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Xavier Magazine | December 17, 2018

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Spring 2002

View From the Front: Alumni Take On Terrorist

April 2, 2002 |


Kevin Garfield always wanted to be a soldier. So armed with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and an ROTC commission in 1998, Garfield strode off to do his part. His tour took him around the world, and … Read More

Art Education

April 2, 2002 |

Robert Flischel likes to tell about the days he tagged along with his father on weekend plumbing repair jobs in some of the older Cincinnati Public Schools buildings. While his dad worked on the pipes, the young Flischel explored the … Read More

Breaking the Language Barrier

April 2, 2002 |

When Alvaro Alezard and his wife, Maru, came to America from Venezuela last year, Alvaro never suspected he would end up where he did—on stage at the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular at MGM Studios in Orlando, Fla. Of course, … Read More

All in Good Faith

April 2, 2002 |

Sean O’Dwyer slowly walked out into the parking lot of Ursuline Academy, an exclusive, all-girls school in the Cincinnati suburb of Blue Ash. The well-wishes and congratulations from colleagues were still ringing in his ears as he made his way … Read More

Leap of Faith

April 2, 2002 |

Joanna Brown walks across campus in her military fatigues. Her black, well-shined boots thud softly. Her green backpack, loaded with books, blends in with the drab hues of her uniform. Suddenly, the voice of a male student breaks the silence.Read More

Profile: Tom Finke

April 2, 2002 |

As a child living on the west side of Cincinnati, young Tom Finke just wanted to fly—a desire endlessly fed by his home’s location beneath the flight paths of the nearby international airport.

“I used to sit in my backyard … Read More

Xavier Faces

April 1, 2002 |

Frank Oppenheim, S.J. Philosophy This is a benchmark scholastic year for Oppenheim. He’s publishing new introductions for two books by American philosopher Josiah Royce and has a project under consideration for publication. He came to the University in 1961, when … Read More

X Files

April 1, 2002 |

Student-run Radio J.P. Engelbrecht is giving the idea of work/study a new definition. Two years ago, at the age of 20, the business management major became one of the youngest people ever to purchase an FM radio station. He acquired … Read More

Worldly View

April 1, 2002 |

Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga from Honduras, who is on a first name basis with the Pope, told an audience of University students that they can make a difference in a world that appears beaten down by war in the Middle … Read More

The Boot and the Booty

April 1, 2002 |

Last year was a record-setter for campus police: 10,144 parking tickets issued and 125 cars given the boot—the automotive handcuff that gets clamped onto tires of cars with three or more outstanding tickets. While the flurry of tickets frustrates many, … Read More

Terror On Campus

April 1, 2002 |

A packet from the U.S. Immigra-tion and Naturalization Service (INS) landed on the desk of Kathy Hammett, director of international student services, in early February—six months after the start of classes.

Inside were the names of the foreign students allowed … Read More

Telling a Dead Man’s Tale

April 1, 2002 |

Dead men tell no tales, so Don Douthit speaks on their behalf. Armed with two degrees from the University—a bachelor’s in mortuary science in 1986 and a master’s in criminal justice in 1989—Douthit presents himself as an expert witness in … Read More

Sports Centered

April 1, 2002 |

Most people would find Jon Bon Jovi singing “It’s My Life” for a commercial being filmed at their workplace a little distracting. For Tom DeCorte, however, it was just another day on the job at ESPN.

“Working here, you learn … Read More

Room to Roam

April 1, 2002 |

Here we grow again. Immediately after the May commencement, construction begins on a new green space between the Gallagher Student Center and Husman Residence Hall. The green includes a pavilion, tables, a statue and lush landscaping. In order to build … Read More

Music Man

April 1, 2002 |

Jack was 7 years old when he sat down for his first piano lesson. His feet barely reached the pedals and the 88 ebony and ivory keys before him were intimidating. His mother, Eleanor, was the church organist in Springfield, … Read More