College campuses in California’s southern region are gearing up for a semester full of activities. What’s even better is that you don’t have to be a student to enjoy many of these sporting events, plays, lectures and more. Check out what’s happening at a campus near you.
Each semester, the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) packs its calendar with musical concerts and events. As part of the world-class performing arts program UCLA Live, Lucinda Williams will be performing on January 27, 2012 at Royce Hall. Williams is a celebrated singer-songwriter who has made an impact on a variety of genres from folk and blues to country and rock. Time magazine named her “America’s best songwriter” in 2002, and she has multiple Grammy awards to back it up. Her latest album, Blessed, was released in March 2011, and was praised by critics around the world. For seating and ticket information, visit www.uclalive.org/calendar/event_detail.asp?id=138.
The Laguna College of Art + Design (LCAD),in Laguna Beach, is a place where students hone their skills in areas like illustration, animation and graphic design. For the public, LCAD’s Campus Gallery offers a fascinating – and free – look at students’ top masterpieces. See digital characters created by Game Art majors or admire the life-size sculptures of students in the Fine Arts Program. Founded in 1961 as the Laguna Beach School of Art, LCAD has grown to include five undergraduate majors and a graduate department. With accreditation from both the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, LCAD is a place where talent is not only nurtured, but also shared with the surrounding community. Learn more at www.lcad.edu/college_gallery.php.
Get ready to root for the Aztecs as the men and women of San Diego State University’s basketball program take on their top rivals this season. The women go head-to-head with the University of Wyoming on January 24 and Colorado State on January 28 while the men match up against Boise State on February 1 and Texas Christian University on February 4, 2012. Both teams play at Viejas Arena, which puts guests in a great location to visit nearby campus attractions like the Open Air Theatre and Tony Gwynn Stadium. Look for schedules, rosters, statistics and more at www.goaztecs.com.
In Southern California, a multitude of college campuses welcome the public with open arms. Whether you enjoy a musical performance or cheering on a team of talented student athletes, there’s something for everyone.