X Files

The Office

April 1, 2013 |

When associate professor of English Stephen Yandell was in high school, he began collecting Scandinavian shelves for his ever-growing book collection—shelves that have, as it turned out, followed him to college, then grad school and finally to Xavier where they have … Read More

Smile Service

April 1, 2013 |

When Dr. John Wakelin operates on children in Third World countries, he’s more than a plastic surgeon. He’s a teacher, sharing surgical procedures with local nurses and physicians. He’s a volunteer, giving time to those in need. And he’s a role … Read More

Mike and a Bike

April 1, 2013 |

Professor of computer science Michael Goldweber has a head for numbers and a backside born for a bike saddle. Consider this equation: Goldweber has a wanderlust rivaling the most far-flung of Jesuits. Add to that a certification as a professional bike … Read More

Legal Love

April 1, 2013 |

Joe Meissner learned early on that despite his Harvard Law School pedigree, corporate law probably wasn’t in his future. Take, for instance, the job interview he had in the mid-1960s with a high-powered law firm. He told his interviewers about being … Read More

First, Last and Only

April 1, 2013 |

The first official class of women entered Xavier in the fall of 1969. Nurre came a year later. By the fall of 1973, it was decided Xavier finally had enough women students that it didn’t need to choose its queen … Read More

DRehm Job

April 1, 2013 |

Susan Nabors was a stay-at-home mom in a Maryland suburb, happy to be raising her children but also itching to find ways to utilize the knowledge she gained from her Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree and her experience as an architectural … Read More

Behind the Blue Blob

April 1, 2013 |

Birthday | In 1985, spirit squad coordinator Sally Watson designed the Blob when she realized that the Musketeer scared little children. And let’s be real, a man with a giant head and handlebar mustache wielding a sword is kind of scary, … Read More

Behind the Lens

April 1, 2013 |

David Pergolini didn’t expect to start at the top. But he came close—19,341 feet above sea level on the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, to be exact.

With a fresh BA in communication, Pergolini’s first job was one of mountainous proportions … Read More

Art Education

April 1, 2013 |

Five-by-five inch tiles cover a wooden table in Brazee Street Studio, a bright and airy artist community in Cincinnati’s Oakley neighborhood. Melted on each tile are colorful representations of animals—elephants, butterflies, turtles. Thin rods of pigmented glass, which look like raw … Read More

Ahead of the Curve

April 1, 2013 |

Scoliosis. It’s a disease characterized by abnormal curvatures in the spine. Nearly three out of every 100 people have some form of it. Worldwide, it affects more than 12 million.

Most who have the condition live relatively normal lives, minus the … Read More