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Xavier Magazine | April 21, 2018

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Winter 2008

Half and Half

January 1, 2008 |

The University received another major gift for the To See Great Wonders capital campaign, this one for $1 million from the Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trust.

One half of the grant is to go toward funding the new Williams College of … Read More

The Big Picture

January 1, 2008 |

In the 1994 President’s Report, then-vice president for financial administration Richard Hirté led readers on an imaginary tour of campus in the 21st century—transformed by the XU2000 strategic master plan and the $100 million Century Campaign. On the tour, he … Read More

Man of the Year

January 1, 2008 |

Dominic Pitocco is no stranger to volunteer work. But two years ago, the 1991 M.B.A. graduate became involved with the for the most personal of reasons—his daughter Kellie, then 12, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Disease, a cancer of the lymph … Read More

Strong and Steady

January 1, 2008 |

The men’s basketball program once again found itself ranked among the nation’s elite, with Basketball Times magazine ranking Xavier among the top 10 programs in the United States for the quality of the program both on and off the court. … Read More

Library Access

January 1, 2008 |

If you thought your library privileges were revoked after graduation, think again. As a Xavier alum, you can still access the library’s online databases from home.

So, if you want to read about, say, genetic studies of Easter Island natives … Read More

Hall of Fame

January 1, 2008 |

The University inducted three new members into its athletic hall of fame on Nov. 9. They included:

  • Football standout Roger Bertoia, Class of 1957, a member of the Legion of Honor who, as a senior quarterback, set school records … Read More

The Long Shot

January 1, 2008 |

It was around 1:00 a.m. when the explosion shook Jerri Taylor out of her sleep and into a state of confusion. She was supposed to be alone in the house, but as she sat there trying to process the noise, … Read More

Survey Says

January 1, 2008 |

Each year, the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) surveys college students nationally about their college and academic experiences. It then compares the results in its book, A Pocket Guide to Choosing a College. They surveyed 735 Xavier students who … Read More

Joy in Film

January 1, 2008 |

When Elizabeth Weitz enrolled in Xavier’s M.B.A. program, she wanted to develop a business plan for her older sister’s film company that incorporated the non-profit system. “At the time it was like, ‘Well, this isn’t how movies are made,’” says … Read More

Stellar Speaker

January 1, 2008 |

It’s not uncommon for teachers to receive an apple, except for the kind Tom Hayes received. His was made of crystal.

The professor of marketing became one of just a handful of people internationally to receive a crystal apple from … Read More

Intelligent Choice

January 1, 2008 |

Beginning in January, the Williams College of Business is expanding its M.B.A. program by adding a new concentration—business intelligence, one of the hottest trends in business computing. Business intelligence refers to applications and technologies that are used to gather, provide … Read More

Irish Education

January 1, 2008 |

Martin McGuinness, the former commander in the Irish Republican Army who helped negotiate peace in Northern Ireland and became deputy first minister of the newly created Northern Ireland Assembly, came to Xavier earlier this year.

McGuinness spoke for about an … Read More

Pacific Theater

January 1, 2008 |

Robert Jefferson was going through folders in the National Archives, researching the U.S. Army’s all-black 93rd Infantry Division in World War II, when he saw the picture: an African-American GI, dressed as Uncle Sam, parading across a stage.


“I … Read More

Grecian Makeover

January 1, 2008 |

Kiriakos Stavropoulos has battled extra pounds all his life. But since the TV show “Extra!” featured his extraordinary self-motivated makeover, his is now a story for the masses.

It began in his father’s Greek restaurant, Gourmet Chili, in Newport, Ky. … Read More

Xavier Presents, 1952

January 1, 2008 |

What first began as a student-produced radio show in 1946 quickly took the leap to television a few years later. “Xavier Presents,” a half-hour show that aired every Sunday at 4:00 p.m. on WCPO-TV, included music, skits, interviews, campus news, … Read More