Summer 2009

Serving a Career

July 1, 2009 |

The job market may be wreaking havoc on graduating seniors’ plans for employment, but it’s having the opposite effect on non-profit organizations. This year, for instance, Xavier’s Career Services Center received 31 applications for positions with Teach for America, compared … Read More

Ike Relief

July 1, 2009 |

Hurricane Ike, the worst of the 2008 season, made landfall at Galveston, Texas, on Saturday, Sept. 13. Eight days later, senior marketing major Jabriel Kelley was hauling a blue bucket around asking everyone to pony up some cash to support … Read More

Hands Across Water

July 1, 2009 |

Shoshonnah McKinney’s two-week vacation in China, where she was a teacher for four years, became an opportunity to do some international recruiting for Xavier. McKinney, Xavier’s international student specialist, went back in April to visit friends, but she tacked on … Read More

Biophysics

July 1, 2009 |

Undergraduate premed students now have a new option to choose from. The Department of Physics is adding a new major, biophysics, which combines the best of biology and chemistry with physics. Biophysics is the application of physics standards to biological … Read More

Business as Art

July 1, 2009 |

Think of business in Cincinnati and suchicons as Ivory soap and Chiquita bananas come to mind. Surprising? Not really. Like virtually every other major city, Cincinnati is well known for its big corporations. But like virtually every other major city, … Read More

Wings of War

July 1, 2009 |

It may be one of the more unique reunions two Xavier grads have pulled off—both great friends, both pilots, one flying the other off to war. The story begins when Daniel Drag, a 1999 graduate, and Mark Keiner, a 1996 … Read More

Voice of Hope

July 1, 2009 |

Marge Thurin’s parents were always involved in service organizations. So Thurin expected that she would be, as well. But Thurin didn’t envision the unexpected challenges she would face along the way.

Thurin graduated from Edgecliff College in 1956 and came … Read More

Travel Corner

July 1, 2009 |

Helen Todd wasn’t expecting much from the campus speaker, just a few tips on cheap student travel she could use for her study abroad trip during her senior year. What she got instead was a Eurail pass, a primer on … Read More

Sounds of Summer

July 1, 2009 |

By the time their son Thomas was born, Rusty and Jennifer Staab were stumped. The couple simply ran out of ideas for a middle name. After all, this was their sixth child. Finally, they came up with an idea: Xavier. … Read More

School’s In

July 1, 2009 |

Barbara Lechleiter McGrath is rushing around town, photographing students from St. Joseph’s Catholic School. The kids are completing service hours in various locations in honor of St. Joseph the Worker Day. And, McGrath, who is the school’s director of admissions … Read More

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