Arts and Humanities
The St. Mary’s doctoral student in the Marriage and Family Therapy program recently co-authored a study with University of Missouri graduate student Russell Clayton titled Cheating, Breakup, and Divorce: Is Facebook Use to Blame?, which was published in 2013 by the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking.
Born and raised in Laredo, Refugio “Ito” Romo, Ph.D. (B.A. ’83, M.A. ’93), has seen firsthand the trials that many endure while living in the small towns along the U.S.-Mexico border. In fact, Romo’s family has lived on both sides of the border for nine generations.
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.
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.
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.
Joffe (B.A. ’96), Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, calls his works nonrepresentational compositions, and he says his titles should “encourage the viewer to be playful in their interpretations.”
Steve Acevedo (B.A. ’00) knows how fortunate he is to have a rising career as a director and cinematographer in Hollywood. “It’s a difficult industry to break into, and I’m grateful I can make a living doing it,” he said.
It’s the kind of happy ending that makes Patricia Owen, Ph.D., shake her head. The 1998 blockbuster “A Beautiful Mind,” starring Russell Crowe, depicts a brilliant mathematician obsessed with his work who mentally deteriorates to the point of hallucinations and paranoia.
For more than 14 years, San Antonio teacher Marisa Medellin (B.A. ’00) has spent her summers teaching technical writing to promising middle and high school students. But for Medellin, it’s not just about giving these kids a leg up in math and science. It’s about giving them the same chance she was given 20 years ago.
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Jeddidah Thotho (B.B.A. ’98) is as self-assured stepping off a global planning call for Bata Shoe Kenya PLC — the country’s largest footwear company — as she is stepping into her favorite pair of Bata Comfit boots to care for her two children.
Through St. Mary’s University’s two counseling programs, the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, hundreds of students have gone on to become licensed counselors, helping people overcome hardships and live more fulfilling lives.