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Xavier Magazine | April 25, 2018

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Spring 2009

Pay It Forward

April 2, 2009 |

Even on the most optimistic day, Denver is a long way from Cincinnati. But for an 18-year-old, deciding to leave the security of home in the high plains to start a new life as a Xavier student amidst the valleys … Read More

Blue Man Land

April 2, 2009 |

David Cranston had a dilemma. His astronomy lab was meeting the same night as a men’s basketball game. 

The junior’s a diehard Musketeer fan and hadn’t missed a single game since he first came to campus three years ago from … Read More

Northern Exposure

April 2, 2009 |

The academic highlight of Shane Hughes’ college career began, of all places, on Craig’s List. For sale: 1986 Subaru GL, manual transmission, 218,000 miles, $600.

Perfect. It met his two requirements—four-wheel drive and within his college-student budget. He bought it, … Read More

Profile: Gayle Heintzelman

April 1, 2009 |

GAYLE HEINTZELMAN Master of Human Resource Development, 2008 President and CEO, Mercy Clermont Hospital Batavia, Ohio

Bottom to Top | Thirty years ago, Gayle Heintzelman began working part-time at Mercy Clermont Hospital as a relief telephone operator. Today, she is president … Read More

Profile: Jean Lydon-Rodgers

April 1, 2009 |

JEAN LYDON-RODGERS Master of Business Administration, 1992 Vice President, GE Aviation Cincinnati

Engineering Meets Business | Jean Lydon-Rodgers is in charge of developing the most sophisticated fighter jet airplane engine in aviation history. She blends two areas of expertise—engineering and business—to … Read More

Profile: Karen (Smith) Wells

April 1, 2009 |

KAREN (SMITH) WELLS Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 1989 Vice President of Strategy and Menu, McDonald’s Chicago

Team Player | Karen Wells was a member of the Xavier women’s basketball team from 1986-1989, a position that, in hindsight, turned out … Read More

Profile: Jane Cooper

April 1, 2009 |

JANE COOPER Master of Business Administration, 1994 President, Herschend Family Entertainment, Park Management Division, Atlanta

Expert Guidance | At Herschend, Jane Cooper oversees corporate growth potential and provides management for the company’s regional theme parks, water parks, public and private partnerships … Read More


April 1, 2009 |

Receiving a scholarship often plays a large role in a student’s decision to enroll. Xavier offers a wide range of scholarships, including:

  • Endowed scholarships: Xavier has more than 100 endowed scholarships, which are named after the donors who created them. … Read More

Learning Commons honor Mike Conaton

April 1, 2009 |

Xavier University’s new Learning Commons is being named in honor of Michael J. Conaton, a 1955 graduate, former acting president of the University, chairman of the board of trustees from 1985-2004 and current board member. The naming of the building … Read More

Campaign at a Glance

April 1, 2009 |

To See Great Wonders: The Campaign for Xavier will enable the University to revolutionize the student learning experience and dramatically enhance the campus environment through:

Creation of the James E. Hoff, S.J., Academic Quad. The centerpiece of a sweeping campus … Read More

Veteran Students

April 1, 2009 |

t turns out the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are having an impact on Xavier. As of last fall, nearly 75 students attending Xavier came here with help from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. These VA benefits are offered … Read More

Teaching English Teachers

April 1, 2009 |

The School of Education is offering courses for those who want to teach English language learners. Through a Wheeler Award, which grants funds to faculty in support of developing new courses, faculty member Mary Lisa Vertuca offers these courses to … Read More

Politics and Public Life

April 1, 2009 |

Professor of business law and economics Jamal Rashed is taking Xavier’s business studies global, being named director for the newly created Center for International Business. “Only by understanding the variations among the world’s peoples—their traditions, values and aspirations—can students perceive … Read More

Once Upon a Time

April 1, 2009 |

For one Medieval and Renaissance French Literature class, story time will never be the same. Their recently published class project turns literary masterpieces into children’s stories, complete with illustrations, to make such classics accessible to those with no more than … Read More

Joint Studies

April 1, 2009 |

Through a new partnership, Xavier and Hebrew Union College are making history by creating a Jewish and Interfaith Studies Program to be offered to students at both institutions. This is the first of its kind between a Jesuit, Catholic university … Read More