Folk music, poetry and a traditional ringing of bells filled Morgan Auditorium Jan. 31, during the memorial service for Dr. Dorena Wright, a professor of English with the University of La Verne for more than 25 years. Dr. Wright died in December at Pomona Valley Hospital. She was 76.
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Convocation speakers marked the official beginning of a new academic year, encouraging students and faculty to unite and branch out in the community, to learn about other cultures and improve society.
The Annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Ceremony was filled with laughs as the University community honored its employees for excellence and longevity of service last week in the Athletics Pavilion.
Professor of English William A. Cook has published numerous books and articles on Middle Eastern issues and social justice around the world while remaining a devoted professor at the University of La Verne.
David Werner took his audience behind bars on Monday with his lecture on teaching in prison. As part of the continuing faculty lecture series that is held in the President’s Dining Room, Werner’s lecture was another interesting perspective into the world of education.
The Peace with Justice Center of the Pomona Valley debated expectations of the Obama administration in “The Road Ahead,” at the Unity Church of Pomona last week.
Dozens of peace activists, young and old, and from different backgrounds, gathered Saturday to discuss the effects of torture in Iraq, a prominent issue that is not typically reported on local news stations.
In light of the upcoming presidential elections and recent developments in U.S. interrogations during the war in Iraq, the Peace with Justice Center of the Pomona Valley is offering a presentation that will promote awareness and understanding on a current issue that is often over-looked.
Angelica Salas, executive director for Coalition for Humane Immigration Rights of Los Angeles, spoke at the annual meeting and dinner March 10 at Claremont United Methodist Church.