Media Archive

Videos, Slideshows, Etc.

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.

December 18, 2013  |  Looking Over LMU

The LMU bluff still amazes prospective students. When we asked alumni to vote for their favorite thing about LMU in our Bracket Madness game, the bluff won hands down. Watch our video of this spectacular geologic feature for a view you’ve rarely experienced: from above.

December 16, 2013  |  Christmas Wishes

We asked members of the LMU community to tell us one thing they would wish for this Christmas season. Here are their responses.

November 25, 2013  |  A Day with a Healer

Philip Dugan ’58 says he learned the importance of giving to others from his Jesuit education. Watch and listen as he describes his work in Tenn., where he has built regional cancer treatment centers that shorten the distance his patients have to travel to receive cancer treatments.

November 25, 2013  |  The Animator’s Creation

Johnny Bravo, now-famous star of a cartoon show of the same name, was born in the mind of a student in an LMU animation class. We talked with Van Partible ’93 during his cover photo shoot about how Johnny came to life and grew as a character.