What’s Happening at La Verne
February 26, 2018
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
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
Lyceum – Michael Ryan
Date: March 11, 2018 – 6:00 pm
Location: Ann & Steve Morgan Auditorium
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
CBPM 5th Annual CEO Summit
Date: March 21, 2018 – 7:30 am
Location: ACC Ballroom A, B, C, D
April 8, 2018
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
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.