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Xavier Magazine | December 13, 2018

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Fall 2004

Coming to America

October 1, 2004 |

One day last January, a Japanese businessman walked into Kathy Hammett’s office in the Gallagher Student Center and, after a brief conversation, pledged a contribution of $500.

When the check arrived a few days later, Hammett, director for international student … Read More

Joseph Peters, S.J.

October 1, 2004 |

Whether discussing ethics during a spirited game of handball, demystifying cell structure in his biology lab or dispensing career advice in his office, Joseph J. Peters, S.J., was always teaching. And Dr. J. Joseph Marr, for one, counts himself all … Read More

Training Days

October 1, 2004 |

While tailgaters reveled in the parking lot of Paul Brown Stadium, Bob Stacey set up the football field, filled Gatorade coolers and taped ankles and wrists. The 2003 graduate interned as an athletic trainer with the Cincinnati Bengals during the … Read More

The Natural

October 1, 2004 |

Diamonds are Dan Simonds’ best friend, and he’s seen his share of them, both major and minor—Wrigley Field in Chicago; Memorial Stadium in Fort Wayne, Ind.; Alliant Energy Field in Clinton, Iowa. And now Hayden Field at Xavier. The 39-year-old … Read More

Born for Basketball

October 1, 2004 |

While the kitchen table discussions at homes across the country revolved around the weather or school or politics, at the Miller household in Beaver Falls, Pa., it was basketball. Always basketball.

John Miller, the family patriarch, coached the basketball team … Read More

Reality Check

October 1, 2004 |

Xavier finance majors are getting a taste of real-world investing this fall with the creation of a year-long portfolio management course. The nine seniors selected for the course are given responsibility for managing $1 million worth of the University’s high-grade … Read More

Going to Ghana

October 1, 2004 |

The teachers are in place, the agencies are identified and the families are waiting. All that’s left is for the students—and spring—to arrive.

The University’s newest service-learning semester is in Ghana on Africa’s west coast, where eight students will live … Read More

Alumni ALL Card

October 1, 2004 |

This fall, every Xavier alumni is being mailed an alumni ALL Card—a specialized version of the University’s student ID. Rather than being an ID, though, the card can be used for discounts and benefits from a host of sponsors— electronic … Read More

Sending Jobs Overseas

October 1, 2004 |

The evidence was piling up: Companies were calling for advice. Newspapers editorialized about it. Presidential candidates were making it a campaign issue.

The topic of concern: offshoring and outsourcing, business practices with histories tracing back more than 30 years, but … Read More

A Laughing Matter

October 1, 2004 |

Hassan Arawas believes a good laugh can help pave the road to peace in the Middle East. So earlier this year, the 2000 graduate, a Muslim and native of Kuwait, sat down with Roni Geva, a Jew and native of … Read More

Xavier Faces

October 1, 2004 |

Robert Johnson Physical Plant As a maintenance specialist, Johnson has been helping keep Xavier’s residence halls immaculately clean for 15 years. A lifetime resident of Cincinnati, Johnson takes pride in his wife and three children; his oldest just graduated from … Read More

X-treme Makeover

October 1, 2004 |

At age 42, Bellarmine Chapel is getting a facelift. During the summer, workers began adding office and multi-purpose space to the front of the chapel. The work creates a new, rounded façade with a single, central entrance marked by large … Read More

X Marks the Wedding Spot

October 1, 2004 |

Two or three times a week, couples call the Cintas Center and inquire about having their wedding receptions in the building’s banquet room. Once they decide to, the single-most common request they have, says banquet center director Jill Hanto, is … Read More

Upon Further Review

October 1, 2004 |

After more than a year of intensive reviews of all programs within the University, some changes have been made relating to national alumni association events.

The most prominent change is the elimination of homecoming as a single event. Most of … Read More

TRiO Program

October 1, 2004 |

A full-ride scholarship was Lakeisha Love’s ticket to a four-year degree and a chance at the kind of high-quality education her parents never had. But after her first year at Xavier, she began suffering from anxiety and depression brought on … Read More