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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... 

Coming out builds effective leaders

Coming out builds effective leaders
Guests pack the President’s Dining Room on Monday to listen to Kathy Duncan’s lecture on issues of homosexuality in pastoral leadership. The lecture, “In and Out of the Closet: Gay and Lesbian Pastoral Leadership,” was focused on how homosexual leaders in religious communities cope with discrimination and manage to keep their private lives a secret./ photo by Christopher Guzman Michael... 

Sean Dillon explains audience intimacy in 'Ring' lecture

Sean Dillon explains audience intimacy in 'Ring' lecture
The Bayreuth Festival Theater in Germany was a key subject in Sean Dillon’s lecture, “Beyond the Mystic Chasm: Wagner Conjures for the Theater,” on April 8 in the Dailey Theatre. Dillon, assistant professor of theater arts, provided guests with a virtual tour of the specially designed opera house created to host Richard Wagner’s opera series, “The Ring of the Nibelung.” /photo by... 

Technology reforms research methods

Technology reforms research methods
Donna Bentley, reference-access services librarian and professor, delivers the lecture, “Designing Web-Based Tutorials to Enhance Students’ Research Skills” on Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Bentley discussed new ways to assist students in research./photo by Stephanie Arellanes Jose Hernandez Staff Writer Donna Bentley presented the essence of her new research in a lecture for students... 

Kahan urges faculty to publish, not perish

Kahan urges faculty to publish, not perish
Jeffrey Kahan, professor of English, spoke to a small group at his lecture in the West Dining Room on April 6 titled “Publish and Perish: The Rise of Publication and the Fall of the Tenure Track System,” Kahan focused on the process of authoring a book, a significant part of the professional criteria for employment as a university faculty member. / photo by Nicholas Mitzenmacher Jose Hernandez Staff... 

Haneman talks probate at faculty lecture series

Haneman talks probate at faculty lecture series
Victoria Haneman, associate professor of law, delivered a lecture, “120 Hours Until the Consistent Treatment of Simultaneous Death Under the California Probate Code.” Allen Easley, dean of the College of Law, participated in a discussion during the lecture. The Faculty Research Committee and La Verne Academy sponsored the talk in the President’s Dining Room on Monday. / photo by Stephanie Arellanes  Read More →

Geishas’ identity seen through time

Rebecca Bravo Staff Writer “Geisha” means artist in Japanese, but throughout the history its meaning has also been tied to prostitution. The lecture, “Geisha: Artists or Prostitutes,” was given by Gloria Montebruno-Saller at 10:20 a.m. March 31 in the University of La Verne Campus Center Ballroom. Through much research Montebruno-Saller was able to answer the question of what geishas really... 

Werner takes on ‘The Ring’ festival

Werner takes on ‘The Ring’ festival
After delivering his presentation on ”Rings of Power in Wagner and Tolkien,” David Werner, associate professor of English, speaks with his Myth in Literature class about the write-up required for his presentation. Megan Torok and her classmates share a laugh as Werner decides on the length of the assignment for their next class session. / photo by Rafael Anguiano Michael Phillips Staff Writer Similar... 

Romanian government restricts art

Romanian government restricts art
Gabriela Capraroiu’s research focuses on literature. Gabriela Capraroiu, assistant professor of modern languages, delivers her lecture, “Montage: Visions of Romanian Modernism, 1918-1939” Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Unlike other lectures, Capraroiu did not include visual aid so to bring audience members closer to “the words of the speech.” The lecture was sponsored by the... 

Catch lectures on iTunes

Ashley Morgado Staff Writer In an effort to showcase all that the University of La Verne has to offer, the Faculty Lecture Series in now available in iTunes. Since the beginning of this semester, Director of the Institutional Review Board Fred Yaffe has received funding to record and produce the series. “We haven’t done anything like this at La Verne,” Yaffe said. “Al Clark  (associate... 
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