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Students address the stress of pending finals

Students address the stress of pending finals
The onslaught of the upcoming finals week sends students into a cramming fury. Finals begin today and continue after the Memorial Day weekend through May 31. / photo illustration by Zachary Horton Erica Maurice Staff Writer With finals week approaching, students have many ways to prepare, deal with stress and make sure they pass their classes. Some are taking advantage of the fact that the library... 

Faculty, staff honored for service

Faculty, staff honored for service
Senior executive director of the San Fernando Valley campus Nelly Kazman accepts the Administrative Professional Employee of the Year Award during the Faculty and Staff Recognition Ceremony in the Athletic Pavilion May 10. The ceremony is an annual event recognizing and thanking the many employees who work for the University of La Verne. / photo by Christopher Mora Erica Maurice Staff Writer On May... 

Germany shows its soft side in film

Erica Maurice Staff Writer Students gathered Wednes­day afternoon in the Arts and Communications Building to watch “Soul Kitchen,” hosted by the Foreign Languages Enhancement Activities club, to wrap up its German Cinema Month. “This is a way of enhancing foreign language on campus,” said Josue Alvarez, the Spanish instructor who heads the club. This film focuses on a Greek immigrant, Zinos,... 

Lecture focuses on gay immigrant citizenship

Lecture focuses on gay immigrant citizenship
Assistant Professor of Psychology Nadine Nakamura presented “Examining the Psychological Impact of Immigration on Diverse Immigrant Populations,” for the faculty lecture series Monday. During her talk Nakamura discussed the report “Crossroads: The Psychology of Immigration in the New Century,” which she co-wrote with the other five members of the 2011 American Psychological Association’s... 

Faculty lecture focuses on second language acquisition

Faculty lecture focuses on second language acquisition
For his lecture “Language Immersion: Psychological Implications,” Justin Saldana, associate professor of education, spoke about immersing himself in French language when he traveled to France during his Sabbatical last year. Saldana, who is originally from Mexico, told his audience that immersion is the best way to learn a foreign language. / photo by Stephanie Ball Erica Maurice Staff Writer Monday’s... 

Nagengast joins H.R. department

Nagengast joins H.R. department
The University of La Verne’s new associate director of human resources, Dana Nagengast, is the head of the department’s organizational development and training. Nagengast enjoys boot camp exercises, walking her golden retriever and is currently training for a 5k obstacle course mud run. / photo by Hunter Cole Dana Nagengast recently joined the University of La Verne staff as the associate director... 

Lecture covers same-sex marriage

Lecture covers same-sex marriage
Tiffany Graham, professor of law and associate dean for academic affairs at the College of Law, discusses Section Five of the 14th Amendment as it relates to the campaign for marriage equality during her faculty lecture Monday. The amendment was originally intended to guarantee basic rights and citizenship to all American citizens, Graham said. / photo by Chelsea Knight Erica Maurice Staff Writer Tiffany... 

Project sheds light on abuse

Project sheds light on abuse
Crystal Miranda, outreach coordinator for Project Sister Family Services in Pomona, speaks in La Fetra Hall Monday to raise awareness of sexual assault and date and acquaintance rape. / photo by Nicole Ambrose Iota Delta’s weeklong events focused on abuse against women with their annual Clothesline project and a presentation by Project Sister. The Clothesline Project is a program created to address... 

Students get ‘Shot of Reality’ at alcohol event

Students get ‘Shot of Reality’ at alcohol event
Senior international studies and environmental biology major Shaadee Ahmadnia examines the wreckage of a car involved in an alcohol related accident. It was part of an Order of Omega alcohol awareness program Monday in front of the Campus Center. The driver of the car was texting while driving under the influence. The driver and all three passengers survived. / photo by Stephanie Ball Erica Maurice Staff... 

La Verne hits its way to a sweep over Ducks

Erica Maurice Staff Writer The softball team pulled off back-to back wins against Stevens Institute 9-1 in game one and 19-0 in game two at Wheeler Park Sunday. In the first game, La Verne pitcher Katherine Kibbe hit a homerun in the bottom of the first making it the only homerun of the game. “I liked how we all came together and worked on team hitting,” second baseman Rachel Hong said. “This... 
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