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Xavier Magazine | May 25, 2017

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Summer 2009

Wings of War

July 1, 2009 |

It may be one of the more unique reunions two Xavier grads have pulled off—both great friends, both pilots, one flying the other off to war. The story begins when Daniel Drag, a 1999 graduate, and Mark Keiner, a 1996 … Read More

Voice of Hope

July 1, 2009 |

Marge Thurin’s parents were always involved in service organizations. So Thurin expected that she would be, as well. But Thurin didn’t envision the unexpected challenges she would face along the way.

Thurin graduated from Edgecliff College in 1956 and came … Read More

Travel Corner

July 1, 2009 |

Helen Todd wasn’t expecting much from the campus speaker, just a few tips on cheap student travel she could use for her study abroad trip during her senior year. What she got instead was a Eurail pass, a primer on … Read More

Sounds of Summer

July 1, 2009 |

By the time their son Thomas was born, Rusty and Jennifer Staab were stumped. The couple simply ran out of ideas for a middle name. After all, this was their sixth child. Finally, they came up with an idea: Xavier. … Read More

School’s In

July 1, 2009 |

Barbara Lechleiter McGrath is rushing around town, photographing students from St. Joseph’s Catholic School. The kids are completing service hours in various locations in honor of St. Joseph the Worker Day. And, McGrath, who is the school’s director of admissions … Read More

The Monk Next Door

July 1, 2009 |

For a year and a half I lived next door to a Tibetan monk. While this might not be unusual in Tibet, it’s not what one expects in suburban Cincinnati. Still, it was an interesting—if not enlightening—experience.

Consider, for instance, the … Read More

Serving Others Fit to a T

July 1, 2009 |

When I was in high school, we had a “College T-shirt Day,” in which those who were going to college were encouraged to wear a T-shirt showing the school they were attending. The chosen day was around the same time … Read More

Returning With Love

July 1, 2009 |

In 1970, Thomas Murray spent many days in the back seat of an Army surveillance plane, ducking to avoid incoming rounds from the North Vietnamese as he radioed coordinates to American artillery troops. He remembers seeing the bombs explode and … Read More

Loftier Dreams of Dorm Living

July 1, 2009 |

Early in my freshman year, my roommate, John, and I pooled together what little funds we had, trekked off to the local home improvement store and picked up some lumber, a handful of bolts and some wood stain. We had … Read More

Redoing Reunion

July 1, 2009 |

Return to the scene of the fun. That’s the idea the National Alumni Association is sending out to alumni as they prepare for this year’s Reunion Weekend, which is set for Nov. 6-8. The Association has made some changes in … Read More

College, Then and Now

July 1, 2009 |

I suppose what I did was illegal. Still, considering the circumstances and the fact that it was 2:00 a.m., it seemed justifiable. Especially to a college student. When you’re 20 years old, logic and law don’t always exist in parallel … Read More

The Art of Living

July 1, 2009 |

My freshman year of college, I was walking down the main street that served as a connector/demilitarized zone between the campus and the city where it was located when I was stopped by a homeless person. By that point in … Read More

Priestly Life

July 1, 2009 |

Kevin Scalf was teaching religion at Summit Country Day School in Cincinnati when he decided to further his education. “I was ready to seriously search out life’s most complex questions,” he says. Fast-forward 10 years and Scalf finds himself not … Read More

Personality Profiling

July 1, 2009 |

A number of years ago I lived in a large apartment complex in the suburbs—a residence that, how should I say, sometimes made sleeping a challenge. People would come and go at all hours of the night, doors would slam, … Read More

More Mack

July 1, 2009 |

 Now’s your chance to get a good look at Xavier’s new men’s basketball head coach Chris Mack.

    • View a photo slide show of the press conference
  • View a photo slide show from the Meet … Read More
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