Wednesday, November 7, 2007

The Blessing Continues

In May 2005 the exhibit "A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People" premiered at Xavier. The exhibit includes transcripts, photos, artifacts, books and more documenting Pope John Paul II’s life-long affirming relationship with the Jewish people, the first exhibition on the subject ever assembled. Since that time the "Blessing" has traveled the country... to Washington, D.C., New York City, Chicago and now Philadelphia. This landmark exhibit continues to inspire people.
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Monday, November 5, 2007

Xavier in Sudan

Ron Quinn, Ph.D. professor of sport studies at Xavier, recently sent a box of soccer equipment to a friend in the Sudan with whom he has formed an overseas friendship. Amin Khalid Abdalla is the director of the Amal Sudan Sports Academy in Khartoum.

A woman who changed the world

All of us at Xavier are mourning Dorothy Humdy - Ms. Dorothy - today.

For 46 years, she watched over our students, staff and faculty through her work in the cafeteria and in various dining spots on campus. She remembered every face and was known for asking students if they were eating enough or if they should have some vegetables on their plate.

Ms. Dorothy was a perfect example of someone who used her job to make the world better. She was not a CEO or a prominent politician, but she touched thousands of lives in those 46 years. Her words and welcoming smile made a number of students feel not so far from home.

I can't help but think the angels in heaven will be sure to have plenty of vegetables on their plates from now on.