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Xavier Magazine | April 21, 2018

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Spring 2012

Profile: Debra Homan Eschmeyer

April 1, 2012 |

Debra Homan Eschmeyer BSBA in marketing; Bachelor of Arts in international affairs, 2002 Co-founder, FoodCorps Inc.; owner, Harvest Sun Farm New Knoxville, Ohio

Farm Girl | The youngest of seven children, Eschmeyer milked cows, weeded gardens and prepared meals for … Read More

The New Generation

April 1, 2012 |

Colin Willer and Kerry Murphy are hip young urbanites with a different viewpoint on living and giving. They live in Cincinnati’s edgy Over-The-Rhine neighborhood in a 117-year-old house. They share one car and ride bikes or the bus to get … Read More

Lesson of the Day

April 1, 2012 |

Alexandra Korros likes to tell a story learned from her many days in the classroom, a story about students who finally, finally discover that single magical instant. “I had one marvelous student here on a full scholarship who, when she … Read More

Making a Splash

April 1, 2012 |

Bethanie Griffin’s success isn’t singular among the Musketeers. Xavier swimming has been lapping up victories recently—thanks to solid training, talented new recruits and what head coach Brent MacDonald considers the right blend of individual attention and team spirit.

The team’s … Read More

Kicking and Cooking

April 1, 2012 |

When Bethanie Griffin joined her high school swim team in Nebraska, she set herself a brash goal—to beat her father’s best time for the 100-yard butterfly, 56.68 seconds. “I didn’t give it much thought,” she admits. “Guys’ times are fast.” … Read More

Green Degree

April 1, 2012 |

Mollie McIntosh certainly paid her dues. She was bitten by an evil-looking water bug while collecting samples in a Michigan pond; she spent months sweltering in Ghana while investigating the spread of a contagious disease; she tromped chest-deep into stagnant … Read More

Xavier Initiates Food Waste Diversion Plan

April 1, 2012 |

Xavier and Chartwells, the University’s food service provider, plan to implement a new program to divert all of the food waste generated in the new Hoff Dining Commons out of the landfill. Xavier will utilize the services of Future Organics … Read More

Working Cooperatively

April 1, 2012 |

First, the Williams College of Business selected the housing assistance agency, People Working Cooperatively, as one of eight winners in its first Xavier Launch-A-Business competition in 2010.

Then in October, the agency selected Xavier to receive its annual Chairman’s Award, … Read More

The Wit and Wisdom of Frank Abagnale

April 1, 2012 |

On April 10, Frank Abagnale gave the annual “Heros of Professional Ethics” lecture at the Cintas Center. Known as the inspiration for the movie “Catch Me If You Can,” Abagnale offered this advice:

“I thought it would be great to … Read More

Studying Abroad Opens Students Eyes

April 1, 2012 |

In June, I studied abroad in Italy about the life of St. Francis of Assisi in an exhilarating course offered by Xavier University.

The pilgrimage began when our class converged in the Fiumicino Airport, just outside of Rome. We then … Read More

Student Life: Daring to Dream

April 1, 2012 |

When Bernard Pastor arrived on campus for freshmen orientation, his small group played a game of two truths, one lie. “My last name is Pastor and my dad’s a pastor,” he said when it was his turn. “I speak three … Read More