It’s a grave new world for those entrusted with protecting a vulnerable populace in our hyper-tech society, but USD graduates-turned-FBI agents are combating online criminals and shaping national cyber-security policies with the click of a mouse.
How Can I Keep From Singing?
When alumni of USD’s Choral Scholars program came back to campus, they were delighted to not only find their camaraderie in full effect, but to be welcomed by the current crop of Choral Scholars. There was, of course, a whole lot of singing. And just like the old days, it sounded like perfection.
Home Away
Swapping homes with strangers may not be for everybody, but for Shelley Miller ’03 (MSEL), it’s provided some of the most precious times of her family’s life. It’s really all about teaming up with other families to be partners in adventure.



Be Kind, Rewind Be Kind, Rewind

Who among us hasn’t wished for a do-over?

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor Spring 2010

Former president weighs in; hard work pays off; opportunity knocks.

Around the Park

A Complex Formula A Complex Formula

New IPJ Executive Director Milburn Line knows all about navigating the intricacies of peace.

[aid and comfort] [aid and comfort]

Prayers and compassion offered for Haitian earthquake victims.

What’s the Buzz? What’s the Buzz?

College of Arts and Sciences Dean Mary Boyd sees keeping the lines of communication open as crucial to her work.

Harnessing Her Power Harnessing Her Power

Contrary to popular belief, new study finds that women engineering majors graduate at the same rate as men.

Gifts at Work Gifts at Work

Inaugural Founders’ Gala exceeds goal; science grant; more.

Operation Magic Moments Operation Magic Moments

When USD students sign up to work at Camp Adventure, a youth camp for military families, lives get changed.

Keeping the Faith Keeping the Faith

USD’s Alumni Endowed Scholarship helps students get the most out of their university experience.

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Kyoto Laureate Maestro Pierre Boulez announced; poet Jericho Brown wins Whiting Award; new vice president comes on board.

Torero Athletics

Mr. Washington Goes to the Hall Mr. Washington Goes to the Hall

Basketball great Stan Washington ’74 to be inducted into USD’s Chet and Marguerite Pagni Family Athletics Hall of Fame.

Sports Briefs Sports Briefs

Matusz makes MLB debut; Johnson starts for NFL; Women’s softball hosts tournament; more.

Point of View

Blood Relatives Blood Relatives

A single e-mail led Liz Jordan ’05 to make a decision that would affect any number of lives for years to come.

Class Notes Articles

Swim, Bike, Run, Love Swim, Bike, Run, Love

Triathlons are a metaphor for life for cancer survivor J.D. Dudek ’79 (M.Ed. ’85), who’s always felt that faith is connected to athleticism.

Heroic Measures Heroic Measures

Army nurse Shelly Burdette-Taylor is conducting doctoral research about the quality of life for those who’ve suffered traumatic limb loss.

Righteous Dude Righteous Dude

Being in the business of righting wrongs doesn’t make Jim McElroy ’77 (J.D.) popular, but he’s not looking for friends, he’s looking for justice.

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