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Xavier Magazine | April 19, 2015

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My Momma’s Kitchen: Cake in a Jar

April 15, 2015 |

If home is where the heart is, the kitchen is the beating center at least that’s what it’s like at the Spencers’ house in Cincinnati. Read More

MyHusbandsTumor.Com: Love Goes Viral

April 15, 2015 |

When her husband, Aaron, was diagnosed with a brain tumor, Nora McInerny Purmort, a 2005 Xavier graduate, started recording their story on a blog. She later used it to update friends and family.Read More

Improving Life in Togo: Mayo’s Clinic

April 15, 2015 |

Rick Mayo keeps a copy of the photo that made him roll up his sleeves and help his church deliver water to a dozen African villages.Read More

One Smile at a Time: Visionary Dentist

April 15, 2015 |

When Dr. Edward Schaaf was asked to be the first volunteer dentist at the Free People’s Clinic in Englewood, a high-crime, poverty-plagued Chicago neighborhood, he figured he’d give it one night a month.Read More

Natalia’s Soup

April 15, 2015 |

Chemotherapy made Natalia Marsh-Welton feel cold, so when the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted the girl a wish, her goal was warmth. Not her own, though. Natalia wanted to make homeless people feel warm by giving them soup. And blankets.

West Nile Survivor: Walking Tall

April 15, 2015 |

In August 2012, two months after returning from a trip to South America with his class of Executive MBA students, Jeffrey Daniel was at the halfway mark and looking forward to graduating in May.Read More

Staging a Cyber Crime: CSI Story

April 15, 2015 |

Months before the rest of the world saw the new CBS crime drama “CSI: Cyber,” Xavier alum Victoria C. Page was cranking up the volume and revving up the visuals.Read More

Faculty Spotlight: David Gerberry, Assistant Professor, Mathematics

April 15, 2015 |

For those who consider advanced mathematics a strictly academic pursuit, David Gerberry’s research comes to a completely different, and extremely useful, conclusion. Gerberry creates and analyzes mathematical models of biological processes and diseases. In one project, he and four colleagues … Read More

Sundae Service

April 15, 2015 |

Lots of people want to fund good ideas that improve their community. And when there’s ice cream involved, doing good becomes fun—and yummy.

Kristine Frech, a 2008 Xavier grad, launched Cincy Sundaes last year with friend and colleague … Read More

Karaoke: The Singing Judge

April 15, 2015 |

Karaoke. Just the word might conjure up cringes and a flashback to a long-ago public performance at a bar that shall remain nameless. Or, like Joe Brinkman, you could choose to embrace those electronically enhanced moments of musical magic, … Read More

Welcome To Lydia’s House: A Home for Moms and Babes

April 15, 2015 |

In a sturdy three-story house two miles from Xavier’s campus, Mary Ellen Mitchell Eilerman and Elizabeth Coyle pass between the kitchen and dining room, performing the most mundane tasks—setting the table, sweeping the floor, loading the dishwasher. A pot … Read More

Estate Sales Meet the Internet: Everything but the House

April 15, 2015 |

A typical estate-sale experience is: up at 6:00 a.m., arrive on time to find the early birds have already scooped up the best items, leaving only picked-over boxes of tired tablewear and random bric-a-brac. Andy Nielsen, MBA 2013, is changing … Read More

Dr. Double Duty

April 15, 2015 |

It takes intellectual guts to go after your PhD. To get your MD, it takes a lot of spunk. To go after both is, well, crazy.

But for 2014 graduate and Fr. Finn Award recipient Michael Petrany, it made … Read More

Alumni Profile: Victoria Raymond

October 2, 2013 |

VICTORIA RAYMOND Bachelor of Science in biology, 2004 Certified Genetic Counselor, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich.

A Matter of Degrees | Victoria Raymond loved math and biology, but was advised against majoring in both. So she stayed … Read More

Poetic Therapy: Healing Wounds Through Words of War

October 2, 2013 |

Chris Collins saw a lot of bad things on his tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. Explosions. Injured soldiers. Dead civilians. But what haunts him most is the image of a young Afghani boy, about 8 years old, who had stepped … Read More

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