Winter 2006

Having a Ball

January 1, 2006 |

Robert “Mitch” Mitchussen and Michael Gilkey may not be heirs apparent to Fred Astaire. But the two graduates have found a niche on the dance floor—as competitive ballroom dancers. And they’re not alone: Their wives also compete, although, given the … Read More

Gone Again

January 1, 2006 |

It was on its way out, but made a surprise comeback thanks to the protests of students and alumni. However, The Musketeer is back on the block and this time its future looks grim. The yearbook was cancelled in 2004 … Read More

Faculty Spotlight

January 1, 2006 |

Only a few people may recognize Ida Schick from her time in the classroom. Right now, it’s limited to a handful of classes, including Ethical Issues in Health Care. But she’s been a part of so much at the University … Read More

Extra Credit: Roger Fortin

January 1, 2006 |

Roger Fortin began teaching at Xavier in 1966 and is an authority on U.S. history and the American Revolution. His newest book, To See Great Wonders: A History of Xavier University 1831-2006, was written in time for the University’s 175th anniversary. … Read More

Etiquette Rules

January 1, 2006 |

Dismayed by moments such as when a first-grade girl put her hands on her hips and gave her teacher a piece of her mind, Sheila Ray began a personal mission: to teach etiquette and manners to a generation that seems … Read More

Conscious Effort

January 1, 2006 |

Gillian Ahlgren believes there’s never been greater need for spiritual renewal. So in August, the professor of theology launched the Kairos Renewal Project, an organization dedicated to individual and community renewal through applied principles of Christian spirituality and justice, with … Read More

Chocolate Indulgence

January 1, 2006 |

Chocolate Cake with Bavarian Cream, Toffee and Caramel Layers by Maria K. Fisher

Chocolate Cake 2 1/4 cups flour, sifted 2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 8 tablespoons butter, softened 2 1/4 cups brown sugar, packed 3 eggs 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla … Read More

Biting into the Sports Market

January 1, 2006 |

Next to the sport watches and sweat bands in your average running shop is a tiny new product packing an energy punch that’s already making the gotta-have lists of runners and cyclists alike. Unlike the dense chewy portable power bar, … Read More

Banking on the Future

January 1, 2006 |

Adekunle Okunoye, the son of school teachers in his hometown of Ibadan, Nigeria, never planned on practicing the “family profession.” But education was in his blood, and since earning his doctoral degree, he’s teaching at Xavier as an assistant professor … Read More

Art Ambassador

January 1, 2006 |

Mary Koehler finally acquiesced to the pleas of the small French group gathered. Standing on the stage of the still-under-construction music conservatory in Nice, France, the group pleaded for her to sing, despite the environmental and acoustic challenges—a missing ceiling, … Read More

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