Fall 2008

Golden Anniversary

October 1, 2008 |

It seems like it was just yesterday, but it’s actually been 50 years ago that Xavier stepped in and began filling the need of providing experienced and educated hospital administrators with its Master’s of Health Services Administration degree program. To … Read More

A Puppet’s Life

October 1, 2008 |

Like most of us, Bill Hubner grew up enjoying The Muppets as well as Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch and the various puppets on “Sesame Street” and “Mr. Rogers.” Hubner, though, was so fascinated by how the inanimate creatures were brought … Read More

Taking on Terrorism

October 1, 2008 |

Finding better ways to cope with crises like the chaos caused by the 9/11 terrorist attack and confusion in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina are a couple of important reasons for a new academic program at Xavier. 

The University is … Read More

Wearable, Not Washable

October 1, 2008 |

For Julie Scalise Stumpf, making art is a hybrid of imagination and the nostalgia of childhood dress-up. Such a mixture, brought to life with Stumpf’s unconventional material of pre-spun silk, makes for a wearable—albeit fragile—masterpiece.

“I want to make wearable … Read More

A Missionary’s Mission

October 1, 2008 |

Kevin Geiss has found the intersection that many people spend their lives searching for—that crossroad where his faith and work come together. Earlier this year, the 2005 sport management graduate became a missionary for Athletes in Action (AIA), an initiative … Read More

The Third Degree

October 1, 2008 |

“I don’t know what retirement means,” says 78-year-old Claudia Moye. That may be the understatement of the year. In addition to working full-time as a program manager and supervisor at the Center for Chemical Addictions Treatment in Cincinnati’s West End, … Read More

The Biker

October 1, 2008 |

Lots of college students take time off to travel, but David Johnson’s getaway was radical. Johnson, who is the new director for the Peace and Justice Programs, had an uncle once tell him that in one’s 20s is the time … Read More

The Art of Service

October 1, 2008 |

Ashley Scribner ardently believes in the Jesuit tradition of service and has found a perfect place to put it into practice—half a world away.

Friends who live in Vietnam invited Scribner—an artist and teacher—to come to the country to share … Read More

Saving Resources

October 1, 2008 |

It’s been a green summer at Xavier, and the University’s commitment to sustainability continues to grow. A few of the initiatives under way on campus over the past several months include:

•The University purchased an electric car for use by … Read More

Reviving Radio

October 1, 2008 |

Return with us now to those golden days of radio, before the airwaves were jammed with loud-mouthed talk show hosts spewing political diatribe. Return with us to the imagination-sparking radio dramas like “Boston Blackie” and “Johnny Dollar.”

Patrick Keating doesn’t … Read More