Bookmarks: Books by Xavier Alumni
Somewhere among the core curriculum classes, midterm papers, lab reports and final essays, Xavier alums learned how to write. And at least some take that knowledge and apply it to the world of books. The following are some of the samples of recent books published by Xavier alumni:
Connecting Across Cultures: Global Education in Grades K-8
By Bob Herring and Mary Ann Buchino
Bob Herring earned his bachelor’s degree at Xavier in 1973 and also a Master of Education. He has been the principal of Nativity School in Cincinnati since 1984 and is the recipient of numerous educational awards. Mary Ann Buchino is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, where she earned her master’s in school psychology and a doctorate in special education. She’s taught at Nativity School for the past 23 years. In Connecting Across Cultures, Herring and Buchino provide educators with proven and practical ways to modify their curriculum to prepare students for the globalized world. Connecting Across Cultures changes what happens in the classroom so students can increase their understanding and challenge attitudes and assumptions they have about other cultures, nations and traditions. Connecting Across Cultures can be purchased at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Walmart.
King of Clubs: The Great Golf Marathon of 1938
By Jim Ducibella
Jim Ducibella, a 1974 graduate with a bachelor’s in communication arts, has worked as a sports writer for the Virginian-Pilot and was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in April 2010. He currently works as a web writer for the College of William & Mary and is a regular contributor to various magazines including The Virginian Golfer, Pro Football Weekly and Sports Illustrated. His book, King of Clubs, follows the true story of a challenge between J. Smith Ferebee and Fred Tuerk, two Chicago stockbrokers during the Depression. The challenge: Ferebee has to play 600 holes of golf in eight cities, from Los Angeles to New York, in four days. If he succeeds, then Tuerk will pay the $30,000 mortgage on Ferebee’s 296 acres of waterfront Virginia land. The challenge caught the attention of brokers and gamblers alike, and the bets accumulated to an estimated $100,000, or well over $1 million in today’s dollars. Ferebee faced many obstacles, including playing with a knee injury and a gambler’s sabotage attempt, during the golf challenge. Ducibella keeps readers enthralled from the opening drive to the final hole in this entertaining book. King of Clubs can be purchased at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Potomac Books.
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