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Alumni Profile: From the Bluff to Broadway

Theatre arts alumna Amber White ’01, the production stage manager for Hamilton: An American Musical’s Broadway production, got involved in theatre purely by chance – through a work study assignment at LMU. After a 16-year career that has spanned from small regional theaters to spending the last two years working on the Tony Award-winning musical, […]

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Celebrating Differences through World Music

World Music at LMU presents its 20th Annual Spring performance this coming Sunday, 23 April 2017. More information here. The World Music at LMU program began in 1998 when new instruments arrived at LMU on commission from West Africa. With these, the program was able to accompany newly-learned dances and songs from the Volta region […]

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How Two Dance Majors are Committed to Giving Back Beyond the Bluff

For Caeli Koizumi ‘17 and Clare Sitzer ’17, dance doesn’t – and shouldn’t – exist just as entertainment. Throughout their time at LMU, both dance majors have become deeply committed to using their dance training in innovative ways to help underserved children both locally and abroad. The two students have donated countless hours of their […]

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The Femicides of Ciudad Juarez

Communication Studies associate professor Nina Reich created this video with Buzzfeed News on the Ni Una Mas movement, which seeks challenge the Mexican rhetoric of denial and bring attention and awareness to the issue of femicide (violent female homicide) in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

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Theatre Arts Major Wins National Playwriting Award

Junior Theatre Arts major Melissa Green is this year’s winner of the Kennedy Center’s National Undergraduate Playwriting Award – which she was awarded for her original full-length play, “Goldenrod.” The play is the story of a woman who was never allowed to process the traumas of her childhood and the long-lasting effect it has had […]

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An Aspiring Lawyer on Philosophy, Internships and Debate

Go looking for Kendra Dawson ’19, and you will probably find her doing something that makes an impact. You might find her building community with LMU’s First-to-Go and Guardian Scholars programs, which she joined as a first-year and now supports. Or, you might find her facilitating a panel discussion on the prison industrial complex, in her […]

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Renowned Choreographers Invited to Dance’s 6th Week Workshop

Seeking to expose dance students to a taste of the professional dance world, CFA’s Dance Program brings professional choreographers to campus for two week-long workshops each year. Occurring in the sixth week of each semester, this program is funded by a private donor and have proven to be an incredible opportunity for the young students […]

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