CLU in the News Archive

December 2011

Publish Date
Stories
Thursday
December 29, 2011
Electability versus experience
For all intents and purposes, it appears that most GOP voters are split between supporting former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney or former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich as their party’s candidate for president, writes CLU alumnus Matthew Craffey.
Published in: Ventura County Reporter ( view article )

Wednesday
December 28, 2011
Bark beetles, climate change and our future
Recently, a classmate from the University of B.C. asked what I thought about Canada backing out of the Kyoto agreement, and if there was any connection between the insatiable bark beetles infesting the province’s forests and the rising temperatures on Earth, writes CLU biologist Reese Halter.
Published in: The Vancouver Sun ( view article )

Tuesday
December 27, 2011
CLU deaf program gets $1.2M
Jeff Westendorf wants to be the kind of teacher on whom students and their parents can lean for support.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Thursday
December 22, 2011
Can’t believe my time in Rome is over
I had such an invaluable experience in Rome and I feel so very fortunate to have had the opportunity, writes CLU student Lacie Goff.
Published in: The Southern ( view article )

Wednesday
December 21, 2011
Being 'puzzled' on Christmas — it's a good thing
If you are ever looking for a 14-letter word that means "a person who constructs crossword puzzles," the answer is "cruciverbalist" — but, in addition, you should also consider "accounting prof" and/or "Dr. Edward Julius."
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Tuesday
December 20, 2011
Teams clamor to play in tourneys
Cal Lutheran men's basketball coach Rich Rider never has trouble fielding teams for his annual holiday tournament.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Thursday
December 15, 2011
Cal Lutheran forecast sees weak recovery in California
Bill Watkins, who heads the Center for Economic Research and Forecasting at California Lutheran University, has consistently been the most pessimistic of economists who closely follow the California economy, and the center's latest report is no exception.
Published in: Sacramento Bee ( view article )

Thursday
December 15, 2011
California jobless rate to taper slowly in 2012
While consumers continue to be less Scrooge-like heading into this holiday season, some may be looking for a lump of coal for their Christmas stockings if they hear economist Bill Watkins' Fourth Quarter California and U.S. Economic Forecast, scheduled to be delivered today in Los Angeles.
Published in: Santa Barbara News-Press ( view article )

Thursday
December 15, 2011
Economic expert predicts doldrums through 2012
A leading Ventura County-based economic forecaster says 2012 will be "an uphill slog through a minefield."
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Thursday
December 15, 2011
Last-minute discoveries abound during final days
I'm an incredibly studious person, but studying is the last thing I feel like doing during my last week in Rome, writes CLU student Lacie Goff.
Published in: The Southern ( view article )

Thursday
December 15, 2011
Report: California’s jobless rate to taper slowly
California, which once led the world in economic vigor and change, is now resistant to any change, its economic joints becoming arthritic, its arteries clogged, says a new report from California Lutheran University’s Center for Economic Research & Forecasting that paints a grim future for the Golden State.
Published in: Central Valley Business Times ( view article )

Wednesday
December 14, 2011
Carr finally finds right fit with Cal Lutheran
Football still mattered to Chris Carr, enough for the All-Empire defender from Montgomery High to find a starting spot at an emerging small college power.
Published in: Santa Rosa Press Democrat ( view article )

Tuesday
December 13, 2011
Trip goes beyond basketball for CLU women
The experiences gained by the Cal Lutheran women's team during its recent journey to New York City went far beyond the court.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Thursday
December 8, 2011
Ceremony honors service
The traditional Scandinavian winter festival of light honoring Santa Lucia was celebrated at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks on Wednesday.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Thursday
December 8, 2011
Christmas season begins in Rome
The Christmas lights are up in Roma - white lights in Trastevere and lights the color of the Italian flag down Via del Corso, writes CLU student Lacie Goff.
Published in: The Southern ( view article )

Thursday
December 8, 2011
Simulated disaster at CLU helps ready response teams
Toxic fumes forced a hasty evacuation of a Cal Lutheran University chemistry class during an emergency exercise Dec. 5. The simulated disaster seemed real.
Published in: Thousand Oaks Acorn ( view article )

Wednesday
December 7, 2011
Student-run radio stations find a home on 'Net
At a time when university administrators are selling off their radio licenses to balance the books, California Lutheran University students are busying themselves preparing for the launch of iCLUradio.com.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Tuesday
December 6, 2011
Emergency responders stage disaster drill at CLU
A team of fire, medical and law enforcement professionals joined California Lutheran University staff members Monday morning for an exercise to test disaster response on campus.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Tuesday
December 6, 2011
The beauty of bees
Of the more than 1.6 million known forms of life on our home -- planet Earth, bees truly are the "golden-hair" pollinator partners that have been entrusted with sustaining life on land, writes CLU biologist Reese Halter.
Published in: The Huffington Post ( view article )

Tuesday
December 6, 2011
Van Klaveren doing it all at CLU
Lazy will never be an adjective used to describe Aaron Van Klaveren.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Tuesday
December 6, 2011
Voices rejoice in ritual
About 100 adults and children carrying lit candles and singing Christmas songs in Spanish walked the campus of California Lutheran University on Sunday night.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Sunday
December 4, 2011
CLU CERF Executive Director Bill Watkins discusses upcoming forecast
Kelli McKay interviews Bill Watkins about the upcoming 2011 Fourth Quarter California and United States Economic Forecast on Locals Only.
Published in: KVTA ( view article )

Sunday
December 4, 2011
Director's job involves more than keeping CLU safe
Sometimes a campus police officer's job involves more than you might expect, like providing shelter on a rainy night for a homeless woman and her disabled son.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Sunday
December 4, 2011
Iraq War veteran attends college before heading overseas again
In February 2013, two months after graduating from California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, a reserve staff sergeant will be deployed to Afghanistan
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Sunday
December 4, 2011
Key principles celebrated at CLU Kwanzaa event
Students, teachers and volunteers from the NAACP Saturday School in Ventura County joined students and staff from California Lutheran University on Saturday to celebrate the African-American festival of Kwanzaa.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Friday
December 2, 2011
CLU events mark World AIDS Day
Ventura County residents living with HIV/AIDS spoke to students at California Lutheran University on Thursday as part of a series of events to mark World AIDS Day.
Published in: Ventura County Star ( view article )

Friday
December 2, 2011
PLTS and CLU explore possible merger
California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary are exploring a proposed merger where PLTS would remain in Berkeley, Calif., as a full seminary of the ELCA.
Published in: The Lutheran ( view article )

Thursday
December 1, 2011
How to celebrate Thanksgiving, Italian-style
I have so many fond memories of Thanksgivings together and this one was my first major holiday away from my family, writes CLU student Lacie Goff.
Published in: The Southern ( view article )

Thursday
December 1, 2011
The VIX fix
The VIX Index has looked like a forward-moving tsunami since August, when the rating for U.S. Treasurys was cut and the European debt crisis raged, writes CLU professor Somnath Basu.
Published in: Financial Advisor Magazine ( view article )

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