February 28, 2013

Renowned Flautists to Give a Concert at Marymount College

The Los Angeles Flute Quartet featuring David Shostac and Frederick Staff with guest saxophone soloist Lee Raby, a Marymount College music professor, will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 9th.

ATTENTION: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED! For information, call 310-303-7223.

The Los Angeles Flute Quartet is a newly developed ensemble by Shostac and Staff. They have worked together in the Song of the Angeles Flute Orchestra when Shostac is a guest soloist and Staff is the concert master, founder and artistic director.

Shostac performs as principal flute of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. He is active in the motion picture industry recording industry and can be heard on motion picture soundtracks such as Avatar and the Karate Kid. He has taught at USC, UCLA, California Institute of the Arts, the Aspen Music School and the Idyllwild Arts Academy. He is a faculty member at California State University Northridge.

Frederick has studied with Julius Baker, James Galway, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Geoffrey Gilbert, Harry Shub, Walfrid Kujala and with Shostac.

About Marymount College: With locations along the picturesque coastline of Southern California and in the vibrant community of San Pedro, Marymount College offers one of the most advantageous collegiate locales available. Offering bachelor’s degree and graduate degrees in the fall (pending WASC approval) the college provides a student-centered, culturally rich, Catholic learning environment for students of all faiths.

February 26, 2013

Marymount at RECongress!

This past weekend, Fr. Mark, three Marymount students, and Alejandra Angel were in Anaheim for the Religious Education Congress, which is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  Our Marymount students played a crucial role in helping on Saturday and Sunday.  Sister Edith Prendergast even acknowledged Marymount College for their help during the weekend, as she delivered her closing speeches on Sunday.

Saturday, they helped to transform a meeting room into a sacred space for Stations of the Cross…

Kelly helping to artistically arrange 60 yards of fabric.

The Marymount group (Kelly Graham, Tania “Abi” Trujillo, Natalie Hernandez, and Alejandra Angel with Gaile Krause, coordinator of Stations of the Cross).

On Sunday, Kelly and Natalie processed with gifts for the altar in front of 20,000+ people, not including those watching the livestream…

Kelly bringing up wine with a student from Mount St. Mary’s College.

Natalie bringing up the bread.

Approaching Archbishop Jose Gomez!


College students from LMU, UCLA, USC, Mount St. Mary’s College, and Marymount College gathered at the altar.  What a wonderful sight!  So many young people!

Check out the rest of the pictures that were taken over the weekend here:

Geospatial Thinking to Learn and Communicate

February 17, 2013

Ben Sperling's “The Art of Words”

Marymount College Arts & Media Division is proud to present Ben Sperling's senior capstone exhibition entitled “The Art of Words” at the Arcade Gallery. Ben's exhibition opened on this Sunday, February 24th and the reception is on Thursday, February 28th from 6:30 to 9pm. His artist talk is scheduled on Thursday, February 28th at 7pm.

Exhibition: “The Art of Words”
Exhibition Dates: February 24-28, 2013
Gallery Hours: 12-5pm
Reception Date: Thursday, February 28th 6:30-9pm Artist Talk: Thursday, February 28th at 7pm 
The Arcade Gallery: 479 West 6th Street San Pedro, CA  90731

February 15, 2013

First Language Fair

2nd Annual Student Film,Video & Animation Festival

Please join Professor Pat Kelley and Junior student Alex Pelinovschi organizers of the 2nd Annual Students Film, Video and Animation Festival on February 21 at 6:30 p.m. Warner Grand, 6th Street, San Pedro

February 12, 2013

First Thursday in San Pedro

On February 7th, The First Thursday was held in San Pedro. First Thursday is a unique event in historic downtown San Pedro, when many of the restaurants, businesses, art galleries and studios stay open late. Marymount's Jazz ensemble had a wonderful performance on stage, as well as a few other student musicians. Everyone was impressed by the talent of these students and the people that came to visit had an awesome time.

There was also an art exhibit held at the Arcade Gallery, which was organized by students Andres Enriquez Ramirez and Ebony Perry. It showcased a collaboration of students expressing their own definitions of "True Love" on the wall. Many people were amazed at how stunning the piece turned out to be, and students were thrilled to have been able contribute to the creative piece.

In addition, two videos were on display at the Gallery by students, Xiaowen Zhu and Junekyu Park. One was a very unique three-channel video piece titled. "Distance Between" and the other one was an interesting video called "Beauty Evaporates".

 Everyone had a great time at the First Thursday event! Check out photos from the event: View Slideshow

February 06, 2013

COR group meeting with Pastor Samuel Joe from Monrovia, Liberia

The COR group collected 1500 shoes last fall to support Pastor Joe’s ministry to clean contaminated drinking water in Liberia.

Patt Morrison Named as Marymount’s Commencement Speaker

Journalist, author and radio-television personality Patt Morrison has been named as the Marymount College commencement speaker for the graduating class of 2013. With both bachelor's and associate degree ceremonies scheduled for May 11 at the college's main campus in Rancho Palos Verdes, Morrison will be the featured inspirational speaker and will receive an honorary doctorate of humanities from Marymount College. view press release

February 05, 2013

Kick Off the Commons!

The number one request among Marymount students for several years has been to have a designated group study space. Between the constantly crowded library and Learning Center, students were left with minimal group designated areas. The idea of the Commons area was designed with every students' needs in mind as well as the idea of collaborative learning. Located in the former auditorium building, the Commons opened up to the students last week with a kick off reception.

The Commons is an extraordinary space, designed specifically for the new generation of technologically savvy students. High-speed wireless Internet, mobile tables and chairs, wireless printing as well as a bank of lockers with charging stations inside, this new space provides the ideal environment for students to collaborate and succeed.

Marymount students were overjoyed at the idea of this new space. Emily Rajcic, class of 2015, said "the new learning space will be an incredibly important addition to Marymount. My classmates and I will be able to study in a comfortable environment that allows us to easily focus on our studies, finally making it possible to study in groups without being told to be quiet or to find some random space on campus to study. We cannot wait until it is finished!"

The kick off reception for the new area was a huge success, and many came out to see the new space and cannot wait to use it for themselves. View the Reception Kick-Off slideshow: http://albums.phanfare.com/slideshow.aspx?i=1&db=1&pw=enj72uFu&a_id=5936111

San Pedro's First Thursday

Join us this Thursday, February 7 for San Pedro's First Thursday ArtWalk.

1st Thursday is a unique evening that highlights San Pedro's downtown arts, culture and entertainment - including performances and artwork from our very own Marymount students.

Join us for this walkable experience, which will include art galleries, music, food and shops. Everything takes place on 6th and 7th Street in downtown San Pedro, just steps away from our Waterfront Campus. Details are below.

be social
Whale & Ale Drinks & Appetizers 
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.  
327 West 7th Street
Marymount Student Performances
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
The Grand Annex
434 West 6th Street

Marymount Student Art Show
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Marymount Art Gallery
Arcade Building, 479 West 6th Street
Free Parking
The Court House
505 S. Centre Street
If lot is full, street parking is available