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Xavier Magazine | December 11, 2018

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Summer 2010

The American Dream

July 1, 2010 |

From his 35-year career in politics, Michael Ford knows that talking about the American Dream is a sure way to get a roomful of people to nod their heads, no matter what their politics, age or income level. So when … Read More

The Ultimate Feat

July 1, 2010 |

As a child, Kim (King) Andriole spent several hours in front of her television one Saturday afternoon, amazed at what she was watching: the Ironman triathlon from Hawaii.

She was mesmerized and inspired by the strength, challenge and passion of … Read More

Sustaining Life

July 1, 2010 |

As his friends and family in the U.S. were celebrating Christmas, Ben Krause was in the tiny Ethiopian town of Kalala, rolling out two things that most of the residents had never seen: a map and a plan.

Krause, a … Read More

Survival Mode

July 1, 2010 |

From hurricanes to blizzards to flu pandemics, disasters can strike anytime, anywhere. Many people fail to plan for emergencies, but Richard Harris is ready to help. Harris is CEO and “sustenance guru” of P3 Secure, which supplies self-heating meals, shelf-stable … Read More

Prison Time

July 1, 2010 |

As he transitioned back to working in the family business in western New York, Tom Briody decided to take some time off and immerse himself in a grassroots ministry. While he searched for the right opportunity, a friend mentioned a … Read More

One Sweet Ride

July 1, 2010 |

As a student in Xavier’s entrepreneurial studies program, Tim Glockner vividly saw the relationship between academia and the real world: Glockner’s father, Andy, would send him the financial statements from the family business, and Glockner and his roommates would pore … Read More

One More Time

July 1, 2010 |

Jenny Vonasek’s interest in sustainability and the environment goes back further than most: she and her husband spent their honeymoon in 1982 at the World’s Fair in Knoxville, Tenn., where she was intrigued by the exhibits on solar energy. In … Read More

Office Outfitter

July 1, 2010 |

Look at a typical office and you’ll probably see what everyone else sees—a desk, a chair, a computer. Not Jonathan Railey. The 2000 MBA graduate sees collaborative work spaces, ergonomic needs, aesthetic features—and, of course, opportunity. Railey is president of … Read More

Making Products Pop

July 1, 2010 |

You may not spend a lot of time thinking about the shelves at your local grocery store, but Ed Wohlwender does. The 1990 MBA graduate is president and CEO of POP Displays, the Yonkers, N.Y.-based firm that designs and produces … Read More

Inside the Game: Enrollment

July 1, 2010 |

Shannon Pratt’s career goal is fairly straightforward: the Xavier freshman would like to be general manager of a Major League Baseball team someday. Ambitious, yes. Easy, no. But this semester, she’s completing an internship that may inch her closer to … Read More

Helping Hands

July 1, 2010 |

Lauren Meisman’s worst day was spent digging tiny bugs from the feet of crying children. All she had were a few razor blades and dirty water, because Kenyan health workers forgot to bring supplies. On her best day, an HIV-positive mother, … Read More

Fr. Hoff’s Accomplishments

July 1, 2010 |

Accomplishments while leading Xavier

• Raising of the endowment from $24 million to $86 million

• Constructing the Cintas Center

• Constructing the Gallagher Student Center

• Constructing the Clement and Ann Buenger residence hall

• Constructing The Commons apartment … Read More

Extra Credit: George Traub, S.J.

July 1, 2010 |

Once a week, a group of 25 or 30 Xavier faculty and staff come together to listen, learn and reflect on Jesuit history, Ignatian spirituality and the University’s mission. The group is part of AFMIX, (Assuring the Future of Mission … Read More

Comedy Kid

July 1, 2010 |

At age 27, Michael Palascak still lives at home, and that’s not likely to change any time soon. It’s a sweet deal. The rent’s only $200 a month. Plus the living arrangement gives him his best material.

“I like living … Read More

Art: The Common Language

July 1, 2010 |

Erica Weitzel believes in the power of art, that it can give everyone—especially the underprivileged—the opportunity to improve their lives. And she recently put her belief to the test in a small, rural village in India.

“My mission is to … Read More