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Ahmed Ispahani reflects on 40 years

Ahmed Ispahani reflects on 40 years
Ahmed Ispahani, professor of business administration and economics, was recognized for 40 years as a faculty member at the University of La Verne. Ispahani, who earned his undergraduate degree in economics at the University of Karachi, and both his master’s and doctorate from USC, joined the faculty in 1964. Ispahani took a leave of absence in 1968 to serve as economic adviser for the Iranian government.... 

TV professor to intern in Hawaii news

Erin Foltz Staff Writer Don Pollock, professor of communications, was one of six professors in the United States chosen for a National Associa­tion of Television Program Executives Summer Faculty Internship. This internship includes spending three weeks working at a Honolulu television station starting in July. After attending NATPE’s annual conference in 2009, Pollock was urged by many people... 

Faculty lecture series continues

Faculty lecture series continues
Cindy Cary, associate professor of education, presented her lecture on “ Continuity of Care in Infant/Toddler Child Care Programs” Monday in the West Dining Room. Cary spoke on the importance of children having the same secondary care giver throughout the child’s toddler years. The event was sponsored by the Faculty Research Committee and La Verne Academy. / photo by Stephanie Arellanes  Read More →

Board of Trustees tackles diversity

Debbie Allison Staff Writer The University Board of Trustees convened for the final time this year to discuss items such as the latest draft of the Strategic Plan for Diversity, and review findings from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges’ recent visit. The meeting took place at 8 a.m. on April 30. After a welcome from Chairman Luis Faura and introductions by President Steve Morgan, the... 

LV alum to run for state Assembly

Kristen Campbell News Editor University of La Verne alumnus and West Covina city council member Roger Hernandez is running for the 57th District California Assembly seat this November. The Democrat would replace Ed Hernandez, who is running for state Senate. The 57th District of California includes nine complete cities and portions of others all within the east San Gabriel Valley, and represents roughly... 

Kent envisions a cultured America

Kent envisions a cultured America
Steven Kent’s influence on the theater spreads over several states and countries. He serves not only as the director of theater at the University of La Verne but also contributes to several different theater projects including Junebug Productions, with whom he has directed six plays. He has directed plays for the Manhattan Theatre Club and the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, among many others.... 

Morecki-Oberg reflects on teaching

Morecki-Oberg reflects on teaching
While on sabbatical, Carol Morecki-Oberg, professor of education, found time to continue her research but also reflect on her experiences as a teacher. Her lecture, “Inward Travels Through a Sabbatical,” on Monday in the President’s Dining Room outlined how she used her sabbatical as growing process to return as a better teacher. The lecture raised questions of whether college professors are... 

Book Day honors faculty authors

Carly Hill News Editor A lunch of sandwiches and cheesecake accompanied Faculty Book Day last week in the Wilson Library, an event to acknowledge faculty members who have published books or contributed to journals within the last year. Although funding is limited, the University of La Verne encourages faculty to contribute through scholarly work. “Scholarship is so important to the University, faculty... 

Director champions campus diversity

Erin Foltz Staff Writer Daniel Loera is on a mission to create an environment of diversity and acceptance on the University of La Verne campus. As an important member of the President’s Working Group on Diversity, he is already on the fast track to implementing the new Strategic Plan for Diversity. Loera, the director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, has been working for the University of... 

Website raises faculty concerns

Debates surrounds who should control ULV’s image. Natalie Veissalov LV Life Editor The redesigned and revamped University of La Verne website has stirred up complaints among numerous faculty members since its launch last summer. The school’s marketing department uses the University’s website both as an informational and marketing tool, said Fred Chyr, chief marketing officer, said.... 
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