Summer 2008

Basketball Gets Booked

July 1, 2008 |

Former Cincinnati Enquirer sports editor and Xavier beat reporter Michael Perry is writing a book on the rise of Xavier basketball, tracing the team’s ascension into one of the nation’s top programs back roughly 60 years. In Xavier Tales: Great Stories From Musketeer … Read More

School of Rock

July 1, 2008 |

When senior marketing major Dan Reder was invited to join indie rock band Close to Home, the moment was bittersweet. The original bass player, Brad Andress, died from cancer at age 20, so the remaining members asked Reder to step … Read More

Lizard Tales

July 1, 2008 |

The best way to catch a lizard is to corner the critter and then pounce, grabbing it with your bare hands. George Farnsworth’s biology students perfected the technique last fall while tracking lizards for a population and genetics study.

Once … Read More

Joining Forces

July 1, 2008 |

The Department of Nursing is breaking new ground, setting up the nation’s first dual master’s degree program in nursing and criminal justice. The Master of Science in Nursing (forensic concentration) and Master of Science in Criminal Justice is an integrated … Read More

Healthy Ranking

July 1, 2008 |

The graduate program in Health Services Administration (HSA) is ranked No. 1 among the “Top Business Graduate Schools for Physicians,” according to Modern Healthcare magazine. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill tied Xavier at the No. 1 spot. … Read More

Capturing the World

July 1, 2008 |

Jessica McCoy was taking part in an academic service learning semester in India when she took a sunrise boat ride on the Ganges River, which runs through Varanasi, a holy city in the Hindu faith. As the sun rose, the … Read More

A Great Fair

July 1, 2008 |

This year’s spring career fair reported record numbers according to Jennifer Franchak, assistant director for the Career Services Center. Nearly 600 students—up from about 400 last year—and almost 100 employers attended the event.

The reason?

“The Career Services Center reorganized … Read More

The Great Outdoors

July 1, 2008 |

To see photos of their trip click here.

Brent Blair paces off a distance of 10 meters one way, turns the corner and goes 10 meters the other. His students follow behind him, hammering PVC pipes deep into the dirt at … Read More

Tub Time

July 1, 2008 |

When Sara Kranson’s son outgrew his infant tub, she upgraded him to a full-size bathtub, which was so big that he often slipped and hit his head. When the 2002 graduate couldn’t find a suitable alternative, she and her husband … Read More

Spring Breakaway, 1986

July 1, 2008 |

To battle pent-up winter blahs, the University sponsored its inaugural Spring Breakaway, a weeklong event that included tricycle races, tug-of-war contests, a balloon toss, arm wrestling and scavenger hunt. Students collected points for each competition—along with stories told long after … Read More