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Updates on stories or people previously profiled:
In the Spring 2011 issue of Xavier magazine, we had a photo of the new George Clooney film, "The Ides of March," being shot on campus. As it turns out, not only can you see Xavier in the background of the movie, you can also see some Xavier students. Ellen Bauer, a junior majoring in finance and economics, got called to be an extra in the movie and shared her story on Cincinnati.com.
In the Winter 2011 issue of Xavier magazine featured Karen Gladstone and her yearlong adventure to expand her horizons by combining 52 playing cards, 52 friends and 52 weeks. Each friend got a card on which they wrote a challenge that she has to perform over the course of a year. She documented her adventure on her website, and the idea caught on to the point she began offering Karen on Deck Kits to anyone else so adventurous. One of the takers was MBA student Caroline Keating, who started in April with The Caroline Challenge.
Fair and Courageous Honor
The Cincinnati Chapter of the NAACP presented its Fair and Courageous Award to Benjamin J. Urmston, S.J., in October. Urmston, 86, is director emeritus of Peace and Justice at Xavier, and was profiled in the Summer 2006 issue of Xavier magazine. The award is presented to a public servant who performs fairly, impartially and courageously and publicly recognizes professionals demonstrating fairness and courage.
Helping the World Over
The Summer 2010 issue of Xavier magazine included a story about Ben Krause, a 2003 graduate who was working in Ethiopa with the Catholic Relief Services. He's since moved on to another part of the world in desparate need of help, Haiti, where he's the program manager for CRS’s community resettlement and recovery program. Public Radio International's The World included Krause in a story on the rebuilding efforts.
Education Never Ends
During summer break, a group of Xavier students traveled to Europe—not to sip coffee at a cafe in Paris or do as the Romans in Rome, but to learn about building human rights and promoting dignity among the world's youth. Their trip was captured on the World Youth Alliance blog.
How did one pre-med student overcome a disability and get into Xavier? Great grades, hard work and an ability to impress Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis. Armand Cann is a freshman this year at Xavier with the goal of becoming a surgeon. In order to help pay his way, he applied for a scholarship from the Marvin Lewis Community Foundation. All of the scholarships were already filled for the year, until Cann interviewed with Lewis. That changed everything. The coach and the future doctor were the subject of a profile on Bengals.com.
The Spring 2009 issue of Xavier magazine included a story about 1999 graduate Sara Elizabeth Timmons, who started her own production company and has produced more than a dozen independent films. At the time, she was planning her next movie, "Lake Effects." That film is now in production and starring actress Jane Seymour. The Roanoke Times did a story about the movie being filmed.