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Xavier Magazine | April 22, 2018

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Fall 2008


October 1, 2008 |

The Initiative for Catholic Schools is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year. The program, which was initiated by a grant from the Clement and Ann Buenger Foundation in 2003,  is designed to continue to enhance the effectiveness of Catholic schools … Read More

Emptying Dorms, Filling Homes

October 1, 2008 |

As part of the overall development of the University that is coming about as a result of the To See Great Wonders capital campaign, the Brockman Residence Hall, which was built in the 1960s, underwent a substantial renovation this year. … Read More

The Rifleman

October 1, 2008 |

Jason Parker marched confidently into China with his rifle in hand. Under normal circumstances, that might be an ominous occurrence considering the 1996 graduate is a sergeant in the U.S. Army’s Marksmanship Unit. But in this case, Parker’s presence in … Read More

Q&A: Olympian Jason Parker

October 1, 2008 |

On Aug. 12, 2008, U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Jason Parker sat down with his computer somewhere in Beijing to answer questions about his experience as an Olympic marksman. Beijing marked the third time the 1996 graduate competed as a … Read More

Cold Cuts: Dead or Alive

October 1, 2008 |

Russ Donaldson has seen the facial expressions and heard all the jokes. But while others may find it odd that that the 1987 mortuary science graduate and longtime funeral director now owns a catering service, Donaldson sees it as part … Read More

New Look

October 1, 2008 |

The Department of Athletics is giving the Xavier athletics logos a new look. While the large, block “X” will continue to be the primary logo, a new series of secondary logos is being instituted starting in September. Those logos include … Read More

Net Proceeds

October 1, 2008 |

The Total Asset Planning/Xavier University Pro-Am Tennis Tournament brought in a record $45,000 this year. In addition to the tennis tournament, money was raised through a dinner and auction that included the use of condos in Hilton Head, two trips … Read More

Inside Job

October 1, 2008 |

Director for athletics Mike Bobinski was appointed to a five-year term on the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee starting in September—giving him an inside seat into the selection, seeding and bracketing of teams in the NCAA Tournament. The 10-member … Read More

Major Aspiration

October 1, 2008 |

Matt Watson remembers calling his parents in Lancaster, Pa., during the summer of 1999. He had just been selected in the 16th round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Montreal Expos following his junior season at Xavier and … Read More

Changing Lives

October 1, 2008 |

Calling Rhonda Gillian-Smith a non-traditional student is something of an understatement. By the time she came to Xavier to study for her master’s degree in human resource development in 2002, she was 20 years into a career as a union … Read More

RFK Jr. Comes to Campus

October 1, 2008 |

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., known as a resolute defender of the environment, is speaking on “Our Environmental Destiny” on Oct. 2 as part of Xavier’s annual Ethics/Religion and Society Lecture Series. Kennedy will appear at 7:00 p.m. in the James … Read More

B&B Dreams

October 1, 2008 |

When folks stay at a bed and breakfast, they often wonder what it would be like to operate one. Dave Meade and his wife, Nadine Hermann, were two of those people. Unlike most B&B guests, though, Dave and Nadine decided … Read More

Honored Again

October 1, 2008 |

For the 14th year in a row, Xavier University ranks among the top 10 Midwest master’s-level colleges and universities, according to the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings. It’s also—again—rated among the “Best 368 Colleges” in America by The Princeton Review and one … Read More

Alternative Art

October 1, 2008 |

Bernadene Zennie lives in a healthy world. Or two worlds, actually. By day, she’s a psychiatric nurse at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. By day off, she operates a trio of intriguing private counseling practices—parent rescue, mind-body counseling and energy healing.

While … Read More

Accounting for Fraud

October 1, 2008 |

A lousy economy means good business for Robert Kramer. And right now, business is booming. Kramer is in the fairly new occupation of “forensic accountant.” You may not have heard of it, but Kramer says you soon will. 

When the … Read More