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Xavier Magazine | January 19, 2019

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Winter 2009

The Little Things

January 2, 2009 |

Some days, it hurts just to get dressed. Every joint feels like it’s on fire. But Stephanie Ibemere forges on, taking her ritual of painkillers, steroids and immuno-suppressants to stem the debilitating effects of the lupus that rages through her … Read More

The Art of Faith

January 2, 2009 |

Forty years pass quickly. But the memories that matter never seem to dim. Professor of art Suzanne Chouteau can clearly recall the moment when, as a Catholic grade-schooler, she connected personal expression with faith, prayer and seeking God.

“I used … Read More

Business Boot Camp

January 2, 2009 |

Sgts. Kenny Devers and Chad Essert stand in front of a group of nervous, half-awake and befuddled men and women. The pair are dressed in camouflage fatigues, straight-brimmed hats and have looks straight out of central casting—crew cut, piercing eyes, … Read More

Truman Scholar

January 1, 2009 |

Brett Simmons, an honors student majoring in theology and economics, was named a 2008 Truman Scholar by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. Simmons is one of just 65 Truman Scholars selected from 595 candidates from 283 universities. He is … Read More

TEACH-er Grants

January 1, 2009 |

Xavier is one of just 24 Ohio schools chosen to offer Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) grants that provide federal grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who pledge to teach in a public … Read More

Politics and Public Life

January 1, 2009 |

This fall, the University created the Institute for Politics and Public Life, an academic initiative designed to provide students with the knowledge and leadership tools necessary to contribute to all levels of public life. Among its goals is to become … Read More

Ho Ho Ho!

January 1, 2009 |

Late in the afternoon on a chilly December day, a big man with a deep voice holds out his arms as lithesome young helpers pull a bright red jacket around his ample middle, fastening the buttons and the big shiny … Read More

Fullbright, Outgoing

January 1, 2009 |

Rachel Chrastil, an assistant professor of history, received a Fulbright-Alsace Regional Council Award from the J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board. Chrastil is using the highly prestigious award to conduct research in Strasbourg, France, during the Spring 2009 semester for her … Read More

Fullbright, Incoming

January 1, 2009 |

Xavier is one of just eight universities in the nation chosen to participate in a Fulbright scholar-in-residence program, a highly prestigious initiative that involves an internationally recognized Fulbright scholar working on campus. Xavier’s Fulbright scholar-in-residence is Akhtarul Wasey, who’s head … Read More

Elite Company

January 1, 2009 |

The Department of Physics is celebrating its first inductee into the Alpha Phi Alpha intercollegiate fraternity for outstanding African-American students. Its membership includes the likes of W.E.B. DuBois, Frederick Douglass and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Now it includes … Read More

Youthful Perspective

January 1, 2009 |

Bobby Whitman once had to hide his youth when seeking clients for his company. No more, now that he’s reached the ripe old age of 24.

The 2006 graduate co-founded a web site design company while studying at Xavier. He … Read More

The Wedding Planner

January 1, 2009 |

Al Bischoff, S.J., always felt drawn to work with young people. After graduating from Xavier in 1949, he was ordained in 1956, earned a Master of Education at Xavier in 1958 and entered the Jesuit order in 1979. He returned … Read More

The Main Spark

January 1, 2009 |

Each January, the number of visitors to the web site nearly doubles.

“People make New Year’s resolutions to lose weight and that’s when our numbers increase between 50 and 100 percent,” says Dave Heilmann, a 2003 MBA graduate and the company’s … Read More

The Challenge to Men

January 1, 2009 |

Danny Abramowicz was one of the biggest names ever produced by the Xavier football program and went on to become an All-Pro receiver in the National Football League. So he knows a thing or two about hanging on to what’s … Read More

Manatees Revisited

January 1, 2009 |

Six years after starting his research into the ways of the shy, elusive manatee, professor of biology Chuck Grossman is diving into waves of new discoveries. This year, he and his students are analyzing the animals’ high-frequency squeaks and squawks … Read More