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Xavier Magazine | April 16, 2014

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Future’s Market: Mentoring neighboring school children

October 2, 2013 |

It’s an early spring afternoon and Bryan Cannon, principal of the Alliance Academy charter school, hits the streets with about a dozen seventh and eighth graders in tow. They turn right on Montgomery Road, then hang a left onto Dana … Read More

Playing with the language of math

October 1, 2013 |

Associate professor of education Deborah Kuchey had a small amount of summer homework: Read 60 preschool math books translated from Korean into English and edit them for language and math concepts.

She did it in a month.

Kuchey, a math … Read More

Modern Music

October 1, 2013 |

Music students returning to campus this fall found their music classroom had undergone a complete technological makeover.

Now when they sit down at one of 14 brand new Roland electric pianos and turn it on, they also turn on … Read More

Class Behind Bars: My Overnight Stay in County Lockup

July 1, 2013 | | One Comment

It must have been later than midnight, and I was counting the squares on the ceiling. My sleeping bag was a few inches short of being long enough to cover both my toes and shoulders, and a dead spider lay on its back six … Read More

Summer Reading: What’s on the English faculty summer reading list

July 1, 2013 |

We asked Xavier’s English professors to tell us what they plan to read this summer when they’re not so bogged down with teaching and grading papers. Their answers may surprise you.

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Teaching Value-based Leadership

April 1, 2013 |

One of the basics of business is to give the people what they need. So that’s exactly why the MBA program created a new concentration in values-based leadership. In today’s society, where values often get set aside for higher profits and … Read More

Students Get MAD

April 1, 2013 |

It’s 11:30 p.m. on a Friday night in February, and the bass from the stereo booms off the walls, muffling the mass of conversations inside the Gallagher Student Center. Sean McMahon, a sophomore English major who lives on campus, is standing … Read More

Polt Earns Fourth Award

April 1, 2013 |

The Winter 2013 issue of Xavier magazine included a story about the Roger Fortin Award, which honors the former professor of history and University provost. The award is granted to faculty in the humanities who demonstrate outstanding teaching and scholarship. The … Read More

Faculty Programs

April 1, 2013 |

Sandra Richtermeyer, chair and professor of accountancy, is taking over as the new director of faculty programs in mission and identity starting this fall. The half-time position helps faculty create new and innovative ways to transform students in the Ignatian-Jesuit educational … Read More

Applied Knowledge

April 1, 2013 |

The real success of education is not knowledge but applied knowledge—that is, taking what you learn and being able to apply it in the real world. Which is why five sociology students got a great education from a new class. … Read More

A Smashing Good Time

April 1, 2013 |

Benton Farms is a 260-acre working farm located about 30 miles south of Xavier in the rolling hills of Kentucky. Each fall the farm grows patches and patches of pumpkins, which it offers to Halloween fans from around the region. Once … Read More

Decoding Math

April 1, 2013 |

Quick. Decipher this code: Bnpv. kp’t slp yiyuhlsy’t enilukpy tqxayzp, nsm bnpvybnpkzt juleyttlu mysn blupls wsldt kp. pvnp’t dvh tvy’t zuynpym bnpv elu pvy zuynpkiy bksm, n zontt mytkrsym nulqsm pvy kmyn pvnp bnpvybnpkzt zns xy xynqpkeqo nsm uyoyinsp pl … Read More

Medical Success

January 1, 2013 |

Eight years ago, a group of faculty from the Department of Biology and staff from the Office of Multicultural Affairs got together and began mentoring African American students who were majoring in the sciences, including aspiring doctors and researchers. The … Read More

All for Health; Health for All

January 1, 2013 | | One Comment

Xavier sports teams are well-associated with the motto “All for one and one for all,” a call for unselfishness and teamwork coined by the Three Musketeers. That mentality has now found its way into the College of Social Sciences, Health, … Read More

(Ful)Bright Future

January 1, 2013 |

Shaye Worthman, valedictorian of the Class of 2009 who majored in both psychology and Spanish, is now pursing a master’s degree at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. And she just got some help. … Read More

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