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Xavier Magazine | April 21, 2018

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Winter 2009

Long Distance Learning

January 1, 2009 |

It takes a lot of schooling to become a physician, so why would a young doctor start studying for a Master of Business Administration degree? For Dr. Kurt Demel, it was a natural. “I am the type that likes going … Read More

Life and Half-Life

January 1, 2009 |

In November 2007, Terry Toepker went to his doctor for a routine physical. Within minutes of diagnosing a heart fibrillation, the doctor packed him off to see a cardiologist, who ordered up two days of stress tests to check for … Read More

King Revival

January 1, 2009 |

Cincinnati’s legendary King Records may get a new lease on life, thanks in part to Xavier’s Department of Art. The University and the art faculty are exploring a partnership with the Evanston Community Council and its Flavor of Art Studio, … Read More

Home of Hope

January 1, 2009 |

Some cancer patients travel great distances for treatment in Cincinnati. Now, thanks to the Musekamp family, they can feel a little closer to home. 

In October, George Musekamp III donated $1 million to the American Cancer Society for the creation … Read More

Family Focus

January 1, 2009 |

Ironically, the 2001 Cincinnati race riots—in which African Americans vented their anger against police—confirmed to police officer Albert Brown that his way of encouraging young blacks and police to get along was working.

Since 1992, Brown had been using entertainment … Read More

Environmental Schooling

January 1, 2009 |

No-mow grass. Solar tube skylights. Playground made of 90 percent recycled materials. Air conditioning exhaust recovered and reused. Lights automatically turn off when rooms are vacant. Dual flush toilets to save water. It all adds up to a very “green” … Read More

Cleaning Cars with a Smile

January 1, 2009 |

All of Mike, Bill and Jerry Dahm’s employees at all of their 37 business locations wear ties. Not so strange, maybe, except when you consider that the Dahms operate car washes.

“It sets us apart,” says Mike Dahm, co-owner of … Read More

Northern Lights

January 1, 2009 |

The broken sunlight spatters Joe Enzweiler’s log cabin with splotches of yellow-gold. It’s February, and on recent nights the temperature here near Fairbanks, Alaska, has dipped to 40-below zero. The morning air—in other months rich with the scent of alder, … Read More

Career Resources

January 1, 2009 |

Charles Schooler has an apt name. He’s schooling young African Americans in how to be successful in any field—not just sports or entertainment. The 2004 MBA graduate is the author of More Than Entertainers: An Inspirational Black Career Guide, a … Read More

Alumni Weekend 2008

January 1, 2009 |

More than 500 people came back to campus to connect with old friends, revisit some familiar sites, catch the Musketeers in action at a game and, most importantly, get a glimpse of the future of Xavier University during Alumni Weekend … Read More

Academic Perspective

January 1, 2009 |

The list of high-profile campus visitors continued to grow this fall as Robert F. Kennedy Jr. kicked off the Ethics/Religion and Society lecture series with a talk on “Our Environmental Destiny.” Kennedy is a passionate defender of the environment, even … Read More

A Rising Success

January 1, 2009 |

J.R. Bauer Jr. left his son his class ring from Xavier. It just took 50 years of Texas elements and a 10-year-old boy playing in the dirt for it to materialize.

Earlier this year, the National Alumni Association received an … Read More

Profile: Rhonda Gowler Greene

January 1, 2009 |


Master of Education, 1983 Children’s book author West Bloomfield, Mich.

Don’t Give Up | All Rhonda Gowler Greene had to show for three and a half years of trying to reach her goal of becoming a children’s book … Read More

Profile: Joe Bernardo

January 1, 2009 |

JOE BERNARDO Bachelor of Science-Business Administration, 1974 President and Chief Executive Officer, Cision North America Chicago

On the Lookout | A Catholic education, with its emphasis on service to others, formed the foundation for Bernardo’s career. Now the 56-year-old president and … Read More

Profile: Les Biller

January 1, 2009 |

LES BILLER Master of Business Administration, 1973 Retired Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, Wells Fargo Bank Los Angeles

Personal Philanthropy | Biller capped a highly successful career when he retired as vice chairman and chief operating officer from Wells Fargo … Read More