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Bernard wins NEA grant for fiction writing

Karlie Bettencourt Staff Writer University of La Verne’s own Associate Professor of Writing Sean Bernard won a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the organization announced last month. Bernard, whose work was selected among 1,179 submissions nationwide, was one of only 40 individual grant recipients and the only winner in  Southern California. “The College considers Professor... 

Tough times impact holiday routines

Karlie Bettencourt Staff Writer The holiday season rings in tradition, food and presents, all of which cost money. With the condition of the economy and scarcity of jobs, many students are finding they need to scale back on the holiday hoopla. In an informal survey, 11 out of 15 University of La Verne students said their holiday traditions have changed due to financial woes. “I used to be able to... 

Lipson reveals secrets of legal affairs, evidence

Lipson reveals secrets of legal affairs, evidence
Ashley Lipson, professor of law, spoke on physics and mathematics and their relationship to law. He is working on an article titled “Mathematical Determinism: Natural Law’s Missing Link – Jurisprudence’s Mission Axioms.” Lipson teaches entertainment law, multimedia law, evidence and remedies. The lecture was held Nov. 21 in the President’s Dining Room. / photo by Brittney Slater-Shrew Ashley... 

Donahue discusses sea of problems

Donahue discusses sea of problems
Karen Donahue speaks about the imminent issues of population growth and it’s effects on the environment. In her “Law of the Sea: Demographic Determinants of Changes in Ocean Law Over Time” lecture, Donahue focused on the history of maritime advancements in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, from fishing methods to the impact of oil spills on the ocean ecosystem. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Karlie... 

Homecoming reigns in celebration

Homecoming reigns in celebration
With the Damien High School Marching Regiment in tow, University of La Verne President Devorah Leiberman descends Second Street in an antique Ford as a part of the Homecoming Pregame Parade. Just one of the festivities going on in the Campus Center Mall that morning, the parade featured President Leiberman as well as ULV alumni and the Homecoming Court. / photo by Andrew Vasquez Karlie Bettencourt Staff... 

Qi Gong promotes health benefits

Qi Gong promotes health benefits
Julia Wheeler, director of development, started a moving meditation called Qi Gong. Wheeler, who has been practicing moving meditation for more than two years, said she wanted to share the benefits of this practice with others. For the month of October she will lead sessions from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Sneaky Park for anyone who wants to participate. / photo by Brittney... 

College honors former sculptor, photographer

Karlie Bettencourt Staff Writer The tradition of Raku in pottery making was kept mainly in Japan’s borders until Paul Soldner developed a low-temperature salt firing form of Raku and brought it to America. Wall pieces, monoprints and Raku are the highlight of the works done by Paul Soldner, who died in January. The work is currently on display at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College. The... 

Gameology hosts card tournaments, game nights

Karlie Bettencourt Staff Writer Trading card games are becoming more popular in the college demographic and the local game store, Gameology, is getting more business because of it. Gameology is a store in Montclair that is geared towards those who play trading card and strategy games where they can participate in tournaments and various game nights. “There has definitely been an increase in college... 

L.A. County Fair tries to clear the waters on shark myths

Karlie Bettencourt Copy Editor This year the Los Angeles County Fair has a Live Shark Encounter exhibit that lets audience members laugh and learn some quick facts while watching a diver interact with the animals as if they were not sharks at all. The show attracts so many audience members that a majority of them have to stand because all of the seats are taken before the show even begins. The fun... 

9/11 concert marks somber anniversary

9/11 concert marks somber anniversary
Professor of Music Reed Gratz performed personal compositions in remembrance of the victims of 9/11 on Sunday. The concert, titled “Music Meditation – A Decade After,” attracted an audience for an evening of jazz, meditation and reflection and remembrance. / photo by Candice Salazar Karlie Bettencourt Copy Editor Reed Gratz, professor of music, and Gary Colby, professor of photography, collaborated... 
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