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Xavier Magazine | April 21, 2018

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spring 2013

If a Tree Falls by Allison Scholl

April 1, 2013 |

If a Tree Falls is a resource for all teachers. Written by Xavier alumnae Allison Scholl, the book explores the modern classroom and reveals the troubling issues that arise.She hopes to inspire readers to become agents of change in what she … Read More

Salty Miss Tenderloin by Jacki Lyon

April 1, 2013 |

Jacki Lyon, a 2002 MEd alumnae who has taught writing and literature courses as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of English for the last 10 years, apparently practices what she teaches. Lyon just released her second novel, Salty Miss … Read More

Legal Love

April 1, 2013 |

Joe Meissner learned early on that despite his Harvard Law School pedigree, corporate law probably wasn’t in his future. Take, for instance, the job interview he had in the mid-1960s with a high-powered law firm. He told his interviewers about being … Read More

Student Reflects On Xavier Profs

April 1, 2013 |

Every day that I go to class, I know I am getting a great education. Why? Because this is Xavier, and the professors are amazing. No seriously. They are not only great educators but great people as well, living out … Read More

First, Last and Only

April 1, 2013 |

The first official class of women entered Xavier in the fall of 1969. Nurre came a year later. By the fall of 1973, it was decided Xavier finally had enough women students that it didn’t need to choose its queen … Read More

DRehm Job

April 1, 2013 |

Susan Nabors was a stay-at-home mom in a Maryland suburb, happy to be raising her children but also itching to find ways to utilize the knowledge she gained from her Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree and her experience as an architectural … Read More

Behind the Blue Blob

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Birthday | In 1985, spirit squad coordinator Sally Watson designed the Blob when she realized that the Musketeer scared little children. And let’s be real, a man with a giant head and handlebar mustache wielding a sword is kind of scary, … Read More

Life’s Choices

April 1, 2013 |

I’m sitting in an office face to face with Vytautus Bieliauskas, the psychology department’s distinguished professor emeritus and retired chair, and he’s telling me an incredible story—his own—of escape and survival in pre-war Lithuania. It’s spring of 2002, and we’re … Read More

Behind the Lens

April 1, 2013 |

David Pergolini didn’t expect to start at the top. But he came close—19,341 feet above sea level on the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, to be exact.

With a fresh BA in communication, Pergolini’s first job was one of mountainous proportions … Read More

Comic Story-teller

April 1, 2013 |

Adam Minnick likes to tell stories. Funny stories. Usually he tells them while doing stand-up comedy routines at nightclubs and comedy clubs. But Minnick, who graduated with a degree in organizational communication in 2002, also likes to tell stories to … Read More

Art Education

April 1, 2013 |

Five-by-five inch tiles cover a wooden table in Brazee Street Studio, a bright and airy artist community in Cincinnati’s Oakley neighborhood. Melted on each tile are colorful representations of animals—elephants, butterflies, turtles. Thin rods of pigmented glass, which look like raw … Read More

Ahead of the Curve

April 1, 2013 |

Scoliosis. It’s a disease characterized by abnormal curvatures in the spine. Nearly three out of every 100 people have some form of it. Worldwide, it affects more than 12 million.

Most who have the condition live relatively normal lives, minus the … Read More

A Game Plan That’s the Ticket

April 1, 2013 |

MBA student Alex Burkhart was on a sports binge with his friends—two college football games and one professional football game in just two days—when an idea hit him like a blitzing linebacker.

“I work in loyalty marketing for Macy’s, so I … Read More