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Montebruno: The linguistic sensei

Montebruno: The linguistic sensei
Gloria Montebruno teaches yoga twice per week and takes students to Japan during January interterm annually. Montebruno first taught writing at the University before teaching Japanese and now yoga. Aside from practicing and teaching yoga, Montebruno enjoys traveling and spending time with her two Jack Russell terriers, Sparky and Roxy. / photo by Daniel Hargis Bernarda Carranza Staff Writer Students... 

Japanese culture celebrates the joy of children

Japanese culture celebrates the joy of children
Five-year-old Steve Aguilar decorates a Koi shaped flag for his mother Norma Aguilar at the Japanese Culture Club’s Children’s Day celebration on May 3 in Sneaky Park. Children’s Day became a national holiday in Japan in 1948 and is celebrated every year on May 5. Families fly Koinobori, or carp-shaped flags, and eat traditional rice dumplings and other treats to celebrate the occasion. / photo... 

Minor in Japanese offered

Shelby Nelson Staff Writer A new Japanese language minor will be offered starting in fall 2012 at the University of La Verne. ULV currently only offers German, French and Spanish majors within its modern languages department. However, instructor Gloria Montebruno has worked to finally fulfill what many ULV students have been requesting. “Our students kept asking about a minor in Japanese,” Montebruno... 

Students learn Japanese at ULV

Students learn Japanese at ULV
Gloria Montebruno teaches Beginning Japanese, currently the only Japanese class being taught at La Verne. Montebruno, who has worked in the Department of East Asian Languages at the University of Southern California, has published an article in the International Journal of the Humanities on Japanese writer Kawabata Yasunari’s novel “Beauty and Sadness.” / photo by Warren Bessant Branden del Rio News... 

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... 
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