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Community News: Pumpkin Patch pulls in new pets

<i>Community News</i>: Pumpkin Patch pulls in new pets
The annual La Verne Heritage Park Pumpkin Patch opened to the public Oct. 5. Heritage Park, including the Weber House, has been a civic historical center for 23 years. Located on Via De Mansion and Wheeler, the park offers a variety of activities for fall, including choosing pumpkins, taking tractor rides, visiting with farm animals and photo opportunities. / photo by Jasmin Miranda Karla Rendon Assistant... 

Olson discusses prejudice at work

Olson discusses prejudice at work
Associate Professor of Management and Leader­ship Deborah Olson presents “Mid and Late Career Growth: Engagement and Meaning” in the President’s Dining Room Monday. She engaged the audience with an activity to show why companies benefit from teamwork, asked questions and explained the general neglect experienced by employees in mid- to late career stages. She said older employees contribute... 

Sanders stresses conservation

Sanders stresses conservation
Cathy Irwin, associate professor of writing, introduces speaker Scott Russell Sanders, an award-winning author, as a part of the One Book, One University series sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences Oct. 10 in the Arts and Communications Building. Sanders discussed the importance of conservation over consumption, a topic that he covers in his book “A Conservationist Manifesto,” published... 

Trustee Jeffers remembered for service

Amanda Larsh Staff Writer Stephen Jeffers, emeritus trustee to the University of La Verne Board, died in his home Oct. 8. He was 88. Born in 1925 in La Canada Flintridge, Mr. Jeffers enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps as an aviator during WWII, flying a B-24 liberator on his missions. After his military service, he attended the University of Southern California from 1945 to 1948, where he graduated... 

Godde examines skeletal remains

Godde examines skeletal remains
Kanya Godde joined the ULV faculty this fall as assistant professor of anthropology. Godde has a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Tennessee. These casts of human skulls are used during some of the lectures for her forensic anthropology class. / photo by Ryan Gann Des Delgadillo Staff Writer Jolene Nacapuy Staff Writer It is not even 10 a.m. and already Kanya Godde engages her students in... 

Community News: Ghost Walk guides visitors though local history

<i>Community News</i>: Ghost Walk guides visitors though local history
Girl Scout Sophie D’Ambrosia-Donner, 12, serves “truth serum” to a fellow Girl Scout at the last stop of the Claremont Ghost Walk Saturday. The walk took place throughout the Claremont Village, and the last stop was the gypsy caravan next to Stamp Your Heart Out on Harvard Avenue, where D’Ambrosia-Donner acted as a fortune teller for the night. / photo by Jasmin Miranda Veronica Orozco Metro... 

Lieberman presents campus progress report

Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer In her State of the University address for fall 2013 on Wednesday, University President Devorah Lieberman laid out the highlights and challenges for the current academic year. Lieberman spoke before an audience of students, staff and faculty and also described La Verne’s growth trends for the past five years. Since 2008, the number of undergraduate students has increased... 

Western Days Rodeo rounds up community

Western Days Rodeo rounds up community
Courtney Cline of Arroyo Grande, Calif., competes in the barrel-racing event at the 19th Annual San Dimas Western Days Rodeo. The event took place Saturday and Sunday with events including bronco riding, bareback bronco riding, bull riding, tie-down wrestling, steer wrestling, team roping and barrel-racing. / photo by Sarah Golden Julian Burrell Staff Writer This weekend, the San Dimas community... 

ALS Walk tops $100k in donations

Kat Simonelli Assistant Editor The University of La Verne hosted the annual Walk to Defeat ALS with an estimated 1,200 walkers Sunday. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is a debilitative disease that causes muscle weakness and the gradual loss of motor skills over several years. “It’s a very tough disease, you lose your motor skills and it hits you so quick and there’s no recovery so once... 

Open house shakes up awareness

Open house shakes up awareness
Victor Castaneda, a second year in the fire fighting academy at Mt. SAC, guides 3-year-old Asher Baker in spraying a hose at balloons at the Public Safety Open House Saturday. Baker is the son of Aaron Baker, assistant professor of psychology at the University of La Verne. The open house was held along D Street where police cruisers lined the streets open for anyone to sit in for a tour. / photo by... 
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