Communications project

This was my communications project. I had to do a 40 minute interview of one of my relatives. I chose my father.

Sidney A. Smith, Mar. 23, 2019 – 1st Interview

Dad returning from mission, perspectives on callings, his mom and dad passing

Interview with Larry Winward

We talked about Grandpa’s life, especially about his experiences running in cross country, and what it was like at BYU.

FYS Interview about the theme of occupation/mission with Laurie McKeown by Perri Jefferson

I interviewed Laurie McKeown for my First Year Seminar class at Marshall University. Our FYS class has been focusing on critical thinking and how thoughtfully developed and artfully asked questions can lead to enriching and enlightening stories. Frank Sesno’s book...

“I was not rebellious at all”

We just talked about her life before meeting Sam and then how being married has changed their relationship. We also talked about future plans and goal for life

Sidney A. Smith, April 7, 2018 – 3rd Interview

Discussion of Dad’s calling to Toronto as mission president and service in Toronto.

Sidney A. Smith, April 7, 2018 – 4th Interview

Mission Experiences with Elder Nelson, Chinese surgeon, temple dedication, catholic priest.

The Mission of A Jesuit University-University of Detroit Mercy-Detroit, Michigan

The mission of a Jesuit university, and how we view the city of Detroit at University of Detroit Mercy

“It was a better use of my life.”

Father Frank DeSiano calls himself a “lifer.” He entered the Paulist junior seminary as a teenager. That was more than 45 years ago. He’s a noted leader in evangelization or sharing of the Catholic faith. Father Frank has been the...

“I was looking for…adventure…”

Service is always at the core of Father Stuart Wilson-Smith’s adventures and musical pursuits. He says that from the time he was young, he wanted his life to be focused on helping others. It was later that he decided that...

“It was as if I never heard that before…”

Father Steve Petroff is a kind of survivor on the spiritual journey–a model for anyone who believes that if you work hard and stay close to God, doors that appeared closed will open. Just before his ordination as a Paulist...