Fall 2017 USD Magazine cover

Fall 2017

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Our cover story, “To Boldly Go … “ celebrates the community’s excitement over the news that two USD alumni, Matthew Dominick ’05 and Jonathan Kim ’12 have been named 2017 NASA Astronaut Candidates.” Also of note is “On a Mission from God,” our feature … Read More

Cover of Summer 2017 USD Magazine

Summer 2017

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The legacy of the Religious of the Sacred Heart is celebrated in our cover story, “Sisterhood Rules.” We invite you to add to the story and to peruse the website we’ve put together aggregating all of the materials we … Read More

Spring 2017

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The success of USD’s own Kris Bryant — who helped the Chicago Cubs win the World Series in a history-making Game Seven — is celebrated with our cover story. Also find a feature about empowering young to become leaders and efforts … Read More

Fall 2016

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The canonization of Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta inspired us to look back across the decades, to 1988, when the beloved nun visited our campus. Also, find a piece from Assistant Vice President for Mission and Ministry Michael Lovette-Colyer, who shares … Read More

Summer 2016

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This issue celebrates USD’s inaugural President for a Day, Will Tate, as well as  stories about journalist Albert Samaha ’10, first-generation student Jasmine Garcia ’17 and Sherman Gillums ’09 (MSGL) Also learn about the dream jobs of a trio of newly minted … Read More

Spring 2016

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Our cover features much-beloved Women’s Basketball Head Coach Cindy Fisher, who is very much at the top of her game. Also find stories about various events welcoming USD’s new president, on-campus seminarians, heartfelt thoughts about the passing of … Read More

Fall 2015

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USD’s new president, James T. Harris III, DEd, is definitely up for the job. In this issue, come along with him on a kayaking trip and get an inside glimpse into the man behind the title. Also, find a … Read More

Summer 2015

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President Mary E. Lyon, PhD, is stepping down from her 12-year tenure as head of USD. In this issue, we say farewell and look ahead to the next chapter. Toward that end, find an initial conversation with President-elect James T. … Read More

Spring 2015

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In this issue, we turn the spotlight on five professors whose classrooms are filled with excitement and produce enthusiastic lifelong learners. We also celebrate the endowment of what is now known as the Karen and Tom Mulvaney Center for Community, … Read More

Fall 2014

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Each fall is a new beginning as we welcome the newest members of our Torero community and reignite our commitment to our mission. This year, we turn our focus toward “The USD Way: A Culture of Care.”  This campus-wide effort … Read More

Summer 2014

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Having an authentic passion in life is one of the keys to knowing you’re on the right path. In this issue, we celebrate Toreros who follow their bliss in sometimes surprising ways. Our cover story gives readers a glimpse … Read More

Spring 2014

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The theme that reverberates is good people doing good work. Of note is our story about USD’s commitment to bringing about comprehensive immigration reform, echoing the values that the university is built upon: Compassion. Human dignity. Justice. Also, find … Read More

Fall 2013

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This issue celebrates of a new academic year — with the launching of the new Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, a new dean for the College of Arts and Sciences, the signing of a new affiliation with the Franciscan School of Theology, … Read More

Summer 2013

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This issue features those who’ve gone to great lengths to make a real difference in the world. Our feature package highlights seven people — students and scholars, inspirational and aspirational — who represent the very epitome of what it means to … Read More

Spring 2013

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This issue underscores the value and resonance of inspiration, be it in the form of a burgeoning art community here on campus; the innovative and altruistic business plan of a SOLES PhD candidate seeking to aid those less fortunate; or … Read More

Fall 2012

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This issue takes a look at the serendipitous ways that people can find fulfillment in work, especially when they find a way to make work feel like play. Also, USD welcomes back renowned art historian, scholar and administrator Derrick Cartwright; … Read More

Summer 2012

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This issue explores the many paths that people take along their journey toward enlightenment. Find stories about alumni who took a flying leap into the great unknown; USD faculty’s efforts to get young women excited about math and science; … Read More

Spring 2012

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We celebrate those who have a profound impact on the people around them. Also, find news about Fowler Park, USD’s state-of-the-art baseball facility named in honor of Ron and Alexis Fowler; news about USD’s ranking as first in … Read More

Fall 2011

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Changemakers are at the heart of this issue, which is built around the many ways that social innovation keeps us all connected on a global scale. Most exciting is the news that USD has joined a select group of colleges … Read More

Summer 2011

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Our cover story gives voice to 11 newly minted graduates — and one freshman — as each reflects on their time at USD. And our feature story about a life changing immersion trip, finds students and Community Service-Learning staff spending their Spring Break … Read More

Spring 2011

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Our cover story is about Carlos Bustamante ´69, who was recently elected to be the 20th mayor of Tijuana. A feature about social entrepreneurship focuses on the triple bottom line: People, Planet, Profit. Also, the kick-off to the 25th anniversary of … Read More

Fall 2010

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“Sustainability” has been one of the decade´s defining buzzwords, morphing into an umbrella term that means different things to different people. This issue explores the shifting of ideals, changing of behaviors and cultivation of a new-and-improved campus culture founded … Read More

Summer 2010

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This issue’s cover story follows the extraordinary journey of Andrew Shelley ‘03, who quit his job, powered up his tricked-out wheelchair and hit the road, determined to travel the world. Also find stories about our Children’s Advocacy Institute, and … Read More

Spring 2010

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This issue is filled with people who’ve found their true calling. Some have always known which way to go, others have taken a more circuitous route. Find stories about the university’s choral scholars, people across the globe swapping … Read More

Fall 2009

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In this issue, six of USD’s best and brightest are featured. Each of these alumni credits his or her post-academic successes to high expectations and an inability to let “good enough” be an acceptable option. Without exception, their journeys … Read More

Summer 2009 USD Magazine cover

Summer 2009

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In this issue, we get a glimpse of the life of actor Jim Parsons, the breakout star of the hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory, who is loving life in Los Angeles. And while he wasn’t exactly … Read More

Spring 2009 USD Magazine cover

Spring 2009

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From NFL quarterbacks to peacemakers-in-training, from gifted scholars and researchers to altruistic physicians, USD has produced rock stars in all sorts of wildly disparate fields. Our alumni, faculty and parents are sure to inspire; come take a backstage tour behind … Read More

Summer 2008

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In this issue, we celebrate! Student-athlete Gyno Pomare helped bring USD to the Big Dance. What happened before that — a win at Kentucky, a delirious run through the West Coast Conference Tournament and a dramatic upset of Connecticut — represented a … Read More