Spring 2003

Musketeer Memories

April 1, 2003 |

Robert Rice Jr., the Musketeer mascot in 1969, traded in his swashbuckler’s costume for a soldier’s uniform—and paid the ultimate price. He was felled by a mortar round in a sweaty jungle in Vietnam only 14 months post graduation, but … Read More

Future Links

April 1, 2003 |

Joseph F. Link Jr. studied, taught and lived at Xavier for most of his adult life. And now, upon his death in January at age 89, Link’s dedication to the University and its students will carry on with the creation … Read More

Father Figure

April 1, 2003 |

Ever since his early days at the University, Albert Bischoff, S.J., has been lending a friendly ear and dispensing advice to students. He never really knew what kind of impact he had on them though, until a group of graduates … Read More

Youthful Philanthropy

April 1, 2003 |

On a cold night in November, squirreled away in a cabin in a wooded area of Indiana, a unique group of 11 University and high school students brainstormed into the wee hours about who should get, what for them, was … Read More

Price of Fame

April 1, 2003 |

The department of athletics gave away David West bobblehead dolls to the first 3,000 people through the gate for the Creighton game on Dec. 31. Fans were so eager to get their hands on the ceramic creations, they began lining … Read More

Masked Man

April 1, 2003 |

Brian Kathmann isn’t always himself. He has two alter egos. They tend to get more attention than he does and force him to live in relative obscurity, but the sophomore marketing major doesn’t really mind. Especially not since January when … Read More

From the Roots

April 1, 2003 |

Joe McDevitt, Jim O’Donnell, John Burns and Joe Grever are a rare breed. The four have been going to Xavier basketball games since Franklin Roosevelt was president and “Gone With the Wind” was the big new movie. Sixty-five years.

The … Read More

The Game of Life

April 1, 2003 |

Sherwin Anderson was at the University only a week when he got the news. Back home, in the rock-hard, trash-filled projects of Brooklyn, N.Y., his best friend was in jail. Murder. Pulled out a gun and shot a man.

Anderson … Read More

Working for Keeps

April 1, 2003 |

The registration deadline for spring semester was a week away and Adrian Schiess was on a mission. More than 30 freshmen hadn’t registered to return, and his job was to find them and keep them here.

Through phone calls, face-to-face … Read More

Tech Talk

April 1, 2003 |

The University is getting rewired. In January, the University began installing a multimillion dollar high-tech administrative data system that will integrate all of the University records—alumni, student, financial and human resources—thereby allowing information to be more easily shared and accessible. … Read More