He started out as a surfing Texan mall rat, came to USD and accidentally got serious about what mattered to him. Now, Tim Lynch ‘95 has found his true calling as reigning Buddha of the film set, working with award-winning directors and artists.
Every day, members of the USD community help make the world a better place. They provide solace, practical advice, dollars and hope. They nurse, they teach, they build, they feed. This primer to on- and off-campus volunteering ranges from A to Z and hits all the letters in between. And these examples — ranging from wildlife conservation to serving the underserved — are just some of the many ways that students, professors, alumni and staff give of themselves. Their quiet daily efforts help put new meaning behind the university’s mission.
EditorialThe Wet-Nose Express
The inner life of a dog is a simple one: just think long walks on the beach, belly rubs and unconditional love.
Around the ParkTime to Laugh Again
Teaching 9/11 widows how to date again is all in a day’s work for Louise Stanger.
Broad Strokes of Hope
USD professor John Halaka’s trip to Gaza and the West Bank to help paint murals gave him a taste of Palestinian life.
Unmasking the Mall
Students turned out in force to celebrate the dedication of the new heart of the campus, the Plaza de San Diego.
Calm After the Chaos
Hurricanes, flooding, then an outpouring of help: The campus community assists Gulf Coast evacuees.
When water and ice meet.
Alumni UpdateThe Friend Connection
Networks of alums spring up from sea to shining sea; grads stay connected through online community; board nominations; Alumni Honors May 6.
AthleticsPass It On
Seniors Corey Belser and Nick Lewis lead the basketball team by setting an example, on and off the court.
Point of ViewA Moveable Feast
The idea of home resonates long after we’ve moved on to unfamiliar streets. Though the places we once knew have changed forever, our memories endure.
Class Notes ArticlesEye of the Storm
Medical school was going great — then came the hurricane.
Hang a Right
When your main ride weighs 64,000 pounds, you’d best take it easy on the turns.
A Sung Hero
Though cut down in his prime, the memory of Brad Kirn ‘96 lives on through family and music.
On a Medical Mission
In remote Guatemalan villages, medical teams set up camps to help locals, some of whom have never seen or visited a doctor.