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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... 

The Courage to Heal: Life after sexual assault

<i>The Courage to Heal</i>: Life after sexual assault
Clara Serrano, a junior business administration major, Alma Ayala, a sophomore business administration major and Kim Navarro, a junior business administration major discuss the product, Unplugged Budz at Take Back the Night last Friday. The proceeds from the sales will go directly to House of Ruth, a local organization that helps women and children affected by domestic violence. / photo by Katie Madden Katie... 

Students embrace feminism

Kellie Galentine Assistant LV Life Editor A surge of campus clubs based on the values of feminism are developing on campus, mirroring a national trend. A total of 55 percent of women voters and 30 percent of men voters identified as feminists in a 2012 poll done by Ms. Magazine; and students on campus supporting women’s initiatives through clubs are bringing the trend of feminism to campus. Clubs... 

Conference SPARKs women’s empowerment

Bernarda Carranza Staff Writer Reinforcing the concept of women in leadership positions, developing communication skills, and shaping women into pro-active thinkers are just some of the goals the SPARK Women’s Leadership conference wants to achieve on campus this semester. Students Mary Anne Mendoza, Noelle Cozbar and Yasmine Andrawis are planning and directing the conference that hopes to create... 

Plaque honors world war pacifists

Plaque honors world war pacifists
Charles Davis, class of 1948, speaks as part of a panel of four La Verne alumni who worked during World War II in Civilian Public Service. They discussed their positions as pacifist conscientious objectors during the war and the reactions they faced from friends and family at that time. A plaque dedication was held outside the Chapel honoring 42 La Verne College students who have served in alternative... 

Assistant dean is ‘scholar-teacher’

Assistant dean is 'scholar-teacher'
Kathleen Weaver, associate professor of biology, is the new assistant dean in the College of Arts and Sciences. Weaver, who joined the dean’s office Sept. 1, said she is excited about her new responsibilities, including overseeing the La Verne Experience, general education and support for community engagement. She joined the faculty in 2006. / photo by Nicole Ambrose Amanda Larsh Staff Writer To... 

Students and faculty entranced by tea ceremony

Veronica Orozco LV Life Editor Students and faculty gathered together and joined the Japanese Culture Club to see world famous Kyoko Kageyama perform a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony April 18 in the Campus Center. The ballroom was filled with curious spectators sitting in seats and some even lined up against the wall trying to catch a glimpse of this symbolic ceremony. “I knew there were meanings... 
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