Pearson Library Events

News Engagement Day Read-In
October 4, 2016 

Join us at 11:25 am in Richter Hall, and then at 11:45 to read at the Flagpole!

All are welcome to hear our librarian Yvonne WIlber highlight media resources available to students, followed by professor Jose Marichal, who will talk about the importance of being informed– particularly in this election year.

At approximately 11:45 a.m. we will move to the flagpole on Memorial Parkway for a public news reading. Participants will have the opportunity to read copies of that day’s news—donated by the Ventura County Star—as well as the Cal Lutheran student newspaper, The Echo.




Pearson Library, Writing Center,
ITS Help Desk Open House

This year the Pearson Library, Writing Center, and ITS collaborated to create a shared Open House for Freshmen Students and their parents. Using a "Super-Heroes" theme, students were able to meet staff, learn about the services and resources available, and enjoy games and activities. Parents were able to tour and participate in the activities, and we also had a coffee lounge in one of the library atriums.

Photo Booth




Release the Stress Before the Test Week  May 2-6

Feeling the stress of final exams looming over your head? Come by the Pearson library for stress-reducing events and activities. 














Fining Pearson Poster

Springer Publishing WorkshopsSpringerWorkshop
for Faculty and Students, April 12

These workshops are designed to help faculty and graduate & undergraduate students understand the ins and outs of getting published. Springer publications will be on hand to share best practices and the tips of the trade to help you publish!

Student Workshop:
Ullman 103
Students can register here.

Faculty Workshop: 
Ullman 100
Buffet Lunch RSVP

Edible Book Festivaledible books poster
April 1, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

It's time for the 3rd Annual Edible Book Festival at Pearson Library! Come show your creativity and culinary skills by creating a dessert that features your favorite book cover or theme! The sky is the limit (especially if it is Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs!).

Desserts will be judged by a not-so-professional panel of artists, chefs, and literary aficianodos. Prizes will be awarded for Best Overall, Most Creative, and Best Tasting.

For those not willing to be judged, come, see, and taste the creations. All entries are expected to be thoroughy consumed by the end of the event. Yum!

For more information and how to enter, click here.

Edible books judging

 Two of our illustrious judges from 2015.


Author Visit: Katrina Karkasis     Wednesday, March 2 Book Cover
11:45 am - 12:50 pm,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Lundring Event Center

A senior research scholar at Stanford University’s Center for Biomedical Ethics and author of Fixing Sex: Intersex, Medical Authority, and Lived Experience (2008), Katrina Karkazis will speak on the ethics of gender testing in athletes, especially at the Olympic level. Karkazis’ work challenges entrenched scientific and medical beliefs about gender, sexuality and the body to promote social justice. 

Her current research challenges “sex testing” policies aimed at elite female athletes. In 2015, she helped sprinter Dutee Chand to mount a successful appeal against sex testing regulations at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, serving as an expert witness at the hearing. Her research has been covered in the New York Times, Time, BuzzFeed, The Week, CNN, ESPN, The Daily Beast, The Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Jezebel, Slate, The Advocate,La Liberation, The Chronicle of Higher Education, San Jose Mercury Newsand the Toronto Star. She has appeared on The World, BBC, CBS News, NBC News, KCBS, CTV News, Q Radio, Al Jazeera and the Australian Broadcasting Corp., among others.

An author Meet and Greet with book signings will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Pearson Library lobby.

Admission is free.

Release the Stress Before the Test!      
December 7 - 11

stress imageAll Week: AT-AT Snack Attack, Coffee, Photo Booth

Monday:  3pm Lightsaber Battle, 4-6pm Arts & Crafts

Tuesday: 11am-1pm Puppies! 2:30-3pm YodaYoga
         6-7pm Hour of Code

Wednesday: 10am-12pm, 1-2pm Massages (by appt)
         3-5pm Shelter Hope Dogs, 4-8pm Winter Write-in

Thursday: 2-4pm Therapy Dogs,
         8pm AT-AT Snack Attack

Friday: 11am-1pm Miniature Horse
          7-9pm Classic Movie Night- The Clone Wars

For more information Click here!

Veterans Dessert Reception: Friday October 2, 4:00-5:00

Join us to honor Nigel "Tony" Boucher, Matt E. Valenzuela, and the VFW Post 10049 for providing us with the materials in our First Year Experience Vietnam exhibit (see below). Tony is the Founder & Curator, and Matt is the Director of the VFW Museum of Military History at the Simi Valley Town Center.

First Year Experience Vietnam Exhibit

Vietnam Veterans MemorabiliaThis year our freshmen are interacting with the Vietnam War memoir, The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien, and experiencing the Theatre Arts production, Under Fire: Stories about Combat Veterans Across Generations by theater arts professor Michael J. Arndt.
As part of the experience, the Pearson Library has installed an exhibit of Vietnam War memorabilia in collaboration with the CLU Office of Veteran Resources. Artifacts for the installation were generously supplied by members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10049 and the Museum of Military History Posters and Memorabilia located in the Simi Valley Town Center.

Through October 2.

The Semester AwakensOur Star Wars theme team.

The theme for this semester is Star Wars and our students workers could not have had more fun preparing for Freshman Orientation. (More fun than Harry Potter Expecto De-Stressum? Hmmm.) Look forward to continued interaction with the Force as the semester progresses.