CLU in the News Archive

April 2012

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Stories
Monday
April 30, 2012
Boys & Girls Clubs demonstrate their worth in cash
Charitable donors increasingly demand that the non-profits they support provide evidence of the value of their work.
Published in: The Record ( view article )

Sunday
April 29, 2012
Speaker gives the buzz on honeybees
Reese Halter, a conservation biologist at California Lutheran University, is on a crusade to save what he considers the world's most important group of flower-visiting creatures: honeybees.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Friday
April 27, 2012
Homework Club gets gold star
Elisa Escobar is one of a group of students from CLU who come to Camarillo to tutor students living at Ellis Terrace.
Published in: Acorn ( view article )

Friday
April 27, 2012
Split precision
Brent Ramirez is the multitalented actor playing the earnest scientist Dr. Henry Jekyll, and the fiendish underside of his character, Edward Hyde.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Friday
April 27, 2012
Ventura County university hosts honeybee celebration
There’s a buzz in Ventura County about an event this weekend celebrating some of nature’s most important insects.
Published in: KCLU ( view article )

Thursday
April 26, 2012
CLU performance brings chills
California Lutheran University’s current production of the 1997 musical version, “Jekyll & Hyde,” brings chills and well-deserved applause in a remarkably evocative production.
Published in: Acorn ( view article )

Wednesday
April 25, 2012
Bad news: Oregon growth rate to drop in 2012
Over the past several months, we’ve been heavily criticized for our forecasts, by the Bend Bulletin, The Cascade Business News, a few politicians, and who knows who else, writes CLU economist Bill Watkins.
Published in: Oregon Business Report ( view article )

Tuesday
April 24, 2012
Tennis right up Wilson's alley at CLU
It was only a few years ago that Justin Wilson had aspirations of becoming a professional bowler.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Monday
April 23, 2012
Preventing bullying, violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender students focus of symposium in Ventura County for educators
Preventing bullying and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and students who are questioning their sexual orientation was the focus of an event for hundreds of Southern California educators taking place in Thousand Oaks.
Published in: KCLU ( view article )

Friday
April 20, 2012
At California Lutheran, a Sikh's course in Christianity
Rahuldeep Singh Gill, a Sikh whose research focuses on the Sikh tradition, is an assistant professor at California Lutheran University, where he teaches "Introduction to Christianity," a required course.
Published in: The Chronicle of Higher Education ( view article )

Friday
April 20, 2012
Forecast calls for less growth
Economist Bill Watkins expects economic growth in Oregon this year, but not as much as last year, according to a quarterly forecast released today by the Center for Economic Research and Forecasting at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Published in: Bend Bulletin ( view article )

Thursday
April 19, 2012
California recovery: No, it is not east vs. west
Every now and then, some East Coast based publication sends a reporter out to California to see how the West Coast's economy is doing, writes CLU economist Bill Watkins.
Published in: CityWatch ( view article )

Thursday
April 19, 2012
Musical good versus evil
Good versus evil collide in California Lutheran University's presentation of "Jekyll & Hyde" at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Wednesday
April 18, 2012
At CLU, local groups bring attention to gender wage gap
Tuesday was Equal Pay Day, the day when the average woman worker who started working on Jan. 1, 2011, would finally earn what the average male worker who started on the same date earned by the end of December.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Wednesday
April 18, 2012
Landmark decision
Morgan McCardell didn't need a campus tour to convince her to attend Cal Lutheran.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Wednesday
April 18, 2012
Wacky link of classical, pop, draws crowds
Classical music aficionados know that “The Three B’s” refers to Bach, Beethoven and Brahms, but how many would link them with two other famous musical “B’s”: Benjamin Britten and the Beatles?
Published in: Acorn ( view article )

Tuesday
April 17, 2012
Ventura County college graduate talks about unexpected move from educator to nationally known political activist
She thought she was going to make a career out of teaching English and literature. But her life took an unexpected turn and this college graduate from Ventura County ended up becoming one of the leaders of a nationwide campaign which led to a freeze on U.S. nuclear weapons testing.
Published in: KCLU ( view article )

Tuesday
April 17, 2012
Women on track for success at CLU
Coach Matt Lea figured the Cal Lutheran women's track and field team would be very good.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Monday
April 16, 2012
California recovery: No, it is not east vs. west
The idea that there is some sort of Coastal resurgence in California is just absurd, writes CLU economist Bill Watkins.
Published in: New Geography ( view article )

Sunday
April 15, 2012
How to create habitat for bees, butterflies
City dwellers often have mixed feelings about insects, writes CLU biologist Reese Halter.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Sunday
April 15, 2012
Real-world work
No amount of reading or class work can truly prepare students for real-world business experience, which is why for many of the 12 students enrolled in the California Lutheran University's master of business administration program, the consulting to small business course has been saved for last.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Sunday
April 15, 2012
Scandinavian fest celebrates heritage
The 2012 Scandinavian Festival celebrating the heritage and cultures of Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland is taking place this weekend on the California Lutheran University campus in Thousand Oaks.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Saturday
April 14, 2012
At CLU, event takes a stand against violence on women
A line of colorful T-shirts hung along the stairwell inside California Lutheran University's Swenson Hall on Friday night, each with a poignant message.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Friday
April 13, 2012
'Greatest living psychologist' visits
World-famous psychologist Albert Bandura spoke to a packed house Wednesday in California Lutheran University's Samuelson Chapel.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Thursday
April 12, 2012
Annual festival celebrates the music, food and culture of Scandinavia
Siri Eliason has lived in the United States for 55 years but has never abandoned her Swedish roots.
Published in: Acorn ( view article )

Thursday
April 12, 2012
Assemblyman back from Afghanistan
Assemblymember Jeff Gorell (R-Westlake Village) returned home to Camarillo late last month after a yearlong deployment in Afghanistan and resumed his political responsibilities in Sacramento this week.
Published in: Acorn ( view article )

Thursday
April 12, 2012
Internationally known psychologist speaks about his research during South Coast visit
One of the world’s leading living psychologists visited the South Coast yesterday to speak about his six decades of research.
Published in: KCLU ( view article )

Wednesday
April 11, 2012
In the switch to digital, this is one for the books
The most obnoxious door-to-door salesman I ever met was employed by the Encyclopaedia Britannica, writes CLU communication professor Beverly Kelley.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Monday
April 9, 2012
Mom's advice paying off for CLU's Sakamoto
Kayla Sakamoto wasn't going to play softball in college.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Monday
April 9, 2012
Replica of Norwegian stave church door to be unveiled during Scandinavian Festival
A 12-foot-tall wood-carved replica of a 13th-century Norwegian stave church door will be presented at the Scandinavian Festival at California Lutheran University.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Sunday
April 8, 2012
America at a crossroad politically, philosophically
It's all but certain that economic issues, not health care, will be at the forefront of this election, and between Obama and Romney there couldn't be a clearer contrast, writes CLU alumnus Matthew Craffey.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Sunday
April 8, 2012
Experts disagree on future of California economy
Jerry Nickelsburg and Bill Watkins are two university economists with doctorates who specialize in charting and forecasting California's $2 trillion economy.
Published in: Sacramento Bee ( view article )

Saturday
April 7, 2012
CLU blows six-run lead to La Verne
The Cal Lutheran baseball team knows it let a big one slip away.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Friday
April 6, 2012
Scandinavian Festival comes to CLU
Cameron Datzker interviews Scandinavian Festival organizers on "Sports and Life."
Published in: LA Talk Radio ( view article )

Friday
April 6, 2012
Student helps artist discover printmaking
After 40 years of teaching at Newbury Park High School, where she played a major role in getting a theater built on campus, Kristi Colell wasn't quite ready to retire, so she took a job teaching printmaking at California Lutheran University.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Friday
April 6, 2012
Ventura County forecasts need to follow the numbers
The dueling nature of forecasts underscores a particularly difficult problem that California, and especially Southern California, faces in digging out from the recession.
Published in: Pacific Coast Business Times ( view article )

Thursday
April 5, 2012
CLU ceremony welcomes lawmaker home from Afghanistan
A welcome-home party was held for Assemblyman Jeff Gorell, R-Camarillo, on Wednesday evening in Thousand Oaks as a public thank-you for his service in Afghanistan with the U.S. Navy.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Thursday
April 5, 2012
We see the glass half full
Last week, two of the top forecasters in the state painted a semioptimistic view of the eastern Ventura County, western Los Angeles County economy at a breakfast attended by local business leaders and real estate experts at Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks.
Published in: Acorn ( view article )

Wednesday
April 4, 2012
Assemblyman returns from Afghanistan, prepares to rejoin Assembly
Emotions ran high at Cal Lutheran University as Navy Lt. Commander Jeff Gorell, a member of the California State Assembly, was greeted with cheers and smiling faces by more than a hundred people Wednesday, who greeted and welcomed him home from Afghanistan.
Published in: CBS ( view article )

Wednesday
April 4, 2012
Why Fourth of July isn't exactly America's birthday
While we now commemorate America's birthday on July 4, in a letter to wife Abigail, John Adams wrote that the second day of July, 1776 "will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America," writes CLU professor emerita Beverly Kelley.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Tuesday
April 3, 2012
Ciaramitaro works on building his stamina
Peter Ciaramitaro knew it didn't matter how good his stuff was if he wasn't on the mound long enough to make it effective.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Tuesday
April 3, 2012
Commanding bureaucracies & 'The New Normal'
China’s technological decline is a fascinating topic, with lessons for us today.
Published in: New Geography ( view article )

Sunday
April 1, 2012
Interview with CLU professor Nicholas Novosel
The California Lutheran University professor discusses his "Statistical Methods" class project helping the San Fernando Valley Homeless Coalition and the 100,000 Homes Campaign.
Published in: KVTA ( view article )

Sunday
April 1, 2012
Trayvon case calls out for balanced inquiry
The tragic shooting of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., on Feb. 26 raises serious and lingering questions about race, justice and the laws on self-defense, writes CLU criminal justice professor Robert J. Meadows.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

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