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Ruiz preps for debate nationals

Ruiz preps for debate nationals
Robert Ruiz, director of forensics for the Speech Communication Department, is preparing for the National Parliamentary Debate Association’s National Championship Tournament, to be hosted by the University of La Verne next year. During his undergraduate career, Ruiz served as captain of the debate team for two years and won the U.S. National Championships in 2007. Ruiz earned both his bachelors and... 

Jerome Garcia shares his La Verne journey

Jerome Garcia shares his La Verne journey
Associate Professor of Biology Jerome Garcia was the first of his family to earn a college degree when he graduated from La Verne in 1998. He went on to the University of Southern California for his Ph.D. He decided to teach biology so he could guide students in their college careers. / photo by Scott Mirimanian Veronica Sepulveda Staff Writer Jerome Garcia, associate professor of biology and University... 

Lieberman defines the ULV experience

Lieberman defines the ULV experience
Devorah Lieberman took office as La Verne’s 18th president on July 1, and the celebration of her inauguration will kick off Homecoming weekend. The ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. on Oct. 21 in the Athletic Pavilion, with a reception following at 5:30 p.m. in the University quad. The day will begin with a series of academic symposia starting at 9:30 a.m. / photo by Scott Mirimanian Amanda Nieto LV... 

Morgan reflects on the last 26 years

Morgan reflects on the last 26 years
University of La Verne President Steve Morgan is retiring after serving the school since 1985. During Morgan’s 26-year tenure, the university’s assets grew from $27 million to more than $100 million and the public administration, legal studies, athletic training and doctor of psychology programs earned national accreditation. Morgan is also a La Verne alumnus, class of 1968, having earned his... 

Sculptor Keith Lord crafts his creative growth

Sculptor Keith Lord crafts his creative growth
This yet-to-be-named wood sculpture represents only one facet of the artistic media used by Keith Lord, professor of art. Lord’s mixed media pieces include the use of unusual household items, such as hollowed books used as containers to house miniature sculptures. Recently he has taken a turn toward the use of wood in his work. / photo by David Bess Christina Collins Burton Arts Editor Keith... 

Zandra Wagoner makes plans for chaplaincy

Zandra Wagoner makes plans for chaplaincy
Taking a step in a new direction, Zandra Wagoner, assistant professor of religion, will begin her work in a re-imagined position as University Chaplain today. Wagoner is looking forward to this new position in spiritual guidance and leadership, and hopes to encourage awareness of the chapel on campus and the acceptance of all religions. / photo by Victoria Castaneda Kristen Campbell Editor in Chief In... 

Gitty Amini inspired by ‘dinner table’ politics

Gitty Amini inspired by ‘dinner table’ politics
On a bright Wednesday afternoon, Gitty Amini takes a moment from her busy day to relax in the sun on the University Mall. Amini, associate professor of political science, has several publications, including a chapter, “Globalization and the State in the Middle East: Iran, Turkey, Israel, and the Palestinians” in Richard Rosecrance and Arthur Stein’s “No More States? Globalization, National... 

Gary Colby shares story of photography

Gary Colby shares story of photography
Demonstrating the wrong way to create a self-portrait with a view camera, Gary Colby, chairman of the photography department, finds himself on the other side of the lens for a change. Colby’s interests extend beyond photography and include such diverse areas as the study of early cave drawings and experience as a general aviation pilot. / photo by David Bess Christina Collins Burton Arts Editor As... 

Daniel Loera favors a diverse student body

Daniel Loera favors a diverse student body
Daniel Loera, multicultural affairs director at the University of La Verne received his master’s degree at Mount St. Mary’s College. Loera spends time working with and mentoring many first generations students at La Verne. He is leading a diversity retreat this weekend to help students become accustomed to cultures and values of their fellow students. / photo by Garrett Gutierrez Kristen Campbell Editor... 

Megan Granquist shares view on pure sport

Megan Granquist shares view on pure sport
Megan Granquist earned a bachelor’s degree from Pacific Lutheran University, a master’s from University of Oregon and a doctorate from University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Granquist, a Seattle native, has been an assistant professor of movement and sports science at La Verne for three years and teaches a few sports psychology classes at ULV. / photo by Warren Bessant Kristen Campbell Editor... 
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