Father Owen Mullen is back and busier than ever, serving as spiritual adviser to the football, basketball, baseball and lacrosse teams. The photos on the cover and to the left — which both feature Mullen flanked by basketball players Corey Belser (left) and Nick Lewis — were shot by Marshall Williams.

Common Ground

Lt. Cmdr. Lavencion Starks heads the Naval Medical Center San Diego’s ER. Fran Townsend is assistant to the president for homeland security and counter-terrorism. Outgoing College of Arts and Sciences Dean Patrick Drinan is looking forward to returning to teaching full time. Innovator Marcos Fernandes makes non-mainstream music. It would be difficult to find a more eclectic group of people, but this group does, in fact, have one thing in common: the University of San Diego.



Tell Me a Story Tell Me a Story

Whether written or remembered, everyone has a tale to tell, for stories reveal a truth that mere data cannot.

Around the Park

The Science of Respect The Science of Respect

From glassy to gnarly, new surf culture class explores the ritual and spirit of aloha.

Muchas Gracias y Viva Toreros! Muchas Gracias y Viva Toreros!

Gratitude is what drives the annual Latino graduation ceremony, which celebrates both family and the university.

Great Expectations Great Expectations

Groundbreaking for the new SOLES building was a dream come true for Dean Paula Cordeiro.

Upon Reflection Upon Reflection

A St. Therese statue now graces the campus thanks to her devotees

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Faculty award, full-time MBA, plagiarism.

Alumni Update

That Pioneer Spirit That Pioneer Spirit

James Freed was the first graduate of the College for Men 50 years ago; Senior Class Legacy is by students, for students.


Double Play Double Play

Freshmen pitchers Brian Matusz and Josh Romanski deferred big league dreams for a USD education.

Point of View

Nothing Bad Ever Happened Nothing Bad Ever Happened

When Sandy (Seaburg) Rowley ‘89 graduated, she expected her life to be perfectly normal. Things didn’t quite turn out that way.

Class Notes Articles

A Country in Ruins A Country in Ruins

Reem George ‘02 plans to help Iraqi women create peace and regain independence.

Authentic Talent Authentic Talent

Kelly Davis ‘99 stretches her wings and goes techno.

In Memoriam In Memoriam

The sudden death of beloved basketball coach Maggie Dixon ’99 marked at West Point.

Meet the President Meet the President

Renda Quinn ’86 takes the helm as incoming president of the Alumni Association Board.

It’s Mister Fresh Maker It’s Mister Fresh Maker

Raw foods are the bread and butter of David Wolfe ‘98, who says it all started with a tangerine.

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