LMU Professors Royer, Loo Earn Honors

Royer’s Work Recognized with Lifetime Achievement Award Judith Royer, C.S.J., has been honored with a ...

LMU Professor Presents Webinar on Compassionate Communication

Many studies have been made from the perspective of offering compassion; how the nurse, or volunteer, or professional communicates comfort and consolation. What hasn’t had as much attention, though it’s a vital part of the social justice equation, is perspective of the receiver. “If this is a two-way street,” says Timothy Huffman, assistant professor of […]

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Practicing Social Justice Through Arts Education

By Nathalie Sánchez ‘07 Last year, one of my first-grade students could not look at herself in the mirror let alone have the will to draw her self-portrait. Maria* eventually tore her drawing in half, threw it on the floor, put her head down and cried. Of my six years teaching art to youth in […]

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The Financial Impact

Jasmine Pringle ’15 a communication studies major with a minor in sociology from Pomona, California, has benefited from: the CFA Council Scholarship that supports students based on talent and experience; the James E. and Mary Bahan Scholarship that supports students who are academically deserving and have financial need; and the Communication and Fine Arts Annual […]

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Research Delves into Views of Marriage

Does Cinderella live happily married ever after? Does Sleeping Beauty live out a dream of wedded bliss? Those familiar tales captivated Jennifer Boucher ‘14 as a youngster. She describes herself as a hopeless romantic growing up, thinking “that’ll be me some day.” But she realized during her high school years that the end of the […]

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Message from the Dean

Message from the Dean

Dear friends of CFA,  I am well into my third year as Dean, College of Communication and Fine Arts, and I am still committed to the compelling mission of LMU, as well as the critical and creative ways in which CFA activates the mission through our outstanding departments and programs. To coin a phrase from […]

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“We Tenors” – Leadership Lessons from the Choir Room

By David Berry – BA ’92, M.Ed. ‘96 I was deeply privileged to be a member of the University choruses from 1988- 1992, three of those under the direction of the late Paul Salamunovich. When Paul passed away in April, 2014 I reflected on the lessons I learned under his direction and how they have […]

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Beacon of the Choral Art

  To read an appreciation of Paul by Mary Breden previously published in Choral Journal, click here. Permission to reprint was granted by the American Choral Directors Association.  

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Slideshow Tribute to Paul Salamunovich

Paul Salamunovich was a legendary figure in almost every part of his life: professor, mentor, choral music director, conductor, choir director and parish member. We remember him with a tribute, a slideshow of his career, an appreciation by Professor Mary Breden, and a remembrance by David Berry ’92, M.Ed. ’96, who sang in the LMU […]

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Sinatra Opera Workshop Broadens Undergraduate Studies

Virginia Saya has seen more than a few students do a 180-degree turn. That sharp reversal of opinion frequently happens, suggests Saya, a Ph.D. in Musicology, professor of music in Loyola Marymount University’s Department of Music and director of the Francis A. Sinatra Opera Workshop, when she takes students to professional opera performances in L.A. […]

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From the Classroom to the Stage

Lissa Danshaw ’13 walked out of her last final exam at Loyola Marymount University and two days later took the stage of a Hollywood club to perform her standup comedy routine. “That history exam was tough,” Danshaw said, “and I felt like I had earned my spot on the stage and the right to be […]

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