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Students take part in a soul journey

Students take part in a soul journey
University Chaplain Zandra Wagoner leads the campus interfaith organization Common Ground on a Souljourn trip to the Jain Center of Southern California in Buena Park Sunday. A wooden temple sits in the middle of the main entrance. The guide leading the group explained the structure is a replica of the Jain Temple of Palitana Mountain in Gujarat, India. It was displayed in the former Castaways Casino... 

Diversity finds ‘Common Ground’

Diversity finds ‘Common Ground’
Vanessa Oceguera, Common Ground Club member, was in charge of correcting the Interfaith Quiz at the Better Together Day event in Sneaky Park Tuesday. Everyone was welcome to take to the quiz. Three correct answers earned a free t-shirt. The event, publicized by Zandra Wagoner, university chaplain, is a national day celebrated at college campuses around the United States. / photo by Sara Flores Sierra... 

Morales represents LV in fellowship

Morales represents LV in fellowship
On March 26 outside the Hanawalt House, Marisol Morales, director of community engagement, takes a step outside to engage with the community. Morales discussed events with students. / photo by Alexandra Arkley Kayla Hockman Staff Writer University of La Verne Director of Civic and Community Engagement Marisol Morales was recently accepted into the 2015 Cross Sector Leadership Fellows Program as the... 

Meditation relieves student stress

Sierra Dasher Staff Writer While trying to balance school and extracurricular activities, 80 percent of college students find themselves in stressful situations, according to a recent study by the Associated Press. There are a few techniques that can help students focus and succeed in the present moment. “We often have random thoughts constantly going through our mind everyday, and our thoughts... 

La Verne mourns loss of Dr. Dorena Wright

La Verne mourns loss of Dr. Dorena Wright
Professor of English Dorena Wright gives a 2009 speech at a dinner for the Peace with Justice Center of Pomona Valley, for which she served on the board. Wright taught at the University of La Verne beginning in 1989. / file photo by Rafael Anguiano Des Delgadillo Podcast Producer Folk music, poetry and a traditional ringing of bells filled Morgan Auditorium Jan. 31, during the memorial service for... 

On the Calendar

Campus Closed Campus is closed on Monday in observance of President’s Day. Chinese New Year Event CAB is hosting an event to celebrate Chinese New Year from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday in the South Quad. There will be free food, crafts and entertainment. Library Workshops The Wilson Library is offering free research and academic technology workshops to students, staff and faculty members from Feb.... 

Soul journey takes students to Islamic Center

Alyssa Navarro Staff Writer Students, along with the University Chaplain Zandra Wagoner, took part in a field trip Sunday to the Islamic Center of Inland Empire in Rancho Cucamonga to learn about the Muslim community. The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and Common Ground sponsor monthly excursions, also known as Souljourns or soul journeys. Each semester students visit different temples, churches,... 

Vigil celebrates LGBT community

Vigil celebrates LGBT community
Professor of Humanities Al Clark speaks about his experience as a straight ally during the Coming Out Vigil in the Chapel. The LGBT community came together Oct. 9 to celebrate and share their experiences with both prejudice and acceptance for the national observance. / photo by Megan Peralez Annabel Secaida Staff Writer In honor of LGBT History Month, the University of La Verne held its first Coming... 

Mandala symbolizes world peace

Mandala symbolizes world peace
Sophomore political science major Mariela Martinez and Professor of Humanities Al Clark help create a mandala Friday at the International Day of Peace ceremony in the Campus Center Ballroom. The mandala was created with different types of beans, lentils and dried rice. Traditionally the mandala is created with colorful sand, to be later broken up by Tibetan Buddhist monks. Zandra Wagoner, the university... 

Stress solution offered

Stressed out students and staff may have a meditative remedy: “The Quiet Spot.” The twice-weekly mediations will take place from 12:05 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, and from 7:30 a.m. to 7:55 a.m. Thursdays in the Interfaith Chapel. Zandra Wagoner, university chaplain and assistant professor of philosophy and religion, is coordinator of the weekly meditations, new this academic year. “All... 
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