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February 26, 2018

6:00 pm

Lyceum – Frederick Douglass Human Rights Lecture: Kenneth B. Morris, Jr.

Date: February 26, 2018 – 6:00 pm


Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. is descended from two of the most important names in American history: he is the great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass and the great-great grandson of Booker T. Washington. He is also the president of the public charity, Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives, which uses education in schools across the U.S. to address and prevent contemporary forms of slavery or human trafficking. Morris strongly believes, as did Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington, that education is the pathway to freedom.


February 27, 2018

6:00 pm

Lyceum – Biomythography: Our Sputnik Moment Curators Talk/Reception

Date: February 27, 2018 – 6:00 pm


Artist and curators Chris Christion and Jessica Wimbley display projects contextualizing the visual arts within a “biomythography,” a literary term for a style of composition that weaves myth, history, and biography in epic narrative.


March 11, 2018

6:00 pm

Lyceum – Michael Ryan

Date: March 11, 2018 – 6:00 pm

Location: Ann & Steve Morgan Auditorium

“Gypsy Passion”

Music inspired by the passionate flair of the Spanish guitar, featuring nuevo flamenco music, dance and songs. Michael Ryan is an Instructor of Music at the University of La Verne, teaching songwriting and guitar.


March 21, 2018

7:30 am

CBPM 5th Annual CEO Summit

Date: March 21, 2018 – 7:30 am

Location: ACC Ballroom A, B, C, D


April 8, 2018

12:00 pm

Lyceum – Articulation: New Wall Works Reception/Artist Talk with Michael Frantz

Date: April 8, 2018 – 12:00 pm

Location: Campus Center, La Verne, CA 91750, USA

Keith Lord’s wood sculptures explore the relationship between natural wonders and engineered designs. Lord often selects wood such as ornate frame molding, rough ceiling beams, or smooth bamboo flooring for his work.


April 15, 2018

6:00 pm

Lyceum – Grace Zhao

Date: April 15, 2018 – 6:00 pm


Pianist Dr. Grace Xia Zhao will be performing a solo piano recital featuring dynamic repertoire such as Chopin’s “Piano Sonata No. 2” and some great American piano works. This program is offered in connection with the La Verne PianoFest 2018. Zhao is an award-winning, international solo and chamber music artist. She has performed in the United States, Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and China. Her performances have been broadcast on KUSC (Los Angeles) and KASP (Aspen), and her playing has been characterized as being performed at the highest level, with incredible musical sensibilities and beauty.

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