Posted by: woulvey8701 | April 27, 2010

A Look at the Senior Essay Program

In this video, watch and listen as students Trinae Weldy and Clayton Billadeau visit the Archives and Special Collections located on the third floor of the Louis J. Blume Library at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. They interact with archivist Bro. Robert Wood S.M. who assists them with their example of what it is like working with the senior essay program which is an option besides teacher certification in the history major.

Posted by: woulvey8701 | March 30, 2010

Vegan Dish Made with Tortilla Chips and Queso

In this video, watch and listen as Mireya Mata, alumna of St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, shows us how to make Tortilla Chips and Queso without using animal products. You can make this dish yourself by using the following recipe:

Baked Tortilla Chips


  • 12 corn tortillas
  • Non-stick spray
  • Sea salt (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Spray 2 large cookie sheets with non-stick spray.
  • Stack 6 tortillas and cut into wedges (8 pieces).
  • Spread the tortilla wedges in a single layer on the sheet.
  • Spray tortillas lightly with non-stick spray.
  • Bake tortillas until lightly brown. Approximately 10-12 minutes (watch carefully as ovens vary).
  • Sprinkle with salt if desired. Repeat steps for the remaining 6 tortillas.

Vegan Queso (Cheese)


  • 2 tablespoons shallots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup red or yellow potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • ¼ cup carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1/3 cup onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup of water
  • ¼ cup raw cashews
  • ¼ cup vegan butter (Earth Balance)
  • 1-2 teaspoons sea salt to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 can Rotel (Diced tomatoes and green chilies)
  • Note: You will not use the whole can just add enough to desired amount of spiciness!


  • In a saucepan, add shallots, potatoes, carrots, onions and water and bring to a boil.
  • Cover the pan and simmer for 15 minutes, or until vegetables are soft.
  • In a blender, process the cashews, salt, garlic, vegan butter, mustard and lemon juice.
  • Add softened vegetables and the cooking water to the blender and process until smooth.
  • Add as much Rotel as you like depending on how spicy you like it.
  • Start with 2 tablespoons and increase to desired amount.
  • Serve with baked tortilla chips for Chips and Queso or add toppings such as refried beans, Smart Ground (vegan ground beef), tomatoes, guacamole, Tofutti Sour Cream, black olives etc. for nachos.
  • Enjoy!


Posted by: woulvey8701 | March 5, 2010

A Day in the Life of Matthew Reyna

Watch and listen in this audio slideshow as senior English major Matthew Reyna describes what a typical day for him is like. Three activities of walking the dogs, preparing dinner, and playing a video game are explained here.

Posted by: woulvey8701 | February 23, 2010

Soundslides Tutorial

Posted by: woulvey8701 | February 12, 2010

Practicing with the R.O.T.C. program

In this interview, listen as David Aguilar, junior psychology major at St. Mary’s University, explains how practice in the R.O.T.C. program is essential. He explains what is it like to lead a P.T. exercise which takes place in the mornings during the week; in this case the exercise took place inside the Alumni Athletics and Convocation Center.


Posted by: woulvey8701 | January 29, 2010

Blending creativity

In this interview, Emily Scruggs talks about herself, journalism, and photography. Additionally, she discusses her plans after graduation from St. Mary’s University.


Posted by: woulvey8701 | January 16, 2010

Catholic and Marianist Universities in the U.S.

University of Dayton

One of the 10 largest Catholic universities in the country, the University of Dayton was founded in 1850 by four Marianists. Today, the university serves more than 10,000 students, including more than 3,000 graduate students, enrolled in 70 programs in the College of Arts of Sciences and professional schools of law, engineering, business administration and education.

St. Mary’s University

The oldest and largest Catholic university in the Southwest, St. Mary’s University began in 1852, when four Marianist brothers stepped off the Indianola stagecoach and opened a preparatory school in downtown San Antonio. Today, the university is a multicultural university serving more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students in the country’s eighth-largest city, offering an integrated program of liberal studies, professional preparation and ethical commitment.

Chaminade University of Honolulu

Chaminade University of Honolulu, Hawai’i, was founded in 1955 by the Society of Mary. One of the most ethnically and culturally diverse campuses in the West, the university offers 23 major undergraduate programs and six graduate programs to its approximately 2,500 students, many of whom come from foreign countries.

Posted by: woulvey8701 | January 13, 2010

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