CLU in the News Archive

March 2012

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Friday
March 30, 2012
Bill Watkins interviewed by Bill Frank
The executive director of California Lutheran University's Center for Economic Research and Forecasting discusses his forecast for Ventura County in 2012.
Published in: KADYTV.com ( view article )

Friday
March 30, 2012
County job market to rebound slowly, forecaster predicts
Ventura County will have to wait until 2016 to recoup the jobs lost during the recession and the labor market should show signs of improvement this year, according to Mark Schniepp, director of the California Economic Forecast in Santa Barbara.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Friday
March 30, 2012
First quarter economic forecasts
Economists from Santa Barbara and Ventura see stability in Ventura County's future.
Published in: KEYT ( view article )

Friday
March 30, 2012
Sizzling spring temperatures disrupt plants, destroys food
Spring temperatures occurred so early this year that many of the northeast beekeepers were not even able to get their hives home from California to pollinate the apples, apricots, peaches and blueberries, writes CLU biologist Reese Halter.
Published in: The Huffington Post ( view article )

Friday
March 30, 2012
University cheers on teachers
To show appreciation to local teachers, a group from California Lutheran University visited schools, including two Moorpark elementary campuses, for the university's first Educator Appreciation Week.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Thursday
March 29, 2012
Character actor takes leading role
Last week, actor Jon Polito sat onstage with professor Markus Flanagan in California Lutheran University’s Preus-Brandt Forum to his share experiences and advice with about 40 theater students and several community members.
Published in: Thousand Oaks Acorn ( view article )

Thursday
March 29, 2012
CLU's economic forecast calls for dismal year
Amgen, the Port of Hueneme and Naval Base Ventura County continue to provide economic stability for Ventura County, but the area has had little job growth, and local experts say the county's economy will lag behind the state and nation into 2013.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Thursday
March 29, 2012
New economic forecast paints weak outlook for Ventura County
California Lutheran University’s Center for Economic Research and Forecasting says the county’s forecast is actually worse than the one a year ago, calling for only 0.7 of a percent growth this year, compared to 1.3 percent statewide.
Published in: KCLU ( view article )

Thursday
March 29, 2012
Watkins warns of shrinking Ventura County work force
Bill Watkins' usually dour outlook for California and the local economy is only getting gloomier.
Published in: Pacific Coast Business Times ( view article )

Wednesday
March 28, 2012
Biden's gaffe-prone reputation remains intact
The vice president's political gaffes and red-faced moments are legend, writes CLU communication professor Beverly Kelley.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Wednesday
March 28, 2012
PHS grad McGinn leads Cal Lutheran to win
Porterville High graduate Mikey McGinn and the Cal Lutheran men’s golf team continue to rise up the ranks this season with its latest highlight coming when McGinn led Cal Lutheran to the title in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s fourth tournament of the year on Monday at Via Verde Country Club in San Dimas.
Published in: Porterville Recorder ( view article )

Tuesday
March 27, 2012
Inequality and economic growth
There has been news and conversation about economic inequality and economic growth lately, mostly because the former is increasing steadily and the latter has been less than stellar, writes CLU economist Bill Watkins.
Published in: New Geography ( view article )

Tuesday
March 27, 2012
Muntzel's back on track at CLU
They were the words Melissa Muntzel had been waiting nearly a year to hear.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Sunday
March 25, 2012
Student wants CLU weaned off bottle
Pauline Gonzales believes in changing the world — one water bottle at a time.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Thursday
March 22, 2012
Camarillo boys team enjoys experience at CLU
After playing three matches in four days, the Camarillo High boys tennis team concluded a busy and challenging week last Friday with a fun and educational activity — traveling as a team to a college tennis match.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Tuesday
March 20, 2012
Mooshagian finds way home through diving
After four years off the board, Danielle Mooshagian returned this season to dive for CLU.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Tuesday
March 20, 2012
What we can do to stop mass bee deaths
he more scientists find out about how life's rich tapestry works -- and that each critter has such a crucial role to play -- the more we are convinced that all life forms share a number of similarities, writes CLU biologist Reese Halter.
Published in: San Jose Mercury News ( view article )

Friday
March 16, 2012
Big bit parts
Veteran character actor Jon Polito will visit CLU to discuss his many roles in films and TV.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Friday
March 16, 2012
CLU students to show digital media works
From self-serve checkout at the grocery store to online shopping, digital media are a growing part of life, said Timothy Hengst, director of the multimedia program at California Lutheran University and adviser for the CLUFest 2012 Multimedia Showcase.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Friday
March 16, 2012
Professor's program to help seniors find ways to live within their means
Financial management is difficult for anyone with a limited budget but is even more difficult for a senior whose only source of income is Social Security, said Elizabeth Renteria, public outreach coordinator with the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Friday
March 16, 2012
SBB&T sale marks a turning point for the banking business
The purchase of Pacific Capital by Union Bank marks the end of an era, writes CLU economist Bill Watkins.
Published in: Pacific Coast Business Times ( view article )

Thursday
March 15, 2012
A walk through wild Los Angeles
Although Los Angeles has the least amount of parkland within its city limits of any major metropolis in North America, there are dozens of natural areas and scores of parks throughout the greater Los Angeles basin that make it a magical place to live, writes CLU biologist Reese Halter.
Published in: The Malibu Times ( view article )

Thursday
March 15, 2012
Powers: Ventura County keeping close watch on portfolio
Ventura County will closely monitor returns on its investment portfolio to make sure an 8 percent gain is reasonable, county CEO Mike Powers said in a March 15 talk.
Published in: Pacific Coast Business Times ( view article )

Wednesday
March 14, 2012
Search goes on for a palatable GOP candidate
At a time when the GOP should be energized at the prospect of ousting a president who hasn't lived up to the hype, they are popping anti-depressants and moaning about cutting losses, writes CLU communication professor Beverly Kelley.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Tuesday
March 13, 2012
Promising start for CLU's men's tennis
Considering the competition, Cal Lutheran men's tennis coach Mike Gennette would have been fine with a 4-2 or 3-3 record.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Monday
March 12, 2012
Save on insurance, compromise on privacy
Richard Weber of the California Institute of Finance at California Lutheran University discusses performance-based policies, predictive medical tests and just how far consumers are willing to go to save money on insurance.
Published in: Bankrate.com ( view article )

Monday
March 12, 2012
Save on insurance, compromise on privacy
In this interview, Richard Weber of the California Institute of Finance at California Lutheran University discusses performance-based policies, predictive medical tests and just how far consumers are willing to go to save money on insurance.
Published in: FOX Business Network ( view article )

Monday
March 12, 2012
Theater company bringing Shakespeare's work to life in Ventura County schools
A Ventura County theater company is trying to get kids excited about literature, by taking some of Shakespeare’s works into their classrooms.
Published in: KCLU ( view article )

Sunday
March 11, 2012
Educators examine the value of vocation
The role of universities and colleges in helping young people find their calling in life was the theme of a conference this weekend at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Sunday
March 11, 2012
Ventura County university hosts community forum on state of stem cell research
Researchers say they’re making progress with stem cell research, with findings they think will eventually open the door to the ability to replace a diseased, or failing organ with a regenerated one.
Published in: KCLU ( view article )

Saturday
March 10, 2012
Actors share Shakespeare with students
Professional actors visiting Flory Academy of Science and Technology in Moorpark as part of the 2012 Kingsmen Shakespeare Educational Tour made iambic pentameter an easy concept to grasp.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Friday
March 9, 2012
'A gold mine of beauty'
Soprano Heidi Valencia Vas has always been transfixed by the pastoral beauty of classical folk songs.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Thursday
March 8, 2012
College students from Ventura County among those protesting proposed Cal Grant award reductions
Alisha Monroe is part of a five member student delegation from California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, which could see one sixth of its undergraduate student body affected if the proposal is adopted
Published in: KCLU ( view article )

Wednesday
March 7, 2012
Kicking off Pro Day
Even after he enrolled at Cal Lutheran University, Justin Haulcy-Bateman held tight to his professional football dreams.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Tuesday
March 6, 2012
Koons' hot start something to write home about
After every Cal Lutheran baseball game, Trevor Koons returns to his room and takes out his journal.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Tuesday
March 6, 2012
Letters mailed across generation gap
A woman's disappointment at an empty mailbox inspired The Art of the Letter, an intergenerational effort to connect seniors and students the old-school way.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Sunday
March 4, 2012
Increasing immigration could help U.S. economy
In an economy where the basic problem is too many people looking for too few jobs, the most counterintuitive answer – but the right answer – is to let more people in the country, writes CLU economist Bill Watkins.
Published in: San Diego Union-Tribune ( view article )

Sunday
March 4, 2012
Universities exceed goals with Relay for Life events
Relay for Life fundraising events for the American Cancer Society held over the past two weekends at CSU Channel Islands and California Lutheran University were declared huge successes as both schools greatly exceeded their fundraising goals.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Saturday
March 3, 2012
NEXUS in SoCal
The renowned percussion group NEXUS, consisting of Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Russell Hartenberger and Gary Kvistad made a Southern California appearance Friday night before a noticeably full Samuelson Chapel at California Lutheran University.
Published in: Sequenza 21/ ( view article )

Friday
March 2, 2012
CLU production looks at romance
As the director of a play about the stages of love, Jeremy Hanna wants the audience to be hopeful.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Thursday
March 1, 2012
Making music on the screen and in church
Marshall Bowen has one foot in show biz and the other in worship music.
Published in: The Lutheran ( view article )

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