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Xavier Magazine | December 17, 2018

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Fall 2006

Rewarding Restoration

October 1, 2006 |

Kneeling above a damp section of the Petaluma wetlands, Gerald Moore maneuvers the blade of a double-headed mattock deep into the soil and, with a jerk of his wrist, rips out a thistle, roots and all. He does the same … Read More

Return to Owner

October 1, 2006 |

A small cardboard box with no return address arrived in the office of Lori Lambert, director for residence life, in May. The package contained a set of brand new plastic measuring cups and an anonymous note. “A decade or so … Read More

Priceless Experience

October 1, 2006 |

Every day until spring break, senior Brian Freas returned home from class, ate lunch and watched episodes of the long-running game show, “The Price is Right.” He wasn’t avoiding homework, but conducting valuable research: He and 11 friends would soon … Read More

President Hayes

October 1, 2006 |

When Matthew J. Hayes took over as president of Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in Indianapolis earlier this year, something seemed to be missing from his title. Specifically, two letters—an S and a J after his name, denoting that he is … Read More

Party Scene

October 1, 2006 |

The idea seems simple enough: Buy two large frame tents, a dozen 8-foot-long tables, about 80 folding chairs and pitch the idea of holding a party under a tent to every graduating high school senior in the city of Toledo.Read More

In Full Voice

October 1, 2006 |

Most people have heard Garrett Gardner speak at some point in their lives. They just didn’t realize it. While a student at Xavier, the 1967 psychology graduate picked up some tuition money by performing the voices of a number of … Read More

Honorary Jesuit

October 1, 2006 |

t was February 1956. Jack Eifert was a 24-year-old Xavier history graduate and former Army officer who was in love with a girl in Dallas—so in love that he moved to the city and took a job with Jesuit College … Read More

Historic Visit

October 1, 2006 |

Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J., superior general of the Society of Jesus, is the featured speaker at this year’s Academic Day on Oct. 3. The visit, in honor of the University’s 175th anniversary, marks the superior general’s second visit to campus. Kolvenbach … Read More

Faculty Spotlight

October 1, 2006 |

A football scholarship brought Jim Brockhoff to Xavier in 1958, but it’s tennis that kept him here. “I got out of college and Xavier called and said they needed somebody,” says the men’s and women’s tennis coach. “I said I … Read More

Extra Credit: Thomas Kennealy, S.J.,

October 1, 2006 |

Known for his quiet, unassuming ways, Thomas Kennealy, S.J., has been a fixture at Xavier for 37 years, the last 16 as associate dean of both the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Social Sciences. This year, … Read More


October 1, 2006 |

Despite golf outings, riverboat cruises, cocktail parties and luncheons, sometimes it’s the unplanned moments that keep alumni coming back for Reunion Weekend.


“Every night we were there we ended up back in Buenger Hall,” says Don Chura, a 1956 … Read More