Timothy Templin and fellow student Katrina Tuengel

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From theory to practice. Alexander, Olga and Alex Anderson '14 apply their engineering studies to the real world by bringing clean water to Papua New Guinea.

Twins Kathleen and Jacqueline Byron ’92, engineer great lives…together.

Alumna Marisha Kasjan rings in 2015 with pizza and the power of a kindness.

Where students and faculty collaborate: Alumna Kim Menius teams up with Professor Robert Hauhart to take her revised senior thesis to publication.

For Tanzania's Doctor Sister Redemista Ngonyani, O.S.B. '04 education is key to being the change she wants to see in the world.

Christine Schaller '93, aiming high because of Saint Martin’s University.

Rae Simpson BSN '95, MSN '98, using her Saint Martin's education to see the bigger picture.

Joe Skillman '13, masters the art of balancing family, school, work and faith.

Looking for the perfect Christmas tree? Ask Jonathan Sprouffske '04 and his family who keep the holiday tradition alive and well.

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Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy honors MAC candidate Liz Robinson '15 with $500 scholarship.

Presenting in paradise! For psychology major Timothy Templin, Honolulu made the presentation process a calmer experience.


Jeff Birkenstein, being influenced by Russian writers in Petrozavodsk.

Julia Chavez, helping students see themselves through the universal elements of Homer's The Iliad.

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Mary Jo Hartman, broadening SMU's biology horizons through "Sound Learning Communities."

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Professor Terry McAdam explores the challenges when forensic science meets the law, in a new textbook for criminal justice studies.

Why present your scholarly work? Jeremy Newton offers insight into presentation benefits.

New York City. Summer 2014. Healing and social justice through improvisation. A Playback Theatre workshop with Leticia Nieto.


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Six lives are changed by service immersion in Tanzania.

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Two transfer students representing the Benedictine values and the Saint Martin's spirit are awarded $26,000 each.

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Celebrity chef Michael Symon helps SMU raise $960,000 for student scholarships.

Team Anderson: Olga, Alex and Alexander engineer for the future.

SMU 'takes the LEED' with the highest certification in the Western Hemisphere.

2013 fall convocation Taking the road less traveled.

Timothy Templin uses a poster presentation to spread the word about his research

When Tim Templin graduated from Saint Martin’s University in May 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, he had a new skill to wield in the world of research: the ability to create a poster that provides professional peers with a quick but comprehensive overview of a project.

“The poster is a great way to help people get their research out there in a format that’s consumable by a large number of people. You can have 20 or 30 or 40 people who are attending a scientific conference stop by and talk to you about your research just because they happened to see your poster,” says Templin. “Delivering a paper on your research at a scientific gathering is great. But using a poster lets people cherry pick what they’re interested in learning more about.”

Templin, fellow student Katrina Tuengel and Jeremy Newton, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology at Saint Martin’s, traveled to Hawaii this year for the American Psychological Association Convention, where they presented a collaborative poster that was based on the group’s research in experimental psychology.

“Putting together the actual poster gave us some good experience in condensing information, as well as designing a logical layout that included some graphs and images to catch the eye of passersby,” Templin says.

In addition, Newton offered valuable assistance throughout the planning phase of the project and poster, according to Templin. “I think I really lucked out when Dr. Newton decided to work at Saint Martin’s. He was always encouraging and never overbearing. He didn’t hold our hands but he helped us when we needed him to help us, although it was still up to us to get the project and the poster done.”

When the time came for the presentation, Templin recalls feeling eager and ready.

“Having the convention in Honolulu,” he adds with a grin, “made it easier for us to feel relatively stress-free.”