Mission Matters

  • Service ace

    Service ace

    For volleyball phenom Tanya Schmidt ’12, her assists happen on the court, in the Tenderloin, and with missionaries in Peru.

    Summer 2011

  • Stress and the butterfly effect

    Stress and the butterfly effect

    Beetles, proteins, and a Fulbright take biologist Elizabeth Dahlhoff to Finland.

    Summer 2011

  • Water, water everywhere

    Water, water everywhere

    Ed Maurer has a well-earned reputation as an expert on sustainable water resources development. This year, add to that honors as a Google Fellow and Fulbright Fellow.

    Summer 2011

  • Dr. Hall of Fame

    Dr. Hall of Fame

    Terry Shoup M.A. ’02 honored as a Silicon Valley great.

    Summer 2011

  • Call her Commissioner

    Call her Commissioner

    Catherine J. K. Sandoval joins the California Public Utilities Commission.

    Summer 2011

  • The big draw

    The big draw

    The California Citizens Redistricting Commission is remaking the maps by which politicians are elected. And legal scholar Angelo Ancheta is in the thick of it.

    Summer 2011

  • Serial start-up sensation

    Serial start-up sensation

    Diane Keng ’14—a veteran entrepreneur at 19.

    Summer 2011

  • Launched! Startup Expo beta

    Launched! Startup Expo beta

    The student-led Startup Expo brings entrepreneurship and internship together on the Mission Campus.

    Summer 2011

  • Together for the long haul

    Together for the long haul

    Laurie Laird ’87 honored as a California leader in service learning.

    Summer 2011

  • Make it real

    Make it real

    A new class in “Law and Social Justice” brings the stuff of legal seminars into the undergrad classroom—and sends students out into the community to understand where theory meets the street.

    Summer 2011

Winter 2014

Table of contents

Features

Rise up, my love

There are the sanctuaries built for worship—and that carry beauty and grace for all to see. Then there are the improvised places of faith, perhaps more subtle in how they speak to the wonder worked there.

The chaplain is in the House

With the way things have gone recently in Congress, looking to the heavens for some help and guidance might seem like a very good idea. In fact, that’s what Pat Conroy, S.J., M.Div. ’83 is there to do.

Welcome to Citizenville

Who published the one book on government in 2013 that conservative firebrand Newt Gingrich told all true believers that they should read? Well, the author is now lieutenant governor of California. Before that, he was mayor of San Francisco. That’s right: It’s Gavin Newsom ’89.

Mission Matters

Goooaal!

Women’s soccer wins the West Coast Conference championship.

Patent trolls, beware

The White House has brought on SCU’s Colleen Chien, a leading expert in patent law, as senior advisor.

A sight of innocence

George Souliotes went to prison for three life sentences after he was convicted of arson and murder. Twenty years later, he’s out—after the Northern California Innocence Project proved he didn’t do it.