Myrna Wheelere
Myrna Long Wheeler, respected local educator, dedicated volunteer and active church leader, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 9 at her home in San Dimas after fighting acute myeloid leukemia for several months. She was 70. Having graduated from La Verne College (now the University of La Verne) in 1960, Wheeler served 25 years as a […]
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While it has been called the most wonderful time of the year, the holiday season can also be a seriously stressful occasion for many thanks to the age-old quest for the “ideal” gift.   On December 7-8-9 the University of La Verne Literacy Center is offering anxious shoppers a one-stop solution with its Holiday Book […]
For more than 75 years, Federico García Lorca’s tragic play “Bodas de Sangre” (in English, “Blood Wedding”) has been considered a classic of European theatre. But this riveting tale of passion, fury, retribution and death – based on a true story – could easily have been constructed from today’s headlines. The University of La Verne […]
Chemicals within plastic containers such as water bottles, baby bottles and food receptacles and the health risks they pose have become a major concern of both the medical community and the public at large. This potential hazard is the focus of Associate Professor Christine Broussard’s research at University of La Verne.   Broussard, who teaches […]
Responding to a challenge first posed by Board of Trustees member Michael Abraham almost a decade ago, the University of La Verne yesterday officially opened a three-story, 42,000-square-foot campus center that will serve as the new hub, heart and home of campus life. “The creation of the Michael and Sara Abraham Campus Center behind me […]
Forty years ago the world watched in amazement as Americans Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became mankind’s first members to walk on the moon. Today, the basic foundation of that historic achievement – an interest in and understanding of science and mathematics – is missing in the youth of the nation that accomplished the […]
W.C. Handy (1873-1958) was known as the “Father of the Blues,” W.C. Fields (1880 – 1946) was known as a pioneering comic genius, and W.C. Hanawalt, a contemporary of Handy’s and Field’s, was best known as the University of La Verne’s fifth president. (Only then the University was known as Lordsburg College.) His name also […]
Sometimes, it pays to go to school. On Wednesday, April 21, 14 Bonita seniors learned they would receive a combined $201,592 in La Verne grants and scholarships upon their enrollment for the 2009-10 academic year at the University of La Verne. The Bonita students are: Sara Acevedo, Joseph Cardenas, Aaron Colby, Jared Ferree, Krista Franceschini, […]
Phi Delta Theta is a “dry,” alcohol-free fraternity on the University of La Verne campus. Instead, its members imbibe from the fountain of imagination. From 11 a.m. Thursday, March 26, to 11 a.m., Friday, March 27, Phi Delta Theta pledges continuously rode a 14-foot teeter-totter to raise money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research. ALS, […]
A pair of recent University of La Verne graduates will see their original student productions presented as part of the 11th Annual Smogdance Film Festival scheduled for April 24-26 in historic downtown Pomona. Gina Sandoval and Chris Davis, who each graduated in 2008 with bachelor’s degrees, are the first La Verne students to have work […]