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Recent Press Releases

With community backing, students take on racism

Community Scholars for Black Lives (CSBL) is a result of the current vice president of university advancement, Regina D. Biddings-Muro, EdD, and a former university staff member, Kelly D. Owens, PhD, who’s continued to lend her support. Thanks to the involvement of community and industry partners working to advance Black people in Ventura County, the program allows students to put their proposals for fighting systemic racism into action.

Top Cal Lutheran teaching honor awarded

A criminology and criminal justice professor committed to helping students learn by serving the community has received California Lutheran University’s highest teaching honor.

Class of 2022 commencement is May 14

California Lutheran University will hold its 2022 Traditional Undergraduate Commencement at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14. 

Graduate, Professionals ceremony slated

California Lutheran University will hold its 2022 Graduate and Professionals Commencement at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 14. 

Musical pairs Shakespeare and '90s rock

Shakespeare meets Green Day in an original musical parody of "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" that will be performed April 28 through May 1 at California Lutheran University.

Cal Lutheran gets its largest NSF grant

California Lutheran University received its largest National Science Foundation grant to date — $307,486 for a biologist and her students to study sexual selection in tiny Brazilian squirrel monkeys.

Female composers focus of concert, debut CD

A recital of cello and piano music at California Lutheran University will consist entirely of works written by female composers.

Angel City FC will train at Cal Lutheran

Today, Angel City Football Club (ACFC) announced that California Lutheran University will serve as the inaugural training site for the National Women’s Soccer League team.

Cal Lutheran exhibits popular rock posters

California Lutheran University is hosting an exhibit of eye-catching rock posters created by Zoltron, who started as a street artist and developed a worldwide fan base that includes rock stars and museum curators.

Born in isolation, exhibit explores community

An online art exhibit and virtual conversation series organized when the COVID-19 pandemic kept people from connecting in person has become an in-person exhibit that examines the concept of community.

Women of the world unite

In the last four years, Cal Lutheran has welcomed young women from Palestine, Tanzania and Poland under the International Women Leaders (IWL) program. The Chicago-based organization identifies scholarship candidates through Lutheran churches in low-income countries.

Seminary starts programs for change agents

California Lutheran University’s Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (PLTS) is offering new programs to prepare religious leaders and laypeople to work for social and environmental change with online options.

Cal Lutheran hires new head football coach

Anthony Lugo has been named head coach of the California Lutheran University football team after being in the interim role this past season.

Inauguration of Cal Lutheran president slated

Two weeks of events celebrating academics, athletics and faith will mark the inauguration of California Lutheran University President Lori E. Varlotta.

Land-intention events slated at Cal Lutheran

Indigenous traditional cultural educators will lead Community Land-Intention Ceremonies Thursday and Friday on California Lutheran University’s Thousand Oaks campus.

Alumna named Cal Lutheran athletic director

Alumna Holly Roepke has been named director of athletics at California Lutheran University.

Psychedelic art focus of Cal Lutheran exhibit

California Lutheran University's largest-ever exhibit features two centuries of international psychedelic art ranging from famous album covers to religious paintings. 

Center marks 30 years of helping nonprofits

The Center for Nonprofit Leadership at California Lutheran University is celebrating 30 years of fulfilling its mission to help the region’s charities "do better at doing good."

Swenson Science Center dedication slated

The dedication ceremony for California Lutheran University’s $34 million Swenson Science Center will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22.

Students tackle public agency challenges

California Lutheran University students are helping government agencies tackle rising sea levels, public safety reform and economic recovery through a new requirement in the Master of Public Policy and Administration program.

Culture under close examination

Undergraduate student merges her passion for art and chemistry by researching the Ellsworth La Boyteaux Collection of New Guinea Artifacts to better understand the ceremonial practices of their makers.

Cal Lutheran expands UC price-matching

California Lutheran University is expanding its Public Price Promise program to match the costs of all University of California undergraduate campuses.

US News ranks Cal Lutheran 8th in West

Propelled by an increasing graduation rate, California Lutheran University has risen to its highest spot ever in the U.S. News Best Colleges rankings — eighth among the 130 ranked regional universities throughout 15 Western states.

Cal Lutheran takes leading role in teachers’ on-the-job training

Teacher candidates join forces with veteran teachers at local partner schools to gain the experience and professional development needed to excel in education.

Most classes in person at Cal Lutheran

With most students and employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the fall semester at California Lutheran University marks a return to almost all in-person classes.

Cal Lutheran receives $1.4M federal grant

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded California Lutheran University a five-year $1.39 million grant to help lower the high school dropout rate in South Oxnard and increase the number of students who enter and graduate from college.

Success story

Six years after it was launched, Cal Lutheran's Hub 101 is thriving.

Cal Lutheran starts Spanish media minor

During the fall semester, California Lutheran University will launch a Spanish media minor — the only one at a private college in Southern California — to help fill the need for bilingual journalists who understand Latino culture.

Making the most of it

Cal Lutheran professors who took sabbaticals during the pandemic might have had to shift projects or plans, but they emerged energized and more enlightened.

A positive impact

Of all her many accomplishments during her 24 years at Cal Lutheran, Juanita Hall is proudest of making a difference in people’s lives.