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Xavier Magazine | December 17, 2018

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Spring 2007

The Builder of an Empire

July 1, 2007 |

Charles Geschke, who co-founded one of the nation’s largest and most prominent technology firms, Adobe Systems, returned to campus in February as the featured speaker at the Distinguished Speakers Series event hosted by the Williams College of Business.

Geschke recounted … Read More

Securing the Environment

July 1, 2007 |

Growing up on a 140-acre dairy farm in Ashtabula, Ohio, Jonathan Herrmann developed a healthy respect for the environment. “Our farm was just off Lake Erie,” he says. He helped milk the cows and spent a lot of time tromping … Read More

Role Model

July 1, 2007 |

Bob Herzog is a man of many roles, including husband, father, lawyer, TV reporter, wish-granting genie and Greek fable writer—some of which require a little more makeup than others. Herzog, who works for WKRC-TV in Cincinnati, also moonlights at the … Read More

Beyond the Schoolhouse Door

July 1, 2007 |

The way Bob Herring sees it, a child’s classroom doesn’t end at the schoolhouse door. In fact, for Herring, principal of Nativity Elementary School in Cincinnati, education is nothing if not global. It’s that philosophy that set him apart, earning … Read More

Classic Services

April 18, 2007 |

Classics professor Edmund Cueva wanted to expand the college experience for his honors students and look for a way they could give back to their community. His answer to both issues was found less than a mile away at Alliance … Read More

Roots of Evil

April 2, 2007 |

To see the slideshow relating to this story,click here. As the first soft light of dawn sneaks over the horizon, John Kruthaupt grabs his M-4 assault rifle and Kevlar vest and climbs aboard a Blackhawk helicopter idling at the Kabul … Read More

Setting the Course

April 2, 2007 |

Stephen Smith found his moral compass as an undergrad at Xavier. And in an era when American business was busy earning one black eye after another, the 1968 graduate used that compass to chart a path to business success. It … Read More

Profile: Michael Fortin

April 1, 2007 |

Michael Fortin Bachelor of Science in computer science, 1985 Distinguished engineer, Microsoft Corp., Redmond, Wash.


Windows of Opportunity | Fortin began working in Microsoft’s Windows division 10 years ago and currently leads the development team responsible for Windows’ overall performance. Last … Read More

Profile: Dr. Brian Lahman

April 1, 2007 |

Dr. Brian Lahman Bachelor of Arts in natural sciences, 1994 Staff Surgeon, Silver Cross Hospital, Joliet, Illinois


Quick Learner | Lahmann was one of the youngest students to ever attend Xavier. He graduated from high school on his 14th birthday and … Read More

Profile: Rudy McClinon Jr.

April 1, 2007 |

Rudy McClinon Jr. Bachelor of Science, physical educations and health science, 1974 Founder of R-U-A Pro Fitness, Denver

Good Sports | McClinon came to the University on an academic scholarship, but was determined to play football. He walked on, became a star … Read More

Profile: Sister Marie Rose Messingschlager

April 1, 2007 |

Sister Marie Rose Messingschlager Master of Education in remedial reading, 1973 Director of Indian Ministry, Diocese of Duluth, Minn.


Sacred Circle | Sister Rose believes Native American spirituality and Catholicism have many similarities, as represented by the Native American Sacred Circle. … Read More

Sweet Reading

April 1, 2007 |

Some people have gardens for a hobby. Some a workshop. Tim Sassen spends his spare time writing and publishing children’s books. Specifically, he publishes The Cherry on Top, a 48-page story he wrote about the importance of friendship, the wonders … Read More

Commons Preview

April 1, 2007 |

Students are getting an early view of what the new Learning Commons is going to be like. The University Library is reorganizing its first floor to become a prototype of how the new facility will look and work, with its … Read More

Calls, Hot Result

April 1, 2007 |

Amanda Robinson is studying international business. Aisha Patton is studying early childhood education. They might want to consider studying sales, because the two raised more than $100,000 each for the University’s phonathon during the fall semester from Sept. 12 and … Read More

Key Components

April 1, 2007 |

The new home of the Williams College of Business will feature three centers and one institute:


Center for Investment Research This student-managed facility contains state-of-the-art technology for the analysis of stocks and securities as well as portfolio management. It also … Read More