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Bellarmine Magazine Archive 2006-2013

This archive includes PDF copies of Bellarmine Magazine from Winter 2006 – Fall 2013. For more recent issues, please visit Bellarmine Magazine at

Fall 2013

Grand Entrance
St. Robert Gate - Bellarmine’s new signature entrance welcomes you, Incoming freshmen connect on social media through #BellarmineBound, The Zen photography of Thomas Merton, What is responsible eating?, Sappho on the Potamac - Notes on a summer seminar, From the Experts - How to take better photos, Question & Answer with Leslie Maxie-Ashford, associate dean of Residence Life, From the President - Gate of the Year, What’s on the mind of Myra McCrickard, Namedropping - Via Cassia, and Crews' Views.

Summer 2013

Go, Bellarmine, Go!
Tapping into Apps: Technology slowly expanding the ‘classroom’; All Together Now: Living-learning communities settling in; Studying Sustainability: Research explores making campus greener; Adding On: Renovations, additions provide new learning space; The Amazing Adventures of Roller Girl!; Making A Connection: Alumna helps donated ‘stuff’ get to the right people; From the President – Helping our children: How much is too much?; What’s On...The mind of Maria González; Concord Classic: Bellarmine forms an A-V club (1951); Question & Answer with Maggie Dye ’09/’10 DPT, women’s wellness advocate; and Crew's Views.

Spring 2013

Winners: 5th Annual Bellarmine Magazine Photo Contest
The winners of our 5th annual Magazine Photo Contest are announced; Deepening Faith: Campus ministry is vibrant and growing; Roger Rosenblatt to deliver Guarnaschelli Lecture; Bellarmine opens region’s first School of Environmental Studies; Trauma nurse honored for life-saving work; From the President: A vision for technology at Bellarmine; What’s On the mind of Fr. John; Name Dropping: The Lansing School of Nursing & Health Sciences; Question & Answer With Kaelin Rybak ’74, travel agent and Hall of Famer; and Crews' Views.

Winter 2013

Good Clean Fun
A tribute to a community leader and a friend of Bellarmine: Owsley Brown Frazier, 1935-2012; a Bellarmine student and his father become unlikely reality TV stars; a week of solitude at Gethsemani is more difficult than expected; Dr. Matisa Wilbon’s challenge to the Class of 2016; From the President: Hope and Vision; readers share their favorite intramural experiences; What’s On with Sarah Fromm; Concord Classic From 1984: ‘Expose: Anatomy of an all-nighter’; Question & Answer with Michael T. Ford ’75, Louisville Ballet lighting designer; and Crew's Views.

Fall 2012

A Tribute to Jim Spalding
A Lasting Legacy: Jim Spalding ’55; graduate students immerse themselves in international business study; Governor’s Scholars build a Habitat for Humanity house; PT program helps local ice skaters avoid injury; a sacred moment sets young man on a different path; What's On with student blogger Tyler Wobbrock; Namedropping: Catie's Café; fifth annual photo contest announced; poem by Anna Peterson; readers share their favorite hangouts; the president discusses the real value of a college degree; and Question and Answer with Dean of Admission Tim Sturgeon.

Summer 2012

Guatemala Changes You
Staff and students recount their life-changing experience in Guatemala; Students discuss how Bellarmine's robust internship program gives them a head start on their careers; Psychology students research connection between lost cell phones and anxiety; Veritas Society offers continuing education for students 55 and older; Physical Therapy program helps Parkinson’s patients stay light on their feet; "A Winter’s Ghasal’" poem by Cullen Kuntz ’12; our latest call-and-response with our readers "What I learned at college"; "What's On" the mind of Tom O’Bryan, the ‘Simply to Go’ cart guy; and Question and Answer with Dr. Moira O’Keeffe, assistant professor in the School of Communication.

Spring 2012

Hey, good lookin'!
Our Fourth Annual Photo Contest Winners are Announced; the Classroom of the Future links Bellarmine and Beirut; Dr. McGowan discusses Our Catholic Identity; International acclaim pours in for Fong Choo's artistry; Graduate Beth Fuller Wins Teacher of the Year; Soccer Player Abby Schuhmann Leads On and Off the Field; Question and Answer with the Bellarmine Knight Mascot; and "What's On" with Ernesto Ramos, programmer/analyst for Information Services; "Namedropping" The Palio.

Winter 2012

Walking Tall
Recent graduate, Monica Zaring, show us why her rare medical disease doesn't define her; Bellarmine ramps up efforts to be more inclusive; Bellarmine's favorite love stories; Learning from Merton in a technological era; Art and business collide in the mind of BU grad Paula Weyler; Question and Answer with Athletics director Scott Wiegandt; "What's On" with Dr. Kyle Barnett; Dr. Matisa Wilbon explains how to aid at-risk youth with Big Brothers Big Sisters; and a poem by adjunct professor Dave Harrity.

Fall 2011

Buon Apetito
Dr. McGowan introduces the $100 million question; three Bellarmine graduates serving as Catholic bishops share their stories about the call to lead; new dining options open across campus; a new is program boosting success of first-generation college students; MBA class helps local non-profit extend reach without overextending resources; question and answer with Dr. Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty; song lyrics by Aimee Zaring ’93; "What's On" featuring Bellarmine blogger Tatiana Rathke; your favorite classes; "Namedropping" Newman Hall namesake John Henry Cardinal Newman.

Summer 2011

A Homecoming
Bellarmine once again owns its birthplace at 1801 Harvard Drive; Graduates help launch Louisville’s version of Groupon; Question and Answer with Helen-Grace Ryan; Bellarmine invades China–and vice versa; Bellarmine physics students helping decode the secrets of the universe; Four new scholarships to benefit students; "What's On" with Dr. Ian Patrick; and a poem by Amy Tudor. 

Spring 2011

Knightly News
Winners of our third annual photo contest; Bob Hill writes about “hometown hero” Scotty Davenport; grad student Simone Potts shares her story about donating a kidney; an IDC class journeys to India; BU alums launch new businesses; a visit with Iraqi student Zainab Ahmed Wassef; Question and Answer with Dr. Doris Tegart; “Namedropping” Wilson W. Wyatt; “What’s On” featuring Dr. Mary Huff; and a poem by Nicole Moro.

Winter 2011

Taking on the World
Dennis Ogbe heads to the International Paralympic Games; Bellarmine at (K)night; studying weeds with Dr. Dave Robinson; grocery shopping with Michael Pollan; Question and Answer with Dr. Nelson Lopez; “What’s On” with Dr. Evanthia Speliotis; BU Theatre presents “Achilles in Sparta; another “Concord Classic;” and a poem by student Steven Carr.

Fall 2010

The Sixtieth Anniversary
An illustrated timeline of Bellarmine's history; four mighty leaders; a peek at Bellarmine's future; then and now photographs; question and answer with A.T. Simpson; Guy Kemper's glass art; "What's On" with history professor Bob Pfaadt; and a poem by Nickole Brown.


Summer 2010

No Small Matter (pdf)
Bellarmine and CERN's supercollider; maritime history with Dr. Eric Roorda; David Humphrey spices up Undergraduate Research Week; BU students look at mountaintop removal mining; Frederick Smock reads Proust; lacrosse families sticking together; "Namedropping" looks at Hilary's; and a poem by Brandon Kenney.

Spring 2010

Focus on Excellence (pdf)
Photo contest winners; study abroad in Prague, Czech Republic; Q&A with Nurse Alice; a Concord Classic; News on the Hill; The Lois J. Taurman Endowed Scholarship; and “What’s On” featuring Fr. Adam Bunnell.

Winter 2010

Faith and Reason (pdf)
Catholic paleontologist Kate Bulinski digs beneath the surface; study abroad in Istanbul; Q&A with Barbara Kingsolver; the search for Earth-like planets; rocking with Leslie’s Motel; Theatre director Carlos Chavarria; News on the Hill; and a photograph by Laura Hartford.

Fall 2009

Going With the Grain (pdf)
Sculptor and master distiller Chris Morris; a new Center for Regional Environmental Studies; Study Abroad in Paris; Q&A with Carole Pfeffer; Literacy in Jamaica; an exploratory journey to India; in Mali with Yaya Diallo; reflections on the Bellarmine golf course; record freshman enrollment; University Hospital nurse Samuel Yeboah; and a poem by Sarah Pennington. 

Summer 2009

Model Patient (pdf)
The Lansing School's simulated patient Al Buterol; Major League Baseball pitcher Todd Wellemeyer; service learning in Guatemala, Appalachia, Belize and Louisana; Q&A with comedian Sarah Hyland; Physical Therapy's service learning clinic; a surge in resident students; and Bobby B's Facebook page. 

Spring 2009

The Power of Music (pdf)
Healing drummer Yaya Diallo's musical journey; Q&A with Squeeze-bot's Todd Hildreth; a look at BU's music technology program; Bellarmine Radio makes some noise; the Bellarmine Magazine photo contest winners; a Concord flashback; the men's basketball team's record run; News on the Hill; a poem by Lynnell Edwards; and more adorable babies. 

Winter 2008-2009

Changing the World (pdf)
Danielle Robison looks for the next energy source; Adam Renner's students see hope for the future; 37 years inside the FBI's crime lab; Margaret Mahoney celebrates 50 years of teaching; Namedropping: Maurice D. S. Johnson; Q&A with C. Dennis Riggs, Report from Pakistan by Elizabeth Henson McCormack; and "Sellin' Death to My People," by Lakesha Perry. 

Fall 2008

Feat of Clay (pdf)
Bob Lockhart sculpts Robert Bellarmine; Adventure Capital in Belize; a look at the "millenial generation," Q&A with visiting professor John Owens of Austraila; Looking for Bellarmino in Montepulciano; Looking for Bellarmino in Newman Hall; reflections on the 60's by Vinnie Linares; a flashback with The Boss; the Bellarmine Magazine photo contest; a poem by Emily Ruppel; plus an adorable baby. 

Summer 2008

Privileged Responsibility (pdf)
The power of service to change lives by Dr. Fred Rhodes; Ursuline Endowed Chair Dr. Robert Cooter; forty Years of Bellarmine-Ursuline Merger; Q&A with Mock Trial's Chelsea Brown; three new endowed scholarships; an Alumni Soapbox from Major Russ Stewart in Baghdad; and a poem by Richard Boada. 

Spring 2008

Alumni Artists (pdf)
The Art of Nursing; Exercise Science with Dr. Louis Heuser; Jewish Hospital nurse Eric Gocke; Freshman Honors students build a Habitat House; Anne Moll in Colorado; Bellarmine legacies; Alumni Art Show; Women's basketball coach David Smith; Bobby B - Man About Town; and a poem by Danielle Fleming. 

Winter 2007-2008

Reading Nature (pdf)
Reading Nature with Rob Kingsolver; celebrating Bellarmine's core values; Merton Center memories; kickboxer Lindsay Scheer; the elusive Bobby B; visionaries Len and Susan Spalding; Bellarmine jugs; Alma Schuler recalls the birth of a college; and a poem by Fred Smock. 

Summer 2007

The Peace Issue (pdf)
Senior Seminar; Mil Thompson's "Justice Seekers and Peacemakers;" Thomas Merton and Jazz; Reconciliation through music in the Middle East; Institute for Media, Culture and Ethics; catching up with Wade Hall; Q&A with Clyde Crews; pocket wisdom, undergraduate research, and Ron Brooks - resident to the rich and famous. 

Winter 2006-2007

Enhancing Education (pdf)
Angela Mason provides scholarships for disadvangated students; Vision 2020; Reflections on influential professors; Bellarmine in Court; Mike Middleton and Jerry Lindauer reflect on the value of a Bellarmine education; and student artist-in-residence Beth BecVar.