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La Verne wins big at film festival

Erum Jaffrey Assistant Editor Advanced video production students and La Verne faculty and staff took home five WAVE awards and had their documentaries screened at the 909 Film Festival on Oct. 24. The Alliance for Community Media’s Western Area Video Excellence Awards honor the best television and public access TV productions in the Western United States. “Bonita Pop Show 2014,” directed by the... 

Comparing Chinese and U.S. media

Comparing Chinese and U.S. media
Visiting professor from China, Sara Jin is working on a study about differences in media communications between the United States and China. She will be speaking to communications classes and her research will later be published in a Chinese textbook. / photo by Michael Saakyan Gabriella Chikhani Staff Writer As she stepped outside of the Arts and Communications Building and into the unforgiving... 

Alumni advise based on personal experience

Russell R. Silva Staff Writer The University’s Leos PR club hosted a panel event, “Leos to Leaders,” that provided students with the opportunity to meet successful La Verne graduates. The panelists spoke to students about making it in the media industry and gave advice on pushing themselves to follow their dreams. “It’s about how persistent you are when it comes to starting at the bottom... 

Communications students take home media awards

Melissa Gasia Staff Writer University of La Verne students and recent graduates earned several honors from the Hometown Media Awards in August, and the San Bernardino Valley College Film Festival in May. The team that included alumna Marilyn Mejia, who majored in broadcast journalism; alumna Ebony Williams, a broadcast major; alumna Chantal Silva, a broadcast journalism major; and Tyler Harrison,... 

Senior Screening presents student creativity

Des Delgadillo Copy Chief A wave of support from students, faculty and family members packed the 150-seat auditorium in La Fetra Lecture Hall on Sunday for the communications department’s Senior Screening. The crowded auditorium left some seatless spectators spilling into the equally cluttered aisles just to get a closer look at what their friends had created. A culmination of creative efforts, the... 

Real world lessons learned through PR panel

Kat Simonelli Metro Editor The Public Relations Student Society of America, or PRSSA, hosted a speaker’s panel titled “The Ins and Outs of the PR Industry: An Inside Look into the PR World and What It’s Really Like.” The event was created to give students the opportunity to interact with senior PR professionals who have been successful in their industry. Panelists included Chris Perez, a board... 

Happenings

Barbershop Showcase The ULV Acapella Barbershop Club will perform its showcase concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Morgan Auditorium. General admission is $10 and students are free. Chamber Orchestra The La Verne Chamber Orchestra concert, directed by Danielle Cummins, will be at 6 p.m. Saturday in Morgan Auditorium. Admission is free. Senior Video Screening Three narrative films, short documentaries and... 

LV students are SPJ finalists

Kristina Bugante News Editor Three ULV journalism students and four broadcast students were named Society of Professional Journalists finalists for their work in 2013, in SPJ’s Mark of Excellence Awards. Robert Penalber, who graduated in February, and sophomore public affairs major Kat Simonelli were finalists for two stories they wrote on La Verne’s College of Law; and Simonelli and sophomore... 

‘Every Mind Matters’ in the media

‘Every Mind Matters’ in the media
Lauren Creiman moderates her senior project event “Every Mind Matters: Changing Media Treatment of Mental Illness” April 24. The presentation was part of Creiman’s senior project for her double major in journalism and speech communication. / photo by Julian Burrell Cody Luk Assistant Arts Editor The perceptions of mental illnesses from the media and society were discussed at “Every Mind Matters:... 

Administration retires Communications Day

Des Delgadillo Copy Chief The University’s changing priorities led to the cancellation of Communications Day 2013, University administrators said. A communications department project since 1992, the daylong event brought prospective students to campus to sample some of what the program had to offer through a series of media-related workshops and keynote speakers. The department was forced to pull... 
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