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Class prepares students for a changing world

Class prepares students for a changing world
President Devorah Lieberman assists Professors Terrence Deal and Jack Meek teach the honors interdisciplinary seminar. The course engages students in discussion rather than the traditional lecture based course. On Sept. 10 the students steered away from the usual tables and chairs setup to form a circle to share their daydreams and their La Verne stories. / photo by Kelley Magguilli Danielle Hunt Staff... 

Courses adjust to classroom mixing

Michelle Nuñez Staff Writer Among the changes prompted by the University’s historically high 2,500-student enrollment this semester, students returned to find classes held unusual places – often in classrooms far from departments’ home bases. “Math in Hoover – parking is terrible,” said Daniel Talamentes, sophomore behavioral science major. “Having a parking permit makes no difference.” The... 

Students want increased technology in classes

Karo Chakhlasyan Staff Writer Technology and education would go hand-in-hand, if education could keep up. University of La Verne faculty have tried with some success to integrate technology to enrich the learning experience, but the problem lies in older generations not having an understanding of how technology fits in today’s culture, at least according to some students and faculty. “It’s... 

Class takes close look at sports films

Christian Orozco Sports Editor For three semesters Paul Alvarez, professor of movement and sports science, has been showcasing sports films for the students of La Verne in his class American Values in Sports Films. This semester Alvarez has about 30 students in his class. “A lot of these movies relate back to religion and politics and those things relate to culture and social aspects in America,”... 

Class explores activism and social media

Class explores activism and social media
John Bartlet, professor of technology, discusses students’ plans for the future. He and Matthew Witt, associate professor of public administration, teach “This Space Taken: Political Activism and New Media in the 21st Century,” an Honors course helping students serve their passions to make a difference using technology. Bartlett has been teaching at the University for more than 10 years and is... 

Students dance past basics

Students dance past basics
Dance instructor Sarah Grusmark teaches Contemporary Social Dance class, which includes country line dancing, West Coast swing, salsa, cha-cha and nightclub foxtrot. The one-unit class meets from 1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in room C 200 of the Athletics Pavilion. Grusmark has been teaching social dance at ULV for 10 years. / photo by Andrew Vasquez Ashley Lyn Sourapas Staff Writer Students... 

Class finds a voice in revolution

Sarah Sleeger Staff Writer Students at the University of La Verne are being conditioned to lead their generation with revolutionary speeches in the style of those given by Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela and John F. Kennedy. The honors program has recently added Voices of Revolution, a seminar centered around those who used their voices to lead revolutions and change society. The class is taught... 
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