Spring 2023 USD Magazine cover features exuberant Women's Volleyball players embracing

Spring 2023


This issue of USD Magazine features an exuberant celebration of Women’s Volleyball, which reached the rarified heights of the NCAA Final Four. Also find a feature story on alumnus Javier Guerrero ’85 (BA), who is president and CEO … Read More

Cover of Fall 2022 issue of USD Magazine features alumnus Michael Crawford on the job site.

Fall 2022


The Fall 2022 issue of USD Magazine offers up a look at the journey of parent Shannon Watts, who used her anger and grief over the Sandy Hook shooting to found the 10-million strong group, Moms Demand Action, to … Read More

Summer 2022 issue of USD Magazine features alumna Jessica Beck looking pensive

Summer 2022


The Summer 2022 issue  of USD Magazine features a long-form story about the Rev. Dr. Christopher Carter — an assistant professor of Theology and Religious Studies — who has a new book, The Spirit of Soul Food: Race, Faith and … Read More

Spring 2022 cover of USD Magazine with board chair Don Knauss and his wife, Ellie

Spring 2022


The Spring 2022 issue celebrates the generosity of USD Board Chair Don Knauss and his wife, Ellie. The couple recently increased their giving to the university to $50 million. In honor of their gift, the University of San Diego’s business school … Read More

Cover of Fall 2021 issue of USD Magazine shows family helping student move into campus

Fall 2021


The Fall 2021 issue celebrates the return to campus amid a sense of joy, optimism and community. Find feature stories about the new 120,000-square-foot School of Business complex, the Knauss Center for Business Education; a celebration of the 10-year anniversary of … Read More

Cover of Summer 2021 USD Magazine features USD alumnus and San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria '00 (BA)

Summer 2021


Feature stories include a conversation between San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria ’00 (BA) and USD President James T. Harris; a profile of sisters Cynthia ’85 (JD) and Lorna Alksne ’92, (JD), who imagined a particular future for themselves but found themselves trading places; … Read More

Cover of Spring 2021 USD Magazine featuring alumnus and astronaut Jonny Kim

Spring 2021


In this issue, our cover story features alumni and astronauts Jonathan (“Jonny”) Kim ’12 (BA) and Matthew Dominick ’05 (BS/BA). The pair were assigned to NASA’s Artemis Team — their next stop could be the moon. Also find feature stories about … Read More

Professor Channon Miller on the cover of the Fall 2020 issue of USD Magazine

Fall 2020


The Fall 2020 issue is evidence that Toreros continue to show resilience and an innovative mindset when it comes to tackling overcoming humanity’s most urgent challenges. Our cover story features professor and interdisciplinary Black women’s historian Channon Miller, PhD, … Read More

Summer 2020 USD Magazine cover

Summer 2020


Toreros have come together this spring, even as they stayed apart. Our cover story celebrates the innovative and inspiring ways that our community has shown compassion, courage, insight and resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic. Also find a Q&A … Read More

Spring 2020 USD Magazine cover

Spring 2020


The Spring 2020 issue features a trio of stories about the connection between alumni and faculty that lingers long after graduation. One of these is spotlighted on the cover: highly sought-after photographer Justin Chung ’08 (BA), who has remained close to his … Read More

Cover image of the Fall 2019 issue of USD Magazine features Momo Bertrand '19 (MA), hands clasped as if in prayer.

Fall 2019


Our cover image is a stunning photograph of Momo Bertrand ’19 (MA), one of three freshly-minted graduates we feature in this issue who are embarking on their own journeys to make the world a better place. Also find a feature story … Read More

Summer 2019 USD Magazine

Summer 2019


The summer 2019 issue of USD Magazine features an extraordinary exhibition of Renaissance works coming to campus in the fall, including that of Michelangelo, whose work has never before come to the region.

Also find a feature … Read More

spring 2019 usd magazine cover

Spring 2019


The Spring 2019 issue of USD Magazine features alumna Meggan Hill-McQueeney ’94 on the cover; she believes that horses have the power to heal those suffering from physical and emotional trauma.

Also find features about alumnus Byron Palmer ’03 (… Read More

Fall 2018


Our special campaign edition celebrates the success of Leading Change: The Campaign for USD. Find stories about how our Torero community has been impacted and will continue to grow as the result of this extraordinary achievement, including a … Read More

Summer 2018 USD Magazine cover

Summer 2018


This issue includes a moving story about the work of alumna Jeni Dominelli ’98 (BA) and her nonprofit, The Beat of Life, which harnesses the power of music to help people reimagine their own life stories. Also find a look back … Read More

Spring 2018 USD Magazine Cover

Spring 2018


Our cover story, “Opening the Earth” explores a documentary film that USD alumnus Eric Ebner ’11 (BA) has made about a precious way of life in the Andes that could soon be lost. Also of note is “Taking Off the Training … Read More

Fall 2017 USD Magazine cover

Fall 2017


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


“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


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


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


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


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


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

Fall 2008 USD Magazine cover

Fall 2008


The international issue takes readers around the globe. Features include a piece on an immersive journey to Jamaica; a look at a variety of classes over the course of the summer in London, including offerings on the media, churches, politics … Read More

Summer 2008


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

Spring 2008 USD Magazine cover

Spring 2008


Delve into 20 years of collaboration between USD’s MFA program and the Old Globe Theatre. Also of note, a tour of the grounds of our beautiful campus. Other stories include a visit to campus by acclaimed actor Martin Sheen at … Read More

Fall 2007 USD Magazine cover

Fall 2007


Feature stories include a celebration of the Religious of the Sacred Heart and USD’s Founder Club, a look at alumni who are living the dream while following their passion of winemaking in California’s Paso Robles area, and a … Read More

Summer 2007 USD Magazine cover

Summer 2007


Feature stories include a celebration of the new building which will house USD’s School of Leadership and Education Sciences; a look at the work of the university’s Autism Institute, and a profile of of alumna Kecia Brown. Also … Read More

Spring 2007 USD Magazine cover

Spring 2007


In an issue themed around peace, feature stories include: “Why is There War?,” a look at the IPJ’s work on the streets of Nepal, a profile of military defense attorney Neal Puckett ’89 (LLM) and an examination of peacemaking efforts … Read More

Fall 2006 USD Magazine cover

Fall 2006


We announce the winners of the USD Magazine photography contest, explore the career of singer/songwriter Brigitte DeMeyer ’86 and delve into year three of our grand experiment of following five freshmen from their first day of school through graduation. Also … Read More

Summer 2006 USD Magazine cover

Summer 2006


This issue sports the editor’s all-time favorite cover that accompanies a story about Father Owen Mullen, who serves as spiritual advisor to the football, basketball, baseball and lacrosse teams. Also find a feature story that delves into the lives … Read More

Fall 2005 USD Magazine cover

Fall 2005


This is the inaugural edition of the redesigned USD Magazine, a labor of love that reinvented the publication, bringing it firmly into the modern age. Our cover story, “Finding Daniel,” explored the journey of Lost Boy of Sudan turned McNair … Read More

Spring 2006 USD Magazine cover

Spring 2006


From A to Z, we examine the many ways that members of the USD community help to make the world a better place. They nurse, they teach, they build, they feed. Also find a profile of Tim Lynch ’95, “reigning Buddha … Read More

Fall 1998 USD Magazine cover

Fall 1998


In this issue, find features about FBI agent Bill Gore ’69, USD’s work across the southern border, a look at university’s new School of Education and a profile of Brother Tom Thing.

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