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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 »


Austin Denison of Denison Success Systems: Five Things You Need To Be A Highly Effective Leader During Turbulent Times

Medium | August 30, 2020

Austin Denison is the founder/CEO of Denison Success Systems LLC, a strategic management consulting and coaching company based in Southern California. He earned his degree from the University of La Verne in Business Administration and Marketing. Read More »


Executive Education: Hot Jobs: Demand for Data Scientists Continues to Rise

Los Angeles Business Journal | August 17, 2020

To prepare students to excel in the growing field of data science, the University of La Verne offers a Master of Science in Data Analytics (MSDA) degree. The MSDA program is offered at the La Verne central campus and provides two specializations: marketing analytics and supply chain management analytics. Read More »


California college classes go online only in counties where coronavirus not under control

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin | August 08, 2020

Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties remain on the state’s coronavirus watch list and would need to see declining infection rates for more than two weeks before their colleges and universities could resume indoor classes. Read More »


AACTE Kimberly White-Smith Promotes Leading for Justice During Global Pandemic

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education | August 04, 2020

Kimberly White-Smith, dean of the LaFetra College of Education, speaks about leadership during the current social justice revolution and COVID-19 pandemic. Read More »


California colleges, fearing enrollment loss this fall, are trying hard to bond with students this summer

EdSource | July 21, 2020

For example, University of La Verne, a Southern California private institution which hopes it can hold a hybrid fall semester with some classes face to face, is offering all incoming freshmen a free online class about Covid-19 this summer. The four-credit course will examine the pandemic’s national impacts on health, politics, economics and social life. Read More »


The Goya boycott is something much more than cancel culture

The Washington Post | July 16, 2020

When corporate executives or companies take controversial political or cultural stances, activists across the political spectrum often respond by calling for a boycott. But the history of corporate boycotts run far deeper. Read More »


Zandra - a Role Model for Students & Colleagues

Interfaith Youth Core | July 16, 2020

If you’re a staff person wondering how interfaith work can look on your campus, look no further than our friend, Zandra Wagoner. What we love about this profile is how it expresses Zandra’s keen ability to both serve students on the ground and create institutional change—all through genuine, warm relationships. Read More »