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Faculty and staff honored for service

Gabriela Krupa Staff Writer Shane Rodrigues, Stacey Darling-Novak, Brian Tresner and Al Clark were among the many faculty members who were honored at the Faculty and Staff Recognition Ceremony last Friday. Members of the La Verne community received honors ranging from years of service to Employee of the Year. In all, 75 people were honored for their years of service, ranging from five to 35 years. Fourteen... 

Most students prefer quiet solitude to prepare for finals

Bernarda Carranza Staff Writer With finals week approaching, students were asked what their preferred method of studying was in a recent informal survey. Among the surveyed group of 15 students, eight said they prefer to study by themselves in a quiet environment. Four said they can listen to a medium to low level of music while studying by themselves and three said they do not mind studying by themselves... 

Faculty question Clark’s equation

Faculty question Clark’s equation
Alfred Clark, associate vice president of academic affairs, speaks about “A Formula for Sustainability” at the faculty lecture Monday in the President’s Dining Room. The next faculty lecture will take place April 28. / photo by Keenan Gilson Liz Ortiz Staff Writer University of La Verne faculty members criticized Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Alfred Clark’s equation for sustainability... 

University mourns the loss of Judith Stillwell

Amanda Larsh Assistant News Editor The University remembered Judith Stillwell, former director of special projects, in a memorial service held in Morgan Auditorium on Monday. Ms. Stillwell died at the age of 69 on Jan. 19 in Trenton, N. J. “She was a sweet, bright, lady,” said ULV’s Chief Financial Officer Avo Kechichian. “She was a gem. She was one of those rare individuals you can not replace,”... 

Faculty share their teaching savvy

Faculty share their teaching savvy
Jaye Houston, interim director of community service, presented “Teaching Community Service Online: From ‘No’ to ‘Yes!’” at the Celebration of Teaching Nov. 14 in the Campus Center. Houston discussed how teaching community service online is as beneficial as a face-to-face experience, despite most people’s negative views about the online instruction. Naomi Watkins, associate professor of... 

Zhao explains Jewish influence on Chinese music

Zhao explains Jewish influence on Chinese music
Pianist Grace Zhao presents “In a Remote Place” Monday in the Presidents Dining Room. Zhao graduated from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and completed her doctorate in musical arts. / photo by Jessica Harsen Karla Rendon Assistant Editor Simple piano lessons from Jewish composers Wolfgang Fraenkel and Julius Schloss, turned China’s classic folk musician, Sang Tong,... 

Video game displays social issues

Video game displays social issues
Jolivette Mecenas, associate professor of writing and director of the writing program, presents “Video Games as Civic Discourse? Protesting the Tijuana/San Diego Borderlands in the Digital Art of Coco Fusco and Ricardo Dominguez,” Monday. In her lecture, Mecenas explains how two digital artists are using a video game they created to protest a border dispute. / photo by Hunter Cole Amanda Larsh Staff... 

Beauty found beneath ‘Rubble’ of war

Beauty found beneath ‘Rubble’ of war
Dion Johnson, director of University art galleries, tours “Out of Rubble” in the Harris Gallery with Myra Garcia, vice president for advancement, at the reception Tuesday. This photo series, “Repairing Lebanon” by Lenka Clayton, shows ruined buildings from the 2006 conflict with Israel. Clayton had no idea what the buildings looked like before destruction, so she digitally altered them to look... 

La Verne could get bike-friendly moniker

Michael Saakyan Staff Writer The League of American Bicyclists is considering the University of La Verne for recognition as a “Bicycle Friendly University” for 2014. According to the League’s website, the applications are scored across the “Five E” categories, which are engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement and evaluation. Professor of Humanities Al Clark is optimistic about... 

Kolbert discusses climate

Kolbert discusses climate
Elizabeth Kolbert is the author of the 2013 Freshman La Verne Experience book “Field Notes From A Catastrophe.” After the lecture, Miranda Chavez and Gaby Moura-Hayes, both freshmen, lined up to get their books signed in the Morgan Auditorium. / photo by Uyen Bui Cody Luk Staff Writer Freshman students learned about climate changes first-hand from Elizabeth Kolbert, the author of “Field Notes... 
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