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Xavier Magazine | October 22, 2018

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School of Rock

July 1, 2008 |

When senior marketing major Dan Reder was invited to join indie rock band Close to Home, the moment was bittersweet. The original bass player, Brad Andress, died from cancer at age 20, so the remaining members asked Reder to step … Read More

Lizard Tales

July 1, 2008 |

The best way to catch a lizard is to corner the critter and then pounce, grabbing it with your bare hands. George Farnsworth’s biology students perfected the technique last fall while tracking lizards for a population and genetics study.

Once … Read More

Capturing the World

July 1, 2008 |

Jessica McCoy was taking part in an academic service learning semester in India when she took a sunrise boat ride on the Ganges River, which runs through Varanasi, a holy city in the Hindu faith. As the sun rose, the … Read More

Service with a Smile

April 1, 2008 |

Between practices, games, studying and weight training, free time is a valuable commodity among student-athletes. But Xavier’s student-athletes commit to at least one service project each semester, ranging from Habitat for Humanity to delivering Thanksgiving meals. This winter, members of … Read More

Intelligent Choice

April 1, 2008 |

Jill Quayle, a senior middle blocker on the volleyball team, was named Honorable Mention All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. She is only the second Musketeer to earn the distinction, joining Sara Bachas in 2001.

Quayle was the 2007 … 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

Man on a Mission

April 1, 2008 |

Justin George Vettukallel is carrying a heavy load. He’s taking six business courses this semester to complete his MBA by June.

The heavier load, however, may be his responsibility to establish a monetary fund to support the Catholic mission of … Read More

Man in Blue

April 1, 2008 |

Murphy Robinson has a plan. While many Xavier students are busy starting their weekends, Robinson, a sophomore criminal justice/public relations double major from Denver, spends most Fridays living out a lifelong dream—working and learning during an eight-hour shift in a … Read More

The Science of Dorms

January 1, 2008 |

A funny thing happened on the way to the dorm room the other night. A group of students got together and studied. About science. Imagine.


It’s been happening a lot this year in Kuhlman Hall, particularly on a special … Read More

Crew Mates

January 1, 2008 |

Midmorning on a sunny July Saturday, 16 rowers—along with a few of their spouses and a dog—made their way to Harsha Lake in Cincinnati’s East Fork State Park for the inaugural Alumni Row.

“Two years ago we began a newsletter … Read More

Studying Einstein

October 1, 2007 |

One day toward the end of the semester, students in Heidrun Schmitzer’s Forensic Science Studies course arrive in the physics building lobby and discover the body of Albert Einstein draped over the brass rail of the Foucault pendulum. Dead. Murdered.Read More

New on Campus

October 1, 2007 |

Students returned to campus this fall to find a few changes awaiting them. Perhaps the biggest change came when they walked into the University library.

All of the books on the first floor were removed over the summer. They were … Read More

Taxing Time

April 1, 2007 |

For the fifth time, Xavier’s tax team of four undergraduate students entered the Deloitte Tax Case Study National Competition and came out a winner. This time, the team racked up a fourth honorable mention, which netted the University a $1,000 … Read More

Class of 2008

January 1, 2005 |

A call to Jewel Hopson’s cell phone reveals that she’s taking her new role at Xavier seriously.

“Hey, this is Jewel,” the marketing major answers in a sweet, soft-spoken voice. “I’m not answering my phone, either because I’m sleeping and … Read More