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 seismic shift in the fortunes of USD basketball. And it’s hard to imagine any of it happening without Pomare.
A glimpse into the lives of wildly disparate undergraduates proves that variety is the spice of life. Meet Summer Buckley, who takes an active STAND on campus against genocide; Joshua Hamilton, the comeback kid who’s overcome illness and turned his attention to helping others; and Hiermona Tesfamicael, a go-getter who thrives on multi-tasking.
Ruminations on this grand and glorious season, when the men’s and women’s basketball teams kept Torero spirit alive across the nation and we were all so proud we thought we just might burst. And don’t miss our twin cut-out WCC trophies on the inside front and back covers.
The first step to figuring out the correct answer is to ask the right question.
Letters to the EditorSummer 2008
Encouraging words,english lesson, Daniel revisited.
Around the ParkA Place to Call Their Own
Kickoff celebrates the new Student Life Pavilion, which promises to “change the life of every student at the University of San Diego.”
All across campus, the push to adopt green practices that support sustainability are changing the way things have always been done into the way things should be done.
The United Front Multicultural Center provides a space where all students are free to explore their identity.
Wanted: Justice in Mexico
David Shirk, director of USD’s Trans-Border Institute, puts a high priority on advocating reform for justice in Mexico, the institute’s signature project.
The Next Step
IPJ founding director Joyce Neu joins U.N. mediation team.
Save the Date
Commencement; Sports Camps; summer conference on creating safe schools.
Lyons elected chair of ACCU; Pyke named new dean of School of Business; more.
AthleticsThe Drive to Succeed
Golf coach Tim Mickelson is determined to bring a national championship to USD. In the meantime, he’s living the life.
On the Same Side
Mentoring program teams up Josh Romanski with Judy Eppler.
Alumni UpdateThat Attitude of Gratitude
Forging a connection between alumni and students benefits both, leading to a synergistic give and take.
Alumni in Training
Student Alumni Association connects USD’s past with its future.
Letter From Home
Director of alumni relations shares his thoughts.
Gifts at Work
Notable donations to the university over the last few months.
Class Notes ArticlesOn Top of the World
Hanging out with celebrities and going to glitzy parties is all in a day’s work for MTV event planner Matthew Van Houten ’04.
Competition is Her Middle Name
What makes Tara Ardalan ’02 leap out of bed with a smile on her face and a spring in her step? Horses, of course.
Budgets Without Borders
Is there such a thing as a glamorous career in number-crunching? You bet. Just ask Jason Orlando ’94, international budget nerd.