Fall 2005

When in Rome… Draw

October 2, 2005 |

Mercedes Tryba is organizing her thoughts. A senior art major with concentrations in fibers and graphic design, Tryba is used to talking about art. But this afternoon, as she takes a break from a summer fibers seminar in the A.B. … Read More

View From the Top

October 2, 2005 |

Before former University President James E. Hoff, S.J., took over the presidency in 1991, he turned down a chance to interview for the job three times. Historically, his hesitancy wasn’t unusual. More than 150 years earlier, John Elet, S.J., petitioned … Read More

The Roof of Africa

October 2, 2005 |

Amanda Trice, a 2001 graduate, left for a six-month volunteer commitment in Tanzania on July 4, 2004. She glimpsed Kilimanjaro, or “Kili” as it is affectionately called by locals, on a trip to Moshi, the small town at the base … Read More

Concerted Effort

October 2, 2005 |

There’s an old joke in the music business:

Q: How do you make a million dollars in jazz?

A: Start with two million.

The same joke applies to that other great art music, classical music. As standards fall and popular … Read More

Profile: Paul J. Dunn, M.D.

October 1, 2005 |

Paul J. Dunn, M.D. Bachelor of Science in chemistry, 1955 | Retired pediatric physician, Ferryville, Wis.

Primal Knowledge | Though Dunn’s family was of meager means, they believed in education. He graduated from Covington Latin School in Northern Kentucky at … Read More

Profile: Anthony Armada

October 1, 2005 |

Anthony Armada Master of Hospital Administration/Master of Business Administration, 1988 President and CEO, Henry Ford Hospital and Health Network, Detroit

Fresh Start | Armada was born in the Philippines and moved to Northville, Mich., when he was a boy. “A … Read More

Profile: Francesca Thompson, O.S.F.

October 1, 2005 |

Francesca Thompson, O.S.F. Master of Education, 1964 | Assistant Dean/Director of Multicultural Programs, Fordham University, New York

Home in Indiana | Thompson’s route to her vocation with the Sisters of Saint Francis of Oldenburg, Ind., was both circuitous and unexpected. … Read More

Profile: Denis M. Forster

October 1, 2005 |

Denis M. Forster Bachelor of Science in Political Science, 1960 | Principal, the Law Offices of Denis M. Forster, New York

Firm Focus | Forster is one of the nation’s leading experts on the legal aspects of derivatives—financial securities that … Read More

Training Teachers

October 1, 2005 |

The department of nursing received a $200,000 grant from the Ohio Board of Nursing. The grant, one of only three awarded, creates teaching assistant positions for graduate students in nursing. Xavier is partnering with the Good Samaritan Hospital College of … Read More

The Midas Touch

October 1, 2005 |

The University received its largest federal grant ever, more than $1.1 million from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. The money funds the new Master of Science in Nursing: Direct Entry as a Second Degree, better known as the … Read More