Fall 2003

Mindful Studies

October 2, 2003 |

Barbara Neman turned to her son, Eli, as she was preparing for his fifth birthday party. His friends from preschool were about to arrive.

“Eli, would you please set the table?” she asked.

Eli took the plates, the ones decorated … Read More

Lost World

October 2, 2003 |

The old man on the other side of the village keeps a leopard in his hut,” the African fathers of Kituru would whisper to their children as they put them to bed. “It wears a red sweater. We’ve seen its … Read More

A Life in Prison

October 2, 2003 |

A little time in prison is good for business. Just ask Jeff Scheeler, the chief financial officer for First Title Agency.

When the bus transporting Scheeler approached the gates of the men’s correctional section of the Federal Medical Center in … Read More

Diversity Affirmed

October 2, 2003 |

College was always in the plans for Prince Edward Johnson Moultrie II, whose grandfather came from the Gullah culture of former slave colonies off the South Carolina coast. But Xavier University never made it onto his short list.

He always … Read More

the Changing Face of Campus

October 2, 2003 |

From his new office in Schott Hall, Marc Camille watched as the destruction started. Like a huge, mechanized, prehistoric carnivore, the red and white hydraulic shovel ripped into Dana Lodge, Walker Hall and Buschmann Hall with brutal efficiency, cracking beams, … Read More

Extra Credit: Tom Merrill

October 1, 2003 |

Tom Merrill joined the University’s music faculty in 2002 and stepped comfortably into the service mission. This summer, from June 10-16, he’s leading the Xavier Mission Choir on a trip to Mission Honduras, an orphanage for Honduran children and a … Read More

Wanza L. Jackson

October 1, 2003 |

Wanza L. Jackson Bachelor of Science in business administration, University of Cincinnati, 1985; Master of Science in criminal justice, 1992 | Warden, Warren Correctional Institution.


On the Inside | Jackson’s entry into corrections began in 1989 when she got a job … Read More

Suzanne Lunsford

October 1, 2003 |

Suzanne Lunsford Bachelor of Science in chemistry, 1990; Ph.D. in analytical chemistry, University of Cincinnati, 1995 | Ohio baton twirling champion, U.S. Twirling Association, age 11; Xavier pep band twirler, 1986-1990; Assistant professor of chemistry, Wright State University.

Seeds of Perfection | … Read More

Jack “Jake” Ruppert

October 1, 2003 |

Jack “Jake” Ruppert Bachelor of Arts in English, 1956 | Senior Partner, Ruppert Associates, Cincinnati.

Gridiron Glories | Ruppert played guard and linebacker on the University football team from 1953-1955. “We had a pretty good team the last year we were there,” … Read More

Brian McInerney

October 1, 2003 |

Brian McInerney Bachelor of Arts in international affairs, 1998; law degree from DePaul University, 2001 | Consular officer at the American Embassy in Dublin, Ireland.

Testing, Testing | While working for the attorney general in Illinois, McInerney took a series of tests … Read More