Author Archive | Kate Shirley


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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Masters on Encouraging Music Students to Find Their Own Voice

Martha Masters first achieved international recognition in 2000 when she won first prize in the Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition. Now a Clinical Assistant Professor in CFA’s Department of Music, and Artist-in-Residence, she keeps busy teaching music and pursuing a prolific solo career, in addition to organizing LMU’s 13th Annual Guitar Festival, which is […]

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CFA Faculty Collaborates with United States International University-Africa Delegation

Loyola Marymount University has partnered with United States International University-Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, to explore opportunities for study abroad programs and promote connections among faculty members and administrators. A delegation from USIU-A arrived at LMU on Monday, Jan. 23, for a weeklong visit that included a signing ceremony Thursday afternoon formalizing the partnership. The goal […]

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Psychopomp Exhibit Immerses Visitors in a Transformative Experience

The Laband Art Gallery is currently presenting Psychopomp, an exhibition comprised of works by thirteen contemporary artists. Psychopomp, a term that dates back to ancient Greece, describes different beings who guide us from one place to another, from the unconscious to the conscious, from life to death. They are tricksters, healers, midwives, shape shifters, and […]

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Inauguration Teach-In Engages Students in the Political Process

Presidential elections, particularly close and divisive ones like the one in 2016, often inspire conversations about many important issues affecting the United States and the world. In an effort to engage our students in many of these topics, LMU will take up the pedagogical challenge of this particular historical moment with an Inauguration Day Teach-In. […]

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Interim Studio Arts Chair Accepts Appointment

Professor Jane Brucker has been named the Interim Chair of Studio Arts for the Spring 2017 semester, following the departure of former chair Garland Kirkpatrick, who is on sabbatical. Brucker has taught at LMU since 1993, and previously served as the chair of the Drawing Department within Studio Arts. Brucker uses sculptural objects and performance […]

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Art History Exhibition: (Re) Imagining Each Other

The Hannon Library Spring 2017 Archives and Special Collections gallery exhibition, (Re) Imagining Each Other, explores issues of race and culture through the examination of 19th-century illustrated texts, early 20th-century sculpture and postcards as well as contemporary ritual items from the permanent collections of the William H. Hannon Library’s Archives and Special Collections and the Loyola […]

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