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Xavier Magazine | December 17, 2018

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Summer 2002

Hailing Hailstones

July 1, 2002 |

For many, the name Thomas J. Hailstones is synonymous with the University’s Williams College of Business. Now, it will become a fixture on the side of the building. On May 3, University President Michael J. Graham, S.J., announced that the … Read More

Coping on Campus

July 1, 2002 |

One Sunday night this spring, a distraught student threatened suicide. Over the next few hours, Oliver Birckhead, a clinical psychologist, carefully talked the student through the problems that led to this desperate call for help, successfully convincing the student to … Read More

Wine of Ages

July 1, 2002 |

Roughly 30 years ago, Dr. Donald Shumrick’s family planted its first grapevines on an Indiana farm field just 40 minutes west of their Cincinnati home. Over the years, the land got larger, the vines grew longer and the business blossomed. … Read More

Wester Exposure

July 1, 2002 |

July 3, 2002—Denny Evans presented his students a simulated business scenario:

The product is a meal of steak, rice and tea, and the purpose is to keep customers coming back.

The problem: the steak isn’t fresh and the tea tastes … Read More

To the Second Degree

July 1, 2002 |

On graduation day, most parents follow their kids around with cameras trying to capture every Kodak moment. Two moms took it a step further at the University’s May commencement, though. They followed their kids onto the graduation floor. Xavier employees … Read More

Time Passages

July 1, 2002 |

In the fall of 1930, James M. Sweeney Jr. went down to the local drugstore and purchased a scrapbook. For the next four years, he chronicled his collegiate days at Xavier by pasting photos and clippings in the book. He … Read More

That’s Entertainment

July 1, 2002 |

Usually a $3 movie buys you a seat inside a cramped, sticky movie theater showing last year’s releases. In Fairfield, Conn., it buys much more.

Leo Redgate, a 1990 graduate, established the Community Theatre Foundation, a nonprofit organization located inside … Read More

Teen Drama

July 1, 2002 |

While the eighth-graders had a good time, they got much more out of it than fun. McKinley Elementary principal Melody Dacey says the play gave students a reason to come to school every day, brought them together, boosted their … Read More

Tee Time

July 1, 2002 |

Bob Goldsmith is living the dream—each morning he rolls out of bed, walks downstairs, out the patio door and goes golfing. Of course, that’s pretty easy for him to do since the course is in his yard.

Last year, the … Read More

Taking a Bow

July 1, 2002 |

The national alumni association handed out several awards this spring, including the following:

Honor: The Father Finn Award for graduating seniors who exemplify the qualities of Francis J. Finn, S.J., who wrote about spiritual values, leadership and breadth of interest … Read More

River Men

July 1, 2002 |

June 30, 2002—A retrofitted pontoon boat left Cincinnati’s public landing on the last day of June carrying four men down the Ohio River for a month-long journey in search of history, a little adventure and their own solitude, peace and … Read More

Passing Knowledge

July 1, 2002 |

Greek philosopher Socrates taught Greek philosopher Plato, who in turn taught Greek philosopher Aristotle.

Xavier has a similar brain chain amid its professors. It starts with Ted Thepe, S.J., professor of chemistry. Back when he was teaching physics at Loyola … Read More

New World

July 1, 2002 |

The University adjusted its hiring practices this spring when it began looking to fill 33 faculty openings. The results are making a world of difference. So far, 45 percent of the new hires are minorities. Seven are from abroad—Iran, Syria, … Read More

Making Connections

July 1, 2002 |

April 20, 2002—I am about to complete my 10th year of teaching at Xavier, and I am frequently asked by colleagues at other universities, “What is special about Xavier?” There are qualities of the university that come to my mind—I … Read More

Legal Advise

July 1, 2002 |

Rudolph Hasl is on a mission. Has been for almost 40 years. The 1964 graduate, who’s spent much of his career teaching law, has sought to develop attorneys not only with a knowledge of the law, but also with a … Read More