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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... 

Study analyzes athlete relaxation

Study analyzes athlete relaxation
Megan Granquist, above, and Sarah Dunn present their research results during the faculty titled “The Effects of Relaxation Training on Stress Indicators in Trained and Untrained Individuals,” Monday. The pair conducted a study of 60 cortisol profiles. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Monique Parra Staff Writer Assistant professors of movement and sports science Sarah Dunn and Megan Granquist discussed... 

Ash Wednesday marks a fresh start

Mariela Patron News Editor The University of La Verne provided a bilingual Ash Wednesday service to about 40 students and faculty in the Chapel. Students and faculty participated in bilingual Bible readings, and University Chaplain Zandra Wagoner and Director of Multicultural Affairs Daniel Loera distributed the ashes. “It’s a connection of the idea that we come from dust and we return to dust,”... 

Hillel Jewish club builds Sukkah for holiday

Hillel Jewish club builds Sukkah for holiday
The Hillel Jewish culture club built and decorated a Sukkah in Sneaky Park on Wednesday. It commemorated the first day of Sukkot, a Jewish festival during which the Hebrew people were commanded to make a pilgrimage to the Temple in Jerusalem. The most sacred location is the Wailing Wall, a remaining portion of the wall that surrounded the Jewish Temple Courtyard. The traditional Sukkah is a hut covered... 

New year opens with optimism

New year opens with optimism
University of La Verne Dean of Admissions Chris Krzak enters the packed Sports Science and Athletics Pavilion with Pamela Maunakea and Carrie Lewis Hasse on Aug. 30 for the 2012 Convocation ceremony, kicking off the University of La Verne’s 121st academic year. The University this fall has record enrollment of roughly 2,500 traditional undergraduates. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Robert Penalber News... 

ULV students take a seat at the seder table

Annunciata Williams Staff Writer About a dozen students and staff members gathered Tuesday evening in Davenport Dining Hall to participate in a model Passover seder commemorating the holiday which begins Friday night and marks the Jewish exodus from Egypt. The La Verne event was organized by Zandra Wagoner, university chaplain, and conducted by Paul Buch, cantor of Temple Beth Israel in Pomona. Most... 

Sukkah construction honors Jewish holiday

Daniel Hargis Sports Editor The University is embracing the Jewish holiday known as Sukkot, a seven-day holiday marked by the construction of a Sukkah in Sneaky Park. The production of the Sukkah – a temporary hut like the one used by the Jews when they lived as nomads for 40 years after being released from slavery – began Wednesday afternoon. This was just in time for the celebration of the... 

Interfaith issues emphasized at roundtable

Interfaith issues emphasized at roundtable
Nawal Atoura talked about the possibility of multiple faiths coming together for a single cause at the Interfaith Student Roundtable for Hope and Peace last week in the Campus Center. University Chaplain Zandra Wagoner, right, organized the event for the University of La Verne community to talk about their vision for peace among religions. At the end of the event, the group discussed participating... 
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