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Community concerned about MERS

Kristine Delgadillo Staff Writer The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the CDC, recognized the potential global spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome when the first reported case in the U.S. was identified on May 2. MERS is a viral respiratory illness that causes those who are infected to develop severe acute respiratory illness. It was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012. So far... 

Detergent disrupts environment

Detergent disrupts environment
Professor of Biology Jeff Burkhart had maintained a kind of outdoor laboratory, a biotic environment, in the fountain located in the Johnson Family Plaza. On two consecutive days, Sept. 19 and Sept. 20, someone put detergent into the water. Burkhart said that the detergent killed what life was remaining in the fountain. The fountain was used as a resource for the biology department, providing a space... 

Faculty show revives classic pieces

Faculty show revives classic pieces
Tenor Jonathan Mack performs in Morgan Auditorium Sunday with Grace Xia Zhao providing piano accompaniment. Mack has also performed at the University of Southern California and Chapman University, among other venues across the nation. / photo by Zachary Horton Kristina Bugante Staff Writer The resonating vocal talents of soprano Carol Stephenson and tenor Jonathan Mack, accompanied by Grace Xia Zhao’s... 

Students to travel abroad in January

Michelle Nunez Staff Writer Amber J. Guadez Staff Writer Students will explore the world and gain a new perspective through international travel and study during the 2013 January Interterm. Student travel opportunities next month include trips to six different countries: Italy, France, Spain, Thailand, Japan and England. “Each of them…basically does different things depending on the nature... 

Photographs catch dogs in action

Photographs catch dogs in action
Jeff Burkhart, professor of biology, and Al Clark, associate vice president of academic affairs, discuss Michael Crouser’s “Dog Run” exhibit April 26 in the Carlson Gallery. Burkhart contributed an essay titled “Musings on Dog Run” regarding the emotional connection between dogs interacting with other dogs, as well as the connection between dogs and humans. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Brian... 

Watching out for the birds

Watching out for the birds
Professor Patricia Caldani’s biology class took a field trip to San Dimas Canyon Park to go bird watching on Monday. The trip was led by Professor of Biology Jeff Burkhart. Only one bird was seen during the trip because it was late in the day, but the class observed a tree frog, a scorpion and some poisonous plants found in the area. Among the class on the trip were Sandra Kourg, Maria Cuevas and... 

Interterm offers international study, adventure

Sarah Sleeger Staff Writer Every year La Verne students are provided with the opportunity to embark on the trip of a lifetime. Regardless of their major, students could be spending up to two weeks in Italy, Japan and the Galapagos, among countless other locations. In January 2012, Jeffery Burkhart, professor of biology, is planning this January trip to Sabah, Malaysia. “It’s a nice blend of academic... 
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