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Tuition to rise to $35k for ’13-’14

Christian Orozco Editor in Chief Mariela Patron News Editor Traditional undergraduate tuition will be raised another 4.9 percent for the 2013-2014 academic year, University officials announced last month. The Board of Trustees-approved tuition increase will bring the undergraduate cost to nearly $35,000 for the school year, excluding room and board. “It is the minimum we need to do in order to generate... 

Haydn’s music expansion exposed

Haydn’s music expansion exposed
Professor of Music Kathleen Lamkin takes her turn in the Faculty Lecture Series Monday afternoon with “Recent Findings Regarding the Early Dissemination of Haydn’s Music in Central Europe.” Her presentation explained findings during her spring 2012 sabbatical and travels to Germany and Austria. / photo by Hunter Cole Mariela Patron Staff Writer Kathleen Lamkin, professor of music, discussed her... 

Students oppose idea of weapons on campus

Mariela Patron News Editor In light of recent violent attacks against public schools and college settings, lawmakers have questioned whether having designated officials carry guns on campus would help reduce violence. In an informal survey of 20 students, 14 said they do not believe campus security at the University of La Verne should carry guns, while six agreed that they should. “This isn’t... 

Teenagers get ‘Smashed’ in young adult novel

Mariela Patron News Editor Lisa Luedeke, author of the young adult novel, “Smashed,” signed books and discussed the process she went through to write her book at the Campus Center Ballroom on Wednesday. Luedeke obtained inspiration for settings and themes for her book from real life places and experiences. “If you write honestly about universal human experiences you will connect with your readers,”... 

Ash Wednesday marks a fresh start

Mariela Patron News Editor The University of La Verne provided a bilingual Ash Wednesday service to about 40 students and faculty in the Chapel. Students and faculty participated in bilingual Bible readings, and University Chaplain Zandra Wagoner and Director of Multicultural Affairs Daniel Loera distributed the ashes. “It’s a connection of the idea that we come from dust and we return to dust,”... 

LV ranked 2nd in nation for over-performing

LV ranked 2nd in nation for over-performing
Illustration by Jacob Bogdanoff Mariela Patron News Editor The University of La Verne ranked No. 2 in U.S. News and World Report’s first ever nationwide list of over-performing colleges, which looks at how universities performed in comparison to the schools’ reputations. ULV exceeded expectations in 82 measures, including enrollment, SAT scores, retention rates and grade point averages. “It’s... 

Musicians display classical talents

Musicians display classical talents
Grace Xia Zhao, piano, and Karmen Suter, flute, play “Airs de Ballet d’ Ascanio,” composed by Camille Saint-Saëns, for the “Songs of Remembrance” concert Sunday in Morgan Auditorium. Performers played a collection of classical music pieces to fit the theme. / photo by Jessica Harsen Mariela Patron Staff Writer Classical sonatas and German music captivated an audience Sunday in Morgan Auditorium... 

Happenings

Theater Senior Projects Theater arts department students will present their senior projects Friday and Saturday in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret Theatre. All performances start at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. For reservations call 909-593-3511, ext. 4386. Piano Recital Music students taught by Grace Xia Zhao will perform their final recital at 1 p.m. Sunday in Morgan Auditorium. Admission is free. Winter... 

Tang brings new teaching tactics

Tang brings new teaching tactics
After a trip to Bonelli Park to get water samples from Puddingstone Reservoir, Gail Tang and Todd Lorenz discuss the math required for the dilution factor of water samples containing microbes. Tang began teaching math at the University in September. / photo by Jessica Harsen. Mariela Patron Staff Writer Gail Tang does not underestimate her students and believes in challenging them by opening inquisitive... 

Happenings

‘Dissent’ The Carlson Gallery presents “Alumni Alle­gories: Dissent,” a collaborative project between photography and writing. Students from Sean Bernard’s Writing 307 class will write an accompaniment to photographs by 22 alumni of the photography department. The exhibit will run through to Dec. 7. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. ‘Site’ The Harris... 
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