From an abstract concept to tangible goods, happiness affects every aspect of our lives. It’s the song outside your window each morning from the neighborhood robin, the melty cheese of pizza for lunch and the contented sigh after a long day’s work. Happiness comes in great accomplishments and small unknown acts. It’s joyous, surprising and sometimes fleeting. At Drury University, the happiness of our students, faculty, staff and alumni is always top of mind. In this issue of Drury Magazine, we peer into the psyche of campus and explore what truly connects us to each other. Each story embodies the University’s mission to foster the integration of theoretical and practical knowledge and seeks to help each of us understand the person behind the smile.