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Sophomore La Verne Experience focuses on interpersonal ties

Robert Penalber Managing Editor University administrators will launch phase two of the La Verne Experience – the sophomore experience – in the fall of 2014. The Sophomore La Verne Experience, or SOLVE, will essentially be a two-unit course centered around student involvement. An optional pilot program of SOLVE will launch during spring semester 2014. Administrators are currently working to fill... 

Amini leads international studies

Mariela Patron News Editor Gitty Amini, assistant professor of political science, will replace Kenneth Marcus, professor of history, as director of the International Studies Institute starting in September. Amini hopes to continue Marcus’ legacy and focus on increasing ISI’s awareness on campus to provide more funding for the organization. “Dr. Marcus has left it in such great shape,” Amini... 

Lecture focuses on gay immigrant citizenship

Lecture focuses on gay immigrant citizenship
Assistant Professor of Psychology Nadine Nakamura presented “Examining the Psychological Impact of Immigration on Diverse Immigrant Populations,” for the faculty lecture series Monday. During her talk Nakamura discussed the report “Crossroads: The Psychology of Immigration in the New Century,” which she co-wrote with the other five members of the 2011 American Psychological Association’s... 

Counseling center gets new home

Mariela Patron News Editor Rick Rogers, director of the counseling center, will resign, effective June 30. This brings change to the counseling center, as it will now be reporting to the division of student affairs instead of the psychology department. Rogers has resigned from his position after 14 years and will become a full time professor in the psychology department, starting fall 2013. “The... 

Beatles ‘Help!’ debate team

Sarah Veissalov Staff Writer Audience members gave all their loving to the “Paperback Writer: the Beatles Experience” concert, hosted by the La Verne debate team, as they relived the music of The Beatles in Morgan Auditorium on Sunday. Students, faculty and local residents were among the audience. “This was a great homecoming event and a way to give back,” Rob Ruiz, director of forensics, said. Jonathan... 

Professor travels west to educate

Professor travels west to educate
Brian Clocksin is in his first year at the University of La Verne as chairman of the department of movement and sports science and associate professor of movement and sports science. Clocksin previously taught at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. / photo by Hunter Cole Alex Forbess Editorial Director Brian Clocksin had to make a tough decision. With his children – Lilka, 5, and Michael, 7 –... 

Reed will stay on as permanent dean

The search for a dean for the College of Arts and Sciences concluded on Thursday with the announcement that Jonathan Reed, who has served for three years as interim dean, was appointed to the permanent position. When the search started, 55 candidates applied for the position. Ultimately three finalists including  Reed spoke on campus. “Jonathan won that position because he demonstrated leadership,... 

Rainy day blues

Rainy day blues
Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Jonathan Reed endures the light rain crossing through the Johnson Family Plaza Wednesday. The storm on Wednesday created flooding in La Fetra Lecture Hall, which caused Phi Sigma Sigma, who was hosting a recruitment event in the hall, to be evacuated. No rain is in the forecast for the upcoming week. Reed has held several positions in his 20-year career... 

Issues persist with lab fee system

Christina Collins Burton Managing Editor Departments in the College of Arts and Sciences are struggling to balance the rate at which lab fees are spent and the amount of upgrades needed to keep its technology up to date. In addition to tuition, some classes have lab fees, requiring each student in the class to pay between $50 and $100 or more to keep up with the equipment demands of the class. Once... 

Jonathan Reed takes on pseudo-science

Jonathan Reed takes on pseudo-science
Jonathan Reed, professor of religion and interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, presented “Pseudo-science and Biblical Archaeology: Scholars and the Media” Monday in the President’s Dining Room. His talk, part of the faculty lecture series, addressed accuracy concerns with archeological reporting in the media. Reed has written several books on religion and has been interviewed on ABC’s... 
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