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June 23, 2011

St. Edward's University Magazine: The Wonderful World of Science

You don’t have to be a scientist for science to be transformative. The Summer 2011 issue of St. Edward’s University Magazine explores how science improves the quality of our lives and provides solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems. Starting on page 14, we’ll introduce to you to students, faculty members and alumni who are looking for ways to eliminate Salmonella from strawberries, eradicate invasive weeds and limit global pandemics. And if you’ve ever wondered why non-science majors have to struggle through a science course or two, we tell you why science education makes us all better citizens on page 20.

Other stories in this issue include:

Harry Potter on the Hilltop

Professor of Religious Studies Ed Shirley reveals the wizarding world of Harry Potter to muggles with his course “Christian Themes in Harry Potter” on page 9.

Mommy, What’s Cancer?

On page 10, we talk with Meredith Cooper MAHS ’11, who helps kids answer the tough questions when their parents deal with serious illnesses.

The Spirit of St. Edward’s

Hundreds of students, alumni, friends and families converged on the St. Edward’s campus to celebrate Homecoming and Family Weekend 2011 from Feb. 25 to Feb. 27. Starting on page 28, we take a look back at the festivities.

The St. Edward’s University Magazine is distributed three times a year to alumni, students, faculty and staff members, and friends of the university. Each issue includes the latest alumni news, campus happenings, student and faculty member achievements, and feature stories that explore the university and its community in greater depth.

Copies are available around campus, or download a PDF version.