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Xavier Magazine | November 15, 2018

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Bookmarks: Straight Jacket by Meredith Towbin

April 1, 2013 |

Straight Jacket By: Meredith Towbin

Meredith Towbin, who earned her master’s degree in English from Xavier, has been a writer for her whole adult life—spending time as an English teacher, an editor and a freelancer. But she always wanted to call … Read More

The Ethics Guy

April 1, 2013 |

If you’re known as The Ethics Guy and plan to wade into a room full of bankers, Xavier’s as good a place as any to take the dive. If nothing else, at least there are priests close by to administer Last … Read More

Ethics, honesty and Erin Brockovich

April 1, 2013 |

The Cintas Center Banquet Room was packed with students, professors and visitors from off campus on Monday, March 25. They all came to see Erin Brockovich.

Many were disappointed.

Or at least confused.

“It surprises me how many people see … Read More

Bookmarks: Religious Faith and Reason

April 1, 2013 |

Xavier graduate Frank B. Nieman just released his new theological book, Religious Faith and Reason: A Brief Introduction. In his younger days, Nieman took part in an experimental professional evangelist program for the Catholic laity in San Francisco.Although the program ended … Read More

If a Tree Falls by Allison Scholl

April 1, 2013 |

If a Tree Falls is a resource for all teachers. Written by Xavier alumnae Allison Scholl, the book explores the modern classroom and reveals the troubling issues that arise.She hopes to inspire readers to become agents of change in what she … Read More

Salty Miss Tenderloin by Jacki Lyon

April 1, 2013 |

Jacki Lyon, a 2002 MEd alumnae who has taught writing and literature courses as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of English for the last 10 years, apparently practices what she teaches. Lyon just released her second novel, Salty Miss … Read More

Student Reflects On Xavier Profs

April 1, 2013 |

Every day that I go to class, I know I am getting a great education. Why? Because this is Xavier, and the professors are amazing. No seriously. They are not only great educators but great people as well, living out … Read More

Life’s Choices

April 1, 2013 |

I’m sitting in an office face to face with Vytautus Bieliauskas, the psychology department’s distinguished professor emeritus and retired chair, and he’s telling me an incredible story—his own—of escape and survival in pre-war Lithuania. It’s spring of 2002, and we’re … Read More

Comic Story-teller

April 1, 2013 |

Adam Minnick likes to tell stories. Funny stories. Usually he tells them while doing stand-up comedy routines at nightclubs and comedy clubs. But Minnick, who graduated with a degree in organizational communication in 2002, also likes to tell stories to … Read More

March 1, 2013 |

I once sat next to James Buchanan at a lunch. James is the director of Xavier’s Edward B. Brueggeman Center for Dialogue and one of those people who knows just waaaay too much. He’s got degrees from Yale and Chicago. He’s … Read More

Snow, Suffering and the Human Soul

March 1, 2013 |

The human soul is a marvelous thing. Although outside of the abilities of science to pinpoint, its existence is hard to deny. We’ve seen too many times the terrors of its tormented dark side—Sept. 11, Columbine, Newtown. Such reckless disregard … Read More

I do. A lot.

March 1, 2013 |

In working to help put together all of the admissions materials, it becomes apparent that Xavier—in some subtle but evident ways—helps self-select its students. That is, we make it apparent that these are our values and beliefs, and if they … Read More

Going Retro

March 1, 2013 |

For a number of years, I had a Xavier basketball sitting on the bookshelf in my office. It was light blue with the old sports logo—the one where the Musketeer is decked out in knee-high boots and feathered hat, and is … Read More

Letters to the Editor

March 1, 2013 |

The readers always write. Now see if they’re always right. Letters about Garry Wills, women priests, God and grizzlies, and more. Read More

A Glimmer of Hope

March 1, 2013 |

There’s a photo hanging in our office, just outside my door. It’s the cover of a Xavier magazine, actually, although not one that ever saw the printing press. It’s a mock-up those of us in the office created to give … Read More