Winter 2009

Youthful Perspective

January 1, 2009 |

Bobby Whitman once had to hide his youth when seeking clients for his company. No more, now that he’s reached the ripe old age of 24.

The 2006 graduate co-founded a web site design company while studying at Xavier. He … Read More

The Wedding Planner

January 1, 2009 |

Al Bischoff, S.J., always felt drawn to work with young people. After graduating from Xavier in 1949, he was ordained in 1956, earned a Master of Education at Xavier in 1958 and entered the Jesuit order in 1979. He returned … Read More

The Main Spark

January 1, 2009 |

Each January, the number of visitors to the www.sparkpeople.com web site nearly doubles.

“People make New Year’s resolutions to lose weight and that’s when our numbers increase between 50 and 100 percent,” says Dave Heilmann, a 2003 MBA graduate and the company’s … Read More

The Challenge to Men

January 1, 2009 |

Danny Abramowicz was one of the biggest names ever produced by the Xavier football program and went on to become an All-Pro receiver in the National Football League. So he knows a thing or two about hanging on to what’s … Read More

Manatees Revisited

January 1, 2009 |

Six years after starting his research into the ways of the shy, elusive manatee, professor of biology Chuck Grossman is diving into waves of new discoveries. This year, he and his students are analyzing the animals’ high-frequency squeaks and squawks … Read More

Long Distance Learning

January 1, 2009 |

It takes a lot of schooling to become a physician, so why would a young doctor start studying for a Master of Business Administration degree? For Dr. Kurt Demel, it was a natural. “I am the type that likes going … Read More

Life and Half-Life

January 1, 2009 |

In November 2007, Terry Toepker went to his doctor for a routine physical. Within minutes of diagnosing a heart fibrillation, the doctor packed him off to see a cardiologist, who ordered up two days of stress tests to check for … Read More

King Revival

January 1, 2009 |

Cincinnati’s legendary King Records may get a new lease on life, thanks in part to Xavier’s Department of Art. The University and the art faculty are exploring a partnership with the Evanston Community Council and its Flavor of Art Studio, … Read More

Home of Hope

January 1, 2009 |

Some cancer patients travel great distances for treatment in Cincinnati. Now, thanks to the Musekamp family, they can feel a little closer to home. 

In October, George Musekamp III donated $1 million to the American Cancer Society for the creation … Read More

Family Focus

January 1, 2009 |

Ironically, the 2001 Cincinnati race riots—in which African Americans vented their anger against police—confirmed to police officer Albert Brown that his way of encouraging young blacks and police to get along was working.

Since 1992, Brown had been using entertainment … Read More

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