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Xavier Magazine | April 21, 2018

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Spring 2011

Profile: Shannon Starkey-Taylor

April 1, 2011 |

SHANNON STARKEY-TAYLOR Master of Education in Administration, 2008 Vice President of Services, The Children’s Home of Cincinnati Cincinnati

Career Path | The Children’s Home is the only place Starkey-Taylor has worked since graduating from college in 1995. She started as … Read More

No Monkey Business

April 1, 2011 |

Kendra McKeever’s entrepreneurial vision began with a cousin’s desperate need. The cousin’s daughter was plagued with eczema, a terribly itchy skin condition that results in scarring from the scratching. “When you have a child who scratches himself to the point … Read More

Memorial Day 5K Run

April 1, 2011 |

First Lt. Michael L. Runyan was in great shape. He ran in marathons and hiked the mountains of Hawaii and the Appalachian Trail. It was something he was proud of—and something he’s being remembered for.

The 24-year-old Ashland, Ohio, native—who … Read More

Jesus and Jeans

April 1, 2011 |

Folks in Hutchison, Kan., are likely to see Rev. Michael Milliken walking about town in his normal priestly attire—a pair of Levi’s, boots and a ball cap. The 1992 master’s in theology graduate and former adjunct professor believes a church … Read More

Brian Grant

April 1, 2011 |

The memories of Brian Grant during his 12-year NBA career are legendary—dreadlocks flopping as he drove to the basket on the court; smile beaming as he visited children in the hospital off the court. What made the memories especially gratifying … Read More

In the Clubhouse

April 1, 2011 |

Adam Stowe does more than root for the home team. The sophomore entrepreneurial studies major spends his time out of class doubling as clubhouse attendant and ball boy for the Cincinnati Reds, sometimes clocking in as many as 75 hours … 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

House Attire

April 1, 2011 |

It started with a simple thought. Xavier student and Philosophy, Politics and the Public major Nick Reinel saw 1977 graduate and Speaker of the House John Boehner on TV wearing an Ohio State jacket.

“He shouldn’t be wearing an Ohio … 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

Skype Hype

April 1, 2011 |

The Career Services Center, which provides the advice and resources necessary for students to land internships and jobs, is keeping pace with 21st century technology by setting up job interviews between students and businesses using Skype, the Internet-based video telephone … Read More

Green Thumb

April 1, 2011 | | One Comment

Jonathan Trauth didn’t get into farming for the money. On a Saturday at Findlay Market last fall, he made $12 selling the vegetables he helped grow with eight political refugees from the central African country of Burundi. “I got to … Read More

Gambling on Golf

April 1, 2011 |

Patrick Brown has always been ahead of the game. He finished high school a semester early. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business at Xavier in 1985 after only two and a half years. He went through law school and … Read More

Extra Credit: Ken Overberg, S.J.

April 1, 2011 |

The distance is vast between Peru and Sweden—in miles and memories—for Ken Overberg, S.J. The longtime theology professor and Cincinnati native visited Peru as a young seminarian in the summer of 1972. That immersion experience changed his perspective on … Read More