Roughly 20 students, faculty and staff gathered for the University’s third annual Rites of Passage ceremony Sept. 9 in the Ludwick Center Sacred Space to honor community, rich spiritual and cultural African traditions.
To kick off National Hispanic Serving Institution, or HSI, week, the University held a forum on Monday in the Ludwick Center Sacred Space with roughly 30 attendees. National Hispanic Serving Institution week is new, and the University is celebrating for the first year to recognize the Latino student body.
As the University of La Verne wraps up its first full year back since the COVID-19 pandemic threw the University, with most of higher education, into the unknown territory of remote learning for more than a year, the traditional undergraduate population of this Hispanic Serving Institution has remained mostly intact.
One of the final sessions of this year’s diversity retreat sessions focused on gender identity, sexism and gender stereotypes. About 15 community members attended the April 22 event, part of the series put on by the Center of Multicultural Services, which focused this year on justice, diversity and equity.
Eric Bishop, a University of La Verne alumnus, who also held several positions at La Verne – including associate dean of academic advising, journalism professor and Campus Times adviser – was recently appointed president of Ohlone Community College in Fremont, California. He starts July 6.
Empowerment comedian Ernesto Gritzewsky, known as Ernie G, sat amid his audience of roughly 70 before his performance – to have intimate conversations and get to know them – Tuesday in Sara and Michael Abraham Campus Center with at least 70 attendees.