Spring 2008

Searching the Heavens

April 2, 2008 |

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In the Pinaleno Mountains near Safford, Ariz., three hours northeast of Tucson, is a piece of earth and sky that has become a window to the world—and the heavens above. … Read More

The Next Frontier

April 2, 2008 |

The University built it, and they came. Without announcement or invitation. A steady stream of them, says librarian Betty Porter.

As soon as the carpet and furniture arrived in the prototype of the planned Learning Commons, students packed the place.

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Night Movers

April 2, 2008 |

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If New York is the city that never sleeps, Xavier has taken a bite out of the Big Apple. In an era of never-ending options, the campus has become a 24/7 … Read More

Profile: Tara Coyt

April 1, 2008 |

TARA COYT Bachelor of Science in Natural Science, 1987 President, Coyt Communications Atlanta

Pretty Legs | When she was 5 years old, Coyt saw a line of white women dancing across the TV. She asked her mother, “Why don’t black women … Read More

Profile: Kathy Mueller

April 1, 2008 |

KATHY MUELLER Master of Business Administration, 1981 Volunteer Outreach Coordinator, Radiology Mammography International Fort Mitchell, Ky.

The Dream Job | When Mueller graduated with a nursing degree from Ohio State University, she worked for a short time in public health before … Read More

Profile: John Cox

April 1, 2008 |

JOHN COX Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 1968 CEO, Halfacre Construction Sarasota, Fla.

Starting Out | After graduation, Cox landed a job as a financial analyst trainee. “My first job was with NCR, and I got it out of the … Read More

Profile: Brian Vaughan

April 1, 2008 |

BRIAN VAUGHAN, M.D. Bachelor of Science, 1997 Anesthesiologist, Anesthesia Associates of Cincinnati Cincinnati

Providing Care | In addition to his medical practice, Vaughan is founder and head of the Foundation for International Medicine, a non-profit organization aimed at improving the health … Read More

Major Benefactors

April 1, 2008 |

Phil Gasiewicz is the man—and money—behind a growing number of curtains at the University. The 1968 graduate has, in the last four years:

•   Provided $650,000 toward the creation of the Surkamp Family Welcome Center in the Alumni Center. … Read More

Big Numbers

April 1, 2008 |

In recent years, student phonathons have set one fundraising record after another. And this year is shaping up as more of the same. In fact, this year’s effort is on pace to demolish previous records. As of year’s end—with four … Read More

Kohlhepp Honored

April 1, 2008 |

Robert Kohlhepp’s leadership, generosity and commitment to Musketeer athletics have long been a part of Xavier lore. So in November, the University showed its gratitude, partnering with the Cintas Corp. and the Farmer Family Foundation to honor the 1971 MBA … Read More