Portrait of USD alumna Melanie Dellas '13 (MA)

These Precious Things

- Fall 2019

ALUMNA TAKES GOOD CARE OF HISTORICAL ARTIFACTS

When Melanie Dellas ’13 (MA) decided to go back to school, she was parenting two young sons on her own after a divorce. A writer and a business owner, Dellas … Read More

Portrait of USD alumna Karen Stefano, with arms crossed, looking unflinchingly at the camera

More Than Enough

- Fall 2019

KAREN STEFANO TRANSFORMS TRAUMA INTO TRIUMPH

If you could bottle the very essence of San Diego, it would look, feel and sound a lot like this particular Friday evening. Beams of sunlight pierce through fluffy clouds … Read More

Drone photo of USD campus looking toward the bay showing the immaculata and other campus buildings.

Fall 2019 Class Notes

- Fall 2019

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MARILYNN (MAYER) NEVILLE (BA) writes, “Hello out there to the great Class of ’56. We were the first to matriculate at USD for all four years. Our names are somewhere in a cornerstone —or was it a time … Read More

Portrait of Maria Teresa (Carrasco) Pietrok '86 (BA)

Citizen of the World

- Fall 2019

PRACTICING SHUTTLE DIPLOMACY BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN

As the United States and the Soviet Union gritted their teeth through the Cold War, Maria Teresa (Carrasco) Pietrok ’66 (BA) was creating smiles behind the Iron Curtain, the onetime … Read More

Glizty Vegas-style sign reading "Welcome to the Fabulous Torero Casino Night.

Fun for a Cause

- Fall 2019

FABULOUS TORERO CASINO NIGHT A SUREFIRE WINNER

Vegas glitz comes to Alcalá Park this fall during the second annual Fabulous Torero Casino Night, which takes place on Oct. 4 during Homecoming and Family Weekend. Proceeds directly support … Read More

USD students in the bleachers at a campus sporting event.

Boosting School Spirit

- Fall 2019

LEADING THE CHARGE OF GETTING STUDENTS TO GAMES

The University of San Diego has it all. Breathtaking views, a pristine campus, rigorous academics and even a handful of consistently competitive Division I sports teams.

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USD Senior Luke Garrett looks directly at the camera with a thoughtful look.

Meet Luke Garrett ’20

- Fall 2018

To paraphrase Walt Whitman, this modern-day Renaissance man contains multitudes. Luke has just two more classes this fall before he earns his undergraduate degree with a somewhat surprising double major: physics and philosophy. From day one, the self-described “super extrovert” … Read More

A person stands in front of the new tapestries that adorn the hall at the University of San Diego's new Ministry Center.

To Inspire and Delight

- Fall 2019

UNIVERSITY MINISTRY CENTER CELEBRATES FAITH

The University of San Diego’s new 15,000-square-foot University Ministry Center opens this fall, with a mission to provide a consolidated center for serving the spiritual development of students.

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USD political science professor Tim McCarty recording the podcast "A Few Reasonable Words."

Eminently Reasonable

- Fall 2019

POLITICAL SCIENCE PODCAST A BREATH OF FRESH AIR

Civil discourse in the current hyperpolarized political American landscape seems like a distant dream. But three USD political science professors are doing their part to make America informed … Read More

Four USD students smile while on a University Ministry-sponsored event.

A True Sense of Family

- Fall 2019

Father Greg Boyle speaks highly of “mutuality” in his 2017 book, Barking to the Choir. In brief, Boyle praises this virtue for its ability to create respect and love within a community and, in particular, between its members. Through … Read More