Posts By By France Griggs Sloat

Reducing the Stigma: Mental Illness

July 1, 2013 |

They say bad things happen in threes. For Debbie Dutton Lambert, it was all too true. She experienced a murder, an attempted suicide and a successful suicide—all in her first semester at Xavier. The experiences left her traumatized. But they … Read More

Summer Reading: What’s on the English faculty summer reading list

July 1, 2013 |

We asked Xavier’s English professors to tell us what they plan to read this summer when they’re not so bogged down with teaching and grading papers. Their answers may surprise you.

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Out of the Pool: A Swim School for Starters

July 1, 2013 |

Kathleen Keating Hubbard spent a lot of time treading water during her first years at Xavier—alone. She was the only woman in classrooms of men, the only woman swimming laps in the pool, the only woman on the swim team. … Read More

Rose Ann Fleming, SNDdeN

July 1, 2013 |

By the time she came to Xavier in 1982, Rose Ann Fleming already had a master’s degree in English and a PhD in educational administration. She’d been the president of a college and head of the Summit Country Day School … Read More

Rosie Miller, OSF

July 1, 2013 |

One of Rosie Miller’s favorite memories is of being invited in for cookies after helping to plant flowers for the Sisters of St. Francis. The feeling inside the convent amidst the nuns in their habits was welcoming and loving, and … Read More

Nancy Linenkugel, OSF

July 1, 2013 |

When Nancy Linenkugel was a little girl, she played “board room” with her family. They would have a family meeting, and she would run it. “When my brothers acted up, I would adjourn the meeting,” she says. She also had … Read More

Jo Ann Recker, SNDdeN

July 1, 2013 |

Two days before she entered the convent, Jo Ann Recker’s boyfriend took her out for one last date. He cried when he had to say goodbye. Still hopeful, he visited her once while she was in the convent and four … Read More

Alumni Profile: Maj. Mark Smydra

April 1, 2013 |

Maj. Mark Smydra Bachelor of Arts in organizational communications, 1995 Master of Education in agency and community counseling, 1996 Strategy and Plans Officer, Department of Defense Washington, D.C.

Walk On | Smydra walked onto Xavier’s campus in 1991 and, after a … Read More

To Do or Not to Do?

April 1, 2013 |

The image of an exploding Ford Pinto was cemented into the fertile brain of Jamie Schade by an ethics professor whose name has escaped Schade’s memory. But the image and the corresponding message about the irreversible consequences of a corporate decision … Read More

First, Last and Only

April 1, 2013 |

The first official class of women entered Xavier in the fall of 1969. Nurre came a year later. By the fall of 1973, it was decided Xavier finally had enough women students that it didn’t need to choose its queen … Read More