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New structure to improve parking

Celene Vargas Arts Editor The new parking structure, to be built on campus starting in October, has some surprises that will benefit students and the University. The four-story parking structure will have approximately 940 spaces in the structure and about 150 spaces in the surrounding lot. Most importantly, it will be free for students, according to Clive Houston-Brown, vice president for facilities... 

MPA director will connect with undergrads

Karla Rendon News Editor Associate professor of public administration Marcia Godwin has been chosen to be the University’s new program director of the master of public administration. Godwin is succeeding former MPA director Jack Meek as he becomes the founding director of the College of Business and Public Management Research Center. “It is a new role and title where I see it as building connections... 

Upland cuts animal shelter budget

Upland cuts animal shelter budget
Friends of Upland Animal Shelter volunteer Nancy Wiegenstein has seasonal dog clothes in the backseat of her truck for sheltered dogs of every size to wear. Once clothed, Wiegenstein uses a black blanket as a background and poses dogs on the blanket to publish photographs of the stylish pups online in hopes that they will be adopted quickly. One-year-old Chihuahua mix, April, models a Halloween outfit... 

Mediterranean food adds to D Street’s menu

Chris McMahan Staff Writer The Argo Mediterranean Grille in downtown La Verne is the only restaurant in the area to offer unique and original Mediterranean dishes. The restaurant opened about two months ago, and manager Alberto Pena has been with the company since their opening in La Verne. “There are no restaurants with Mediterranean food (in the La Verne area),” Pena said. Besides the friendly... 

Literacy Center develops readers

Literacy Center develops readers
Before going on a tour of the new Literacy Center, Pomona Unified School District superintendent Richard Martinez discusses the importance of reading. Martinez’s favorite book as a child was, “The Little Prince.” Interim director of public relations Alisha Rosas and Martinez were given a tour of the new center by Isabella Hernandez, 11, and Diego Hernandez, 8. A formal ribbon-cutting ceremony... 

Alumna aids first generation students

Alumna aids first generation students
Browsing in the history section of the Wilson Library, La Verne alumna Nancy Reyes enjoys reading and learning about new cultures. Reyes graduated with a master’s degree in education and spent a year teaching English in China. / photo by Nanor Zinzalian Cody Luk Online Editor The University of La Verne recently hired Nancy Reyes, an alumna who was a first generation college student, as the assistant... 

Leopards Scoreboard

At The Buzzer Soccer, Sept. 9 La Verne – 2 Cal Lutheran – 1 Volleyball, Sept. 5 La Verne – 3 Redlands – 1 Men’s Water Polo, Sept. 5 La Verne – 11 Concordia (Cal.) – 14 Schedule Friday Women’s soccer @ UC Santa Cruz, 12:30 p.m. Saturday Cross country @ UC Riverside Invitational, 7:30 a.m. Men’s water polo vs. Cal Baptist, 9 a.m. Women’s soccer @ Whitworth, 12:30 p.m. Men’s water... 

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... 

Search underway for 3 deans

Kat Simonelli Editor in Chief The University of La Verne is currently conducting on-campus interviews for new deans for the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Education and Organizational Leadership and the Regional and Online campuses. The search process began during the spring semester, raising some faculty concerns about the timing and the fact that the process seemed rushed. The administration... 

Faculty seek relocation for Jaeger Museum

Faculty seek relocation for Jaeger Museum
Among the artifacts in the Edmund C. Jaeger Museum is a saber-toothed cat skeleton. J.Z. Gilbert donated the skeleton in the 1940s. Gilbert, who became a part-time teacher at La Verne College, brought the skeleton from the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles. Anne Collier (pictured above), museum curator and La Verne alumna, is helping to prepare the museum relocation. / photo by Jerri White Michaela Bulkley ... 
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