August 19, 2013 — Vol. 3, No. 24

Student Life Activities


Campus News, Announcements & Events

Community Service Center

Looking for inspiration this summer? Check in with us every week for activities or ideas to encourage you to be intentional in everyday life. Think of them as energizers of service and justice for the week!

Service Spark

Donate Clothes. 20 billion pounds of clothing and textiles are thrown away every year, an average of 68 pounds per person. 1.5 billion pairs of unworn of barely worn shoes are lying in closets. We all have some clothes just lying around that we haven’ worn in a very long time that we always think that we are going to get rid of. Why not take on two jobs at one time? Get rid of clothes that are just taking up space and help someone in need. Here is what you can do:

1. Contact a local shelter or organization that takes donated clothes. Ask them if there is anything in particular that they need for you to donate. Pick out clothes, blankets, pillows, purses, briefcases, etc that you haven’t used in a year and that are in good condition to donate. Wash them before donating them.

2. Start a local items drive for the items need to be donated. Ask yourfamily, friends, co-workers, etc for items that can be donated. Wash them before donating them.

Places to contact and/ or donate:

Campus Ministry

University Chapel

As always, all are welcome! Contact Campus Ministry for more information.

Sustainable Edible Education (SEEd) Project

CLU's community garden is alive and well - with summer hours in full swing!

The garden provides opportunities for students to directly engage in CLU's sustainability efforts and supports the nation-wide movement that encourages people to grow and purchase local produce.

Check out the project's Facebook page for more ways to get involved!

SEEd Project Garden Market

Grab some fresh vegetables from the SEEd Project Garden on July 25th from 12-1pm at the Chapel Rose Garden.

Scandinavian Center

Discover the Norwegian Language, Culture, and Traditions

Come to the Norsk Language Class OPEN HOUSE and find out all about this fun class - Norwegian for Beginners. Velkommen Alle Sammen!

Where: Scandinavian Center, 26 Faculty Road, Thousand Oaks CA 91360

When: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 7.00 P.M.

More Information: Olav Hassel at 818-347-1460, or

Summer Hiking Series

Experience Ventura County’s wild side!

This Week’s Region: Circle X Ranch/Sandstone Peak

Hikes: The Grotto (3.5 miles roundtrip, easy) – This boulder-filled canyon trail to a creek and waterfall in the Santa Monica Mountains makes for an easy and fun summer trail. From the Circle X Ranch Ranger Station, walk down the access road and past the campground to the single-track trail.

Sandstone Peak Trail (6.25 mile loop, moderate) – At 3,111 feet, Sandstone Peak is the tallest point in the Santa Monica Mountains. With a 1,075-ft. elevation gain, this loop trail offers amazing views of Conejo Valley to the north and Malibu to the south. The trailhead parking lot lies about 6.5 miles up Yerba Buena road.

Directions: From CLU, take the US-101 S to CA-23 S/Westlake Blvd. Continue onto Mulholland Hwy, turn right onto Little Sycamore Canyon Rd., and continue onto Yerba Buena to Sandstone Peak trailhead parking lot or farther Circle X Ranch Ranger Station (on left). See a map.

From Kanan-Dume Rd., turn right on PCH/CA-1 N then take a right onto Yerba Buena Rd. Continue for about 5.5 miles to Circle X Ranch (on right) or 6.5 to the Sandstone Peak trailhead lot. See a map.

From S Lynn Rd./Portrero Rd., take PCH/CA-1 S. Turn left onto E Hueneme Rd. then left onto Las Posas Rd. Continue onto PCH/CA-1 S. Turn left onto Yerba Buena Rd. Continue for about 5.5 miles to Circle X Ranch (on right) or 6.5 to the Sandstone Peak trailhead lot. See a map.

Click here for more information on the Sandstone Peak trail and here for The Grotto.

As always – keep on the trail; bring food, water, and sunblock; and stay safe!

Forrest Fitness Center


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Closed: New Student Orientation: September 2

Weekly Fitness Classes

Monday/Wednesday                                                                                             Zumba: 5:30pm–6:30pm (Swenson Lawn)                                                                Pilates: 6:30pm–7:30pm (Swenson Lawn)

Tuesday/Thursday                                                                                                 Yoga: 7am–8am (Dance Studio)

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