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Xavier Magazine | April 21, 2018

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Winter/Spring 2010

International Connections

January 1, 2010 |

Her name was Aggie. She was only 6 years old, but she worked her charms on Angela Fraiz, a nursing student on a service trip to Tanzania. They only had several hours together, but Fraiz found a few English and … Read More

Bible Basics

January 1, 2010 |

Four students from the University’s Interfaith Club teamed up with Rabbi Abie Ingber, founding director of Xavier’s Office of Interfaith Community Engagement, to create what was arguably the most distinctive event to take place on campus this year: Back to … Read More

Biz Students Going Global

January 1, 2010 |

Once upon a time, American business school graduates could expect to spend their careers speaking one language, trading in one currency and keeping office hours in a single time zone. Business professionals could retire with nary a stamp in their … Read More

Joy for Haiti

January 1, 2010 |

It was a joyous homecoming last month for Chris Pramuk, a Xavier assistant professor of theology, his wife, Lauri, and their growing family. The Pramuks returned to Cincinnati from Denver on Jan. 27 with the two Haitian orphans they are … Read More

Worldwide Waters

January 1, 2010 |

Jayme Porkolab’s job is a worldwide adventure—literally. The 1995 MBA grad recently became the vice president of global sales and trade support for Cruise West, a small, family-owned cruise line that offers vacationers a different approach to sailing the high … Read More

Top Honors

January 1, 2010 |

In the world of horticulture, Xavier’s Walter Bonvell has earned top honors.

Bonvell, one of three grounds foremen at Xavier, recently earned the designation of Certified Grounds Manager from the Baltimore-based Professional Grounds Management Society, or PGMS. Bonvell is one … Read More

Making Connections

January 1, 2010 |

Jeff Schneider is a man on a mission. For the past 10 years or so, Schneider has been tirelessly working to raise Xavier’s profile among college-bound high school students in Texas.

“When you look at the makeup of the University, … Read More

Living the Dream

January 1, 2010 |

It is one of those secret guy fantasies: Retire, open up a cozy little bar and hang out with friends.

Bill Burke is living that fantasy.

Three years ago, the longtime marketing executive got tired of being retired and opened … Read More

Home Works

January 1, 2010 |

It’s not unusual for young couples headed down the aisle to think about building a house. But building three houses–finished within a month of the wedding? With no intention of moving in? That’s enough to make the blood pressure cuff … Read More

Healing Talk

January 1, 2010 |

Cathy Creger Rosenbaum opens with a bombshell.

“My philosophy,” she says, “is that prescription medicines are ruining our lives.”

Perhaps what makes that so shocking is Rosenbaum is a pharmacist—and that she wants people to know it.

“I think it’s … Read More

Google-ING China

January 1, 2010 |

Google Joe Van Deman’s name and the first hit you get is a travel blog he created this past summer. In terms of content, it’s still sparse. But the 25-year-old Van Deman should have plenty to write about now. In … Read More

Founder’s Day Award

January 1, 2010 |

Ann McCabe Buenger, a Cincinnati philanthropist and longtime supporter of Xavier, was given the 2009 Founders’ Day Award, which honors individuals whose outstanding contributions to Xavier help the University better serve students and society. Along with her late husband, Clement, … Read More

Extra Credit: John Heim, S.J.

January 1, 2010 |

John Heim, S.J., arrived at Xavier in 1975. His first job was working in campus ministry and as the chaplain of Brockman Hall. In those early days, Heim also served for five years as chaplain for the basketball team, was … Read More

Egg Roll Economics

January 1, 2010 |

Sisters Susanna Wong-Burgess and Angela Wong Miller have come full circle—back to the family restaurant business that nurtured them.

It’s a circle that began back in 1972 when their father, Mike Wong, came to the United States after escaping the … Read More

Building Unity

January 1, 2010 |

We are all created in God’s image, the Scriptures tell us, and it’s a message University President Michael J. Graham, S.J., takes to heart—and puts into action. In his nine years at the University, Graham has led a number of … Read More