May 21, 2004
Last Thursday, the La Verne Fire Department received a call reporting a
suspicious smell coming from Founders Hall. Sharla Geist, administrative assistant
for the natural sciences department, noticed the smell and wondered if it was
gas. She followed protocol and immediately called Robert Beebe, assistant director
of facilities and management, to report the smell. Unknown to Geist, someone
else had called the La Verne Fire Department, which responded by sending four
A student working on a biology research project was working with some
kind of bacteria next to the vents, and the fumes ended up running through them,
Geist said. The students were evacuated from Founders Hall by the fire fighters
and within a few minutes were allowed back in after fire fighters found no reason
to suspect any danger.
The current year's budget cuts will continue into the new fiscal year in an
effort to keep ULV solvent.
The Board has approved the largest operating budget in University history.
Due to budget constraints, ULV's annual employee cost-of-living increases
will be delayed six months.
ULV students are taking ink to skin in a bid for self-expression.
New editors for the Campus Times and La Verne Magazine, and a new program
director for KULV, are ready to take their positions next semester.
The popular education professor retires after more than 30 years with La Verne.
Popular librarian Sister Mary Dennis Peters begins her semi-retirement.
Women's volleyball head coach Don Flora reverses his earlier decision and
will return to his coaching post at La Verne.
Erin McAndrew has been selected as the undergraduate student speaker at the
2004 commencement ceremony.
La Verne graduate Cynthia Matthews will be incumbent David Dreier's opponent
in this year's congressional elections.