Xavier Magazine

Student Search Goes Global

October 1, 2001 |

Lisa Wendel is going hunting on two continents this fall. Her prey: smart students. Armed with a passport and admission applications, the University’s director for international recruitment is spending two weeks in South America in Sept-ember, followed by a three-week, … Read More

Sculpting a New Life

October 1, 2001 |

Annie Swantko earned a bachelor’s degree in theology in 1982, so she knew the Biblical analogy about life being like clay—formable, functional, fragile. It wasn’t until after a horrible accident, though, that she came to truly understand about life and … Read More

Presidential Inauguration

October 1, 2001 |

Michael J. Graham, S.J., was inaugurated as the University’s 34th Jesuit president on Saturday, Sept. 8, setting off a three-day series of events and celebrations at the University.

Aiming for the convergence of what he calls “twin goals,” Graham began … Read More

Peaceful Chronology

October 1, 2001 |

It has been 20 years since Peace and Justice Programs began at Xavier, and in those two decades we have accomplished much. Here are only brief samples of the many activities of Dorothy Day House over the years. It doesn’t … Read More

Offering Hope

October 1, 2001 |

When her husband died suddenly in a drowning accident, one of the ways Cynthia Beischel dealt with her grief was to keep a journal of her thoughts and feelings. Then she began to write articles for magazines. She was told … Read More

Nurses Get a Rocky Start

October 1, 2001 |

If a trip to Aspen, Colo., doesn’t cure whatever ails you, then perhaps a student nurse can. This summer, the department of nursing began a cooperative internship program with Aspen Valley Hospital in which two nursing students spend 10 weeks … Read More

Ill Children Reap What New Math Class Sew

October 1, 2001 |

The department of mathematics recently added to its bottom line. The course: women in mathematics. The class introduces various types of math by first studying different women mathematicians. Before studying modular systems, for instance, the students learned about Sarah Flannery, … Read More

Honduran Journey

October 1, 2001 |

Jane Beck Sansalone, Edgecliff class of 1950 and member of Bellarmine Parish, traveled to Honduras last year. She filed this report:

In the name of our Bellarmine community, Jane, I send you on this journey you undertake, and pray that … Read More

Bind Ambition

October 1, 2001 |

Vicky Weaver Prahin’s classroom is the world. Each day, she sits behind her home computer and teaches Latin and English to students around the globe—China, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Africa. With the different cultures and different beliefs, it’s a massive undertaking.Read More

Beer and a Bible Mixer

October 1, 2001 |

On a business trip to Atlanta, Margaret Brecount went to the Three Dollar Cafe for a beer. Nearly 500 other young adults were there for the same reason, but they were also riveted by a discussion with a Catholic priest … Read More