Spring 2004

The Main Event: The Wooden Tradition

April 1, 2004 |

More than 600 alumni jumped at the chance to trade in long lines at the shopping malls for prime seats at the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis during the Wooden Tradition, an exclusive four-team men’s basketball tournament the weekend after Thanksgiving. … Read More

The Longest Year

April 1, 2004 |

A white banner with three blue stars hangs in the front window of Mary Staun’s Cincinnati home. One star for each of her three children. The 1972 Edgecliff graduate, who earned a master’s in education in 2002, endured about 12 … Read More

Take Two

April 1, 2004 |

Apparently, Xavier students can’t get too much of a good thing. The new philanthropy program, which allows professors and their students to give away $4,000 to non-profit agencies, is growing. Last spring, students from four classes gave away $16,000 in … Read More

Signs of Success

April 1, 2004 |

It’s the top of the ninth inning, the game is tied and all eyes are on home plate. Well, almost all eyes. In the dugout, sandwiched between major leaguers, sits Anthony Ales, a 1999 sport management graduate. His eyes are … Read More

Shelved

April 1, 2004 |

A few days before Christmas, a box arrived at the University’s McDonald Library. It came on a wing and prayer, with no return address. Its contents: a book and a confession.

“Nearly twenty years ago, I stole this book from … Read More

Reaching the Summit

April 1, 2004 |

University facilities manager Bob Sheeran got the call while out to dinner on a Friday night. “They’re coming,” he was told. He knew exactly what those words meant. By early Saturday morning, Jan. 24, Sheeran had a crew inside the … Read More

Pearling for Preemies

April 1, 2004 |

About 80 premature babies are born each month at the hospital in Gallipolis, Ohio, and many more at another hospital in neighboring Charleston, W.Va. The babies are a long way from Xavier but very close to the hearts of about … Read More

Parental Interest: Trading Spaces

April 1, 2004 |

When their children enroll at Xavier, some parents don’t even know the parents’ executive council exists. But parents on the executive council, which helps oversee the 20-member parents’ advisory council, are not only making a commitment to their students’ education, … Read More

Oh! Kosovo

April 1, 2004 |

It was the challenge of a lifetime. Professor of management and entrepreneurship Art Shriberg, an authority on diversity, is helping officials in Kosovo build diversity and gender equity into the former Communist country. No small task in a land torn … Read More

New Explorers

April 1, 2004 |

Since graduating in 1994 with a biology degree, Dave Shurna has leapt around the world—Panama, India, Guatemala, Mexico, Nepal, Africa. But Peru, home of the Amazon and the vanishing rain forest, truly stole his heart. Inspired by a new-found love … Read More

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