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Where is George Budde Buried?

July 2, 2012 |

Mysteries and myths continue to enshroud the life and death of George Budde.

The baffling circumstances of his death, certainly. And other quandaries: Where does Budde’s body now rest, for instance? Is he sleeping eternally in a family plot at … Read More

On The Road

July 2, 2012 |

One of William Verbryke, S.J.’s, favorite stories of pilgrimage when he was in charge of novices in the Detroit Province involved two young Jesuits who decided to hitchhike together from San Antonio, Texas. Westward ho!

They began at a truck … Read More

Holi Days

July 1, 2012 |

Each year Hindus celebrate the seasonal turning from winter to spring with the festival of Holi, a jubilant combination of horseplay and body painting. Xavier’s Center for Interfaith Community Engagement brought the fun-filled, boisterous festival to campus in April. With … Read More

Catching Up with Frank Abagnale

April 1, 2012 |

You’ve got to credit Frank W. Abagnale Jr. with audacity, if not modesty.

How many famous white-collar criminals, after all, are so emboldened that they’d happily show up before an audience at a Jesuit Catholic university—a righteous crowd which includes … Read More

Behind the Book

April 1, 2012 |

I thought I was living a healthy lifestyle. I ate healthfully, exercised regularly, took vitamins and supplements, and had regular checkups.

On July 18, 2008, my husband, Joe, and I drove to Zanesville, Ohio, for my nephew’s wedding. I had … Read More

Xavier Initiates Food Waste Diversion Plan

April 1, 2012 |

Xavier and Chartwells, the University’s food service provider, plan to implement a new program to divert all of the food waste generated in the new Hoff Dining Commons out of the landfill. Xavier will utilize the services of Future Organics … Read More

The Wit and Wisdom of Frank Abagnale

April 1, 2012 |

On April 10, Frank Abagnale gave the annual “Heros of Professional Ethics” lecture at the Cintas Center. Known as the inspiration for the movie “Catch Me If You Can,” Abagnale offered this advice:

“I thought it would be great to … Read More

Studying Abroad Opens Students Eyes

April 1, 2012 |

In June, I studied abroad in Italy about the life of St. Francis of Assisi in an exhilarating course offered by Xavier University.

The pilgrimage began when our class converged in the Fiumicino Airport, just outside of Rome. We then … Read More

Soren Baker’s Top Five Lyrics (in chronological order)

January 1, 2012 |

1. Eric B. & Rakim’s “I Know You Got Soul” (1987)

Rakim: “I start to think and then I sink/Into the paper like I was ink/When I’m writing, I’m trapped in between the line/I escape when I finish the rhyme.”

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In Memoriam: Robert Beckman, S.J.

January 1, 2012 |

Alumnus and former Xavier University rector Robert “Bob” Beckman, S.J., died Dec. 7 in Clarkston, Mich., at the age of 88. A native of Cincinnati, he earned a Bachelor of Literature at Xavier in 1946 and was one of a … Read More