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Xavier Magazine | December 13, 2018

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Spring 2004

Inside the Game

April 1, 2004 |

Two hours before the Xavier men’s basketball team takes on La Salle University, Joe Sunderman walks into the Cintas Center and steps onto the court. It’s quiet. There are no fans and no players yet, only a few arena workers … Read More

Smoothing the Way

April 1, 2004 |

This fall, the University hired Molly Maher as assistant director for student success and retention to help improve an office that’s already set the bar high. More than 89 percent of last year’s freshmen returned as sophomores—the national average is … Read More

Healing Wounds

April 1, 2004 |

Ann Marie Tracey, the longtime Hamilton County Common Pleas Court judge who now teaches business law and ethics at the University, was appointed by the Cincinnati Archdiocese to the three-member panel that will distribute $3 million in funds to victims … Read More

Business Moves

April 1, 2004 |

The Williams College of Business is aggressively positioning itself within the Cincinnati business community. New dean Ali Malekzadeh is setting up a board of executive advisors within each of the college’s departments, holding classes in the conference rooms of area … Read More

Creativity at Work

April 1, 2004 |

Samantha Huffman was skeptical. The 30-year-old M.B.A. student, a quality assurance supervisor at Consolidated Metal Products in Cincinnati, signed up for Melissa Baucus’ creativity and innovation class. But she wasn’t convinced creativity could be taught, let alone transferred to the … Read More

The Main Event: The Wooden Tradition

April 1, 2004 |

More than 600 alumni jumped at the chance to trade in long lines at the shopping malls for prime seats at the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis during the Wooden Tradition, an exclusive four-team men’s basketball tournament the weekend after Thanksgiving. … Read More

The Longest Year

April 1, 2004 |

A white banner with three blue stars hangs in the front window of Mary Staun’s Cincinnati home. One star for each of her three children. The 1972 Edgecliff graduate, who earned a master’s in education in 2002, endured about 12 … Read More

Take Two

April 1, 2004 |

Apparently, Xavier students can’t get too much of a good thing. The new philanthropy program, which allows professors and their students to give away $4,000 to non-profit agencies, is growing. Last spring, students from four classes gave away $16,000 in … Read More

Signs of Success

April 1, 2004 |

It’s the top of the ninth inning, the game is tied and all eyes are on home plate. Well, almost all eyes. In the dugout, sandwiched between major leaguers, sits Anthony Ales, a 1999 sport management graduate. His eyes are … Read More


April 1, 2004 |

A few days before Christmas, a box arrived at the University’s McDonald Library. It came on a wing and prayer, with no return address. Its contents: a book and a confession.

“Nearly twenty years ago, I stole this book from … Read More

Reaching the Summit

April 1, 2004 |

University facilities manager Bob Sheeran got the call while out to dinner on a Friday night. “They’re coming,” he was told. He knew exactly what those words meant. By early Saturday morning, Jan. 24, Sheeran had a crew inside the … Read More

Pearling for Preemies

April 1, 2004 |

About 80 premature babies are born each month at the hospital in Gallipolis, Ohio, and many more at another hospital in neighboring Charleston, W.Va. The babies are a long way from Xavier but very close to the hearts of about … Read More

Parental Interest: Trading Spaces

April 1, 2004 |

When their children enroll at Xavier, some parents don’t even know the parents’ executive council exists. But parents on the executive council, which helps oversee the 20-member parents’ advisory council, are not only making a commitment to their students’ education, … Read More

Oh! Kosovo

April 1, 2004 |

It was the challenge of a lifetime. Professor of management and entrepreneurship Art Shriberg, an authority on diversity, is helping officials in Kosovo build diversity and gender equity into the former Communist country. No small task in a land torn … Read More

New Explorers

April 1, 2004 |

Since graduating in 1994 with a biology degree, Dave Shurna has leapt around the world—Panama, India, Guatemala, Mexico, Nepal, Africa. But Peru, home of the Amazon and the vanishing rain forest, truly stole his heart. Inspired by a new-found love … Read More