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Auditorium lets L.A. Opera voices ring

Karlie Bettencourt Associate Arts Editor The L.A. Opera Domingo-Thornton Young Artists filled the Ann and Steve Morgan Auditorium with voices that continued to ring through the room long after the singers finished their final notes on April 16. The performance consisted of nine arrangements from a variety of famous operas including Faust, Peter Grimes and Der Rosenkavalier. “I had a really great... 

Recital shows student musical talent

Sara Montgomery Staff Writer Students showcased their musical talents during an April 21 recital in Morgan Auditor­ium presented by music professors Carol Stephenson and Grace Xia Zhao. Piano students played pieces by Chopin and Bach, while vocal students’ selections ranged from Emily Bass’ rendition of “He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands” to Paige Bradley’s “Amazing Grace.” “I... 

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. favors green energy

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. favors green energy
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. spoke about the importance of alternative energy sources to diminish dependence on fossil fuels. He stressed the importance of creating a new power grid system that can successfully transport wind, solar and geothermal energy long distances, and the economic benefits of such programs. Kennedy is the son of the presidential candidate Robert Kennedy and the nephew of President... 

Mason Sustayta wins first La Verne Idol competition

Mason Sustayta wins first La Verne Idol competition
During the challenge round of the La Verne Idol finals, contest winner Mason Sustayta sang “Faith” by George Michael. He won a $100 gift card, a trophy and his name inscribed on a plaque that will be kept in the music library in Founders Hall. Audience members selected the winner by texting the number of their favorite performance to an online electronic polling system. The coordinators of La... 

Mark Pinsky unveils real Disney in talk

Mark Pinsky unveils real Disney in talk
Mark Pinksy, author of “The Gospel According to The Simpsons” and “The Gospel According to Disney,” spoke about his recent book in Morgan Auditorium on March 31. Pinsky has written several books on faith and entertainment. Pinsky is also a contributor to several periodicals, including as USA Today, the New York Times and Christianity Today. / photo by Candice Salazar Christina Collins Burton Arts... 

Variety show brings broad talent to campus

Variety show brings broad talent to campus
Gabriela Garcia performed the art of the spoken word on April 1 during the La Verne Student Variety Show as part of the Morgan Auditorium Dedication Week. A spoken word artist, Garcia performed such poems as “The World’s Greatest Magician,” which chronicles the story of Medina’s parents as they work to support their family on a tight budget, and “Four Women,” which tells the story of... 

Morgan Auditorium concert closes week of dedications

Morgan Auditorium concert closes week of dedications
  Ann and Steve Morgan cut the ribbon officially dedicating the Ann and Steve Morgan Auditorium Saturday. The Morgans have been longtime supporters of the University of La Verne, even before Steve Morgan became president in 1985. The renovation of the auditorium was funded partially by donors who specifically asked that the auditorium be renamed for the Morgans. Dedication week for the auditorium... 

Faculty Book Day honors Morgans

Faculty Book Day honors Morgans
Twelve faculty members spoke about their publications and research at Faculty Book Day on Tuesday in the newly remodeled Morgan Auditorium. President Stephen Morgan and his wife, Ann Morgan, were honored guests for the event. The faculty spoke about their experiences at La Verne and of President Morgan’s time in office. / photo by Candice Salazar Alexandria Orozco Staff Writer Morgan Auditorium... 

Warren Bennis explains traits of a leader

Warren Bennis explains traits of a leader
Warren Bennis spoke as part of the Morgan Auditorium Dedication Week on Monday. Bennis, who has advised four United States presidents, including John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan, is an expert on leadership and has written several books, including his latest, “Still Surprised.” While he said there is no one trait that makes a good leader, he stressed the importance of showing respect toward others,... 

Justice Moreno champions same-sex marriage

Justice Moreno champions same-sex marriage
Justice Carlos Moreno spoke of “The Evolution of Family in California” as part of the Morgan Auditorium Dedication Week on Wednesday. The lecture covered the modern history of family law, including the law governing in vitro fertilization and the evolution of social practices. Moreno, who was appointed by Gov. Gray Davis as an associate justice of the California Supreme Court, was the sole dissenter... 
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