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1 Saint Louis University Also inside: Student callers Health care mission trips The renovated Rec Center A professor s Irish discoveries Fold out for a view of the Edward A. Doisy Research Center and the President s Message» 221 N. Grand Blvd. St. Louis, MO ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED Non-profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID St. Louis, MO Permit No. 134

2 President s Message Welcome to a special issue of Universitas. And welcome to outstanding views of our two newest campus landmarks. Although Saint Louis University is ever changing, rarely does so much happen here during a six-month period. In December we dedicated our new Edward A. Doisy Research Center, and in April we opened Chaifetz Arena the two largest building projects in our 190 years. (Read in-depth stories on both buildings in this issue.) When you add in our Simon Recreation Center renovations, our first on-campus commencement in 60 years and the record service hours accrued by members of the SLU community, it s hard not to feel a sense of history in the making on Grand Boulevard these days. Indeed, in a few years when we look back on the openings of these unprecedented buildings, I m certain that we will see them as clear turning points moments when Saint Louis University s place in the city, nation and world changed forever. And although it s easy to get caught up in what these facilities will mean to our history, I think it s most important to keep our focus on the future. In other words: We ve built the structures; now we ve got to make sure they fulfill their promise. That means new scientific discoveries, lifesaving treatments and cures for disease at the Doisy Research Center. It also means re-energized student life, tournamentwinning basketball and an even stronger presence in SLU s Midtown neighborhood at Chaifetz Arena. In some ways, this next key step is more challenging than constructing both buildings at the same time. That s because ensuring the promise of these stunning facilities is the responsibility of everyone in the SLU community students, faculty, staff and alumni. Sure, some will play bigger roles. I cannot, for example, treat liver disease. Nor am I much of a free-throw shooter. But I can be a supporter of the work, efforts and energy that make these buildings so special. I m sure you can be, too. You may not know how to operate a microscope, but that doesn t mean you can t participate in the clinical trials or help fund the innovative discoveries at the Doisy Research Center. And, even if you ve never dribbled a basketball in your life, you can come down to Chaifetz Arena to catch a Billiken game or enjoy a concert. Your days on campus may be over, but please know that these are still your buildings. So I hope you ll make a point of coming down to visit them to see how they have changed the landscape here at SLU. Besides, the photos in this issue of Universitas are good, but they can t beat the real thing. Hope to see you on campus soon. FALL 2004 WINTER 2005 Volume 34, Issue 2 Editor Laura Geiser (A&S 90, Grad 92) Contributors Clayton Berry Marie Dilg (SW 94) Nick Sargent Nancy Solomon Alyssa Stahr (A&S 04) On Campus news stories University Communications Medical Center Communications Billiken Media Relations Design Art Direction: Matthew Krob Universitas is published by Saint Louis University. Opinions expressed in Universitas are those of the individual authors and not necessarily those of the University administration. Unsolicited manuscripts and photographs are welcome but will be returned only if accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Letters to the editor must be signed, and letters not intended for publication should indicate that fact. The editor reserves the right to edit all items. Address all mail to Universitas, DuBourg Hall 39, 221 N. Grand, St. Louis, Mo We accept at and fax submissions at (314) Address fax submissions to Editor, Universitas. Postmaster: Send address changes to Universitas, Saint Louis University, 221 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO World Wide Web address: Universitas is printed by Universal Printing Co. and mailed by Specialty Mailing. Worldwide circulation: 121, , Saint Louis University All rights reserved. Cover photo by James Visser Inside front cover photo by Steve Dolan Lawrence Biondi, S.J., President

3 CONTENTS DEPARTMENTS 2 On Campus Commencement at Chaifetz Service sets records New medical school dean One new ad campaign Ignatian Spirituality Conference 50 years ago in Universitas 8 Billiken News New athletic director Farewell to West Pine Billikens meet the Cardinals Photo by Steve Dolan 17 Callers I.D. d Meet the student phoners who reach out to alumni every night. By Laura Geiser Building for the Future A first look at the new Edward A. Doisy Research Center. By Nancy Solomon 28 Higher Learning SLU students take their mission of better health around the world. By Marie Dilg 32 Recreation Destination Simon Recreation Center has been expanded and transformed. By Alyssa Stahr Photo by Jim Visser At Last An insider view of Chaifetz Arena, which opened in April. 36 Dr. Thomas Finan and the Search for the Medieval Church A SLU professor digs into Ireland. By Nick Sargent 9 Advancement News A conversation with Meg Connolly, associate vice president for alumni relations. 39 Class Notes Catch up with classmates. 44 In Memoriam Remembering those members of the SLU community who recently died. 4 6 Alumni Events Find SLU alumni activities wherever you live. 48 Perspective The face of the MBA ads speaks out. 49 The Last Word Letters to the editor The dolphin pond near Ritter Hall. Photo by Kevin Lowder UNIVERSITAS SUMMER

4 SLU Celebrates 2008 Commencement at Chaifetz Arena Photos by Steve Dolan Nearly 6,500 family and friends filled Saint Louis University s Chaifetz Arena May 17 to witness the first class to celebrate commencement on campus in 60 years. SLU s commencement outgrew on-campus venues in 1949, when the event moved from West Pine Gym to Kiel Auditorium, where it remained for 30 years. Commencements then were held in the Checkerdome and more recently at Scottrade Center. University President Lawrence Biondi, S.J., said he hoped that the graduates would return to the new arena to attend basketball games, homecoming events and even the graduations of their children. Regardless of when and why you return, class of 2008, I hope you come back to Chaifetz Arena and remember it fondly as the place where you ended one great journey and began another, Biondi said. FOX television network play-by-play announcer Joe Buck delivered this year s commencement address. What a thrill this is for me, a lifelong St. Louisan, to participate in the first graduation ceremony in this beautiful new jewel, Chaifetz Arena, Buck said. Before he offered the graduates some advice, Buck dedicated his commencement address to Ryan Green, a physics major, who was sporting a large mohawk. (Buck had spotted him before taking to the stage.) The quip drew big laughs and applause from the capacity crowd. The laughter kept coming as Buck declared that the honorary doctorate he was about to receive would allow him to perform routine medical procedures. I am scheduled to handle my first angioplasty this afternoon, he said. I m restructuring (injured Cardinals pitcher) Mark Mulder s shoulder tomorrow morning and (struggling Cardinals reliever) Jason Isringhausen s psyche tomorrow night. Buck then got serious, sharing his own success story. Family connections, he said, gave him access to the broadcasting booth his late father Jack Buck was a Hall-of- Fame broadcaster and former voice of the Cardinals. His father also delivered SLU s commencement address back in I admit that I got in the door because of my last name, but after I got rolling, either I was going to be good enough or I wasn t, Buck told the graduates. Either I could handle the pressure or it would handle me. Ultimately Buck handled the pressure and went on to become one of the most respected names in sports broadcasting. During his career, he has called some of the most memorable moments in recent sports history. Hard work and relentless preparation propelled him to the pinnacle of his profession, he said. Buck also reminded the graduates that the real world is very different from college life. Successful people don t earn Bs. They don t get extensions for work assignments. And they can t just turn off the alarm because they don t feel like going in. Do your best, Buck said. Have a plan and find out how great you can be. I m counting on you. This world needs you. Believe me. After the speech, Biondi conferred honorary degrees upon Buck, Charles and Shirley Drury of Drury Inns Inc., and Build-A-Bear Workshop founder Maxine Clark. As the ceremony closed, Timothy McMahon, S.J., provincial of the Missouri Province of the Society of Jesus, offered an invocation, calling upon God to bless the graduates. Fill their minds with your love of knowledge, so that they will be wise and prudent, he prayed. Touch their hearts, so that they will overflow with compassion and love. Open their eyes, so that they will recognize those who are lost and lonely. And keep them close to you, so that one day they might share in your eternal life. Clayton Berry Parks graduate Green. Buck delivers the commencement address. Photo by Matt Schlanger, St. Louis Photo Group Biondi baptizes freshman Brandon Murray. Students initiated into the Catholic faith On April 20, the Saint Louis University community came together to welcome students embracing the Catholic faith. University President Lawrence Biondi, S.J., led the celebration, known as the Sacraments of Initiation, during SLU s 10 p.m. Sunday Mass. The University usually initiates students once a year during the Easter season. This year, 11 SLU students were initiated. Students had studied the Catholic faith in a program known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults since last fall. During their study, students learned about the fundamentals of the Catholic faith and then made the decision to join the Church. This is one of the most rewarding spiritual exercises I am happy to do as a Jesuit priest, Biondi said. As president of SLU, it s gratifying to celebrate our students making a commitment to embrace the Catholic faith by seeking voluntarily the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and first Eucharist. SLU community gives back in big way In 2007, more than 19,000 members of the Saint Louis University community completed 836,550 service and volunteer hours. It s the first time service hours have surpassed the 800,000-hour mark. Student service accounted for about 90 percent of last year s hours. Nearly 10,000 students contributed service through programs run by the office of community outreach, Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity and other Greek organizations. Students also complete service projects through their classes and internships as well as through spring break mission trips in the United States and abroad. Faculty and staff completed nearly 100,000 hours, and more than 1,100 organizations were helped last year. And this service work has not gone unnoticed. In February, SLU received national recognition for its outreach efforts when it was named to the President s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to disadvantaged youth. The award is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to service-learning and civic engagement. Honorees for the award were chosen based on several factors, including innovativeness of service projects and the percentage of student participation in service. At SLU, 96 percent of students engage in some form of service during their time at the University. U.S. News gives high marks to SLU s graduate programs Saint Louis University s health law program was ranked No. 1 for the fifth consecutive year in U.S. News & World Report s Best Graduate Schools 2009 issue, which hit stands in March. The geriatrics program ranked No. 14, part-time MBA program No. 16, occupational therapy No. 33, physical therapy No. 41, social work No. 42, medicine No. 54, speech-language pathology No. 60 and clinical psychology No. 92. Photo by Alyssa Stahr Herrmann (left) and Carnahan. Earthquake Center draws congressional attention With members of the local media in tow, U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan toured the Saint Louis University Earthquake Center in May. He met with SLU researchers to discuss recent seismic activity in the Midwest. A member of the U.S. House of Representatives Science Committee, Carnahan also was interested in learning what Congress can do to advance earthquake research and reporting. The center s director Dr. Robert Herrmann discussed SLU s cutting-edge research, which is furthering the understanding of the seismic hazards facing the region. He also explained SLU s network of earthquake monitoring devices and showed the congressman several new machines that will be deployed into the field after testing. The center keeps an eye on the New Madrid Fault and seismic hot spots in the central United States. During his tour, Carnahan also saw the University s very first earthquake monitoring device, originally installed in DuBourg Hall in SLU s Earthquake Center was one of the nation s first and remains a leader in the field. At the expanded and renovated Simon Recreation Center 35 Average miles per day registered on each of the center s treadmills 42 Stationary bicycles in the center 1,500 Average number of patrons each day 534 Lockers in the center» 2 UNIVERSITAS UNIVERSITAS SUMMER

5 SLU Provost Joe Weixlmann (center) speaks at the fair. Fair unites schools in honoring King Photo by Alan D. Krauss Student leaders from Saint Louis University and Harris-Stowe State University organized a fair honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in April. The Dream Keepers Fair was held along Compton Avenue between the two universities and commemorated the 40th anniversary of King s assassination. The student governments of Harris-Stowe and SLU formed the Dream Keepers Partnership last April to raise $10,000 for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project in Washington, D.C. Since then, student governments from every college and university in the St. Louis metropolitan area, as well as a couple of young professional associations, have joined the effort. Collectively, they call themselves the St. Louis Dream Keepers. Photo by David Nolda Hop to it: The Easter Bunny paid a visit to Saint Louis University s eighth annual Easter Egg Hunt on March 22 and left more than 9,000 eggs for children and grandchildren of alumni to find. The event drew more than 2,300 people to campus. Medical professors named to endowed positions Two professors at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine recently have added new titles to their credentials. Dr. Mark Varvares (Med 86), chairman of the department of otolaryngology head and neck surgery, is the inaugural holder of the Donald and Marlene Jerome Endowed Chair in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. The chair is named for Dr. Donald Lee Jerome, Varvares Labovitz (Med 61) of Swansea, Ill., and his wife, Marlene. Jerome, a strong supporter of the School of Medicine, was in private practice as an otolaryngologist in Belleville for 33 years before retiring. Varvares also is director of the Saint Louis University Cancer Center and is conducting research on head and neck surgical oncology. Dr. Arthur Labovitz, director of the division of cardiology, is the inaugural Jack Ford Shelby Endowed Professor in Cardiology. The professorship is named for Jack Ford Shelby, chairman emeritus of Camie-Campbell Inc., former chairman of the board of the St. Louis Heart Association and a longtime benefactor of the School of Medicine. Labovitz is director of SLU s cardiac imaging laboratory and participates in many research studies that are supported by the National Institutes of Health and private industry. Over the years, he has made significant contributions to the diagnosis and management of cardiac disease. New School of Medicine dean named On April 1, Dr. Philip O. Alderson took the reins as dean of Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Alderson most recently was the chairman of the department of radiology at Columbia University and director of radiology service at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia. He also was the James Picker Professor of Radiology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. When I came for my interviews at Saint Louis University, I was particularly attracted by the school s authentic tradition of education and service, Alderson said. In addition, the new Doisy Research Center is tangible evidence of Saint Louis University s commitment to high-level research. A nuclear medicine physician and general diagnostic radiologist, Alderson is the 12th dean of the School of Medicine. He succeeds Dr. Patricia Monteleone (Med 61, Pub Hlth, Grad Cook 91), who retired after serving as dean for 14 years. Doctorow to receive Literary Award The Saint Louis University Library Associates have selected author E.L. Doctorow as the recipient of the 2008 Saint Louis Literary Award. A recognized novelist, playwright, lecturer and essayist, Doctorow s works include Welcome to Hard Times, The Book of Daniel, Ragtime, Billy Bathgate, The Waterworks and City of God. In a career that spans more than three decades, Doctorow s honors include a National Book Award, three National Book Critics Circle Awards, two PEN/Faulkner Awards and the presidentially conferred National Humanities Medal. Now in its 41st year, the Saint Louis Literary Award has been presented to a distinguished list of literary figures, including Joyce Carol Oates, Saul Bellow, Arthur Miller and John Updike. The award will be presented Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Anheuser-Busch Auditorium of John and Lucy Cook Hall. This event is free and open to the public. Ads offer one view of SLU In December, Saint Louis University unveiled a new marketing campaign highlighting what makes the University unique and exceptional teaching, service and commitment to community. Designed to enhance SLU s local and regional image, the campaign informs people about what Saint Louis University means to St. Louis. Through billboards, newspaper print ads, theater program placements and radio spots, the ads reiterate the idea that Saint Louis University is the one. Messages include: Millions of lives changed. One Jesuit mission. $1 billion invested in St. Louis. One lasting commitment. Rocket scientist. Brain surgeon. Social worker. One great place to achieve your dreams. For more about SLU s One Campaign, visit Nursing is a stand-alone school again In January after review and discussion with faculty, staff and leadership at the Doisy College of Health Sciences, Saint Louis University administration recommended restoring the School of Nursing to its status as a stand-alone school. However, the decision comes with the understanding that the interdisciplinary gains made when the schools were united will continue and will be enhanced. This move, approved by the board of trustees in May, is designed to further enhance the national reputation of SLU s School of Nursing and allow the school to focus more attention on recruiting top-notch nursing faculty and students. Dr. Teri Murray (Nurs 79, Grad Nurs 93, 97), who was director of the school, now is the dean. Murray joined the School of Nursing in 2005 and is president of the Missouri State Board of Nursing. Photo by Jim Herren Billiken at Busch: Before a capacity crowd at Busch Stadium, the Saint Louis University Billiken threw out the first pitch at the St. Louis Cardinals game May 4. A sellout crowd of 44,969 was on hand to watch the Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 5-3. The Billiken was there to begin the festivities for his 100th birthday, which is officially Oct. 8, 1908, the day he was patented. Look for an article on the Billiken s 100 years in the next issue of Universitas. News Briefs In May, Dr. Neil Seitz, professor of finance in the John Cook School of Business, received the 43rd annual Nancy McNeir Ring Award for Outstanding Faculty. The award, given annually by Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit honor society, is the oldest student-initiated teaching award at the University. Seitz joined the SLU faculty in 1975, and from 1993 to 2002 he was dean of the business school, overseeing the $15 million addition of the John and Lucy Cook Hall. In the fall of 2002 he returned to the classroom. The award is named for the University s first dean of women. Dr. Rick Chaney, Madrid Campus vice provost and dean, has completed his service there and will be returning to the faculty of the John Cook School of Business, after taking a sabbatical in the fall semester. During his 16-year tenure, Chaney helped increase enrollment, build a strong academic foundation and create a complete campus environment for students. Currently, SLU Madrid enrolls approximately 650 students each semester the maximum capacity for the campus. Frank Reale, S.J., vice president for mission and ministry, is serving as interim vice provost while a search is initiated for Chaney s replacement. More than 20 members of the SLU community will travel to Sydney this summer to participate in World Youth Days, a week for the world s Catholic youth to come together to form friendships and gain a better understanding of other countries, cultures and the Catholic faith. The group will visit Australia July 10-26, and members will be posting their experiences online as virtual pilgrims at worldyouthday.slu.edu. Dr. James DuBois, director of SLU s Center for Health Care Ethics, has been elected as a representative on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops National Advisory Council. DuBois, who is the Mäder Professor of Health Care Ethics, will serve a four-year term representing Eastern Catholic Churches from Region 15. Michael Lauer is SLU s new director of public safety. Prior to arriving at SLU, Lauer spent 20 years with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. Lauer reports to Sam Simon, the former director of public safety for the City of St. Louis and a 22-year veteran of the St. Louis police department. This fall, Simon filled a new role at the University: director of emergency preparedness. Combined, the pair boasts nearly 50 years of experience in the field. They once worked together in the police department and are both graduates of the FBI National Academy. Dr. John Watzke, chairman of the department of educational studies, is the new interim dean of the College of Education and Public Service. Watzke came to SLU last year from the Institute for Educational Initiatives at the University of Notre Dame. Marking a trend in nursing education that responds to the need for nurses to know more, Saint Louis University School of Nursing is launching a new online doctoral program for advance practice nurses. Nurse practitioners who have their master s degrees may apply for the online doctor of nursing practice, which begins this fall. SLU s program is the only one in the St. Louis area and one of two in Missouri. At the expanded and renovated Simon Recreation center 6 Cases of strawberries and 3 cases of bananas mixed into smoothies each week. The most popular smoothie flavor is strawberry-banana. 26 Televisions in the center 704 Feet of indoor track 35,000 Square feet of gym floor area» 4 UNIVERSITAS UNIVERSITAS SUMMER

6 SLU to host conference on Ignatian Spirituality Anational conference to educate and encourage those who practice Ignatian spirituality as well as those involved in works rooted in Ignatian spirituality will be held July at Saint Louis University. It is sponsored by SLU, the Missouri Province of the Society of Jesus and the St. Louis Center for Ignatian Spirituality. The conference, Ignatian Passion: The Challenge of the Cross in the 21st Century, will feature major presentations and small group workshops. Keynote presentations will explore the role of Christ s passion in the Spiritual Exercises, as conceived by Ignatius experience at LaStorta; what Ignatian passion looks like today; and what formation and foundation are needed by people who follow Ignatius to be sent on mission. Five-hundred lay people, Jesuits, clergy and other religious men and women interested in Ignatian spirituality are expected to attend. Held every third year since 1999, this is the fourth national conference on Ignatian spirituality hosted by Saint Louis University. Center for Liturgy marks 10th Composers Forum the ARTS at SLU SLUMA welcomes Discerning Palette Saint Louis University s Center for Liturgy sponsored its 10th annual Liturgical Composers Forum on campus in January. The forum is the only such annual gathering of published liturgical composers from English-speaking countries in the world. It originated under the direction of John Foley, S.J. (A&S 68, Grad 68, 74), the center s director. In the first meeting 10 years ago, my hope was that composers of Catholic Church music could come together, pray and work together, and most of all get to know one another, Foley said. This has happened in abundance, and the proof is in co-written compositions, shared life and even one wedding as a result. Attendance at the forum is by invitation only. This year about 50 composers took part. Most participants were from the United States, but there also were representatives from Canada, England and Australia. Attendees included SLU alumni Roc O Connor, S.J. (A&S 73) and Dan Schutte (A&S 72). Florida Gold. Acrylic on wood, MOCRA S ORIGINAL INSTALLATION IN Through Aug. 15, the Saint Louis University Museum of Art is presenting Discerning Palette: Jerry O. Wilkerson Retrospective. The exhibition features a pop art-inspired perspective of food lobsters, oysters, hamburgers and hot dogs presented via an intense fusion of small, painted dots of color in a pointillist style of painting. Wilkerson s work questions the relationship of a consumer-based society to the very things that it consumes food particularly. His art is not limited to canvas, but also includes sculpture using the same imagery as well as quilt works that are a patchwork of pizza slices and hot dogs. SLUMA is open 11 a.m to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. For more information, visit sluma.slu.edu. Making a hall: Saint Louis University dedicated Monteleone Hall on May 12 in honor of Dr. Patricia Monteleone (Med 61, Pub Hlth, Grad Cook 91), who retired this year as 11th dean of Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Monteleone Hall, at 1438 S. Grand Blvd., houses the department of neurology and psychiatry, and is used for academic offices, patient treatment and clinical research. A pediatrician with expertise MOCRA s exhibit looks back on 15 years Saint Louis University s Museum of Contemporary Religious Art opened in February 1993 as the world s first interfaith museum of contemporary art that engages the spiritual and religious dimensions. To mark its 15th anniversary, MOCRA will present two major exhibitions during fall 2008 and spring 2009 that draw primarily on its own growing collection. Opening in September is an anniversary exhibition celebrating the interfaith dialogue MOCRA has fostered. This exhibition will include works by more than 20 artists who have exhibited at MOCRA since its beginning. In spring 2009, MOCRA will debut a newly developed exhibition titled Good Friday that will explore the themes of passion, suffering and death. For more information, visit mocra.slu.edu. Monteleone (left) at the dedication. Photo by Alyssa Stahr in medical genetics, Monteleone became one of the first women to lead a U.S. medical school when she was appointed dean in Photo by Alyssa Stahr SLU alumni participate in election of new jesuit leader In January, Jesuit electors from around the world chose Adolfo Nicolas, S.J., as the 30th superior general of the Society of Jesus. He now leads nearly 20,000 Jesuits worldwide, including 2,900 in the United States, and is the 29th successor to St. Ignatius Loyola, who founded the Jesuits in Nicolas was the president of the Jesuit Conference of East Asia and Oceania and the former Provincial of Japan. Of the 25 U.S. Jesuits who attended the General Congregation as voting members, 10 had a strong Saint Louis University connection nine are SLU alumni, and one is a former trustee. Representing the Missouri Province were SLU alumnus and faculty member Doug Marcouiller, S.J. (A&S 81), professor of economics, and Provincial Tim McMahon, S.J. (A&S 80). In all, 217 Jesuit electors from around the world gathered in Rome for the vote during the 35th General Congregation. Missouri Province Jesuits with the new superior general during the General Congregation in Rome. From left: Thomas Rochford, S.J. (A&S 70); Steven Hawkes-Teeples, S.J. (A&S 86); Mark Kramer, S.J.;, Adolfo Nicolás, S.J.; Douglas Marcouiller, S.J. (A&S 81); Timothy McMahon, S.J. (A&S 80); William Oulvey, S.J. (Grad 79); and James Swetnam (A&S 50, Grad 52, 60). Photo by Kevin Lowder Remarkable relay: The student-led Saint Louis University Relay for Life was held April at Robert R. Hermann Stadium and raised $161,018 for cancer research, education and advocacy. One of SLU s most popular events, the overnight fundraiser recognizes cancer survivors and features a luminaria lighting ceremony, music and team competitions. The March 1958 issue of Saint Louis University Magazine featured a cover story on the role of Dr. Alfred Weber, then head of the University s physics department, in launching the first U.S. satellite. In addition to his SLU professorship, Weber was a nuclear physicist at the Army Ballistic Missile Agency at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala. In other news around campus, it was reported that the cornerstone for Pius XII Memorial Library was laid Feb. 2. And another item outlined the men s basketball Billikens winning season thanks to the improvement of Bob Ferry (A&S 59), who went on to play 10 years in the NBA and then serve as general manager of the Washington Bullets. The issue also included a story documenting the recent completion of the University s microfilm collection, which reproduced approximately 11 million handwritten pages from the Vatican Library in Rome. SLU still houses this collection and, as reported in Treasures To Behold and To Be Held in the fall 2007 issue of Universitas, it remains an important tool for researchers, especially since the closure of the Vatican Library for a three-year renovation. Quotable UTAS Large-scale organization, whether political, social or economic, gives man greater opportunity to exercise his stewardship over the earth. Walter J. Ong, S.J., then associate professor of English, on how technology can help protect the earth s resources Sign of the Times [Nuclear energy] is not only inevitable, but really necessary, for we are simply running out of the fossil fuels like gas, oil and coal. Not only rockets, but the whole world, will one day be powered by nuclear energy. Dr. Alfred H. Weber, then the head of the physics department, in the story, In Redstone s Orbit At the expanded and renovated Simon Recreation center 28 Intramural basketball games each week 200 Approximate number of student workers 16 Stationary bikes in the spinning room 5 Multipurpose rooms in the center 4 Racquetball/handball courts in Simon Recreation Center 6 UNIVERSITAS UNIVERSITAS SUMMER

7 billiken beat SLU led all league schools with 114 studentathletes named to the Atlantic 10 Conference Commissioner s Honor Roll for the fall 2007 semester. Student-athletes named to the A-10 Commissioner s Honor Roll completed the fall semester with a 3.5 grade point average or better. Junior pitcher Chaz Salembier On Feb. 27, the SLU baseball team faced the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday in an exhibition game at Roger Dean Stadium on Jupiter, Fla. Though the Billikens fell to the Cardinals 15-2, SLU head coach Darin Hendrickson was grateful for the unique chance to face a major league team. I m not taking any stock in the box score, he said. This was just a great opportunity for our young pitchers to face the quality of hitters here. In January, one week after starring for the United States in a match against Sweden, former Billiken Brad Davis was recalled to U.S. Soccer s National Training Center at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., to officially join the national team. An All-American at SLU in 2000 and 2001, Davis completed his sixth season in Major League Soccer by helping the Houston Dynamo capture its second straight MLS Cup. Saint Louis University senior midfielder Brian Grazier was selected by the Colorado Rapids in the fourth round (47th overall) of Major League Soccer SuperDraft in January. Grazier joined the Billikens in 2003 after competing for the U.S. Under-17 National Team. He made an immediate impact his freshman season, picking up Conference USA All-Freshman Team accolades. This season, Grazier played in 13 games and helped the Billikens to a record. Saint Louis University had five programs honored in the NCAA 2008 Academic Progress Rate public recognition awards. The Billiken sports recognized are men s basketball, men s cross country, men s outdoor track and field, women s outdoor track and field and women s volleyball. The recognized teams posted multiyear APR scores in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sports. Photo by Dave Preston May is SLU s new athletic director On March 1, Chris May started work as Saint Louis University s director of athletics. May came to SLU after spending the previous 22 years at the University of Colorado. As we make our decisions, our more than 300 student-athletes will be first and foremost on our minds, May said during his introductory January press conference. We will deliver them great academics, great athletics, give them the leadership skills it takes to be successful and also give them the career skills it takes to be successful people. May had been with the University of Colorado athletic department since 1985, taking on increasing responsibilities, including marketing, major event management, corporate sponsorships, hiring of coaches, executive management of sports teams, fundraising and building relationships on and off the Colorado campus. From , May had daily administrative oversight of men s basketball, men s and women s cross country, women s soccer and men s and women s track and field. He took a leadership role in the Your Team campaign for the Colorado athletic department, which focused on ticket sales, fundraising and image-building. The fundraising plan generated more than $1 million annually in new revenues. He also was co-chair of the development and implementation of a 10-year strategic plan for the department. Chris is very determined that athletics will become more fully integrated into the University and with the St. Louis community, said University President Lawrence Biondi, S.J. Chris will tell you that he sees his role as AD as being part of the larger SLU team, with everyone working together toward our common goal: to build a more successful and nationally prominent sports program at Saint Louis University. I believe we have selected the right person in Chris May to lead that effort. Chris is committed to making Billiken athletics the best it can be. May has served on NCAA and Big 12 committees and has coordinated major events, including men s basketball NIT appearances and the annual Colorado-Colorado State football game in Denver. He is a former chairman of the Big 12 Ad-hoc marketing committee and member of the Metro Denver Sports Commission. May received a bachelor of business administration degree from Iowa State University in 1985 and an MBA from the University of Colorado in He was a track and field athlete at Iowa State. Photos by Steve Root Photos by Steve Root Photos by Dave Preston Last Hurrah: On Feb. 27, the Billiken women s basketball team played the last-ever game in the Bauman-Eberhardt Athletic Center, formerly the West Pine Gym. Left: The Billikens taking on the Temple Owls in that final game. Right: Coach Shimmy Gray-Miller waves goodbye to the crowd. Describe alumni relations. Alumni relations is a key component of the advancement division, which also includes marketing and development. Our job is to build engagement. As students, alumni just spend a few years here on campus, but their relationship with Saint Louis University goes on for a lifetime. We try to help alumni understand how we are interconnected and how they can still be involved in the growth, development and future of SLU because what s happening here today benefits them and increases the value of their degrees. We also help alumni look back at their great student experiences through reunions and other events. But really it s about forming a relationship that not only looks back nostalgically, but that is going to benefit both the alum and SLU far into the future. How has technology changed alumni relations? On a given day I interact via with up to 50 alumni, and that s just me several others in our office are doing the same or more. Add to that the more advanced technology of our online registration. Take for example Homecoming, which routinely draws around 3,000 people. When we first started online registration a few years ago, maybe percent of the alumni registered online. For Homecoming 2007 it was more than 80 percent of our attendees. The alumni can register when it s convenient for them not just when we have office hours. Having been with the Saint Louis University alumni relations office for 13 years, Meg (Burnes) Connolly (A&S 90, Grad 92), now associate vice president for alumni relations, knows her stuff. Here she explains her department s role and the many ways alumni can get involved. We re also doing -only marketing for many of our events because people love the immediacy that this offers. So if you haven t provided your address to SLU, please do so by sending an message to We promise we won t burden you with too many messages, and you ll be the first to hear about our sellout events and news. We re also in the late stages of expanding our online offerings, where you ll be able to not only register for events but also search for classmates and get back in touch with long lost friends. It s going to be completely interactive, and we will send alumni a lot more information shortly. What is a typical week like for you? I m not sure there is a typical week, but in a given year we do manage more than 230 events and meetings around the country and in St. Louis. We might start the week in Los Angeles with a pretheater alumni event at Wicked. Then we might come back to St. Louis for a pregame basketball event. Then we may go to an admitted student reception in Omaha, Neb., to assist with recruiting. So it really does vary. Who are your audiences? We have two different constituent groups. First we have clubs in 23 cities around the country, generally based in areas where we have at least 500 alumni Boston to Seattle and we try to gear programming that works best in those communities. Alumni in those cities often have no idea how many other SLU alumni live close by. Secondly, for our local alumni, we do overall and school-specific events. The overall events are aimed at our 40,000 St. Louis-area alumni and include basketball games, theater outings and family events like the Easter Egg Hunt, which brings more than 2,300 alumni and their families back to campus. Our school-specific events target alumni from particular schools and colleges. For example business alumni might attend a lecture, or A&S alumni might hold a retreat. How can alumni get more involved, wherever they live? We know that time is precious. So we want alumni to find the connection that best works for them. One way is simply attending the fun, service or educational events that we organize here in St. Louis or for our club cities. Locally, we also have advisory boards and reunion committees that help plan events, and we always welcome more participation in those. But one of the primary ways that alums can really help, particularly outside of St. Louis, is with admissions. We re a wonderful university, and everybody who graduates from SLU knows the quality of our education. Our alumni are the best salespeople we have to recruit the next generation of Billikens. So we invite alumni to volunteer at college fairs across the country. This year they ll help staff more than 70 college fairs, and we d love to have more alumni involved. Even if you can t commit to that, maybe you d be willing to make a few phone calls to admitted students from your area or even write a letter to a potential student sharing your SLU experience. Those aren t big time commitments but are some amazing ways that alumni can make an incredible difference in SLU s future. For more information about upcoming alumni events, see pages of this issue or visit alumni.slu.edu. To get more involved, or call (314) UNIVERSITAS UNIVERSITAS SUMMER

8 The distinctive, triangular-shaped building totals 206,000 square feet. Green from the start, 79 percent of all construction waste generated while building the Doisy Research Center was recycled. Building for the Future - By Nancy Solomon Dhanam Anbukumar, a graduate student in Dr. David Ford s laboratory. Ford is the director of SLU s Center for Cardiovascular Disease Research. The 10-story Edward A. Doisy Research Center features a fleur-de-lis lantern in the shape of Saint Louis University s logo, which glows blue at night and can be seen for miles. Take an up-close look at SLU s high-tech facility, the Edward A. Doisy Research Center. Photos by Steve Dolan, unless otherwise noted UNIVERSITAS SUMMER

9 The 19.5-ton fleur-de-lis lantern weighs roughly the same amount as four grown Asian elephants and is visible from both Interstates 64 and 44. Photo by Allison Babka on This page: The 80 research labs on eight floors are highly secured and have a flexible design. Many are open so scientists from complementary fields can share knowledge as they work on experiments. Saint Louis University launched a new era in biomedical research on Dec. 7 with the dedication of its new Edward A. Doisy Research Center. At $82 million, the building is the most expensive construction project in the history of Saint Louis University. It is named for the late Dr. Edward Doisy, a Nobel Laureate and professor at Saint Louis University who was internationally recognized for his pioneering work in the field of biochemistry and his discovery of the chemical property of vitamin K. (See sidebar on this page.) The Edward A. Doisy Research Center is the most significant building project in the modern SLU era, said University President Lawrence Biondi, S.J. After years of planning, our dream of a state-of-the-art research facility is a reality. I know that the work being done here will touch many lives far beyond the walls of this structure and will keep Saint Louis University on the forefront of cutting-edge medical research. A Legacy of Learning A tangible display of Saint Louis University s commitment to the Midtown area, the 10-story glass and steel facility is the new research home of Saint Louis University scientists working in five key areas: cancer, liver disease, heart/lung disease, aging and brain disease, and vaccine development. Left: The lobby of the Doisy Research Center includes the SLU seal In the terrazzo floor. Top right: Biondi blesses the building at the December dedication. Lower right: The entrance to the Joan and Joseph Lipic Cloister Walk leading to the research center. During his five decades as a professor at Saint Louis University, Dr. Doisy inspired greatness in his students and colleagues, said Dr. Patricia Monteleone (Med 61, Grad Cook, Pub Hlth 91), former dean of the School of Medicine, at the building s dedication. What a fitting legacy that a building named in Dr. Doisy s honor will be a new research home to Saint Louis University scientists engaged in medical discoveries to fight disease and human suffering. Dr. Edward A. Doisy Saint Louis University s new biomedical research building is named for Dr. Edward A. Doisy, a Nobel Laureate and SLU professor of biochemistry for five decades. Doisy founded SLU s department of biochemistry and molecular biology in He received the Nobel Prize in Physiology of Medicine in 1943 for his work in determining the chemical nature of vitamin K, which is an essential component in blood coagulation. His discovery set the stage for a lifesaving treatment for patients who were bleeding profusely giving injections of vitamin K to clot blood. In 1929, Doisy reported what he considered an even greater accomplishment, the isolation and chemical characterization of estradiol, a female sex hormone that is critical for reproduction and normal bone structure. He also improved methods used to study insulin and contributed to understanding more about antibiotics, the system that regulates blood ph levels and how the body processes food. Doisy retired from SLU in He reassigned much of the income derived from commercializing his discoveries to the medical school. The income annually provides millions of dollars to research and teaching infrastructure. He died in 1986 at age 92. The Doisy family donated $30 million for construction of the research center. Twenty percent of research lab modules were intentionally left open in the Doisy Research Center, allowing Saint Louis University to recruit new faculty in the future. 12 UNIVERSITAS 13

10 The 9-acre site is elaborately landscaped with a stream, Zen garden and fountain. The Doisy Research Center is constructed of 2.8 million pounds of steel, which is equivalent to 885 Volkswagen Beetles. The Japanese Zen garden on the south side of the building features a koi fish pond. Natural light floods the new Doisy Research Center through the 48,000 square feet of glass that covers the building. In addition to the Doisy family s gift of $30 million, other lead donors who made the Doisy Research Center possible include the family of Fern and Russell de Greeff, whose gift provided extensive foliage and landscaping for the 9-acre site; SLU trustee Frank O Donnell and his wife, Kathleen, for whom the ninth-floor penthouse terrace is named; Joe Lipic (Cook 57) and his wife, Joan (Burtelow) Lipic (Cook 59), for whom the covered cloister walk from the Doisy Research Center to the Medical Center mall is named; and former SLU trustee Charles Drury and his wife, Shirley, for whom the third floor is named. Many, many generous benefactors have helped us realize Father Biondi s inspired vision to create a climate that sparks exploration, research and the sharing of information and ideas with the next generation of medical leaders, said Thomas W. Keefe, vice president for advancement. The generosity of our supporters will bear fruit for generations to come. Innovation Inside and Out The Doisy Research Center forms the eastern anchor of CORTEX (the Center of Research Technology and Entrepreneurial Exchange), an initiative to develop a nationally recognized life-sciences industry in the corridor between Washington University in St. Louis and SLU. At Grand Boulevard and Chouteau Avenue, the 206,000-squarefoot building is a strikingly modern, triangular structure designed by Dr. David ford (right) in his lab. Researchers and their teams moved to Doisy labs from six different locations on campus. The move took 22 days, during which 7,000 boxes and 500 pieces of equipment, furniture and other items were handled. Cannon Design and constructed by Clayco Construction Co., both based in St. Louis. Construction began in The structure was built with an eye on environmentalism. During every stage of construction, recycling was a priority. Steel, brick and other materials removed during the demolition of previous buildings on the site were used for other purposes. An energy-efficient heating and cooling system; recycled steel, concrete, floor finishes and carpeting; and materials from rapidly renewable sources such as bamboo and cord were used in the sleek new building. A green roof low-growing vegetation that requires little care or water has been planted on a two-story roof extension to help keep temperatures inside the building even. Mass transit is easily accessible from the building so employees can take buses and MetroLink light rail to work. Priority parking is available for those who drive alternative-fuel cars. 14 UNIVERSITAS UNIVERSITAS SUMMER

11 Touching Countless Lives While the Doisy Research Center is designed to inspire creativity and collaboration, the magic of discovery is what drives the Saint Louis University researchers who work within its walls. For instance, just weeks after researchers began moving into the building, Saint Louis University announced it had received a $23.7 million, seven-year contract from the National Institutes of Health to expand its research into promising vaccines and therapies for infectious diseases. The award is among the largest given to SLU. Saint Louis University also has received a $3.2 million grant from NASA to study the development of vaccines for astronauts whose immune systems are compromised by the effect of zero gravity. Among many other areas of research, University scientists in the new building are: developing new antivirals to use against poxviruses in the fight against bioterrorism. identifying a novel family of lipids that may be key factors in causing atherosclerosis, or thickening of the walls of the arteries of the heart. learning about the biochemical and cell relationships that cause interstitial cystitis, a painful bladder disease. finding an effective treatment for fungal infections, which have become increasingly serious health threats with the growing number of patients who have AIDS, organ transplants and chemotherapy. understanding more about how amyloid beta protein, the substance most scientists think causes Alzheimer s disease, stays trapped in the brain to cause damage. learning about how the aging process affects cells. activating a certain protein that removes dead cells and debris that accumulate in the tissues of patients who have rheumatoid arthritis. using adenoviruses, one of the viruses that causes the common cold, to fight cancer tumors. gaining insight into genetic diseases, including Sly Syndrome, which is named for SLU researcher Dr. William Sly (Med 57), who discovered it. establishing a reliable cell culture system to track the progression of the hepatitis C virus, which could lead to more efficient medications and a vaccine for this liver disease. understanding the molecular progression of genetic defects that affect the kidney and urinary tract in hopes of developing treatments. At Saint Louis University we have world-class researchers, Biondi told University supporters and members of the SLU community who gathered at the dedication ceremony. Now they have a world-class facility. The 10-story tower at the north end of the building consists of eight research floors with a total of 80 flexible, stateof-the-art, highly secured labs. the center s grand staircase is completely enclosed by glass on the north and west elevations. It took construction crews just 522 working days to build the Doisy Research Center. Callers I.D. d SLU student fundraisers are ringing up success. by Laura Geiser It was a simple idea. Maybe alumni would like to put a face with a name, to see a photo of the student fundraiser who called to ask for a gift to Saint Louis University. So last fall, the staff in SLU s annual giving office made a small change. Yes, donors still receive a routine reminder letter and reply envelope after a phone pledge. But what s different is that the donor also receives a photo and bio of the student caller, along with an opportunity to rate the caller. It wasn t a big change, said David Nolda (A&S 95), director of annual giving programs. But we already know it s making a big difference. From hearing the conversations around our call center, we thought our students were making connections with alumni. Now these donor responses have proven it. The alumni have overwhelmingly rated the students as great callers, the highest option on the scale. In addition, their written comments are peppered with words such as outstanding, delightful and excellent. What the comments show us is that our student callers are building relationships with our alumni donors, said Thomas W. Keefe, vice president for advancement. SLU s personality is its students, and these callers are reminding our alumni that Saint Louis University students are young people who they can be proud of. This isn t an easy job, Nolda said. Our student callers go through intense training and are expected to be first-rate ambassadors of Saint Louis University. On top of that, they have to ask for gifts, which is hard for anybody. That they are so successful speaks to the quality of students we have here at SLU. It also speaks to the quality of SLU s alumni, Keefe said. Our alumni donors want a connection back to their alma mater, and these students give them that, he said. Yes, we re pleased when the alumni make a gift, but it s also just as important to us that they sustain a relationship with the University. So next time their phone rings and the caller I.D. says Saint Louis University, we hope they ll answer and talk with one of our outstanding students. To get a glimpse of who might be on the other end of that phone connection, turn the page and meet 11 of SLU s student callers. Photos by Jim Visser UNIVERSITAS SUMMER

12 Below Left: The SLU shop on the main concourse. Below Center: a close-up of chaifetz Arena seats. Below right: The men s basketball coaches lockerroom. Photo by Steve Dolan Photo by Steve Dolan Chaifetz Arena opened in April to crowds and cheers. It was February 2003 when the first announcement came forth: Saint Louis University s board of trustees had approved a SLU arena project. It was time, they said, to begin exploring the construction of this long-awaited dream. Back then, University officials had no idea where they would build an arena or how they would fund it. But five years and $81 million later, they ve got more than answers they ve got a state-of-the-art facility that is likely to bring 400,000 people to campus each year. The Chaifetz Arena complex consists of a 10,600-seat arena, a basketball/volleyball practice-play facility and a three-story athletic office complex. The arena, which is named for alumnus and donor Dr. Richard Chaifetz (A&S 75), officially debuted on April 10 with a grand opening that drew nearly 6,000 people. Amid the ceremony of the day, SLU students, alumni, faculty, staff and supporters got the first look at some of the arena s key features: Centene Court, which was constructed by the Illinois-based Connor Hardwood Courts, which also constructed this year s Final Four floor. The 16,350-square-foot Charter Practice Court, which also serves as the home court for Billiken volleyball. The arena dining club, Lorenzini s, which seats 175 people. The four 45-foot-by-14-foot scoreboards that hang in each corner of the arena bowl. The 360-degree LED ribbon board that circles the top of the bowl. The spacious men s and women s basketball locker rooms. SLU Shop, the official Billiken fan store. The 14 suites and two party rooms. The U.S. Bank Billiken Hall of Fame. Drury Rally Plaza and the hundreds of personalized bricks bought by SLU supporters. State-of-the-art training and sports medicine facilities. A blue victory light light on the roof that will be activated after each Billiken home victory and will be seen for miles. Radio broadcaster and Voice of the Billikens Bob Ramsey, who served as master of ceremonies for the grand opening, described the arena as a bridge to tomorrow. History, tradition and the future. It all comes together, right here in this building, he said. When the University broke ground on Chaifetz Arena in August 2006, SLU already was working on the $82 million Edward A. Doisy Research Center, which was dedicated in December. (For more, see the story on page 10 of this issue.) The University successfully completed its two largest building projects at the same time. This facility reaffirms Saint Louis University s longstanding commitment to the city, said St. Louis Mayor Francis G. Slay (Law 80). After nearly two centuries, Saint Louis University continues to stand as a symbol of stability and leadership in St. Louis as well as a catalyst and anchor for the evolving progress and renaissance around it. University President Lawrence Biondi, S.J., echoed that sentiment. In our commitment to give our students an arena they can call their own, we also made a commitment to our greater metropolitan St. Louis area, he said. Fundraising played a key role in the construction of Chaifetz Arena, and the facility was built without the use of tuition dollars or endowment funds. Thomas W. Keefe, SLU vice president for advancement, thanked the project s many financial supporters. Standing here today, it s easy to imagine Chaifetz Arena packed to the roof with thousands of excited fans, Keefe said. But when I look around, I see more than a great facility. I see an investment in Saint Louis University s future and in St. Louis future. Behind every meticulously crafted corner of Chaifetz Arena there are hundreds of generous benefactors. Among those benefactors on hand to celebrate the arena s opening was its namesake, Dr. Richard Chaifetz, chairman and CEO of ComPsych Corp. To have this arena named after me and to be able to contribute to bring this great new home to Saint Louis University basketball is an honor I will remember forever, he said. Construction on Chaifetz Arena began in September 2006, with St. Louis-based Clayco serving as the general contractor. Mackey Mitchell Associates was the architect, and Sink Combs Dethlefs was the sports architectural consultant. SLU has hired Global Spectrum to manage the facility. On the following pages, you ll hear from some arena project insiders. UNIVERSITAS SUMMER Photos by Jim Visser, unless otherwise noted

13 Janice Crawford SLU assistant vice president of business services and arena project manager Q: What challenges did you face in opening Chaifetz Arena? A: There were two primary challenges. First, we had to coordinate to meet the needs of everyone involved within the given deadlines. The arena is so different from all the other facilities we have on campus; it is an athletic, administration and public building. So the scope was wide and included a close examination of the building s offerings from many viewpoints especially those of our athletic administration, athletes, building management staff, possible performers and, of course, fans and patrons of the building. This level of detail is included in the state-of-the-art workout areas, comfortable seating, great views, awesome acoustics and appealing food service areas. The second challenge, and no doubt the top challenge, was prioritizing all of the above needs while remaining within budget. Financially, we were heavily challenged to produce a top-notch multipurpose arena. We had to remain focused on meeting the needs of all the stakeholders while prioritizing where we could afford to spend the funds. Q: What sort of amenities will most impress arena visitors? A: From a visitor s perspective, I think the first thing that one would have to notice is the openness and the natural light reflected throughout the building; it is just amazing. Once you step into the bowl though, that perspective changes, and the wow factor of the four-corner score boards and the 360-degree LED ribbon are extremely impressive. scenes from the April 10 grand opening. Left: cutting the ribbon are (from left) grand center s vincent schoemehl, st. louis Mayor Francis Slay (Law 80), Slu Board chairman Barry beracha, University president Lawrence Biondi, S.J., and billiken broadcaster Bob Ramsey (at Podium). Below: Student-athletes stand for recognition. two-page spread: centene court just before the grand opening crowd arrives. 22 UNIVERSITAS UNIVERSITAS SUMMER

14 This page, Right: Drury rally plaza on Grand opening day. the plaza features inscribed donor bricks that spell SLU in large letters. Below: two views of the chaifetz arena dining club, lorenzini s. The 4,700- square foot club seats 175 and is open during events and is available for private parties. Denise Taylor SLU associate vice president for facilities planning Q: You have overseen many construction projects here at SLU. What made the arena different? A: From the outset, the team that we assembled was different from many of our previous projects; people both within the University and consultants, contractors and subcontractors were more personally invested in a successful outcome than a typical large-dollar project. For many on the project team, this is a career project something that they can bring their families to, something that is highly visible from I-64, something that clearly marks the eastern edge of campus. There is an enormous amount of pride in the finished product. Q: Are there aspects of the construction that would surprise our alumni? A: The scale of the building can be deceptive from both an interior and exterior perspective. The roof area is more 1.67 acres in area; this is equivalent to 13 typical lots. The letters on the north side of the roof are actually 8-feet tall, although they appear much smaller. The entry doors are 8-feet tall, more than 12 inches taller than a standard storefront. Mackey Mitchell did a terrific job making sure the exterior of the arena complements other buildings on campus rather than overshadowing them. Dan Mitchell Architect, Mackey mitchell associates Q: Explain how the design of Chaifetz Arena sets it apart from other facilities. A: The arena features a single concourse surrounded by glass, giving spectators a strong sense of orientation with views in all directions to the Arch, campus athletic fields, Interstate 64 and indoor practice courts. Solid brick corners, or buttresses, handle the mechanical and structural elements and frame long expanses of glass in the concourse, which provide natural light and a heightened sense of energy. At night, the concourse lighting is like a lantern, highlighting the activities and movement within. Even on the outside, visitors are engaged before entering the building. By integrating the arena with the surrounding land form, fans enter the arena at the main concourse level, while the event level is 25 feet below the entry level. Setting the building into the ground allowed it to fit more comfortably within the scale of the University setting and surrounding context. Q: What special design aspects should arena visitors look for? A: From inside-out, it is extremely user-friendly. The single concourse avoids a maze-like experience and provides easy way finding. It also creates a sense of energy by giving visitors an immediate view into the bowl, experiencing all the sights and sounds upon arrival. Spectators have said there s not a bad seat in the house. That s because all seating is equidistant from the court, creating a sense of intimacy and great sight lines. Even high up, visitors have a great view. this page, top right: The 16,350 square-foot Charter practice court, which will be the practice home for the men s and women s basketball teams as well as the 800-seat home court for the volleyball team. right: The practice court is visible from the main concourse of Chaifetz arena. lower right: the state-of-the-art athletic strength and conditioning room. below: The arena s namesake, Dr. Richard Chaifetz, addresses the grand opening crowd. 24 UNIVERSITAS UNIVERSITAS SUMMER

15 Chris May SLU athletics director Q: How will Chaifetz Arena elevate SLU athletics? A: Chaifetz Arena gives all of Saint Louis University s athletic programs the ability to compete on a national level. Not only does it help the men s and women s basketball teams with a great competition facility, but the practice gym, sports medicine facility and the strength and conditioning center allow all of our teams to compete at a higher level in the Atlantic 10 Conference and nationally. In addition, Chaifetz Arena allows all of our sports teams to have offices, locker room facilities and an academic center, all of which support and enhance the mission of the University to deliver a great academic experience and a first-class athletic opportunity for all of our student-athletes. Q: Where does the arena and new athletics facility rate on a national scale? A: We believe that there is not a better on-campus arena in the country. From an athletics facility standpoint, it puts us on par with many programs across the country. facing page, top right: the concourse at chaifetz arena s main entrance. The concourse level features a 360-degree historical photo collage and timeline banners, as well as the ticket office, six concession stands and 12 restrooms. there are three event entrances to the arena. right: A view of one of chaifetz arena s 14 private suites. this page, left: grand opening guests enjoy the view from a suite. in addition to suites, there are also two party rooms available. center left: select pieces from SLU s billiken collection are on display at Chaifetz arena. top left: the U.S. Bank billiken hall of fame connects the arena to the practice facility and the athletics offices. Shimmy Gray-Miller SLU head women s basketball coach Q: What changes do you anticipate for women s basketball thanks to the new arena? A: The arena opens us up to a whole new level of recruiting. We ve lost out on some kids who have said things like, Love you coach, and love the school, but something s just not right. I even had one kid tell me, If you were any other place there s no question, but coach, you guys don t even have a concession stand at your games! Now those excuses no longer exist. The arena shows a commitment to athletics and definitely a commitment to women s basketball. Previously, we were able to attract top-level recruits because of our dynamic coaching staff and players and the rich tradition of Saint Louis University. We will be able to sign these players because of Chaifetz Arena. Q: What is your favorite feature of the arena? A: So far my favorite feature has been the players locker room. I know that eventually the novelty will wear off, but it has been awesome to see the pride in our studentathletes faces every time they show the locker room to visitors or recruits. Our players have been without for so long, and they deserve to have a space all their own. I m very happy for them. 26 UNIVERSITAS UNIVERSITAS SUMMER

16 SLU students on service trips abroad find they get more than they give. hose who choose a career in health care know they re destined to serve others. But some Saint Louis University students don t wait until graduation to begin sharing their skills or their knowledge. Before their formal education ends, they seek out opportunities to be men and women for others to provide health care to those most in need. Plenty of opportunities for medical missions exist, but in the case of the two groups profiled in this article, students saw a need and created their own opportunities. They traveled out of the country as students eager to be immersed in a new culture and became teachers to people who were eager to learn. By Marie Dilg LEFT: Whitney Hlubick (nutrition/dietetics), Andrew Sweeny (physical therapy) and John Olshefski (physical therapy) give massages to patients in the rural community of Carasque, El Salvador. Center: The entrance to Hospital Rosales, the hospital for El Salvador s poor. right: Dr. Cheryl L. Cavallo, professor of physical therapy, spends a little of her down time entertaining a baby in the countryside of El Salvador. RUBBED THE RIGHT WAY Delaina Vogel was touched by the heartfelt thank yous from patients she met in El Salvador during her two-week mission trip in January, but the one that moved her most came from a teenager who couldn t speak. Carlos was being treated for a brain tumor at Hospital Rosales, the public hospital in San Salvador. The tumor robbed him of his ability to talk and to move on his own. He had been in bed for at least two months when Vogel and a team of fellow students and faculty from SLU s Medical Center came into his room. A hospital physical therapist was working on Carlos arms, but Vogel said it appeared the therapist wasn t quite sure what more to do. One of the SLU faculty members offered to help and asked Carlos if he would like to sit up. As soon as he sat up, tears came to his eyes, said Vogel, a fifth-year student in SLU s occupational therapy program. You could tell he was just so overwhelmed that someone had taken an interest in him. A simple thing made such a big difference. I think we all had tears in our eyes. The SLU therapists eventually moved Carlos to a chair. They also taught hospital staff how to get him in and out of bed safely and showed staff some exercises that might help with Carlos muscle constriction. Dual Purpose This example of serving and teaching are at the core of the El Salvador Professional Immersion Mission created by Robert Murphy, S.J., a Jesuit scholastic who earned his doctor of physical therapy degree in May and will complete his philosophy studies this year. The idea came to Murphy in 2006 after the Jesuits sent him to El Salvador to study Spanish and the culture as well as to use his physical therapy skills with refugees. el salvador It was a very powerful experience for me, he said. God had given me this great gift to go to El Salvador and to share my skills with people who completely loved and accepted me. I wanted others to know what that felt like. Working with campus ministry and the Doisy College of Health Sciences to develop the international interprofessional program, Murphy took four faculty members and eight students three from nutrition and dietetics, three from physical therapy, one from occupational therapy and one from the School of Nursing to El Salvador over Christmas break in Murphy said the faculty/student ratio is intentionally small to enhance the educational experience for students. The team saw patients at Hospital Rosales, as well as at an urban medical clinic in nearby La Chacra and three clinics in the Salvadoran countryside. Students not only learned about the health care system in El Salvador, but they also shared some of what they learned during their studies at SLU. They gave presentations, mostly in Spanish, to patients and professionals on topics such as maintaining a diabetic diet, preventing bed sores and exercising to relieve back and knee pain. They also talked about interprofessional patient care to hospital and clinic staff and to the medical team with El Salvador s National Soccer Federation. There are many wonderful mission programs where students work in clinics and provide care to those in need, said Michele Langowski, an assistant professor in the department of health care ethics who traveled to El Salvador with the group. The distinctive feature of this program is that students not only provided care, they also consulted with health care teams and provided numerous professional continuing medical education programs to physicians, physical therapists and nurses. The trip helps students develop professional skills, as well as inspires them to use those skills with a population they hadn t thought of before. 28 UNIVERSITAS UNIVERSITAS SUMMER

17 F o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n a b o u t t h e a n t i m a l a r i a p r o g r a m g o t o For more about El Salvador p r o g r a m a n d n e x t y e a r s t r i p, e - m a i l R o b e r t M u r p h y, S. J., a t left: Maria McCullough (nursing) with one of the many patients whose blood pressure she checked. Center: The sign at the entrance of the Nuclear Medicine Department at Hospital Rosales. That was true for John Olshefski, a fifth-year physical therapy student. I went to Honduras on a mission trip a couple of years ago where I worked in an orphanage and played with the children, Olshefski said. I loved it, but I wasn t using what I had learned. So the idea of putting my skills to the test was very appealing to me. Ripple Effect The students encountered several instances where their skills most definitely were put to the test. In one small town the students were scheduled to give health care presentations to local residents. Before they knew it, 60 people formed a line in front of them. Apparently there was an expectation that in addition to the presentations we would be offering treatment, which wasn t part of our plan, Murphy said. Although they had two other towns to visit that weekend and were short on time, Murphy said they quickly broke into groups and created a mini health fair with some students checking blood pressures, some offering nutrition counseling, and others teaching exercises and offering massages. At one point, we were all in the chapel giving neck massages to the dozens of people sitting in the pews, Murphy said. It was like a massage train exhausting and exhilarating at the same time. Each night after dinner, students and faculty would process the day s events. When you see the overwhelming needs of the people, you question how much your faith can be true without action, Vogel said. There was a man there who told us that God works little by little, and that s how things change. That s when it hit me. We may not be able to meet every need, but we can do something and still end up seeing a much bigger change than we ever imagined. Sherman (center) and Matthews (right) sit with Bocar Diallo, the village chief of Thioke Thian. Sherman lived in Thioke Thian as a Peace Corps Volunteer from , and Diallo was his village father. SAFETY NETS When traveling through rural Senegal with his medical outreach program, Andy Sherman expected police officers would demand bribes in order to allow him passage through various checkpoints. In fact, Sherman budgeted for it. What he didn t expect, however, was encountering an officer who refused his money. Instead, the officer wanted some of the cargo in Sherman s truck. He wanted a mosquito net to protect his wife and children, Sherman said. To him, that was more important than money, which is understandable. Malaria is the leading cause of death in African children, and a net can be the barrier between life and death. It took smooth talking and some confusion over Sherman s middle name LeBaron, which the officer assumed was a title rather than a family name for Sherman to pass without giving up a net. The officer could afford to buy a net, but the people in the remote villages we were trying to reach cannot, Sherman said. We weren t about to give one up without a fight. We re very protective. Pedal Power senegal The we Sherman refers to is himself and Jesse Matthews. Together the two 2008 SLU School of Medicine graduates started NetLife, a small but growing organization dedicated to providing free, insecticide-treated mosquito nets to rural villagers in West Africa. Sherman chose Senegal for a reason. Between undergraduate studies and medical school he was a Peace Corps volunteer teaching preventive medicine in villages near Kedougou, a town in the southeastern part of the country. While there, he noticed an extraordinarily high rate of malaria 90 percent or more of the villages had the disease. I could talk all I wanted about malaria prevention, but I felt I had one hand tied behind my back because they lacked the one thing that could stop the disease a mosquito net, Sherman said. left: Saliou Diallo sits underneath a mosquito net provided by NetLife. Saliou lives in Thioke Thian and was extremely helpful in scouting out new villages for mosquito net distributions. center: Sherman stands with a girl and child in the village of Assoni. Sherman and Matthews each pedaled more than 1,000 miles over two months in 2007, carrying bundles of mosquito nets strapped to the back of their bikes. right: A young girl from Mamacono Tanda, a village so small and so remote that only bicycles can get there on small paths. When Sherman returned to the United States and started medical school, he met Matthews, who had an interest in public health. Using a modest inheritance from Sherman s grandmother and logistical support from the school s department of community and family medicine, they founded NetLife. They then began raising funds for a malaria prevention program that provided villagers not only with nets but with educational programs as well. Sherman and Matthews raised more than $5,500 for their first trip in the summer of That was enough to purchase 605 mosquito nets, which protected 1,800 people in seven small villages. The villages are so remote that trucks could not reach them, so Sherman and Matthews delivered the nets on bicycles. They encouraged villagers to hop on their bikes and ride back to Kedougou with them to pick up as many nets as possible. We can only fit about 40 nets on the backs of our bikes, so it not only helped us get more nets to more people, it gave villagers some ownership of the program, Sherman said. Growth Spurt For their second trip in 2007, the two raised more than $11,000, doubling the money raised previously. They spent 10 weeks during the summer riding their bicycles more than 1,100 miles delivering protective netting to 17 villages, ranging in size from 90 to 700 people. The duo lost significant weight about 20 pounds each but they gained incredible insight. You hear about physicians in the United States who are bogged down in insurance paperwork and struggle to see the extent of good they re doing in a community, Sherman said. An outreach trip to Senegal allows you to feel what it s like to have a direct impact on people. It refreshes you and reminds you of why you became a physician in the first place. For Matthews, the 2005 trip influenced the kind of doctor he wanted to be. Until he met Sherman, Matthews was leaning toward a career in research. I was struck by the desperate needs of underserved populations, he said. You don t have to go to Senegal to find that. There are subcultures right here with great needs, and serving those individuals is more rewarding to me than taking care of people who have ample resources. Matthews, who graduated in 2008 and will specialize in internal medicine, said he chose the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque for his residency program because of that university s large outreach program with Native Americans living in abject poverty. Sherman, who also graduated this year, is beginning his pediatrics residency at the University of Rochester in New York. Just the Beginning Although they no longer are roommates and cannot hold NetLife meetings at a local pub, they say their antimalaria outreach will continue. Before accepting their residency positions, Sherman and Matthews made certain their program directors would allow them to return to Senegal next year. For that trip, TREK Bicycle Store of St. Louis will donate bicycles, which Sherman and Matthews will leave behind for villagers. The two also are talking with SLU medical students and faculty who may be interested in joining them on their 2009 trip. Classmates and friends at SLU continue to raise funds for their project, as do several local schools and dining establishments. Earlier this year, Sherman and Matthews used funds raised through NetLife to buy and ship 4,000 nets to Kedougou, which Peace Corps volunteers will deliver in their absence. Any money we raise goes directly toward the purchase of nets, not our travel expenses, Matthews said. I think it s important for donors to know that their money is not going to some nebulous bureaucracy. It s going into someone s hut. It s a privilege for us to do this, so paying for our travel is the least we can do. 30 UNIVERSITAS UNIVERSITAS SUMMER

18 By Alyssa Stahr Photos by Jim Visser Recent graduate Tim Letizia checks in at Simon Recreation Center s renovated main entrance, which features a centralized membership desk. Senior Rebecca Frese uses the Rec Center s Laclede Avenue entrance, which will be renovated soon to mirror the recent improvements to the main entrance. Saint Louis University s Simon Recreation Center is finally living up to its middle name. With more than 120,000 square feet of opportunities, today s center is more than just a gym. That s because this enhanced recreation center not only boasts a multipurpose floor for dodge ball, volleyball and basketball; an indoor track; squash court; racquetball courts; and an indoor pool with a diving well and whirlpool; it also features a new juice bar; a bouldering wall; ping pong; shuffleboard; foosball; a wellness suite and more. Eric Anderson, director of the Simon Recreation Center, said that he has used many facilities over the years, but this one is among the top tier both locally and nationally. Rec facilities are becoming a huge part of campus life, impacting students, faculty, staff and alumni, he said. People can sit in the new juice bar, and we have Xbox tournaments. We are more of a destination. Funded in large part by students who voted to assess themselves a fee to support the project, renovations on the Simon Rec Center started in October The lower level, which was formerly a parking garage under the gym area, was completely opened into a 40,000-square-foot workout space. It was really a quick and efficient project. It was inside, so the contractors could work through the winter weather, Anderson said. It was literally a three-month project, which is unheard of. 32 UNIVERSITAS Letizia passes his student ID to a desk worker to gain access to the Rec Center. Tim Letizia, a May 2008 graduate who majored in psychology and political science, was a student employee at Simon Rec. Letizia had worked out there throughout his four years at Saint Louis University. He exercised both upstairs and on the new lower level, and said that the upstairs weight room is the biggest improvement. I have been fortunate to experience the transition of the Rec Center, he said. The weight room was a tiny little room upstairs; people had to wait for a machine, and it was cramped. Now, he said that there is no longer an inconvenient wait or a sign-up list for machines, and weights are state-of-the-art and high quality. Considering the number of people we have here at SLU, the expansion really boosts the number of people who can be working out, Letizia said. Anderson said that the 5,000-square-foot upperlevel weight area also is his favorite upgrade, even beyond the lower-level space improvement that features more than 200 pieces of fitness equipment and the juice bar. It is a quieter, softer weight area now, he said. We typically don t pipe music in there. You get to look at the two-story water feature, and there are windows where you can look down and see the Medical Center and the Doisy Research Center. I just like being up there. It s a very open feeling, and it s a great place to work out. Rebecca Frese, a senior majoring in mathematics and secondary education, not only works out at the Rec Center, she works there, too. Frese, who spends more than an hour per day, four to five days a week, working out at the Rec Center, loves the aerobics class. It has more benefits in a shorter amount of time. It is a lot faster pace, so you don t relax you are consistently moving for an hour, she said. Frese agreed that opening up the lower level was a huge improvement, and even though she got used to signing up for machines, she now notices how inconvenient it was to wait. Frese visits the center s new wellness center, which features information on everything from nutrition to managing stress. Frese uses one of the more than 200 new pieces of fitness equipment on the Rec Center s lower level.

19 After stopping at the new men s locker room (above left), Letizia heads to the lower level s 40,000 square feet of workout space (above right). Frese runs on the indoor track, which looks down on the multipurpose gym floor. Letizia climbing the Rec Center s new bouldering wall, located on the lower level. For those alumni, staff or faculty members who may be intimidated by working out on campus, Anderson stresses that the Rec Center gives people the chance to interact in a social, nonthreatening environment. When I think of our department and what we really do we build community, he said. It s good for alumni to come back and connect and remember when they were students and at the same time enhance their wellness. To become a member of the Simon Recreation Center, download an application online at organizations/crcisc or fill out an application at the center with the member services coordinator, James Page, who can be reached at Frese stretches in the original upper-level weight room, which now features a quieter workout atmosphere. The expanded weight area on the lower level gives Letizia immediate access without waiting. Letizia also occasionally used the other renovated areas, such as the new gym floor and bouldering wall, which he called fantastic. He said that even after going over the wall just once his arms burned. You are actually going side to side I think they call it a traversing wall instead of a climbing wall because you aren t exactly going vertical, he said. Letizia participated in intramural sports and noticed that the resurfaced gym floor gets much better traction, a better situation for sports such as indoor soccer. In the fall, he plans to attend law school in his hometown of Chicago, leaving behind the Rec Center. I hope to find someplace as good as the Rec, but that might be a challenge, he said. Frese finishes up in the spinning room, which is equipped with 15 stationary bicycles. Letizia and Frese meet at the juice bar and enjoy a smoothie.

20 A SLU professor unearths Ireland s hidden past. By Nick Sargent ith little more than a shrug and a laugh, Dr. Thomas Finan just admits it. We were totally wrong, he says. Few people would be so pleased with such a bleak self-assessment especially when it describes the seminal work of his career. After 16 years of studying medieval Ireland, Finan, an assistant professor of history and director of the international studies program at Saint Louis University, was ready to start his first postdoctoral research project in Long interested in the interaction among different ethnicities, Finan wanted to learn more about the relationship between the English, the Irish and the Church in the 13th and 14th centuries. After examining some of the few written documents that the Irish of that time left behind, Finan began to investigate some of the 80 or so churches that existed in the frontier Diocese of Elphin in central Ireland. After meticulously searching many of the sites, Finan found what he was looking for in Kilteasheen: a wideopen field, where according to his documents, a church once existed. And better yet, there were no cemeteries, unlike most of the other church sites where there were still active burial plots. finan efore Finan and his team got their first shovel in the soil, they thought they knew exactly where they would find the church and its gateway to countless stories about medieval Ireland. In fact, it took little more than a Google Earth image to discover some lines that obviously were where the church described in their documents had stood at least that s what Finan thought. We saw this, said Finan pointing to the same image now displayed on the computer screen of his Humanities Building office, and it popped out like a sore thumb. Aha! It s an earthen fortification. In 2005, with a crew of about 25 people, Finan started to make cuttings precise, carefully dug trenches to unearth archeological material in the area where they believed they located the church. We literally lifted the sod, and this is what we found, said Finan, now pointing to a picture of a 12th century Romanesque arch keystone a detailed piece of rock that was the top center piece of a building s doorway. You couldn t have made a better situation to convince students to work harder than this stone. Nearly four years later, Finan still can t stop smiling about the find even though he was wrong about it. Because just under that stone they were sure was from their church, Finan and his students soon discovered Well, before you can really understand the significance of their find, you ve got to dig a little deeper. A helping hand Long before anyone ever called him Doctor or Professor, Finan received a number of helping hands to reach his place in academia from the teachers and researchers who mentored him. So as soon as his research project started to become a reality, he wanted to pass forward the opportunity he received as a young man. That process began at the site of Kilteasheen. Every year since the project began in 2004, 20 students from the United States several from SLU come to Ireland with Finan to dig in the six-acre field on the edge of a family farm called Riversdale, owned by John Burke. From the beginning Finan has partnered with Christopher Read, co-director of the project and a lecturer in archeology at the Institute of Technology in Sligo, Ireland. Read brings about 20 Irish students to the site for the six-week handson experience that serves as the best possible classroom. There s no comparison. You can teach archeology theory, history and prehistory in classroom, but you cannot teach somebody how to dig in the classroom, Read said. It gets them thinking like an archeologist needs to think. For Read s students the experience is grounded more in practicality. There are many archeology jobs available in Ireland. But for their American counterparts who accompany Finan, the reasons for taking the trip are wide-ranging. the 12th century romanesque arch keystone found at the site. Really, I didn t know what to expect. It was the first thing like that that I had ever done, said Mike McMahon (A&S 07), who traveled to Kilteasheen a week after graduation last year. I didn t have any prior training in archeology, but I ve always been pretty interested in it. The thought of seeing a piece of human history with my own eyes seemed incredible. For Finan, it s a great opportunity to share his passion: Digging up little and sometimes big pieces of history and trying to figure out who left them there, what they were used for and what life was like at the time. His method to help engage the students in the process was one he developed at the beginning of his career when he was a high school teacher. I saw students who could excel at various types of learning, then you start to engage students in nontraditional methods. And that s exactly what this project does. I don t know if we have had many students come to the project who have swung a pickaxe before, he said. It s not just that they go out and dig holes. We give them time to process what they ve done, and that informs what they re doing the next day. We talk about the progress or the lack of progress that we re making and help them fit what they are doing into the wider scheme of the research for a particular summer. Students love it. It s hard not to. Quick-witted with the ability to talk about archeology in a down-toearth, easily understandable manner, Finan is the type of professor students quickly and easily connect with. As McMahon puts it, Dr. Finan is pretty cool. Professor Pretty Cool easily translates his passion for medieval Ireland and shares his desire to shed better light on a period and time in Ireland that most people know as the Island of Saints and Scholars. The early medieval period in Ireland was a golden age when all the big Irish manuscripts were created, and when all the big monasteries were built in Ireland, Finan said. When you look at history books that s the era they typically look at. But the later middle ages are rarely addressed or considered, particularly by Americans. In the later medieval Ireland, most books are about the medieval English in Ireland. In the late 12th century the English came in and basically tried to set up a new England, Finan said. They built towns, castles, cathedrals cities like Dublin, Waterford and Cork. They were medieval urban areas. And the English were very much like the rest of Western Europe they kept documentary records. But at the same time, the native Irish people of the later middle ages were building structures such as timber houses, earthen fortifications and church settlements. With small villages that lacked historical documentation and the grandeur of their English-settled counterparts, these traditional communities were almost completely overlooked until recently. 36 UNIVERSITAS UNIVERSITAS SUMMER

21 There has been this change during the last two decades to look at Gaelic Ireland anew, Finan said. What we are finding is there are these whole expansive landscapes that have been totally unappreciated for the last century. A chance to help rediscover a civilization that s been lost for more than 800 years? That s an archeologist s dream come true. But first Where was that darn church? Finan (standing center) directs his team at Kilteasheen finan s volunteer crew at the archeological dig site. A shocking discovery That intricate 12th century Romanesque arch keystone Finan s students found wasn t the critical discovery in unearthing the church. The crew quickly realized the keystone was a grave marker. Just a few feet below they unearthed a skeleton and then many more. Finan and his crew realized they had stumbled across a cemetery that their documentation said shouldn t have been in that particular location on the site. By their estimation, the site was massive 9,600 square feet. And the building on the site was not a church, but a castle. Not in the grand style of the English structures at the time, but one that matched the more modest construction style of the settlement. Since that discovery, Finan s crew has made more cuttings and found bodies with evidence that their lives there were harsh. The many smaller skeletons they ve found indicate high child mortality rates, and bodies with stones in their mouths (a medieval custom when people died of starvation) indicate that a famine may have passed though Kilteasheen. They ve also found bodies with lung infections so bad that the ribs of some skeletons are scarred. They have sent some of these skeletons in for genetic testing to determine if they died of Bubonic Plague, though it likely will be few years before their diagnosis is confirmed. But if it is, the research will help shed new light on how rural society dealt with one of the deadliest outbreaks of diseases in recorded history. People tended to die of the plague relatively quickly, so there is usually no discernable impact on skeletal remains, Finan said. But several scholars have recently suggested that it is possible to extract plague DNA from dental pulp. Yet with many of these exciting new discoveries, guess what s still missing? The church. That s part of the deal with archeology. You come up with these great ideas that seem like they are good ideas, and you get down into the dirt and you start realizing you re pretty you know wrong, Finan said. We had an evening at the pub where Chris Read and I lamented that we were knee deep in skeletons. At one point we just said, We have to embrace our skeletons. We have to love the skeletons. In fact, these human remains are a major part of the excavation. We are going to be able to fill in a lot of the details about the (medieval Irish) with new information. In that sense, we ve sort of come full circle. At the same time though, we don t have a church. We lost our church. Because of the high cost of exhuming the bodies and the strict Irish antiquity laws, there is only so much digging that Finan and future student groups will be able to do at the area around the cemetery in Kilteasheen. And even after the digging is over, there is still plenty of archiving, cataloging and article publishing before the rest of academia learns of all the promising discoveries at Kilteasheen. Still, there s hope to find the church. And despite all the expansive equipment and smart techniques Finan and his crew have used at the site, they got their most promising lead during a lunch break. Each day last summer, the 50 or so crewmembers took lunch in the same place. Over time they had matted down a spot in the grass and began to notice bumps that could be the church. Some different techniques could shed some light on the mystery, or new funding could lead to the opportunity to open more cuttings at the site. Although he still hasn t found what he was looking for, Finan is happily resigned to the fact that Kilteasheen will likely be his second home for many years to come. I suppose in one sense when I first started the project I was somewhat naive, thinking it would last maybe one or two seasons. We d see what we d find, publish it and move on from there, said Finan, who shrugs, smiles and adds: I m probably going to spend a career in these fields. That was a very strange awakening I suppose. But it s obvious it s such a great site. You never know what you re going to find. ************ SLU is planning a summer 2009 alumni trip to the Kilteasheen site dubbed the Excavacation. Alumni and other supporters will get a first-of-its-kind opportunity to work alongside students and researchers. For more information, contact: Jean Jackson, (314) , Barb Valentine (314) , 42 J. Eaton (Parks) retired from flying at age 80 to spend time with his three grandchildren. He lives in Gainesville, Ga. 50 Dr. John Adams (Dent) is 90. He and his wife, Breta, live in Milford, Conn. He has two daughters and three sons. Emerson (Law) has served as a judge for 51Irvin more than 23 years. He and his wife, Betty Jane, live in Hillsboro, Mo., and have five children, Stephen, Dennis, Karen, Douglas and Janet. Joseph Nacy (Law) is an administrative law judge with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and lives in Washington, D.C. 52 Bro. Bill McCarthy (Grad) is retired and lives at St. Mary s University in San Antonio, Texas. In 2000, he shot a witnessed hole-in-one at a golf tournament. He recovered his vision in late 2007 after two cataract operations. 53 Dr. Richard Haffner (A&S 53, Dent 57) is in general practice at Sunset Hills Dental Group, which he cofounded in He also has been recognized for 50 years of membership in the Missouri Dental Association. He lives in St. Louis. 54 Dr. Richard Mason (Med) lives in Los Angeles and continues searching for doctors to send to mission hospitals all over the world via org. George Hughes (Dent) was recognized for 50 56Dr. years of membership in the Missouri Dental Association. He lives in St. Louis. Ann Louise Kolhoff, S.M.P. (Nurs 56, Pub Hlth 64) lives in Harvey, N.D., where she ministers at St. Aloisius Medical Center. In June, she celebrates 60 years as a Sister of Mary of the Presentation. John Nangle (Law) lives in Bethany Beach, Del., and enjoys spending time with his six grandchildren. Jo (Wiesner) Meadow (A&S) has written her 57Mary seventh book, Christian Insight Meditation: Following in the Footsteps of John of the Cross. She lives in Forest Lake, Minn. Dr. Wolf Wolfensberger (Grad) is a professor emeritus at Syracuse University, but still woks full-time directing an academic institute there, leading workshops for human service workers and publishing, mostly in the area of mental retardation. Robert Christopher (Med) lives in Vero 59Dr. Beach, Fla., and is president of the Treasure Coast Retired Physicians Association and the St. Vincent De Paul Society. Dr. Daniel Haworth (Grad) is a professor of chemistry at Marquette University and received the Milwaukee Section Award from the American Chemical Society on Nov. 16, 2007, for his 50 years of teaching, research and service at Marquette University and in the Milwaukee community. Dr. Jacob Lippert (Dent) received the Greater St. Louis Dental Society s Gold Medal Award. He lives in Jefferson City, Mo. Ronald C. Reynolds (A&S), a retired Ford Motor Co. executive, was the most valuable player for the Fairfield Glade, Tenn., Men s 60s Super Seniors and Men s 70s Super Seniors tennis teams. He led both teams to Tennessee State Super Seniors Tennis Championships. Eugene Rossel (IT) led a recent campaign to honor Australian pilots and crew who served under the command of the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War with USAF Air Medals. He lives in Chino, Calif. Juan J. Alva (Med) is the founder of the Osler 60Dr. Society of North Carolina. He is an internist and gastroenterologist at his own clinic in Durham, N.C., and is a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. John M. Bray (A&S 60, Law 62), senior partner of King & Spalding, was named one of the top 100 lawyers in the Washington, D.C., area. Theodore Salveter (Law) celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary in August and had his book, The Accidental Lawyer, published in He lives in Springfield, Mo. 61 Joseph Lusczek (Parks) works at the Wright- Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, and received SAE International s Clarence L. Kelly Johnson Aerospace Vehicle Design and Development Award for his significant contributions to the innovative design and development of advanced aircraft and/or spacecraft. Gerber (A&S 62, Grad 63) recently retired 62Rudolph from the Arizona Court of Appeals. He continues to practice law and teach at Arizona State University. He has written two books: Ten Death Penalty Myths and a political satire, Wondershrub and Club. Sally (Ross) Peashock (Doisy) is retired after a 40-year physical therapy career, including two years in Singapore. She lived a foreign-service career with her husband, David, and two daughters. She lives in Tucson, Ariz., is a docent at the University of Arizona Art Museum and enjoys hiking. Mary O Hara Wyman (A&S 62, Grad 68) lives in San Francisco with her husband, Larry Wyman. She is retired from the Department of Labor and volunteers as the coordinator of Contemplative Outreach in Northern California. Kyle, F.S.P.A. (Grad Nurs) is retired and lives 63Marie in LaCrosse, Wis. Ronald Schloemer (A&S) is in his 10th year as a lecturer in the department of management of the Farmer School of Business at Miami University (Ohio). He lives in Oxford, Ohio, and spends his summers visiting his children and grandchildren. T. Hempstead (A&S 64, Grad 76), retired managing partner 64Edward of the Hempstead Group of the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, is president of the board of governors of Cardinal Glennon Children s Foundation. He lives in Ladue, Mo. Dr. Stephen Wukelich (Dent) is retired from oral and maxillofacial surgery practice and is a board-certified anesthesiologist. He and his wife, Gloria, live in Montana. Beckett (Cook) wrote his first novel, 65Charles Push the Rain Away, and his short stories, Crisis in Cairo and Cheapskate Benny or Generous Jack?, have been published. He contributes feature articles to Return With Us Now..., a publication of the Radio Historical Association of Colorado. He has been retired 20 years and lives in Florissant, Mo. David J. Hensler (A&S 65, Law 67), senior partner of Hogan & Hartson, was named one of the top 100 lawyers in the Washington, D.C., area. 66 Eric Jensen, S.J., (Grad) is a spiritual director at Loyola House, Ignatius Jesuit Centre of Guelph, in Ontario, Canada. He has written Entering Christ s Prayer, a book that forms the basis for a retreat in 32 meditations. (Kling) Ballman (A&S) is a partner with 67Patricia the Milwaukee office of Quarles & Brady and was recognized among the top 25 women lawyers in Wisconsin by Law & Politics magazine. She is the former president of the State Bar of Wisconsin and Milwaukee Bar Association. She lives in Shorewood, Wis. David Dalton (Law) was a prosecuting attorney for St. Charles County and from was a circuit judge for the 11th Judicial Circuit. He lives in St. Charles, Mo. Virginia L. Billian (Med) serves on the 68Dr. Baltimore County Commission on Aging and has a private practice in psychiatry. She has two adult daughters and lives in Towson, Md., with her husband, Leonard. Robert F. Ritter (Law) is a principal in the St. Louis plaintiff law firm Gray, Ritter & Graham and is listed in the 2008 edition of Best Lawyers of America. He also was named a 2007 Super Lawyer among the top 5 percent of lawyers in Missouri and Kansas by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers magazine. Judith (McCormick) Scalley (Doisy) is a retired physical therapist in Atlanta. Robert Wolken (A&S) marked 25 years with Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. He is a financial representative and long-term care specialist with the Hempstead Financial Group in St. Louis. Bryne (Parks) retired after 31 years with 69Samuel Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems, in El Segundo, Calif., assisting in the development of the B-2 Stealth Bomber. He has moved to St. Charles, Mo., to be close to his children and grandchildren. 38 UNIVERSITAS UNIVERSITAS SUMMER

22 classnotes Martin Kenney (A&S) is chairman of Prism esolutions, which provides software and consulting in regulation compliance and risk litigation and is located in King of Prussia, Pa. Rose Anthony Mathews, A.S.C. (A&S) has returned from 11 months in Dodoma, Tanzania, East Africa, where she taught English to women interested in joining the Adorers of the Blood of Christ. She lives in Herrin, Ill., and has resumed volunteer activities. J. Justin Meehan (A&S 69, Law 75) was recognized for having made significant contributions to the quality of life in St. Louis and to the cause of justice by the St. Louis Argus. He is a board member for Better Family Life. Dr. Hugh Seaton (Cook) earned a doctorate of education from the University of North Florida in December and lives in Jacksonville Beach, Fla. Frank C. Razzano (A&S) is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Pepper Hamilton, working in the firm s commercial litigation practice group. He has served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of New Jersey and as assistant chief trial attorney at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. 70 Dr. Niels Beck (A&S 70, Grad 78) is interim chairman of the department of psychiatry at the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia, Mo. Forster (A&S 71, Law 74) is managing partner of the firm Sandberg, 71Michael Phoenix & von Gontard in St. Louis. Dennis Seyer (Grad) retired in July from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo., after 30 years as a professor of theater and dance. Now he is a freelance scenic designer, theater consultant and stagehand. Coleman (A&S) is president and CEO 72Denny of the St. Louis County Economic Council. He recently spoke at the 2007 Growth Summit of the Office of Economic Adjustment. Dr. Ronald D. Dernick (A&S 72, Grad 76) is retiring and moving from Grayslake, Ill., to Mountain Home, Ark. Paul Kastner (Cook) is celebrating his 30th wedding anniversary with his wife, Donna. They have two sons, Charles and Paul, and live in Manchester, Mo. He spent most of his career at Weber Chevrolet in Creve Coeur, Mo. Dr. Louis Marchioli (Med) practices internal medicine in Hacienda Heights, Calif., where he lives with his wife, Susie. They have three daughters and two grandchildren. William Mellon (A&S) is the senior vice president for corporate communications at Amerigroup Corp. in Virginia Beach, Va. Barbara (Wolff) Webb (A&S 72, Grad 73) is in her 21st year of teaching at Ennis (Texas) High School. Michael Zpevak (A&S 72, Law 76) is a partner at Gallop, Johnson & Neuman in St. Louis, specializing in regulatory and administrative law. As one of the all-time great scorers in Saint Louis University basketball history, Joe Wiley, never backed down from taking the big shot no matter the situation. These days Wiley (A&S 70, Grad 74) is the big shot. Although he traded his high-tops and his jersey for dress shoes and pin-stripe suits 35 years ago, Wiley is still fearless when opportunity presents itself. Just a few years ago, after more than three decades of working in corporate America, the 59-year-old Belleville, Ill., native decided it was time for him to venture out on his own. Calling on his experience as a human resources executive for some of the St. Louis area s top companies during the last 30 years, Wiley founded Quest Management Consultants, a human resources consulting firm, in September Since becoming an entrepreneur at age 55, Wiley says his business has grown steadily 8 percent in the last year. He was ready to continue doing business development for human resource consulting firms, but he credits his SLU education and the friends he made there for allowing him to start on a new career path 35 years later. A couple of my friends said, Hey look, Joe. You ve got all these contacts, this terrific network. You know this business, Why don t you do this on your own? said Wiley, who resides in his hometown of Belleville, Ill., with his wife, Marquita. You know, it took me a while. I had to give it some serious thought because running a business is a little different than doing the business development. You have a lot of things to worry about. But I went ahead and took the plunge. The plunge has been refreshing for Wiley, who has successfully built on the name recognition he R. Morton Chip Bolman III (Med), chief 73Dr. of cardiac surgery at Brigham and Women s Hospital in Boston, co-led a group of clinicians on a surgical mission to Rwanda in April. Patrick Burke (A&S) is executive secretary of the Missouri Association of Building Officials and Inspectors and lives in St. Louis. He has completed 20 years as scoutmaster for Troop 38. William McCormack (A&S) a partner with Fulbright & Jaworski s Dallas office was included on the Texas Super Lawyers list for He represents clients in domestic and international mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and financings. photo by Dave Preston Joe Wiley C. Patrick Monterosso (A&S) completed 25 years in the Missouri Air National Guard in 1995 and spent 30 years with the IBM Corp. as a customer relations representative. His daughter, Kathleen, is a junior at SLU. He, his wife, Dianne, and other daughter Elizabeth live in Plainfield, Ill. George Nostrand (Law) is chairman of the professional responsibility board of the Vermont Supreme Court. He lives in Bellows Falls, Vt. Dr. Jerry Svoboda (A&S) was a vascular surgeon for 24 years in Rochester, N.Y., where he lives with his wife, Adelaide. In August, he was com- developed as a high school All-American and Billiken Hall of Famer. He spent the majority of his post-slu career at Monsanto Corp., one of St. Louis largest employers, and found that living in a city where you once scored 22 points a game had its advantages. People will still come up to me and say, Hey man, thanks for the memories. I remember watching you play. It s a terrific feeling, he said. That visibility to have stayed in the area and build a reputation around my athletics and then as a person, has been just. If I had to do it all over again I would do it the same way. Wiley remains close to the University and its basketball program as both an occasional television color commentator and mentoring presence to the team. He embodies the type of player SLU men s basketball coach Rick Majerus wants to graduate from the program, a man who is successful on the court but then is able to parlay his SLU education to even greater success in the real world. When Majerus was considering taking the position last year, Wiley encouraged Majerus to seriously consider SLU after their mutual friend, former NBA head coach and Billiken assistant, Dick Versace put them in touch. The duo quickly hit it off, and Majerus mentioned Wiley on a number of occasions during his inaugural press conference. Joe is an upstanding leader in the community. He leads a wonderful life and has a great sense of self, Majerus said. That s what you want out of a Jesuit education. That s what you want out of the NCAA student-athlete experience. If you have a good education, then you can have a great career. Like Joe Wiley, you can do both. missioned, without prior military experience, as a major in the U.S. Army Reserves. He was recently deployed to COB Speicher (near Tikrit) in Iraq for three months. David F. Dinges (Grad) is the leader for the neurobehavioral and psycho- 74Dr. social factors team of the National Space Biomedical Research Institute. He also is a professor of psychology in psychiatry and director of the unit for experimental psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He lives in Philadelphia. Dr. William J. Holt (Med) is secretary/ treasurer of the Illinois State Medical Society. He practices with the Quincy (Ill.) Medical Group and is a staff member at Blessing Hospital. Charles Koehler (A&S) retired after 31 years at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park. He lives in Collinsville, Ill., with his partner Dennis Hostetler and is spending more time with their two teenage sons and two adult daughters. He is president of Prime Timers St. Louis. Terry R. Lueckenhoff (A&S) is a partner with Fox Galvin in St. Louis. Charles Malone (A&S) is a professor at Western Illinois University, serving as the unit coordinator for government and legal information at the WIU University Libraries. He lives in Bushnell, Ill. Robert Wells (Law) was again designated as one of two Super Lawyers south of Bloomington in mediation and alternative dispute resolution. He lives in Belleville, Ill. Dr. Raymond Williams (Grad 74, 77) splits his time between private practice as a psychologist and working as a staff psychologist in the VA system. He lives in Paducah, Ky. Calkins (Law) left law in 1999 and now 75Judson manages residential/commercial properties he owns with his wife, Pilar. They live in Richmond Heights, Mo. Mary Sennewald Costello (SW) recently published her memoir Roadschooling Ryan: Learn as We Go, about spending her son s high school junior year traveling across Canada, the United States and Mexico. She lives in St. Louis. Edward Daube (A&S 75, Grad 77) retired as a senior psychologist from the California Department of Corrections, Juvenile Division, in December after 32 years. He lives in Oxnard, Calif., with his wife. Elbert (Law) is a partner and member of 76Charles the management committee in the law firm Kohn, Shands, Elbert, Gianoulakis & Giljum in St. Louis and was included in The Best Lawyers in America 2008 for labor and employment law. Ralph Jodice II (Parks) has been promoted to major general while serving as the assistant deputy under secretary of the Air Force, international affairs, at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Donnelly (SW 77, Law 88) is a Missouri state representative 77Margaret and received LAAW s Special Recognition Award for her years of service as an attorney and legislator on behalf of abused women in St. Louis. Dr. John Ferrara (Med) lives in Anthem, Ariz., and is the program director for Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency, director of trauma services at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center and president of the Arizona Trauma and Acute Care Consortium. Michael Heck (SW), a financial consultant with AXA Advisors in St. Louis, was one of four finalists for the Community Leadership Award Sponsored by InvestmentNews and Invest In Others charitable foundation. Dr. Anne V. (Smet) Miller (Med) has joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine as an assistant professor of internal medicine, specializing in rheumatology. She and her husband, William, have two children. Richard Picanso (Grad) is retired as a colonel with the U.S. Air Force. He and his wife, Deon, live in Londonderry, N.H., where he is a space systems and electronics program manager with BAE Systems Inc. Knapp (Law) was re-elected as a trustee of 78Fredric the Morris County, N.J., Bar Association. He lives in Randolph, N.J. Daniel McCarthy (A&S 78, Grad 84) is the meteorologist in charge of the National Weather Service in Indianapolis. He lives in Greenwood, Ind. Dr. Steven Nakajima (A&S 78, Med 82) is the director of the division of reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of Louisville. Herman Smith (PS) retired from the St. Louis Water Division in December. Dr. Eldon A. Trame (Med) is on the board of trustees of the Illinois State Medical Society. He practices internal medicine at Esse Health in Belleville, Ill. Grummer, S.J., (Grad) is one of 10 regional assistants to the 79James Jesuits Father General, Adolfo Nicolás, S.J., in Rome. Previously, he was the provincial of the Wisconsin Province. Donna (Dorey) Harper (Law) has formed the employment law firm Sedey Harper in St. Louis with Mary Anne Sedey. Elaine Spearman (Law) was the chair for the St. Louis Argus Lunch with the Legends in celebration of Black History Month. Justine (Plolchooy) White (Pub Ser) placed second as Teacher of the Year for the Southeastern United States in the Positive Promotion s Teachers Who Make a Difference contest. She lives in Cleveland, Texas, with her husband, Ralph, and children, Roxanne and Russell. Brauneis (Parks) is assuming the role of vice 80John president of contracts at Missile Systems. He lives in Tucson, Ariz. Karen Glines (PS) wrote a book published by the University of Missouri Press titled Painting Missouri: The Counties en Plein Air. She is a journalist and university instructor and lives in Des Peres, Mo. Douglas Menendez (Cook) co-authored the book Cyber Forensics: A Field Manual for Collecting, Examining, and Preserving Evidence of Computer Crimes, Second Edition. He lives in St. Louis. Ann W. Pittman (PS) lives in St. Louis and recently celebrated her 100th birthday. She is writing a book and is the subject of a documentary video on the music of her parents and grandparents. Edward Sullivan (Law) is vice president and assistant general counsel for Peabody Energy. He lives in Des Peres, Mo. Quentin Wilson (Grad Cook) is president and CEO of ALL Student Loan. Previously he was associate director for the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority. E. Friedman (Law) is president of the Missouri 81Bruce chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He practices family law with Paule, Camazine and Blumenthal in St. Louis. Dr. Frances Gray (Med) is a clinical associate professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine and received the 2007 Indiana Public Health Award for her dedication to the health and well being of vulnerable children in her community. She lives in Indianapolis. Salvador Hernandez (A&S 81, Law 84) is assistant director in charge of the FBI s Los Angeles Division. Dr. Jacqueline (Moore) Leonard (Pub Ser) is an associate professor of mathematics education at Temple University and has published her first book: Culturally Specific Pedagogy in the Mathematics Classroom. She has two daughters and one grandson and lives in southern New Jersey. Reuben Shelton (Law) is on the board of governors of the Missouri Bar for the Eastern District. He lives in St. Louis. Alvin K. Eng (Med) was honored in February 82Dr. for his pioneering work performing transesophageal echocardiograms. He is a retired cardiologist and lives with his wife, Karen, and children, Justin and Katie, in Modesto, Calif. Greg Godfrey (Cook) is the chief financial officer at the law firm of Evans & Dixon. He lives in Chesterfield, Mo. Dr. Terence Joiner (Med) is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Michigan Medical School and received a 2007 Local Heroes Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics. He lives in Ann Arbor, Mich. 83 Alan Portman (Parks) is director of information technology for Incarnate Word Academy, a Catholic girls high school in St. Louis County. Dr. Gary Blair McGee (A&S) is a professor of 84Rev. church history and Pentecostal studies at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Mo. In March he received the Society for Pentecostal Studies Lifetime Achievement Award. Bob Staed (Cook 84, Law 87) is the head of the St. Louis office of Ames & Gough, a specialty insurance broker. He also is president of the board of directors of Rebuilding Together-St. Louis. classnotes 40 UNIVERSITAS UNIVERSITAS SUMMER

23 classnotes Donna Woolwine-Moody (Cook) is an adjunct faculty member in SLU s School for Professional Studies and was selected for Who s Who in Black St. Louis. She is president of the African American Association for Scott Air Force Base, and she received the Southwestern Illinois College s Board of Trustees Award. Gnaedinger (Grad Cook) is Dow Chemical s global commercial 85Gary director for alternative feed stocks and is the hydrocarbons and energy focal point for glycerin at Dow s petrochemical major project in Thailand. He is based in Shanghai, China. Dr. David Griffith (Med) and his wife, Jennifer, live with their four teenagers in San Jose, Calif. David works in a private medical practice. Patrick J. Hagerty (Law) is a principal in the St. Louis plaintiff law firm Gray, Ritter & Graham and is listed in the 2008 edition of Best Lawyers of America. He also was named a 2007 Super Lawyer among the top 5 percent of lawyers in Missouri and Kansas by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers magazine. Robert Huspen (Parks) is a principal multidiscipline engineer at L-3 Integrated Systems in Greenville, Texas. He has two sons, Cooper and Colin. Dr. Sean Kessler (A&S) and Patricia (McGuire) Kessler (A&S) have been married 20 years and live in Rocky River, Ohio, with their four daughters. Borron Furla (Law) is executive vicepresident of Kansas 86Jennifer City-based Jeffrey Byrne & Associates Inc. and serves on the board of directors of the Giving USA Foundation. She was founding publisher of Missouri Lawyers Weekly and lives in Mission Hills, Kan. Jeffrey Jacoby (Law) has joined the Commerce Trust Co. as vice president and wealth and management consultant. He lives in Chesterfield, Mo. Angus Lemon (Parks) has joined Trane as director of component engineering after 18 years at Honeywell. He and his family have relocated from Los Angeles to Tyler, Texas. Jim McIrvin (Parks) is retiring from the U.S. Air Force in July after 22 years and is returning to United Airlines on the B-757/767 fleet based at Washington-Dulles. In the Air Force, he flew F-111, F-16 and T/AT-38A/B/C with assignments in England, Korea and throughout the United States. Dennis Ruth (Law) was reappointed by the governor of Illinois as chairman of the Illinois Worker s Compensation Commission in August. His time is split between Collinsville, Ill., and Chicago. Stephen R. Woodley (Law) is a principal in the St. Louis plaintiff law firm Gray, Ritter & Graham and is listed in the 2008 edition of Best Lawyers of America. He also was named a 2007 Super Lawyer among the top 5 percent of lawyers in Missouri and Kansas by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers magazine. 87 Dr. Brian E. Birdnow (Grad 87, 00) is an assistant professor of history at McKendree University. He lives in Florissant, Mo. Diane Denney (Grad Pub Ser) is a full professor and coordinator of 88Dr. teacher education at St. Louis Community College. Margaret Donnelly (Law), a Missouri state representative, received a Special Recognition Award from Legal Advocates for Abused Women for her service as an attorney and legislator on behalf of abused women in St. Louis. Shirley (Parcon) Joyce (Cook) earned Bronze Level level status in real estate sales for She works for Coldwell Banker Residential in Hoboken, N.J., and lives in the New York area with her husband, Terry, and children, Garrett and Trinity. Gary Flom (Hosp) developed a universal 89Dr. forceps concept that is being incorporated into many surgical instruments by several surgical instrument manufacturing companies. The idea allows the tip of an instrument to rotate 360 degrees. He lives in Stockbridge, Ga. Ted Lucas (Law) is a partner with Fox Galvin, working in admiralty, commercial and zoning law. He lives in Eureka, Mo, Sue (Witt) Tretter (Grad 89, 96) received a grant through the Fulbright Scholar program to be a distinguished lecturer in American Studies in Germany for spring Brennan (Pub Hlth) has begun a doctoral 90Terry program in urban studies at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. He has worked with the Ignatian Associates, supporting Jesuit mission, since Daniel J. Huber (A&S) is an account representative for Reliable Respiratory. He lives in Needham, Mass. Dr. Sonia Lasher-Trapp (A&S) is a professor at Purdue University and researches the warm rain process. She lives in West Layfayette, Ind. Campbell (Pub Hlth, Law) is the director 91Sarah of policy management in the ethics and compliance department at Tenet Healthcare Corp. and has relocated to Dallas. Jeffrey Gering (Pub Hlth) is director of the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio. In 2007 he was also board certified as a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Dr. Michael Reeh (Med) has a private geriatric and family medicine practice in Hillsboro, Kan. He is also the chief of medical staff at Hillsboro Community Medical Center. Gresham (A&S) has written his first 92Eddie novel, Footfalls, a horrorsuspense thriller set in central Illinois. He lives in Plano, Texas. Jim Hacking (A&S 92, Law 97) has formed a new general practice firm, the Hacking Law Practice, in St. Louis County. He lives with his wife, Amany Ragab Hacking (Law 97, Grad 98), and their three boys in Webster Groves, Mo. Dr. Richard Kubiniec (Med) has opened a new office for his obstetrics and gynecology practice in Vancouver, Wash. Jennifer Murphy (Cook) is the founder and CEO of Chapter One Organics, a sustainable baby clothing company. She recently had her first children s book published, The Green Eaters A Dream Comes True. She lives in Chicago with her husband, Dan, and children, Natalia and Owen. John Rutledge (Cook) led a group of volunteers using donated materials in the rebuilding of a Katrina-ravaged church in New Orleans for an episode of ABC s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition that aired in May. He and his wife, Brenda LeChien (Cook 92, Law 95), have three children. They own and operate Rutledge Builders in Benton, La. Vanessa Wochner (Doisy) is the clinic director and owner of Hands-On Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine in Chicago, where she lives with her husband and son. (Rodell) Becker (A&S) is the founder 93Lynne and president of Brainiac Tutoring in Memphis, Tenn. Previously, she was the senior editor at BestQuest Teaching Systems, working on the award-winning algebra curriculum, Algebra scool. Glenn Chicoine (A&S) is finishing a doctorate in philosophy at the University of Dallas. He lives in Richardson, Texas. Matthew Hanford (A&S) and Angie (Doherty) Hanford (Doisy) welcomed their second child, Owen Matthew, in July 2007 in St. Louis. He joined big sister Olivia. Matt is the director of fleet procurement and compliance at Hogan Motor Leasing, and Angie is a part-time physical therapist at PRORehab. Joan M. Lockwood (Law) is a principal in the St. Louis plaintiff law firm Gray, Ritter & Graham and was named a 2007 Super Lawyer among the top 5 percent of lawyers in Missouri and Kansas by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers magazine. Dr. P. Joseph Powers (Grad 93, 94), assistant professor at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo., received the 2008 John Vaughn Excellence in Education Award from the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. He recently retired as principal of Ladue (Mo.) Horton Watkins High School. Geiser (A&S), his wife, Kristina, and their 94Tom daughter, Zoe, welcomed a baby, Ryan Thomas, on May 13. Tom is a partner with Black Twig Communications in St. Louis. Emilio Gil (Cook) and Patricia Marchal (Cook 95) are married and live in Madrid, Spain. They have two children, Elsa and Yago, and Emilio is the senior marketing manager for Money- Gram International. William Johnson (A&S) and Christy (Glosier) Johnson (A&S) welcomed their third child, Grace Olivia, in June. Will is an SAP programmer for Graybar Electric, and Christy works part time as a sales representative for Butler Animal Health. They have two older daughters, Caroline and Emma, and live in St. Charles, Mo. Jill (Taylor) Martin (Nurs) is the assistant director of the ICU/IMU at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, Ill. Jill (Vonderhaar) Nader (Doisy) and her husband, Steve, live in Cincinnati. She has started her own physical therapy and Pilates business and is the Pilates instructor for the Cincinnati Bengals. She is also a consultant to other NFL teams on incorporating Pilates into their conditioning programs. Krankel (SW) is the administrator of a 95Deanna continuing care retirement community in Glen Carbon, Ill. Jenny Quach (Doisy 95, Pub Hlth 97) is a principal administrative analyst at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center. Dr. Cynthia (Shinabarger) Reed (Grad) is a professor of psychology and sociology at Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, Texas, and an organizational psychologist for the National Business Research Institute. She recently participated in the Salzburg Seminar in Austria and presented a paper at Oxford University. She is working on her second doctorate, this one in sociology. John Gaal (Grad Cook) received a doctorate in 96Dr. education from Argosy University/Sarasota in June. He lives in Ballwin, Mo. Harry M. Mark Murray (A&S 96, Law 99), a member of the St. Louis law firm Armstrong Teasdale in its real estate practice group, is now a partner in the firm. Mehta (Cook) is a shareholder in the corporate and securities de- 97Amit partment at the international law firm Greenberg Traurig in Chicago. Germaine (Schwind) Rosenkranz (Doisy) and Stuart Rosenkranz (A&S 96) welcomed their fourth child, Claire Elyse, in June. They live in Houston with their three sons, Jacob, Maxwell and Brady. Sally (Willis) Schoeffel (Grad Nurs) retired as a lieutenant colonel from the U.S. Air Force Reserves. She lives with her husband, Kim, and two children in Bradenton, Fla., where she teaches nursing part-time and works in a post anesthesia care unit. John Spielman (Law) and Julie (Bartlett) Spielman (A&S 95, Law 98) and their daughter Ara, welcomed baby Meagan Grace in March John was elected associate circuit judge in Dunklin County for the 35th Judicial Circuit in They live in Kennett, Mo. Samer Cabbabe (A&S 98, Med 02) married 98Dr. Amy Alvarez on Oct. 13. Samer is board certified in general surgery from Emory and is at the University of Alabama at Birmingham on a plastic surgery fellowship. April Hannes (Cook) is a manager at Anders Minkler & Diehl in St. Louis. She assists closely held businesses and families with individual and corporate tax planning and compliance. Alicia Neumann (Cook) and Ray House (Cook) welcomed son Carson Warner on Sept. 14. They live in St. Louis. Tonya Buckner (A&S) graduated from the 99Dr. SIU-E School of Dental Medicine and practices in southeastern Missouri. She is married to Henry Long. Laura (Barrientos) DuVall (A&S) lives in the Indianapolis area with her family and is a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice Office of the U.S. Trustee. Niraj Shah (A&S 99, Grad Cook 03) and Megan (Tyrrell) Shah (Doisy 00) welcomed their twins, Reed Thomas and Celia Elizabeth, on Oct. 2. Niraj is the manager of the investment information systems division at Fiduciary Asset Management in Clayton, Mo. Megan is a part-time occupational therapist at St. Elizabeth s Hospital in Belleville, Ill. Laura (Dobosz) Van Houtryve (Doisy 99, Grad 01) married Pico Van Houtryve in They live in Sacramento, Calif., where Laura is a physical therapist at Shriners Hospital. Philip J. Lading (Law) has joined the firm of Sandberg, Phoenix & von Gontard in St. Louis as a shareholder. He serves as the city attorney for Staunton, Ill., and village attorney for New Douglas, Ill. Michelle (Sulewski) Nagrosst (Cook) and her husband, Tim, welcomed a daughter, Sophia Grace, in January. Michelle is an outsourcing sales manager for Verizon and lives in Atlanta. Jamie Wottowa (A&S 99, Grad 07) is the manager of quality assurance and software testing at GDC Integration in St. Louis. E. Birdnow (A&S), is an assistant professor 00Brian of history at McKendree University in Lebanon, Ill., and lives in Florissant, Mo. Andra (Wilcox) Case (Cook) and her husband, Stephen, welcomed their first child, Stephen James, Jan. 23. They live in Auburn, N.Y. Elliot Liebson (Grad Pub Ser) is engaged to Katherine Coutinho. He is a medieval re-enactor and lives in East Moline, Ill. Andrew J. Voss (Doisy 00, 02, Law 08) is a member of the corporate services group at the St. Louis law firm of Armstrong Teasdale. (Kasdorf) Carnell (A&S) and her husband, 01Kathleen Kevin, welcomed a baby girl, Catherine Elizabeth, in October. They live in Milwaukee. Dr. Shannon (Lehner) Farmakis (A&S 01, Med 05) married Michael Farmakis (Cook 93, Grad 95) in October. They live in St. Louis, where Shannon is a general surgery resident at Saint Louis University Hospital, and Michael is a cost accounting manager for American Railcar Industries. Robert Goltermann (Cook) is the business development director at Conrad Properties Corp. in St. Louis. Jason Grill (Cook) is a Missouri State Representative and has joined the law firm of Holtsclaw & Kendall as an associate attorney. He lives in Kansas City, Mo. Getting back to nature? Kati (Sommer) McNeil (A&S) and her husband, Scott, welcomed a son, Aidan James, on Nov. 25. Kati is a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Memphis, Tenn. Aaron Zigler (Law), an attorney with Korein Tillery, is a three-time pick for the National Law Journal s Plaintiff s Hot List Hall of Fame. He lives in Belleville, Ill. Allen (Grad) is a French teacher at 02Katherine Oak Grove (Mo.) High School and Middle School, as well as an adjunct professor at the University of Central Missouri. Dr. Kevin Geffe (Doisy) graduated from medical school at the University of New England in Portland, Maine, and is now in a general surgery residency in Delaware. He and his wife have a child, Qwin. Katrina Larson (Doisy) married John Schroeder on May 10 at St. Francis Xavier College Church. Katrina is an occupational therapist at Barnes Jewish West County Hospital, and John is pursuing a law degree at SLU. They live in St. Louis. 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24 Megan (McCloud) Patel (Cook) married Amish Patel (Cook 99) in two different ceremonies a Hindu ceremony on Oct. 21 in Cincinnati and a Catholic ceremony on Nov. 10 in Jupiter, Fla., where they live. Melissa Sestak (Pub Ser) and Greg Kelly (Cook 03, Law 07) were married at St. Francis Xavier College Church in September. They moved to Cozumel, Mexico, in April. Jacob D. Wolff (A&S) received dual masters degrees in architecture and civil engineering from the University of Illinois in December and works at Mackey Mitchell Architects in St. Louis. Grant (Pub Ser, A&S 04) married Cassie Jones 04Paul (Pub Ser 03) on July 20, They live in Omaha, Neb., where Paul teaches high school Spanish, and Cassie teaches fifth grade. Dr. Bryan M. Jack (Grad) wrote a book, The St. Louis African American Community and the Exodusters, published by the University of Missouri Press. He is an assistant professor of history and coordinator of the history program at Winston-Salem (N.C.) State University. Jacquelyn Pierson (Cook) and Heath Hancock (Cook 03) were married Aug. 4. Jackie is an auditor with Deloitte & Touche, and Heath is an auditor with KPMG. They live in Leawood, Kan. Boyne (A&S) is the director of recruiting 05Megan with Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, the Hempstead Group, in Clayton, Mo. Matthew Fry (Law), a criminal lawyer with Rosenblum, Schwartz, Rogers and Glass in St. Louis, received a 2007 St. Louis Business Journal 30 Under 30 Award. Sean McGuire (A&S) is a commercial banking officer at MB Financial Bank in Chicago. Ryan E. Mohr (Law) is an associate attorney with Fox Galvin in St. Louis focusing on environmental litigation. He lives in O Fallon, Ill. Lisa Morinelli (A&S) graduated with distinction from the University of Nebraska College of Law and has accepted an offer from the U.S. Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review to work as a judicial law clerk at the immigration court in New York City beginning in September. Patrick O Malley (A&S) is a junior copywriter at Publicis Mid-America in Dallas. He graduated from the Creative Circus in Atlanta in September Clinard (Cook), a financial representative 06Daniel with the Hempstead Financial Group, has been named a college unit director with the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network in St. Louis. Michael Crowley (A&S), a member of the mock trial team from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, won the 2008 National Trial Competition District 9-Regional. He lives in Mission, Kan. The team was coached by James C. Wirken (Law 70). Teresa Smith (Cook 06, Grad Cook 07) married Jeffrey Clauss on June 16 in St. Louis. She is a tax staff accountant at Swink, Fiehler & Co. in Sunset Hills, Mo. Jessica Vonder Haar (A&S) married Michael LaBozzetta (Cook 07) in She is the special events coordinator for KETC-TV/Channel 9 in St. Louis. Blaskiewicz (Cook) is the director of marketing for both Saint Louis 07Diane Closet Co. and Saint Louis Cellars wine store. Dr. John Faulkenberry (Grad), principal at Lee s Summit High School, was named the 2008 Missouri High School Principal of the Year by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals. He is an active member of the Lee s Summit Optimist Club. Erin M. Florek (Law) has joined the St. Louis law firm Armstrong Teasdale as a member of its intellectual property practice group. Christopher R. LaRose (Law) has joined the litigation department of St. Louis law firm Armstrong Teasdale. Ann Meacham (A&S) joined the Hempstead Financial Group of St. Louis as a financial representative with Northwestern Mutual. Debi Schuhow (Grad Nurs) is an adult psychiatric mental health clinical nurse specialist for the Behavioral Health Laboratory at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. She lives in Doniphan, Mo., with her husband TJ, and youngest daughter, Jessica. Jin Tsuchiya (A&S) works on Democratic campaigns throughout the region as a political organizer and consultant. He lives in Morton Grove, Ill. Sarah M. Vatterott (Law) has joined the St. Louis law firm Armstrong Teasdale as a member of its business litigation practice group. Sr. Mary Thompson (Pub Ser 34) Mr. William Casey (A&S 37) Mr. Charles Hardy (Parks 37) Bro. Paul Goelz, S.M. (Cook 39) Mr. Ralph Berge (Parks 40) Mr. Roland Cleveland (Parks 40) Dr. Albert Gnade (Med 40) Mr. Robert Grundy (Parks 40) Mr. Charles Jenkins (Parks 40) Sr. Margaret Miller (A&S 40) Mr. J. Mudd (Cook 40) Mr. Vincent Stevison (A&S 41) Mr. Paul Tobin (A&S 41) Mr. Kenneth Levine (Cook 42) Mr. Herbert Marcus (Cook 42) Mr. Daniel Offner (A&S 42) Mr. Robert Scheppler (Parks 42) Lt. Col. J. Stith (A&S 42) Dr. John Dillon (Med 43) Mr. John Gradle (Parks 43) Mr. Charles Grimm (Cook 43) Dr. Maurice Hill (Dent 43) Mr. Francis Kegel (A&S 43) Dr. John Morrison (Dent 43) Dr. Vincent Muscat (Med 43) Dr. John O Neill (Dent 43) Mr. John Tethers (Cook 43) Mr. Francis Uhlenbrock (Cook 43) Mrs. Helen (Jackson) Buck (A&S 44) Dr. Norton Luger (Med 44) Mrs. Ruth (Fechter) Werner (Nurs 44) Dr. John Connors (Med 45) Mr. Clare Adriance (Parks 46) Mr. James McCarthy (Cook 46) Dr. Travis Tinnin (Dent 46) Dr. Oliver Anderhalter (Pub Ser 47) Mr. Sam Antonacci (Cook 47) Sr. Mary Hagerbaumer (A&S 47) Sr. Louise Hirner (Doisy 47) Mr. Walter Koehler (Cook 47) Mrs. Eleanor (Grove) Rinne (Nurs 47) Mr. Louis Rothfischer (Cook 47) Mr. Ralph Torrence (Cook 47) Dr. Richard Weber (Med 47) Mr. James Bryer (Parks 48) Mr. Leo Darrow (Cook 48) Mr. Walter Douglas (Cook 48) Mr. Cornelius Glen (Parks 48) Dr. Alfred Guttman (Dent 48) Hon. Donald Pepple (Law 48) Dr. Frank Rafferty (Med 48) Mr. Lester Searer (Parks 48) Mrs. Velma (Brush) Vasquez (Nurs 48) Mr. Robert Vogel (Cook 48) Mr. Harry Whelan (Cook 48) Mr. Samuel Bohrer (IT 49) Mrs. Elnora (Smith) Bolan (A&S 49) Dr. Paul Carmichael (Med 49) Mr. Edward Gray (Law 49) Mr. Leroy Meyer (Cook 49) Mr. Richard Olliges (Cook 49) Mr. Earl Quist (A&S 49) Mr. Alfred Rolfe (Cook 49) Mr. Elmer Von Doersten (Cook 49) Mr. Henry Westphale (Cook 49) Dr. Jay Wolf (Dent 49) Rev. Lawrence Barry (A&S 50) Mr. Bryan Carlin (Cook 50) Mrs. Mary (Blanche) McCann (A&S 50) Dr. James Neposchlan (Dent 50) Mr. Valerian Prevallet (IT 50) Dr. Richard Schneider (Med 50) Mr. Thomas Ernst (Cook 51) Mr. Robert Gilday (A&S 51) Mrs. Bette (Drennan) Miller (Nurs 51) Hon. Robert Saitz (Law 51) Dr. Philip Schary (Parks 51) Dr. Gordon Windle (Med 51) Mr. James Bick (Cook 52) Mr. Edwin Classen (Law 52) Mr. Oliver Colclazier (A&S 52) Dr. William Donze (Med 52) Mr. James Eschmann (Cook 52) Mr. Elmer Gerhardt (Cook 52) Mr. Horace Gumpertz (Cook 52) Mr. M. Guy Hardin (Law 52) Dr. Thomas Hogan (Dent 52) Dr. Donald Rogers (Med 52) Mr. Christopher Shocklee (Cook 52) Dr. Francis Skopec (Med 52) Mr. Milton Winscott (Cook 52) Dr. Frank Zarka (Med 52) Dr. Leo Furr (Med 53) Mr. Jack Glatt (A&S 53) Dr. John Harrington (Med 53) Dr. Frederick Ludwig (A&S 53) Mr. Howard Mentzer (Cook 53) Mr. Henry Purk (Cook 53) Mr. Edward Rhodes (Cook 53) Mr. Carl Speiser (Cook 53) Rev. William Eilerman, C.P.P.S. (Cook 54) Dr. Gene Grosso (Med 54) Sr. Mary Krieg (Doisy 54) Ms. Hanna Schetzer (Nurs 54) Ms. Vivian Davenport (Nurs 55) Dr. Jerome Logan (Med 55) Mr. Michael McAlister (Parks 55) Mr. Edward Miller (Law 55) Mr. John Ueberle (Cook 55) Mr. Stanislaus Young (Parks 55) Mr. Michael Brennan (Cook 56) Miss Jean Gover (Pub Ser 56) Mrs. Judith (Bellucci) Horowitz (A&S 56) Rev. Dr. Timothy Howard (A&S 56) Mr. Thomas Hubbell (Parks 56) Mrs. Karen (Byus) Marchioro (Nurs 56) Mr. Hubert Veile (Cook 56) Mr. Thomas Eickmeyer (Cook 57) Sr. Mary Grace (Pub Ser 57) Sr. Harriet Koutsoumpas (A&S 57) Mr. Thomas Marxer (Cook 57) Dr. Robert O Toole (Med 57) Mrs. Barbara (Heithaus) Pusateri (A&S 57) Mr. Charles Barthel (Cook 58) Mr. Alphonsus Bell (Cook 58) Msgr. Patrick Wright (Pub Ser 58) Mrs. Maria Luisa (Enriquez) Del Rosario (SW 59) Mr. James Jablonowski (Parks 59) Ms. Patricia (Theirl) Ossorio (SW 59) Mr. Robert Overby (Cook 59) Mr. James Dwyer (A&S 60) Mr. John Gaebe (Law 60) Dr. Thomas Holden (Grad 60) Sr. Ella Kaster (Pub Ser 61) Mr. Gary Keating (Parks 61) Mr. Raymond Kirchoff (Cook 61) Mr. William Schooley (Law 61) Mr. Laurence Toenjes (A&S 61) Mr. Eldor Luepke (Pub Ser 62) Mr. Michael Surso (A&S 62) Ms. Sharon (Dwyer) Auffenberg (A&S 63) Dr. Daniel Conoyer (A&S 63) Mrs. Margaret (Madden) Lange (Pub Ser 63) Mrs. Julia (Wendholt) Mihelick (Nurs 63) Dr. Jane (Bransted) Wade (Pub Ser 63) Mr. James Hollander (Cook 64) Mr. Donald Saali (Pub Ser 64) Mr. Thomas Thibault (A&S 64) Mrs. Margaret (Howell) Young (Doisy 64) Mr. John Yuracko (A&S 64) Dr. John Callahan (A&S 65) Mrs. June Hoya (Law 65) Mr. Eugene Metzger (Parks 65) Mr. William Neal (A&S 65) Ms. Judith (Porrata) D Oria (SW 65) Miss Alma Wilder (Cook 65) Mr. A. Ahrens (Cook 66) Mr. Aloysius Becker (SW 66) Mr. Richard Carnoske (A&S 66) Sr. Catherine Paumier (Pub Ser 66) Mrs. Elsie (Lawton) Witt (SW 67) Sr. Carmeline Howard, S.S.N.D. (Pub Ser 68) Dr. John Sheridan (Dent 68) Dr. Marie Stellos (Pub Ser 68) Mr. Francis Tongay (Parks 68) Mr. Richard Volz (Cook 68) Mr. Gerald Wellman (Parks 68) Mr. Allan Fudim (Law 69) Mr. Dennis Kneff (A&S 69) Sr. Donna Doshack (A&S 70) Mr. Eugene MacManus (Parks 70) Mr. Clement Schaefer (Pub Ser 70) Mr. Dennis Young (Cook 70) Mr. Joseph Myers (Pub Ser 71) Mr. Anthony Niemeyer (IT 71) Mr. David Depker (Law 72) Dr. John Emo (Med 72) Ms. Barbara McKissic (SW 73) Mr. Claude Allen (SW 74) Dr. Douglas Johnston (Med 74) Mrs. Mildred (Kovacevich) Klockenkemper (Pub Ser 74) Mr. John Kochmer (Parks 74) Mr. Alan Bailey (SW 75) Miss Carol Buschmann (Cook 75) Mr. Anthony Montebello (A&S 75) Mrs. Mary (Cosgrove) Cosentino (Law 78) Ms. Nedra Crow (PS 78) Dr. Jeanne Hartmann (A&S 78) Dr. Michael Naai (A&S 78) Rev. David Allen (PS 81) Mr. Bernard O Connor (PS 81) Mr. Brian Carrillo (Parks 83) Mr. Steven Cohen (Law 87) Mr. Kenneth Reno (PS 89) Dr. Charles Rock (Pub Ser 89) Mr. Craig Bogacki (SW 91) Mrs. Sharon Hengel (Law 97) Mr. Daniel Bennett (Law 98) Mrs. Linda Howenstein (Nurs 00) Mr. Anthony Miller (Parks 02) Dr. Joan Hrubetz (Nurs 60, Grad 70, 75), retired dean of Saint Louis University School of Nursing, died June 9. She was 73. Dr. Hrubetz joined SLU in 1975 and became dean of the School of Nursing in 1982 with the distinction of being the first lay dean of the school. During her 22-year tenure as dean, Dr. Hrubetz led the school to its current position of national prominence. She is credited with increasing enrollment and recruiting and retaining quality faculty. Her work was recognized when the first endowed chair in the school was established during her tenure. The Joan Hrubetz Honorary Scholarship for nursing students also was established in recognition of her years of service. Among her many awards was an honorary doctor of science from the University of San Francisco. University President Lawrence Biondi, S.J., said the standard of excellence set by Dr. Hrubetz will continue far into the future. A terrific educator and the consummate administrator, Joan was one of the most remarkable people I ve ever known and worked with, Biondi said. She led the School of Nursing to new heights. Her legacy will live on in the generations of students who provide skilled, compassionate care every day. Dr. Richard Barry (Med 71), professor of pediatrics at the School of Medicine and a pediatric emergency medicine physician at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children s Medical Center, died April 26. He was 63. Dr. Barry had been director of emergency care services at Cardinal Glennon for 29 years and co-director of the pediatrics residency program at SLU for 30 years. He was named pediatrician of the year in 1996 by the St. Louis Pediatric Society. Dr. Edwin G. Eigel (Grad 61), former professor of mathematics, dean of the Graduate School and academic vice president, died April 7. He was 75. Dr. Eigel joined the SLU faculty in 1961 and served the University in a variety of roles for more than two decades before leaving in 1979 for the University of Bridgeport, where he was president from While at SLU, Dr. Eigel received the Nancy McNeir Ring Award as the outstanding faculty member of year for Mr. Steve Gerber (A&S 69), the comic book writer who created Howard the Duck, died Feb. 10. He was 60. Mr. Gerber, who also co-created Marvel s Omega the Unknown and created the 1980s animated series Thundarr the Barbarian, also worked in television as a story editor on G.I. Joe and Dungeon & Dragons. More recently, he cocreated Hard Time for DC Comics. Dr. James P. Jennings (Cook 61), professor emeritus of accounting, died Feb. 1. He was 69. He joined the SLU accounting faculty in 1976 and was a full professor from 1981 until his retirement in During his more than three decades at SLU, Dr. Jennings served as department chairman, founded the University chapter of the accounting honor society Beta Alpha Psi and twice received outstanding teaching awards. Dr. Gregory Mantych (Med 82), associate professor of pediatrics at Saint Louis University and a neonatologist who cared for infants at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children s Medical Center, died Dec. 31. He was 51. He also was co-director of the pediatrics residency program at SLU. He spent all but two years of his medical career at the University. Ms. Subhadra Suba Nair, former laboratory instructor in the department of biology, died Nov. 12. She was 68. She began her career at SLU in 1981 and retired in In recognition of her services to the University, a premed laboratory in Macelwane Hall was named in her honor. Mr. Everett Thaddeus Walker (Grad 47), one of the first African-American graduates of Saint Louis University, died Feb. 19. He was 95. He was one of three African- Americans to earn master s degrees from SLU in 1947, a milestone for Missouri. Just three years earlier, SLU had formally established a policy admitting African Americans, becoming the first university in a former slave state to do so. Later he taught social studies and served as a counselor and administrator for more than 35 years at Vashon, Soldan and Northwest high schools in St. Louis. This list of deceased alumni was compiled by SLU s office of research and development services. If you have a question or would like more information about an In Memoriam listing, please send an message to 44 UNIVERSITAS UNIVERSITAS SUMMER

25 Club City News ATLANTA St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves Monday, July 28; 5:30 p.m. pregame party; 7:10 p.m. first pitch; Turner Field Cost: $25 per person; includes pregame reception and game ticket. billikenalumni.slu.edu/braves08 BOSTON Cleveland Indians vs. Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Sept. 24; 5:30 p.m. pregame party; 7:05 p.m. first pitch; Fenway Park Cost: $50 per person; includes the party and game ticket. Tickets are limited, so R.S.V.P. by Monday, Sept. 1. billikenalumni.slu.edu/redsox08 CHICAGO Chicago Alumni Happy Hours These popular happy hours meet the third Thursday of each month at the Emerald Loop, 216 N. Wabash Ave., downtown. CINCINNATI St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds Friday, August 15; 5:30 p.m. pregame reception; 7:10 p.m. first pitch; Great American Ballpark Cost: $20 per person; includes game ticket and appetizers at Hofbrauhaus. alumni.slu.kintera.org/reds08 CLEVELAND Cincinnati Reds vs. Cleveland Indians Friday, June 27; 6 p.m. pregame party; 7 p.m. first pitch; Progressive Field Cost: $35 per person; includes pregame reception and game ticket. billikenalumni.slu.edu/indians08 LOUISVILLE SLU Day at Churchill Downs Sunday, June 22; 11 a.m.; Churchill Downs Join fellow SLU alumni for brunch and a day of horse racing at historic Churchill Downs. Cost: $25 per person. alumni.slu.kintera.org/ churchilldowns08 KANSAS CITY St. Louis Cardinals vs. Kansas City Royals Friday, June 27; 7:10 p.m. first pitch; Kauffman Stadium Cost: $25 per person; includes game ticket in the all you can eat seats. billikenalumni.slu.edu/royals08 LOS ANGELES JULIE ANDREWS in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl Saturday, July 19; 6:15 p.m. preshow picnic; 8:30 p.m. curtain Cost: $40 per person. billikenalumni.slu.edu/bowl08 NEW YORK St. Louis Cardinals vs. New York Mets Friday, July 25; 5:30 p.m. pregame party; 7:05 p.m. first pitch; Shea Stadium Cost: $40 per person; includes pregame barbecue and game ticket. billikenalumni.slu.edu/mets08 south Pacific on broadway Thursday, July 24; 6:30 p.m. reception; 8 p.m. curtain; Lincoln Center Cost: $120 per person. billikenalumni.slu.edu/southpacific PHILADELPHIA St. Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday, July 9; 5:30 p.m. pregame party; 7:05 p.m. first pitch; Citizens Bank Ballpark Cost: $40 per person; includes pregame reception and game ticket. billikenalumni.slu.edu/phillies08 PHOENIX St. Louis Cardinals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday, September 2; 5 p.m. pregame party; 7:05 p.m. first pitch; Chase Field Cost: $28 per person; includes pregame reception and game ticket. billikenalumni.slu.edu/dbacks08 For more information about any event, or to register online, visit then click on calendar. Alumni Associations John Cook School of Business President: Jamie Jabouri ( 99) COOK CUP CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT Monday, Sept. 8; 1 p.m. shotgun start; Gateway Golf Links in Madison, Ill. Mark your calendar for this popular annual event. For more information, call (314) School of Dentistry / Center for Advanced Dental Education President: Dr. Eugene Hayes (Dent 66, Grad 76) 100th ANNIVERSARY SLU will celebrate 100 years of dental education this fall. For more information, call Melissa Weaver at (314) or Doisy College of Health Sciences President: Scott Huston ( 05) CHAIFETZ ARENA OPEN HOUSE Saturday, June 21; 2-4 p.m.; St. Louis Former SLU student and staff athletic trainers are invited to attend an open house at Chaifetz Arena in conjunction with the NATA Annual Meeting and Symposium. For more information, call (314) or Tony Breitbach at PHYSICAL THERAPY 75TH ANNIVERSARY The department of physical therapy is celebrating its 75th anniversary by hosting a number of events throughout the year, with a celebration finale weekend beginning March 20, The weekend will feature two guest speakers, Dr. Shirley Sahrman and Dr. Darina Sargeant. Look for more information soon, and join us for our kickoff event during Homecoming. If you d like to volunteer, call Melissa Weaver at (314) or School of Medicine President: Dr. Thomas J. Olsen ( 79) ALUMNI REUNION WEEKEND Thursday-Saturday, Oct Come back to campus for parties with your classmates, campus and neighborhood tours, visits with current students and a reunion celebration to remember. Celebrating the classes of 2003, 1998, 1993, 1988, 1983, 1978, 1973, 1968, 1963, 1958, 1953 and earlier. School of Nursing 80TH ANNIVERSARY The school will celebrate its 80th anniversary during SLU s Homecoming this fall, Sept Call Cheryl Byrd at (314) for more information or to volunteer in the planning of this very special occasion for the School of Nursing, or Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology ALUMNI BARBECUE AT THE EAA AIRVENTURE Friday, August 1; 6-10 p.m.; Parnell s Place, 2932 Fond du Lac Road; Oshkosh, Wis. Enjoy a great barbecue with your fellow Parks and SLU alumni at the EAA AirVenture. Plus, meet faculty, staff and students. Tickets are $25 per person (check-in at the event). alumni.slu.kintera.org/oshkosh08 School for Professional Studies President: Renea Daesch ( 03) ALUMNI NIGHT AT THE BALLPARK Saturday, Sept. 6; 5 p.m. pregame reception, J. Buck s; 6:15 p.m. first pitch, Busch Stadium Cost: $30 per person; includes game ticket and pregame reception. R.S.V.P. by Monday, Sept. 1. billikenalumni.slu.edu/medsps08 Young Alumni Association President: Sarah Kelce (Cook 04, Grad Cook 06) WINE WEDNESDAY Wednesday, Aug. 6; 5-7 p.m.; Missouri Botanical Garden Enjoy our annual tradition of music in the garden. This is a family friendly event. No R.S.V.P. necessary. Sept Sept Oct spectacular Swiss Alps and Salzburg Enchanting Ireland alumni Campus Abroad: Greece Billiken Travel Program Tours Being a Billiken traveler puts the world at your feet. This is your chance to see it all. Here is the schedule of trips: Oct Best of Tuscany and the Italian Riviera Oct alumni Campus Abroad: Tuscany FEb legends of the Nile April 28-may 11 Ukraine and Romania May 4-12 france Normandy July ireland Ennis Aug cruise the Baltic Sea Aug cruise the Rhine River Sept. 26-Oct. 4 italian Riviera Nov israel For more details about these trips and how to reserve your space, visit the travel program Web site at or call (314) and ask to be placed on the travel mailing list. Photos by Steve Dolan Admissions Help recruit the next generation of SLU students by volunteering at a college fair in your area. For more information, call (314) or slu.edu. For more information or reservations for any of these events, contact: Office of Alumni Relations (314) Celebrate the Billiken s 100th birthday during Homecoming weekend. Come back to campus to enjoy all of the traditional fun a concert, campus tours, the golf cart parade, soccer and fireworks. Mark your calendar now and make plans to come home to SLU this September. Volunteer Opportunities Career Services Volunteer your time and expertise to help current students in their career development. Register to become a career contact at Career Services networking Web site Career SLeUth. Volunteers serve as informational contacts, share their insights and advice, and locate potential contacts. Alumni registering on Career SLeUth also can view job postings, apply for jobs online, research companies and more. For more information, visit careers.slu.edu or Atlanta Alane Lintner (Cook 94) (678) Boston Chris Espelin (A&S 91) (617) Chicago Joe Havel (Cook 91) (312) Cincinnati John Lange IV (Cook 93) (859) Cleveland Mark Carrabine (Cook 75) (404) Dallas Jamar Johnson (Cook 00) (214) Denver David Sapienza (A&S 96) (303) detroit Daniel J. McGlynn (A&S 88) (313) Houston Josh Howard (Cook 98) (281) Kansas City To be announced Los Angeles Brian Merriman (A&S 95) (310) Louisville Lee Hyman (Pub Hlth 95) (502) Milwaukee To be announced Minneapolis / St. paul Justin Fletcher (Cook 00) (952) New York John J. Shanahan (Cook 83, Law 87, Grad Cook 89) (212) Omaha Brad Burwell (A&S 72) (402) Philadelphia Donald Richardson (Grad 76) (610) San Francisco Mark Olson (A&S 77) (925) Seattle / Tacoma Mark Flynn (A&S 67, Grad 72) (360) Springfield / Decatur Judy Redick (A&S 62) (217) Tampa Amanda Hornberger (Cook 99) Washington, D.C. Jim Switt (Cook 07) Taiwan Larry Chang (Pub Hlth 88, Grad 00) Thailand Praemrudee Switachata (Grad 75) 46 UNIVERSITAS UNIVERSITAS SUMMER

26 don t I know you? You re that one Hey, guy, aren t you? I ve seen you somewhere, haven t I? During the last year, everywhere I go, whether on or off Saint Louis University s campus, I am stopped, recognized and questioned. No, I am not appearing in any blockbuster movie, and I am not running for office. In fact, in many ways I am just doing my job. As assistant director of graduate business programs in the John Cook School of Business, one of my responsibilities is advertising and marketing the program to local and national audiences in conjunction with the University marketing department. Specifically, a tremendous amount of my creative energy is focused on marketing our full-time, oneyear MBA program. When the business school launched the one-year MBA program in November 2005 (classes began in May 2006), a new advertising campaign also was launched. Our theme is: Stand out from the crowd. The goal was to position our program as something unique, new and rigorous. In an effort to highlight those characteristics, the Stand out from the crowd campaign was envisioned as a series of ads that showcase a SLU MBA student standing out among other business professionals in a variety of settings. Preliminary discussions of the first ad focused on the concept of a Saint Louis University MBA student standing on his or her hands while other business professionals waited for a bus. That was the moment when my SLU-ebrity status emerged. As we talked about the idea, someone jokingly asked if I could stand on my hands. My response: Of course. Didn t you know I was a SLU cheerleader? After the laughter subsided, it was official. I was now the face of the one-year MBA program. (Yes, it happened that quickly.) Well, in truth, my face wasn t exactly highlighted at first only my backside appeared in that initial ad. Still, buzz was building, and many people began to ask, Who is that handstanding student? By Troy P. Turnipseed (PS 03, Grad Cook 08) The ads appeared in local newspapers, airport and highway billboards, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Business Week, Busch Stadium and on the Web. Soon there was much anticipation about what the subsequent ads would be. Year two showcased me staying dry in the rain under an umbrella while other business professionals around me were drenched and unprepared. Year three features me standing out as a three-dimensional figure amid cardboard cutouts of my peers. This is our current advertisement and by far the most talked about to date. And since the two most recent ads actually show my face, I am now quite often recognized around campus and even around town. So, what s it like to be the face of a program? What s it like to have people stop me at the grocery store or walking down the quad to talk about the ad? Flattering, scary and great all at the same time! I have been a part of the SLU community as a student, alumnus and staff member in some shape or form for the last 12 years. To represent not only graduate business programs but Saint Louis University itself is truly an honor. Saint Louis University has shaped who I am whether working with students, talking with faculty or creating next year s new advertisement. It reminds me of the values, tools and lessons I have learned and continue to learn. I hope alumni can look at the ads and not see me, but see themselves the men and women for others that Saint Louis University develops in all of us. So next time you see me out and about, stop me, say hello and let me know your affiliation to the University. Tell me your SLU-ebrity story. You don t have to be in an advertisement to be the face of SLU. Everyone who has been touched by Saint Louis University is that face mine is just a little more public. Troy P. Turnipseed is the assistant director of graduate business programs, and received his MBA in January. He is also a SLU blogger; read his entries at You also can reach him at Special needs soccer story offers inspiration I am writing to thank Universitas and Lauren Olsen for her essay about the Special Needs Soccer Association (SPENSA) in the fall 2007 Perspective ( Saturday Morning Lessons ). This wonderful organization teaches kids and adults about life through soccer. As a pediatric physical therapist at St. Louis Children s Hospital, I want to tell the Saint Louis University community how fortunate we are in the St. Louis area to have so many sports programs for people with disabilities. I am grateful to have a job directing and promoting sports programs for kids with cerebral palsy. The position has introduced me to many outstanding advocates for people with disabilities, and I am privileged to have had many fantastic volunteers from Saint Louis University, especially the women s basketball team and Coach Shimmy Gray-Miller, for our basketball class. If you truly want to make a difference in the lives of others, start a sports program for people with disabilities in your community. You don t need specialized training; you simply need a big heart and some help from others who are knowledgeable about the sport. The experience will teach you a lot about life and will transform lives of people with and without disabilities. Jennifer (Kroth) Miros (Doisy 97, Grad Doisy 99) Manager, Carol and Paul Hatfield Cerebral Palsy Sports and Rehabilitation Center, St. Louis Children s Hospital we want to hear from you 1 By standard mail: Universitas Saint Louis University 221 N. Grand Blvd. St. Louis, MO Please send us your letters, class notes and address changes. There are three easy ways to reach us. 2 By Fax: (314) The influence of SLU s former president, Father Rogers I read your Editor s Message in the fall 2007 edition of Universitas. I am one of those few on campus who knows a little something about Williams Banks Rogers, S.J. I began my association with Saint Louis University as a freshman in 1960 when the tuition was $400 per semester. So I have been around a while. I attended Saint Louis University for philosophy and lived at Fusz, and I did theology in Lewis Memorial, now once again the Coronado. More recently I have been living in Jesuit Hall since Since I came here Fathers Francis O Reilly and John Bannon have passed away, but I heard them both talk about Father Rogers on the 15th floor of Jesuit Hall. The story that is bigger than Saint Louis University is the influence Father Rogers had on the Jesuit provincial. In those days, until 1931, the provincial [leader] of the Missouri Province lived at Saint Louis University. There was a sort-of formal seating in the Jesuit Dining Hall in DuBourg Hall, and whenever the provincial was in town, he sat next to Father Rogers at table. It was at this time, I am told, during meals, that Father Rogers pounded away at the idea that a university was not a university without a medical school. It was for this reason, and as a result of this argument, that the provincial eventually saw to it there were medical schools at Marquette, Creighton and Loyola Chicago, as well as at Saint Louis University. All of these schools were then a part of the Missouri Province. 3 By There are very few other medical schools at Catholic universities. There is one at Georgetown, and there was one for a short time at one or two other schools, and there is at present one in New York City, which the archdiocese there has come to sponsor. But the other Jesuit universities have never had a medical school, nor has Notre Dame, or some of the other larger non-jesuit schools. So Father Rogers had an impact on Catholic higher education that goes beyond Saint Louis University. The fact that there was a Catholic medical school here meant that every order of nuns or brothers who ran hospitals soon established a residence here in St. Louis so their members could attend a Catholic school for their training. It also led to many of these same orders founding hospitals here. So the impact went beyond education to health care, at least in the St. Louis metro area. Gerhardt B. Lehmkuhl, S.J. (A&S 67, Grad 69, 75, Law 83) St. Louis More on our plates For the last two issues of Universitas, we ve been running photos of Saint Louis University-inspired license plates. Here s one more. ILLINOIS Dr. Michael Koebel (Grad 98) has had his SLU plates since he graduated in As before, we would love to hear from even more alumni who share their SLU pride on their plates. If you have a SLU-inspired license plate, please send us a photo at one of the addresses on this page. 48 UNIVERSITAS UNIVERSITAS SUMMER

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