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Program to train physician assistants

Kristina Bugante Editorial Director The University hopes over the next several years to offer a physician assistant graduate program, in response to a growing national demand for health care professionals. Officials have undertaken a three-year process – that began in fall 2014 with the hiring of Michael Estrada, associate professor of health – which they hope will end with an accredited program... 

Lamkin’s legacy honored in concert

Lamkin’s legacy honored in concert
Cellist Rick Mooney accompanies the La Verne Chamber Singers in a concert in Morgan Auditorium that was a culmination of choral music that professor of music Kathy Lamkin taught in her classes during her 34 years at the University of La Verne. / photo by Bailey Maguire Kristina Bugante Editorial Director Kathy Lamkin, professor of music, was honored for her 34 years of service at the University of... 

Theater Review: ‘Selvaggio’ promotes creative passion

Kristina Bugante Editorial Director For any person who longs to create — whether it be a writer, a photographer, a designer, a musician, or in this case, an artist — the best type of inspiration comes from when you surrender yourself to the thing that you are most afraid of. This rings true in “Mission Selvaggio,” a meaningful and original play written by Cole Wagner and directed by Cody Goss. Wagner,... 

Activist shares transgender journey

Activist shares transgender journey
Aiden Aizumi and his mother Marsha Aizumi presented “One Family’s Journey: A Mother, Her Transgender Son, and Their Journey to Love and Acceptance” April 30 in the Abraham Campus Center. Aiden, a liberal studies major who was born a woman, co-authored “Two Spirits, One Heart” with his mother, which reflects on Aiden’s transgender experience. Aiden and Marsha discussed Aiden’s transition... 

Violinist accents musical journey

Violinist accents musical journey
Vijay Gupta (violin) and assistant professor of music Grace Zhao (piano) warms up in Morgan Auditorium before an informal performance May 1. Gupta earned his master’s degree in music from Yale at age 19, then joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. Since then he has founded a nonprofit performing group called Street Symphony. He was also a TED speaker. In January he was presented with the... 

Mayo sings ‘At Last’ to La Verne Idol win

Kristina Bugante Editorial Director Sarah Mayo, senior sociology major, was crowned the reigning champion of Mu Phi Epsilon’s fifth annual La Verne Idol singing competition Wednesday night. After an audition process and a few dozen competitors later, Mayo was selected the winner by a panel of three judges out of the four remaining finalists. Her prizes included a $100 gift card, a trophy and her... 

ASULV candidates stress transparency

Kristina Bugante Editorial Director The Associated Students of the University of La Verne 2015-16 election candidates shared their platforms in a meet and greet Tuesday in the Campus Center. Junior communications major Lauren Crumbaker and sophomore communications major Nicole Cuadras, who are running unopposed for president and vice president, respectively, will focus on encouraging student involvement... 

Commentary: Real feminism involves intersectionality

<i>Commentary</i>: Real feminism involves intersectionality
Kristina Bugante, Editorial Director Lately I’ve been noticing that feminism is being gradually (albeit very slowly) accepted by more and more people. I applaud that. In my ideal world, we’re all feminists, tolerant of each other and fighting for the rights of marginalized people. However, feminism is complicated. There are many misconceptions that surround the label and there are even more misconceptions... 

La Verne not active in Adjunct Walkout Day

Kristina Bugante Editorial Director Adjunct faculty members from universities across the country participated in the first National Adjunct Walkout Day Feb. 25 to protest unfair wages and working conditions. According to Inside Higher Ed, the day was a success that sparked conversations about improving adjuncts’ working conditions nationwide. University of La Verne adjuncts, however, did not participate... 

Vigil honors slain UNC students

Vigil honors slain UNC students
Graduate student Firas Arodaki, former president and co-founder of the Muslim Student Association, joined other students and faculty at a vigil Feb. 12 at the Peace Pole. The vigil was held in memory of the three Muslim students who were murdered Feb. 10 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Mourners carried candles and speakers shared perspectives about the tragic event./ photo by Jolene Nacapuy Kristina... 
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