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Ruiz tapped to take helm of LV debate team

Rachel Creagan Staff Writer Speech communications instructor Rob Ruiz was recently named director of forensics at the University of La Verne. Ruiz, who broke the team’s semi-finals curse in 2007 by winning the national championship as an undergraduate here, will take over administrative duties in fall 2011. He follows Josh Martin, the previous debate coach, decided to step away from the team to pursue... 

Learning and language unite

Jason D. Cox Staff Writer About 50 students, staff and faculty attended the event titled “Linguistic Pluralism and Education in Spain: Past and Present” at noon Monday, in the President’s Dining Room. This event, coordinated by Assistant Professor of Spanish Gabriela Capraroiu, was designed to spark conversation about the academic value of multilingualism. The speaker for the event was the Education... 

Psi Chi relieves the stress of finals

Psi Chi, the international psychology honors society at the University of La Verne, held a stress relief event on Wednesday afternoon in the University Mall to help students have fun and forget about the stress of the finals. The event, which attracted approximately 30 students, had an inflatable jumper as well as a variety of vendors there to hand out free items and clubs to offer different forms... 

Trio to head student media outlets

Trio to head student media outlets
New leaders have been selected to serve the communications department’s media outlets for the fall semester. Branden del Rio, who will be a junior journalism major, will be editor in chief of the Campus Times. / photo by Victoria Castaneda Elsie Ramos Sports Editor With the school year coming to an end, the communications department is already gearing up for fall 2011 – preparing new leaders... 

Learning Enhancement Center helps students survive finals

On Tuesday afternoon, director of the Learning Enhancement Center, Corrine Hinton, gave a workshop in the Campus Center on how to survive finals. The presentation emphasized 10 major points to help students perform better on their final exams. Some of which were task management, prioritizing, eating healthy “brain food” and preparing for worst-case scenarios. “My advice to students is not to... 

Brazilian students share American experiences

Blake Humphrey Staff Writer Three women from Brazil, who are currently students at the University of La Verne, shared their American experience with the La Verne community on Monday. The Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education and CAPES put on the event, which included Brazilian food and the three students’ interesting takes on American culture. The women involved were Soraia Teodoro... 

News Briefs

Construction closes First Street A portion of First Street, from B Street to the former site of Lot F, was shut down on May 6 due to construction of the new dorm. The street will remain closed until the fall 2011 semester. Doskow honored by Federal Bar Association University of La Verne College of Law Professor and Dean Emeritus, Charles Doskow, was honored by the Federal Bar Association Inland Empire... 

Cal Grant cuts are pending

Jason D. Cox Staff Writer The state legislature has not yet cut funding from the Cal Grants program, but with the legislature looking to trim public schools, California State Universities and other institutions in the state, it is certainly in danger. “We’re hoping that, as far as the governor is concerned, that education is a priority,” Director of Financial Aid Leatha Webster said. Last year... 

Retirement options may stay intact

Lauren Creiman LV Life Editor Administrators’ recent decision to change the retirement plan for all University employees is expected to be reversed, in light of strong opposition by faculty, who objected to the fact that such a decision was made without their consultation. University President Steve Morgan said Thursday that he would support the faculty and urge the Board of Trustees not to approve... 

Garcia, Weaver explore science of aging

Garcia, Weaver explore science of aging
Jerome Garcia and his research partner, Kathleen Weaver, shared their research in a presentation titled “Modification/Mutation of Mitochondrial DNA: Implications for Aging and Age-Related Disease” on Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Garcia spoke about free radicals, how they affect the cellular structure of humans and their involvement in a variety of diseases. / photo by Allison Lavelle Grady... 
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