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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... 

Freedom Writers talk on campus

Freedom Writers talk on campus
Erin Gruwell and Calvin Vanderhoff of the groundbreaking group of students known as the Freedom Writers spoke to a packed house Tuesday as part of the Morgan Auditorium Dedication Week. The group showed an early cut of their upcoming movie “Freedom Writers: Voices from an Undeclared War,” which documents Gruwell’s Wilson High School class in Long Beach as they struggle through gang violence,... 

McNeil Singers and University Chorale come together in jubilant harmony

McNeil Singers and University Chorale come together in jubilant harmony
Michael Wright and Douglas Griffin perform “Marry a Woman Uglier Than You” as part of the Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers concert Saturday in Morgan Auditorium. The singers, led by Albert McNeil, performed a mix of traditional and contemporary spiritual music, along with several Afro-Caribbean songs. The Albert McNeil Singers were joined by the combined choirs of the University of La Verne Chorale... 

Gratz Band hits all the right notes with inspirational jazz

Gratz Band hits all the right notes with inspirational jazz
Professor Reed Gratz and his band – which includes Mike Bennett on drums, Michael O’Neill on guitar and Andrew Ford on bass – performed in Morgan Auditorium on Valentine’s Day. This was the first concert in the renovated hall formerly known as Founders Auditorium. / photos by Candice Salazar Karlie Bettencourt Associate Arts Editor The Reed Gratz Band filled Morgan Auditorium will the cool... 

Renovations complete on Morgan Auditorium

Jennahway Huerta Staff Writer After years of planning, months of construction, and roughly $4.2 million, the newly renovated Ann and Steve Morgan Auditorium, formerly Founders Auditorium, is complete. The University of La Verne community had been anticipating this renovation for years. “I’m so excited, the students are going to love it,” said Carol Stephenson, adjunct professor of music. The... 

Happenings

Reed Gratz Band Professor of Music Reed Gratz will perform a Valentine’s Day concert Monday at 7:30 p.m. This will be the first musical performance in the Steve and Ann Morgan Auditor­ium. Admission is free. For more information call 909-593-3511, ext. 4921. Carlson Gallery The new collection of edited photographs by Beau Comeaux titled “Remnants” is currently on display in the gallery until... 
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