Fall 2005

Reunion Weekend

October 1, 2005 |

In June, the University welcomed back alumni with class years ending in either a “0” or “5” for Reunion Weekend. There was, however, an exception. “Charlie O’Leary called me and said he wanted to organize a reunion for the 1955 … Read More

Playing with Words

October 1, 2005 |

Chuck Sambuchino didn’t come to the University to be a playwright. But through a happy series of events, the 2003 graduate has now churned out 17 plays, one of which he recently adapted into a musical for writer/director/composer and Xavier … Read More

Peak Performance

October 1, 2005 |

From the moment Amanda Trice saw it, she knew she had to reach the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain. Although the 2001 graduate was never a trekker, climber or even much of a camper, she hoped her marathon-running … Read More

Music Men

October 1, 2005 |

In late 2001, Sean Rhiney and Bill Donabedian met for lunch at a local pub. Rhiney, a 1991 graduate, and Donabedian, now an X.M.B.A. candidate, were deep into their careers. But both were also musicians with years of involvement in … Read More

Master Plan

October 1, 2005 |

Newcomers to Xavier aren’t always sure when they’re treading on campus property. As the campus has evolved, its boundaries have often become indistinguishable from the surrounding neighborhoods. The University’s looking to fix that, though. And more. This summer the University … Read More

Master of the Ages

October 1, 2005 |

When Dora Jordan, a former schoolteacher and guidance counselor, retired to Florida in 1985, she struggled to find ways to fill her time. By age 82, she realized she wasn’t doing much of anything. “I got to thinking about how … Read More

Letters to the Editor

October 1, 2005 |

Jazz Fan What a thrill it was to see Jack Heim after so many years. Even better was to read that he is still active at XU and with his beloved music series. I was at all his earliest concerts until … Read More

Jesuit Job

October 1, 2005 |

John Gladstone has probably worked in Jesuit education longer than some priests ordained to do so. He not only attended a Jesuit high school and college, but also has an impressive résumé of experience within Jesuit schools that spans 38 … Read More

Gentleman’s Gentleman

October 1, 2005 |

Thomas Schaefer looked at his market research and couldn’t deny the findings. “Men are the new women,” says the 1997 graduate. While that might confuse most people, it was perfectly clear to Schaefer and helped him decide to launch Cincinnati Gentlemen, … Read More

First Person: The Gift

October 1, 2005 |

It was spring 2004 when Bob, a member of our faith sharing group, brought an unusual experience up for discussion. He attended a car auction that week and a man was walking around asking people for help. The man explained … Read More

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