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Xavier Magazine | July 23, 2014

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Fall 2006

First Person

October 1, 2007 |

In October, I began training for the Country Music Marathon in Nashville. I am Irish and determined—but not a runner. I purposely picked something challenging and sometimes painful, though. I wanted to know, at least a little, what it was … Read More

Dressing for Success

October 1, 2007 |

The Mary Emery mansion stood statuesque for years, its front door facing Victory Parkway and its backside offering an unparalleled view of the sweeping Ohio River far below. It’s where Cynthia Amneus and the last Edgecliff College fine arts majors … Read More

Cardinal on Campus

October 1, 2007 |

Oscar Andre Cardinal Rodriguez Maradiaga of Honduras headlined a gathering of about 325 international Catholic leaders at Xavier in July for a conference on evangelization and diversity.

The archbishop of Tegucigalpa, who’s been mentioned as a possible papal candidate, challenged … Read More

Calling on M.B.A. Students

October 1, 2007 |

With cell phones steadily replacing landlines among consumers ages 21 to 29, Cincinnati Bell has struggled to maintain its market share with the younger generation. To combat the problem, the company staged a contest modeled after the reality show “The … Read More

Profile: Damon Jones

October 1, 2006 |

Damon Jones Bachelor of Arts in communication arts/electronic media, 1997 | Associate director, external relations, Procter & Gamble Europe, Geneva, Switzerland

Multicultural Man | Jones oversees Procter & Gamble’s public relations activities in 17 countries. “Each of those countries is unique,” … Read More

Profile: Mary E. Montgomery

October 1, 2006 |

Mary E. Montgomery Honors Bachelor of Arts in history, 1990 | Visiting foreign professor, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China

Power of Compromise | The West Chester, Ohio, native wanted to go to college far away from home; her parents wanted … Read More

Profile: Eileen Cronin

October 1, 2006 |

Eileen Cronin Bachelor of Arts in English, 1987 | Deputy director of the Peace Corps, Bangkok

Graduation Gift | In 1987, Loret Miller Ruppe, director of the Peace Corps, delivered the commencement address at Xavier that followed Cronin through the corporate … Read More

Profile: Jerome J. Gutzwiller Jr.

October 1, 2006 |

Jerome J. Gutzwiller Jr. Bachelor of Arts in international affairs and Spanish, 1998 | Chemonics International, U.S. Agency for International Development, Lima, Peru

Latin Flair | While studying Spanish, Gutzwiller developed an appreciation for Latin American culture and issues. He switched … Read More

On Pace for Success

October 1, 2006 |

Tamura and Nedra Okwu know what it means to be a Pacesetter. The sisters are part of a select group of 52 students who have attended Xavier as recipients of the Pacesetter Scholarships. And both say being a Pacesetter has … Read More

Cancer Research

October 1, 2006 |

Richard Mullins has blue-green algae on his brain. Not literally, of course. On his mind is more like it. The assistant professor of chemistry can’t stop thinking about a specific strain of blue-green algae known as cyanobacteria, which is found … Read More

Top 10

October 1, 2006 |

The women’s basketball team landed the 10th best recruiting class in the country this year, according to online scouting network Scout.com.

The class includes two All-Americans, Amber Harris, a 6-foot-6 forward who was named “Miss Basketball” in Indiana and seen … Read More

Paradise Found

October 1, 2006 |

The men’s basketball team tips off its season in paradise. The team is taking part in the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam in mid-November in St. Thomas. Its first game is against Virginia Commonwealth on Friday, Nov. 17, followed by … Read More

Heat of the Moment

October 1, 2006 |

It doesn’t get much better than this: 1999 graduate James Posey got traded to the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association, played for coach Pat Riley, started alongside Shaquille O’Neal and Dwayne Wade, won the NBA title and then … Read More

Bobinski’s Back

October 1, 2006 |

After two years serving as associate vice president for development at Xavier, Mike Bobinski returned to his former position as director for athletics following the resignation of Dawn Rogers in June. “Although I’ve been in a new and challenging role … Read More

Educating Riders

October 1, 2006 |

Perched atop Data, a copper-colored chestnut gelding, Allison Hritz checks her stirrup lengths and makes sure the rubber pads are secured just below the balls of her feet. She pulls her hard hat down snug, gathers the reins in both … Read More

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