spring 2013

D’Artagnan, myself

April 5, 2013 |

Wednesday, March 20, was a big day. Everything changed and nothing will ever be the same. For the University, and for me.

The big news is Xavier announced its joining the Big East Conference. Great. Let’s go … Read More

Family Ties

April 1, 2013 |

Andy Fleming leans back in his chair inside his Schmidt Fieldhouse office, finally able to catch his breath.

It’s been less than a week since the end of the 2011 spring exhibition season, and the end of his first full … Read More

Alumni Profile: Maj. Mark Smydra

April 1, 2013 |

Maj. Mark Smydra Bachelor of Arts in organizational communications, 1995 Master of Education in agency and community counseling, 1996 Strategy and Plans Officer, Department of Defense Washington, D.C.

Walk On | Smydra walked onto Xavier’s campus in 1991 and, after a … Read More

Alumni Profile: Col. Paul Fellinger Jr.

April 1, 2013 |

Col. Paul Fellinger Jr. Bachelor of Arts in international affairs, 1990 Garrison Commander for the U.S. Army Garrison at Presidio Monterey, Calif.

Army Brat | Paul Fellinger Jr., has been moving since before he had motor skills. His father, Paul Fellinger … Read More

Alumni Profile: Lt. Col. Paul Fellinger Sr.

April 1, 2013 |

Lt. Col. Paul Fellinger Sr. Bachelor of Arts in history, 1967 Retired Cincinnati

Blue Bloods | Four generations of Fellinger freshmen have now passed through Xavier’s doors—Raymond Fellinger, an English student who went on to become Xavier’s registrar; Paul Sr., a … Read More


April 1, 2013 |

Somewhere among the core curriculum classes, midterm papers, lab reports and final essays, Xavier alums learned how to write. And at least some take that knowledge and apply it to the world of books. The following are some of the … Read More

Alumni Profile: Lt. Gen. Charles G. “Chick” Cleveland

April 1, 2013 |

Lt. Gen. Charles G. “Chick” Cleveland Master of Arts in history, 1966 Retired Montgomery, Ala.

An Ace 50 Years in the Making | Before Top Gun, there was Lt. Gen. Charles G. “Chick” Cleveland. And unlike today’s era of unmanned predator … Read More

The Gift of Caring

April 1, 2013 |

With the shortage of nurses in America, there seems to be a growing number of places that offer nursing education. Sure, those kinds of places can train people how to take blood pressure and draw blood, but there’s more to being … Read More

On call: Serving the Red Cross

April 1, 2013 |

Five days after Hurricane Sandy slammed ashore along the New Jersey and New York coastlines, Fred Sansone got a phone call from the American Red Cross. Sansone, who is director of gift and estate planning, is a … Read More

To Do or Not to Do?

April 1, 2013 |

The image of an exploding Ford Pinto was cemented into the fertile brain of Jamie Schade by an ethics professor whose name has escaped Schade’s memory. But the image and the corresponding message about the irreversible consequences of a corporate decision … Read More