Fall 2013

Happy Coincidences

Meghan Garza-Oswald is all about helping people in a way that is life changing and sustainable. But life has taken her on a winding, unexpected path to get there.

A 3-D Revolution

The technology of 3-D printers has been common in the news, with their ability to make just about anything from dental prosthetics to acoustic guitars. But what you may not know is that St. Mary’s has had its own 3-D printer for years.

Called Out of Retirement

By the time Leland T. Blank, Ph.D. (B.S. ’67), stepped down in 2005 as Dean of American University of Sharjah (AUS) College of Engineering, he had helped shape the fledgling engineering school into one of the premier institutions in the United Arab Emirates.

What Catholic Colleges Are Getting Right

A Q-and-A with Michael Galligan-Stierle, Ph.D. (B.A. ’72), President and CEO of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities In 2013, Michael Galligan-Stierle visited St. Mary’s, his alma mater, to talk about the Marianist contribution to higher education. ...

An Adventurer and a Scholar

Travis Wessler’s first experience in Turkey came a few years ago while he was stationed as an Army infantry officer in Germany. A bit of an adventurer, he signed up to run a marathon in Turkey and was instantly intrigued with the culture and people.

Finding God’s Glory

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.

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

An unexpected trend is happening in jails across the country: The arrest rates for men and women over the age of 50 have doubled in recent years. Statistically, once a person turns 30, he or she is less likely to be involved in criminal behavior — a phenomenon known as aging out.

St. Mary’s Joins International Pilgrimage for Peace

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).

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 short.

More Ways to Sing Than Loud

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 to present her research paper, “The Americanization of Old Tunes: An Analysis of Revolutionary War Songs,” at the 2013 Western Social Science Association Conference.

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