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Female math teachers’ early influences pivotal, study says July 17, 2014 | Darla Martin Tucker

Women comprise more than half of the population and account for almost half the workforce, yet they make up less than one-fourth of the science, mathematics and engineering labor pool. High school math teacher and La Sierra doctoral grad Sandra Stewart-Ximines’ research showed that teachers and mothers were among the most influential agents in determining the respondents’ early self-belief, or self-efficacy in their mathematics competency as well as their interest in attending college and teaching math. Read more...


Riverside biology student beats the odds to reach graduation June 5, 2014 | Darla Martin Tucker

Senior biology major and Riverside native Caitlin Hutchinson was the recipient this spring of La Sierra’s College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Award. She is credited with amassing significant scientific research that resulted in three posters at scientific conferences, and with leading the Phi Omega Chapter of Tri-beta, the national biological honor society. She also organized an annual canned food drive to benefit Helping Hands Pantry, a nonprofit in San Bernardino that aids the homeless and low-income populations, and this year she started a ‘wish basket’ drive for the Ronald McDonald House in Loma Linda. Hutchinson has achieved all this despite intermittent wheel chair confinement due to nerve pain, complete blindness her freshman year and only partial eyesight the remaining years of her academic career. Read more


Beatriz Mejia-Krumbein Exhibition at the World Bank May 21, 2014 | Darla Martin Tucker

The book of 28 paintings entitled “Ode to Women” was on display May 22 – July 18 in a multi-disciplinary art exhibit on gender-based violence at the World Bank Main Complex. The show is entitled “1 in 3” in reference to statistics that show one in three women worldwide will be beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused during her lifetime. Read more


La Sierra student tells her story in embroidered art show, “My Community” May 14, 2014 | Darla Martin Tucker

La Sierra University art student Lauren Prado acknowledges her need for control over her life, and as an artist she has found an outlet for her malady – a community of her own design over which she reigns. Always dabbling in creativity and the arts through music, art and dancing, Prado’s interests in working with cloth and woven fabric are linked to her past efforts to engage in punk culture about 10 years ago without getting grounded by her parents. 

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La Sierra drama stages 1970s musical "Godspell” May 12, 2014 | Darla Martin Tucker

“Like the King James Bible upon which it is based, 'Godspell' strikes a fine balance--recognizing the danger of losing touch with reality if we always sugarcoat the stories we tell or, if we always wallow in misery,” says Marilynn Loveless, the show’s producer and drama program director. Directed by psychology Professor Paul Mallery and guest artist and Musical Director Cheryl Smith, this production of what is now considered a classic of musical theater is the best show to grace the Matheson Hall stage. Read more


La Sierra alums Raewyn J. Hankins and Carol Haviland Honored April 30, 2014 | Darla Martin Tucker

La Sierra University honors two women alums at its annual alumni weekend fellowship banquet: a "Rising Star Award" went to Raewyn J. Hankins, a 2004 religion graduate and senior pastor of the Victorville Seventh-day Adventist Church; and an "Honored Alumni Award" was given to Carol Peterson Haviland, a 1964 English degree grad, author and recently retired English professor of California State University, San Bernardino. Read more


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