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Ruiz preps for debate nationals

Ruiz preps for debate nationals
Robert Ruiz, director of forensics for the Speech Communication Department, is preparing for the National Parliamentary Debate Association’s National Championship Tournament, to be hosted by the University of La Verne next year. During his undergraduate career, Ruiz served as captain of the debate team for two years and won the U.S. National Championships in 2007. Ruiz earned both his bachelors and... 

Panel discusses Islamic politics

Panel discusses Islamic politics
President of the Saudi Students Association Sami Aldejwi, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations Hussam Ayloush, and Professor of Political Science Jason Neidleman, speak at the Muslim Student Association’s “Political Islam” event May 3 on the past, present and future of the political and religious aspects of the Middle East. / photo by Cassandra Egan Alex Forbess Staff... 

SIFE recognized for regional win

SIFE recognized for regional win
La Verne’s Students In Free Enterprise team won its 2012 regional competition April 5, and was honored last Friday in Morgan Auditorium, where the members spoke about the successful presentation that won them the award. Sophomore Oseas Chavaque explains the team’s endeavor to bring a positive educational environment to underprivileged children in school. The SIFE team will compete in the SIFE USA... 

LV broadcasting students win at BEA competition

Shelby Nelson Staff Writer  Two groups of La Verne broadcasting students were honored with first and third-place wins by the Broadcast Education Association last month in Las Vegas. The team of Marianna Pignotti, Anthony Troli, Mckinley Pollock and Chelsea Stark-Jones won “Best of Festival” for their five-minute documentary on the Folk Music Center in Claremont, in the two-year/small college competition... 

Faculty, staff honored for service and tenure

Ingrid Rodriguez Staff Writer The Faculty and Staff Recognition Ceremony was hosted by Associate Dean of Student Affairs Ruby Montano-Cordova with a cheer. “Do you know Leos are the best, oh yes oh yes, we stand up to any test, oh yes oh yes, we are the best and the best in the west,” the crowd chanted. The ceremony recognize faculty for time served, promotion and tenure, and recognized academic... 

Werner discusses the education of inmates

Werner discusses the education of inmates
David Werner, associate professor of English, spoke on “Lessons from Prison” Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Werner talked about how prisoners, when released, are very likely to return to prison. Werner’s presentation was hosted as part of the weekly faculty lecture series. / photo by Katherine Careaga Ingrid Rodriguez Staff Writer David Werner, associate professor of English, said he... 

Students support GMO food labeling proposition

Alex Forbess Staff Writer Gabriela De La Cruz, Lanae Hernandez and other students in the master of public administration program had one reaction after watching “The Future for Food”: disbelief. De La Cruz considers herself health conscious; she reads the nutrition labels and asks questions about the health benefits of various ingredients, she said after the watching the documentary recently... 

Cousteau champions environment

Cousteau champions environment
Celine Cousteau speaks to students and faculty about making a difference in the world through volunteering April 27 in Morgan Auditorium. Cousteau is a photographer and host for documentaries on the Discovery Channel and PBS. She is also the founder and executive director of the non-profit organization CauseCentric Productions. / photo by Candice Salazar Ingrid Rodriguez Staff Writer Celine Cousteau,... 

Jordan presents research on state mental health regulations

Jordan presents research on state mental health regulations
Valerie Jordan presents a lecture explaining how states differ on various mental health issues and state-specific licensing exams for psychologists. Jordan, professor of psychology, titled her lecture “State-by-State Variation in Mental Health Regulations.” It was part of the Faculty Lecture series on Monday in the President’s Dining Room. / photo by Brittney Slater-Shew Karo Chakhlasyan Staff... 

Middleton talks genetic diversion

Ingrid Rodriguez Staff Writer Kevin Middleton, associate professor of biology at Cal State San Bernardino, presented three research topics to explain the working physiology of animals. His research looked at lab mice, penguin feathers and bat bones. Middleton used an example of a bicycle’s construction by saying that the similar materials can be put together to make something different but still... 
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