Marymount is changing its name from Marymount College, Palos Verdes, California to Marymount California University (MCU). This new name reflects the recent transformation of our 45-year-old institution of higher education to a future multisite institution with undergraduate and graduate programs. “The consideration of a name change came as a natural part of a college-wide inquiry in 2012 that included reviews of academic programs, mission, governance and marketing,” shared MCU President Michael Brophy. read more
March 19, 2013
E-Waste Collection from April 22 to April 26!
All household electronics including computers, monitors, printers, fax machines or just about anything that “plugs-in” can be recycled for free at Marymount College, April 22-26 from 6am-10pm. The collection site is located at Marymount College parking lot, 30800 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rancho Palos Verdes. This e-waste collection is a community service offered to Peninsula residents and in celebration of Earth Week.
March 15, 2013
March 13, 2013
On Tuesday, March 5, the College celebrated National Collegiate Health & Wellness Week with the annual Marymount Health & Wellness Fair, a fun-filled, interactive, educational event with music, healthy food, and wellness games. There were free health screenings, literature from various local health and wellness vendors, and raffle prizes. The event was highly successful and a lot of fun!
Marymount College Rotaract is a student service organization dedicated to participating in community service and focused on developing young adults as leaders. We are always finding ways to put service above self, and the events we partake in reflect just that.
The fall 2012 semester was a very successful time of involvement for Marymount College Rotaract. Among other efforts, we raised money for Polio and packaged books for schools.
“Pennies for Polio” is a program that raises money for the total eradication of polio. Through this program, Marymount College Rotarians were able to learn about polio and the impact of this physically debilitating disease. We learned that polio is 99 percent eradicated and that a mere .60 cents is the cost of the vaccine used to protect one child from Polio. This disease is most prevalent in Nigeria, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.
During “End Polio Now” week, the Rotaract Club stationed themselves on campus to collect donations from passing students and faculty. We gave out purple cotton candy and purple-frosted brownies and cupcakes to those who donated because purple is the color used to mark the pinky of a child who was vaccinated. We are proud to announce that in one week, Rotaract Club was able to raise over $185 for Pennies for Polio.
Rotaract Club also had the opportunity to volunteer for the Molina Foundation’s “Book Buddies” by helping to package books. The Molina Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing lives through literacy and education. Marymount Rotaract packaged children’s books that were shipped all over the United States. Volunteering for “Book Buddies” was also a chance for Rotaract to interact with other organizations and community volunteers.
Did you know that 40 percent of the entire homeless population is under 18, and that 42 percent of those minors are younger than six years old? This startling statistic is what prompted us to help the homeless children in any way we could. Rotaract decided to become involved through the “Toys for Tots Drive” and “Toys for Tecate.” With the help of Marymount College, we were able to set up designated containers throughout the campus for the donation of toys. We collected nearly 80 toys, which were successfully delivered to “Toys for Tots” and “Harbor Interfaith.”
“Festival de Corazon” was Rotaract’s last volunteer event of the fall 2012 semester. “Festival de Corazon” was an event where people auctioned off their own valuable possessions and services. Rotaract helped out by setting up and handling transactions. The formal event was a joyous occasion full of Mexican food and entertainment.
March 07, 2013
The Independent Filmmakers Showcase has announced that Lives Interrupted: Takuma Ito & Go Matsuura Story directed by Marymount Professor Bruce Schwartz has been awarded the Best Documentary Film in its IFS Film Festival 2013 Awards. A screening of the film will be held at 6:45 p.m. on March 27th with the red carpet and award ceremony held at 6:30 p.m. on March 28th at the Laemmle’s Music Hall Cinema.
Written and directed by Schwartz, this documentary film reflects on the shooting of two Marymount College film students who were gunned down in a robbery in 1994. The Ito/Matsuura Film Series, held annually at the College, honors their memories with a series of the best in independent cinema. The Independent Filmmakers Showcase (IFS) is an organization founded to promote and support the creation and distribution of quality independent filmmaking.