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Xavier Magazine | December 17, 2018

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Summer 2009

Saving a City

July 1, 2009 |

One afternoon during my freshman year I walked back to my dorm room after finishing classes for the day. No sooner did I close the door and lay down my backpack than I heard a door slam and a knock … Read More

Saturdays in the Fall

July 1, 2009 |

During my freshman year of college, the university awoke one morning to find the grassy hill that served as the center of campus covered with several hundred pink flamingos—not the real ones, but those tacky plastic ones typically found in … Read More

Memories of my X

July 1, 2009 |

During my freshman year of college, my non-studying moments often led me down the hall of our dorm in search of some conversation, free beer or whatever distraction I could find. Doors were generally left open in those days, inviting … Read More

Marvel Reading

July 1, 2009 |

Jim McCann always dreamed of working for Marvel Comics or George Lucas. Today, his wish list is half complete. The 1996 communication arts grad landed a job four years ago with the iconic comic book creator in New York City. Read More

Lost and Found

July 1, 2009 |

Graduation is a day every Xavier student anxiously awaits, but few can say they’ve waited longer than Mary Hulefeld. In May, Hulefeld was one of 953 to receive a graduate degree—joining 833 who received an undergraduate degree—at this year’s commencement. … Read More

Commodore 64 and Other Dinosaurs

July 1, 2009 |

Back in college, my friend Henry often made the mistake of leaving the door to his room open while wandering off to visit a friend or try to impress some coed nearby. We lived in a suite of six rooms, … Read More

Joy of Art

July 1, 2009 |

West Nile Virus, discarded doll heads, fern fronds. Where others might see gloom-and-doom, giveaways and the makings of a compost heap, Lisa Hueil Conner sees inspiration.

“I know it’s odd, but when all the reports on West Nile and birds … Read More

Hoops and a Song

July 1, 2009 |

The last we saw of John Grissmer, the multitalented writer, composer, movie director and theatrical producter, he was on campus premiering his latest creation, a perfect mixture of music, romance and basketball titled, “The Perfect Game.” Weaving together two simultaneous … Read More

Dental Dangers

July 1, 2009 |

Dentist Bill Holohan’s volunteer work is more exotic than most assignments. But it’s also more dangerous. The 1981 marketing communications graduate is part of El Nino Rey, a Northbrook, Ill.-based group that provides cleanings, fillings and extractions to more than 1,000 … Read More

Archive Dive

July 1, 2009 |

The phone rang not too long ago, and on the other end was Thomas Kennealy, one of the longtime Jesuits here on campus. By all accounts, Kennealy’s now been at Xavier 39 years, placing him second on the S.J. tenure … Read More

A Good Drink

July 1, 2009 |

There are those who talk about saving the world, and then there’s Allison Tummon Kamphuis. Since June 2008, she has overseen the distribution of 60 million PUR packets—a Procter & Gamble product that purifies dirty water in about a half hour—around … Read More

Profile: Leon Chartrand

June 24, 2009 |

LEON CHARTRAND Master of Education, 1998; Master of Arts in theology, 2000 Executive Director, Jackson Hole, Wyo., Wildlife Foundation Jackson Hole, Wyo., and Cincinnati

Bear Theology | Leon Chartrand is a bear biologist and a theologian. “A rare combination,” he admits. … Read More

Blogging from the Desert

July 1, 2008 |

On April 5, Nate Showman posts a simple eulogy on his blog to the two men in his 3rd Platoon who died just days before shipping home from Baghdad. It was the least he could do.

“The knowledge that their … Read More