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

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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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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