Summer 2011

From Paper to Politics

July 1, 2011 |

Tom Niehaus, it seems, has lived two lives. The 60-year-old New Richmond, Ohio, resident lived first the life of a lowly newspaperman. Then, in January, he was sworn in to the lofty position of president of the Ohio State Senate. … Read More

New in Theology

July 1, 2011 |

The Department of Theology is expanding its offerings by two this year, with a new course on The Religious Thought of Martin Luther King Jr. and a course on African Religions.

In the King course, the life and legacy of … Read More

Food for Thought

July 1, 2011 |

John J. Young labels himself a “meta-physical schizophrenic.” He laughs even as the phrase trickles out of his mouth, but nonetheless, you sense a grain of truth here.

The ebullient Young, a 1967 graduate, is touching on his lifetime philosophy, … Read More

Food Dude

July 1, 2011 |

When Brandon Graspointner was getting ready to graduate in 2006, two things kept running through his mind: spicy nachos and steaming burritos. Well, what college student doesn’t think about food? But Graspointner’s interest was more professional than prurient.

The … Read More

Extra Credit: Bill Verbryke, S.J.

July 1, 2011 |

Bill Verbryke, S.J., is a new face on campus but a familiar one in Cincinnati’s Jesuit circles. The 58-year-old is a Cincinnati native and former president of St. Xavier High School. He joined Xavier in the fall after an eight-year … Read More

Profile: Josh Spring

July 1, 2011 |

JOSH SPRING Bachelor of Social Work, 2007 Executive Director, Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless Cincinnati

The Making of a Social Worker | The son of a pastor, Josh Spring spent the first part of his life in the rural … Read More

Engineering a Career

July 1, 2011 |

Linda Bridwell’s career as a civil engineer took root as a child—in the backyard sandbox and on family vacations. “As a little girl I spent a lot of time in the sandbox building roads,” she says. “My dad was an … Read More

Driving Ads

July 1, 2011 |

Every weekday, Michael Ries strolls into his suburban office park, pulls up a desk chair and, well, calls it a wrap. Ries isn’t snoozing on the job. It’s just that wraps are his business—as in vehicle wraps. As vice president … Read More

Cooks and Crooks

July 1, 2011 |

Michael McDaniel got his bachelor’s in philosophy and history at Xavier in 1965, but he earned his gastronomy degree off campus—in the basement kitchen of a house he shared with 14 international roommates.

“My mom was a stay-at-home mom,” he … Read More

Commencement 2011

July 1, 2011 |

Charles Geschke, co-founder of Adobe Systems and Xavier alumnus, offered some words of wisdom to the Class of 2011 as this year’s undergraduate commencement speaker. Geschke’s talk and a summary of the commencement ceremonies can be found in this video. … Read More