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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.... 

Gandhi urges peace

Gandhi urges peace
After his speech, Arun Gandhi signs books for audience members, including Kent Badger, professor of health services management. Gandhi, the grandson of Mohandas Gandhi, spoke on “Nonviolent Responses to Terrorism” at the Benazir Bhutto and Ahmed Ispahani Lectureship event in the Campus Center Ballroom. Every seat in the room was taken. / photo by Nicholas Mitzenmacher Michael Escañuelas Arts... 

Smith argues complex thinking should come first

Smith argues complex thinking should come first
Bringing home her experience with the Great Books Program, Yvonne Smith, professor of management, delivers a faculty lecture titled “What’s Done is Donne: A Business Professor and Student Encounter a Great Books Program.” The aim of the program is to encourage complex thinking and to go beyond the superficialities of the book./photo by Rafael Anguiano Carly Hill News Editor Yvonne Smith expressed... 

Corvino speaks out to ensure equality

Corvino speaks out to ensure equality
“If you think of soccer, you’re probably straight, if you think he’s cute, you might be gay, and if you think the chair is horrible, you’re definitely gay.” Although this example of an “are you gay” question might have been simplified by John Corvino, he used this test to illustrate how loosely scientific studies are constructed to determine homosexuality. / photo by Rafael Anguiano Rebecca... 

Immigration myths are disproven

Immigration myths are disproven
Leo R. Chavez, professor of anthropology at UC Irvine, delivers the keynote address at the Immigration and Acculturation Symposium on Wednesday. Chavez spoke on the myth of the “Latin threat” and specifically the lack of evidence supporting the perceived menace. /photo by Rafael Anguiano Tiffany Spears Staff Writer Immigration is a current topic of debate in the United States due in part to the... 

‘Mother of Diversity’ honored at ULV

‘Mother of Diversity’ honored at ULV
Harvel Lewis’ legacy as “Mother of Diversity” at the University of La Verne carried through Sunday, outside of Founders Hall, where a tree was dedicated in her honor. Her husband Robert Lewis, senior adjunct professor of sociology, and President Stephen Morgan unveiled the plaque to friends and family during the dedication. Lewis spent her 20 years at ULV promoting cultural diversity and helping... 
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