Spring 2005

Standing Tall

April 2, 2005 |

Bedeviled again. First the Duke University basketball team kept Xavier from reaching the Final Four in last year’s NCAA Tournament, winning 66-63. Then, in November, it kept Xavier from reaching another pinnacle: having the nation’s best student- athlete graduation rate. … Read More

Reaching for Something More

April 2, 2005 |

“I’m adopted,” says Katie Meyer. 

Sitting cross-legged in a wooden spindle chair, Meyer begins a personal revelation that most 20-something college students could never fathom. With a blanket draped across the seat, her bare feet emerging from a pair of … Read More

The End of the Innocence

April 2, 2005 |

As Xavier University approaches the 175th anniversary of its founding in 2006, Xavier magazine is examining key moments in the University’s history. This is part of a series of stories about the people, places and events that have made Xavier what it … Read More

The Future of Learning

April 2, 2005 |

Kandi Stinson is anything but a fortuneteller. Her roomy Schmidt Hall office reflects her position as the University’s interim associate academic vice president-a sizable desk, a neat row of filing cabinets and a large window overlooking a small courtyard. There … Read More

Profile: John McCuen

April 1, 2005 |

John McCuen Bachelor of Science in psychology, 1993 | Catholic Relief Services’ country representative for the South Balkans, Skopje, Macedonia

Bubble Buster | McCuen joined the Peace Corps after graduation because “something about being at Xavier had me leaning toward … Read More

Profile: Michael F. Ford

April 1, 2005 |

Michael F. Ford Bachelor of Arts, political science, 1970 | President of Bay Communications, a communications and strategic consulting company, Glyndon, Md.

Sowing Seeds | Ford’s interest in politics was spawned during his years at Xavier in the late 1960s … Read More

Profile: Melissa Beasley

April 1, 2005 |

Melissa Beasley Bachelor of Arts, communication arts, 1996 | Elite athlete relations manager, U.S.A. Track & Field, Indianapolis

Out of the Blocks | Beasley wanted to be a sports reporter and spent a summer in Atlanta interning for a Fox … Read More

Profile: Bill Daily

April 1, 2005 |

Bill Daily Bachelor of Science in business administration, 1957; Master of Education, 1961 | Professor of communication arts

Finding Meaning | A full-time faculty member for 36 years, Daily’s helped shape the University. But what shaped him the most was … Read More

The Love of Music

April 1, 2005 |

The University nearly doubled its collection of music CDs this year thanks to a gift from 1951 graduate Robert Seifert. Most of the 350 CDs were of the classical, jazz and blues genres. Seifert dedicated his donation to the memory … Read More

Father Finn’s Fiddle

April 1, 2005 |

History remembers Francis J. Finn, S.J., as an author, University trustee and the man who coined the nickname “Musketeers.” Today, he’s also recognized for his namesake, the Father Finn Society, which recognizes those who arrange planned gifts to the University.Read More