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Thesis looks at cosmetic surgery

Rachel Creagan Staff Writer Senior sociology major Mary McCool believes there is a correlation between cosmetic procedures and age, ethnicity, religion and self-esteem. McCool’s intrigued interest in this topic inspired her senior thesis. The initial idea came from hearing news reports of girls receiving breast implants from their parents as a high school graduation present and of children receiving... 

Ruiz tapped to take helm of LV debate team

Rachel Creagan Staff Writer Speech communications instructor Rob Ruiz was recently named director of forensics at the University of La Verne. Ruiz, who broke the team’s semi-finals curse in 2007 by winning the national championship as an undergraduate here, will take over administrative duties in fall 2011. He follows Josh Martin, the previous debate coach, decided to step away from the team to pursue... 

Roynon students get fit, raise money

Roynon students get fit, raise money
Roynon Elementary School held its first ever walk-a-thon fundraiser on May 13. The Raccoon Rally helped the school raise money for school materials, field trips and beautification projects. Many students took to running and enjoying the great weather, while parent volunteers and teachers handed out water and popsicles throughout the event. / photo by Victoria Castaneda Rachel Creagan Staff Writer Roynon... 

New community health major is collaborative

Rachel Creagan Staff Writer Starting in fall 2011, the University of La Verne will offer a bachelor of science degree in community health. Provost Greg Dewey recognized the potential in developing this new major, which was designed by Kent Badger, professor of health services management, and Jerome Garcia, professor of biology, as well as faculty from Claremont Graduate University. “What this program... 

Kevin Marshall focuses on quantum theory

Kevin Marshall focuses on quantum theory
Professor of Law Kevin S. Marshall presented his research proposal for his sabbatical this summer, “Creating and Designing Innovative Space – Entrepreneurship and the Rule of Law,” which explored the relationships between entrepreneurial function, nature, law and management. Marshall joined the La Verne faculty in 2004 and also teaches economics, finance and public policy in the College of... 

Greek Week canceled for poor sportsmanship

Rachel Creagan Staff Writer This will be the first spring semester in years that La Verne has held Greek Week events, which in for the past 15 years been a highlight in Greek Life on campus. In the past Greek Week has held activities that help serve the community, strengthen friendships and are a good time for those involved. Last year, however, some instances of poor sportsmanship caused administrators... 

Tall Wall art is here to stay

Rachel Creagan Staff Writer The Tall Wall Space in the Arts and Communications Building currently features an exhibition titled “Plane Suite,” by Almond Zigmund, which is in the process of being added to the University of La Verne’s permanent collection. Since the building was transformed in 2001 from an auto parts distribution site to the ACB, the wall that spans the height of the building has... 

Concert helps give aid for Japanese relief

Concert helps give aid for Japanese relief
  Claremont Psyko Taiko, a drumming group that includes students from all the Claremont Colleges, performed Sunday during a benefit concert to raise aid for those suffering from the catastrophes in Japan. Claremont Colleges For Japan, a Facebook based student group, organized the benefit. The day-long event concluded with an evening concert at Garrison Theater at Scripps College. / photo by Allison... 

Matt Witt leads design team to semifinals

Rachel Creagan Staff Writer Matthew Witt, associate professor of public administration, is heading a design team, which entered in the National Ideas Competition for the design of the nation’s most symbolic space – the Washington Monu­ment grounds. His team is one of 24 semi-finalists, chosen from more than 500 participants across the United States and around the world by a jury of university... 

Pinup project supports veterans, current troops

Rachel Creagan Staff Writer Gina Elise, founder of the organization Pinups for Vets, is making difference through creating a World War II era pin-up calendar. That is why when Jennahway Huerta, senior public affairs major, learned Elise needed some public relations help, she jumped at the opportunity, and parlayed this good cause into a public affairs senior project. Elise, a UCLA graduate, began the... 
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