Media Archive

Videos, Slideshows, Etc.

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.

May 20, 2014  |  Commencement Speaker

James Lovell is one of the most-heralded U.S. astronauts for his role as commander of Apollo 13, a space mission that turned near failure into an inspiring rescue. Lovell delivered the 2014 undergraduate commencement address and advised LMU’s newest alumni to trust their imagination and be ready to deal with the unexpected.

May 19, 2014  |  Paintings by Margaret Nielsen M.F.T. ’82

Margaret Nielsen has had her work shown in solo exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Santa Monica and in groups around the country. Among her themes is the collision of nature and culture, particularly as seen in birds through “their unfortunate role of being a barometer of environmental change and mishap.”

March 13, 2014  |  What’s On Your Forehead?

Lent, the liturgical season of penance and reflection that leads to Easter, begins each year with the imposition of ashes. We asked members of the LMU community to tell us what ashes, Ash Wednesday and Lent mean to them. Take a look at our narrated slideshow and hear what they have to say.

February 18, 2014  |  Homecoming 2014

Catch the action from Homecoming 2014, from before-the-match excitement on Alumni Mall to Gersten game-time mania during the men’s basketball game.