November 29, 2011

I am a Mariner!

My name is Jessica Aguilar and I am a Mariner. I am a freshman at Marymount and am currently studying to receive my bachelor's degree in Public Relations. I am a spring 2012 candidate for Phi Theta Kappa, an Honors society at Marymount College. I fully intend on studying for Marymount's London Study Abroad program for Fall 2012; I hope to immerse myself in a different culture and accomplish my desire of becoming a world traveler. One of my favorite spots would definitely have to be the Cafe Bistro balcony. There, I am free to unwind, grab a bite, and behold the breathtaking view of the ocean. With the plethora of opportunities and support Marymount College has to offer, I have not a doubt in my mind that with hard work and positivity, I will succeed. To me, a Mariner is an individual who strives to nourish their mind with the cornucopia of resources our college has to offer, all while positively contributing to the betterment of our close-knit community. This is why I am proud to be a Mariner.

My name is Raquel Zsupnik and I am a Mariner. I am currently studying at Marymount to receive my A.A. and I plan on working towards my bachelors degree with a double major in Broadcast Journalism and Communication Studies. I am currently an active member of the Residents Hall Association at PV North, where I serve as  Community Development Chair. I am also an active member of the Associate Students of Marymount College, where I help represent the voice of my freshman class and strengthen the bond between other students, faculty, and the community while improving our school. This summer I hope to involve myself in an internship program in the Los Angeles area to help me expand my  horizons in the broadcasting and entertainment industry. My favorite thing about Marymount has to be the great resources offered, including small class sizes and extraordinary faculty members. It is nice to attend a school where everyone is working to achieve separate goals, and together are living a college experience that they will remember for the rest of their lives. Being a mariner means taking advantage of every resource offered, and achieving goals that you may have not thought were possible before. This is why I am proud to be a Mariner.

Through elementary school and high school, Jessica and Raquel have known each other through girl scouts and have chosen to attend Marymount College together, and because of their strong and continuous friendship, have chosen to be house mates as well. They love their experience so far at Marymount college so far and are proud to be Mariners. View more Marymount Mariners

November 07, 2011

Tattoos on the Heart - Fr. Boyle Visits Marymount

Fr. Gregory Boyle, author of Tattoos on the Heart and founder of Homeboy Industries, the biggest non-profit gang rehabilitation in the country.

Honored as one of the city's leading visionaries responsible for changing the face of Los Angeles, Father Boyle has received numerous accolades and recognitions on behalf of Homeboy Industries and for his work with former gang members. He will be inducted into the California Hall of Fame this coming December.

Over the past 20 years, Father Boyle has buried more than 165 young people whose lives were cut short as a result of gang violence. Wanting to do more than just conduct funerals he founded Homeboy Industries, a safe haven where former gang members and the currently incarcerated can be reintroduced to society and become contributing members in search of counseling, high school degrees and free tattoo removal. But that's not all.

"You ask any gang member in the United States of America, 'name one thing that would help you,' - you wouldn't find a gang member who said anything other than a job," says Father Boyle. Unable to convince employers to hire former gang members, Father Boyle decided to open up a business. Today, Homeboy Industries owns its own bakery, cafe, gift shop and printing business, all run by former gang members, with profits going to benefit the program. 

November 11, 2011 - The College presented our most successful program ever when more than 600 people attended Father Boyle’s inspiring testimonial at the Warner Theatre in San Pedro.  This program was a great achievement, as it spoke of our Catholic mission, community outreach and curricular work. It was amazing to look out across the audience to the many constituencies that we serve and those that have embraced the new Marymount College!  - President Brophy

November 06, 2011

Marymount's Fall Theatre Production: Neil Simon's "Rumors"

Cultural ArtsOne of Neil Simon's most popular comedies, Rumors takes place in the posh suburban residence of New York's Deputy Mayor Charley Brock who, at the beginning of the show, is lying off-stage with a bullet hole in his earlobe. This puts a slight crimp in the plans for a 10th anniversary party for himself and his equally absent wife, Myra. As the guests arrive, each couple tries to keep each new arrival from finding out about Charley's possible suicide attempt.

Recommended for adult audiences.

Thursday, November 17 - Saturday, November 19th 
at the Warner Grand Theatre
478 W. Sixth Street, San Pedro, CA 90731

8 p.m., $10 general, $8 student/senior

Call (310) 303-7297 for advance tickets. Tickets also available at door.

November 03, 2011

Ovation: Four Decades Of Theatre at Marymount College

Marymount Students visit the Tim Burton Show at LACMA!

Tim Burton Show at LACMA, All were welcome! October 20th we packed up the bus and drove to LACMA. It was a great show for all of us... music, film, design, 2 and 3-D computer graphics, drawing, painting, costumes, sculpture, model building, animation, even regular art...whatever that is? He does it all. Show includes... music, Danny Elfman, directed by Tim Burton, films like Sleepy Hallow, PeeWee’s Big Adventure, Big Fish, Edward Sissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Check out these sites:

Watch“Vincent” in full screen
Website featuring, “Stain Boy”

Trip organized by Gary Martin, Pat Kelly, Blue Wade, Lee Raby, the Art and Media group.

November 01, 2011

On November 9, the Palos Verdes Peninsula Rotary Club is hosting its 31stEducator of the Year Awards at the Palos Verdes Golf Club.  Dr. David Draper of Marymount College will be honored at this event.  This evening event attracts more than 300 guests and raising funds to assist students who have financial need for college.
Dr. Draper was nominated by the faculty and staff of Marymount College for his ability to create a classroom community of engaged learners and his ability to help students grow in a challenging academic environment.  He has served as the program leader and student advisor for the college’s London Program where Marymount students study abroad in Fall and Summer sessions at Regent’s College in London.