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Xavier Magazine | December 13, 2018

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Summer 2006

Phonathon Phenoms

July 1, 2006 |

Kate Burke knew she had a great group of student workers for this year’s annual fund phonathon. But the manager for the phonathon and the University’s legacy fund had no idea the students were this good. Faced with the charge … Read More

Major Influences

July 1, 2006 |

In their combined 50 years teaching at Xavier, Charles and Anne Cusick left strong impressions on countless biology students. So their six children—Tim Cusick, Kathleen Cusick, Dr. Brian Cusick, Norah Cusick Mock, Kevin Cusick and Patrick Cusick—wanted to say thanks. … Read More

Close to Home

July 1, 2006 |

Dan and Julie (Jones) Murphy met as Xavier students, graduated together in 1985 and were married in Bellarmine Chapel. But it was another part of their mutual history that led them to endow the Murphy Family Scholarship for middle-income, public … Read More

Financing Leadership

July 1, 2006 |

Many who knew Irv Beumer found it hard to imagine Xavier without him. But those who knew him best would add it was also hard to imagine Beumer without Xavier.

Beumer, a 1941 graduate, retired as the University’s treasurer and … Read More

Best of X World

July 1, 2006 |
  • Both the men’s and women’s swim teams rank among the smartest teams in the nation. A study found the men’s team has the nation’s second-best cumulative grade point average at 3.35, trailing only Yale, while the women’s team has … Read More

Best of Boothe World

July 1, 2006 |

Women’s basketball standout Tara Boothe capped her career at Xavier by being named honorable mention All-American. She earned the honor by finishing the season as the Atlantic 10 Conference’s leading scorer at 21.5 points per game and second-leading rebounder at … Read More

A New Ball Game

July 1, 2006 |

It’s a season of change for James Whitford and Amber Stocks-Whitford. Until April 19, the husband and wife were both assistant basketball coaches at the University—James for the men’s team and Amber for the women’s team. But in mid-April, Amber … Read More

What’s in a Name?

July 1, 2006 |

Learning to write your name in a foreign language is more than putting pen to paper. Just ask the kids at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, who are doing that with the help of Xavier international students. The students volunteer … Read More

Parity for All

July 1, 2006 |

Despite its name, the University’s new “women’s center” isn’t just for women. It’s a resource center for all groups with subjects particular to women. “Women’s issues impact everyone,” says Luther Smith, dean of students.

It is first a safe place … Read More

News at 11

July 1, 2006 |

A group of students began making news this semester—literally. The student television club created a news show that airs two-minute cut-ins of the day’s events every hour from 7:00 a.m. to noon on weekdays. It also produces a half-hour news … Read More

Breaking the Mold

July 1, 2006 |

Jon Gromek spent his spring break in Mexico like many college students. He sampled home-cooked Mexican food, played games with new friends, spent a lot of time in the sun. But this was no vacation. While many of his peers … Read More

Xavier’s New Groove

July 1, 2006 |

Assistant music professor Tom Merrill and English chair Tyrone Williams were presented with a challenge as part of this year’s 175th anniversary celebration: rewrite Xavier’s 70-year-old alma mater.

If you don’t remember the old one, that’s OK. You’re not alone. … Read More

Xavier Faces

July 1, 2006 |

Jim Ray RECREATIONAL SPORTS As director for recreational sports, Ray is responsible for managing Xavier’s athletic facilities, except for the Cintas Center, and intramurals, club sports and summer sports activities. Ray is a Xavier graduate who was on the football … Read More


July 1, 2006 |

As I stood among the crowd at Father Hoff’s burial, nothing made sense. The summer sky was a brilliant blue. The hot, humid air hung like a blanket, holding within it the sweet scent of the 70-foot-tall sentinel spruce that … Read More

Too Infinity… and Beyond

July 1, 2006 |

Blindfolded, Maria-Victoria Caro-Asensio gripped the hand of the person in front of her as she navigated through Germany’s Black Forest. She could only trust that the leader of the 10-person chain—the only one not visually impaired—was leading them in the … Read More