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Xavier Magazine | December 17, 2018

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Posts By Xavier University

Class Appeal

October 1, 2001 |

This past year, the University took its first journey into the world of class giving, in which alumni serve as liaisons between their graduating class and the annual fund. By all accounts, the effort was a resounding success. The number … Read More

Tennis in Hawaii

October 1, 2001 |

Tennis has a language all its own, and the University’s tennis teams are learning a new word: Aloha. Last year the teams made their first trip to Hawaii, and plan to return to the islands this spring thanks to the … Read More

Filling Big Shoes

October 1, 2001 |

The men’s basketball team will offer a new look this year—most notably from the socks down. New coach Thad Matta signed a contract with Nike to supply the team with shoes and jerseys, a switch from the Reeboks the team … Read More

Playing Hoops

October 1, 2001 |

The Xavier Players have the perfect idea for the perfect homecoming production: The Perfect Game. What makes everything so perfect about the production is it’s written by 1955 graduate John Grissmer, it’s a world premier, and, much like homecoming, it … Read More

Packaged Reading

October 1, 2001 |

The University continues with its high-tech trek. A new online service available through the bookstore allows faculty to customize their course reading material, which students then download on their computers, saving both time and money. The service is known as … Read More

X Files

October 1, 2001 |

Stamping Ground

The University’s service-learning emphasis had an impact on Patrick Nugent and his wife, Mary Kay Rehard. In fact, you might even say was stamped on their hearts. And now, more than a decade after their graduation, they’re passing … Read More

Presidential Inauguration

October 1, 2001 |

Michael J. Graham, S.J., was inaugurated as the University’s 34th Jesuit president on Saturday, Sept. 8, setting off a three-day series of events and celebrations at the University.

Aiming for the convergence of what he calls “twin goals,” Graham began … Read More

Peaceful Chronology

October 1, 2001 |

It has been 20 years since Peace and Justice Programs began at Xavier, and in those two decades we have accomplished much. Here are only brief samples of the many activities of Dorothy Day House over the years. It doesn’t … Read More

Honduran Journey

October 1, 2001 |

Jane Beck Sansalone, Edgecliff class of 1950 and member of Bellarmine Parish, traveled to Honduras last year. She filed this report:

In the name of our Bellarmine community, Jane, I send you on this journey you undertake, and pray that … Read More

Bind Ambition

October 1, 2001 |

Vicky Weaver Prahin’s classroom is the world. Each day, she sits behind her home computer and teaches Latin and English to students around the globe—China, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Africa. With the different cultures and different beliefs, it’s a massive undertaking.Read More

Beer and a Bible Mixer

October 1, 2001 |

On a business trip to Atlanta, Margaret Brecount went to the Three Dollar Cafe for a beer. Nearly 500 other young adults were there for the same reason, but they were also riveted by a discussion with a Catholic priest … Read More

Spring Awards

July 1, 2001 |

Xavier’s student-athletes were showered with awards this spring for their outstanding efforts, including senior men’s golfer John Streibich who was named the nation’s collegiate player of the week by Golf World magazine after carding a career-best seven-under par 63 and … Read More

Extra Credit: Miriam Finch

July 1, 2001 |

Crafting Communication

In the 1950s, a new field of study emerged in the academic world. It was known as industrial communications, and was designed to help businesses communicate internally and externally. That field is now known as organizational communication, and … Read More

Making Tracks

July 1, 2001 |

Tom McComas was in his early 30s when he acquired his first toy trains, which he didn’t want. “I lived in a small Chicago apartment,” he says, “so the last thing I needed was an old train.” The 1960 graduate … Read More

About Face

July 1, 2001 |

Flash back to the 1970s. Even with female-dominated departments such as education and nursing, men are still the majority in America’s college classrooms—56 percent, compared with 44 percent women. Over time, though, a variety of factors begin influencing this makeup: … Read More