Masthead: Fall 2018


Steven Boyd Saum

Literary Editor
Ron Hansen M.A. ’95

Managing Editor
Leslie Griffy

Associate Editor
Matt Morgan 

Chelsea Alan ’19
Ethan Beberness ’19
Gabrielle Deutsch ’18
Lander Eicholzer ’19
Sarah Klearman ’19
Perla Luna ’19
Lindsey Mandell ’18
Giannina Ong ’18
Noah Sonnenburg ’21
Aurora Zahm ’18

Cuttriss & Hambleton

Design Consultant
Pentagram Austin


Harry Campbell
Lorenzo Gritti
Kyle Hilton
Eric Hanson
Victor Juhasz
Michael S. Malone ’75, MBA ’77
Sean McCabe
David Plunkert
Edel Rodriguez
Michael Sloan

Chelsea Alan ’19
Tony Avelar
Charles Barry
Cameron Davidson
Eszter+David Photography
Jim Gensheimer
Max. S. Gerber
Adam Hays
Don Jedlovec
Joanne Lee
Michael T. Morales


Sam Farmer
Alicia K. Gonzales ’09
Jake Halpern
Ron Hansen M.A. ’95
Michael S. Malone ’75, MBA ’77
Michelle McGurk
Mark Purdy
Katia Savchuk
Sam Scott ’96
Tracy Seipel
Tina Vossugh

Copy Editing
Alicia K. Gonzales ’09
Christine Cole Harden
Beth Luce


Michael Engh, S.J.

Vice President for University Relations
James Lyons

Associate Vice President for Marketing and Communications
Celine Schmidek ’88

Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations
Kathy Kale ’86

Elizabeth Fernandez ’79

Ron Hansen M.A. ’95

Dorian Llywelyn, S.J.

Michael S. Malone ’75, MBA ’77

Paul Soukup, S.J.

This Summer Girls Ran the World

Swift Clara, the Bey Hive, honorary mayorships, and more: This summer, fanbases of mainly women helped rebound the U.S. economy.

A Billion for Tomorrow

A billion in support of scholarships, research, and facilities. Find out what it all means

Super Bloom!

What happens after the rains fall can be glorious.


Play—whether via imagination or with perspective—never stops being important to a person’s development.