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Contreras reaches out to students

Contreras reaches out to students
Following a post-doctoral assignment at the University of Arizona, Heidy Contreras has come to the University of La Verne as a new assistant professor of biology. Over the summer, Contreras was awarded an American Physiological Society Research Recognition Award from the Compar­ative and Evolutionary Physiology section of the APS. Contreras’ research focus is to better understand how organisms... 

Marcus reviews historical pageants

Professor of History Kenneth Marcus, a musician and author of two books, speaks at the faculty lecture series in the President’s Dining Room Monday about his documentary on current historical pageants in the United States. Marcus’ lecture included the discussion of the historical Ramona Pageant, a story modeled after the killing of the Cahuilla Indian Juan Diego. The outdoor play has been performed... 

FLEX students become biology teachers

During her Wednesday Biology 101 course, Assistant Professor of Biology Heidy Contreras explains sexual reproduction to freshmen in her FLEX program class. The class traveled to De Anza Middle School in Ontario to instruct outreach activities based on exercise physiology. The initiative was sponsored by the American Physiological Society. Students from Contreras’ class were in charge of running physical... 

Faculty showcase research, creativity

Faculty showcase research, creativity
Juli Minoves Triquell, assistant professor of political science, and Provost Greg Dewey talked about research from the history and political science department at the Ninth Annual Research and Professional Activity Day on Tuesday in the Campus Center. / photo by Kelley Magguilli Christian Orozco Sports Editor Faculty, staff and students gathered Tuesday in the Campus Center Ballroom to present and... 

International, study abroad programs get new chiefs

International, study abroad programs get new chiefs
On Thursday Jeffrey Nonemaker assumed the new position of director of international student services. Nonemaker is taking the place of Philip Hofer. Nonemaker joined the University in 1983 as director of Nea Makri Residence Center in Athens, Greece. / photo by Zachary Horton Robert Penalber News Editor Following the recent retirement of Phil Hofer, Jeffrey Nonemaker will serve as director of International... 

Debate gets 2nd, 3rd in LV tourney

Debate gets 2nd, 3rd in LV tourney
La Verne debater Sam French quiets Courtney Pickard of Loyola Marymount University during his argument Sunday in Sneaky Park. French placed as the fourth speaker overall in the World Universities Peace Invitational Debate Tournament, hosted by La Verne. His partner, Carl Decker, placed fifth. The pair finished second overall. The debate team placed two team pairs in the final debate on the topic of... 

Softball coach shares story of Olympic glory

Softball coach shares story of Olympic glory
Softball coach Julie Smith presents “How One Trains for an Olympic Gold Medal (and what one does with it once it’s won)” as part of the faculty lecture series Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Smith shared her experience of being part of the 1996 Olympic softball team. Smith also shared how she learned to embrace her great achievements and not allow them to define her. / photo by Pablo... 

Communications Day hosts prospective students

Communications Day hosts prospective students
Juniors Ashli Cruthers and Jenna Schiebe from Heritage High School in Romoland participate in a photography workshop during Communi­ca­­tions Day last Friday. The annual event gives hundreds of high school students a taste of the communications department and college life. / photo by Zachary Horton  Read More →

Bon Appétit food workers look to unionize

Bon Appétit food workers look to unionize
Bon Appétit food workers Eddie Briones and Prince Jones share their stories about being overworked at a rally Thursday in Sneaky Park. Among the problems they discussed were being required to work 10-hour shifts without breaks. The employees originally approached management on Tuesday, requesting the right to organize. Their second appeal to management was Thursday with no response. Currently, supporters... 

Students plan for traditional Halloween fun

Ingrid Rodriguez Staff Writer With Halloween just around the corner, University of La Verne students are not discouraged by their age and have shared their plans and costume ideas for this holiday. Many college students go out to costume parties on Halloween but others still hold on to their childhood tradition of going door to door asking for candy. “The whole point of Halloween is to go trick-or-treating,”... 
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