“We need to activate people,” said Thomas Allison. “Activate everyone – those who are suffering and those who are not.”
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With more than 1,000 guests and a dynamic TV news anchor as emcee, the University’s annual Scholarship Gala on March 11 raised more than $750,000, making it the largest in the event’s 21-year history – both in attendance and funds raised.
With continuing tensions among Middle Eastern countries, debates about global issues have been on the rise, prompting students in Model United Nations to partake in the Model Arab League.
University of La Verne students have come together for the project “Letters of Love,” which was started in response to a hate letter received in December by the Islamic Center of Claremont.
In light of the current debates around immigration and Islamphobia, the University of La Verne community aimed to acknowledge and reflect on the similar trends of discrimination experienced by different minority groups in a discussion panel “Different Faces, Same Fears” Feb. 19 in LaFetra Hall.
Students and faculty members gathered at a free screening of “Waking in Oak Creek” to encourage community building and remember those who were victims of hate crimes Nov. 20 in Morgan Auditorium.
Students, along with the University Chaplain Zandra Wagoner, took part in a field trip Sunday to the Islamic Center of Inland Empire in Rancho Cucamonga to learn about the Muslim community.
The White House recognized University of La Verne with the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll award for their exemplary interfaith and community service contributions.
Students, faculty and community members gathered to celebrate day one of the five-day festival Diwali, or “festival of lights,” last Thursday in the Interfaith Chapel.
Students, faculty and staff created a mandala on a white sheet, which formed a unified symbol of peace in the universe on Sept. 19 during the International Day of Peace ceremony.