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Students to travel abroad in January

Michelle Nunez Staff Writer Amber J. Guadez Staff Writer Students will explore the world and gain a new perspective through international travel and study during the 2013 January Interterm. Student travel opportunities next month include trips to six different countries: Italy, France, Spain, Thailand, Japan and England. “Each of them…basically does different things depending on the nature... 

LV hires crossing guards for students’ safety

Michelle Nunez Staff Writer Increased pedestrian traffic on this increasingly crowded campus have prompted the University and the city of La Verne to hire crossing guards to enforce more caution while crossing the street. The crossing guards, who took their post earlier this month, are stationed at two intersections on D Street, at Third and Second streets. La Verne Police Capt. Nick Paz, who is responsible... 

Professor is dedicated to service

Professor is dedicated to service
Marco Ramirez, adjunct professor of public management, who after serving in the Marine reserves and Los Angeles police department graduated through the CAPA program in 2008. He teaches Public Administration and Urban Environments: Living in a Global Society at La Verne. He is currently working on his dissertation at the University of Southern California. / photo by Katherine Careaga Michelle Nunez Staff... 

Dyck looks at helping relationships

Dyck looks at helping relationships
Assistant Professor of Management Loren Dyck presents his research on physician-patient communication Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Dyck said he struggled to get data for his dissertation because it took him a year to get busy medical students to sign the waiver and mail it in. / photo by Pablo Cabrera Michelle Nunez Staff Writer Faculty members and students were pleased after hearing Loren... 

Leopards fight for playoff position with 34-24 Homecoming win

Leopards fight for playoff position with 34-24 Homecoming win
Sophomore quarterback Travis Carter takes a hard hit from Pomona-Pitzer linebacker Kyle Roskamp in the second quarter of Saturday’s game. Despite the hit, Carter completed the pass to senior tight end Oscar Bauman. The Leopards went on to defeat the Sagehens, 34-24. / photo by Hunter Cole Michelle Nunez Staff Writer As cloudy skies turned to sunshine Saturday so did the Leopards’ playoff chances... 

Technology integral to education

Technology integral to education
Sammy Elzarka talks at the faculty lecture series in the President’s Dining Room on Monday on the topic, “Technology Use in Higher Education Instruction.” He is the director of assessment and accreditation for the College of Education and Organizational Leadership. Among the facts offered by Elzarka, 89 percent of four-year public universities in the United States offer online courses, while... 

Sunday grooves with Latin beats

Michelle Nunez Staff Writer Faculty members and students grooved along with the Latin jazz rhythms from Reed Gratz on piano on Sunday night in Morgan Auditorium. Accompanying him on stage was fellow music faculty member Steve Alaniz on saxophone and University of La Verne students David Vorobyov playing bass and Phillip Greenwood on drums. The musicians started the performance with the song titled,... 

Horror Nights offers frights

Michelle Nunez Staff Writer Last Friday Universal Studios Hollywood celebrated the opening of Halloween Horror Nights, when Universal Studios transforms the park offering terrifying mazes, shows and rides. On opening night Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper introduced “Alice Cooper Goes 2 Hell 3D,” a maze welcoming those who dare enter his nightmare. “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The... 

Foreign students adapt to life at La Verne

Michelle Nunez Staff Writer International students are an important and ever-growing part of the La Verne community. Yet as these students leave home and enter this new environment, there are things they must get used to here. “Los Angeles is a very modern city,” said graduate accounting student Pengfei Lei, from China. “La Verne is very beautiful,” Lei said. “People here are friendly,... 

Courses adjust to classroom mixing

Michelle Nuñez Staff Writer Among the changes prompted by the University’s historically high 2,500-student enrollment this semester, students returned to find classes held unusual places – often in classrooms far from departments’ home bases. “Math in Hoover – parking is terrible,” said Daniel Talamentes, sophomore behavioral science major. “Having a parking permit makes no difference.” The... 
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