Winter 2003

The Name Game

January 1, 2003 |

Two years ago, when William Grote III made a pledge toward the construction cost of the clock tower lounge in the new Gallagher Student Center, he earned the right to name it. Rather than naming it after himself, as many … Read More

Recalling Ryan

January 1, 2003 |

Ryan’s Pub in the new Gallagher Student Center serves up memories alongside its meals. Stephen G. Ryan of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Charles P. Gallagher, a Toledo native and Denver businessman, were roommates, best friends and graduates of the Class … Read More


January 1, 2003 |

The University received two grants aimed at creating opportunities in math and science.

The National Science Foundation gave a $99,970 grant for retaining and increasing the number of math and science majors.

Also, the Ashland Foundation gave a $70,000 grant … Read More

Annual Fund

January 1, 2003 |

For 50 years, the University has had an annual giving fund, although a lot has changed in those five decades. Compared to the single program of 50 years ago, today’s annual fund is a complex mix of programs.

But, says … Read More

Setting the Pacer

January 1, 2003 |

Like most universities, some of Xavier’s best salespeople are its alumni. Take Brian Grant, for example. The 1994 graduate and National Basketball Association member talks so much about Xavier that Indiana Pacers forward Jermaine O’Neal knew all about the University … Read More

In the Spirit

January 1, 2003 |

Season ticket holders aren’t the only ones with great seats for men’s basketball games as it turns out. At each men’s game—as well as six women’s games—25 kids from area youth groups are given free tickets for seats right at … Read More

Going West

January 1, 2003 |

When Tyrone Hill was a senior, the University’s sports information department tried marketing him to those who vote for All-American players by creating a campaign. “T-time,” they called it. They received 10,000 tea bags from Kroger, tore off the tags … Read More

Women’s Basketball

January 1, 2003 |

For six weeks after he was hired as the new women’s basketball coach in mid-June, Kevin McGuff spent his days living out of a tiny, sterile room in the Quality Inn in nearby Norwood. When the 32-year-old wasn’t staying in … Read More

Music Man

January 1, 2003 |

When Helmut Roehrig announced his retirement, his wife, Evelyn, decided to do something special to commemorate his 20 years at Edgecliff and his 22 years at Xavier teaching in the department of music. Her idea: A scholarship in his name.Read More

Making History

January 1, 2003 |

Academic Vice President Roger Fortin now can add the title historical author to his growing list of credentials. This fall he published his second book, Faith and Action: A History of the Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati, 1821-1996, a 400-page retelling of … Read More