the walls of most buildings and halls. But buried behind and below the common … Read More

A New Post

September 17, 2014 |

When the Pope speaks, people listen. So in June 2013, when meeting with the writers of the Jesuit journal La Civilta Cattolica at the Vatican, the Pontiff said, “Your proper place is on the frontiers. This is the place of … Read More

A Classic Change: Moving the Music Series in a New Direction

September 17, 2014 |

Almost from birth, Polina Bespalko’s life has been filled with music. Records of the great classicists spun endlessly in her Russian home. Her first piano lessons began before she was old enough to count all 88 keys. “My mother was … Read More

A Slow Karter Goes Full Throttle

September 16, 2014 |

Full disclosure: I like racing. But going fast in a car? Not so much. My 14-year-old son calls me Mr. Slow. So the day he came home with the fastest lap from a birthday party held at a go-kart track, the challenge … Read More

Educating Youth…and All That Jazz

September 16, 2014 |

Kathy Wade is a jazz icon. For proof, you need look no further than the logo created for the Crown Jewels of Jazz Festival. The highly stylized chanteuse bears a striking resemblance to her. “Everyone tells me that, but only … Read More

A Career of Amusement: Life on the Merry-go-round

September 16, 2014 |

Back in the day, most kids wanted to be president when they grew up. Or run away to join the circus. Vic Nolting managed to do both. Sort of. The 1970 business grad grew up to become president of Coney … Read More

Behind the Alter Hall Renovation

September 15, 2014 |

Dedicated in December 1960, Alter Hall was Xavier’s class of the classroom.

It was called “the million dollar building” because it featured air-conditioning, a 300-seat lecture hall and 33 classrooms.

Now, rising from the … Read More

Touched by an Angel Island

September 15, 2014 |

In the late 1970s, all the buildings that remained on Angel Island were going to be demolished because they were in such disrepair. Then a park ranger wandered inside one of teetering wooden structures and made an amazing discovery—poetry on … Read More

Alumni Profile: Jonathan Herman

September 15, 2014 |

Jonathan Herman BSBA in Marketing, 1993 Executive Director, Allan Houston Foundation New York, N.Y.

What’s in a Name? | “I’ve been fortunate to develop a variety of philanthropic programs for pro athletes and entertainers including [New York Knicks assistant GM … Read More

Documenting Discoveries

April 28, 2014 |

“Go west, young man.” That hoary bit of wisdom still stands up, especially for Connor Lynch, a New York-based videographer. In fact, he went about as west as he could, filming the documentary Mount Lawrence, the story of Chandler Wild’s 6,500-mile … Read More

The Fabric of Her Life

April 28, 2014 |

. . In case you missed the October 2013 issue of The Crafts Report— or are not staying current with the calico dog-eat-dog world of retail craft art—the magazine’s annual cover contest is over and the results are in.

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