Recent Events Archives


Mark Pinsky

Mark Pinsky covered the religion beat for the Los Angeles Times and the Orlando Sentinel, writing mostly on evangelical Christianity and pop culture.  He has authored several books on the nexus of faith and entertainment, including “The Gospel According to Disney,” “The Gospel According to the Simpsons,” and his semi-autobiographical “A Jew among the Evangelicals: […]

Carlos R. Moreno

Justice Carlos R. Moreno addressed the audience with “The Evolution of Family in California.”  Justice Moreno was sworn in as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of California on October 18, 2001, following his nomination by Governor Gray Davis.  Justice Moreno began his career as a deputy city attorney with the Los Angeles City […]

Erin Gruwell

Erin Gruwell and her Long Beach high school students captured their collective journey in “The Freedom Writers Diary – How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them.” Through poignant student entries and Erin’s narrative text, the book chronicles their “eye-opening, spirit-raising odyssey against intolerance and misunderstanding.” Currently, […]

Faculty Book Day

Faculty Book Day 2011 celebrated University scholarship during Steve Morgan’s presidency.  Leading researchers in all four colleges will reflect on their most significant publications, and the deans illuminated the importance of La Verne’s ongoing transformation from a purely teaching institution into one in which continuing faculty research informs teaching and increases knowledge in every discipline.  Culminating […]

Warren Bennis

Warren Bennis kicked off Ann & Steve Morgan Auditorium Dedication Week with his reflections on a life of leadership.  Dr. Warren Bennis is one of the world’s foremost experts on leadership. A lecturer, consultant, and writer, Professor Bennis has been an advisor to four U.S. presidents, including John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan. He is […]

Gypsy Passion

The concert, performed to a standing-room-only audience, featured neuvo flamenco music and romantic songs with selections from their CD, “Carnaval de Guitarras”.   Michael Ryan is on the music faculty at ULV. The other musicians will include: Hai Muradian, flute and vocals; Ken Soderlund, guitar; Mike Bennett (Class 2004), percussion; Garrett Wolfe, bass; and Claudia de la […]

Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers

We continued to celebrate Black History Month with a dedication to African-American composers.  The Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers, featuring our own Director of Choral Activities, Dr. James Calhoun, and the University Chorale took the stage in a jubilant concert in the Ann & Steve Morgan Auditorium. Campus Times: McNeil Singers and University Chorale come together in jubilant harmony Back […]

Reed Gratz Band

The Reed Gratz Band rocked the Ann & Steve Morgan Auditorium in its inaugural concert.  Among the players were Michael O’Neill, guitar (George Benson, Natalie Cole); Andrew Ford, bass (Al Jarreau, Gladys Knight, CPR); Mike Bennett, drums (Hilary Duff, Richie Kotzen, Benise); Reed Gratz, piano/compositions. Campus Times: Gratz Band hits all the right notes with inspirational jazz Back to […]

Cornel West

Cornel West consecrated the Ann & Steve Morgan Auditorium to a standing room only crowd on Friday, February 11, 2011. Inland Valley Daily Bulletin: Cornel West: Be provocative Campus Times: Cornel West encourages self-examination Back to Recent Events