March 30, 2011

Marymount College Spring 2011 - Theater Production

Marymount College students present their springtime dramatic production, You Can't Take It With You. A comedic play in three acts by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, the original production of the play opened at the Booth Theater in 1936. The play won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

$15 general; $10 students & over age 65
Thursday-Saturday - April 28 - 30 - 8pm
Warner Grand Theater
478 W. Sixth Street, San Pedro

Marymount College Announces $2 Million Gift Largest Donation from an Individual in College’s History

The Marymount College Board of Trustees and President Michael S. Brophy announce the largest donation, a $2 million gift, from an individual to the college in its 79-year history. The donor, wishing to be anonymous, previously gave $1 million in 2009 to benefit the college’s Learning Center in the future William H. Hannon Library.

“This cumulative gift of $3 million to the Building Futures campaign means so much to the college, says Dr. Brophy. “Our generous donor is also inspiring others to give to our campaign and help us to realize our goal to provide a modern campus for our students.”

With many of the college’s original utilities in service since 1951, the college’s modernization needs are apparent and this donation will bring much needed improvements to the campus’ infrastructure, as well as add parking to the campus.

“At Marymount College we are commitment to providing our students a high quality education and our campus master plan is designed to provide facilities our students need to excel academically,” says Dr. Brophy.

In 2010, the college received accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities for baccalaureate programs in Business, Media Studies and Liberal Arts.

After many years of seeking city approval for the college’s master plan, the City of Rancho Palos Verdes approved entitlements for the college’s development. The first step in the college’s master plan includes prepping the campus for its second phase of construction while improving the college’s utilities such as power, telecommunications and plumbing. Next in the campus’s modernization plan is the construction of a new library – the William H. Hannon Library – which will provide advanced academic technology and educational resources required by today’s student.

“We are honored to receive this gift which continues the momentum of the exciting changes occurring at our campus, says Brophy. “This donation is emblematic of the many successes the college has experienced recently.”

Marymount College also offers one of the most idyllic collegiate locales available. Situated along the picturesque coastline of Rancho Palos Verdes, Marymount College is a student-centered, culturally rich, Catholic learning environment for students of all faiths who seek to transform their lives and achieve their academic, professional and life goals.

March 18, 2011

Alumni Reunion Roundup

Saturday, March 19, 2011

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Marymount College would like to welcome you and your family back to campus for our Alumni Round–Up Reunion! This event is open to all who attended Marymount – whether as a college student or a high school student – and is a great opportunity to renew friendships, relive memories and see the Marymount campus again. The fun starts at 11 a.m. and features a Western barbeque lunch, campus tours, family–friendly activities and live musical entertainment provided by the Marymount Jazz Ensemble. We look forward to seeing you and your family back on campus for a fun and relaxing afternoon of catching up and reminiscing! Click here to RSVP

March 16, 2011

Cultural Arts Spring 2011 Calendar

Marymount College is pleased to present lively and informative programming as part of our mission to promote lifelong learning, serve the community and support the arts. From our exceptional music and theatre productions to our speakers' series, there is something to inform, amaze and entertain you year-round. This cultural arts series has been partially funded by generous contributions from the Meid and Macfarlane Foundation.

Upcoming events:
Alumni Round-Up Reunion - Saturday, March 19 @ 11am-2pm - Chapel Circle
Sacred Space and the Public Square, Fr. Gilbert Sunghere, S.J. - Monday, March 21 @ 6pm- Auditorium
Persist: In Praise of the Creative Spirit, Dr. Peter Clothier - Thursday, April 14 @ 7pm - Auditorium

March 15, 2011

Red Cross Blood Drive

Marymount and MOVE continue their support by holding an annual blood drive as an opportunity for students to stop in and donate blood. Upon donating, they are given a cool shirt that shows their dedication to the cause. We collected 54 pints and we would like to thank the many staff and students for stopping by and donating.

March 14, 2011

Warner Grand Theatre Embarks on New Venture with Marymount

On January 26, a five-month lease went into effect between Marymount College in Rancho Palos Verdes and Jerico Development, the property owners of 434 W. 6th Street, San Pedro, where the Grand Vision Foundation is located.
Marymount College is offering its students classes in music theory, jazz ensemble, drama and set design at the Grand Annex, a space for live music entertainment and other performances. A portion of Marymount’s lease payment is designated to further the work of the Grand Vision Foundation, whose mission is to "preserve and promote the historic Warner Grand Theatre and foster arts, cultural and educational activities in San Pedro and the Harbor/Peninsula area of Los Angeles.”

In addition, Marymount is renting the Warner Grand Theatre from the City of Los Angeles for three weeks in the spring for rehearsals and performances of its theater production, You Can’t Take It With You. The play will run April 28–30th.  read more...

Photos courtesy of Joanne Carbone

March 10, 2011

Founders Week 2011

Saturday, March 19-Alumni "Round-Up" Reunion 11am-2pm
Saturday, March 19- Friday, March 25 Student Art Show on display in pool room
Monday, March 21 Cultural Arts Program 6pm-7pm

English adjunct publishes a novel

Regina O’Melveny, who has been a long-time adjunct in our English program, has had a novel accepted for publication by Little, Brown and Company.

The novel is a work of historical literary fiction entitled, The Book of Madness and Cures.

It’s the story of a Renaissance woman doctor who compiles a Book of Cures as she, along with two companions, search for her father who has disappeared somewhere in Europe while compiling his own medica material.
The book is due out April 2012. As of right now foreign rights have been sold to Russia, Italy, Holland and Brazil.

Global Connections Talk

Jenny Goldstein  is our March Global Connections speaker.  Ms. Goldstein is a Geographer, completing her dissertation at UCLA.  She is interested in food and agricultural systems and their impact on trade globalization, economic development, the environment and social justice. She has conducted research on coffee tasters in Rwanda and is currently researching produce distributors in downtown Los Angeles.

Her talk, “Who Decides What Tastes Good? The Invisible Middlemen in Global Food Commodity Networks”  will be held on Thursday, March 31st at 4:00pm in CEC-116.  All are welcome! 

March 04, 2011

Meid Mentor - The Future of Peace in the Middle East

Professor Yossi Mekelberg presents the 2011 Meid Visiting Mentor Lecture. Prof. Mekelberg leads the International Relations department at Webster University, Regent's College in London. He is also the associate fellow of the Middle East Programme at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London. Prof. Mekelberg is a regular contributor to the international media on issues including international politics in the Middle East, the Arab-Israeli peace process and the implications of the war in Iraq for the region. 

President Brophy represents Marymount College Internationally

Shown in the photo, Mukesh and Medha Bhuta, parents of Marymount College 
Alumni Mikhail Bhuta, shared an authentic Indian meal with Dr. Michael Brophy. 
The restaurant where they dined is located in Juhu Beach.

Follow President Brophy on his journey abroad as he reaches out to our international community

Hanoi, Viet Nam March 11-13, 2011
Dalat, Viet Nam March 11, 2011
Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam March 10, 2011
Manilla, Philippines March 6-9, 2011
Hong Kong, March 5-6, 2011
Singapore, March 3-5, 2011
Mumbai, India, March 1-2, 2011
Venice, Rosa Alpina, San Cassiano - Italy, February 26-28, 2011
Geneva, Switzerland - February 25-26, 2011
Budapest, Hungary - February 23-24, 2011

March 01, 2011

Spring Recital 2011

Join Marymount College on April 19th for its annual Spring performance. 
Held at the Norris Theatre: 27570 Norris Center Drive (Formerly Crossfield Drive), Rolling Hills Estates
Experience the talent our students and faculty have to show!

Walk in Application Day

Walk-In Application Day on March 18, 2011 from 9:00am, - 6:00pm is your opportunity to have your $40 application fee waived, meet with an Admission counselor and leave with an admission decision that day. During your visit, you can also tour the campus, meet with a financial aid counselor and speak with current Marymount students. Appointments are encouraged but not needed.

What should you bring?
For an admisson decision, you must provide the following credentials:

  • Completed application for admission
  • Official high school transcript
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)