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Xavier Magazine | August 21, 2014

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Summer 2003

Swiss Misses

October 1, 2003 |

Laura Noernberg Zizka needs an atlas to map out her life.

The 1993 graduate lives in Lausanne, Switzerland, a city of 250,000 that overlooks Lake Geneva—and sits a world away from Xavier University. But it was her time at Xavier … Read More

Letters to the Editor

October 1, 2003 |

Making Improvements I believe that this letter is long overdue, but I feel that I must not keep my disappointment in Xavier magazine silent. After all, how else can one improve oneself? First of all, I was dismayed several months … Read More

Honorable Endeavor

October 1, 2003 |

The University is enhancing its 50-year tradition of honors offerings—and raising its academic profile in the process. In February, it added a third honors program called Philosophy, Politics and the Public that is expected to add to the University’s academic … Read More

He’s Going Back, Way Back…

October 1, 2003 |

Tom Fesolowich is setting baseball back 140 years. The 1989 graduate is captain of the New York Mutuals, a vintage “base ball” club that plays the game the way it was played when it was spelled as two words. They … Read More

Happiness Times Four

October 1, 2003 |

Tracee Leugers recently dropped out of the University just four classes shy of earning her M.B.A. But she has four very good reasons for doing so. Their names are Brennan, Gavin, Rowan and Morgan. Leugers is expecting quadruplets and, having … Read More

Following Father Finn

October 1, 2003 |

Benjamin Krause understands that education is about more than books. And it’s because of this understanding—and his willingness to share it—that Krause received the Francis J. Finn, S.J., Award at Honors Day. Marie Giblin, an associate professor of theology who … Read More

Blessed are the Businesses

October 1, 2003 |

Don Waldy wants to put spiritual principles to work—and change the way America does business. So the 1970 graduate put his plan on paper, and the result was Veritas: A Gospel of Commerce and Spirituality. The Beatitudes of Business, a book … Read More

West Word

July 2, 2003 |

Is David West the best basketball player to attend the University? We posed that question a year ago in Xavier magazine. The debate about “best” will continue, but as he wraps up his career at Xavier, we found a few … Read More

Goodwill Hunter

July 2, 2003 |

Mary Schoen clicks the control on her slide projector and a new slide drops into place. “These are going to be a little darker,” she says, rising to close a set of vertical blinds against the soft, early spring sunshine. … Read More

Ghetto Art

July 2, 2003 |

Ed Adams pulls into the Golden Nugget Flea Market in Lambertville, N.J., just across the Delaware River from his gallery in New Hope, Pa. Searching for a way to fill part of his weekend and maybe find some interesting art, … Read More

Frozen in Time

July 2, 2003 |

He was a tense, short, stocky man with a crewcut and glasses propped on a long nose. His mind was talon sharp and jammed with scientific facts from his years wandering the globe, first in Antarctica and later in Greenland, … Read More

Karen Kase

July 1, 2003 |

Bachelor of Science in sport management, 1999 | Director of public relations, Charlotte Sting, Women’s National Basketball Association, Charlotte, N.C.

Glory Days Kase played goalkeeper for the women’s soccer team at Xavier. Her teams advanced to the Atlantic 10 Tournament three … Read More

Jerry Goodwin

July 1, 2003 |

Bachelor of Arts in political science, 1985 | Senior partner with Goodwin & Grant, an advertising, marketing and public relations firm in Tulsa, Okla.; director of the Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League; chair of the national diversity council of the American … Read More

Jack Miles

July 1, 2003 |

Bachelor of Literature degree, 1964; Bachelor’s in philosophy, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, 1966; Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible, Harvard University, 1971 | Jesuit seminarian, 1960-1970; Pulitzer Prize winner in 1996 for God: A Biography .

Prize Surprise In 1996, Miles became the only Xavier … Read More

Booked for Life

July 1, 2003 |

What do a wealthy oil baron, a generous Jesuit priest and a prolific economics professor have in common? Starting this spring, they share the official name of the University’s bookstore. The Besse Family Bookstore was permanently engraved on the store … Read More

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