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Ruiz mentors debaters to success

Ruiz mentors debaters to success
Director of Forensics Robert Ruiz reads “Griffin & Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence” and relaxes before debate Nationals while displaying his favorite sports teams’ jerseys in the debate team’s lounge. Ruiz enjoys reading and is a self-proclaimed sports fanatic, especially of the Dodgers and Denver Broncos football, but says his life is his work. / photo by Helen Arase Hayley Hulin Staff... 

Faculty debate amuses

Tyler Harrison Staff Writer Laughter and “here, here’s” filled La Fetra Auditorium yesterday as students watched their professors debate whether human rights are a luxury only developed countries can afford. Professors Gitty Amini, Bill Cook, Jay Jones, Sean Dillon, Roy Kwon and Jason Neidleman participated in the Hot Spots event put on by the International Studies Institute. Ian Lising, chair... 

Debate makes history

Alison Rodriguez Staff Writer The debate team made the record books last weekend in British Columbia as captains Carl Decker and Sam French won their first international championship; the first in University of La Verne history. After two days, six preliminary rounds and the grand final, the team was crowned the 2013 UBC Champions at the University of British Columbia’s annual Inter­varsity Tournament. The... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I support student journalists here at La Verne and I support the Campus Times, so I hate to have to voice my complaint, but after reading the March 2 issue I have to say something. Can you please hire a copy editor? A copy editor used to be a necessary staff position at any publication committed to accurate reporting, fact-checking, and the English language – why doesn’t Campus... 

Faculty joins debate to celebrate team’s centennial

Faculty joins debate to celebrate team's centennial
In the second preliminary round of the Faculty Debate series, Jay Jones, professor of biology and biochemistry, passionately sides with the government on the motion, “This house should peg the retirement compensation arrangements of all company executives to the average wage of that company’s workers.” The event, Tuesday in La Fetra, was hosted by the debate team. / photo by Brittney Slater-Shew Brian... 

Students and faculty ‘friending’ on Facebook

Julian Burrell Assistant Editor It has become fairly routine practice for University of La Verne students to turn on the laptop with every intention of working on homework. Five minutes of work go by, when suddenly the status updates of their friends seem infinitely more interesting than whatever you are working on. Mark Zuckerburg’s patented time-waster has been stealing precious studying hours... 

Class finds a voice in revolution

Sarah Sleeger Staff Writer Students at the University of La Verne are being conditioned to lead their generation with revolutionary speeches in the style of those given by Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela and John F. Kennedy. The honors program has recently added Voices of Revolution, a seminar centered around those who used their voices to lead revolutions and change society. The class is taught... 

Ruiz tapped to take helm of LV debate team

Rachel Creagan Staff Writer Speech communications instructor Rob Ruiz was recently named director of forensics at the University of La Verne. Ruiz, who broke the team’s semi-finals curse in 2007 by winning the national championship as an undergraduate here, will take over administrative duties in fall 2011. He follows Josh Martin, the previous debate coach, decided to step away from the team to pursue... 

Debate: It’s the art and sport of persuasion

Debate: It's the art and sport of persuasion
Ian Lising, assistant professor of speech and debate and chairman of the department of speech communications, outlined the ins and out of debate featured in his new book, “Across the House: The Art and Science of World Universities Championship Debating.” Lising’s talk, for the faculty lecture series was held Nov. 22 in the President’s Dining Room. His ideas for the book came from the time... 

News Briefs

LV Christmas tree farm Heritage Park will open its annual Christmas tree farm on Nov. 27. People can come to enjoy the sights and purchase their own fir tree. “Sleigh” rides will be offered for $1 on the weekend. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on weekends. For more information visit laverneheritage.org or call 909-593-2862. Morgan gets honorary degree On Nov. 8 ULV President... 
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