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June 2, 1989
Ronald A. Kong, president of Irvine Valley College since 1987, has resigned to become president of the College of Alameda, one of four schools in the Oakland-based Peralta Community College District. An interim president is expected to be named within the next few weeks, and a search will be initiated for a permanent president, according to Diane Riopka, spokeswoman for Saddleback Community College District. The district governs Irvine Valley, which was established in 1985, and Saddleback College.
January 13, 2010
Bill Mulligan He coached UCI basketball for 11 seasons Bill Mulligan, 79, longtime college basketball coach in Orange County including 11 seasons at UC Irvine, died Tuesday in San Clemente of complications from pneumonia, the school announced. Mulligan was 163-156 at Irvine from 1980 to 1991. His first team in the 1980-81 season led the nation in scoring. One of his former players, Scott Brooks, is the coach of the NBA Oklahoma City Thunder. Mulligan was born Feb. 24, 1930, in Illinois.
December 23, 1997 | LISA ADDISON
Registration is underway for spring semester classes at Irvine Valley College. Classes will start Jan. 14. Students can earn credits for transfer to four-year colleges and universities, receive one of 94 associate degrees or upgrade job skills. Admissions office hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays. The college is at 5500 Irvine Center Drive. Information: (714) 451-5220 or (714) 451-5700.
December 28, 2008
Re "One bridge that shouldn't be built," Opinion, Dec. 22 I give kudos to Katha Pollitt's reportage but not her conclusion. Pollitt's examples perfectly limn Rick Warren's odious disposition. But I say let's give the 1st Amendment its due. Barack Obama's choice for preacher certainly fulfills his pledge to transcend partisanship. If, at the same time, his choice drives Pollitt and other like-minded people to expose Warren's history of sanctimonious speech, then Obama will have given all Americans (Democrat and Republican alike)
July 30, 1985 | Bill Billiter \f7
California's newest community college, Irvine Valley College, will celebrate its birth year with a wide range of community events in late October, it was announced Monday. The college, formerly the North Campus of Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, became independent on July 1. College officials held a brief, low-key ceremony then, but the major celebration was delayed until fall, when students will have returned for fall classes.
September 17, 1997 | JOHN CANALIS
Enrollment at Irvine Valley College is up 4% compared with last year, campus officials said. The college has enrolled 11,243 students this fall compared with 10,821 for the fall 1996 semester. The campus added 38 classes, including telecourses, weekend college and honors sections. Computer science, business, social science and math classes were most in demand. Course sections averaged 36.5 students compared with 35.8 students in 1996.
June 23, 2002
Re "College Proposes Soaring Venture," June 15: If administrators at Irvine Valley College do for the hotel and theater business what they've done for public education, count on poor service and bad reviews. Having nearly destroyed what once was the finest community college in the state, they plan to sell off what's left. Taxpayers have a right to be confused about the latest shenanigans at IVC. What's more alarming, a loose cannon dean who thinks he's Conrad Hilton or a board of trustees that doesn't seem to know a thing about his grandiose scheme?
February 15, 1991
Bill Leach has been named men's cross-country coach at Irvine Valley College. His wife, Julie, was named Irvine Valley's women's cross-country coach last week. Leach, a history teacher at Corona del Mar High School, co-coached the Corona del Mar girls' cross-country and track teams with his wife from 1977-1983. A former All-American in water polo at UC Irvine, Leach, 44, was a member of the U.S.
July 3, 1997 | CATHY WERBLIN
The Irvine Valley College Summer Wind Symphony will perform a variety of pops and light classics during its sixth annual summer concert and picnic July 13 in the "A" quad near the clock tower on campus. The picnic will begin at 5 p.m. with a performance by the Moonlight Express Big Band of Fullerton. The Saddleback College Summer Wind Ensemble will take the stage at 5:30 p.m., with the Irvine Valley College Summer Wind Symphony conducted by Stephen Rochford following.
June 17, 1997 | LORI HAYCOX
Irvine Valley College students recently named two instructors as Teachers of the Year. Richard Zucker was named Teacher of the Year and Maala Allen was named Part-Time Teacher of the Year. Zucker, who has taught math at the college for 18 years, was selected for the "fun, personal approach" he uses to teach. Zucker, also an amateur magician, is known for using card tricks during his lessons. Zucker received a master's degree in mathematics from Brandeis University.
August 16, 2008 | Christine Hanley
Nearly 13 years after one of the city's most brutal slayings, two members of a Vietnamese street gang were sentenced to death Friday for torturing and murdering an 18-year-old college student during a home invasion robbery gone awry. Ronald Tri Tran, 33, and Noel Jesse Plata, 33, both of Santa Ana, were found guilty last year in the 1995 murder of Linda Park, a freshman at Irvine Valley College. Plata and Tran hogtied Park and tortured her until she revealed where her family had hidden its valuables.
July 26, 2005 | From Associated Press
Las Vegas native Kristina Miller took time out from celebrating her 27th birthday in Egypt to call her father, telling him that she loved him. Hours later, she was dead, killed along with her boyfriend in the bombings Saturday at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el Sheik. "She was telling me about all the gifts she was bringing everyone, how she was going to spend her birthday that Friday going horseback riding and then going out to dinner with her boyfriend," Tony Miller said Monday.
March 11, 2005
Re "Colleges End Study-in-Spain Program," March 6: The decision by the trustees of Irvine Valley College and Saddleback College to end its study abroad program in Spain because Spain pulled its troops from Iraq is appalling and unacademic. Before college trustee Tom Fuentes and the other narrow-minded trustees judge Spain, maybe they should first look to the U.S.' own inability to meet its military recruiting goals and realize that most Americans themselves don't want to fight in this war either.
June 18, 2003 | Ashley Powers, Times Staff Writer
Twenty-four hours after Irvine Valley College opened summer registration to new students, nearly two-thirds of the courses were filled Tuesday -- another symptom of a financial crunch plaguing the state's community colleges. For Stella Shin, it meant she wouldn't be able to take the summer classes she needed to transfer to UC Santa Cruz in the fall as planned. The 21-year-old Irvine resident was irritated, yet resigned. "Hey," said her boyfriend, Hector Fried. "It's a fact of school."
April 6, 2003
Re "Campus Free-Speech Tests," editorial, April 1: The Times is correct to be offended by professors who "force their opinions down a captive audience's throat," although it has cited no evidence that any Irvine Valley College professor does that. It fails to perceive, however, that Vice President Dennis White's recent memo is not directed specifically at such opining; rather, it is directed generally at classroom discussions of the current war. According to White's memo, an instructor may discuss the war only if he or she first "satisfies" White that the discussion is "directly related to the approved instructional requirements."
March 31, 2003 | Janet Wilson, Times Staff Writer
An Irvine Valley College administrator has warned instructors against discussing the Iraq war in class unless it is directly related to the subject they are teaching -- a message that some faculty members called the latest in a series of attacks on academic freedom.
Glenn R. Roquemore, officially becomes president of Irvine Valley College today, following his appointment last week by trustees of the South Orange County Community College District. Roquemore, who had been vice president of instruction at the college for the past two years, was chosen to head the two-year college after a nationwide search, said officials for district, which includes IVC and Saddleback colleges. Raghu P.
All five tenured members of an Orange County community college physical education department have filed a harassment complaint against their dean, and his secretary has told campus police she fears for her safety after he allegedly chased her down a corridor and cornered her. Rod Poindexter, dean of health sciences, physical education and athletics at Irvine Valley College, has been the subject of faculty complaints since shortly after he started his job a year ago.
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