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Actress shares industry advice with students

Autumn Simon Staff Writer Actress Lexy Fridell spoke to students and faculty from the University of La Verne’s theater department about the importance of knowing yourself as an actor Thursday in the Jane Dibbell Cabaret Theatre. Fridell is known for being a part of the productions of the Tony Award-winning show “Avenue Q” and “The Pee-Wee Herman Show” on Broadway. Students and faculty were... 

Presentation highlights La Verne’s past

Presentation highlights La Verne’s past
Professor and Librarian Emeritus Marlin Heckman gives a detailed timeline of how Lordsburg Hotel transitioned to University of La Verne at “The Lordsburg Hotel: Its Rise and Demise,” a presentation sponsored by the La Verne Historical Society. Old photographs of the hotel from the 1800s, newspaper clippings, and Heckman’s book, “Lordsburg and La Verne,” were on display for guests to look... 

Author illustrates violins as hope

Author illustrates violins as hope
In remembrance of Kristallnacht, students, faculty and members of the Jewish community gathered at the Campus Center Ballroom Sunday to hear author James A. Grymes give an emotional presentation on his book, “Violins of Hope.” Grymes is not Jewish and had little knowledge of Jewish culture when he embarked on the journey of research, learning more about the role of violins in Jewish culture during... 

Model United Nations hosts Speaker of the Year

Model United Nations hosts Speaker of the Year
Edward Romero, former U.S. ambassador to Spain and Andorra, speaks Oct. 28 in La Fetra Lecture Hall as the La Verne Model United Nations Speaker of the Year. Romero discussed his upbringing, his thoughts on immigration and his career, followed by a question-and-answer session. / photo by Karla Rendon Cody Luk Online Editor Edward L. Romero, former United States ambassador to Spain and Andorra, spoke... 

Rabbi inspires interfaith dialogue

Rabbi inspires interfaith dialogue
Rabbi Eric Yoffie stresses the impact religion has on political issues at the fall Fasnacht lecture Oct. 22 in Morgan Auditorium. He shared his perspective on topics like war, abortion and sexuality, but reminded audience members to have their own opinions. Yoffie said the United States needs to be able to handle its internal affairs before trying to solve overseas conflicts. / photo by Emily Lau Brooke... 

Strautmanis shares success ideas

Strautmanis shares success ideas
Michael Strautmanis, vice president of strategic programs for corporate citizenship at the Walt Disney Co., speaks Monday in La Fetra Lecture Hall as the keynote speaker for this year’s Career Week, sponsored by career services. Strautmanis shared various ideas he attributes to his success, one of which was to strive to work for others and something bigger than yourself. / photo by Noel Cabrera Christopher... 

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Fasnacht Lecture Rabbi Eric Yoffie will deliver the fall 2015 Fasnacht Lecture, “Immigration, Israel/Palestine, Sexual Identity: Finding Solutions Through Interfaith Dialogue,” at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 in Morgan Auditorium. ‘Idiocracy’ Students Engaged in Environmental Discussion (SEEDS) and the La Verne Community Roundtable for Sustainable Solutions will screen the film “Idiocracy,”... 

Sanders discusses ‘Conservationist Manifesto’

Autumn Simon Staff Writer Freshmen and faculty listened to renowned author Scott Russell Sanders answer critical questions about mankind’s responsibility to the preservation of the earth during two lectures on Wednesday in Morgan Auditorium. Sanders was invited to the University to discuss his book “A Conservationist Manifesto,” which has been chosen for the One Book, One University program,... 

Economist examines Chinese ties

Economist examines Chinese ties
Richard Rosecrance demonstrates how China has a growing military and economic resources that will surpass all other countries’ resources, including the United States. Rosencrance, an economist and adjunct professor at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, examined United States-China conflicts April 30 in the Campus Center. He proposed the United States differentiate economic... 

Law professor praises Justice Clarence Thomas

Celene Vargas Staff Writer Claremont McKenna College professor Ralph A. Rossum spoke about how Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is committed to pursuing an “original general meaning” approach to interpret the constitution on Tuesday in the Campus Center Ballroom. The University of La Verne College Republicans Club hosted the lecture “Clarence Thomas, the Supreme Court’s Most Controversial... 
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