May 10, 2003
John Hench, a senior vice president at The Walt Disney Company, will deliver the keynote address at Woodbury University's commencement ceremony at 9 a.m. today. Hench, who has been with Disney for more than 60 years, worked on the Oscar-winning special effects in the 1954 Disney movie, "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea." Woodbury will also bestow an honorary degree on author Ray Bradbury. Bradbury, a Los Angeles resident is best known for his books, "The Martian Chronicles," and "Fahrenheit 451. He will be unable to attend the commencement exercises because of illness.
July 14, 2007
Woodbury students take top honors Woodbury University architecture students took home first-, second- and third-place awards in the 2007 Assn. of Collegiate Schools of Architecture/American Institute of Steel Construction design competition in June. The competition had more than 400 submissions from 50 universities in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Matthew Beasoliel and Noel Moreno's project, "Divert City: United States-Mexico Border" was awarded first place in the open category.
October 5, 2012
Thank you for your reporting of Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein's speech at Woodbury University on Sept. 27 (“Green hopeful makes bid,” Sept. 29). Her campaign here received no other print coverage. Many people are realizing that the election is a closed process that shuts out all third parties and that the presidential debates are not really debates. The debate content is controlled by formal agreement between the two major parties, implemented by the Commission on Presidential Debates.
March 24, 2010
HILLSIDE ? Researchers at Woodbury University are gearing up to host a series of public workshops to help homeowners, businesses and developers make educated choices about their energy and water consumption. The Smart Design Strategies for Managing Water + Energy in a Changing Climate series, hosted by the Arid Lands Institute at Woodbury University, begins at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Ahmanson Main Space. Organizers planned to stress local management of rainwater, storm-water runoff and reclaimed wastewater as being crucial to sustaining Western cities, particularly in the face of climate change, said Hadley Arnold, instructor and co-director of the program.
February 4, 2004
Jackson Bell Back in the day, Bob Gilliland used to fly by the seat of his pants. Literally. As a test pilot in the 1960s, Gilliland routinely flew at three times the speed of sound. "Who wouldn't like flying from California to Florida in one hour?" he asked this week. Gilliland will talk about his 30-year career and screen a video on aeronautics in a program titled "Test Flying the World's Fastest Airplane," at 7 p.m. Sunday in the library at Woodbury University, 7500 Glenoaks Blvd.
December 8, 1999
Andrew Kushner WOODBURY UNIVERSITY -- Former U.S. Men's Soccer Coach Steve Sampson has seen and assessed his share of young players over. From the youth leagues to the premier organizations, Sampson knows talent when he sees it. Sampson was on hand Friday at Woodbury University to do just that, looking over players from the American Global Soccer School based at the college. Along with current Tampa Bay Mutiny player Cesar Alvarado, Sampson came to the school after being asked by AGSS Director Afshin Ghotbie.
January 15, 2000
Irma Lemus HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Fund-raising not filmmaking is the name of the game for this James Dean. Woodbury University announced that James C. Dean has been appointed vice president for university advancement. Dean will be responsible for increasing philanthropic support of the university. He will work with Woodbury alumni, as well as foundations and corporations to raise funds for the college, Woodbury officials said. Dean was previously development director for the Providence St. Joseph Foundation in Burbank and he teaches a fund-raising course on major gifts at UCLA.
April 21, 2001
Gary Moskowitz HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- As the setting sun's last rays cast long shadows across the north field on Woodbury University's campus Wednesday evening, students cheered as White Chocolate Funk walked onstage, plugged their instruments into their amplifiers and strummed out their first song. The university's music festival, "Wood-Bury-Stock 2001," was a celebration boasting sodas and food as a last hurrah for students and staff members before everyone faced final examinations starting the week of May 1. Kory Ward, a 21-year-old third-year psychology major at Woodbury, stepped onstage during the band's second song, grabbed the microphone and started to freestyle rap to a type of funk described by the band as "sexual chocolate."
July 27, 2012
At a time when small business owners are struggling to get off the endangered species list, a lifeline in any form is a welcome reprieve. But when it's a lifeline worth tens of thousands of dollars, it can be a game-changer. A program at Woodbury University - in which MBA students essentially act as full-fledged consultants for small business owners who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford the service - is that sort of lifeline. These student consultants, hooked up with businesses through the college's new summer entrepreneurship program, do it all: they develop market research, business plans and advertising and marketing strategies - all of it summarized, packaged and delivered to their clients, who can then use that information to secure bank loans or make internal adjustments to improve revenue.
March 23, 2002
'Embrace the Energy' seminar planned Woodbury University and the American Business Women's Assn., Verdugo Glen Chapter, is offering a program for women to invest in their own personal education and increase their business and personal skills at the same time. Four speakers will share their expertise at the "Embrace the Energy" seminars from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 13 at the Woodbury University campus in Burbank. Lunch is included in the registration fee of $49. The speakers and their topics are Melanie Strick, Life Mastery coach, "Setting Your Goals and How to Achieve Them;" Phil Black, Productive Learning and Leisure Co., "Does Your Thinking Limit Your Success?