CLU in the News Archive

December 2009

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Stories
Thursday
December 31, 2009
How California went from top of the class to the bottom
Indications of California’s decline are everywhere, writes economics professor Bill Watkins.
Published in: New Geography ( view article )

Tuesday
December 29, 2009
Taking in-game break doesn't sit well with Knudsen
Kyle Knudsen discovered at a very early age the one thing he doesn’t like about basketball — the bench.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Monday
December 28, 2009
CLU researchers study effect of exercise on seniors' bone density
The research will determine whether taking a specially designed Strong Bones class, which involves weight resistance and stretching exercises, can help older people improve their bone density, mobility and balance.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Monday
December 28, 2009
Fortunate to survive
One day, Fortunate Hove will write the story of the women she saw beaten and raped as her native country, Zimbabwe, struggled through years of war.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Wednesday
December 23, 2009
Traditions abound — but who gets the credit?
Tomorrow is a day brimming with rituals — from preparing the traditional evening meal to venturing out to candlelit services to expressing one’s fiercely held feelings over whether gifts should be opened Christmas Eve or Day, writes communication professor Beverly Kelley.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Wednesday
December 23, 2009
Will US bail CA?
Bill Watkins, a professor at California Lutheran University who runs the Center for Economic Research and Forecasting, explores several not-so-happy the possibilities.
Published in: LA Observed ( view article )

Tuesday
December 22, 2009
Downing regains a thirst for the pool
Cal Lutheran freshman Courtney Downing didn’t plan to swim competitively in college.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Monday
December 21, 2009
Knudsen's 38 points help CLU earn confidence-building win
The Cal Lutheran men’s basketball team hopes it found something to build on, and Kyle Knudsen knows he had a day to remember.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Sunday
December 20, 2009
State defaulting on debts? Sadly, it's up for debate
Bill Watkins, head of California Lutheran University's Center for Economic Research and Forecasting, wrote last week that the state "is now more likely to default than it is to not default."
Published in: Redding Record Searchlight ( view article )

Friday
December 18, 2009
Cal Lutheran economist predicts state gov't. default
The executive director of the California Lutheran University Center for Economic Research and Forecasting (CERF), predicts the U.S. economy will recover in 2010, with California following behind in 2011 — but probably not before the state goes bankrupt.
Published in: San Fernando Valley Business Journal ( view article )

Friday
December 18, 2009
CLU students create cards, decorations for hospitalized kids
Students at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks are helping to put smiles on the faces of sick children spending the holidays in hospitals.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Friday
December 18, 2009
Even pessimistic forecasts see bright spots on the horizon
California Lutheran University economist Bill Watkins is not going to win any prince of light awards this year.
Published in: Pacific Coast Business Times ( view article )

Friday
December 18, 2009
New study by local university may help seniors with balance, bone strength
Can a focused exercise program help seniors with issues like balance, mobility, leg strength, and bone density? A nearly complete research project at California Lutheran Universit, in Thousand Oaks is exploring the theory.
Published in: KCLU ( view article )

Thursday
December 17, 2009
'Tepid' recovery needs help, CLU expert says
Despite predictions of a shrinking state economy, weak real estate and lagging job growth, the state and national forecast presented at California Lutheran University on Wednesday was seen as “hopeful.”
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Thursday
December 17, 2009
New economic forecast predicts staggered national, state recoveries
Economic recovery is on the horizon for the U.S., and California, but it won't be coming in the near future according to economists with a new forecast center based at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks.
Published in: KCLU ( view article )

Wednesday
December 16, 2009
Cal Lutheran forecast suggests state debt default likely
California faces at least another year of recession, and the state budget is so far upside down that it's now "more likely to default than not," on some of its debt, a new economic forecast from California Lutheran University's economists declares.
Published in: Sacramento Bee ( view article )

Wednesday
December 16, 2009
California debt default 'increasingly likely,' Cal Lutheran economist says
Bill Watkins, who runs the Center for Economic Research and Forecasting at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, goes out on a limb today.
Published in: Los Angeles Times ( view article )

Wednesday
December 16, 2009
College students test seniors on exercise
College students in Thousand Oaks bridge the generation gap by doing a study on the effects of exercise for senior citizens.
Published in: KCAL9/CBS2 ( view article )

Wednesday
December 16, 2009
Watkins: state recession not over until end of 2010
The U.S. economy will experiences slow growth throughout most of 2010 but California won’t emerge from recession until the very end of the year.
Published in: Pacific Coast Business Times ( view article )

Wednesday
December 16, 2009
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN CALIFORNIA DEFAULTS?
In my opinion, California is now more likely to default than it is to not default. Then what, questions economics professor Bill Watkins.
Published in: New Geography ( view article )

Tuesday
December 15, 2009
Dow taps into local market for basketball talent
The day after he was hired last year, Cal Lutheran women’s basketball coach Roy Dow drove to San Diego to watch high school teams from the area play in the San Diego Classic.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Tuesday
December 15, 2009
Politically incorrect four-step guide to improving economy
Because the government’s response to the financial collapse was avoidable and its response has been haphazard and ineffective, we are facing an anemic and jobless recovery, writes Bill Watkins of the CLU Center for Economic Research and Forecasting.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Thursday
December 10, 2009
CLU celebrates Santa Lucia tradition
California Lutheran University celebrated one of its oldest traditions, the Santa Lucia Festival of Lights, on Wednesday while honoring a staff member and student for inspiring others.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Thursday
December 10, 2009
War, famine, pestilence, death
The pieces in Patrick Merrill’s “Meditations on the Apocalyptic” exhibit are not just metaphorical, but also a way for him to understand himself as he faces the impending truth of his terminal illness.
Published in: Ventura County Reporter ( view article )

Wednesday
December 9, 2009
CLU professors to discuss their books
Two California Lutheran University religion professors will discuss their respective books — one on evil and the other on the Dead Sea Scrolls — during a free community event Thursday afternoon in the Roth Nelson Room on the Thousand Oaks campus.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Wednesday
December 9, 2009
Menorah is lighted at CLU ceremony
Students and the public attended a traditional lighting of the menorah at California Lutheran University on Tuesday to mark the beginning of Hanukkah later this week.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Wednesday
December 9, 2009
The sky's the limit as bucket list hits No. 13
So far, bucket list-wise, I have viewed every film on the AFI “Top 100” list, gotten a lift from a sea turtle, published two books, hosted my own television show, forgiven the unforgivable, photographed a blue whale and calf, whitewater-rafted past a glacier, contributed sacrificially to a favorite charity, painted a landscape in oils, got down to my high school weight for my 25th reunion, learned to play “Rhapsody in Blue” on the piano and found my soulmate.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Sunday
December 6, 2009
Kwanzaa begins early with CLU celebration
A traditional toast honoring ancestors and the lighting of candles marked the 14th annual celebration of the African-American festival of Kwanzaa at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks on Saturday.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Saturday
December 5, 2009
Lilly Ledbeter, equal pay for equal work
Lilly Ledbetter, pioneer of the “Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009″ spoke about pay discrimination, loss in the Supreme Court, and final passage of a bill in Congress to allow recourse and guarantee equal pay for equal work at Cal Lutheran University.
Published in: Maverick Media - Public Access ( view article )

Wednesday
December 2, 2009
County residents talk about their experiences living with HIV, AIDS
Ventura County residents who have experienced firsthand the devastating effects of HIV and AIDS spoke about their experiences Tuesday evening at an event in Thousand Oaks marking World AIDS Day.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Wednesday
December 2, 2009
Forum forecasts county's ag future
Ventura County agriculture, a $1.6 billion industry, appears to be moving in the same direction as in Orange County, a sign that economists say is not good.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Tuesday
December 1, 2009
GFU streak ends at 36
After battling back from a 10-point deficit with six minutes remaining Saturday, George Fox could not finish the comeback and saw their 36-game winning streak come to an end in a 54-48 loss to California Lutheran, a fellow Division III school.
Published in: The Newberg Graphic ( view article )

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