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Xavier Magazine | November 27, 2015

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The Nature of Pope Francis

November 10, 2015 |

His mission of caring for the earth, protecting the poor and re-examining the world’s economic systems defines him as the Jesuit leader of a morally challenged world. It also highlights how Xavier’s commitment to Jesuit education is being lived out … Read More

Altered Hall: Classroom Central Gets a 21st-Century Makeover

November 9, 2015 |

Perhaps the most notable characteristic of the new Alter Hall is that it looks like it’s always been here. The graceful lines, harmonic masonry and signature turrets perch gracefully on campus. In comparison, the original Alter, christened “Xavier’s first million-dollar … Read More

Caring for our Common Home—and Each Other

November 7, 2015 |

Five stories of faculty, students and alumni who live the Jesuit ideals embodied by Pope Francis every day

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Modernizing a Major: Reviving Digital Film and Television

November 6, 2015 |

In mid-July, Blis DeVault donned a long black evening gown and spent her birthday weekend in Lexington, Ky., away from home and family. She wouldn’t want it any other way, because she was doing what she loves—celebrating her students’ success.

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Helicopter Physics: Flying High

November 6, 2015 |

Many people forget all about their senior thesis once they’ve graduated from college, but Brittny Barney uses hers every day. Read More

Mentor a Future

November 5, 2015 |

Students Gain Guidance About Their future—and Lifelong Friendships—Through Xavier’s Mentoring Program

Kelly Kleier had done well in organic chemistry but by the end of her sophomore year still wasn’t feeling the magical allure of medical school. What, she wondered, would she do with her biology degree after graduation? Read More

Don’t Rock the Boat: Giving Back

November 3, 2015 |

On a hot summer day, a fleet of canoes carrying about 50 paddlers glides down the Little Miami River. At first it seems they’re just a bunch of 20-somethings having a fun day on the water. Then a hand reaches out and lifts a slimy old bottle from the stream. Read More

Fox Sports 1: LA Native Sports TV Career

November 3, 2015 | | One Comment

Charles Dickson is right where he’s always wanted to be—working in sports broadcasting as a broadcast associate for Fox Sports 1. He credits the broad base of knowledge he gained as an Electronic Media major at Xavier for getting him there. Read More

A Chili Legend Comes to Campus: Gold Star CEO

November 3, 2015 |

The great, mostly friendly rivalries of Cincinnati are legendary—Eastside-Westside, Muskies-Bearcats, and of course, the one you can eat—Gold Star-Skyline. Talk to Roger David, CEO of Gold Star, about rivalries, and he’d rather tell you about love. Of chili. Read More

Pilgrim’s Promise

November 3, 2015 |

The journey began at a little town on the French side of the Pyrenees, crossed into Spain and wound along a worn dirt path westward toward the burial grounds of St. James on the Spanish coast. Read More

Helping Moms Beat Heroin

November 3, 2015 |

Every heroin-addicted mother who comes to the HOPE program has a plan: Step one—get off heroin. Step two—deliver a healthy baby. Read More

Of Einstein and Dinosaurs

November 2, 2015 |

More than a decade after retiring, biology teacher Jack Berninger is still teaching. He doesn’t know how to stop. If he isn’t offering a lecture or leading a nature hike in Ohio or Indiana, chances are, he’s doing it in the Florida Everglades. Read More

What to Be or No(t) Be: There’s an App for That

November 2, 2015 |

What do you want to be—or no(t) be—when you grow up? That’s the question Julie and Kelsey Murphy want to help job-seekers of all ages answer, using their newly developed “benobe” app. Read More

Living History: 19th-Century Gal

November 2, 2015 |

While most people are trying to keep up with today’s fashion trends and fads, Melissa Alexander is preserving the fashions of the past—from the 1810s to be exact. For the past six years, the 2015 graduate has embraced the world of living history. Read More

Night Visions

November 2, 2015 |

After she retired from teaching art in 2003, Darlene Yeager-Torre developed an interest that’s become a second career as an artist using long-exposure photography and the targeted use of light. Read More