Winter 2008

Safety Angels

January 1, 2008 |

The last thing Ginny Frings remembers as she headed home with her twin toddlers tucked safely in their car seats was pumping gas at a Shell station, getting coffee at a drive-through and merging back onto the highway. She was … Read More

Roving Science

January 1, 2008 |

Tony Stentz’s first unmanned vehicle was a 1986 Chevy van that moved a whopping one inch per second. He and his colleagues at Carnegie Mellon University would sit in the back with their computers, shipping instructions to the van as … Read More

Profile: Tito Castillo

January 1, 2008 |

TITO CASTILLO Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Administration, 1968 Retired principal, Fern Creek Traditional High School, Louisville, Ky.

Go West | Castillo arrived in the United States from his native Republic of the Philippines in 1967 to teach at St. Henry … Read More

Roman Inroads

January 1, 2008 |

University President Michael J. Graham, S.J., led a delegation of six University representatives to Rome in October to participate in the inaugural lay conference on Catholic-Jewish relations and, among their many activities, meet Pope Benedict XVI.

Joining Graham were Rabbi … Read More

Play Ball

January 1, 2008 |

Tim Nichting found himself back in the World Series this year. It was the third trip for the former Xavier catcher. Not a bad accomplishment. Most people are thrilled to make it once.

OK, OK, so he wasn’t exactly in … Read More

Half and Half

January 1, 2008 |

The University received another major gift for the To See Great Wonders capital campaign, this one for $1 million from the Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trust.

One half of the grant is to go toward funding the new Williams College of … Read More

The Big Picture

January 1, 2008 |

In the 1994 President’s Report, then-vice president for financial administration Richard Hirté led readers on an imaginary tour of campus in the 21st century—transformed by the XU2000 strategic master plan and the $100 million Century Campaign. On the tour, he … Read More

Man of the Year

January 1, 2008 |

Dominic Pitocco is no stranger to volunteer work. But two years ago, the 1991 M.B.A. graduate became involved with the for the most personal of reasons—his daughter Kellie, then 12, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Disease, a cancer of the lymph … Read More

Strong and Steady

January 1, 2008 |

The men’s basketball program once again found itself ranked among the nation’s elite, with Basketball Times magazine ranking Xavier among the top 10 programs in the United States for the quality of the program both on and off the court. … Read More

Library Access

January 1, 2008 |

If you thought your library privileges were revoked after graduation, think again. As a Xavier alum, you can still access the library’s online databases from home.

So, if you want to read about, say, genetic studies of Easter Island natives … Read More