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Internships La Verne students can study and intern at Washington, D.C., through the University of La Verne’s partnership with the Washington Center. The Washington Center has internships available for most majors, including communications, sciences, technology, law and international affairs, in government offices, international businesses and foreign embassies. The Washington Center Internship... 

Students talk dining and dorms at ASULV open forum

Alejandra Aguilar Assistant Editor The Associated Students of the University of La Verne held the first student forum of the year Wednesday in effort to listen to student concerns. This year, student suggestions revolved around parking, dorms, dining services and an on-campus pool. Joshua Barragan, freshman chemistry major, was one of a few students who had comments on campus dining. “There are only... 

On the Calendar

Pumpkin Decorating ULVSA will host a social at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Landis Academic Center room 104. Students are encouraged to participate in the pumpkin decorating contest. Iota Delta Fundraiser Iota Delta will raise money for the House of Ruth from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Neher Bench. Students are welcomed to stop and donate. Hillel Sukkah Hillel will build and bless a Sukkah from 8... 

Minimum wage hike hard for La Verne shops

Alejandra Aguilar Assistant Editor Recent national polls suggest that a majority of small business owners support increased minimum wages, but a few downtown La Verne business owners are saying otherwise. On July 1, California became one of four states to increase its minimum wage to $9 per hour or higher statewide, though some individual cities across the country have increased their minimum wage... 

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Graduate Workshop La Verne students are invited to attend the California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 8 at UC San Diego. The forum will include workshops open to undergraduate and master’s students. More than 150 programs will be represented and tips for the GRE will be available. For complimentary lunch and transportation, contact Daniel Loera of the Office... 

Stress solution offered

Stressed out students and staff may have a meditative remedy: “The Quiet Spot.” The twice-weekly mediations will take place from 12:05 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, and from 7:30 a.m. to 7:55 a.m. Thursdays in the Interfaith Chapel. Zandra Wagoner, university chaplain and assistant professor of philosophy and religion, is coordinator of the weekly meditations, new this academic year. “All... 

Leaders take on new posts

Alejandra Aguilar Assistant Editor Kathleen Weaver and Keith Lord have recently been appointed to leadership positions in which they plan to continue supporting ULV faculty and students. Weaver, associate professor of biology and former assistant dean is now serving as the director of the La Verne Experience, and Keith Lord, professor of art, has taken the post of assistant dean for program reviews... 

Exon teaches the art of an apology

Exon teaches the art of an apology
Susan Nauss Exon, professor of law, discusses what makes an effective apology. In her lecture on Monday, Exon presented her new book, “Advanced Guide for Mediators,” which includes a summary of five key steps that make a credible apology. / photo by Mariela Patron Alejandra Aguilar Assistant Editor Susan Nauss Exon, professor of law and associate dean for faculty development, launched the first... 

Wage increase gets low mark

Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer In an informal survey of 15 students at the University of La Verne, 14 said they were not happy to hear that a new law to increase the state’s minimum wage would soon be in effect. Phase one of Assembly Bill 10, raising California’s minimum wage to $9 an hour, takes effect July 1. Phase two will take the state minimum wage to $10 an hour by 2016. “I would like to... 

Workshop teaches students to manage stress

Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer Alina Whitmore and Nicole Kezos, clinical trainees at the Counseling and Psychological Services center, presented the first of a three-part workshop on effective studying techniques Tuesday. The Counseling and Psychological Services center, or CAPS, sponsored the workshop to prepare students for final exams by teaching them study strategies and techniques. Whitmore and... 
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