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March 22, 1990
Woodbury University dedicated a library Wednesday housed in a renovated former chapel at the school's Burbank campus. The 14,000-square-foot library has been open since 1987, when renovations were complete. Ceremonies on campus Wednesday included naming the structure the Los Angeles Times Library in recognition of a $200,000 contribution from the Times Mirror Foundation.
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January 8, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
A 65-year-old man killed in a Terminal Island car crash over the weekend was a potential Long Beach mayoral candidate and member of the local Occupy movement. Eugene B. Gendel was killed last Saturday when his vehicle rear-ended a big rig not far from the eastern end of the Vincent Thomas Bridge at Terminal Island, according to authorities. On Tuesday, Sharon Cotrell, a member of Occupy Long Beach, posted a notice on the group's Facebook page about the death of Gendel, whom they knew as “Sonny Pencr.” The statement included a link to an obituary published in the Press-Telegram and a statement from Woodbury University in Burbank, where he taught economics.
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October 7, 1989
A new president has been named to head Woodbury University in Burbank. Paul Sago, now president of Azusa Pacific University, will take over as president of the 105-year-old college beginning in January, interim president Jacqueline Powers Dodd said Friday. Dodd will return to her position as vice president of academic affairs and dean of faculty, she said. Sago, 58, holds advanced degrees in education from Walden University in Florida and St. Francis Graduate School in Indiana, Dodd said.
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November 14, 2013 | By Steve Chawkins
Donald S. Maxwell, a retired financial executive who helped guide the Los Angeles Times and its former parent company, Times Mirror, through periods of unprecedented expansion, died Wednesday at his home in La Habra Heights. He was 83 and had pancreatic cancer, family members said. Maxwell joined The Times as controller in 1969 and later became the newspaper's vice president of finance. In 1982, he was named a vice president of Times Mirror, where he had a succession of financial responsibilities.
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September 18, 1985 | GREG BRAXTON, Times Staff Writer
Woodbury University, a business-oriented college that celebrated its 101st anniversary in Los Angeles this year, is planning to move to Burbank next year, its president announced Tuesday. Its new campus will include the college's first student housing, President Wayne Miller said. Woodbury, which has been at 1027 Wilshire Blvd. for 50 years, has purchased 22 acres at 7500 Glenoaks Blvd., Miller said.
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March 6, 2001
Woodbury University in Burbank announced the establishment of an e-commerce degree, becoming the only university in the state and one of a few in the country to offer bachelor's and master's degrees for the Information Age. The new e-commerce degree was made possible, in part, by a $310,000 grant from the Fletcher Jones Foundation of Los Angeles. The foundation sponsors programs that promote higher education and is funded by gifts from Computer Sciences Corp.
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February 17, 1991
Woodbury University in Burbank will kick off a four-day celebration of African-American culture at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday with a gospel concert at the Kirby Auditorium featuring the Lake View Terrace Baptist Church's Voices of Praise and the Washington Prep School Choir. General admission is $5; free for Woodbury students. Actress Marla Gibbs, star of the television series "227" and founder of the Crossroads Arts Academy and Theater, will appear Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium.
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September 21, 1991
Woodbury University in Burbank will expand educational options for working adults this fall with the opening of Evening College, a four-year program leading to a bachelor of science in business administration. The new program, which begins Thursday, will augment Woodbury's Weekend College, which allows working students to earn an undergraduate business degree in a weekend-only format, said Woodbury spokeswoman Lizanne Fleming.
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August 24, 1986
Work has started on the $6.5-million renovation of the new campus of Woodbury University at 7500 Glenoaks Blvd. in the northeastern San Fernando Valley. The move to the 22.4-acre site, the former home of Lutheran High School, will take place in September, 1987, according to Woodbury President Wayne Miller. Woodbury, at 1027 Wilshire Blvd. in downtown Los Angeles, paid $6.75 million for the new campus, which has 12 buildings, parking for 208 cars and space for future development.
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October 19, 1992
Alumni from classes dating back to the 1920s, as well as recent graduates, will return to Woodbury University in Burbank on Sunday to mark their alma mater's 109th birthday. More than a dozen class reunions are planned during the 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. event. Featured will be patriotic entertainment by the Verdugo Hills Women's Chorus, early American music by the San Fernando Valley Banjo Band, an old-fashioned picnic, clowns, pony rides, games and more family activities.
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May 7, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and former Mayor Richard Riordan delivered commencement addresses and were awarded honorary degrees at two area universities Saturday. Villaraigosa spoke at Loyola Marymount University and received a doctor of humane letters degree from the private Catholic college in Westchester. Riordan, who served two terms from 1993 to 2001, delivered the keynote address at Woodbury University, a private, business-oriented school in Burbank.
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August 13, 2002 | SUFIYA ABDUR-RAHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Woodbury University and Los Angeles Valley College, using a five-year, $3-million federal grant, have partnered to increase the number of students earning bachelor's degrees. The collaboration, called Cooperative Collegiate Connections, encourages students from Valley College, a community college in Valley Glen, to transfer to Woodbury, a private, four-year university in Burbank. Both are considered Hispanic Serving Institutions, a U.S.
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June 30, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Woodbury University, a business and architecture school in Burbank, will receive $2 million from the U.S. Department of Education to enhance programs for Latino students, school officials announced Friday. The private college will receive the money over the next five years, with the first $417,000 scheduled to arrive in October, said Janet McIntyre, a spokeswoman for the four-year university.
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March 6, 2001
Woodbury University in Burbank announced the establishment of an e-commerce degree, becoming the only university in the state and one of a few in the country to offer bachelor's and master's degrees for the Information Age. The new e-commerce degree was made possible, in part, by a $310,000 grant from the Fletcher Jones Foundation of Los Angeles. The foundation sponsors programs that promote higher education and is funded by gifts from Computer Sciences Corp.
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October 7, 2000 | ZANTO PEABODY
Woodbury University posted a 12% increase in enrollment over last year and a 28% hike over three years, largely because of a marketing and personal recruiting campaign aimed at giving the business and architecture school a hip image, officials said. The campaign has pushed enrollment at the 113-year-old university to 1,342 students, the highest since it moved to Burbank in 1987, said President Kenneth Nielsen.
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May 8, 2000 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Architect Louis M. Naidorf's retirement after commencement ceremonies this weekend from Burbank's Woodbury University ended a lifetime of drawing, teaching and managing that shaped the Los Angeles skyline and influenced generations of architects. During a career that began in 1950, Naidorf gained acclaim for his designs--such as the famed Capitol Records building--that fused aestheticism and functionalism.
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May 8, 2000 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Architect Louis M. Naidorf's retirement after commencement this weekend from Burbank's Woodbury University ended a lifetime of drawing, teaching and managing that shaped the Los Angeles skyline and influenced generations of architects. During his architectural career that began in 1950, Naidorf gained acclaim for his designs--such as the famed Capitol Records building--that fused aestheticism and functionalism.
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April 20, 1999 | Karen Robinson-Jacobs
Founded in 1884 as a business college, tiny Woodbury University has one of the oldest business programs in the nation. But in this case, longevity has not translated into legend. Woodbury, which has 560 students in its graduate and undergrad business programs, is nowhere to be found in the rankings of major business schools by Business Week and U.S. News & World Report. Indeed, several of the journalists who helped prepare those lists said they'd never even heard of the school.
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