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Dec 2010
Dec 21 School of Education Student Uses Facebook to Get Gifts to Disadvantaged Kids
 LMU graduate student Renée Stoeckle used social media to get friends and family involved in Project Elf, a plan she created to give gifts to students in her class.
Dec 20 LMU Staff Members Spread the Holiday Cheer Through Service
 More than 35 Loyola Marymount University staff members and alumni spread the Christmas spirit by volunteering at St. Margaret’s Christmas Program 2010 on Dec. 18.
Dec 12 Natalie Minev ’10 Serves as Legal Advocate at Berkeley Law
 In her first year in law school at Boalt Hall School of Law at UC Berkeley, Natalie Minev ’10 is volunteering at the California Asylum Representation Clinic
Dec 06 “Stages of AIDS” Engages LMU Community in Dialogue about HIV/AIDS
 LMU's Department of Theatre Arts and Dance presented its fourth annual production of “Stages of AIDS” in conjunction with World AIDS Day.
Dec 06 Upward Bound Students Fulfill Dream of Higher Education
 22 Westchester High graduates who might not have found their way into college now call themselves freshmen with the help of the federally funded program.
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Nov 2010
Nov 29 LMU Professor Serves as a Collaborator on National Research Project
 Anna Muraco, assistant professor of sociology, is one of the collaborators on the first national project to study health and wellness among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender elders and their caregivers.
Nov 23 Assemblyman, Constituents Meet at LMU
 Steve Bradford recaps his legislative session and asks for input for future bills.
Nov 22 Chris Sullivan ’02 Tackles Role as Football Player on Broadway
 Chris Sullivan '02 was cast as Jim Taylor in “Lombardi,” a new play on Broadway about Vince Lombardi, the legendary coach of the Green Bay Packers.
Nov 22 New Members of National Scholars Society Hear Call to Service
 The keynote speaker at the induction to the LMU chapter of the NSCS talks about his experiences in Nicaragua and India as examples of aiding others.
Nov 22 LMU Department Gathers Blankets for Homeless Women
 After hearing about the lack of resources and aid to homeless women in the South Bay, a group of LMU staff members started a Thanksgiving blanket drive.
Nov 17 Bridgebuilder Award Given to Religion Scholar
 Huston Smith appreciatively accepted the Doshi Family honor, saying the name is “loaded with significance.”
Nov 15 Veterans Honored at Luncheon
 A World War II-era plaque, which will be the first piece of a proposed permanent memorial to alumni veterans, is displayed.
Nov 12 Campus Activities Focus Attention on L.A.'s Homeless
 Homeless Awareness Week helps students understand the hard lessons of hard times.
Nov 08 LMU Student Actors Connect With “The Crucible” in New Ways
 Strenuous rehearsals and attention to acting details helped connect playwright Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible,” written in 1953, to 21st century students at LMU.
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Oct 2010
Oct 29 Students Take the Right Steps for Scholarships
 The California Dollars for Scholars 5K Walk for Education, which will be held Nov. 13 at LMU.
Oct 29 LMU Staff Member Gets Ultimate Oprah Fan Treatment
 Samuel Jones, LMU staff member and an Oprah Show Ultimate Viewer, was one among the audience members who received an all-expenses paid trip to Australia.
Oct 26 Students Take a Hand in Leavey Center’s Election Day Exit Polling
 The Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles is giving undergraduates a first-hand look at social science research methods used by political scientists.
Oct 25 LMU Senior’s Artwork Is Archived in London College
 Two of senior Melissa Sweet's final critique pieces were selected to be inducted into the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design archive.
Oct 15 Senior Kim Shales Swims From Catalina Island to Palos Verdes
 Senior Kim Shales completed a 22-mile swim from Catalina Island to the Palos Verdes Peninsula on Oct. 12.
Oct 13 Author Rebecca Skloot Encourages Freshman to Follow Their Curiosity
 New York Times best-selling writer,Rebecca Skloot, spoke to more than 30 freshman students during Freshman Talk.
Oct 12 Senior Ayano Fox Takes the Lead in Major Research Project
 Senior Ayano Fox said she hopes that the hands-on, practical experience she received at LMU will give her a cutting-edge when applying to grad school.
Oct 04 Innovation Highlighted During Teaching Symposium
 The 4th Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Showcase Week Focuses on Cooperative and Active Learning.
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Sep 2010
Sep 27 LMU Students to Help Survey Homeless
 Members of Magis will take part in the survey, which will determine how many homeless people live in Westchester and Playa del Rey and will help Los Angeles in services planning.
Sep 27 “Kaisei” Exhibit Addresses Environmental Impact of Garbage Patch
 Senior Andrea Daly transforms her research and personal experience into a multi-media art exhibit “Kaisei."
Sep 21 Constitution Day Talk Focuses on Immigrants
 Law professor says that the definition of "unlawful presence" is key to the legal and policy debate over “illegal immigrants” and “unauthorized immigrants.”
Sep 20 Internship Led to Alumna’s Career in Tribal Government
 Her pride in “protecting who we are” began with urban studies at LMU.
Sep 20 LMU Welcomes Diverse, Accomplished Class of 2014
 LMU welcomed its freshman class on Monday, Aug. 30. The Class of 2014 represent the most qualified freshman class in LMU history with a record-setting average SAT score and GPA.
Sep 19 LMU Coordinator Receives Association’s Ignatian Medal
 Anthony Garrison-Engbrecht, coordinator for transfer and off-campus programs at LMU, received the Ignatian Medal for Outstanding New Professional in Jesuit Student Affairs from the Jesuit Association of Student Personnel Administrator.
Sep 13 First Year Retreat Welcomes New Students to LMU Community
 More than 200 LMU freshmen attended the First Year Retreat at Pali Mountain Retreat Center in the San Bernardino Mountains, the retreat’s 25th anniversary and the largest attendance in its history.
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Aug 2010
Aug 25 ACCESS Gives 18 Incoming Freshmen an Early Experience of College Life
 The program’s second group at the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering solved scientific problems, took excursions to L.A. and were introduced to dorm life.
Aug 23 The Writings on the Wall
 Saachi Cywinski ’10, Sherwin Kim '09 and Jason Wilk ’07 developed the WhiteyBoard, a stick-on, peel-off whiteboard, which was released earlier this year.
Aug 11 Senior Fulfills Her Dreams Through Merrifield Scholarship
 As a recipient of the 2010 Merrifield Scholarship, senior Ana Rivera's goal of attending LMU is more real than ever.
Aug 09 Basketball Trip to Spain Has Lions Following the Footsteps of U.S. Expatriates
 Six-game exhibition trip includes course on Americans who lived abroad.
Aug 09 Senior Robyn Anderson Advances Engineering Research in Paris
 Senior Robyn Anderson and seven other students will study nonlinear optics in a summer program at Ecole Polytechnique in Paris. The experience will provide her with more in-depth knowledge about the techniques used in international optics labs.
Aug 02 Biblical Scholars Meet at LMU
 The Catholic Biblical Association of America’s 73rd international meeting brings together approximately 300 scholars for seminars and discussions.
Aug 02 Summer Honors Fellow Discovers Inspiration in Religious Icons
 Senior Kyra-lin Hom said she’d always been interested in the similarities between religious icons from the East and the West. As a 2010 Summer Honors Fellow, Hom is traveling to China to study comparative theology through art.
Aug 02 LMU Students Attend New Program at Harvard's Kennedy School
 Senior Adrienne Soto was one of six LMU students selected to participate in the Latino Leadership Initiative at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. The highly competitive summer program was established to help develop the next generation of Latino leaders.
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Jul 2010
Jul 26 Young Artist Illustrates Her Point of View
 Carly Correa '10, who has been drawing since she was a child, began to find her perspective as an artist at LMU.
Jul 26 Riordan Service Award Recipient Starts English-Language School in Cambodia
 After taking an Alternative Break trip to Campbodia, Eddie Roohan '10 returned to start a school, named Bridge of Life. It has now been running for more than a year and offers two one-hour classes every day.
Jul 26 Nikole Lim ’10 Helps Community in Nairobi to Live “Freely in Hope”
 Nikole Lim'10 made a two-minute documentary about four women in the Salvation Army in Nairobi, Kenya, who have overcame harsh life challenges. The film received a Jury Award at the fifth annual Film Your Issue, an international contest that engages global young adults 14 to 24 in pressing social issues.
Jul 19 Career Development Services Guides Students Into Internships
 The LMU department works as an effective conduit between students and prospective employers.
Jul 19 LMU Professor Delves Into Politics of Mercy
 He and a co-author are writing a history of mercy and its role – or lack of a role – through history in several faith traditions.
Jul 19 2010 Summer Honors Fellow Explores Ocean Research
 As a 2010 Summer Honors Fellow, Jacqueline McSweeney. will participate in a range of projects offered by Rutgers’ Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences in New Jersey. The program will explore the physical and chemical aspects of oceanography.
Jul 12 Service Award Winner to Pursue Career in Organizing
 In recognition of her volunteer efforts, Veronica Recinos '10 received a Riordan Community Service Award in April. Each year, the Riordan Foundation honors six LMU undergraduate students for their outstanding contributions in community service.
Jul 12 SURF Recipient Explores Public Policy and Natural Disasters
 As a recipient of a 2010 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), Greer Gosnell will be studying the effects that natural disasters have on public policy. Specifically, her research will explore the voting trends in India after major floods.
Jul 12 LMU Workshop Develops High School Filmmakers
 Twelve high school seniors make four short films during the two-week workshop given by the School of Film and Television.
Jul 06 Honors Summer Fellow Hopes to Improve Food Systems on a Global Scale
 LMU senior and 2010 Honors Summer Research Fellow, Greer Gosnell, will spend much of her summer as an intern for the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
Jul 06 LMU’s Mascot Entertains Independence Day Crowd
 Iggy the Lion and members of the Westchester lacrosse league strutted their American pride down Loyola Boulevard in the 11th annual Westchester Fourth of July parade. The theme of the parade was “Songs of America.”.
Jul 06 Catholic Teacher Training Program Celebrates 10th Anniversary
 PLACE Corps, Partners in Los Angeles Catholic Education, a Loyola Marymount University Catholic teacher-service program, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year.
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Jun 2010
Jun 28 LMU Professor Brings Safe Drinking Water to Bangladesh Villages
 His project has replaced 40 wells, and has given financial assistance to people seriously affected by arsenic poisoning.
Jun 28 Summer Sports Camps Connect Kids to Student-Athletes
 Though fun is the focus, instruction and support from LMU’s counselors are a big draw.
Jun 28 Rocker Turned Classical Guitarist Heads to Grad School
 2010 LMU graduate A.J. Minette toured with his rock band for two years before returning to LMU to pursue a degree in classical guitar.
Jun 21 New Professional Award Goes to LMU Housing Director
 Regional association of university administrators recognizes his work with students and residence advisers.
Jun 21 Senior Honors Researcher Takes to Sea to Study Garbage Patch
 LMU senior Annie Daly will be at sea for a month working with Project Kaisei to study the Garbage Patch and its environmental effects.
Jun 14 Professor Puts Humor to the Test
 Course on the “Sociology of Seinfeld” gives LMU students a look at the deeper meaning of jokes and where they come from.
Jun 14 Biblical Scholars To Discuss Apocalypse at LMU’s Scripture Week
 This year’s Scripture Week, June 27 to 30, is themed “Apocalypse!”
Jun 11 Graduate’s Worldwide Trek Raises Awareness of Fibromyalgia
 Matthew Majcher ’10, a multimedia design and political science double major, and his longtime friend Chris Henry are gearing up for Trek230, a 230-day expedition around the world to raise awareness about fibromyalgia.
Jun 07 21 Air Force ROTC Cadets Commissioned
 LMU graduates are heading to medical school and military intelligence.
Jun 07 Alternative Breaks Participants Advance Ecological Preservation
 After serving as a student leader on a recent Alternative Breaks trip to Catalina Island, Junior Trixie Aquino said her experience was life changing
Jun 07 Research on Japanese Artist Wins Student Honorable Mention in Library Awards
 Junior Dorothy Ford earned an honorable mention in the 2010 Library Undergraduate Research Awards for her research project “The Greatest Perfection: Spatial Aberrations in Sesshu’s Long Scroll.”
Jun 01 2010 Honors Summer Research Fellow to Study Sinking in Venice, Italy
 Junior Arkell Brian Burnap will travel to Venice, Italy, to analyze the methods being used to save the city from sinking. Although Venice has thrived for centuries, it now faces severe structural problems from increasing high waters and flooding.
Jun 01 Orientation Makes Lions Out of New Arrivals
 About 1,400 new students will take part in freshman orientation this summer at Loyola Marymount University.
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May 2010
May 28 William H. Hannon Library's Resources Are a Trove for Researchers
 Visitors are welcome to simply enjoy the view from the bluff top or tap into the new library’s extensive archives, collections and electronic research potential.
May 24 Political Science Professor Honored With Teacher Eddy Award
 Jodi Finkel, associate professor of political science at Loyola Marymount University, was honored as an outstanding teacher at the 27th annual Teacher Eddy Awards dinner and reception May 20, 2010.
May 24 2010 Race for Success Made Great Strides for Local Schools
 More than 500 members of the Westchester community participated in 2010 Race for Success on Saturday, May 22. The 5K walk/run raised money for local schools.
May 21 Engineering Students and Professor Team With Department of Energy on Solar Project
 Undergraduates and graduate students will help collect and analyze data for a national solar assessment project.
May 18 Hindu-Catholic Dialogue Explores Education
 Forum focuses on understanding and accommodating religious faiths.
May 17 Student Wins Library Research Award For Project on Music Therapy
 Kathleen Humphries ’10 is the recipient of the 2010 Library Research Award, an annual award given to a student whose research makes use of the William H. Hannon Library in producing a scholarly or creative work.
May 14 LMU Students Keep Justice and Service in Mind Over the Summer
 Alternative Breaks trips to Vietnam and Korea provide opportunities to learn about another culture and work with those in need.
May 11 4th Group of Education Doctorates Awarded
 “They took seriously the mission of social justice,” says Dean Shane Martin.
May 10 Philosophy Major First to Graduate with Catholic Studies Minor
 Beto Bravo '10 reflects on his journey to becoming the first graduate of the new Catholic Studies minor at LMU.
May 10 Sea Turtles Lead LMU Student to a Better Understanding of Ecosystems
 Junior Mike Lee traveled with 10 other LMU students to Tortuguero, Costa Rica, from March 27 to– April 3 to learn about protecting endangered ecosystems.
May 06 Senior Garners Top Juried Art Award
 More than 150 pieces by 65 artists are submitted for judging.
May 04 Kindergartners, LMU Students Celebrate Reading at Bookworm Carnival
 Senior coordinates celebration of the literacy program that brings volunteers to elementary school to tutor struggling beginning readers.
May 03 LMU Students Put the Planet First in Honor of Earth Day
 Students celebrated Earth Week from April 19 to 29, commemorating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, which was April 22. The series of events was created to enlighten students about the environment and the well-being of the planet.
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Apr 2010
Apr 26 LMU Dancers Spring to Life in “Animate!”
 Loyola Marymount University’s Strub Theatre was vibrant with dancing during “Animate!” on April 21 through 24. The third annual student-run production featured 50 students as dancers, choreographers, publicists, costumers and in several behind-the-scenes roles.
Apr 26 Undergraduates Present Archaeology Research
 They discuss their digs in Jordan and Israel, and their work with LMU’s collection.
Apr 26 Scholarship, Loyalty, Service
 Loyola Marymount University students, families and faculty filled Sacred Heart Chapel for the induction ceremony April 17 by Alpha Sigma Nu, the honor society of Jesuit institutions of higher education.
Apr 21 Seaver College Wall of Fame Honors Two Alumni Committed to Service
 Dr. Gregory Rausch and Michael Rudinica were inducted onto the Wall of Fame at LMU’s Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering during the annual Wall of Fame Tribute on Friday, April 16.
Apr 19 Graduate Student’s Curator Internship ‘Worth a Thousand Words’
 When first-year graduate student Melanie Hubbard ’11 began her internship in the William H. Hannon Library, she didn’t quite know what to expect. The internship allowed an English graduate student to experience another side of the literary industry, in this case the text as artifact.
Apr 18 LMU’s International House Thinks Globally, Hosts Locally
 University residence promotes educational value to cultural exchanges.
Apr 13 Boot Barn Founder Discovers Right Fit as Entrepreneur
 Ken Meany '64 was inducted into the College of Business Administration’s Alumni Entrepreneurship Wall of Honor at a ceremony April 12 for his entrepreneurial spirit and leadership.
Apr 12 Page Scholarship Helped Accounting Major Head to Success
 Loyola Marymount University senior Kevin Harter said he is reminded every day of how grateful he is to be a recipient of the Stephen F. and Judy K. Page Scholar at the College of Business Administration.
Apr 12 LMU Professor to Head National Journal on Study of Religion
 Theological Studies Professor Amir Hussain has been named the next editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion, a position he hopes to use to continue the journal’s move toward a broader study of religion beyond Christianity and Judaism.
Apr 05 Young Senators Visit LMU
 Leadership training program provides forum for high school students to discuss pending legislation, hear speakers and tour the campus.
Apr 05 Low Self-Esteem can Threaten Health, Online Dating Study Finds
 Low self-esteem doesn’t just impact the way people perceive negative events – it can actually take a toll on health, a new study co-authored by a Loyola Marymount University professor has found.
Apr 05 Student Project Continues to Raise Money for Haiti Relief
 Three LMU students set an ambitious goal for a class project: raise $20,000 in two weeks for the earthquake survivors in Haiti. The students didn’t meet their goal in the two-week period, but that hasn’t stopped them extending their deadline until the end of the semester.
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Mar 2010
Mar 29 Students March to Raise Awareness for Immigration Reform
 More than 100 Loyola Marymount University students and faculty took part in Unity March for Just and Humane Immigration Reform on campus March 25.
Mar 29 L.A. Writers Discuss “Transnationalism” at LAy of the LAnd
 Los Angeles as a transnational city was the topic at the second annual LAy of the Land Writer’s Conference held March 24 in the Marymount Institute on the LMU campus.
Mar 26 LMU Engineers to Get Benefit of Study Abroad
 German history, culture will be part of the curriculum as science and engineering students take a rare semester abroad.
Mar 22 Alumna’s LMU Education Prepares Her for Greater Academic Success
 Cati de los Rios '04 felt that LMU was instrumental in preparing her to succeed at Harvard where she earned a dual master’s degree.
Mar 22 Students of Art Therapy Show Their Work
 Twenty-four art therapy graduate students have works of art on display in the Thomas P. Kelly Jr. Art Gallery at Loyola Marymount University.
Mar 18 LMU Sophomore Has a Personal Connection to Chavez Day
 The granddaughter of farmworkers addresses the crowd at ceremonies to mark the labor leader’s legacy.
Mar 15 LMU Course Focuses on Contributions of Women in Math
 And two recent graduates spread the message at workshops that math is a growing field for girls.
Mar 15 “Kiss Me Kate” Brings Unity to LMU Actors
 Loyola Marymount University’s Department of Theatre Arts will present “Kiss Me Kate” for seven performances in the Strub Theatre through March 20.
Mar 15 Crimson Circle Celebrates 80 Years of Service
 Crimson Circle celebrated its 80th year of service March 13 with a Mass in Sacred Heart Chapel and a reception.
Mar 08 Students Lobby for Continued Renewal of Cal Grants
 LMU sophomore Art Flores, junior Miguel Alex Centeno and two staff members traveled to Sacramento on March 2 for Cal Grant Day to lobby state legislators for the continued support of Cal Grants.
Mar 08 LMU’s Bo Kimble Honored at Conference Tournament, But Men’s and Women’s Teams Fall
 Star of the 1989-90 team, who led the nation in scoring, is among the second class of inductees to the WCC’s Hall of Honor.
Mar 07 LMU Film Graduate Wins Cinematography Honor
 Prestigious award given for his work on a film directed by an LMU graduate student for a thesis.
Mar 01 LMU Honored With Presidential Recognition for Community Service
 Loyola Marymount University has been named to the President’s Honor Roll for Community Service for its high level of student involvement in community service programs.
Mar 01 African American Alumni Association Hosts 8th Annual Fundraiser
 More than 200 alumni, students, friends, sponsors, and LMU leaders gathered on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, for the eighth annual African American Alumni Association Scholarship Fundraiser.
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Feb 2010
Feb 26 LMU Hears Nigerian-Born Irish Politician Talk of Strength in Diversity
 Rotimi Adebari has made a business of multicultural consulting after finding intolerance in his new home. Emphasizing common interests, he was elected mayor.
Feb 22 Parents Sample Life at LMU During Family Weekend
 LMU hosted its annual Family Weekend on Feb. 19-21 on the Westchester campus.
Feb 22 LMU Welcomes First Campus Sustainability Coordinator
 LMU recently named Joseph Rasmussen as its campus sustainability coordinator. The position, the first of its kind at the university, was created in an effort to further encourage environmental stewardship and promote sustainability on campus.
Feb 16 Junior Marc Napp Goes to the Next Level as Coach of Youth Team
 Junior Marc Napp jumped at the chance to coach lacrosse players in a youth league after his coach at LMU announced the opportunity last fall. Napp said the experience has allowed him to learn that it’s never too early to start passing on his appreciation of the game.
Feb 15 Students Aim for World Record While Raising Money for Haiti
 Three business administration seniors at LMU, Jack Bazerkanian, Brandin Cohen, Melissa Stirling, have an ambitious goal for a class project: set a Guinness World Record with the world’s largest paper doll chain and raise $20,000 for the survivors of the earthquake in Haiti.
Feb 15 Student Lands a Summer Internship at the U.N. During Her Semester Abroad
 LMU senior Lena Dobreer spent her fall semester in Bonn, Germany, where she got an internship at the United Nations.
Feb 10 “Family Guy” Seth MacFarlane Talks to LMU About the 1st Amendment
 Seth MacFarlane, Emmy-award winning creator of “Family Guy,” “American Dad” and “The Cleveland Show,” spoke to more than 700 Loyola Marymount University students about the importance and history of the First Amendment.
Feb 09 Financial Aid Session Offers Help with Paperwork
 Cash for College Workshop focuses on FAFSA and Cal Grant applications. It is sponsored by Assemblyman Steven Bradford for students in the 51st District.
Feb 08 The Home for Student Art at LMU
 The Thomas P. Kelly Jr. Art Gallery at LMU is run by students and features solely student artwork.
Feb 08 LMU Engineering Professor Leads Award-Winning Working Group
 International group honors research into Lean Enablers for Systems Engineering spearheaded by Bo Oppenheim of the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering.
Feb 01 Alumnus Maintains Old-School Ties – 79 Years Later
 Second-oldest living LMU graduate “played a little football and basketball” during his time at the university.
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Jan 2010
Jan 31 1989-90 Basketball Team Is Celebrated at LMU
 Halftime ceremony recognizes 20th anniversary of the high-scoring Lions who persevered through the death of Hank Gathers to capture the nation’s attention.
Jan 26 LMU Celebration Honors Martin Luther King, Jr.
 A message of faith, hope and peace was shared during an interfaith service honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. The service attracted students from diverse cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds.
Jan 26 Financial Aid Paperwork Help for High School Seniors
 LMU participates in Cash for College workshops that invite students and their parents to learn more about financing higher education.
Jan 25 Scholarship Affords Biomathematics Major a Little Peace of Mind
 As a recipient of a Dempsey Scholarship,an award given to students with high academic achievement who are in financial need, Kayla Pietruszka ’11 is able to focus her energy on her academics more than her financial woes.
Jan 25 LMU Alumnus Takes Reins at LAPD's Pacific Area
 “This is a great place to be” the captain says of the 26-square mile area, which includes Venice, Mar Vista, Westchester, LAX and the Loyola Marymount University campus.
Jan 19 Adelante Scholars Program Helps Ease Transition for Latino Transfer Students
 Transferring to a new school can be intimidating, but not for Stephanie Cardenas ’11. As a participant in Loyola Marymount University’s Adelante Scholars program, she felt that the transition process went smoothly.
Jan 19 Loyola Law Student Motivated by Previous Medical Volunteer Service
 Abrahim Bagheri '08 realized his true calling is to help solve low-income individuals’ legal troubles after a Unite for Sight trip to India.
Jan 15 LMU Athletes Connect With Middle School Students
 School of Education program inspires the seventh-graders to put college in their plans.
Jan 11 Dedicated Educator Gives Back
 Brian Johnson ’75, MA ’80 said that he found his calling as an educator during his senior year at LMU. Since then he has devoted more than 30 years to the students and families of the Lennox School District, as a teacher, principal and now assistant superintendent.
Jan 11 Ovation Fellow Builds Bridges Into the L.A. Theater Scene
 Los Angeles’ film and television industry is well known, but the city also has a vibrant and diverse theater community. As an L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Fellow, LMU's sophomore Sofya Levitsky-Weitz is exploring the theater scene in a personal and professional way.
Jan 05 Henry Luce Foundation Grant Aims to Help Catholic-Orthodox Dialogue
 LMU’s Huffington Ecumenical Institute has received a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to help examine challenges faced by the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches.
Jan 04 High School Students Excel in LMU’s Upward Bound Program
 The program helps students follow through on their commitment to finish high school and pursue a college education.
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