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Xavier Magazine | July 31, 2014

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Documenting Discoveries

April 28, 2014 | | One Comment

“Go west, young man.” That hoary bit of wisdom still stands up, especially for Connor Lynch, a New York-based videographer. In fact, he went about as west as he could, filming the documentary Mount Lawrence, the story of Chandler Wild’s 6,500-mile … Read More

The Fabric of Her Life

April 28, 2014 |

. . In case you missed the October 2013 issue of The Crafts Report— or are not staying current with the calico dog-eat-dog world of retail craft art—the magazine’s annual cover contest is over and the results are in.

Better Biology: Beating Cancer

April 28, 2014 |

Cancer sucks. So Jennifer Sunderman Broo is doing something about it. Rather than teaching the same old boring curriculum about cells, the biology teacher at St. Ursula Academy in Cincinnati developed her own curriculum that teaches her students about the cell … Read More

Prison Healers: Body and Mind

April 28, 2014 |

Susan Harrod’s first day in jail was eye-opening. She quickly learned, for instance, that she wasn’t the only Xavier graduate there. Enter Thomas Freytag. 

Although Harrod knew Freytag—both grew up in Wapakoneta, Ohio, a town small enough it’s … Read More

Losing Weight: Gaining a New Life

April 27, 2014 |

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Five years ago, Kourtney Kelly bellied up to Wicked Twister, a roller coaster ride at Cedar Point amusement park not too far from her home in Toledo. It was a tradition to go with friends and family … Read More

A New Edgecliff

April 27, 2014 |

Like most good actors, Michael Shooner’s LinkedIn profile features a strong entrance: “40 years of theater here, there and everywhere—L.A., Seattle, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Japan!! In 1998, founded a nifty, kick-ass theatre company, New Edgecliff Theatre, here in Cincinnati.”

What … Read More

Comics Crusader

April 27, 2014 |

Marc Bowker is a super hero to comic book lovers. With special powers attained through a classic liberal arts degree and a devotion to service, his mission is to get more kids reading comics and recast the role of … Read More

A Trophy Life: Staying in Gear

April 27, 2014 |

Chad Sensibaugh offers career advice you don’t hear everyday—“I interned for seven seasons before I got a full-time job.” But since that first full-time gig as assistant equipment manager for the Seattle Seahawks, he now has an equally rare perk—a … Read More

Alumni Profile: Jeff Schneider

April 26, 2014 |

Jeff Schneider • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 1968; Master of Business Administration, 1979 • President, Jeff Schneider and Associates • Addison, Texas

Meet the Millers | “No one was musical in my family. The reason I … Read More

A Different Business Approach

April 26, 2014 |

Larry Blanford was walking through the hallways of a Catholic high school in Guatemala, checking out how his company’s strategic business plan was working. The 1984 MBA graduate was president and CEO of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, and carefully etched into … Read More

A Life (in Pictures)

April 25, 2014 |

Ben Nunery made a promise.  His wife, Ali, was slowly dying of sarcomatoid carcinoma, a rare form of lung cancer.  “Promise me,” she said, “that you will never let Olivia forget me.”

He promised.

In the two years … Read More

Brian Grant

October 2, 2013 | | 2 Comments

The four boys are spread out along the end of an otherwise empty football field, running around and sweating in the heat of a summer Portland sun.

“Cut and change direction,” Matt James yells at them. “Good. Slide, slide, don’t … Read More

Eyes on the Sky

October 2, 2013 |

In the waning daylight of a Friday in June 1961, a red and white Ford station wagon rambles down the hilly twists and turns of Zion Road, pushing out beyond the western edges of Cincinnati. The breeze blows through the … Read More

Alumni Profile: Victoria Raymond

October 2, 2013 |

VICTORIA RAYMOND Bachelor of Science in biology, 2004 Certified Genetic Counselor, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich.

A Matter of Degrees | Victoria Raymond loved math and biology, but was advised against majoring in both. So she stayed … Read More

Poetic Therapy: Healing Wounds Through Words of War

October 2, 2013 |

Chris Collins saw a lot of bad things on his tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. Explosions. Injured soldiers. Dead civilians. But what haunts him most is the image of a young Afghani boy, about 8 years old, who had stepped … Read More

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