Fall 2004

Counting on a New Study

October 1, 2004 |

Most bird biologists go into forests to estimate the number of birds for major population counts. Last winter, associate professor of biology George Farnsworth tested whether birds can count for themselves.

Farnsworth, who earned his Ph.D. at North Carolina State … Read More

Cookin’ with Elvis

October 1, 2004 |

What began as an auction item at a neighborhood church festival—a barbecue dinner to the highest bidder—has turned into a very delectable hobby for three alumni. The trio—1982 graduate Steve Donnellon, his daughter and 2003 graduate Kate, and former Xavier … Read More

Chapter Spotlight: New York City

October 1, 2004 |

In a city famous for its pizza, bagels and cheesecake, it’s comforting to know that alumni living in New York City haven’t forgotten Cincinnati specialties. This summer, members of the New York chapter—including a few Long Island imports—gathered in Central … Read More

Bilingual Medicine

October 1, 2004 |

The first student to go through the nursing department’s Hispanic concentration took her education to the streets of Costa Rica. What better way to practice your profession and your passion at the same time?

That’s what Jessica Montrie was thinking … Read More

Card-carrying Caregivers

October 1, 2004 |

The office of student success and retention receives about 6,000 calls from both students and parents each year—a sure sign that everyone needs an occasional arm around the shoulder. To give parents further reassurance that their freshman son or daughter … Read More

Profile: Paul L. Lindsay Jr.

October 1, 2004 |

Paul L. Lindsay Jr. | Bachelor of Arts in English literature, 1956 | Volunteer, Office of Development, Xavier University

Campus Career | Lindsay recently retired after a 34-year career at the University. He served as alumni director from 1970-1977, then moved … Read More

Profile: C. John Stechschulte, M.D.

October 1, 2004 |

C. John Stechschulte, M.D. | Attended Xavier University in pre-med, 1948-1951 | Retired pediatrician and former chief of staff at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima, Ohio

Chasing an Ideal | Stechschulte entered the University at age 17 as a pre-med student. … Read More

Profile: Fannie Ernestine Motley

October 1, 2004 |

Fannie Ernestine Motley | Master of Arts in education, 1969 | Retired teacher, Cincinnati

Making History | Seven years before George Wallace tried to block integration of the University of Alabama, Motley was preparing to become the first black student to … Read More

JAA Accolades

October 1, 2004 |

Movies have their Oscars, music has its Grammys and Jesuits have the JAA awards. At the 2004 Jesuit Advancement Administrators national conference at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Xavier took home three awards in alumni relations, development and multi-media. … Read More

Honoring a Friend

October 1, 2004 |

Janice Meyer arrived at Edgecliff College in 1969 to study art. But she left in 1973 with more than a degree—she found a mentor and lifetime friend in Sr. Ann Beiersdorfer. So when Beiersdorfer retired in 2002 after 42 years, … Read More