the lyrics from his favorite song. Kai-Fu Chang was SBU’s Class Representative Speaker. One of the highlights of the ceremony was the video “A CaLUMS Experience”, featuring staples of the CalUMS identity— the cricket team, Spirit Week, daily student life—mixed with interviews with the future graduates in which they pondered the importance of the University in their own lives, both personal and professional, and how much they learned on their path to reach their own American Dream. It was a great reminder of what CalUMS stands for, and who CalUMS stands by. Congratulations to all our new graduates!
A GOLDEN STAGE CalUMS’s 2016 Commencement was held at the Warner Theatre. A Washington landmark, just two blocks away from the White House, it started operating in 1924 as the Earle Theatre. Its beautiful architecture is a well-balanced mix of Louis XV and Late Empire styles. When it first opened, it presented vaudeville shows, featuring its own dance troupe—just like the famous Rockettes—called the Roxyettes. Ten years later, Warner Bros. acquired the space and changed its name to The Warner Theatre. On June 15, 1978 The Rolling Stones performed a secret show there, which sold out in minutes. In the early 90’s, the theater began a $10 million restoration and was reopened in October 1992 with a performance by Shirley MacLaine and Frank Sinatra—the crooner’s last DC performance before his death. The Warner Theatre has a “Walk of Fame” with names such as Prince, Tony Bennett, Liza Minelli, Johnny Cash and other celebrities who have performed on its stage.
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Published on Mar 16, 2017
An special issue covering CalUMS 2016 Commencement at the gorgeous Warner Theatre in Washington, DC. A feature interview with Student Adviso...