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Xavier Magazine | April 21, 2018

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Spring 2008

Saving Schools

April 1, 2008 |

Robert Bueter, S.J., lifts a series of maps onto a round table in his office and studies the collection of red and black dots scattered across the pages. The red dots, each representing a loss of 20 school-age children, are … Read More

Grass Roots Politics

April 1, 2008 |

The bus pulled out at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, headed for the biggest party these Xavier students had ever attended. By evening, all 40 students—along with professors, news reporters and Cincinnati political tag-alongs—arrived in Des Moines, Iowa, during … Read More

Exchanging Places

April 1, 2008 |

A new study abroad program not only sends Xavier students to Paris but is now bringing Parisian students to Xavier. The student exchange program with the University of Marne la Vallée grew out of the efforts of associate philosophy professor … Read More

A Step Ahead

April 1, 2008 |

In her tiny apartment kitchen, Rosie Swan creams butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in her stand mixer. After slowly adding flour and other dry ingredients, she forms the dough into round balls using a metal scoop, spaces them apart on … Read More

Viral Video

April 1, 2008 |

When an amateur video showing the explosive nature of Mentos candies when mixed with carbonated beverages hit the Internet and spawned hundreds of copycats, the company knew it had to capitalize on the unsolicited notoriety. But instead of trusting to … Read More

The Voice of Experience

April 1, 2008 |

Stephanie Sisak came to Xavier nine years ago as an adjunct professor in the Williams College of Business. She has been a full-time visiting professor for the past two years. An avid world traveler, golfer, real-estate investor and Musketeer basketball … Read More

The Soccer Ambassador

April 1, 2008 |

Ron Quinn loves soccer. His passion for the sport—and his belief in its self-esteem building qualities—is the unifying force that ties together his work in the University’s Department of Sports Studies with his efforts on behalf of such organizations as … Read More

The Relentless Skater

April 1, 2008 |

Honey Coulter-Fiore rolls through life—gracefully. The academic counselor for Xavier’s TRiO Student Support Services first laced up her skates and hit the rink at age 15, and she hasn’t looked back since.

Working at her hometown’s roller skating rink in … Read More

The Cat Whisperer

April 1, 2008 |

Jenny Thacker has never chosen a pet; they’ve always come to her. From the first cat her family’s dog brought home when she was nine years old, to the cats she takes care of when their owners are out of … Read More

The ATP Announcer

April 1, 2008 |

Stephanie Sisak loves a challenge. The Hazlet, N.J., native works as a full-time visiting professor teaching corporate finance at the University’s Williams College of Business, operates her own real estate inspection firm in Texas and New Mexico, and is an … Read More

Super Speaker

April 1, 2008 |

When the highway patrolman approached the idling vehicle to hand the driver a speeding ticket, he couldn’t help but laugh. Sitting at the wheel was 1969 graduate Dave Leedy, dressed in a blue spandex jumpsuit, red knee-high boots with matching … Read More

Staying on His Toes

April 1, 2008 |

While most students spent the weeks before exams at the library, Calvin Thomas was in Detroit’s Fox Theatre performing the Christmas favorite “The Nutcracker” twice a day. The freshman began dancing at 7 years old in his native Maysville, Ky. Read More

Standard of Measure

April 1, 2008 |

Dr. Thomas Freytag has spent his entire professional career working with the families and community institutions in and around Wapakoneta, Ohio. And last year, the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians recognized his years of dedication and named the 1973 graduate … Read More

Show Time

April 1, 2008 |

Brendan Fay is planted in front of a large console housing a bank of TV monitors and a panel of light switches. The monitors flash various images of an empty stage. Fay dons his headset, checks his script and moves … Read More

New Work in New York

April 1, 2008 |

For Natalie Lanese, 2007 was an exciting blur. The 2002 graduate completed her Master of Fine Arts at New York’s storied Pratt Institute in May, and through a series of chance happenings found her art exhibited in venues from New … Read More