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Xavier Magazine | April 21, 2018

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Spring 2003

Masked Man

April 1, 2003 |

Brian Kathmann isn’t always himself. He has two alter egos. They tend to get more attention than he does and force him to live in relative obscurity, but the sophomore marketing major doesn’t really mind. Especially not since January when … Read More

From the Roots

April 1, 2003 |

Joe McDevitt, Jim O’Donnell, John Burns and Joe Grever are a rare breed. The four have been going to Xavier basketball games since Franklin Roosevelt was president and “Gone With the Wind” was the big new movie. Sixty-five years.

The … Read More

The Game of Life

April 1, 2003 |

Sherwin Anderson was at the University only a week when he got the news. Back home, in the rock-hard, trash-filled projects of Brooklyn, N.Y., his best friend was in jail. Murder. Pulled out a gun and shot a man.

Anderson … Read More

Working for Keeps

April 1, 2003 |

The registration deadline for spring semester was a week away and Adrian Schiess was on a mission. More than 30 freshmen hadn’t registered to return, and his job was to find them and keep them here.

Through phone calls, face-to-face … Read More

Tech Talk

April 1, 2003 |

The University is getting rewired. In January, the University began installing a multimillion dollar high-tech administrative data system that will integrate all of the University records—alumni, student, financial and human resources—thereby allowing information to be more easily shared and accessible. … Read More

Foreign Studies

April 1, 2003 |

Gerry Braun often wonders, where on earth are his students. And more and more frequently, the answer is everywhere on earth.

“I had a student in France during the summer, and I had a student contact me about taking the … Read More

High-Tech Digging

April 1, 2003 |

The information highway snakes forward every day, littering the landscape with mountains of debris. Unsorted, the information just lies there, one database piled on top of the other. For some entrepreneur who knows how to spot a gleaming nugget of … Read More

Xavier Faces

April 1, 2003 |

Jim McCoy Enrollment Management Recruitment of the next freshman class is in the hands of McCoy, who oversees five departments: admission, financial aid, registrar, retention services and enrollment research. As the associate vice president for enrollment management, McCoy also administers … Read More

The Art of the Game

April 1, 2003 |

The Cincinnati Reds’ new baseball field, Great American Ballpark, includes a Xavier touch. Greg Rust, the University’s director for photography, is also the Reds’ official photographer and shot the biggest project of his life for the team—a 42-by-180-foot photo that … Read More

Take Two

April 1, 2003 |

Michael Lewandowski is doing great, thank you. In the winter 2002 issue of Xavier magazine, we reported on education graduate Colleen Lynch and the bond she formed with Lewandowski, one of her pupils who had neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of cancer.

His … Read More

Surviving on Campus

April 1, 2003 |

For senior Patrick Struble, walking around the campus has never had a lot of meaning. It was just a labored way to get to class, the library or anywhere else he needed to go. Now, though, walking around campus is … Read More

Soup Jesuit

April 1, 2003 |

The antithesis of the famous Seinfeld “Soup Nazi” has to be Rick Curry, S.J. After penning a well-received cookbook on The Secrets of Jesuit Breadmaking, Curry just added to his fare with The Secrets of Jesuit Soupmaking. In both he combines his … Read More

Singing Cincinnati’s Praises

April 1, 2003 |

Nashville. New Orleans. Chicago. The list of great music towns doesn’t include Cincinnati, but Sean Rhiney is trying to get it there. The 1991 graduate created the Midpoint Music Festival in September to bring together local talent and music industry … Read More

Service Break

April 1, 2003 |

University President Michael J. Graham, S.J., spent his spring break like many of the students—away from campus, in warmer southern climates. Unlike many of the students, though, he wasn’t in Cancun or on some Florida beach. Rather, Graham flew down … Read More

Seeds of Johnny Appleseed

April 1, 2003 |

When Amy Cook counts back five generations, the adjunct English professor can connect her ancestry to Jonathan Chapman, a settler whose unusual and eccentric lifestyle became legendary among the pioneer families of Ohio and Indiana.

Chapman was better known among … Read More