Hilmer Besel founded La Sierra’s math department, math major and computer science major. But most of all, his is a life of integrity that places others’ needs first. La Sierra recently honored Besel for his numerous contributions. At right, daughters Tanya Stotz (left), Radmilla Bailey and Sinka Razzouk join Besel for the ceremony. Read more.
Influential educator honored with doctorate
Warren Trenchard earlier this month celebrated his years as LSU’s provost with a trip to Montreal’s famed jazz festival. He reflects on his work as second-in-command and his musical interests. At right Trenchard, wife Marilyn, Deanna and President Randal Wisbey at Trenchard’s reception. Read more.
La Sierra’s Trenchard celebrates with Montreal adventure
Summer is in full swing and so are the arts at La Sierra’s Brandstater Gallery. The highly unique Exquisite Corpse exhibit is on display through August and a gallery concert is planned. Read more.
Brandstater Gallery’s exhibit and concerts beats the heat
Department of Administration and Leadership Chair Steve Pawluk assumes new duties as La Sierra’s provost. He officially took the post July 1. Pawluk replaces long-time provost Warren Trenchard who will pursue other assignments at the university. Read more.
La Sierra selects education prof for provost’s post
La Sierra students and faculty have traveled to Jordan to assist in the Madaba Plains Project. At right is Gary Huffaker, and far right is Kent Bramlett with Doug Clark. To see more pictures and read the weekly updates from the trip, click here.
La Sierra Students and Faculty Participating in Archaeological Dig
La Sierra University graduates 334 awesome students on June 13. Congratulations Class of 2010! Demitrio Camerena, right, celebrates after receiving his degree during a warm commencement morning on LSU's Founders' Green. Read more.
Surgeon challenges grads, ask questions, find answers that influence
Charter Communications is featuring La Sierra biologist Lee Grismer in a news clip following CNN Headline News. He talks about his lab’s research in Southeast Asian jungles and shows a 17-foot reticulated python. Read more and access the clip.
La Sierra’s Grismer appears on cable news
La Sierra students head for a Navajo region devastated by a recently lifted law that prevented basic home repair. Their goals include repairing dilapidated residences. Pictured right, a spring break group helps with construction. Read more.
Students travel to aid struggling Navajo

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