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Xavier Magazine | December 21, 2014

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Summer 2011

Summer Reading

July 2, 2011 |

Peace and War

Title: Organizing for War: France, 1870-1914 Author: Rachel Chrastil Publisher: Louisiana State University Press Price: $36.52 Purchase: Amazon.com and lsu.edu

The Red Cross as bad guy? That’s one way of looking at Rachel Chrastil’s newest history book, Organizing for War: France, 1870-1914. The assistant … Read More

Open Windows

July 2, 2011 |

In 1965, the Catholic Church concluded its revolutionary Second Vatican Council in which it “threw open the windows of the Church” and let in some fresh air. Among its changes was a well-known document calledNostra Aetate that revolutionized the Church’s policies and … Read More

Head of the Class

July 2, 2011 |

[Extended web version]

NAME:  Scott Chadwick TITLE:  Provost and Chief Academic Officer EDUCATION: PhD in communication studies, Kansas, 1994 MBA in finance, University of Kansas, 1986 BS in psychology, University of Iowa, 1984

BACKGROUND: Canisius College 2007-2011 • VP for … Read More

Selling Soccer

July 1, 2011 |

Russ Findlay walks around the hallways of his offices every day, a Sierra Mist held firmly in his grip. To him, the soft drink is more than a caffeine boost. It’s like a baby he’s brought into the world.

The … Read More

Poets Gone Wild

July 1, 2011 |

Ty Roth doesn’t just have students sitting in his classroom. He has a target audience. The high school English teacher in Port Clinton, Ohio, recently landed a hefty advance and a two-book deal with Delacorte, a Random House imprint, to … Read More

Making of the St. Francis Xavier (video)

July 1, 2011 |

In this Xavier magazine web exclusive, artist Tom Tsuchiya talks about his creating the statue of St. Francis Xavier that is being erected on Xavier’s campus this fall.

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Life in the Second 50

July 1, 2011 |

J. Leo Klein, S.J., one of Xavier’s longest-serving Jesuits, knows a thing or two about aging, and he has two artificial knees and an artificial hip to prove it. Getting old ain’t for sissies, he likes to say. But he also … Read More

Letters to the Editor

July 1, 2011 |

Moving Story

I noticed your article about EkoMovers (Fall 2010) and they are truly a great company. To be fair, though, our company has been in business longer, is a certified Green Mover and even opened a moving supply store … Read More

Help for Humans

July 1, 2011 |

Tammy Wynn was driving to a crematorium to retrieve her father’s remains in 2004. En route, she was praying and reflecting on her father’s life when her thoughts shifted to her beloved cat, Cagney, who died a year earlier. While … Read More

Fueling Jesuit Ideals

July 1, 2011 |

Ethics and values have always been part of the Jesuit curriculum. But does it make a difference? Associate professor of theology Elizabeth Groppe would argue that it does. As proof, she offers this story of what happened to her this … Read More

From Paper to Politics

July 1, 2011 |

Tom Niehaus, it seems, has lived two lives. The 60-year-old New Richmond, Ohio, resident lived first the life of a lowly newspaperman. Then, in January, he was sworn in to the lofty position of president of the Ohio State Senate. … Read More

New in Theology

July 1, 2011 |

The Department of Theology is expanding its offerings by two this year, with a new course on The Religious Thought of Martin Luther King Jr. and a course on African Religions.

In the King course, the life and legacy of … Read More

Food for Thought

July 1, 2011 |

John J. Young labels himself a “meta-physical schizophrenic.” He laughs even as the phrase trickles out of his mouth, but nonetheless, you sense a grain of truth here.

The ebullient Young, a 1967 graduate, is touching on his lifetime philosophy, … Read More

Food Dude

July 1, 2011 |

When Brandon Graspointner was getting ready to graduate in 2006, two things kept running through his mind: spicy nachos and steaming burritos. Well, what college student doesn’t think about food? But Graspointner’s interest was more professional than prurient.

The … Read More

Extra Credit: Bill Verbryke, S.J.

July 1, 2011 |

Bill Verbryke, S.J., is a new face on campus but a familiar one in Cincinnati’s Jesuit circles. The 58-year-old is a Cincinnati native and former president of St. Xavier High School. He joined Xavier in the fall after an eight-year … Read More

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