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Xavier Magazine | December 17, 2018

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Fall 2007

Field of Dreams

October 2, 2007 |

Now, 17 years later, the questions are finally answered. In June, the University announced plans for Xavier Square, a mixed-use development created in partnership with the Covington, Ky.-based Corporex. The project, which is set to break ground in 2008, not … Read More

What You Should Know

October 2, 2007 |

To help you catch up on what you might have forgotten since graduating, we asked faculty members to create a handy primer on a handful of subjects:

Charles Grossman, Professor of biology 1. Biology is the scientific study of … Read More

Turning Points

October 2, 2007 |

It’s mid-morning on July 14. Katie Heins slips on a T-shirt and shorts, grabs her large, hand-lettered banner and heads out from her apartment onto the steamy streets of Over-the-Rhine. Passing by Washington Park, she casts a sympathetic eye … Read More

Profile: Russell Newsom

October 1, 2007 |

RUSSELL NEWSOM Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 2006, Domestic Policy Council staff member, the White House, May 2006-June 2007, Student, University of Chicago Law School


Lying In Wait | Newsom was in Washington, D.C., on a break from Xavier … Read More

Grace Gottenbush

October 1, 2007 |

GRACE GOTTENBUSCH Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 1989, Retired president, Servatti Pastry Shop, Cincinnati


Family Business | Gottenbusch comes from a long line of bakers and shop owners. In Germany, her great-grandfather was a baker and her grandfather had … Read More

Hispanic Source

October 1, 2007 |

JOSE GUERRA Executive M.B.A., 2003, Founder and President, L5 Source, Cincinnati


Mr. President | Guerra launched his own company, L5 Source, in 2004. The firm helps companies align their technology with their corporate strategy. Its key: balancing risk, quality and … Read More

Profile: Fred Irwin

October 1, 2007 |

FRED IRWIN Bachelor of Arts in English, 1964; Master of Business Administration, 1967, CEO, Citigroup Global Markets, Germany President, American Chamber of Commerce, Frankfurt


Big Chief | As chief operating officer of Citigroup in Germany, Irwin is involved in all … Read More

Educational Giving

October 1, 2007 |

Norman Murdock, a 1955 graduate, established a $1 million endowed scholarship this year as part of the To See Great Wonders campaign. The scholarship provides teachers and administrators at Elder High School, Murdock’s high school alma mater, with scholarships to … Read More


October 1, 2007 |

He called the switchboard and asked for someone in gift and estate planning. He was not an alumnus. He was a widower. He had no real connection with Xavier, but wanted to leave it in his will. And he did. … Read More

A Giving Group

October 1, 2007 |

You don’t have to be a grad to love Xavier. Just ask Dr. Robert Osher. An internationally renowned cataract surgeon, founder of the Cincinnati Eye Institute and driving editorial force behind the world’s first video medical journal, Osher claims 28 … Read More

Long Live the Woods

October 1, 2007 |

Among the dozen or so properties acquired for the Xavier Square project, perhaps none holds more nostalgic memories for alumni than the Norwood Café, more commonly known as “The Woods.” Though the white-frame structure at the corner of Cleneay Avenue … Read More

Open Opportunities

October 1, 2007 |

Jason Kokrak was one of just 11 amateurs to qualify for this year’s U.S. Open at the brutally tough Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pa.

Kokrak, who was named as a Ping honorable mention All-American this year, ended up missing … Read More

Golden Honors

October 1, 2007 |

Xavier basketball has had many highlights over the years, and arguably the highest of them all came 50 years ago when the Musketeers knocked off the highly favored University of Dayton in overtime to claim the 1958 National Invitation Tournament … Read More

Desperately Seeking Athletes

October 1, 2007 |

The department of athletics is searching for all of its former student-athletes. In an effort to update its records, the department set up a database form on its web site,, and is asking former student-athletes to go to the … Read More

Athletic Pioneer

October 1, 2007 |

The women’s Crosstown Shootout against the University of Cincinnati is at the Cintas Center this year, and the University plans to recognize former members of the women’s basketball team with a banquet and ceremony. Xavier first fielded a women’s sports … Read More