La Sierra University News

Saxophonist Woodard to lead Pierce Street Jazz concert

Saxophone great Rickey Woodard, a veteran of stage and studio and sideman for some of music’s biggest acts, will headline the next Pierce Street Jazz concert at La Sierra University.

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Noted author to give reading at La Sierra University

When author Michael Jaime-Becerra reads books, he is drawn in by well-developed characters, the building blocks of all good, page-turning stories.

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Employee wellness program Velocity speeds into second year

Christina Viramontes, a La Sierra University Library cataloging librarian, signed up for last year’s employee wellness Lunch & Learn sessions because she wanted to make a “healthy change,” she said.

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As La Sierra University’s students began the new school year, they were challenged to seek God’s call in their lives, embark down their own unique paths, and make a difference in the world.

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La Sierra University’s Academy of Visual and Performing Arts is speeding into its second year with a ramped up offering of music instruction, performances, and art classes for the community.

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La Sierra freshmen IGNITE in Big Bear

With laughter, words of encouragement and shouts of frustration, three teams of La Sierra University freshmen raced along a forest floor under soaring pine trees. Each team stood in a single row on parallel wooden boards which they struggled to slide forward in tandem while holding ropes attached to the boards.

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Brandstater Gallery opens season with “Resonance”

The Merriam-Webster dictionary includes in its definitions of resonance “a quality that makes something personally meaningful or important to someone.”

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La Sierra University to present ALS Benefit Concert

Thirteen years ago, when the mother of a La Sierra University staff member was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, there wasn’t much awareness about the terminal illness otherwise called Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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U.S. News & World Report has included La Sierra University as one of America's Best Colleges in its 2015 rankings. The magazine's much-anticipated rankings were released to the public on Sept. 9. This is the 30th edition of U.S. News' annual college rankings, widely considered among the most influential in the field.

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La Sierra triathlete proves willpower wins the race

It began with little steps fueled by a determination to improve that got Rory Macomber this far, and it is the little steps that help him succeed.

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La Sierra alum to debut saxophone ensemble at alma mater

Back in 2005, Andrew Harrison was a saxophone-playing, music-loving pre-med major at La Sierra University.

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Jazz, blues guitarist to lead Pierce Street quartet

As a young boy in West Texas, jazz and blues guitarist John Payne liked what he heard in the region’s fiddle and guitar music and the western swing sounds of Hoyle Nix.

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Professor helps document African-American history

When Lynn Caldwell visited Bauman Rare Books in Las Vegas last Christmas, she never expected to find a document related to 19th century slavery in Maryland.

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Jazz vocalist to lead Pierce Street performance

Her voice has been described as smooth, effortless, and “honey-rich,” and she has performed in top venues around the world. On Wed., July 30, Grammy-nominated vocalist Sherry Williams will showcase her talent at La Sierra University in a Pierce Street Jazz performance.

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The 18th century tale of shipwrecked Englishman Robinson Crusoe so captured Lora Geriguis’ attention during her first class as a graduate student that it influenced the trajectory of her academic career.

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  • Last update on  September 26, 2014