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Xavier Magazine | December 17, 2018

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Winter 2006

Romeo, Romeo

January 1, 2006 |

David Hellkamp was in Aruba when the idea hit him. “My wife and I were watching interviews of World War II vets,” says the professor of psychology. “And there was a guy in the Midwest who had started a ROMEO … Read More

Rockin’ Campus

January 1, 2006 |

Pop star Jason Mraz added himself to the growing list of musical acts to rock the University, joining Ben Folds, Bob Dylan, Talib Kweli and four groups during MTV’s Rock the Vote tour, among others. The 28-year-old Mraz, who performed … Read More

Road Warrior

January 1, 2006 |

Brad Burris has covered a lot of ground in the past six years. Since 1999, the freshman, his parents and younger brother, Brian, have visited all 50 states, driving through the lower 48 and flying to Alaska and Hawaii.

The … Read More

Recent Guest

January 1, 2006 |

In the last few years, Xavier University has hosted a wide range of well-known guests, from political leaders to religious leaders to entertainers to journalists. Among those gracing campus:

Former President Bill Clinton Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson Author/motivational … Read More

Peaches and Cream Dream

January 1, 2006 |

Peaches and Cream Cake by Maria K. Fisher

Cake 2 1/4 cups cake flour, sifted 1 1/4 cups sugar, sifted 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup vegetable oil 7 large eggs, separated, plus 3 additional egg whites 1/3 cup … Read More

New Tone in Town

January 1, 2006 |

Tech-savvy alumni now have a new way to show their Xavier spirit without visiting the bookstore for more sports regalia. All they have to do is receive a call on their cell phones. Cingular now offers its customers the option … Read More

Mascot History

January 1, 2006 |

The Musketeer mascot was selected by Francis Finn, S.J., during a contest in 1925 to choose a name for University athletics. Yet it took 40 years before a swashbuckling version of Finn’s vision first appeared at a University game. And … Read More

Letters to the Editor

January 1, 2006 |

Another Side of Bill Smith This letter is about your “Faculty Spotlight” on Professor Bill Smith (Fall 2005).

I had Mr. Smith as an accounting teacher in 1961. I remember you had to come prepared and pay attention to keep … Read More

Legacy Licence

January 1, 2006 |

When Joe Ventura, executive director for the national alumni association, instituted the collegiate license plate program 11 years ago, he knew it would someday do more than just promote Musketeer pride. And he was right.

In October, the alumni association … Read More

It’s Oscar Time

January 1, 2006 |

William Hagerty, an associate professor in the department of communication arts, discusses the Oscars.

While the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences claims to not promote political matters, there may be more political action at this year’s Academy Awards … Read More

Having a Ball

January 1, 2006 |

Robert “Mitch” Mitchussen and Michael Gilkey may not be heirs apparent to Fred Astaire. But the two graduates have found a niche on the dance floor—as competitive ballroom dancers. And they’re not alone: Their wives also compete, although, given the … Read More

Gone Again

January 1, 2006 |

It was on its way out, but made a surprise comeback thanks to the protests of students and alumni. However, The Musketeer is back on the block and this time its future looks grim. The yearbook was cancelled in 2004 … Read More

Faculty Spotlight

January 1, 2006 |

Only a few people may recognize Ida Schick from her time in the classroom. Right now, it’s limited to a handful of classes, including Ethical Issues in Health Care. But she’s been a part of so much at the University … Read More

Extra Credit: Roger Fortin

January 1, 2006 |

Roger Fortin began teaching at Xavier in 1966 and is an authority on U.S. history and the American Revolution. His newest book, To See Great Wonders: A History of Xavier University 1831-2006, was written in time for the University’s 175th anniversary. … Read More

Etiquette Rules

January 1, 2006 |

Dismayed by moments such as when a first-grade girl put her hands on her hips and gave her teacher a piece of her mind, Sheila Ray began a personal mission: to teach etiquette and manners to a generation that seems … Read More