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Xavier Magazine | September 2, 2014

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Summer 2010

Profile: Grace Northern

July 1, 2010 |

GRACE NORTHERN  Bachelor of arts, 2006 Assistant to the Director of the Office of Presidential Personnel Washington, D.C.

Defining Moment | An English major at Xavier, Northern was headed for a career in broadcasting when she heard then-Illinois state Sen. Barack … Read More

Profile: Marcia Rusche Soule

July 1, 2010 |

MARCIA RUSCHE SOULE Bachelor of Science in psychology, 1974 Policy Analyst,  Innovations Insitute at the University of Maryland School of Medicine Ocean City, Md.

Basketball Beginnings | Soulé was on Xavier’s first women’s basketball team, formed just three years after women … Read More

Profile: Matthew Kendrick

July 1, 2010 |

MATTHEW KENDRICK Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 1984 General Counsel, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International Hoover, Ala.

Jack of All Trades | Kendrick is the only attorney employed by Mercedes-Benz in the U.S. and is based at the automaker’s plant in Alabama. … Read More

Alumni Profile: Michael Phillips

July 1, 2010 |

MICHAEL PHILLIPS Master of Education, 1973 Retired powerboat-industry executive Benton, Ill.

Interest to Industry | Phillips made a career as a school teacher and administrator, and in the home-renovation business. But as a lifelong boating enthusiast, when his brother-in-law launched Celebrity … Read More

Best of Benefits

July 1, 2010 |

Whether you’re newly graduated or an established professional between jobs, Xavier’s alumni insurance program can help you get short-term health care coverage through GradMed. This program offers comprehensive coverage for alumni and family members under age 65, and can make easier those … Read More

WOX Grants

July 1, 2010 |

In just its second year, Xavier’s Women of Excellence has become a fundraising force. The group’s Giving Circle raised more than $60,000 this year, with nearly all of it directed to nine projects proposed by faculty or student organizations. In its … Read More

Smith Hall

July 1, 2010 |

The building that will house the Williams College of Business is now officially known as Stephen and Dolores Smith Hall in honor of 1968 graduate Stephen S. Smith and his wife, whose donations helped fund construction of the building. Smith, … Read More

Blessed Event

July 1, 2010 |

As students were moving out of the dorms in May, University President Michael J. Graham, S.J., spoke of the day in August 2011 when students would be doing exactly the opposite—moving into Xavier’s new residence hall. With construction underway behind … Read More

Countdown to the Quad

July 1, 2010 |

The clock is ticking. In just a few weeks, Xavier’s campus will be forever changed with the opening of two new buildings that will revolutionize the student learning experience and dramatically enhance the campus environment. The two new buildings—Steven and Dolores … Read More

The Price of Success

July 1, 2010 |

Business majors will enjoy new desks, high-tech classrooms, spacious gathering areas and glass-enwrapped towers in their new building, but they’ll be paying a little extra for the privilege. Starting this fall, Xavier is charging business students an additional $500 per … Read More

Saudi Scholars

July 1, 2010 |

In April 2005, President George W. Bush invited Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah Bin Aziz Al Saud to his Crawford, Texas, ranch where, among other things, they chewed on the idea of beefing up the number of Saudi students studying in … Read More

Honorable Calling

July 1, 2010 |

Rarely has a Xavier faculty member been called upon by a government for the contribution of his or her services. But for chemistry professor Aaron Baba, that’s exactly what happened. Baba was commissioned by Nigeria’s Kogi State Government to be … Read More

Hair to Help

July 1, 2010 |

They came, they shaved, they left bald. In January, 38 men and two women sat in the Gallagher Student Center atrium and shaved their heads in solidarity with child cancer patients to both raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation … Read More

Fr. Hoff Tribute

July 1, 2010 |

What started as a campuswide debate about the proper title for student dining facilities—the colloquial “Caf” or the formal Hoff Marketplace—evolved into a movement of appreciation for former University President James E. Hoff, S.J.

Among the efforts of the Student … Read More

Bowling for Ethics

July 1, 2010 |

Students always spend their weekends debating difficult choices. Which party should I go to? Should I get up now or sleep a few more hours? Should I do laundry or are these clothes clean enough? A few students, though, spent … Read More

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