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Xavier Magazine | April 21, 2018

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Summer 2008

Capturing the World

July 1, 2008 |

Jessica McCoy was taking part in an academic service learning semester in India when she took a sunrise boat ride on the Ganges River, which runs through Varanasi, a holy city in the Hindu faith. As the sun rose, the … Read More

A Great Fair

July 1, 2008 |

This year’s spring career fair reported record numbers according to Jennifer Franchak, assistant director for the Career Services Center. Nearly 600 students—up from about 400 last year—and almost 100 employers attended the event.

The reason?

“The Career Services Center reorganized … Read More

The Great Outdoors

July 1, 2008 |

To see photos of their trip click here.

Brent Blair paces off a distance of 10 meters one way, turns the corner and goes 10 meters the other. His students follow behind him, hammering PVC pipes deep into the dirt at … Read More

Tub Time

July 1, 2008 |

When Sara Kranson’s son outgrew his infant tub, she upgraded him to a full-size bathtub, which was so big that he often slipped and hit his head. When the 2002 graduate couldn’t find a suitable alternative, she and her husband … Read More

Spring Breakaway, 1986

July 1, 2008 |

To battle pent-up winter blahs, the University sponsored its inaugural Spring Breakaway, a weeklong event that included tricycle races, tug-of-war contests, a balloon toss, arm wrestling and scavenger hunt. Students collected points for each competition—along with stories told long after … Read More

Shopping Studies

July 1, 2008 |

Chris Manolis decided early in life, growing up in a small family distribution business in the San Francisco Bay area, that, really, he’d pass on studying business. He already had an education in that world.

“In a small, family-owned business, … Read More

Semester at Sea

July 1, 2008 |

When assistant philosophy professor Steve Frankel arrived at Xavier in 2003—fresh from a four-year stint teaching philosophy and European culture at the American University of Paris—he thought his international days were over. Wrong. 

In August, he packed up his family … Read More

Preserving Slave-Era Culture

July 1, 2008 |

Several years ago, Antoinette Jackson toured the Sea Islands off the South Carolina coast near Hilton Head while enjoying a vacation through the South. Little did she know the chance visit would reverse her life’s direction.

The brief tour of … Read More

Midlife Lessons

July 1, 2008 |

To read Ed Colina’s blog click here.

To see photos from his trip click here.

When he closes his eyes, Ed Colina is transported back to the village of Nyumbani. It is dusk, his favorite time of day, and in the dimming … Read More

Magis Moment

July 1, 2008 |

On Saturday, May 17, 1,397 undergraduates and 761 graduate students gathered with family and friends in the Cintas Center to celebrate Commencement 2008. Erich Kunzel, conductor for the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, was the featured speaker at the undergraduate ceremony, while … Read More

Lay President

July 1, 2008 |

Robert Gervasi visited Quincy University’s web site, and what he saw looked strangely familiar. The 1,300-student Franciscan school in Quincy, Ill., was just about the same size as Xavier during Gervasi’s undergraduate days. What’s more, Gervasi’s family background included strong … Read More

King of Queen

July 1, 2008 |

Jim Blum says there’s something special—almost human—about a real steamboat. And to Blum, no steamboat is more special than the Delta Queen. 

Blum was finishing his junior year at the University in 1968 when he saw a bulletin-board ad for … Read More

Grow XU

July 1, 2008 |

The White Fringetree—Chionanthus virginicus—is fairly rare on campus. We only have a few on the residential mall. It is cold-hardy to -30 degrees, but won’t tolerate drought conditions. The fringetree is native to the Southeastern United States, and can grow … Read More

Finding God at Work

July 1, 2008 |

Jeff Hoeben manages Camp Gray, a Catholic youth camp in Madison, Wis., but says he found his calling in Nepal. When the 2002 graduate went on Xavier’s academic service learning semester to the South Asian country in 2001, he had … Read More

Campus Discounts

July 1, 2008 |

Earning a Xavier or Edgecliff diploma demonstrates a culmination of academic achievement. But did you know that it also earns you a number of campus discounts even after graduation?

For example, you can save 10 percent on all bookstore purchases, … Read More