Rafael Liebich, adjunct professor of piano, performed with violinist Alex Russell and soprano Ariel Pisturino Sunday in Morgan Auditorium
Most of the pieces Liebich performed were composed by French composer Claude Debussy, who wrote poetry along with his compositions.
The Andrés Espinoza Band, a Cuban band, performed “Crossroads” and livened up the night with a Latin flair that incorporated instruments which conducted deep, rich tones consisting of the bass, trumpet, saxophone, congas, piano and drums.
Jay Jones, professor of biology and biochemistry, told roughly 25 people to reconnect with nature, reinvest in quality education and reduce the excessive use of palm oil Tuesday in the President’s Dining Room.
Grace Xia Zhao, assistant professor of music and artist-in-residence, chose highly personal pieces for her piano recital, “All Things You Are,” Sunday in Morgan Auditorium.
The performance was part of the music department’s Sundays at the Morgan concert series.
Donations from Trustees, alumni, students and other supporters of the University helped raise $907,000 at the annual Scholarship Gala, Saturday in the Sheraton Fairplex conference hall.
The night kicked off with a reception where select students, and guests mingled and snacked on hors d’oeuvres.
After three years of fundraising, two years of house hunting and one false start, the University of La Verne Board of Trustees funded a $2.5 million Claremont home to be regarded as the new “University house.”
National CORE, a nonprofit affordable housing developer, is leading a permanent supportive housing project, 740 Foothill Community, in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County between the cities of San Dimas and La Verne. Both cities are opposed to the project.