From grapes to glass, winemakers are drinking deep of la dolce vita, Paso Robles style. A disparate group of USD alumni have wound up in California’s Central Coast region, where they’re most definitely living the dream by following their passion. Turns out that food, wine, family and friendship make up not just an enviable lifestyle but a rock-solid life.

The summer of ’45 was an enchanted season for USD’s former Fine Arts chair, Marjorie Hart. Her new book, Summer at Tiffany, recounts that heady time, when gals had “moxie” and stockings were drawn directly onto women’s legs. An excerpt from the book follows the article.



Unsafe Passage Unsafe Passage

When you think about it, just getting out of bed in the morning is risky business.

Around the Park

On a Global Scale On a Global Scale

Founding dean of the School of Peace Studies Father Bill Headley, C.S.Sp., comes on board.

The Thoughtfulness Factor The Thoughtfulness Factor

Dean Nicholas M. Healy aims to make the College of Arts and Sciences prominent on a national scale.

Upward Motion Upward Motion

USD’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry receives prestigious Clare Boothe Luce Professorship.

Peace is the Path Peace is the Path

Social Issues Conference welcomes renowned Buddhist monk and activist Thich Nhat Hanh to campus.

A Larger Sense of Home A Larger Sense of Home

Fulbright Scholars Mary Kathleen McCann and Alexander Neuwelt will spend the next year getting back to their roots.

Save the Date Save the Date

Family Weekend; Homecoming/Reunions; Alumni Mass.

[etc.] [etc.]

Darlene Marcos Shiley elected chair of USD’s board of trustees; four new trustees announced; School of Business chooses new dean.

Point of View

Take Time to Know Them Take Time to Know Them

An epiphany helped alumna Debbie Hall realize that it was her own loss if she didn’t delve deeper into the lives of the people around her.


The Glory of it All The Glory of it All

Absolutely stellar: The 2007 Toreros baseball season results in the team’s highest-ever national ranking.

Meet the New Boss Meet the New Boss

USD’s men’s basketball coach Bill Grier comes to campus from Gonzaga.

Alumni Update

Sacred Heart Still Beats Sacred Heart Still Beats

Founders Club provides members with service opportunities, a strong sense of community and the knowledge of just what’s possible.

How to Spot a Torero How to Spot a Torero

The traditions of uniquely USD happenings are passed along from one generation to the next.

Class Notes Articles

Scene of the Crime Scene of the Crime

Getting approval for a high school class in Forensic Biology was an exercise in sheer determination for Amanda Stroberg. Now, her students can expound about blood spatter, larvae and post-mortem bruising with confidence.

Taking Art to Heart Taking Art to Heart

Celebrating the artisans behind the objects is the mission behind Aesthetyx, the store that alumna Judy (Perez) Compton built with an eye toward sustaining a way of life.

The Look of Love The Look of Love

Alumnus Mathew Boggs found out the truth behind long marriages: They don’t happen by accident. He spent months doing interviews with couples who’d been married more than 40 years in an attempt to find out the secret to making true love stay.

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