World Renowned Duo Pianists to Perform at Vanguard University

Costa Mesa, CA, October 23, 2015 – Vanguard University is pleased to announce the upcoming performance of the world-renowned duo pianists, Duo Turgeon. From Russia to Asia to Europe, the United States and Canada, Steinway artists and Fulbright scholars Anne Louise-Turgeon and Edward Turgeon have performed over 700 concerts worldwide, to great critical acclaim. Their Orange County tour stop will be Wednesday, November 4, at 10 a.m. in Vanguard University’s Needham Chapel in Costa Mesa, California.

Passionate in their commitment to the education of aspiring young musicians, students of the duo have taken top prizes in regional, national and international competitions, and many have been admitted to prestigious music schools such as Indiana University, Eastman School of Music, Juilliard School, and more. The Turgeons are currently artists in residence and faculty members at Algoma University and the Algoma Conservatory of Music in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, where Edward also serves as chair of music.

Their 20-year career as concert pianists, performing on two pianos as well as one piano for four hands, has brought Duo Turgeon international notoriety. It began with the coveted first prize in the Schubert Competition for piano duos and the Murray Dranoff International Two Piano Competition, considered the most prestigious competition for piano duos in the world. On the heels of these successes, they debuted at Carnegie Hall and the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, followed by literally hundreds of engagements, including such series as the San Francisco International Music Festival, Montreal International Duo Piano Festival, Duettissimo (Minsk), Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Ford Center for the Performing Arts, and the Young Siew Toh Conservatory (Singapore), to name a few.

The duo will give a master class to Vanguard University students and guest students who are emphasizing in the piano performance degree, and will perform for the second portion of the event. This event is hosted by Vanguard University’s department of music, which has presented choral and orchestral concerts in well-known concert halls, including Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York, and throughout Europe, China, and the U.S. Vanguard University’s music program most recently received membership into the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

TICKETS: $10 for adults, $5 for students, FREE for Vanguard University students.

To learn more about Vanguard University’s department of music, visit www.vanguard.edu/music.

 

For more information, contact:

Erin Hales, Director of Marketing & Communications

714.966.5452
erin.hales@vanguard.edu

 

ABOUT VANGUARD UNIVERSITY
Vanguard University (VU) is a regionally ranked, private, Christian university of liberal arts and professional studies. Located ten minutes from Newport Beach and an hour from Los Angeles, Vanguard equips students for a Spirit-empowered life of Christ-centered leadership and service. Vanguard is committed to academic excellence, boasting small class sizes that are designed to cultivate lasting professor-mentor relationships that enhance the learning process. The 2016 U.S. News & World Report ranked Vanguard #13 in the Regional Colleges (West) category, #10 for Best Colleges for Veterans, and #19 for economic diversity. The Princeton Review ranked Vanguard a 2016 “Best in the West” regional college. Accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, Vanguard offers more than 30 degrees and certificates through its undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies programs. Please visit www.vanguard.edu

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Vanguard Among Best College Values

Vanguard University was ranked the 2nd highest (238) of all of the Christian universities in California, out of nearly 1,200 colleges and universities total, in rankings of employment outcomes relative to the total cost of a higher education.

Other private Christian campuses in Southern California that made the list were: The Master’s College and Seminary, Santa Clarita (204); Point Loma Nazarene University (445); Biola University (526); California Lutheran University (595).

The nonprofit Educate to Career Inc. compiled the rankings based on the percentage of graduates employed in occupations that match their area of study, average salary earned, number of years it takes to graduate, the net cost of in-state tuition, loan default rates, and percentage employed within one year of graduation.

 

Documentary Film on “Coaches’ Wives” to be Screened Across the U.S.

Costa Mesa, CA, October 14, 2015 – Public screenings of the new documentary, Coaches’ Wives, will continue a nationwide tour this fall, with an online release of the feature-length film in January 2016. The film chronicles the unsung heroes of sports, the wives of coaches, and the joys and struggles of being married to a coach. A local screening was held at Vanguard University’s Lyceum Theater in Costa Mesa on Saturday, October 10, where more than 150 were in attendance, including local coaches and their wives who were featured in the film.

The documentary showcases the coach’s wife as the backbone of the family and the team, often serving as mother to the players, managing a hectic schedule and unruly fans. When a coach’s family is constantly in the public eye, like Jeanie Buss, wife of Phil Jackson of the Los Angeles Lakers, the coach’s wife brings normalcy to an often-chaotic lifestyle.

“As the son of a coach’s wife, I have always known how important a woman is to her coaching husband,” said Jonathan Moore, producer and director of the feature-length documentary film. “No matter what level the sport is, professional, college, high school or below, coaches’ wives all experience the same joys and challenges. It’s a sorority, a sisterhood. This film will show that.”

Moore is also associate professor of cinema arts at Vanguard University. His wife, Karen Moore, who also produced, directed, and edited the film, is associate director and editor of Last Call with Carson Daly on NBC. Director of photography for Coaches’ Wives, Kyo Edmoundson, is a graduate of the communication department at Vanguard University.

The film includes Jeanie Buss (Los Angeles Lakers), Meo Stansbury (Texas A&M), Kathy Auriemma (Univ. of Connecticut) and Mindy Rice (UNLV). Numerous coaches’ wives at the middle school, high school and small college level are also featured, including Neezer McNab (Sherman Oaks Notre Dame High School), and Daniela Olson (Manhattan Beach, Mira Costa High School).

Coaches’ Wives will hold screenings all across the U.S., including screenings in Kentucky, Wisconsin, and Oregon. With nearly 100,000 plays on the online trailer, the LA Times recently said, “Coaches’ wives are as dedicated and determined as the coaches themselves.”

View the extended film trailer here: www.CoachesWivesDoc.com

Find Coaches’ Wives on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CoachesWivesDoc

Find Coaches’ Wives on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CoachesWivesDoc

For more information, contact:

Erin Hales, Director of Marketing & Communications

714.966.5452
erin.hales@vanguard.edu

ABOUT VANGUARD UNIVERSITY
Vanguard University (VU) is a regionally ranked, private, Christian university of liberal arts and professional studies. Located ten minutes from Newport Beach and an hour from Los Angeles, Vanguard equips students for a Spirit-empowered life of Christ-centered leadership and service. Vanguard is committed to academic excellence, boasting small class sizes that are designed to cultivate lasting professor-mentor relationships that enhance the learning process. The 2016 U.S. News & World Report ranked Vanguard #13 in the Regional Colleges (West) category, #10 for Best Colleges for Veterans, and #19 for economic diversity. The Princeton Review ranked Vanguard a 2016 “Best in the West” regional college. Accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, Vanguard offers more than 30 degrees and certificates through its undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies programs. Please visit www.vanguard.edu

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Vanguard University Opens Landmark Scott Academic Center For Students And Community

Standing Across from Orange County Fairgrounds, the Remodeled and Expanded Center
is the New “Front Door” to Orange County’s First Four-Year College and First Pentecostal College in the World

COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 5, 2015 – Vanguard University unveiled a dramatically expanded and remodeled Scott Academic Center on Saturday, October 3, to nearly 600 community members, civic leaders, administrators, students and others keen on advancing the history of this 95-year-old university – the first four-year college opened in Orange County. The expansion will allow for Vanguard to increase classroom capacity by approximately 1,500 students per day.

Grand opening attendees included Costa Mesa Council Member Sandra Genis, President and CEO of the Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce Kyle Woosley, and Senator John Moorlach of California’s 37th District.

“We offer this building as a public landmark, tying Orange County’s past to its future,” said Dr. Michael J. Beals, president of Vanguard University. “With its authentic Santa Barbara-style architecture, Scott Academic Center now serves as a welcoming beacon for a new generation of academics, idealists and thought leaders prepared to lend influence to some of the most-pressing challenges of our time, including the future of healthcare, social justice issues and the integration of military veterans into civilian life.”

Growth Prompted Need for Revamped Campus Hub

Vanguard University opened Scott Academic Center in 1976 to honor Dr. John B. Scott, the fourth president of the college, who also served as a professor, dean and librarian. The utilitarian design of the center met the needs of the student population at the time, and reflected the architectural style that defined the decade and matched the tempo of Orange County’s rapid growth.

Over the next three decades, however, Vanguard University evolved. Its student body population swelled, attracted to the institution’s liberal arts and professional studies programs. In turn, Forbes, Princeton University Review, U.S. News & World Report and others recognized Vanguard University among its lists of top colleges. Administrators realized the existing Scott Academic Center could offer greater value and command a stronger spot among Orange County’s rich academic community with an expansion and technologic updates.

New Center Prepares Vanguard University for Next Phase of Growth

In 2014, the university selected Anthony Massaro of Orange County-based Mars Hill Studio as the architect and broke ground on the redevelopment. Vanguard University challenged Massaro and his team to redefine Scott Academic Center as a spiritual and academic sanctuary to welcome students as well as a space for them to grow into leaders of tomorrow. In addition, university leaders desired an opportunity to begin its first stage of a cohesive design aesthetic throughout its campus architecture to pay homage to Costa Mesa’s earliest history as Native American and Spanish communities.

Vanguard University unveiled the newly remodeled and expanded Scott Academic Center to students during the Fall 2015 semester and to the public this past Saturday. During the grand opening ceremony, Dr. Beals unveiled more than a simple facelift of an existing campus structure. More so, Scott Academic Center now is the inviting “front door” to the university.

Redesign Permits Greater Student Collaboration and Creates a Public Landmark

Situated across from Orange County Fairgrounds on Fair Drive, the building features all of the earmarks of a city civic center, including a bell tower to carry the landmark upward into the sky. Although nearly 50,000 square feet in size, architect Massaro designed the substantial center to feel approachable, thanks to a series of rambling walkways, an outdoor courtyard and a lobby furnished with club furniture.

Vanguard University remodeled the original 23,076 square feet of the center and expanded it by 16,135 square feet to house all student services together – the first time in college history.

Within the new three-story education wing, students can gather in a nursing simulation lab endowed with technology and instruments found in major medical centers, the Global Center for Women and Justice, a Veterans Resource Center, and a Diversity and Inclusion Department. Ten classrooms with immersive technology to facilitate learning also were added.

Another addition is Samson’s Café, an eatery offering coffee and light fare. It’s open to students as well as the public, furthering Vanguard University’s ability to create a campus that serves as a community hub.

Vanguard University funded construction through a capital campaign supported by 350 donors who committed more than $7 million.

 

About Vanguard University
Vanguard University (VU) is a regionally ranked, private, Christian university of liberal arts and professional studies. Located 10 minutes from Newport Beach and an hour from Los Angeles, Vanguard equips students for a Spirit-empowered life of Christ-centered leadership and service. Vanguard is committed to academic excellence, boasting small class sizes that are designed to cultivate lasting professor-mentor relationships to enhance learning. The 2016 U.S. News & World Report ranked Vanguard No. 13 in the Regional Colleges (West) category, No. 10 for Best Colleges for Veterans and No. 19 for economic diversity. The Princeton Review ranked Vanguard a 2016 “Best in the West” regional college. Accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, Vanguard offers more than 30 degrees and certificates through its undergraduate, graduate and professional studies programs. Please visit vanguard.edu for more information or to schedule a campus tour.

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Documentary film on “Coaches’ Wives” to be Screened in Costa Mesa

MEDIA ALERT

WHAT: Coaches’ Wives is a new documentary about the unsung heroes of sports, the wives of coaches. The feature-length film chronicles both the joys and struggles of being married to a coach. Producer/Director, Jonathan Moore, is the son of a coach’s wife, and exposes these women as the most unsung heroes in modern sports. The documentary showcases the coach’s wife as the backbone of the family and the team, often serving as mother to the players, managing a hectic schedule and unruly fans. When a coach’s family is constantly in the public eye, like Jeanie Buss, wife of Phil Jackson of the Los Angeles Lakers, the coach’s wife brings normalcy to an often-chaotic lifestyle.

The documentary film includes Jeanie Buss (Los Angeles Lakers), Meo Stansbury (Texas A&M), Kathy Auriemma (Univ. of Connecticut) and Mindy Rice (UNLV). Numerous coaches’ wives at the middle school, high school and small college level are also featured, including Neezer McNab (Sherman Oaks Notre Dame High School), and Daniela Olson (Manhattan Beach, Mira Costa High School).

Coaches’ Wives is produced by 33 Films. Producer/Director: Jonathan Moore (Associate Professor of Cinema Arts at Vanguard University), Karen Moore (Associate Director and Editor of “Last Call with Carson Daly” on NBC). Director of Photography: Kyo Edmoundson. Editor: Karen Moore.

WHEN: Documentary screening – Saturday, October 10 at 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Vanguard University Lyceum Theater, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

WHY: Coaches’ Wives will hold screenings all across the U.S., starting this October, including screenings in Kentucky, Wisconsin, and Oregon. With nearly 100,000 plays on the online trailer, the LA Times recently said, “Coaches’ wives are as dedicated and determined as the coaches themselves.”

October 10 will be the documentary film screening of Coaches’ Wives with the Orange County community, film supporters, students, local coaches and faculty in attendance.

View the extended film trailer here: www.CoachesWivesDoc.com

Find Coaches’ Wives on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CoachesWivesDoc

Find Coaches’ Wives on Twitter:  www.twitter.com/CoachesWivesDoc

 

For more information, contact:

Erin Hales, Director of Marketing & Communications

714.966.5452
erin.hales@vanguard.edu

 

ABOUT VANGUARD UNIVERSITY
Vanguard University (VU) is a regionally ranked, private, Christian university of liberal arts and professional studies. Located ten minutes from Newport Beach and an hour from Los Angeles, Vanguard equips students for a Spirit-empowered life of Christ-centered leadership and service. Vanguard is committed to academic excellence, boasting small class sizes that are designed to cultivate lasting professor-mentor relationships that enhance the learning process. The 2016 U.S. News & World Report ranked Vanguard #13 in the Regional Colleges (West) category, #10 for Best Colleges for Veterans, and #19 for economic diversity. The Princeton Review ranked Vanguard a 2016 “Best in the West” regional college. Accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, Vanguard offers more than 30 degrees and certificates through its undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies programs. Please visit www.vanguard.edu

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