Summer 2007

Music with a Message

July 1, 2007 |

Bill Tonnis listened to his heart and heard music. It was 1997, and Tonnis was enjoying a solid career as a news reporter for Cincinnati’s WLW radio. But despite his apparent success, the 1982 graduate was struggling with a lack … Read More

Movin’ on Up

July 1, 2007 |

Patrick Gavin’s first job out of college was working for his dad in a brick and stone business in Iowa City, Iowa. That’s not exactly how Bill Gates made his first million, but it turns out the bricks and stones … Read More

Just Ducky

July 1, 2007 |

What looks like a duck, talks like a duck and is worth a lot of money? Yes, Donald Duck. True. He’s made millions for Disney. But after that, the answer has to be “celebriduck,” a large, sunglass-wearing rubber ducky that … Read More

Independence Day

July 1, 2007 |

When Jan Danner crossed the stage to receive her diploma in community counseling at this year’s graduate commencement, a four-legged friend stood by her side—Andrew. Danner lost her sight when she was 25 and relies on Andrew, her seeing-eye dog, … Read More

How Aid affects AIDS

July 1, 2007 |

Two Xavier professors tripped to Africa last fall for a short visit to study a large topic: the impact of globalization on Africa.

Armed with a faculty fellowship sponsored by the Xavier Jesuit community, associate professor of theology Marie Giblin … Read More

Hope for Haitians

July 1, 2007 |

Tom Lorden was looking for a way to share his good fortune. But the 1964 graduate, a successful business owner, hadn’t found what he was looking for. Then, in 1999, he learned about Food for the Poor, one of the … Read More

Golden Grainers

July 1, 2007 |

In 1962, a small group of suit-clad students stood shamefaced before Fr. Ratterman, the dean of men, waiting for him to pass sentence. The boys, founders of an unsanctioned club called the Golden Grainers, often hosted parties—some attracting upward of … Read More

Call for Photos

July 1, 2007 |

Would you like to see your college days in print? Xavier magazine is soliciting YOUR photos for inclusion in the column, The Way It Was.

You can e-mail your photos to or mail them to:

Editor Xavier Magazine 3800 Victory Parkway … Read More

Bringing Characters to Life

July 1, 2007 |

One of Dave Miller’s earliest computer memories is playing a Star Trek game with his brothers in the department of physics offices at Xavier.

The boys’ dad was former physics department chair Ray Miller, and during the summer he would … Read More

Body Building

July 1, 2007 |

Jim Aranda wanted to improve his golf swing, so he began lifting weights. He lifted and lifted and lifted some more, and before he knew it he lifted his way to a second-place finish in his class at the 2006 … Read More