Fall 2007

Tibetan Buddhist Nuns

October 1, 2007 |

Shortly after dusk, Carol Winkelmann and an Indian guide start walking up a mountain path leading from a narrow road in the Himalayan mountains of northern India. They’re trekking to the Shugsep nunnery, where about 100 exiled Tibetan nuns live … Read More

The Tradition Keeper: Lon Kriner

October 1, 2007 |

Lon Kriner vividly recalls the day his son Brandon first found an arrowhead. It was 22 years ago, when Brandon was about age 8. Father and son were on a fishing trip east of Canton, Ohio. “We were talking about … Read More

The Roman Road

October 1, 2007 |

Rabbi Abie Ingber has spent his life building bridges between the Jewish and Christian faiths. That mission led Ingber, director for Hillel at Xavier, to two audiences with Pope John Paul II.


And this fall, he’ll return to Rome … Read More

The NetworkerL Deb Del Valle

October 1, 2007 |

Deb Del Valle just doesn’t like to sit still. And she’s naturally curious. So, while the media relations specialist spends weekdays and some weekends writing University press releases and pitching stories to local media outlets, she may also spend evenings … Read More

The Coordinator

October 1, 2007 |

De Asa Brown knows the value of lasting impressions. As coordinator for the Evanston-Norwood-Xavier community partnership, Brown works to achieve harmony on a number of levels. And that same sense of harmony manifests itself in an aura of stylish put-togetherness … Read More

The Activist

October 1, 2007 |

Pattie Waldbillig has spent more than 40 years trying to change the world. Nothing short of an activist, her advocacy and actions for global social justice aren’t slowing down anytime soon.


Waldbillig, secretary at psychological services, has worked on … Read More

Studying Einstein

October 1, 2007 |

One day toward the end of the semester, students in Heidrun Schmitzer’s Forensic Science Studies course arrive in the physics building lobby and discover the body of Albert Einstein draped over the brass rail of the Foucault pendulum. Dead. Murdered.Read More

Six-string Psychologist

October 1, 2007 |

Oliver “Tony” Birckhead is a psychologist and director for the McGrath Health and Counseling Center. But prior to coming to the University in 1996, Birckhead split his time between academia, the mental health field and his guitar. He spent several … Read More

Serving Kids

October 1, 2007 |

Richard Hulefeld knows early childhood is critical in shaping a person’s future. And for almost 30 years, he’s been doing something about it.

The 1978 graduate was headed for life as a career diplomat. But in 1974, with degrees from … Read More

Risk and Reward

October 1, 2007 |

It was snowing the day Jose Cuesta landed in Cincinnati. Far from the warmth of his home in Cartagena, Colombia, he came to find fortune in his mother’s hometown. The weather was quite a shock, but Cuesta would not be … Read More