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Oct 31 2013
Ornate door in Turkey

An Adventurer and a Scholar

International Relations graduate student is learning the language of Turkey, and much more by Gina Farrell (M.P.A. ’11) Travis Wessler’s first experience in Turkey came a few years ago while he was stationed as an Army infantry officer…

Oct 25 2013
Tom Mengler helps plant a tre in Haiti

Finding God’s Glory

by Thomas M. Mengler Scripture tells us that the Holy Spirit is most visibly present in the least among us – something I witnessed firsthand during a transformative visit to Haiti this past summer. For one week,…

Oct 25 2013
StMU Faculty Armando Abney

What Happens When Criminals Don’t “Age Out”?

Professor and McNair Scholar examine the rise in elderly offenders by Carmel Tajonera An unexpected trend is happening in jails across the country: The arrest rates for men and women over the age of 50 have doubled…

Oct 22 2013
Alicia Wagner Calzada (J.D. ’10)

A Camera is Not a Weapon

by Nicolette Good Alicia Wagner Calzada (J.D. ’10) spent two decades behind her camera lens as a photojournalist, capturing some of the most devastating, exciting and momentous events for magazines and newspapers. But it’s what unfolded off…

Oct 2 2013
Participants light their candles during the IPP event at the Bell Tower

St. Mary’s Joins International Pilgrimage for Peace

by Daniel Cedillo (Class of 2015) In the spirit of William Joseph Chaminade’s vision of community and diversity, St. Mary’s University played host to the interfaith, intercultural tradition of the International Prayer for Peace (IPP). Beginning 27…

Sep 23 2013
Pastor Dave

Pastor Dave: Soul Director

Silver hair combed back, dressed in clerical garb, David Brockhouse (B.B.A. ’88) looks like a man at peace — a man who is right where he wants to be. But the journey wasn’t easy, nor was it…

Sep 6 2013
Kristen Burress

More Ways to Sing Than Loud

Senior Kristen Burress blends two passions while presenting research at a national conference Kristen Burress is one lucky student who had the opportunity to combine her two passions: history and music. The San Antonio-native traveled to Denver…

Jul 24 2013
Homer Ahr with a model rocket

Homer’s Space Odyssey

Name: Homer Ahr (B.S. ’68) Hometown: Corpus Christi, now lives northwest of Austin in Horseshoe Bay Major: Computer Science Occupation: Retired IBMer You’d never know that: He and his wife, Carol, have been foster parents to more…

Jul 24 2013
Developing Telekinesis to Overcome Gravity

Behind the Magic Eye

Artist James Joffe, M.F.A., must have a soft spot for viewers who, as children, flipped through the newspaper to the funnies just for the Magic Eye. On first viewing, the wild movement and colors in his paintings…

Jul 24 2013
Dr. Johnson in his office in front of a world map

All the World’s a Classroom

Jeff Johnson, Ph.D., is a well-versed expert of foreign entrepreneurial practices. As director of the Center for Global Business Studies in the Bill Greehey School of Business and an Associate Professor of International Business, that’s to be…