Alumni Books

Alumni Books
by Liz Carney '11 and Jon Teel '12 |

Kindness Is In Me: Poems in Praise of Men (Print NW, 2011), a book of poetry and photos by Bill Kelly ’68, portrays generally overlooked acts of kindness and compassion by men who are “quietly assisting all of us in building more convivial communities.” The event that inspired this project was profoundly tragic: the murder of four police officers at a coffee shop in Tacoma, Wash., in 2009. Kelly’s work highlights the ordinary fathers, brothers, husbands, sons, and friends whose extraordinary qualities of compassion, wisdom, and kindness “are trying to heal the eons of damage they inherited from men who wielded masculine power.” Liz Carney '11

The 7 Keys to Unlocking the Secrets of Your City’s Budget (CreateSpace, 2011) begins with a simple but important premise: City budgets, much like cities themselves, are all unique— financed, formatted, and even arranged differently. Mary Jo Zenk ’80 educates citizens of all backgrounds to the fundamentals of understanding city budgets. With 25 years’ experience as a budget analyst, Zenk guides readers through understanding the basic elements of any budget document, then she builds to help people make moredetailed decisions on how to allocate city spending. Jon Teel '12

J. Michael Gospe Jr. ’85, MBA ’91 distills 25 years worth of marketing experience into The Marketing High Ground: The Essential Playbook for B2B Marketing Practitioners Everywhere (CreateSpace, 2011). A handbook for marketers, the book also serves as a memoir of Gospe’s personal experience in the industry. Liz Carney '11

Spring 2014

Table of contents

Features

Radiant house

Building a house for the 2013 Solar Decathlon. That, and changing the world.

Américas cuisine

Telling a delicious tale of food and family with chef David Cordúa ’04.

Lessons from the field

Taut and tranquil moments in Afghanistan—an essay in words and images.

Mission Matters

Carried with compassion

The Dalai Lama’s first visit to Santa Clara.

Farther afield

Building safer houses in Ecuador. Research on capuchin monkeys in Costa Rica. Helping empower girls in The Gambia. And this is just the beginning for the Johnson Scholars Program.

What connects us

The annual State of the University address, including some fabulous news for the arts and humanities. And the announcement of Santa Clara 2020, a new vision for the University.