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When outside world gets chaotic, discussions pop up in classrooms

Atlanta Journal-Constitution | January 25, 2021

Kimberly White-Smith, dean of the education college at the University of La Verne in California, said no student is too young for a lesson about contemporary politics. Children see what’s happening and must be taught about the facts and must be equipped with skills to interpret and cope with them, said White-Smith, who is on the board of directors of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. Read More »


Ben Hines, former Dodgers, La Verne coach passes away at 85

Daily Bulletin | January 14, 2021

Ben Hines, a very successful baseball coach at the University of La Verne and a member of Lasorda’s coaching staff for several seasons, died Wednesday night at age 85. Hines is the father of Bruce Hines, recently named the Angels’ first-base coach. Read More »


Fundraising Campaigns Move Forward Despite Pandemic Disruption

The Chronicle of Philanthropy | January 12, 2021

Lieberman saw a need to keep supporters close at a time when social-distancing measures forced them apart. “You cannot quarantine community” became fundraisers’ motto, she says. Since March, Lieberman estimates she has had at least 10 virtual coffees a week and roughly 120 virtual meals with supporters of the university. Read More »


Mothers’ stress may lead to preterm births, faster aging in children

UCLA Newsroom | November 30, 2020

“Women exposed to moderate stressors in their environment may have developed coping strategies that serve them well both before and during pregnancy, while exposure to more severe stress challenges even women who normally cope very effectively,” said lead author Nicole Mahrer, who conducted the research as a UCLA postdoctoral scholar in health psychology and is now an assistant professor of psychology at the University of La Verne. Read More »


Teaching peace in a time of violence

Oxford University Press | November 12, 2020

Christian Alejandro Bracho, associate professor of teacher education in the LaFetra College of Education at the University of La Verne, examines how he came to teach nonviolence in the classroom as, "a philosophy, as a political strategy, and as a force for reconciliation in diverse contexts." Bracho also learned how to build nonviolent relationships with students and colleagues as well as create standards-based lesson plans exploring nonviolence through new curricula focused on, "nonviolent leaders, such as Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi, César Chávez, and Nelson Mandela, as well as a range of concepts, like forgiveness and ahimsa (Sanskrit for nonviolence), to help students understand how they might choose nonviolence in their everyday lives." Read More »


Supporting First-Generation Students’ Spirit of Engagement

Inside Higher Ed | November 06, 2020

Most first-generation, low-income students will attend, as they always have, the regional public universities, nonelite private colleges and community colleges that together educate the majority of American college students. Data from the 2016 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, available here, reveal that 49 percent of students at two-year institutions were first generation, as were 41 percent at “inclusive” four-year institutions, according to an analysis by Jeremy Houska, director of educational effectiveness at the University of La Verne. Read More »


Taste of Passion

Forbes Indonesia | September 29, 2020

Donny was pursuing his MBA in marketing at the University of La Verne in Los Angeles when he began to grow his love of frozen yogurt. The idea of starting its business in Indonesia crossed his mind, so after his graduation in summer 2007, he worked at a favorite frozen yogurt store for three months to learn the operations. He then went to Jakarta to build his own frozen yogurt brand. Read More »


Rep. Gil Cisneros and Young Kim face CA-39 rematch under very different circumstances

OC Register | September 29, 2020

...an obvious star among the freshmen in Congress, according to Marcia Godwin, a public administration professor at University of La Verne. Read More »


Mentor Moments: EIU's Cushing influenced by family & friends

Chicago Now | September 25, 2020

"I was extremely fortunate to start out at the University of La Verne, which is often the footnote in my career," Cushing said. "I got into it there because my brother’s best friend was the offensive coordinator at that time. It was that Mt. Carmel connection and background that got me there. "I had a couple of options coming out of college, but I wanted to be with somebody who was doing it for the right reasons." Read More »


2019-20 College Team Academic Award Recipients

United Soccer Coaches | September 24, 2020

A total of 928 soccer teams (350 men, 578 women) posted a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher, thereby earning the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award for the 2019-20 academic year. Of that total, 199 schools had both their men’s and women’s programs recognized...University of La Verne, Lauryn Pehanich, 3.57. Read More »