Fall 2009

Whole New Game

October 1, 2009 |

In his first year as Xavier’s head baseball coach, Scott Googins’ recruiting pitch went something like this:  “Come to Xavier and you have a chance to play right away.”

Four years later, it’s changed to: “Come to Xavier and be … Read More

Telly Time

October 1, 2009 |

Mike Nelson is psyched. The chair of the Department of Psychology won a Telly Award for his child-focused video series featuring the character Captain Judgment. The interactive series of multimedia video vignettes is designed to be used in counseling sessions … Read More

OT Abroad

October 1, 2009 |

One day during a whirlwind week in Guatemala, 11 occupational therapy students trekked to the local dump in Antigua to witness a cultural phenomenon of poverty. As the dump trucks drove in, adults and children swarmed around, pawing through the … Read More

Life Long Fan

October 1, 2009 |

Joe McDevitt began following Xavier basketball back before the war. Umm, the big war. World War II. As a kid living in Evanston, McDevitt and a group of friends would walk to Schmidt Fieldhouse and get into the game for … Read More

Growing Family

October 1, 2009 |

Stan the Man is no longer a bachelor. The high-tech patriarch of the School of Nursing—originally called Stan for “standard man” and affectionately renamed Al—has been joined by a whole family of life-sized, computer-driven mannequins that help train nursing students. … Read More

Garden Gift

October 1, 2009 |

In a neighborhood near Xavier, a group of elementary school children at Pleasant Ridge Montessori began summer school in June by getting really dirty—planting marigolds, cucumbers and squash in rich black soil. And the result was the fulfillment of a … Read More

Case in Point

October 1, 2009 |

Tom Hayes holds up five Wiffle balls, each representing some aspect of a college that is marketed to prospective students. He tosses the five balls to an audience member. “Catch.” The balls bounce to the floor. He takes out another … Read More

Wild Weekend

October 1, 2009 |

It’s 7:50 a.m. on a brisk fall Saturday and campus, believe it or not, is abuzz with activity. Students are scurrying around, eyes half open, coffee in hand, making their way to class.

While the nearby dorms are starkly quiet … Read More

The Sound of Music

October 1, 2009 |

 Philip Enzweiler grew up listening to his mother’s advice: Give yourself career options, learn to do more than one thing well. The 1976 graduate took the message to heart. A German major during his Xavier days, Enzweiler has been a … Read More

Take Two

October 1, 2009 |

We last pictured James Buchanan with quite an armful of prayers. Over the summer, the director for the Edward B. Brueggeman Center for Dialogue, along with Rabbi Abie Ingber and former Department of Theology chair Bill Madges, traveled to Israel … Read More