From NFL quarterbacks to peacemakers-in-training, from gifted scholars and researchers to altruistic physicians, the University of San Diego has produced rock stars in all sorts of wildly disparate fields. Our alumni, faculty and parents are sure to inspire; come take a backstage tour behind the scenes. Oh, and get ready to rock.
In 2008, Rendy Lynn Opdycke ’06 made the history books by shattering the record for completing the “Triple Crown” of marathon swimming. The call of open water still beckons. In spite of complex logistics, frigid temp-eratures and daunting swells, she’s still fired up about life underwater.
Beloved physician Michael Bajo sent 6 of his 15 children to USD. His legacy includes playing for the Chicago White Sox, caring for wounded soldiers in World War II and delivering more than 11,000 babies.
As a lawyer for the International Criminal Court, Kristen Bowman ’96 faces tough challenges: Helping to bring those responsible for some of the world’s most egregious crimes against humanity to justice.
EditorialLight My Fire
Don’t ever doubt the transformative power of rock and roll.
Letters to the EditorSpring 2009
Readers share opinions on the most recent issue of the magazine.
Around the ParkFaces in the Mirror
Task force aims to take action to bring change to the campus culture.
Never Say Never
Sister Maria Pascuzzi shares her thoughts on women and the church.
Becoming the Solution
The IPJ’s Dustin Sharp stands up for international victims of atrocities.
Student artists develop their own aesthetic vision through collaboration.
Quiet on the Set!
From prisons to presidents, Ed Ybarra has seen it all first-hand.
Better Late Than Never
USD friend keeps a promise he made more than 60 years ago.
The Immaculata’s 50th; Alumni Honors; Kyoto Laureate Symposium and more.
Torero AthleticsBelles of the Ball
Women’s basketball team looks to return to the Big Dance this season.
Injury won’t deter Brandon Johnson from his goals on and off the court.
Point of ViewRunning Wild
When she got her law degree, Joyce Tischler knew exactly what she loved.
Alumni UpdateThree’s Company
Tough economy translates to multi-faceted business opportunity.
Back in the Fold
Chicago alumni gather for a good cause: a legacy scholarship.
Gifts at Work
Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund, SBA grant, USD Wine Classic.
Class Notes ArticlesBreaking the Cycle
Don Morgan helps inner-city youth find new directions through nonprofit.
Meet the online world’s Hostess with the Mostess, Jennifer Sbranti.
The Glamour of it All
From politics to pop culture, Allison Marsh keeps the news fresh.
Sixty Years and Counting
2009 marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of USD.