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Leatha Webster remembered for kindness

Leatha Webster remembered for kindness
Leatha Webster, director of financial aid, died on Jan. 3 due to complications from multiple myeloma. She moved to Southern California with her only son in 2003 to accept the position at the University of La Verne. Webster continued to work at the University of La Verne until her death last month. Her ashes were sprinkled in the Pacific Ocean. /photo by Amy Babin Annunciata Williams Staff Writer Leatha... 

Student editors set high standards

Student editors set high standards
Jason Cox and Christina Collins Burton will serve as editors for La Verne Magazine and Campus Times in spring 2012. Cox, a senior journalism major, is editor of La Verne Magazine. He is a comic book collector and has more than 1,000 comics. Burton, a junior Journalism major, is editor in chief of the Campus Times and active in the Rainbow Alliance and Alpha Omicron Pi. / photo by Candice Salazar Allison... 

CAPA Dean’s List, Fall 2011

The following students in the CAPA Program earned a grade point average of 3.75 or better in the fall 2011 semester. Achan, Jennifer Alcazar, Yvonne Alman, Robert Aparicio, Loretta Apiafi, John Armendariz, Bridget Ayala, Juan Ballard, Kelly Barttelbort, Cathy Bergman, Marva Bess, David Blackwell, Wanetta Boites, Gustavo Borrayo, Gustavo Buckley, Colin Caponigro, Stacey Carlson, Kenneth Cashdollar,... 

Bernard wins NEA grant for fiction writing

Karlie Bettencourt Staff Writer University of La Verne’s own Associate Professor of Writing Sean Bernard won a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the organization announced last month. Bernard, whose work was selected among 1,179 submissions nationwide, was one of only 40 individual grant recipients and the only winner in  Southern California. “The College considers Professor... 

Ives integrates YouTube into math

Ives integrates YouTube into math
Adjunct Professor of Math Frank Ives finishes his tutoring schedule at the Learning Enhancement Center. Ives is recognized for his entertaining teaching style and YouTube math videos. He is currently working on a book titled “Confessions of a Teachaholic,” scheduled for publication later this month. Ives has also taught at Cal Poly Pomona for the last 10 years. / photo by Denisse Leung Allison... 

Turning in pigs for grub

Turning in pigs for grub
Freshman communications major Amber J. Guadez received a free In-N-Out Burger meal in Sneaky Park after turning in spare change from her Spotted Pig. The money received from the pigs goes to the Student Emergency Loan Fund. Students facing personal emergencies or financial hardship may request a small loan to help fulfill their needs. / photo by Cameron Barr  Read More →

Capraroiu shares new project plans

Sarah Sleeger Staff Writer Anthony Juarez Staff Writer Gabriela Capraroiu, associate professor of Spanish, discussed her current research translating Maria Teresa Leon’s travel memoir on communist Romania during her faculty lecture on Monday. Twenty-two were in attendance for Capraroiu’s announcement of the annotated version of the unpublished travel memoir she is working on. The travel memoir... 

Tough times impact holiday routines

Karlie Bettencourt Staff Writer The holiday season rings in tradition, food and presents, all of which cost money. With the condition of the economy and scarcity of jobs, many students are finding they need to scale back on the holiday hoopla. In an informal survey, 11 out of 15 University of La Verne students said their holiday traditions have changed due to financial woes. “I used to be able to... 

Student, 75, pursues dreams

Tennille Wright Staff Writer Awareness, self esteem and enlightenment are words that University of La Verne senior Jeanette Williams lives by. These are powerful words for a student, but Williams is not your average college student. She is a 75-year-old, majoring in religion. “I always wanted a Ph.D. or master’s,” Williams said. The licensed psychiatric technician decided to pursue her longtime... 

La Verne gets a business boost

Allison Lavelle Staff Writer In an apparent upturn of the economy, Old Town La Verne is finding its businesses thriving and full of customers. After a period of time where there were several empty stores, the area around the University will be getting more businesses to fill the once vacant spots. According to Eric Scherer, the city of La Verne’s principal planner, there will be two brand new businesses... 
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