Fall 2009

Generation Next

October 1, 2010 |

Julio Minsal-Ruiz celebrated his graduation from Xavier in May as any happy graduate would—surrounded by family and friends and eager to get on with the next phase of his life. In Ruiz’s case, that’s as a Jesuit. With his degrees … Read More

What I Learned

October 2, 2009 |

What a difference four years can make. How much can you grow in that time? How much can you learn? How much does your worldview change? Last May, representatives of the Class of 2009 participated in a forum in which … Read More

The Reluctant Servant

October 2, 2009 |

The voice on the phone speaks easily and laughs often. John P. Foley, S.J., may be several lifetimes removed from his youthful days at Xavier, yet, from the tone of his voice, it’s hard to imagine the 1958 graduate ever sounded … Read More

Miracle Man

October 1, 2009 |

Tom Siemers isn’t sure what inspired him to bid on a large painting of a nun. “For some reason I was just compelled to have it,” says the 1953 graduate who won it at a charity auction in the early … Read More

Life in Prison

October 1, 2009 |

Terry Collins is a lifer—but on the other side of the prison bars. Collins, who received his master’s degree in criminal justice in 1980, is director of the Ohio Department of Rehabil-itation and Correction, overseeing one of the state’s largest agencies—13,000 … Read More

Into the Wild

October 1, 2009 |

Jene Galvin is a true wilderness man. This summer he was a volunteer park ranger at Lake Clark National Park in Alaska, stationed at Chinitna Bay, a remote area only accessible by bush plane, patrolling a grizzly bear viewing area … Read More

Gridiron Glory

October 1, 2009 |

 At age 92, John Paul Sheetz is finally slowing down. After a lifetime of athletic activity, including coaching his nine children in baseball and football, Sheetz now keeps up with sports, especially Xavier basketball, by watching it on television.

Nearly … Read More

Golden Anniversary

October 1, 2009 |

As a boy, Paul Anthony O’Brien relished the stories of adventurous missionaries he read about in the Maryknoll magazines his father brought home. How romantic, he thought, traveling to far-away places, living in primitive settlements, working nobly to bring basic … Read More

Extra Credit

October 1, 2009 |

In May 2007, Leo Klein was looking forward to a sabbatical. Since coming to Xavier in 1970, he not only taught, but he also served as chair of the Department of Theology, director for campus ministry, rector of Xavier’s Jesuit … Read More

Compliments to the Chef

October 1, 2009 |

Harvey Golden knows how to run a kitchen—and has the title to prove it. The American Culinary Federation’s Cincinnati chapter recently recognized him as the “Chef of the Year” for his culinary skills and impressive volunteer work.

When he’s not … Read More