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
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.
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.
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.
Women’s soccer wins the West Coast Conference championship.
The White House has brought on SCU’s Colleen Chien, a leading expert in patent law, as senior advisor.
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.