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Dec 2009
Dec 23 30 LMU Students Take Part in Annual Silent Retreat
 The five days of prayer and reflection are based on the Spiritual Exercises developed by St. Ignatius of Loyola.
Dec 23 It Started on the Gridiron
 Guy Wilson '54 came to Loyola on a football scholarship, and Charles Casassa, S.J., made sure he stayed after football was discontinued. Wilson has been giving back ever since.
Dec 23 LMU’s Del Rey Players Team Up With Westchester High School’s Theater Club
 Westchester High School in Los Angeles, like some other high schools, simply doesn’t have the resources to run a formal theater department. But this didn’t stop students from the Del Rey Players, a student-run acting troupe at LMU, from volunteering to work with Westchester High students to help them produce a full-length play.
Dec 21 Alumni Help Families in Need
 Over 40 Loyola Marymount University alumni volunteered at Loaves and Fishes soup kitchen on Dec. 12.
Dec 18 Alumnus Keeps Strong Connection to LMU and Hispanic Community
 Businessman Jose de Jesus Legaspi ’74 is active in the Mexican American Alumni Association and wants Latinos to know that "this can be their university, too."
Dec 18 LMU’s Honors Program Expands Its Role
 A speaker series and new spring enrollment opportunity are among the plans to raise the profile of the program.
Dec 14 LMU History Major Knew Where She Wanted to Be
 Noelle Toland ’11 found the right place for her at Loyola Marymount. Now, the Dempsey Scholarship recipient plans to continue volunteer service after graduation.
Dec 13 English Professor’s Book Tells of Adventures Around India
 English Professor Chuck Rosenthal's new book, "Are We Not There Yet?" contains the details of the trip he took with LMU students, which primarily took place in the eastern Himalayan region of India.
Dec 13 Adelante Program Pushes First-Generation College Student to Success
 As a first-generation college student, Ana Rivera '11 believes that the guidance from LMU's Adelante Scholars program has been essential to her success.
Dec 07 ’Tis the Season
 Large crowd watches Loyola Marymount University ring in the holiday season with a Christmas Tree lighting on Dec. 1.
Dec 03 Leadership Academy Touches on Local History, Government, Environment
 Program presented by LMU Extension and the LAX Coastal Area Chamber of Commerce also helps participants work on their leadership skills.
Dec 01 LMU’s “Stages of AIDS” Explores Global AIDS Crisis
 Students from LMU presented the third annual production of “Stages of AIDS” Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 in honor of World AIDS Day 2009 on Dec. 1. The play was performed in St. Robert’s Auditorium on the LMU campus.
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Nov 2009
Nov 30 A Meeting of Minds
 The Friday Faculty Colloquium Series at Loyola Marymount University provides an opportunity to share research findings and learn about the intellectual pursuits of fellow faculty members.
Nov 23 LMU Alumna Appointed to L.A. Panel
 Juliana Serrano ’01 joins the Relocation Appeals Board as an unpaid commissioner. Her work at ENCOMPASS brought her to the attention of the mayor’s office.
Nov 23 The Many Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving Tradition at LMU
 From home-cooked meals with friends to community service projects and first-time Thanksgiving celebrations, the LMU campus will bustling with activity for students who stay on-campus for the holiday break.
Nov 16 Arif Alikhan LLS ’93 Continues in the Tradition of Public Service
 Arif Alikhan, LLS ’93, was appointed assistant secretary for the Office of Policy Department for Homeland Security earlier this year, making him the second Lion to be selected to serve in President Obama’s administration.
Nov 16 Mane Course Brings Students and Alumni Together to Network
 Each fall and spring semester, the Alumni Relations office at Loyola Marymount University hosts Mane Course, a networking dinner event that brings current students together with LMU alumni in various industries.
Nov 16 Tyler McClain '09 Breaks Into L.A. Theater as an Ovation Fellow
 Tyler McClain ’09 mingles his LMU education with the movers and shakers in the Los Angeles theater scene as a participant in the Ovation Fellows program.
Nov 09 Gaining Skills for Life After High School
 The Start on Success Program at LMU gives high school students with disabilities the opportunity to work on campus.
Nov 09 Untold Stories of War Veterans Told Through Oral History Project
 LMU students, faculty and staff connected with the experiences of U.S. military veterans during a performance of the play “On the Front Line: Three Generations of Soldiers' Voices.”
Nov 09 LMU’s Kristallnacht Commemoration Focuses on Lost Children
 Author Suzanne Vromen speaks about her Holocaust-era research into Jewish children saved by Catholic religious orders.
Nov 02 Freshman Book Author Invites Conversation on Life and Death
 David Shields, author of “The Thing About Life Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead,” spoke to more than 300 Loyola Marymount University freshmen about life and death on Thursday, Oct. 29.
Nov 02 Noted Broadcaster Honored With Alumni Award
 Mexican American Alumni Association gives the Role Model Award to Jovana Lara, television news co-anchor.
Nov 02 Mideast Trip Gives LMU Study Abroad Administrator a New Perspective
 This past summer, Kathleen Harris LLS ’07 put herself in a role she usually creates for students. She traveled to Oman and Jordan from June 22 – July 26 as a participant in the Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program.
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Oct 2009
Oct 26 Charles Bowsher, Former Comptroller General, Visits LMU
 Charles Bowsher, former comptroller general of the United States gave a lecture on “The Banking Crisis, Debt, and Ethics” on Oct. 21 in the Hilton Center for Business at Loyola Marymount University.
Oct 26 Merrifield Scholar Strives Toward Promoting Higher Education
 As a senior in high school, Jessica Mederos ’10 was determined to study business in college and pursue a profitable career. But her experience at LMU helped the MAAA scholarship recipient decide to pursue a different career path.
Oct 22 LMU Students to Take Part in Berlin Wall Commemoration
 Decorated panel, similar to the original piece of the wall that stands on campus, will be added to the panels to be placed across Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles.
Oct 19 Mother, Daughter Inspire Each Others’ Dreams
 Magalí Del Bueno Riancho ’08 said LMU always felt like home. Little did the alumna know her mother, Alicia Del Bueno, would also find the university felt like home. They were each awarded a 2009-2010 Mexican American Alumni Association scholarship for Hispanic students.
Oct 19 Students Walk Miles for an Education
 Dozens of students and community members from all over Southern California participated in the Dollars for Scholars 5K Walk for Education on Saturday, Oct. 17, to raise money for student scholarships.
Oct 16 Guitar Series Brings French Duo to LMU Campus
 Young virtuosi will play in Murphy Hall and offer students a master class.
Oct 12 LUNAFEST Brings the Stories of Women to LMU
 To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Loyola Marymount University's Committee on the Status of Women will host LUNAFEST, a film festival by, for and about women, in Mayer Theater in the Communication and Fine Arts Building on Saturday, Oct. 17.
Oct 12 Author Gina Nahai Visits Campus
 On Sunday, Oct. 18, author Gina Nahai will read from and discuss her novel “Caspian Rain” at Loyola Marymount University.
Oct 12 A New Resource for Future Educators at LMU
 The Center for Undergraduate Teacher Preparation at LMU is a resource for students who plan to be teachers.
Oct 07 In Memoriam: Sister Peg Dolan, R.S.H.M.
Oct 05 Loyola Law Student to Combine Studies With China Research as Boren Fellow
 Justin Fabish LLS ’10 had a problem: How was he going to combine his legal education with a desire to live and work in China? His answer came in being awarded a Boren Fellowship.
Oct 05 Annual SFTV Student Film Festival Honors More than Craft
 LMU's School of Film and Television hosted its annual Film Outside the Frame film festival and awards ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 1
Oct 05 Eighty-Year History of LMU’s Business Education Is Put Between Covers
 The dean emeritus unfolds the story through the students and faculty who came through the college and the important contributions they made.
Oct 02 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Highlighted
 LMU’s Center for Teaching Excellence presents a weeklong focus on becoming better teachers.
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Sep 2009
Sep 28 Theater Production of “Arabian Nights” Examines Cultural Barriers
 LMU will present Mary Zimmerman’s “Arabian Nights,” which will run for seven performances in the Strub Theatre Oct. 1-10. The play is an adaptation of the ancient tale of Scheherazade, who each night cleverly distracted her murdering husband with stories in order to live another night.
Sep 28 The Art of Balancing a Busy Schedule
 As a full-time student, a husband and a father of two children, Miguel Alex Centeno ’11 knows a lot about balancing priorities. His son, Baylen, 3, and daughter, Olivia, six months, keep his to-do list always at capacity.
Sep 28 LMU Filmmaker Caught a Superstar in the Making
 Kristopher Belman’s class-project documentary about a high school basketball team profiled LeBron before he was “King James.”
Sep 21 New Staff Members Hope to Extend Reach of LMU’s Campus Ministry
 Four ministers are welcomed to campus along with the new Campus Ministry director, James Erps, S.J.
Sep 21 LMU Hosts Discussion on Future of Hispanic Ministry in the U.S.
 Hispanic theology, liturgy and youth ministry were examined at the National Symposium on the Present and Future of Catholic Hispanic Ministry in the U.S. LMU’s Department of Theological Studies hosted the Sept. 16 gathering.
Sep 21 The Book Is Ready for a Close-Up
 Films based on books are featured in a screening series and the history of books is explored in an exhibit in Archives and Special Collections at LMU’s William H. Hannon Library.
Sep 17 Constitution’s Resiliency Is a Strength, Professor Tells LMU Students
 Loyola Law School's David Glazier tells his audience that the U.S. Constitution can apply during a “war on terror” without violating anyone’s rights.
Sep 14 LMU’s Jewish Studies Program Sees a Busy Second Year
 A reception kicks off a semester of forums, exhibitions and commemorations and will introduce Rabbi Benveniste to the campus.
Sep 14 Book on Higher Education to Be Put Under Scrutiny by Faculty, CTE
 The Center for Teaching Excellence will open the newest Faculty Book Club with a discussion of a former Harvard president’s treatise on how and what college students are learning.
Sep 14 LMU Farmers Market Hopes to Grow More Success
 Now in its third year, the Farmers Market at Loyola Marymount University will once again begin providing fresh fruits and vegetables to the university community starting in September.
Sep 08 M.B.A. Alumna Climbs Seven Summits for Charity
 Georgina Miranda M.B.A. ’05 combined her passion for helping others, her love of hiking and her background in business to establish Climb Take Action – 7 Summits Challenge.
Sep 08 Rep. Maxine Waters Visits LMU Students
 Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) toured LMU’s Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering, where she saw newly purchased nano-technology equipment and the personal touch with students for which the school is known.
Sep 08 William H. Hannon Library Opens at LMU
 On August 30, Loyola Marymount University celebrated the grand opening of William H. Hannon Library.
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Aug 2009
Aug 31 Class of 2013 Freshman Book Provokes Discussion on Mortality
 Each year, LMU’s incoming freshman class is assigned a book to read over the summer. The selection for the 2009-2010 year was David Shields’, “The Thing About Life Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead.”
Aug 31 LMU Class Identity Shaped by Class Motto
 This year, incoming LMU freshman are given a motto that was selected by LMU upperclassmen.
Aug 31 LMU Senior Plans to Launch a Support Group for Student Veterans
 Britney Holland, a senior at Loyola Marymount University, is starting a new organization on campus for students who are veterans.
Aug 20 LMU Alumna’s Teaching Career Got Boost From Fulbright Scholarship
 Ellen Krause '08 was awarded a scholarship to teach English to high school students in Germany for 10 months.Now back in the States, Krause has big plans for the near future. She will begin pursuing a master’s degree in history and high school teaching credentials.
Aug 20 Rotary Scholar Hopes to Inspire Underprivileged Youth
 It was mentors who helped Sheila Safadaran ’08 make her dreams a reality, and now she hopes to inspire others because of the help she received. Safadaran received a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship in May and plans to pursue a master’s degree in business at a university in Peru.
Aug 20 Alumna’s Science Research Continues to Help LMU Students
 Morgan Henry may have graduated from LMU in May 2007, but her contributions to the university’s health researchers will flourish for years. Henry helped revise the Rapid Assessment Method, a questionnaire used to measure calcium intake in college students.
Aug 18 Summer Honors Research Fellow Sees Changes at Dominican Health Clinic
 LMU student Patrick Baumgart ’10 was awarded a $5,000 grant to travel to the Dominican Republic, where he helped establish a medical clinic.
Aug 17 Jet to Jetty Run Benefits Westchester Mental Health Clinic
 Airport Marina Counseling Service expects more than 900 participants for the annual fundraiser.
Aug 17 Working with a Legend
 A career in graphic design has given alumnus Anthony Malzone ’03 many exciting opportunities, including the opportunity to collaborate with the artist Prince.
Aug 10 Poetry and Art Connect in an LMU Course on Creative Composition
 Poets experience the seemingly endless possibilities of laying words on a page, but this fall, LMU will introduce a course that will allow students to expand their poetry through expressive typography.
Aug 10 Fulbright Assignment Helped LMU Alumnus See the U.S. Differently
 David Montes ’08 knew he was going to face challenges teaching English in Austria. But the Fulbright scholar found his greatest obstacle was accurately portraying American culture.
Aug 10 Alumnus Dave Grimaldi ’98 Answers the Call to Serve His Country
 Dave Grimaldi is currently Senior Counsel for House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn which, among many other duties, includes serving as the Whip’s chief adviser on foreign affairs, technology, and financial issues.
Aug 03 Film Student Inspired by LMU Summer Workshop
 Andrew Okoye ’12 was inspired to attend LMU because of his participation in the School of Film and Television’s Summer Creative Workshop.
Aug 03 Alumna Takes Passion for Photography to Great Lengths
 She helps people 'capture the moments of their lives' by opening up the digital world with her TV series, books.
Aug 03 LMU Sophomore’s Trip to Tanzania Becomes Life-Changing Journey
 Angelica Nwandu ’12 has a new direction after a month in Tanzania this summer with 11 other Loyola Marymount University students. The Alternative Breaks trip was organized through the Center for Service and Action.
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Jul 2009
Jul 27 Lindsay Wagner '09 Puts Her Future Career to the Test
 Lindsay Wagner ’09 now knows she has the endurance and determination to pursue a professional acting career after participating in the theater study abroad program last spring semester.
Jul 27 LMU Hosts National Meeting of Diversity Officers in Higher Education
 More than 19 senior diversity officers from universities around the country convened on the Loyola Marymount University campus Sunday, July 26, 2009, for the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education’s annual board meeting.
Jul 27 Alumna’s Arts Career Was Shaped at LMU
 Supportive professors gave Sinéad Finnerty-Pyne a boost on her way to curating shows.
Jul 20 Business College Revamps Curriculum to Meet Needs of 21st Century Students
 CBA adds a set of foundation courses, refreshes the core curriculum and introduces five new majors.
Jul 20 LMU Students Gain Invaluable Acting Training at Moscow Art Theater
 This past spring semester, 25 students from LMU had the opportunity to study the Stanislavski system of acting at the Moscow Art Theatre as part of a study abroad program.
Jul 20 LMU Mentors, Students Celebrate a Strong First Year
 The successful pilot year of the LMU for Others Mentoring Program proved to be a learning opportunity for students at Westchester High School and graduate students in LMU’s School of Education.
Jul 13 KXLU Talks to the Director of ‘The Stoning of Soraya M.’
 Cyrus Nowrasteh, director and co-writer of “The Stoning of Soraya M.,” recently sat down to talk with Loyola Marymount University’s KXLU radio station.
Jul 13 Jewish Studies Program Celebrates Successful First Year
 The first students with a Jewish Studies minor have graduated and the program has initiated a course on Israel’s history.
Jul 13 A Research Focus That’s Close to Home
 With a Summer Honors Fellowship from Loyola Marymount University, junior Casey Linsey traveled to the Philippines to study the “brain drain” phenomenon.
Jul 06 LMU Joins Community in Annual Westchester 4th of July Parade
 Loyola Marymount University was proud to show its American pride by participating once again in the annual Westchester 4th of July parade. The theme of the parade was, “America Through the Decades,” and took place on Loyola Blvd. on Saturday, July 4.
Jul 06 Oral History Project Shares the Lives of Soldiers
 LMU will offer the community a chance to connect with soldiers’ experiences. “On the Front Line: Three Generations of Soldiers' Voices” is a dramatic narrative of California veterans who served from World War II through Iraq.
Jul 06 12 Descartes Scholars Ready to Begin Their Freshman Year at LMU
 The scholarship program to boost ranks of science, engineering and math students enrolls its first group of students.
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Jun 2009
Jun 29 Children’s Art Featured at LMU Exhibit
 Hundreds of works of art from students at five elementary schools were displayed at the annual ArtsLINK exhibit May 30 – June 24.
Jun 29 William H. Hannon Library to be Dedicated in August
 On August 30, Loyola Marymount University will dedicate the William H. Hannon Library.
Jun 26 LMU’s School of Education Gets Chamber of Commerce Commendation
 Area business leaders recognize the SOE’s role in “making our schools even better.”
Jun 19 Brock Seraphin ’09 Awarded for Service with Micro-Credit Program
 Brock Seraphin ’09 traveled to Cambodia in May 2008 on an Alternative Breaks trip to work with a micro-credit program. He became convinced that the program of lending small amounts at low interest to farmers and shopkeepers would work closer to home.
Jun 19 Innovative Research Earns Top Award
 In 2008, Assistant Professor Rachel Adams received the Editor’s Choice Award from Environmental Science & Technology for her journal article.
Jun 19 New Student Clubs Spark More Dialogue About Politics On-Campus
 LMU students step up the political dialogue on-campus through the LMU Young Democrats of America and the LMU College Republicans club.
Jun 15 Political Science Professor Finkel Given Distinguished Teaching Award
 LMU’s most prestigious teaching honor goes to classroom innovator.
Jun 12 LMU Junior Builds On Personal Loss to Help African Community
 Junior James Clements will work from July 28 to Aug. 8 at the Malingunde School for the Blind in Malawi with Engineers without Borders, an international organization that promotes community-driven, sustainable engineering projects, while fostering responsible leadership.
Jun 12 Beth Shaw '09 Receives Award for Service With HIV/AIDS Patients
 Beth Shaw ’09 graduated Loyola Marymount University in May with two major accomplishments: a degree in political science and more than 450 hours of community service.
Jun 08 Student’s Research Tackles the Genetics of Obesity
 Nicole Lopes ’10 knew what her research topic would be before she was named a Von der Ahe Library 2009 Undergraduate Research Award winner: she would tackle obesity.
Jun 08 Two Loyola Law Alumni Tapped to Serve in the Obama Administration
 Alejandro Mayorkas '85 and Arif Alikhan ’93 were recently appointed to posts in President Obama’s administration.
Jun 08 LMU Senior Immersed in Arabic Studies
 She will spend six weeks in Beirut intensively studying the language and Middle East culture.
Jun 01 LMU Theater Scholarship Created to Honor Sam Wasson
 To commemorate the life of Sam Wasson, the Department of Theatre Arts created the Sam Wasson Scholarship.
Jun 01 LMU Riordan Service Award Winner Kept Stream of Volunteers Flowing
 His work with Ignatians and at a center for underserved youth have made a lasting effect.
Jun 01 Honors Research Project Examines Foreign Aid Effectiveness
 Raji Shivshanker ’09 presented her research on “Foreign Aid Effectiveness in Sub-Saharan Africa” at the LMU Undergraduate Research Symposium in March.
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May 2009
May 25 The Value of a Mentor
 Members of LMU's Women’s Leadership Council were looking for more direct ways to connect with students. After meeting with Ellen Ensher ’87, associate professor of management, the council members agreed that the best solution would be to mentor students.
May 25 Student’s Research Helps Her Connect to the LMU Campus
 Junior Casey Linsey's research paper on LMU's Sacred Heart Chapel earned an honorable mention in the 2009 Undergraduate Research Award contest sponsored by the Von der Ahe library.
May 25 Kimberly Sanchez ’07, MA ’09 Puts Her Education Into Action
 Kimberly Sanchez’s (’07, MA ’09) first exposure to Chinese culture was through a study abroad trip during her senior year at LMU. Now, as a recipient of a 2009 Fulbright grant, the alumna will teach English in Taiwan for the coming school year.
May 18 Riordan Award Recipient Discovers Vocation Through Volunteerism
 In April, Alexis Costales received a Riordan Community Service Award from the Riordan Foundation in honor of his dedication to community service. He volunteered more than 360 hours with the Dolores Mission Community in the Boyle Heights district of East Los Angeles.
May 18 Looking Ahead
 As she nears the end of her two terms of service on the Los Angeles City Board of Education, Marlene Canter was honored in April as the SOE’s 2009 Educator of the Year.
May 18 Internship Puts Gina Gonsalves '09 in the Middle of the Action
 Gina Gonsalves ’09 has always wanted to work in the sports industry, and an internship with the Los Angeles Lakers Public Relations Department gave her the chance.
May 12 Cortines Urges LMU’s Graduate Students to Tackle Challenges, Stay Hopeful
 LAUSD’s superintendent tells graduates “There is always a great future for imaginative minds, generous hearts.”
May 11 LMU Center Fosters Collaboration to Assist Math, Science Teachers
 CMAST’s seminar-style classes explore methods to help reach students.
May 11 Fulbright Recipient Credits LMU Class for Inspiration
 Graduate of the School of Education master’s program will teach for a year in Taiwan before continuing his studies.
May 11 ACE Leads the Way to Graduate and Professional Schools
 LMU program works with selected students to achieve academic success and build a bridge to beyond their senior year.
May 04 LMU Women’s Water Polo Team Returns to NCAA Tournament
 The Lions win the WWPA conference at Santa Clara to gain a spot in the May 8–10 national championship.
May 04 A Family Tradition
 Heidi Manning graduates from LMU on May 10 with her second degree from the university, a master’s in education; her oldest daughter graduates on May 9 with a bachelor’s degree.
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Apr 2009
Apr 27 Ex Machina Press Keeps it in the LMU Family
 When Peter Balaskas ’91 and ’04 took a creative writing class while completing his master’s in English, he had no idea that it would plant the seed for a venture in literary publishing.
Apr 27 Hynes Summer Bridge Program Preps Incoming Freshman for College
 This fall, 25 Seaver College of Science and Engineering incoming freshman will come onto campus three weeks before classes begin to participate in the Hynes Summer Bridge Program. This program is specifically designed to help inner-city engineering students transition into a college-level engineering program.
Apr 27 LMU Business Honoree Gets Inspiration From His Clients
 John Baudhuin MBA'90 teamed up with a professional cyclist to create an indoor bike and time-efficient fitness programs to help cyclists train. The idea was a hit, and led Baudhuin to start Mad Dogg Athletics, a health and fitness company, in 1994.
Apr 22 LMU School of Film and Television Wraps Third Annual Steed Symposium: The Business of the Business
 The third annual Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television Conference, The Steed Symposium: The Business of the Business, was presented Friday, April 17, at the Mayer Theatre on the LMU campus.
Apr 20 LMU Children’s Center to Celebrate Six-Year Anniversary
 Loyola Marymount University’s Hannon Field will be transformed into the Once Upon a Time Fair and silent auction April 25 to benefit LMU’s Children’s Center. The fair and auction will be a first for the center, which celebrates its sixth year on the university’s campus.
Apr 20 Teaching Kids To Be Savers
 Sam Renick ’80, founder of The It’s a Habit Company, will be inducted into the Entrepreneur Wall of Fame on April 27.
Apr 20 A Passion for Serving Communities in Need
 Aphrodyi Walker ’05 pursued a master's degree in Public Health in order to contribute to the greater good of her community.
Apr 13 LMU Senior’s Research on Truth Commission Earns Top Library Award
 After taking a political science course on the history of truth commissions, Loyola Marymount University senior Natalie Minev dedicated a summer to researching and writing a paper on the topic. Her paper, “The Chilean and South African Truth Commissions: A Comparative Assessment,” won first place for the Von der Ahe Library 2009 Undergraduate Research Award.
Apr 13 Excellence at Work
 Tim Heafner ’09, an anchor on the men’s water polo team, leads outside the pool as well as in the water.
Apr 13 Distinguished Author Credits LMU for her Success
 With 17 U.S. patents to her credit and 16 years of industry experience in medical devices and telecommunications, Gail Baura ’84 credits LMU with laying the foundation of her career.
Apr 06 Course Helps Build Academic Success With Information Literacy, Study Skills
 Innovative class guides freshman chemistry students and others back on track.
Apr 06 Students Lobby for Financial Aid at State Capitol
 Loyola Marymount University student representatives Julianna Herrera ‘11 and Nerissa Irizarry ‘11 met with state legislators in Sacramento to lobby for the continued renewal of Cal Grants on March 13.
Apr 06 Edison Miyawaki Is Inducted into Seaver Wall of Fame
 On April 3, medical doctor, entrepreneur, philanthropist and former LMU trustee Edison Miyawaki ’52 was inducted into the Seaver College of Science and Engineering Wall of Fame.
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Mar 2009
Mar 30 James Goodrich '72 Honored in the Seaver College Wall of Fame
 In recognition of his professional accomplishments as well as his support of LMU through the years, Goodrich will be honored with his name on the Seaver College of Science & Engineering Wall of Fame. Goodrich is a member (and past chair) of the Dean's Council for the College of Science and Engineering, and sits on the Dean’s Advisory Board.
Mar 30 LMU Alumna Gabriella Gomez Nominated for Dept. of Education Post
 Gomez, a senior education policy advisor, has been nominated as Assistant Secretary for Legislation and Congressional Affairs at the Department of Education. Gomez ’95 has a degree in political science from Loyola Marymount University.
Mar 23 Senior Jeremy Flores' Documentary Takes Him to Big Sky Film Festival
 Film Production major Jeremy Flores' nine-minute film was selected for the 2009 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in February. Flores was one of the few student filmmakers who made it into the selective festival.
Mar 23 LMU’s Cesar Chavez Day Events Honor the Labor Leader
 Commemorative service in Sacred Heart Chapel and a luncheon for campus workers pay tribute to the spirit of the union organizer and civil rights spokesman.
Mar 23 LMU Students Win Journalism Awards
 Loyolan writer, ad designer and ROAR general manager earn top honors in Columbia Scholastic Press national competition.
Mar 17 New Voter Registration Proposals To Be Unveiled at LMU
 Proposed legislation designed to increase the number of voters in California will be unveiled by Assemblyman Curren D. Price (D-Inglewood) at a news conference and student rally at Loyola Marymount University on March 18.
Mar 15 LMU Hosts National Intercollegiate Business Ethics Competition
 Students from across the world are traveling to Loyola Marymount University to compete in the 11th Annual National Intercollegiate Business Ethics Competition, April 16 - 18. The competition is part of the Business Ethics Fortnight, a multi-week program at LMU centered on facing real-life ethical challenges in the business world.
Mar 15 LMU Research Award Winner Used Experience as Her Starting Point
 The learning process begins when curiosity leads to study and research. Andrea Ryken ’08, history and English double major, combined her passion for history with her curiosity about polio to write a paper that received top honors as Loyola Marymount University’s Von der Ahe Library 2008 Undergraduate Research Award winner.
Mar 09 Trans-Campus Entrepreneurship Class Helps Students Create Products of Tomorrow
 A unique class is composed of students from LMU's College of Business Administration and students from OTIS College of Art and Design.
Mar 09 LMU M.B.A. Student Invited to Clean Technology Forum
 She helps devise a business plan that incorporates green technology and promotes socially conscious goals.
Mar 06 Students Lobbied for Cal Grants at State Capitol
 Loyola Marymount University student representatives met with state legislators in Sacramento on March 12 to lobby for the continued renewal of Cal Grants.
Mar 03 LMU Appoints New Director of Campus Ministry
 Rev. James D. Erps, S.J., currently director of campus ministry at Boston College, will become Loyola Marymount’s next director of campus ministry starting this coming summer. He will replace Rev. Albert Koppes, O.Carm., associate chancellor, who is serving as interim director during the current academic year.
Mar 03 REAL TALK Sparks Dialogue About Art And Community Activism
 In an attempt to rekindle the artistic innovation and community activism of Gallery 32, one of the few Los Angeles art organizations that exhibited the work of emerging African-American artists during the 1960s and 1970s, the Laband Art Gallery and “Truth About The Fact,” an international journal of literary nonfiction, hosted “REAL TALK: the Arts, the Academy and the Community.”
Mar 03 ACE Award Recipient to Study Ugandan Politics
 Junior communications major’s undergraduate research grant will prepare her for graduate-level work.
Mar 02 ACE Award Recipient to Study Ugandan Politics
 Junior communications major’s undergraduate research grant will prepare her for graduate-level work.
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Feb 2009
Feb 23 Martha Diaz Aszkenazy '81 Honored as 2009 LA Leader
 Martha Diaz Aszkenazy '81 who is the president of a general contracting firm and the co-publisher of the San Fernando Valley Sun newspaper, will be one of three recipients of this year’s LA Leaders Distinguished Alumni Award presented by Loyola Marymount University’s Alumni Association. The award is given to alumni who are living out LMU’s mission in unique ways.
Feb 23 LMU Alumnus Helps Illuminate Black History at Wake Forest University
 Anthony Parent, Jr. ’73, professor of history at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, will help illuminate Wake Forest’s history when he delivers a convocation on the African-American experience at Wake Forest since the 1960s.
Feb 23 LMU’s Financial Aid Office Gets Their Message Out
 Prospective and returning students find advocates in the search for financial aid for college expenses.
Feb 16 Theatre Students Explore Apartheid in “My Children! My Africa!”
 LMU’s Theatre Department will present “My Children! My Africa!” which runs for nine performances in Strub Theatre during LMU’s Black History Month events in February. The play is written by Ethol Fugard and set in 1985 during the height of South African apartheid.
Feb 16 AAAA Scholarship Recipient Aims for Oval Office
 As a child, Jessyka Ramirez-Holden thought she wanted to become a doctor. But after many heated political debates with her father, Ramirez-Holden realized that politics would be a better fit. Now, as a junior political science major and Spanish minor, Ramirez-Holden has her eyes set on the White House.
Feb 16 LMU Alumnus’ Lifetime of Service Is Honored
 Richard D. McBride ’57, is one of three recipients of this year’s LA Leaders Distinguished Alumni Award presented by the LMU Alumni Association.
Feb 10 African American Alumni Scholar Is Beginning to Feel at Home
 It wasn’t an easy decision for Brian Broadnax, natural science major, to come to LMU. It was a long way from home for the Birmingham, Ala., native. Now in his sophomore year, the African American Alumni Scholarship recipient is convinced he made the right decision.
Feb 09 Zig Gauthier ’99 MBA Teaches LMU Students About Professionalism
 As part of the Humanities in the Corporation Series, Zig Gauthier ’99 MBA, president of Red Varen Studios, spoke to a group of Loyola Marymount University students about the importance of professionalism in the workplace when he visited the campus Feb. 5.
Feb 09 Typography Students Showcase Their Designs at Wine Classic
 Joe Molloy’s Typography I course students not only designed labels for several vineyards, they had their designs displayed at Loyola Marymount University’s 28th Annual Wine Classic on Sunday, Feb. 8.
Feb 03 Alumnus Art Carroll '61 Turns His Love For Wine to Service for LMU.
 In 1982, Art Carroll '61 came up with the idea of the Loyola Marymount University Wine Classic to share his passion for wine and raise money for financial aid.
Feb 02 Sophomore's Zeal for Research Nurtured by ACE Award
 As a recipient of an ACE Undergraduate Research Award, Karina Zamora has the opportunity to continue her love of research. She will study the gene flow among habitat patches on a fragmented landscape in the sow bug killer spider Dysdera crocata.
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Jan 2009
Jan 26 Oral History Project to Collect Stories of Veterans
 A new project named project, "Soldier's Stories: Los Angeles Veterans Bridging the War Generation Gap," will pair six veterans with professional writers who will help the veterans communicate their experience through the means of dramatic narratives.
Jan 26 New Online Community Aims to Connect LMU Alumni
 Loyola Marymount University’s Alumni Association announced the launch of an enhanced online community which will go live in April 2009. The updated online community, aimed at maintaining and fostering the relationship between the university and alumni regardless of distance, is a major upgrade from the current online directory.
Jan 26 LMU Alumni to Serve Nationwide on Day of Service
 Loyola Marymount University’s Alumni Association will host a National Day of Service on Saturday, Jan. 31 in 13 regions across the nation.
Jan 20 Alternative Breaks Makes Difference for LMU Students
 New Year’s resolutions are made with the intention of improving oneself and laying out goals for the rest of the year. Nine Loyola Marymount University students shared in a resolution of becoming more involved in the Los Angeles community by participating in an immersion trip through the Alternative Breaks Program.
Jan 20 LMU Celebrates Mission Day 2009
 As the campus gathers Feb. 2 to explore and discuss this year’s theme, “Companions in Mission,” the Jesuits mark 100 years of service in California. Fittingly, the new superior general of the Society of Jesus, the Very Reverend Adolfo Nicolás, S.J., will give the Mission Day keynote address.
Jan 12 Taking Aim at Hearing Loss
 LMU alumnus William Luxford (BS '71) is a doctor who specializes in improving hearing. Luxford is a medical administrator for the House Ear Clinic in Los Angeles, and he helps hearing-impaired people through the use of cochlear implants.
Jan 12 The Power of Education
 Marta Baltodano has a passion for social justice – and she believes in the power of education to address societal inequities. Baltodano's 13 years as a human rights attorney and activist in her native Nicaragua continues to inform her work now that she is an associate professor at the LMU School of Education.
Jan 12 The Adventure of Intellectual Inquiry
 In 1954, Clinton E. Albertson, S.J., former English professor, earned a master’s degree in English literature from Oxford University. He was so impressed that he decided to import the Oxford model when he began teaching at Loyola University, also in 1954. Thus, in 1958, the University Honors Program, founded by Albertson, was launched. Fifty-one years later, the program still thrives.
Jan 06 SFTV’s Summer Creative Workshop Brings Future Storytellers to LMU
Jan 05 On Board for Change
Jan 05 Senior David Blatter Receives Kilroy Scholarship
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