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Mold found in Bonita Building

A small mold infestation in the Bonita building that forced members of the human resources department to relocate is slated to be dealt with in the next two weeks. The mold was found while the University conducted an indoor air quality test. It was discovered on one side and one section of the Bonita Building. “The way we test mold is by testing the outside first,” Clive Houston-Brown, vice president... 

Parking structure will open in 2016

Jennifer Jackson Staff Writer The building of a multi-leveled multi-million dollar parking structure was recently bumped to the top of the list for the Campus Master Plan. Construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2015. “This opens the ability for the Campus Plan to be approved by the city,” said Erin Gratz, president of the faculty senate, Web and instructional technology librarian and... 

Skipworth steps down

Stanley Skipworth, director of Campus Safety and Transportation, will be leaving the University to consult in law enforcement at the Claremont Colleges. Today is his last day. “The work that he’s done to increase the professionalism, training and certification of staff and services offered has made a tremendous difference on campus,” said Clive Houston-Brown, vice president of facilities and... 

LeoSafe app nominated for overall app award

Gabriella Chikhani Staff Writer The University of La Verne’s LeoSafe app has been nominated for the 2014 Overall App Award on bestmobileappawards.com. Stanley Skipworth, director of campus safety and transportation, nominated the LeoSafe App, which he co-created with Social Sentinel, for the award. Along with winning the title of 2014 Overall App, the winner will also be mentioned in a press release... 

Campus Safety receives award

Kat Simonelli News Editor La Verne’s Campus Safety Department was recognized by the School Safety Advocacy program and was presented with an award for their exemplary safety programming in late July. Some additions that Campus Safety implemented throughout the previous year and this past summer include added video surveillance, the WEBS Blue Light system, bike patrols, La Verne’s own “Leo Safe”... 

University takes on Green Challenge

Kristina Bugante Arts Editor The University of La Verne is one of the only two universities in California to commit to the Billion Dollar Green Challenge to focus on funding sustainable and environmentally sound projects around campus. The Billion Dollar Green Challenge, launched by the Sustainable Endowments Institute alongside 16 other organizations, encourages colleges, universities and other institutions... 

Classrooms planned to ease crunch

Kristina Bugante Staff Writer To accommodate the campus’s growing population, University administrators are planning to expand the campus borders and reorganize the map in the near future. In the next six to nine months, the University plans to build two new classrooms, three seminar rooms, 25 new offices and one new lab. “It’s an exciting time for La Verne,” said Clive Houston-Brown, associate... 

Telephone system change expands communication options

Sydney Daly-Weber Staff Writer The University of La Verne is currently in the process of bringing its telephone system more up to date. Nortel, the old system that the phones ran on, went bankrupt. In order to save the school money and have a more efficient phone system, La Verne decided to switch to Cisco Unified Communications System. The new telephones are guaranteed to reduce the schools entire... 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Last week’s editorial on the Opinions page (“ULV should consider green energy,” Oct. 22) was very timely. While that article was being written, the University was in the process of submitting an application for an energy grant that will, if successful, allow us to pilot a photovoltaic project on campus. Facility and Technology Services has been exploring solar alternatives for about... 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Though I was not able to attend Donna Bentley’s lecture last week, I am one of many faculty who find her skills in teaching and research to be top notch. Donna Bentley is an example of the best of La Verne. Her dedication, enthusiasm for what she does,and her willingness to help everyone are legend at La Verne. I am fortunate to call her my colleague and applaud the Campus Times for... 
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