Media Archive

Videos, Slideshows, Etc.




December 8, 2014  |  Texas’ Death Valley

Matthew Campanella ’13 says he wanted to help make a documentary about the conditions faced by immigrants in Texas because of what he learned about being “a man for others” as a member of LMU’s Magis service organization.

December 8, 2014  |  A Christmas Tradition

There may be no real snow on Regents Terrace when the Christmas tree is lit every December, but there are sleigh rides and carols, and plenty of good cheer.

December 8, 2014  |  A Day on an Oregon Farm

Brenda (Kirsch) Frketich ’06 returned to her family’s Oregon farm after graduating from LMU because she missed the dirt. Watch our audio slideshow and hear her talk about the farm and what it means to her.

December 8, 2014  |  Apologies to Aesop

On a bright afternoon in 1975, English major Bruce McBirney ’76 and a motley, clever cast staged a standard text near Foley Pond: Aesop’s fable “The North Wind and the Sun.” Now, years later, McBriney, a poet, has immortalized that spring spectacle. Listen to McBirney describe the scene as he recites his poem.

November 26, 2014  |  San Fernando's Art Heritage

Damon Willick, who teaches art and art history, grew up in the San Fernando Valley and was the perfect person curate a show and write a catalogue about the valley’s contributions to the L.A. art scene. Here’s a sampling of some of the work that appeared at a gallery on the campus of California State University, Northridge, this past fall.

October 23, 2014  |  Alumni BBQ Chalkboard

At the 61st Annual LMU Alumni BBQ, held this past September, LMU Magazine constructed a huge chalkboard and invited alumni to answer the question “Where are you now?” Watch our timelapse video to see the board transform from an empty black void to a fun, intricate work of communal art.

October 3, 2014  |  Peg Dolan, R.S.H.M.

Five years ago, LMU said good-bye to one of the most beloved members of the community when she passed away: Peg Dolan, R.S.H.M, ’58, M.A. ’74. To exaggerate her contributions to individuals and the institution as a whole would be difficult: mentor, counselor, visionary, justice worker, friend, minister, advocate, role model, servant. Watch our video slideshow of a woman who changed lives.

August 24, 2014  |  Minute Move In

Campus life at LMU was resurrected this week as 1,300 first-year students made their move on LMU. Watch the video to see all the action in 50 seconds.

June 8, 2014  |  Crimson Circle’s Bunny Recapture

Heard the rumor about a man-sized rabbit that attempts its escape from campus each spring? That’s no myth; it’s true. This year, the bunny tried again, in broad daylight, to escape its Crimson Circle captors. Watch the chase.

June 8, 2014  |  At Home on the Beach

When practice time rolls around, LMU’s sand volleyball team hops in a car and drives a couple minutes over to the court — real sand, real beach, real ocean.

June 8, 2014  |  Mojave Slideshow

We sent award-winning university photographer Jon Rou out to the desert to photograph some of the spectacular scenery in the Mojave National Preserve, where Professor Philippa Drennan conducts her research on Joshua trees. Take a look.

June 8, 2014  |  2014 Undergraduate Commencement

We placed several cameras at the 2014 commencement exercises to get a multi-angle perspective for our time-lapse video of the ceremony. Take a look.

June 8, 2014  |  Returning to the Prologue

LMU students have been reciting Chaucer’s prologue to “The Canterbury Tales“ at least since the early 1960s. We asked actor Brian Avery ’63, Professor Emeritus Mel Bertolozzi and graduating senior Kristen Trudo ’14 to give a reading of those immortal words.

May 30, 2014  |  Dana Gioia on Art and Faith

Dana Gioia, poet, critic and former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, gave LMU’s Mission Day address in Sacred Heart Chapel this past January. Watch as Gioia makes his case on the question of “Why Beauty Matters.”

May 20, 2014  |  Wole Soyinka's Address

Wole Soyinka, Nigerian poet, novelist, playwright and essayist, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986. He gave the commencement address at the 2014 Graduate Commencement Exercises, drawing on lessons of history, colonialism, and humanity’s eternal search for knowledge.