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Xavier Magazine | November 1, 2014

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A Classic Change: Moving the Music Series in a New Direction

September 17, 2014 |

Almost from birth, Polina Bespalko’s life has been filled with music. Records of the great classicists spun endlessly in her Russian home. Her first piano lessons began before she was old enough to count all 88 keys. “My mother was … Read More

The Office: Marsha Karagheusian

September 15, 2014 |

Like an afterthought, Marsha Karagheusian’s office is tucked into a corner of the rambling, crowded ceramics studio in the bowels of the Cohen Center. It’s not very big. The shelves overflow with things she uses today as well as things … Read More

Psychology Today

September 14, 2014 |

Christian End is, arguably, the most quoted professor on campus. The associate professor of psychology is an expert in understanding the behavior of sports fans, who sometimes seem to defy logic but leave him with an unending source of examples … Read More

Summer Dresses

September 14, 2014 |

Sometimes, English professor Trudelle Thomas imagines herself walking down a dirt road on the rugged island nation of Haiti. In the midst of drab shacks and the smell of raw sewage, she comes upon a group of little girls jumping … 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

The Lesson of Life: Joe Pichler’s Climb up the Food Chain

October 2, 2013 |

Joe Pichler calls himself “the luckiest man in the world.” It wasn’t always so.

The man who would one day lead one of the largest grocery chains in the country began life happily enough as the fifth of six children … 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

The Office: Niamh O’Leary

October 1, 2013 |

Assistant professor of English Niamh (pronounced Niev) O’Leary loves everything Shakespeare. She teaches it, researches it, reads it, studies it, writes about it. And she collects it. A trip to her office uncovers a variety of Shakespeare stuff, such as:Read More

Taking on the World: Duathlon Dude

October 1, 2013 |

Buzzbuzzbuzz. Bruce Miller’s alarm sounds. His hand fumbles around until he finds it and shuts it off. It’s 4:30 a.m. At a time when most people simply roll over, Miller rolls out of bed and begins gathering his gear. 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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Beetle Mania: Eradicating Invasive Bug Species

July 1, 2013 |

Biology professor Annie Ray clicks her pen, closes her spiral notebook and snaps the trap shut, feeling satisfied with her catch. She’s not exactly sure what kind of beetles are crawling in the Portland warehouse on this spring morning, but she knows that … Read More

The Office

April 1, 2013 |

When associate professor of English Stephen Yandell was in high school, he began collecting Scandinavian shelves for his ever-growing book collection—shelves that have, as it turned out, followed him to college, then grad school and finally to Xavier where they have … Read More

The Black Brigade By Tyrone Williams

January 3, 2013 |

1.

White shopkeepers,

farmers, traders

have assembled of their own accord,

Under one flag

With one sword

But we are not welcome

to defend our home

because our skin

is black.

 

2.

Who are you? What do you want?

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