English professor David Werner spoke about the real function of the prison system, humility and the hero journey in his final faculty lecture “I Have a Map to a Treasure” Monday in the President’s Dining Room.
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Folk music, poetry and a traditional ringing of bells filled Morgan Auditorium Jan. 31, during the memorial service for Dr. Dorena Wright, a professor of English with the University of La Verne for more than 25 years. Dr. Wright died in December at Pomona Valley Hospital. She was 76.
Katharine Bail Hoskins, former chairwoman of the University of La Verne’s English department, died Aug. 1 at the Mt. San Antonio Garden Community Home in Claremont. She was 90.
David Werner, associate professor of English, said he learned everything he knows about teaching from prison. He elaborated on this in his lecture titled “Lessons from Prison” which focused on why inmates should be educated – so they won’t return to prison after they are released.
Campus and community news for the week of May 4, 2012.
I would like to commend the Campus Times for its excellent coverage of the lectures here on campus of Ring Festival La Verne, the University’s participation in the Los Angeles celebration of the arts centered around Los Angeles Opera’s production of Richard Wagner’s “The Ring of the Nibelungen.”
On Monday night about 25 La Verne students, faculty and staff filled the Campus Center Ballroom to see David Werner’s presentation, “My Precious Illusion: Power in Wagner and Tolkien.”
The University of La Verne’s successful prison education program moves to a youth correctional facility in Norwalk.
David Werner took his audience behind bars on Monday with his lecture on teaching in prison. As part of the continuing faculty lecture series that is held in the President’s Dining Room, Werner’s lecture was another interesting perspective into the world of education.