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New trio heading LV media outlets

New trio heading LV media outlets
Katie Madden, Danielle Navarro and Robert Penalber are the new student leaders for La Verne Magazine, LeoFM and Campus Times, respectively. Navarro is a broadcasting major and has been on air for five semesters. Penalber is a public affairs major and has served on Campus Times for four semesters. Madden is a journalism major and has served on Campus Times for three semesters. / photo by Uyen Bui Mariela... 

Students premiere video projects

Students premiere video projects
Laura Acevedo, producer and reporter, and Chelsea Stark-Jones, reporter, talked about their “Foothill Community News” show, also reported by Spencer Bruno and Ozzy Mora, at the Senior Video Screening on May 17. “Foothill Community News” is a bi-weekly student produced newscast and the video contained highlights of assorted weekly newscasts completed throughout the year. Acevedo and Stark-Jones... 

LeoFM takes students to game

Karla Rendon Staff Writer LeoFM held its last event of the semester from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on May 16 in Sneaky Park. The event included hot dogs, courtesy of La Verne Corner Butcher Shop, and music from the radio station. The event’s main attraction was the chance to win four field level tickets including free parking to see the Dodgers play the Angels Monday at Dodger Stadium. “LeoFM Takes... 

Campus Times alumni take home regional awards

Christian Orozco Editor in Chief Three recent La Verne alumni and former Campus Times editors were honored this month by the Society of Professional Journalists for stories published in the Campus Times in 2012. Jason Cox, class of 2012, received first place for general news reporting; Kristen Campbell, who graduated in January 2013, received second place for feature writing; and Karo Chakhlasyn, a... 

Coronado earns national acclaim

Coronado earns national acclaim
Loren Coronado, a senior radio broadcasting major, won a third place award from the Broadcast Education Association for Festival of Media Arts for an announcement she created for LeoFM. The announcement, aired during October, was for a giveaway featuring tickets to Scandia’s Haunted House. Coronado used a mix of a witch and pirate voice to create the announcement. She is the image and music director... 

Fijians embrace TV

Elsie Ramos Sports Editor Professor of Communica­tions Don Pollock kicked off the faculty lecture series on Feb. 4 with “Fiji and the Media.” Pollock’s lecture focused on his sabbatical, which he spent at the University of the South Pacific researching how far the Fijian media has evolved since the first time he visited the island in 1979. Pollock said he watched as much Fijian television, listened... 

Communications Day hosts prospective students

Communications Day hosts prospective students
Juniors Ashli Cruthers and Jenna Schiebe from Heritage High School in Romoland participate in a photography workshop during Communi­ca­­tions Day last Friday. The annual event gives hundreds of high school students a taste of the communications department and college life. / photo by Zachary Horton  Read More →

Professor brings humor to media law

Professor brings humor to media law
Associate Professor of Broadcast Journalism Valerie Cummings is starting her first year at the University of La Verne, after being an assistant professor at the University of Southern California and Howard University in Washington DC. Cummings received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California and a Masters and Juris Doctorate degree from Columbia University. Cummings uses... 

Happenings

Student film festival The communications department will host its annual student film festival with two screenings on Friday. The first screening, beginning at 3 p.m., will feature videos produced by communications students during the spring semester. The senior film screening will follow at 6 p.m. Both screenings will be in the Arts and Communi­ca­tions Building, room 212. ‘Material Substance’ The... 

LV broadcasting students win at BEA competition

Shelby Nelson Staff Writer  Two groups of La Verne broadcasting students were honored with first and third-place wins by the Broadcast Education Association last month in Las Vegas. The team of Marianna Pignotti, Anthony Troli, Mckinley Pollock and Chelsea Stark-Jones won “Best of Festival” for their five-minute documentary on the Folk Music Center in Claremont, in the two-year/small college competition... 
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