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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 »


Tammy Johnson Selected As Bakersfield District Manager For California Water Service

Public Now | September 23, 2020

California Water Service (Cal Water) has selected Tammy Johnson to lead the utility's Bakersfield District permanently. Johnson has been serving as the Interim District Manager since April and worked in the Bakersfield District for three decades... She also has a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of La Verne. Read More »


How Colleges are Using Minecraft to Create Events and Activities

Tech & Learning University | September 17, 2020

The University of La Verne in California, for example, used Minecraft to hold debate practices. Colin Coppock, a junior and president of the Lordsburg Debate Union, says the team began building a Minecraft village for fun when COVID-19 first hit, and then they realized it might be even more useful. “We found a program called Yaatly, which hosts online debates and has speaking times set in place,” Coppock says. “Having physical avatars of friends in the Minecraft world made it easier for many of us to engage in online debate.” Read More »


Comerica Bank Names David C. Betancourt Southern California External Affairs Market Manager

Comercia Bank | September 02, 2020

Betancourt will serve to strengthen Comerica’s initiative of assisting local communities and fostering relationships in Southern California with community partners, nonprofits and businesses. He will oversee implementation of community and economic development programs and services in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego and Ventura...Betancourt, a native of Southern California growing up in West Covina, attended the University of La Verne where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration & Public Management and an MBA in Marketing. Read More »


Rep. Katie Porter is open to filling Kamala Harris’ Senate seat if Harris becomes veep

OC Register | September 01, 2020

Rep. Katie Porter of Irvine says she’s grateful to hear her name included in talks about who Gov. Gavin Newsom might appoint to fill Kamala Harris’ Senate seat if Harris is elected vice president in November...But some other factors work against Porter becoming a Senate appointee, which is why Marcia Godwin, a professor of public administration at University of La Verne, puts Porter in the second tier of contenders for the sought-after seat. Read More »