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Conference LEADs to better future

Conference LEADs to better future
José M. Hernandez was the keynote speaker at the second annual Latino Education Access and Development Conference on Saturday. Hernandez told his story of how he went from migrant farmworker to NASA astronaut. After many attempts to join the NASA team, in August 2009 he was finally assigned to the STS-128 Space Shuttle Discovery mission. / photo by Celine Dehban Rachel Sandoval Staff Writer The University... 

Detergent disrupts environment

Detergent disrupts environment
Professor of Biology Jeff Burkhart had maintained a kind of outdoor laboratory, a biotic environment, in the fountain located in the Johnson Family Plaza. On two consecutive days, Sept. 19 and Sept. 20, someone put detergent into the water. Burkhart said that the detergent killed what life was remaining in the fountain. The fountain was used as a resource for the biology department, providing a space... 

Church of the Brethren feeds ULV

Church of the Brethren feeds ULV
Alumnus Rugere DePartee, class of 1974, prepares pasta for University of La Verne students at the La Verne Church of the Brethren’s free dinner Sept. 17. DePartee and several other La Verne alumni prepared several large pans to feed all students who came to eat that evening. Many members of the football team arrived late, making the kitchen workers hustle. / photo by Helen Arase  Read More →

Book drive aims to encourage inmates

Des Delgadillo Staff Writer With more than 600 books already collected, La Verne’s College Republicans club looks to increase literacy in inmates nationwide through a book drive. In conjunction with the local nonprofit Prison Library Project, the College Republi­cans started a campus-wide book drive three weeks ago with a goal of 1,000 books. Contributions from students and faculty have already... 

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... 

News Briefs

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... 
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