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Campus and community news briefs for the week of March 4, 2011.

Law students ace mock trials

La Verne law students had their best showing in three years when the College of Law hosted the National Trial Team Competition last week.

Meningitis scare subsides

A fact of university life is exposure to diseases – including viral and bacterial meningitis, a serious illness that college age students may be particularly susceptible to. Earlier this month an e-mail sent across campus brought this risk of the disease to the fore, when the community learned that a student here had viral meningitis.

Daniel Loera favors a diverse student body

Daniel Loera favors a diverse student body

As multicultural affairs director at the University of La Verne, Daniel Loera has devoted most of his professional life to educating students about the importance of diversity. In a recent interview he discussed why he displays his high school diploma, how entering the seminary liberated him and why college is not about discovering ourselves, but others.

Pinup project supports veterans, current troops

Gina Elise, founder of the organization Pinups for Vets, is making difference through creating a World War II era pin-up calendar. That is why when Jennahway Huerta, senior public affairs major, learned Elise needed some public relations help, she jumped at the opportunity, and parlayed this good cause into a public affairs senior project.

CAPA Dean’s List, Fall 2010

The following students in the CAPA program earned a grade point average of 3.75 or higher during the fall 2010 semester.

Cornel West encourages self-examination

Cornel West encourages self-examination

Cornel West, best selling author, national radio host and educator spoke of “Hope on a Tightrope,” in the newly renovated Ann and Steve Morgan Auditorium last Friday.

New academic building in the works

Faculty and administrators hope next year to begin construction of a new academic building.

Students, faculty put iPads to the test in class

The University of La Verne has chosen a diverse group of six people to test Apple iPads, including two students, two faculty and two administrators.

Don Pollock shares memories from Fiji

Don Pollock shares memories from Fiji

Don Pollock, professor of communications, took a group of approximately 20 faculty and students on a journey of self-exploration through his faculty lecture on Monday in the President’s Dining Room.

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