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Xavier Magazine | March 27, 2017

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Summer 2005

Persistence Personified

July 1, 2005 |

Fernando Villalba has always been a determined man—and now he has the documentation to prove it. After an on-again-off-again collegiate career spanning 33 years and three institutions, Villalba walked across the Cintas Center stage in May to accept his bachelor’s … Read More

Pearls of Wisdom

July 1, 2005 |

In July 2003, we attended orientation and listened attentively to many presentations about the Xavier experience. Welcome to Xavier. It all sounded wonderful, but did they really care about students as individuals and not just as a number, as they … Read More

On the Air

July 1, 2005 |

Charles Compton believes in public radio. The 1982 graduate, who is news director at Morehead Public Radio in Morehead, Ky., also believes there’s strength in numbers. And over the past eight years, his beliefs have been rewarded.

Most recently, the … Read More

In the Wings

July 1, 2005 |

Pam Lieberman doesn’t crave the spotlight. Growing up in Little Falls, N.J., the 2002 M.B.A. graduate studied dance and piano, but discovered that while she loved the theater, she was happiest working behind the scenes. A theater internship during her … Read More

Hoops Hysteria

July 1, 2005 |

Before the men’s basketball team took the court in the second game of the Atlantic 10 Tournament, 500 alumni and their families gathered at the Montgomery Inn Banquet Center to support the Musketeers. Cincinnati chapter president Ron Henline, University President … Read More

Gym Work

July 1, 2005 |

By the start of classes this fall, the O’Connor Sports Center will have a new look on the inside. The University is clearing out the space on the building’s first floor now used for offices and reconfiguring it into a … Read More

Growing in Ghana

July 1, 2005 |

Julie and I were married just three weeks before departing for Ghana, West Africa, where we would spend the next two-and-a-half years as Peace Corps volunteers, teaching secondary students in a rural and impoverished school. We joked that we were … Read More

Northern Exposure

July 1, 2005 |

Before moving into Brockman Hall her freshman year, Angela Su Luna had already shared her home with dozens of Xavier students and a few professors. Those participating in the University’s academic service-learning semester program in Luna’s native Nicaragua have made … Read More

Master Plans

July 1, 2005 |

Newcomers to Xavier aren’t always sure when they’re treading on campus property. As the campus has evolved, its boundaries have often become indistinguishable from the surrounding neighborhoods. The University’s looking to fix that, though. And more. This summer the University … Read More

Grad School Grunts

July 1, 2005 |

This year, 100 of the nation’s 4,200 graduating Army ROTC cadets have been awarded educational delays to go to graduate school. Three of them are from Xavier. “To have three of 100 out of 272 schools is pretty good,” says … Read More

Letters to the Editor

July 1, 2005 |

Waxing Nostalgic for the 50s My era—the 1950s—takes a joshing because the attributes we absorbed back then may seem out of place at times today in a world that challenges outer spaces but still clutters earthly places. Nevertheless, those of … Read More

Fund Fiesta

July 1, 2005 |

Guatemalan custom dictates that when a person of stature visits, pine needles are scattered about so the guest’s feet don’t touch the ground. So when 1989 graduate Joe Berninger arrived in the country bearing textbooks and other educational materials for … Read More

Fountain of Literature

July 1, 2005 |

The mission of the Mermaid Tavern, according to student activities material, is “to provide an open and relaxed environment for writers to shape their work and seek guidance.”

It’s a worthy mission for the University’s oldest club. But that was … Read More

Faculty Spotlight

July 1, 2005 |

Karim M. Tiro, assistant professor in the department of history, discusses his new class, “A History of the Pig in America, with Especial Reference to the City of Cincinnati, Otherwise Known as ‘Porkopolis.’”

How did you become interested in pigs … Read More

Faculty Spotlight

July 1, 2005 |

This past semester, Tyrone Williams, chair of the department of English, received a Wheeler Academic Development Award, which supports improving academic programs. Williams is using the award this fall in his philosophy, politics and the public honors class, “Literature and … Read More

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