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Xavier Magazine | October 20, 2017

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Spring 2009

Heart and Mind

April 1, 2009 |

The University is making sure its heart and head are well connected. The Division of Mission and Identity hired professor of theology Gillian Ahlgren as its director for faculty programming, a three-year assignment designed to create programming to help faculty … Read More

Classroom Debate

April 1, 2009 |

Conventional wisdom and Rush Limbaugh have it that college professors are politically liberal. If so, that begs the question: How much influence do those leftist-leaning faculty members have over their vulnerable, easily influenced students? When it comes to influencing political … Read More

Choice We Make

April 1, 2009 |

Kristie Jetter hears the ping of another e-mail landing in her inbox. She freezes. It’s from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine announcing whether she’s been accepted or rejected for admission to the medical school. 

The senior in … Read More

X-treme Fans Video and Photo Gallery

April 1, 2009 |

What’s life like as an X-treme fan? See it for yourself. Watch this exclusive “X-treme Fans” video and flip through the photo gallery.

  • Watch the “X-treme Fans” video
  • View the photo gallery

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Waiting in the Wings

April 1, 2009 |

Somewhere between Central Park and Times Square, a new world is about to unfold. As young audience members from Camp Broadway watch the curtain rise, they get ready to see more than just a show. They prepare to watch months … Read More

Take Two

April 1, 2009 |

Russell Goings has been busy this winter. In January, the 1959 graduate saw 13 years of writing, rewriting and revising rewarded when Simon and Schuster published his epic griotsong, The Children of Children Keep Coming. There followed a number of books … Read More

Spiritual Life Behind Bars

April 1, 2009 |

Gene Carmichael, S.J., has been at Xavier nearly 30 years, serving the University in a number of capacities, currently as interim vice president of Mission and Identity. Recently, he began taking his skills as a Jesuit priest outside of the … Read More

Searching the Past

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Xavier University has a rich history, and thanks to the generous support of 1968 graduate Phil Gasiewicz and 1974 Edgecliff graduate Beth Surkamp Gasiewicz, the history has been digitized and much of it is now available to alumni online. Through … Read More

Retirement Rx

April 1, 2009 |

Dr. Richard Wendel looks at retirement and sees what many people don’t: opportunity. The trick, says the 1997 XMBA grad, lies in the planning. That’s how Wendel came to write Retire With a Mission, published by Sourcebooks early this year. “I … Read More

Life Out Loud

April 1, 2009 |

Sara Elizabeth Timmins isn’t shy. “My mantra is, ‘Dare to live life out loud,’ ” she says. That’s how I’ve always lived my life. If you follow your dreams, jump in, take a risk and embrace what you believe in, … Read More

Jesuits in the Sudan

April 1, 2009 |

Paul Besanceney, S.J., waited until after his 50th birthday to go on his trip of a lifetime. By then he already accumulated multiple degrees—including a bachelor’s degree from Xavier in 1947—taught high school, chaired the sociology department at John Carroll … Read More

Hopeful Dancer

April 1, 2009 |

It may seem quite a “jeté” from ballet dancer to psychotherapist, but Robin Arthur made that soaring leap with ease. The former Cincinnati Ballet dancer says it was a “natural extension” of who she was to become chief of psychology … Read More

Growing the Association

April 1, 2009 |

In January, alumni from around the country spent part of their days and nights on the phone, telling people what a great place Xavier is to attend college. While that’s not so unusual—alumni brag all the time—what made it out … Read More

Green Worker

April 1, 2009 |

Whenever someone drinks a clean glass of tap water or enjoys a scenic drift along the Ohio River, he can thank Thomas J. Conway. On the recommendation of Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, the 1968 graduate is now one of 27 … Read More

Free Rides

April 1, 2009 |

Thanks to Ted Bergh, thousands of poor people in Cincinnati can get to their jobs, the doctor or anywhere else in the region—free. Bergh—a 1991 theology graduate who spends his days as chief financial officer of Metro, the bus company … Read More

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