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Xavier Magazine | December 11, 2018

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Fall 2005

Birds of a Feather

October 1, 2005 |

From a distance, they look like your typical college students on campus for summer classes. Walking down the academic mall, they carry backpacks, water bottles, and … wait a minute, are those binoculars?

This summer, the most recognizable characters on … Read More

Angelic Art

October 1, 2005 |

On Sept. 11, 2001, Holly Schapker acted out her grief and anguish over the terrorist attacks through a non-conventional way: art.

The 1992 graduate and adjunct faculty member in the department of art picked up her brushes and paints and … Read More

Student Investment

October 1, 2005 |

Will Nealon expected to learn a lot in his finance classes. But last year, thanks to a new course—the Xavier Student Investment Fund—Nealon learned more than he expected. And in this case, what he and his classmates learned had an … Read More

Xavier Faces

October 1, 2005 |

Jim Hart Music After a successful career as a commercial music composer in Los Angeles, Hart moved his family to Cincinnati and has been teaching electronic music and basic theory courses at the University for the past 14 years. He … Read More

The Next Level

October 1, 2005 |

Ask and you shall receive. At least that’s what some graduate-level alumni did when they saw the new alumni ALL Card, which was mailed to 29,000 undergraduate alumni last year. Starting Oct. 1, the national alumni association is offering the … Read More

The Art of Physics

October 1, 2005 |

Ray Miller made a career of science, but he created a world of art at home. It’s a world he cherishes, like the many things in it—his rural White Oak homestead where he’s lived for 40 years, his wife, Ruth, … Read More

Take Two

October 1, 2005 |

“A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People,” the landmark exhibit documenting the late pontiff’s relationship with the Jewish people, drew more than 7,300 visitors in the two months it showed at Xavier, exceeding projected … Read More

Swimming Upstream

October 1, 2005 |

Things weren’t going so good for Akshayan Rajasingam. A member of the Tamil minority in Sri Lanka, Akshayan, who wanted to swim competitively for his country, needed to find an alternative outlet for his swimming. So he made an important … Read More

Shared Interests

October 1, 2005 |

Jeff Lyon and Chris Johnson have been friends since the fourth grade. They shared many of the same interests, played many of the same sports and, following the eighth grade, they began working construction jobs every summer. So perhaps it’s … Read More

Science at High Speed

October 1, 2005 |

When Tina Roe looks at cheetahs, she sees science in action. And during the summer, she spent 10 days studying the fast, furry, four-legged marvels of science firsthand, observing the big cats in the wild in the African nation of … Read More

Reunion Weekend

October 1, 2005 |

In June, the University welcomed back alumni with class years ending in either a “0” or “5” for Reunion Weekend. There was, however, an exception. “Charlie O’Leary called me and said he wanted to organize a reunion for the 1955 … Read More

Playing with Words

October 1, 2005 |

Chuck Sambuchino didn’t come to the University to be a playwright. But through a happy series of events, the 2003 graduate has now churned out 17 plays, one of which he recently adapted into a musical for writer/director/composer and Xavier … Read More

Peak Performance

October 1, 2005 |

From the moment Amanda Trice saw it, she knew she had to reach the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain. Although the 2001 graduate was never a trekker, climber or even much of a camper, she hoped her marathon-running … Read More

Music Men

October 1, 2005 |

In late 2001, Sean Rhiney and Bill Donabedian met for lunch at a local pub. Rhiney, a 1991 graduate, and Donabedian, now an X.M.B.A. candidate, were deep into their careers. But both were also musicians with years of involvement in … Read More

Master Plan

October 1, 2005 |

Newcomers to Xavier aren’t always sure when they’re treading on campus property. As the campus has evolved, its boundaries have often become indistinguishable from the surrounding neighborhoods. The University’s looking to fix that, though. And more. This summer the University … Read More