Summer 2005

Taking a Risk

July 1, 2005 |

Michelle Clayton sits quietly on the carpet, legs crossed, hands folded in her lap. She’s 26 years old and, momentarily, in charge of a group of 6- to 9-year-olds sitting before her. They’re excited. Their morning work is finished, and … Read More

Xavier Faces

July 1, 2005 |

Helen Huber Music Series Huber, who is in her 30th year at Xavier, is a staff assistant for John Heim, S.J., the director for the Xavier piano, guitar and swing series. Together they coordinate and promote all of the music … Read More

X Days

July 1, 2005 |

Campus was a busy place this spring, with visits from people famous to funny. Musician Ben Folds rocked campus in a concert that raised money for juvenile diabetes; comedian Dane Cook, who was named top new comedian by Rolling Stone … Read More


July 1, 2005 |

When the Lima Symphony Orchestra needed a grand finale for a scheduled performance with the Clark Montessori Steel Drum Band, the conductor knew just whom to call: Kaleel Skeirik. The Lima ensemble was planning to perform Skeirik’s “Caribbean Voyage,” a … Read More

The Mother Zone

July 1, 2005 |

In an English class a few years ago, a student of professor Trudelle Thomas’ talked about balancing motherhood and work. She showed raw photos of her child’s birth and the baby nursing at her breast. Though shocked, the students jumped … Read More

The Best Medicine

July 1, 2005 |

John Baum is a happy guy. And as the owner of Bethany Nursing Home in Canton, Ohio, the 1974 graduate wants to ensure those around him are happy as well. All of which goes a long way toward explaining why … Read More

Taking the Plunge

July 1, 2005 |

Shortly before 10:00 a.m. on Sept. 2, Brian Doherty was driving along the northwest side of Indianapolis when a white flower delivery van ahead of him swerved off the road into a retention pond.

Doherty, a 1994 graduate, immediately pulled … Read More

Take Two

July 1, 2005 |

On Feb. 11, Jim Miller, an adult undergraduate student, made good on his threat to take his international property reclamation and computer skills to Iraq and landed at Baghdad International Airport on a C130 transport plane. Now he lives in … Read More

School of Hope

July 1, 2005 |

The River Niger flows by the village of Agenebode in west Nigeria. It’s quiet here, and Sister Fidelia Nnenna Chukwu likes to stand at the entrance of the Father Piotin School, where she is the principal, and watch the water … Read More

Radio Waves

July 1, 2005 |

The University sold WVXU and the X-Star Radio Network for $15 million in March to the private owners of WGUC. The University turned down a larger offer to assure the station stayed locally owned and programming remained the same.

“The … Read More