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Xavier Magazine | September 2, 2015

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Greener Pastures

April 14, 2015 |

Urban Sustainability is one of Xavier’s newest graduate programs

Wanting to take his career as an environmental consultant in a more serious direction, Brian Higgins shopped around the Midwest for a degree program that had all the elements he needed—an … Read More

Two New Institutes

April 14, 2015 |

Xavier launched two new institutes in 2014—one for the heart, the other for the mind.

The new Institute for Spirituality and Social Justice focuses on the integration of knowledge, spirituality and social engagement and offers graduate theology degrees, certificate programs, … Read More

Into the Wild

April 14, 2015 |

A program started by visiting theology professor and alum Leon Chartrand gives a whole new meaning to the idea of the outdoor classroom. Xavier Expeditions offers courses that include trips to cool places such as Yellowstone Park and the Sawtooth … Read More

Sounding the Voices of Manatees

August 12, 2014 |

Florida manatees—those big gangly gray elephants of the sea—do not have vocal cords. Yet they are able to make their high-pitched squeaks and squawks to communicate, a Xavier biology professor has found, using a modified structure of tissue folds that distort … Read More

Mindful Health

April 28, 2014 |

Judi Godsey did not have to look far to see the devastating effects of extreme poverty. Most of the people in her home in McCreary County, Ky.—a beautiful part of the country in the rolling Appalachian foothills near Lake … Read More

Presidential Task Force Taps Beacham

April 28, 2014 |

Love it or hate it, the Affordable Care Act is creating the most dramatic change in the health care industry since, well, the invention of the Band Aid. All areas of health care are being impacted, including psychology. That’s … Read More

The Office: Karl Stukenberg

April 27, 2014 |

A psychoanalyst and his couch. Perhaps, next to a barber and his chair, no other object is more connected to a profession.

In the case of Karl Stukenberg, chair and associate professor for the Department of Psychology—and practicing psychoanalyst—the … Read More

Roger Fortin Award

April 26, 2014 |

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Last year the University created the Roger Fortin Award to honor the longtime history professor and University provost. The award is given to  a member of the humanities faculty who demonstrates … Read More

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

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