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Xavier Magazine | December 13, 2018

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Spring 2004

Movin’ On Up

April 1, 2004 |

Edward W. Schmidt, S.J., believes in a practical, hands-on approach. It’s a strategy he adopted during his time at the University 30 years ago—where he worked in campus ministry and led service trips to Haiti—and carried with him eight years … Read More

Letters to the Editor

April 1, 2004 |

A Scholarly Question Your article “For the Love of God” [Spring 2004] was very good. I have a question for the scholars: Lets pretend God came to you in a dream and said, “You have 40 days and 40 nights … Read More

Jailed Jesuit

April 1, 2004 |

Protesting atrocities by Latin American soldiers trained in the United States isn’t on the course syllabi of most theology students. But Michael O’Grady, S.J., added it to his. And now he’s paying the price. O’Grady, a graduate student in theology, … Read More

First Person: Life’s Ladder

April 1, 2004 |

I had been promoted three times in three years, and the corporate ladder of the Cincinnati publishing company for which I worked stood seemingly endless before me. I was 26. Yet instead of taking the next step toward a life … Read More

Finding Freedom in Prague

April 1, 2004 |

Timothy Riordan traveled to a foreign country in search of the familiar. Stripped of his comfortable things—language, friends, home, technology—the associate professor of education journeyed to Prague last summer to find connections in a place where he was a stranger. … Read More

Extra Credit: Cathy McDaniels Wilson

April 1, 2004 |

After a national search, Cathy McDaniels Wilson was selected to fill a unique joint appointment between the University and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center last fall. At Xavier, she is a visiting professor in psychology, teaching a course on … Read More

Ethical Hero

April 1, 2004 |

As always, it was too good to be true. When Sherron Watkins joined Enron in 1993, it was a “heady time,” when job perks included free ski trips. But in 2001, she decided to spend more time with her family … Read More

Diploma Detour

April 1, 2004 |

For years, Joan Tiffany Thompson spent her working hours surrounded by people whose Edgecliff diplomas are close to their hearts. And as coordinator of Edgecliff alumni for the national alumni association, she always held their hearts close to hers. So … Read More

Developing a Thick Skin

April 1, 2004 |

Little did he know it, but Henry Maliszewski was making history when he thought he was just making steel. As a research chemist for Airco Industrial Gases’ research and engineering labs in Murray Hill, N.J., Maliszewski was in charge of … Read More

Chapter Spotlight: Columbus

April 1, 2004 |

When some members of the Columbus alumni chapter read about the Velvet Ice Cream company’s annual harvest days festival at its historic mill, they thought it sounded like a great place for an event—ice cream, hay rides and pumpkin carving … Read More

Brush with Care

April 1, 2004 |

A sense of service led James Weber into dentistry. And in September, that same ideal earned the 1970 graduate the Ohio Dental Association’s Humanitarian Award for 2003.

Weber opened his practice in 1975 and has always done some public service … Read More

Braids Success

April 1, 2004 |

Anthony Myles slumps into a plastic patio chair in JoAnn Baxley’s apartment. The senior forward on the men’s basketball team, who just turned in a seven-page paper on Descartes, downs a juice and chews through four bags of chips while … Read More

Bat Art

April 1, 2004 |

The Cincinnati Reds couldn’t win a World Series trophy this year, so they did the next best thing—they made one. The Reds hired Tom Tsuchiya, Xavier’s resident sculptor, to build a 10-foot replica of the trophy for an artistic promotion … Read More

And More Letters

April 1, 2004 |

Against the Current Terry McIver, in his letter to the editor Spring 2004), contributes nicely to the bilious literature of exclusion and self-annointment that never stops from these people so desperate to believe that every word in the Bible is gold. … Read More

A Link to the Rich and Famous

April 1, 2004 |

Movie star Loretta Young came for a visit. So did Vice President Hubert Humphrey. Cincinnati Archbishop Karl J. Alter, Jesuit Superior General Pedro Arrupe, S.J., and former University President Paul J. O’Connor, S.J., dropped by for dinner. And, according to … Read More