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Xavier Magazine | January 19, 2019

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Life’s Playground

October 1, 2012 |

Monica Scalf was teaching a freshman composition class at Xavier when someone in the class had one of those ah-ha moments—those times of discovery when the light bulb of understanding suddenly pops on.

As it turns out, the ah-ha person … Read More

Prayers for Prisoners

October 1, 2012 |

At 6:30 a.m. on a Friday in April, Virginia Hewan pulls up to the gate of the Dayton Correctional Institute with about 30 members of a prison ministry group. It’s time for their security screening.

Then come three days of … Read More

Full Stride

July 2, 2012 |

Professor of management information systems Mark Frolick picked up his first camera at age 13—an old Nikon FTN that he bought for $300 from the high school newspaper photographer who lived down the road.

He started shooting sports. He liked … Read More

A Superior Gift

July 1, 2012 |

What looks nice with a black suit? How about a blue and gray Xavier hat—the flat bill variety, of course, so it’s stylish as well as fashionable.

That was what business professor Tim Kloppenborg thought in March, anyway, when he … Read More

Business at Hand

July 1, 2012 |

In July, Brian D. Till becomes dean of the Williams College of Business. Xavier magazine sat down with him to learn more about his vision.

Xavier: You’re coming to Cincinnati after nearly two decades at the John Cook School of … Read More

Going Green and Earning Green

July 1, 2012 |

Ann Dougherty likes to talk trash. No, seriously.

Dougherty is Xavier’s newly hired sustainability coordinator who’s charged with reducing the size of the University’s carbon footprint and saving the planet. It’s no small task, but in her first four months … Read More

Extra Credit: Matthew Dunch, S.J.

July 1, 2012 |

Matthew Dunch, S.J., is completing his first year at Xavier as a faculty member in the Department of Philosophy after working as a prison chaplain and teaching pre-school (the latter being the tougher gig) while also spending two summers “excruciatingly … Read More

Extra Credit: Kent A. Beausoleil, S.J.

April 1, 2012 |

Kent A. Beausoleil, S.J., has served as an emergency room orderly, bartender, pastry chef, governmental budget officer and assistant city manager. He was born at Great Lakes Naval Training Station in Waukegan, Ill., the second youngest of seven children.

After … Read More

Lesson of the Day

April 1, 2012 |

Alexandra Korros likes to tell a story learned from her many days in the classroom, a story about students who finally, finally discover that single magical instant. “I had one marvelous student here on a full scholarship who, when she … Read More

Green Degree

April 1, 2012 |

Mollie McIntosh certainly paid her dues. She was bitten by an evil-looking water bug while collecting samples in a Michigan pond; she spent months sweltering in Ghana while investigating the spread of a contagious disease; she tromped chest-deep into stagnant … Read More

In Memoriam: Robert Beckman, S.J.

January 1, 2012 |

Alumnus and former Xavier University rector Robert “Bob” Beckman, S.J., died Dec. 7 in Clarkston, Mich., at the age of 88. A native of Cincinnati, he earned a Bachelor of Literature at Xavier in 1946 and was one of a … Read More

HSA Director

January 1, 2012 |

Xavier’s graduate program in Health Services Administration is ranked No. 1 in the country by Modern Healthcare magazine, so it’s hard to push the program to new heights. But that’s just what Sister Nancy Linenkugel has in mind. Linenkugel was … Read More

Historic Quest

January 1, 2012 |

The vast expanse of flat, dry land stretches eastward, its close-cropped grasses undulating in the heat of an endless African sky. It is empty but for an occasional cluster of flat-topped acacia trees. The elongated shores of Kenya’s Lake Turkana … Read More

A Chip Off Xavier’s Block

January 1, 2012 |

With news breaking that the cereal giant Kellogg is acquiring the Pringles chip brand from Procter & Gamble for a crispy $2.7 billion, it’s worth noting the Xavier links to the iconic snack food—as well as some trivia about the … Read More

Sept. 11- A Personal Reflection

October 2, 2011 |

(Editor’s note: Rabbi Abie Ingber is founding director of the Center for Interfaith Community Engagement) 

In February of this year, I conducted a special diversity education session for a colleague with high school educators from the Greater Cincinnati area. I … Read More