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Xavier Magazine | April 24, 2014

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Spring 2011

Charting Course

April 2, 2011 |

To help increase awareness among instructors, the University launched a faculty focus group to study the issue of online teaching. Professor of English Stephen Yandell, who has never taught or taken an online class, is co-leading the group with management professor … Read More

Touch Points

April 2, 2011 |

When it comes to teaching with technology, Stephen Yandell is torn. On one hand, the professor of medieval English literature embraces the traditional classroom with its face-to-face instruction and eschews recent advances in web-based curriculum. On the other, he’s intrigued … 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

The World is a Big Classroom

April 1, 2011 |

It was the height of the winter season in Lima, Peru, a good time to travel around the country and see its sights—the coastal region, the mountains, the Amazon jungle. But Ann Fiegen couldn’t get out. The senior was serving … Read More

Pick a Pair of Partners

April 1, 2011 |

Last fall, the School of Education began teaming with nearby Pleasant Ridge Montessori Elementary School to develop a professional practices program for Xavier students. The school will showcase Montessori teaching practices and provide professional development for teaching specialties.

Also, the … Read More

MBA and P&G

April 1, 2011 |

With funding from the Procter & Gamble Fund’s Higher Education Program, Xavier is creating a new course for MBA students that teaches them that green isn’t just the color of money. The course, “Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability,” deals with:

A Lasting Impact

April 1, 2011 |

The Academic Service Learning Semester trips often leave a huge imprint on both the students who go on the trips and the impoverished areas where they stay. It’s a classic win-win. Sometimes, though, the wins go even further and the … Read More

Rafting for God

April 1, 2011 |

When Leon Chartrand was in college at Miami University, he liked to spend his non-studying time running around the streets of campus and would even enter marathons as a means of satisfying his competitive soul. At least until he entered … Read More

Wheels of Fortune

April 1, 2011 |

When he finally dipped his tires in the Atlantic Ocean on Dec. 27, he had checked off what he calls a “BHAG,” a big, hairy, audacious goal. (Shortly thereafter, he checked off a tray of lasagna and two meatloaves—singlehandedly.)

“I … Read More

Profile: Myron Kilgore

April 1, 2011 |

MYRON KILGORE Bachelor of Arts in English 1958; Master of Education in counseling, 1969 Retired principal and hearing officer, Cincinnati Public Schools Cincinnati

Running Game | Kilgore was one of the first African-American students to enter Xavier. He arrived in … Read More

Take Two

April 1, 2011 |

In the morning, the meal was wienerschnitzel, coq au vin and Hungarian goulash. In the afternoon, it was a five-star, five-course meal made from a “Market Basket” of unknown ingredients. Sounds delicious—for those who got to eat it. But for … Read More

Stellar Credentials

April 1, 2011 |

Dean Regas was used to delivering astronomy lessons to groups of eager listeners. But this was different. There were millions of people hanging on his every word, just none of them could be seen. They were all on the other … Read More

Profile: Alvarene Owens

April 1, 2011 |

ALVARENE OWENS Master of Science in corrections, 1973 Owner, Alvarene Ownens Co., LPA Dayton, Ohio

An Early Education | Before Alvarene Owens finished high school, she could recite every U.S. president and the major historical events during their terms. “That’s … Read More

Soldier of the Lord

April 1, 2011 |

The Sudanese government arrested Fr. Bashir Abdelsamad three times before he found his way to Xavier. In the early 1990s, during the height of a civil war, Abdelsamad was a parish priest in the Nuba Mountains of central Sudan. He … Read More

Pedel Power

April 1, 2011 |

Rachel Bensman doesn’t do things halfway. She was a double major—French and biology. She was the Class of 2007 valedictorian. And as soon as she finishes medical school at Ohio State University this spring, she’s jumping on her bicycle and … Read More

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