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Xavier Magazine | December 13, 2018

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Winter 2005

Partner in Education

January 1, 2005 |

The University’s partnership with a low-performing inner-city school paid off when Withrow University High School leapt from a basement- level rating by the State of Ohio to the top tier in only three years.

Xavier became a partner when the … Read More

In the Distance

January 1, 2005 |

Graduate-level students in far-flung regions of southwest Ohio can now get their Master of Education degree without ever setting foot on campus. The University’s first official distance-learning program started this fall at Wilmington High School, about 40 miles northeast of … Read More

Election Results

January 1, 2005 |

Sara Rowell found herself in the position of a lifetime. A sophomore and a self-described political junkie, Rowell was sitting on the dais a few feet away from Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry during his September swing through Cincinnati. At … Read More

Class of 2008

January 1, 2005 |

A call to Jewel Hopson’s cell phone reveals that she’s taking her new role at Xavier seriously.

“Hey, this is Jewel,” the marketing major answers in a sweet, soft-spoken voice. “I’m not answering my phone, either because I’m sleeping and … Read More

Xavier Faces

January 1, 2005 |

Lin GuoHealth Services Administration Guo is a professor of quality improvement in health care, teaching graduate students how to be successful at managing hospitals and health service organizations. Guo came to Xavier after earning his doctorate in industrial engineering from … Read More

The Art of Ikon

January 1, 2005 |

In a small corner of his basement, Timothy Quinn, a professor in the department of philosophy, merges the temporal with the divine. A trained ikonographer, Quinn has painted saints, angels and other historic Christian figures for almost 30 years. Greek … Read More

State Dialogue

January 1, 2005 |

As questions of Jewish/ Muslim/Christian relationships and nation-building heat up around the globe, the Edward B. Brueggeman center for dialogue is quietly building an international reputation as a clearinghouse for greater understanding. Most recently, the center has come to the … Read More

Spreading the Word

January 1, 2005 |

It’s hard enough sending children off to college without worrying about their safety. To ease parents’ minds, though, the office of student life sent a letter to parents introducing them to a new hotline that aids victims of violence, whether … Read More

Second Engagement

January 1, 2005 |

Four days before his wedding, Jamie Schade still hadn’t found anyone to perform the ceremony. Anxious guests and lost deposits, however, were the least of his concerns. If he didn’t find someone to marry him and his bride, Agata Stanczak, … Read More

Provost Model

January 1, 2005 |

In a shifting of institutional structure, Xavier now operates under a provost model, with Roger Fortin filling the role of the institution’s provost in addition to his position as academic vice president. As such, the divisions of student development, mission … Read More

Ok, This Time We Mean It

January 1, 2005 |

Despite a short delay for the much talked-about alumni ALL Card, the national alumni association has mailed 29,000 cards to former undergraduates. Instead of acting as an I.D. card, as it does with students, the ALL Card provides discounts and … Read More

No Dope

January 1, 2005 |

Jayson Gale always wanted to make his living in sports. And the 1996 graduate, a former centerfielder on the Musketeers’ baseball team, may have just found his niche as the administrative services coordinator for the National Center for Drug Free … Read More

Mountain Bike Chick Races to the Top

January 1, 2005 |

Anything tastes good when you’re pedaling for nearly 20 hours over 230 miles of mountainous terrain—even a flour tortilla filled with mashed potatoes, tuna and oranges.

Tonya Laffey, a 2000 M.B.A. graduate, is willing to make such sacrifices for her … Read More

Lab Results

January 1, 2005 |

Hoover, a chocolate lab, was found near Columbus. Spirit attacked the family cat and came back. Libby, a black female, lived in a pig pen. Abandoned, mistreated, undisciplined or tearfully let go, these are among the 20 Labrador retrievers awaiting … Read More

Jesus in Dreadlocks

January 1, 2005 |

About three days a week, James Hasse, S.J., climbs the stairwell inside an old warehouse of peeling paint and greasy hallways and ambles to his studio. He undoes the padlock, lifts the garage-like door and enters a world of beauty. … Read More