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Oct 28 2014
Guardians of the University

Guardians of the University

Leave wide-eyed, first-generation college students alone in the vast expanse of academia, and there are bound to be some dudes and damsels in distress. Too many are endangered by one of myriad issues that can befall even…

Oct 27 2014
Line waiting to get into the drama production

Student-directed Production Draws Large Crowd

by Anndria Flores (B.A.’12) The student-directed production of The Girl in the Mirror was a hit on the St. Mary’s University campus. The fall 2014 drama featured a young woman struggling with depression and in need of help….

Oct 6 2014
Naranjo midway up a huge tree

Small Encounter Led Alum to International Career

by Alex Salinas (B.A. ’11) Shortly before graduating from St. Mary’s University with a degree in Corporate Finance, Eric Naranjo (B.B.A. ’02) was lucky enough to have two job offers in his field. Yet, wary of the…

Oct 2 2014
St. Mary's students at the San Antonio Business and Economics Society Luncheon

Economics Professor Creates Networking Opportunity for Students

by Anndria Flores (B.A.’12) Alejandro Velez, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, is passionate about teaching at St. Mary’s and providing students with opportunities to network with professional societies. This semester Velez invited his Introductory Microeconomics class to attend…

Jun 18 2014
Cheryl Oldham

Wanted: Educated Workforce

by Anndria Flores (B.A. ’12) As vice president of education policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Cheryl Oldham (J.D. ’93) influences U.S. education policy on behalf of the nation’s business interests from her office in Washington,…

Jun 18 2014
Jason Valendy

Methodist Minister, Marianist Twist

by Andrew Festa As a teenager, Jason Valendy (B.A. ’04) considered pursuing a career in ministry. His only stumbling block was a doozy: He didn’t particularly like “church.” The way he saw it, learning about the Son…

Jun 18 2014
Richard Bauer with a student using a computer

Beating the Market

by Katherine Benavides (B.A.’13) It seemed like the odds were against Finance Professors Richard Bauer, Ph.D., and Adrian Cowan, Ph.D. In the fall of 2007, when the University approved a $1-million student-managed investment portfolio, the economy  was…

Jun 18 2014
StMU Faculty Colin McQuillan

Bland and Disinterested

Philosophy prof looks at differences in aesthetic values between Chinese and Western art by Candy Kuebker (B.A. ’78) Aesthetics is an area of philosophy that examines the creation and appreciation of art and beauty. But what’s a…

Jun 18 2014
A conventional photograph of a page from the Jubilees palimpsest, which was first written in the 150s B.C. but erased and written over in the eighth century. Notice the barely detectable text behind the black ink.

New Technology Unmasks Ancient Scriptural Manuscripts

by Carmel Tajonera What if ancient religious manuscripts once thought to be lost weren’t lost at all? Professor Todd Hanneken, Ph.D., is the first scholar to combine two existing imaging technologies in order to “see” handwritten text…

Jun 18 2014
Charles Merkel

Mr. Globetrotter

Alum has traveled to nearly 150 countries. Top that. by Gina Farrell (M.P.A.’11) Charles Merkel’s lifelong fascination — some might call it an obsession — with travel can be traced back to a Christmas gift he received…

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