Fall 2011

Profile: Claire Slemmer

October 1, 2011 |

Claire Slemmer

Master of Education in elementary education, 1974

Actress, voiceover artist, Zen instructor

New York

Early On | After graduating from Denison University with an economics degree in 1970, Claire Slemmer took to the stage as a singer-guitarist at … Read More

Here’s Your Sign

October 1, 2011 |

The times they are a-changin’. How can you tell? Here’s your sign: For most of the 105 years it’s been in existence, the Cincinnati-based publisher ST Media Group International was simply a publisher of a trade magazine about the sign industry. … Read More

Profile: Joe Stollenwerk

October 1, 2011 |

Joe Stollenwerk

Master of Education, 2002; Master of Arts in English, 2004

PhD candidate, Indiana University

Bloomington, Ind.

Life Is a Cabaret | Joe Stollenwerk has a one- or two-person cabaret show he creatively calls The Next Whiskey Bar. The … Read More

For the Record

October 1, 2011 |

Steve Smith has spent time in a lot of bars in Los Angeles. He’s hit the honky tonks in Nashville and dove into the dives of New York—all in the name of work, of course. It’s a rough job, he … Read More

Profile: Kenny Malone

October 1, 2011 |

Kenny Malone

Bachelor of Science in mathematics and economics, 2007

Reporter, WLRN public radio and Miami Herald



The Heart of the Story | How do you go from a mathematics degree to a career as an investigative journalist? … Read More

For 12 from 85 It’s Been a Cool 25

October 1, 2011 |

If it’s true that you’re known by the company you keep, then at least one group of alumni can be forgiven if they seem stuck in a time warp.

Connected by the friendships they made a long time ago, … Read More

Profile: Pepper Sweeny

October 1, 2011 |

Pepper Sweeney

Bachelor of Arts in communications and theater, 1988

Television actor

Los Angeles | Cincinnati

A Familiar Face | You could label Pepper Sweeney “the man who came to TV dinner.” During the past two decades, the affable actor … Read More

Fishing Lesson

October 1, 2011 |

The way history professor Todd Larson sees it, you can learn a lot about America from a fishing rod. And to prove his point, he reaches into his bag and pulls out a rod from the 1840s called the Porter … Read More

Sport Smart

October 1, 2011 |

The Xavier swim teams are cool in the pool and hot in the classroom. Both the men’s and women’s teams were named to the Scholar All America Team by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America, the men earning a … Read More

On His Game

October 1, 2011 |

Tennis standout Doug Matthews has taken his tennis skills from the courts to the coaches’ corner, being hired as an assistant coach this year after graduating in 2009 with back-to-back honors as the Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Year. … Read More