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Joy Lei named to diversity position

Annunciata Williams Staff Writer Joy Lei has been named to the new position of chief diversity and inclusivity officer for the University of La Verne, President Devorah Lieberman announced on May 11. Lei, who begins in July, comes from UC Santa Cruz, where she is currently assistant campus diversity officer. She previously taught courses in American culture and women’s studies. Prior to UC Santa... 

Soakfest gets students wet and wild

Soakfest gets students wet and wild
Cindy Vallejo, junior communications major, and Spencer Contreras, junior business administration major, prepare free snow cones for students at the University of La Verne’s third annual Soakfest on May 10 at the University Mall. In addition to giving out free french fries, snow cones and tank tops, the event also had a DJ and a variety of water activities. / photo by Christian Uriarte Annunciata... 

Ruiz preps for debate nationals

Ruiz preps for debate nationals
Robert Ruiz, director of forensics for the Speech Communication Department, is preparing for the National Parliamentary Debate Association’s National Championship Tournament, to be hosted by the University of La Verne next year. During his undergraduate career, Ruiz served as captain of the debate team for two years and won the U.S. National Championships in 2007. Ruiz earned both his bachelors and... 

Theater Review: ‘School House’ is a rockin’ good time

Annunciata Williams Staff Writer The Theater Experience of Southern California brought back childhood memories of “School House Rock” during the hit performance at Bridges Auditorium in Claremont on Saturday. Close to a hundred kids performed the Saturday morning musical with exceptional actors and energetic youngsters. “It was charming,” Leatrice Latts, a grandmother of one of the actors,... 

Morgans celebrated with doo wop harmonies

Morgans celebrated with doo wop harmonies
The Royals, an a cappella group self-appointed as “West coast a cappella at its best,” performs to recognize the contributors to the Morgan Auditorium renovation project. The group sang doo wop hits of the 1950s, helping the audience reminisce about life in La Verne more than a half century ago. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Annunciata Williams Staff Writer The unveiling of new seat recognition plaques... 

Rock-n-Jock is a slam dunk for philanthropy

Annunciata Williams Staff Writer Phi Sigma Sigma hosted its seventh annual Rock-n-Jock basketball philanthropy tournament Wednesday in the Athletics Pavillion. “I just came out to cheer on everybody,” Lisa Tundis, resident director of the Oaks, said. “I just love the Greek community.” Participants in the event were asked to donate $2 to play, while audience members were asked to give $1 to... 

La Verne to hire chief of diversity

Annunciata Williams Staff Writer The University is in the process of hiring a chief diversity and inclusivity officer, a newly-created position here, whose charge will be to address a range of diversity and inclusivity issues that arise on such a diverse campus. “We are sort of playing catch-up, but I feel we’re moving in the right direction,” said Provost Greg Dewey, a member of the search committee... 

ULV students take a seat at the seder table

Annunciata Williams Staff Writer About a dozen students and staff members gathered Tuesday evening in Davenport Dining Hall to participate in a model Passover seder commemorating the holiday which begins Friday night and marks the Jewish exodus from Egypt. The La Verne event was organized by Zandra Wagoner, university chaplain, and conducted by Paul Buch, cantor of Temple Beth Israel in Pomona. Most... 

La Verne programs recognized for excellence

Annunciata Williams Staff Writer Four Awards of Excellence from the Council of Advance­ment and Support of Education have been presented to the University Advancement office at the University of La Verne. CASE is a professional association that recognizes institutes for programs that have a lasting impact. “It’s unusual to receive four awards in one year which is why I was so excited” Jean Bjerke,... 

Online journalism ethics addressed

Online journalism ethics addressed
Elizabeth Zwerling, associate professor of journalism, offered a lecture on “Ethics (and the Lack of Ethics) in Electronic Media” Monday in the President Dining Room. Various faculty members participated in discussion of the topic. Many ethical problems were brought up, for which there are no easy solutions. Still Zwerling said journalists must embrace the new communications modes. / photo by Debora... 
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