CLU in the News Archive

March 2014

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Saturday
March 29, 2014
Why haven't more Americans bought homes?
We interviewed Dr. Bill Watkins, Ph.D., associate professor of economics and executive director of the Center for Economic Research and Forecasting at California Lutheran University, about why, despite low mortgage rates, more people haven't bought homes.
Published in: The Motley Fool ( view article )

Wednesday
March 26, 2014
Drinker to Emerson to Salk: Wiping out polio
As they matured, polio survivors grew into one of the largest disabled groups in the world and some of these folks placed themselves at the forefront of the disability rights movement, writes CLU professor emerita Beverly Kelley.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Tuesday
March 25, 2014
Shotwell lives up to her name
The Cal Lutheran women’s golf team picked an ideal time to win the first tournament title in program history.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Friday
March 21, 2014
Watkins: California's budget surplus thanks to stock market, not Brown
Bill Watkins, director of the Center for Economic Research & Forecasting at California Lutheran, is not as impressed as the national press with Gov. Jerry Brown's impact on the budget.
Published in: Pacific Coast Business Times ( view article )

Wednesday
March 19, 2014
Downing glad to be part of softball team's upswing
Katelyn Downing no longer has been a downer when students approach on campus to ask her about the Cal Lutheran softball team.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Wednesday
March 19, 2014
Why haven’t more Americans bought homes?
We interviewed Dr. Bill Watkins, Ph.D., associate professor of economics and executive director of the Center for Economic Research and Forecasting at California Lutheran University, about why, despite low mortgage rates, more people haven’t bought homes.
Published in: HSH.com ( view article )

Sunday
March 16, 2014
East of Egan: Success in California is not evenly distributed
California has a budget surplus because of a temporary income tax on its highest earning citizens and because of large capital gains reaped during an amazing year for stocks, writes CLU economist Bill Watkins.
Published in: New Geography ( view article )

Saturday
March 15, 2014
Cal Lutheran: State growth anemic next 2 years
California’s economic recovery remains anemic and a two-year projection put forth in the March forecast of the Center for Economic Research and Forecasting at Cal Lutheran predicts more of the same.
Published in: Cal Watchdog ( view article )

Saturday
March 15, 2014
Startups get CLU help
An increase in the number of students wanting to start their own businesses and enroll in California Lutheran University’s entrepreneurship program has prompted the school to open a new business facility in Westlake Village that will include a business incubator to encourage startups.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Friday
March 14, 2014
Education shaped painter's classical, figurative bent
After an early focus on theater, Ben Hengst discovered a passion for art and switched course.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Friday
March 14, 2014
Watkins: Two more years of slow growth in California
The state economy will continue to lag through 2015, the Center for Economic Research and Forecasting at California Lutheran University predicted in a report released Thursday.
Published in: Santa Barbara News-Press ( view article )

Thursday
March 13, 2014
African refugee details torment
A journalist and refugee from the southern African country of Zimbabwe addressed criminal-justice students at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks this week.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Thursday
March 13, 2014
TRAC 2014: Representational phenomena
Many questions on art and art-making formed the basis for passionate discussion at The Representational Art Conference (TRAC), held last week in Ventura, California.
Published in: Fine Art Today ( view article )

Thursday
March 13, 2014
Two more years of slow growth in California
California’s economy will remain mired in slow growth – including jobs growth – for the next two years, according to a quarterly report released Thursday by the California Lutheran University Center for Economic Research and Forecasting.
Published in: Central Valley Business Times ( view article )

Wednesday
March 12, 2014
Harboring doubts about federal cash for coast
Since 1960, however, the federal government has been behaving like a typical deadbeat dad when it comes to Hueneme Beach, writes CLU professor emerita Beverly Kelley.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Wednesday
March 12, 2014
Signs of the reconstruction: TRAC2014
Throughout decades of wondering, wishing, and hoping that the direction of art would change, that we would begin to see work that touched us on a human level, that a sense of integrity would emerge, we did not imagine that we would ever experience the sort of coming together, the kind camaraderie that was experienced at The Representational Art Conference last week in Ventura.
Published in: Huffington Post ( view article )

Tuesday
March 11, 2014
Regals going along their Merry way
Gina Merry had no intention of ever playing water polo.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Saturday
March 8, 2014
TRAC2014: An observational painter goes undercover ... or not
I just came back from four days spent at the Representational Art Conference in Ventura, California.
Published in: Painting Perceptions ( view article )

Friday
March 7, 2014
From the boardroom to the classroom: An e-retailer turned teacher gets an education
One of the most memorable courses I took in college was a real-world consulting project, writes California Lutheran University instructor Paul Shrater.
Published in: internetRetailer ( view article )

Friday
March 7, 2014
When art worlds don't collide: TRAC 2014 and the Whitney Biennial
I often tell people that there isn't just one Art World, and on Wednesday, March 5th two divergent art events taking place on opposite coasts of the United States would have proved my point and then some.
Published in: Huffington Post ( view article )

Thursday
March 6, 2014
Stars of the representational art world align at Ventura conference
A group of celebrities converged on the Crowne Plaza Hotel along the Ventura waterfront this week, but they weren’t celebrities in the Hollywood sense.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Wednesday
March 5, 2014
Economist outlines challenges for California’s economy
California’s economy has been hampered by delays, uncertainty, regulations and taxes, according to economist Bill Watkins, executive director of the Center for Economic Research and Forecasting at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks.
Published in: San Gabriel Valley Tribune ( view article )

Wednesday
March 5, 2014
Former superintendent backs tenure, layoff laws as defense opens in 'Vergara' lawsuit
A former superintendent of three school districts defended the current laws for granting teachers tenure, dismissing ineffective teachers and conducting layoffs based on seniority as the defense began in Vergara vs California, the lawsuit putting employment protections for teachers on trial.
Published in: EdSource ( view article )

Wednesday
March 5, 2014
McGinn defends his title
Mikey McGinn needed a sudden death playoff to win last year. This year, he made sure no playoff was needed.
Published in: Porterville Recorder ( view article )

Wednesday
March 5, 2014
Should California split up to save itself?
Bill Watkins explains pitfalls of ballot initiative to break up the state while describing the grim realities fueling popular disaffection.
Published in: ThinkAdvisor ( view article )

Tuesday
March 4, 2014
Kingsmen expect nothing less than baseball crown
The bar has been placed back at its proper height.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

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