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An-Hwei Lee fills Chapel with ‘Joy’

An-Hwei Lee fills Chapel with ‘Joy’
Karen An-Hwei Lee shares poetry from her book, “Phyla of Joy,” at a poetry ready on April 25 in the  Chapel. The poems look at the joy of simple things with a focus on prayers, dream-like worlds and the intimate beauty of small moments. Lee described writing as an act requiring discipline while being therapeutic at the same time. Lee lives and teaches in Southern California. / photo by Chelsea... 

Shakespeare praised at conference

Shakespeare praised at conference
Cal State Fullerton student Ashley Lunsford presented “Verbal and Written Exhibitionism: Demonstrating Transformations Through Language” using examples from Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice.” ULV hosted its inaugural Shakespeare Conference in Dailey Theatre on April 27. / photo by Hunter Cole Monica Dien Staff Writer Shakespeare fans from far and near gathered, debated theories, and... 

Cultures collide to make a joyful sound

Cultures collide to make a joyful sound
Paul Buch, cantor at Temple Beth Israel in Pomona, sings with the University of La Verne Chamber Singers during the Jewish and African-American Gospel Fusion Concert Monday in Morgan Auditorium. The concert, which included works from George and Ira Gershwin, revealed the influences of both the Jewish and African-American religious communities throughout the past century. / photo by Mitchell Alemann Kristina... 

Book Review: ‘Interestings’ is above average

<i>Book Review</i>: 'Interestings' is above average
Christina Collins Burton Book Editor Picking up Meg Wolitzer’s “The Interestings” and trying to read the book between projects is a mistake. After getting past a plot set-up that takes a while to get off the ground, there is no going back. This book will entertain and completely absorb readers. This story of friendship that is followed from the 1970s to the modern world is like trying to get... 

Germany shows its soft side in film

Erica Maurice Staff Writer Students gathered Wednes­day afternoon in the Arts and Communications Building to watch “Soul Kitchen,” hosted by the Foreign Languages Enhancement Activities club, to wrap up its German Cinema Month. “This is a way of enhancing foreign language on campus,” said Josue Alvarez, the Spanish instructor who heads the club. This film focuses on a Greek immigrant, Zinos,... 

Social media inspires new exhibit

Social media inspires new exhibit
At the reception for “Geolocation: Desert­scapes,” senior communications major Anthony Juarez speaks to featured photographer Marni Shindelman via Skype and an iPad because the photographers could not make it to the reception. The exhibit, also featuring the work of Nate Larson, runs through May 24 in the Carlson Gallery on the ground floor of Miller Hall. / photo by Ryan C. Gann Karla Rendon Staff... 

Art tells personal story

Art tells personal story
Junior art minor Nikki Godinez tells graduate student Mauricio Medrano the story behind her art installation. The piece represents what Godinez perceives to be her parents’ disapproval of her art – and society’s eyes always on her, Godinez said. The art department displayed students’ art at the West Gallery in the Campus Center, for one day, April 30. / photo by Stephanie Ball  Read More →

Theater Review: ‘Merchant of Venice’ does the Bard justice

Alison Rodriguez Staff Writer What started as a typical light-hearted comedy turned out to be a show covering different social issues, from anti-semitism to feminism to the struggle of class within a wealthy Venetian society, as the Dailey Theater premiered William Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice.” The show opened with warm, inviting chaos, with sounds of the bustling town square echoing... 

Happenings

‘The Merchant of Venice’ The theater department presents William Shake­speare’s “The Merchant of Venice” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in Dailey Theatre. General admission is $10, staff admission is $8 and students are $5. For reservations call 909-593-3511, ext. 4386. Rose Trio The Rose Trio will perform at 8 p.m. Friday in Morgan Auditorium. General admission is $5... 

Art of the past returns to Harris Gallery

Art of the past returns to Harris Gallery
Sophomore Jake Simpson enjoys a piece of art while junior Danielle Zamora and senior Daniel Sillas mingle at the reception for “Campus: Selections from the La Verne Art Collection” that was held on Tuesday in Harris Art Gallery. The exhibit features several artists’ work that was curated and organized by Dion Johnson, the Director of University Art Galleries. “Campus,” which opened on April... 
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