USD students on either side of a woman about to receive free pancakes

Pancakes Provide Powerful Connection

, - Summer 2017

Who doesn’t like a stack of pancakes? Pour a little syrup, add a bit of butter and sprinkle some berries or sliced bananas on top and you’ve definitely got a delicious treat, especially on a weekend morning.

Between about 9:30 a.m. and noon each Saturday, a pair of hotcakes, some cooked just enough, a few that are golden …

Two students with a professor

Boldly Going: Undergraduate Students Grow Through Research

, - Spring 2017

At USD, students don’t just watch from the sidelines of their respective fields; they become practitioners.

In recent years, undergraduate research opportunities have exploded across a variety of disciplines at USD. Now, students can work side by side with professors to experience first-hand the nuances of research, whether in science or English, engineering or history. Here, …

Cheering On the Community: TJ Hodges

, - Spring 2017

Senior TJ Hodges—accounting major, cross country runner and AS President—believes its never too soon to get your voice out there and be heard. Here, he sits with President Harris to share about initiatives to boost Torero spirit and student involvement at USD.

Watch more from the series “Living Our Mission” with President James Harris:

USD’s Annual All Faith …

Caroline Baillie

Watch: When Engineering Meets Social Justice

, - Spring 2017

GLOBAL LEADER JOINS FORCES WITH USD

Professor Caroline Baillie, a global leader in engineering and social justice has joined the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering as a Professor of Praxis. Baillie is a Thomson Reuters highly cited author with more than 200 publications, papers and books on material science, engineering education and social justice. For the Joan B. Kroc …

He’s Ready to Lead

- Spring 2017

NEW BOARD CHAIR ENVISIONS USD’S FUTURE

On campus this past fall to talk to a group of students and staff about leadership and traits to build success, Donald Knauss defined “leadership.”

“It’s about rallying people to a better future,” he said. “There’s a vision in that; and, as a leader, it poses the question: ‘How …

Renowned photographer Tim Mantoani

RIP Tim Mantoani: 1969-2016

- Spring 2017

ACCLAIMED PHOTOGRAPHER’S LIFE CUT SHORT

Over the years, Tim Mantoani shot dozens of stories for the pages of USD Magazine. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, Lynn, son, Lucas, partner, Marshall Williams and associates, Chris Park and Zach Barron.

 

 

 

Ky Snyder

It’s About the People

- Spring 2017

KY SNYDER LOOKS BACK ON 13 YEARS AS USD ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

There was a surfboard hanging from the wall behind Ky Snyder’s desk, a Vince Lombardi poster adorning another wall, a hard hat to wear when touring campus construction. But after nearly two decades in the USD athletic department, the past 13 years as athletic …

History with Class

- Spring 2017

LONGTIME USD PROFESSOR IRIS ENGSTRAND RETIRES

History professor Iris Engstrand is retiring at the end of the academic year, her 48th at Alcalá Park.

“I don’t think anyone takes a job and thinks, ‘this is where I’ll be for the next five decades,’ but it worked out that way,” Engstrand says. “I’ve been …

"Gold Mine" by Sebastiao Sllgado

Profoundly Beautiful

- Spring 2017

SOCIAL JUSTICE PHOTOGRAPHY IS DRIVEN BY COMPASSION

Katelyn Allen transferred to USD in Fall 2015. She knew that she wanted to find a meaningful way to get involved, but she had no idea that she would wind up curating her own gallery exhibition.

A double major — art history and philosophy — Allen, a junior, has …

USD campus

Envisioning 2024

- Spring 2017

BECAUSE THE WORLD NEEDS CHANGEMAKERS

The University of San Diego will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2024. But there’s no need for a crystal ball to get a good idea of what USD will look like when it reaches its diamond milestone.

In September, USD’s Board of Trustees approved Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan …

Founders Choir Director Annette Welsh

A Joyful Noise

, - Spring 2017

CHOIR DIRECTOR CELEBRATES THE SPIRITUALITY OF SONG

It sounds cinematic, but the moment Annette Welsh ’79 arrived on campus, she knew she was where she was meant to be. “We got out of our car, walked in front of Camino and Founders, the bells chimed, the birds went flying and I had this sense that …

Making the Connection

- Spring 2017

NURTURING TEAMWORK BETWEEN U.S. AND MEXICO

Regina Bernal doesn’t just come to work and put in her time. Rather, the School of Business’ entrepreneurship manager has many of the same traits as those with whom she works each day: Persistence. Motivation. Energy. Improvement. Positivity.

“Entrepreneurs have a lot of unique traits,” says Bernal ‘13, a communication …

Jazzma Rainey

To Protect and Serve

, - Spring 2017

MASTER’S PROGRAM AIMS TO TEACH POLICE LEADERS TO BECOME CHANGEMAKERS

Too often the news is dominated by footage of violent confrontations between the public and the police — think Ferguson, New York, Baltimore. The all-too-familiar imagery — officers in riot gear facing off with anguished and angry protesters — fuels the narrative that the division  between …

Mother and daughter

Set Your Soul on Fire

, - Spring 2017

GIRL POWER GETS AN INJECTION OF OPTIMISM AND A BOOST OF ENERGY

On a sun-dappled Sunday afternoon this past fall, a sizable group of preteen and teenage girls and their moms gathered on the lawn beside Copley Library. Helping themselves to yoga mats, they launched into a series of stretches and poses led by a …