Class of 2009
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Dear CLU Class of 2009:
Greetings from your Class Representative!
I hope each and every one of you is getting ready for an amazing summer, in whatever career field you find yourself. This letter contains a lot of information about events coming up at CLU, but before I get to that, here is my personal update, so you can always find me: I am currently teaching Social Studies and Language Arts at Rio Vista Middle School in Oxnard, CA, and loving every minute of it! I am also, of course, looking forward to summer. If you have not yet become my friend on Facebook, please add me! When the time comes for our reunions (our five-year is coming up!! Can you believe it??), it will be easier to locate everyone that way. Also, don’t forget to send in those Class Notes! They make the CLU Magazine shine with that personal touch. So, without further ado, here are a few highlights from our alma mater:
Cal Lutheran launching the Elton and Janice Gallegly Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement!
The Elton and Janice Gallegly Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement at Cal Lutheran will be dedicated to preparing a new generation of leaders. As part of the university's Master's in Public Policy and Administration program, the nonpartisan center will provide students with extensive experiential learning opportunities at the local, state and national levels. The focus is on developing public servants of character and integrity.
The Science Initiative
CLU’s $30 million science initiative will create a physical symbol of the collaborative, investigative approach in place across all disciplines at the University. The proposed new facility will add 45,000 square feet of space, supporting problem-based learning through more specialized lab and collaborative spaces. It will enable the University to remain competitive in recruiting new students and meeting growing demand among science majors.
The Victory Club
Cal Lutheran has launched the Cal Lutheran Victory Club. Today, many athletes who competed for and graduated from Cal Lutheran are engaged in successful professions and have become leaders in their communities. Your support ensures the ongoing success of Cal Lutheran Athletics and the opportunities enjoyed by the students who compete for the University. The Victory Club was conceived as a way to bring together everyone who supports Cal Lutheran Athletics. Membership in the Victory Club will enhance the student-athlete experience by offering teams increased travel opportunities, improved facilities, special equipment and the development of a contingency fund for special sports program needs.
Rev. Guy Erwin, Cal Lutheran’s first Gerhard and Olga J. Belgum Professor of Lutheran Confessional Theology, has been selected as the new bishop of the Southwest California Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Guy was elected on Friday to a six-year term during the synod’s assembly in Woodland Hills. The fourth bishop in the history of the 26-year-old synod, he will begin his duties in September. An ordained minister since 2011, Guy will be the ELCA’s first synod bishop who is openly gay. As an active member of the Osage Indian Nation, he is also the first Native American to serve as bishop. Guy’s accomplishment will further a rich CLU history of service to the synod and the ELCA.
Key Dates for the Fall:
Homecoming & Family Weekend: October 18-20
*** NOTE ***
People who update their information before July 31st will be entered into a prize draw to win a 2 night stay at the Four Season’s Westlake Village over Homecoming weekend. Information can be updated using the following link: www.callutheran.edu/alumni/plugin/update-info.php
Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival:
The Tempest: Dates: Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 8:00pm, Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 8:00pm, Sun, Jun 30, 2013 at 8:00pm, Fri, Jul 5, 2013 at 8:00pm, Sat, Jul 6, 2013 at 8:00pm, Sun, Jul 7, 2013 at 8:00pm, Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 8:00pm, Sat, Jul 13, 2013 at 8:00pm, Sun, Jul 14, 2013 at 8:00pm. Location: Kingsmen Park
The Tempest, often called Shakespeare’s farewell to the stage, offers comedy, revenge and romance mixed with spirits and monsters to create an enchanted evening for the audience.
*Note: On Saturday July 27th the Alumni Association will host a ticketed dinner prior to the evenings performance. This has been a lively and fun event in the past and we hope that you will assist in promoting the event to your class. We will have a guest speaker from the Kingsmen Shakespeare Company.
Dates: Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 8:00pm, Sat, Jul 20, 2013 at 8:00pm, Sun, Jul 21, 2013 at 8:00pm, Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 8:00pm, Sat, Jul 27, 2013 at 8:00pm, Sun, Jul 28, 2013 at 8:00pm, Fri, Aug 2, 2013 at 8:00pm, Sat, Aug 3, 2013 at 8:00pm, Sun, Aug 4, 2013 at 8:00pm. Location: Kingsmen Park
Hamlet, probably Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy, is the story of a young Danish prince who seeks to avenge the death of his father in a court filled with manipulation and deceit.
Chinese Moon Festival Concert: Sat, Oct 5, 2013 at 7:30 pm, Samuelson Chapel: The concert will include Chinese traditional music and western music performed by the Thousand Oaks Chinese Folk Ensemble, Pacific Pearl Symphony Orchestra, Dancing String Chamber, Yang Sheng Choir and others.
Los Valientes (The Courageous Ones): Sat, Oct 19, 2013 at 7:00 pm, Samuelson Chapel: Based on the lives of three heroic Latinos, Los Valientes (The Courageous Ones) is a live musical theater production featuring a singer and an onstage trio of cello, piano and percussion. The show celebrates Mexican painter Diego Rivera, martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, and Mexican-American outlaw Joaquin Murrieta, a historical figure who, some say, inspired the character of Zorro. The music ranges from traditional Latino folk and popular songs in Spanish to instrumental works by Latin American composers.
Your Class Rep,
Adam L. Erickson ’09, M.Ed. ’11