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ULV merges marketing offices for 2020 plan

Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer The marketing and public relations offices at the University of La Verne have combined into a new unit: The Strategic Enrollment Manage­ment and Communications department, as part of the University’s 2020 Strategic Vision plan. The new unit has two goals: to achieve national recognition for institutional distinction and to achieve national recognition for educational... 

Hayes highlights Latino teachers

Hayes highlights Latino teachers
Cleveland Hayes, associate professor of education, presents “We Teach Too: The Pedagogical Practices of Exemplary Latino Teachers,” Monday in the President’s Dining Room. In his lecture Hayes shared his study of several kindergarten through 12th grade Latino teachers who were inspired to become excellent teachers following negative experiences as school children. / photo by Celine Dehban Hayley... 

University joins Veterans Day Parade

University joins Veterans Day Parade
Angie Anderson, associate director of student life, walks alongside Steve Anderson during Monday’s Veterans Day Parade on Magnolia Avenue toward Veteran’s Hall, at the corner of Magnolia and Bonita Avenue. The Andersons are followed by sophomores Chris Gonzalez and Kellie Galentine, who carry art drawn by students at the University of La Verne. / photo by Uyen Bui  Read More →

Diversity receives national award

Des Delgadillo Staff Writer The University of La Verne became one of 55 institutions to be nationally recognized for its diversity efforts this year. Spearheaded by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, award commemorates educational institutions across the nation for their efforts to create diverse campus communities. The award is in its second year. “We... 

Greeks give ‘No Excuses’ to Lehigh students

Greeks give ‘No Excuses’ to Lehigh students
Junior Gerardo Cuevas talks about college to sixth graders at Lehigh Elementary School in Montclair as part of the “No Excuses University” event Nov. 8. / photo by Stephanie Ball Alana Glenn Staff Writer Sixth grade students at Lehigh Elementary School attended an assembly program last Friday, “No Excuses University,” in which students sat with members of La Verne’s Greek community and asked... 

Former choral director, singer remembered

Cody Luk Staff Writer Bruce Hirsch, former choral director at the University of La Verne for 13 years, died Nov. 5. In 1981, Mr. Hirsch moved to La Verne after leaving Juniata College in Pennsylvania, where he and his wife, Marge, established a successful choral music program. Mr. Hirsch was the choral director from 1984 to 1997. He was also the Church of the Brethren music director and chair of the... 

Former chemistry professor dies at 89

Alison Rodriguez Staff Writer Long-time chemistry professor Dr. Ernest Ikenberry died in his home at Hillcrest retirement community on Oct. 30. He was 89. Dr. Ikenberry first came to La Verne in 1956 to teach chemistry and was joined by Dr. Bob Neher in 1958, who joined the faculty to teach biology. They created what would be the foundation for the natural sciences division. “He was an inspiring... 

Adjunct faculty to vote on union

Robert Penalber Editor in Chief Mariela Patron News Editor The University of La Verne adjunct faculty filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board Oct. 28, the first step toward possibly unionizing through the Service Employees International Union. Step two will be a vote to see if 51 percent of adjuncts favor unionization. The petition, which includes all part-time faculty members that... 

LV to increase foreign admissions

Amanda Larsh Staff Writer One component of the University’s 2020 Strategic Vision is the a goal to increase the international undergraduate population to 10 percent by 2020. This would cause the total number of accepted international freshmen to rise from 25 students a year to 60. With the current undergraduate population at 2,728 students, the increase would put the total international undergraduate... 

Debate makes history

Alison Rodriguez Staff Writer The debate team made the record books last weekend in British Columbia as captains Carl Decker and Sam French won their first international championship; the first in University of La Verne history. After two days, six preliminary rounds and the grand final, the team was crowned the 2013 UBC Champions at the University of British Columbia’s annual Inter­varsity Tournament. The... 
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