Winter 2004

Heavenly Eyes

January 1, 2004 |

When Donald Miller wanted a better view inside the human eye, he looked to the heavens for his answer.

There he found adaptive optics, a technology developed by astronomers that improves what they see through their telescopes by correcting for … Read More

Frequent Flyer

January 1, 2004 |

Stephanie Baker was determined to finish her M.B.A.—and she was willing to go to great lengths to do it. Really great lengths.

Baker was working for Delta Airlines in Cincinnati in 1999 when she began taking courses at the University. … Read More

Extra Credit: Ann Marie Tracey

January 1, 2004 |

Ann Marie Tracey joined the faculty of the Williams College of Business this year after spending 14 years as a common pleas court judge, and working as an attorney for the city of Cincinnati and the U.S. Attorney’s office. As … Read More

Elvis Gone Wild

January 1, 2004 |

Tom Heitkemper and a few of his friends like to call themselves the sounds of the season. One December night about 25 years ago, he and fellow alumni Paul Wessendarp, Mike Fritz, Mark Greiner and Dale Stalf grabbed a few … Read More

Commercial Success

January 1, 2004 |

“Ugh, I was safe,” Jayson Gale groans to his opponent, who gloats behind his catcher’s mask. The two are arguing Gale’s slide into home plate during a baseball game. But they’re not on a field of dreams—they’re at a sound … Read More

Come Buy Here

January 1, 2004 |

Kathy Piech wanted to bring it all together—her love of God, her desire to give back to the Church, her marketing experience. So in 2001, the 1998 graduate launched, an online Christian store that offers churches nationwide an alternative to … Read More

Chapter Spotlight: Los Angeles

January 1, 2004 |

Members of the women’s soccer team found out what it’s like to be California girls on a September Saturday. Class of 1968 member Paul Dwyer and his wife, Barbara, opened their Santa Monica home to the players, coaches and area … Read More

A Seasoned Graduate

January 1, 2004 |

Jim Donlin got his first taste of Xavier long ago, but he still craves regular helpings today. He’s an active member of his alumni chapter in Orlando, and he has two daughters currently enrolled at the University—the 15th and 16th … Read More

A Long-Distance Relationship

January 1, 2004 |

Edward Schmidt, S.J., has spent most of his life working at the Universidad del Pacífico in Lima, Peru. But the 1961 graduate still stays in touch with an old college friend—WVXU.

Theirs is a special friendship, going back to the … Read More

A Family Affair

January 1, 2004 |

Lynn Luther graduated in 1997, ready to begin a nursing career. Instead, she found herself nursing her late husband’s ailing business—and discovering a resilience in herself she didn’t know she had.

After her husband, Andrew, died of cancer in 1998, … Read More