Editor’s Blog

Student-Athletes and Mental Health

This past week, I had a second meeting with senior Keara Reilly, a psychology major who swims everything from the 200 to the 1650 freestyle for the LMU swim team. In spring 2018, Reilly came by the LMU Magazine office…

Vain and Unfulfilled Hope

For most of my adult life, I’ve worked on magazines — three in higher education, a lifestyle magazine focused on diabetes, and a religious social justice monthly. From the very first issue that came off a press with my name…

Patrick Stewart: The Lucky Knight

Patrick Stewart, globally famous for his roles in TV’s “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and Marvel’s X-Men movie series, took a seat on the Mayer Theatre stage Nov. 1 and gave SFTV students a career retrospective. He was interviewed by…

The Man Who Gave and Went

Last night in Portland, Oregon, a memorial service was held for Brian Doyle, an award-winning writer of essays and fiction who was editor of  Portland Magazine, published by the University of Portland. Brian died this past May from a brain tumor….

Acting and Thinking

Life on the LMU campus during the months of June, July and August often matches what I imagine European summers to be: cities that have been vacated by their citizens who have gone off to breezy, pleasanter climes. It’s quiet…

The Lauridsen Celebration

Twenty years ago, Morten Lauridsen premiered his “Lux Aeterna,” a choral piece that was performed by the Los Angeles Master Chorale under the direction of Paul Salamunovich, who was also professor and director of choral activities at LMU. The event…

A Ballade in a Minor Key

One of the highlights of the academic year for me is a piano recital by Wojciech Kocyan. To hear some of the world’s great music performed live by a virtuoso is a rare opportunity and gift. Kocyan gave another of…

The Farm Round-Up

Yesterday, Jan. 24, Brenda (Kirsch) Frketich ’06 was included in a front-page Washington Post story about women farmers. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration at LMU and now runs Kirsch Family Farms, which has been in her family…

The Skyline and the Man

Today marked the passing of one of the most gracious public figures I have ever met: Stan Chambers. Over the course of six decades, Chambers become a symbol of the news business at its best as well as one of…