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Lecture Series

The La Verne Academy Lecture Series continues with presentations from various university faculty and students at noon Tuesdays in the President’s Dining Room. Tuesday’s lecture features Professor of Management and Leadership Deborah Olson and her presentation “Leadership Emergence: Developmental Activities that Impact Growth and Performance.” On March 1 Associate Professor of Management Yvonne Smith will share her lecture, “What a 12th Century Nun Has to Say to 21st Century Entrepreneurs.” On March 8 assistant professor of psychology Luci Martin will give her presentation “Psychological Predictors of Physiological Reactivity.”

Humanitarian Lecture

The 2016 Frederick Douglass Humanitarian Lecture will feature guest speaker Kevin Powell at 6 p.m. Feb. 29 in Morgan Auditorium. Powell is a poet, writer and entrepreneur whose activism protests violence against women. He has written more than 12 books; his latest is “The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy’s Journey into Manhood,” a brutal and honest memoir about his life. There will also be a book sale and signing in the Harris Gallery at 4:30 p.m.

Hot Spots

The next “Hot Spots” lecture will feature guest speaker Eric James Bordenkircher and take place at noon Wednesday in the Campus Center Ballroom. The lecture is titled “Isis, Assad and the Future of the Syrian Conflict.” Admission is free.

ASC Tutors To Present

Three tutor groups from the Academic Success Center will present at the 12th annual Southern California WCA Conference Feb. 27 at Westmont College in Santa Barbara. Emma Saturday, Alejandra Marquez, Emily Elvoid and Catalina Lee Kim will be presenting on “Rhetorical Awareness and Writing Anxiety: Social vs. Academic Writing” at 11 a.m. Kaylee Cruz, Lyndsey Wong and Paige Graves will be presenting “The Role of the Classroom Experience in Writing and Math Anxiety” at 2:30 p.m. Lauren Gregory, Andrea Mujica and Sarah Ouhida will present on “Rethinking the ‘Tutor as Editor’: An Argument for Grammar-Based Tutor Training” at 3:30 p.m. This is the first time multiple tutors have conducted their own primary research for their presentations at conferences.

—Staff Reports

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