La Sierra University News

La Sierra University’s Academy of Visual and Performing Arts is speeding into its second year with a ramped up offering of music instruction, performances, and art classes for the community.

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La Sierra freshmen IGNITE in Big Bear

With laughter, words of encouragement and shouts of frustration, three teams of La Sierra University freshmen raced along a forest floor under soaring pine trees. Each team stood in a single row on parallel wooden boards which they struggled to slide forward in tandem while holding ropes attached to the boards.

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Brandstater Gallery opens season with “Resonance”

The Merriam-Webster dictionary includes in its definitions of resonance “a quality that makes something personally meaningful or important to someone.”

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La Sierra University to present ALS Benefit Concert

Thirteen years ago, when the mother of a La Sierra University staff member was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, there wasn’t much awareness about the terminal illness otherwise called Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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U.S. News & World Report has included La Sierra University as one of America's Best Colleges in its 2015 rankings. The magazine's much-anticipated rankings were released to the public on Sept. 9. This is the 30th edition of U.S. News' annual college rankings, widely considered among the most influential in the field.

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La Sierra triathlete proves willpower wins the race

It began with little steps fueled by a determination to improve that got Rory Macomber this far, and it is the little steps that help him succeed.

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La Sierra alum to debut saxophone ensemble at alma mater

Back in 2005, Andrew Harrison was a saxophone-playing, music-loving pre-med major at La Sierra University.

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Jazz, blues guitarist to lead Pierce Street quartet

As a young boy in West Texas, jazz and blues guitarist John Payne liked what he heard in the region’s fiddle and guitar music and the western swing sounds of Hoyle Nix.

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Professor helps document African-American history

When Lynn Caldwell visited Bauman Rare Books in Las Vegas last Christmas, she never expected to find a document related to 19th century slavery in Maryland.

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Jazz vocalist to lead Pierce Street performance

Her voice has been described as smooth, effortless, and “honey-rich,” and she has performed in top venues around the world. On Wed., July 30, Grammy-nominated vocalist Sherry Williams will showcase her talent at La Sierra University in a Pierce Street Jazz performance.

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The 18th century tale of shipwrecked Englishman Robinson Crusoe so captured Lora Geriguis’ attention during her first class as a graduate student that it influenced the trajectory of her academic career.

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Female math teachers’ early influences pivotal, study says

Sandra Stewart-Ximines, a high school math teacher in Perris, is animated and energetic as she stands before her students teaching them the ins and outs of algebra.

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The brown fish owl with its scholarly gaze seems real enough to touch as it rises off the front cover of a booklet created by La Sierra University students.

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La Sierra alum lands Pistons assistant GM spot

Brian Wright, a 2004 graduate of La Sierra University, has been named assistant general manager of the National Basketball Association’s Detroit Pistons.

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Twenty La Sierra students dedicate their lives to Christ

When students approach La Sierra University’s Spiritual Life office for baptismal classes, they usually arrive with many questions, particularly about how to live after baptism, said university Chaplain ‘Pastor’ Sam Leonor.

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  • Last update on  September 26, 2014