Spring 2011

Charting Course

April 2, 2011 |

To help increase awareness among instructors, the University launched a faculty focus group to study the issue of online teaching. Professor of English Stephen Yandell, who has never taught or taken an online class, is co-leading the group with management professor … Read More

Touch Points

April 2, 2011 |

When it comes to teaching with technology, Stephen Yandell is torn. On one hand, the professor of medieval English literature embraces the traditional classroom with its face-to-face instruction and eschews recent advances in web-based curriculum. On the other, he’s intrigued … Read More

Other Worlds

April 2, 2011 |

A Star is Born

Forgive anyone who suggests that Marco Fatuzzo sometimes keeps his head in the clouds. The affable physics professor might well agree. After all, his area of expertise is theoretical astrophysics. “In a broad sense,” he says, … Read More

The World is a Big Classroom

April 1, 2011 |

It was the height of the winter season in Lima, Peru, a good time to travel around the country and see its sights—the coastal region, the mountains, the Amazon jungle. But Ann Fiegen couldn’t get out. The senior was serving … Read More

Pick a Pair of Partners

April 1, 2011 |

Last fall, the School of Education began teaming with nearby Pleasant Ridge Montessori Elementary School to develop a professional practices program for Xavier students. The school will showcase Montessori teaching practices and provide professional development for teaching specialties.

Also, the … Read More

MBA and P&G

April 1, 2011 |

With funding from the Procter & Gamble Fund’s Higher Education Program, Xavier is creating a new course for MBA students that teaches them that green isn’t just the color of money. The course, “Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability,” deals with:

A Lasting Impact

April 1, 2011 |

The Academic Service Learning Semester trips often leave a huge imprint on both the students who go on the trips and the impoverished areas where they stay. It’s a classic win-win. Sometimes, though, the wins go even further and the … Read More

Rafting for God

April 1, 2011 |

When Leon Chartrand was in college at Miami University, he liked to spend his non-studying time running around the streets of campus and would even enter marathons as a means of satisfying his competitive soul. At least until he entered … Read More

Wheels of Fortune

April 1, 2011 |

When he finally dipped his tires in the Atlantic Ocean on Dec. 27, he had checked off what he calls a “BHAG,” a big, hairy, audacious goal. (Shortly thereafter, he checked off a tray of lasagna and two meatloaves—singlehandedly.)

“I … Read More

Profile: Myron Kilgore

April 1, 2011 |

MYRON KILGORE Bachelor of Arts in English 1958; Master of Education in counseling, 1969 Retired principal and hearing officer, Cincinnati Public Schools Cincinnati

Running Game | Kilgore was one of the first African-American students to enter Xavier. He arrived in … Read More