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Community News: New app keeps citizens updated

Kellie Galentine Staff Writer The Operation Predator iPhone app was released by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to allow users to send anonymous tips and get news updates about sexual predators via mobile phone. The app will allow users to track information and arrests involving sexual predators in an attempt to catch predators in a more efficient manner. The Operation Predator app will... 

Cao encourages use of social media

Cao encourages use of social media
Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences Yingxia Cao presents “Antecedents and Consequences of Social Media Utilization in College Teaching: A Research Model with Mixed-Methods Analysis,” focusing on the use of social media by professors in the classroom, Monday in the President’s Dining Room. / photo by Ryan Gann Amanda Larsh Staff Writer  As technology and social media continually flood... 

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The Student Health Center is offering flu shots for this year’s anticipated flu season. Just 150 doses are available for traditional full-time students with a valid student ID; the center does not expected to get any additional doses. For those interested in the free service, vaccinations will be offered at the Health Center between 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. weekdays through Oct. 4. Students may drop... 

Cause of La Verne fire unknown

Cause of La Verne fire unknown
On Friday afternoon a brush fire broke out in La Verne near Broken Spur Lane above Baseline Avenue. The fire burned nearly 27 acres of land and destroyed at least one structure despite the efforts of firefighters on the ground and aircraft dropping water. The Erickson Aircrane helicopter can carry up to 2,650 gallons of water for fire fighting. / photo by Hunter Cole Mariela Patron News Editor As of... 

Leos mourn Will Darity

Leos mourn Will Darity
Will Darity chats with inductee Liz Lucsko at the 2009 Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Darity, the University’s sports information director, died suddenly Wednesday at the age of 43. / file photo by Rafael Anguiano Kristina Bugante Arts Editor Sports Information Director Will Darity died Wednesday morning in Pasadena of a heart attack. He was 43. For 18 years Mr. Darity served many roles... 

Friends, ferns and flora find home

Friends, ferns and flora find home
One of more than 200 volunteers at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Cindy Walkenbatch leads a tour around the 86 acre garden. Walkenbatch has volunteered at the garden for the last four years, and has served as a Nature Interpreter for a year. The garden is home to California native plants such as this California Coastal Redwood with one of the smallest seed cones. / photo by Jasmin Miranda Cody... 

Assistant dean is ‘scholar-teacher’

Assistant dean is 'scholar-teacher'
Kathleen Weaver, associate professor of biology, is the new assistant dean in the College of Arts and Sciences. Weaver, who joined the dean’s office Sept. 1, said she is excited about her new responsibilities, including overseeing the La Verne Experience, general education and support for community engagement. She joined the faculty in 2006. / photo by Nicole Ambrose Amanda Larsh Staff Writer To... 

Californian campaign delivers checkpoints

Hayley Hulin Staff Writer The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department arrested more than 2,000 people at DUI checkpoints leading to Labor Day. This has prompted the Sheriff’s Department and La Verne Police department to apply for more checkpoint grants. These checkpoints are part of California’s “Avoid DUI Campaign” which started in 1973 and target specific holidays and special events throughout... 

Pooch Park pulls in community

Pooch Park pulls in community
Morelli, 4, was formerly named Cupcake. His owners wanted a female but discovered male dogs were friendlier. He has visited the Claremont Pooch Park for nearly three years. His owners, Cherie and Alan Carlisle are residents of the Mt. San Antonio Gardens in Pomona. / photo by Uyen Bui Hayley Hulin Staff Writer The Claremont Pooch Park has become a hotspot for dog owners of all ages and backgrounds... 

Professor draws on life experience

Professor draws on life experience
Nyema Guannu came to the United States from Liberia to earn a bachelor’s degree at Arizona State University, a master’s degree from the University of Denver, and is working on a doctorate from the Claremont Graduate University. The adjunct professor of economics is teaching Economics 220 during the fall semester. This is his first semester at the University of La Verne. / photo by Stephanie Ball Kellie... 
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