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Xavier Magazine | April 21, 2018

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Winter 2003

Service Charge

January 1, 2003 |

Most students spend a lot of time in classrooms but still end up with plenty of free time to do their own thing. Some work part-time jobs. Some sit in the library. Some simply play for the rest of the … Read More

Spring Into Action

January 1, 2003 |

Remember the days when a bobbling-headed dog graced the dashboard of Dad’s Chevrolet? Well those days are back with the second coming of the bobblehead craze, and this time it’s Xavier’s mascot whose head is on the spring.

The national … Read More

Soul Bearing

January 1, 2003 |

It happened quite unexpectedly for Leon Chartrand. He was on a solo backpacking trip in Montana’s Glacier National Park. It was August 1997, and the weather was perfect—dry, warm, sunny days and chilly nights. Plodding along at 8,000 feet elevation, … Read More

Professor in Residence

January 1, 2003 |

Living in a student residence hall can be a lot like living in New York City. Both are places that never sleep.

That’s kind of exciting when you’re 19 years old. People continuously coming and going. Lots of commotion. Loud … Read More

Parental Interest

January 1, 2003 |

There’s one more semester until graduation in May. That gives your student only 20 weeks to pay that growing stack of parking tickets, order invitations, buy a cap and gown and get sized for that class ring—a daunting time frame … Read More

Movin’ Up

January 1, 2003 |

Once again, Xavier is among the country’s best universities, according to U.S. News & World Report. Only this time, the University is perched a little higher up the ladder.

The magazine’s “Best Colleges” issue ranks Xavier as the third best … Read More

Liturgical Artist

January 1, 2003 |

The liturgical calendar, observing religious traditions such as Advent at Christmas, has been an important element in Josy Trageser’s life. So incorporating religion into her art seemed a natural thing to do.

And for a while in the late 1960s, … Read More

Leading Man

January 1, 2003 |

Coaching others is Dan Murphy’s forte. During the day, his company, The Marketing Alliance, teaches business owners to lead more effectively. In his free time, he coaches his kids’ soccer teams. And now, the 1985 graduate is coaching fellow alumni … Read More

Just for Laughs

January 1, 2003 |

The next time you flip on the daytime version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” check out the faces in the audience. If they’re smiling, R.C. Smith has done his job.

Smith—known as Ron when he graduated from the … Read More

History Notes

January 1, 2003 |

While researching her thesis for a master’s degree in humanities, Mary Ann Yannessa learned enough about slavery and the abolitionist movement to write a book. So she did.

With the help of Friends United Press, a Quaker publishing house in … Read More

Healing Wounded Hearts

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For 30 years, Thomas Murray carried the wounds of thousands of soldiers in his heart—those who died on Vietnam’s killing fields, and those who came home to an angry public seething over the ill-fated war. So when the chance came … Read More

Getting Carded

January 1, 2003 |

The national alumni association is creating its own version of the Xavier ALL Card, which is used by students for identification and as an ATM/ debit card. Among the benefits included with the alumni ALL Card are:

• Use as … Read More

For the Record

January 1, 2003 |

Steve Smith is in tune with what’s going on in the music world. By day, he sits around listening to CDs from the latest groups. By night, he prowls around different clubs, catching the acts of up-and-coming bands. And he … Read More

Extra Credit: Geraldo de Sousa

January 1, 2003 |

As the University’s Shakespearean expert, Geraldo de Sousa helps students discover what kind of scholars they are to be or not to be. The native of Brazil came to the United States on a Fulbright Scholarship (“I identify myself so … Read More

Chapter Spotlight

January 1, 2003 |

When Michael J. Graham, S.J., was inaugurated as the University’s president in 2001, Southeast Florida alumni chapter president Beth Keller thought it was also a fitting moment to make a big change in her chapter as well.

So instead of … Read More