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Xavier Magazine | September 23, 2018

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Summer 2001

Extra Credit: Miriam Finch

July 1, 2001 |

Crafting Communication

In the 1950s, a new field of study emerged in the academic world. It was known as industrial communications, and was designed to help businesses communicate internally and externally. That field is now known as organizational communication, and … Read More

Clothing Web Site Proves to be Good Fit

July 1, 2001 |

The jobs listed on Jeff Recker’s résumé can only be described as eclectic—Montana fishing guide, diamond broker, surgical equipment salesman, Hollywood actor. And on April 11 at 5:09 p.m., he added another to the list: women’s plus-size clothing salesman. That’s … Read More

Cincinnati’s History is Radio Active Documentary

July 1, 2001 |

What do Doris Day, Eddie Albert and Red Skelton have in common? Their careers started on radio in Cincinnati. “People don’t realize how big Cincinnati was in radio and how many people got their start here,” says Mike Martini, WVXU’s … Read More

Open Wide

July 1, 2001 |

When pediatric dentist David Sullivan gets called to work on the teeth of 12-year-old Sumar, he knows he’s in for a challenge. Whenever the tawny-haired patient sees the doctor and realizes he’s going to have dental work done, he hides … Read More

Center for Entertainment

July 1, 2001 |

The opening of the Cintas Center immediately made Xavier one of the area’s hot spots on the concert and lecture tours. Among the many high-profile events at the center this year were:

• Rap singer, community activist, actress and author … Read More

Making Tracks

July 1, 2001 |

Tom McComas was in his early 30s when he acquired his first toy trains, which he didn’t want. “I lived in a small Chicago apartment,” he says, “so the last thing I needed was an old train.” The 1960 graduate … Read More

Excuse Me?

July 1, 2001 |

When Diana Staab was a student in the early 1990s, she found herself in a position all too familiar to anyone who’s ever taken an exam—she knew the answer to a question, but no matter how hard she tried, she … Read More

Bookmark

July 1, 2001 |

Any married couple with children will tell you that once kids come along, life becomes much more complicated. Less time is devoted to nurturing the marriage as more time is devoted to raising the children. However, according to Xavier graduate … Read More

Racial Strife: Today. Yesterday. Tomorrow?

July 1, 2001 |

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in his 1958 book Stride Toward Freedom, posed a number of questions during the Montgomery boycott that apply to the racial dilemmas facing Cincinnati, where the April killing of an unarmed black fugitive by a … Read More

Boehner Lands in School Chair

July 1, 2001 |

Now in his sixth term representing the 8th District of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives, John Boehner has had many opportun-ities to promote his views on improving public schools, creating jobs and overhauling the tax system. But his … Read More

Profile: Gary Wahoff

July 1, 2001 |

In early April, the Cincinnati Reds were en route from Pittsburgh to New York for the final leg of a 10-game road trip when the announcement came from the cockpit: All New York airports were closed because of fog, and … Read More

Profile: Keith Conway

July 1, 2001 |

After a field trip to a museum, most 9-year-olds leave with a gift shop souvenir. Keith Conway left with a dream. “As soon as I saw a dinosaur fossil on a trip to a museum in the fourth grade,” he … Read More

Profile: Janet Smith Dickerson

July 1, 2001 |

Janet Smith Dickerson spent one of her first Saturday nights as a senior administrator at Princeton University getting to know the students—from the front seat of a campus police car. The 1968 graduate, named Princeton’s vice president of campus life … Read More

Profile: Ken Kemner

July 1, 2001 |

Ken Kemner has the closest thing there is to X-ray vision. The 1986 graduate and physicist at Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago has an extensive knowledge about high-energy X-ray microscopes, and the work he’s performing with them is capturing widespread … Read More

Pacesetters Graduate

July 1, 2001 |

Watches are usually presented at retirement, but in this case, six new graduates received theirs before starting their careers. The timepieces were commencement gifts from 1960 graduate Charles Gallagher to the first graduating group from the Pacesetter scholarship program. The … Read More

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