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Professor has multicultural background

Professor has multicultural background
Adjunct Professor Jose Perez-Gonzalez is a Modern Languages instructor at the University of La Verne. Fluent in five languages –  English, Spanish, French, Mandarin, and American Sign Language – Perez-Gonzalez spent several years living in France, where he enjoyed the French appetizer escargot. Perez-Gonzalez also teaches at Mt. SAC. / photo by Uyen Bui Michael Saakyan Staff Writer Born in... 

Entropy at work

Entropy at work
Associate Professor of Physics David Chappell explains entropy in the form of a tree chart at a joint faculty lecture with Provost Greg Dewey about entropy Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Chappell said entropy is important to enable an organization to function properly. / photo by Uyen Bui  Read More →

Heating up in pong

Heating up in pong
La Verne student Jason Nicholls wins the fifth match of the Monster Pong tournament Tuesday in the first stage. Nicholls eliminated his opponent’s monster “cups” first by shooting the ball into them. The Campus Activities Board hosted the tournament on the South Quad. / photo by Helen Arase  Read More →

Students want more rights for unpaid interns

Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer A recent sexual harassment case that was dismissed in New York found that unpaid interns are not protected by the city’s human right laws. Lihuan Wang, an intern at Phoenix Satellite Television, sued the company after her boss, Zhengzhu Liu, sexually harassed her, but a federal judge closed the case and cost Wang’s job. In an informal survey of 15 college students,... 

Plaque honors world war pacifists

Plaque honors world war pacifists
Charles Davis, class of 1948, speaks as part of a panel of four La Verne alumni who worked during World War II in Civilian Public Service. They discussed their positions as pacifist conscientious objectors during the war and the reactions they faced from friends and family at that time. A plaque dedication was held outside the Chapel honoring 42 La Verne College students who have served in alternative... 

Families flood into Pomona pumpkin patch

Veronica Orozco Metro Editor Thousands of people equipped with cameras and wagons flocked the Farm Store at Kellogg Ranch Saturday and Sunday for the annual Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Festival. Driving up to the event, the patch was hard to miss with hundreds of pumpkins scattered around an empty field with sunflowers bordering the entry gates. The sea of orange was freckled with little red wagons brought... 

Debate team places second in Open

Debate team places second in Open
Sophomore Jonathan Singleton argues for the opening opposition team in the first debate at the tournament Oct. 11 hosted by Claremont McKenna College. The debate discussed whether the federal government should step in to aid Detroit with its financial problems. Singleton was the first from the opposition to argue against a bailout. Singleton and his partner, Melanie Nadon, were ranked second in the... 

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... 
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