November 7, 1997
During halftime of the Homecoming football game Saturday, President Stephen Morgan presented Roland Ortmayer with a wrist watch to honor his 50 years of coaching and service at the University of La Verne. Besides being the former athletic director, teacher of 10 physical education classes, football and track coach at ULV, he is also a rafter, kayaker, fly fisherman and mountain climber. Ortmayer did not believe in aggressive collegiate athletic recruiting techniques because he thought that each player should come to ULV primarily for an education. "They [ULV] have given me far too much attention and I appreciate it very much," said Ortmayer. "I was very excited to be announced in front of a large crowd. They are all my friends."
"Ouch," yelled Kathryn Przybylska, a freshman who admits to liking the pain. The Red Cross Blood Drive was held Tuesday, Nov. 4, in the Old Gym, where approximately 40 pints of blood were collected. Maureen Pray, Health Center nurse, worried that the school was not collecting enough blood, but a Pomona Red Cross representative informed her that for the amount of people who sign up and walk in, the University of La Verne donation level is average. ULV is contacted every semester and an average of 70 people sign up to give blood.