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

The Food of Life

January 1, 2011 |

Ryan Lavalley was scared. Just a freshman, he was sitting in a car with some fellow students headed toward downtown. Their goal: take the sandwiches they made that afternoon to people living in a homeless area known as the Queensgate … Read More

Changing the Game

October 1, 2010 |

Amy Gore admits she’s not crazy about running. But there she was in Disney World last January, running a marathon with a group of about 20 Xavier students. The reason? Distance4Dreams, which raises money through running for seriously ill children. … Read More

Lessons Learned

October 1, 2010 |

Jayma George was nervous. It was her first week of college, and as she stared at her schedule of classes, there, in big, bold letters, was the one word that sent fear scurrying through her body: Biology. Even though she … Read More

The Price of Success

July 1, 2010 |

Business majors will enjoy new desks, high-tech classrooms, spacious gathering areas and glass-enwrapped towers in their new building, but they’ll be paying a little extra for the privilege. Starting this fall, Xavier is charging business students an additional $500 per … Read More

Saudi Scholars

July 1, 2010 |

In April 2005, President George W. Bush invited Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah Bin Aziz Al Saud to his Crawford, Texas, ranch where, among other things, they chewed on the idea of beefing up the number of Saudi students studying in … Read More

Hair to Help

July 1, 2010 |

They came, they shaved, they left bald. In January, 38 men and two women sat in the Gallagher Student Center atrium and shaved their heads in solidarity with child cancer patients to both raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation … Read More

Bowling for Ethics

July 1, 2010 |

Students always spend their weekends debating difficult choices. Which party should I go to? Should I get up now or sleep a few more hours? Should I do laundry or are these clothes clean enough? A few students, though, spent … Read More

One Sweet Ride

July 1, 2010 |

As a student in Xavier’s entrepreneurial studies program, Tim Glockner vividly saw the relationship between academia and the real world: Glockner’s father, Andy, would send him the financial statements from the family business, and Glockner and his roommates would pore … Read More

Inside the Game: Enrollment

July 1, 2010 |

Shannon Pratt’s career goal is fairly straightforward: the Xavier freshman would like to be general manager of a Major League Baseball team someday. Ambitious, yes. Easy, no. But this semester, she’s completing an internship that may inch her closer to … Read More