Winter 2005

Building Boom

January 2, 2005 |

As Xavier University approaches the 175th anniversary of its founding in 2006, Xaviermagazine is examining key moments in the University’s history. This is part of a series of stories about the people, places and events that have made Xavier what it … Read More


January 2, 2005 |

On the morning of Oct. 27, a brief rain showered St. Peter’s Square in Rome, but no amount of precipitation could dampen the moment for William Madges, chair of the University’s department of theology; James Buchanan, director for the Edward … Read More

Where Are They Now?

January 2, 2005 |

Xavier basketball is more popular now than ever, but the program has always attracted a litany of talented and touted players. Some have gone on to the professional ranks; others have simply gone on. As this year’s season gets underway, … Read More

A Place in History

January 1, 2005 |

Dean Regas lives in a time warp. He’s in touch with the past and can see into the future. The universe, he says, looked the same to the ancients who first mapped the stars as it will to our descendants … Read More

Profile: Matthew Eisen

January 1, 2005 |

Matthew Eisen Bachelor of Arts in international relations, 1995 | Social worker, youth counselor, community organizer and fund-raiser for the Nueva Generación XXI, San Salvador, El Salvador.

Changing Lives | Since 1997, Eisen has worked in one of the poorest sections … Read More

Profile: Megan Van Pelt

January 1, 2005 |

Megan Van Pelt Bachelor of Science in management, 1994 | Director of human resources, Lendlease Corp., Chicago; Children’s Heart Foundation President’s Council member

Trump Card |Van Pelt oversees personnel issues for an Australian company that manages large-scale construction projects including … Read More

Profile: Mary Jean Ryan, F.S.M.

January 1, 2005 |

Mary Jean Ryan, F.S.M. Master of Health Administration, 1974 | President and CEO of SSM Health Care, St. Louis

Power Player | Ryan has headed SSM Health Care for 18 years. In August, she was named the seventh most powerful person … Read More

A World of Potential

January 1, 2005 |

As parents, you want to provide the best education possible for your child. Your children have a world of potential, and Xavier University is devoted to helping them succeed. Whether students are called to a career in business, education, the … Read More

The Indianapolis 100,000

January 1, 2005 |

The Indianapolis chapter is taking a little of the burden off the office of admission. The chapter established a scholarship fund to act as a recruiting tool to help the University attract future students and, in turn, future alumni from … Read More

On Track

January 1, 2005 |

The University added two new sports—men’s and women’s track—to its slate of athletic programs, bringing the total number of varsity teams to 17. It was the first time the University added a sport since women’s golf in 1992.

The addition … Read More