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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... 

City offers taste of its treasures

City offers taste of its treasures
Jennifer Ciancia, an employee of Chase’s on Third Street in downtown La Verne, provides samples from the menu to guests at the 13th Taste of La Verne at the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center Saturday. The Taste of La Verne event features samples of food, wine and a variety of other alcohols from restaurants around and near La Verne. / photo by Nicole Ambrose Christian Orozco Editorial Director Wine... 

Anderson motivates speech pupils

Anderson motivates speech pupils
New Adjunct Professor of Speech Communica­tion Michaeline Anderson teaches two sections of the Fundamentals of Public Speaking course. Besides speech communication, Anderson also studied art history as an undergraduate student. As a huge Harry Potter fan, Anderson occasionally wears a Gryffindor tie to class on casual days. / photo by Ryan Gann Alana Glenn Staff Writer When Michaeline Anderson isn’t... 

Zhao explains Jewish influence on Chinese music

Zhao explains Jewish influence on Chinese music
Pianist Grace Zhao presents “In a Remote Place” Monday in the Presidents Dining Room. Zhao graduated from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and completed her doctorate in musical arts. / photo by Jessica Harsen Karla Rendon Assistant Editor Simple piano lessons from Jewish composers Wolfgang Fraenkel and Julius Schloss, turned China’s classic folk musician, Sang Tong,... 

Alumna devotes her time to disaster relief

Alumna devotes her time to disaster relief
La Verne alumna Charlene Marie King founded the Not Forgotten Project in 2008. She has traveled to stressed and destroyed communities in Missouri, Colorado, Mississippi, Louisiana and more to help rebuild homes after hurricanes and tornadoes. Next she will be leading a venture to Moore, Okla., during the spring. / photo by Uyen Bui Liz Ortiz Staff Writer In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, La Verne... 

Fans flock to NHRA Fanfest

Fans flock to NHRA Fanfest
One week before the professional drag racers hit the track at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, the NHRA Fanfest takes place on D Street in La Verne. Drag racing fans from all over came to check out classic cars, racing team information booths, professional driver appearances, and dragster engine revving demonstrations. One of those demonstration dragsters was the world champion 1971 Schultz and Glenn Top... 

Research Day marks 10th year

Research Day marks 10th year
Andy Steck, assistant professor of education, and Wayne Thurston, circulation assistant at the Wilson Library, engage in a conversation about the quickly growing online educational system for higher education Tuesday at the annual Faculty Research Day in the Campus Center Ballroom. / photo by Uyen Bui Michael Saakyan Staff Writer The University of La Verne held its 10th annual Research and Professional... 
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